Erick L

Lives in Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Canada
Has a website at http://www.borealphoto.com
Joined on Aug 17, 2006

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On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (253 comments in total)
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D135ima: Canon G1 X III is the most pocketable APS-C camera on market. It's good for landscapes or travel photo if you want take pictures not just for web and if ypu need really pocketable camera (No, M5 with 15-45 will not fit into the inside pocket of the jacket).
Not bad DR on ISO 100 and resolution (if the lens is not lousy) sufficient for 12-16 "clear/honest megapixels" - makes this camera unique. But still very expensive. 800 - I right now would reconsider my plans for gear . 900 - very good. 1000 - ok, why not ? But 1300 - no thanks.

The Sony APS bodies with 16-50 are about the same size but without that hump.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: I don't understand why this would be any different from any other major metropolitan city like Chicago and NYC?

Why don't you share your wisdom then?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 00:11 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: I don't understand why this would be any different from any other major metropolitan city like Chicago and NYC?

It isn't. What's your point?

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 00:10 UTC
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sh10453: Hallelujah!!! The laws of physics have been changed. Thanks to Metabones. An f/1.2 becomes an f/0.7 after inserting a chunk of glass, with multiple elements, between it and the camera.
Give them the Nobel Prize for physics!!!

F-stop is a ratio between focal length and aperture. Reducing focal length gets you a bigger f-stop.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 14:39 UTC
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matthew saville: Wow, this is downright embarrassing. Manfrotto profits must really be tanking, if they've decided to just throw in the towel and concede victory to the cheap junk market.

Not that I'm surprised, with the sheer volume of "I bought an XYZ for only $$ and it's great!" ...that I've seen in recent years.

I don't know what you people consider "heavy use" or "smooth operation" WRT tripods, but I've lost count of all the knock-off brand tripods I've destroyed over the years. The center column starts wobbling. The leg angles start flapping incessantly and constantly need to be tightened. The legs start jamming because the cheap plastic shims inside the leg locks get all sloppy after a while. The rubber on the leg locks starts melting off and/or spinning freely, making a catastrophic failure increasingly likely. The rubber on the ballhead knobs dries and cracks and falls off. The ballhead itself gets hopelessly prone to either jamming or sloppiness.

I could go on, but you get the idea.

190, 055 and some lighter model that broke on first use, all bought between 1998 and 2001. The 190 broke from the cold where the legs attach and the 055 required constant tightening, as in every few minutes. I gave it away. Not to mention the poor clip design. Add to that two ballheads (don't remember model) using RC-2 plates made of soft metal that got eaten quickly.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 03:36 UTC
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matthew saville: Wow, this is downright embarrassing. Manfrotto profits must really be tanking, if they've decided to just throw in the towel and concede victory to the cheap junk market.

Not that I'm surprised, with the sheer volume of "I bought an XYZ for only $$ and it's great!" ...that I've seen in recent years.

I don't know what you people consider "heavy use" or "smooth operation" WRT tripods, but I've lost count of all the knock-off brand tripods I've destroyed over the years. The center column starts wobbling. The leg angles start flapping incessantly and constantly need to be tightened. The legs start jamming because the cheap plastic shims inside the leg locks get all sloppy after a while. The rubber on the leg locks starts melting off and/or spinning freely, making a catastrophic failure increasingly likely. The rubber on the ballhead knobs dries and cracks and falls off. The ballhead itself gets hopelessly prone to either jamming or sloppiness.

I could go on, but you get the idea.

Your OP describes my experience with "old" Manfrotto tripos. I've had 3 and they were all junk.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 21:55 UTC
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quietrich: In October 2015, the UK government required large retailers to charge 5p for their single-use plastic bags. By July 2016 the use of those plastic bags had dropped by 85%.

It's not rocket science.

It's a lot simpler to convince people to use reusable bags.

Toyota has several Prius models and most look like any other car. Hybrids are common nowadays and Prius are nothing special.

