Rick Knepper

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

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On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (140 comments in total)

That's funny calling a $600 lens expensive especially with so many superlatives are attached to it.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 20:47 UTC as 17th comment

Since price is the number criteria for most folks who read DPR reviews, it seems appropriate here to categorize a camera on how much it costs. Quit griping about price and DPR may stop categorizing by price.

If categorizing by image quality, half the cameras on this list would be off it. Same would hold true for features.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 08:22 UTC as 44th comment

Apparently, Gitzo has been celebrating this milestone for years if 'pricey' is a criteria.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 09:44 UTC as 6th comment

Is it a coincidence that Boeing commercial airliners are built in or near Seattle?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 21:12 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2670 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Now only if they could stick the guts of Sony mirrorless camera into the ergonomic shell of a Canon body. It would literally be the perfect camera.

Dude, you are delusional. My cameras, multiple brands, Canon, Pentax Fuji, smoke any piece of cr@p you own. I think we all know who the whiner is. You wasted thirty minutes coming up with that string of insults and name calling so you and the two dunces who liked your post care a lot. So, when your manhood is judged by your tiny cameras, I can see why you are so defensive.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 22:32 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2670 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Now only if they could stick the guts of Sony mirrorless camera into the ergonomic shell of a Canon body. It would literally be the perfect camera.

@ Terkwoiz You are entitled to your toy camera. No need to get spastic.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 20:58 UTC
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Rick Knepper: So, according to the title of the article, the theme is "undercooked". I wanted to find out what "undercooked" means but the article never uses the term again. I searched both the article and review and nada.

In post processing, I've seen references many times to over-cooked files when someone has used too much sharpening, saturation or other effect. If the author is using a food channel analogy in the same way, which sensor is under-cooked and does that mean the other sensor is over cooked or just plain cooked? :)

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 17:53 UTC

So, according to the title of the article, the theme is "undercooked". I wanted to find out what "undercooked" means but the article never uses the term again. I searched both the article and review and nada.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 11:59 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2670 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Now only if they could stick the guts of Sony mirrorless camera into the ergonomic shell of a Canon body. It would literally be the perfect camera.

Since I have adult-size hands, I prefer DSLRs but I am getting real comfortable with my Fuji GFX 50s.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 11:48 UTC
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OlyPent: NASA needs to be reminded of its mandate: Explore SPACE. Too much looking down, to much global-warming band-wagoning, space is being ignored while the $200B orbiting white elephant, the ISS, still contributes just about nothing. Thank goodness the ultra-productive Hubble Telescope is still working. And at 1/75th the cost of the ISS. People will remember Hubble's "Orion nebula star nursery" image LONG after they've forgotten the Black Sea shot.

Good one SigmaChrome. This dude is a major troll.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 01:27 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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OlyPent: FF'rs math of delusion:

APS<FF>Medium format

It hasn't occurred to you that these Chinese lenses might be marketing stunts?

You state a fact when you say: there doesn't exist such fast lenses for medium format yet. For a format that has been around since 1900, what can you deduce from these two facts?

Listen, I am all for as many choices as possible and if this Chinese company can produce a quality product, that will make the system more valuable for those who already have the system but I doubt that fast lenses alone will draw many folks to MF.

I've said this many times since the first affordable digital MF camera, the 645D, hit the market that MF will only draw significant numbers away from FF when the MSRP reaches below $4k. The GFX shaved $2000 off the MSRP of the 645z. So, I do not think it will be many more generations before we see MF cameras compete price-wise with FF. Then, issues like fast lenses, AF, whatever may make sense. But, those issues are already present when considering one FF over another.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 14:21 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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OlyPent: FF'rs math of delusion:

APS<FF>Medium format

You are confusing maturity with inherent capability. For example, if you need f1.2, you need FF. It is not likely you will ever see f1.2 or f1.4 in a MF lens. FF became popular because it extended capabilities that larger formats were incapable of or impractical for. FF has faster, more capable AF, Buffers to match, shallower DoF but only through lenses with wider apertures, more mobile, etc. If you need these things, walk past MF. You'll be waiting a long while for any of these to appear in MF and if they do appear, can you afford a ticket to the show?

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 14:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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OlyPent: FF'rs math of delusion:

APS<FF>Medium format

Medium Format is quite mature: Wikipedia - In the film world, medium format has moved from being the most widely used film size (1900s through 1950s)...

You must have meant digital medium format, but even then: Wikipedia - This market began in 1992 when Leaf Systems Inc. released their first digital camera back (4 Megapixels),

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 15:48 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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Albert Valentino: This set shows nothing special. Since some shots were taken in high contrast light with blocked shodows it would be nice to see just how well the shadows can be lifted with this large sensor to show were it excels over smaller format digital bodies. That would help justify an investment in medium format.

Those shadows are not really blocked on the RAWs. Again, as has been mentioned several times below, download the RAWs and process the files yourself. For whatever reason, many of the images were somewhat under-exposed to begin with.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 09:52 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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virtualreality: Still no f/2.8 zoom lens?

Name an f2.8 zoom for any other medium format system, past or present.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 09:47 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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OlyPent: FF'rs math of delusion:

APS<FF>Medium format

This original post makes no sense. Perhaps it is secret code known only to tiny-sensor users who have the willingness (or lack of training) to turn a blind eye to noise, DR and resolution deficiencies.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 09:45 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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kinglau711: All images are "Edited to taste". Everyone taste is different...
Why don't you just display the straight out of camera picture ?

Folks, download the RAWs and you'll be able to get a truly untouched image if that is what you really want to see. Otherwise you'll still have to request what Picture Style and Camera Profile you want in order to make any sense.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 20:44 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: These raws are compressed, right?

They should be about 110MB, if shot uncompressed.

Just like Nikon, Fuji offers uncompressed and lossless compressed RAW. I never use uncompressed. Canon doesn't give the option. Canon's are lossless compressed only.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 20:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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pepeta: Incredible performance....

Image #16 is curious. I agree with your equivalencies. The entire bottom of that image is not falling within DoF. The trunk of both trees and the ground surrounding them are OOF. It is not until you get up into the branches does the image fully sharpen up. This is not on the lens. If you look at image # 6, the entire frame is at infinity for the focal length. There is no DoF in infinity. This composition is essentially the same thing as shooting a flat wall. The corners are very sharp, probably sharper than some primes are in the center. The lens has been a monster for me so far and I've only taken about 200 test shots.

Here is the 32-64 pool of images on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/fujinon_gf32-64mm/pool/with/33965331990/

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 20:33 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR sample gallery (140 comments in total)
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kinglau711: All images are "Edited to taste". Everyone taste is different...
Why don't you just display the straight out of camera picture ?

OOC is adjusted to taste as well via the Picture Styles..

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 16:47 UTC
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