BJN

BJN

Lives in United States Salt Lake City USA, UT, United States
Works as a Graphic design
Joined on Apr 30, 2001

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On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1026 comments in total)

And "we're be curious" to so see you test the low-light capabilities of the new D7200.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 21:20 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1026 comments in total)
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Scottelly: I'm trying to figure out why the old Sony A77 can shoot at 12 fps, but this "new" camera can only shoot at half that speed, even though both cameras are 24 MP. Anyone got any ideas what's up there? They're about the same price, right?

The pellicle mirror isn't a new technology...film cameras had them. There's light loss for the exposure with a semisilvered mirror, and the light to the viewfinder isn't very bright.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 21:11 UTC
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RPJG: Do any of these action cams have proper timelapse functionality yet?

By "proper", I mean shutting down the camera between shots so that battery life isn't (laughably) the same as when taking video?

You can't shut down the camera, just power down some components. The timer and logic have to keep running.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 20:25 UTC
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Papi61: No 4K? Deal breaker. Match the Hero 4 Black on specs and offer it for $150-200 less and then many people will be interested.

And GoPro has a reputation as a camera maker? I suppose they do, just not as one with anything great going for it but popularity and form factor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 20:22 UTC
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Artak Hambarian: IMHO ballheads are inferior to orthogonal heads, i.e. Pan and tilt or gimbal heads, especially in combination with leveling bases. The same Acratech has the so called Long Lens Head and the Panoramic Head. I use my Induro BHL3 all the time in combination with Wimberley Sidekick, all seated on FLM levelling base on a Manfrotto 055 PRO CF legs. Mark: any plans to compare orthogonal heads?

It depends on what you need to do. And an upside-down ballhead levels for panning in one step without the bulk and weight of a leveling base. I run an upside-down Markins in addition to a Novoflex P0. I also have pan tilt and micro adjustable heads. Horses for courses.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 01:50 UTC

Serious camera wood.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 01:20 UTC as 71st comment
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)
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R N: Anybody remember the early Nikon Coolpix models? They had the swivel idea for the grip. Then the industry - including Nikon - went with making cameras that were digital versions of old form-factor designs. It's nice to see this idea come back.

In the early days of digital there was a sort of heady optimism about the opportunities to innovate on what a camera could be. With convergence, maybe it's time again.

Yeah, I had one. I'd rather have an articulating display than an articulating camera. But the point of this design is different - to change up how you hold and control the camera. In the Coolpix, the camera body would do the tilting, Canon looks to be doing the opposite.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 21:47 UTC
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noirdesir: You got me there for a minute.

Published March 31, and I saw it elsewhere.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 02:49 UTC
On B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras article (108 comments in total)

I'll stay with Peak Design's CapturePro. The dovetail plate is compatible with my Arca type camera supports. And Peak's product isn't targeted at "smaller cameras". I tried to find images of the CPtech mounting hardware, but no luck.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 16:14 UTC as 44th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (754 comments in total)
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tgutgu: Welt, it is a pity that dpreview follows the urban legend that Olympus menus are more complex than the competition. It is clearly not the case.

It depends on how you define complexity. Olympus makes you work harder to find and change settings compared to other cameras with a similar range of settings - in my experience.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 19:24 UTC
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Karl Summers: Aside from sharpness, how do you account for the difference in hue/luminance values in the blue trim around the window?

Sterile highlights - are you referring to pictures of my vasectomy?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 19:58 UTC
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alouette: great Comparison!

Would be nice to see a comparison with the FT Zuiko 7-14mm F/4 attached at the E-M5 Mark II using the hiRes Mode at 40MPix (Jpg) or 64Mpix (Raw)

Especially at high ISOs.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 19:53 UTC
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nathantw: I'm really impressed. But, how well does the Tamron perform at 14mm? For those that say it's only one mm, look at the comparison photo. That one mm was the difference between seeing the top of the Space Needle and just seeing the support structure.

