Hugo808

Hugo808

Joined on Nov 12, 2011

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On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (445 comments in total)
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Biological_Viewfinder: Why am I surprised that people continue to misunderstand the beauty of a fixed-lens solution?

These cameras are the beginning of the end for DSLR cameras.

They don't replace larger, heavier, bulky, multiple lenses in a backpack just yet; but as this technology matures, more and more people will come to appreciate these wonderful bridge cameras. I've waited for a decade for these cameras to arrive. It's still not quite there yet, but they are getting closer and closer to "bridging" the gap between good image quality and utter silliness of the DSLR's need for a backpack full of lenses just to take a picture.

A Nikon 80-400mm on an APS-C DSLR is 120-600mm. That one lens costs $2300. It's also large and heavy.

Some are suggesting 3rd party junk lenses like the 16-300mm. I would not ever use a super-wide to super-telephoto on a DSLR. The whole reason for a DSLR is changing lenses and image quality. Why put 3rd party anything on it???? Even a filter, even a battery. I *ONLY* use genuine!

"As the technology matures"? This can only mean you think small sensors will compete properly with large ones but any advantage the manufacturers of small sensors discover will work just as well on larger ones.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (137 comments in total)

So it looks like the future is finally going to arrive, but do you realise that the better VR gets the more likely it is that we are already living in a VR universe created by persons unknown?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 11:53 UTC as 30th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Arek Halusko (42 comments in total)

Excellent. Really nice clean compositions.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 19:12 UTC as 12th comment

Blimey.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 19:39 UTC as 17th comment
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)
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gravelhopper: I am grateful for the in-depth reviews and the usefull contents I find on DPR. I don't see that anything entitels me to quick reviews. Anyone here paying a subscription to this website?

I think reviews are intended to help make a purchase so the earlier they are done the better for the casual reader.

And a lot of people pleased to get the review here seem to have already purchased the camera, what they are looking for I cannot say, confirmation their purchase was the "right" one?

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 05:59 UTC
On article Keeping the faith: Pentax K-1 video overview (96 comments in total)
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Sports Shooter: who's is young enough to remember the Pentax LX? It had a good lens/accessories system build around it. I fell in love with the K1000 and was seriously thinking to get the LX but then I went for the Canon F1.
The K-1 sounds like a great affordable FF camera but Pentax is lagging behind with the lens system.

I started on a Pentax Spotmatic F, kept it for decades, it was the first camera with open aperture metering! Apart from that luxury it had no features whatsoever as it was all manual with match-needle metering.

I wonder what reviews were like in those days? Probably not as exhaustive as we're used to nowadays...

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 18:37 UTC
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starwolfy: Way too much publicy for this brand in here these days. Sponsor ?

But practical and very well made.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 06:06 UTC
On article Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap (144 comments in total)

My camera came with a strap. It hangs over my shoulder until I fancy taking a photo, job done. Don't know why anyone would spend a fortune on some fancy thing that does the same job...

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 18:23 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies

Go the whole hog, include a free a card that only holds 36 shots!

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 06:11 UTC as 178th comment

Camera companies coasted for ages on people buying a new digicam every few years. But it was worth it then as things were improving fast, but now there isn't enough change between models to warrant the layout so people are using the things for longer. Those that haven't jumped ship for the mirrorless world that is...

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 12:37 UTC as 44th comment

Really excellent set of varied images that tell you exactly what you need to know: Weddings, sports, street, landscapes and ultra-low light work. It seems to cover them all extremely well. Just the small matter of carrying it around....

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 14:30 UTC as 42nd comment
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Hugo808: These are all undoutably excellent photos that I'd be most proud of, but what I'd really like to see is the new China, the vast cities and dams and the changing life of the people. I doubt I could go there and not try and capture something like that...

Dude, I wear a pollution filter when I'm cycling in town in England. If I went to China I'd take a full body suit and oxygen tanks. I would definitely go though...

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 19:55 UTC

These are all undoutably excellent photos that I'd be most proud of, but what I'd really like to see is the new China, the vast cities and dams and the changing life of the people. I doubt I could go there and not try and capture something like that...

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 15:18 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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alcaher: NASA sucks, they always waste alot of money and resources. Take all that money for better things to do here in our the planet.

Knowledge is priceless.

And NASA might be the people who ultimately save humanity, we can't stay on Earth forever, our destiny lies in the stars. Just think of the photo opportunities there!

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 05:55 UTC
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Joed700: Did Nikon sponsor all the photo equipment for NASA? It seems like NASA's been using Nikon equipment since Nikon F3....

The FBI used a lot of Nikon stuff for spying purposes, maybe it's a US govt contract?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 05:53 UTC

Cool. A good blues documentary with a neat camera review thrown in. Who could ask for more?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 19:41 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (260 comments in total)
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Mike FL: "the lens was awarded one of the top three worst lenses of 2015 !" by other popular site.

It is, take a look, this thing is not only noticeably worse than Panasonic TZ100 which has the same spec even Panasonic TZ100's lens is much smaller, but also noticeably worse than Panasonic old P&S LX7 and NF1.

Take a look, and look closely the text.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=canon_xc10&attr13_1=panasonic_dmclx7&attr13_2=panasonic_dmclf1&attr13_3=panasonic_dmczs100&attr15_0=jpeg&attr15_1=jpeg&attr15_2=jpeg&attr15_3=jpeg&attr16_0=200&attr16_1=200&attr16_2=200&attr16_3=200&attr171_3=off&normalization=full&widget=323&x=-0.46008741660915553&y=-0.7057484348321001

Canon is well known for sub par sensor, but LENS?

"Canon is well known for sub par sensor"

I'm getting pretty sick of this nonsense, I've been to several major photographic exhibitions recently and a comfortable majority use Canon stuff.

What leaps out at me isn't poor image quality I can tell you. So what is the fuss about, the lack of dynamic range or inability to push the shadows? Why don't all these obviously great photographers take them back if they are so bad? Or is it that your photo's are crap without a bit of post-processing?

(I'm not a Canon user BTW)

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 06:14 UTC
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (260 comments in total)

I'm surprised it got 80% after a stinker of a review like that, poor J-pegs? No RAW? No EVF? Sensor too small for serious video?

I'll have to read it again in case I missed something useful....

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 17:54 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (672 comments in total)

Boy, I'm glad it's only an option, I think civil war would break out otherwise.

The question for me is, do Canon users prefer the new look due to its lower dynamic range?

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 12:47 UTC as 306th comment | 2 replies
On article Readers' Showcase: Nikhil Shahi (44 comments in total)

Very nice selection. Especially the waterfall, seems like a decisive moment that you have to wait ages for!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 18:49 UTC as 14th comment
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