midimid

midimid

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On Sony a6000 Review preview (730 comments in total)

Wait - 'there's no real portrait prime' on E-mount? Isn't there a 50mm 1.8 from the original lineup? And a 55mm 1.8 on FE?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 12:07 UTC as 157th comment | 12 replies
On Fujifilm X-A1 real-world and test scene samples article (105 comments in total)

One of the better reviews I've seen between these three cameras - to me the only con to the X-A1 is white balance issues and workflow issues that differ between non-Bayer and Bayer (i.e. if you own both, the processing is quite different between them). But when you take price into account, I'm definitely looking at the X-A1 as my future walk-around camera.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DZL7aM3ZmI

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2014 at 14:52 UTC as 13th comment
On Fujifilm X-A1 real-world and test scene samples article (105 comments in total)
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Asylum Photo: DPReview's bayer settings continue to harm the test results of X-Trans sensors. I don't know why they would use bayer settings for non bayer cameras.

I have to agree with Asylum here - look at the sketch drawing of a man's head in the lower-right at ISO 200 RAW between the XA-1 and XM-1 - the XM is crazy soft, almost like its out of focus.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 23:47 UTC

Anyone own both this and the Rokinon/Samyang 14mm 2.8 on Nikon? I've had this Tokina for about a year and as much as I love it, it seems that the Rokinon easily matches it (or more) for half the cost. So I'm considering selling it and getting the Rokinon instead.

Comparison:
http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Compare/Side-by-side/Tokina-AT-X-Pro-SD-11-16-F28-IF-DX-II-Nikon-on-Nikon-D7100-versus-14mm-F2.8-IF-ED-MC-Aspherical-Nikon-on-Nikon-D7100___872_865_366_865

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 20:29 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Mandelbrot in the Orchids challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks! This was for a photography class and I wanted to grab something unique and different. D5100 with a Tamron 60mm macro. Most of my macros of orchids are reprocessed using focus stacking, so this was also one of the only ones with almost zero processing done (one of the challenge rules). Light is cast from a crappy handheld click-light in a totally dark room.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 17:09 UTC as 1st comment

Thanks - was really excited about this. Its my first dpreview win!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2013 at 17:14 UTC as 1st comment
On Never been closer than this... in the What Is This? – III. challenge (6 comments in total)
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blosshapperter: head of a greek statue

This is the closest guess.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 15:52 UTC
On Never been closer than this... in the What Is This? – III. challenge (6 comments in total)
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public_af_lobster: weathered agate mini geodes cluster

Nope!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 14:57 UTC
On Nikon D7100 Hands-on Preview preview (493 comments in total)
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midimid: As a long-time D5100 amateur photographer, I've been waiting forever for this release. But at $1200, I now have to contemplate jumping up to the D600 and replacing all of my lenses (18-105, 35, 11-16, 60 macro). The D600 body can easily be had for ~$1600.

Any thoughts on a D600 / D7100 comparison?

<3 @thlc - geez, some people!

When I bought the D5100 I just simply couldn't afford the D7000. I knew from using both models that the D7000 was well worth the cost. I settled for getting a variety of lenses over a few years but now have the means to step up.

My main focus here was looking for a reason to jump to full frame or not, but I think the D7100 is going to be a real winner and I'll stick with DX for now. Will probably wait until just before launch time - I'm looking forward to getting my hands on one. I'm going to miss the swivel screen though!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 18:54 UTC
On Nikon D7100 Hands-on Preview preview (493 comments in total)

As a long-time D5100 amateur photographer, I've been waiting forever for this release. But at $1200, I now have to contemplate jumping up to the D600 and replacing all of my lenses (18-105, 35, 11-16, 60 macro). The D600 body can easily be had for ~$1600.

Any thoughts on a D600 / D7100 comparison?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 16:02 UTC as 162nd comment | 5 replies

The urban disguise 35 is the best bag I've ever owned. It's vertical nature is what I love the most and as far as I can tell, there's no other bag like it. It fits closer to you when walking n the street and holds absolutely everything - including my MacBook Air and my iPad so I can stuff everything but clothes into it when traveling. Even fits a full size gorilla pod inside. And when I upgrade to a full frame, it can do that too.

My only qualm is its still a bit big for the street, so I might grab one of these small suburbans. I use a collapsible Lowe Pro messenger, but it has almost no padding!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2013 at 14:43 UTC as 5th comment
On Extreme contrast edits in Lightroom 4 and ACR 7 article (168 comments in total)

While I love the new rendering engine (it took a while to get used to), my problem is Lightroom 4's performance. For those using it without any problems, I would love to know what your computer's specs are. I have both LR3.6 and LR4 installed and using catalogs from the same location and have found LR4 completely unusable. Touch a slider, wait 4-5 seconds. Touch again, wait longer...its really awful!

Win7, 64-bit, Core2 Duo 1.8Ghz @ 3.2Ghz, Nvidia 8600GT, 4GB DDR2, Vertex3 128GB, Samsung 2TB.

I also have the latest Macbook Air (13" 1.8Ghz Core i7, 4GB) and its only a tad bit faster.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2012 at 14:56 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies
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DancingPhotoPanda: Since Adobe screwed up their purchase and trial links, and is still charging $99 for an upgrade that is supposed to be $79, here's the LR4 Windows trial download link I found by substituting numbers in the URL:
http://trials2.adobe.com/AdobeProducts/LTRM/4/win32/Lightroom_4_LS11.exe

And here's the OSX version:
http://trials.adobe.com/AdobeProducts/LTRM/4/osx10/Lightroom_4_LS11.dmg

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 20:38 UTC
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DancingPhotoPanda: Since Adobe screwed up their purchase and trial links, and is still charging $99 for an upgrade that is supposed to be $79, here's the LR4 Windows trial download link I found by substituting numbers in the URL:
http://trials2.adobe.com/AdobeProducts/LTRM/4/win32/Lightroom_4_LS11.exe

This worked OK for me!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 20:09 UTC
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