dark goob

dark goob

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

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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1380 comments in total)

RX100 III has cleaner iso 6400, by far.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 04:07 UTC as 39th comment
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (299 comments in total)
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Tequila MockingjayBird: "The sensor inside the G3 X is a known quantity, in the sense that we've seen it before in several other Sony (and Canon) cameras"

What sensor is this, and which cameras has it been used?

How do they really know who made the sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 12:37 UTC
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (299 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: http://www.eoshd.com/2015/07/canon-profit-down-16-as-demand-for-cameras-continues-to-fall/

"it isn’t just compact camera sales which have dropped 70% from their peak.... but DSLR sales which are dropping at an alarming rate as well.

Canon continue to place the blame for the shrinking DSLR market in a tricky world economy..."

Seems like Canon is still in constant self-denial, whilst they are about to kick the proverbial $$$€€€ bucket. So long, Canon. Sometimes, it has been quite nice... other times, not so much so.

No, the reason for DSLR sales falling is everyone uses their camera phone now and they take really good photos. So, blame Apple and Samsung, really.

Also DSLR and point and shoot cameras are all overly complex, fidgety gadgets full of arcane settings most consumers don't want to mess with. The products are terribly marketed in the USA and anyone who bought a DSLR in the past 4-5 years likely does not feel any need to upgrade unless they're a super-hardcore enthusiast.

What is needed are new takes on the camera, RX100 proved that. But even there, Sony has been short on new ideas since then—what are we on now, Mk IV? And it has spawned legions of copycats. I always liked the Olympus premiums better, XZ-series. But they don't have Sony's marketing dollar or brand recognition.

Japanese companies are just bad at innovating. And all America has given us is Lytro in this sector, a bad joke of beta hardware and software being perpetrated on people.

Sigh

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 12:35 UTC
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (299 comments in total)
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sapporodan: The negativity for this camera is amazing.

Honestly I don't like it myself but ill at least ill wait until there are a lot of reviews and comparisons before I make a final judgement.

New to DPReview eh?

I mean look at this thing. How much do you wanna bet it's got dog-slow AF, a weak built-in flash, and overly complex menus? Plus it will be overpriced (read: over $1k).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 12:24 UTC
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (299 comments in total)

Oh, Canon still makes cameras? Interesting, non-sexy contraption. I wonder who in their right mind will buy it. I guess Sony sold enough RX10 units that someone in Canon got their behind chewed out at a board-room meeting in Japan. And here is the uninspired result...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 12:21 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1067 comments in total)

Battery life and control lag are the problem. I highly doubt you can adjust things as quickly here, as on yr 5DSR. Neat toy tho?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 13:27 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (456 comments in total)
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taktak91: A cheap, plastic camera for those who desire cheap, plastic cameras.
Which isn't necessarily bad.

Yes T3, but the A6000 is not an SLR. In the dark its glowing screen ruins your night vision. There is latency between what you see, and what is happening in reality. It east batteries much faster than an SLR. Also, investing in L-series lenses has a lot higher resale value than any other brand, because it's what most pros use. Just sayin'.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 10:44 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (456 comments in total)
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clickstation: Am I missing the part where they test the buffer depth?

Also, are you sure there's no exposure compensation on Manual mode? The device has a touchscreen, are you sure you can't change the ex.comp there?

How come the reviews aren't standardized, with a checklist of the things that **must** be in the review? The reviewer can add their own personal touch here and there, but those standardized items must be there.

Hell yeah it's necessary to add. Stop being lazy :D

Doesn't Canon's specs just say what it is? I mean for crying out loud. They should know. They built the damn thing. Why is such a basic stat a mystery? Ridiculous.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 10:41 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (456 comments in total)
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oselimg: And Canon haters live happily ever after... :-))) I wonder if people are as eager to challenge the corrupt political establishment as they strongly "oppose" a certain brand?

Yes, I am!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 10:39 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (456 comments in total)
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nandbytes: since you guys are dishing out silver awards to everything like my grandma's cookies what's the point in it?

So if its really special (or DPR team really likes it), then it gets the gold otherwise they are all silver? So the award loses its valve doesn't it?

VALVE lolol

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 10:37 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (456 comments in total)

1080 30P? LOL ROFL /facepalm

What is this, 2010?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 10:37 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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DStudio: The right to record such incidents is absolutely a constitutional right, and must be maintained to preserve our freedom. I'd be VERY concerned to see this taken away.

