drajitsh

Joined on Mar 2, 2012

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JE River: This would be a great tripod for studio use or any sort of use that would allow it to last a long time. Worth paying in that regard. For people going out into nature and REALLY using their tripod to get the proper shot with little regard for the well-being of the tripod itself, paying this much is a bit silly. Sure, if you've got the cash to spend on $20,000 + of full frame telephoto bazooka gear, then $1K is probably couch money and the tripod is effectively disposable.

For many other people, who have a budget, tripods in this price range are a bit of wasted money and actually hurt your nature photography IMO. Tripods should be used and even abused if necessary to get the best photo. If you pass up photos because they might scratch your Gucci tripod, you missed the exit to PointVille 100 miles back. I've seen this play out many times in popular areas. Guys walking on the beach with $10+K of gear, scared of scratching carbon legs on barnacles, passing great shots.

My personal preference: I bought a aluminum tripod. Because I do not go on long hikes with it, so a little extra bulk and weight is acceptable. Also, I have an APS-C camera (canon EOS) with Max 50 mm lens so 4 kg weight is adequate.
What I want to say is that this is overkill for studio and landscape photography. I do think that it would be great for wildlife.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2021 at 17:55 UTC

An excellent complication. I especially like the commentary

Link | Posted on May 22, 2021 at 09:22 UTC as 18th comment
On article Sony a1 review (2569 comments in total)
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Tomas Horn: Wow. 6k USD machine and pics look like they were taken by a mobile phone. Can you at least hire real photographers when reviewing camera like this? Also, I would appreciate more high ISO shots (over 6400). The camera itself is probably amazing but it's really hard to tell from the photo gallery.

5. It is also intended for the review to be easy to comprehend for example dpreview used to show test charts. The advantage of test charge is that they show an absolute value but the disadvantage is that it takes a considerable amount of work and intelligence on the part of of The Reader to interpret a chart.
6. Number of image categories required specific subjects for attractive photographs. For example for a landscape photographs you need to go to a place with a scenic landscape. There are also technical aspects involved such as the golden hour and the blue hour. Does anyone really think that that is feasible for a free website.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2021 at 18:20 UTC
On article Sony a1 review (2569 comments in total)
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Tomas Horn: Wow. 6k USD machine and pics look like they were taken by a mobile phone. Can you at least hire real photographers when reviewing camera like this? Also, I would appreciate more high ISO shots (over 6400). The camera itself is probably amazing but it's really hard to tell from the photo gallery.

1. 1st photography is an art. As it in all arts I know it involves subjectivity. I might think that is a great picture. You might not.
2. The full resolution DP review gallery is available for download. Even the RAWs are available for download. I am not aware of any critically acclaimed photographer who does that.
3. The DP review photos are intended to highlight critical flaws and abilities 1 real and metaphorical image that I have come across in lens reviews is that of a brick wall. There the argument against it is that I do not intend to shoot brick walls but real people and so so this review is not applicable.
4 since most people agree that there is no 1 perfect camera for all situations for all people, then the first thing you learn as a skilled photographer is to overcome the limitations of your equipment. But if such pictures were to be placed in the review then what would be the point of that review.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2021 at 17:25 UTC
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paul cool: shame they could not make a rf version from the ground up ,although i am sure they will in a few years. Which makes you ponder.

@rubberdials your intended recipient may not have appreciated it but I certainly appreciate the balanced and detailed explanations that you provided. It is for comments like this that I read the comments section. Intact your comments provided more information than the article itself.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2021 at 14:19 UTC

I hope they launch in India. Mark ll was never launched.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2021 at 11:08 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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drajitsh: I have tried out DXO, but the main sticking point is the lack of panorama support. I wonder is there is a low cost, easy to use program for just panorama stitching.

Thank you @ATP62.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2021 at 09:35 UTC

I have tried out DXO, but the main sticking point is the lack of panorama support. I wonder is there is a low cost, easy to use program for just panorama stitching.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2021 at 19:58 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
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Funny Valentine: All the mental gymnastics they go though to avoid any question about the size of the e-mount and tubes attached on the back of every sony lens. It's time to answer this question once and for all.

@DPreview I would like to suggest a higher bar for comments. There are plenty that just plain trash talk, with facts from thin air. I used to enjoy comments, they gave additional insights and sometimes additional information. Now, especially Sony pieces are a flame fest.
Btw I have a canon system, EF and I can understand being frustrated and jealous, but it should not cloud your mind.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2021 at 10:56 UTC
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Mateus1: What is this price for? no ND, no IBIS, small LCD, no EVF (even external + more $$$)
and with the same old 12mp sensor?

If just for 4K120p then no, thanks.

