Beckler8

Lives in Canada NB, Canada
Joined on Sep 9, 2010

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Would be nice if Sony entered this segment. It would be easy, too - you know, just make an RX100 that's actually usable. Extra size would allow longer lens too.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 14:11 UTC as 100th comment

Didn't know dpreview was covering toys now. Ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 16:03 UTC as 245th comment

Didn't seem that he really endangered anyone but still, no way you can do this if you're responsible. When more people are injured/killed - and it will be from this general sort of flying - then you'll see the regulations really go crazy.

But I have a real problem with people flying directly over traffic, people - any populated area. Eventually your quad will fail and crash on someone's head falling from 200 ft. It's guaranteed, just a matter of time. However that is still a low-probability event IMO.

But like say vandalism, ironically spray painted on this train too, there's no way to stop it. Too many idiots in the world. I don't see how posting this video here makes any sense at all though. It encourages stupidity. As others have pointed out this isn't a serious or professional type "pilot" just another clueless gamer-type moron.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 18:02 UTC as 102nd comment

This is just cheating. A beauty of this level makes equipment choice irrelevant. :D

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 16:39 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
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JackM: Or you could buy used and get a real camera and real lenses for similar money.

This is a real camera though. As with ALL cameras, it's always a tradeoff between features. You can't replicate the combination of features this camera has with any "real" camera system - just as those systems have their own unique advantages too.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 16:44 UTC
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Beckler8: Seems like a great camera. I'd like to see them have maybe two variations because 25x is just a niche use. Imagine this with like 10x (enough for most) but constant F/2.0 or so!

True, and I'm just saying if it were possible would be nice to choose. Even better, just make the lens interchangeable! :D How hard can it be - just a few changes in their CAD program...

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 14:52 UTC

Seems like a great camera. I'd like to see them have maybe two variations because 25x is just a niche use. Imagine this with like 10x (enough for most) but constant F/2.0 or so!

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 14:41 UTC as 238th comment | 2 replies
On article Video: Olympus OM-D E-M10 III 4K sample reel (112 comments in total)

With that really thin zoom lens I think this could be high-quality small pocket camera. Sony a6500 is roughly same size but its 3x zoom lens is much longer. And different $ league of course.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 16:11 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Video: Olympus OM-D E-M10 III 4K sample reel (112 comments in total)

Not enough video details. Put more details on modes, settings, etc. in youtube description or in video. Most obviously missing: which lens?! Makes no sense. I've written this before but apparently they don't read anything.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 14:20 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies

For spaceflight where mass and volume are always critical, you would have thought they'd go mirrorless. Maybe they too realize that while a bit better than a7, the a9 still has bad ergonomics compared to DSLRs like this. I'm not knocking either system just saying sony's minimalist design in a *camera* of all things is absurd.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 21:11 UTC as 60th comment | 3 replies

If the allegations are true, what are the chances the fact they're all religious nutcases had nothing to do with it? If you believe sci-fi type absurdities are real, then rationalizing some good 'ol fashioned discrimination is the least of your cognitive difficulties. This isn't to single out their religion rather all of them.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 22:35 UTC as 72nd comment

I think the main thing to keep in mind is that in all art, there are no "greats" or "talent". Only whether the consumer of the art likes it. That's all there is - and conveniently, all that matters. In the practical world course, some art is liked by more people than others, so can generate more cash flow.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 19:19 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

In addition to "Beach" and "Snow" the new sony a6900 should have "Jupiter".

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 18:43 UTC as 18th comment
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)

What would've been really interesting is if that mini Nikon F was a working digital camera. It would be easy - just use the existing internals from one of their compacts and put it in that body, in effect.

For the DSLRs I really like the 2-tone look! Also it may be a fitting tribute - the final pro DSLRs they produce before the big switch to mirrorless. (Yep, I went there. :D)

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 19:11 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2750 comments in total)

I think for many (most?) DPR readers a $5k camera is unfortunately little more than a curiosity; so an upcoming a6 or a7 series model is the most awaited.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 19:51 UTC as 230th comment | 3 replies
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Beckler8: There's huge irony here. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY is the one area where you would want 8K. You can finally view your images in their entirety at full resolution from your camera (unless yours has >33 Megapixels of course). 8 MP from 4K is pretty low. Yes, depending on your combination of eyesight, viewing distance and display size you wouldn't see the difference, but that's just one scenario and fairly irrelevant. So yes, you need an 8K display.

You need it for the reason I explained. If instead you're being funny by trying to be technically correct, sure. Except nobody needs anything ever covered on this site; the word is used loosely.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 13:43 UTC

There's huge irony here. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY is the one area where you would want 8K. You can finally view your images in their entirety at full resolution from your camera (unless yours has >33 Megapixels of course). 8 MP from 4K is pretty low. Yes, depending on your combination of eyesight, viewing distance and display size you wouldn't see the difference, but that's just one scenario and fairly irrelevant. So yes, you need an 8K display.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 03:02 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM sample gallery (96 comments in total)
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Bambi24: "$2200"...are there diamonds inside the lens?

Ahaha there may well be. Sony is stupid enuf to do that. They purposely build cameras to have bad usability (for example a6000 line) so who knows what else they're doing. :D

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
On article Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM sample gallery (96 comments in total)

Apart from the lens performance, some good photography here...

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 19:22 UTC as 15th comment
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2750 comments in total)
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wb2trf: Typical photographer irrationality in this report. Does it ever occur to dpr that reports of well known prejudices do not add to any reader's knowledge. It is well known that photographers are reluctant to change brands and put a lot of stock in it. There is no information conveyed when such unscientific biases are put on display, unless one is interested in why markets change slowly, but that's not the point here. Take this one, "Also, Sony's made claims that the a9 is weather resistant, but after handling the camera and flipping out the port doors, battery door and memory card doors, I just don't have the same faith that it would survive a downpour that a D5, 1D X II or E-M1 II could shrug off. ... it's something to keep in mind." This means, "without reference to any testing of any of these brands, keep my untested anxiety in mind". We should keep your untested faith in our minds for what reason exactly? And, does MMR vaccine cause autism?

@osv Was a metaphor of course.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 19:34 UTC
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