GaryJP

GaryJP

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a TV Production, Directing, Shooting, Editing
Joined on Mar 11, 2006

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ovlov: But... But.. But... All I hear from the Canon apologists on here is that Canon's products are fine with the dynamic range they have. No improvement is needed!

I guess we can now safely say that even Canon disagrees with ALL of you.

Incidentally, I would add that in many ways the DR obsession isn't really much more advantageous than the previous megapixel race was, and I am often amused and horrified in equal part to see the "Look ma, I got HDR" images provided by many Sony users who want to prove it by pushing up shadow areas and dragging down highlights until every image has milky browny blacks, no "snap", and looks like it was shot by fogged film sometime in the 1950s.

I am constantly double checking myself to make sure I have not been suckered into that particular DR "vision".

And let's not even get into what my Sony sensors do to detail in blue artificial or LED light unless I push the colour temperature way, way, up and then compensate for it in post.

To which true believers will say: "None of this matters: dynamic range, dynamic range, dynamic range, dynamic range ......"

Yes, I probably will be selling one of my Sonys when the 5D4 comes out. The death of DSLR has been much exaggerated.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 00:22 UTC
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ovlov: But... But.. But... All I hear from the Canon apologists on here is that Canon's products are fine with the dynamic range they have. No improvement is needed!

I guess we can now safely say that even Canon disagrees with ALL of you.

I use Canon, Sony A7RII, Sony A7SII, Olympus and Panasonic, for just a few.

What you ACTUALLY hear from Canon users if you don't have comprehension issues is that the dynamic range issues affect less than one in a hundred situations where we might photograph, that other cameras' dynamic range "advantage" occurs only at base ISO which we rarely use, and that other cameras also have disadvantages that make them, in many situations, less reliable or give less good IS, than our Canons.

Sony's "colour" affects EVERY shot I take with it. Yes, I CAN make it better, and do, but why should I need the extra effort on EVERY shot? Its focus speed is NOT up to DSLR levels whatever the true believers spout. And maintenance and servicing is behind Canon, as is its reliability.

DR is just the stick some brand bashing buffoons use to beat Canon. The main advantage of this upgrade is that now they will have to find another one. They seem pretty frustrated right now that this one is disappearing.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 00:05 UTC
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Mikael Risedal: The counter-argument has always been that Canon is the best and use proper exposures, and there are no need for better DR. I'm a little curious why Canon now suddenly invest money in a sensor with lower readout noise?? Better DR
and my sarcasm is based on a large number of argument from Canon fan boys during the years who have declared my arguments for a greater DR, lower banding etc etc as idiotic

Good lord, is this guy still banging on?

I swear I go away for months, if not years, and I come back and he is still bashing a camera he does not use (or like).

I don't use Nikon. (One of the only brands I don't) Time spent going out of my way to bash it = ZERO.

I avoid people muttering to themselves in the street ...........

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 02:47 UTC
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onemoreguy: Love this kind of headline =). Keep it coming Dpreview. Some folks in this site need to lighten up.

Oh wow ... absolutely unbelievable post.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 02:19 UTC
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ZJ24: "Oh, wow ..." I think this scene was in When Harry Met Sally - "Yes, YES, YES!!!"
Looks like an excellent camera, will be interesting to see how they progress with APS-C lenses too.

It's worth remembering she was faking it.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 02:17 UTC
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Photoman: Canon announce a new camera - 300 comments.
Sony announce a new camera - 800 comments.

What do you read from that?

Ha ha ha. As a user of both, I wish.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 01:06 UTC
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HaroldC3: DPR you should of titled it..."Oh Wow Still No Touchscreen!"

Touch screen impinges battery life, and Sony battery life tends not to be great anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:54 UTC
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Photoman: Canon announce a new camera - 300 comments.
Sony announce a new camera - 800 comments.

What do you read from that?

1: That one is more mass market than the other.
2: That not all the comments on either are fulsome praise.
3: That many comments are as much about DPReview editorial as much as camera.
4: That maybe there are as many or more hobbyists here as/than pros.

What was I SUPPOSED to read from that? Do tell.

If I can stick a decent lens on it I might consider it as a back up for my A7S II, as the A7R II - which I am also considering -- could be overkill. If I do that I guess they may have shot themselves in the foot. But these cameras DO have drawbacks (including A7S II tendency to yellow tinged video) that rarely gets properly addressed here these days.

