String

String

Lives in Canada Canada
Works as a IT Architect
Joined on Aug 31, 2001

Comments

Total: 809, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1126 comments in total)

While I don't shoot Nikon anymore and have never shot Sony, I would imagine that either one is an excellent choice. At this level of camera, if you are not getting great shots, "trading up" or "switching systems" isn't going to help!

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 15:45 UTC as 180th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

keepreal: An EVF in high contrast lighting with deep shadows is awful. Younger people without sufficient experience like us seniors may have a better idea what to expect from the manipulated image in a decent EVF, but not me nor a lot of my contemporaries. We can judge from the original subject or a full range image through a quality Albalda viewinder like the Leica M, as good or better still with the OVF of a DSLR.

A lot of us old folk would by choice have nothing else than a DSLR. I do not believe dropping them is justified. Regrettably, manufacturers are only interested in profit. Otherwise they would not keep offering often trivial upgrades every few months.

The a7 RIII is a splendid example of technology but so is a D850 and even lesser models than leading edge, like my D610. I and many others do not need the focus capabilities or other fringe features that mostly for marketing reasons have become the norm.

@ keepreal - have you used a current generation EVF? Having clipping turned on in the EVF is a godsend; cant even remember the last time I had to chimp for exposure. Manual focusing is all but impossible with the current crop of DSLR's (at least for these older eyes); with focus peaking in the EVF, not to mention magnified view, its really easy.

I would say that a "A lot of us old folks" are so stuck in their ways that they really dont know what they are missing. They looked through a cheap EVF years ago and decided they were all terrible.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 16:30 UTC
In reply to:

Marty CL: As an owner of both a Nikon D7200 DSLR and Olympus OM -D E-M10 Mk II, both have their separate advantages and disadvantages. And while DSLRs are probably reaching the end of their technological development, there are still issues that mirrorless camera manufacturers must address: Low light sensitivity, electronic viewfinder refresh rates for action photos and
over heating issues.

"" there are still issues that mirrorless camera manufacturers must address: Low light sensitivity, electronic viewfinder refresh rates for action photos and
over heating issues""

Low light sensitivity - fixed (Sony), EV refresh - fixed (Sony, Olympus, Fuji), Overheating - Fixed (Panasonic, Olympus).

Next?

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 15:36 UTC

Wow, 877 comments... is this an Adobe article? :D

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 13:50 UTC as 128th comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

BeaverTerror: These things have been on the market for years. This Western Digital drive is neither particularly advanced nor particularly cheap. I thought dpreview was for news and reviews, not blatant paid advertisements.

I'm not intentionally trying to be a dick. Just giving some reader feedback.

Its a pretty fast drive; pretty much matching the 960Pro. Faster in some benchmarks, slower in others. The big bonus is that its cheaper.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 19:24 UTC
In reply to:

Mark Turney: Adobe’s once great products used to require expertise and skill but like a carpenter using simple woodworking tools, the end result could be unique and masterful. The tools were complete enough to allow a skilled practitioner to do anything they needed without being cumbersome. They became the gold standard because they were what experts used.

Unfortunately, Adobe has now put in so much 💩 in order to appeal to the general population. It’s turned the products into bloatware the same way Microsoft Windows has become.

But the 🐑 buy it because “experts use it”. And at $9.99 a month, they feel they’re getting a great deal to “join” the expert croud. Uncle Bobs everywhere... rejoice!

@ Mark - You are right, it is your opinion and if you are going to voice it, at least base it on facts. Just because you feel the only ones who use Adobe products (and Windows it seems) are "sheep" doesn't hurt my feelings in the least; it just shows your ignorance.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 16:04 UTC
In reply to:

Mark Turney: Adobe’s once great products used to require expertise and skill but like a carpenter using simple woodworking tools, the end result could be unique and masterful. The tools were complete enough to allow a skilled practitioner to do anything they needed without being cumbersome. They became the gold standard because they were what experts used.

Unfortunately, Adobe has now put in so much 💩 in order to appeal to the general population. It’s turned the products into bloatware the same way Microsoft Windows has become.

But the 🐑 buy it because “experts use it”. And at $9.99 a month, they feel they’re getting a great deal to “join” the expert croud. Uncle Bobs everywhere... rejoice!

Wow, bitter much? And just an FYI, none of these products are available at $9.99/month.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 13:28 UTC
In reply to:

Albert Valentino: But what if the guy was pulling out a gun? It is easy to judge after the fact when all is calm. Just saying.

So we should shoot everyone who reaches into their pocket for... anything, just in case it's a gun?

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 22:35 UTC
In reply to:

mediman30: Holy Mother of Zeus! This camera will definitely change the FF world not only for Sony but for other manufacturers too! Bring it on!

