Chuckmet

Lives in United States Suisun, CA, United States
Works as a Graphic Artist
Joined on Sep 16, 2007

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NickyB66: Shame this AI tech can't be used on my bank balance to make it larger.

Actually it's the opposite, Adobe takes money out of your bank account to make it smaller.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2021 at 15:23 UTC
On article Adobe announces Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2021 (132 comments in total)

Does elements work with 16 bit images or does it only work in 8 bits?

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2020 at 14:46 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
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jaaboucher: Sure dual pixel AF works with such a small aperture, but does it work well? I'm looking forward to seeing these used with fast moving subjects in difficult light.

I've been using a Canon 80D and a Sigma 150-600 for several years now and have made many wonderful images shooting at 800 ISO @ F8 for wildlife, mostly birds. I see no reason why with a full frame camera at ISO 1600 to compensate for the 1 stop loss of light I couldn't be successful also. I'm just a amateur hobbyists and have to live with the limitations of my equipment, doesn't stop me from shooting.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2020 at 14:39 UTC
On article The ins and outs of ISO: What is ISO? (588 comments in total)
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darinb: Nice article but I think it's missing something that would be of value to me and to many others: Motivation.

I've seen discussions on the forums for years along these lines and I find myself thinking I basically get it but then finding myself totally bewildered a few minutes later.

What I can't quite figure out is what I would do with this information--if I took the time to really understand it and get it in my head--that would meaningfully benefit my photography. What would be different about my images if I applied this know-how?

I *do* get how knowing the details about ISO would be very useful in testing cameras and comparing one to another, I recognize that many people are very interested in such comparisons and tests.

But, given that a person has already purchased a camera and has no plans to change, how can they benefit from the information in this article and the ones that will follow?

First thing I do is choose ISO, higher ISO for wildlife, lower ISO for landscape.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2020 at 21:07 UTC
On article The ins and outs of ISO: What is ISO? (588 comments in total)
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photo_rb: "ISO in digital cameras (specifically ISO standard 12232:2019) is designed to resemble the ASA film speed standard that was adopted by the International Organization for Standardization in 1974."

Should it not be ISO instead of where you say ASA? ISO was adopted in 1974.

I always thought that ASA referred to American standards association. Din was common in Europe.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2020 at 20:56 UTC
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M Lammerse: I made a silly comment of cat pics earlier on, sorry 'bout that.
But how about some good toilet paper images?

Cats playing with toilet paper would be awesome!

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 17:50 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Best budget lenses for Canon APS-C DSLRs (207 comments in total)
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Ad12: I purchased and really enjoy the Tamron 100-400 on my 800D. It has a 640mm equivalent length, but is only around a kilogram, and has great image quality. I got this as the reviews had suggested it a bit better than the sigma, but also it comes with a tripod collar.

Has DP Reviews ever reviewed the 400mm options? So Tamon, sigma, Canon, Nikon, 100-400mm’s? The tamron is great value too for my cheaper camera.

I own a third party collar for my sigma 100-400 zoom, one third the price of the Tamron.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2020 at 15:45 UTC
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NotAPhotog: Seriously, how on earth were some of these photos picked?? I thought this was a landscape competition and some of these were shot in portrait orientation????????????????????????????????????????????

:-)

I believe they are portraits of landscapes.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2020 at 19:39 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: He is a very good photographer and very brave. Both as a street and model photographer. His method in the street is though .... questionable.

As many have said, in western countries he would eventually end up at hospital or worse.

Another thought is, as also have been said is that street (and friend) photography is much more difficult 2020 than maybe 1970. Many people today hide when a camera is wielded. Many people have a strong protective reaction against cameras today.

In 1970 you wouldn't find your picture posted on the internet.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2020 at 20:08 UTC

I'll stick with my ten dollar L bracket from Amazon.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2020 at 19:44 UTC as 47th comment
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Ken60: OK , so now travel photography is press images of riots , guys threatening you with an axe, very mature ladies with their toy boys ...and to beat all that the only Icelandic image is the interior of a concert hall in Reykjavik. I have to think , for me, I have seen images by folk on these forums more likely to inspire me to visit places.

Never really thought of 1Dx's as travel Photographer gear. DPR may have to revise some of their "best suited for" categories :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2020 at 04:27 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D780 (346 comments in total)
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ebarak71: And why was the AF assist lamp was eliminated? the sensor is sensitive enough?

As a portrait photographer I've photographed plenty of old bats.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 19:47 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review (1351 comments in total)
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jkokich: So, to get 20fps, it has to act like a mirrorless? That makes me laugh.

Yeah, 16 frames per second mechanical won't cut it.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2020 at 19:45 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon 1D X Mark III for video (96 comments in total)

I love how video guys have been pushing for better video specs in DSLR's and when they get them they complain that the form factor is wrong.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 04:19 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview TV: Leica SL2 first impressions (104 comments in total)
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io_bg: Another video??? What happened to the written reviews???

;)

Right back at you mosc.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2019 at 16:20 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Leica SL2 first impressions (104 comments in total)
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io_bg: Another video??? What happened to the written reviews???

;)

Would it help if I transcribed the video for you? :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2019 at 05:53 UTC

So a $1,300 camera has a better lens than a $750 or $900 camera, who would've guessed.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2019 at 14:57 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Olympus E-M5 Mark III (186 comments in total)
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steelhead3: The over 70 crowd will love its design.

I'm only 66 but I love it too.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 18:42 UTC
On article What the Z50 tells us about Nikon's APS-C strategy (677 comments in total)
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UllerellU: APSC is dead, not because it is not a perfectly capable sensor size (which I trust it is) but because the difference in price / weight / size with cameras and FF lenses is so small, it is not worth it, I I am already linked to an APSC system by my lenses, but to those who are not my advice is to jump directly to FF. If the manufacturers were honest and their prices were not abusive, the APSC sensor would make enough sense. And no, just as I do not want to use your APSC lenses in an FF body losing the advantages of the sensor and obtaining a 10 mpx image ....

We have seen three new APS-C camera bodies in the last couple of months from Canon and Nikon alone. Not dead yet.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2019 at 19:01 UTC
On article What the Z50 tells us about Nikon's APS-C strategy (677 comments in total)
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Lotus Cat: I don't understand why dpReview staff is a bit underwhelmed by the Z50. The only real reason I can derive from that statement is that the Z50 is not a Z8; DPR doesn't like entry level cameras.

The Z50 is an interesting addition to Nikon's new lens mount. It's not for everyone, but neither are the Z6 and Z7; choices.

It's easy to be underwhelmed when your used to handling high end bodies and lenses. The people this camera is aimed at could quite possibly be overwhelmed at first coming from a smartphone.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2019 at 18:45 UTC
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