The Davinator

The Davinator

Lives in Beautiful British Columbia
Joined on Jan 16, 2003

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1214 comments in total)
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jkokich: Those shots on the conclusion page aren't very impressive.

here we go....the gallery shots are fine

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 18:27 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1214 comments in total)

Another win for Nikon and Sony sensors. Maybe Canon can do something to enter this decade.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 18:26 UTC as 161st comment | 6 replies
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1214 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: Wow, EVERY camera should have highlight metering mode!

Except maybe Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 06:05 UTC
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nerd2: XT-1 is nice and all but I think it's still seriously overpriced. Should be similar to a6000 ($700-800 range at most) considering it only has 16MP APS sensor and lacks IBIS.

You are comparing price based upon MP? I guess the Nikon D4s should be $1000 than.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 02:46 UTC
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MPA1: Useless high ISO in RAW.

I have no problem with iso 6400

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 01:24 UTC
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (206 comments in total)
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Ken Rocket: how many shades of gray does it have? I want more than 256.

Well, as that is all any DSLR can support, should be good enough. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 02:46 UTC
On Alien Skin offers Exposure 7 with Raw support article (50 comments in total)
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Fogsville: Film emulations. For people who are too lazy to use the real stuff?
:-)

Things aren't invalid just because you say they are. I say they are valid.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 02:11 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: I think this is the guy who shoots Fuji 617 and makes giant prints. It's very well done, and instead of making a fuss over how much somebody paid for it, people should try to figure out why. The reproducible nature of photographs has always driven down prices, so the marketing involved in getting a huge amount of money for a photo (from a living person, no less) should be of real interest.

The color version looks like a Teletubby on crack puked on a canvas. The b&w version is one of the worst conversions I've seen. The cult of marketing wins again....leaving artistic quality in the ditch.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 02:09 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (242 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: For whatever its worth, in the studio comparison anyway, the D810 gives nothing up to the 645Z on a 100% view basis as far as noise goes. Def want to see its DR capabilities as well as ability to pull info from dark/underexposed areas. DxOMark's data can't come soon enough. Not in the market, just want to see what it can do.

I still use tube amps....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 04:19 UTC
On Alien Skin offers Exposure 7 with Raw support article (50 comments in total)
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Fogsville: Film emulations. For people who are too lazy to use the real stuff?
:-)

You're right...why should people paint...photography is better? Why do people do sculpture when 3D printers are better? Why use a real piano when synthesizer can do way more?

Or, why did you just ask a stupid question?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 04:12 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Sounds like Leica stands behind its consumers, sometimes, paying more for something pays off :). Then again, I haven't heard of this issue with any other manufacturer who's products cost a lot less.

I digress?

Well, they make the best FF rangefinder digital camera.....and the nest b&w FF rangerfinder digital camera. So yes, they are the best.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 04:09 UTC
On Alien Skin offers Exposure 7 with Raw support article (50 comments in total)
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Fogsville: Film emulations. For people who are too lazy to use the real stuff?
:-)

If only the emulation software actually looked anything like the films in question. Why would anyone want to use film isntead of softeare....for the same reason that shaping a block of Spam into the shape of a turkey isn't great for Christmas dinner. Yes, I garee....lazy. And if $4 for a roll and $4 for processing the color roll is tol dear, you've got bigger problems than you may be aware.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 00:48 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Sounds like Leica stands behind its consumers, sometimes, paying more for something pays off :). Then again, I haven't heard of this issue with any other manufacturer who's products cost a lot less.

I digress?

Mqybe not....but they have their own problems with recalls, etc. Leica isn't alone here

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 04:29 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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King Penguin: Wow......that's going to hurt M9 second hand values enormously .......

Rstuga...maybe you could put the huge chip on your shoulder in your pocket. I rarely see such ignorant nonsense from an adult. Quit posting like a child and grow up. Seriously? "good". What exactly is your problem

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 02:56 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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boarderphreak: Always fun to watch the Leica bashers crawl out of the woodwork. Because you know, this has *never* happened to any other manufacturer. Sh*t happens. The real test is how the respective company deals with it. And deal with it they will (check back tomorrow).

Simple jealousy that they can't afford the Leica gear.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 02:50 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (242 comments in total)
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The Davinator: I've been enjoying my 645Z for a few months now. It is a fantastic tool that gives 4x5 film a serious run for its money. Once you get used to its files for landscape, 35mm FF seems puny in comparison.

Nic...I consider 68% more surface area to be significant.

Essex...When you get the camera, let me know. I've been a 4x5 shooter for years and am used to Aztek scans of the film. As you havent compared, your opinion is nothing more than hot air.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 21:33 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (242 comments in total)

I've been enjoying my 645Z for a few months now. It is a fantastic tool that gives 4x5 film a serious run for its money. Once you get used to its files for landscape, 35mm FF seems puny in comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 15:16 UTC as 53rd comment | 5 replies
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (242 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: For whatever its worth, in the studio comparison anyway, the D810 gives nothing up to the 645Z on a 100% view basis as far as noise goes. Def want to see its DR capabilities as well as ability to pull info from dark/underexposed areas. DxOMark's data can't come soon enough. Not in the market, just want to see what it can do.

Well BorisK1, for most landscape work, we don't need f1.2 lenses...we stop down. Seems a lot of people are fixated with shallow DOF

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 15:13 UTC
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snooked123: So is there a meaningful difference between Nikon and Canon APSC at high ISOs? I couldn't spot any difference. Perhaps I need some guidance :).

@tkbslc,

Not just to correct underexposure...but to faithfully record a scene with a large dynamic range.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 01:22 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (264 comments in total)
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fvalduga: I would like to know if a7II compresses its raw files the same way as the other models, from 14 to 11 bits. Does anyone know about this? Thanks in advance

Quezra, that has little to do with bit depth.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 00:09 UTC
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