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 B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras article (107 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 (684 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 (437 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 (437 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
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (437 comments in total)
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kpaddler: "Not built for extended use in cold conditions"

As usual, DP doesn't disappoint with its useless points raised.

The camera lasts in cold weather longer than the people who carry it.

And like clockwork we get comments from self-focused folks who can't conceive that anyone would have a different experience, or shoot differently. The batteries are a weak link and my GM5 burns through batteries faster than the GM1 did. I consider at least one spare battery mandatory...whatever the temperature. Cold weather compromises any battery's performance.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 04:44 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (437 comments in total)
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Jorginho: Dated sensor? It is here since GX7, 1,5 years old. How is it dated. No mor edated than the Sony 24 Mpixel sensor. Nor the Fuji 16 Mpixels. This is not the same sensor we found in the GH2, GX1, G5, G6 etc....Nor is it the same sensor found in the EM5 or GH3 which were made by Sony. Like the Gh4 review says, I noted it is better than the one in the GH3/EPL5 /EM5 in especially Dynamic range, but also the other known parameters.
I also looked at the RAWs od the RX100III and GM5 at ISO6400 and ISO 12800. In the bulb mode, the RX100III at ISO 6400 equals the GM5 at ISO12800 (moreless). I do not see it coming closer and it does not seem equal.

The 16 megapixel MFT sensors are all essentially the same. There's a little improvement as newer 16Mpix MFT cameras come out, but that doesn't necessarily mean any changes to the sensor. More likely it's better image processing. My GM5 is no better than my GM1 which is very similar to my GH3 (in terms of sensor performance).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 04:38 UTC
On Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD article (78 comments in total)
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Luego: DPR can you confirm the fastest mechanical shutter speed of 1/500 sec. , while the electronic shutter is activated from 1/500 to 1/16000 sec ?

If true, then the GF7 would not be suitable for shooting fast moving subjects.

Excuse me for not being too concerned that this camera isn't going to be a good sports/action camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 23:36 UTC
On Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD article (78 comments in total)
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.Sam.: Hmmm... the GM1 proved impossibly hard to use without the rear wheel, and it was corrected with the subsequent model, GM5. Now Panasonic comes out with a NEW camera, repeating the problem ?

The GM1's wheel is too easy to push as a button when you're trying to operate it. But there are other ways to operate the camera (touch screen) so the camera itself isn't hard to use. All Panasonic needs to do is improve the knurling on the wheel and make the button action stiffer. Perhaps they've done that this time around.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 06:25 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (302 comments in total)
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km25: X sync 1/50, mistake or ?. What would be nice is a LX100 with interchangable lens. And 16 MP in place pic-a-ratio.

You get faster sync speeds with other MFT cameras. The GX7 has a better shutter that syncs to 1/320 or 1/250 second.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 04:45 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (302 comments in total)
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BJN: The GM5's EVF is nice to have, but rather disappointing. The apparent viewfinder image is approximately half the size of the EVF image in my GH3. And to keep the EVF's profile low, there isn't an effective eyecup. Ambient light easily washes in under the bright conditions where an EVF should be most valuable. And the GM5's diopter slider is fussy to use and easy to bump out of adjustment. And the EVF has compromised the useful size of the rear LCD panel. What I'm saying is that the GM1s with its GM5 style tweaks may likely be a better choice for many. And while the GM1 can be had, the pricing is quite attractive.

Yeah, yeah...it's the photographer and not the camera. But this is a camera site and photographers can and do have preferences for equipment that matter.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 04:38 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (302 comments in total)

The GM5's EVF is nice to have, but rather disappointing. The apparent viewfinder image is approximately half the size of the EVF image in my GH3. And to keep the EVF's profile low, there isn't an effective eyecup. Ambient light easily washes in under the bright conditions where an EVF should be most valuable. And the GM5's diopter slider is fussy to use and easy to bump out of adjustment. And the EVF has compromised the useful size of the rear LCD panel. What I'm saying is that the GM1s with its GM5 style tweaks may likely be a better choice for many. And while the GM1 can be had, the pricing is quite attractive.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 01:28 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies

This is another assault on "Hasselblad's design vision and heritage." If it's a marriage, it's a shotgun Kardashian marriage.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 21:09 UTC as 155th comment
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