davids8560

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On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (163 comments in total)
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justmeMN: If you want a 16MP APS-C sensor, one is also available in the 2011 Nikon D5100.

And it's a darn good sensor!

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 06:13 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (386 comments in total)

I think the Nikon D500 is cheap. I couldn't build one myself for a million billion dolllars!

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 12:22 UTC as 15th comment
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (365 comments in total)

This is an exciting collection of sample photos, and an interesting array of observer opinions.

But with all the variations in PC monitor screens, PC color calibration, and monitor resolution, how does anyone know if they're seeing the samples close to how they are supposed to appear? Like the people who say they don't like the color, etc.? Maybe it's their monitor?

As for me, I look at all the Sony raving and wonder why I keep leaning towards Panasonic for compacts and Nikon for ILC. Because I've had a few Sonys. Why wasn't I raving too?

But I suppose what some half-knowledgeable hobbyist in the suburbs thinks doesn't add up to a hill of beans in this crazy, mixed-up world, at the end of the day, when the buck stops, all things being equal, and that being said.

It just seems like if you don't go Sony around here you'll regret it. Maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow, but someday, and for the rest of your life.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 23:09 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (174 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: I wonder in how many more roundups the Pana TZ100 would show up.

I want to see a 2016 worst camera round up!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 14:21 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (305 comments in total)
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davids8560: I would like to see a RX-variation resembling the Canon G5X.

Do you suppose Sony (or any manufacturer) is designing a response to the ZS100?

I would like more control points on the body.

Canon offers three variations to suit buyers. They're all pretty compact. I wonder just the same if an even tinier RX-variation is possible!

(BTW I own none of the Canons. just sayin'. But I think there's a segment that would like more control points on the body even if it made the camera a little bit larger.)

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 21:36 UTC

Informative reader comments along with this article. I mean, for someone like me who has had DPR-fueled GAS for 10 years but has learned proportionately very little about the art of photography itself along the way! (I'm trying now!)

I'm wondering, could I get anything approaching the look of these photos with my K-3 or D7100 and maybe $500?

You wouldn't use this lens for anything else besides portraits?

BTW that model has a winning smile!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 21:25 UTC as 77th comment | 5 replies
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (305 comments in total)

I would like to see a RX-variation resembling the Canon G5X.

Do you suppose Sony (or any manufacturer) is designing a response to the ZS100?

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 13:03 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

I believe it was a simple Olympus Trip 35. It seemed good enough. I was maybe 14 years old and knew very little about photography. But it took nice snapshots at summer camp.

And so I tried Olympus first when I decided to buy my first digicam. It was an Olympus P&S called the D-560. And it was incredibly slow and boring. And I returned it the same day!

Then I tried a 4-megapixel Minolta S414. It was an open box deal. Something like $50. You could choose one of two apertures and any shutter speed. I thought that was great! But it sure went through AA batteries quickly!

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 15:00 UTC as 172nd comment
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (407 comments in total)
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telefunk: Would buy it if it was more like the LX100 size-wise and usablity wise. Of course IQ is much better than the LX100. Why must one always chose between IQ and ergonomics?

Agreed.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 18:26 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (407 comments in total)

Perhaps transplanting the guts of this camera into a new, slightly larger body with more direct controls and a fast lens which provides a little more reach is in order. The RX1000 Mk I, anybody?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 18:21 UTC as 136th comment | 3 replies

sold

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 05:08 UTC as 66th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1988 comments in total)
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jorepuusa: I`m a photojournalist for 40 years. I have D800 and I had D200 and D100 and several other Nikons. Why?
Because of Nikon´s ergonomics. That is the main reason pros choose cams. When a pro shoots, he keeps both eyes open. The left eye looks what happens all around the area the camera is aiming at. The right eye checks framing. Together we see a slightly soft area where the framing is sharp in center . (english is my third language sorry bout that.) Keeping the left eye shut means the right gets wet and hard to use. Etc. many reasons.
For me the prism of Nikon is sufficiently to the left. Some faces need canon or others.
Reading these reviews, very little about ergonomics indeed. If one really uses the camera, the more handling means. Pros very seldom talk about noise etc. I`ve never done it and writers never talk about Word or their keyboard.
Couldn`t there be at least one professional photographer in Your team? So the really meaningful things could stand up.

