Beat Traveller

Beat Traveller

Joined on Mar 21, 2013

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On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (502 comments in total)
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crashpc: Canon killer. Grass definitely IS greener out there!

Probably extremely green thanks to the pixel shifting.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 00:32 UTC
On Art Wolfe: In search of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica article (29 comments in total)

Art Wolfe is one of my photography heroes.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 12:20 UTC as 8th comment
On Accessory Review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless article (71 comments in total)
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JerryShots: I read over and over and over again how it wouldn't save to "iOS Camera Roll" - Could the reviewer <cough, cough> simply have tried the more relevant ANDROID OS to indicate if there were any issues that the majority of prospective buyers might have with this unit?
The other COMPLAINT she had with the drive - The whine that ran through the "review" was that it was too slow for in field real time back up. If she said it once she said it 5 times...Why not just have 2nd SD card to use while the drive was taking (four minutes?) to copy from the 1st SD card? No waiting and the solution (to end the whining) costs about 16$ for a 2nd card - Which if you can afford a dam helicopter then a 2nd SD card should already be in your camera bag.
Pretty poor "review" imo.

I have to agree. If you own a helicopter constructed from dams then a wizard such as yourself shouldn't be concerned with the petty matters of file storage limits.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 03:09 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)
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mxx: "flare reducing Nano-GI coating"

With so many new fangled coatings around, shouldn't DPR do a comparison test on the efficiency of the different manufaturers' coatings?

I'd be keen to read something of the sort.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 01:32 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: Not worth the money if comparing to a FF lens. Nikon sells the 20 f1.8 cheaper and is rumored to have a 24 mm f 1.8 on the way which should be even cheaper yet and have better depth of field control.

So you're saying that these hypothetical people would make a decision about buying or not buying into an entire system based on the cost of one lens relative to another lens offered by Nikon? Classic.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 00:56 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: Not worth the money if comparing to a FF lens. Nikon sells the 20 f1.8 cheaper and is rumored to have a 24 mm f 1.8 on the way which should be even cheaper yet and have better depth of field control.

Well surely it's freaking irrelevant what kind of glass Nikon, Canon, Sony or whatever else exists if I have a Fuji camera and I'm in the market for a lens like this. Your comment is completely unhelpful.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 22:17 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)

I'd just like to thank all the people who've taken the time out of their busy day to tell us they're not buying this lens.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 08:41 UTC as 32nd comment
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)
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Bjrn SWE: "... and can function at temperatures as low as -10° C/14° F. "
DPreview

This suggests that this lens will probably not work outside in wintertime!?

It'll be fine if you live in Australia :P

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 08:41 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: Not worth the money if comparing to a FF lens. Nikon sells the 20 f1.8 cheaper and is rumored to have a 24 mm f 1.8 on the way which should be even cheaper yet and have better depth of field control.

Oh gee, can I use a Nikon lens with AF on my X-camera?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 08:40 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (222 comments in total)
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wootpile: While I applaud the quality of Fuji's lenses, I can't see the benefit of 1.4 in a wideangle. Perhaps someone can explain how a ultra fast wideangle that is heavier, larger and more expensive makes any sense as a photographic tool.

A 2.2 lens would have cost half, been substantially smaller and been easier for Fuji to achieve optical results from...

Astrophotography.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 08:38 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1139 comments in total)

Awesome camera. I laughed at h.265 being both a pro and a con.

The only thing I don't like is the faux-DSLR body style, but at least the proliferation of controls makes up for that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 22:30 UTC as 214th comment
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (809 comments in total)

"Think of a reporter who must rush to the scene of a news story and take still photos for a story on a web site, capture video interviews with eyewitnesses, and live tweet images — all while on the move and on a deadline."

They already use a cheaper, more compact piece of equipment to do all this. It's called an iPhone. Sad, I know, but that's the future, not this FZ1000 knock-off.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 21:01 UTC as 202nd comment
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redzob: I'm another X100s owner who's deeply disappointed by this. We saw very few firmware updates and the S seemed poorly supported (unlike the original X100 - which this hindsight I wish I'd kept..)

Adding an extra feature like a film simulation is not 'support', and your comment smacks of entitlement.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 10:11 UTC
On DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks article (136 comments in total)

Well played.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 20:57 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted article (150 comments in total)

Dat lens.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 13:06 UTC as 24th comment
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (646 comments in total)

Thanks for the review. I'd love to own one of these cameras, warts and all.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 08:30 UTC as 122nd comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (744 comments in total)

Seems like a pretty good upgrade over the base model.

I think that throwaway line about 16mp being 'low' resolution is a bit much though. Most ILC cameras are either 16mp or 24mp, while there are only a handful of models in the very high res category.

Low these days is more like 12 or lower, and even then the difference is not hugely pronounced.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 03:48 UTC as 130th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (744 comments in total)
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TN Args: Definitely gold.

Great allrounder

Plus unique features

Plus best IS in the world, on every lens

Plus selectable best colour resolution in the world

Plus selectable better detail resolution than D810

Plus new advance in hand-holdable video stability for any stills-oriented camera

Plus compact and light body, any smaller would raise issues

Plus a price of $1000-ish

Equals Silver?

And you want to be respected for your reviews?

Why does someone like you need a review? You seem to have made your mind up already...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 03:36 UTC
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Beat Traveller: Wow, sharp! Samsung are churning out some quality optics.

Did someone deflate your tires this morning, or are you always this rude and abrasive when you deal with people?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 01:47 UTC

Wow, sharp! Samsung are churning out some quality optics.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 00:44 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
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