However, we still have another problem, in that much of the media is more interested in a story then the truth. And much of the general public - as well as juries themselves - fail to view such video clips with common sense. The whole incident, situation and context must be taken into account. This problem goes back at least as far as the Rodney King incident, where people ignored the fact that King refused to pull over for 20-40 miles, driving at high speed under the influence, and was a big man who then charged officers just as a person under the influence of PCP would. The police had to use batons because their use of firearms (and even tazers now) is restricted. King's skin color and last name made it sound worse.

But the Texas law is an AWFUL response to the public's lack of discernment. There's no place for it!

Ken it's a recognition of people's rights. It even uses the word, "right", multiple times. Take a history lesson or something.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 07:53 UTC

Images are blown out, show significant chromatic aberration, and high compression. Canon could really do better. Seems like it's been downhill since the S95.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 07:37 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (668 comments in total)
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UnitedNations: Color blind people would give anything to see colors... yet Leica is busy promoting color blindness.
I want to go monochrome....But I cannot get myself to give up all the beauty that is found in colors.

No, you just cannot give up all the money that is found in your bank account, for this rich person's toy.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 12:09 UTC
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linzdoctor7d: Sony why can't you add remote shutter release work with your Apps instead of this! If I want to use the Nex 5T with the Apps Multiple Exposure, Time Lapse or Multi Shot there is no option in the menu. I must therefore shake the camera by pressing the shutter button.

Because Sony already has your money.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 18:26 UTC
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kierenlon: Good news.

I can only hope for a firmware update for the coolpix A to do the following if you are reading this Nikon...

1. Add CLS commander mode
2. Remember focus distance on wake (useful for pre-focusing with af-on)
3. Screen off (to save some battery in the absence of #2)
4. One touch zoom for image review

Santana I see what you did there. I love the CPA images though. Quirky lil thing but damn, I got such awesome shots.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 09:15 UTC
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The Davinator: Best sports camera just got better.

Yall just got trolled by the "take out the sensor" guy. Bravo... just bravo, "take out" guy!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 09:13 UTC
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agnost: I think Photos is well-implemented (much better than iPhoto) but it's a barebones application compared to Aperture, and certainly isn't an adequate replacement. I'm really glad I didn't import my Aperture library, which would have disabled it.

I'm really disappointed in Apple's QA lately on the software side of things. It's mirroring an epidemic that I've seen across many companies in the past few years, where increasingly they push out half-baked software releases that are incomplete or buggy, and fail to cater to what users really want, instead focusing on idiotic "minimalist" design decisions that make no sense intend of improving performance, reliability, and usability.

In the old days, Macs were favored in many industries (including this one) because *they just worked*. It was worth the extra price to buy Apple because you knew that there wouldn't be driver conflicts to worry about. Professionals don't have time to screw around and average users don't want to. So Macs earned their loyal followers, including me, with relatively bulletproof setup and operation compared to PCs.

I'm not sure that ease of setup and upkeep is an advantage anymore with Macs, which have become far more complicated than PCs ever were.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 00:13 UTC
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agnost: I think Photos is well-implemented (much better than iPhoto) but it's a barebones application compared to Aperture, and certainly isn't an adequate replacement. I'm really glad I didn't import my Aperture library, which would have disabled it.

@DaveE1… so, just because Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple, and I'm not, therefore I can't criticize them for an obviously crappy product launch that a vast majority of users abhor? I can't say how ridiculously stupid and brainless it seems to burn so many loyal users of Aperture by flat-out canceling it, when Apple could have easily afforded to keep it going?

I know it's easy to be an armchair CEO, and to be sure, they've done a lot of good things since he's been there. Also, to be fair, the debacles around Photos, Pages, and Numbers are all a result of shoe-horning all these apps into the iCloud paradigm, which was basically Steve Jobs' dying vision, not really Cook's.

Still, I REALLY don't like the practice that has become common for Apple, which is to cancel much-loved products and/or replace them with things that are missing a ton of useful features that previously existed in the old version. I hate it! Also, Xcode 6 is a terribly buggy IDE and Yosemite has been rocky as hell.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 00:05 UTC
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Fearless Spiff: It really is a joke. I am more than pi**ed.

Truth be told I have never actually used Aperture or Lightroom because I have not had the time to import all my stuff in there, and I don't like how either program works. I have tried them but actually I just use Adobe Bridge and that's it.

I am actually planning to use Mylio instead of either LR or Aperture but I just haven't gotten around to it.

That said, I'm mad about Apple ditching Aperture because it's just not cool. People say Jobs would've never done this, but in truth this is being done because of Jobs' insistence on moving everything to iCloud. At the last keynote Jobs ever did, made it clear that they want to transition the Mac from being the center of your data, to iCloud being the center of your data. He evidently did not consider that many people would not necessarily WANT that.

Anyway I could rant forever, I love Apple but sometimes they really upset me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 20:21 UTC
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