Jane79

Jane79

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Assistant Photographer
Joined on Sep 28, 2012

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On article Nikon D6: initial sample images (125 comments in total)
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Jane79: These images actually show quite well why this sensor sucks. You can't get that low ISO "wow" files you can with the D4s, yet the high ISO performance is pretty much the same.

Of course you're not stupid. When your studio is based on Nikon, you have little choice. The lenses and all the support gear are a huge investment, changing systems would be very hard and very costly. We made the switch to D5 cameras too.

As for the D4s: Did you work with this camera for a long time? I'm surprised you didn't immediately notice the difference when you got your D5 cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2020 at 17:23 UTC
On article Nikon D6: initial sample images (125 comments in total)

These images actually show quite well why this sensor sucks. You can't get that low ISO "wow" files you can with the D4s, yet the high ISO performance is pretty much the same.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2020 at 14:43 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a7S III initial review (2299 comments in total)

Well, there are more reasons to pay $3500 for 12MP stills than there are to pay $6500 for 21MP stills. Just saying.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2020 at 15:14 UTC as 327th comment | 5 replies
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AlbertSiegel: This is quite a shift. AP here in Tokyo mostly uses Nikon DSLRs. The last time I heard of a shift this large was when Knight Ridder moved from Nikon to Canon in the early to mid 2000's.

But didn't Nikon make the D6 exactly the way these guys want their cameras? Producing nice low dynamic range low resolution JPGs right out of the camera?

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 14:29 UTC

Must be the GPS unit or one of the wireless chips. I hope they can at least provide a couple of cameras to reviewers.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2020 at 16:12 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies

If you want to keep revenue steady with sales droping by 10% per year, you have to increase prices by 11% per year. That is not sustainable. Mirrorless is not the future either.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2020 at 16:06 UTC as 73rd comment | 12 replies
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Robert1975: Artificial intelligence is just human, natural stupidity applied to the machines. They won't become more creative than us.

Hunter, quantum computers exist, IBM lets you use some of their small ones for free, but quantum computers are not well suited for artificial intelligence. So please do stay with us for a little while longer!

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2020 at 13:28 UTC
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RecklessCoding: If not mistaken, whenever DPReview shared a rumour, it ended up being true. I think, once it was suggested in a comment that it is a good way to go around the NDA: they are not talking about the camera, rather they are talking about the rumours shared by someone else.

Should let the actual rumour sites get the payoff for their work instead of trying to get that traffic too.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 00:37 UTC
On article Stellina: imaging the sky with a smart telescope (229 comments in total)
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digiart: Half the fun of astronomy is for YOU to accomplish getting nice images of celestial bodies. If you want some "robot" to get some half decent images of the night sky then most likely you're not interested in astronomy.

It's a 400mm F5 telescope, it does not say what aperture it is, probably no more than 70 or 80mm. You can get much better results using a DSLR or a dedicated eyepiece astro camera for much less, but I guess this is aimed at someone that knows little or nothing about astronomy and has too much money on their pockets.

Assuming 400mm f/5 is the 35mm format equivalent, the aperture is about 16.5mm.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2020 at 09:05 UTC
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Robert1975: Artificial intelligence is just human, natural stupidity applied to the machines. They won't become more creative than us.

You don't understand the concept of artificial neural networks. I worked in the field for a while. The nets do things no human has ever done before, and you have no way of knowing how they do it. The only limit is computing power. Currently, computers can't go anywhere near the number of neurons in the human brain (~100 billion), but things are progressing fast with dedicated NN processors replacing GPUs. You are in for a surprise.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2020 at 09:31 UTC
On article First look at the Nikon D6 (339 comments in total)
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tkbasic: They are cutting it close.
They need to get these to the press photographers before the Olympics so they can get familiar with them. Pros usually do not risk using cameras they do not trust.

Not a problem if it's pretty much the exact same camera they've been shooting the last 4 years.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 18:37 UTC
On article First look at the Nikon D6 (339 comments in total)
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D7000ShooterUK: What is that switch to the left hand side of the pentaprism looking from the back?

Viewfinder curtain, same as the one on the D5.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 18:30 UTC
On article First look at the Nikon D6 (339 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: First look? More like first guesses at any properties from a distance.

Pretty sure DPR already has a pre-production camera for testing.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 18:13 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review (1371 comments in total)
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DougDolde: 20 megapixels no thanks

And it's not for expedition/documentation work or science.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 13:20 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review (1371 comments in total)
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abe4652: Why so many megapixels?

Should have gone with 5MP, just to be on the safe side. It's more than enough for magazines and phone screens. Pros have been asking for less sensor resolution for ages, it's high time Canon delivers!

If you can't be bothered to actually do something, slap in the old sensor and make it all new with a fancy AA filter. Very little work required, covered another 4 years. Bingo!

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 08:54 UTC

A lot has changed in these parts of the woods.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2019 at 11:26 UTC as 10th comment
On article Nikon AF-S 500mm F5.6E PF sample gallery (185 comments in total)

This gallery shows why lugging around the 500 f/4 is still worth it, and it's more than just the one stop.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2019 at 08:04 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies

These cameras will each take one single picture, an 'average' of the 1000 years. The pictures will not show the changes. It would make more sense to take a picture now, store it in a way that will last 1000 years and bury it at the spot. You'd at least have 2 pictures to compare in 3018, and the time capsule would have a much better chance of making it to 3018 than these cameras. Exposed to the elements and life, the pinholes have zero chance of staying functional for even 10 years (insects, mould, wildfires, ash, soot, bird droppings, ...). I know that they are not really meant to work, they are meant to inspire people living in 2018, but when the concept is so flawed, suspending disbelief is hard. This is a fail both as a scientific experiment and as inspirational art.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2018 at 08:34 UTC as 60th comment

I wish people would stop telling boys and girls that women need special opportunities. We need EQUAL opportunities. It would be unacceptable if only men were allowed to participate, and it is equally unacceptable when only women can.

Also, no woman and no man is powerful beyond measure, making such a ridiculous statement is an insult to the intelligence of, I guess in this case, women. Pat those inferior women on the back, tell them how great and special and powerful they are, and give them some protected space where they don't have to compete with men. I really hate this kind of patronising silliness.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2018 at 06:40 UTC as 80th comment | 2 replies
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onlooker: Take underexposed photo, up the brightness and saturation. ETH Zürich must be a research powerhouse.

It actually is. It's ranked as the 5th best university in the world for the subjects of engineering and technology and among the top 10 universities in the world overall. This project is not representative and has probably been picked up by DPR only because of ETH Zurich's significance in the world of engineering.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 08:48 UTC
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