ybizzle

ybizzle

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Nov 14, 2011

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On article A fully loaded iMac Pro will cost you $13,200 (480 comments in total)

I'd rather spend $13K on a Leica!

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 19:03 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies

The best just got better! Perhaps the M stands for Marvelous?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 19:01 UTC as 103rd comment

Whether you agree with his line of work or not, his death was tragic. He died doing what he loved and no one can judge him for it.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 20:20 UTC as 84th comment | 2 replies

Apple is the king of selling overpriced crap to its fanboys and the trend continues...

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 18:47 UTC as 41st comment | 5 replies
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017 (508 comments in total)
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cricnours: RX 10 "compact" you're joking ?

I was thinking that myself. I guess the term "compact" here is used loosely!

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 16:53 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for sports and action (124 comments in total)

7Dii is best bang for the buck here. You get 90% of the 1Dx at a fraction of the cost. A true all around beast. I've shot portraits, action, night club, and everything else in between. I'm looking forward to the next 7D and all the upgrades it will provide.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 05:41 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

I think Meyer is mistaking themselves for Leica given these prices.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 23:32 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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desertsp: RAW developers and camera makers really needs to catch up to smartphones when it comes to taking advantage of composite imagery from multiple rapid-fire exposures. On the current trajectory, I wonder how long we have until smart phones completely match or exceed the image quality of professional SLR cameras for most use-cases. I bet it's not as far away as people think....

It needs to become the norm that this additional data is automatically gathered with every press of the shutter button, and then seamlessly integrated during RAW development, without introducing workflow hurdles. Make the algorithms conservative, and I bet more enthusiasts and pros would welcome it. By conservative, I mean only allow the algorithms to generate output which it is very certain represents what the camera saw, but could not capture in a single exposure.

1" sensor is a sweet spot between the tiny sensors in phones and larger DSLR sensors. Also when it comes to low light shooting, phones just don't cut it. We have the tech to put the 1" sensor in phones (which Panasionic did in 2014), so why not do it? Think about doing composite imagery on a sensor like that. Now you have a powerful device with you at all times that will meet 95% of your every day photography needs even in low light.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 18:09 UTC
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desertsp: RAW developers and camera makers really needs to catch up to smartphones when it comes to taking advantage of composite imagery from multiple rapid-fire exposures. On the current trajectory, I wonder how long we have until smart phones completely match or exceed the image quality of professional SLR cameras for most use-cases. I bet it's not as far away as people think....

It needs to become the norm that this additional data is automatically gathered with every press of the shutter button, and then seamlessly integrated during RAW development, without introducing workflow hurdles. Make the algorithms conservative, and I bet more enthusiasts and pros would welcome it. By conservative, I mean only allow the algorithms to generate output which it is very certain represents what the camera saw, but could not capture in a single exposure.

As long as phone makes keep using pinhead sized sensors in their devices, the DSLR will be safe. Nokia and Panasonic are the only two phone manufacturers that have pushed the sensor boundaries, though without mass market appeal. If top end phones can adopt the 1 inch sensor or larger, then yes, IQ will rival those of DSLRs (in good light anyways).

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 17:31 UTC

I've bought and sold many compacts over the years but the two I kept were the Fuji XF1 and Pentax i10. For whatever reason, these two seem to give me the most joy when used. The XF1 especially.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 14:24 UTC as 170th comment
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walker2000: What defines its "PRO"?

Red ring

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 21:13 UTC

Everyone keeps asking what makes this a pro grade lens. Two words: red ring! ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 20:48 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply

When you are buying a camera, you aren't just buying a sensor. Enjoyment, handling, and aesthetics are not to be discounted. Given a choice between the X100F and the A7iii with an equivalent prime, the X100F would be my choice every time.

Will the A7iii have better IQ, DR, etc? Probably. Do I care? Not really...

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 16:49 UTC as 65th comment | 7 replies

I own a Leica M240 and the X100F and coming from a Leica fanboy, I can say that Fuji has truly something special here. This camera not only produces beautiful images comparable to full frame Leicas, but it is just so delightful to look at as well. It feels great in the hands and all your controls are right where you need. Bravo Fuji!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 16:41 UTC as 15th comment
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for sports and action (124 comments in total)

I have the 7Dii and it has been a reliable workhorse for all my photography needs!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 01:24 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for students (14 comments in total)

Students these days must be quite well off to be able to afford these cameras. I could barely scrape together $200 to buy a 2mp Kodak point and shoot during my school days in 2003.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 21:07 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

The masses use smart phones and the rest are enthusiasts and pros who would never come near this thing. Where is the market for such a service?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 14:50 UTC as 107th comment
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ybizzle: Still waiting for that Kodak Super 8 that was announced at CES 2016...

That video reminded of 70's porn,. The music and IQ are oh so perfect for that sort of work. LOL

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 21:46 UTC

Still waiting for that Kodak Super 8 that was announced at CES 2016...

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 14:04 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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ybizzle: I can slap all kind of adaptors on a Canon EOS mount and voila, I have a "modular" lens mount.

@absquatulate again, google is your friend numbnuts:

Search "m42 to EOS" or "Olympus OM to EOS" and see what your tiny brain can decipher.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 22:23 UTC
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