I enjoy my Pentax DSLR for these same reasons. I like the layout or whatever, and something about it just compels me to use it way more than past DSLRs. But l also think Nikon is the king of JPEGs (among other things) and lately I'm thinking at the end of the day IQ above all else is the most important thing to consider. Of course I could start shooting RAW, and I suppose I should, but I think I've been sort of stuck in advanced beginner mode for a long time! But I understand what you're saying!

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 11:23 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (356 comments in total)

How about a little fun speculation ? Match the various models to with the work and style of some great photographers from the past. Which models would they (probably) choose for what they did?

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 18:10 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

Is the K-1 out of stock, or not yet available?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 02:25 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
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davids8560: Obtaining knowledge and experience has always required encounters with both failure and success, and often years of dedication, experimentation, and hard work. The sum of this experience gave a person both added value and character. I guess we're moving away from these pesky old bugaboos now. Welcome to the age of shake-and-bake perfection and expertise! Still, I gotta wonder: what kind of world is all this progress progressing us towards? I might buy one of these, just to find out.

Serious English? You can't be serious. Trust me. All three words are in the serious dictionary. Are there a lot of words and perhaps entire languages and forms of expression you're unfamiliar with that you summarily dismiss out of hand? What a pity. But let's get back to the subject at hand: Do you think technology which obviates expertise that once took sometimes years of experience and study is a good thing?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 18:22 UTC
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davids8560: Obtaining knowledge and experience has always required encounters with both failure and success, and often years of dedication, experimentation, and hard work. The sum of this experience gave a person both added value and character. I guess we're moving away from these pesky old bugaboos now. Welcome to the age of shake-and-bake perfection and expertise! Still, I gotta wonder: what kind of world is all this progress progressing us towards? I might buy one of these, just to find out.

"THAT is the example I didn't think about!!! Elvis Vs. Bieber. Tina Turner vs. Britney Spears. Guns-n-Roses vs. Nickelback. Modern technology gives anyone a chance to "make music". The result - there is no music."

Yes. So whether it is clear to you or not, we make similar observations.

A key benefit this camera aims to provide is the ability to return to a shot and "re-do" it an unlimited number of times, rather than being constrained by the traditional idea of being such an experienced "pro" you that you "nail" your shots the first time.

Kind of ironic then that you take notice with the 11 changes (edits?) I made. I confess I wanted to make a few more changes, but DPR imposes a limit!

So thank you for using your intelligence to distract other readers by mocking me, rather than actually contemplating and responding to the questions I raised. Questions, I might add, which we evidently share, despite your apparent difficulty understanding me.

Cheers.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 20:04 UTC

Obtaining knowledge and experience has always required encounters with both failure and success, and often years of dedication, experimentation, and hard work. The sum of this experience gave a person both added value and character. I guess we're moving away from these pesky old bugaboos now. Welcome to the age of shake-and-bake perfection and expertise! Still, I gotta wonder: what kind of world is all this progress progressing us towards? I might buy one of these, just to find out.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 08:50 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2156 comments in total)

Yeah, I dunno. I still have pretty bad memories from my experiences with the NEX-5 and the NEX-7, especially when it came to dealing with Sony customer service. Without question Sony makes fantastic sensors. But the legacy camera companies seem to know how to build a body around those sensors, provide great lenses for those bodies, and process images captured by those great sensors consistently and markedly better than Sony ever has, IMHO. I'm all for MILCs, but I will probably wait until one of the more experienced players in the industry produces one which I really, really like. Valid or not, or truly pertinent or not, this review equivocates too much and concludes with more Cons than Pros, and I cannot ignore it.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 20:43 UTC as 139th comment | 6 replies

Just curious: Why do 4K vids from my FZ1000 play haltingly on my PC, but this RX10 sample video plays just fine? Thanks, David.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 09:20 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup (190 comments in total)
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GEwart: I've just bought the SX60, I wasn't even tempted buy the P900 even if it was readily available despite it's amazing lens. The images I've seen are too smudged with in camera noise reduction. Now if the Nikon had the Canon sensor.... how often can one say that?

P610. That's what I decided too, and that's what I done did! Best choice for a very long consumer zoom, given all the assorted and inevitable drawbacks and compromises among the bunch.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 06:45 UTC
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