CatchAlive

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On article Canon EOS R review (3281 comments in total)

Great color output.
I am generally not fan of DP galleries... but I have to say that the portrait from Wenmei is gorgeous.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 18:53 UTC as 491st comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4491 comments in total)
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LessMirrored19: Nikon Z and Canon R aren't up to Sony standards, may be Pana can do something..
Mirrorless isn't just removing the mirror after all.

lol
I like SONY cameras, they make good stuff (RX10, 100 series) but be honest:
You NEVER see them in big sport competition (Soccer World Cup, Olympics Game... I looked but I have NEVER EVER SEEN a SONY camera. The same for photojournalism: mainly Nikon in my area. No Sony, some Canon...

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2018 at 21:59 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4491 comments in total)
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CatchAlive: Honestly, I don't really see the interested of shooting at 64 at sunset for rising exposure in post prod. Man... you lose your time... As a photographer you are teached to expose your background, then put your model in the frame; then meter your flash for balancing your model with the background. That's all! No postprod needed and no +4 or +6 EV with banding problems...
This article is too long and finally empty. It's like you took a Porsche in Equatorian forest and found that you had trouble driving through it.... It's a non-sense. You DO NOT educate people in taking picture. You only push them to use retouching software and not relying on photographer skills. You push camera/hardware to limits that won't be reached with a NORMAL USE!!! That's not fair. Add to this the tittle of your last posts: "which is the better X/Y?" "the truth about...", "X can't reach DR of Y".... No need to comment.. The content of your site is less attractive than before....

@BlueBomberTurbo:

"buy a better camera"... It was the comment I was waiting for. :-)
There was stunning photographs before SONY and other came in the market :-D (I think you're talking about Sony... don't know why...)
Now look how car race pictures in front of the sun are made. You'll discover the usefullness of ND filters; even in digital age.
Somebody stated in the posts that the shadow cursor of ACR pushed to 100% was +3EV. Have you ever use the full curse of the slider? believe me, you don't want. There is a hype with ISO invariance but it doesn't replace your technique...

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2018 at 21:53 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4491 comments in total)
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CatchAlive: Honestly, I don't really see the interested of shooting at 64 at sunset for rising exposure in post prod. Man... you lose your time... As a photographer you are teached to expose your background, then put your model in the frame; then meter your flash for balancing your model with the background. That's all! No postprod needed and no +4 or +6 EV with banding problems...
This article is too long and finally empty. It's like you took a Porsche in Equatorian forest and found that you had trouble driving through it.... It's a non-sense. You DO NOT educate people in taking picture. You only push them to use retouching software and not relying on photographer skills. You push camera/hardware to limits that won't be reached with a NORMAL USE!!! That's not fair. Add to this the tittle of your last posts: "which is the better X/Y?" "the truth about...", "X can't reach DR of Y".... No need to comment.. The content of your site is less attractive than before....

Yes it's a problem that will be reviewed as a "con" in a final review I guess. But an fulll article about it? more than 2000 comments? Some Sony cameras have bad tracking in low light and "crippled" RAW. Those problems were related in the "con" section of their review but there wasn't a full article about those issues (I yhink, but I don't have time to check). Every brand has its own issue. It would be fair to relate them equally. But it's maybe a subjective view since I don't read myself all DPreview's posts..

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2018 at 05:41 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4491 comments in total)
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CatchAlive: Honestly, I don't really see the interested of shooting at 64 at sunset for rising exposure in post prod. Man... you lose your time... As a photographer you are teached to expose your background, then put your model in the frame; then meter your flash for balancing your model with the background. That's all! No postprod needed and no +4 or +6 EV with banding problems...
This article is too long and finally empty. It's like you took a Porsche in Equatorian forest and found that you had trouble driving through it.... It's a non-sense. You DO NOT educate people in taking picture. You only push them to use retouching software and not relying on photographer skills. You push camera/hardware to limits that won't be reached with a NORMAL USE!!! That's not fair. Add to this the tittle of your last posts: "which is the better X/Y?" "the truth about...", "X can't reach DR of Y".... No need to comment.. The content of your site is less attractive than before....

Thematic : Yes :-)
But if you have to raise +4ev in the shadows, you maybe should have done a composite.. or use a flash.
Honestly can you show me any good example with a 4ev recovery that couldn’t have been done exposing another way?

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2018 at 00:43 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4491 comments in total)
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CatchAlive: Honestly, I don't really see the interested of shooting at 64 at sunset for rising exposure in post prod. Man... you lose your time... As a photographer you are teached to expose your background, then put your model in the frame; then meter your flash for balancing your model with the background. That's all! No postprod needed and no +4 or +6 EV with banding problems...
This article is too long and finally empty. It's like you took a Porsche in Equatorian forest and found that you had trouble driving through it.... It's a non-sense. You DO NOT educate people in taking picture. You only push them to use retouching software and not relying on photographer skills. You push camera/hardware to limits that won't be reached with a NORMAL USE!!! That's not fair. Add to this the tittle of your last posts: "which is the better X/Y?" "the truth about...", "X can't reach DR of Y".... No need to comment.. The content of your site is less attractive than before....

Remrebus : no. I just say they make us lose our time because I can’t see any situation for working serious amateur or pro in which banding can be an issue. And I am not a fan boy.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2018 at 00:36 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4491 comments in total)

Honestly, I don't really see the interested of shooting at 64 at sunset for rising exposure in post prod. Man... you lose your time... As a photographer you are teached to expose your background, then put your model in the frame; then meter your flash for balancing your model with the background. That's all! No postprod needed and no +4 or +6 EV with banding problems...
This article is too long and finally empty. It's like you took a Porsche in Equatorian forest and found that you had trouble driving through it.... It's a non-sense. You DO NOT educate people in taking picture. You only push them to use retouching software and not relying on photographer skills. You push camera/hardware to limits that won't be reached with a NORMAL USE!!! That's not fair. Add to this the tittle of your last posts: "which is the better X/Y?" "the truth about...", "X can't reach DR of Y".... No need to comment.. The content of your site is less attractive than before....

