Rick Knepper

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

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On article Hands-on with new Canon L-series primes (295 comments in total)
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Photoman: Yaa, more lenses...for Sony bodies... ;)

photomedium, you moron. Why would I waste time trolling a fool like you? Please learn about photography before addressing me again.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 13:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Canon L-series primes (295 comments in total)
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stevo23: Why a 135mm tilt shift?

They'll probably be pretty decent on my GFX if Canon maintains their current level of quality in their lens releases.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 01:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Canon L-series primes (295 comments in total)
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Photoman: Yaa, more lenses...for Sony bodies... ;)

Sony hasn't released a FF camera that hasn't been flawed in some significant way. I was hoping for a decent bump in resolution with the A7r III so that I could add Sony to my bag but they gave 10 fps instead. OMG do you guys really need 10 fps to shoot your kids' soccer games?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 01:56 UTC
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Rick Knepper: Sony has finally hit their brick wall. When Sony shows "15 stops" on Claff's PDR chart, I'll applaud. In the meantime, Sony is sticking with low resolution so they can add gadgets most users cannot or do not how to make use of. Talk about spec-sheet marketing.

Who is Ron?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 17:57 UTC
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Rick Knepper: Sony has finally hit their brick wall. When Sony shows "15 stops" on Claff's PDR chart, I'll applaud. In the meantime, Sony is sticking with low resolution so they can add gadgets most users cannot or do not how to make use of. Talk about spec-sheet marketing.

@osv "we"? I doubt it. You can fake laugh all you want but we know you are seething inside.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
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Rick Knepper: Sony has finally hit their brick wall. When Sony shows "15 stops" on Claff's PDR chart, I'll applaud. In the meantime, Sony is sticking with low resolution so they can add gadgets most users cannot or do not how to make use of. Talk about spec-sheet marketing.

Part 2

I know this won't matter to fanboys, but the genesis of my frustration with Sony FF cameras goes back to the A900. There is always something important lacking from every release, a compromise so striking that it makes the camera unusable for me, from a lack of Live View to a lack of lenses to translucent mirrors to tiny cameras inappropriate for adult male hands to this plateauing of resolution. I give up.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 14:33 UTC
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Rick Knepper: Sony has finally hit their brick wall. When Sony shows "15 stops" on Claff's PDR chart, I'll applaud. In the meantime, Sony is sticking with low resolution so they can add gadgets most users cannot or do not how to make use of. Talk about spec-sheet marketing.

Hello fellows. Part 1

1.) Sony's claim of 15 stops of DR I say is BS. So does DPR in so many words. Read the article. Also, read my comments more carefully. When I see 15 stops of DR appearing on Bill Claff's PDR chart, I'll be convinced. Engineering/DxO numbers are meaningless to me and should be to you as well.

2.) Obviously, the term 'low resolution' is in the eye of the beholder. Sony made a tiny jump from 36 MP to 42 MP meaning they've been relatively static for the last 4 years. Keeping resolution low and file size low as well allows Sony to provide the gadgetry and keep DR propped up..

3.) Brick walls. None of these enhanced specs would be possible if the resolution had been increased by any meaningful amount. Also, it may an indicator that Sony has reached a plateau of performance for this line of sensors so all they have left is gadgetry. I am hoping that Sony has a high resolution solution in the pipeline.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 14:33 UTC

Sony has finally hit their brick wall. When Sony shows "15 stops" on Claff's PDR chart, I'll applaud. In the meantime, Sony is sticking with low resolution so they can add gadgets most users cannot or do not how to make use of. Talk about spec-sheet marketing.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 01:25 UTC as 53rd comment | 10 replies

If Trump is so fond of removing regulation, he should strike down this one before it gets off the ground (so to speak).

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 11:02 UTC as 27th comment
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Fishchris: You would have to be crazy to put your valuable camera gear into checked luggage anyway !

Be that as it may, do you think UPS or FedEx drives their trucks straight from B&H to your doorstep without the use of aircraft and I am sure we've all seen candid video of UPS drivers handling packages?

However, you are right, American Airlines baggage handlers could possibly beat UPS drivers in terms of cruelty to luggage.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 10:49 UTC
On article More Nikon D850 samples images added (167 comments in total)
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alcaher: Where are the dog´s pictures ?
two of the women on that sample gallery are dam beautiful . Its great when there are pictures of women and dogs in the sample gallery.

Nevermind

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 18:18 UTC
On article Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy? (253 comments in total)
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Slapstick Noir: "which 24MP Canon should I buy?"
D750, D7200, a6500, a9, x-t2, ...

Oh neat a complete moron who knows jack about cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 21:17 UTC
On article Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy? (253 comments in total)
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Slapstick Noir: "which 24MP Canon should I buy?"
D750, D7200, a6500, a9, x-t2, ...

The question was "which 24MP Canon should I buy?" not "which kitchen sink load of 24MP junk should I buy?" My answer would be none of the above.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 14:56 UTC

Why would anyone not get the LR & PS plan and dedicate themselves to learning the big boy's program?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 14:50 UTC as 283rd comment | 3 replies
On article Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany (136 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: "Hand-made" isn't a good thing if it needlessly drives up the price without adding any benefit.

Zdman. Okay, that seems very reasonable for a Leica lens even a Canadian one.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:48 UTC
On article Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany (136 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: "Hand-made" isn't a good thing if it needlessly drives up the price without adding any benefit.

Zdman. Prices for used Leica lenses made in Germany or Canada, as with new Leica lenses produced today, are nowhere near reasonable for what they offer compared to the rest of the market thanks to Leica's fanboys.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:10 UTC
On article Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany (136 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: "Hand-made" isn't a good thing if it needlessly drives up the price without adding any benefit.

To Tical. When I was shopping for used Leica lenses to adapt to my Canon, I avoided Canadian manufactured lenses b/c I was warned away from them. In doing this, I have no idea how good or bad the lenses were. One bad experience doesn't go hand in hand with a general condemnation of automation. It just means it has to be done right next time. And, don't go to Canada.

I suspect that they do not have the capital to modernize. But, as long as there are fussy and picky folks (like MyReality describes them), Leica will get by. But they will only grow their brand as the fussy and picky population grows and that will be a very slow process. Some of these picky folks will end up with medium format (and not the expensive MF Leica puts out).

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 01:54 UTC
On article Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany (136 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: "Hand-made" isn't a good thing if it needlessly drives up the price without adding any benefit.

To MyReality. Leica could very well believe that their business model is the best one for their company. However, larger corporations than Leica make billion dollar miscalculations every day. Large and small businesses alike are not immune to mistake. I am not championing automation here. I am responding to the implied claims in the article.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 01:40 UTC
On article Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany (136 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: "Hand-made" isn't a good thing if it needlessly drives up the price without adding any benefit.

To Hoff. I agree. However, as I see it, we are left with a chicken/egg conundrum. Are the small quantities an undesirable or desirable result of their business model? If small quantities is the goal, the company probably will remain small.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 01:35 UTC
On article Take a look inside Leica's factory in Wetzlar, Germany (136 comments in total)

"Hand-made" isn't a good thing if it needlessly drives up the price without adding any benefit.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 17:54 UTC as 25th comment | 11 replies
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