Edward Sargent

Edward Sargent

Lives in United States Arvada, CO, United States
Works as a Semi-Retired Software Engineer
Has a website at sony-snapper.com
Joined on Apr 28, 2002


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EXX: Great specs! But why no pop-up flash? A pop-up flash can be very handy as a last resort or as wireless controller.

What is next, an A88 budget version, with a 24 MP sensor similar to the A7II sensor?

The original A99 as well as the A900 had no pop-up the reason, pro cameras don't have them.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 22:24 UTC
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (225 comments in total)

Forgive my ignorance but how do the cameras that do in camera stacking do it, motorized focus rings? Or is the really aperture stacking.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 18:28 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (225 comments in total)

You not mention it but did you rely on Peaking to do your focusing? I have only done a few focus stacked images but that is what I have used.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 17:21 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies

I don't remember the name but I had a B&W digital in 1992. I think it was made by Epson. I still have pictures taken with it.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 18:13 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Roger Cicala compares Zeiss and Canon 135mm f/2 lenses (90 comments in total)
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Gionni Dorelli: I have used both lenses for years, taking beauty and fashion photos.
The Sony Zeiss has an edge on the Canon on about any aspect of photography.
The Zeiss is also faster at focusing in low light.
In studio, under modeling lights, sometime the Canon never stop hunting where the Zeiss just works fine.

Tongki has no bias here

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 18:49 UTC
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chiumeister: How is it that both Sony and now Nikon has this same lens out at the same time?

Not a new focal range for Sony, replaces the existing 70-400.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 05:42 UTC

Is this a APS-C or Full Frame lens, the USB dock is APS-C?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 19:51 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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futile32: is the HSM available on the Sony mount?

Yes, it says so in the press release. I personally have two other Sigma HSM lens for my Alphas

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 19:39 UTC

It would also be nice to have a view that strips off the advertising so I can browse DPReview without people at work wondering why I'm not working :)

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 19:13 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
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Corne Ferreira: Ok I I'd not read all of the replies but it looks good thanks for the hard work. I must be one of the few who like the blue on black , less strain on the eyes.

One thing that seems to be missing is spell check, you have an audience from around the world and English is not everyone's strong point, nothing to work my buttons more than a clown that insists on telling me I spelt something wrong, there must be others out there feeling the same.

You can use the browsers spell check, Chrome and IE have it I'm not sure about the others. But if incorporated not just the GB version.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 18:28 UTC

I would like to see the ability for the OP to flag portions of threads that they started, as off subject or flaming. Not to delete them just mark them with colors so readers interested in the subject don't waste their time reading through unrelated posts.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 18:25 UTC as 57th comment
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Rick Knepper: Unfortunately, I do not see the most glaring defect of the website addressed - the seartch engine.

Did you tell us about the overhaul? I have not been using for sometime because of past experiences.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 18:32 UTC
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GodSpeaks: Let's not do popups on a mouse over. Those are annoying at the best of times, but to have it on forum threads would be a nightmare.

I like the popups but only if they are optional, easily selected optional.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 18:31 UTC
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InTheMist: IMO, the default threaded view is kind of dumb. Long after the OP's topic is beaten to death, the thread is full of comments that have been duscussed ad nausium, and you have many, many duplicates statements occur because of this.

Placing half of the text of a message in the title of the message is patently ridiculous usability quirk.

Threaded forums are so Y2K Internet, if not 1990's BBS.

Flat view is where it's at.

I use threaded view on PC most of the time. On my tablet I use flat view.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 18:22 UTC
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B1ackhat: Great - because it looks like this site is still trapped in 1995. You should have switched to vBulletin or one the other PHP-based forums over a decade ago.

What is a sample site? Of all the forums I've been on, in terms of presentation format, I like this one the best.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 18:17 UTC

Bookmarks, allow for a way for the user to label the bookmark as to the reason they made the bookmark, it will speed up the search through the book marks.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 15:36 UTC as 154th comment | 2 replies

I would like the ability to know how many "reads" for each post. Regarding the Android version the shortcuts 'f', 'm', etc don't work when using a keyboard as what you type goes in the address line of the browser and using the touch method is not easy as the buttons/options are too close to each other. It would be nice if we could take down our own posts, particularly if they have not been responded to.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 15:15 UTC as 160th comment
On article App Portfolio - Your App, Your Portfolio, Your $$$ (5 comments in total)

Timely article Paul, I've been intrigued by your apps for a few weeks and been planning to ask you for more information.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2012 at 20:05 UTC as 5th comment
On article Lytro camera overview and discussion with CEO Ren Ng (101 comments in total)

I like the possibilities, particularly for security applications. But for personal use I want something designed for humans to hold. But maybe this is the perfect camera for those with no right hand/arm.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2011 at 16:11 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article ACD Systems launches ACDSee Pro 5 and ACDSee v14 (38 comments in total)
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ACDSystemsInternationalInc: We have an incredible upgrade offer for existing owners of ACDSee Pro and ACDSee Standard. Upgrade coupons will be sent shortly by email to previous owners of ACDSee Pro and ACDSee Standard. Please keep checking your email - you should receive your coupon codes soon! :)

Better improve the abilitys and terminology used on workflow presets and allow batch runs to save to RAW.
Also allow the use of PhotoShop plugins.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2011 at 18:52 UTC
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