riveredger

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Joined on Jul 10, 2010

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On article How to buy used gear (and not get burned) (131 comments in total)
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Aroart: Also beware of B&H .. I bought a Fuji 18-135 used for $200 less and know after 5 months the zoom mech does not work and I have to do the old school push and pull with it...

So they knew it would fail after 5 months? Lol

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 19:35 UTC
On article How to buy used gear (and not get burned) (131 comments in total)

skip Craigslist and eBay and stick to Fred Miranda.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 13:59 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
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Tom Holly: Want full frame? Upgrade! Otherwise, don't.

What is wrong with WANTING full frame?

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 13:24 UTC
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DavidKennard: "The 6D II's larger sensor also means you get better performance in low light. If you regularly shoot above about ISO 1600, the 6D II will give you an immediate improvement in image quality, simply because it gets more light."

This is correct only when not equalising DoF between the two cameras. The 6D II requires stopping down by a stop to get the same DoF as the 80D, in which case both cameras would receive exactly the same amount of light. Of course, in situations where you want or don't mind shallow DoF then the statement does hold true.

You are conflating equal exposure with DoF equivelancy.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 13:23 UTC

The biggest differentiator is gaming. Macs just don't cut it. Oh, and those ugly gaming rigs run photo editing software super smoothly without breaking a sweat. Function over form.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 02:39 UTC as 236th comment
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louisjaffe: I agree with some of the criticisms of Apple, but here are two reasons I stick with Mac.

I'm surprised more people haven't mentioned the security and stability of MacOS versus Windows. No computer is immune to hacking, but have you read about any ransomware attacks on Macs lately? The number of such problems in the Windows world is orders of magnitude higher.

A 2nd reason I stick with Mac: Apple support is the best. If you're in the US and like your tech questions to be answered promptly on the phone by relaxed, patient people in the US or Canada, Apple is your only source for this experience. I have nothing against people who work in call centers in India, the Philippines, or wherever. Am just saying Apple doesn't offshore its customer support.

tech support? I can't remember the last time I needed to contact my PC manufacturer for something like that!

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 02:21 UTC
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Xentinus: Anything, less than Sony a6000 is failure. They don't need to discover America once again.

@PhotoUniverse - what is it with you and toys? I own a Nikon DSLR but previously owned Sony gear and they were far from "toys." You are making yourself sound like some kind of pretentious snob.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 01:02 UTC
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SRT201: Oh that's just precious isn't it! Adobe is finally noticing that their heavy-handed licensing and general disdain for the user is effecting their bottom line. Well now we can be sure that they are well and truly interested in giving users what they have been asking for.

Yeah right!

Adobe's arrogance has provided the opportunity for a number of good RAW development alternatives to emerge and some of them are excellent and MUCH faster than Adobe products. I've moved away from Adobe as have so many others.

Arrogance eventually comes back to bite the arrogant. Enjoy the rewards Adobe!

I have tried every alternative and none are as good as Lightroom and Photoshop.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 19:18 UTC
On article Adobe achieves record revenue (176 comments in total)

"Creating world-class digital journeys"

Gotta love those marketing folks!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 15:40 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2732 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: "Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony."
Same for the a9

Bring out yer dead (DSLRs)... :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 19:22 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2732 comments in total)
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DotCom Editor: "When I started shooting sports for college publications..."

And when I started shooting sports it was on a twin-lens reflex 6x6-cm camera with 120 roll film. There was no such thing as "frames per second." And no autofocus. And no through-the-lens metering. And no histogram. And no instant image review. And no tethering. And no blinkies. Today's "photographers," who are really just shutter-button-pushers would have absolutely no clue what to do if all those features were taken away.

Feel better now?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 12:55 UTC
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)
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tkbslc: I hope nobody buys this expensive drive for image storage. There's very little real world difference between an SSD and a HDD for viewing and editing images.

There difference is huge, especially when working with large image files video files.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 22:44 UTC

RIP traditional photography

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 02:13 UTC as 163rd comment
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Robert Garcia NYC: Dpreview, I am curious if they Olympus are going to release a Full Frame. Pref in Pen F shape. Why not ask that?

How could Olympus possibly compete in the FF space? It would be a huge expense to Olympus and would eventually end in an abandoned lens mount.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 14:11 UTC
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cdembrey: The great thing about film is that it works with my mid 1930s LTM Leica and my mid 2000s Canon EOS Elan 7n. No expensive new camera needed every two/three years to shoot film. Money saved will pay for a lot of film processing.

False analogy.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 00:18 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)
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iamatrix: It's really hard to get excited about a DSLR these days.

I agree, but these upper echelon Nikon bodies are a lot of fun to use.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 02:50 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (388 comments in total)

Are all photographers as negative as those on this forum? No one here is ever satisfied with the reviews or the cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 18:13 UTC as 70th comment | 4 replies

Tough crowd

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 13:52 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply
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Stanislav Vasiliev: There is logic in what Apple do. First of all the SD reader in the previous MacBook Pros wasn't any fast - I got around 90MB/s on my Extreme Pro UHS-II cards. In comparison, I get around 220MB/s on them with a dedicated USB reader. In professional league SD isn't used that much - XQD, CFast, Compact Flash, even some SSD in videography. With latest cameras even USB transfer is much faster, and I expect to see really nice and fast readers for USB-C/Thunderbolt later this year. After moving to UHS-II cards I stopped using internal SD reader in my MacBook Pro and moved to external models from Sandisk and Delkin.

Nonsense. SD is by far the prominent storage type for digital cameras. Connecting the camera straight to the computer can be hassle and is not a good substitute for a card reader.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 20:16 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (425 comments in total)

Finally, usable and effective C-AF on a compact!

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 18:13 UTC as 150th comment
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