dqnielg

Lives in United States Cincinnati, United States
Works as a Environmental Engineering Student
Joined on May 20, 2007

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fPrime: Don't trust DxO's camera scoring but not sure why? Here is the reason your suspicions have good merit.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60212791

I've always taken their sensor scores with a grain of salt. However, are their lens scores better? They seem to test more parameters.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 17:42 UTC
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JEROME NOLAS: DR almost 15EV! Compare it to the new Canon 6D mk II DPR and DXO just tested few Days ago...(DR 11.9?)

No. Compare it to the 5D Mark IV since those are more similarly priced.

Similar dynamic range across the ISO range.

Canon still has work to do on their other models, though.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 17:15 UTC
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Jake2046: is there such thing as a perfect score? So basically, there won't be a better camera in the future...ever?

100 isn't the highest it can go.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
On photo GGB South Tower in the Your Best Photo of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)
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dqnielg: Where was this taken from? Beautiful colors and I love the smooth depth of the rolling fog.

Thanks for the response! I have not viewed the bridge from that spot, yet.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 17:15 UTC
On photo GGB South Tower in the Your Best Photo of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)

Where was this taken from? Beautiful colors and I love the smooth depth of the rolling fog.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 04:58 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article OnePlus 5 camera review (85 comments in total)

I have this phone. It's a good phone overall, especially considering the price.

That said, I have no idea what they were thinking when it came to the photo processing. The sensor and optics are capable enough, but the JPG processing is atrocious. It's incredibly smeary. At least give us some settings so that we can turn things like sharpening and NR up or down. The phone has plenty of processing power to allow for such adjustments.

Luckily, you can shoot RAW with it. I've gotten some really good results by processing the DNGs with Snapseed.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 04:56 UTC as 15th comment
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englishfil: Now repeat after me 'Bo - Ke', 'Bo - Ke', not 'boke-uh'. If they cannot even get the name of their USP right what hope for the final product? You are not selling it to me guys - you are urging me toward violence. [Don't get me started on the US pronunciation of Nikon]

Oh, what a snob. People from different parts of the world say words differently. And if you're going to be a pronunciation snob at least get it correct--the Japanese pronunciation is boh-keh.

And guess what? I bet their ability to pronounce a word the way you deem it appropriate has no bearing on whether or not their optical and mechanical engineering is up to snuff.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
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Eugene Hsu: I still love my A700 paired with older glass. The Minolta 50 1.4 and the Minolta Beercan provided a unique look with the Sony colors. The fact that I can throw a current Sony battery in there to power it up means that this camera could be used until it physically dies... if only I could find a CF card.

Absolutely loved the pictures I got with my A700 and the Minolta 50mm 1.4 AF.

A700 was the first camera I've ever used where I actually felt "connected" to it.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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stratman1976: I owned one. Came from an analog Minolta dynax camera. Loved the body. Two things I didn't like were the high ISO performance and the selection/price of the lenses.

Changed to a Nikon D700 3 years ago

A700 high-ISO performance was fine (for the era) so long as you shot RAW. JPEG processing was horrible, though.

Loved my A700. It was a massive upgrade from the A100.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 15:14 UTC
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K E Hoffman: As someone who was there just miles from where this was taken. This video does not even capture the experience. Heck the exposure was not even corrected well enough to capture what as a spectacular corona this time. I like seeing the prominences but I can see those in still shots.
This for me is a case of too much gear not enough art. It isolated a spectacular and very emotional event for many into data collection.

Not everybody has a long focal-length telescope or could be there in person to witness it.

I, for one, am happy somebody could actually capture it.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 16:07 UTC
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vtinitus: The sheer complexity of the math to figure out the exact location, angle and exposure is one thing, but not being destracted while it actually happens is another. I'd like to know how many frames they shot to get a few keepers...

They probably used an app. I doubt they did complex calculations.

That said... still an incredible photo. Why work hard when you can work smart?

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 00:55 UTC
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Quisquis: I'm as impressed as everyone else at the technical requirements of getting this shot, but it makes me sad that such an amazing astronomical event is so broadly known by a photo that has an individual as the subject.

OK. You can look at the millions of other photos that are indistinguishable from each other. I'll appreciate this beautiful, unique photo that has an added point of interest.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 00:53 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (1927 comments in total)
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zsedcft: Damn.

I was hoping to be able to skip another generation of d8xx because my D800 is still capable of remarkable image quality. The D800 AF is becoming a drag though. It was ok in 2012 but is definitely showing its age now.

Great 4k video is a big thing for me. Hopefully, the implementation is good. I don't want to have to invest 10k in a Sony system to get production quality 4k when I already have a full suite of Nikon lenses and accessories.

I guess my MacBook Pro is going to have to soldier on for another couple of years because that money is going to Nikon.