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2018 at 23:22 UTC as 478th comment | 11 replies
On article Photokina 2018: First look at new Ricoh GR III (667 comments in total)
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CatchAlive: A lot of bad comments from people who don’t know what they want. The GR was perfect yes, and a lot of people wanted a touchscreen for the hype thing... to all of you: did you really believe that a touchscreen could fit with a GR Button layout?!?!? No. It would have been unusable because too small. Now you have what you’ve asked for. Stop complaining.

Zvonimir : when I had no life and watching a lot of treads about GR I can say a good amount of people (maybe Kardashians amont them...) wanted touchscreen. There was too a Ricoh survey where you were asked about future products. Maybe disappointed people were more active here instead of answering the survey...
apart from this fact, I don’t think Ricoh will release an unfinished product. It must be well implemented... I hope.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2018 at 06:13 UTC
On article Photokina 2018: First look at new Ricoh GR III (667 comments in total)

A lot of bad comments from people who don’t know what they want. The GR was perfect yes, and a lot of people wanted a touchscreen for the hype thing... to all of you: did you really believe that a touchscreen could fit with a GR Button layout?!?!? No. It would have been unusable because too small. Now you have what you’ve asked for. Stop complaining.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 20:43 UTC as 65th comment | 3 replies

5/10
Not bad since at the beginning i didn't know where to look exactly.
Interresting study :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 06:39 UTC as 89th comment
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717: This would be cool if it was an EXACT copy, but a sort of looks like it with some other lens design inside - meh. Kind of like putting a fiberglass MG body on a VW, it is not an old MG and does not drive like one.

lol. If you want an exact copy, buy it used and with a 13x18 camera. Good luck!

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 15:28 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (392 comments in total)

Capitalism....

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 22:12 UTC as 124th comment
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CatchAlive: I am honest: if this kind of article is the future of DPreview, I will sign out.

What's next? "You want a Leica but you don't enough money? Let's see the cheapest way to emulate a Leica" or "You can't afford the new Zeiss Otus? Here is a listing of lens way cheaper that will do the job"

It reminds me when I began guitar in the 90s reading articles like "5 ways to get Satrini's sound... cheaper"

@davesurrey I like to read articles about exhibitions, prizes and news in general.
I dislike the most popular camera section and some of their "analysis" :-)

Considering the value; I think you're right. For me, the value of DP is slowly decreasing. I'd love they take the way of Ming Thein type of analysis :-) But I understand they have to follow their way and not to copy other...

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 22:24 UTC
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Hugo808: I would have insisted that Rod Stewart put on the matching top for his shorts.

And Yousuf Karsh needs to work on his PP I think, otherwise a great portrait of a great man.

obviously, the Churchill picture has been kind of PP :-)
Google "churchill karsh" and see how many pimped version of this picture you can find on the web :-)

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 21:58 UTC
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CatchAlive: I am honest: if this kind of article is the future of DPreview, I will sign out.

What's next? "You want a Leica but you don't enough money? Let's see the cheapest way to emulate a Leica" or "You can't afford the new Zeiss Otus? Here is a listing of lens way cheaper that will do the job"

It reminds me when I began guitar in the 90s reading articles like "5 ways to get Satrini's sound... cheaper"

@davesurrey: My opinion is: take what you want or what you like and what you'll be happy to carry around to take your photos. I don't need any article to tell me "you can use xxx brand instead of yyy branded camera..."
It's maybe because I am happy wiyh my gear and the pictures I take... :-)
But I understand other people may like to read this kind of analysis.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 11:42 UTC
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CatchAlive: I am honest: if this kind of article is the future of DPreview, I will sign out.

What's next? "You want a Leica but you don't enough money? Let's see the cheapest way to emulate a Leica" or "You can't afford the new Zeiss Otus? Here is a listing of lens way cheaper that will do the job"

It reminds me when I began guitar in the 90s reading articles like "5 ways to get Satrini's sound... cheaper"

I'm getting old :-)

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 07:22 UTC

I am honest: if this kind of article is the future of DPreview, I will sign out.

What's next? "You want a Leica but you don't enough money? Let's see the cheapest way to emulate a Leica" or "You can't afford the new Zeiss Otus? Here is a listing of lens way cheaper that will do the job"

It reminds me when I began guitar in the 90s reading articles like "5 ways to get Satrini's sound... cheaper"

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 00:44 UTC as 81st comment | 8 replies
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armandino: One more time I have been reminded that I could never win a prize in any contest.
Perfect examples of wasting money on an expensive camera. Wouldn't want Hasselblad to showcase what their cameras can do? An iphone would overkill for these shots.

Armandino: Yes we love sarcasm.
I hope that someday you'll find a prize that fit your own criteria (that was not sarcasm).

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 23:22 UTC
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Dazaau: I don't care what people think - I'm going to say this - these are crap. Call me a Neanderthal all you want, but if you shot these for a client who was only paying you a lousy $20 for a portrait, and this is what you gave them, they would still complain - and want their money back.

Well FLruckas, you hit just. You are looking for images. I am looking for photography. ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 20:33 UTC
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armandino: One more time I have been reminded that I could never win a prize in any contest.
Perfect examples of wasting money on an expensive camera. Wouldn't want Hasselblad to showcase what their cameras can do? An iphone would overkill for these shots.

Sorry I'm french and it's wellknown we don't master english language :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
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