Chris Noble

Chris Noble

Lives in United States MA, United States
Joined on Jan 19, 2012

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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 118th comment | 7 replies
On Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review post (83 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 27th comment

Interesting advertisement. We prefer impartial and comparative reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 12:52 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
On Never forget a Photoshop or Lightroom shortcut again article (70 comments in total)

Excellent idea! But please change the white-on dark & tiny font, it is very hard to read. I suggest dark on white, and a colored key outline. Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 12:38 UTC as 3rd comment
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (206 comments in total)

This may be obvious to most, but you don't need to generate all your profiles before that big trip to unusual lighting conditions. Take a ColorChecker target with you and shoot it against important or complicated backgrounds when you think you might need it. You can generate profiles as needed when you return, and then use them for the money shots.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 13:12 UTC as 3rd comment
On Is it true? New service detects processed photos article (88 comments in total)
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bobbarber: OOC jpegs are processed, all of them.

You missed the point about what the software does. Did you read the article?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 12:34 UTC
On Apple releases 8GB version of iPhone 5c post (35 comments in total)

Over 2x the price of the Samsung S4 mini, worse screen, less storage, less powerful processor, no memory card storage, all the apps and cloud storage anyone wants are available on both platforms... Android market share now exceeds Apple and keeps rising... Apple is going to crash.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 00:48 UTC as 9th comment
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)

Interesting, but not very useful. I'd prefer to see a comparative unboxing vs. Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 11:05 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply

Interesting article! "When Sigma was founded there were over 50 lens manufacturers in Japan. Now there are only really three major ones - Tamron, Cosina and Sigma. We have survived because we make unique products. "

I wonder how many camera-branded lenses are actually made by these 3.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 21:50 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
On ETTR Exposed article (17 comments in total)
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Chris Noble: Good article Gollywop, thank you. However, in cases where the DR of the image is greater than 6-7 EV, it is often necessary to compromise between preserving highlights (by reducing exposure) vs. capturing shadow detail (by increasing exposure). In your example 1, the top 3-4 EV are "consumed" entirely by the small area of the window (50 pixels or so per exposure value), leaving most of the image exposed below -6 EV (50,000 pixels per exposure value, with no significant drop-off in pixel count even at - 12 EV). I would have added 2 to 3 EV to this exposure. You would have saturated a very small portion of the image (parts of the small window, which is not of great interest in this image), in return for pulling the majority of the image up out of the shadows. Same comment for example 3: the top 3 EV are (in my mind) "wasted" on keeping the sun below 0 EV, yet there is no tonal range there in the final image; meanwhile, the bulk of the image is below -6 EV. Just my opinion of course.

Hi Gollywop. I agree that your second example is correctly exposed, as I explained in my detailed comments (link above).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2014 at 15:00 UTC
On ETTR Exposed article (17 comments in total)
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Chris Noble: Good article Gollywop, thank you. However, in cases where the DR of the image is greater than 6-7 EV, it is often necessary to compromise between preserving highlights (by reducing exposure) vs. capturing shadow detail (by increasing exposure). In your example 1, the top 3-4 EV are "consumed" entirely by the small area of the window (50 pixels or so per exposure value), leaving most of the image exposed below -6 EV (50,000 pixels per exposure value, with no significant drop-off in pixel count even at - 12 EV). I would have added 2 to 3 EV to this exposure. You would have saturated a very small portion of the image (parts of the small window, which is not of great interest in this image), in return for pulling the majority of the image up out of the shadows. Same comment for example 3: the top 3 EV are (in my mind) "wasted" on keeping the sun below 0 EV, yet there is no tonal range there in the final image; meanwhile, the bulk of the image is below -6 EV. Just my opinion of course.

More detailed comments in
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52844370

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2014 at 13:22 UTC
On ETTR Exposed article (17 comments in total)

Good article Gollywop, thank you. However, in cases where the DR of the image is greater than 6-7 EV, it is often necessary to compromise between preserving highlights (by reducing exposure) vs. capturing shadow detail (by increasing exposure). In your example 1, the top 3-4 EV are "consumed" entirely by the small area of the window (50 pixels or so per exposure value), leaving most of the image exposed below -6 EV (50,000 pixels per exposure value, with no significant drop-off in pixel count even at - 12 EV). I would have added 2 to 3 EV to this exposure. You would have saturated a very small portion of the image (parts of the small window, which is not of great interest in this image), in return for pulling the majority of the image up out of the shadows. Same comment for example 3: the top 3 EV are (in my mind) "wasted" on keeping the sun below 0 EV, yet there is no tonal range there in the final image; meanwhile, the bulk of the image is below -6 EV. Just my opinion of course.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2014 at 04:30 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D4 article (185 comments in total)
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the_adb: First impressions: published Mar 7, 2012. Full-review: absent in December 2013. Is this a joke of some sort ? :P

The article says that a full review is "in the pipeline". We'll eventually see how long the pipeline is.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 08:01 UTC
On Manfrotto 190 Series Carbon Fiber Tripod Review article (72 comments in total)

"Oversized" leg angle locks? Is that a defect or just a marketing fluff-word?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 13:27 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (268 comments in total)

How can you not include the most innovative enthusiast camera by far, the Panasonic Lumix GX7? It can't be due to "timing" since you've already reviewed it. Or is this a case of "we need to pick one from each of our advertisers"?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 13:37 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (268 comments in total)
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pdelux: Olympus on a roll. Love it or hate it, one must applaud the sheer audacity to put a sensor half the size of 35mm in a Pro body and compete against cameras twice the weight/size (some of them). They delivered the IQ, the body and the finally the promise of m4/3 is fulfilled. It took 5 years but they got there. Bravo.

Which camera are you referring to? m43 is 1/4 the size of FF.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 13:33 UTC
On The Perfect Camera Bag photo in SF Photo Gal's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

I love this bag, my favorite. Highly recommended. Found perfect padded inserts for it too (it comes without). I'm not packing when I'm shooting though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 21:08 UTC as 3rd comment
On Miniature wide angle lens under development at UCSD article (72 comments in total)
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Chris Noble: How fast is that lens? f22 or so? Not impressed. Resolving power is a solved problem for most photographers.

Thanks Alan.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2013 at 15:32 UTC
On Miniature wide angle lens under development at UCSD article (72 comments in total)
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Chris Noble: How fast is that lens? f22 or so? Not impressed. Resolving power is a solved problem for most photographers.

I don't think so. A big spherical lens would be impractical.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 23:08 UTC
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