Dan Goldman

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Nov 5, 2005
About me:

Amateur with too little time for shooting :) DP is a great forum where I learn a lot from many skilled people.

Thank you all for sharing your talent !

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This will be the Return Of The King!

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 23:51 UTC as 33rd comment

I was complaining the A7R4 was noisy.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2019 at 19:19 UTC as 5th comment
In reply to:

thenoilif: The current DSLR vs smartphone/mirrorless thing reminds of the car market during 2000-2010 when the Asian tuner cars started to take over. You had the douchy "bro" young white guys and the gel'ed grey-haired old muscle car guys on one side who kept wanting bigger ga-guzzling trucks and SUVs and reimaging of classic sports cars like Shelby mustangs and Dodge Challengers and then you had everyone else who wanted the newer compact Japanese sports cars with high HP and turn on a dime handling.

They were pitted against each other like there had to be an eventual winner and loser but when you look at the market today it's flooded with so many options for all tastes.

Funny isn't it?

I suppose I would be the gelled grey-haired one with a fat V8 Bmw naturally aspirated, shooting a mirrorless Sony :)

Thanks for the laugh!

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 16:14 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV review (1503 comments in total)
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Dan Goldman: Man, this thing is noisy! A high res sensor rushed to market...

45% more res on the sensor should have had better processing power to handle that, but I guess they prioritised the res to kill the competition. I get that, I would have done the same, but do not expect better results than R3. If you throw another 3.5K on this baby it has to be for the AF. If you buy it for the sensor you lose on it, so better buy your wife a used Rolex and you will be rewarded for years to come :) Btw you can still shoot her with your old superior R3 (sorry no pun intended)

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2019 at 18:01 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV review (1503 comments in total)

Man, this thing is noisy! A high res sensor rushed to market...

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2019 at 04:40 UTC as 60th comment | 4 replies
On photo Cerulean Sukhoi in the Airshow challenge (10 comments in total)

Such a beautiful plane. Graceful and stylish. It screams agility, speed and manoeuvrability. It's a shame it can be blown out of the sky by today's ugly and well equipped planes, drones and ground based missiles. I might be wrong, though.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2019 at 19:52 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung Galaxy Note 10 hands-on (137 comments in total)
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BrentSchumer: Rest in peace, 3.5mm jack. You're missed.

No way, I want my 3.5mm headphones! Hate me for loving my cable! I will resign my current citizenship and become Chinese with a 3.5mm tattoo on my forehead and a cabled headset around my neck; you like that Samsung?

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2019 at 19:26 UTC

Jared, so funny!! Thanks for that.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2019 at 19:33 UTC as 38th comment

Jared P is not only funny and intelligent, but one of the best sources of accurate photo reviews on the Internet! Honestly guys if you're not trusting Jared P...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2019 at 00:40 UTC as 64th comment | 9 replies

Let us stop marketing those mirrors and get on with the NEW. Speaking about DSLR's today is like speaking about range finders in the eighties when Canon launched its first autofocus.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2019 at 22:09 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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camerosity: So they can sell your data? No thanks

Any intelligence agency or hackers have had access to all data on the internet for years, so no news here. That's why I encrypt all my sensitive files before uploading, in case I lose my phone or get hacked.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2018 at 06:00 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1265 comments in total)
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Saintiwari: I just got my a7RIII. I am especially happy because it is my 100th camera body. I don’t own many Sony bodies, just a7Rii, a9, rx1rii, a7sii, a few rx100s and now this. I like it so far, looks like my a9. I hope to shoot with it very soon, but my cat is not too well. I have been looking for an ideal camera for my cat shots for years, and this seems like it. a9 has low resolution and a7rii is too slow when my cat jumps about. a7rii also had just 12 bit files, not a big worry but now with 14 bit files, i plan to shoot RAW, incase i need to print big.
I will wait for a9R, till then i will keep it. Next week when my testing is over i will go to local zoo and try it with my Canon 300/2.8, 400/2.8, 600/4 ii and 800mm lenses with Metabones. I am sure it won’t be as quick as my a9 but let me report back anyway.
Great review doreview, you always do a great job. Serious photographers like me owe a lot to you.

