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Lives in United States UT, United States
Works as a Landscape, nature, travel, stock photography
Joined on Aug 17, 2006

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Yawn.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 02:42 UTC as 1st comment
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rhlpetrus: If an MF sensor system gets 101 and an FF gets 100, whatever that means in actual practice, kudos to the FF maker.

Interested readers should go to the Imaging Resource comparison screen and compare the Pentax, Fuji and Nikon 850. The Pentax and Fuji best the Nikon. Even the Pentax K1, with a sensor having almost 10 megs fewer pixels, is a virtual match for the 850.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 23:36 UTC

VR…the new 3D (and we know where that went). The public at large hated wearing glasses and they'll hate wearing VR head mounted displays just as much.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 18:09 UTC as 20th comment
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FantasticMrFox: So we are conveniently forgetting about that one time DxO tested the Pentax 645Z, gave it a score of 101, but never fully published the review?

Deliberator, you should read the headline. It uses the word camera not DSLR or FF but camera, and that includes the 645Z.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 05:06 UTC

Actually, it isn't. The Pentax 645Z scored 101, then DXO pulled the review shortly after they posted it, with no explanation.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 05:01 UTC as 97th comment | 3 replies
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stevo23: Okay - that's an interesting way to get into medium+ format film. Would be cooler for me if they could make something in the form of a 4x5 sheet film camera. And I wonder how difficult it would be to add ground glass here...the possibilities are swirling around in my head.

Shooting with 4x5 sheet film is a far more expensive proposition in terms of film and commercial processing costs at $5-7 a sheet.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 18:20 UTC
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Phil Birder: £270 and you too can look like a complete pillock! What a bargain.

This camera is basically a slightly scaled down equivalent to the Fuji G617, which used a 105mm large format film camera lens. The lens in the picture on the proto camera is a large format film lens and appears to be a Schneider Super Angulon.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
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David Mifsud: this article is about a camera, and it's from the same nation that gave the world the periodic table of elements, the first satellite in space, the first space flight with Gagarin, the SU-35 and KA-52. From the country that provides the U.S. with Soyuz rockets to visit the I.S.S. The country that never invaded other countries causing chaos in Libya and Iraq to name a couple. It does not come from a country where war has become the order of the day simply because in 1974, gold was considered a more effective way to pay for oil which would have hurt the dollar.

Don't ill-speak of Russia because some of you know nothing about it. I live there and it's very peaceful, our economy isn't based on creating wars. There is no propoganda campaign, no American vs Russian on TV. It is my personal view that people in the U.S. have been exposed to so much negativity about Russia in order to forget about the domestic issues. My God, even nature is upset!!!

How do some of you harbour all this hate?

Because we're informed. You're led by the nose by Putin and his crooked cronies. The fact is the highest elements of both countries are as crooked as the day is long. And all the achievements you boast about were achieved under dictatorial regimes. What has your country achieved of significance in terms of bettering GNP under Putin other than selling petroleum base energy? You have no equivalent of silicon valley, instead you have a base of hackers who steal personal data, trade it on the black underground. You have no significant manufacturing or design infrastructure. But you're just as efficient as the west in selling arms internationally and supporting dictatorial regimes. Get a clue.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 20:13 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: I guess for $28, if I got 6-12 months of use out of it before it crapped out that would probably be OK. I mean it's $28. But I could see these only as good for use in softboxes or as an off-camera option paired with a triggering system. $28 is far cheaper than the $300+ you'd pay for a Nikon/Canon flash, but the Nikon/canon would also last probably 5-10x longer and withstand the occasional drop. At $28, I might have to try one of these though--I mean there is not much to lose ($28...). I would probably want to cover the "AmazonBasics" logo in the front.

I bought one and it lasted ten minutes before I started hearing popping sounds from within the housing, followed by a small explosion and electrolyte leaking from a blown electrolytic capacitor. I returned it.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 14:34 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1118 comments in total)

There are some problems with the image quality comparisons. The K1 looks sharper at ISO 3200 Normal than it does at ISO 100. DPR should re-check all the files,

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 15:54 UTC as 237th comment

"It’s true that, without the input from marketers, engineers can produce Formula One race cars. However, most people find a Ford Focus, Honda Civic or BMW 3 Series much more affordable and considerably more convenient for collecting the weekly shop. Still, if you wait long enough, some of that Formula One know-how may well make an appearance in your family hatchback."

Not really true. Virtually all F1 engineering, design and vehicle construction is done in the UK at specialist facilities. The engineers designing consumer vehicles have little or nothing to do with F1 design.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 18:52 UTC as 98th comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm GF 23mm F4 sample gallery (90 comments in total)

Most of the negative comments seem to come from individuals who don't have a need to produce very large prints from single image files and fail to realize there is a market for images of a quality that can't be matched by FF DSLRs, regardless of their cost.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 16:10 UTC as 22nd comment | 7 replies
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BigBen08: Besides super large prints (or billboards) what can this $50K camera do that my 6D or 1DMKIV can't?

