Raist3d

Raist3d

Lives in United States Canyon Country, AK, United States
Works as a Photographer & Game Developer (Programmer)
Has a website at http://raist3d.typepad.com
Joined on Dec 9, 2001
About me:

To continue loving video games, their programming while doing & improving my
professional photography, punish the guilty, reward the good, educate kids and fight for
all that is good. :-)

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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (760 comments in total)
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chiane: The Ricoh GR is about the same size, why is it not a rival?

Well I suppose with the crop mode the Ricoh makes for more comparable. I will say this- I don't like how the entire line of RX100 handles (have tried the RX MKII and from the looks of the review, nothing much has changed here). I wouldn't pick one with a ten foot pole because of that.

The Ricoh GR is simply the best street life camera I have ever seen in my life. In everything- the only problem (for me) is that I am not a wide angle street photographer, I am more 50mm and up.

The crop modes on the Ricoh GR work pretty good. You get quality image and even at the 5.6 MP of the 50mm equivalent, you can print that reasonably big (but you have to make sure you get a nice image at that crop to start if you are printing big). I think there's some overlap but I still think they are a bit of a different camera. The zoom just operates different and you start very wide.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 18:16 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (760 comments in total)
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chiane: The Ricoh GR is about the same size, why is it not a rival?

But being zoom vs a prime focal length is a very key distinction. I don't think they are int he same class (and I have a Ricoh GR).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 16:38 UTC
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Raist3d: I can't help but think he started to document this too late. Would have wen interesting to see pictures from kodak ars its best and now.

Obviously what I am asking is very hard, but nonetheless it jus feels that way.

Yes, I know it's she. Bad fast typing :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 07:57 UTC

I can't help but think he started to document this too late. Would have wen interesting to see pictures from kodak ars its best and now.

Obviously what I am asking is very hard, but nonetheless it jus feels that way.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 22:10 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies

Not me and I don't care for photoshop anyway. So glad there are other options nowadays. Its not like Lightroom is the best raw converter for many cameras anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 16:59 UTC as 70th comment
On Sony a6000 Review preview (731 comments in total)
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gLOWx: I never bought a SONY for several reasons.
But the main one is : CONTROLS !

SONY mirrorless cameras create amazing IQ...but crappy shooting experience.
Thats' why i bought an XZ-2 instead of an RX-100 v1.
RX-100 IQ was better, but it was not enough to me to justify choice.

I'm not going to buy any SONY camera until they understand how to improve SHOOTING experience.

Because IQ and features are one thing.
A pleasing camera to use without sub menu crawling is another.

Product photos don't tell the story. There's a sea of difference between previous Nex shooting experience and this one. I never cared for the Nex.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 07:08 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (731 comments in total)
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Tom Caldwell: I don't have any native E-mount lenses (my problem) so I cannot see any advantages (only disadvantages) in the A6000 over the NEX6. Chunkier body if that lights your fie and more megapixels to make it burn brighter. Throw away a good evf certainly leaves room to bring it back in a later model as "an improvement". Did I miss something?

Much better interface. Faster and better AF. Better faster LCD even of lower res.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 03:47 UTC
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EthanP99: Just so we're clear, f4 is now considered "fast lens" ?

but not an 1'' sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 06:32 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (731 comments in total)
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gLOWx: I never bought a SONY for several reasons.
But the main one is : CONTROLS !

SONY mirrorless cameras create amazing IQ...but crappy shooting experience.
Thats' why i bought an XZ-2 instead of an RX-100 v1.
RX-100 IQ was better, but it was not enough to me to justify choice.

I'm not going to buy any SONY camera until they understand how to improve SHOOTING experience.

Because IQ and features are one thing.
A pleasing camera to use without sub menu crawling is another.

You should check this amera then because that's one of the big improvements Sony did- shooting experience.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 00:57 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

Thanks dpreview for being picky about camera handling & ergonomics. This is important, more on in an era where most cameras are more than good enough in the IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 05:41 UTC as 97th comment
On Ricoh releases GR firmware 4.0 article (58 comments in total)

Perfect just got more perfect ;-) oh Ricoh if you could do a telephoto version of your camera with some nice collapsible lens tech. Would just carry around those two.

The Ricoh GR is the best street photographer camera I have ever used. I am just not a wide angle photographer only bit it is so good I keep and use. Great tool.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 15:42 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On Sony a6000 Review preview (731 comments in total)
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Maklike Tier: I love the 'concept' of this camera, but if you have to stick a $1000 prime onto it to get quality shots from it, then you're looking at a $1600 package....with only one lens. For that sort of money you could get an EM5/10 with THREE f1.8 primes, or the EM5 Elite with the Pro 2.8 zoom.

