Spectro

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Joined on Jul 9, 2012
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architect and photonerd

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On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (888 comments in total)

owning both nikon d750 and sony a7, which are very similar. Both ff and has the same sensor for years now. Still prefer optical 60/40. Actually it is the total camera experience I still like dslr, closer to the mechanical feel of the film slr, The sony feels like a toy/ camcorder with the cool features zooming and focus peaking, but evf means I have to the turn the camera on off too much, which kills the mood. For the a7 I prefer to use the rear lcd (video). Why use a smaller screen (except for outdoor) when you can use a bigger one that show and does the same thing.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 10:32 UTC as 380th comment
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PascallacsaP: First new development in a long time. Hope they will also update the prehistoric pages that are still there, especially the profile page.

you kidding, they update their layouts some much it is a joke. People always complained about the new layout when it rolls out. There are much more options on flickr then on instagram which is really simple, but has more users.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 06:30 UTC

well a good smartphone is expensive (even if it is part of your cellphone contract which is also huge) no wonder the millennials don't have any extra money to spend on a cheap dslr or compact. As for compact cameras, I am cellphone or big camera skip the middle man. Too many camera toys and they just sit there. I do have many compacts and small milc just sitting around.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 06:45 UTC as 75th comment

first gallery I liked every single shot and good varieties.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 17:20 UTC as 37th comment

if they were going after ONA small niche market at least make it a cheaper alternative. I do like ONA's leather bag.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 22:18 UTC as 28th comment
On article Study: people don't actually like looking at selfies (200 comments in total)

not against millennials nor care if it is a metal thing, older gens are arguing about. Selfies's IQ is just bad, especially cellphone wide angle in portrait mode make people look longer/ skinner then actually are. I told a girl, the 50mm on a FX is what she actually looked closed too in real world, she wasn't as happy.... Otherwise I don't worried about who does it or not. I guess back in the film days it was too costly to do it so often and time to developed.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 22:13 UTC as 38th comment

I envied this camera back in school, the dean of architecture had it. But I couldn't afford it and got the Nikon Coolpix 775, replacing my Olympus Camedia D-360L.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 06:55 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art DxO results: a new king is crowned (249 comments in total)
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henrikbengtsson: That's amazing stuff. So how are Sigmas nowadays in terms of AF consistency? 85mm and 1.4 is pretty tight so margin for error what so ever.

I can see myself using this lens, for sure

my old sigma 85,, 1.4 was great for 2 years and after that the af motor broken and it couldn't do very good minimal focusing distance. It was a great portrait lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 06:37 UTC
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art DxO results: a new king is crowned (249 comments in total)
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Fred Joseph: Measured focal length of 79.7mm???? What does that mean? Is the lens short-changing the owner by 5mm?

my old sigma 85mm 1.4 showed 84.8 mm on flickr exif.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 06:31 UTC
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DarkShift: Nikon bragging their gear is being used for live streaming of one of the most dumpest man in history?

If this is not FAKE news, I'm considering selling my Nikon gear after reading this. Every single piece of them.

reading comprehension? Where did you read/see Nikon sponsoring anything about the 360 at this event. People/organization are just using their product.

USA today, newspaper/website has been doing the VR thing on their website for awhile, they will be at this one too (link of VRtually There in this article). The 360 is one of the tool they use, maybe you just overacted on the title by Allison. Only new thing is they modified it.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 08:32 UTC

So in layman term keep taking more selfies.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 02:18 UTC as 12th comment
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (215 comments in total)

well that will drop the dell 4k monitor down a little, all is good then.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 04:54 UTC as 18th comment
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (215 comments in total)
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paulfulper: 99% of computers will crash trying to run this monitor ......am I wrong ?

only the top Alienware can power it

if you want to play 3d games, yes. Hard to keep good frame rate (60fps) for 4k even today. For surfing the web, emailing, lightroom and photoshop, static image viewing won't put much strain on the GPU or cpu/gpu combo. But yes overall your system might run a tad slower to handle such high res verse lower res.

The top end nvidia amd cards are running 4k game alright with high enough frame rate, but most other cards can't keep the frame rate up even at 4k.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 04:51 UTC

I remembered AutoCAD digitalizer pad in the 90s for the PC, very similar idea. HP had that projection on the table, which is also similar, but over all this is nice too. More options.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 04:47 UTC as 17th comment
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James Pilcher: I came from deep in the film era. I don't ever want to look back. Digital does it for me.

film is fun to see the result, but the process is too much. Also film processing is wasteful/ not environmentally friendly. All the water being use for a single roll and the chemical being dump down the drain. Why i do it once a few years.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 20:45 UTC

We had to archive our projects (building model) in architecture with ektachrome (and turn it into slide), because the professors said so in the early 2000s. I didn' t know the different and did as they say. Use the kodachrome for regular stuff (later just got the fuji as it was cheaper). Today I still shoot film (once a year) but MF with kodak portra for portrait, it has a softer look to it.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 20:32 UTC as 138th comment
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Peter Hayward: Just an idea, for Nikon shooters and to save a lot of effort just use the free Nikon Capture NX-D or View NX-D. Not as convenient admittedly but it works.

there is a plugin for lightroom focus point for any nikon cameras, I have used a few years ago. It was a an extra step to turn it on. Some guy in a forum told me about it, I forgot what it was called.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 08:58 UTC
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things (67 comments in total)

liked these overall much better then the portrait series.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 17:27 UTC as 28th comment

It was around this time my yahoo email was spamming all my friend/ contact. I also noticed over the years yahoo email accounts of contact I know were spamming the most. After a new password, my account was still spamming, so I closed my yahoo account for good and created a new one for flickr only.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2016 at 03:11 UTC as 4th comment
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Snapper2013: #5 is incredible and taken with a lowly Canon 7D! Who've thought that could be even possible with a Canon 7D. LOL

I was going to say it was photoshopped tail blur. But I looked at the setup and he used 4 flashes and slower shutter speed. I do strobing and if you rear flash sync you will get a trail with slower shutter speed and a sharp image (maybe not pixel peeping). He might of enhance the trail, but that that is minor adjustment.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 19:12 UTC
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