Chris Noble

Chris Noble

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Joined on Jan 19, 2012

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Tom Caldwell: Whilst waiting for a flight I casually watched baggage handlers throwing cases on to lift to an aeroplane hold and I casually thought that perhaps they were performing a public service by pre-testing for bombs as they loaded up. How brave.

You try moving hundreds of pieces of heavy luggage around all day under time pressure, and you will quickly discover that the swing-drop motion is the only one that can be done with efficiency and speed.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 09:27 UTC

Another "shattering" example of DPReview editorial quality. Sensationalist title, no useful content to determine if the conclusion, right in the title, is valid. Designed for people who don't read past titles but just scan to a pretty picture, and then form a solemnly-held opinion before moving on to the next one.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 09:24 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies

Must be a slow day for news at DPReview!

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 23:40 UTC as 6th comment
On article Video: See exactly how a mechanical DSLR shutter works (91 comments in total)

Spring-loaded shutters create shutter shock. They are obsolete for high-resolution sensors. It would be more interesting to see how the shutter manufacturers have dealt with this problem with magnetically-driven shutters. And manipulating sensitive mechanics with oily fingers, without gloves? Yech...

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 23:03 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies
On article Video: See exactly how a mechanical DSLR shutter works (91 comments in total)
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Porky89: Interesting. Although not all FP shutters work in exactly the same way and in some the blades are driven electromagnetically rather than by spring tension. The shutters in the latest Panasonic Lumix cameras are driven that way, which is why they are so quiet and free from vibration. And of course the entire shutter floats in a five-axis electromagnetic field. Now THAT'S high tech!

No, the sensor is floating, controlled by magnetic solenoids. The shutter is fixed.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 23:00 UTC
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Ron Poelman: Adorable ? Really ? Ew!
Where are you headed, DPR, relavence in the icky teen mag mart ?
Next week, the Canon Goddess Diet and two pages over,
bake the Beeb's own Nikon Fudge Cookies.
Enough, already; can we have a default Schlock emoji on this rubbish
or even better, a kill switch in the settings ?

There's a Dr. Zachary Smith in every Lost In Space...

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 09:57 UTC
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HenryDJP: The biggest problem (and ignorance) of Windows fans is they focus only on specs and price as if that's the only thing that dictates the experience of using computers. Really sad how they never change year after year.

Come on Henry, is that the best you can do?

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 00:33 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (689 comments in total)
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tombell1: Well I think this a stunner. I have the G7 but with

IBIS
WEATHERPROOFING
NO SHUTTER SHOCK
it makes a good camera really fantastic at this price point!

However having bought the G7 I may just wait for the next iteration with the 20 chip. Well done Panasonic

I guess you're right... I'll keep my G7 and wait as well... Hurry up Panasonic!

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 08:30 UTC

Is it red? Will it Make America Great Again?

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:20 UTC as 4th comment

In the example given, Guetzil has lost significant tonal variation compared to libjpeg. For example, look at the pixels in the very center of the image.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:19 UTC as 10th comment
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Iloveaircraftnoise: People need apps to remind them when the sun sets and where the milky way shines?

This really is a sad indictment on humans in the digital age.

Yes indeed, Iloveaircraftnoise, your statement is a sad indictment of uninformed people like yourself in the digital age.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 09:57 UTC

What is the Raw bit depth?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 23:39 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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Steve in GA: Something tells me Mr. Von Wong has an agenda.

Let's hope so. Imagine a life entirely focused on maximizing personal wealth and consumption until you die? What a terrifying fate...

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 20:45 UTC
On article Applying color theory to landscape photography (87 comments in total)
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Chris Noble: Interesting. Are there any programs that project the "amount" of various different colors that are present in a photograph onto a color wheel? It would be nice to have that next to the histogram when you are post-processing.

Thanks, MrBrightSide, I'll check into it.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 20:57 UTC
On article Applying color theory to landscape photography (87 comments in total)

Interesting. Are there any programs that project the "amount" of various different colors that are present in a photograph onto a color wheel? It would be nice to have that next to the histogram when you are post-processing.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 16:25 UTC as 24th comment | 12 replies
On article Flickr reveals its top 25 photos of 2016 (190 comments in total)

Interesting that they are all landscapes. No street photography, no portraits.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 20:03 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies

On a different topic... the captions are repetitive and overlaid over the images. Sloppy.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 08:08 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
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davev8: >>>>>>>>>>Only current models were included.<<<<<<<<<<<<
SO what was the Olympus mkii doing here then ??

Just in time before the Panasonic GH5 starts shipping.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 19:46 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (689 comments in total)
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Betico: These Chinese manufactures are now as good, if not better, than their Japanese competitors. One simple example:
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 is as good as the Fujifilm X-T2, but it costs almost half of the price.

And the Japanese cameras used to be "almost as good" as the German ones.

The times they are a-changin', to quote a recent Nobel Prize winner back in 1964, the year of the Praktica V SLR. You all remember that one of course?

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 01:41 UTC
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Chris Noble: Subwavelength coatings have been known for many years and are widely used in the optics industry.

The article suggests that Canon's coating is somehow new or a factor in the use of these particular compound "cheap" lenses to replace a single larger optical assembly. That is not the case.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
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