westerner

westerner

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Learn photography tips & tricks. Share experiences with other camera lovers.

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TorsteinH: Why did Nikon include the basically unusable high ISO settings?

You couldn't I.D. Mickey Mouse at 1.6M ISO

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 03:13 UTC
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Jhaakas: Trying to understand "In this case, for this lens paired to this body, automated AF Fine Tune found a value of +14 was best. This indicates that for correct focus, the camera has to shift focus backward an arbitrary 14 units from the focus reading the phase-detect sensor makes."

===> If the focus is auto, how does it get wrong in the first place? Any auto system .. I thought moves the lens back and forth so that image is in full contrast or two images coincide.. so why should it error?

You can already do this with your DSLR, too. It's called Live View. Not as fast, but every bit as accurate as the mirrorless cameras. And I presume that eventually Live View focusing will be just as fast when the technology is put into the DSLR sensors. I, personally, rarely use it, as both my D810 and D750 are spot-on, with little tuning necessary. And EVF's are not the same (or as good) as seeing the real thing, IMO.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 20:43 UTC
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rfsIII: All this tsuris illustrates a key failing in understanding of test results...
Are you guys unaware of the fact that some camera makers work very hard to game the reviewing system. They tailor their cameras so that they look good when tested by sites like DXO; the tradeoff is that they may not work as well in the field. Other camera makers bias their systems so they work well in the field at the expense of lesser performance in lab tests.

It seems that Canon has engineered this camera with real-world performance in mind and is bravely willing to take its chances with the internet.... Bravo to them!

Haha...tuck your tail between your legs and scurry off. But only after a quick butt kissing comment! That was a priceless exchange that really made me smile :)

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 04:53 UTC
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westerner: This program is a slug. Like some old versions that when you move the mouse, your pointer lags behind and skips into place. Takes forever to load the preview and more to switch between images. WTH? Export seems a little faster, but so what if it takes ages to navigate through images and edit them? Not impressed...

And by the way, thanks for the smart a$$ comment...I've used Lightroom since version 2 and am aware of how it should work. My computer is fine but your attitude needs some attention. Jerk. Anyone else care to chime in with something of substance? From the comments I've seen, lots of people are having issues.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 04:52 UTC
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westerner: This program is a slug. Like some old versions that when you move the mouse, your pointer lags behind and skips into place. Takes forever to load the preview and more to switch between images. WTH? Export seems a little faster, but so what if it takes ages to navigate through images and edit them? Not impressed...

Lightroom says that only 12.5% of the system memory is available to the program. How do I increase that? I don't see where you can change that.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 19:56 UTC
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westerner: This program is a slug. Like some old versions that when you move the mouse, your pointer lags behind and skips into place. Takes forever to load the preview and more to switch between images. WTH? Export seems a little faster, but so what if it takes ages to navigate through images and edit them? Not impressed...

It's a 2 month old i7 500GB SSD w/16GB ram. LR5 does not act like this at all...

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 19:07 UTC

This program is a slug. Like some old versions that when you move the mouse, your pointer lags behind and skips into place. Takes forever to load the preview and more to switch between images. WTH? Export seems a little faster, but so what if it takes ages to navigate through images and edit them? Not impressed...

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 04:09 UTC as 77th comment | 4 replies
On photo 17 Dan_2254_15mm_f8 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Cool shot! The small thumbnail actually looks like a blue beetle at first glance...

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 21:29 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Samples sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Cool shot! The small thumbnail actually looks like a blue beetle at first glance...

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 21:29 UTC as 1st comment

We need someone prominent to get fined so they can start a lawsuit and stop this nonsense. I thought Federal land was public land...Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez would be so proud at how far toward Communism the US has come. This is just another of the many freedoms we have lost to big brother.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 14:20 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On photo DSC_8404 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Awful? ISO 12800? This is a JPEG...not that bad of one, either. Looks like easy cleanup to me if shooting RAW, which you should be doing 100% of the time when exceeding ISO3200 anyway. Sheesh, keep your D3s. I'm looking very hard at a possible D700 replacement, and this is looking increasingly likely to be an acceptable one.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 02:49 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Nikon D810 Real-world Samples sample gallery (3 comments in total)

Awful? ISO 12800? This is a JPEG...not that bad of one, either. Looks like easy cleanup to me if shooting RAW, which you should be doing 100% of the time when exceeding ISO3200 anyway. Sheesh, keep your D3s. I'm looking very hard at a possible D700 replacement, and this is looking increasingly likely to be an acceptable one.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 02:49 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review (266 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Suggestion: We hear mostly that these lenses perform better on FF sensors than crop sensors, but how about a direct comparison? A 24mp DX like the Nikon D7200 versus a 24mp D610. Same shot, same subject, same distance. Then, crop and upsize the D610 shot and see how it matches up.

Your "sweet spot" argument doesn't really hold up well...I see many, many lens tests where DX tests out much worse than full frame on lenses designed primarily for full frame cameras. The data for this lens is no exception. Look at 600mm f6.3 and even f8...the DX is far worse. My 24-70 f2.8 lens is the same. Sharp wide open at pretty much every focal length on my D700, noticeably softer unless stopped down on D7000 or D7100. AF fine tuned on both bodies.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 02:03 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D In-Depth Review (83 comments in total)
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tallguy600: Used to own a D600, sold it, prefer the 6D by a margin and love the Wi-Fi implementation.
No clue about that DP review of the D600, I find it misleading as the D600 was clearly a camera released too hasty without proper quality control.
Using Lightroom 5, does everything I need, never touched the Canon software CD.

You can fix the green tint with one click in the white balance menu...set one click towards magenta, and the green goes away. Forever. That's ridiculous to switch brands for that. Better yet, shoot RAW, and who cares what the white balance looks like? Fix it in post.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 04:55 UTC
On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1038 comments in total)
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iShootWideOpen: A better version of the D4S has been out a while, it's a 1DX. No "S" needed at the end of the X.

Blah blah blah

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 05:29 UTC
On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1038 comments in total)

Can't see anyone shooting at ISO 409,600. What's the point of this? Just because you can, doesn't mean it's needed.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 05:21 UTC as 270th comment | 3 replies
On a photo in the Nikon 1 V2 Preview Samples sample gallery (3 comments in total)

RAW + JPEG...one (jpeg) out of camera, one (raw) for post processing to compare. Pretty simple, really. Shows why RAW is the way to go most of the time. Much better final image.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 05:12 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo bb_DSC_0218-ACR-processed in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

RAW + JPEG...one (jpeg) out of camera, one (raw) for post processing to compare. Pretty simple, really. Shows why RAW is the way to go most of the time. Much better final image.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 05:12 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Sheikh Zayed Road at Dawn in the My best picture this week challenge (9 comments in total)

Absolutely spectacular!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2012 at 03:28 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Nikon D4 overview (840 comments in total)

Sweet!!! And the MP count is not ridiculous. Looks like a gem!! ISO 204,800? Wow!!!!!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 04:15 UTC as 251st comment
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