Nojo

Nojo

Lives in Canada Ontario, Canada
Joined on Feb 3, 2015

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I'm holding out for the Canon R1 which will have an automatic camouflage setting for wildlife photographers and can identify bird songs.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2021 at 21:24 UTC as 58th comment
On article Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM sample gallery (471 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: If you want this focal range and feel comfortable with f/11 - fine. I don’s say it’s a bad lens, but I’m afraid limitations will be quickly visible for someone used to big whites.

All lenses have limitations, that is why they make so many varieties of lenses. The reason for a lens like this one is for people that want good reach and fairly decent quality at an affordable price. It is not going to be anyone's all round lens, it is not going to be the professional photographers go to, and it is not going to be for everyone.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2020 at 07:37 UTC
On article Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM sample gallery (471 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I've no interest - I repeat: NO interest - in a lens with F/11.

The Canon f5.6 is just right for you then. Got $12,000 handy?

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2020 at 20:38 UTC
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Michel Aristegui: Canon says:
* This Software is for use in the U.S. and will not be supported outside that area.
So I downloaded it and installed it and it doesn't work. I wish Dpreview had warned me ...

Works just fine here in Canada with my 80D

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2020 at 18:17 UTC

If the price is right I might finally be ready to move to full frame, I had been waiting for the next 5D but this is looking pretty nice so far. Assuming it lives up to expectations of course.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2020 at 15:00 UTC as 131st comment

Curious about the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM, it's an F-stop more than most lens' in this category. With an extender we are looking at least 2 F-Stops more at the long end. Wonder how usable that will be.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2020 at 18:00 UTC as 150th comment | 2 replies
On article Seagate is planning to release 18 and 20TB HDDs in 2020 (114 comments in total)
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redhed17: I watched a clip about this by Linus (from Linus Tech Tips) 2 weeks ago. (slow news day! ;-)) He said many things why this size of spinning media was a mistake, but the thing that stood out for me was that it would take of 24 hours to copy data to fill up the thing. Want to back up your 20Tb hard drive, come back in a day or so.

https://youtu.be/8IRjFZ9xEj8

When you do a backup, only new or changed data is backed up. You aren't completely rewriting a drive each time. Also why would you be filling up the drive to begin with, you add data as necessary not with the intent of filling every space.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2020 at 18:52 UTC
On article Seagate is planning to release 18 and 20TB HDDs in 2020 (114 comments in total)
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Critical Thinker: inb4 some dumb boomer comments on how in 1934 they paid $1million for a 2 byte card... ah crap, too late.

If they remember 1934 they weren't a boomer.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2020 at 18:48 UTC
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JimCorbett: The b/w bison wins for me because it's intentional.
The #1 one is from a burst, but great nonetheless.
The eagle one is from a camera trap, and the PP is awful - why is it a winner is baffling to me.

They are all intentional.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2019 at 17:24 UTC
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2nd Wind: "Audun carefully positioned this tree branch, hoping it would make a perfect lookout for a golden eagle. He set up a camera trap and occasionally left road-kill carrion nearby. Very gradually, over the next three years, this eagle started to use the branch to survey its coastal realm". This is not a wildlife photo no more than a studio portrait is a candid. That said, the photo does seem to be a compilation of images. Dramatic, perhaps, but ho different than a hunter who baits his kill which happens to be illegal in the USA. Notwithstanding the details of the shot as a disclaimer, I would have disqualified this photo, but seems anything goes nowadays.

@joerogane No it is not illegal to bait raptors for pictures in most of north America, it is unethical but not illegal.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2019 at 17:21 UTC

Decent composition.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2019 at 19:49 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung Galaxy Note 10 hands-on (132 comments in total)

No 3.5 audio plug and no rotary dial from the mid 20th century and I won't buy one. Also the camera won't take film, what the heck?

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2019 at 18:17 UTC as 30th comment | 5 replies
On article Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 Sport sample gallery (127 comments in total)
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DannoHung: On zooms this size, do they just throw the short end in because there's no reason not to? Like, are people really using that extreme short end? I feel like 300-600mm is the kind of range I'd *actually* use if I were to put a lens like this on a camera.

