Adamantsel

Joined on Jun 3, 2013

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Brought to you by the very same Foxconn that made your favorite iPhone!

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 16:51 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies

Wonder what a 1-minute ad costs on DPR..?

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 23:28 UTC as 4th comment

Just tit-for-tat...I’m response to the Chinese Central Government’s treatment of Apple.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 23:50 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply

Hmmm...$100 off? How many "shillings" is that? And unprecedented number, to be sure! But then advertising is more Art than science. ;^)

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 22:24 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Intriguing piece of Nikon history. Surprised that S/N 101 with the titanium shutter wasn't released as the new "F10" model! ;^)

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 15:21 UTC as 9th comment
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NikonD800Es: Hey DPR, what exactly is the purpose of this "(up to) 18% price increase" tabloid headline???

Judging by a lot of crying here (247 comments so far) it seems that none of you have no freaking clue how (based on the above given data) to analize data and to calculate the actual increase in prices.

What 18% or 20% or 30% price increase are you all talking about?!?
Take a calculator in your hand and do the math.

I just checked out price increase for some top of the line Nikon FX lenses (14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 200, 300mm ...) and guess what, price increase is about 3% only.

Yes, 3% only, for FX top of the line lenses!!!

So, you all better stop beaching and screaming and calm down. And try to learn some basics, like percentage calculation.

Or at least learn how to use your calculator. :)

Simply click bait to stir the pot, and apparently it's effective. Yeah, there's probably one 18% increase in the list, but why bother to waste the time to find it? You're just playing into their hands...

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 02:50 UTC
On article BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene (493 comments in total)

Impressive showing, especially given that A7ii trails D750 by ~1EV in high ISO. A year ago, this gap spurred discussion that mirrorless, with its “always on” sensor, could never keep up with a DSLR due to heating of the sensor, but perhaps BSI is the secret sauce.

Still, the elephant in the room is the RAW file comparable in size to the jpeg, giving the layman a good feel for what he gives up with lossy RAW. That said, Sony’s ability to provide lossless RAW in a firmware update should be the tipping point for many an A7Rii fence sitter.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 01:46 UTC as 30th comment | 12 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 II: What you need to know (135 comments in total)
In reply to:

Marty CL: I recently bought the first generation E-M10 and I love it. The EVF is very clear and shows the continue improvement in the technology. I find the auto focus satisfactory for my needs and the camera body is both compact and lightweight (but the body feels very sturdy). I also currently own a Nikon D610 which gives me suburb pictures--but the body is quite chunky and heavy (but I love the full frame sensor results)--but it is too heavy to carry on walking trips or for sight seeing.

There really is no longer such thing as an "all around camera" --different cameras for different needs and situations. But mirrorless is definitely making inroads to DSLRs. The truth of the matter that the small camera companies (at least those with smaller market share) innovate in the mirrorless area because THEY HAVE TO---in order to stay relevant.

But sooner or later, the DSLR titans Canon and Nikon will have to deal with this new technology in a serious way--"innovate or perish".

The "all around camera" exists, and there are perhaps 100 million units in daily use in the US alone: it's better known as the iPhone. Sadly, the IQ-conscious photographer seems to be hot on the heels of the audiophile...on the path to extinction. Resistance may be futile, but the fact that you're here reading these words says we're both trying!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 13:41 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 II: What you need to know (135 comments in total)
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radissimo: As this camera does a lot things right lets concentrate on my TOP NEGATIVES :D

1) no new sensor
2) awkward on/off switch placement ( typical for few Oly bodies)
3) EVF in the middle (not as good for right eye shooter, but I guess good for minority)
4) poor grip (needing additional cost and bulk of the grip)

for me the 2) is most significant- I hold camera with my right hand, so I need left hand to switch it on?

If I spoiled a day for an Oly supporter, I am sincerely sorry :)

Sounds like a GX8 should be the answer to your prayers. Please take that as a positive from a current GX7 shooter...one who fell into the trap of thinking, "Hmmm...that looks just the the power switch from my long-gone OM-1n!" Cheers!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 13:26 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1543 comments in total)

One has to wonder why the Panasonic DMC-CM1 smart phone, which is said to have the RX100 III sensor, provides approximately 2/3-stop cleaner high ISO RAWs than does the RX100 IV. That said, the Panasonic LX100 still looks like a game-winner compact for those with only casual interest in video.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 05:11 UTC as 326th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1239 comments in total)
In reply to:

villagranvicent: I am sure those who prefer a Sony A7RiI over this beauty, would pick a Dodge Challenger Hellcat vs an Aston Martin, just because their "specs"... The more horse power the merrier...

Perhaps a better analogy -- from both a technology and pricing standpoint -- would be to compare the Sony A7Rii to the Nissan Skyline GTR.

Cheers!

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 02:00 UTC
On article Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon 35mm f/2 (170 comments in total)
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krassphoto: China doesn't give a dam'. Just like former USSR didn't. And nobody can do anything...

On the contrary, China has given us some of the biggest dams in human history!

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 05:40 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens (295 comments in total)

After slogging through 14 slides extolling the wonders of the warmed-over Nikon D5300 (aka D5500), it was disappointing to read the tone of "dpreview staff" commentary on the much-anticipated Fujifilm 16-55mm F/2.8. Sigh...

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 05:31 UTC as 55th comment

+1 to Mr. Calabros! Plus, note how the reds in D750/D810 RAWs have be toned down compared to D610/D800,E. The gauntlet has be laid for Canon, et. al.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 12:36 UTC as 40th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Astrophotography (39 comments in total)
In reply to:

Lee Jay: "3m Coudé Refractor"

It would be news to me if such an instrument existed. I think this is a reflector, not a refractor.

Yes and yes! We traditionally associate the name Coudé (French for elbow) with large Cassegrain reflector telescopes, but there are refractor implementations, too. The main advantage of a Coudé focus is a stationary eyepiece at the lower end of the polar axis, making it easier to mount a camera...but then field rotation must be taken into account and corrected for. With modern, computer-driven Alti-azimuth mounts, the Coudé focus is aligned with the altitude bearing.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 05:36 UTC
On article Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK (217 comments in total)
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peevee1: Filler fillers every day...

I wonder who left DPR...

To replace writers unfamiliar with the proper usage of "who" and "whom".

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 07:46 UTC
On article Lenovo introduces 10-inch ThinkPad pro tablet (38 comments in total)

Lenovo acquired IBM's PC business unit in 2005, at the same time, acquiring the right to use the "ThinkPad" brand for a period of five years. So what's up with this name?

Link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 14:21 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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