Let's just have a "Wow" instead.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:49 UTC
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Coyote_Cody: Why the 'Oh Wow' heading ? Prejudice announcements - DPR you should be ashamed !!

DPR ~= Sony Fanboy now ??

Oh Wow, what is so astounding ????????????

I guess when it comes to Sony cams, ONLY 'Oh WOW' is warranted when they finally have touch screens !!!

Cure all cancers, I will give you a huge 'OH WOW', maybe even a THANKS, just another nice cam - you only earn a 'nice', make sure you always OVER emphasis the NON astounding DPR !!!! Silly stuff here !!

I know. Ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:26 UTC

Thought I'd stumbled into the Sony marketing department when I read that headline. Good lord.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:24 UTC as 151st comment | 1 reply
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GaryJP: Doesn't fit in a pocket. Fail.

Thought I'd just help the trolls.

We have plenty enough here.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 06:25 UTC

Doesn't fit in a pocket. Fail.

Thought I'd just help the trolls.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 05:33 UTC as 69th comment | 4 replies
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TSeiler: People are switching to cell phone cameras. DSLRs are now dinosaurs. The only ones who don't understand that are the ones who have invested a giant sum of money into dead technology. In a few years your giant DSLRs will be as worthless as film cameras are today. You can argue with me and call me all the names you want but it won't reverse progress. No one with a brain wants to haul around a camera the size of a toaster.

If you can't figure why a dedicated camera is of more value to a real photographer than a Smartphone then congratulations, you'll never need one and you can save yourself a fortune.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 01:35 UTC
On article Corbis Images content to be distributed by Getty (29 comments in total)
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Mike FL: I do not understand Why Bill Gates sold Corbis Images as seem from below:

"Bill Gates' Corbis sold Tiananmen Square photos to Chinese firm".

http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/25/technology/bill-gates-corbis/

The rich have their own club that trumps nations.

Oh, and Peiasdf, the Communist Party is NOT China. They are two very different things.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 01:02 UTC
On article Corbis Images content to be distributed by Getty (29 comments in total)
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GaryJP: Worrying to see a mainland China company having ownership of historical images of the Tienanmen Square incident, including Tank Man. Search for them in Chinese and they do not exist.

Wumao everywhere these days.

The "incident" continued into the 5th June. I watched it live. Stop the inane quibbling over whether the government shot its own people on the square or two streets away. The cameras, even the video cameras there, showed what they showed.

It remains unwise for historical documentation to be under the control of an oligarchic dictatorship.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 01:01 UTC
On article Corbis Images content to be distributed by Getty (29 comments in total)

Worrying to see a mainland China company having ownership of historical images of the Tienanmen Square incident, including Tank Man. Search for them in Chinese and they do not exist.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 02:49 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

Part of the problem here is rating out of 100 and awarding Gold. Silver, etc.

Perhaps it would be wiser for your reviews to say "Good For/Not so Good For" rather than put every one on the same scale (within classes). That encourages the "mine is bigger than yours" clowns.

Your line on "post purchase justification", is at odds with the rest of your argument. "Post purchase justification" is in the eye of the beholder and often a random insult. Some chose cameras you don't think are great because - AFTER having weighed the pros and cons, including usability and personal preference - we don't enjoy the cameras you think are the best thing since sliced bread. And we HAVE used them. (I don't enjoy the RX100s)

Camera makers make design decisions. You can always tell the fanboys because they attribute only negative motivations to the design decisions of one brand and only positive motivations to the design decisions of another. They don't do this site any favours and drive many away.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 22:50 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply
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everybodyisone: Having problems is not so rare but I really like they admit it and offer the solution immediately. It is something some other manufacturer should follow...

Agree. I am done with Fuji forever. That corporate culture stinks.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 08:38 UTC
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everybodyisone: Having problems is not so rare but I really like they admit it and offer the solution immediately. It is something some other manufacturer should follow...

Most admit it quite quickly, one of the worst exceptions being Fuji who took a year to admit and fix the horrendous paper punch highlights (orbs) in my X10 and even laughed at users who complained.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 01:33 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Rob Kearney (76 comments in total)
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GaryJP: Whenever I see someone superficially badmouthing another photographer's works here I almost always immediately go to check their gallery.

95% of the time they have uploaded nothing.

And no links to their work either.

"(4) Extension of an opponent's proposition by contradiction or by misrepresentation of it (pp. 35-38).
Dealt with by stating again the more moderate position which is being defended."
Thouless.

I suggest you re-read my original post.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 10:38 UTC
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