D200_4me

D200_4me

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D200_4me: Seems like they would also sometimes (or often?) get their feet/legs cut/damaged by the drone blades? Seems like a silly idea unless they really could do it without getting themselves injured in the process. Never mind...I see the comments about the kevlar gloves...but still. I see too many things going wrong with that. Haven't they ever heard of a shotgun?

Ok, professional archer with a blunt tip. Or maybe one of those nets they fire from a large tube to catch folks in those sci-fi movies :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 23:17 UTC

Seems like they would also sometimes (or often?) get their feet/legs cut/damaged by the drone blades? Seems like a silly idea unless they really could do it without getting themselves injured in the process. Never mind...I see the comments about the kevlar gloves...but still. I see too many things going wrong with that. Haven't they ever heard of a shotgun?

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 20:51 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies
On article When photographers become pitchmen (48 comments in total)

Hmmmm when I see the name Daniel Jackson, I don't think of photography. I think of Stargate SG1 :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 20:09 UTC as 19th comment
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017 (526 comments in total)

I wouldn't get too worked up over the results. You're all still welcome to buy/use whatever camera gear you want or need. No worries.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 16:06 UTC as 77th comment
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D200_4me: I know you're already working on your new mirrorless FF (supposedly), but wake up Nikon/Canon. Think of all the cameras Nikon could have sold if they had done what Sony is doing. They just gave it all away. It's not too late for them to stay competitive but if they don't do it right the next time, they'll be a lot deeper in the hole. No more half-hearted attempts please (Nikon 1?). Get serious and stop worrying about your new FF mirrorless eating into your DSLR sales. It's almost 2018. Time to get with the program.

They could keep it simple and only downsize the body just a little after removing the items related to the mirror and so on...but still big enough to be very ergonomic and have a superb EVF. That would sell well.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 23:25 UTC

I know you're already working on your new mirrorless FF (supposedly), but wake up Nikon/Canon. Think of all the cameras Nikon could have sold if they had done what Sony is doing. They just gave it all away. It's not too late for them to stay competitive but if they don't do it right the next time, they'll be a lot deeper in the hole. No more half-hearted attempts please (Nikon 1?). Get serious and stop worrying about your new FF mirrorless eating into your DSLR sales. It's almost 2018. Time to get with the program.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 20:59 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies

Regarding that feature of processing a raw file in-camera via the new software - I think that's a nice option to have. Not something I plan on using, but if someone really wanted to, the option is there. The only way (other than this new option) to get the true Fuji color, etc from the raw files is if Fuji created their own full-blown Lightroom clone (for example) that does everything LR does, but made by Fuji and processed by Fuji to get the same look as the in-camera processing. Personally, I'm very happy with the LR output as far as color (after applying my custom made preset and the base Camera Profile for Provia), but of course I'm not as happy with the LR converted raw files for fine detail compared to Capture One Pro.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 11:57 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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tom1234567: SO we X-T2 users have to throw 70% of the information away so we can convert to jpegs

is this correct,
and what about converting to DNG

Tom G

I stopped converting my Fuji RAF files to DNG in LR since I didn't see any benefit in size (the file actually got bigger) and keeping the original raw RAF would be better in the long run in case I ever stopped using LR and something I moved to doesn't support the DNG well. Who knows.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 11:52 UTC

creepy instagram content (the other stuff, not this one)

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 20:15 UTC as 71st comment
On article Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 1: How to melt a drone (105 comments in total)

I see a lot of black in those images (cooled lava), so that would tend to throw off the metering. How does one control the metering/exposure on those drones? The images look great so I assume there's some way to remotely see the image and make adjustments to the exposure so it's not greatly overexposed?

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 23:45 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Top 10 sample galleries of the year #1: the Nikon D850 (137 comments in total)
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Graham Austin: well done sony sensors plus changing the game with the A9, sigma glass, nikon nailing the SLR and Fuji nailing everything else.

How the Leica M10 made it on this list and the GH5 didn't, is beyond me.

