Photodog2

Joined on Aug 10, 2019

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On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III sample gallery (119 comments in total)
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GlobalGuyUSA: The photograph -- of the elderly photographer with a big heavy camera around his neck -- using an iPad to take a picture...... is hilarious.

Perhaps, he simply wanted to share an image already PPed for him by Apple with a couple of clicks on a huge touchscreen to his family and friends. Which is how 99.9% of images are used these days and why camera sales are in trouble.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2019 at 16:31 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III sample gallery (119 comments in total)
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Photodog2: Good job by the photographer. Very nice gallery. As for the camera itself, are these final firmware jpegs? I've shot in these conditions with an old D600 in raw and I have to say I think the IQ was better. For sure the D600 is bigger and heavier but it's also older and you hope technology has caught up. IQ is subjective of course and I hope raws PPed in DXO will be much improved.

I looked at the gallery again. The colors are beautiful and 20mp is more than enough for the output medium. The large DOF is very useful and preferable for these great scenery type shots. What's killing the IQ is the dynamic range. That can be fixed to some limit in raw. Then again FF mirrorless cameras are now almost as light and small, and APSC can be just as light, small and cheaper with better IQ. Having said that, I'm actually a potential buyer of this camera because it looks really good, the gip will be better than the mark 1 EM-5 I used to own and I like the brand.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 13:29 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III sample gallery (119 comments in total)
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sunjester: Why are all the shots with pro lenses? Shouldn't some of them be with the lens the camera is sold with?

Because it is an interchangeable lens camera?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 12:48 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III sample gallery (119 comments in total)

Good job by the photographer. Very nice gallery. As for the camera itself, are these final firmware jpegs? I've shot in these conditions with an old D600 in raw and I have to say I think the IQ was better. For sure the D600 is bigger and heavier but it's also older and you hope technology has caught up. IQ is subjective of course and I hope raws PPed in DXO will be much improved.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 12:42 UTC as 25th comment | 10 replies
On article Olympus announces PEN E-PL10 with a flip-down screen (73 comments in total)
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whyamihere: I see a lot of grumbling below about how this isn't a new camera, and that the competing Panasonic camera for the E-PL10, the GF10, is equally recycling older tech and putting it into a newer body. Bear the following in mind:

The market for these cameras is Pacific Asian countries. Based on objective sales numbers, along with my own personal observations, I can say these cameras are very, very popular in this region.

An E-PL10 or GF10 would be the equivalent of a Nikon 3000-series or Canon Rebel/Kiss, and despite the relative lack of changes between those models of DSLR's, they sold in quantities of tens of millions. Same thing goes with their mirrorless equivalents.

Maybe people who frequent the comments don't realize that most people haven't the funds or the wherewithal to carry around the most advanced camera available, and that perhaps they want a camera that's better than their phone, or maybe someone else's relationship with photography is different than theirs?

You'r right. This camera is not really for the DPR crowd, and its buyers don't really come and post here. There is a much bigger world out there than the camera geeks of DPR.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 12:29 UTC

I've come across photography review sites based in the U.K while browsing the Web. Any recommendations from our British community to perhaps fill some of the gap that might be left by IR?

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2019 at 16:05 UTC as 19th comment
On article What the Z50 tells us about Nikon's APS-C strategy (660 comments in total)
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Photodog2: A lot of FF owners also own an APSC body. The multiple on the focal length becomes an advantage not a disadvantage when it comes to telephoto or macro. Where it really becomes expensive is when you own multiple lenses. So Nikon, Sony and Pentax offer one system that makes it ideal to own both FF and APSC bodies at the same time and interchange lenses. Hint: that's what ILC means. DPR makes it look like a choice of one or the other. Many people have both.

Thanks for supporting my point! Your first paragraph totally explains why a lot of us own several cameras that have different sensor sizes :)
As for your 2nd paragraph, I certainly hope you can take pictures without a user's manual open in front of you.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2019 at 19:20 UTC
On article What the Z50 tells us about Nikon's APS-C strategy (660 comments in total)

A lot of FF owners also own an APSC body. The multiple on the focal length becomes an advantage not a disadvantage when it comes to telephoto or macro. Where it really becomes expensive is when you own multiple lenses. So Nikon, Sony and Pentax offer one system that makes it ideal to own both FF and APSC bodies at the same time and interchange lenses. Hint: that's what ILC means. DPR makes it look like a choice of one or the other. Many people have both.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2019 at 15:43 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
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Photodog2: " And on that note, we've been in communication with Dave about I.R.'s pending closure for some time, and I'm hopeful that we can play a part in continuing its legacy going forward into the future."

