photogeek

photogeek

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Nov 15, 2003

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bluevellet: Cool promo video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj4gDABcgio

I like that the lens doesn't extend when zooming, great for weather sealing and basically makes the lens a little shorter than the kit zoom (40-150 f4-5.6) when zoomed all the way in.

Snap focus ring, retractable hood and close focusing distance are nice bonuses.

IQ and AF remains to be seen, but looks promising on paper.

The beard on that guy is, shall we say, misguided.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:10 UTC
On Google Photo Sphere now available for iOS post (20 comments in total)
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Guy Swarbrick: Incrementally, not dramatically increased. There are far more Android phones out there than yPhones.

That's too simplistic a view. It is well known that iPhone users use their iPhones as _smartphones_ a lot more. AppStore still sells a ton more apps and makes more money, iOS devices dominate when it comes to mobile web traffic. So it's a bigger deal than it seems.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 06:24 UTC
On Niko announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' article (379 comments in total)
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TylerQ: Just love reading all the whining about this issue that affects a small number of cameras used in a way the majority of photographer don't use it.

As far as I can tell, almost all cameras released thus far are affected, including mine. So it's a "small number", but only because a small number of cameras has been sold so far.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 02:42 UTC
On Exposing sharks in a positive light article (62 comments in total)
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stdavid: Until very recently sharks have withstood the impressive test of 400 million years of rigorous evolution. Unless humans stop the senseless slaughter of these magnificent creatures many species could well face extinction in our lifetime. Extinction means forever.
Great photos

_We_ are now the top predator in the food chain. So we don't need to worry about their reduced numbers. Last I checked, humans also eat fish quite happily.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 21:15 UTC
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Prairie Pal: 6 identical pictures of kids pointing weapons with the same unbelievable "green-screen" open mouth expressions, and fanged monsters added in post. I wouldn't say this is a new DPreview low, but really don't you have better things to with your time than repost crap like this? Don't you have camera reviews to catch up on? Looking at this is like Canadian Tire money; the second after you exit the store you throw it away.

Says the guy with this "stunning" art to his name: http://www.dpreview.com/members/2305010268/galleries

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 03:21 UTC
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (171 comments in total)
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photogeek: Too bad most of their lenses have noisy, slow motors and are worthless for fast moving subjects. FWIW, I ended up going with MFT after trying both X-T1 and E-M1 side by side. E-M1 is just much better made and all their lenses (at least all I have tried) have ultrasonic motors. The only real flaw that I could see in Oly lineup is their 17mm f/1.8 lens, which, while not that bad in absolute terms, is not that good either, and worse than their f/2.8 zoom.

Still, though, would it kill them if they put ultrasonic motors into everything, like Oly did?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 07:27 UTC
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (171 comments in total)
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photogeek: Too bad most of their lenses have noisy, slow motors and are worthless for fast moving subjects. FWIW, I ended up going with MFT after trying both X-T1 and E-M1 side by side. E-M1 is just much better made and all their lenses (at least all I have tried) have ultrasonic motors. The only real flaw that I could see in Oly lineup is their 17mm f/1.8 lens, which, while not that bad in absolute terms, is not that good either, and worse than their f/2.8 zoom.

Optical quality, maybe, by a hair. Mechanical - nope. Also, Fuji primes are about twice as large than their Oly counterparts, and quite a bit heavier, too.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 06:47 UTC
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (171 comments in total)

Too bad most of their lenses have noisy, slow motors and are worthless for fast moving subjects. FWIW, I ended up going with MFT after trying both X-T1 and E-M1 side by side. E-M1 is just much better made and all their lenses (at least all I have tried) have ultrasonic motors. The only real flaw that I could see in Oly lineup is their 17mm f/1.8 lens, which, while not that bad in absolute terms, is not that good either, and worse than their f/2.8 zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 06:22 UTC as 29th comment | 13 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1533 comments in total)
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photogeek: I was hoping they'd make it smaller and lighter, too. After using mirrorless for a while, "regular" DSLRs are comically large.

Those are comments from a former D800e owner who got tired of waiting for LR to render 50MB NEFs and 45MB JPEGs on a reasonably up-to-date 8-core workstation. :-) If I were a wedding photographer, I'd shoot myself in the middle of processing 5-10GB of NEFs from a wedding. So I'd say it's your comments that are naive here. D610 is more than adequate for wedding work, there's nothing "amateur" about it other than the price.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 18:15 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1533 comments in total)
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photogeek: I was hoping they'd make it smaller and lighter, too. After using mirrorless for a while, "regular" DSLRs are comically large.

You really don't need anything more than an APS-C body for weddings, or for FX, D610 at most. It's not a complex, demanding photography genre, and the extra megapixels only slow Lightroom down to a crawl. D800 pictures at 300 dpi are 24x16". No one prints wedding photos that large.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 09:09 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1533 comments in total)
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photogeek: I was hoping they'd make it smaller and lighter, too. After using mirrorless for a while, "regular" DSLRs are comically large.

You need 36MP for weddings? :-) How large do you print? Also, with Nikon you don't get any fast midrange VR zooms, and VR will only compensate for hand tremor, not for subject motion.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 03:15 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1533 comments in total)
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photogeek: I was hoping they'd make it smaller and lighter, too. After using mirrorless for a while, "regular" DSLRs are comically large.