This is to stop people calling A1 + Xperia Pro expensive.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2021 at 10:41 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Chris and Jordan react to the Sony a1 (366 comments in total)
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drajitsh: I really don't get it. Sony has a higher resolution, higher contrast, way higher performance rear screen. It is just that it has to be bought separately.
Connect the dots, people, the touchscreen on the camera is the Secondary screen, for displaying info, and navigating the menu. The news article on dpreview is quite emphatic about its intended use as a display/monitor

thank you,
exactly my point

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2021 at 13:41 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Chris and Jordan react to the Sony a1 (366 comments in total)
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drajitsh: I really don't get it. Sony has a higher resolution, higher contrast, way higher performance rear screen. It is just that it has to be bought separately.
Connect the dots, people, the touchscreen on the camera is the Secondary screen, for displaying info, and navigating the menu. The news article on dpreview is quite emphatic about its intended use as a display/monitor

I meant the Sony Xperia PRO as view finder

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2021 at 04:12 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Chris and Jordan react to the Sony a1 (366 comments in total)

I really don't get it. Sony has a higher resolution, higher contrast, way higher performance rear screen. It is just that it has to be bought separately.
Connect the dots, people, the touchscreen on the camera is the Secondary screen, for displaying info, and navigating the menu. The news article on dpreview is quite emphatic about its intended use as a display/monitor

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2021 at 23:42 UTC as 9th comment | 5 replies
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PG_Photo: Simple...

If someone is more a videomaker/filmmaker that photographer.... means you are looking for a tool dedicated to shoot videos...

No stress...

Plenty of solutions are available ... and they don't overheat...

1.- Consumer Video Cameras
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Camcorders/ci/1871/N/4294548093

2.- Professional Camcorders
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Pro-Camcorders-Cameras/ci/1881/cp/1820+1881

3.- Digital Cine Cameras
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/digital-cine-cameras/ci/28624/N/3705627354

and

4.- Television Studio & EFP Cameras
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Studio-EFP-Cameras/ci/16764/N/3769429769

Why so much noises on a device mainly dedicated to shoot stills?

Please look up how many video cameras in your list
1. Provide 8k
2. Provide oversampled 4k
3. Have a full frame sensor.
It is not that EOS R5 is not a revolutionary camera, it is the so near and yet so far aspect that generates heartburn.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2020 at 15:52 UTC

To those who posit that R5 is good enough as it is, please imagine how it will work in hot areas. Jordan and Drake tested it in Canada, what would happen in New Mexico/Arizona, or countries like India where daytime temperatures exceed 45C for more than 2 months.?
Hint it is still not available for sale in India.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2020 at 15:41 UTC as 39th comment | 8 replies
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mike lix: There´s a lot of ´Canon should have made this themselves´ and I understand that. But aren´t there regulations (or at least convention) of what the maximum surface temperature of a camera can be?

In the video the temperature in a room at common temperature got over 50°C. Given that the processor itself easily got to temperatures over 80°C, I guess the surface temperature of the camera after this hack could get well over 70°C after recording in a hotter environment.

I guess Canon engineers aren´t such entire novices that they designed a brilliant piece of high tech equipment and forgot to put the heat sink where it should be. I believe that they put it where they put it after serious testing with restrictions of max. surface temperature in various environments on mind.

For videographers this is a brilliant hack. As a hybrid shooter I would hate to have a camera that after video shooting with flipped out screen I could burn my nose when I want to shoot some stills.

A really good point

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2020 at 15:36 UTC

I am wondering how would a cutout in the back of the camera would work. When the screen is rotated outwards it will expose the copper plate directly. The copper plate -- plastic border can be filled with epoxy or hot glue to maintain weather proofing.

Since this will eliminate the copper to heatpad and heatpad to plastic back interfaces along with the heatpad and the plastic back. That should push the recording to around an hour. Even in hot conditions it should give reliable 30 min shooting. Also, since the exposed plate is a separate piece it can be CNCed as a passive heatsink. Further increasing the heat dissipation.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2020 at 15:27 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon Z7 II review (1500 comments in total)
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whitelens: Why would Nikon charge $ 500 less than Sony and $900 less than Canon?
Are they not convinced they are competitive?

Look at the comparison table. If not for the overheating problem the EOS R5 would have wiped the floor with everyone else. I knew that EOS R5 had very impressive specs but I did not realize just how I impressive till I saw this table. Unfortunately, living in a place with peak SHADE temperature >45° C for more than a month, it is no wonder canon decided not to sell in India.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 16:01 UTC

could someone explain the various components in the processor-- CDS array, DBS array. IMHO it would make for a good short article

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2020 at 08:39 UTC as 8th comment
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dbateman: But I want a thicker sensor to capture more IR light. We need to use the IR spectrum to aid in faster focusing and if possible give us the IR image.
A thin top metal would also be good to allow for better UV captures for UV photography. But I know few are interested in UV imaging.

I have been interested in UV photography for a long long time -- just never found an affordable way to do it. Still browse UV photos on net

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2020 at 08:26 UTC
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