draleks

Joined on Jul 16, 2012

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On article 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail (284 comments in total)

Technologically this could have been done by an undergrad engineering student.
Aesthetically this is sh1t. Creating something that ugly actually does have some artistic merit, but not much.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 22:18 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply

I dont get it, how is adding a transparent subpixel better than making the Bayer filter slightly more transparent?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 04:02 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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Ben O Connor: The only mistake about the camera is, its sensor size.

It's not a mistake. The sensor has to be small to have this much zoom in a reasonably-sized lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 07:05 UTC
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parkmcgraw: 1 of 4

Are the lens reviews published by dpReview purposefully attempting to dumb down the readers, habitually 60% correct, or are the writers at dpReview simply and habitually working beyond their subject matter comfort zone and or technical level of proficiency?

This article being another disappointing report and or supplied text that arbitrarily disrespects industry established verbiage, thus convoluting the subject matter of optics and photography, apparently encouraged and or escaping past a management accustom to low performance standards (a.k.a. more apt at providing excuses for mediocrity and ultimately bad behavior).

1] "... portraits with rich stereoscopic effect ..."

No monocular system, forming a singular imaging upon a single focal plane, such that any given point on the focal plane sees an identical image (aperture), does not produce "stereoscopic effect" but rather the "perception of depth".

The formulations that you deservingly criticize have not been written by the DPReview stuff, but have been copied by them verbatim from a Panasonic press release. Not to say that this makes the matters any better, arguably it makes them much worse.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 01:38 UTC

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Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 01:31 UTC as 35th comment
On article Nikon D5200 In-Depth Review (23 comments in total)

I don't get it, what is the actual dynamic range of this camera? Without the ADL it seems to be a pretty mediocre 10EV, with ADL extra high it's 13 EV. Is ADL actually extending the dynamic range of the captured information, or is it just some "clever" post-processing?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 19:41 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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canon person: Nicer images than those from my 5D3.

Noob.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2013 at 12:56 UTC
On article Nokia launches 41MP Lumia 1020 for Windows Phone 8 (131 comments in total)
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Photato: DPReview comments about the Nikon D800E (36mp) full frame DSLR:
"Pushing these cameras to achieve their maximum level of detail requires an investment of both time (methodical preparation) and money (the very best lenses Nikon makes). "
41mp is a marketing gimmick...

@Rage, who says that the lens is small? The aperture is 8.02/2.4 = 3.33 mm wide. The aperture on the m43 14mm F3.5 kit lens is for comparison 14/3.5 = 4 mm wide. Nokia lens has a shorter flange-to-sensor distance. This means higher angle of incidence for the sensor. I heard this could be a problem, but I do know know exactly in what way.

There is a nice explanation about diffraction here: http://tinyurl.com/7zkcd. Nokia 808 is not diffraction limited, due to the relatively large sensor size. On a 1/3'' sensor, 16 MP would be diffraction-limited even with a wide aperture.

Check out this before you throw out your DSLR: http://tinyurl.com/nmp3lc6. This is also a very bad omen: http://tinyurl.com/qzopzlc. But yes, 808 seems to hold its ground against the digicams, at least as long as you don't need the zoom or aperture control.

@Chikoo, Lumia is much closer to the scene than the other cams, so it has a better angle on the text.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 20:35 UTC
On article Nokia launches 41MP Lumia 1020 for Windows Phone 8 (131 comments in total)
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Photato: DPReview comments about the Nikon D800E (36mp) full frame DSLR:
"Pushing these cameras to achieve their maximum level of detail requires an investment of both time (methodical preparation) and money (the very best lenses Nikon makes). "
41mp is a marketing gimmick...

Good point, the playing card is simply out of focus on Lumina. On the other cameras they stopped down the aperture.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 01:48 UTC
On article Nokia launches 41MP Lumia 1020 for Windows Phone 8 (131 comments in total)
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Photato: DPReview comments about the Nikon D800E (36mp) full frame DSLR:
"Pushing these cameras to achieve their maximum level of detail requires an investment of both time (methodical preparation) and money (the very best lenses Nikon makes). "
41mp is a marketing gimmick...

Are you referring to those nice wave-like patterns on the globe, especially in the oceans? Is it possible to be sure that it's not moiré of some sort? It seems to be much more pronounced on Nikon D800E and actually also on Pentax 645D. Neither of those have anti-aliasing filters. On the other cameras that I checked, the oceans appear uniformly blue.

Also consider the detail level on other locations on the studio shot, such as this: http://tinyurl.com/l2pzpmv. Lumia loses squarely to Canon S110, as it of course should.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 00:20 UTC
On article Olympus executives sentenced, avoid jail time (50 comments in total)
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rennie12: . . . and I presume everybody knows what happened to the American head of the company who let the cat out of the bag. . . Gee, you don't ? He had to find another job.

How honorable for all concerned.

That's not too bad. I'd love to have him as the CEO in a company where I own stocks though.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2013 at 23:31 UTC
On article Olympus executives sentenced, avoid jail time (50 comments in total)
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rennie12: . . . and I presume everybody knows what happened to the American head of the company who let the cat out of the bag. . . Gee, you don't ? He had to find another job.

How honorable for all concerned.

Anyone knows what Woodford is doing now, after he exposed the scandal?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2013 at 11:07 UTC
On article Time magazine showcases Top 10 photos of 2012 (147 comments in total)
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draleks: A bit as an afterthought - here is the list of the best news photos of 2012 by Reuters:

http://blogs.reuters.com/fullfocus/2012/11/30/best-photos-of-the-year-2012

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think those photos are much more intersting. Almost every one of them have something special about the composition and there is also depth to the sense of drama they evoke. Enjoy!

My personal favourite: http://blogs.reuters.com/fullfocus/2012/11/30/best-photos-of-the-year-2012/#a=92

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 17:26 UTC
On article Time magazine showcases Top 10 photos of 2012 (147 comments in total)

A bit as an afterthought - here is the list of the best news photos of 2012 by Reuters:

http://blogs.reuters.com/fullfocus/2012/11/30/best-photos-of-the-year-2012

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think those photos are much more intersting. Almost every one of them have something special about the composition and there is also depth to the sense of drama they evoke. Enjoy!

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 17:15 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2 Hands-on Preview (146 comments in total)
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ulfie: Olympus's US website says there is no ISO 100 either in auto or manual mode: "AUTO ISO 200 - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) Manual ISO 200 - 25600."

It is true. Normally it's not a problem since you can reduce the aperture and the exposure time to match even the brightest conditions. There are some special applications where you don't want to do that, such as pictures of falling water where you want to create a dreamlike effect by long exposure, for example this one: http://500px.com/photo/22769087 .

Then you will need a neutral density filter.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 13:48 UTC
On article World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners (298 comments in total)
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Zig Ermeson: Lots of criticsism. People defending the Israeli site? This is sad. Why no women in the picture?

@Manuel - Antisemitism is quite rampant in the Arab world, as are most other forms of racism. It is a major driving force of the Arab-Israeli conflict, you shouldn't dismiss it that easily.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2013 at 22:38 UTC
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