DavidVogt

Lives in Potsdam
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://www.davidvogt.net/
Joined on Nov 11, 2005
About me:

Nikon D300
Nikon 50mm 1.8G AF
2x SB-28
SB-26
SB-24

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On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1233 comments in total)
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xyxyxyxyxy: Cit."the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750"
You are certainly kidding. Did you ever _use_ both cameras?

Nice try.

I'm assuming DPReview have had an a7 III for a few weeks now...why wouldn't Dan have used it extensively by now? It seems that it's a major part of his job.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 23:06 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1233 comments in total)
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esmoxd: The biggest difference for me between OVF and EVF cameras (I use both) is in the studio. Try taking an image using studio strobes in low ambient light with an EVF camera using manual exposure and low ISO, even with the viewfinder brightness set to maximum it is difficult to see the subject.

Just set the camera to "Setting effect OFF" and it won't preview the exposure without flash. What you'll see through the viewfinder instead is an auto-exposure brightness of the scene, so it may be even easier to see than using an OVF.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 22:57 UTC

Excellent news. Nevertheless, I can't help but feel like those benchmarks are cherrypicked. Most of us have a quad-core i5 or i7 processor or are working on laptops, where Lightroom performance can be extremely poor.

Adobe's benchmarks are run on Xeon or i9 processors with 8+ cores - how many of us use one of those? DPReview's own benchmark is much more telling for the majority of us - a very minor improvement is to be expected, but at this point, it's better than nothing. Props to Adobe for continuing to work on a solution.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 16:53 UTC as 141st comment | 19 replies
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nikt: There is absolutely nothing new about this printer. It is a readied dnp ds-rx1(Dai nippon printing) and I have been using them in photobooths for about 5 years.

Good catch. Yup, looks like it's the same machine with a different logo.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 19:13 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1865 comments in total)
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Sunshine7913: Little bit worry about 20 FPS since it works only with electronic shutter. Did they solve any issues related to electronic shutter?

They solved essentially all of them, amazingly.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 05:50 UTC
On article Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8 (182 comments in total)
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DavidVogt: WOW, that is expensive. No thanks, I'll stick to my Rokinon 135mm f/2 with a larger aperture and absolutely flawless image quality.

@Eric Calabros I would be willing to bet money that the Rokinon/Samyang is sharper than the Zeiss wide open. No VR needed, as my a7RII has excellent in-body stabilization. Matt Granger says the Batis AF is only good for stationary subjects anyways. I'll take the Rokinon and buy a used car with the leftover money. ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 07:03 UTC
On article Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8 (182 comments in total)

WOW, that is expensive. No thanks, I'll stick to my Rokinon 135mm f/2 with a larger aperture and absolutely flawless image quality.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 17:51 UTC as 39th comment | 6 replies
On article Study: people don't actually like looking at selfies (206 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Going places is now considered by teens and millenials as providing more "bragging rights" than owning things, hence selfies all the time, to prove they were there.
So, while at age 30 they may live in rat-hole apartments (whereas their parents owned houses by then) at least they can say, "I was in Bora-Bora!!"

Ah yes, the typical knock against millennials. Yes, their parents owned houses by then...while at the same time destroying the economy for the generations to come.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 00:49 UTC
On article Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week (164 comments in total)
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rev32: Have been wanting an X1D. But now I'm not sure buying one would be a good investment. If manufacturing moves to China I will cross it off my wish list. Have to wait and see.

But Hasselblad sells more than ultra-high-end precision equipment - they sell Swedish heritage. No doubt the Chinese can produce perfectly good products, but that doesn't mean producing cheaper in China is better for the company.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 20:06 UTC
On article Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week (164 comments in total)
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rev32: Have been wanting an X1D. But now I'm not sure buying one would be a good investment. If manufacturing moves to China I will cross it off my wish list. Have to wait and see.

DJI has recently bought a majority stake in Hasselblad, so it's not reasonable to assume that production will be moved to China. That's fine and all, but Hasselblad is marketed as a "premium" brand, and when you're dropping $40,000 on a camera, you probably expect more than a "made in China" sticker.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 15:14 UTC
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Nobby2016: too bad no firmware update can fix the crappy ergonomics.

maybe it´s just my hands but the shutter release button on the A7´s is in a bad position.

They actually moved it with the second generation.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 06:07 UTC

Great photo, relatively dull video unfortunately. Many people make the mistake of including *only* aerial shots, which gets old after about 10 seconds. A healthy mixture of ground shots, closeups, and aerials as highlights works best, in my opinion. Regardless, great work, Dale!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 17:09 UTC as 21st comment
On article Polaroid-branded BrightSaber Pro wand packs 298 LEDs (41 comments in total)
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DavidVogt: Products like this are contributing to the death of the Polaroid brand. Yikes.

A darn shame too, when they released the Polaroid Cube I thought the brand had a second lease on life.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 22:15 UTC
On article Polaroid-branded BrightSaber Pro wand packs 298 LEDs (41 comments in total)

Products like this are contributing to the death of the Polaroid brand. Yikes.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 20:58 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
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photodesignch: I really don't understand the excitement. First of all I am a long time Pentax fan. I do still have a couple of camera bodies and lenses lying around. However, 36mp cmos sensor, wasn't that the A7R age? that's like almost 3~4 years ago!

5 axis IBIS? so is cameras after A7II! 100% viewfinder.. okay! I gave you that one, but OVF means focus shift and mirror lockup problems as well... so I am not sure if that's like "OMG! so awesome!" part.

Last, I am glad the price point is decent. and I love to see the 15-30/2.8.. Other than that K1 is no more than just another A7II to me. Sure! the megapixel is about A7R range... slap a A7R sensor on a A7II, what a big deal! ok... what's the fuzz again?

To me.. it's just a product in between A7R - A7II.. nothing very "exciting" about.. But I wish to see not only 15-30/2.8 WR.. I wish to see the entire new lineup for the limited lenses :)

@Zdman - You lost me. The A7II is $1700 - $100 cheaper than the K-1.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 16:53 UTC
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (155 comments in total)

Looks like an AWESOME vlogging camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 06:59 UTC as 40th comment
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happypoppeye: There is very little benefit shooting in RAW these days and its easier for a company to handle jpegs. Plus, jpegs are almost just as editable.

Just...no. This simply comes down to "quantity over quality", something the internet age has brought upon us.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 23:30 UTC
On article Quick Review: Photographers.pro (60 comments in total)
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DavidVogt: I highly recommend PhotoDeck over all these services for pro photographers.

PhotoDeck doesn't take a commission when you make sales on your website - this can be a major advantage if you use your website for transactions. The designs are beautiful, but just as importantly they are FAST and work great on mobile. I've been with them for almost 3 years now and my clients have been very impressed.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 03:06 UTC
On article Quick Review: Photographers.pro (60 comments in total)

I highly recommend PhotoDeck over all these services for pro photographers.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 04:15 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1124 comments in total)
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Hero1: This camera Sony A7R II has me really intrigued. I am wondering if it is weather sealed or not?

It is.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 03:46 UTC
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