mike earussi

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On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (481 comments in total)

Welcome to another dpreview push poll where the only choices available to vote on are sponsored products.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 14:15 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (481 comments in total)
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noel2: What about the Pentax K-1 ?

They weren't paid to promote it, so it wasn't listed.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 14:13 UTC
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mike earussi: BFD, Kodak died a long time ago due to a whole string of bad management decisions. What's left is not even a shadow of its former self. It now seems to exist in marketing name only with the right to use the name going to the highest bidder.

I'm surprised. My comment was related to my purchase of some Kodak branded metallic ink jet paper that was absolutely garbage. When I contacted the company they admitted that they just purchased the rights to the Kodak name for branding purposes. With that kind of krap going on it's impossible for anyone to know whether a product is actually from Kodak or some unknown outfit reselling made-in-China junk.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 00:26 UTC

BFD, Kodak died a long time ago due to a whole string of bad management decisions. What's left is not even a shadow of its former self. It now seems to exist in marketing name only with the right to use the name going to the highest bidder.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 15:19 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

I think Sigma has forgotten how to make small lenses. ;)
Probably very good image quality, though.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 21:37 UTC as 19th comment | 11 replies
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Mssimo: 50mm a copy of the sigma art? Seems like Pentax been rebranding lenses and it’s not a bad thing.

Pentax could do worse than the rebrand Sigma's Art series lenses for use on their own bodies.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 04:06 UTC
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mike earussi: You can now buy a 100mp MF back for only $26,500 or just duplicate it for free using your present camera via pano stitching. Decisions, decisions.

I wasn't aware that God was in the market for a good photographer. ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 13:44 UTC
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daddyo: This is might cause financially disadvantaged pixel peepers to have a nervous breakdown.

Not really. After you've created a few 1gp+ panos, 100mp seems puny.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 06:13 UTC
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mike earussi: You can now buy a 100mp MF back for only $26,500 or just duplicate it for free using your present camera via pano stitching. Decisions, decisions.

True, but how often do you print portraits large enough to need 100mp (4'x6')? But for landscapes and studio still life, pano stitching works fine.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 06:11 UTC

You can now buy a 100mp MF back for only $26,500 or just duplicate it for free using your present camera via pano stitching. Decisions, decisions.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 00:50 UTC as 16th comment | 16 replies

I've never been impressed (or influenced) by PR hype or by slick substanceless videos. When they decide to explain the underlying technology then we'll actually know something.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 15:38 UTC as 10th comment
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MiraShootsNikon: One word for this article: No.

I own an iPhone 7 Plus, and I shoot it in "Portrait Mode" often. Compared to recent "real cameras"--even many small-sensor p&s varieties--it sucks. Obviously so.

Yes, the iPhone's photographs are smartly processed--hard-pinned black points, bright primary colors, blue skies.

But the photographs (from either lens-camera module) offer *no detail*, and you don't need to be a committed pixel-peeper to notice this. The phone gives you a 12 MP file, but really the camera resolves only about 2.

As for "Portrait Mode," the background blur is an achievement, but the smaller "telephoto" module sensor is horribly noisy in any light but bang-on broad sun. Images photographed in daylight shadows look like ISO 25600 from a recent m4/3 sensor, processed with ham-fisted NR.

Vic Gundotra's shots above make my case. His kids are adorable, but even at a tiny web size the photos are a blurry mess. "Hard not to call these results stunning?" Nobody's even in focus, dude!

They're his kids, that makes the photo stunning.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 04:43 UTC

You have made a very good case as to why Nikon and Canon (and Leica?) should enter the smartphone market just so they can stay in business.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 04:25 UTC as 104th comment | 3 replies
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miggylicious: smartphones/tablets will eventually kill-off everything including cameras and laptops. its already happening.

You're right. dpreview isn't focused on computers, but I'll bet there's already been an article somewhere lamenting the death of the "entry level" laptop due to smartphones.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 03:43 UTC

You push the button and the smartphone does the rest. With the average smartphone user rarely (if ever) making prints and seldom posting photos larger than Facebook size it's hardly surprising that entry level ILCs are dying.

The market is dividing further into extremely high end and extremely low end cameras, good for the average user, bad for the camera companies which will continue to see their market shrink.

The only positive aspect of fewer amateurs using entry level ILCs is that for those few who make their living in photography the quality gap between what the average smartphone photographer can take and the professional will increase.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 03:39 UTC as 108th comment | 1 reply
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MiraShootsNikon: One word for this article: No.

I own an iPhone 7 Plus, and I shoot it in "Portrait Mode" often. Compared to recent "real cameras"--even many small-sensor p&s varieties--it sucks. Obviously so.

Yes, the iPhone's photographs are smartly processed--hard-pinned black points, bright primary colors, blue skies.

But the photographs (from either lens-camera module) offer *no detail*, and you don't need to be a committed pixel-peeper to notice this. The phone gives you a 12 MP file, but really the camera resolves only about 2.

As for "Portrait Mode," the background blur is an achievement, but the smaller "telephoto" module sensor is horribly noisy in any light but bang-on broad sun. Images photographed in daylight shadows look like ISO 25600 from a recent m4/3 sensor, processed with ham-fisted NR.

Vic Gundotra's shots above make my case. His kids are adorable, but even at a tiny web size the photos are a blurry mess. "Hard not to call these results stunning?" Nobody's even in focus, dude!

The point of the article is not that smartphones are equal to entry level cameras but that they are "good enough" to satisfy an uncritical mass audience.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 03:28 UTC

This case exemplifies why so many professional photographers I know refuse to do weddings (except for friends and for free). The potential headaches aren't worth it.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 14:49 UTC as 31st comment

What this actually means is that anyone is free to steal your work and use it anyway they want, and unless you pay $35/image and wait up to 13 months it's a waste of your time to sue because you won't get anything.

Nice to know how well the government is protecting our interests.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 02:13 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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gipper51: Lovely looking printer. Perhaps someday when I win the lottery...

So you can buy a house big enough to put it in? :)

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 03:00 UTC
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Christop82: Wow! As soon as I can scrape up 50 grand I'm buying one. Then I'll have to scrape up another 20 grand for the rest of the equipment to make my 50 grand body functional.

And because it's so small and light it easily replaces my Olympus outfit. ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 15:09 UTC
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