I believe the D850 sensor is made by TowerJazz, not Sony.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 15:42 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1226 comments in total)
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ottonis: @DPReview staff: could you perhaps tell us a word or two about IBIS- performance. IIRC, Sony claimed to have improved Ibis performance by one full stop compared to previous implementations, so how good is Ibis in your experience?

Thanks!

Best
David

I'm not dpreview, but from the video samples from all the photogs at the Sedona event, the video looks a little jumpy and not as smooth as something like a GH5 IBIS or of course Olympus.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
On article Video: first look at the Leica CL (111 comments in total)

With the kit zoom lens, that Leica is something the average high end DSLR hobbyist could afford. Imagine that.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 18:17 UTC as 19th comment
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Photo_Bomb: http://www.priscilavalentina.net/trolltunga-norway-wedding/
Here is the rest of the set for anyone wanting to see the pictures. There's a lot of hate on this style of wedding photography which is unusual. I myself cant stand the whole Instagram society, and the culture it creates. But if you look at this set, the wedding itself was almost as casual as an evening out with your significant other. There was no huge celebration after these photos were taken. They chose to spend there time probably doing something they love doing together, in an amazing location. As cliche is at may be there are only so many places on our planet that haven't been discovered. So who really gives a damn if this is what they wanted.

I'm sure the couple enjoyed the photos. It's probably only other photogs that raise a fuss about this type of photography. I don't know of anyone else that would fuss about it. Probably most people who are not interested in photography as a hobby or business would think these are pretty cool. Probably...

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 17:16 UTC

My luck would be the day I walked out onto that rock would be the day it decided to break free and fall into the abyss with me riding it down...

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 17:13 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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D200_4me: You can trademark a square? ;-) Ok, whatever. I'd like to claim the trademark on a hexagon please.

Fuji should make the border a little bigger then (and reduce the actual image size). That way the overall size of the paper can stay the same.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 18:36 UTC

You can trademark a square? ;-) Ok, whatever. I'd like to claim the trademark on a hexagon please.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 16:27 UTC as 57th comment | 5 replies
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D200_4me: Somehow noting in the watermark on the astro photos that the photog has a PHD is necessary? ;-) Just a personal policy of mine, but I only refer to someone as ‘doctor’ if the person is a real medical doctor. Noting that you’re a PHD is otherwise showing off/boasting in my opinion. Yes, it involves a lot of work to obtain a PHD but if you’re a PHD in chemistry, you’re still not a ‘doctor’. :-) Doctors take care of your health. Maybe we need a new term for people with a PHD for non-medical fields.

Apparently. Oddly enough, my title at work includes the work engineer (IT Infrastructure Engineer). ;-) But of course I'm no PhD. Anyway...don't get too worked up about it. No worries.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 18:09 UTC
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D200_4me: Somehow noting in the watermark on the astro photos that the photog has a PHD is necessary? ;-) Just a personal policy of mine, but I only refer to someone as ‘doctor’ if the person is a real medical doctor. Noting that you’re a PHD is otherwise showing off/boasting in my opinion. Yes, it involves a lot of work to obtain a PHD but if you’re a PHD in chemistry, you’re still not a ‘doctor’. :-) Doctors take care of your health. Maybe we need a new term for people with a PHD for non-medical fields.

No. Installation and configuration of various traditional and IP-based enterprise/business telephone systems, voice mail and video conferencing and networking products (routers/switches) as it relates to telephony.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 17:42 UTC
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D200_4me: Somehow noting in the watermark on the astro photos that the photog has a PHD is necessary? ;-) Just a personal policy of mine, but I only refer to someone as ‘doctor’ if the person is a real medical doctor. Noting that you’re a PHD is otherwise showing off/boasting in my opinion. Yes, it involves a lot of work to obtain a PHD but if you’re a PHD in chemistry, you’re still not a ‘doctor’. :-) Doctors take care of your health. Maybe we need a new term for people with a PHD for non-medical fields.

I'm not concerned with my title (or skills) or anyone else's title. We're all the same (human). My point is, some people love their title a little too much. I've found that some of the most educated people are also the same people with little to no common sense. We have over-schooled engineers here that can't even figure out how to connect a headset to their phone correctly. The simplest things baffle them.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 17:26 UTC
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