Rob Bernhard

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

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DPR staff: FYI the Fuji product pages say 16MP instead of 24MP in 2 spots. Has 24MP in the detailed specs though.
https://www.dpreview.com/products/fujifilm/slrs/fujifilm_xa3

https://www.dpreview.com/products/fujifilm/slrs?subcategoryId=slrs&sort=Chronological&view=Grid

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 14:03 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

A familiar old friend, the Stylus Epic. I used one for a number of years until it developed a light leak (around the lens barrel, I think?). Fond memories of carting it around.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 16:49 UTC as 17th comment
On article Brevite launches two new Incognito camera backpacks (23 comments in total)
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G Sciorio: So take the bag hiking or street shooting. Then to access gear take the bag off, put the back side of the bag on a surface (which will pick up dirt) then put that dirty side of the bag back on your back?

I don't understand why backpacks don't open on the side of the bag that rests on your back or at min on the side.

[[So take the bag hiking or street shooting. Then to access gear take the bag off, put the back side of the bag on a surface (which will pick up dirt) then put that dirty side of the bag back on your back?]

This is why I like sling bags so much. No need to take the bag off, just slide it forward to your front and open from the top.

Downside to the sling bag is, of course, you carry all the weight on one shoulder instead of two.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 21:48 UTC
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KrisAK: Taping the IR port won't work.

The image sensor ITSELF receives an encoded IR "kill" signal (not the IR receiver.) If the camera's image processing system determines the image ITSELF contains the kill signal, it squashes it, in camera.

As an afterthought, I wonder how tough it would be to reverse-engineer the kill-signal generator (presumably item #590 in that illustration), thereby enabling private photo/video jamming devices?

Well I would assume going into airplane mode would circumvent that method.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 18:08 UTC
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KrisAK: Taping the IR port won't work.

The image sensor ITSELF receives an encoded IR "kill" signal (not the IR receiver.) If the camera's image processing system determines the image ITSELF contains the kill signal, it squashes it, in camera.

As an afterthought, I wonder how tough it would be to reverse-engineer the kill-signal generator (presumably item #590 in that illustration), thereby enabling private photo/video jamming devices?

Depending on the wavelength of the IR though, a blocking /cut-off filter could be placed in front of the lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 16:58 UTC
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henhen: Lets not forget that covering the ir receiver/transmitter hole of the phone wit tape will render this elaborate system useless!!

@henhen You may want to re-read the patent...

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 16:53 UTC
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AustinMN: Infrared. Black tape over the IR sensor, and it's disabled.

Unless it's built into the optical path of the camera...

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 16:46 UTC
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fuxicek: There should be easy way around this patent, just activate "airplane mode". Unless they come with a new patent, that allows you to turn on the "airplane mode" only on airplanes and nowhere else....

That's not how the technology works. The IR signal is seen by the phone through the camera. Think of any IR-based remote control for a TV/Blu-ray player/stereo/etc. If you aim your phone at a subject where the IR source is transmitting, it will be read by the camera and acted on based on the data being transmitted in the signal.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 16:44 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (416 comments in total)
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Rob Bernhard: I have family for whom this would be a familiar and positive upgrade from their much older Canon DSLRs. But I'd recommend that they wait until the T6 shows up on Canon's refurbished site for a discount. (For example, the T5 was running on sale near $200 with kit lens recently. )

Oh I'm sure one can find good deals on camera equipment that, on paper, is much better than the T6. But if you're already just shooting JPGs and a camera system switch would involve buying a new (consumer) telephoto zoom and an external flash this is a different conversation. Consumers are not photographers, in the sense that they care less about the sometimes subtle (sometimes not so subtle) differences between sensors of various generations. What they care about is: 1. Will I understand how to use it? 2. Will it still be easy to use? 3. How much will it cost me? (Not in that order, necessarily.)

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 21:21 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (416 comments in total)

I have family for whom this would be a familiar and positive upgrade from their much older Canon DSLRs. But I'd recommend that they wait until the T6 shows up on Canon's refurbished site for a discount. (For example, the T5 was running on sale near $200 with kit lens recently. )

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 19:40 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies
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ecm: My concern about USB C audio is that it HAS NO STANDARD YET - Intel and others are working on it as we speak, nobody even knows where the DAC and amp are supposed to be - the phone? Adaptor? In the headset itself? So whatever native USB C headphones you buy, they're likely not gonna work in a couple years.

