tbcass

tbcass

Lives in United States Central, NY, United States
Works as a Master of the Universe
Joined on Nov 21, 2005
About me:

Sony RX10iii
Sony RX100
Sony A77ii
Sony A77
Tamron 70-200 f2.8 USD
Sony 35mm f1.8
Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 "C" lens
Tamron 70-300 USD
Tamron 150-600 USD
Tamron 16-300
Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro
Also play Bass Guitar and Keyboards
Fender Squier Jazz Fretless 4 String
Fender Precision Lyte fretted 4 string
Fender Squire Dimension 5 string
Yamaha TPG635 electronic Piano/Keyboard

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On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (427 comments in total)
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herbert68: I'm not sure what to make of this enthusiastic review. I had this camera for about ten days and loved the zoom a lot. That is until I downloaded the first patch and looked at it on my large screen. I was not impressed. Actually I was disappointed. I guess I had expected much better IQ, coming from my a6000 with an SELP18105G attached.

But I couldn't give up after a few hours of backyard shooting, right? So I looked through the manual, to make sure I did nothing wrong. And went out again during mornings and afternoons, and spent some time shooting indoors as well, mostly Fine JPG.

Here is what I found:

They IQ above ISO 400 outdoor and ISO 200 indoor is not acceptable to me, noise becomes very visible above those thresholds. Maybe my camera was defective, but I really don't understand how your review can state "excellent low-light performance at high ISO". See for yourself and check out your studio scene in high ISO.

After 10 days the RX10 III went back.

Of course the IQ will not be as good as an APS-C camera at higher ISOs and to expect that was unreasonable. I own an A77ii yet use the RX10iii more because it's so darn convenient. I also don't pixel peep like you do. Don't ever use a FF camera because your A6000 will become unacceptable. I've taken many great photos that I wouldn't have with the A77ii because of not having the right lens with me.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 13:30 UTC
On photo Insect Predators Face Off in the Insects in Flight #2 challenge (19 comments in total)

Great, no fantastic capture. That hornet was doomed if he didn't keep his distance because the hard shell on the Mantis' "arms" is impenetrable against the stinger.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 13:36 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article 8K Helium Super 35mm sensor on the way from RED (86 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: And I still watch movies in AVI format in 576p and enjoy them.

I'm not that bad but I do consider 4K overkill so 8K would be more so. I suspect 8K is geared toward big screen theaters. HD is the sweet spot for home video IMO.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 13:02 UTC
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justinwonnacott: The woman with the snake has to be on of the sleaziest, cheesiest promo pix for a major brand I have seen in a long time. Takes me back to the pages of Modern Photography in the 1970's or worse.

What a prude. I thought such uptight attitudes disappeared with the 50's. Personally I liked the photo and I dislike people pushing their puritanical values.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 12:57 UTC

I gave up on this lens after I bought a Sony RX10iii which gives better results, at a cost of course.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 15:00 UTC as 2nd comment
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (427 comments in total)
In reply to:

herbert68: I'm not sure what to make of this enthusiastic review. I had this camera for about ten days and loved the zoom a lot. That is until I downloaded the first patch and looked at it on my large screen. I was not impressed. Actually I was disappointed. I guess I had expected much better IQ, coming from my a6000 with an SELP18105G attached.

But I couldn't give up after a few hours of backyard shooting, right? So I looked through the manual, to make sure I did nothing wrong. And went out again during mornings and afternoons, and spent some time shooting indoors as well, mostly Fine JPG.

Here is what I found:

They IQ above ISO 400 outdoor and ISO 200 indoor is not acceptable to me, noise becomes very visible above those thresholds. Maybe my camera was defective, but I really don't understand how your review can state "excellent low-light performance at high ISO". See for yourself and check out your studio scene in high ISO.

After 10 days the RX10 III went back.

I find IQ acceptable up to iso 3200. I think your problem is you pixel peep too much and are disappointed when a 1" sensor isn't as good as an APS-C sensor. Also remember that the f stop is f2.4-4. If you put a 400mm zoom on your A6000 with adapter it will be a full stop slower at the long end which means you can use a stop slower ISO. I own both an APS-C A77ii and an RX10iii. I find the RX10iii IQ acceptable.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 13:08 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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Brianroger: Well written as always Richard Butler, but please FOREWENT the hybrid viewfinder? Eschewed surely? Rant over, enjoying your wise and balanced reviews and first impressions.