It can make a sharper looking billboard.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 05:32 UTC
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James Pilcher: Nice article. It was the cat's meow. I'm glad it didn't feature a dog. Dog owners are insufferable. Really. Almost as insufferable as their pets.

I like dogs but they're high maintenance. You have to take them for walks, clean their poop up after them, when you do take take on a walk. They are lovable but constantly under foot. Cats, on the other hand, are self sufficient. Give them a liter box, auto food dispenser, water, and leave them their own for a couple of days. Dogs, you have board or take with you.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 05:58 UTC
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Majauskasson: Nice ad for Sony but resolution C+. You'll see this clip on their ads soon. Any half decent camera will do the same. Sony outbid Nikon and others for the rights and NASA can use the cash. Let's remember the NASA LRO circling the moon at 25 miles up photoshopped the non-existent fake Apollo landers in to keep the gullible Apollo nuts happy. If you believe the blobs are landers remember that amateurs with backyard telescopes got excellent resolution too. DP has shown these. NASA has been and still is scamming the world. It cancelled the manned Mars mission because it "can't protect astronauts from space radiation". Well, what about Apollo? How did they manage it? Using 1960s technology then it was no problem - 6 men to the moon in 3 years. Now with powerful computers NASA is stymied. Space is tough. NASA lied and created a fantasy Apollo story many believe to this day.

Go back to your Saturday morning cartoons.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 18:23 UTC
On article Leica chairman contemplates Leica smartphone (115 comments in total)

Yawn...

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 18:20 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (449 comments in total)
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dtibi: Many of the photographers use 6D because of the high DR. If it is true that the DR is lower, these users will not update ...

Canon sensors lag behind SONY a bit more than slightly.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 19:44 UTC
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (449 comments in total)
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monokultur: I can't understand all the moaning here. I switched from MFT to FF 3 years ago and rented a D750 and 6D. After 3 days of testing I decided for the 6D for the much better color output. I don't care for 6EV shadow recovery for those pictures look rubbish and like fake HDR. I am into people photography (corporate, wedding, children etc.) and I always take care of light or light artificially. No need for raising the shadows. Maybe landscape photographers think differently. I think that most of this DR ISO Invariance moaning comes from amateurs and spec-lovers not from photographers. I will get a 6D II and retire one of my 2 6Ds. This camera never let me down. Last year I started corporate video. Guess what? NOBODY of the clients asked for 4K or LOG or whatever for their output is only FHD and for their corporate Web-TV only 720p! And no - you don't need 10bit to grade your corporate or wedding video til death. It is just not necessary.

If you know what you're doing in terms of processing flow, the 6EV of shadow recovery that SONY sensors offer don't look like fake HDR.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 19:42 UTC
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Cameron R Hood: The Mac comes with everything - photo, video, music editing, office suite equivalent, and is virus and hassle free, predominantly - they just plain work. Which is why they are the industry standard in MOST of the creative world, except for gaming. Windoze machines, and the software that runs them, are just plain UGLY, and to get something that's halfway not, you have to spend a lot of money, but then you've still got the garish and ghastly software and clunky interface staring you in the face all the time ready to crash or get infected with any one of a hundred bajillion viruses, scam ware, adware, spyware, and all kinds of BS that the software manufacturer has cleverly convinced YOU that it's YOUR responsibility to take care of. Let's see now, how much have I spent on virus software upgrades and tech support on my Macs again, I'll have to check my books...can't seem to find that...hmm, I must've misplaced those receipts. I'll ask my accountant if he's got them.

Good for you Cameron. My Mac experience has been good, as well, up to a point. But with each OS upgrade, my MBPro and MBPro Laptop get a bit wonkier and less predictable. I do use an anti-virus program and it has stopped viruses trying to infect my Mac. If you believe you are infallible because you own a Mac, you are incredibly naive.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 03:55 UTC

My 2012 MBPro laptop is still running but only after having a screen replaced. It has what I consider the minimum of ports, USB 2.0, 3.0, display port, HDMI,SD card slot, analog headphone jack. I'll use it till it drops but I won't buy another unless there is some dramatic reversal of Apple design philosophy and they fire Jonathan Ive.

I've upgraded my 2010 Mac Pro to 2012 specs with a 'heart transplant' and nVidia video card to run Cuda with Premiere. I wanted nothing to do with the Trashcan Mac Pro. Again, this will be my last Mac unless Apple gets their ass in gear and remembers their original base of professional users.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 03:46 UTC as 222nd comment | 1 reply
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