rallyfan

rallyfan

Lives in Wakanda
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Joined on Feb 5, 2011

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It's clear from the article that a used FZ1000 is an excellent choice.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2016 at 18:31 UTC as 6th comment

Does the camera tend to overheat or is it just my impression (or a bad demo sample)?

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2016 at 18:26 UTC as 76th comment

Unimpressed by the results but i encourage everyone to upgrade, my early version has a mech issue and id buy another no question.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 20:43 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (707 comments in total)
In reply to:

Nick Brundle - Photography: I own a 70D and won't be updating to an 80D.
I firmly believe that working within limitations helps you become a better photographer.
IT’S NOT THE CAMERA, IT’S THE PHOTOGRAPHER

@loitokitok
I'd imagine so, yes.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 15:04 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (707 comments in total)
In reply to:

Nick Brundle - Photography: I own a 70D and won't be updating to an 80D.
I firmly believe that working within limitations helps you become a better photographer.
IT’S NOT THE CAMERA, IT’S THE PHOTOGRAPHER

It's not worth updating but for another reason: the 80D doesn't do anything necessary that the previous bodies can't. Granted I'm talking about specific use patterns and needs, but then again the bottom line is no money is going Canon's way this time round. They make decent cameras and they're resilient, and that works against them too, because shutter count just climbs and climbs and thre's no need to buy a new body.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 04:49 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (707 comments in total)

I didn't read the copy. I took a look at the images and they reinforce what a terrific little camera the Canon... SL is!

We're skipping this body. It fails to address any immediate need.

In two years, we'll see.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 04:18 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply

So this ad is for Getty Images then?

The internet exists for one reason: for me to access YOUR images, royalty-free, under fair use.

You're welcome.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 04:07 UTC as 28th comment

What nonsense. WHO is "everyman?" This thing is expensive and is NOT made in the USA. Why are we discussing this? Aren't there bags made domestically that one can use instead? (Hint: yes... Even this site's owners sell some domestically-made bags that are decent options. I don't recommend anyone shop there, but if you must, you can in fact buy a US-made bag even there).

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 07:01 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies

"Gather all data now, sort it out later" in a relatively small camera package would be extremely useful in capturing the events and people in, say, public areas, then running everyone through face recognition, background checks, behavioral pattern analyses, routine mapping, and other such democracy-enhancing screening criteria. With the US not apparently interested in Article 1 of their constitution muich at this point, and given their track history (this is a nation that bought Segways...) maybe Lytro have got a shot now.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 03:01 UTC as 42nd comment
On article On assignment: the Leica Q at a Portland wedding (206 comments in total)

Extremely useful review!

The field of view is repulsive, giving almost everything a "look" between a snapshot and a fishbowl.

Combine that with Leica's offputting "customer service" in my area, and the answer is clear: shop elsewhere.

I'm actually relieved. I really dislike the current distro organization and was dreading having to deal with them if people suddenly saw a "need" to replace our working body/lens setups with this for the more modern sensor and ostensibly capable lens. I don't think I'll have to.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 06:11 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On article Seriously sharp: Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM samples (257 comments in total)
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stevo23: Swell lens - impressive results. I think it may set a new standard and bravo Sony for making it.

That's OK, I'll wait. Somebody PM me in 3 to 5 years. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 20:44 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (874 comments in total)

On the one hand it's tempting to jump on the bandwagon and condemn for lack of features, tech, this, that, or the other; on the other hand it's hard to find a competitive product when one has several Canon lenses and needs a new body. For the price, well, it'll sell. I don't see anything to dislike -- is there?

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 07:13 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On article Seriously sharp: Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM samples (257 comments in total)
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stevo23: Swell lens - impressive results. I think it may set a new standard and bravo Sony for making it.

I think this will be even "better" in a few years when there are used samples to be had for better pricing (hopefully). All good things come to those who wait.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 07:11 UTC
On article Seriously sharp: Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM samples (257 comments in total)
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Esstee: Can't speak for others, but I'd be interested to see how these new lenses stack-up on the A7R II against the K-1 pixel shift using mediocre lenses. :)

I can't disagree, the comparison would be a must-read.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 07:10 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1059 comments in total)
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Lassoni: It seems that the comment someone else made, and my reply to it (regarding the interest why GX8 has not been reviewed while this has been) were removed. I noticed some notification, which lead to this article, yet I can't find my commend anywhere. Either someone else replied something that struck as offensive, or my observation regarding olympus having aggressive marketing could be truthful (me citing the rather early olympus 300 f4 review on SLRgear to be source of my suspicion).

I also made the remark that dpreview might be "pushing" the pen-f , since I feel GX8 has wider variety of options / styles to shoot with, thus find it sad for dpreview not to give GX8 the attention it deserves, by not reviewing it.

The comment was baseless, off-the-wall, and unsubstantiated enough... to be removed?

The site is owned by a large commercial entity that sells cameras. As long as that is the case, as long as the site accepts advertising, and as long as the site is a commercial site rather than, say, a scientific journal that subjects all articles to peer review, questions about the timing, content, and conclusions of the articles will continue to arise.

In fact, questions about the timing, content, and conclusions of articles sometimes come up even in the case of peer-reviewed scientific journals. The hope that a commercial site will somehow avoid them, or convince readers of editorial independence axiomatically, is optimistic to the point that I can't imagine believing this and also staying up at night about anything.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 07:07 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)

Leave it to Dpreview to headline a significant release of a long-awaited camera by using a... drug reference in a title intended to be "catchy." Bravo boys.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 16:49 UTC as 455th comment | 3 replies

If you search google images you'll see pictures of imbeciles sitting at Starbucks in front of... a typewriter. In the second decade of the 21st century.

Others insist vinyl records "sound better" and use valve amps, never mind that when they play something it sounds like they've left the window open and there's traffic outside for all the noise.

If you are very lonely and insecure, and really do need the attention, and hauling a typewriter around rather than a laptop plus listening to vinyl records popping and hissing just isn't getting you noticed enough -- and provided of course you already have a neckbeard and are constantly vaping -- then this product's for you!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 05:12 UTC as 11th comment

They've no idea what to do at this point, do they...

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 05:07 UTC as 43rd comment
In reply to:

Gekneldeland: Some pretty snarky comments here.

I was surprised to see that there's actually a pretty decent community build around super 8mm film. After browsing around a bit and checking out some footage I'm pretty intrigued myself.

Years ago I wanted to simulate some very old film like qualities for specific illustrative purposes in a documentary. I used a digitally simulated effect that kind of worked but the projector recorded images from these films seem just have the right "feeling".

It's the experimental qualities, the failures and unforeseen successes that kind of makes me feel excited for the medium. I don't do video in any shape or form except parties and a few personal stuff. But this looks like it could be fun. Or maybe I'm just a hipster by heart. ;)

What precisely is "Hollywood support?" The city? The residents? Who?

Is somebody going to use this to film the grassy knoll at Dealey Plaza, or maybe a UFO, or Bigfoot?

Never mind, I get it, this is for covering the Vietnam war. OK makes sense.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 02:35 UTC
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