@ mediman30 - Because every single camera (and product) that Sony brings out is "the best ever", "a game changer", "the end of Canon/Nikon", etc. etc. We've all been hearing it for years and years. Guess what... Canon is still around (and still #1). Nikon is still around (and still #2). Now not saying that the A7III isn't a good camera however if you go by the comments posted by most Sony users, it isn't now and never will be about photography; it's about buying the latest and greatest Sony. As you so eloquently put with your comment... "techs do evolve and make sure you don’t get left behind."

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 19:50 UTC
In reply to:

retr01976: The images look pretty much like every camera on the market these days both crop and FF...

No, no, no! Buy a new Sony, it will make you a far far better photographer... well at least till the next new model comes out :D

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 15:33 UTC
In reply to:

mediman30: Holy Mother of Zeus! This camera will definitely change the FF world not only for Sony but for other manufacturers too! Bring it on!

@ mediman30 - ""I really feel sorry for people who can only see the negative side of things"" - its not about being negative, its about cutting through all the hyperbole... as in ""This camera will definitely change the FF world not only for Sony but for other manufacturers too!"" Like seriously?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 15:29 UTC
In reply to:

Tog-meister: Can we ask the DRreview to do an exhaustive review of the A7 MK III with MC-11 and Metabones Mark V with all EF lenses? And tell us the results and where AF misses or other errors occurred?

I'm sure they will get right on that for you!

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 21:16 UTC
In reply to:

mediman30: Holy Mother of Zeus! This camera will definitely change the FF world not only for Sony but for other manufacturers too! Bring it on!

Yep; heard that about Elcassette, Minidisk, Betamax, Memory stick and just about everything else Sony brought out... ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 21:15 UTC
In reply to:

the Mtn Man: In other news, GIMP remains 100% free.

https://www.gimp.org/

And no doubt its far far better than anything Adobe has ever released or will release. In fact, its so good, it compels you to come on DPR to tell everyone just how bad Adobe products are and how much money you are wasting... even if your facts are just made up out of thin air.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 15:41 UTC
In reply to:

Rafterman: I paid 100 bucks for a "hard copy" of Lightroom 3 back in 2012 and I owned it outright. At the current subscription price of $10/month, that same 100 dollars wouldn't even get me through a year before I was cut off. I don't pay a subscription for my laptop. I bought it once and use it as long as I want, which is two and half years so far. Subscriptions only benefit the company, not the user. I just dropped Adobe's Photography plan and am in the process of finding something new.

By using this "low monthly cost" price model, software companies make it sound like they're doing you a favor, but don't be fooled. Car salesmen do the same thing. They never want to talk about the total price of a vehicle, only how much your monthly payment will be, because it makes it sound like you're getting a deal. You think to yourself "Oh, I can afford $400/month no problem!", but in the end pay a lot more compared to if you had negotiated the final price instead of a monthly payment. Don't fall for it.

""anything you save in one of Adobe's many formats will be inaccessible to anybody who doesn't pay Adobe's monthly ransom to keep their software "updated" ... complete and utter fabrication of the truth. Did you go to the Trump school of business?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 15:37 UTC
In reply to:

Alan2dpreview: Adobe increased their profits and sales multifold when the went to subscription for the same products. So they're making all this extra money and the users are paying for it. That disproves that consumers are getting a good deal costwise. They're paying lots more for the same stuff.

Considering LR/PS were always in the top 5 downloads on all the pirate sites, I'd say they have also cut out a lot of the freeloaders.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 14:12 UTC
In reply to:

Terry Allan Sebastian: Need a Lightroom replacement. Completely unusable. Alternatives anyone?

Curious Terry, why is it unusable for you?
BTW, visited your website; you have an amazing collection of work on there!

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 14:07 UTC
In reply to:

Reactive: It's not about the percentage rise particularly. The issue is that Adobe has, over many years, normalised very high prices for its software, which has never really been justified by its work output. Start using some great and rapidly developed open source software (like Blender, $0 forever) and you realise just how fat, slow, and unproductive Adobe has become. I reckon $1/month/per app would be a fair price for Adobe's CashCow apps.

I guess so however here we are, 5 years into the subscription model and people still haven't moved on. Every single article about LR/PS and Adobe on this site, receives hundreds of responses on how bad it is/how dumb people are for subscribing/evil company/etc. etc.

If its so bad, why are these users, who claim to be using alternatives (and of course they are all better than anything from Adobe), still complaining about it? Get over it already, it isn't going back to a stand alone product!

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 14:03 UTC
In reply to:

DrSL: Ha! Photography Plan will stay the same. For how long?
The tactics is prety clear, milk the customers as they dont have too many alternatives.

Been hearing that for 5 years now and still waiting.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 22:01 UTC
In reply to:

Kiril Karaatanasov: Given that Lightroom is basically dead the photo bundle price has increased. Adobe now sell Photoshop subscription bundled with tons of bloatware. In the past the bundle had.photoshop and raw processing software

As I said, you have no clue what you are talking about

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 21:59 UTC
Total: 809, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »