steelhead3

Lives in United States Bend, OR, United States
Joined on Dec 22, 2006

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skookum8: The fact that ANY camera has made it to Time's top 10 list is great for a category that has been largely irrelevant for most consumers. It really doesn't matter if it's a camera Sony or anyone else.

If this designation helps drive more sales to the category and results in the business and product planners at Canon, Nikon to invest more in new bodies, that's a good outcome for all of us. Those posting fanboyish comments are really missing the broader significance of what it could could drive.

Does anyone read Time anymore?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 20:41 UTC

A nice look back...I wonder what the camera world would look like if Sony had not entered with all their R&D.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 14:22 UTC as 76th comment
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Crypt Keeper: Was it a condition to win to show only sad faces?

Jezz....one can get depressed looking at these photos..

There is also beauty, happiness and joy in this world.

Usually a happy person is a fleeting smile or laugh to be genuine where as an unhappy person seems to be in a permanent state.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 22:33 UTC

She is the idealized woman and was used to compare her to the war ravaged other 2 entrants...a sad commentary.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:47 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply

I didn't pay any attention to the cinematic nature of the piece, just the pastries which would go nicely with my coffee.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 17:58 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies
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steelhead3: Why isn't the Pentax mentioned in this article...death by omission?

Read the lead in...in DP speak, the Pentax doesn't count or phase 1. The 99II uses both on sensor PD and separate module AF.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 16:59 UTC

Why isn't the Pentax mentioned in this article...death by omission?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 16:46 UTC as 82nd comment | 12 replies
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tinetz: Photo magazines and testsites obviously do have a quite important role in photoindustry. Reviews and sales must be somehow related, marketing and sales are related, therefore reviews and marketing are related.

If many sales means big money and this means big marketing budget it is not far fetched to see where interests of magazines and test sites might be. Big players will get more coverage, small players like Ricoh, less.

This does not have to influence test results, but somehow their presentation. Or have you read lately at any site that Ricoh actually seems to top all categories they offer cameras in for IQ ? At least scattered tests indicate this:
- the 645z would have been testscore leader in it's class (DxO)
- the K1 undoubtedly offers best bang for the buck IQ-wise
- the KP gets tested with highest RAW-IQ amongst APSC-cameras (German ColorFoto 12/2017, not online, only print!) beating D7500 and even EOS 6D MII

For Ricoh it seems, Real quality:Marketing = 1:0

Pentax would be a class leader if they would invest in a good AF system

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 03:47 UTC

A black housing costing $15,000 would be an expensive toy to misplace or find on the bottom.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 20:46 UTC as 8th comment
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D200_4me: Somehow noting in the watermark on the astro photos that the photog has a PHD is necessary? ;-) Just a personal policy of mine, but I only refer to someone as ‘doctor’ if the person is a real medical doctor. Noting that you’re a PHD is otherwise showing off/boasting in my opinion. Yes, it involves a lot of work to obtain a PHD but if you’re a PHD in chemistry, you’re still not a ‘doctor’. :-) Doctors take care of your health. Maybe we need a new term for people with a PHD for non-medical fields.

So you are an installer of what the engineer designs?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 18:04 UTC
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D200_4me: Somehow noting in the watermark on the astro photos that the photog has a PHD is necessary? ;-) Just a personal policy of mine, but I only refer to someone as ‘doctor’ if the person is a real medical doctor. Noting that you’re a PHD is otherwise showing off/boasting in my opinion. Yes, it involves a lot of work to obtain a PHD but if you’re a PHD in chemistry, you’re still not a ‘doctor’. :-) Doctors take care of your health. Maybe we need a new term for people with a PHD for non-medical fields.

You design headsets, I take it?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 17:36 UTC
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D200_4me: Somehow noting in the watermark on the astro photos that the photog has a PHD is necessary? ;-) Just a personal policy of mine, but I only refer to someone as ‘doctor’ if the person is a real medical doctor. Noting that you’re a PHD is otherwise showing off/boasting in my opinion. Yes, it involves a lot of work to obtain a PHD but if you’re a PHD in chemistry, you’re still not a ‘doctor’. :-) Doctors take care of your health. Maybe we need a new term for people with a PHD for non-medical fields.

Maybe we should call doctors with MDs just "Ralph Smith Inc,"

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 15:38 UTC
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turretless: Government == corruption and waste of money.
Why would a govt agency need 53 top-shelf DSLRs, totaling $344,500? Training? How many astronauts undergo training simultaneously?

Turretless, I am sure you remember that those toilet seats were a way to finance the CIA drug deals back in the day.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 23:41 UTC
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janist74: Why D5? Why not D850? What in space the D5 can do what the D850 can not?

It is weightless so can't fall and everything is padded. Battery does last a while though.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 22:06 UTC

Too bad that the D5 is so unreliable that they need 5 for just 1 window (just being a jerk)

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 22:05 UTC as 62nd comment

Seems like a leaf shutter camera with high sync speeds would be the way to go...maybe with a nauticam housing.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 18:04 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply

Many comments about the sensor...I would like to know, how much is lens dependent. Are we to expect the clarity with pixel shift to be lens dependent?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 17:28 UTC as 208th comment | 2 replies
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steelhead3: I loved your "hair shirt" style of review, who knew that being a masochist could be so satisfying.

I use MF all the time...just referring to all the negatives Barney was using (but still loved the camera, the hipster that he is).

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 23:12 UTC

This could be heart breaking

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 23:05 UTC as 20th comment

I loved your "hair shirt" style of review, who knew that being a masochist could be so satisfying.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 15:01 UTC as 162nd comment | 4 replies
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