Superfluous redundancy.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 22:05 UTC
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super steel: 10 problems with the phone.

1-overpriced
2-clone ip7 design-which is ugly. if I want an android device, I dont want it to look like an ip7
3-FHD not QHD. 4 years now with the same regurgitated screen
4-hacked benchmarks- aka dieselgate. showing the "potential" score. IRL it wont happen
5-lying regarding 2x zoom then downplaying it with "no, its 1.6x optical zoom" 2x digital
6-jelly scrolling because the screen is inverted to make room for the dual cameras,
7-no OIS , makes video capture unbearable to look at
8-Left/Right Microphones are reversed in landscape-mode
9-no water resistance
10-no sd card slot

"Nokia 6 echo the performance of the iPhone 7 camera wise for 1\3 or so the price"

I'm not talking about just the camera. I'm talking about the phone as a whole. People use phones for more than taking pictures:

Battery life
CPU performance
GPU performance
Battery life
Screen calibration
UI
Features (NFC, etc)

...and so on. For the price, I can't find anything better than the OnePlus 5.

If all I cared about was the camera performance of a phone, then I'd buy a real pocket cam and then spend as little as possible on the phone. Having a nice camera on a phone is nice since I have my phone on me at all times, but I'm not going to fault a phone for having a small sensor relative to the overall price--the camera is such a small part of the phone's use.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 13:57 UTC
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super steel: 10 problems with the phone.

1-overpriced
2-clone ip7 design-which is ugly. if I want an android device, I dont want it to look like an ip7
3-FHD not QHD. 4 years now with the same regurgitated screen
4-hacked benchmarks- aka dieselgate. showing the "potential" score. IRL it wont happen
5-lying regarding 2x zoom then downplaying it with "no, its 1.6x optical zoom" 2x digital
6-jelly scrolling because the screen is inverted to make room for the dual cameras,
7-no OIS , makes video capture unbearable to look at
8-Left/Right Microphones are reversed in landscape-mode
9-no water resistance
10-no sd card slot

Name a cheaper phone with better performance.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 21:12 UTC
On article OnePlus 5 camera sample gallery (107 comments in total)

Image processing looks horrendous. Hopefully they improve it because I just bought it and I don't want to have to shoot in RAW on a phone... The 3T's processing was very "hands off" in my opinion. It was much noisier, but also had much more detail and looked natural--closer to the output you'd see from a dedicated camera.

Good thing most of the photos I take with my phone are only uploaded at whatever small size the Facebook app allows. But still, this is really disappointing. It seems like the reviews for the phone are glowing except when it comes to the camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 21:47 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (165 comments in total)
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Quest21: Come on Panasonic it's time to make a camera with iso50 for low noise. With this lens it would be great for landscape or cityscape...

Just take multiple frames and average them. Better than waiting on a technology development that likely will never come :)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:46 UTC
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)
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munro harrap: IMHO the specs scream be careful!! WD themselves rate it only for a drop from 2 metres, and onto what? a feather pillow or concrete? Not said, but the idea that a force of 1500G is bearable needs investigation, since it must mean grammes, like being knocked by a bag of potatoes! It cannot mean G as in 1500x the force applied by our gravity here on Earth, as there is nobody around capable of applying that much. I could be wrong, but one and a half thousand times the force of our gravity- or G, Wow! or should one say G?

I have here a MacBook Pro from mid 2015, the 11.5 with the 1Tb hard drive I got before I knew they could have such problems. It loses stuff: Finder windows, whole folders, and then it sticks on a webpage, everything stops responding, no cursor, buttons zero. Or it Jams in Optics Pro. The screen vanishes, and it shutdown, wont reboot 3 online reformats later and only 50 battery recharges, and in perfect condition, 2 years old, trying again, fingers crossed, not good...

Somebody failed physics.

Robert hit the nail on the head.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 21:04 UTC
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (196 comments in total)
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BadScience: who writes this nonsense?

"And it's true that Canon cameras can create usable footage in literal darkness"

does the author know what "literal" and "darkness" mean?

There seems to be a (grating) vogue for using the word literal to mean literally the opposite of literal.

At the end of the article, "literal darkness", which has an exact meaning (i.e. "NO LIGHT") is replaced with "extreme low light" which means nothing.

Come on, this is a tech forum, be precise, use some proper measures like flux or photons per metre.

The standard of writing on this web site is shocking; it reminds me of the NME back in the day. Young journalists doing their time waiting to get a better job, or old hacks that can't get a better job.

I literally know what "literal" means and it literally doesn't mean what the author of this story literally used it to try convey--which literally should have been "figuratively."

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 23:19 UTC
On article OnePlus 3T camera review (103 comments in total)
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mosc: The pixel isn't THAT much more money and the camera's a lot better.

+1 for USB-C

48% price increase to the Pixel. Is it worth the minor improvement?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 23:04 UTC
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