RUcrAZ

RUcrAZ

Lives in Greece Patra, Greece
Works as a Consultant
Joined on Dec 26, 2005

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Neat job by Adobe, keep it up. Poor job by DPR as an article: DPR should have done some comparisons with the same pictures (and others, other types) with competitive applications, done by pro's with their best efforts in each case. As it was, it's not easy to tell whether it was a tiny improvement, good for a small number of niche photos, or a giant leap. I look forward to much-improved articles by DPR.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2021 at 14:23 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies

Outstanding effort, could have been great, but running the video at an equivalent jet aircraft speed detracted from the whole. It was not "immersive," nor documentary. A pity that such wonderful effort was destroyed (let's say "damaged") at the editing desk.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2021 at 18:42 UTC as 8th comment
On article Sample gallery: Nikon Z fc (89 comments in total)

None of the posted photos look very sharp to me. Maybe it's DPR's photo-manipulation system, maybe it's the lens used. Maybe it's my 24" DELL monitor; at any rate I am not impressed.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2021 at 18:44 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

The "nearly square" format is not clever; people reaching in pockets or purses by feel for the device won't know which end is up, forward, backward, or sideways..

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2021 at 13:17 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On challenge Ethnic wedding pictures (In full color only) (7 comments in total)

What is implied by "Ethnic?" The word is of Greek origin and it means "Country," or "State." Unless a "wedding" is held in some primitive part of the world, all weddings in any established nation are thus "Ethnic." Including at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, or Buckingham Palace.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2021 at 18:15 UTC as 1st comment
On article DPReview TV: Tamron 11-20mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD (66 comments in total)

Tokina makes an identical-spec 11-20mm f-2.8, I am surprised that DPR did not take the opportunity to compare the two.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2021 at 19:15 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On challenge FIre in action (3 comments in total)

Can the firemen be inside airplanes, dumping water? Or must they be visible humans in the picture?

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2021 at 03:49 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

With little more programming they could transform the cam into a "full" gps that would make each foto a "waypoint" and allow/guide the return to the exact same position, thus adding much utility to the camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 16:50 UTC as 6th comment | 6 replies
On article A photographer's guide to buying a smartphone (152 comments in total)
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RUcrAZ: Glossed-over was the quality of sound recording, when capturing Video. It would have been useful to read if there is a significant difference in the microphone/electronics for capturing sound (including wind-noise reduction) between cellphones.

Thank you, I appreciate the guide. I did check the video, but I stopped at around the 4-minute mark, when he started explaining that he was using a $1200 "app" to improve my iPhone 11's sound....( ! )

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2021 at 04:54 UTC
On article A photographer's guide to buying a smartphone (152 comments in total)

Glossed-over was the quality of sound recording, when capturing Video. It would have been useful to read if there is a significant difference in the microphone/electronics for capturing sound (including wind-noise reduction) between cellphones.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2021 at 14:19 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies

Glad to see "real" photos instead of being bombarded with NASA "animations." The real vs. animations score must be something like a 1:50 ratio! Good for DPR to re-publish the NASA pictures in their web site.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2021 at 08:33 UTC as 13th comment
On challenge Houses & Villas (1 comment in total)

What does the term "no buildings" mean? A house is a "building" in the English language. Further, your examples indicate multi-apartment "buildings," normally in the US anyway they are not considered "houses." Certainly not considered "single houses," rather are called "single buildings." Can you please clarify?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2021 at 04:59 UTC as 1st comment
On article Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? (897 comments in total)

To paraphrase a "classic" Western Movie clip:
"Buttons? Buttons? We don't need no stinking Buttons!!!

Link | Posted on May 7, 2021 at 14:53 UTC as 365th comment

Ridiculously huge camera body for such a small sensor!

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2021 at 17:02 UTC as 76th comment | 8 replies
On challenge monthly motion challenge (12 comments in total)

Sorry but I do not understand the rules. It says that the shot must have been made in November. It says that "it's freezing in January thus..." (What possible nuance does the "January" mention is for, if the shot is limited to the particular month of November?)
As an added note, the further rule that there are no restrictions in "capture date" it implies that the photo could have been taken in any year, as long as it was in November of that year. Is this the host's intent?

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2021 at 19:55 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
On challenge Monuments & statues (9 comments in total)

Why the particular "rule" forbidding cellphone photos? Any of the 6 sample entries could very easily have been taken via a cellphone.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2021 at 07:33 UTC as 4th comment
On challenge Simple Machine(s) - Macro Challenge (8 comments in total)
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By standing on the Shoulders of Giants: machine
/məˈʃiːn/

noun
plural noun: machines
an apparatus using mechanical power and having several parts, each with a definite function and together performing a particular task

The challenge host provides certain examples which clarify his meaning, not your dictionary's. Do you know what a "wedge" is?

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2021 at 06:57 UTC
On challenge Simple Machine(s) - Macro Challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

By standing on the Shoulders of Giants: machine
/məˈʃiːn/

noun
plural noun: machines
an apparatus using mechanical power and having several parts, each with a definite function and together performing a particular task

Just because a particular Dictionary (in the English language) says so, it does not follow that, in an international forum, we must adhere to that particlar definition.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2021 at 07:32 UTC
On challenge Foam and Bubbles - Macro Challenge (1 comment in total)

What is the host's definition of "macro?" If it means the traditional "1:1" ratio of subject to size-on-sensor, then at least one photo that depicts two soapy hands does not apply. Also, there is an entry with concentric multicolored ovals, which defy normal identification as bubbles or anything like them.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2021 at 19:44 UTC as 1st comment

To DPR: Cut through this "hand-wringing," and come up with a definitive article on the dozen or so Kickstarter projects you state you have discussed in your articles, and tell us what has been their individual history to date. That would be useful information (to us, as well as to you.) You have the resources, let us all learn something.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2021 at 05:21 UTC as 40th comment
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