Rob Bernhard

Lives in United States IL, United States
Joined on Jul 8, 2002

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On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (386 comments in total)
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Elliot H: once again and for the last time:

"Rebel" rebel again WHAT??

silly name for a supposedly serious camera

where's that black tape again

[[It does always make me wonder who they think it's going to appeal to. No self-respecting teenager is going to be impressed and anyone older than that is probably going to feel a little embarrassed.]]

Unless you care more about how much it costs for what it provides than what it's called. Maybe I'm in the minority in wanting function before fashion?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 15:03 UTC
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)
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aramgrg: I don't see myself buyng ssd as backup device. I prefer reliability and space vs speed.

[[Just don't drop it while it's plugged in!]]

No one goes into the field with the intention of dropping their drives while using them. It is about mitigating risk. Technology has advanced to the point where you can solve that problem for relatively low cost.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 13:12 UTC
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)
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CekariYH: Nice!
But, why o why don't they make it with a built-in USB-C cable as they did with their TB-drives??? The port for other cables can still be there as well.
Portable and you still have to remember that pesky cable :-/

[replied to the wrong thread, sorry]

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 13:11 UTC
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Karroly: Thank you Canon !
The EF-S lens I was waiting for...
Apart from the 1-stop lower speed, I think my EOS 600D will enjoy it more than my EF 35mm F2.0 lens : faster and quieter AF, macro capability, built-in light. And I expect better IQ and a more accurate AF too...

@Belphegor

Thank you for your reply.

If I'm not able to afford a 35mm f/2 IS, then I'm not going to be able to spend the money for a full frame body. :) But beyond costs, I prefer the smaller /lighter APS-C camera sizes over full frame. That seems to fit (pun?) my photography needs better.

Build quality is also less of a concern for me. I've used some very inexpensive lenses for years in all sorts of conditions without issues. Maybe good luck or maybe the "right" level of care? Either way, I don't consider build quality to be a major deciding factor in any Canon lens.

As far as aperture control, that is certainly a consideration. But for my print sizes, the difference between f/2.8 and f/2.0 is not that noticeable. The same goes for image quality concerns. I'm not heavily cropping photos into the corners and not printing so large that any differences are likely to be shown. That said, I will always wait for a review or two before buying any product.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 13:02 UTC
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)
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aramgrg: I don't see myself buyng ssd as backup device. I prefer reliability and space vs speed.

If you travel, having something that is not a spinning disk for backup is great. I have been using a SSD for backup of video for work for a couple years now (just bought my own external case and bare drive) and there is so much less stress about recovery when/if something happens to the main storage device(s).

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 21:14 UTC
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Karroly: Thank you Canon !
The EF-S lens I was waiting for...
Apart from the 1-stop lower speed, I think my EOS 600D will enjoy it more than my EF 35mm F2.0 lens : faster and quieter AF, macro capability, built-in light. And I expect better IQ and a more accurate AF too...

This is very interesting. I have the classic 35mm f/2 and have been looking to switch to the newer 35mm f/2 IS but the cost is high, even used/refurbished. Moving to a 35mm f/2.8 for the cost trade-off seems very nice indeed.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 14:36 UTC

Is it possible to update the tags for this article to include "instax" ? Finding this article via dpreview search proved very difficult.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 19:59 UTC as 6th comment
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tassosDA: To continue in the same spirit of some comments in here: why do we need video in a stills camera? Why do we need IBIS? Why do we need stabilized lenses? Why do we need pixel shift technology? Why do we need weather sealing? Why do we need zoom lenses? Why, why, why...??Why not still use film, right??
Every technological advance is a good thing!! And at some point EVERYBODY will benefit from EVERY advance made by technology... No matter if you need it right now. Don't be so narrow minded!

In my day we exposed our sensitized silver-faced copper plates to a toxic cloud of mercury vapor and LIKED IT!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
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stratplaya: In reading the many negative comments regarding a great tool and feature of modern day capable DSLRs, it makes me wonder about the acceptance of other technological achievements of the past.

When AF was introduced decades ago, did photographers of the time scoff at the new technology and cling to their MF only bodies and lenses? I wouldn't doubt that may did.

Of course they did. Heck, there are those that laughed at 35mm for being a miniature format, too small to capture the details required for "real" photography.

Narrow-mindedness is a function of humanity, regardless the pursuit.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
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tabloid: My suggestion is shoot raw, then save as tiff (where colour correcting should be done), then save as jpg of your choice. As we all know the more you open and close a jpg the worse it gets.
Dont loose the tiff.

ps...is it JPG or JPEG

[[know the more you open and close a jpg the worse it gets.
Dont loose the tiff.]]

1. Opening and closing a JPG does nothing to the file. Repeatedly saving a JPG file, depending on the application being used, can cause a loss of quality.

2. Loose rhymes with goose.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 14:37 UTC
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TheDarmok74: The obvious question being if they Put it in the S8.

I realize that, in internet-time, slightly more than 2 months to some may as well be 2 centuries, but I find the use of "nobody" and "any" a bit of a stretch here. But, hey, what would the internet be without unpicked nits? :)

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 14:27 UTC
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TheDarmok74: The obvious question being if they Put it in the S8.

[[apparently nobody is releasing any devices with Snapdragon 835 because Samsung has grabbed them all for the S8]]

http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/snapdragon-835-phones-processor-specs-speed-benchmark-chipset-cores

This claims that Sony is using the 835.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 21:15 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (363 comments in total)

Editors: FYI the tag/hover-over for the battery in the rotating camera widget says "790 shots" instead of "970 shots."

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 14:39 UTC as 85th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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britepixels: Canon just does not get it.
In bright sunlight you just can't see the image on the screen.
They could at least put in a tunnel or a small EVF. I bought the original and it was returned because of the screen issue. The M5 had one and now back to none without a cost.

Logic fail.

"challenges" does not equal "can't"

This is not a case of "exaggeration" this is case of the OP not understanding the difference between opinion and fact.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 19:35 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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britepixels: Canon just does not get it.
In bright sunlight you just can't see the image on the screen.
They could at least put in a tunnel or a small EVF. I bought the original and it was returned because of the screen issue. The M5 had one and now back to none without a cost.

[[In bright sunlight you just can't see the image on the screen.]]

Given the number of cameras being used without viewfinders in bright sun, your statement is demonstrably false.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 17:28 UTC

Glad to see this roundup review. I've been eyeing the Instax cameras for my kids. For me though, I'm still dreaming about someone resurrecting Type-80 peel-apart film so my Holga+Polaroid back can live again.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 16:18 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article LensRentals tests the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 FL ED (110 comments in total)
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webber15: Who cares about the middle,,if it was my lens it would be at the long 80% of the time and wide the rest!!

I'm always irritated by zooms that "loose it" at the long end...

@webber15 Pro Tip: loose rhymes with goose.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 14:40 UTC

David Burnett

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 15:29 UTC as 79th comment

6GB of RAM?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 18:44 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
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Fujica: I just don't get it - why no SSD option as for the portable solution.

Portable solutions is nowadays mostly temporary storage for on the go.
While giving workshops or for travel. No need for 4Gig, but a 512 GB SSD and 1TB SSD solution would have made me think of buying one.

A few years ago I just made my own. Bought an external USB 3.0 case and an bare SSD. It's my backup device for travel and works great.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
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