mike earussi

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Joined on Apr 7, 2007

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Charlie Jin: Looks like this is going to be a new blackboard in schools in the near(?) future...
Combining with AI and IoT, education could go through an innovation.

They throw everything at education trying to improve it except intelligence.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 20:34 UTC

Sounds good, as long as Amazon (or dpreview) doesn't interfere with their unbiased reviews. I assume they're getting a raise as well. ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2018 at 13:33 UTC as 103rd comment | 1 reply

There's no mention of it being OLED which is the only upgrade I want.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 01:27 UTC as 26th comment | 5 replies
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tedolf: Good reason to switch to a crop sensor system!

Tedolph

Good reason to switch to a drone!

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 19:41 UTC

Why should we care what photographers do with their own photos? As long as they aren't uploading someone else's photos to Unsplash it shouldn't matter.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 13:51 UTC as 27th comment
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)

I've noticed a disappointing trend by dpreview to produce what I call "mini reviews." Where the original camera reviews were 20+ pages in length providing a detailed analysis the mini reviews are around 6 pages and just skim over many important features. Please don't do this anymore. If a camera is important to be reviewed it is important enough to review in depth.

Thanks

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 01:38 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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richardalanfox: What about GAS?
Gear Acquisition Syndrome is a terrible disorder enabled by the internet.

And there's no cure.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 01:33 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (486 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 24th comment | 5 replies
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (486 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 15th 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 | 12 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 17th 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 11th 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 106th comment | 3 replies
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