Solar Eagle

Solar Eagle

Lives in United States Sioux Falls, SD, United States
Works as a Network Support Technician
Joined on Jun 21, 2012
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On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (338 comments in total)
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Zoron: Incredibly poor photo quality.....even at low iso.....it seems the big 1.5"sensor and noise reduction software are designed to produce compromise quality.......amazing how the sensor is almost APSC size but clearly a sub-par sensor and very soft un-sharp center-to-corner lens combination....

I got rid of my G1X when I got an EOS M. The lens was just way to soft and the Powershot image processing is inferior to EOS image processing. Seems they maybe packed too much into this new lens, as it the image quality seems to have taken a dive, but who can really tell without a direct comparison?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 01:07 UTC

Some of those questions make me cringe.

"You guys don't innovate, your affordable full-frame isnt affordable, and your company is boring. Can you explain this?"

If you asked me questions like that I too would only give you standard maketing responses.

A little bit of professionalism goes a long way.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 00:38 UTC as 11th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (532 comments in total)
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Zoron: i would prefer 3x zoom, 24-75mm f1.4-2.8

lol I would prefer a 5x f1.2-2.0. We may never get what we want!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 06:10 UTC
On Rotten pole in the Moss in Nature challenge (10 comments in total)

That's totally awesome. Really fun to look at.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 08:43 UTC as 1st comment
On Rumors of inexpensive Fujifilm X-series camera hit the web news story (282 comments in total)
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UnitedNations: Why is Fuji watering down the reputation & image of the X-Series with their cheaper models coming out recently by employing the same retro classic design used on the X-pro1, X-E1, & x100? This seems to be bad marketing. If Fuji wants to add tiltable screens, WiFi, etc on their cheaper cameras I hope they would at least use a different design language to differentiate it from the higher level models. It would nearly be an insult to an X-Pro1 or X-E1 owner if he was asked by someone if his camera was a X-M1 or X-A1 without a viewfinder.

If somebody is insulted by such a question I'd say they have some issues to work out.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2013 at 01:26 UTC
On Carl Zeiss drops 'Carl', becomes 'ZEISS' news story (116 comments in total)
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viktoriskra: "We've all been there - your friend Carl is over by the fridge, getting some ice, and there you are with an expensive new Carl Zeiss lens, and you're describing it to someone, and Carl keeps saying 'What? What did you say? Do you want ice?' It's confusing."

This is the pinnacle of journalism.

I think it's great. Very amusing. In fact I wanted to read it a couple times, just because its silly and fun. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 01:57 UTC
On Just posted: Our Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens review news story (81 comments in total)
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peevee1: Gold award for the slow focusing f/2.8 non-stabilized fixed FL weighing as much as 50/1.8? It's small size would be useful on SL1, but its FL (64mm eq - neither normal nor portrait) is not. It's FL is not bad for FF, but heavy vignetting makes it f/3.5 and slower for half of the frame, and it is not tele for such heavy vignetting to be ignored. Fail.

You own it and don't like it, or what? I haven't taken it off my camera since I bought it. With it my Rebel weighs the same as my G1X, it's not much bigger, and it's easier to carry (no strap) thanks to the grip. It's sharp wide open, and costs $150, so there's nothing to complain about. The only FAIL here is your comment. On the other hand if you want to come off as a public cry baby, then you've succeeded.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2013 at 06:17 UTC
On Just posted: Our Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens review news story (81 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: Better late than never. This lens has been out a long time, guys.

I think DP Review is losing focus. Perhaps.

I would imagine working at DPReview is a dream job. Probably like working in IT. Maybe 3 hours a day of real work, with the rest of your time being filled with web surfing, playing with toys, and hanging out. I think you're just jealous because you don't work there. Perhaps. lol

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 07:00 UTC
On Canon Powershot G15 Preview preview (246 comments in total)
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Solar Eagle: How can the G15 high ISO shots be so superior to the S100 shots? For example ISO 800, the G15 is almost on par with the RX100, yet the S100 is all smudged away. They have the same sensor and image processor right? So how can the G15 have such a dramatic leap in detail retention over the S100? I'm baffled by that. lol

Oh nevermind, I missed the fact the S110 sensor is an upgrade over S100, and the G15 has the S110 Sensor. That would mean the S110 is nearly on par with the RX100. I'm very impressed. The RX100 doesn't really have any advantage over the S110 if it no longer has the far superior noise handling.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2012 at 06:13 UTC
On Canon Powershot G15 Preview preview (246 comments in total)

How can the G15 high ISO shots be so superior to the S100 shots? For example ISO 800, the G15 is almost on par with the RX100, yet the S100 is all smudged away. They have the same sensor and image processor right? So how can the G15 have such a dramatic leap in detail retention over the S100? I'm baffled by that. lol

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2012 at 06:02 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Curiosity rover takes high-resolution self-portrait on Mars news story (161 comments in total)
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JOrtiz: Unbealibable - meaning: I do not believe it. There is nothing (and I hope, nobody) holding the camera.

What I can't believe is that there's actually people on a digital photography site who can't figure out how it's possible that the arm is not visible.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2012 at 22:44 UTC

Quite the gift. And with the biggest one the guide had ever seen. That's some alignment right there. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 07:07 UTC as 34th comment
On Announcing connect.dpreview.com news story (256 comments in total)

The new site is great. I love how it just appeared out of nowhere. How often does that happen? Funny how the community can be given a whole new site, and all some people are able to see is that something has been taken from them. Those that see that something has been taken seem a bit self centered to me, as it seems they are not interested in seeing dpreview cater to the community as a whole, or in expanding their community. I don't think I've ever seen so many self centered ego's flying around as I have at dpreview, not even on high IQ forums. Certainly makes it one of the most interesting places I've found, however. So good show, as they say. lol

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 03:23 UTC as 30th comment
On A pipe and brandy in the Book cover: The unrelenting gentleman challenge (5 comments in total)
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JimBuchanan: I'm having a problem with the way this refined gentleman has a trail of un burnt tobacco coming out of his pipe. Too staged.

Sorry to hear about your problem. lol

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 02:40 UTC
On iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S: Image comparison news story (93 comments in total)
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kewlguy: why is the 4s sharper?

Try looking at the waterfall...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 05:08 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review news story (373 comments in total)

Awesome review. Thanks. I love all the charts and visuals, the comparison images, etc, and I especially appreciate the direct comparison with the small sensor. Nice work.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2012 at 05:21 UTC as 25th comment
On Review: Nokia 808 PureView article (353 comments in total)
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Debankur Mukherjee: Its sad to see a great company like Nokia making such innovative products but adopting out of date OS and Windows........
Think of this device running on Android.....

Android is the buggiest piece of junk I've ever seen. I've owned two, but never again. If fact I'd resort to Apple before I'd go Android again, and I am not a fan of Apple.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2012 at 08:59 UTC
On Five Friends Take Same Picture for 30 Years news story (108 comments in total)

If you go to the CNN link above the questions posted here about what's in the jar and why they are not smiling are answered. I guess nobody tried that given all the comments about how slow their site is. lol I'm amazed at the 2012 image. I didn't know you go from looking fairly young to OLD in such a small window of time. lol

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 00:45 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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