Dennis

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

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On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (891 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 (237 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
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (152 comments in total)

I'd love to travel more/farther, but I also love home. I give them credit. As for their photography, it's very good and it's an impressive collection out of a single pair of photographers, but I have to agree that it feels like stuff I've seen before and as much as I love landscapes, it's strange to see travel photography without people. Anyway, best of luck to them - they're putting in the time and effort.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 15:57 UTC as 44th comment

Poor Pentax. Half their press releases are announcing new colors and they never get this kind of reaction ...

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 18:44 UTC as 58th comment
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Dennis: Wow. Next thing you know, DSLRs might start making a comeback, too ;)

Them, too ... but I was referring to the prematurely reported death of DSLRs at the hands of mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 12:32 UTC

Wow. Next thing you know, DSLRs might start making a comeback, too ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 04:35 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies
On article Readers' Choice Awards 2016: the winners (49 comments in total)
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CanonKen: *picks jaw from floor* Not a single Sony!? Guess fanboys don't like voting in online polls.

Guess, not ... no Canon's either.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 18:03 UTC
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DiegoRodriguez: So, the G9X 's major flaw was its lens, they make a Mark 2, and... they keep the same lens...

I'll take 100(equiv) at f/4.9 over 70(e) at f/2.8 cropped to 100. A crop decreases SNR, while I have plenty of opportunities to shoot f/4.9 at base ISO. 20MP may be more resolution than you need, but a 1" sensor is already relatively small, a compromise compared to my APS-C cameras. I don't want to go smaller still (at least not on any regular basis).

Plus the camera is cheaper, lighter and smaller. I definitely get the appeal of the faster lens (I think it's sharper, has the WA coverage ... might have better IS, too, I don't know). I'm not arguing that the 28-100 is "better". It's just a better choice for some. Offer both at the same price and I bet most people take the 24-70. I'd even have a harder time at that point, knowing that the faster lens "should" cost more ... but, in fact, it does cost more. All else isn't equal, as the III & IV have other features that drive up the price, but as of now, I can get a I for $400 and a III for $700.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 19:09 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: Cellphone cameras has better technology than big boys Cameras. Cellphone cameras are also upfront with their technologies. They do not give it to us in incremental steps.

Eventually Nikon and Canon will be bought by cellphone companies

They have to have "better technology", don't they, to make phone calls, run apps, connect to the internet ?

What's your point ?

(And why would cellphone companies want to own Nikon or Canon ?)

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 16:44 UTC
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mcshan: Add a small EVF like the tiny Pan GM5 and I would buy it.

Glad Canon is updating it though.

I don't know what the Canon screen is like, but the screen on the RX100 is not useless in bright sun. (I had a Sony NEX-5 that really was awful in sunlight).

OTOH, I wear glasses and find the EVF on the later RX100s to be awful - to see most of the frame, the plastic has to make contact with my eyeglass lenses - and then the view is mediocre and the mechanism feels like a cheap, fiddly thing bound to break in time. I'll happily save the money on a pocket camera - I have other cameras for serious stuff. Besides, as people keep pointing out, there are other cameras that offer these features people keep asking for.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 16:42 UTC
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