Roadrunnerdeluxe

Lives in United States Oceanside, CA, United States
Joined on Dec 7, 2010

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Coomer: Does it come with an ice pack?

No. Pancake batter though.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2020 at 03:09 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7S III (355 comments in total)
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dlb41: What mirrorless ILC has the worst video specs? That may be the one for me. đŸ˜”

@dlb41
Agreed! I wished there was a purist stills camera option that doesn't try to please all the gadget hounds.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2020 at 15:40 UTC
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Rob-in-Alberta: should compete well with the 15 year old Canon 20D

Ahahaaaaaaa, Rob-In-Alberta, ahahaaaaaa!

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 21:39 UTC
On article Canon EOS R5 initial review (1800 comments in total)

Looks like an amazing machine! I just wished manufacturers would offer non-video versions of their cameras as the need to please everybody's requirements at some point dilutes and equally bloats functionality.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 15:07 UTC as 283rd comment

It sounds like they bundled DXO Viewpoint with Nik Collection which is actually working rather well for distortion correction. The base Nik functionality is probably unchanged which is still working just fine. Sound slike a good package overall!

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2020 at 16:04 UTC as 41st comment
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (656 comments in total)
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ogl: The upgrade of K-3II is good......BUT where are the new cameras instead of K-1II, KP and K-70....????

I know! I jumped ship because there definitely won't be a new full frame until 2021. K-1 II was not really an upgrade over my K-1.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 16:15 UTC
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Rick Knepper: Unfortunately, Ricoh continues to ignore their medium format product line. They should just announce that they do not intend to develop or release new MF products and put their customer base of their misery,

I agree! I plan on getting into medium format within the next two years and a new Pentax MF would have been my weapon of choice.

The 21mm ltd is exciting nevertheless!

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 15:52 UTC
On article Canon EOS R5: The long game ends with a big leap (682 comments in total)
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Max Iso: Sony is sweating bullets right now.

I just checked my Sony. It is not.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2020 at 18:45 UTC

Some good photos but at first I thought this was the "Ingmar Bergman Bleak Existentialism" award.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2020 at 19:26 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply

I am sure I can get at least 85% of the image quality at less than 20% of the price from a pragmatic point of view.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2020 at 16:29 UTC as 150th comment | 2 replies
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Wildman Jones: I doubt it is the lens, but those Sony colors are ruining many of would normally be good pictures.
I started looking at pictures before I realized they were taken with a Sony camera and my first thought was, not pleasing or nice looking at all. I never got around to pixel peeping. It wouldn't matter either. Ugly colors trump sharpness, DR, etc.

@Wildman Jones I am sure it is safe to assume that you gained this knowledge from working with hundreds-thousands of Sony RAW files? Or is it what you call "notoriously" which is actually just people repeating other people's negative opinion about something for whatever reason?

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2020 at 16:41 UTC
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Silken: I wonder if Geoff and Gilly's mom chose the same peanut butter as Jeff and Jill's mom?

@silken The "G" in GIF abbreviates Graphic which is pronounced like G in this case.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 18:15 UTC
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Chris Epler: This was resolved AGES ago:

https://www.cnn.com/2013/05/22/tech/web/pronounce-gif/index.html

It's so easy to spot those that weren't in web hosting from the beginning...

-- JIF'ing since the 80's

The easiest way to settle this is to look at which word is being abbreviated which is "graphic" with a G.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2020 at 23:15 UTC
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Roadrunnerdeluxe: 400MPX pixel shift from a 100MPX sensor does not mean 400% percent resolution increase. Resolution increase alone with pixel shift is ca. 50% which modern lenses are possibly capable of resolving. Even if not, the sharpness/microcontrast increase will still be substantial. Additionally, there are equally positive benefits like dynamic range, true color readout and much reduced noise.

Exactly! No moire is another benefit of pixel shift and yes, you get a true RGB readout without interpolation.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 19:06 UTC

400MPX pixel shift from a 100MPX sensor does not mean 400% percent resolution increase. Resolution increase alone with pixel shift is ca. 50% which modern lenses are possibly capable of resolving. Even if not, the sharpness/microcontrast increase will still be substantial. Additionally, there are equally positive benefits like dynamic range, true color readout and much reduced noise.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 18:28 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies

Yawn?

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2019 at 07:36 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Best cameras for landscapes in 2020 (1125 comments in total)
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Oiche: Pixel shifted file on dpreview studio test shows 1.8GB, that's nearly 1/2 a DVD and I can't see much difference anyway.

I'm a Pentax landscape photographer and I haven't used pixel shift yet as a 1,000 other factors will make your landscapes better first.

Pixel shift is amazing when used in the right conditions! I used it lots of times with my K-1 for night photography getting amazing dynamic range, low noise and high details. What DPR and most other sites are missing though is that the the 4-image pixel shift implementation in the Sony A7R IV is the one to use, producing amazing images, not the weird 16 image setting that puts out a gigantic mushy file. Still, I have to say it was better executed in my old K-1.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2019 at 17:20 UTC

Gorgeous photon collecting for sure! I am sure in the right hands this lens will yield amazing images!

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 20:15 UTC as 122nd comment
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teddoman: The exif on that first shot says f/0.9 even though it's a f/0.95 lens.

You're on f/0.95 here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on f/0.95 on your lens. Where can you go from there? Where?

f/0.9 apparently.

Nice Spinal Tap reference!! : )

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 20:12 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV review (1505 comments in total)

For anybody interested. Here is a nice comparison between A7 R III and A 7R IV and more interestingly confirms that the 4 image pixel shift mode in the A7 R IV is the one that creates proper high-res files whereas the 16 image pixel shift mode only creates on big mushy file as seen in the DPR studio scene.

https://mirrorlesscomparison.com/sony-vs-sony/a7r-iii-vs-a7r-iv/#pixel-shift

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2019 at 03:49 UTC as 127th comment
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