wats0n

Joined on Jul 13, 2018

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On article Chris and Jordan reflect on DPReview's past and future (192 comments in total)

Good luck to them, I never really watched videos here cause I am one of those people who likes to pick up my phone, read a bit and then do something else. I just don't have time for video consumption. I personally think dpreview doesn't need to add video, there are thousands of camera channels already on YouTube. That being said maybe interview some of the dpreview staff to talk about their favorite gear and hobbies and/or maybe favorite movements here.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2023 at 21:37 UTC as 40th comment
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Ben Herrmann: Any chance of getting Chris and Jordan back, or is that a done (final) deal over at Peta Pixel? Did they leave beforehand under the assumption that DPReview would actually be closing, and now that it's been saved (to use that term), can a reuniting scenario occur here? Of course, if Chris and Jordan signed a long-term deal with Peta Pixel, that's another matter. I never heard of Peta Pixel before Chris and Jordan went there, so the membership can't be higher than DPReview.

Just thinking out loud here.

How about Kai Wong ??? Love that guy !

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2023 at 19:19 UTC

Congratulations!!!! I enjoy reading Gear Patrol so I think this will be an an excellent mixture !

I am so glad to hear Dpreview is here to stay ! This site has been an inspiration, a place where I can relax, read, and enjoy my favorite hobby. You all are greatly appreciated !

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2023 at 21:04 UTC as 740th comment | 3 replies
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motormatic: I simply don't understand why these kit lenses are getting smaller in range (2:1 vs. 3:1) yet also slower throughout that range. Personally I would find this particular lens useless, if it was a fixed f4 it could have it's uses.

Is it just to fulfill the promise of more compact lenses? These max apertures remind me of 1950s SLR lenses where f2.8 was still considered fast, like the Meyer 35/4.5 Primagon, 80mm f3.5 Primotar and 150mm f5.5 TeleMegor. I don't need every single lens to be f1.4, but c'mon this is ridiculous.

@themountainphotographer. Looking at the samples posted, I would say Canon has a ways to go to put m43rd out of business. The images have poor dynamic range and some odd colors.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2023 at 00:10 UTC
On article Generative Fill in Photoshop (Beta) Hands-On (154 comments in total)
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wats0n: Interesting technology, but I wish they would remove the violation guidelines. Me and my kids were just trying to have some fun and trying to simply add poop to a picture violated Adobe's guidelines. To me artist expression / having fun should be whatever you want it to be (no matter the subject) , I don't want the though police in my life. In this day and age especially where sadly everything is offense, we are slowly loosing our creative license.

@Alex probably not worth arguing with you about this cause you don't seem to quite grasp the issue: I asked it last night to show a building on fire and it said I violated terms of service. We are living in an age where art and speech are under attack and I am sure adobe's lawyers had to go through the laundry list of things that are offensive and doesn't pass the litmus test for a world that has become easily offended, and uncomfortable with reality. We are slowly moving towards the dark age so prepare to buckle up its only going to get worse. Good news I can stick to stable diffusion and do as I please.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2023 at 18:35 UTC
On article Generative Fill in Photoshop (Beta) Hands-On (154 comments in total)
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TorsteinH: This is the accelerated death of photography as any form of documentation, not to speak of creativity. Let Ps take all creative selections for you....

Maybee a new file format that self-destructs if it's edited out of camera could be a solution.

I think this will kill off professional photography (which is dying anyways), but I will never replace the art form as a respected medium.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2023 at 18:31 UTC
On article Generative Fill in Photoshop (Beta) Hands-On (154 comments in total)

Interesting technology, but I wish they would remove the violation guidelines. Me and my kids were just trying to have some fun and trying to simply add poop to a picture violated Adobe's guidelines. To me artist expression / having fun should be whatever you want it to be (no matter the subject) , I don't want the though police in my life. In this day and age especially where sadly everything is offense, we are slowly loosing our creative license.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2023 at 13:53 UTC as 38th comment | 14 replies

The Apple M chips processes these much faster. My M1 MacBook takes about 30 seconds per image.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2023 at 13:08 UTC as 123rd comment | 7 replies
On article New entry-level Google Pixel 7a sports a 64MP camera (132 comments in total)

More megapixels is simply be added to make bigger files and in turn make you pay for more storage.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2023 at 23:26 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon announces PowerShot V10 Type 1 vlogging compact (122 comments in total)
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Mikho: Hmmm. It's something novel in marketing: to describe a 15.2MP sensor as 20MP because there is software upscaling of photos from 15.2MP that the sensor takes to 20MP output. Though, it's the same level of marketing as describing a tiny sensor as a "1-inch CMOS sensor" while in reality, it's a fraction of 1".

