johnschafer

Lives in United States Atlanta, United States
Works as a Photo Historian to the Affluent Wedding Experience
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Joined on Oct 22, 2010

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On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)
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johnschafer: I'm sorry, but I'm at the point where I'm done with DPR's very obvious Nikon bias. I really don't want to start a negative rant here. But come on, honestly, I must protest. DPR admits in a separate article of the D5's lowest base ISO dynamic range of any current FF Nikon DSLR. Further, look at FStoppers review of the D5. It is very clear to see the D5 hits its useful limit at ISO25600. Here at DPR if this was a Canon-equivalent pro DSLR, it would be demoted to Silver award. Further, DPR hasn't reviewed a Canon 1D-series in 6 years. Nikon D5 is a Silver award, nothing more.

@Barney Brittion Thanks for your reply, and I look forward to your review of the Canon 1DXMKII. @Simon Joinson Simon, back in Feb 2014 DPR did a review of the Nikon D4s.

I will remain cordial to you.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 18:37 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)

I'm sorry, but I'm at the point where I'm done with DPR's very obvious Nikon bias. I really don't want to start a negative rant here. But come on, honestly, I must protest. DPR admits in a separate article of the D5's lowest base ISO dynamic range of any current FF Nikon DSLR. Further, look at FStoppers review of the D5. It is very clear to see the D5 hits its useful limit at ISO25600. Here at DPR if this was a Canon-equivalent pro DSLR, it would be demoted to Silver award. Further, DPR hasn't reviewed a Canon 1D-series in 6 years. Nikon D5 is a Silver award, nothing more.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 16:20 UTC as 70th comment | 15 replies
On article First Impressions: Using the Nikon D4 (183 comments in total)
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Eric Glam: Barney,
Since you can't say the truth, I'll say it for you:
The D3S is still the ISO king.
Even if you down-sample the D4's 16MP 12,800 ISO RAW photos to 12MP,(or up-sample the D3S's 12MP to 16MP - the D3S wins.
As simple as that.
In the end - Image Quality is what it's all about.
D3S owners - keep your camera.

I completely agree, and I shoot Canon. I blogged about this issue days ago, as it can be clearly seen from DPReview's own D4 samples compared with D3s, the clear winner. I also noted there the comparisons at ISO25,600, with the D3s, though in expansion mode, still beat the D4. I highly recommend grabbing D3s while you still can, and use the difference to buy a killer lens. :)

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 15:29 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon G1 X studio test samples (220 comments in total)

I like how Canon is breaking away from "standard" sensor sizes with this 1.5" sensor, somewhere just under Sigma's 1.7x APS-C sensor size. Size matters :)

That said, I can see Canon moving into "medium-format" territory in a future flagship DSLR. They moved into Cinema with the C300, and we never would've guessed that happening, right?

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2012 at 20:01 UTC as 17th comment
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