Chillbert

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Joined on Oct 17, 2009

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ybizzle: Apple is the king of selling overpriced crap to its fanboys and the trend continues...

Similar specs for hand-built machine cost roughly the same, without the advantages of factory integration. Not for everyone, but not overpriced.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 04:23 UTC

Sensors are to digital photography what film types are to film photography!

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 14:27 UTC as 167th comment
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1046 comments in total)
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princecody: What kind of question is that? The most expensive camera in the world can’t make someone a better photographer lol πŸ‘πŸ»

Obviously tool quality does matter, at least in some situations. Slow or inaccurate focus, poor low-light performance, over-/under-exposure, wrong focal-length lens... better cameras work harder to remove these impediments to a good picture.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 14:41 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1046 comments in total)
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Geekapoo: Just buy both from Amazon and return the one that comes in 2nd place before the refund "window" expires...tell 'em dpr sent you. 😁

FYI that's pretty much what Amazon/DPR want you to do... outcome = one more big sale.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 14:38 UTC

Truly exciting. It has the grandeur of a great still. Videos often have a very transient feel, whereas photos feel more permanent because they are still. This occupies an interesting middle ground.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 01:38 UTC as 33rd comment

I'm holding out for 16K

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 18:00 UTC as 11th comment
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)

E-mount ASP-C lives!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 21:55 UTC as 42nd comment | 6 replies
On article Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM sample gallery updated (142 comments in total)
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snapa: Wake me up once Sony starts releasing some high quality native APS-C E-mount lenses. Like a new or improved kit lens, or upgraded primes like the 16, 20, or a new 24mm f1.8-2.0 that are relatively small, light and cost $400-$800.

I have to agree. I'm just an "enthusiast" but I'm sure even some pros want to FULLY exploit the amazing capabilities of Sony's APS-C mirrorless tech

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 13:48 UTC

Great pics - I appreciate the detailed explanation of the setup and experimentation.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 02:43 UTC as 17th comment

Amazing work and very surprising results!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 20:29 UTC as 24th comment

An illuminating post. Thank you!

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 03:25 UTC as 6th comment
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tgchan: Meh...

You are either a true genius or have no appreciation for the ingenuity and discipline it takes to create breakthrough products like this one.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 22:01 UTC
On article Erez Marom: On causality in landscape photography (105 comments in total)

As an interested amateur I greatly appreciate this and other of Erez Marom's articles. I don't understand why many commenters object to the photographer explaining how he thinks about his own compositions. To me it is both enlightening and stimulating. Erez, thank you!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 01:43 UTC as 12th comment
On article Sony FE 85mm F1.8 sample gallery and first impressions (145 comments in total)
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Jaythomasni: nice color saturation and contrast. Great shots.
@DPReview please list the location (GPS) information for all sample photos.

I particularly like #7. A nice, natural, portrait.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 22:21 UTC
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (177 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Cool. Truly creative.

Not digital though. DPR is losing its focus quite often.

Roland, would you mind explaining how "taken with a digital camera behind the straw grating" works? Is it as simple as positioning a camera, maybe with a 1:1 macro lens (?), to capture a reasonably planar view of the "output" of the straws within the camera's imaging area?

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 13:36 UTC
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (177 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: I sort of have one made from 78,400.

I have a piece of this, in 1/4", that's 70" x 70" (it's actually 4 35"x35" sheets put together):

http://www.plascore.com/honeycomb/honeycomb-cores/thermoplastic/pc2-polycarbonate-honeycomb/

Please share camera design details - photographic medium, physical design, etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 13:28 UTC

Fascinating video - thanks for posting! I was glad to get a quick tour of what this strange blend of familiar items (ThinkPads!) and the somewhat alien environment of a space station. I can now more easily imagine some aspects of the life of an astronaut up there. Works for me, whether or not the art of videography was fully mastered in the process.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 17:26 UTC as 11th comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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NDT0001: Wouldn't it have been better to just replace the 2 god-awful thunderbolt connections in the current MacBooks with USB-c and keep the 2 existing usb3 connections? It would save the massive inconvenience of having to adapt.... EVERYTHING...

I'm guessing they couldn't fit the bigger USB slots in the thinner body. Basic design decision. We'll see if that pays off or not once someone actually uses one.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 02:23 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: This article does not answer the most important question: what's going to happen if you plug four chargers into the four ports?

It being Apple, they probably thought about that, and wrote software to handle it.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 02:19 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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alexzn: A very disappointing update, rather iterative on the existing hardware. I was expecting at least the bezel-less screen like the new Dell laptop. Older processors, the mess with RAM. The port situation is another downer. The crippled standard configurations (who buys a premium laptop with 8Gb of RAM today???) is an added insult. Just like the iPhone 7, best to skip.

Anyone care to share some facts about how in practice this is falling behind? Preferably not just raw specs - in my experience Apple's tight hardware-OS-application integration still dances circles around higher spec'ed machines.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 02:19 UTC
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