tbcass

tbcass

Lives in United States Central, NY, United States
Works as a Retired and Loving It
Joined on Nov 21, 2005

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On article Photokina 2018: hands-on with the Leica S3 (475 comments in total)
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tbcass: Few if any on this website can afford $20,000 for a camera body! ;-)

When I said Oberdorfer I meant Bösendorfer. I don't spell very well.

SmilerGrogan; I wish you would emphasize that it's your opinion because I disagree with this statement "since the debut of the harpsichord, only two other keyboard instruments have been able to produce sounds that can rightly be called musical. They are the Fender Rhodes (as played by Herbie Hancock) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hcukZM7UdM and the Hammond B3 (as played by The Incredible Jimmy Smith) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuqW-wUZ8V4 ..." I do agree that those instruments are musical but there have been others, especially when played by a skilled musician. Your statement implies that grand pianos and electronic keyboards are not musical. What about the Wurlitzer 200a which was very musical in the hands of musicians like Ray Charles, Sun Ra and Joe Zawinul.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2018 at 13:05 UTC
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tbcass: "Using a combination of optical and digital zoom the new Huawei offers a zoom range from 16 to 270mm equiv."

False advertising. Digital zoom is no substitute for real optical zoom. All it does is give a larger file with no additional TRUE detail.

Most people don't know any better.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2018 at 14:53 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 First Impressions Review (1782 comments in total)

Is this a GH5 killer?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2018 at 13:35 UTC as 34th comment | 8 replies

"Using a combination of optical and digital zoom the new Huawei offers a zoom range from 16 to 270mm equiv."

False advertising. Digital zoom is no substitute for real optical zoom. All it does is give a larger file with no additional TRUE detail.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2018 at 12:52 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
On article Photokina 2018: hands-on with the Leica S3 (475 comments in total)
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tbcass: Few if any on this website can afford $20,000 for a camera body! ;-)

SmilerGrogan

I'm going to assume you are being sarcastic but just in case you are not, tell that to concert grand piano players who use a Steinway, Oberdorfer, Baldwin or Yamaha.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2018 at 12:21 UTC
On article Photokina 2018: hands-on with the Leica S3 (475 comments in total)
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tbcass: Few if any on this website can afford $20,000 for a camera body! ;-)

Ah the DX7. That DX7 electronic piano sound was heard so much in the 80's that everybody got sick of it. What is interesting is while it almost completely supplanted analog synths back then (particularly the Sequential Circuits Profit 5), now, 30 years later. The DX7 is rarely heard but analog has made a comeback. Today used DX7's can be had for a song on the used market while the old Sequential Circuit synths sell for more than they did when new. I always preferred analog synths to FM because, to my ears, analog sounds more organic and rich while FM sound generation sounds thin and sterile. BTW I play keyboards and Bass.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2018 at 13:12 UTC
On article Photokina 2018: hands-on with the Leica S3 (475 comments in total)
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tbcass: Few if any on this website can afford $20,000 for a camera body! ;-)

Biowizard;

"could own a top-end Hasselblad or Leica camera too, which would last me for the rest of my days?! Is there really any contest?"

The problem is, unlike mechanical devices there is no evidence that expensive electronic devices are any better or last any longer than their less expensive counterparts. For that reason what are you getting for your money with a camera like this? Will you buy it just because you can?

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2018 at 13:18 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix P1000 First impressions review (366 comments in total)
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tbcass: I think the takeaway is this is a fun camera, a toy if you wish, and is not intended for serious photography. Below 1000mm the results aren't bad but at its main selling point over the P900, 2000-3000mm, results are very poor.

