rgs_45

rgs_45

Lives in United States Houston, TX, United States
Works as a ISR
Joined on Aug 27, 2010
About me:

"I'm a hobbyist and a snap-shooter! I shoot anything that interest me. Sometimes I get lucky and one or two of my snap-shots turns into a fine photograph."

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Is this just a RAW converter? Or can it process JPEGS too as a regular photo editing SW? TIA.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2019 at 23:54 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

This reminds me when Pany came out with their 1" sensor camera-phone. The idea was great as a lot of people were crying and whining and complaining about the small sensor on current cell phone at the time. But when it came out, the crying and whining and complaining remains for other reason, that the price was too high, too big, etc. and all of sudden all the criticism on the negative aspect of that camera-phone start coming out and forgot about the 1" sensor that most are looking forward to.

I wish Pany will come out with a 2nd Generation cell (smart) phone with a 1"sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2019 at 08:10 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2388 comments in total)
In reply to:

rgs_45: I need to go pop more popcorn and get my small cooler and put a 6-pack of my fav beer so I don't have to leave my computer for a while, while waiting for more bashing of the camera. Can't get any better than this. The post is more interesting than the announcement.

SNL, Comedy Central, Laugh-In rolled into one :) :) :)

Although, I'm interested in the 150-400/4.5 PRO and the yet to be announce bodies and lenses.

Sure :) it's fun reading these "arm chair" reviewers posts

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 10:23 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2388 comments in total)
In reply to:

rgs_45: I need to go pop more popcorn and get my small cooler and put a 6-pack of my fav beer so I don't have to leave my computer for a while, while waiting for more bashing of the camera. Can't get any better than this. The post is more interesting than the announcement.

SNL, Comedy Central, Laugh-In rolled into one :) :) :)

Although, I'm interested in the 150-400/4.5 PRO and the yet to be announce bodies and lenses.

@ Athonline, I got Grolsch, Red Horse, Rogue :)

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 09:24 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2388 comments in total)

I need to go pop more popcorn and get my small cooler and put a 6-pack of my fav beer so I don't have to leave my computer for a while, while waiting for more bashing of the camera. Can't get any better than this. The post is more interesting than the announcement.

SNL, Comedy Central, Laugh-In rolled into one :) :) :)

Although, I'm interested in the 150-400/4.5 PRO and the yet to be announce bodies and lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 09:13 UTC as 488th comment | 5 replies
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Richard Schmitt: Enjoy the blood moon without cam and take a full moon picture when the eclipse is over. Way easier.

The blood monn is actually the same moon as a full moon, except that it is very dark.

After the second event of this kind during the last years, I have increasing troubles to comprehend why anyone would want to shoot the moon when it's basically not there ;)

It's called creativity. Yes it's been photograph gazillion times and I have seen a lot of photos from different photographers, now, I say to myself, 'how can I take a photo that will differentiate it from others'? Depending on someone's location, it could be interesting. Some will take similar photo as others but the main thing is, it's your work and not someone else's.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2019 at 12:10 UTC
On article Nikon introduces 14-30mm F4 ultra-wide zoom for Z-mount (389 comments in total)

Excellent news..the one lens I've waiting for..and an EXCELLENT lens what I see.

I'm going to start saving $150.00/month now starting this mid-month pay so I will have a nice Christmas present for myself this year :) The extra will be for extra memory and battery

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2019 at 08:48 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply
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Imager of: Why doesn’t someone put a 1 inch sensor in a phone camera and kill all the competition!

Panasonic did in 2014.

Too expensive, too bulky.

https://www.dpreview.com/products/panasonic/mobilephones/panasonic_lumixdmccm1

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2018 at 09:35 UTC

Holy cr4p Batman! The Joker copied your utility belt.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2018 at 05:01 UTC as 34th comment
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1118 comments in total)

Did anyone notice that the Leica logo is missing? Leica just announced a new M10 with no logo and they jack the price up a bit. Now this LX100 II, from what I saw from the photos, does not have the Leica logo and the MSRP is around 1K$, a lot more than the anticipated price. Well, put the "L" logo back and drop the price by at least a couple hundred bucks.

Waiting for the final production and some user's real review before formulating my own decision. I love the LX100 I for the 3 weeks I had it before I lost it. The only thing that's keeping me away at the moment is the initial MSRP

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 09:41 UTC as 299th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica M10-P adds a touchscreen and removes the red dot (458 comments in total)

I thought removing that "Red Dot" will lower the prices? Now that they took it off, prices went up? Does not compute!

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 04:58 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

This just to show that there are people out there trying to innovate something for the smartphone camera. I agree that some are _____________________ (fill the blanks).

Eventually, someday, sometime, one will come out with something that are actually useful that will make people to not even think of carrying another camera.

Most cell phone camera users ( and there are millions of them) don't print the photos they take or don't view it in large monitor or screens. It's for sharing on social media. As long as the photo looks good on the tiny screens of cp, they don't care. The old saying, " A picture is worth a thousand words" is all that matters to them and we can't change that. That's why cp camera makers are doing anything and everything to get the camera portion at good as possible.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2018 at 09:22 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon counts down to new mirrorless (1019 comments in total)

Sony fanboys should wish Nikon to introduce their first mirrorless camera to be a success and priced cheaper than Sony. That way, some if not most, of Sony's overpriced DSLR will come down in price and they can upgrade or buy all the Sony's they want.

