dennishancock

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On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (295 comments in total)

Don't give these people the vote.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 20:22 UTC as 104th comment
On article Photographing fireworks: The basics and then some (66 comments in total)
In reply to:

sherman_levine: For my FZ1000, the ISO 100 / Raw / Bulb / F:8(the narrowest FZ1000 aperture) combination washes out too many of the brighter trails. I find that adding a 3-5 stop ND filter gives me much more latitude for color recovery

https://www.flickr.com/photos/32989985@N07/albums/72157655173515689

https://www.flickr.com/photos/32989985@N07/albums/72157646671694507

Sherm

Nice shots. And good to see properly exposed fireworks that capture color correctly.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 13:32 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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Satyaa: The reviewers are clearly impressed!
Even when the negatives are mentioned, it doesn't sound anything like a complaint :)

The one negative point (in my opinion) that was not mentioned (or I did not notice) is two different card formats.

Given the build quality, processor + AF from top-of-the-line D5, and insane buffer, why is this categorized as 'semi-professional'?

By its design and capabilities, it should be categorized as professional, whatever its sensor size. And many 'semi-professionals' have complained about the difficulty of using banks as opposed to U1/U2/U3. That doesn't seem to bother the pros.

I am sure that this will become at least the second camera of all the sports/wildlife shooters, if not the primary for many. It does have significant size/weight/price advantage over D500, plus the ability under flickering lights.

A very good review.
Thanks.

I'm with you, Satyaa. The D500 needs to be sold with dual SD card slots or dual XQD card slots as an option like the D5. Why carry around a pocket full of different cards? Hope Nikon marketing is listening.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 23:13 UTC
On article Heavenly bodies: Nikon D810 & D810A field test (111 comments in total)

Nice job!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:47 UTC as 52nd comment
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)

Nikon needs to offer the option of dual XQD cards or dual SD cards for the D500.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 20:27 UTC as 36th comment
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dennishancock: Regardless, the D500 needs either the dual SD card or dual XQD card option.

Yes, both card slots with the same technology. Just like the D5.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 01:16 UTC

Regardless, the D500 needs either the dual SD card or dual XQD card option.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 22:41 UTC as 74th comment | 5 replies

I'm for the same card type option in both slots of the D500, just like the D5. This is the market speaking, Nikon.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 20:08 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

Love DxO.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 23:08 UTC as 3rd comment

Speaking of low dynamic range output displays reminds me of prints on paper.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 17:44 UTC as 45th comment

Congratulations to the photographer. But the picture is a bit dowdy. Maybe it's a British thing?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 23:24 UTC as 41st comment
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (398 comments in total)

So Light is pre-announcing a product it will have in 11 months. What is this? Have rents in downtown Palo Alto gone up so much Light is in need of some early cash? And why would anyone believe if they gave a down deposit, these guys are going to be around next September?

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 11:37 UTC as 98th comment
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (398 comments in total)

If you read Light's patent, you see they get 52MP by concatenating the field of view of four separate cell phone camera quality sensors. That is to say very small pixels with poor signal to noise ratios. The folded mirrors allow longer focal length lenses to be used to simulate zooming in software.

So I'm a bit skeptical that those 52 Mega pixels are going to be of high quality.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 02:42 UTC as 112th comment
On article Meet Milvus: Hands-on with Zeiss's Milvus lenses (255 comments in total)
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dennishancock: Zeiss really needs to explain why it doesn't implement automatic focus with these lenses. The analogy may not be exact, but this is like Mercedes announcing a new car that doesn't have an electric starter motor.

Zeiss! I'd like to use automatic focus lenses with my automatic focus enabled Nikon.

KrisAK
Apparently Zeiss marketing research feels enough people will buy their manual lenses for the Nikon or Canon to make the engineering effort and expense worthwhile. There will be some, though, who find lack of AF a deal killer. I'm one. Too bad because otherwise I'm attracted to high performance optics.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 16:20 UTC
On article Meet Milvus: Hands-on with Zeiss's Milvus lenses (255 comments in total)

Zeiss really needs to explain why it doesn't implement automatic focus with these lenses. The analogy may not be exact, but this is like Mercedes announcing a new car that doesn't have an electric starter motor.

Zeiss! I'd like to use automatic focus lenses with my automatic focus enabled Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 14:31 UTC as 60th comment | 10 replies
On article Nikon D5500 real-world samples (129 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Great camera, but where are the lenses? Nikon DX lens selection: 4 Primes, one f2.8 standard zoom and two wide zooms (all other are kit or super zoom lenses)

This segment will die next year. Full frames are almost hitting the magic $999 mark. Mirrorless have much better native lens selection and innovations.

Nikon has given up on DX, they are just "milking the cash cow till its bone dry" I would not invest in this system.

It's not the optics! It's the AF system in each camera body!

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 00:08 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 real-world samples (129 comments in total)

Not that the DPR staff doesn't have enough to do, but Real World Samples of the same scenes at the same ISO settings from the Nikon D7100 would make for an interesting comparison of the Toshiba/Sony sensors.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 16:30 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (1000 comments in total)
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Bram de Mooij: I own this camera for while now and I agree with almost all of the conclusions in this review. I do not care about the seperate flash, since I almost never use flash. I like the camera very much although at this moment I have no possibility other then rawtherapee to process raw files on a computer. I have noticed the distortion of uncorrected wide angle raw files is severe and am a bit surprised that this seem to have little effect on corner image quality or did I miss that ?
A viewfinder on a camera is essential to me (for that reason I do not like my GM1 as much as I expected). The quality of the LX100 viewfinder is not that great. As I wear glasses I keep on fiddling with that correction wheel. I do not seem to get that right. I will do some experimentation with the contrast and color settings of the VF now. Thanks for that advice.

Distortion is one of the five Seidel aberrations which has no impact on softness. Or hardness for that matter. Check your optics book.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 20:25 UTC
On article Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS (231 comments in total)

I'm holding out until Hasselblad has a camera that delivers at least 750 Giga Bytes per picture:)

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 17:06 UTC as 60th comment
On article Behind the Shot: Flames of the North (68 comments in total)

Interesting article and great technique.

And as an easier way to produce these landscape photos focused from near to infinity, that's what view cameras and tilt and shift lens are all about. Scheimpflug imaging it's called.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 20:04 UTC as 18th comment
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