The fact that there is no alternative is irrelevant. The results are so poor that they are useless. It remind me of those cheap 60mm (2.4 inch) telescopes they used to advertise with something like 500x magnification. Forget that 60mm doesn't come close to resolving that much so the results were unusable above about 30x.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2018 at 23:58 UTC
On article Photokina 2018: hands-on with the Leica S3 (475 comments in total)
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tbcass: Few if any on this website can afford $20,000 for a camera body! ;-)

In the film days it would be a mechanical gadget.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2018 at 12:39 UTC
On article Photokina 2018: hands-on with the Leica S3 (475 comments in total)

Few if any on this website can afford $20,000 for a camera body! ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2018 at 16:03 UTC as 68th comment | 21 replies
On article Nikon Coolpix P1000 First impressions review (366 comments in total)

I think the takeaway is this is a fun camera, a toy if you wish, and is not intended for serious photography. Below 1000mm the results aren't bad but at its main selling point over the P900, 2000-3000mm, results are very poor.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2018 at 13:48 UTC as 98th comment | 2 replies
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (597 comments in total)

"If only Sony had made the battery door removable, allowing for a small external grip to improve ergonomics as well as accompany a larger battery. Coulda, woulda, shoulda..."

So often DPR makes claims that are untrue. Actually a removable battery door is unnecessary for a battery grip. For their A Mount cameras with non removable battery doors Sony offers battery grips with a slot where the open door fits. The real problem is Sony doesn't offer such a grip for this camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2018 at 12:34 UTC as 10th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T3 First Impressions Review (1782 comments in total)
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jackspra: The camera and lenses sure did make a bunch of real pretty photos.Great colors.

Looks like Zvonimir Tosic has at least 2 different login names.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2018 at 14:48 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 First Impressions Review (1782 comments in total)
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Jason Elander: Would be nice if you guys compared the High ISO shots using the "low light" scene. You know, an actual realistic scenario. There the T3 looks a lot better than the T2, which has WAY more blue channel noise. I also think it's clearly better than the 6500.

Platinum_Jello

Have you ever owned a camera with IBIS? NO? I didn't thinks so. Case closed.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2018 at 14:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 First Impressions Review (1782 comments in total)
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jackspra: The camera and lenses sure did make a bunch of real pretty photos.Great colors.

Zvonimir Tosic

You can always find specific instances where color matters but the vast majority of us are not in the situation you are talking about. If we are going to use the rare exception to every rule in these discussions then we might as well shut the forums down. No camera produces truly accurate colors so for 99% of us it's purely subjective.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2018 at 12:08 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 First Impressions Review (1782 comments in total)
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racin06: All sensors "fall apart" at ISO 51,200. Get real.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=fujifilm_xt3&attr13_1=sony_a7sii&attr13_2=fujifilm_xt3&attr13_3=sony_a7iii&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=25600&attr16_1=51200&attr16_2=25600&attr16_3=51200&normalization=compare&widget=628&x=-0.0934833204034135&y=-0.9496206647398844

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 12:36 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 First Impressions Review (1782 comments in total)
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racin06: All sensors "fall apart" at ISO 51,200. Get real.

Samaistuin and BlueBomberTurbo

If you use the Comp choice where all are viewed at the same size (resolution) the Sony A7iii is the best. Try it and you'll see.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 12:07 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 First Impressions Review (1782 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: This is the second new camera to take a step back in noise performance, after the 6D. Anyhow a great camera and the difference is of no value whatsoever in real world usage. The omission of IBIS has an immensely higher impact in IQ and usability.

RvEL

You've fallen into the old my camera doesn't have it so I don't need it trap we all do on occasion.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 12:02 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 First Impressions Review (1782 comments in total)
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jackspra: The camera and lenses sure did make a bunch of real pretty photos.Great colors.

Yes color is subjective and merely an opinion.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 11:59 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 First Impressions Review (1782 comments in total)
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endofoto: We will see lab results from DXO soon. At low ISO every modern cam gives very good results, what is important is DR for me, and high ISO for wedding, paparazis and sports pros. Every cam sensor specs are now exposed thanks to DXO, and no need for exaggeration. All of the sensors are very good at low ISO and very poor at high ISO. This article smells ad.

Or good high ISO performance and with a fast prime.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 11:58 UTC
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