Hugo808

Hugo808

Joined on Nov 12, 2011

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On Starstruck: Adam Woodworth's nighttime photography article (48 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Some amazing images, like the lighthouse one in particular.

I like photo's that make me wonder how it's done, getting the stars sharp without them leaving trails is a neat trick that I wouldn't know how to copy. I know there must be trickery involved but it doesn't look unnatural.

Sorry Kevin G, but multiple images = trickery. It's the only way you'll get sharp stars with the sort of long exposure necessary.

What's clever is that we know stars can look like that so these pictures make sense even though we know we know our cameras can't do this without extra help.

The clever bit is putting them together so it looks natural enough to make one wonder whether some super fast lens has been used rather than multiple overlays.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 15:34 UTC
On Starstruck: Adam Woodworth's nighttime photography article (48 comments in total)

Some amazing images, like the lighthouse one in particular.

I like photo's that make me wonder how it's done, getting the stars sharp without them leaving trails is a neat trick that I wouldn't know how to copy. I know there must be trickery involved but it doesn't look unnatural.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 11:05 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: $25-100 article (16 comments in total)

Apologies if I missed it in you guide but you can get replica lens mugs in this price range. They have all the switches for IS and everything.

Someone got me a Canon 24-105mm f4 for my birthday. And they know I'm a Nikon man!

I think the market is crying out for Summicron egg cups...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 12:15 UTC as 2nd comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1059 comments in total)
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Hugo808: But why does it overexpose? Isn't that, like, a major drawback in a $2000 camera?

My old D40 did it and it drove me nuts. I don't want to fiddle around with +/- buttons when I'm shooting!

So you missed the point. I spend $2000 on a camera and have to fiddle around with the exposure whereas I don't on my D90.

Seems like Nikon screwed up and everyone thinks the extra work is OK.

Go figure...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 22:34 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1059 comments in total)

But why does it overexpose? Isn't that, like, a major drawback in a $2000 camera?

My old D40 did it and it drove me nuts. I don't want to fiddle around with +/- buttons when I'm shooting!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 06:23 UTC as 218th comment | 3 replies
On Leica issues T (Typ 701) firmware update article (58 comments in total)
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Retzius: "a system which the company has positioned as one of its more affordable offerings"

lolz

"Leica have a name, a history, and a target customer."

They also have a sexy and original camera here, unlike the mirrorless copies of their other cameras....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 10:36 UTC
On Aurora in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (12 comments in total)

Wow

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 18:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (206 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: It seems we get a 'new format to replace jpg' at regular intervals, but none ever do.

Until it appears in a camera I own, I don't care.

"Why would I have to buy a new camera to stay compatable?"

I don't know, I don't work for the marketing department. But I'm sure if there is a way....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:45 UTC
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (206 comments in total)
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Just another Canon shooter: It might be good for reducing file sizes of images on web pages but that's about it. Wait - to increase the web browsing speed, we need to kill those self-starting videos first.

I don't see any! When my adblocker crashes it's a serious shock just how much worse it's got.

I didn't used to mind but they got so intrusive with pop ups and things sliding down the page and even interrupting crappy cat videos on youtube that something had to be done.

Advertisers only have themselves to blame that I don't see their stuff, but I'm a stingy git anyway so they aren't missing much cash from me!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:40 UTC
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (206 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: It seems we get a 'new format to replace jpg' at regular intervals, but none ever do.

Until it appears in a camera I own, I don't care.

If it works better on phones it would sweep everything else in a year. Companies are going crazy looking for new features to make us want new cameras every year. I'm surprised no one thought of this before!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:36 UTC
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (206 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: It seems we get a 'new format to replace jpg' at regular intervals, but none ever do.

Until it appears in a camera I own, I don't care.

"Until it appears in a camera I own, I don't care."

If a few tech companies decide to implement it as standard and you end up having to buy a new camera to stay compatible I suspect you might start caring.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 06:41 UTC
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nasuryono: Hi, I'm Andrew Suryono, the one who took the Orangutan picture #11. Just wanted to say thank you for all the kind words and support here.

If you want to see a bigger version of the image on the screen, you can view it at my SmugMug page >> http://photoseis.smugmug.com/Public/Portfolio/i-pDWdXjr/A

I'm glad to be a part of the wonderful DPReview community!

Cheers everyone!

Good stuff Andrew, I love that sunset one.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 18:55 UTC
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wildbild: The usual amateur competition pictures.
Nothing outstanding in my view.

Any of yours in there?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 15:57 UTC
On ISO-100-DSC00011 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)
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Holger Drallmeyer: Just look at those artifacts in the sky. What's up with that?

Nope, can't see anything wrong there. Maybe time for an eye test?

In fact, I think the IQ is really good. If anyone got me one for Christmas I wouldn't put it on ebay.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 08:36 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (376 comments in total)
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Jeff R: Film now seems so much simpler to deal with! Long live 35mm and 120 film!

I think the problem is your denial.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 22:13 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (376 comments in total)
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Jeff R: Film now seems so much simpler to deal with! Long live 35mm and 120 film!

"It's a Leica's sensor not a Leica sensor"

Splitting hairs, it's all the same if it's YOUR £5000 camera off to the repair shop because of something Leica put inside it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 19:23 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (376 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Could this be the nail in the coffin ?

Nah, Leica users will look at it as an endearing quirk, all part of the joy of ownership.

The company is one of the few camera companies making a profit. This won't sink them.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 16:44 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (376 comments in total)
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Jeff R: Film now seems so much simpler to deal with! Long live 35mm and 120 film!

How aboutRaw - you're sounding pretty desperate now.

The thing about film is that the problems you mention were very, very rare. I never lost a good shot in fact. Compare that to your beloved - and very expensive - Leica sensor that will always be ruined unless it's constantly replaced. It doesn't sound such a good deal to me.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 16:43 UTC
On Ready To Go in the A Single Boat At Sunset/Sunrise challenge (4 comments in total)

Lovely subject and composition. And such high image quality from such a small camera!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 14:54 UTC as 3rd comment
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (241 comments in total)

"I think it made me better by making me worse" - This is a valuable statement. Some time with this beast would make us all better by making us concentrate on what is required in an image and all that is really needed to get it.

I remember having a manual Pentax with one 55mm lens, you learn what photography is with a set up like that, technology isn't bad but I think camera makers deliberately make it seem like their gear is doing something incredibly sophisticated to get the image, when really there are only a couple of parameters you can change.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 13:25 UTC as 62nd comment
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