Ian

Ian

Lives in United States Tallahassee, United States
Joined on May 18, 2001

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sh10453: With the restructuring, a name change is due.
I suggest this new name for them, free of charge: GoBroke

Perhaps Kodak or Blackberry are more appropriate names. Oops, those are names of companies that invented the first digital camera and first smartphone, respectively, only to be crushed by their own weight, are already taken.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 21:50 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (284 comments in total)
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Ian: Second Canon review in a row where DPReview seems to lack some knowledge of Canon.

First was the mention of using Movie mode to focus using a stopped-down aperture (on the Sigma 12-24 f/4 Art) vs. using the DOF button in LiveView.

Now saying the 5DS R is "sans AA filter" when it actually has an AA filter that is cancelled out by another layer.

These are nitpicks, to be sure, but they are out of character for DPReview's usual high standards.

Thank you on both accounts and those very high standards are exactly what Phil started with and why you guys continue to be so successful after so many years. Thank you for listening to reader feedback and keep up the excellent work!

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 21:17 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (284 comments in total)
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Ian: Second Canon review in a row where DPReview seems to lack some knowledge of Canon.

First was the mention of using Movie mode to focus using a stopped-down aperture (on the Sigma 12-24 f/4 Art) vs. using the DOF button in LiveView.

Now saying the 5DS R is "sans AA filter" when it actually has an AA filter that is cancelled out by another layer.

These are nitpicks, to be sure, but they are out of character for DPReview's usual high standards.

chaos215bar2, that's correct and is good detail. I was just trying to keep it short :)

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 20:45 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (284 comments in total)

Second Canon review in a row where DPReview seems to lack some knowledge of Canon.

First was the mention of using Movie mode to focus using a stopped-down aperture (on the Sigma 12-24 f/4 Art) vs. using the DOF button in LiveView.

Now saying the 5DS R is "sans AA filter" when it actually has an AA filter that is cancelled out by another layer.

These are nitpicks, to be sure, but they are out of character for DPReview's usual high standards.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 18:45 UTC as 49th comment | 5 replies
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (204 comments in total)
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Ian: Stopped-down focusing (aka "focused at aperture" used here) can be done in LiveView on Canon bodies by holding down the depth of focus (DOF) button while turning the focus ring.

Yeah, exactly. I think Dpreview's "workaround" of focusing in Movie mode just seems bizarre and indicates a surprising lack of knowledge on their part.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 01:05 UTC
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (204 comments in total)

Stopped-down focusing (aka "focused at aperture" used here) can be done in LiveView on Canon bodies by holding down the depth of focus (DOF) button while turning the focus ring.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 14:41 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
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LWW: Hate 'shoot' as a photographic term. Descriptive of destroy, as against create.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shot_(filmmaking)#Etymology

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 21:02 UTC

David Slater's friend, the Celebes crested macaque...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_selfie

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 18:28 UTC as 55th comment
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LWW: Hate 'shoot' as a photographic term. Descriptive of destroy, as against create.

Wow, that's a little overly sensitive, don't you think?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 17:16 UTC

I think the criticism of Canon's AF tracking is a bit unwarranted. Perhaps it's not as good out of the box (with default settings / use) as Nikon, but if you know how to use it, it's incredibly accurate.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 16:18 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

Polaroid 636, got it for Christmas

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 20:18 UTC as 368th comment
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Ian: By all means, let's replace a crappy SD slot (that sticks way out) with a bag full of overpriced accessories. That's way more convenient and compact. Not.

Thankfully we have other choices.

Apparently the bag of new Macbook Pro owners who shoot with SD cards.

Why make people buy / carry something else when it can simply be built into the computer?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 19:54 UTC

By all means, let's replace a crappy SD slot (that sticks way out) with a bag full of overpriced accessories. That's way more convenient and compact. Not.

Thankfully we have other choices.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:31 UTC as 174th comment | 3 replies

The overall winner's shot is stunning!

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 14:13 UTC as 56th comment

I love the 12 month-financing option - they definitely understand their demographic. Not.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 20:31 UTC as 55th comment
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Angrymagpie: I rather admire Benjamin Von Wong's constant push against the limit with his photography. Sometimes the images work really well (like his underwater shipwreck shoot), sometimes it looks a bit odd (underwater fisherman shoot). But he's not to be dismissed as a mere attention-seeker who's good at self-promotion. Regardless of one's aesthetic preference, Von Wong's outrageous creativity and mastery of photography should be commended.

I agree - the guy is definitely pushing the limits and very creative. I don't like these shots, but the rooftop superheroes and other stuff he's done is pretty cool.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 13:34 UTC
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Ian: No new lens mount? It's been a couple of years now with the E mount, surely Sony can make this one obsolete more quickly ;)

I know, I'm just being silly. Sony's product cycle is pretty amazing in terms of how quickly they release new models.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 14:27 UTC

No new lens mount? It's been a couple of years now with the E mount, surely Sony can make this one obsolete more quickly ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 19:40 UTC as 131st comment | 2 replies
On article Phase One XF IQ3 100MP update adds electronic shutter (22 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Why no raws for download in the real world samples?

Bandwidth?

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 18:15 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: One thing I feel that everyone would agree on is that manufacturers stop announcing products so early. If it's not ready, don't announce it.

You announce a product.. but make people was 2-6+ months before we can get our hands on it? Only in the camera world is this acceptable.

Can you imagine Samsung or apple announcing a phone then saying the preorders will ship in 4 months?

Again, if it's not ready, don't announce it.

Also in 2016, touchscreens should be standard across the board, it's ridiculous that there are still so many current and unreleased cameras without this feature.

For people spending a lot of money, product announcements can be very helpful. If I was about to spend thousands of dollars on a new camera and lenses, I would be far more upset if new versions were released a week later than I would be having to wait. Waiting can be tough, though...

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 17:36 UTC
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