PicOne

PicOne

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On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (525 comments in total)

Aren't the D4S and 1DX missing? ie.. shouldn't this be called a roundup of the "Enthusiast"-level full frame cameras? What are considered the "mid"range FF or "low end" FF cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 14:41 UTC as 3rd comment
On Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database article (139 comments in total)

Curious and still waiting for the Sigma Quattro to get added to the database.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 01:29 UTC as 14th comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

From a copyright or somesuch perspective, is it really ok to tweak another company's product and then rebrand it?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 22:32 UTC as 179th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (954 comments in total)

I note that DPR has sample images on the camera info page, but not within the Preview. Why not?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 19:53 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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Artistico: Personally, I can't see the point of a combined warm-up and polariser in a digital workflow, but I am sure those who can are the target market anyway. And lots of people still like their neutral grads and other filters that digital post processing have rendered partly obsolete as well. The effect of polarisers undoubtedly has a big place today, of course, since for many shooting situations there is no way you can replicate its effect in post processing. The warm-up effect of an 81A filter, however? I can't see how the difference between something shot with a regular and a warming filter would be anything but negligibly subtle and only visible in a direct side-by-side comparison of prints, the perceived colour of which would be affected a lot more by the light used for their display than by a warm-up filter used during shooting.

I'm continuing to be confused on why people equate using a warming filter with "getting it right in the camera".. when you can just get the white balance (with a warming effect) also right "in the camera", without a filter?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 21:11 UTC
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jdh99: Just adjust the white balance in post processing. I don't see the need for this except maybe for film shooters

One way or another, if you want to go the purist route and get the image 100% as intended IN CAMERA, then you have to set the white balance IN CAMERA before taking the shot. Why futz with setting the white balance before adding the warming filter, when you could just set a warming white balance with no warming filter needed?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 17:14 UTC
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jdh99: Just adjust the white balance in post processing. I don't see the need for this except maybe for film shooters

So.. if I have this correct and understand how this guy uses old school.. He would have to set the WB before mounting the filter, and then he'd be assured that the filter would warm his images? IN this case, why not just shoot a warming WB card (ie. slightly cooler/bluer than neutral gray)?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 16:48 UTC
On Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think article (198 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: I voted "full frame or nothing", though I don't really appreciate the implication of fanaticism that sentence contains. Having used 4/3 for years and dipped a toe or two in APS-C, and having a substancial experience with the real full frame (135 film), I believe full frame is the only way for digital to go. It's better at everything compared to smaller formats. As demand increases, chances are we'll see truly affordable full frame systems very soon.
Of course one could go over the top and vote for medium format, but are our computers up to handling such large files? Full frame is actually more sensible than it appears to 1", 4/3 and APS-C users - as long as one doesn't go bananas and buys 36 MP cameras.
Some months ago I had the chance to sort a Nikon Df. I fell in love even before holding it. It's such a capable camera! I wish people would look at it without prejudice.

"1. It is obvious that most people don't share your view. It is absolutely not a surprise that the overwhelming majority see the 1"-APS-C as a desirable sensor size range."

You misread the poll instructions. The idea was to capture what people felt was the bare minimum, not what they felt was most desirable.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 13:07 UTC

I get how the purchase price varies based on age of the item, but are the rental fees similarly different?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 13:00 UTC as 12th comment
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PicOne: what's different with this versus renting a lens and never returning? I assumed Lens Rentals would charge your card for the item in these instances anyway and would have always been an option?

I suppose it's a change. But agree, quite natural. I guess it might mean having more inventory.. though companies such as Adorama rentals would presumably not have an issue as they'd pull from store inventory. And as pointed out in the press release, excluded from this rent/buy option are any hard-to-get items.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 12:53 UTC
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PicOne: what's different with this versus renting a lens and never returning? I assumed Lens Rentals would charge your card for the item in these instances anyway and would have always been an option?

Wasn't trying to imply that it would be an inconsiderate act.. I'm saying that I'm really surprised I guess that this policy/practice wasn't instituted from the get-go of the company as a default option for customers. It's just common sense IMO.

