phazelag

phazelag

Lives in United States Hesperia, CA, United States
Works as a Sales
Has a website at http://scottzinda.com/
Joined on Nov 21, 2010

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On article Chris and Jordan reflect on DPReview's past and future (192 comments in total)
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Yabob: I prefer to read my news & reviews as opposed to watching video, which is for short-attention-span children.

I am all for reading. I also read and prefer to video about half the time. I would argue that the Chris and Jordan reviews take more time and focus to watch and find what I am looking for.

I don't always have time to read a full article or watch a full review when all I want to know is a detail or two.

But I think it's a very broad assumption to say that the only people who watch videos have a short attention span. Plenty of experienced adults find value in both formats.

Chris and Jordan make a quality product that I sometimes find value in.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2023 at 02:59 UTC
On article DPReview TV: We react to our 2022 predictions (92 comments in total)

Can't predict but I would like to see RF APC-S lighter and cheaper lenses for the R7 and R10. I dont mean the repurposed EOS M lenses either. I would like an RF10-22 f2.8 among others.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2022 at 22:24 UTC as 20th comment
On photo Sunflower Spectacle in the People Photography - Any Year challenge (2 comments in total)

Congratulations! Great Photo!

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2022 at 05:32 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Love them all!

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2022 at 22:55 UTC as 11th comment

Does Nikon own a part of Tamron or do they just partner? I tried looking it up and it says Sony owns 12% of Tamron and New Well owns 18%. Just curiosity only. Seems like most of my cameras share DNA with more than one brand. Lots of Sony sensors in my point and shoots.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2022 at 18:06 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article EOS R10 studio scene packs a punch (188 comments in total)
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phazelag: The R7 they had must of had something off my R7 matches my Sony and other Canons much more closely on color. The color changes do distract, but it's nice information. The R7 is getting more comments based on these colors though.

Thank Snoopy. I thought I corrected that.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2022 at 00:23 UTC
On article EOS R10 studio scene packs a punch (188 comments in total)

The R7 they had must of had something off my R7 matches my Sony and other Canons much more closely on color. The color changes do distract, but it's nice information. The R7 is getting more comments based on these colors though.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2022 at 21:02 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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ZilverHaylide: "Topaz Labs, the maker of various photo editing tools and plugins, has announced Topaz Photo AI, a new program that brings all three of its existing editing tools into a single program"

Will the component tools continue to be available separately? Because if not, let me rewrite the product announcement for you, to better reflect an important side effect:

"Topaz Labs, the maker of various photo editing tools and plugins, has announced Topaz Photo AI, a new program that brings all three of its existing editing tools into a single program, and that lets the company extract more money from those who want only one of its component tools, and previously would only have bought just the one."

I appreciate the candor of Brian from marketing. I don't begrudge anyone maximizing their profit on a great piece of work, but that comes with diminishing returns.

I have spent a lot of time trying to detach from Adobe, but overall I find them useful and the subscription ends up being easier to bite off than the old upgrade price every few years. Adobe has not innovated in Noise Reduction as cameras have improved though. I like DXO and will now try Topaz. If I like the package I will buy if not, I am glad to have options.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2022 at 19:29 UTC
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DaveTheDrummer: I'm wondering how this works out to be only 15 minutes of exposure time. The length of the star trails suggests a lot longer, a couple of hours at least. The star arcs are about 60 degrees which would suggest a length of 4 hours total.
Anyone got any clues?

You made me go check my own 14 minute shots from my Ricoh GR. Mine are much shorter. I am now trying to understand the relational math that allows him to orbit the earth and get this shot similar to on earth. My head is exploding! I am now wondering in which constant direction the ISS is stabilized?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2022 at 16:21 UTC
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4Photos: Amazing! Does anyone know what the orange streaks are?

Its in the article about air glow

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2022 at 16:15 UTC
On article Canon EOS R10 production sample gallery (DPReview TV) (64 comments in total)
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GiovanniB: The gallery looks very much like from any Nikon or Sony APS-C within the last 10 years. But I haven't examined the samples pixel by pixel yet.

My typing needs work. Not alot of attention on focus.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2022 at 20:37 UTC
On article Canon EOS R10 production sample gallery (DPReview TV) (64 comments in total)
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MattStahley: The R forums here contain much better examples from members.

