nevada5

nevada5

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On Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? article (199 comments in total)

I'd have been pleased with nothing more than a tilt screen. I'm not a fan of add-on viewfinders. However a tilting LCD screen makes shooting so much easier in bright sunlight and makes those odd shooting positions do-able. Oh well.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 02:17 UTC as 7th comment
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (303 comments in total)
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nevada5: As with predecessors, a great design. But in front of that technology you need a great lens, and that's where Sony falls short. I bought the II model and found what some other owners reported, the lens is soft away from the center. Perhaps it's copy variation, but I can't afford to buy and re-sell in the event I don't get lucky.

I have one of those sharp-from-corner-to-corner-even-wide-open lenses. It's on a lowly Nikon P330. Fantastic sensor or fantastic lens, pick one cause you can't have both. Sigh.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:56 UTC
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (303 comments in total)

As with predecessors, a great design. But in front of that technology you need a great lens, and that's where Sony falls short. I bought the II model and found what some other owners reported, the lens is soft away from the center. Perhaps it's copy variation, but I can't afford to buy and re-sell in the event I don't get lucky.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 71st comment | 7 replies

Very informative article, thank you for the work put into it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 01:26 UTC as 124th comment
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ag80: I'm not judging if price is right. But the value of this photo is not about canyon which has already been photographed many times, but about the genuine moment. It's a unique moment in time when dust formed a shape of a 'phantom' in the ray of light. Do other photos that were claimed to be the same have that? Can you repeat that easily by just driving there and sitting all day waiting for the 'right light'? Nope.
What makes it art too is the ability of author to recognize a strange play of light quickly and press the button. It may also be random and could be discovered later, but that doesn't make it any worse. Somehow good 'random' photos happen to good photographers a lot more often.
So if you bring that shadow of a phantom in any less picturesque surrounding or convert to color back it would still be interesting and unique by itself.

I've shot Antelope Canyon - upper and lower - 3 times. At or near noon the sun will provide the beam of light as shown. You have someone stand in a crevice and throw dust into the light. Lots of photogs do the same thing there. It's fun and creates drama. I'll have to check my archives and look for the right phantom. Maybe I'm rich??? I'm calling my realtor.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 22:56 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (471 comments in total)

Several times, with the X20 I clicked "add to cart", but the words "Tends to smudge fine details (even at ISO 100)" kept me from purchasing. I can compromise on a lot, but not IQ.

Now I read that the guts of the X30 remain the same as the X20. Ughhh!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 06:06 UTC as 149th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)

As someone else pointed out, the sample gallery images are a very nice variety of usable images - that's a big help. Good job!

The camera has my interest. Great zoom range, lots of external controls, the detail and sharpness are surprising.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 06:32 UTC as 332nd comment
On onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free article (117 comments in total)

I just downloaded it and had a go with it. Some very useful filters there. I don't use filters as a rule, but included here are some B/W, tonal, contrast masking, etc filters - very usable stuff.

While installing I got a pop-up that my video card was not sufficient to run the program. I clicked OK and I figured the install would abort. But it continued and the program runs perfectly.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 01:20 UTC as 39th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II real-world gallery article (132 comments in total)

I was always impressed with the IQ right up to the edges with my G1X. Image #0135, the corners make me wonder what's going on here???

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 01:47 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (146 comments in total)

Uncomfortable, too big for the camera, lots of metal parts to scratch the camera/LCD screen. But it looks great so give it 4.5 stars.

Can you say S_H_A_L_L_O_W ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 18:48 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes article (147 comments in total)

There are a couple of interesting images there. Maybe two.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2014 at 17:36 UTC as 27th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)

Please please please - dynamic range.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 07:08 UTC as 147th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1625 comments in total)

To help with making a decision one often makes two lists - One list of Pros and one list of Cons. When the Cons list is significantly longer, well.....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 07:13 UTC as 317th comment
On Roger Cicala cynically re-defines photography article (54 comments in total)

Freaking hilarious!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 18:09 UTC as 13th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (602 comments in total)
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PeterF: I was actually interested in this camera until I found out it had no optical image stabilization in video mode and also not ability to take stills during video mode.

Page 233 of the manual - "Recording still pictures while recording motion pictures", "During motion picture recording, press the shutter button fully to record a still picture."

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 04:24 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (602 comments in total)

Gold or silver, tin or cow patty - why would this matter? I've never walked around with my camera, feeling better that a reviewer called it gold.

I've had my GX7 for about 5 weeks and it continues to please me more each time I use it. The level of customization available is fantastic, ergonomics and build quality are top-drawer, EVF and IQ are on a par with my NEX-6. The icing on the cake is that the menus make sense to me.

The review seems to be a fair one. (But I must have the only GX7 ever made that consistently UNDER-exposes. Hmmmm)

I suspect anyone who prefers a rangefinder-style camera will find little to fault with the GX7.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 23:49 UTC as 116th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 samples gallery updated article (73 comments in total)
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onlooker: I take these were jpegs ooc? at higher ISO detail is smudged. Look at the face and eyebrows here:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2657714/p1030193?inalbum=panasonic-lumix-dmc-gx7-samples

they look like watercolor.

I've had mine for about 10 days. Lots to like if you prefer a rangefinder-style camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 03:03 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 samples gallery updated article (73 comments in total)
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onlooker: I take these were jpegs ooc? at higher ISO detail is smudged. Look at the face and eyebrows here:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2657714/p1030193?inalbum=panasonic-lumix-dmc-gx7-samples

they look like watercolor.

There should be a law against posting an image of someone's face that can be magnified to that extent. That ain't right.

I felt that ISO 3200 was a step too far with my NEX-6 - even with raw. On the GX7 I'm also comfortable with ISO 1600. In my experience any IQ difference between the NEX-6 and GX7 is too close to call.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 23:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 samples gallery updated article (73 comments in total)

The detail on the prop blades at maximum magnification might help you gauge the IQ of the camera. This image: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2717767/p9200378?inalbum=panasonic-lumix-dmc-gx7-samples

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 23:21 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On P9200378 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

You'll probably be able to make a judgement on the IQ of this camera if you look at the detail on the prop blades - original size then zoom in.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 23:07 UTC as 2nd comment
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