dark goob

dark goob

Lives in United States Portland, OR, OR, United States
Joined on Jul 12, 2005

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On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)

If Hollywood concentrated on making great movies instead of all this fancy-looking gear, we might have more than one great film every three to four years interspersed with schlock-show after schlock-show. The epic scale of this wasteland is only dwarfed by the scale of the money and talent wasted to create it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 15:55 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)

Why does the guy mention a DSLR in the last quote? Crack smokers.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 15:53 UTC as 28th comment
On Niko announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' article (378 comments in total)

Maybe the Nikon factory got contaminated by Fukushima radiation. Check your camera with a geiger counter. Better to be safe.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 03:42 UTC as 31st comment | 9 replies
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photohounds: I see all the usual u4/3 haters have crawled out of the primordial slime, crouched in dimly lit alcoves, mutting incantations over big and holy sensors.

The rest of us take pictures and enjoy photography more than brochures and knackered backs.
http://photohounds.smugmug.com

Damn strait. I thought Yoda settled the "size doesn't matter" argument in 1981. Evidently people haven't been watching their Empire Strikes Back enough these days. Hopefully JJ Abrams will soon indoctrinate the new idiots in how size doesn't matter with this upcoming Star Wars sequel of his.

By the way I wonder what sensor format he is shooting it in?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 15:28 UTC

This is just wrong. Super35 is 24.9x16.6.

21x12 is the same thing BlackMagic's Production Camera uses.

For Reference the GH2's multi-aspect sensor is 18.9x10.6mm at 16:9.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 15:26 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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Retzius: Or, you can just wait 6 months and it will be on firesale for $399.99

;)

$299

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:44 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)

Putting this camera in the same category as Micro Four Thirds shows that DPReview has absolutely no integrity, no understanding of photography, no real knowledge of photographic equipment, and no soul. DPReview has become purely Amazon's advertising agency and is not worth reading.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:40 UTC as 236th comment | 5 replies
On Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4 article (118 comments in total)
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Musicjohn: So when are manufacturers going to design a photo-camera which excells in taking photographs (just as the word PHOTO-camera implements) instead of concentrating on video features? If I want to make superior video images, I'll buy a video camera instead.

Musicjohn you are an IDIOT. 4k video is 8 megapixels PER FRAME. I have blown up 4k frame grabs from a RED up to 24x36" and they look SPECTACULAR.

You just DO NOT know what you are talking about. Life moves. 4k lets you capture life. Grab your still from it later!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2014 at 00:48 UTC
On Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4 article (118 comments in total)
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Ulfric M Douglas: I'm interested to see what all this huge power means for it as a stills camera.
Could be good.

Dude. 4k *is* stills.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2014 at 00:47 UTC
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springsnow: LOL @ the Zeiss iPhone case.

Yeah way to sneak the Zeiss logo in there :/

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 05:37 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

It's gonna be the same sensor as the D4 and cost at least $3,000.

Nikon: resurrecting 135F-format one old, wealthy white guy at a time.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 06:42 UTC as 238th comment
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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vFunct: Has anyone ever seen a professional photographer at a press event use anything BESIDES a Nikon or Canon?

All other manufacturers are a JOKE compared to these kings.

Mirrorless camera's are even WORSE than jokes.

There are absolutely ZERO Photojournalists in this world that use a mirror less camera. They are completely useless!

The only people that use mirror less cameras are measurebators! HAHA!

Really kiddos, stop playing with your mirror less camera and get a grown up camera like a Nikon.

Seriously, has anyone actually ever seen a photographer at a press event that uses anything besides a Nikon or Canon?

Of the 150 photographers at Fashion Week or a Sporting Event, I noticed that ALL used Nikon or Canon. HAHA!

All the other cameras must be used by girly weaklings.

I was at a press event with my E-M1 the other day. I had to step over homeless Chicago press photographers who tried to sell me their D4's on the way in.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 06:40 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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Catalana: Very entertaining commentary. I'm sure that this camera will hit the sweet spot with quite a few folks, the only issue being the price. I don't try to speculate too much about features, but if this body turns out to produce excellent "image quality", I might consider it.
And just to be cheeky, I want to plug the D600. It is still one of the best cameras in regards to image quality. :-)

Easier just to rename it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 06:37 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

Mirrorosaur

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 01:41 UTC as 274th comment | 3 replies
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cjcampbell: All right. We have an iPad Air. Will there be an iPad Pro?

My sources say yes

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 02:08 UTC
On Fujifilm XQ1 Preview preview (162 comments in total)

Why not use degrees instead of "equivalent mm"? Equivalent to what? Hardly anyone (less than 5% of photographers) shoots 135 anymore. IT'S NOT 2003 ANYMORE!

Also if you used degrees then your graph's horizontal scale wouldn't be so compressed to the left and stretched out to the right.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 13:55 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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BigBen08: Apple's memory pricing is still pretty steep. Going from 16GB to 128GB will cost you $300.

Also, iOS is far from "totally locked down". In fact iOS allows apps much more direct hardware access than Android does; music synthesizer apps on iPad run with almost NO lag, whereas on Android they are pretty much unusable. This is again because Android apps are forced to run within a Java VM that is extremely limiting on how the app can perform vs. the full capabilities of the hardware.

Apple provides a very powerful custom development environment that allows you to create fully custom software for your iPad to make it do almost anything you can dream up, using C, C++, Objective C, or Java. It's the exact opposite of "locked down."

As well it's a simple matter to jailbreak an iPad, which takes 5 minutes. There are tons of open source projects you can then install and run.

I mean with Android you typically have to "root" the device anyway to do much, so how's that any different?

Oh and iPad's battery doesn't expire while it just sits there doing nothing, as Android loves to do.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 04:58 UTC
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BigBen08: Apple's memory pricing is still pretty steep. Going from 16GB to 128GB will cost you $300.

Wrong on ALL counts, Halc. Apple's memory is more expensive because it's super-fast SSD type memory, 10 to 50 times faster than crappy MicroSD cards that get lost in your carpet. There is zero delay loading very high resolution photos on an iPad. My Android tablet with its slow SD slot has higher gigahertz but it's a complete dog for working with photos. Android also takes a big performance hit due to running in a Java VM, whereas iOS rides directly on the custom 64-bit hardware. There really is NO comparison, unless you are mentally deficient, and know nothing about how computers work.

The fact is there are simple adapters to use MicroSD or USB with any iPad. Yes, it's an external adapter, but a USB cord is already an external connector, so who cares? As for SD, the only time I need to use my SD adapter on iPad is when I'm downloading photos into it, and I don't find the adapter to be an inconvenience.

You get what you pay for! My iPad battery is amazing after 18 months of use.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 04:47 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (631 comments in total)
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OneGuy: Now is a good time to put in a wish for dpr's full review of this cam. (Dear Santa. I was very good most of the time and) Could you tell me how big of a hi quality print I can make with F1.7/20mm lens? With GF1 I go to 30x40 cm and routinely get good comments. So, how about 40x60 with GM1? More? Less? (Hello to elfs.)

I printed a 144x133" print from my Olympus E-3, that looks fantastic. The E-3 has a far worse sensor than this camera. I'm sure you can easily do a 40x60"!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 05:37 UTC
On Iain McKell photographs 'The New Gypsies' article (184 comments in total)

Cool subject. Crappy photos. I mean, really, these aren't that good. Why is DPReview putting this up here? Did the photographer pay you?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 05:33 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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