That would be my guess as well. Sometimes its nice to judge the best possible work with a camera, so we know what its capable of. These sample images are fine, but not a lot care for focus

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2022 at 20:00 UTC
On article Canon EOS R10 production sample gallery (DPReview TV) (64 comments in total)
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Adam-T: plenty of detail from the JPG engine like the M50 does (use fine detail profile even better) but the colour is dreadful , looks more like something from a 90s webcam than a traditional canon such as a 1DS MK2

I think the DPreview guys are saturated in the cold green tint of Seattle and don't notice the poor color. Or maybe I am wrong and thats just how the standard colors look up there. I luckily have visited when the sun was out.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2022 at 19:56 UTC
On article Canon EOS R10 production sample gallery (DPReview TV) (64 comments in total)
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GiovanniB: The gallery looks very much like from any Nikon or Sony APS-C within the last 10 years. But I haven't examined the samples pixel by pixel yet.

I was thinking the exact same thing. I love new stuff, but I am also finding value in the used prices of DSLR gear, that will make some pretty sweet images. I think an RX100 mark 1 could images very similar or better. To be fair there was a lot of attention paid to sharp focus on subjects in these photos. Lots of soft eye balls. My Sony and Panasonic 1 inch sensor cameras always seem to nail focus on the eyes. Haven't had my canons ever do that without using a focus point on the eye manually.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2022 at 19:51 UTC
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phazelag: I would love to have a lower cost alternative to a MacBook pro, but when I try to compare battery life, screen quality, speed of processing video, having it work seamlessly with my phone, reliability, etc. I don't see comparable PCs for less money. My 2013 MacBook Pro 13 has lasted 8 years and still works great. But its not loving my larger 24MP raw files or 4K video. I am looking to do more video so I am considering a MacBook Pro 14 M1Pro.
I know this sounds like a Mac advertisement, but I really am open to a PC that would provide great photo and video processing that somewhat equates to a MacBook Pro 14 base model or higher model. So far I keep coming up with huge, heavy, and hot game laptops or touch screens that are not calibrated well for photo work.

Since there seems to be informed PC users on this post I thought I would ask for suggestions. My work PC is great for work stuff, but not so great for photo video.

I always buy the Macs from the Apple Store refurbished or Best Red label. Usually someone who bought and returned so I save a few hundred with the same warranty, etc.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2022 at 17:50 UTC

I would love to have a lower cost alternative to a MacBook pro, but when I try to compare battery life, screen quality, speed of processing video, having it work seamlessly with my phone, reliability, etc. I don't see comparable PCs for less money. My 2013 MacBook Pro 13 has lasted 8 years and still works great. But its not loving my larger 24MP raw files or 4K video. I am looking to do more video so I am considering a MacBook Pro 14 M1Pro.
I know this sounds like a Mac advertisement, but I really am open to a PC that would provide great photo and video processing that somewhat equates to a MacBook Pro 14 base model or higher model. So far I keep coming up with huge, heavy, and hot game laptops or touch screens that are not calibrated well for photo work.

Since there seems to be informed PC users on this post I thought I would ask for suggestions. My work PC is great for work stuff, but not so great for photo video.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2022 at 22:52 UTC as 8th comment | 10 replies
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BodgeandDurn: Honestly I wonder how the DPReview staff manage to keep producing content for this community without blowing their own brains out.

Top comments are so universally cynical - why do you guys still come here if your opinion of the site is so low? If you're going to click every single article and write the same stuff about Amazon, is it not time to question how you're spending your time.

I don't get what's to object to. I love watches, I love cameras, this is a ridiculous watch that I'll never in a million years want to own, but I enjoyed reading about it and linking it to some friends who also like watches. Consider this a happy site visit. Until I read the pits-of-purgatory comments section. My mistake.

Disclaimer: I am all for criticism, especially when it's conveyed with a desire to be constructive. But the community here could turn griping into a sport.

This!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2021 at 00:24 UTC

I wouldn't buy the watch as I have never owned a reflex twin, but I think it looks cool. Not every watch needs to have swiss movement driving up the cost to be useful or just be fun. I have several swiss autos, but my favorite day to day watches are seiko's, G Shocks, and Citizens. Also most people can tell what time it is with just the hands and no numbers. Clearly function is not a priority, but it still works.

Not for me, but also not a fan of snobbery. I am sure someone will enjoy it.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2021 at 00:22 UTC as 7th comment

I have the Laowa 9mm Zero D 2.8 on my Canon M50 and it never leaves. Its my favorite lens ever. The auto aperture would allow other functions in cameras using auto or semi auto features as well as drone work.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2021 at 19:33 UTC as 5th comment

It looks cool, but I will buy one when it has a flash again.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2021 at 05:04 UTC as 19th comment
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