Joined on Jun 19, 2012


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beavertown: Yawn zZZ, still no fully articulate screen and DPAF from Nikon 2017 (100 anniversary).

"Fully articulated" screens come from the video cameras of the past(and present,) when they were long and needed the LCD on the side.. so that videographer and camera point in one direction. On a Semi/Pro SLR camera this is not practical and looks odd. How do you benefit of looking sideways, or, having the camera shifted to the side in order you to look/point forward?? Tilted up/down screen is much much more practical for a DSLR..

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 05:33 UTC
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geekyrocketguy: Why are we now posting two-second videos that have been looped for two minutes straight? Surely there are more interesting things occurring in the photography world?

Because that's the level of mentality and values DPreview plunged down to. Given the kind of sample photos they publish, the sort of photos they shoot in public houses and elsewhere, I don't think they put too much effort or craft-man-ship in what they are doing. It is just a party going under Amazon's umbrella.

That said, you hardly can find better website with overall such comprehensive information. Plus, they have very good articles as well..

There you have it. Not all is bad. So, lets give them a big applause for what they have and haven't published yet, and forgive them for those 2s of looping. BTW, the video is very boring indeed..

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 05:48 UTC

I Hope it will no be in iPhone 7. My Nikon 1, V2 had OmniVision 1" sensor and it had awful chroma noise. Nikon replaced the sensor with Sony in J5 but too late..

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2016 at 00:42 UTC as 1st comment
On article Adapted Lens Talk: Readers' Showcase and new forum! (198 comments in total)
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sdhiker: Does anyone have any idea on how to cut down the vignetting I'm getting when using a Nikon 400mm f/2.8 on my Sony A7M2?

I borrowed this lens from a client hoping to get some great pictures using an adapter with my Sony A7M2, but its extremely hard to get rid of this vignetting even in post processing.

Attached with a Metabones Nikon F to Emount T adapter.

Here is an example after lens correction in Lightroom.

I'g guess it is the e-mount which is not open/wide enough for long and bright tele lenses.Another way to look at it, the problem is the shorter camera registration, thus the e-mount opening is too close to the sensor mechanically contributing to vignetting... Best is to use each lens with its camera model and vice versa :)

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 23:38 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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stromaroma: Why the stupid XQD port? Why no popup flash? Wildlife photographers often find themselves in situations without a flash and the popup can save the shot. Why the low flash sync speed? Does it have auto mode? Sometimes you don't want to / can't think and just want to point n shoot.

Skipping the popup flash is one the best thing Nikon did to this camera -- it made it more solid and professional and for sure helped increase viewfinder's magnification....

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 11:41 UTC
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fatdeeman: Apple accounts for about 17% of smartphones.....why do these companies keep doing it? Is it because their own designers only use Apple?

In addition to high market share of a compatible iPhone designs and a stable product, iPhone owners are more likely to pay for such accessories.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 11:23 UTC
On article CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off new D810A (65 comments in total)
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GPW: Who gives a crap except the few that can afford this niche camera. Nikon you idiots

This is a very rude comment. Yes, it is not a mass audience camera, but targets one of the most beautiful application of photography. The joy it will give to many amateur astronomers and the applauds it will create of their admirers, bravo to Nikon it made the effort to create this camera. And, mind you, for the targeted usage it is actually very good price.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 22:49 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: This is the 135 format camera that EVERYBODY was waiting for.
Even those folks who had FF before. Why?
Because whenever it comes to a certain market, be it MF with their 645Z, or crop market with their K-5 and K-3, Pentax redefines expectations.
This one will most likely redefine anyone's understanding of what a good FF DSLR should be. Pentax is coming back to the playground Pentax HAS INVENTED, and they will surely punch high.

I've liked your reply because it is just naive. Readiness and experience comes with practice and being "ready . And I mean ready" doesn't come for free. And all of a sudden. It needs iterations, presence on the market, etc. for a while. It is true FF is "a little bit" more than APS and "a little bit" less than MF and Pentax has experience in those, but others haven't been hiding in the caves for all that time. So, when "they are ready" and enter the market of FF it doesn't grant them leading position, they have to win it. And they have highly capable competitors to deal with. Long gone is the time of SMC Takumars, even that one was lost.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 03:53 UTC
On article Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) (145 comments in total)
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gunkan: Nikon 1? really???

Fuji X-A1 is just amazing.

I have both , the Nikon 1 and Fujifilm X-E1. They both can produce excellent images (for Nikon 1 from RAW.) In some occasions equally preferable, in others each with its own strengths. If I have to chose and keep only one of those two, I'll go for the Nikon 1, it is simply unique and very practical.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 07:52 UTC
On article SanDisk unveils 512GB Extreme Pro card (162 comments in total)
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Photoman: Love that these companies still use weasel bytes. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes. Shold be 1,024,000 for 1MB.

:) Close. The correct number is 1,048,576 (1024 x 1024) 1KB has 1024 bytes and 1MB has 1024 kilobytes, i.e. two to the power of twenty.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 02:45 UTC
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rjx: On a lighter note.

This monkey makes better selfies than 99% of the selfies made by humans.

Therefore, it deserves the copyright over Mr. Slater...

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 05:38 UTC
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edu T: Just a little question I believe no one's posed yet... what good would it be for Mr. Stater to have his (or the monkey's) photo deleted?

I'd guess Mr. Slater didn't think about it as well. The Monkey made him famous, keep it out there..

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 05:02 UTC
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Raist3d: I am a bit confused about the article take on AA removal note D810- I thought the D800E had exactly that too? OPLF removed and not some weird "canceling" process operation?

Enjoyed the writting style.

Read the original article about D800E at DPreview -- there are even illustrations about it. Having two low pass filters cancelling each other made sense at the time as this was allowing camera construction, internal dimensions and their calibration ( D800 and D800E) be the same.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 02:54 UTC
On article Blood moon eclipse: Night of April 14-15 (64 comments in total)

"... are gearing up for a rare meteorological event" ...
That's NOT "meteorological" event! It is, and it has always been an ASTRONOMICAL event.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 23:40 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies

DPreview didn't bother to fully review D4, finally a chance at least to do it for D4s.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 17:52 UTC as 30th comment
On article Fujifilm X-A1 real-world and test scene samples (105 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: they finally got someone that can shoot

+1 as well. Most of their shots in the albums are done by mindlessly pointing the camera in random directions, except some portraiture of models.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 16:49 UTC
On article Microsoft to acquire Nokia's smartphone business (68 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: Since when did two turkeys make an apple?

I feel sorry for Nokia - OK they sitting in a mess of their own making but most of us have fond memoies of our first Nokia smartphone - unlike Microsoft where our early memories are of slow computers constantly crashing and the Blue Screen of Death.

I fear this will end in tears for all concerned.

In addition to EXR and X-Trans don't forget Fuji's Honeycomb Super-CCD Sensor perhaps the most unique and film like (with S+R sites) quality one.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 19:59 UTC
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phudson126: Its amazing what mobile phones can do these days with the help of different apps. Its also a bit surprising that people are still interested in investing on professional mobile phones in spite of the features available on mobile cameras today. Cameras on mobile phones are definitely a big time threat to stand alone cameras thanks to apps such as the one mentioned above.

> Name a phone camera with a sensor the size of the sensor in the Canon S95?

Nokia 808 pureview - it has 1.2" sensor! -- Name a P&S camera having such sensor, 41Mpix with the flexibility to bin them for low noise and/or good dynamic range...

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2012 at 18:26 UTC
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