GSD_ZA

Works as a Geologist
Joined on Jan 3, 2010

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On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)

For pseudo-Hipsters only. Real Hipsters wouldn't be seen dead with a hybrid ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 15:13 UTC as 29th comment
On article Have your say: Best high-end compact of 2016 (102 comments in total)

I don't regard the Leica, the RX10 or the FZ2500 as compact, so they didn't get my vote

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 06:37 UTC as 16th comment

I can never understand the presence of these things in an otherwise useful photographic website.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 12:40 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (765 comments in total)

When I was eight years old, I was given a Kodak Instamatic 25, which, unsurprisingly, I found to be utterly useless for wildlife photography. I also experimented with an old, even at the time, Zeiss Ikon, which had been passed down the generations (I think it was my great-grandfather's). I still have it, and it still works. My first "real" camera was a Nikon FE. Needless to say, such a fine piece of equipment turned me into a bit of a Nikonophile.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 10:03 UTC as 215th comment
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Adam Sharp: Not as good as a Nikon 😜

Hmm, not so sure. If the MkIV doesn't outperform the D810 in just about every respect, with the possible exception of dynamic range, I'll be very surprised.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 11:16 UTC
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m3: There is still hope:
At least a hundred and eighty some of the passengers told the lawyers to bugger off and weasel money from other 'causes' other than a mistake gone wrong.
The world is full of these blood-sucking parasites and one of the severe causes for its demise, together with bankers and speculators, all blessed by greedy politicians.

Actually, it's UK, not US.... this time

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 09:09 UTC
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (287 comments in total)

This is a waste of space on the DPR pages

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 10:17 UTC as 74th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (811 comments in total)
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StevenE: This thing is barely medium format. The sensor is only 22% wider than full frame.
For perspective, full frame is 62% wider than APS-C, and more than 100% as wider than MFT sensors.
Previous Hasselblads were 50% wider than full frame

But who cares whether the sensor size exactly matches some old film standard? Why should it? It is what the specs say it is, and I bet, in the right hands, it'll capture some really high quality images.

Well done Hasselblad, you've pulled yourselves out of the ditch that you threw yourselves into when you went down the path of buggering up some perfectly good Sonys.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 05:30 UTC
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art99: Does the world need another aps size sensor ?
Cannot Foveon make a real FF sensor with exceptional low light performance ? Like a sd quattro FF.

@HowaboutRAW - You're absolutely right. I got myself all muddled. I was actually thinking of the A7 cameras.

They are expensive, but I wonder if these Sigmas (which compete in the same class) will be any cheaper.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 06:42 UTC
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art99: Does the world need another aps size sensor ?
Cannot Foveon make a real FF sensor with exceptional low light performance ? Like a sd quattro FF.

@deep7 & @Najinsky, for me, it's not just about capturing light, but more so about depth of field control. Sigma make some superb FF (yes, I know that's an arbitrary size, but it's bigger than APS-H) lenses, and I reckon a FF mirrorles Foveon to go with them would have got a lot of people excited.

These cameras are going to have a tough time competing with the Sony RX offerings simply because of their smaller sensors.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 08:03 UTC

Good work Nikon! In the world of compacts there's no longer a space for anything other than premium quality. iPhones have taken over the "consumer" end of the market, and that's just fine.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 08:16 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
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Timbukto: I hope Sigma takes the revenue from this high margin product for more R&D into the stuff I'd actually buy.

Do you ever buy lenses? Sigma make some pretty good ones.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 08:06 UTC
On photo Fourteen jointed limbs in the Nature's Macro Marvels challenge (25 comments in total)
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GSD_ZA: DX 18-55, 40mm at f/11? Really?

Aha! Thought there had to be some wizardry to it. Great photo!

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2015 at 06:47 UTC
On photo Fourteen jointed limbs in the Nature's Macro Marvels challenge (25 comments in total)

DX 18-55, 40mm at f/11? Really?

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2015 at 07:04 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On article Merry Christmas II you: RX1R II sample gallery updated (138 comments in total)

I'm surprised by all the chromatic aberration and the really rather poor focus. I expected the results from this camera to be nothing short of superb.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 14:09 UTC as 7th comment
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GSD_ZA: Old stock, new model on the way.

Ok, maybe not old, but surplus ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 12:55 UTC

Old stock, new model on the way.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 06:38 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies

Good on ya Canon. I love to see technology being pushed to the next level even if that next level gives us only the tiniest advantage over the old. Stiff competition in the photographic industry is brining us some wonderful toys.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 07:16 UTC as 25th comment
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GSD_ZA: I prefer to put my lens-caps on my lenses

Look at the photos. The lenses are in the bag, and the lens cap is on the bag, and not on either of the lenses. Pretty weird behaviour if you ask me.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 09:41 UTC

I prefer to put my lens-caps on my lenses

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 14:29 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
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