Mike CH

Lives in Switzerland Zürich, Switzerland
Joined on Mar 2, 2008

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maxnimo: Nice, but this article would be more useful if it explained how I can get to Jupiter, the best camera to take with me, and what to wear.

@malabito
Maybe the batteries won't even make it to Europe, much less Europa ;-)

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 18:51 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (260 comments in total)

Game changer, paradigm shift...

*Why* are photography nerds so fond of those expressions?

Apart from that - cool article!

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 17:00 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply
On article Facebook Live: Sony a9 impressions so far (104 comments in total)
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knappe duivel: Is dpreview moving to facebook? Bad move!

Cgarrard - because there actually *is* a life outside Facebook...

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 16:22 UTC

Why are the comments from 11 months ago attached to this round-up?

Because you expect people to say the same again?

I mean, when the contents are recycled.--

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 07:29 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies
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Sirandar: Our replacements are on the way ..... hope they get delayed as long as possible.....

PS ....... Even the most distantly related human being that ever walked has more in common with you than any machine we could ever make. A cockroach has more in common. A bacterial cell has more in common.

The fantasy that we can somehow transfer our self into a cybernetic body is just that. If we survive our own folly long enough we can surely replace ourselves. That is exactly what it would be.

That's ok - sit down, close your eyes, take a deep breath - and the little pink rabbits will go away in a moment

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 18:01 UTC
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Sirandar: Our replacements are on the way ..... hope they get delayed as long as possible.....

PS ....... Even the most distantly related human being that ever walked has more in common with you than any machine we could ever make. A cockroach has more in common. A bacterial cell has more in common.

The fantasy that we can somehow transfer our self into a cybernetic body is just that. If we survive our own folly long enough we can surely replace ourselves. That is exactly what it would be.

@Dr Blackjack - that presupposes that human consciousness *actually* follows "rules" in that sense of the word - and, as far as I can tell, the jury will remain out regarding that topic for a while yet...

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 07:59 UTC

Footnote 5 - don't you just *love* the so-called 'social' media? A-social describes it much better...

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 07:55 UTC as 36th comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (384 comments in total)
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onlooker: Now just put in an EVF, 4K video with decent codecs, IBIS, and it would be close to a 100 for many buyers.

@onlooker - oh, yes - in three years time. We've been hearing *that* for the last ten years. The only thing that's changed is that it used to be in two years...

So maybe you should get your crystal ball calibrated? Or, if you don't have one, your wishful thinking?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 05:45 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (384 comments in total)
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onlooker: Now just put in an EVF, 4K video with decent codecs, IBIS, and it would be close to a 100 for many buyers.

What would you rather have - as a company?

A 100 for many buyers? Or 80 for many, many more buyers?

Difficult, right :-)

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (384 comments in total)

I see that the review pages now are in the order which most people probably read them anyway :-)

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 16:03 UTC as 79th comment
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Osa25: This sort of journalism should be throttled at birth.

First of all the statistical event in itself is an abstract concept and not a person. It cannot "hint" at anything.

What is in fact going on is that someone is making a subjective - even hopeful - assumption, and hiding behind numbers as a proxy for what is actually industry propaganda. Because the long term trends and technological drivers are crystal clear.

Just report the facts please. If making analysis, be clear what it is and what it isnt. This here is muddled and misleading.

In other words, the reason why you want the 'journalism throttled at birth' is because you disagree with the analysis?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 15:15 UTC
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Osa25: This sort of journalism should be throttled at birth.

First of all the statistical event in itself is an abstract concept and not a person. It cannot "hint" at anything.

What is in fact going on is that someone is making a subjective - even hopeful - assumption, and hiding behind numbers as a proxy for what is actually industry propaganda. Because the long term trends and technological drivers are crystal clear.

Just report the facts please. If making analysis, be clear what it is and what it isnt. This here is muddled and misleading.

It is exactly an analysis of the numbers - so I can't see what your beef is?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 11:03 UTC
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Hugo808: Sounds like everyone suddenly twigged that more pixels doesn't mean better photos. The need to upgrade has therefore been obviated. It must only be Fuji and Sony picking up the pace with innovative gear that has got people buying again. I read endless tales of people ditching FF DSLRs to go mirrorless so maybe that's it?

Number three and four 'picking up the pace' is probably not going to show that much influence in the overall totals, given that number one and two *still* outsell them by a rather comfortable margin...

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 06:48 UTC
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justmeMN: The photography bloggers who promote camera industry gloom-and-doom are going to be sorely disappointed by this news. :-)

Aren't they just? I can live with their disappointment, though :-)

And think about the poor people on DPR who only find happiness in predicting the death of 'whatever' twice a week? What are they going to do? Argue equivalence? ;-)

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 06:41 UTC

Oh no - don't let that be true!

Won't anybody think of the poor doomsayers?

What are they going to post about, if they can't predict the death of 'whatever' at least twice a week?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 05:10 UTC as 66th comment
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)

I already do quite a bit of B/W landscapes. The ration of 'good ones' appear to be higher with B/W...

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 17:21 UTC as 78th comment
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)

Still a nice camera - but, what interests me more, how did you get Benedict Cumberbatch to pose for you in slide 11? ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 13:25 UTC as 121st comment
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PerL: The credibility is on unchartered territory now. I have never seen a similar article in any journalistic publication.

You mean - they actually produced a sensible article, covering an often discussed but not necessarily well-resolved topic?

You are right - they really should not do that. Bad, bad, bad journalists. Better stay to uncontended topics, like half an EV more DR or so.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 16:05 UTC
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Fujica: Glad to see another Sony promotion article - How great it must be to be a DP Review editor to make sole Sony articles these days...

That is actual not at all a Sony promotion article. It points out that Sony gear is
- not complete
- quite expensive to switch to
- not available used
That does not promote Sony in my eyes.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:56 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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havoc315: So the premise of the article is "it's about more than price"... but then most of the reasons given were about price. (The cost of switching over an entire newsroom, etc)

Really, there are 2 main factors that will prevent any quick adoption of Sony by sports pros:
1. Price. The established Nikon/Canon systems are indeed good enough. Why pay astronomical dollars to change.

2. Sony doesn't have the sports lenses.

I suspect Sony has a long term plan of making waves at the 2020
Olympics. They will likely have the lenses by then, 3 years to get pros to start using them. Maybe even time for an enhanced refined a9ii in 2020. And come the Olympics, really get the cameras into hands or pros... at a level equal or superior to Canon and Nikon.

Not saying their plan will work, but I think that's their intent.

No, the premise was "it's about more than features of the body..."

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 13:19 UTC
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