piratejabez

piratejabez

Joined on Aug 2, 2010

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On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (226 comments in total)
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rfsIII: Not trying to troll, but I just don't understand why the leap from 400 to 600 isn't as big as one might expect. I expect the subject to be 40 percent larger on my sensor based on the following, and again, please enlighten me...

Leaving aside the issue of the aperture changing, by my understanding it would be a field of view increase from 5.2 degrees at 400mm to about 3.4 degrees at the 600mm end. Isn't that an increase of about 40 percent?

When shooting bears and birds and other distant objects, that seems like it would be a lot. No?

Think of the difference between 40mm and 60mm... noticeable, sure, but not huge.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 17:25 UTC
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Fahd: Sadly its the record labels and management companies that come up with these ridiculous contracts and restrictions while the artists get a bad rep. Most artists are blissfully unaware of such contracts and restrictions.

Well they know now... but could be basking in the extra publicity.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 19:42 UTC
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zorgon: Downloaded! This is exactly what I've been looking for. Full 16-bit editing, retina support etc. I've only been using it for 15 minutes and I already like it better than GIMP.

That should be their tagline— "Affinity Photo: It's Better Than GIMP!" ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 20:55 UTC

Well, that escalated quickly. *slowly backs away from comments section...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 17:31 UTC as 153rd comment
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (540 comments in total)

I would love some comparisons between the OOC JPEGs and RAW conversions. For example, the shot of the shipping containers on the Shooting Experience page, or anything already processed with ACR in the samples gallery.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 19:40 UTC as 44th comment

Good for them :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 00:26 UTC as 27th comment
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1073 comments in total)

Great piece, Rishi! Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 16:12 UTC as 90th comment
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DStudio: I would've expected them to add either USB 3 or Thunderbolt. Perhaps they don't expect to sell enough of them to bother? Or is it commonly used with equipment which hasn't gone past FW 800 yet?

Indeed, interesting... Apple abandoned FW800 long ago. Good for the adaptor cable industry!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 20:07 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (667 comments in total)
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Vitor hugo: EDIT: Nevermind, someone had the same idea as me in the comments.
///What would happen if one: 1) get this camera on a tripod 2) get 3 color filters (Red Green and Blue) 3) takes one photo with each of those filters 4) stacks the resulting pictures as RGB channels in PS?///

Sounds like a good, if tedious project. Would all depend on the filters. I'd be curious to see the results :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 19:30 UTC
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (667 comments in total)

"Mono a mono"... That's terrible. I love it :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 16:36 UTC as 74th comment
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piratejabez: Am I the only one who can't access a larger version of the top image? http://www.dpreview.com/files/t/articles/107fcaae9ad14deb8299d461f9dbd271/MIT-ReflectionRemoval-1.jpeg
I've tried multiple browsers... Firefox says "The image cannot be displayed because it contains errors." Apologies if others have already posted about this...

Apparently not. And still not working today. But I guess I'm not really missing out on much by not being able to pixel peep this example...

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 17:33 UTC

Now THIS is exciting!

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 17:20 UTC as 62nd comment

Am I the only one who can't access a larger version of the top image? http://www.dpreview.com/files/t/articles/107fcaae9ad14deb8299d461f9dbd271/MIT-ReflectionRemoval-1.jpeg
I've tried multiple browsers... Firefox says "The image cannot be displayed because it contains errors." Apologies if others have already posted about this...

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 19:48 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3410 comments in total)

Great shot of the tulips, Rishi!

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 22:46 UTC as 270th comment | 3 replies

It's amazing how much more detail is captured/retailed by the Canon compared to the Nikon! I prefer Canon's color and tonal response as well. (And no, I am not a "fanboy", that's just what I'm seeing in these samples.) I love Nikon DSLRs, but would never buy one of their compacts...

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 19:57 UTC as 13th comment
On Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples article (154 comments in total)
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brn: Warning: not for pixel peepers.

At 1:1, even this ISO100 images look terrible.

I think the image quality is terrible even scaled down. There is some very "broad" softness going on, very limited dynamic range and poor contrast/color. I guess this is to be expected for a compact and is the trade-off for such a long zoom range...

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 00:45 UTC
On Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples article (154 comments in total)
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Wesley Byrne: Not too bad, really. Seems perfectly fine for photos for the web at up to about 2000 px max dimension. But I wouldn't want to make large prints or crop much with photos from this camera.

Is that "mountain lion" what many of us would call a bobcat?

Yup, that's a bobcat. And I think the other one is a lynx?

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 00:43 UTC
On Dan-14_ISO-800_500mm photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Thanks for the caption! But that's not a mountain lion... it's a bobcat. (And I think #9 is a lynx?) Very cool to see all the wildlife you came across :)

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 00:16 UTC as 1st comment
On photo in sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Thanks for the caption! But that's not a mountain lion... it's a bobcat. (And I think #9 is a lynx?) Very cool to see all the wildlife you came across :)

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 00:16 UTC as 1st comment
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jonby: Nearly eight grand and no pop-up flash? Are they joking?

I opt for joke.

NO 4K VIDEO?? IT'S 2015!!!

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 01:32 UTC
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