Rick Knepper

Rick Knepper

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

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princecody: So Verizon sold it to them?

It is not likely that Verizon gave it to Smug Mug free.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 09:55 UTC

Oh cr@p!

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 01:30 UTC as 66th comment
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pixelgenius: Marketing speak taken to a new and ridiculous level:
“appear more true to how the human eye perceives the real world."

So then, it is not clear to me what the comments I responded to were intended to criticize. One line riffs can lead to confusion. What were you and pixelgenius actually criticizing?

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 10:38 UTC
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Rick Knepper: I'd love to find a phone outside of the Apple orbit that can easily import and play the 800 music albums I have loaded on my iPhone.

@KrisAK I haven't explored other options for a while now (iPhone 6) so perhaps Apple has leapfrogged the competition by now (or not). I just want more choice the next time I decide to upgrade.

@Elizabeth When I say "easily", I don't mean the physical transfer although syncing with iTunes would be cool. Didn't figure Apple would allow that. I mean import the songs into the phone app that automatically recognizes and categorizes by song, album and artist and maybe even go beyond what the music app on iPhones can do. And, brings over the album cover artwork - very important to me.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2018 at 14:53 UTC

I'd love to find a phone outside of the Apple orbit that can easily import and play the 800 music albums I have loaded on my iPhone.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2018 at 13:31 UTC as 113th comment | 6 replies
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Albert Valentino: Strange article title for a photography site 🤔

The gist: cameras in phones are cr@p so don't stress over it.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2018 at 13:29 UTC

I've been on DPR taking advice, solicited and unsolicited, since 2003 so judging my photo production from a trip two weeks ago, you guys must be suffering from the Dunning-Kruger Effect. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 14:21 UTC as 21st comment
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Rick Knepper: Shades of Comdex

Yeah, I was crushed when the show folded. A fun trip I could write off.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 14:54 UTC

Shades of Comdex

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 23:42 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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pixelgenius: Marketing speak taken to a new and ridiculous level:
“appear more true to how the human eye perceives the real world."

Do either of you own Eizo monitors?

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 09:21 UTC

Without competitive sensors and AF, professional-grade mirrorless is but an illusion. I'm looking at you Canon.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 09:18 UTC as 90th comment
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photomedium: Never mind DSLRs, evf vs ovf...the camera industry as a whole is circling the toilet.
It is simply the case that the era of single task devices is essentially over.
Pros will be pros and a small market will remain for them, but I think we have seen nothing yet in terms of the downfall of camera companies. It has actually being amazing seeing the market evaporating and camera companies magically managing to stay afloat. They must be tapping the reserves right now and I wonder how long can this go on.

I've been referring to this phenomenon as the "Digital Bubble" for a while now. The ILC market as a whole will shrink back down to near pre-digital levels as the market returns to its roots: professionals and camera geeks. Going digital probably netted a few more users than previously but nothing like the numbers they had been used to in the 2000s and early teens. Companies are going to have to learn to exist on smaller sales.

A large number of folks who bought into ILC cameras had unrealistic expectations:

1.) turns out to be more expensive than it looks
2.) a cheap ILC and lens does not mean better IQ than your iPhone
3.) ILC photography is just plain too hard to master

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 09:13 UTC
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Mastering Light: Wow there is a lot of delusional posts.

The fact is a good percentage of ILC users prefer an OVF over a "digital" looking EVF and can use the LCD anytime they want.
EVF fans can say what they want but they can 'tchange people's minds.
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And even if their market share drops to 40% (it is well over 50% currently), they are only two major players. Mirrorless has 5 major players and Canon without trying is #2 ahead of Sony in some markets.

So in a few years it will be more of the same. Canon will have 50% of the ILC market, Sony will have 12-14 (that has not changed for 10 years). Canon will offer buyers the choice of an EVF or OVF and Sony will not. There will be a lot of mirrorless camera makers (Fuji, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus and Sony) fighting for 45-50% of the ILC market and Nikon, Canon and Pentax fighting for 50-55% of the market.

In 5 years most pros will still use DSLRs and a tiny few will still fight to use film.

Haven't 100% of professionals using Sony, Fujifilm et al already stopped using DSLRs? The biggest impediment to using Sony cameras isn't the fact that they are mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 01:42 UTC
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Max Iso: Needs more DOF control to isolate the dome. More DR too, and the tonal quality is crap. And if it's not at least 40mp, not worth keeping....

So was mine.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 09:46 UTC
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Wildbegonia: What an amazing event! Earth is a beautiful planet.

Why does Wildbegonia's message have an orange box around it and been given a star?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 02:43 UTC
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Max Iso: Needs more DOF control to isolate the dome. More DR too, and the tonal quality is crap. And if it's not at least 40mp, not worth keeping....

I didn't know film was measured in pixels.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 02:40 UTC

Tariffs?

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 22:23 UTC as 166th comment
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em jo photo: I keep saying it: the standalone camera (and perhaps photography itself) doesn't have enough future for mirrorless cameras to become a dominant paradigm.

Arguing mirrorless v. DSLR = re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

Machine learning & AI research is already pushing into imaging with bone-chilling capabilities and implications for photography. Compositing, perspective creation, novel image rendering . . . combine it with a tech industry that won't pause commercial surveillance until it's omnipresent . . . and you have the makings of "photography" that = novel imaging from surveillance stock. And we will all be in some company's surveillance stock.

Add to this the continued decline of media organizations capable or willing to pay for "professional" photography of any kind. Who'll shoot "professional" cameras when there's no media economy left to commission, print, or display the images?

We've definitely entered "last one out turn off the lights" territory.

Actually, it seems you and the OP are saying differently things.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 18:54 UTC
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em jo photo: I keep saying it: the standalone camera (and perhaps photography itself) doesn't have enough future for mirrorless cameras to become a dominant paradigm.

Arguing mirrorless v. DSLR = re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

Machine learning & AI research is already pushing into imaging with bone-chilling capabilities and implications for photography. Compositing, perspective creation, novel image rendering . . . combine it with a tech industry that won't pause commercial surveillance until it's omnipresent . . . and you have the makings of "photography" that = novel imaging from surveillance stock. And we will all be in some company's surveillance stock.

Add to this the continued decline of media organizations capable or willing to pay for "professional" photography of any kind. Who'll shoot "professional" cameras when there's no media economy left to commission, print, or display the images?

We've definitely entered "last one out turn off the lights" territory.

If I were satisfied with a picture snapped by another human being or by a robot and satisfied with the notion of image quality as defined by another human being or by a robot, I could've saved thousands in gear and travel already but I am not and never will be.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 12:51 UTC
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (217 comments in total)
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DingieM: Nice sensor for some moiré effects :-)

Canon should better invest in generating real HDR with parallel readouts. Nobody has the processing power to handle 120mb pics let alone vids.

Did you mean reducing moire effects?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 18:50 UTC
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