Rob Bernhard

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

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Ian: "That said, we're aware that a great many people primarily shoot JPEG. " Is that really true? I'm not saying it isn't, but in 2017, it seems surprising.

After buying a Sony RX100 II for a daily-carry camera, I've been shooting RAW+JPG. The number of times I've needed to go into the RAW files for corrections is very, very low. The perfectionist in me makes it difficult to stop shooting RAW completely but I'm leaning more and more that way every day. That said, Sony != Canon (plus sensor sizes and intended output medium differences) and real testing would be needed but I could see getting away with just JPG on a properly dialed in camera may be in my future.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 18:43 UTC
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Quantum Scientist: 800 buck-a-roos, smaller battery (2700) and no headphone jack. I think not.

I love how basic, core functionality has been marketed as value-added.

The kool-aid is sweet and syrupy these days. Drink deep!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 18:04 UTC
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Quantum Scientist: 800 buck-a-roos, smaller battery (2700) and no headphone jack. I think not.

[[The battery is expandable with those mod things tho right?]]

An $800 phone that requires you to buy additional adapters, or new headphones, and additional batteries.

I can't wait to start going to restaurants that make me pay extra for a fork.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 14:30 UTC
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Craig from Nevada: I have the TG-4 and like it a great deal.

It is the ideal travel camera serving as the durable take it on the trail or in the water camera an as a back-up camera. The combination size, price, performance and durability work for me. The JPEGS are nice.

The TG-5 appears to be a worthy successor to the TG-4 in most respects except for the price. I recall the TG-4 was priced at $349in December 2015 and the TG-5 is $100 better. While the TG-5 is an upgrade over the TG-4, I am not sure if this camera is a $100 better. Olympus needs to keep its eye on the price point.

@Craig I agree completely. I've had a more pedestrian Tough TG-xxx series for a while now and am looking to move to something more photography-focused but, unfortunately, at $450, the TG-5 cannot check that last box on my list: reasonable cost. I can follow their logic with this model but doesn't mean I like it. :)

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 20:38 UTC

For $20 the setup should come with 2 magnets so one could attach and detach it from ones shoulder strap easily.

There are many who seem destined to drop every phone they pick up, so a solution like this strap is a good idea.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 12:51 UTC as 1st comment
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007peter: Oh NO, I need to find another free photo host for eBay. Any suggestions?

@Suave if ebay is the only site being used, probably a good idea. But if more than one site is being used, it would be nice to have a centralized location for storing images, rather than needing to upload multiple times.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 20:24 UTC
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007peter: Oh NO, I need to find another free photo host for eBay. Any suggestions?

Flickr? Assuming Verizon keeps it around I guess.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 14:40 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (376 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 7th 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? (369 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 89th comment | 1 reply
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