raztec

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Nov 13, 2005
About me:

Traveling and paragliding is what I used to love.
But now it's my boy.

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I still don't get all the naysayers here about the kinds of stories dpreview highlight.

First off, no one is twisting your arm to read these stories if they aren't of interest to you. Second, it's not like the major stories and product announcements are ever missed because of these more minor stories. And finally, I really appreciate any story that has to do with photography, be it product announcement/reviews, techniques, software, profiles etc.

DPR is still one of my most frequented sites. Keep up the good work gentlemen!!

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 03:16 UTC as 10th comment
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K E Hoffman: As someone who was there just miles from where this was taken. This video does not even capture the experience. Heck the exposure was not even corrected well enough to capture what as a spectacular corona this time. I like seeing the prominences but I can see those in still shots.
This for me is a case of too much gear not enough art. It isolated a spectacular and very emotional event for many into data collection.

No photo ever does justice to the full reality of the experience. But I disagree with you about this video.

I saw the event at ground zero as well and I'd this video captures the magnitude of the event better than any other photos I've seen.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 15:48 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)

I think my D300s is getting dated. Perhaps it's time for an upgrade and the D850 seems like a good option. Most likely it will be the camera I'll use for the next 10 years.

Other than the huge files, which I don't think I'll really need, it's got everything I was hoping for. It should be perfect for every kind of landscape and sports shooters with the high frame rate and pro level AF.

Gonna wait though for a real review to assess it's dynamic range and low light abilities. If it truly delivers then it's the one to get. If not, then I'll look for a used D750 or D810.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 15:37 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D700 (113 comments in total)
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raztec: The absolute perfect camera if it wasn't for it's 95% viewfinder coverage.

I like to know that what I see in the viewfinder is what I will get in the final shot.
It's about having complete control over your composition and not have the camera crop out 5% for you.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 18:20 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D700 (113 comments in total)

The absolute perfect camera if it wasn't for it's 95% viewfinder coverage.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:54 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (998 comments in total)

What! No built in flash??
Even the Canon Rebels have built in flash!

Now how am I gonna take a snapshot of my cat in the dark?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:34 UTC as 139th comment | 1 reply
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vesa1tahti: Nikon 30, Canon 0, Sony 0. I've been a Nikon shooter tens of years, no better camera in the world. BTW never tried any Sony or Canon,

You can't even do math. Even the worst camera should get at least 12. And if you consistently chose Nikon as the best photo it would have gotten 36, not 30.

Why BS your way through life?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 23:50 UTC
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (248 comments in total)
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D. Bruce Yolton: What's sad about the Japanese manufacturers decline is how they've forgotten about when to be proprietary and when to develop standards. They used to set standard to move the market along. Now they're doing proprietary things to protect their declining market shares.

The battle isn't Canon vs. Nikon vs. Sony vs. micro 4/3. It's prosumer cameras vs. phones/go pros/drones.

For example, all of the prosumer cameras have wifi video feeds either built in or as an option, but do they work with Facebook Live or Periscope? For the most part, they only work with crappy proprietary software only for monitoring.

So, folks use their phone to broadcast weddings, concerts, etc.

To survive in a fast changing world, you have to be willing to eat your young. Japan has stopped doing this and will fail.

But the big manufacturers could do a ton by making their cameras at least social media convenient.

I use my phone to take shots I know I will be sharing with friends on FB or chat for example. If my camera could post as easily to social media, I would prefer to use that over my phone

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (248 comments in total)

Too little too late. I sincerely hope they don't sink, but their marketing department are to blame more than anyone.

They missed the boat on mirrorless completely not wanting to cannibalize the sales of their DSLRs. A simple digital FM2 or rangefinder would've sold by the buckets.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 06:16 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
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icexe: I find it hilarious that while many of you are sitting on your butts obsessing over shadow noise and depth-of-field, he was actually outside taking pictures, having fun and getting paid for it.

It doesn't have to be mutually exclusive.

One can still go outside and take videos AND critique a camera. That's what the authors of this piece wanted - people to assess for themselves a camera's capabilities.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 16:48 UTC

First they came for a dollar, and I didn't speak up...

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 19:22 UTC as 33rd comment

I love to boogie.
I love to dance, dance, dance.
...but I'm not so good at staying alive!

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 20:13 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)

Steve Jobs is rolling in his grave. This is the beginning of the end for Apple. Time to short their stock.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 18:41 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
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raztec: Why is this camera even newsworthy? All the cheap, low end DSLRs do about the same thing.

Barney, I thought you would like to get some feedback about the types of cameras that your audience deems newsworthy. It's only my opinion, but it may be shared by others as well.

My take is that kind of people who frequent this forum aren't into low end DSLRs. Though I know the value is there in terms of image quality, this has been recognized for a long time.

I'd like to think you guys have much better things to do...:)

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 15:50 UTC

Why is this camera even newsworthy? All the cheap, low end DSLRs do about the same thing.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 15:08 UTC as 33rd comment | 8 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (390 comments in total)

No ND filter and viewfinder is a real shame. This would have been a great alternative to the Sony RX100 series.

I don't know what Panasonic are thinking. Perhaps they just don't have the production capability that Sony has with respect to miniaturization.

I'd have bought both this and the LX100 if the former had a viewfinder and ND filter and the latter a tiltable LCD screen.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 04:30 UTC as 105th comment | 2 replies
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raztec: I don't understand all the negative comments. I totally get what Richard is talking about. This is a classic case of Johnny-come-lately. Too little too late.

Pretty well everyone who has wanted a lighter, smaller camera with image quality far better than any point and shoot but didn't want to lug around a DSLR has had to buy into the Sony, m43 or Fuji camp.

Canon and Nikon are tepid and fearful and have tried not to cannibalize sales of their DSLRs, but in the meantime have driven many people away from their products. They don't realize that many people actually own 2 or 3 cameras and would prefer to stick with one brand.

I've got a Nikon DSLR which I'll take out for the occasional sports shoot or macro shot, but am migrating to m43. I would have happily given my money to Nikon had they had a high quality mirrorless like the a6300 that could use existing Nikon lenses.

Oops, sorry Barney.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 04:23 UTC

I don't understand all the negative comments. I totally get what Richard is talking about. This is a classic case of Johnny-come-lately. Too little too late.

Pretty well everyone who has wanted a lighter, smaller camera with image quality far better than any point and shoot but didn't want to lug around a DSLR has had to buy into the Sony, m43 or Fuji camp.

Canon and Nikon are tepid and fearful and have tried not to cannibalize sales of their DSLRs, but in the meantime have driven many people away from their products. They don't realize that many people actually own 2 or 3 cameras and would prefer to stick with one brand.

I've got a Nikon DSLR which I'll take out for the occasional sports shoot or macro shot, but am migrating to m43. I would have happily given my money to Nikon had they had a high quality mirrorless like the a6300 that could use existing Nikon lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 07:32 UTC as 113th comment | 5 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (102 comments in total)

I'm surprised more manufacturers aren't doing these action cams and doing it right. A simple screen, stabilization, super slow mo, water/shock proof etc. They could replace all point and shoots for traveling except when shooting macro.

Garmin's new camera with the ability to overlay speed and altitude is on the right path. Just have to wait and see how the image quality is.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 16:32 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies

For 10 seconds work and a $40,000 haul.
That translates to about $14 million/hour.
These guys belong on wall street.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 04:24 UTC as 105th comment
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