You're joking, right?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 19:08 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2740 comments in total)
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farcanal: Over 2300 comments, I haven't eaten this much popcorn since highschool...

ha ha

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 18:45 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (669 comments in total)
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Dan Goldman: Thanks DPR for the informative article.

Can someone please make a 'real world' test on the A9 emphasizing a bit more realistic scenario of pushing the shadows, say 1-3 stops at low ISO.

I mean, who the heck is pushing anything 6 stops?! I wouldn't show that image to anyone, cause it would look quite bad on any modern sensor.

I'm trying to make a case for either waiting for a new A9R or just go ahead and buy the current A9. But then again, Sony might release an A7R3 soon, but its not likely we will get the same focus and the overall design which makes the A9 quite unique at the moment. if we did, what would be the point in having a 7 and a 9?

In which scenarios will I pay a price for having one stop less low ISO DR?

Dan

Thanks Rishi for the extensive explanation.
The beach shot is rather noisy in the dark sections when enlarged. Not sure what you mean by most tones being noise free.
Would be great to see a review soon of the A9 with side by side comparison to other cams.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 03:52 UTC
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (669 comments in total)

Thanks DPR for the informative article.

Can someone please make a 'real world' test on the A9 emphasizing a bit more realistic scenario of pushing the shadows, say 1-3 stops at low ISO.

I mean, who the heck is pushing anything 6 stops?! I wouldn't show that image to anyone, cause it would look quite bad on any modern sensor.

I'm trying to make a case for either waiting for a new A9R or just go ahead and buy the current A9. But then again, Sony might release an A7R3 soon, but its not likely we will get the same focus and the overall design which makes the A9 quite unique at the moment. if we did, what would be the point in having a 7 and a 9?

In which scenarios will I pay a price for having one stop less low ISO DR?

Dan

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 15:42 UTC as 39th comment | 7 replies
On photo Shante in the Fashion shoot challenge (4 comments in total)

Plastic looking skin tone.
Distracting white hair on left side of forehead.
Lighting is poor with distracting hot spots.
Better make up could have masked some of the aforementioned shortages.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 20:48 UTC as 1st comment
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Renzokuken: I'm from Asia and i live in Asia.

The DP team said they "garnered some surprisingly open admissions"

but if you really take time and read what he said, it's basically all sarcasm and arrogance.

"If another company made a sensor that we believed to be truly the best quality, we would not hesitate to use it."

He's implying that Canon sensors are superior in every way and no one can compete with them. Did the DP team really failed to pick up his sarcasm while interviewing him?

You nailed it, most people here don't.

Dan

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 21:53 UTC
On article Meet 'The Archivist' at National Geographic (35 comments in total)
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backayonder: As Photographers do you ever wonder what will happen to your images when you go to that great F stop in the sky? Do you worry that all those images laying dormant on obsolete hard drives will be thrown away okay perhaps it is just me then but I do wish that there was some sort of archive available for ordinary folk.

Now, that thought almost made me shed a tear.

A good thing would be an appendix to the will in terms of a list with all accounts and passwords to storage devices (i.e. google drive) and local pc/media servers. An unencrypted hard drive can easily be installed in a new PC.

Every time I go through old unprocessed pics I find new ones, interesting expressions, moments, etc. To print all that would be impractical at the time the picture was taken.

I went digital in 2001 so soon I will have roughly 1TB of data. It doesn't cost that much to store that (compare cost to all gear we buy) in a proper place and hand it over to the love ones when the time comes.

Dan

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2014 at 09:43 UTC
On photo Jack Frost in the Frozen Faces challenge (9 comments in total)

awesome !

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2013 at 15:21 UTC as 8th comment
On photo On the Mars in the The Mars Challenge challenge (1 comment in total)

what is it?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2012 at 21:36 UTC as 1st comment
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