SDPharm

Joined on Feb 10, 2012

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VadymA: Still the same haircut mess as before. All those lose hair strings magically disappear like a person gets a good dose of hair spray. Having said that, I will repeat myself again and again, this is absolutely fine for cellphone photography which is displayed predominantly on cellphones. It is convenient, it is fun, it is instant, it looks great on the phone, and it is free. What else people need if all they want is to have fun without having to learn boring theory of the art and craft of photography?

@ AlexisH Not everyone who owns real cameras is a DR/resolving power/bokeh/MTF connoisseur.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2018 at 05:36 UTC
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tkbslc: It would be an interesting experiment to do a blind test with 20 random images, half taken with the Samyang 85mm f1.4 ($200 new) and half with this Leica 75mm. Use a Sony A7 for both to keep the sensor out of it. Can people guess which is which with greater accuracy than a coin toss?

> If you can't make the difference, then what is the reason to say there is a difference?

Difference sometimes can be measured, but not easily distinguished by human eyes. Now, is that difference meaningful, that's a different question.

In real life when you introduce other factors, lenses, sensors become less important. Ergonomics, responsiveness, user interface are some very important factors to me.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2018 at 20:59 UTC
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Protogonus1: I've worked with the JPGs produced by smartphones and they are limited to about 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 in prints. This is pathetic. A real camera aims at more--at least 8 x 10 or 11 x 14 (which is still much less than life size). The world is full of IMAGES but PICTURES, FRAMABLE PICTURES, ARE MUCH RARER. DP should keep its gaze focused on what CAMERAS can do, not these horrible ephemeral-image machines whose output is here today and gone tomorrow.

> "america is currently fighting 6 different wars, but this is what millennials are thinking about."

So...are you for war mongering pigs, or for millennials?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2018 at 04:53 UTC
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nerd2: Radeon Pro 580 is only marginally faster than 1060 that comes with surface book 2. Oh it is still 8x faster than macbook "Pro" ..

> I use W10 and OSX and iOS and Android every day. And I spend minimal time with "system", and rather spend time in programs and apps.

I'm sure this is true with many people. To me, Mac interface is much more consistent over time. I run Windows on VMWare, and I can deal with XP. But Windows 8 is so different I kept going back to whatever that non-tile interface is. I certainly dread the prospect of learning Win10. I have many other better things to do than learning yet another interface.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2018 at 18:30 UTC
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nerd2: Radeon Pro 580 is only marginally faster than 1060 that comes with surface book 2. Oh it is still 8x faster than macbook "Pro" ..

That's true. All the updates quickly eat your time away.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 20:50 UTC
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nerd2: Radeon Pro 580 is only marginally faster than 1060 that comes with surface book 2. Oh it is still 8x faster than macbook "Pro" ..

> Or is that Windows thing that we all used to run and get lied to on a yearly basis about its reliability,...

What do you mean? Windows 7 runs great on my Mac (via Fusion). :)

Granted, I only run one "Pro" app on it: Quickbooks.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2018 at 18:54 UTC
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ShaiKhulud: - Still butterfly design
- Still dongle-life
- Still no Nvidia options
- Overpriced even by Apple standarts
- Ugly and useless touchbar is here to stay
- The only normal 13 inch w/o touchbar Mac won't recive the spec bump

Guys, any Windows options for MBP Mid 2015 15-inch owner?

> Here I'm thinking a new E-M1 mark II looks too expensive. Compared to a new macbook pro it feels like a bargain!

Oh, please. E-M1 doesn't even have Siri. :)

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2018 at 01:45 UTC
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CaPi: 7000 $ Is the new top model ..

I would feel the need to get a 15" not to require an additional screen when in the field and added storage and RAM. More than 3000+$
Whoa.

> Who can cope on 128-256 GB ;)

Count me as one. Our family computer has 256GB. I do keep photos on an external bus-powered SSD drive so that I can easily move them around. I like the idea of keeping data separate from the OS and apps. Ideally, I am moving toward moving my data on a 512GB-1T thumb drive, and back it up on a RAID drive.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2018 at 22:44 UTC
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paulfulper: Why is this article here ? It has nothing to do with Photography.
It should be in a computer website

I supposed this is a legit question if you don't post process and don't store/manage images on computers.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2018 at 22:26 UTC

Wait, hasn't USPS been losing money?