Lots of folks seem to be saying that this is a "brilliant" business plan.. I'm kinda scratching my head and thinking "well.. duh"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 22:59 UTC

what's different with this versus renting a lens and never returning? I assumed Lens Rentals would charge your card for the item in these instances anyway and would have always been an option?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 21:20 UTC as 20th comment | 6 replies
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Bhima78: Seems like an amazing oversight by Panasonic to not have a touchscreen in this camera. Its like they packed so much in, that the touch guy at Panasonic just forgot about it.

LOL.. us left eye dominant users could use our noses to release the shutter.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 02:18 UTC
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nunatak: the author has an angry tone to his writing.

perhaps DPreview should ask him to do the camera maker executive interviews?

perhaps some of the phraseology used just might create such a tone.. eg:

ignore and be ignored
stepping on the toes
inevitably
jealous of
restrained congratulations over the fence
disruptive influence
butch high-end compacts
dried up and died
craving
Godfather
squabbling low-end
ferociously digested
decimation
junk-end compact market
relic of a battle
couldn't care less

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 01:14 UTC
On Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta article (97 comments in total)

Luckily I found out the wireless general purpose printer I bought a couple years ago is google cloud ready.. That said, I find the instructions absurd should I want to use Photoshop on my photography, and then try and send a print to my Epson 3880.. it looks somewhat of kludge process to get a chromebook to print to an offline printer.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 01:24 UTC as 18th comment

DPR must be scrambling.. They seem to have missed the fact that this was an announcement of new Teleconverters, with an also-mention of the WR filters. If they did see the TC mention, kinda odd they made no mention of them?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 20:23 UTC as 7th comment
On SanDisk unveils 512GB Extreme Pro card article (161 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: For $800 I will just buy Ten 128 GB off brand cards. I would rather not keep all of my data on one very expensive card.

PNY is "off brand" ? I think my first camera memory card was PNY (purchased in 1999 I think and had 256mb storage). It still works, fwiw..

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 01:06 UTC
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Photo Pete: No gloss optimiser. Vast tonal range and gloss differential too!

Not interested until Epson make a pigment printer with 3 black shades, matt black which doesn't need ink to be purged before use and which has a gloss optimiser. Oh, and which only purges the cartridge which was replaced when one runs out rather than all of them.

Perhaps even with an Epson own brand continuous ink system.

There are a lot of things Epson could have improved in a new printer.,, black density was very low on my list.

who says this is a pigment printer?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 12:54 UTC
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PicOne: Some things I'm not understanding:
1. How to access the battery?
2. How is this different than a eg. RRS plate that has built-in area to thread in your own quick release strap?
3. How did this work for the DPR reviewer "when shooting in the vertical format" -- is there an L-Plate edition of this?
4. I don't see any demonstration of how a camera actually hangs on your body using this.. the photo with woman up top has her having to hold the camera while wearing the camera.. that doesn't seem very ideal.

So, the benefit of this, over just connecting a QR strap to the camera's lugs, is basically it's more comfortable to hold vertically if you have some other square/hard-edged uncomfortable QR plate attached to your camera?
and, you can spin the camera.

Downsides are:
1. doesn't work with cameras that don't have battery grip attached. Can't access battery.
2. doesn't allow L-Plate tripod usage

I just never recall having any issue walking around with a 1dII with whatever lens attached with a normal QR strap attached to the camera's lugs. I know I'm missing something here, but can't tell what it is.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 23:39 UTC

Some things I'm not understanding:
1. How to access the battery?
2. How is this different than a eg. RRS plate that has built-in area to thread in your own quick release strap?
3. How did this work for the DPR reviewer "when shooting in the vertical format" -- is there an L-Plate edition of this?
4. I don't see any demonstration of how a camera actually hangs on your body using this.. the photo with woman up top has her having to hold the camera while wearing the camera.. that doesn't seem very ideal.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2014 at 22:39 UTC as 71st comment | 3 replies
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