The Davinator

The Davinator

Lives in Beautiful British Columbia
Joined on Jan 16, 2003

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On Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras article (145 comments in total)
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Celsus: You can't capture the Wedding Photog market without a decent flash system. Fuji and Sony both fail hard here I had to rent Nikon to shoot friends' weddings.

I see no problem with Fuji for weddings.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 19:43 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (145 comments in total)
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Frank C.: was hoping FF announcement when I saw the Fuji announcement, oh well...

Fuji has already said they are not working on a FF model, but are focussing on APS-C and their lens lineup. Their lenses would not work on FF. Not sure why some people continue to go on and on about FF.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 14:44 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (145 comments in total)

Fuji, I think more people would be interestd in a b&w version than this one!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 14:20 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1375 comments in total)
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wandiba56: This is the case of money buys praise...what is extraordinary about these shots? Those with lifted shadows look very unnatural!!

I see the Canon fanboys are out trying to attack anything Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 23:16 UTC
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SETI: Heh, green skintones again =)

Exactly Luke. It is from color casts from reflected light.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 03:29 UTC
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walkaround: Inside he's like, "I can't believe we pulled this off!! I told them it would work!"

Keep ignoring me Walkaround...it's doing well for you so far...as is your black helicopter nonsense and your "research" of blog sites from morons. Get you have nothing better to do at home all day.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 03:31 UTC
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walkaround: Inside he's like, "I can't believe we pulled this off!! I told them it would work!"

Interesting....I've seen hundreds of photos of the wreckage in Pennsylvania. Maybe you need to wake up and take the tin foil off your head.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 00:12 UTC
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walkaround: Inside he's like, "I can't believe we pulled this off!! I told them it would work!"

If you think that hundreds and hundreds of people...if not thousands...it would take to plan and execute this....and keep it secret within the government for almost 15 years is plausible...you are more gullible and bizarre than I thought anyone possible. I have a fake lunar landing and a Roswell incident for you as well

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 22:39 UTC
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walkaround: Inside he's like, "I can't believe we pulled this off!! I told them it would work!"

I cant believe the ignorance of this statement. Truly bizarre.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 15:07 UTC
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Prairie Pal: I fail to see ANY imagination and I couldn't skim past the images fast enough. Yeah we've all heard of photoshop, isn't it marvelous what it can do, Gosh-Darn! Slow news day? I mean REALLY? Really dpreview, you were impressed by this? It's all cutting room floor material.

I dont need to respect anything. One earns respect. These images are a dime a dozen and you see thousands like them on Flikr, etc. I dont need to DO something in order to decide if I like it or not. I can say I did not like a movie despite having never filmed one myself. I agree it is subjective. But if you actually believed it WAS subjective, you would not have come back with the sarcastic, nonsensical snipe of " said the person who was not featured."

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 16:59 UTC
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Tungsten Nordstein: Imaginative?

Whether or not he has work to show is irrelevant. Kind of like him saying he doesnt like chocolate ice cream and you chime in saying to show you some ice cream of his own then. If he doesnt find it imaginitive, that is his opinion. As to imaginitive....not really. I've seen this stuff a thousand time over the last 15 years. It isnt new....it isnt imaginative...it's been done a million times and doesnt really offer anything new.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 16:28 UTC
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Prairie Pal: I fail to see ANY imagination and I couldn't skim past the images fast enough. Yeah we've all heard of photoshop, isn't it marvelous what it can do, Gosh-Darn! Slow news day? I mean REALLY? Really dpreview, you were impressed by this? It's all cutting room floor material.

Featured does not mean it is good.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 16:23 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1375 comments in total)
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bzanchet: Original RX100 is still the best of the 4 four cameras for stills, much less noise, more natural, organic.

@bzqnchet. Sorry, I photographed weddings professionally for nearly 25 years....about 750 of them. You don't know my type....and apparently anyone elses either.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 13:55 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1375 comments in total)
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bzanchet: Original RX100 is still the best of the 4 four cameras for stills, much less noise, more natural, organic.

@tkbslc - The noise is "organic"...LOL

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 03:45 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1375 comments in total)
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bzanchet: Original RX100 is still the best of the 4 four cameras for stills, much less noise, more natural, organic.

How's the EVF?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 02:35 UTC
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (341 comments in total)
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walkaround: Oh the Nikon fanboy angst is palpable, and delicious.

Unfortunately, every company has issues...so there is no point in "moving on."

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 00:55 UTC
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Barry Goyette: Let's put this plainly. There isn't a print process in the world that can reproduce more than 7 stops of DR. The vast majority of electronic displays reproduce about the same amount. (The coming hdr displays will change this, true). Whether you are dealing with 10, 12, 15, or 19 stops of captured DR, any excess will need to be compressed into a smaller range or simply thrown away. The more you compress thru the mid-tones the worse it looks...and so the more DR you have to compress...well let's just say it's not adding anything to final image quality. Both canon and Nikon produce profiles that display 7-8 stops of dr withe the remaining range buried in compressed highlights and shadows. This provides a generally optimal look in most situations, as it matches the output capabilities of the vast majority of devices. Just because you can pull more of that range into the middle on a Nikon/Sony.. does not make the final image look more realistic.

As you already contradicted yourself by mentioning tone mapping with Ansel et al, you proved yourself wrong without any I effort from me. You need more range than the output media. EVery printer knows that...except you apparently. And if your results are flat...then you've been doing it wrong for 30 years.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 23:11 UTC
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Barry Goyette: Let's put this plainly. There isn't a print process in the world that can reproduce more than 7 stops of DR. The vast majority of electronic displays reproduce about the same amount. (The coming hdr displays will change this, true). Whether you are dealing with 10, 12, 15, or 19 stops of captured DR, any excess will need to be compressed into a smaller range or simply thrown away. The more you compress thru the mid-tones the worse it looks...and so the more DR you have to compress...well let's just say it's not adding anything to final image quality. Both canon and Nikon produce profiles that display 7-8 stops of dr withe the remaining range buried in compressed highlights and shadows. This provides a generally optimal look in most situations, as it matches the output capabilities of the vast majority of devices. Just because you can pull more of that range into the middle on a Nikon/Sony.. does not make the final image look more realistic.

After nearly 30 years of printing professionally, spare me your ego. You are wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 21:39 UTC
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (341 comments in total)
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newe: I guess nikon is walking the line between lower quality and recalls. If they choose right, they make more money. Seems like they have been choosing wrong. I would not mind paying a bit more for quality...but this seems not to be the case now days. Faster, better, cheaper does not work in the long run.

No different than any other company....Canon, Pentax, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 21:24 UTC
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Barry Goyette: Let's put this plainly. There isn't a print process in the world that can reproduce more than 7 stops of DR. The vast majority of electronic displays reproduce about the same amount. (The coming hdr displays will change this, true). Whether you are dealing with 10, 12, 15, or 19 stops of captured DR, any excess will need to be compressed into a smaller range or simply thrown away. The more you compress thru the mid-tones the worse it looks...and so the more DR you have to compress...well let's just say it's not adding anything to final image quality. Both canon and Nikon produce profiles that display 7-8 stops of dr withe the remaining range buried in compressed highlights and shadows. This provides a generally optimal look in most situations, as it matches the output capabilities of the vast majority of devices. Just because you can pull more of that range into the middle on a Nikon/Sony.. does not make the final image look more realistic.

What DR prints have is of no relevance...and the fact you commented on it shows a complete lack of understanding of the topic

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 21:06 UTC
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