Jack Hogan

Jack Hogan

Lives in Canada Toronto, Canada
Has a website at www.strollswithmydog.com
Joined on Nov 23, 2009

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On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2062 comments in total)

A good start and a good write up.

I would add a section on equivalent spatial resolution. Also, was the GH4 free? Your shareholder says that today the Panasonic/Leica 42.5/1.2 costs $1599 by itself.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 13:48 UTC as 220th comment | 2 replies
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (334 comments in total)

Full Frame BSI sensor? OMG, that's truly incredible! But wouldn't it be nice... :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 17:55 UTC as 166th comment

We look forward to seeing the relevant EM1 images in the New Studio Scene updated to reflect performance with the new mode. The current ones show it sompm' fierce.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 13:02 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
On After the blizzard in the My Best Photo Ever!! challenge (2 comments in total)

A beaut

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 13:42 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Welcome ViewNX3.

Capture NX2 RIP:

http://www.nikon.com/news/2014/0225_soft_02.htm

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 08:20 UTC as 71st comment
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (353 comments in total)

Don't know what the complaints are about: this article is clearly not about the 'Best Laptop for a Photographer on Location' - that would have been a (more) useful article, but it's not what this one is about.

This article is about how one Apple-lovin' pro uses his new toy. However good or bad his criteria and choice is compared to what is available out there we'll have to search elsewhere.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 07:57 UTC as 101st comment | 2 replies
On D600 vs RX100 and SX50 photo in Jack Hogan's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3569698?page=2

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 13:29 UTC as 1st comment
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (656 comments in total)
In reply to:

neo_nights: While I LOVE DPReview's reviews and do not share the same amount of complaint many people here do, I still fail to understand the Dynamic Range test.

According to your tests, this 70D has more DR than Pentax K5, which, by DxO's ratings, is measured to have 14.1 EV, while the 70D has only 11.6 EV!
Well, if we see more recent reviews here, even m4/3s cameras get higher DR...
(which would be highly unlikely due sensor size difference)

How?

It's a well known pet peeve that DPReview does not measure the DR of the sensor/camera but that of the 8-bit jpeg file as processed in-camera - which is pretty well arbitrarily controlled by the contrast/brightness curves applied during processing. Unrepresentative you say? N/C.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 08:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (656 comments in total)

"In terms of image quality the 70D is essentially on a par with its rivals"

Who's your daddy, DPReview? Informed photographers know that the IQ of the 70D is uncompetitive today and lags a couple of generations behind that of its rivals, whether that be DR, color sensitivity or spatial resolution. Its strengths lie elsewhere.

Your readers want objective information in order to make an informed decision when buying a camera of a certain class and budget.

Q: Is this the better camera for Landscapes? A: No
Q: Is this the better camera for Portraits? A: No
Q: Is this the better camera for Wildlife/BIF? A: No
Q: Is this the better camera for Video? A: Maybe
Q: if I go for a smaller/lighter system will I lose IQ? A: It depends on the kind of shooting you do

The fact is, once you start comparing it objectively to its brothers from another mother the 70D's IQ comes out looking pretty short. Sugar coat it, but this is what your readers expect from you.

Jack

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 08:14 UTC as 192nd comment | 9 replies
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)

Gray card for white balancing

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 10:21 UTC as 36th comment
On Welcome to our studio test scene article (275 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jack Hogan: Is the lighting calibrated each time to the same illuminance?

Excellent job.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 15:58 UTC
On Welcome to our studio test scene article (275 comments in total)
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Jogger: You should list the lens that you use for each camera... e.g. its incorrect to compare tele macro primes with wide angles as has been done in the past on DPR.

Just out of curiosity, why are the Fuji Xtrans APSC sensors shot at 35mm vs 50?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 15:29 UTC
On Studio Test Scene article (56 comments in total)

Thanks. Is the lighting calibrated each time to the same illuminance?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 15:26 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On Welcome to our studio test scene article (275 comments in total)

Is the lighting calibrated each time to the same illuminance?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 15:25 UTC as 119th comment | 2 replies

OK, how did they do it?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 17:02 UTC as 20th comment

"1/3EV brighter lens"

From better transmission? Not from the wider maximum aperture...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 12:06 UTC as 53rd comment
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (353 comments in total)

Where is Capture NX2?

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 06:08 UTC as 126th comment | 2 replies

DPR, duh! All of the above. Why force people to only choose one?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 20:02 UTC as 863rd comment | 1 reply
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crow24: Dang, I'm really-really irritated. So, I guess that you cannot touch (other than move or delete) your PSD files when you aren't subscribed...next they will embed file death code...no current subscription...PSD's eventually timeout never to be recovered.

Just convert your raw files to dng and you'll be fine. Yeah, right ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 21:01 UTC

$29/month is ridiculous when most people only upgraded through discounted purchases ($199) every three years: that's $5/month.

Bye bye Adobe, time to start looking for alternatives.

PS Here's to wishing you are purchased by Google, you incompetent, greedy nincompoops

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 20:58 UTC as 627th comment
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