Simon97

Simon97

Lives in United States SW, OH, United States
Joined on Oct 16, 2006

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On article Pentax K-3 II added to studio test scene comparison (177 comments in total)

Impressive pixel shift mode. More sharpness and resolution than the D810.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 20:30 UTC as 57th comment | 3 replies
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1069 comments in total)

Now that this sensor is out there. I'm sure Nikon is working on the next D8xx. Perhaps it will end up in a future Pentax FF. The tech sure moves fast.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 19:51 UTC as 215th comment
On article Nikon 1 J5 and Samsung NX500 added to studio test scene (131 comments in total)

Looking at the raw images, the new sensor in the J5 provides lower noise and slightly better resolution than the V3/J4. The last sensor was a disappointment. Too much base ISO grain. This sensor, while not perfect, is quite an improvement.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 17:25 UTC as 26th comment
On article Samsung WB2200F sample photo gallery posted (45 comments in total)

Why all the super zoom samples of late? Please review something with a sensor that is larger than a pin head.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 14:19 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On article Art Wolfe: In search of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica (30 comments in total)
In reply to:

Simon97: I have always admired wildlife photographers who pack up and head off to some remote corner of the earth to photograph some rare or endangered creatures. They are often gone for months on end, deep into the wilds. Something I find interesting but would never do myself.

Well, I am wearing a pair of Nike shoes.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 14:09 UTC
On article Art Wolfe: In search of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica (30 comments in total)

I have always admired wildlife photographers who pack up and head off to some remote corner of the earth to photograph some rare or endangered creatures. They are often gone for months on end, deep into the wilds. Something I find interesting but would never do myself.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 00:09 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article Pentax K-S2 added to studio scene (75 comments in total)

Finally, a glimpse into this Sony (?) 20mp sensor. Seems on par with the fabled 16mp APS-C sensor and a bit less noise than the 24mp sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 14:21 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon USA drops prices on 31 high-end L lenses (58 comments in total)

Sigh... Wish I had kept that 200mm 2.8L prime. Sharp as a tack and had the reach of a 300mm on APS-C SLRs. Slap on a quality 1.4x converter for even more.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 17:15 UTC as 23rd comment
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justmeMN: $700 for a 1/1.7 sensor sounds like a tough sell.

300mm-equivalent is short compared to other zooms. The upside is that it may have better optics than more extreme super zooms.

Exactly what I was thinking. ~$400 makes more sense.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 14:15 UTC
On article Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know (515 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: I'm assuming this is an Aptina sensor still. Can anyone verify?

Technically it can't be because ON Semiconductor bought Aptina. But does it matter? The final image quality is what I'm concerned with. I was very critical of the 18mp sensor in the J4/V3 as it is too noisy even at base ISO.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 13:43 UTC
On article X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review (344 comments in total)
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2eyesee: Can someone please explain to me why people find these retro designs appealing? Am I just not 'old school' enough (I got into photography about 15 years ago)?

Some people like cupcakes better. I, for one, care less for them.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 14:10 UTC
On article X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review (344 comments in total)

The 2/3" sensor does hold on to detail better the 1/1.7" sensors at higher ISO. A shame more camera makes don't use it in compact models which could help differentiate the image quality from the smart phones cams.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 14:44 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On article X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review (344 comments in total)
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basujayanta0: Where's the final score????

Also the red "review" tag missing.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 14:32 UTC

Transparent aluminum! (oxide)

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 14:13 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies

Not crazy about the JPEGs. The noise reduction seems aggressive. perhaps there is a setting to reduce it. In the library shot you can see the mottled look around detail edges. It is better to let a little noise show through rather than screw up the pic. Would have hoped for better noise performance from this sensor.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 14:46 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview - "small office, big factory" (194 comments in total)

I had a Sigma 300mm f/4 APO and their higher quality teleconverter back in the film camera days. I was very pleased with the performance. Wish I still had it today.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 00:53 UTC as 64th comment
On article Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line (61 comments in total)

I picked up a Lowepro "Tahoe 10" compact camera case for fifty cents at a closing Radio Shack store. This puts it into perspective!

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 19:29 UTC as 14th comment

The shot with the three lion cubs is great. Coming to a poster near you (or smart phone/computer wallpaper).

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 17:48 UTC as 36th comment
On article Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review (89 comments in total)

Surprise, surprise. Pathetic image quality. Why bother reviewing cameras with pin-head sized sensors. I thought DPR stopped this awhile ago. There are many good cameras that need a review. Please put the effort into that.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 21:57 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies
On article CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 (168 comments in total)

Hopefully DPR will eventually put up some studio shots with it. I have wondered how this sensor compares to the Sony 16 and 24mp sensors.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 19:41 UTC as 25th comment | 8 replies
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