Der Steppenwolf

Der Steppenwolf

Lives in Sweden Sweden
Joined on Jan 20, 2011

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D Webb: I believe two things should apply in this issue.
1. No voyeurism. An Army of Youtubers getting their kicks from the agony of others is not a civilised society.
2. There has to be an exclusion zone. Fifteen feet seems very generous. I'd make it more like 30.

"As a private citizen, I do not want any yahoo out there photographing or filming me without my consent.!
If you are in PUBLIC you are part of the public you are not "private" any more. If you don't want to be filmed stay home, or move to the forest. Honestly I think you are paranoid and should really look into that, it will only get worse from where you are now.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 23:08 UTC
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D Webb: I believe two things should apply in this issue.
1. No voyeurism. An Army of Youtubers getting their kicks from the agony of others is not a civilised society.
2. There has to be an exclusion zone. Fifteen feet seems very generous. I'd make it more like 30.

If you live in a country where you need permission for street photography then why not move to a democracy ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 15:08 UTC
On Sony FE 28mm F2 samples gallery posted article (96 comments in total)
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retro76: As these were all adjusted in raw how can we tell how the lens performs in terms of color and contrast and do we even have a true guage on detail etc ?. I would rather see these tests conducted using the cameras JPEG engine so we have a baseline comparison, otherwise I don't really know what the samples posted tell us other then the skill level of the person processing raw ?

@ Ian Leach
"It does not matter if the jpeg engine is not ideal, what matters is that consistency is maintained."
And if you use same postprocessing program (and version) say Lightroom for instance how is that not consistent ?
I guess logic is not really you strong side right ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2015 at 21:02 UTC
On DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks article (136 comments in total)

People who use this should be beaten with these sticks.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 13:08 UTC as 12th comment
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (322 comments in total)
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ttran88: The title should actually be touch , wait , wait, wait, and go. That title is Just so misleading, I'm thinking I can touch and get instant AF in live view. Oh so wrong.

@ttran88
"Clearly trying to market it towards the smartphone crowd. No?"

Exactly, NO !

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 23:54 UTC
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (322 comments in total)
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EduardoKleinFichtner: Please DPreview. Which model of camera is 100% score? Thank you.

Eduardo, is there such a thing as a perfect camera ? Now you know why there is no camera that scores 100%.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 21:04 UTC
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (322 comments in total)
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ttran88: The title should actually be touch , wait , wait, wait, and go. That title is Just so misleading, I'm thinking I can touch and get instant AF in live view. Oh so wrong.

Now why would you shoot action/fast subjects using Live View ???
You do know this is not a smartphone camera but a DSLR and should be used as one.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 21:01 UTC
On Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted article (150 comments in total)
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Boky: ...the colours seem washed-out... bit more attention to lens/body pairing is required I'd say.

@naththo
Sensor size has NOTHING to do with picture softness!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 05:07 UTC
On Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted article (150 comments in total)
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Boky: Not bad at all. Bit overexposed for my liking.
Nick

Recalibrate your screen. On my newly calibrated one pics are spot on exposure wise.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 18:43 UTC
On Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted article (150 comments in total)
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Boky: ...the colours seem washed-out... bit more attention to lens/body pairing is required I'd say.

What you might have seen is different color profiles that one can choose and that affect OOC JPEGs. "Neutral" profile will give you washed out look but will allow for more DR and PP latitude. "Landscape" will give more saturated colors. These settings can be edited and changed in every Nikon camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 18:40 UTC
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Greg VdB: Rishi, any thoughts on how usefull the image stabilization is on a lens this wide? It seems to me that most landscape photographers would put it on a tripod given the weight, and for event photographers shutter speeds can't be too long anyway. The only scenario I can think of off the top of my head are places like museums where tripods aren't allowed.

Good for video as well

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 23:02 UTC
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Beat Traveller: The 28mm seems like a good deal.

Interesting to see a fly by wire aperture ring on the 35mm. This trend really seems to be catching on!

Because it is much cheaper to make fly by wire then a proper mechanical coupling. It is NOT A TREND.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 07:36 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (859 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: how's the live view auto focus performance .. any improvements ((

Who cares, this is a enthusiast DSLR. How many of those people have you seen holding camera at an arms lenght ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 08:15 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (859 comments in total)

So Nikon, for EVERY little improvement you have to buy new camera. Memory and processor in D7100 could have handled same buffer if not more but no. First they sell hat one, then they add tiny bit more memory and the game goes on. And memory IS DIRT CHEAP and has been for MANY YEARS now.And before flameing starts, I happen to know for a fact that this is true since I am one of the contributors to Nikon hacker community (google it), where we actually are dissasembling these cameras and their software to improve upon lowly features Nikon is putting there to begin with.
No shame what so ever in that company.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 08:12 UTC as 183rd comment | 6 replies
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iShootWideOpen: For a nano second I considered saving $1800 and buying the Tamron over the Canon 11-24L. After seeing tests on digital-picture and lens rental I feel better about my move.

Maybe you should try reading lens rental blogpost again. Same problem in understanding an article as "blakevanderbilt" below. You should have bought Tamron and spent those 1800 bucks on a reading/understanding course ;) But yeah, I get it, you bought a much more expensive lens and now you are looking for a way to justify that decision by interpreting an article wrongly :D

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 19:55 UTC
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Steve in Scotland: If I owned the Nikon D750, I'd be happy with the Tamron 24-70 and Tamron 70-200 partnering it but even though this looks a great lens, I'd be tempted to stretch to Nikon's 14-24 given the weight advantage and the fact that VC is not so important at wide angle (generally speaking).

I am not saying that VC is great for resolution, and I fully agree with you on that point. But you know what is even worse for resolution ? No picture at all. VC will allow you to take pictures with lower ISO when you (like me hate lugging tripods) or just cant (a lot of places will not allow tripods!).
And you are also forgeting that filming is a big deal to a lot of people out there. Again try filming without VC in a place that does not allow tripods.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 19:50 UTC
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Steve in Scotland: If I owned the Nikon D750, I'd be happy with the Tamron 24-70 and Tamron 70-200 partnering it but even though this looks a great lens, I'd be tempted to stretch to Nikon's 14-24 given the weight advantage and the fact that VC is not so important at wide angle (generally speaking).

So you would pay 60% more for 100 gram less ? That is weight of a candy bar!
And VC is very nice to have, with this one can handhold up to 2 sec not to mention how nice it is for filming. Well to each his own but your arguments sound very strange.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 17:24 UTC

Thank you Tamron and Sigma for putting out some great lenses and putting some pressure on CaNikon and their "charge as much as we want" policy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 07:16 UTC as 26th comment
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (119 comments in total)
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Der Steppenwolf: Sounds very reasonable to me. I am from Sweden and here authorities just decided to ban ALL drones in public places. But then again this country is all about banning everything that's even remotely (pun intended) fun so that is not a surprise :(

JF69 Our problem here is mostly by feminists and right wing racists, like you JF69.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 12:03 UTC
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (119 comments in total)

Sounds very reasonable to me. I am from Sweden and here authorities just decided to ban ALL drones in public places. But then again this country is all about banning everything that's even remotely (pun intended) fun so that is not a surprise :(

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 20:46 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
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