Dennis

Lives in United States CT, United States
Works as a Software
Joined on Oct 25, 2002

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On article Canon EOS M6 sample gallery (80 comments in total)
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Axel Vercauteren: Boring colors.

Funny, I was going to post to say that it's not often that a samples gallery strikes me as having great color, but this one does.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 00:48 UTC
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Leandros S: "It takes decades of experience to design a lens like the Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM."

Today, it mostly takes state-of-the-art software.

The quote didn't say "it takes decades of experience to come up with the optical design of a lens like ..."

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 14:32 UTC
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Leandros S: "It takes decades of experience to design a lens like the Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM."

Today, it mostly takes state-of-the-art software.

Have you seen any of the teardown articles by Roger Cicala over on lensrentals.com ? I think it takes a lot more than software.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 12:12 UTC

Fitting that the lens is now as ugly as the bokeh ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 04:12 UTC as 14th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (308 comments in total)
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Tieu Ngao: The X-T20 is a bargain considering that it's only $100 more than the X-T10, and $500 cheaper than the Sony a6500.
Nikon, where are you???

The D7200 is currently $1000; only $100 more. That's where Nikon is.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 04:01 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (308 comments in total)
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arhmatic: How does this compare to... --- Too many people are comparing cameras to cameras, instead of comparing their photography with someone else's...

Why should anyone compare their photography to someone else's ?

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 03:59 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (889 comments in total)
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Carl: Presbyopia does not permit me checking images on the LCD (on a fast manner). Thats why I need an EVF. Probably the dpr staff members are too young to have this problem...

I get your point now ... you're saying that *IF* you could make out the LCD well enough to see settings, then you might be ok with an OVF ... but since you can't and you want to see that info, the only remaining option is EVF. Makes sense - thanks.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 02:38 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (889 comments in total)
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razadaz: This reminds me of the arguments for CRT monitors vs early flatscreen LED monitors. Not many CRTs around nowadays.

Not many CRTs around ... but plenty of windows.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 00:46 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (889 comments in total)
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Carl: Presbyopia does not permit me checking images on the LCD (on a fast manner). Thats why I need an EVF. Probably the dpr staff members are too young to have this problem...

Probably, but it's also irrelevant; the question was EVF or OVF.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 00:44 UTC
On article Capturing the unseen: Sam Forencich's Invisible Oregon (46 comments in total)

Very surreal - I'm often critical of the music that accompanies time lapse videos - the music for this video was unexpected and added to the surreal feel of the video. Really well done. It looks/sounds like it was composed for the video. Hard to pick a favorite scene, but possibly driving through the windmills.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 20:46 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply

Maybe not a big deal in the grand scheme of things - a lot of the target market already owns Sony/Canon/Panasonic 1" cameras, but the appealing thing for Nikon users would be to have a digicam with the same menus, some of the same UI, the same NEF files as other cameras they own. (Nikon botched that with the '1' series, at least earlier models, making them very unlike their other cameras).

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 16:29 UTC as 271st comment
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (232 comments in total)
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lilBuddha: Unless I can afford every prime single lens available for my cameras And Also the services of a lens Sherpa, I am going to use zooms.
I've been in too many situations where I cannot back up or move forward, and it isn't practical or even possible to have a variety of lenses on my person.
It is ridiculous and ignorant to state that every type of photographer should use primes only.

Indeed. Who states that ?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 05:49 UTC
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justmeMN: If memory serves, Tony Northrup contends that FF lenses produce inferior results when attached to an APS-C camera. Lenses specifically designed for (only) APS-C are said to produce better results.

Well, that's all well and good, but I won't believe it unless Ken Rockwell concurs.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 21:54 UTC
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Fun 4 all: For equivilence fans....

For m43 to match that $1500 100mm F/2.8 lens they'd need a good 50mm F/1.4...And where are you going to find one of those for that size and price????

On the other had you'd need a 42.5 F/0.95 to match a $600 85mm F/1.8.

Fun 4 all ...

Actually, it's worse than that, because the STF lens is T5.6. I imagine that the people who are going to buy it are okay with that.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
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King of Song: Once again..... the best FF camera in the world Sony A99 II, now sabotaged by Sony itself. None of the latest lenses are available in A mount. But there are a dozens of 30+ year old Minolta lenses to choose from.........

So smart, and also so stupid.

Mostly smart. A mount consists of die-hards who already own all the lenses they want and are looking for the occasional body upgrade. E mount is trying to attract new users to a system with a confusing array of bodies, but an unsatisfying lens lineup.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 21:38 UTC
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PieterB: And yet again no new aps-c lenses. Sony has forgotten the aps-c owners.

"FF lenses don't shine on aps-c camera. They don't perform that well (which doesn't mean that they don't work) because they are not designed for aps-c."

Have you ever even taken a picture ?

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 21:34 UTC
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Dennis: Haven't they BEEN shifting to higher value add products ? My guess would be they need to start offering more affordable products again.

Somehow Canon is gaining on them in market share ... I think that bumping prices of every new model (RX100s, RX10s, A6xxx's, A7) turns a lot of people off. No easy answers, but if they've tried upscaling and it hasn't worked, I'm not sure doubling down on it is the answer.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 03:27 UTC

Haven't they BEEN shifting to higher value add products ? My guess would be they need to start offering more affordable products again.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 21:11 UTC as 63rd comment | 9 replies
On article Stunning time-lapse captures the seasons of Norway (65 comments in total)

I liked this a lot. I thought it was well paced, sequenced, timed to the music without repetition. I would have liked to have seen a sequence showing some snow piling up somewhere, but that's a nit. Makes me want to think about trying my hand at time lapse :)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 19:38 UTC as 15th comment

I appreciate the work he puts into this - even the ambtion and people skills it takes to collaborate on projects like this. I've enjoyed watching a few of his behind the scenes videos. But when I look at the results, I can't help but think that this gets done tens or hundreds of thousands of times over in the making of a motion picture (like Mad Max). Of course, the movie makers have a bigger crew & budget, but it feels like he's doing all this work to come up with a few frames out of a movie.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 13:15 UTC as 80th comment
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