Chris Noble

Chris Noble

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On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (407 comments in total)

No hand-grip, a single control wheel, fixed LCD... how much does this camera cost?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 07:21 UTC as 87th comment | 6 replies
On DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks article (137 comments in total)

Hey, self-portraits have always been popular, among the masses as well as among the greatest artists. If it's narcissistic, then Vincent Van Goth, Norman Rockwell and countless others are included in that camp.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 20:06 UTC as 67th comment

There are always moments when couples appear disconnected. A very unreliable diagnostic, and quite voyeuristic, in an unflattering way (to the photographer -- we should take pictures with integrity).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 22:57 UTC as 1st comment

If these filters are coated, the hardness of the glass or crystal is irrelevant -- it is the hardness of the coating that matters. Marketing fluff!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:57 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Kodak announces IM5 Android smartphone post (47 comments in total)

I get a kick when I see "Kodak" or "Zeiss Vario Sonnar" (hint: Sony lenses) or any other of the myriad of 20th-century brand names which have been licensed to Asian manufacturers, and then reviewers who assume there is some inherent product quality simply because the name has been licensed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 00:13 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
On Have your say: Best High-end Compact Camera of 2014 article (78 comments in total)
In reply to:

qwertyasdf: Voted...
The Best High-end Compact Camera of 2014, which I've never owned or used.

@Prossi, I gather from your post that you are neither a scientist nor a historian. History is replete with examples of disastrous errors that were made due to faulty data. And skewed "polls" to bolster pre-determined agendas is stock-in-trade in political "science". The stakes are trivial here -- but data is often meaningless, and more bad data is definitely worse than less.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 14:00 UTC
On Have your say: Best High-end Compact Camera of 2014 article (78 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: Voted...
The Best High-end Compact Camera of 2014, which I've never owned or used.

I agree -- meaningless data. Self-selected voters making choices when the vast majority of them have never even picked up most of the cameras in the lineup. Another excuse to advertise that you can buy these cameras on Amazon. DPR is sliding more and more towards advertising+chat.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:21 UTC

Hasselblad: Hassle + blah = Bad.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 22:53 UTC as 126th comment | 1 reply
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justmeMN: Olympus just announced more financial losses for the Imaging division.

I guess they are going to cut costs by selling empty tubes, rather than actual lenses. :-)

An engineering sample is a functional unit that is built manually to verify the design. Pre-production units are built in small quantities, but using the manufacturing process, to verify that. An empty tube with an uncoated front element is neither an engineering sample nor a pre-production sample. Sloppy journalism.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 00:44 UTC
On -Pride Parade- (Full Colours Only+ Border ) challenge (5 comments in total)

What is a "Pride Parade"? Is it different from a Gay Pride parade or any other type of parade?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 14:55 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Altai, Russia challenge (3 comments in total)

Why the "Please state the circumstances of your stay there."? (Stated twice in the rules!).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 11:58 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On -The Quiet Street- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (5 comments in total)

How do I enter a photo for consideration if I have not won a challenge?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 23:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X article (143 comments in total)

What is a "large 1 inch-type sensor"? Is that different from a regular 1-inch type sensor? DPReview news coverage looks more and more like advertising.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 17:05 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Exposure vs. Brightening article (23 comments in total)
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barryhk: I think I understand this article.

Just thinking how is this related to the "exporsure" and "brightness" settings in Lightroom... I wonder in Lightroom, they are basically the same thing. i.e. increase exposure actually increase the amplification....

Am I wrong?

ETTR is always "possible"; it is a method for setting the exposure. And amplification of the signal using the analog amplifier before digitizing and recording the image (i.e. adjusting the ISO) often has a very different result from adjusting the "brightness" (a very fuzzy term) in post-processing. Among other differences, ISO gain is linear across the dynamic range of the image, whereas the various sliders that control "brightness" are intentionally non-linear. Another difference is that the noise characteristics are very different; the analog amplifier noise is essentially flat at a given ISO setting, whereas the round-off noise that is added by the digital manipulations in post-processing is significant for weak signals (shadows) and essentially zero for high signals (highlights). Lumping these very different adjustments into one "brightening" is causing some confusion among many of the readers, as evidenced by the questions.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 22:10 UTC
On Exposure vs. Brightening article (23 comments in total)
In reply to:

barryhk: I think I understand this article.

Just thinking how is this related to the "exporsure" and "brightness" settings in Lightroom... I wonder in Lightroom, they are basically the same thing. i.e. increase exposure actually increase the amplification....

Am I wrong?

The term "brightening" as it is used in this article is confusing and rather misleading, as it lumps together an adjustment that is made before the exposure is recorded (ISO), and adjustments that are made after the exposure is recorded (PP sliders). The difference is crucial for a variety of reasons related to both the technique and esthetics of proper recording+post-processing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 14:29 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (304 comments in total)

Can I use the new small flash on my G5?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 22:10 UTC as 58th comment
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Chris Noble: A full-frame vs. u43 comparison is silly. Far more useful and relevant would be a GH4 vs. Olympus E-M1 comparison.

Well, I read the more recent comments and I stand corrected.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 23:26 UTC

A full-frame vs. u43 comparison is silly. Far more useful and relevant would be a GH4 vs. Olympus E-M1 comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 16:06 UTC as 185th comment | 7 replies
On Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review post (91 comments in total)

Good for you DPR for reviewing the cameras built into cellphones! Something that should be of keen interest to every avid photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 23:09 UTC as 34th comment

Interesting advertisement. We prefer impartial and comparative reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 12:52 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies
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