Yeah, I don't shoot sports (nor do I have any interest in sports in general), but really, is D810 a good sports camera in your opinion? With 5FPS and limited high ISO performance?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 06:14 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)
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photogeek: People are missing the bigger picture. In another 2 years or so, tablets will have CPUs comparable to those currently found in laptops. For laptops the Moore's law is over (actually, not Moore's law, but Dennard scaling is over, but let's not get too technical). For tablets that's not the case. They are not held back by having to support software written 20 years ago. Their CPUs are much simpler, and they are being developed taking past (very expensive) lessons on how not to do it into account. Laptops will stay about the same, just as they did in the past five years. Tablets will take over for most people, with pros preferring laptops and desktops, 5% of the overall market. Put simply, there's not enough money in this market for Apple to be interested in it. Apple is about focus. They are betting on a different horse, nothing more, nothing less.

There's no reason for tablet software to remain "basic", and for memory to be capped at 1GB. This year's tablets will be faster than most laptops currently in circulation (and with much higher quality screens, and for less money). I also believe Apple will finally move beyond 1GB limit. Next year, more of the same. It's all but inevitable.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 02:03 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)
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photogeek: People are missing the bigger picture. In another 2 years or so, tablets will have CPUs comparable to those currently found in laptops. For laptops the Moore's law is over (actually, not Moore's law, but Dennard scaling is over, but let's not get too technical). For tablets that's not the case. They are not held back by having to support software written 20 years ago. Their CPUs are much simpler, and they are being developed taking past (very expensive) lessons on how not to do it into account. Laptops will stay about the same, just as they did in the past five years. Tablets will take over for most people, with pros preferring laptops and desktops, 5% of the overall market. Put simply, there's not enough money in this market for Apple to be interested in it. Apple is about focus. They are betting on a different horse, nothing more, nothing less.

What you're missing is this: ARM CPUs get about twice as fast every year. Intel CPUs get maybe 15% faster every year, and those gains are decelerating.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 00:37 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1533 comments in total)
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photogeek: I was hoping they'd make it smaller and lighter, too. After using mirrorless for a while, "regular" DSLRs are comically large.

Large zooms come with tripod mounts for a reason. You won't get a tack sharp picture from them handheld, with VR or without, especially with a 36MP sensor. So "balancing" is irrelevant. They're already heavier than the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 17:33 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)
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photogeek: People are missing the bigger picture. In another 2 years or so, tablets will have CPUs comparable to those currently found in laptops. For laptops the Moore's law is over (actually, not Moore's law, but Dennard scaling is over, but let's not get too technical). For tablets that's not the case. They are not held back by having to support software written 20 years ago. Their CPUs are much simpler, and they are being developed taking past (very expensive) lessons on how not to do it into account. Laptops will stay about the same, just as they did in the past five years. Tablets will take over for most people, with pros preferring laptops and desktops, 5% of the overall market. Put simply, there's not enough money in this market for Apple to be interested in it. Apple is about focus. They are betting on a different horse, nothing more, nothing less.

See. You're only confirming my point: most people are missing the bigger picture.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 17:14 UTC
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (424 comments in total)

People are missing the bigger picture. In another 2 years or so, tablets will have CPUs comparable to those currently found in laptops. For laptops the Moore's law is over (actually, not Moore's law, but Dennard scaling is over, but let's not get too technical). For tablets that's not the case. They are not held back by having to support software written 20 years ago. Their CPUs are much simpler, and they are being developed taking past (very expensive) lessons on how not to do it into account. Laptops will stay about the same, just as they did in the past five years. Tablets will take over for most people, with pros preferring laptops and desktops, 5% of the overall market. Put simply, there's not enough money in this market for Apple to be interested in it. Apple is about focus. They are betting on a different horse, nothing more, nothing less.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 07:35 UTC as 63rd comment | 12 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1533 comments in total)

I was hoping they'd make it smaller and lighter, too. After using mirrorless for a while, "regular" DSLRs are comically large.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 07:09 UTC as 327th comment | 14 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2301 comments in total)
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Mescalamba: Different colors are due RT using color profile embed in DNG. While ACR/LR might interpret it their ways (they made DNG format afterall and are not exactly too sharing about details, rather opposite).

If there are distortion correction profiles in LR/ACR then they can be used in RT too.

Im just thinking about something..

Sony makes 18-55 lens for their NEX, and that lens look about same size as this one. That 1mm on longer end doesnt mean a thing, those numbers are mostly just "should be around that length".

So, what if Leica did simple re-design of exterior, gave it tad bit better build and sell it as own?

Cause lens output seems quite a bit like that Sony E-mount lens..

Otherwise disappointment in this case on scale 1-10 is somewhere around 13 or so..

>> they made DNG format afterall and are not exactly too
>> sharing about details

LMGTFY: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=dng+format+specification

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 16:46 UTC
On Massive 3,000 square foot pinhole photo on display article (34 comments in total)

Looks like a dirty rag.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 17:55 UTC as 17th comment
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