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2018 at 04:00 UTC as 25th comment

This type of contents should be banned on a gear site like dpreview. It's too rational, makes too much sense and does not encourage people to buy more stuff. Total bull.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 04:17 UTC as 15th comment
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PhozoKozmos: so all image search results on web are also infringements, too

might as well eliminate all image searches entirely

> Publication is publication...

Right, applying 19th century thinking...

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 20:55 UTC
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PhozoKozmos: so all image search results on web are also infringements, too

might as well eliminate all image searches entirely

Yep. That's what happens when you try to apply 19th century laws in the 21st century.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 19:41 UTC
On article PowerShot Shootout: Canon's G1 X III vs G7 X II (248 comments in total)

What's up with the Japanese obsession with the letter G? Canon has G1 through 9 (odd number only), Fuji has GFX, Ricoh has GR, Panasonic goes all out with G, GF, GX, GH, GM...I'm sure I missed a few here.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 06:58 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies
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SDPharm: I don't get it. Its like giving a 5 year old a Nikon D850.

You can spend $400, buy yourself an Amscope microscope and stick some random objects under it. You'd probably get bored after a few minutes due to challenging lighting and zero DOF. That's what this video shows you.

For some more inspiring images, go check out the Nikon photomicrography contests:
https://www.nikonsmallworld.com/galleries/photo

Yep. One time I got bored in the lab so I stuck one of my fingers under a stereoscope. It was a marvel to actually see sweat beads budding out of the sweat glands.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 20:03 UTC

I don't get it. Its like giving a 5 year old a Nikon D850.

You can spend $400, buy yourself an Amscope microscope and stick some random objects under it. You'd probably get bored after a few minutes due to challenging lighting and zero DOF. That's what this video shows you.

For some more inspiring images, go check out the Nikon photomicrography contests:
https://www.nikonsmallworld.com/galleries/photo

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 05:50 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1100 comments in total)
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MIC37: I am still waiting for a mirrorless Nikon. The mirrorless Sony should be compared to the mirrorless Nikon and not to the DSLR.

> The mirrorless Sony should be compared to the mirrorless Nikon and not to the DSLR. <

No. When I shop for a camera, I consider everything, not just one artificial category. This is exactly the comparison people need to see.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 22:46 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1100 comments in total)
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Theo Ghefner: The only mirrorles cameras with a LCD display panel on the camera's top plate, are Hasselblad X1D and Fuji GFX 50S.
Thus, as good as the new kids on the block coming from Sony(a9 and a7R III) are, my mirrorless choice will be one of the two Medium Format cameras, while on the DSLR family, the lowest choice level will be Nikon D500, while the obvious top place is reserved to D850.
Why, that choice? The convenience of available information at a glance, versus often having to squint looking at the back screen, what I'll always be looking for.

You are forgetting Lumix G9.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 22:23 UTC
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junk1: Well, we would quickly turn China in a glass factory (nuke them) if they ever attacked us, so what can they rally do. They have satellites, plus google images, so it's not as though they can't spy on us from above.
Stealing secret defense information is the issue to worry about. But other than putting viruses onto computers (which should not have secret data on them if they have an internet connection to begin with, except Hillary seems to be exempt), how could DJI do steal such data...

Don't be silly. If we nuke China, who's gonna make our iPhones? Just accept the fact that we exist to serve the Chinese so they can keep feeding us with the toys we love, ok?

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 05:26 UTC
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Steve in GA: I often send photos to my kids and grandkids when Google photos tells me, "these are the photos you took in (e.g.) 2006" Everyone gets a smile from the way hair, clothes and faces change over the years.

But, little did I know that I can sue my kids and grands if they post those photos on Facebook. Looks like I may have a new income stream!

(Hopefully, you know I'm kidding.)

Well, I certainly would not sue my kids, unless they are millionaires. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 19:28 UTC
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