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On article Sony a6000 Review (899 comments in total)

Wait - 'there's no real portrait prime' on E-mount? Isn't there a 50mm 1.8 from the original lineup? And a 55mm 1.8 on FE?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 12:07 UTC as 225th comment | 12 replies
On article Fujifilm X-A1 real-world and test scene samples (105 comments in total)

One of the better reviews I've seen between these three cameras - to me the only con to the X-A1 is white balance issues and workflow issues that differ between non-Bayer and Bayer (i.e. if you own both, the processing is quite different between them). But when you take price into account, I'm definitely looking at the X-A1 as my future walk-around camera.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DZL7aM3ZmI

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2014 at 14:52 UTC as 13th comment
On article Fujifilm X-A1 real-world and test scene samples (105 comments in total)
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Asylum Photo: DPReview's bayer settings continue to harm the test results of X-Trans sensors. I don't know why they would use bayer settings for non bayer cameras.

I have to agree with Asylum here - look at the sketch drawing of a man's head in the lower-right at ISO 200 RAW between the XA-1 and XM-1 - the XM is crazy soft, almost like its out of focus.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 23:47 UTC

Anyone own both this and the Rokinon/Samyang 14mm 2.8 on Nikon? I've had this Tokina for about a year and as much as I love it, it seems that the Rokinon easily matches it (or more) for half the cost. So I'm considering selling it and getting the Rokinon instead.

Comparison:
http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Compare/Side-by-side/Tokina-AT-X-Pro-SD-11-16-F28-IF-DX-II-Nikon-on-Nikon-D7100-versus-14mm-F2.8-IF-ED-MC-Aspherical-Nikon-on-Nikon-D7100___872_865_366_865

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 20:29 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On photo Mandelbrot in the Orchids challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks! This was for a photography class and I wanted to grab something unique and different. D5100 with a Tamron 60mm macro. Most of my macros of orchids are reprocessed using focus stacking, so this was also one of the only ones with almost zero processing done (one of the challenge rules). Light is cast from a crappy handheld click-light in a totally dark room.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 17:09 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Alternate Worlds Collide in the ThirdPersonView: Looking Up or Down(with person) challenge (4 comments in total)

Thanks - was really excited about this. Its my first dpreview win!

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2013 at 17:14 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Never been closer than this... in the What Is This? – III. challenge (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

blosshapperter: head of a greek statue

This is the closest guess.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 15:52 UTC
On photo Never been closer than this... in the What Is This? – III. challenge (6 comments in total)
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public_af_lobster: weathered agate mini geodes cluster

Nope!

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 14:57 UTC

The urban disguise 35 is the best bag I've ever owned. It's vertical nature is what I love the most and as far as I can tell, there's no other bag like it. It fits closer to you when walking n the street and holds absolutely everything - including my MacBook Air and my iPad so I can stuff everything but clothes into it when traveling. Even fits a full size gorilla pod inside. And when I upgrade to a full frame, it can do that too.

My only qualm is its still a bit big for the street, so I might grab one of these small suburbans. I use a collapsible Lowe Pro messenger, but it has almost no padding!

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2013 at 14:43 UTC as 5th comment
On article Extreme contrast edits in Lightroom 4 and ACR 7 (133 comments in total)

While I love the new rendering engine (it took a while to get used to), my problem is Lightroom 4's performance. For those using it without any problems, I would love to know what your computer's specs are. I have both LR3.6 and LR4 installed and using catalogs from the same location and have found LR4 completely unusable. Touch a slider, wait 4-5 seconds. Touch again, wait longer...its really awful!

Win7, 64-bit, Core2 Duo 1.8Ghz @ 3.2Ghz, Nvidia 8600GT, 4GB DDR2, Vertex3 128GB, Samsung 2TB.

I also have the latest Macbook Air (13" 1.8Ghz Core i7, 4GB) and its only a tad bit faster.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2012 at 14:56 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
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DancingPhotoPanda: Since Adobe screwed up their purchase and trial links, and is still charging $99 for an upgrade that is supposed to be $79, here's the LR4 Windows trial download link I found by substituting numbers in the URL:
http://trials2.adobe.com/AdobeProducts/LTRM/4/win32/Lightroom_4_LS11.exe

And here's the OSX version:
http://trials.adobe.com/AdobeProducts/LTRM/4/osx10/Lightroom_4_LS11.dmg

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 20:38 UTC
In reply to:

DancingPhotoPanda: Since Adobe screwed up their purchase and trial links, and is still charging $99 for an upgrade that is supposed to be $79, here's the LR4 Windows trial download link I found by substituting numbers in the URL:
http://trials2.adobe.com/AdobeProducts/LTRM/4/win32/Lightroom_4_LS11.exe

This worked OK for me!

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 20:09 UTC
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