Dougbm_2

Dougbm_2

Joined on May 25, 2010

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (91 comments in total)

IQ looks good. Question mark over af tracking and what about high ISO?
How about with a brighter lens?

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 06:55 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Sources of noise part two: Electronic Noise article (231 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Very interesting article Rishi and co. Thanks!

I feel the bridge image could have been processed a bit more ... seems a bit flat.
See my version in my gallery…http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9311784622/photos/3203776/rizalbridge-d810-v4-fullsize
What do you think?

@Rishi:Yes I thought car light trails would have helped.
Guess I am too used to processing real estate photography : ) but I thought more foreground interest helped the shot. Hey it is your photo so of course you prefer your processing. I just thought it was a little flat and only spent a few minutes tweaking the image. Maybe the foreground should have actually been darker! Cheers

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 20:42 UTC
On RizalBridge-D810-v4-FullSize++ photo in Dougbm_2's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Original copyright of DPReview - modified by me. Only posted here.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 10:00 UTC as 1st comment
On Sources of noise part two: Electronic Noise article (231 comments in total)

Very interesting article Rishi and co. Thanks!

I feel the bridge image could have been processed a bit more ... seems a bit flat.
See my version in my gallery…http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9311784622/photos/3203776/rizalbridge-d810-v4-fullsize
What do you think?

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 09:59 UTC as 37th comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2983 comments in total)

My God there is a lot of noise all over the image. I downloaded the file and a modest amount of noise ninja does help a lot but I would take a D810 or D750 over the 5Ds for this type of high dynamic range work. Bet the RAW was dark. Looks to be lifted about +3 EV.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 09:22 UTC as 127th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1113 comments in total)
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ashokvashisht: A thought occurred to me on the U1/U2 bottons....these are custom user settings...right ? Then why not give users the option ..say U1- U5 by having a single U button and then making a selection of U1/U5 by rotating the command dial. Will that be a good option or user would always want an fast option i.e just two buttons ?

Similar to Panasonic Lf1. C1 and then C2a,b,c,d. Works well.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 09:00 UTC

Excellent indeed

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 07:45 UTC as 4th comment
On Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples article (153 comments in total)

Meh!

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 05:07 UTC as 41st comment
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Dougbm_2: Maybe it is all the camera most of us really need. If only it was a 1inch sensor.

Yes I know but the 1/17 just doesn't cut it these days. If this was 25-125 and 1" I would certainly be looking at it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 08:19 UTC

Maybe it is all the camera most of us really need. If only it was a 1inch sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 07:34 UTC as 23rd comment | 6 replies
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (813 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: How curious that it can't match the Nikons in RAW. Is it a different sensor or is the RAW 'processed' deferentially and Nikon has the magic dust for that?

@ theprehistorian - how is the sensor different?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 22:42 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (813 comments in total)
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cheetah43: Design: that grip, horrible, stuck on [looks as if] with sloping shutter! Forget this. Can one hope for a larger RX1, ILS camera with EVF? No silly grips, please! C'mon Sony, you can do it. The a7II looks awful.

I didn't find it that comfortable without the grip when I handled it in the shop. Body a bit short.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 07:55 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (813 comments in total)

How curious that it can't match the Nikons in RAW. Is it a different sensor or is the RAW 'processed' deferentially and Nikon has the magic dust for that?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 07:53 UTC as 85th comment | 5 replies
On A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom article (193 comments in total)
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ollieye: I am wishing to downsize equipment. I mostly take people pictures inside, low light and from a distance. I have a Nikon D7000 with several lenses now. Any suggestions? Maybe this new P900?

Sony RX10 or Panasonic FZ1000 for a bit more reach.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 02:57 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)

81% and only Silver seems pretty mean. Should the score and award have some sync? eg Gold over 80% Silver over 70%

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 07:05 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)
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arndsan: love my x100s but...
options and feature are agains the approach of the camera.
If I want to use f2 with more then a 1000sec I need to change ISO or switch on the ND filter or the electronic shutter, how is that intuitive. Give us a 2000sec at least. When I do my setting and learn then that I'm with 1300sec overexposed and I need to think about a other strategy to get around this, I found it very confusing and not engaging. If the electronic shutter is as good as the leaf shutter why not just go for this one.
Same with all the soft buttons - after picking up the camera I need to check all the settings over and over again. The flash just fire, the ND filter is on because it's on the FN button and so on...
And please make the battery meter more reliable...
That's what is missing.
Putting a little screen into the OVF is not really a update - if the manual focus is on wire, I will not use it anyway.
so far

Seems like you want a Custom settings button as per Canon DSLR

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 04:46 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I absolutely love the Direct Aperture, exposure compensation, and Shutter speed control dials. However, I can get those exact same things on the Panasonic LX100.

What I can’t live with is a fixed focal length lens. At 16 Megapixels you aren’t going to be able to crop enough to overcome the fixed focal length.

This appears to be an excellent camera that I would never ever even consider buying simply because the LX100 fits my needs so much better for less money. However, I will say that their implementation of Auto ISO looks to be outstanding. I wish other companies would do the same thing.

Big shorts!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 04:45 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)
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b0k3h: i want AUTOMATIC ND filter if shutter speeds exceeds camera limits. Ricoh GR has this.

dont want to map a button for ND filter because other functions are mapped to it (e..g ISO)

So agree with this.
Same for macro, why doesn't it automatically switch?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 04:44 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)
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fmian: I loved the entire concept of the X100 series. The hybrid finder is the only thing in the last several years of camera releases that has excited me.
Good to see this release tweaking the usability of the camera.
My only personal wish would be for the lens to be a little easier to control. I'd be happy if it was slightly bigger with the aperture ring and focus ring more prominent. Also a good focus ring travel distance that stops at either end of the scale so pre focusing can be done without looking at the camera.
Basically more tuned for manual focus use.
But... still tempted to get one of these.
If only I didn't just order 20 rolls of Fujifilm...

A great an idea as the hybrid viewfinder is and as nice as the view is though it is no competition for a DLSR viewfinder where you get an accurate view of your composition. The Fuji's framing lines are approximate. As a result I use the EVF a lot.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 03:58 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)
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Fredy Ross: why no articulating LCD? I think that is a minus and not menioned

Maybe it it neither a minus or a plus as this is not a pocketable P & S type camera but for those who like viewfinders and maybe a more considered approach. Not to mention adding an articulated LCD adds weight and complexity to a simple and elegantly conceived camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 08:59 UTC
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