dark goob

dark goob

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

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On Accessory Review: Kata Revolver-8 Backpack article (71 comments in total)

really needs a video

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2012 at 03:52 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On IMG_0868 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (11 comments in total)

LOL that looks terrible

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 08:06 UTC as 7th comment

Conveniently did not mention price. haha

I'm guessing six figures for all components in that picture?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 15:10 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies

Goodbye Canon. It was nice to know you.

....

Hammer. Officially. Thrown. Down.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 15:08 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (452 comments in total)
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57even: I drive an ugly car (by most peoples reckoning) but it's the only one that meets all my functional needs, fits in my undersized garage and can still cruise economically all day at 80MPH when I head to the South of France.

This camera has a unique blend of function, size and performance. If it's what you need, its looks don't matter. For a lot of family photographers this is just about perfect - everything from kids sports to holiday snaps and family videos without needing an SLR or a camcorder.

None of the other CSC cameras come close to Nikon 1's abilities regarding action photography and few match it's all-round video capability either.

Sure, it may not meet any of YOUR needs, but why is that interesting?

It remains to be seen if it actually works for action. J1/V1 were only so-so for continuous AF accuracy, and the tracking AF interface was very kludgy (have to press OK multiple times on the back to engage tracking every time). I found the Sony A37 or A57 to be MUCH better at sports/action continuous AF accuracy, not even close, even though they're bigger cameras. If that's what you're shooting then you should get something at the same price that does the job, not compromise just to save an ounce.

But where the J1/V1 beats anything is shooting video with electronic zoom control with the 10-100mm, having the ability to shoot full res stills during the video could be huge for some purposes. The V1 also has better battery life than any other CSC due to having a massive EN-EL15. For $500 it's a good deal.

V2 is interesting but I'll reserve my judgement till I can test how accurate that AF actually is, not just what they claim...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 19:19 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (452 comments in total)

These are great for video and casual stills. The slowdown feature is really sweet. Different market category than other mirrorless cams, not sure why everyone feels compelled to compare it to OM-D or NEX-7 since they are totally different market segments.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 14:42 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies
On The iPad Workflow post (76 comments in total)

I always put my photos on retina iPad first, then they go to the desktop computer. iPad is the fastest way to find 'blurry' shots and delete them, owing to its combo of fast SSD storage and super-high-res display.

The downsides? Unfortunately, I have found that there are many...

1) There is no way to rate pictures on the iPad or organize them into subfolders.

2) Any "albums" you organize your photos into are lost once they are transferred in via Image Capture. Aperture supports it but I don't know if Lightroom does...

3) Transferring files from iPad to the Mac is a huge, slow chore. You don't get direct Finder-level access to the contents of the iPad. You have to transfer in using an app that's compliant with Apple's PTP standard. The only fully free program included with Mac OS X that does this is Image Capture. It has limited metadata viewing, no filtering options, and I've had it freeze or transfer corrupt files every other time I used it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 18:21 UTC as 12th comment

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Post ranks? Lame, encourages displays of bigotry. User rankings? Lame, encourages forum whores. I don't see any hint you're allowing longer messages or supporting Tapatalk or a custom mobile app or anything else useful.

Craigslist is still my favorite site because it runs lean and mean without all the crappy "web 2.0" frills that always bug out and never behave correctly across all devices. DPreviews old forums were some of the last decent, old school forums, free of stupid ranking systems, post-hiding censorship BS, and all the other nonsense you're adding.

Empowering prejudiced down-voters is no replacement for good community moderators, and just makes them lazy.

The Q&A feature is a rip-off of StackExchange; that's what the photography stackexchange site is for. It has no place being mixed in with your forums.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 07:27 UTC as 15th comment

I am getting the one made from baby skin

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 06:37 UTC as 58th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon announces D600 24MP enthusiast full-frame DSLR news story (235 comments in total)

PROTIP: Sony *makes the sensor* for D600. They probably agreed beforehand with Nikon on pricepoint etc. before agreeing.

A99 is a completely different camera than this. Rotating screen, much faster, built-in stabilizer, full speed AF during video, do I need to continue?

This is nothing more than an FX-format D7000, people.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 20:10 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview news story (376 comments in total)
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kk123: D600 - unfortunately not the answer for replacement of the D300/s -D7000.

- Too low fps 5,5 isn't good enough!
- Too low resolution for DX - only 24mp/2,25, not more than 10mp in the DX area.

Nearly useless for bird photos.

Maybe I should buy an old D2X - with 8 fps.

