davids8560

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Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 05:08 UTC as 66th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1984 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 (289 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 17th comment

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 | 5 replies
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2154 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 131st 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 (186 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
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (892 comments in total)
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Steve Swayne: I have been using this camera now for around a year and I am very happy with it. Here are a few recent shots from a music festival:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/maleny_steve/albums/72157656347853214

And some video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJglsU6QDu0

I often use a plug-in power microphone with the camera for video, a Tascam TM-2X Stereo Camera Microphone.

A BIG +1 on the video, for sure! I was so happy when this camera came out. But I hardly use mine, as it turns out.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 02:31 UTC
On article Sony introduces Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 30x travel zoom (79 comments in total)

Too late!

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2016 at 18:28 UTC as 32nd comment

I still have to learn basic photography. So, like, you know.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 20:53 UTC as 15th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (309 comments in total)
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davids8560: For correction: DPR's Full Spec page shows the DL 24-500's viewfinder as being optional. That's a deal breaker for many here, so it probably should be updated. Thanks.

Yes, thanks for your comment. But please note that I was referring to the spec sheet in the side-by-side camera comparison charts. That's where it says the DL24-500's EVF is optional.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 13:05 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (309 comments in total)

For correction: DPR's Full Spec page shows the DL 24-500's viewfinder as being optional. That's a deal breaker for many here, so it probably should be updated. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 15:13 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)

I think Pentax has a real winner here. A few months ago, people laughed when I said I hoped the new full frame model would be under $2,000. They said, "Keep dreaming!" They were sure it was going to be $3,000+.

I would have preferred built-in flash. And a fully-articulating LCD.

I give the Pentax K-1 a Gold Award and an 88% rating.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 23:59 UTC as 626th comment
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (555 comments in total)

Thank you for the interesting review!

I can't quantify my impression to back it up, but it seems to me a larger number of cameras reviewed here end up being summarily rated "Not So Good" for Action Photography.

So I'm thinking, the list of cameras which are in fact good for Action Photography must be fairly short! What are they? I mean, besides the very top-of-the-line Nikon and Canon models.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 21:11 UTC as 122nd comment
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BostonC: Sry, not my cup of tea. The facial distortion is unpleasant. As for bringing the surrounding "to help tell the story", you can do w 50-90mm too, just change your framing and don't stick the lens into the model's face.

I could be confused, but I believe it was either the AKC or the KOA, or perhaps the NOAA, which ruled long ago that US-based sunset portraiture west of the Mississippi during the vernal phase to be ill-advised due to tangential atmospheric chaffing distortion (TACD) caused by copious moisture ions rising over the wide-open winter farmlands of the Midwest. Clearly this was a dicey undertaking from the get-go, and I admire the author's grit, determination, and fortitude. The biting remarks move me about as much as a slice of week-old toast.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 03:01 UTC
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chkproductions: Athough some pleasant shots, I would not describe these as portraits. They are mostly some casual headshots and group shots. I think the term portrait has been stretch thin here.

Both artistic and scientific achievement rely a great deal on experimentation, don't you agree?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 02:52 UTC
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veroman: Appears to be an advertisement/promotion of the Sigma lens more than it is a case for using wide angle for portraiture, which I, personally, would never do.

Suggesting wide angle for portraits has been around for decades. Sometimes it works, but most of the time it's no match for a solid, 85mm + portraiture ... for what I think are obvious reasons.

Forgive me but for clarification not quibbling, I take it you would mean a 15mm or 21mm lens on a 1.5x crop sensor, right? Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 02:43 UTC
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