Tapper123

Tapper123

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Joined on Dec 28, 2009

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On article Nikon Coolpix P950 review (224 comments in total)
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Jonathan Mac: I remember seeing one of these in a shop a while back and being shocked by how massive it is - it's gigantic. The review doesn't seem to mention this and and also doesn't show it in the hand (not that everyone has the same size of hands) or compared to any other camera (or anything else). Those who remember the "bridge" cameras (horrible, misleading term) of old may think it's similar but it's not.

You must have seen the P1000. The 950 is not that big, but the 1000 is massive.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2020 at 00:47 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III review (1531 comments in total)

2.3mp EVF. In 2020. On an $1800 camera. =/

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 06:17 UTC as 318th comment | 21 replies

I'm sure they'll fix it via firmware. It's an amazing looking lens, and I'm not even a Canon user.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2019 at 22:42 UTC as 45th comment
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BobYIL: After watching Rishi Sanyal's video demonstrating how AF on Sony A6400 following the eye and face of her daughter in constant motion, I felt a little sorry for the M-series owners who would never be able to experience such convenience.

Well, yeah... but I suspect people who can afford these Leicas can easily buy other cameras as well if they want them.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2019 at 05:31 UTC

Subscription = nope

Also, unless this supports all of the computational features of the iPhone 11 Pro camera app, it's worthless IMO (the iPhone 11 camera is only good because of the computational photo algorithms). But even if it does, why bother? The built-in camera app is already excellent, and there are endless ways to edit on the phone, including the excellent built-in editor.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 02:18 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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Foskito: LOL and people is whining about the $1700 X-PRO3? 😂😂😂

Neither one is a bad camera. Just not mainstream.

The painted Leica CL is rather silly, though.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2019 at 01:25 UTC
On article Hands-on: What you need to know about the new Leica SL2 (525 comments in total)

Looks like a brilliant camera. Seems like the only thing the L cameras don't have is phase detect AF.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2019 at 20:12 UTC as 82nd comment | 4 replies
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themountainphotographer: £10 per month, every month, every year. NO THANK YOU.

I am firmly staying with Affinity Photo, which incidentally costs, what, four months iPad PS subscription and it is also permanently yours!

As a hobbyist I can't justify Adobe's pricing for myself. I'm sure some pros can't either. Thankfully we do have alternatives that are more reasonably priced.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2019 at 21:53 UTC
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Fly18: I am REALLY impressed with Google's Night Milky-way shot. Well done, Google.
Apple, your move!

The nice thing is that because this is computational, all these companies can continue to improve things via software updates. I'd imagine that Apple will continue to refine their camera algorithms as will Google et al. Competition is good for the consumer.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2019 at 22:31 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV review (1503 comments in total)
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MDRCHINA: I am shooting landscapes at f5.6, 8. and 11. I am really struggling to see a meaningful difference in IQ between my Sony aRII and this new model (rented). Must be my 64 year old "film" eyes are losing resolving power...or not?

Perhaps the best aspect of the 61mp is the ability to switch to crop mode and still get a 26mp APS-C image. Otherwise, yeah, 61mp is well beyond what most photographers would need or even want (i.e. huge file sizes etc.).

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2019 at 19:56 UTC
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Horshack: As expensive as they may be, camera components are cheap compared to the moral cost of selling out human rights for profits.

Which is why I don't buy Android anymore. Google and Apple are both very greedy, but Google knowingly makes software for communist oppression of missions of people.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 17:21 UTC

Yes, Apple makes good money on these things, no doubt. But, as others have pointed out, you're paying for more than individual parts (same for any electronic device, including traditional digital cameras). R&D, software (which is a huge part of the camera functionality in smart phones), design, marketing etc.

Plus, you don't need to update every year, or buy the latest and greatest every time. I made do with a $200 iPhone 6 for a few years before buying an 11 Pro Max last week. It's fun having such a capable device, and my bad eyes appreciate the amazing screen, and I will get several years of use from it.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 17:17 UTC as 33rd comment

Got an 11 Pro Max a few days ago. Loving it. The camera is quite fun. No, it's not going to compete on a per-pixel level with our beloved bigger sensor cameras, but it really can turn out some very pleasing and decently detailed images (in general, but not always). For basic memories, social photos, personal fun and travel photos, it will do a good job. I think you'd be able to make some small to medium sized decent prints, but I haven't tried yet.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2019 at 00:31 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article iPhone 11 sample gallery (359 comments in total)
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Tom_A: The night mode pictures are really exceptional by phone standards.
I can see why joe sixpack wouldn’t want to buy a separate camera anymore.
I have a pretty good camera with “real bokeh”, an xt2. But it is not always with me.not to mention my medium format film fujis which I take sometimes on a trip.
Good thing is, this phone quality will allow me to take more decent enough pictures. I have an iphone 6 plus which is getting slow at 5 years, and Inintend to replace it with an 11 pro. Happy that the camera will be quite usable.
I realise that it is not for pixel peeping.

Tom_A, you nailed it. I have not really used phone cameras much, my current phone is an iPhone 6. But I'm impressed by what this iPhone 11 can do, and might get one. It's no replacement for "real" cameras, but it's the camera you can always have with you, and from what I'm seeing it can do pretty well overall.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 07:33 UTC
On article iPhone 11 sample gallery (359 comments in total)
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martindpr: Nice quality pics but low pride of ownership. If I were a programmer, this would've been quite appealing, but unfortunately, I'm not.

martindpr, you are really missing the point. I also love real cameras with viewfinders and dials, definitely. But this is a phone, a device you always take along. Having a decent "good enough" camera always with you is pretty nice, I think.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 07:29 UTC
On a photo in the iPhone 11 sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)
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D_Gunman: Over-saturated color.

Yes, definitely. But, I imagine there is way to change that? Maybe using another app to take the photo? I don't know offhand, as I generally don't use phone cameras. But, I am overall impressed by what I've seen from this iPhone. I might consider one...

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 07:06 UTC
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ShatteredSky: Now we know why it´s been so quiet around the E-M5 III ;-)

This sensor won't be in the EM5 III.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2019 at 01:38 UTC
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Albert Valentino: When did DPR become a site to spread rumors?

Probably because this rumor is accurate and they already are testing the camera behind the scenes.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2019 at 00:28 UTC
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rgs_45: Sounds like an excellent camera, better than the current EM5 II with the rumored specs. Just the P-DAF alone is a great improvement. I hope they will make a battery grip for it and will come out same time as the body and spares battery

I will take one IF they bundle it with the 12-200/3.5-6.3 for, let say, $1199.00-1299.00? Okay, $1399.00 max. Final offer.

Hmm. Don't know about those prices. You can get new and used EM1 II's for that price range.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2019 at 00:27 UTC
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Photoman: Got tired of waiting for this and bought a A7III instead.

I'm considering a similar move this year. Main camera has been an EM5 II since it launched. It's not a bad little camera, but I would like some significant IQ improvements, and it's sounding like that won't happen with Olympus.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2019 at 00:26 UTC
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