I have a 150-600 mm Sigma and primarily use it for wildlife photography, quite often I am using the 150mm end and wouldn't mind being able to go to 60mm. The thing is wildlife moves especially birds and you find yourself frequently using the lower end with animals. I can also see value when I am snapping whitewater sports. Swapping lenses is not always an option with wildlife.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2019 at 19:37 UTC

Sure glad I didn't sell my left kidney to buy one yet.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2019 at 18:30 UTC as 10th comment
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Volodja: Dpreview, than you for posting today this iconic memorial photograph.

The picture will stay printed in hearts of generations who know what is war as symbol of eternal love that knows no barriers or distances. “Say NO to war” was never so actual as today.

And for us photographers, amateurs or pro, look on this beauty. It’s not a gear, color depth, dynamic range or fps. It is that unique moment.

RIP Mr. George Mendonsa.

They didn't live together for 70 years he married the woman he was dating (Rita Petrie) not her.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2019 at 20:52 UTC
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Tungsten Nordstein: A great way of delivering a deadly air-born payload. Great idea FAA.

The only way to stop a bad guy with a drone is arming good guys with drones.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2018 at 23:53 UTC

First time I can say I liked a cat picture.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2018 at 16:01 UTC as 11th comment
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mikan: I find this sort of article misleading. Sure, the hardware part of the camera is probably fairly cheap. But all the investment Apple made into the software development for the Computational Photography, that's really very expensive.

Edit: I am a software engineer, so I mentioned only software development above, but there is a hardware development cost, too.

Nonsense, software investment is a fixed cost. Apple has software engineers that are constantly tweaking it's applications to conform to hardware changes or to add new features. It isn't like they throw out the entire camera program, hire new workers, and start from scratch with each iteration.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2018 at 11:33 UTC
On article Shooting with Nikon's new 500mm F5.6E PF in Kamchatka (270 comments in total)
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Nojo: I get the comparison with the two pictures at the same settings, the F4 lens is slightly sharper. But, really this is just to say at the best the F5.6 can do under the same circumstances and settings is to come close to the same picture. The reality is that with the F4 you wouldn't be using the same settings, you would likely reduce the ISO and take advantage of the extra F stop to take an even sharper picture.

The comparison really isn't all that meaningful as the F5.6 does not have the same versatility or even close to it. There would simply be no shame in saying that if you want a cheaper lens that performs adequately under most circumstances, the F 5.6 will probably be for you.

" and you still keep saying that image would be significantly better or different at f4, which is also nonsense."

I have not said it would be better shot at F4, i have said with the F4 lens that you would not choose the same settings as the F5.6 in this comparison. My post was all about the fairness of the comparison, something you think otherwise.

As for the post I edited, I assume you get email notifications when someone replies, yes I changed it within seconds and well before you even replied. I am not denying any of my statements or errors, you on the other hand are trying to use them as proof my initial post is somehow incorrect, it is not.

Let me make this perfectly clear, when I make errors I either correct them or I own up to them as I have done a few times in this thread. I have done so in an earlier reply. It seems that this is what you are all on about, including your insult earlier, rather than serious discussion.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2018 at 17:37 UTC
On article Shooting with Nikon's new 500mm F5.6E PF in Kamchatka (270 comments in total)
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Nojo: I get the comparison with the two pictures at the same settings, the F4 lens is slightly sharper. But, really this is just to say at the best the F5.6 can do under the same circumstances and settings is to come close to the same picture. The reality is that with the F4 you wouldn't be using the same settings, you would likely reduce the ISO and take advantage of the extra F stop to take an even sharper picture.

The comparison really isn't all that meaningful as the F5.6 does not have the same versatility or even close to it. There would simply be no shame in saying that if you want a cheaper lens that performs adequately under most circumstances, the F 5.6 will probably be for you.

Oh I agree with you, my original point before this whole thread got sidetracked into the, one F-stop meaning nothing bit, was that the comparison between the two really isn't a testament to how good the F5.6 was compared to the F4, but rather that the F4 could have taken a much better picture under the same circumstances by using more available settings.

There's no doubt the F5.6 is a an adequate lens, and is lighter than the F4, but the idea that there can hardly be any difference because it's just 1 F-stop is bothersome.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2018 at 14:55 UTC
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