Rick Knepper

Lives in United States TX, United States
Joined on Oct 8, 2003

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Already pre-ordered the camera and the 63mm prime and the zoom. Pumped.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:23 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
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photophile: Sorry, but these "moon shots" don't work for me. All I see is what appears to be the moon, obscured by buildings or monuments. Why ? If you want to see moon shots, browse the various DPR forums - lots of very good examples.

You see a "shot of the moon". I see a shot of Lady Liberty with the moon as background.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 13:08 UTC
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cdembrey: Why would anybody want t o shoot the same pic, that millions have already shot??

It's impossible to shoot the same pic.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 02:59 UTC
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (151 comments in total)

I could do semi-nomadic within my own country (this is why I spend $2 a week on the lotto). There's so much to see and photograph in the USA (as I am sure there is in any country) that a person might never be able to get to everything (and do it justice) in a lifetime.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 18:26 UTC as 32nd comment
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stevo23: I'd rather see them work on in-camera raw histograms.

Stevo, you (or anyone) may need the features more than the level of peace of mind that I require. I wanted to agree with you that an in-camera RAW histogram is of more interest to most potential users than in-camera DNGs without sounding like I am endorsing the software.

digidog, ML claimed AEB of more than 3 images. what they didn't say was the brackets were limited to half stops as the finest increment. I needed 1/3 stops. ML claimed higher dynamic range but that was at the expense of lowered resolution. I am told this is not the case any longer, but ML required a very specific shutdown procedure otherwise your camera was temporarily bricked and required pulling the battery. If someone believes they need ML, I would recommend renting an ML-enabled camera from lensrental.com first.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 15:55 UTC
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stevo23: I'd rather see them work on in-camera raw histograms.

The software is essentially a hack. The users are essentially beta testers. There is a "gotcha" in many of their features. I find these uncertainties problematic.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:42 UTC
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stevo23: I'd rather see them work on in-camera raw histograms.

Hear hear, except, I'll never put ML crap on any camera of mine again.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 15:34 UTC
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Holger Bargen: Pentax offers it since many years - without extra software (if I get the meaning of the new Canon feature right).

I thought about this after I posted. Canon RAW is supposed to be 14 bit lossless compressed anyway. http://learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2011/14-bit_ad_conversion_digic4_article.shtml?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=DSAs&utm_content=DSAs&utm_campaign=DSAs&cm_mmc=GA-_-CanonOnlineStore-_-151030PLA-_-DSAs&=&gclid=CJiWmornqNECFQ-1wAodOZkIEg

So that part of it does seem like needless fanfare. I guess for those who have bought into the DNG hype, having DNG straight out of the camera might be a thing.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 15:33 UTC
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Holger Bargen: Pentax offers it since many years - without extra software (if I get the meaning of the new Canon feature right).

Not sure if outputting DNG is the main idea. Outputting lossless 14 bit files in the DNG format is the main attraction. DPR may not have gone far enough in its description.

Here's the post at ML:

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=18443.msg176809#msg176809

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 20:52 UTC
On article Happy Holidays from DPReview (149 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: So, no pic of Simon? Is he still running the show?

:)

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 10:37 UTC
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Rick Knepper: Looks like Liebenberg's best skill is out-running Richard Sherman.

After the loss on Saturday, it couldn't hurt.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 14:59 UTC

I assume all of these were taken with Leica or similar cameras?

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 17:38 UTC as 3rd comment
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HeyItsJoel: There is nothing photographically interesting about #1. Composition, tone and color are all crap. They were wearing nice clothes and the potential for a great photo was there but the photographer just completely dropped the ball on this one.

Did you read the explanation as to why the photo sucked?

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 17:35 UTC

Looks like Liebenberg's best skill is out-running Richard Sherman.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 17:30 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On article Happy Holidays from DPReview (149 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: So, no pic of Simon? Is he still running the show?

I don't read. I look at pictures. :)

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 17:26 UTC
On article Happy Holidays from DPReview (149 comments in total)

So, no pic of Simon? Is he still running the show?

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 16:16 UTC as 100th comment | 5 replies
On article Flickr reveals its top 25 photos of 2016 (190 comments in total)

How are the top photos determined? By the number of likes or favorites one can obtain by hook or crook? Another perversion by social media.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2016 at 12:40 UTC as 27th comment
On article Canon EOS M5 added to studio scene comparison tool (87 comments in total)
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cj83: Don't think it fair that the sony is using the 55 1.8, while the canon m5 is using the 50 1.4 that isn't really sharp when being compared.

You are not supposed to be comparing sharpness with this tool. Look at different ISOs, different lighting.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 09:45 UTC
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Old Ed: Site selection was great, as was drone perspective. Kudos for that.

But here, the downsized 4K video is just nasty. Full of blur, artifacts, and jerkiness. Just about any HD video clip I've seen looked better, technically speaking. Are others seeing this?

Old Ed is right. Viewed full screen on an NEC PA322UHD monitor with cable internet, the resolution isn't what it should be. I don't know much about video production but apparently Vimeo doesn't allow downloads nor are EXIFs provided. The video is 16x9, that's about all I know.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 03:21 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (328 comments in total)

Dear Canon, this is a beautiful lens. Please release upgrades like this on the 24L & 50L. While you are at it, let's see 21mm and 28mm versions. :)

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 00:21 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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