Dan DeLion

Lives in United States Billings, USA, MT, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on May 6, 2008

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Sounds like Hassy is reacting to the D850.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 14:51 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)

Hopefully, DPR will not take 2 years to review the 850. Remember the 810!

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 16:02 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands on: Nikon D850 (372 comments in total)

I hope it isn't going to take 2 years for DPR to review the 850. Remember the 810.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 14:53 UTC as 7th comment

It has been a long time since Leica produced competitive bodies or lenses. Recently they’ve tried to be competitive in the fashion accessory realm with mixed results right along with murses (man purses.) It is tough to be a small company in an evolving segment when the competitors are large, hungry, innovative, and financially strong. Obviously, Leica can no longer compete and must look for rich savior. The question is: “will there be anything unique about the Leica brand after it is absorbed into whomever comes to its rescue”?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 15:13 UTC as 26th comment | 6 replies
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (524 comments in total)

Hell, if you want a body with only one card slot, no grip for handling long lenses in sports applications, no Ai-s tab for using older lenses, a reduced resolution sensor, and the replacement of metal with plastic – the D7500 is the perfect camera for you.

Nikon faced a problem with the D7500. Its predecessor, the D7200, was the top of the line DX body, and so had all the features you would expect. Now the D7500 is relegated to the second or third spot in the DX line up (is it as good as the D7200?) As such, it had to be gelded.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 15:13 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply

Nikon is doing a great job of hyping the 850. What would you guess all the speculation is worth in terms of saved advertising dollars?

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 15:25 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

Nikon is doing the same thing with other body parameters. Canon dumbed down the 6Dii to force photographers into the more expensive (more profitable) FF models. Nikon dumbed down the D7500 (relative to the 7200) so as to push D500 sales. --- IMO - Those moves represent a technology plateau where top-of-the line cameras are slowing in technology improvements, and so cheaper bodies must lack easily applied features in order to differentiate the more expensive from the cheaper. As a strategy this might not be so good. It invites easy price competition by lesser known brands.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 16:59 UTC as 207th comment | 4 replies
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (382 comments in total)
In reply to:

yahoo2u: APSC sensor...fine.
Body only $2695 AUS...No.
There are plenty of APSC cameras on the market with same MP for way less with lenses attached and still way cheaper.
.....and here's the secret...they all have the ability to take nice images.

Leica buyers, in general, aren't smart enough to look for lower prices.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 17:11 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (382 comments in total)

Nobody is saying that a Leica isn't worth its eye-watering cost. Where else can you get a $500 camera that’s a delight to hold and stroke. What other camera brings forth little beads of sweat as you manipulate it in your hands and lightly run your fingers over the milled wheels. Who can forget eagerly looking forward to spreading its SD door and slipping-in your high performance card? The only thing missing is a carrying holster that is attachable to your undies.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 14:30 UTC as 20th comment | 6 replies
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (382 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: Note to you Leica haters who don't own one or never even used one:
Go to

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2017/07/10/hands-on-the-new-leica-tl2-camera-in-hand-first-look/

and read his initial impressions of the TL2 and then tell the world in your snarkiest best about iPhones, Galaxies and cheaper cameras measuring up to the Leica standards. This new TL2 makes gorgeous images and has little noise at ISO 10,000. And the colors are amazing. So go ahead and have your snark fest, I'm waiting to buy one.

You're dreaming. - second rate body and nothing-special lenses!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 14:00 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (382 comments in total)

Second rate camera with pedestrian lenses. The funny part is that many (not all) Leica owners buy for status and because of the excessive cost. They hope the Leica will set them apart from the masses by indicating their good taste and deep pockets. They never recognize that their purchase IDs them as fools. But, hell, they did file the edges down. – That’s got to be worth something?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 23:11 UTC as 36th comment | 7 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (480 comments in total)

Of course it’s worth $4500. It's a multifunctional device. Hell, not only does it take pics but, you can toast your bread on it. What other device combines a camera with an electric range! That's right, the A9 overheats.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 23:20 UTC as 16th comment
On article DPReview on TWiT: Is the Sony a9 worth $4500? (223 comments in total)

Of course it’s worth $4500. It's a multifunctional device. Hell, not only does it take pics but, you can toast your bread on it. What other device combines a camera with an electric range!

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 23:03 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2152 comments in total)

First rate review. It is interesting to note that the new Mark 4 is not as sharp as the two year old Nikon D750. If you doubt it, go to page 9 of this review and compare the two cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 21:24 UTC as 186th comment | 18 replies
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (217 comments in total)
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ozturert: Have they underexposed by 5EV and then balanced the exposure? That is the new fashion in internet, you know...

ozturert - Under exposure, to protect highlights, may be new to you, but photographers have been doing it since the 1950's. You might remember the OLD rule. - With positive film expose for the highlights but, with negative film expose for the shadows. This rule is specifically made for the differing DR's of the two types of materials. You might study this sort of thing, before making comments.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 16:55 UTC
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (217 comments in total)
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Camera Newton: The point people love to make is, if you are a terrible photographer and often do dumb things like under expose images by 5EV, there are better sensors. For everyone else this camera in real life viewing situations will do as well as any thing else on the market.
So for those who say they need something else with a 'better' sensor, we know the REAL reason why. :)

Camera Newton - What you say is true if you never step out of your studio where lighting ratios are carefully controlled. But, if you go outside. - That's where you need high DR. You can easily confirm that with your spot meter.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 16:42 UTC
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (217 comments in total)
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Balooziggy: DXO is clearly biased as are many others including DPReview. Canon will never better Nikon or Sony in some peoples eyes, but who gives a sheit? I am using the 1dxII and love it, it's a superb camera albeit not perfect!

So Max iso - I'm happy to hear you never had blown highlights and dead black shadows. It is there that High DR makes a difference.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 16:34 UTC
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (217 comments in total)
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melgross: Mentioning that the canon is number 21 in the scores seems silly, as all of the top cameras in the chart which compare to it are at about the same level, either slightly higher, or lower. We need to compare like to like.

Then compare the Canon to the Nikon D750's score of 93.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (217 comments in total)
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melgross: Oh, I also wanted to say that most of the fifferences between sensors in dynamic range and noise are mostly seen in on screen pixel peeping. When making prints, most of the differences disappear. When doing 4 color printing, they go away completely.

Today's digital files are way better than what the best film had to offer. I ran a commercial film lab in NYC for some time. We had the worlds only pro Kodachrome processing line. Cameras have gotten so good in recent years that these differences have exceeded physical media.

Actually, the higher dynamic range will clearly show in the detail of the highlights and shadows. Glad to see Canon catching-up in DR for their otherwise fine bodies and lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 16:27 UTC

Three good reasons not to buy third party lenses! Canon, Nikon, Sony…, are under no obligation to make future changes compatible with past third party lenses. In fact so doing could inhibit the manufacturer’s introductions of advanced technologies. So, if you buy a third party lens you take your chances. Canon owners can certainly can complain about Canon’s ever changing lens mount that prohibits the use of past Canon lenses on current Canon bodies.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 20:14 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
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