Another easy change: bamboo toothbrushes.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 15:30 UTC
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quietrich: In October 2015, the UK government required large retailers to charge 5p for their single-use plastic bags. By July 2016 the use of those plastic bags had dropped by 85%.

It's not rocket science.

From your link:

"The overall conclusion was that reusable bags have lower environmental impacts than all the single-use bags, including both lightweight HDPE bags and degradable bags."

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 06:07 UTC
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quietrich: In October 2015, the UK government required large retailers to charge 5p for their single-use plastic bags. By July 2016 the use of those plastic bags had dropped by 85%.

It's not rocket science.

And most people use the heavier bags from dozens to hundreds of time.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 05:48 UTC
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quietrich: • Recycle
• Leave a place as you found it
• Don’t eat bits of dead animals
• Buy goods produced ethically
• Don’t consume what you don’t need
• Be politically active
• Buy goods produced locally
• Act in opposition to the ideology of ownership (walk where they don’t want you to walk)
• Plant trees and clear litter
• Recognise the power of your wallet to influence
• Ask yourself about what kind of place you want your descendants to live in

And that concludes today’s sermon. Really sorry - I could go on for hours about this, but just had to contribute my two-penny-worth.

Cheers

Reduce should come first.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 02:54 UTC
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em jo photo: Awesome! Now Google and "the algorithm" can watch me ALL THE TIME!

...and microwave ovens.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 11:57 UTC
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Bambi24: Canon (and Nikon for that matter).

Can us APS-C users get an affordable 100-400mm APS-C already.

Everyone I know, including me, is buying the new Sigma 100-400mm since it's $700 compared to the $2000 Canon 100-400mm USM II.

(and it's black instead of the...... look-at-me-come-steal-my-$2000-lens...white canon lens)

Now we have even more choice with the Tamron.

Do you not want users to buy native lenses or something?

Why do you refuse to compete in this space?

APS telephotos aren't any smaller than FF.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 19:15 UTC

Why use a machine when DPR forums have real people fighting over how you should spend your money.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 00:04 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
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matthew saville: At $9,100 to $43,000 to transport 1 LB of gear into space, ...is anybody going to calculate how much NASA could have saved by ordering Sony A9's instead?

A few million, I'd wager?

The Sony doesn't need batteries. It plugs directly into the ISS solar panels!

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 11:42 UTC
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JEROME NOLAS: Where do you buy stratospheric baloon???

Amazon.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 04:39 UTC
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justmeMN: "They were some of the first cameras to feature extensive on-sensor PDAF..." -DPR

Nikon 1 had PDAF in 2011, but still hasn't put in Live View of any of their DSLRs. Innovation doesn't count, if you don't use it.

Just like they had an early P&S with a VR lens but didn't have VR for SLR lenses until they lost their telephoto customers to Canon.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 18:17 UTC

This is what the Nikon DL 18-50 was made for... :(

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 03:38 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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Sdaniella: traveling ultra light is strictly a sunny endeavor ...

attempting the exact same colorful scenery, albeit moonlit, and the blue sky filled also with stars ... golden hour in deep hours of night, too ... one must travel quite a bit heavier ...

Less than a pound heavier for a trailpix, two for a stand alone tripod.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 21:18 UTC
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wb2trf: "Camera companies want your money, but they're rarely stupid..." Rarely stupid? But, they make some whopper stupid decisions when they do. The Nikon 1 is a great example of a marketing driven decision that was incredibly stupid. In fact its full stupidity is still unfolding. "4K on EOS or not "is nothing, nothing, neither here nor there, by comparison to the NIkon 1.

In other words, Nikon was stupid. The DL line and Pentax mirrorless are another example. Panasonic said they were surprised that mirrorless buyers were coming from SLRs instead of phones and P&S. Anyone spending time on these forums could see that coming. This notion that manufacturers know better isn't true.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 01:25 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Torment (74 comments in total)
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Dheorl: Am I the only one who prefers it cropped to lose the bottom 1/8th or so?

That distracting bit at the bottom looks like a washed out footprint.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 21:20 UTC
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