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 Buying Guide: The best cameras for travel (192 comments in total)
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tbcass: The best travel camera is the RX10iv and it's not even listed.

Well the camera isn't at all heavy and it's easy to carry around. I'm 73 and it's not too heavy for me so I don't believe it's too heavy for younger people. I base my opinion on the capabilities of the camera AND the convenience of all in one carrying. In my opinion none of the cameras listed have the AF and zoom range necessary for an all in one travel camera. The RX100vi comes close but it's zoom isn't long enough.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2018 at 20:36 UTC
On article Review: DJI Ronin-S gimbal stabilization system (53 comments in total)
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tbcass: This is too expensive for me. I am only a casual videographer. Does anybody know of a simple, decent, handheld gimbal for under $200.

I said video monopod not tripod. A monopod with a tilt panhead, something I use on my tripod for video, doesn't seem practical.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2018 at 13:14 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3281 comments in total)
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bokehmon22: I decided to return my EOS R. Despite its shortcoming, I would rather use EOS R than the alternatives. I don't think all the FF Mirrorless is there yet so I'm holding out until next year.

Any reason for the EOS R becides brand loyality?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2018 at 14:14 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3281 comments in total)
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bokehmon22: I decided to return my EOS R. Despite its shortcoming, I would rather use EOS R than the alternatives. I don't think all the FF Mirrorless is there yet so I'm holding out until next year.

Go read what you posted again. Maybe you'll see how nonsensical it is.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 21:00 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2018 (514 comments in total)

By requiring 15 photos the Pixel 3 is certainly limited in what conditions this feature can be used. If this tech was applied to 1" sensors could they compete with FF? If applied to FF would good quality 100,000 + ISO photos be possible?

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2018 at 19:26 UTC as 97th comment | 1 reply
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Critical Thinker: This firmware came out 2 MONTHS AGO.

Sneaky Sony advertising?

It should also be noted that this old FW update cripples 3rd party battery compatibility, forcing you to buy Sonys own expensive batteries.

Strolic Furlan;

I would rather spend a few extra bucks on a product that is more likely to perform up to par than take a chance. I bought 3rd party two different times, The first time the battery didn't last as long as OEM. The second time the batteries did work fine but did not give an accurate indication of battery life. I decided then to stick with OEM.

Are there 3rd party batteries that are as good as OEM? I'm sure there are but I am unwilling to waste my time trying them out to save a little money? If you are then more power to you.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2018 at 15:01 UTC
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Critical Thinker: This firmware came out 2 MONTHS AGO.

Sneaky Sony advertising?

It should also be noted that this old FW update cripples 3rd party battery compatibility, forcing you to buy Sonys own expensive batteries.

Why people want to save $40 on batteries for cameras costing thousands of dollars makes no sense to me.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2018 at 15:01 UTC

So much for the claim Sony never offers firmware updates. These updates are huge!

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2018 at 14:59 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
On article Review: DJI Ronin-S gimbal stabilization system (53 comments in total)
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tbcass: This is too expensive for me. I am only a casual videographer. Does anybody know of a simple, decent, handheld gimbal for under $200.

What's the difference between a video and stills monopod. Attaching a weight to the bottom of my collapsed monopod does seem like something that would work. Thanks for the idea.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2018 at 14:09 UTC
On article Review: DJI Ronin-S gimbal stabilization system (53 comments in total)

This is too expensive for me. I am only a casual videographer. Does anybody know of a simple, decent, handheld gimbal for under $200.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2018 at 16:13 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
On article Review: Color night vision with the SiOnyx Aurora (60 comments in total)
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gianstam: Dear DPR, thanks not only for the article/review but also because it's always wonderful to contribute with persons like JF Salgado (and many other of course).

Special thanks to Mr Salgado.

I played in a band with a drummer named Ron Salgado. Maybe a distant relative? ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2018 at 23:05 UTC
On article Review: Color night vision with the SiOnyx Aurora (60 comments in total)
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tbcass: While not enough resolution for a camera it would make a cool night vision scope.

This lists for $800. What do "real" night scopes cost?

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2018 at 23:04 UTC
On article Review: Color night vision with the SiOnyx Aurora (60 comments in total)

While not enough resolution for a camera it would make a cool night vision scope.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2018 at 14:34 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS R review (3281 comments in total)
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PostModernBloke: Did any of you - be honest now - expect DPR to be positive about a Canon camera?

The review might be objective, that's true. But the emphasis on 'ergonomics', where did that come from?

All I'm saying is 'a pinch of salt' guys. The internet isn't the boss of us; if it seems interesting the just rent it for a day, then decide whether to buy it or not.