Your concern about USB C headphones should not be about where the DAC and amp are located. Your concern should be about DRM. This move is designed to lock users out of their own audio. USB C for audio is a a solution looking for a problem. It does nothing to help the consumer.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 13:59 UTC
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Androole: Probably the only suitable lens in the Fuji system for this is the 90mm/f2, giving you a 180/f4. Not really much better then the 50-140/2.8, and no better when you as the 1.4x to that lens, but a little bit smaller, anyway.

2x TCs just degrade quality so much, I don't really know why they've introduced this other than to say "we have one."

But hey, maybe it signals the intro of a 200 or 300mm/2.8 soon enough?

[[You're right, Rob. Maybe Fuji has accomplished optically what no company in the history of photography ever has, at any price. I will give them the benefit of the doubt from now on.]]

If making fewer assumptions before trying this (or any) product yourself is the end result, then everyone wins here.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 13:52 UTC
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Androole: Probably the only suitable lens in the Fuji system for this is the 90mm/f2, giving you a 180/f4. Not really much better then the 50-140/2.8, and no better when you as the 1.4x to that lens, but a little bit smaller, anyway.

2x TCs just degrade quality so much, I don't really know why they've introduced this other than to say "we have one."

But hey, maybe it signals the intro of a 200 or 300mm/2.8 soon enough?

[[I'd normally agree with this statement, but Fuji has released a sample photo already and it's....well it's awful. Does not bode well at all for this TC.]]

Does not bode well for measurbaters you mean?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
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Androole: Probably the only suitable lens in the Fuji system for this is the 90mm/f2, giving you a 180/f4. Not really much better then the 50-140/2.8, and no better when you as the 1.4x to that lens, but a little bit smaller, anyway.

2x TCs just degrade quality so much, I don't really know why they've introduced this other than to say "we have one."

But hey, maybe it signals the intro of a 200 or 300mm/2.8 soon enough?

[[2x TCs just degrade quality so much, I don't really know why they've introduced this other than to say "we have one."]]

I'm curious how you have been able to get an advanced copy of this Fuji 2x TC and already completed testing?

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 14:58 UTC
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zeratulmrye: Hmm... After reading this post I got the feeling that a 600mm equivalent lens is quite useless for landscapes, you just couldn't get a shot with good clarity and details because of the atmospheric distortion.

Telephoto focal lengths are fantastic for all types of landscape photos.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 13:18 UTC
On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (135 comments in total)
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Rob Bernhard: This is an interesting idea. I don't see a mount point for a camera strap though, which I think you'd want with this type of format/design. I could see a wrist strap being particularly useful when carrying the camera around.

Never mind. I should have clicked through to the website where they show a wrist strap.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 13:53 UTC
On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (135 comments in total)

This is an interesting idea. I don't see a mount point for a camera strap though, which I think you'd want with this type of format/design. I could see a wrist strap being particularly useful when carrying the camera around.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 13:36 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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dlb41: Pretty soon, the photographer will aim the camera in the general direction of the subject, and Adobe programmers will take care of producing a photograph.

What? I still have to pick up the camera and physically move it? Pass.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 20:08 UTC
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raztec: Pardon my ignorance, but what can these cameras and lens combination do that a Nikon D810 with a pro lens can't for 1/4 the price?

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Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 16:52 UTC
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Steve in GA: I was attracted to this article because I am a Nikon DSLR owner, even though I'm not an owner of an 18-55 lens, and I was interested in reading about Nikon's use of new (to Nikon, at least) tech.

But, as I read the comments on this article, I felt like I had fallen into an alternate universe of video, live view and Nikon's glacier-like movement toward mirrorless.

I have about 1,200 exposures on my Nikon DSLR, I have shot video twice, I believe, and I have used live view three times, including those times I used it for video. Am I the only person left who likes using a viewfinder and shooting stills?

@Josh152 I've not tried that before, mostly as I am out in "the field" (my yard or nearby parks) with a limited number of hands (2!). But I could see having a tablet mounted to the tripod as being an option for a larger screen (though then you have another device to worry about keeping powered).

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 20:32 UTC
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