Jack Hogan

Lives in Canada Toronto, Canada
Has a website at www.strollswithmydog.com
Joined on Nov 23, 2009

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On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (261 comments in total)
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Jack Hogan: My 2c for those looking to buy a Nikon DX body today, ignoring price or when it came out:

Video/Action = D500/D7500 based on your requirements.
Landscape = D7200.

Sure they would be pleased. But based on objective measurements and what I have seen a landscaper would be pleaseder with the D7200 at base ISO ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 20:47 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (261 comments in total)
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Jack Hogan: My 2c for those looking to buy a Nikon DX body today, ignoring price or when it came out:

Video/Action = D500/D7500 based on your requirements.
Landscape = D7200.

I am sure that it is very good but the D7200 is even gooder at base ISO: more pixels and better DR. Why would a landscaper want to give those up? Different story for action/birding.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (261 comments in total)

My 2c for those looking to buy a Nikon DX body today, ignoring price or when it came out:

Video/Action = D500/D7500 based on your requirements.
Landscape = D7200.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 13:20 UTC as 56th comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (534 comments in total)
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Jack Hogan: This camera is a turnoff for landscape shooters like me. Lower resolution, probably lower DR at base and the old AF. The old AF is no slouch but then I would prefer a D7200 over the obviously-crippled-by-marketing D7500 today even if they both cost the same $1000. Tsk, tsk Nikon, two years later and this is all you can come up with at a critical juncture in the industry?

No argument from me Russ, many cameras today are outstanding for landscapes, including some with older technology like the D7200, which is apparently better than the new offering in a number of ways at base. If I did not know when the two were released or their price I would pick the D7200 today. To landscapers like me the D500 is not as good as its predecessor. Excellent news for who owns a D7200, it will keep its value longer. (Nice images there at flickr btw).

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 15:10 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (534 comments in total)

This camera is a turnoff for landscape shooters like me. Lower resolution, probably lower DR at base and the old AF. The old AF is no slouch but then I would prefer a D7200 over the obviously-crippled-by-marketing D7500 today even if they both cost the same $1000. Tsk, tsk Nikon, two years later and this is all you can come up with at a critical juncture in the industry?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 07:16 UTC as 119th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)

Big strategic mistake at an industry turning point. Goodbye landscapers and upgraders.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 07:01 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply

Good one Rishi.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 12:27 UTC as 417th comment
On article Google AI adds detail to low-resolution images (150 comments in total)

One thing is obvious: the average person is less bulimic than those in the ground truth :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 08:00 UTC as 5th comment
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places (122 comments in total)
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Jack Hogan: Where are the settings? No settings, no good.

@fina23: I really did, excellent symmetry.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 11:08 UTC
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places (122 comments in total)
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Jack Hogan: Where are the settings? No settings, no good.

Nice, great composition Mike.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 09:32 UTC
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places (122 comments in total)
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Jack Hogan: Where are the settings? No settings, no good.

@Bob: I hear you about the sugar-high processing.
@Savannah: I would if I were hoping to become as good.
@Hans: Thanks, beautifully balanced shot.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 16:39 UTC
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places (122 comments in total)

Where are the settings? No settings, no good.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 13:16 UTC as 46th comment | 9 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (368 comments in total)

Is this supposed to be a 2016 survey or one for 2012? Using four year old list prices as a reference is disingenuous. For instance D750 and a7II bodies cost roughly the same today. Yet a reader of the 2016 roundup would be unaware the former, with its excellent complement of lenses, has been available for sale in this price range for some time.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 12:29 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
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Jorginho: From the Em5mkII review on HiRes mode:
"It's also worth noting that we had to re-shoot this test using the rather exotic ($1600) Panasonic 42.5mm F1.2 lens to get a consistently high resolution image out of the camera."

From the PenF: "The issue with this mode is it reduces the effective pixel pitch by a half, makes each pixel effectively 1/4 of its former area. This stresses the more affordable Olympus 45mm F1.8, our standard Micro Four-Thirds studio scene lens, so for this mode we switched to the top of the line Panasonic-Leica 42.5mm F1.2 Nocticron."

So why did you not use that very same lens now, but went precisely for the lens you already know cannot keep up with such a resolution? At least to keep it consistent and comparable. Not that the 45 m f1.8 sampels are useless..most people won't have a 1250 nocticron. But we want to know what the cam can do, not restricted by a (for this purpouse) lacking lens.
May be an article on HiRes with many mFT lenses would be informative.

They did not use the high-end lens because that rationalization does not hold water: if a lens works well for 1 shot at 20MP, it will work just as well for 8 :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 08:36 UTC

Sucks. I don't own an MBP precisely because I don't like being locked into an expensive walled garden, having to cart around all sorts of non standard cables and dongles to boot.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 07:39 UTC as 212th comment

What are PP constraints? The bear image is eerie, dramatic and beautiful at the same time but imho diminished by the HDR processing.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 07:44 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies

The crow is beautifully done, and so very London.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 07:36 UTC as 15th comment

Great idea and composition on the orangutan. Can't say I am too impressed with the sharpening artifacts, especially in the distant foliage.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 07:34 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On photo Before the frost in the A very floral world challenge (15 comments in total)
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Vic Chapman: Congratulations on your win with this beautiful picture. May I ask where it is and if you know the name of the flowers that grow so well at this altitude and temperature.
Regards, Vic

Don't know where they are but those look like rhododendrons. Jack

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 18:33 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (275 comments in total)

Wow

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 15:59 UTC as 79th comment
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