djohnfot

Joined on Oct 13, 2012

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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (559 comments in total)

That's some surprisingly lousy IQ from a camera that promises better. In the recent past I've owned two different "premium compact" Panasonics and won't own another until the company improves it QC. The lens on my LX100 was downright terrible and Panasonic service was "unable" to fix the defects and took a very long time about it, too. Too bad Panasonic. Great handling cameras but your "Leica" lenses aren't up to standard. The "Zeiss" branded lenses on my current Sonys are completely satisfactory.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 14:35 UTC as 35th comment
On a photo in the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Mark IV Samples Gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Excellent samples that make me want to go and buy yet another Sony.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 03:46 UTC as 1st comment

I have been using Photoshop since before version 5.0 and happily paid the going rate. Now that I've retired I can no longer justify using it with its ever increasing cost of use coupled with Adobe's failure to fix many of its bugs. Despite the claims to the contrary there are reasonable and less costly alternatives to Photoshop. Right now I'm using DxO Photo and my 10-year old paid for copy of CS2 ( so I can use the NIK plug-ins). DxO develops RAW files from my Sony and Pentax cameras and its cataloging options are nearly as good. DxO is a winner. Its competition is rapidly improving their software while Adobe fiddle-farts around and gives us tiny incremental upgrades. It was a good ride with Adobe but they've lost me.

If I was still in the business I would likely have a different opinion for CC is still top dog but it doesn't seem to realize that its main competition is nipping at its heels.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 17:13 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica CL: first sample images (39 comments in total)
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djohnfot: Miserable IQ for a $3k camera. Image-wise my old $400 Sony HX300 blows its doors off at ISO 100 to 1000. If the photographer isn't at fault, the Leica isn't yet ready for prime time.

I looked at the RAW images and they are quite a bit better than the JPEGs but still not so hot. Plus I got the same impression from the images on another website. I would say it needs a firmware update to strengthen the JPEG engine and shooting sharpness. This is not what I would expect from a $3k camera or from Leica, which has made some of the world's finest small format cameras and lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 21:00 UTC
On article Leica CL: first sample images (39 comments in total)

Miserable IQ for a $3k camera. Image-wise my old $400 Sony HX300 blows its doors off at ISO 100 to 1000. If the photographer isn't at fault, the Leica isn't yet ready for prime time.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 23:40 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)

I was a Photoshop customer since version 5.0 but I stopped buying Adobe once they went to subscriptions. I'll use my ancient CS2, which I purchased new, until it dies. More current needs that CS2 can't handle are adequately handled elsewhere.

Bye, bye Adobe.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 14:15 UTC as 285th comment

This article is little more than advertising. I am waiting for DPR to do an actual in depth comparison.

I recently shot a reunion with my NEX 6 with a helper photographer shooting with an EOS 5DMKIII. My photos required MUCH LESS post processing because the white balance from the Canon was all over the place whereas the Sony's stayed pretty consistently and close to reality, That makes a huge difference to me and is one reason why I left my Canon at home and relied on my Sony (I have a wrist injury so using a DSLR was very uncomfortable). I did a CUSTOM setting and assume the other photographer used AWB. I did RAW conversion using DxO Optics Pro.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 18:16 UTC as 99th comment

I would like to see the eclipse images taken by those who are so heavily critical of the images in the article. Come on, guys, put up or shut up.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 17:54 UTC as 62nd comment
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pavluha: Why does the sun look bigger in the right image? Framing seems to be the same

Probably caused by lens distortion corrections during the RAW conversion.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 17:52 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (142 comments in total)
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djohnfot: Yeah, the world really needs yet another cheap tablet that no one wants, especially if its quality is as poor as that of other recent Kodak products.

Entoman, I was not referring to your posts, with which I mostly agree. Peace, my friend.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 16:39 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (142 comments in total)
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djohnfot: Yeah, the world really needs yet another cheap tablet that no one wants, especially if its quality is as poor as that of other recent Kodak products.

Why is there always some twit who has to offer up his unsolicited political opinions? Most of us come here to get away from all that rubbish. Leave it in the dustbin, people.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 05:29 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (142 comments in total)
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djohnfot: Yeah, the world really needs yet another cheap tablet that no one wants, especially if its quality is as poor as that of other recent Kodak products.

dansclic, you have wandered off on a tangent touching subjects no one was mentioning. What do you have against Canon, Nikon, and Ricoh/Pentax?

Kodak products recently marketed in North America have ranged in quality and usefulness from terrible to average. Some, like their 360 degree cameras show some forethought and innovation, most show little effort. The brand is declining and I'm thinking Archos should choose another brand under which they offer their products. In North America Kodak means cheap, having lost its panache decades ago.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 16:41 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (142 comments in total)

Yeah, the world really needs yet another cheap tablet that no one wants, especially if its quality is as poor as that of other recent Kodak products.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 23:54 UTC as 22nd comment | 9 replies
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (765 comments in total)

In 1963 I had a 127 Kodak brownie. In 1968, a Yashica 126, in 1971 a Yashica Electro 35 GS, which was a wonderful camera. Got my first SLR in 1973, a Petri. In 1976 I bought a Pentax Spotmatic F.

Now, many cameras later, I have a Canon EOS 60D.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 16:18 UTC as 167th comment
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview (125 comments in total)
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djohnfot: dpreview has always been one of the class acts in its field, with the best reviews and most up-to-date news and general interest articles. Here's to an even better 2015!

My one wish is that the trolls would at least read the article before they post their comments. Otherwise they are wasting their time and ours.

I said they were the best reviews, not the most up to date. Feel free to disagree.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 05:25 UTC
On article Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed (95 comments in total)
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djohnfot: I have a very similar Velbon that seems to do everything these do yet it cost only 1/2 that of the lowest price reviewed model. The only significant difference is that the Velbon is mostly aluminum. Is it worth double price for carbon fiber?

True, cf is stiffer and lighter than aluminum but the Velbon is very sturdy. That's probably because it incorporates a center brace. My only question is whether the cf tripods are worth 2X the price for a few ounces less weight.

Were I in the market for a full-sized tripod to replace my ancient Ponder & Best, which is all aluminum but steady as a rock and strong enough to hold a Mamiya 6 X 7 camera with lens, I would by a cf model. That P&B is no lightweight and the latest CF I tried is considerably lighter, which at my fairly advanced age is no small thing.

Cheers!

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 17:41 UTC
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview (125 comments in total)

dpreview has always been one of the class acts in its field, with the best reviews and most up-to-date news and general interest articles. Here's to an even better 2015!

My one wish is that the trolls would at least read the article before they post their comments. Otherwise they are wasting their time and ours.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 17:27 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
On article Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed (95 comments in total)

I have a very similar Velbon that seems to do everything these do yet it cost only 1/2 that of the lowest price reviewed model. The only significant difference is that the Velbon is mostly aluminum. Is it worth double price for carbon fiber?

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 15:07 UTC as 28th comment | 6 replies
On article Shooting Raw with the Nokia Lumia 1020 (76 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: I understand raw capability should made it more attractive to serious users. But wouldn't a serious raw user conclude that to get better quality, one needs to use a camera to take pictures?

Items like this exist for those who think that the latest tech is always better.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 17:50 UTC
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