Sir 7 You are lying and I don’t believe a word your saying.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2018 at 22:51 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3281 comments in total)
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joe_leads: I wish DPR would make a profound article and a blind test about all this „color science“ talk, including OOC JPEGs and how various converters treat the RAWs. Some valid background would help the conversations here, and I guess some myths can be busted.

I downloaded some of the sample files, and what it takes to get from a more neutral Adobe Standard profile to the EOS R Camera Standard profile seems to be basically a +25 saturation and a contrast curve. That’s cheap, but it seems to impress some.

Color is very subjective to the point that your brain will tend to fool you into thinking the colors are different and this varies from person to person. The fact is all cameras produce inaccurate colors and these arguments over which is best is a waste of time. As far as skin tones, what skin? Asians, Northern Europeans, Mediterranian, African, Middle Eastern, Asian Indian, Native American? Under what lighting? If outdoors what time of the day? Cloudy or sunny etc. etc? What about the colors of things beyond people, trees, sky, mountains. Taking all these different factors into account it’s not possible to determine what brand or camera produces the best colors. To make things more complicated color output can be changed either in camera for jpeg or with a RAW editor. This is why these discussions on color are heavily influenced by brand loyality and not facts.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2018 at 17:53 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3281 comments in total)
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PostModernBloke: Did any of you - be honest now - expect DPR to be positive about a Canon camera?

The review might be objective, that's true. But the emphasis on 'ergonomics', where did that come from?

All I'm saying is 'a pinch of salt' guys. The internet isn't the boss of us; if it seems interesting the just rent it for a day, then decide whether to buy it or not.

"So when you said a little earlier in this thread, ""Popularity has never been an indicator of quality."", you meant that's only true for Canon cameras, right?"

PostModernBloke;

I would like to think you are intelligent enough to see the difference. The popularity comment came from the number of sales, the number of cameras sold. The fact that more Canon cameras are sold is not an indicator of their quality RELATIVE TO OTHER BRANDS. It's due to a combination of brand recognition, marketing, what you see other people using and yes, it has to be a good product but not necessarily the best.

How much people like the camera they did buy is a different issue altogether. People who buy Canon cameras like them. People who buy Sony cameras like them. If Sony cameras were as bad as Sir 7 says they are people would hate them, word would get around and their sales would tumble. Hopefully you now see that my 2 statements are not at all contradictory.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2018 at 13:23 UTC
On article Buying Guide: The best cameras over $2000 (77 comments in total)
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Rainersen: Sony is really good in television making but cameras???
Sorry, not for me.

There's no such thing as an intuitive UI, just one you get used to. I imagine they will improve weather sealing in the future but apparently that hasn't hurt their sales because the vast majority of photography isn't done in the rain. I know I never do because I'm a wuse.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2018 at 12:38 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3281 comments in total)
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PostModernBloke: Did any of you - be honest now - expect DPR to be positive about a Canon camera?

The review might be objective, that's true. But the emphasis on 'ergonomics', where did that come from?

All I'm saying is 'a pinch of salt' guys. The internet isn't the boss of us; if it seems interesting the just rent it for a day, then decide whether to buy it or not.

Sir 7; That explains it. No camera performs as well as it can with adapted lenses. The A7Rii will blow away a D90 for AF with native lenses. Reading through your rant, Well you're one person. Other people don't have the problems you have. Since I have never used a Sony E Mount camera I can't comment personally but there are a lot of people using them that love them. That suggests the problem may lie with you and not the camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2018 at 12:34 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3281 comments in total)
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PostModernBloke: Did any of you - be honest now - expect DPR to be positive about a Canon camera?

The review might be objective, that's true. But the emphasis on 'ergonomics', where did that come from?

All I'm saying is 'a pinch of salt' guys. The internet isn't the boss of us; if it seems interesting the just rent it for a day, then decide whether to buy it or not.

Sir 7; Now I know you’re just talking trash. D90? Ha ha ha ha ha.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2018 at 23:51 UTC
On article Canon EOS R review (3281 comments in total)
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George Veltchev: How do you measure ergonomics and handling for example I wonder ? Question for DP Review specialists .. I played with both Sony A7III and Canon R and for me the Canon was much more easy to hold ... the build quality of the Canon also seems apparently far superior and yet in your chart they are almost on pair !!! ... How do you measure this in your chart ?
What is your reason to give a higher score to a complex menu which is close to disaster (A7III) in terms usability ?!

ZapperDK; The answer to your question is extremely obvious. They are in the process of testing the Z6 and know how good the camera performs. All that's left is writing and publishing the review. Just because a camera score hasn't be revealed or the review posted doesn't in any way mean they haven't used the camera extensively enough to know how it compares.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2018 at 13:35 UTC
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