Horshack

Horshack

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On Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line article (29 comments in total)

For when you want your very best gear stolen at the airport ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 02:31 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (252 comments in total)
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Horshack: Great review. The extensive pages on dynamic range are very well done.

The only important note I'd add about the A7s is how much harder it is to manually focus vs the A7/A7r due to its lower-clarity Live View magnification and surprisingly, its much worse low-light Live View noise performance. It appears Sony is line-skipping for the A7s's LV feed ala the D800/D800E. I compared all three A7 bodies for MF here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54123743 and http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54128288

That is the issue with subjective recollection - it's fallible.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 20:07 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (449 comments in total)
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zakk9: The camera fondlers are attacking...

Do you guys ever take photos? For real photographers, he D7100 was, and still is, a great camera, but it had a buffer that was too small for certain kinds of photography. The D7200 features a larger buffer plus several other improvements, and all the majority of nerds on this forum manage to utter is "meh... the 7D II is better".

It might be an idea to remember then that the 7D II is 50% more expensive as well as 50% heavier. It's simply another class of camera. For advanced amateurs and a lot of professional photographers, the D7200 will be a great workhorse.

Nikon owes them $1199.95 of value, nothing more, nothing less.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 20:06 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (252 comments in total)

Great review. The extensive pages on dynamic range are very well done.

The only important note I'd add about the A7s is how much harder it is to manually focus vs the A7/A7r due to its lower-clarity Live View magnification and surprisingly, its much worse low-light Live View noise performance. It appears Sony is line-skipping for the A7s's LV feed ala the D800/D800E. I compared all three A7 bodies for MF here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54123743 and http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54128288

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 16:23 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (449 comments in total)
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zakk9: The camera fondlers are attacking...

Do you guys ever take photos? For real photographers, he D7100 was, and still is, a great camera, but it had a buffer that was too small for certain kinds of photography. The D7200 features a larger buffer plus several other improvements, and all the majority of nerds on this forum manage to utter is "meh... the 7D II is better".

It might be an idea to remember then that the 7D II is 50% more expensive as well as 50% heavier. It's simply another class of camera. For advanced amateurs and a lot of professional photographers, the D7200 will be a great workhorse.

People are unhappy at Nikon's practice of trying to milk photogs by consistently releasing bodies with missing features. The D7000 should of had the one-button push to 100% zoom of the D7100. The D7100 should of had the deeper buffer of the D7200. The D7200 should of had the articulating screen of the D7300. And the D7300 should of had the touch-screen and USB 3 of the D7400.

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On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (449 comments in total)

Welcome to iteration city, population you.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 05:58 UTC as 102nd comment | 3 replies

Seems unfair to penalize PJ's for matching the embellishments of news anchors :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 17:17 UTC as 22nd comment

Roger Cicala posted an evaluation of the lens today on his blog, including a comparison with the Nikon 14-24mm and Canon 16-35 f/2.8

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2015/02/just-the-lenses-tamron-15-30mm-f2-8

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 04:36 UTC as 27th comment | 13 replies
On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (217 comments in total)
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Horshack: Samples looking good. Here's a sharpened version of the f/2.8 landscape shot:

http://horshack.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZcDgZGh/0/O/i-ZcDgZGh.jpg

Odd bit of flare at near the right edge though.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 16:31 UTC
On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (217 comments in total)

Samples looking good. Here's a sharpened version of the f/2.8 landscape shot:

http://horshack.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZcDgZGh/0/O/i-ZcDgZGh.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 16:30 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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joe6pack: All pros and no cons. I am feeling more and more that these videos are all paid advertisements. Tell me this isn't so!

Nah, if these videos were paid advertisements you'd see slogans like "I AM A GOOFY CAMERA" or "See the Impossible With an 8 Year Old Sensor"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 01:39 UTC

How well does the camera survive a collision with a tree?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 01:35 UTC as 20th comment | 5 replies
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Just a Photographer: Is the sensor of the OM-D E-M5 ll a global shutter?

If not then the electronic shuttertime of 1/16000 is going to be the same marketing feature as the electronic shutter of the Fuji's that go up to 1/32000.

All in all what it does is just reading out each line on the sensor at 1/16000 repeated by the vertical resolution and you have the total time it takes to create the image. Everything that will happen during the total readout time of the sensor will give a rolling shutter effect.

Only if its a global shutter the sensor can be read out in one go.

It's a rolling shutter with a full readout time of 1/20, based on the max flash sync speed of 1/20 in the electronic shutter mode.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 16:31 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R article (119 comments in total)

I hope this thread doesn't descend into the typical Canon chatter about dynamic range, with everyone asking dpreview staff about how the camera performs in that regard. To the staff: Would you say there was a wide range of people at the show, with long saturated queues of photographers waiting to raise the 5Ds in their hands to see if there are any surprises lurking in the dark areas of the Canon booth?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 06:58 UTC as 26th comment | 6 replies

The lens looks great except that it renders elbows too pointy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 18:15 UTC as 16th comment
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (194 comments in total)

Yet another article about a Pentax camera. How come no mention of Canon or Nikon?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 14:38 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies

Great article. My take is a bit different. I think Canikon are letting other players burn through R&D money to profitlessly develop the market to see what comes of it. If the MILC market takes off then Canikon can enter it on their terms and profitably exploit its demand - I don't see much risk of being locked out as a late-comer, esp with Canikon's brand recognition. If the MILC market peaks and declines then Canikon saved a bunch of NRE not chasing the market while keeping focus on profitably iterating its DSLR products.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 19:38 UTC as 167th comment | 5 replies

They priced the 24mm lower than I expected. Sigma may be taking advantage of the current exchange rate to price the lens aggressively. Canikon is taking advantage of the current exchange rate by aggressively pocketing extra profit :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 19:19 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon announces Coolpix AW130 and S33 rugged compacts article (31 comments in total)

I like my compacts rugged so that I can stack a bunch of stuff on top of them when I leave them in the closet.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 21:44 UTC as 5th comment

This is all fine and good except that a MFT drone @ f/2.8 is really equivalent to a full-frame drone @ f/5.6. I like the shallowest DOF possible when my drone is invading the privacy of my neighbor's yard.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 21:22 UTC as 18th comment | 8 replies
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