Ralf B

Ralf B

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On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (216 comments in total)

Here is looking forward to 2018, when DPR will honor the Sony a900's 10th anniversary in similar fashion. Mine from December 2008 works like a charm today.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 05:47 UTC as 72nd comment
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (295 comments in total)

I feel as smashed and shattered as those poor pieces of gear :-(

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 17:22 UTC as 130th comment

Farewell Michael, RIP - and thanks for sharing!

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 17:10 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Field Test: The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV in Mexico (134 comments in total)

Awesome, guys and girls at DPR!

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 16:28 UTC as 63rd comment
In reply to:

Snikt228: What happened to the other 5 new FE lenses?

"A month ago Sony announced that 8 new FE lenses will be available til Spring 2016. "

Only see 3 new ones so far

"The other 5 have been sold already."
Thanks a lot for the good laugh :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 09:04 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
In reply to:

cgarrard: DPR Staff, the Sony A900 was the first conventional full frame DSLR to have built in image stabilization- and what a good camera it was too! :)

That said I really enjoyed this article however :).


24mp, ibis, .74x OVF, still have both of mine.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
In reply to:

dynaxx: It says "The K-1 becomes the first conventional DSLR to offer a stabilized full-frame sensor." but the A850, A900 are as conventional as you get, are they not ?. The A99, less conventional, but what difference does that make ?

Fewer axes, I'll concede, but the 2 Sony's ( using the Minolta stabilisation design ) were the trailblazers 9 years before Pentax.

Spot on, Dynaxx!
The a900 was the "first conventional DSLR to offer a stabilized full-frame sensor."

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 17:41 UTC
In reply to:

Konstantin Mineev: Just imagine how these beautiful models would look on 135mm lens, instead on these big nose portraits.

Just imagine how the DPR comment section would look without those big nose comments . . .

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 15:36 UTC

No surprise to see nay sayers when someone steps out of the ordinary...
The technique demonstrated here with quite some success may not be for everyone obviously. Kudos to Rishi and crew to push the envelope.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 15:35 UTC as 122nd comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

LJ - Eljot: Video to a 3 month old article?


Video editing takes time. Serious video editing makes you lonely....

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 15:33 UTC
On article Instagram now supports multi-account use (12 comments in total)

Nothing new. DPR fora have supported multiple user accounts since their inception....

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 18:47 UTC as 4th comment
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (783 comments in total)
In reply to:

Segaman: Wait for the D510
Just in case

off topic________________________________________
By Rishi Sanyal (2 hours ago)
"Wait for the D510 Just in case"
As a die-hard Canon user - why are you here commenting on this story?_______________________________________________
Is this an indication that the comment section on DPR (finally) gets some kind of moderation?
Or just a one-shot event "just in case"?
And on topic, the Nikon manufacturing woes with newly released models were not only noticed by Nikon shooters. The market was watching - and will watch again.
Here is wishing to Nikon that they learned their lesson. Their two new cams are a very welcome addition to the market, putting pressure on the other makers to show their stuff sooner or later:
Canon: better sensors?
Sony: What 's with the A-Mount?
Pentax: That new FF DSLR?
Samsung: ?..?..?,
etc. etc., you get the gist.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 09:28 UTC
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snapa: Why was it not also made to work with the Sony E-mount cameras? At over 1.5 pounds, very large and probably well over $1k, maybe that is the reason. It makes you wonder when they say "Pricing and availability have yet to be announced". Why not tell what it will cost now, will it be way over priced?

My uneducated guess is that this new lens is targeting DSLRs with PDAF, while E Mount bodies offer CDAF and/or PDAF depending on which of the many E Mount bodies around you look at. So maybe there is (re)design effort in the AF drive department when including the E Mount as native build. Now the Tokina marketing dept has to guess if that design effort can be recovered from the market or if potential buyers rather go for a proven adaptor solution. They obviously went for offering it in the two most popular DSLR mounts and see the market reaction first before expanding the number of offered mounts.
Given that most of the hype in E Mount is FF and the lens is APS-C may add here.
As said, uneducated guess.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2016 at 08:36 UTC
On article Into the woods: Samsung NX500 Field Test (75 comments in total)

Awesome! Hats off to DPR for offering such a well crafted work! For free!
You guys are coming around big time - but don't forget the reviews ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 06:42 UTC as 21st comment
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (306 comments in total)
In reply to:

justmeMN: "Sony US is unable to comment on US pricing or availability for the a68." -DPR

"Eww, we don't want that here" - Sony USA :-)

That would be another Weir(d) decision on Mark-eting by Sony U.S.A..
No advertising, no nothing but some Ambassadors and Precision Camera to boot for repairs ... so ignoring this offering, which will hit street price 499 US-D / EU as soon as it hits the shelves, would fit this non-strategy.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 07:37 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (306 comments in total)
In reply to:

calkapokole: In many ways worse than my A55, I am so disappointed.

As much as I am happy with my a55 (bought in early 2011 to add small and light to my OVF / EVF mixed A Mount kit) its 1st generation SLT EVF is way worse than the a58/68. I wish they made an a55II with the same small body and the better stuff they put into the a68. Won't happen, though.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 07:32 UTC
On challenge ARW2 Artifacts Attack! (9 comments in total)

Well this one went over like a lead balloon.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 10:29 UTC as 1st comment
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (621 comments in total)
In reply to:

RichRMA: Now I kin' lookit ma shots at 200% like man, and not some kinda bum!!"

Humour indeed! One thing money can't buy... or rent as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2015 at 19:05 UTC
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)
In reply to:

cgarrard: The new Sony... listening... love it :). Good for them, really... each step forward wins more and more respect and the hearts of photographers they court.

Good job.


They listened in late 2007 on the jpeg engine of their a700, remember, Carl?

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 08:27 UTC
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