mike earussi

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A redesigned case makes all the difference in the world in its operation. But I'm holding out for one with a lavender case with pink polka dots.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 14:59 UTC as 22nd comment

Conspicuous by its absence is the price of this new toy.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 19:07 UTC as 63rd comment

As an addendum to Fuji's announcement, it might be interesting for dpreview to do a history of Fuji's involvement in MF film cameras, especially their 6x8 system, especially given that several people here have made comments thinking that Fuji has never made any expensive MF systems before.

Also a comparison of MF sensors to various film sizes might help the newer photographers here have a better perspective about where photography has come from, and where the it may be going in the future.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 20:48 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies

That would be a good subject for dpreview, a comparison of the now three MF systems under $10,000.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 12:12 UTC as 43rd comment
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Sranang Boi: I have a feeling it will sell like hot cake. Specialist photographers have been dreaming of a camera like this.

And how is this any different (or better) from the Pentax 645Z?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 12:10 UTC
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robbinsbox: interesting about the eye control af.

The problem, of course, was that you had to hold your eye in exactly the same position as when you first calibrated it, and that was just too difficult to do. But that was when Canon was the most innovative camera company around--and I miss that about them.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 22:26 UTC
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robbinsbox: interesting about the eye control af.

I had the Elan 7E, and I think it worked even better on the EOS 3.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:33 UTC
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robbinsbox: interesting about the eye control af.

It was great when it worked (about half the time) and I still miss it.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:04 UTC
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oeoek: Ah, yes, the dark room was a magical place to work. However, for years after I cleared out my dark room, I could still taste fixer in my mouth whenever I coughed. I don't miss that.
And his books took my printing to a higher level.
By now I love post processing my digital work as well, although getting things right for my taste took 10 years. But I miss the darkroom lights...

I spent about 15 years in the darkroom (my own and others) and I just do not miss it at all. Digital printing and is faster, cheaper, non toxic, gives much greater control and produces a much higher quality (color) print than the darkroom ever could. Plus I also don't miss the smell on my hands or clothes (or in my lungs).

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 16:49 UTC

If this is an amazing darkroom to you then you've obviously never worked in a reprographics lab. We had essentially the same thing only much bigger, having print sizes up to 4'x10' (which we hand developed), with both the negative carrier and easel running on full size railroad rails and the enlarger lens mounted in the wall and the exposure was made by using arc lamps. And instead of magnets holding the paper we used a vacuum board. Still it's nice seeing his darkroom.

Thanks

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 16:33 UTC as 11th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1988 comments in total)
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mike earussi: This review was obviously written before the K1's DR test was done, because the K1 beats the Nikon in Pixel Shift mode by several stops.

No, you can't duplicate it in software, the Bayer averaging has already taken place before it's saved to the raw file. Also the accuracy of the Foveon emulation is directly dependent on the accuracy of the Pixel Shift, which seems pretty good in the K1.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 01:45 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1988 comments in total)
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mike earussi: This review was obviously written before the K1's DR test was done, because the K1 beats the Nikon in Pixel Shift mode by several stops.

It does, that's why so many photographers who own Sigma cameras are interested in it (I'm one). For certain situations it will give us the best of many "worlds," much higher DR (and much faster processing) than any Sigma camera along with pixel equivalent resolution. There are still some differences, between them, though, as the Foveon chip produces its own unique color palate.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 23:30 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1988 comments in total)
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mike earussi: This review was obviously written before the K1's DR test was done, because the K1 beats the Nikon in Pixel Shift mode by several stops.

Pixel Shift is "sharper" because there's no interpolation. A Bayer sensor produces color by averaging adjacent pixels. This averaging lowers edge sharpness as there's no clean separation between between adjacent pixels of totally different color or brightness--it produces a slight blur.

Pixel Shift allows even adjacent pixels to be of a totally different color and brightness and still show up as unique. This means an adjacent totally black and a totally white pixel will have a sharp edge difference, hence the increase in edge sharpness, and also resolution. That's why so many are interested in it.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 23:00 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1988 comments in total)
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mike earussi: This review was obviously written before the K1's DR test was done, because the K1 beats the Nikon in Pixel Shift mode by several stops.

Depends on what you primarily shoot. I mostly shoot landscapes so for me it's very relevant.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 19:58 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1988 comments in total)

This review was obviously written before the K1's DR test was done, because the K1 beats the Nikon in Pixel Shift mode by several stops.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 19:42 UTC as 117th comment | 27 replies

The limitation seems to be in the Pentax lens used, as the K1 is sharper in the center than the 5DS R but not on the edges. So now the wait is to see if Pentax can come out with lenses good enough for the K1 sensor.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 19:52 UTC as 153rd comment | 2 replies
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Bright stark white backgrounds literally burn the eyes out. One of the main reasons I appreciate this site is because I can look at it for long periods of time without developing eye fatigue. If you do change over I hope you give people the option of choosing which background they want. If you do you'll find that most will stick with what you have now.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 03:39 UTC as 324th comment | 1 reply

For those who haven't bothered to read the fine print, by using NIK you give Google permission to use in any way they want any photo you've processed with NIK:

Under Terms of Service: https://www.google.com/policies/terms/

"When you upload, submit, store, send or receive content to or through our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you stop using our Services."

TANSTAAFL

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 02:28 UTC as 55th comment | 5 replies

Interesting, but it doesn't seem to be able to do more than one row, which would make it useless for high resolution panos.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 22:10 UTC as 15th comment

I've yet to figure out why Sony would go to all the trouble and expense of designing a high quality camera only to ruin the output with lossy compression.

And as for not encountering it for years, that's BS as that would mean they're not shooting at night or indoors, specifically what the new BSI chip is designed for.

All Sony had to do was include an opt out selection and this would not be a problem. But I do so much of my shooting at night that right now this camera would be worthless to me.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 19:14 UTC as 89th comment | 2 replies
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