Yes, eschew = avoid.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 12:44 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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Brianroger: Well written as always Richard Butler, but please FOREWENT the hybrid viewfinder? Eschewed surely? Rant over, enjoying your wise and balanced reviews and first impressions.

Now I know. Forewent is the past tense of forego

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 14:04 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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Brianroger: Well written as always Richard Butler, but please FOREWENT the hybrid viewfinder? Eschewed surely? Rant over, enjoying your wise and balanced reviews and first impressions.

I don't even know what forwent means. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 11:49 UTC
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magneto shot: samsung have been doing these for their galaxy s5 s7s in their official ads with the smallprint "simulated images". (the boy playing in the water and the rooftop shot of the african model)
Oppo have them printed all over the world with their super resolution of a parrot in glorious bokeh..which is impossible.
I dont see anyone crying foul over those?

Now that huawei did it, its suddenly a revelation huh.
Does using Leica brand also implies that huawei must adopt european ethics?

If anything all these ads does is that it confirms only Iphone is doing ethical ads on their cameras, all those images on the billboards are real at least.

The only reason that there is such an uproar is because somebody called them out on it. Other incidents were overlooked.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 11:41 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2613 comments in total)
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showmeyourpics: Hi, a couple of comments. Firstly, I don't have the figures for word-wide DSLR sales but in Japan Pentax is currently 3rd with 6.7% of the market, up almost 2% point since the previous year. Not bad for such a small company (who has a $22b annual sales Ricoh giant behind it). Secondly, I would not count on a single site for camera reviews. There are other reputable sites on line worth consulting to minimize bias. BTW, again in Japan Olympus (another small firm) has switched position with Sony for mirrorless sales coming in 1st with 34%+ of the market. On this site, the Oly E-M5II received a silver award too, which is quite amusing considering that it is the EISA 2015/16 Best Product in the Prosumer Compact System Camera category. Moral: you can't let anyone else make up your mind.

Barney, Here's another example of why the awards are a bad idea;

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58024543

"The RX10 got DPReview's Gold Award, while the GX8 only got a Silver Award. You would thus be downgrading your camera if you switched to using the Panasonic."

People totally misinterpret the meaning of the awards.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 00:20 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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damian5000: An AF point joystick...:/ how quaint. Welcome to 2006, boys.

After watching the video I fail to see how it's any better than a joystick but that's just me. If I had a camera with the feature I would turn it off.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 00:11 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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damian5000: An AF point joystick...:/ how quaint. Welcome to 2006, boys.

How could you use any touch screen without looking at it while your eye is looking through the EVF as you claim with the Panasonic?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 18:30 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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damian5000: An AF point joystick...:/ how quaint. Welcome to 2006, boys.

I'm replying on an iPhone which is much larger than a camera LCD. Those 3" LCDs must be more difficult. I also use the eye level viewfinder so a touch screen would be pretty useless to me. My post is to people who like to imply that a touch screen is an essential feature. I consider it a convenience feature for some.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 18:26 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: No touchscreen

Androole

I think the negative comments come primarily from fanboys of other brands. It's not a Panasonic thing because it occurs with all brands, less so with Canon because they have more users so I suspect most posting negative comments about other brands are Canon fanboys.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 18:19 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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marcox65: no stabilization on sensor (like Sony)... it's a pity

Why is it a pity?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 18:12 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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damian5000: An AF point joystick...:/ how quaint. Welcome to 2006, boys.

I'll take a joystick over touch screen any day. Of course if you have tiny girly fingers maybe you can precisely touch where you want on that little screen.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 18:08 UTC
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (295 comments in total)

Back in the 70's it was Nikon vs Minolta vs Pentax vs Canon with Canon being last.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 15:30 UTC as 165th comment | 1 reply
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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justmeMN: The "No 4K, no sale!" crowd will be disappointed that they can't complain. :-)

10 min limit is for 4K only. Such 4K limits are typical and are due to overheating. For most videoing the limit isn't a problem, just for concerts, plays etc which will have to be done in HD.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 14:26 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: No touchscreen

My comment is directed at the tendency of DPR readers to focus and comment on perceived negatives, not positives. It's an attitude I don't understand because I'm just the opposite, focusing on the positives.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 14:21 UTC
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