I think Sony is an incredibly innovative and adventurous company, but they really do lack the 'X-Factor' that companies like Fuji and Olympus have.

Yup, you are wrong. Never look at JPEGs to call ultimate sensor performance.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 14:05 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (731 comments in total)
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Marty4650: This A6000 is a really nice camera, but so is the NEX-6, which can be bought at a huge discount now. Amazon is currently selling it for $520... with lens, and $440 without.

Sony continues to amaze me with their incredible values in camera bodies (but not so much for lenses.)

They have so many irons in the fire right now (SLT Alpha, E mount, FE mount, FF SLT, high end compacts, etc) that you wonder if they risk becoming a jack of all trades, but a master of none?

I think so far they have done a pretty good job of offering innovation, performance and value. I just hope it all works out to profitability for Sony, so their users can look forward to another decade of great cameras.

Marty, the A6000 is much nicer than the Nex-6. It's not just a cursory look at the specs but the usability/UI/workflow is vastly improved.

As for Sony keep also in mind they are the #1 sensor maker for cameras in the world, in marketshare and overall tech.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 14:04 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)
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Marla2008: 1" sensor.... yawn....

Marc- yes, the X20 is silent (but not quite pocketable- at least not as pocketable). Yes, the Panasonic Lumixes are silent, keep in mind what the Nikon brings to the table though- bigger sensor than the Fuji, interchangeable lenses, hyper fast AF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 12:37 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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orion1983: Seems like the M3 has the same new but inferior "area specific noise reduction" as the RX10.

What a step backwards!!

Of course there's always raw.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 16:30 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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mauijohn: Finally after a year of hagling sony personels agreed to adapt a 24mm to the wide end of their not so pocketable camera with a price just right with a bright lens through out. But the zoom is a little bit anemic. Why can't they make up to 120mm like canon s110 or longer zoom is beyond me. Just my thought.

Because- its a bigger sensor than the canon an te lens would be too big
Because- it would compromise image quality

I bet you could crop to 100mm and still look better than that canon.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 16:28 UTC

Well dpreview. What kind if question is that? ;-). "Someone went around stealing pies from bakeries. What you think? Does that deserve criticism?"

;-).

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 22:36 UTC as 113th comment | 1 reply
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dwightlooi: I do not doubt the optical quality of the lens. But it seems that despite eliminating the mirror box and having the lens sit a lot closer to the sensor plane, Sony and Zeiss are not able to make the lenses smaller or faster.

F1.8 is not fast for a 55mm. And the FE 1.8/55 is not small by any standards. Personally, I will rather have either a larger 50 that is a F1.4, or a really compact 50mm F2.8. A really big standard lens that isn't fast is simply a lousy compromise. Given the advances in sensor technology and the more than usable high ISO settings in contemporary cameras like the A7, I'll probably opt for the latter -- a slow, but optically exceptional and compact 50. Afterall, gone were the days of rewinding with the film leader out so I can swap between Velvia 50 and some ISO 800 film.

The lens I miss the most fro the film days was the Contax MM mount Zeiss 50mm F1.4 Planar T*. It/s 3/4 the size of this 1.8/55 and it was $350 (new).

dwightlooi - what's your experience doing lens design? Have you designed and shipped any lens?

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 21:48 UTC
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (152 comments in total)

I have been doing more and more of the #1 tip. It sure is interesting, I actually recently talked to a magician and commented I could use some of the tricks from his trade to combine with street photography. I have to follow up with him.

The eye-opener to me though was the sharing of the Instax shot- if something says something good about film, that's it! That sure feels good- to share something instantly with the people you are taking their shots of and leaving behind, no computer needed, right there and then. That alone makes me consider one.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 15:53 UTC as 56th comment
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)
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Ralf B: Hello at DPR,

please add an option to turn them OFF completely - just like the e-mail notifications. Or an option to "put notifications on ignore" - that would be my first entry in my ignore list.
Forcing your site visitors to mark them as unread or to delete them individually as there seems no way to delete all in one swipe (!!) is unbalanced. Be prepared for a lot of us to just grudgingly ignore them, not even mark them as unread, not delete them, and have the leftovers eat your server memory.

Double plus ungood. Thanks but no, thanks.

I have to 2nd this request. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 09:37 UTC
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