If the intended audience is shooting 4k, why does that matter anyways ? 4k does not even require 15 megapixels of resolution.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2023 at 14:41 UTC
On article Canon announces PowerShot V10 Type 1 vlogging compact (122 comments in total)
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gameshoes3003: When I saw the leaks of this camera, I was like: "Oh, this looks pretty neat." But that acknowledged distortion correction is wild. What a huge loss in potential quality.

I never understood why folks get upset over distortion. I mean I have lenses that need to be optically corrected for extreme barrel and it has never bothered me.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2023 at 14:39 UTC
On article Canon announces PowerShot V10 Type 1 vlogging compact (122 comments in total)
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Andyyy: "built-in battery"

Seriously! So you can throw it away after 2 years when the battery won't hold charge anymore or pay Canon $300 to replace it. Even the tiny Powershots had replaceable batteries.

I understand what you are saying, but batteries last a lot longer these days. I have been using the same rechargeable batteries for 8 years now in one of my cameras, my MacBook Pro from 2013 is still going strong with all day battery life as well as my phone.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2023 at 14:37 UTC

The internet used to be this incredibly information rich vast wonderland full of blogs, forums, and websites. Now it's basically just Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, Twitter, Reddit and the like. The social media cesspools have sucked everyone in and drained the internet of what made it so interesting, fascinating, and enjoyable all the while turning people into mindless drones soaking up misinformation and stoking division, fear, and anxiety among the masses.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2023 at 03:17 UTC as 90th comment | 5 replies

With good NR, does shadow noise even matter anymore ?

Link | Posted on May 2, 2023 at 23:47 UTC as 16th comment | 12 replies
On article What's your dream camera? (759 comments in total)

Obviously I skimmed through the article like others and posted my dream (does not exist) camera instead of cameras I "dreamed of owning".

These are the cameras I "lusted" for. When I say lusted I mean I spent hours everyday reading, analyzing, and fantasizing about owning these bodies lol. Thank you dpreview for my obsession!

Canon 6D
Olympus E-M5
Canon R

Sadly I don't lust anymore.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2023 at 13:23 UTC as 164th comment
On article What's your dream camera? (759 comments in total)

Fuji and Olympus making a FF body with no video features and an entire suite of compact primes.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2023 at 18:05 UTC as 391st comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview closure: an update (1141 comments in total)
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Joseph Kerollos: I have some comments for you
You could have considered a membership $5/months would have made you around $5M/months from only 1 Million subscribers
You could have connected Photographers to Models.
You could have created an APP like Instagram
You could have made merchandise and connected people together
This is the only database that compares products in terms of numbers like Cameras, lenses, etc.
Why the closure I don't konw

Maybe their hands were tied due to the contract they were in with Amazon ?

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2023 at 21:54 UTC
On article Most significant cameras of the DPReview era: Part 1 (184 comments in total)

OMG, my first cam the Nikon 950. I was so blown away, so in love. It was a whole new world and journey for me !

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2023 at 21:53 UTC as 59th comment
On article DPReview by the numbers (247 comments in total)
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4Photos: What happened to the petition on change . org ? Did it make a difference?

Look I know I came across being a jerk, but the issue is petitions rarely work. The number of people here generating noise is simply a grain of sand in Amazon's face. I would LOVE to see this site stay around, but it seems to me it's done (sadly). I wondered why it wasn't sold, but the traditional web is dying and turning into the cesspool of social media. Forums across the web I once enjoyed are slowly dying, two things killed it: 1) Social Media 2) Congress making forum / web sites owners liable for content posted removing safe harbor

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2023 at 14:51 UTC
On article DPReview closure: an update (1141 comments in total)
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alaska_av8r: So Amazon is closing the website, something does not make sense here. I ran a content management and forum website for several years and I finally closed it. It was minuscule compared to this. It became too much for one person to manage, especially with software updates and chasing down glitches with all of the customizations. I also didn’t run adds so my site was a labor of love. My point is this, it cost virtually nothing to close down a website, so I feel like interested parties have certainly approached Amazon with a buy offer which would be pure profit for Amazon versus throwing the switch. Something doesn’t pass the smell test. You mean no one has made an offer?

I don't believe digital photography (or most news/info websites) in general is profitable anymore. Most active forums are (sadly) on social media sites like Facebook.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2023 at 14:46 UTC
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