How well does the Nikon perform at 30mm? Yes, 1mm is useful on the wide end, but in reality the two lenses are impressively well matched and few shots would be affected by the difference. Tamron deserves credit for upping its game.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 19:52 UTC
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inrissk: What stops a 3rd party vendor to sell it to overseas on Ebay or Alibaba?

It's a shame for innovators like GoPro to lose out to copycatters.

No, it's a shame that GoPro continues to lead its sector with the frustrating camera brick. GoPro is hardly an innovator, it's a company that thrives despite bad software, poor support, frustrating product design, and poor quality control.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 00:07 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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gordonpritchard: I don't understand the anger.
The subscription model made PShop affordable for me.
$10 a month vs about $1200 for the standalone app.
What's your problem?

You got me. It's baffling to hear people complain about how complex and annoying Photoshop is, how mercenary Adobe is, and how angry they are they can't pay top dollar for a version license. The subscription model has advantages and drawbacks, but if you hate it the best tactic you have is to license and use competing software. Adobe isn't about to change the way it now markets its products.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 23:09 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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christom: They should celebrate it by killing it off and incorporating its remaining photography related elements into Lightroom and it's far superior interface. There are few worse designed UIs than Photoshop's. Photoshop must be the photo editor they use in hell, designed by Satan himself.

Bellyaching about the app's name not fitting the manifold uses that it has evolved to do is rather pointless and petty. Adobe crafted Lightroom specifically to provide a streamlined, photo-only interface with asset management built in. I have no use for Lightroom, but I'm not self-absorbed enough to write it off as inferior to the tool that I use professionally. Lightroom is great, even with it's silly name. Horses for courses, no matter what they're named. You seem to want a third app (apparently because Lightroom doesn't do all you need). Ask for that and have fun inventing a new name.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 22:57 UTC
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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christom: They should celebrate it by killing it off and incorporating its remaining photography related elements into Lightroom and it's far superior interface. There are few worse designed UIs than Photoshop's. Photoshop must be the photo editor they use in hell, designed by Satan himself.

Photoshop isn't primarily for photographers. We designers do things with the tool that Photographers have no use for. Lightroom is only for Photographers. The limited file handling and features allow for the integrated interface. Don't condemn at tool that you don't really use or understand and enjoy Lightroom.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 20:52 UTC
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ADSinger: The history of photography is a study in miniaturization. Cameras and negative/sensor size have been shrinking for two hundred years. Every new technological advance is met with derision by the supporters of the status quo. We saw this within the past couple of years as smart phones decimated the P&S market. The DSLR users view is no different than that of the Rollieflex owners faced with the 35mm Leica. MILC cameras will supplant DSLRs for all but professionals with specific needs. Canikon are faced with adapting or becoming niche products, i.e. Hasselblad, Leica M, etc.

Clearly a very limited study of history. And when you shrink formats, you also change the envelope of what you can do photographically.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 20:49 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Let’s get one thing straight. Dpreview has never given any camera anything less than a Silver award. The only thing that the silver award says is that the camera is not good enough to warrant a Gold award.

So you have to read the review instead of rely on lame rating system (they're all lame). This is bad, how?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 05:01 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)
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JohnHoppy: This review reads like someone deciding what shoes to wear. I love my GM1 too but it can't be all things to all men. I can see the GM5 improves on it in several ways,how can that be a bad thing? How do you give something a "Silver" then say, Ah but those APSC cams do the job better? Crazy! In one sense, they probably do, but their lenses are still way bigger. GM1 is my "go-everywhere" camera, it gets shots others don't because I don't tote all the bigger stuff , that's the point. Split hairs by all means, but 20x16s from this camera are bloody good. If you shoot black cats in coal cellars, sure, get that SLR. Up to ISO 3200 not much wrong with a GM1. And batteries? Don't you carry spares? - they're tiny!

What's wrong with deciding what shoes to wear? I like my GM5 but wouldn't recommend it as a primary camera for most photographers. If you're going to spend your time in only one pair of shoes, just be sure that the compromised handling and the GM shutter's limitations are a good fit.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 04:54 UTC
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