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Nikon D810,D800E,D800
Canon 1DM3, Olympus EM5,EM1
Lots and lots of lenses


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I have 14 terabytes of images... Need I saw more.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 17:19 UTC as 8th comment
On article Nikon D850 Review (1901 comments in total)
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Brandless1: Details lacking!! High NR setting? I have noticed poor texture and details in many D850 shots...why is that?

High ISO, subtle camera motion, down sampling and/or jpg conversion can lose details. Some of the images I posted were at ISO 20,000.
D850 images are generally really sharp and detailed as you would expect.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 18:48 UTC
On article Google shares high-resolution Pixel 2 sample photos (172 comments in total)

As with current DSLRs, all the new phones have very good cameras. This is not a deciding factor for me.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 12:37 UTC as 19th comment
On article 10 macro photography tips for beginners (50 comments in total)

An interesting article.
I use autofocus exclusively and get 90% in focus.
I mostly use macro flash, but vary the light output depending on what effect I want.
I use a tripod for flowers if there is no breeze.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 16:51 UTC as 26th comment
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Leonard Shepherd: In Granger's earlier YouTube video are in part apples compared to oranges?
In one D5 sequence the models head was in a constant position in the frame (relatively easy for AF tracking) and in 1 D850 sequence the models head was moving quite a bit laterally and vertically (relatively difficult for AF tracking) - so this part of the original sequences is apples to oranges.
I am staying out of the debate on D5 v D850 - just saying I consider Granger's earlier YouTube video for me scores no more than 5 out of 10 for credibility.

Bingo. Test conditions must be rigorously controlled. Very subjective observations only serve to drive web traffic.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 14:51 UTC
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CaPi: Meanwhile.. something relevant happened somewhere on the planet..
Wait for Nikon to update the firmware.. its a new release on the first firmware.
This is too much Fuzzing about minor varianaces at too early a time if you ask me.

Web traffic: that's what it's all about.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 14:50 UTC

Highly subjective observations. How many D850s were tested? How many D5s were tested? Which lenses? Test conditions controlled for light, speed, subject, contrast?

So far am very happy with the D850 and these sorts of posts are hair splitting.
I understand the need to drive traffic to a website, just like the need for commercials on TV, but too much and we see the opposite effect: people taking a break from the turmoil.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 14:48 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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pancho_rivera: This camera cost more than my D850, so I presume it's better. I watched Tony and Chelsey Northrup and they loved this camera. I'm not getting very sharp images and have dark corners with the Nikon 18-200mm VR lens. I think the Sony A9 might be the better camera for me!

You were exposed to something called 'humor'. Read about it. Its everywhere.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 23:34 UTC

Good news. If Adobe were doing poorly they would be pressured to raise prices, fire employees, push the subscription model even harder. We certainly don't want Adobe to go out of business.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:42 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply

Not an important issue? Just look at all the posts!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 11:30 UTC as 120th comment | 1 reply

Nikon's response is adequate: women were invited, didn't show.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 17:36 UTC as 181st comment

Surprisingly good for a 1 inch sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 22:43 UTC as 48th comment
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (411 comments in total)

Another excellent smart phone!

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 14:38 UTC as 61st comment
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Darnell: If you have not used a medium format camera, please do not bother commenting. You're not providing anything worthwhile to the conversation.

A bold statement with no basis in reality. Some of us have used medium format, we've all seen the images and reviewed the pros and cons. No one has to buy a medium format camera to comment on this price drop.
I found medium format too expensive and too limiting. I am never going back.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 12:25 UTC
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Daft Punk: If people were not so obsessed with sensor size and actually were honest about what they use cameras for ( usually printing small - if ever - and viewing on an iPad ) then this is all the camera most people would ever need, 90% of the time.

Image quality of these 1 inch sensors is just not that great. I like the concept but not the result.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 21:19 UTC

1 inch sensor? Nyet!

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 21:15 UTC as 124th comment

A sign it is not selling well.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 23:31 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
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theongu: This article is incorrect about bit-depth math.

The count of all the possible values is the denominator. Any value represented by those bits are the numerators. In an 8-bit number, there are 256 possible combinations. The possible values are 0/256, 1/256, .... 255/256.

It is true that 1/2 of the range of values represent the brightest stop; and the next 1/4 of represents the next brightest; and so on. It is NOT true that additional bits only enhance the shadows. Additional bits in the file refine the gradation throughout the range (within the sensor's limits).

For example:
An 8-bit value 00000011 and a 9-bit value 000000110 represent the same intensity in their respective number space (3/256 = 6/512). Now a 9-bit value 000000111 is a little brighter (7/512). This is in the range of "shadows".

This is also true for "highlights". An 8-bit value 11000011 is the same as this 9-bit value 110000110 (195/256 = 390/512). A 9-bit value of 110000111 is a little brighter (391/512).

That was the old thinking and what I used to believe also. The reality is as explained by Mr. Butler; more bit depth increases dynamic range but mostly in the shadow/noise area.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 11:55 UTC
On article Lexar acquired by Chinese flash storage maker Longsys (79 comments in total)

If they maintain the same high quality, we're good.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 15:17 UTC as 19th comment

Contributing to our tarnished reputation...

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 12:06 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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