Ian

Ian

Lives in United States Tallahassee, FL, United States
Joined on May 18, 2001

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On Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator article (113 comments in total)
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Ian: It's disappointing to see that they have discontinued the SpyderTV product. It was a great add-on you could purchase and one of the few reasonably-priced ways to do a hardware calibration of a HDTV.

I haven't had any problems with it, but it is tedious to say the least. Are you doing it in a darkened room?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 10:54 UTC

Is it April 1st all over again??? I'm laughing so hard right now!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 14:38 UTC as 43rd comment
On Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator article (113 comments in total)

It's disappointing to see that they have discontinued the SpyderTV product. It was a great add-on you could purchase and one of the few reasonably-priced ways to do a hardware calibration of a HDTV.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 18:42 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

I've had the UniqBall UBH 45 (a bigger model) for a few months now and can add a few observations. First, they have come out with a replacement clamp that offers mounting in both orientations (http://www.uniqball.eu/accessories/x_cross_clamp_bidirectional_clamp) which has taken a lot of the frustration out of using the one-directional ballhead.

Also, the outside ball locks as tight as any I've used but the inside (red knob) raises the lens as you tighten it. I guess it's a result of the unique design and takes a little getting used to at first. Fortunately, as the review points out, it is repeatable, so with a little practice, you are able to pitch the lens down a hair so it's perfectly level when tightened.

Finally, an L-plate is almost a requirement for landscape use, and adding a pano clamp (especially a A/S mount one that you can put in the clamp) makes it a killer pano head. According to Autopano Giga, the last few panos I've made with the head are with 1 degree of level!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 19:13 UTC as 39th comment
On DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks article (136 comments in total)

So sad to see the Rollei name on one of these.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 20:12 UTC as 64th comment
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joe6pack: This is a well calculated shot.

OT: who has 1000m lens again?

500 f/4 + 2x extender

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 01:23 UTC
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RuthC: Congratulations, Ian, on your well-deserved second place in this Camouflage challenge. Your tiny frog is barely visible in the smaller picture format, and it isn't until I view it in Full Screen Mode that I'm able to see it as a sharp, texturally interesting and colourful work of (amphibian) art. I hadn't realised just how small these frogs are until I Googled the name, and learned that they are less than 1" long! A great capture! Ruth :-)

Ruth, thank you for the kind words and yes, they are truly tiny! Very hard to track down, but worth the effort.

Ian

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 05:01 UTC

According to Panasonic, "[T]he lens can deliver portraits with a rich stereoscopic effect". Not sure how this is possible with a single photograph. I think something got lost in translation. Other than that, cool news for m4/3.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 19:35 UTC as 48th comment | 15 replies
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1454 comments in total)

I followed a slow but steady upgrade path and the best advice I can offer is the old one. Worry about lenses first, bodies later. The new twist is that I rarely lost much if any money selling used lenses, but I lost 30-60% of my money each time I went from one APS-C to the next and even from one full frame to the next. I take very good care of my gear, so it wasn't that, it's just that bodies don't hold their value well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 18:08 UTC as 404th comment
On Show us your best shot of 2014 article (101 comments in total)
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Peter Del: Many good pictures, but I am surprised that dpr have not made a comment on multiple entries.
If there are 1200 entries and you post 1 picture, you stand a 1 in 1200 chance of it being selected, but if you post 25 pictures your chances have unfairly increased to 1 in 48!!!!!!!

Particularly the people that are uploading 12 variations of the same photo...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 18:24 UTC
On Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits article (108 comments in total)
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MarioV: Nice selection of tripods. If you dont need as much capacity, then also look at the MeFOTO BackPacker.

The aluminum versions aren't a whole lot heavier and are plenty light. For the price, they are really nice. I was surprised that the ballhead is A/S compatible and it holds my 5DIII with RRS L-bracket and 24-70 f/2.8 II and TS-E 17/24 lenses with no problem at all. The fit & finish are excellent as well. It's not going to replace a big tripod, but for travel, it's excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 20:04 UTC
On Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits article (108 comments in total)
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MarioV: Nice selection of tripods. If you dont need as much capacity, then also look at the MeFOTO BackPacker.

I bought one a few months ago and it's a great tripod for travel.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 20:19 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool article (272 comments in total)

Holy crap that's impressive! The comparison at 102,400 where the other cameras match it is even more amazing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 16:01 UTC as 36th comment
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (596 comments in total)

If this can do 20fps and get most of the shots in focus, it will be a killer little camera for sports.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 17:04 UTC as 112th comment | 5 replies

I was looking for something similar for my Nexus 5 and found the tiny Meenova drive that plugs into a micro USB port and reads microSD cards. Sure, you have to shoot with an adapter for most cameras, but if you have a camera with multiple slots, like my 5DIII, you can copy it to the (micro)SD card and then plug it in your phone. For $15 with shipping, it's a good deal, and C-Net and others have given it good reviews. DPReview Connect might consider reviewing it - and I can follow up on this post once mine arrives.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:08 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (156 comments in total)
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CBuff: I thought that I was not part of the 2.9M affected users. Yesterday, I received an email from Adobe asking me to change my account information. Basically, I have been misled for a couple of weeks, believing that my information with Adobe was safe.

Oh man ...

It took them THAT long to find out how many user were impacted ? and it took that THAT long to inform us ?

Epic fail !

There was a day when the Adobe brand was cherished by photographers worldwide. It moved from positive to neutral to negative. Don't even mention the name Adobe to me

You'll also receive a letter in the mail giving you a year of free credit monitoring.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 18:44 UTC
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (156 comments in total)
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linslus: What is the relation between customer accounts and the source code to Photoshop, anyone?

If a hacker has the source code, it's MUCH easier to find vulnerabilities. This is not good for anyone using PS and worse for Acrobat (source code also stolen) considering the number of people using the software.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 18:40 UTC

I could care less about the camera - I'm jealous you guys were in Lynchburg! What an amazing place - I used to go there a lot when I lived in Tennessee, but it's been years. I'm sure you enjoyed the tour.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 04:34 UTC as 43rd comment

What odd comments on this article - they are the most unusual I've ever seen on this site. I think the variety and number of comments speaks to the power of this photo, no matter how you feel about it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 15:25 UTC as 16th comment
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

I would be interested to see how it performs against the 7D with the lenses calibrated with AFMA. To me, that seems to be the reason for the poor OVF results, especially with such fast lenses.

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 15:42 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
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