Why on earth isn't Nikon listening to its customers? I refuse to buy D600!

And where is an update of the 80-400mm? And a 300 f4 with stabilizer. And I could use a 500 f5,6. Come on NIKON!!

This is a camera for people upgrading from D5100/D7000, not for people from D300. Wait for the D400!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 20:40 UTC
On Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview news story (376 comments in total)
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Henri Nikon: I hoped for a handsome FX-body with a far less heavy sensor than the magnificent D800. The rate of 24 Mp is much but not to much I guess. The light sensibility goes up to ISO 6400 as the D700 already does, but the D3s and D4 are the light champions up to ISO 12.800. The images of the D600 will certainly be very good but for what reason did Nikon mount such an unpractical menu-button/dial on the left side of the body?! This will slow down the work-speed changing ISO values as I continuously do while photographing. Why does this D600 have only 2 SD slots in stead of a CF and a SD as the D300s has?

They need to make a consumer-level 135-format camera if they ever expect 135-format to remain profitable to manufacture and sell. Sony and Nikon are betting together that they can produce X number of 135-format sensors in 2013. If they succeed, it will reduce manufacturing costs for 135-format and allow them to continue to make less and less expensive 135-format cameras. Until then, the sensors are prohibitively expensive.

Unfortunately I don't think $2100 for just the body is cheap enough to push sales. $1500? Maybe... expect to see heavy rebates on this soon, just like we have on the D7000 now. Because Nikon will twist their dealers' arms into buying boatloads of D600, and the dealers will do it because they will think it will sell like the D800, but I would be kinda surprised if it does... because what lenses are you going to put on there? 24-85 crappy version, really?

The RX1 on the other hand will drive sales because every rich person in the world will most certainly buy it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 20:39 UTC
On Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview news story (376 comments in total)

All my DX lenses will crop on this camera! My 10.5 fisheye will only get a part of the pixels...! When will they finally make a camera that will be full-frame with my DX lenses?! I'm tired of waiting

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 06:55 UTC as 108th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (626 comments in total)

It's 135 format... Not "full-frame."

X100 is full-frame. So is X10 and every other non-interchangeable lens camera. It goes without saying that the sensor and lens of a non-interchangeable lens camera is full-frame.

Quit calling 135-format "full-frame." where is your journalistic integrity or grasp on language?

OM-D is full-frame. EOS-M is full-frame. They are all full-frame because full-frame describes a relationship, not a size. Use language correctly please!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 05:03 UTC as 245th comment | 6 replies
On Masterclass: Arnold Newman article (20 comments in total)

Selling books much?

Yep, owned by Amazon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2012 at 04:43 UTC as 5th comment | 6 replies
On HDR for the Rest of Us article (199 comments in total)

Just think, if you had an external HDMI monitor you wouldn't have to bend to the ground. Or a camera with a rotating screen.

Why doesn't Canon put a damn rotating screen on the Mark III? I would buy one if it had it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 06:59 UTC as 52nd comment | 5 replies
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raimaster: with OVF pentaprism 100%, WR body, dual dial, per lens AF adjustment, focus peaking and superb IQ but price of mid-level K-30 is obviously the king of mid-level camera.

Yeah it's pretty good. I still think Sony A65 / A57 are fair comparisons though. With A65 you get AMOLED viewfinder, and rotating screen, much faster performance... but Pentax gives you weather-sealed body, much better high ISO, optical finder, more of a traditional DSLR. I'd go with the Pentax, I think there are better lenses too... I love the D* pancakes. Too bad they have few dealers in the USA.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 04:30 UTC
On Preview:pentax-k-30 (244 comments in total)

Looks pretty good Pentax! I've always liked Pentax.

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 04:27 UTC as 24th comment
On Olympus Working on New Body for 'Pro' Four Thirds Lenses news story (266 comments in total)

It doesn't necessarily have to be a new DSLR. It just has to be something that works quick with the phase-detect lenses. Sony managed to make an adapter with a translucent mirror in it that lets all the old lenses work fine. Nikon built phase detect sensors onto the main sensor in the 1 series. Olympus, who was first in the mirrorless game with Panasonic, and was first to have Live View, ironically has lagged behind on focus speed with the old lenses. I wish they would just allow us to send in the old lenses for a motor upgrade to MSC motors.

But I still want E-7 to be a DSLR because it would be nice to actually see the stars in the viewfinder at night on an f/3.5 lens so I can focus.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2012 at 21:28 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply

Canon still sells cameras with mirrors in them?

May I ask... why?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2012 at 06:54 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
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