RedDog Steve

RedDog Steve

Lives in United States Music City, United States
Works as a In-house print shop
Joined on Aug 28, 2012

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Standing on the tracks ?
Naughty, naughty.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 02:05 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies

Everyone else OK with the blatantly 'shopped' photo of an eclipse over a sunset ?
Two jets (taken from a phantom third) ?

Pics or it didn't happen ?
That didn't happen.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 01:56 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (808 comments in total)

If one is considering auto exposure I recommend that a body capable of aperture priority (electronic shutter) would be more desirable/flexible.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 00:17 UTC as 65th comment

I 'get' that the bleeding edge tech must go into the devices most likely to return the investment.
But isn't it about time at least some of the sensor advances are trickled down to µ4/3 ?
Sony ... ?
dfff, dfff, dfff ... this thing on ?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 04:33 UTC as 2nd comment

The slo-mo segments seemed to be limited to a short length of time in playback.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 23:54 UTC as 12th comment

Ektachrome is easy, anyone not afraid of a chemistry set can do it at home.
Kodachrome will take a higher level of commitment to provide the processing, that is if it's anywhere near the same process.
What might happen is they use the Kodachrome name as a variation on an E6 type film.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 05:58 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies

Not a big fan of the stratified naming scheme.
Is it a GX ? a GF ? a GM ?
Wouldn't a simple regionalized suffix do as in the past ?
A=Americas, E=Europe, etc.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 23:04 UTC as 16th comment
In reply to:

mosc: Time and time again it's shown that two matching sized sensors with different pixel densities do not have a substantial sensitivity difference. 8mp sensor downsampled to 2mp should look almost identical to 2mp from the same sensor size. 4 pixels that are 1/4 the size can be added together to give the same sensitivity as 1 pixel with 4 times the area.

Downsampling at 30fps requires a lot of processor though which requires more hardware and more heat and less battery so there IS a potential advantage to purposely lower resolution sensors if:
1) The output resolution is an arbitrary maximum (like 1920x1080 for example)
2) You don't reduce the sensor size when you reduce the resolution
3) the overall cost or power consumption reduction is meaningful.

I don't think it has anything to do with image quality or low light performance though. Those would only come in if the alternative to low res is inherently flawed downsampling (which it shouldn't).

Widely accepted standard HD spec is "arbitrary" ?

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 00:00 UTC
On article Camera Roundups updated for the holidays (44 comments in total)

" ...for what America calls 'the holiday season,'" ?
That's a rather cynical expression coming from a major retailer. isn't it ?
Don't other regions share The Holidays, and the sales extravaganza it provides ?

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 11:11 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies

"Built to take a beating" will need to be time tested.
If the lugs and dials hold up then we will know.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 23:22 UTC as 11th comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Gratuitous plug: "I bought it on Amazon"

btw - mine was a Brownie Holiday Flash, none of the "photographers" were brave enough to admit starting on something so primitive.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 05:54 UTC as 88th comment

Sorry, but I don't think this is a step in "the right direction".
Faceblech is not a news organization.
The photo is question is not of a current event or part of an ongoing news story.
Dredging up a decades old image in order to pat oneself on the back is not newsworthy.
This is more about upholding good taste, decency and NOT revictimizing a people that have had to live down the memories of a war.
Sensationalism has no element of respect.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 02:30 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies

Ricoh . . . we want dealerships in the US. Any chance ?
Otherwise how, or why, would I buy a Pentax ?

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 08:02 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Top tips for composing great landscapes (130 comments in total)

Just a bit regimented and formulaic for those who might be trying to find their own 'eye'. I feel the lines between composite and composition are being blurred here. Multiple exposure for focus and inserting sunstars is art and not the same as single exposure landscape photography, YMMV. BTW, another aspect of 'art' is the signature.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 21:31 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies

"Hear Ye, Hear Ye ! The powers that be hath decreed that whomsoever shall chooseth to engage in speech of the topic known as Equivalence shall be encouraged to do so without fear of malice or retribution" ... have at it boys :->

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 00:12 UTC as 10th comment

Glad to see Pentax make this list, let alone place well. :->

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 20:33 UTC as 108th comment
On article Mosh pits and sunsets: Shooting with the Panasonic GX85 (141 comments in total)
In reply to:

ProfHankD: It's not cheap, but it is a really nice camera with lots of features... and an older, too-small, sensor. It is a real pitty that micro4/3 wasn't designed to accommodate a range of sensor sizes up to FF....

Hank, you might benefit from reading Mr Butler's article on The Myth of the Upgrade Path.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 02:14 UTC
On article Mosh pits and sunsets: Shooting with the Panasonic GX85 (141 comments in total)

Thanks for mentioning "...minimum shutter speed setting in Auto ISO" which is just one of a few settings needed to make a big step toward true program-ability.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 01:31 UTC as 13th comment
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (348 comments in total)

2016 ?
Only two of these are less than a year since being introduced.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 23:56 UTC as 75th comment | 5 replies
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

I really don't like the light/white scheme, much too hipster/iPhone for me. If there's nothing there why illuminate it ?
I like the option for the dark theme, thanks !
I do like the new font.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 03:42 UTC as 237th comment
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