jkokich

Joined on Jan 25, 2012

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pro photo 2011: In terms of quality of materials and manufacturing (even if it's hand-made), the Leica is definitely higher, but I won't pay 14 times the price of the 7Artisans 35/1.4 for that.

Right on, pro! You have to ask, are the Leica shots 14 times better?

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2020 at 06:41 UTC
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Ranger 9: Did I really just waste ten minutes reading some guy's narration of his scroll through eBay listings, something I could just as easily have done myself? Will I fall for his clickbait teaser for his NEXT installment of couch-surfed “research”? Stay tuned!... or not.

Phil, you’re my hero.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2020 at 15:37 UTC
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Fotoni: Latest full frame cameras generally are not budget cameras, APS-C exists to cover that. Panasonic is known to have superb video tuned cameras. When you want to spend more money to a camera, why have built-in EVF, IBIS, fancy backscreen or anything which just increase the price, but they are inferior solutions. If you really want to have quality video from a quality camera, you use a gimbal, external EVF and recorder. Camera itself can be smaller, lighter and cheaper.

Sigma Fp did it pretty right, but it can only do up to 4K RAW 30 fps. No oversampling, but pixel binned I guess? Still pretty damn good quality for its price. Panasonic could do similar with oversampling and 4K RAW 60 fps. S1H has more stuff built-in, so S5 could actually outperform it with the same price, if it is a stripped version.

Why have a smaller camera, if you add a gimbal, external recorder, etc? For many videographers, you want everything in one package.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2020 at 15:40 UTC

Bless his soul.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2020 at 16:19 UTC as 31st comment
On article Sony a7S III initial review (2476 comments in total)

Instead of people saying they need 4K or 8k, why not concentrate on the other aspects of filmmaking, like lighting, camera angles, scripts, acting, directing, storytelling, etc., etc.?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2020 at 16:13 UTC as 127th comment | 4 replies
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Jones Indiana: If not legit firmware, then this means the code is out somewhere.
But it would also imply that one person can do a lot of harm with injecting and implementing malicious software. Let's say a random countdown timer that after the clock expires bricks the lens.

I would not update firmware from an unknown source.

Atahualpa, malicious a-holes don’t need a reason. I’m not saying this is what’s happening, but there are jerks out there who get off on such things.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2020 at 00:23 UTC
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milkod2001: So i presume it's safe to say R5s and R6s are coming with fixes and Canon camera marketing department is already gone.

I don't get one thing though. Both cameras had to be in development for at least 1 year. Are those Canon engineers based in Antartica or something? How could they missed such an issue with overheating even if it is happening when doing stills only?

Mikegt, that should make everyone drop Canon like a hot potato.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2020 at 04:07 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art (333 comments in total)
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cbphoto123: I will get some flak for this no doubt.. but seriously, what's the deal with DPR when they hold SONY cameras in "hands-on"?
Do they think it looks un-ergonomic/odd if they actually put their finger on the shutter release? Image #1: Thumb on the side and index finger around the grip? Who holds a camera like that...EVER???

Most of the time, I hold my camera with my left hand, only putting my right hand on when I’m ready to shoot.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 15:42 UTC

I have a Holga around here, somewhere...

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 06:39 UTC as 5th comment
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milkod2001: So i presume it's safe to say R5s and R6s are coming with fixes and Canon camera marketing department is already gone.

I don't get one thing though. Both cameras had to be in development for at least 1 year. Are those Canon engineers based in Antartica or something? How could they missed such an issue with overheating even if it is happening when doing stills only?

I have always wondered about stuff like that. Someone had to notice and say something.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 06:36 UTC

I love (and use, a lot) my Yashica EZ Zoom!

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2020 at 06:01 UTC as 29th comment
On article Canon EOS R5 added to studio test scene (565 comments in total)
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Hasa: OMG testing a canon 50mm F1.2 RF lens $2300 vs. a $426 Nikon G lens on the Z7. DPR should redo the R5 and Z7 test with the respective 50mm F1.8 lenses for the respective systems. And yes I know the 50mm F1.8s was not available at the Z7 launch, but it is the one y'all using :-)

I usually just take a cursory glance at the various camera shots to compare stuff, but I had no idea the difference in lenses used was so great. This makes this comparison tool pretty much useless. Hasa is right; stick the same lens on every camera (where you can), or, at least, use comparable lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2020 at 16:45 UTC
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jkokich: Wait, they’re comparing the new Nikon to a Sony that’s how old?

Joed, yes, definitely, I just thought it was odd to compare a new camera to an old one; that seemed to me like stacking the deck against an older model.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 03:14 UTC

Wait, they’re comparing the new Nikon to a Sony that’s how old?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 16:46 UTC as 72nd comment | 3 replies

Anybody remember the stereo wars, when distortion, wow, flutter, and the like were so low the human ear couldn’t detect them? This is getting like that.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2020 at 17:30 UTC as 8th comment
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Kendunn: So I can use this camera to take pictures and then send to my Pixel, or, from judging the samples, can use my Pixel to just take better pictures? If you want a bling, buy a Rolex, if you want a camera, buy a Canikon

Right on.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2020 at 02:14 UTC
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jkokich: $3200???

I know, but really...

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2020 at 02:13 UTC

$3200???

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2020 at 17:13 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
On article Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD sample gallery (135 comments in total)
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NowHearThis: I don't have a problem with this lens. It's a $700 lens with a decent zoom range and an smallish/lightweight form factor. What I do have issue with is the choices in shooting parameters that I see in so many of these types of galleries. Example, the 17th photo of the the buildings: It's shot at ISO2000, why? At ISO 400 the photographer would have still had a 1/100 sec shutter and not had all that distracting noise in the photo. To be fair, I understand not always having the settings set right on my own camera, that said, I'm not a professional running a website either. Cameras I can see testing out high ISO situations; lenses, however, I see 0 point in posting a single image with the camera's ISO set to anything other than it's base setting. I want to see different FL, Apertures, situations that would show flare/CAs/bokeh/contrast, etc. I may be alone or in the vast minority on this, but that's my $0.02.

Well said.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2020 at 18:16 UTC
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coyoteincorrales: I still love the smell of stop bath in the morning.

I love the smell of gunpowder, and burnt feathers, and cordite!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 17:52 UTC
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