Daryl Cheshire

Lives in Australia Melbourne/Victoria, Australia
Works as a Computer Technician
Joined on Feb 15, 2003

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On article 8K Helium Super 35mm sensor on the way from RED (86 comments in total)
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Daryl Cheshire: why do these companies market their equipment after elements?
Is helium used in any way?
other companies use titanium to flog the product without using titanium, like graphics cards.
Sometimes titanium is used in making torches or watches.
I did read about Seagate or WD selling hard disks filled with helium but what does it do with cameras?
If helium filled lenses prevent condensation, then it's cheaper to use nitrogen.
Why am i commenting about a company that is named after a colour?

It's a bit fake to market products after elements which have nothing to do with it.
Like selling brown shoes marketing as "Blue"

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 14:56 UTC

reminds me of the time a well known linux magazine revealed their server ran Windows NT, I forget which, a lot of people were upset.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 09:15 UTC as 4th comment
On article 8K Helium Super 35mm sensor on the way from RED (86 comments in total)

why do these companies market their equipment after elements?
Is helium used in any way?
other companies use titanium to flog the product without using titanium, like graphics cards.
Sometimes titanium is used in making torches or watches.
I did read about Seagate or WD selling hard disks filled with helium but what does it do with cameras?
If helium filled lenses prevent condensation, then it's cheaper to use nitrogen.
Why am i commenting about a company that is named after a colour?

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 09:05 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

anyone hear more about this product?
Any googling comes here.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 13:37 UTC as 1st comment

I know it's IR now but could Apple use geoblocking similar to drone no-fly data? So you can't use camera in no-go zones?
Probably such a system might be too broad, ok for drones but can't restrict to theaters and single buildings.
But... that would only restrict iphones?

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 22:47 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article On assignment: the Leica Q at a Portland wedding (212 comments in total)

This is why I'm not a photographer, the second last photo, the one of the lady with the blue dress. I would not see anything wrong with the untouched photo. The touched up photo is 'warmer' but not necessarily better than the original photo.
But then I don't have an artistic bone in my body and post processing doesn't grab me.
I think I'm a recorder rather than an artist. For example, some of the railway interest photos are of buildings no longer there.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 15:10 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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FrankS009: Another DSLR? Too big and heavy for me.

do you carry an anchor on a canoe trip?

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 12:19 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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FrankS009: Another DSLR? Too big and heavy for me.

symbolic with the canoe, you can use the camera as a boat anchor

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 09:29 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (546 comments in total)

Regarding the zoom issue, I have the RX100M4 and after taking a photo I'd zoom to recompose the next shot and find that I'm zooming in the last photo I took.
This was annoying enough that I disabled the preview function.
This fixed the problem.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 12:35 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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Michael Foran: Wasn't this exactly the plan they publicly set forth a couple years ago? I don't have a link to the actual article but I recall them making a statement that the low and mid range markets were saturated and they were going to focus on higher end models. So this is exactly what they predicted would happen, they shifted their strategy accordingly, and had a big increase in profit because of it. And yet this headline seems to imply they failed somehow.

That's what happens if you don't use journalists to write articles

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 22:52 UTC
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Bjrn SWE: The eye has a spherical image sensor and it works fairly well for me. No zoom though. Yet.

how many cameras have crappy cheap optics and compensate with software correction?

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 22:18 UTC
On article YoCam is world's smallest waterproof 'life' camera (28 comments in total)
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Horshack: An after-life camera would be cool as well.

just say "enhance!" and watch it blow up to A3 size

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 00:02 UTC
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Horshack: I don't want to be one of the negative-nelly fanboys that Roger hints about in his article but the decentering problems Sony has with this and other expensive lenses (24-70mm f/4 FE, 16-35mm f/4 FE, 16-70mm APS-C FE, and to a lesser degree the 70-200 f/4 FE) makes it hard to embrace the NEX lens system in its current form. The problem isn't entirely unique to Sony; over the past few years I've tried three different copies of the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 II and have yet to find one even reasonably well-centered. However on balance I've had pretty good experience with Canon lenses overall. IMO Sony needs to step it up a gear and work out their QC issues.

I'm intereseted in your comments about the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L mkII, I have the mk I and it is a beast and considering the mk II or the f/4

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 20:41 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2481 comments in total)
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Daryl Cheshire: I don't think a camera should be marked down because it has a fixed rear screen, fixed screen cameras are more structurally robust.

I was relly commenting about all cameras of this size.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 20:37 UTC

Like saying "what's the best car?" they all have four wheels and an engine and space to carry a payload.

It's up to the user how he uses these options.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 14:24 UTC as 173rd comment | 1 reply
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2481 comments in total)

I don't think a camera should be marked down because it has a fixed rear screen, fixed screen cameras are more structurally robust.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 01:14 UTC as 406th comment | 4 replies
On article Never miss a video: Subscribe to DPReview on YouTube (18 comments in total)

do you get all the ads?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 12:13 UTC as 6th comment
On article Samsung launches enormous 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet (87 comments in total)

How would it compare to an all in one?
They are thicker yes. Generally they are underwhelming in CPU/GPU

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 07:45 UTC as 32nd comment
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