armanius

Lives in United States Houston, TX, United States
Works as a Attorney
Joined on Feb 22, 2009

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On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1406 comments in total)

Yikes. Pentax seems to be stuck in the past more so than either Nikon or Canon. I remember when I had a K5, and it was one of the best enthusiast/mid-range DSLRs. Good ol days.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 18:50 UTC as 209th comment | 2 replies
On article Interview: How the Panasonic DC-G9 and GH5S were born (10 comments in total)
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Mike Ronesia: I have been struggling with my G9. I shoot a lot of fast inconsistent movement and my GX8 did good with acquiring the proper focus and I would get 7/10 keepers. I know the G9 has a lot more options for programing the focusing and I've tried them all with no luck. I get maybe 2-3/10. In a burst sequence it will lock on the dog for a shot or two and then just move to the background, and that's even in the erratic high speed setting. I was ready to throw it the other day. No setting wanted to track the dog, but I pulled out the GX8 and got at least twice as many keepers. Many times when it does lock on the dog it picks a shoulder or something behind the head. Same lenses and settings and it just sucks at tracking. I'd return it if it wasn't too late. Love most of the other things about it, but at this point it's all but useless for anything but snapshots or studio work. No way I would recommend this camera to anyone, and I still have my GF1 and a few older bodies.

I can shoot a stationary subject with AFC and 20 fps and more than half will be soft.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 15:48 UTC
On article Interview: How the Panasonic DC-G9 and GH5S were born (10 comments in total)

Maybe firmware to improve G9's AFC accuracy at 20 fps? That would be nice.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 13:21 UTC as 5th comment
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shadowz: ...and the camera is canon....!

CANON is the only camera that can.........see?..:):):)

LOL! Maybe if we can start a Canon vs Nikon debate here people will actually comment more on this lovely story! On the other hand, all the posts are quite civil so far. So maybe not!

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 16:56 UTC

Just finished reading the article. So happy that something is helping the boy. Makes it even better knowing that it's photography! Best wishes!

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 20:08 UTC as 12th comment

What a cute kid! So adorable. Hope all goes well. Glad he's enjoying photography.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 20:05 UTC as 13th comment

Great to see more third party AF options. Choices and competition are always good!

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 11:26 UTC as 6th comment
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arbux: Typical fuji. Release camera without features its peers had for years (e.g. 120fps on nx1 released 4 years ago) and then offer that in upgrade after a year. Have fanboys applaud of how great is fuji. I recal that fuji added AF to x-pro1 with 4th update and barely working af-c to x-t1 in 20th update.

The same fanboys in the same thread claim that fuji UNLIKE CANON doesn't artificially cripple camera features, while defending lack of 120fps in x-pro2 since "it is camera for stills". Sure, no artifical segmentation, fanboys minds are so used to doublethink they dont even notice. But hey, fuji in its greatness added 4k to x-pro2 in - wair for it - firmware update, very expensive camera wile all competitos had it...

Looks like someone is unhappy that he didn't get too many "likes" in his trollish commentary.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 13:47 UTC
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neo act: It would be great if the DPR would make a new tests os AF and subject tracking of the Fujifilm cameras. The only AF tests are in the reviews that comes usually right after the introduction with the first versions of the firmware. Especially in the case of Fuji which is continually improving the AF it would be very helpful. I would also love to see a comparison with its competition.

Agreed. Updates to reviews are essential.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 13:21 UTC
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TJGKG: Agree with the comments regarding the X100F. Fuji has been notorious for limited firmware updates on the X100 series. It's a great camera but there is room for improvement via updates. While I am glad there is something coming, there really should be more.

That is so odd. The original X100 got tons of updates. But I suppose that was before all these other Fuji lines (XE, XA, XT) came to being.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 14:07 UTC
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armanius: Nice!

But no additional phase detection area options for the XT2? Maybe the XT2 is running out of memory for firmware upgrades.

I don't think the firmware for XH1 is expanding the phase detect area. It sounds like the XH1will have more options defining the zones. Currently, we have three zone choices, all which are square shaped. Maybe the XH1 will have a + shaped zone. Or a diamond shaped. That's my guess anyway from the description given by Fuji.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 14:05 UTC

Nice!

But no additional phase detection area options for the XT2? Maybe the XT2 is running out of memory for firmware upgrades.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 12:31 UTC as 38th comment | 5 replies
On article Shooting a very special wedding on 24 hours notice (11 comments in total)

Kudos to Wendy Teal the photographer. Best wishes to the newlyweds and their families, especially to the mother. It is such a sad and yet happy story. Emotional for sure. A good read, yet a tough read.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 17:51 UTC as 8th comment
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1537 comments in total)

I wonder if the sale of Pepto Bismol increases each time DPR reviews a camera of high interest. The heartburn seems overwhelming to many.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 04:38 UTC as 98th comment | 2 replies
On article Rokinon AF 35mm F2.8 FE sample gallery and impressions (158 comments in total)

Options are always good.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 18:20 UTC as 31st comment
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armanius: @Richard

I thought surely you were going to keep the bike! Sweet looking ride. I enjoyed the video too.

@Richard

LOL! I know that feeling. That goes for cameras too in this house!

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 13:05 UTC

@Richard

I thought surely you were going to keep the bike! Sweet looking ride. I enjoyed the video too.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 19:23 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On article Pro Services: Are they worth it? (151 comments in total)

So for Nikon and Sony, a customer can spend $25K in their stuff, and still not qualify to the premium services, simply because photography is not their profession. Bummer for "amateur" Nikon and Sony users.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 14:04 UTC as 28th comment | 7 replies
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armanius: Nice!! Much more affordable than the A9 and A7r3, and nice specs. Seems like a winner.

Good point. Now that DPR showed the sample photos with the banding ... Yikes.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 22:16 UTC

Nice!! Much more affordable than the A9 and A7r3, and nice specs. Seems like a winner.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 04:02 UTC as 221st comment | 2 replies
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