Lin Evans

Joined on Oct 14, 1999

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On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (885 comments in total)

I definitely prefer a good optical viewfinder for sports, wildlife, action, etc., but for studio work a really good EVF does have decided advantages. It takes the guess work out of what the image will look like and reduces the need for bracketing, etc. I first became a fan of the EVF with my Sony DSC F828 and especially my Sony DSC R1. The R1's EVF saved me hours of time with studio shots by being able to let me make micro-adjustments to lighting and see them reflected in real time as the camera saw them.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 02:29 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: the Olympus C-2100UZ (104 comments in total)

Was and still is a great little camera. I still have my UZI and my 15fps E100RS as well as my C2020Z and a waterproof case for it. All still work perfectly and take great images... Olympus was breaking new ground. The E100RS would start taking images and cycle them in and out of RAM untill you pressed the shutter so you could get amazing frames such as the moment of impact when a major league pitcher's over-the-plate fastball was sent into left-field by a dead on hit at the plate. The UZI would let you zoom in on the action and get great wildlife shots with its stabilized zoom lens. Great products IMHO...

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 02:32 UTC as 13th comment

I still have and use my 950, 990 and 4500. They are all great for digiscoping as well as for quick macro's. Excellent and versatile instrument...

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 18:19 UTC as 16th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (160 comments in total)

Thanks! This prompted me to get mine out of the safe and fire it up! Great camera - built like a tank and used the same technology for beam splitting as my earlier 1.5 megapixel Sony DSC D700 and D770 models (still have all of them) but with that great 4 megapixel sensor. It's heft got me in shape for my next 4mp chunk of magnesium, my Canon EOS 1D which when mated with my old Canon 100-400L IS was a load to carry.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 16:39 UTC as 6th comment

Great job guys - just don't let the cowboys hear you say "steer riding" - LOL Those "steers" have all their original equipment!

Lin

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 03:35 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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RaghavBaijal: Even though this is impressive and all, 10-15 years from now, I wouldn't be surprised if I see a 100MP APSC sensor in a rangefinder sized body. And, it would probably do better high ISO.

And people would still be complaining about how the Kit Lens doesn't resolve more than 40MP because of which their pics look like horse $#@.

I downloaded the 700mb zipped file containing two tiff images which to me were disappointing because they were primarioly snow on mountains with nothing to indicate the overall color or detail capabilities. There were penguins on a ridge and dark trees with no way to really determine the quality of image other than to say that there was sufficient sharpness across the portions of in-focus capture. It would have been ever so much more meaningful to have given the reader some more interesting subject matter. Perhaps trees with leaves and flowers with color or even an insect. I really know very little more about the true capabilities of the camera and sensor than gleaned from reading the advertising....

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 15:37 UTC
On article 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup (193 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?

Perhaps the images were made with too much noise reduction applied? I have had every Canon super zoom since their first through the SX50 HS which I still have and use frequently. I also have the Nikon P900 and I can tell you with absolute assurance that the P900 has higher image quality than my SX50 HS... Just saying...

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 14:52 UTC
On photo RS_Sigma24-35_1C3A7729-24mm-F11 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

Lots of peripheral CA - hope it can be greatly compensated in lens correction...

Lin

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On SampleImage:1691472136 (4 comments in total)

Lots of peripheral CA - hope it can be greatly compensated in lens correction...

Lin

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On SampleImage:2000313419 (4 comments in total)

Lots of peripheral CA - hope it can be greatly compensated in lens correction...

Lin

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On SampleImage:3743463009 (4 comments in total)

Lots of peripheral CA - hope it can be greatly compensated in lens correction...

Lin

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On a photo in the Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art Real-World Samples sample gallery (4 comments in total)

Lots of peripheral CA - hope it can be greatly compensated in lens correction...

Lin

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Love those frames of the silhouetted Camel Rock at Tesuque with the moon. Having a telephoto adapter available might have added even more... Nice job!

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 11:49 UTC as 30th comment
On article Nikon D7200 Review (639 comments in total)
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Lin Evans: I'm having difficulty recconsiling this statement: " Despite the relatively low resolution of this sensor in the D7200, it will still stick to your subject in a wide variety of scenarios better than any competitor's APS-C DSLR, and the dedicated phase-detect module means the camera is also good at actually focusing on that tracked subject, even in continuous shooting. The improved low-light performance (down to -3EV) means you can continue to focus, and track, subjects in very dim light." and this statement: "If you're specifically after a DSLR and you mainly want to shoot stills, then the D7200 is an obvious choice:" Why would a camera which has the best AF tracking available in an APS C dSLR be considered one which is an obvious choice if " you mainly want to shoot stills???" Perhaps I"m misunderstanding what you mean by "stills." To me stills are non action - I assume you mean this to be non-video?

I don't think he's referring to the image sensor but rather the RGB metering sensor...

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 16:55 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 Review (639 comments in total)

I'm having difficulty recconsiling this statement: " Despite the relatively low resolution of this sensor in the D7200, it will still stick to your subject in a wide variety of scenarios better than any competitor's APS-C DSLR, and the dedicated phase-detect module means the camera is also good at actually focusing on that tracked subject, even in continuous shooting. The improved low-light performance (down to -3EV) means you can continue to focus, and track, subjects in very dim light." and this statement: "If you're specifically after a DSLR and you mainly want to shoot stills, then the D7200 is an obvious choice:" Why would a camera which has the best AF tracking available in an APS C dSLR be considered one which is an obvious choice if " you mainly want to shoot stills???" Perhaps I"m misunderstanding what you mean by "stills." To me stills are non action - I assume you mean this to be non-video?

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 23:36 UTC as 87th comment | 3 replies

I'd rather have a Chimp's hand - or even a dog's paw - LOL

Link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 20:26 UTC as 136th comment
On article Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted (145 comments in total)
In reply to:

Lin Evans: How are you converting your RAW files? My D7200 didn't come with a RAW converter like my D7000, D5300 and D7100 did???

I called Nikon's support and a very helpful lady gave me a link to Nikon's NX-i software. I installed it and it appears to work in concert with NX-D. Now when I open NX-D (latest version), it offers an option of opening the RAW file with NX-i and works to convert the RAW file. Problem solved.... Thanks all for the tips...

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 15:30 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted (145 comments in total)
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Lin Evans: How are you converting your RAW files? My D7200 didn't come with a RAW converter like my D7000, D5300 and D7100 did???

I loaded the latest NX-D version but it just says "cannot load" followed by the filename when I try to load the NEF...

Lin

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 18:31 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted (145 comments in total)
In reply to:

Lin Evans: How are you converting your RAW files? My D7200 didn't come with a RAW converter like my D7000, D5300 and D7100 did???

Thanks!

Lin

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 17:57 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted (145 comments in total)

How are you converting your RAW files? My D7200 didn't come with a RAW converter like my D7000, D5300 and D7100 did???

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 02:39 UTC as 5th comment | 5 replies
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