Can we expect some guest articles from Dave like industry interviews with the Japanese mavens, and Pentax reviews from Mike Tomkins? Adoption of some of IR's IP like the camera weather sealing tests, printing tests, performance tests, etc.? I do hope Amazon uses some of its cash to compensate Dave and IR for their IP. Even perhaps donated archival hosting of IR's pages from mighty Amazon Web Services?

The danger is that loss of IR will make DPR more complacent. Metrics of DPR will get a boost which may lead Amazon execs to invest less money in DPR as they will look better without further investment.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2019 at 16:17 UTC

" And on that note, we've been in communication with Dave about I.R.'s pending closure for some time, and I'm hopeful that we can play a part in continuing its legacy going forward into the future."

Can we expect some guest articles from Dave like industry interviews with the Japanese mavens, and Pentax reviews from Mike Tomkins? Adoption of some of IR's IP like the camera weather sealing tests, printing tests, performance tests, etc.? I do hope Amazon uses some of its cash to compensate Dave and IR for their IP. Even perhaps donated archival hosting of IR's pages from mighty Amazon Web Services?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2019 at 15:49 UTC as 59th comment | 10 replies
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RCicala: Best wishes for a great future for Dave and the crew at Imaging Resource.

Perhaps Mr. Cicala and associates over at the Lens Rentals blog can fill up some of the hole to be left behind by IR and turn the blog from a hobby to a venture?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2019 at 15:38 UTC
On article When fast-ish is fast enough: in praise of F1.8 lenses (525 comments in total)

F1.8 is so yesterday. Check out Sigma's 45/2.8. That's even better.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2019 at 07:26 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

Smartphones are clearly a much more important industry than dedicated cameras. Despite the fact that Sony leads the imaging sensor industry and that cameras are now the biggest feature that determines smartphone market shares, Sony smartphone camera performance is distinctly second tier. It's as if the different divisions don't talk to each other. If it were me I would be looking at reorganizing things around that.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2019 at 14:17 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS 90D Review (954 comments in total)
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Photodog2: Canon sensors have officially caught up with Sony, and for apsc with more pixels. To me this is the headline news. Canon will scale this up to FF size shortly so if I was in the market for any high res Canon FF, MILC or DSLR, I would hold off until the new sensor releases.

Yup. I might be back to having a Canon when that happens and I am pretty confident saying 'when' not if.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2019 at 19:35 UTC
On article Canon EOS 90D Review (954 comments in total)

Canon sensors have officially caught up with Sony, and for apsc with more pixels. To me this is the headline news. Canon will scale this up to FF size shortly so if I was in the market for any high res Canon FF, MILC or DSLR, I would hold off until the new sensor releases.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2019 at 18:49 UTC as 116th comment | 4 replies
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stevie wonder: I have a two week old Sony A7r4 , I wonder do they want it for their museum.

Hah, I bet they'd take it, turn around and sell it, and use the funds to buy some large or medium format collectibles.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2019 at 23:13 UTC

I don't have any collectibles but some broken stuff so can I send it to them for repair? I guess they'll be at the end of a queue of 2,000. But these guys have had a lot of practice so they know how to fix things.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2019 at 21:28 UTC as 13th comment

Would this be the ideal sensor for using video to extract still photos like in Pany's 4K photo mode? Is this the sensor used by Sharp's 8k prototype shown in 2019 CES? I've always thought that this is the future (perhaps the only viable one) of M43 for stills photography, extracting frames from video.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2019 at 20:14 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Z 85mm F1.8 S sample gallery (259 comments in total)

I like dogs more than humans so doggo pics are always fun to see in the galleries. That's one reason I never bought a 85mm lens because I always thought of them as a people portrait lens and 135mm just seemed better suited to the furry ones. But this is a nice lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2019 at 19:04 UTC as 39th comment

Did DPR change something in their web site? Somehow the gallery samples look better than ever. Did my eyes get better? Did my wife switch out my monitor and replaced it with a better one (unlikely)? Or is it because the last two galleries I looked at were the Phase One 150mp and the A7riv 60mp and 240mp? I am one of those people who thought that mega megapixels did not make a difference in Web viewing size but maybe I'm wrong.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2019 at 17:31 UTC as 38th comment
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