I'm not a Sony fan but an ex Nikon shooter. I wish Nikon all the best. More competition in the mirrorless DSLR is good for the consumers.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2018 at 10:09 UTC as 86th comment | 3 replies

Nice camera pack. Why can't Lowepro / Peak Design and other camera bag/backpack manufacturer make a smaller version of this camera backpack for M4/3 users to fit 2 Oly EM1 II or Pany GH5(s) with grip, the Pany 100-400 / Oly 300/4.0 and 2-4 other lenses the size of the Oly 12-100/4.0, extra accessories such as spare batteries, small memory case, flash, etc. I bet they can make one about half the size of this or a little bit bigger for the M4/3 gears mentioned. I would get one if they do.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2018 at 08:46 UTC as 23rd comment | 8 replies

Good for Nokia and Smartphone shooters.

I will just stop by again when there are at least 100 replies from people with actual camera controls with bigger sensor on how bad this is.

Computational photography? They're coming and there's no hiding from them. Whether we, hobbyist/amateurs and advance amateurs, Pro's accept it or not.
Technology, be it hardware or software, is always good to someone.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 05:03 UTC as 10th comment
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1078 comments in total)
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esmufotografija: Most here want to protect and justify what they spend on their camera orientated hobby ".........small sendors and smartphones will always be condemned until they forget why they condemned them......

I could not agree more. Humans are very protective of what they have and most often than not, it clouds their memory to think reasonably. I don't know what about photography equipment but the "mine is better than yours" mentality always comes out when a new equipment gets announced and they will always start to become defensive.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 05:05 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1078 comments in total)
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Slouch Hooligan: Let’s use computational photography on large sensor cameras. Might work!

It's already being used. HDR / Digital Panorama / Post Focus are type of computational photography per Wikipedia. The question is, will the camera manufacturers develop more computational photography in their system? More so than smartphone makers?

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 03:50 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1078 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: For "real" photographers, that smartphone can provide acceptable, maybe even useful, results, but can never replace a "real" camera with a larger sensor and a good selection of lenses. Smartphones simply do not have the versatility.

For the majority however, that smartphone is more than good enough. Computational photography has not changed that. All computational photography has done is bring out the trolls who love to go into the ILC forums and taunt the users.

I would also like to add, that personally, I feel a sense of accomplishment when I produce a very good photo, be it composition, timing (catching action), DoF, exposure, focus or light, when I do it myself as opposed to having some computer routine manipulate an image to mimic those settings.

But that's me. :-)

@ GodSpeaks: We are both thinking the same way. The thing that gets me is that most people here have tunnel vision and and very defensive. Either they cannot understand or comprehend what the term "good enough" means to someone and they insist their 2 cents worth. To me, the cameras in smartphone are developing more technology compared to the ILC's/Bridge/P&S.

@ Thoughts R US: Part II of my comment reiterate what you just said. The current generation of smartphone users will upgrade to newer and better smartphone and will breed more smartphone users. ILC/Bridge/P&S users will keep on shrinking. THe other that might cath on someday are the add-on accessories for smartphone such as tele/wide/filters lens attachments. But, that will be another debacle.

The link below is my post when I used my and my wife's smartphone to take some photos when we we're in Vegas. I think they came out better than I expected for a smartphone :)

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/61109773

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 03:10 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1078 comments in total)
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rgs_45: Yes, sensor size still matters.

What people here fail to realize is that the advancement of smartphone cameras and its computational photography is targeted to the millions of smartphone camera users worldwide. IMO, manufacturers of smartphones are doing this so that their target users will not get into the ILC’s, bridge cameras or advance P&S and will just keep upgrading their smartphones with better cameras. Just like us (the hobbyist, advance amateurs, PROs, etc.), we are never satisfied regardless how big or small the sensor in our cameras. We all want the best on the next refresh. Same as smartphone users. Most, if not all smartphone users don’t go to the pain of editing their photos. If it looks good on the first click of the shutter, guess what? That photo(s) will be on their social media to share it to everyone. Their viewers do not critic that the edge is soft, is back focus, noise is noticeable, etc. The viewer’s question is “Hey, that looks great, where’s it taken?”

Do they care what their photo's look like? Mostly, No! As long as they can instantly share their photo's to their friends and relatives, that's all that matters to them. A good example, a mom or dad is at their kids school sports, dance, or whatever activity, mom/dad rake a photo or two, upload them to their social media, and within seconds, grandma/granddad/brothers/sisters/cousins and you name it sees that photos and everyone is happy. Did they care what the photo looks like? No. Are they happy to see the photo? Yes!

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 01:30 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1078 comments in total)

Part II

Computational photography? Whether we like it or not, it’s here. It started on the camera phones and is slowly creeping to the ILCs, bridge and advance P&S. It’s great that we still have systems that we can control and create what we want. As these generation of smartphone camera users keeps getting accustomed to these type of improvements on their chosen system, the generations that will follow, will follow on their footsteps and will remain as smartphone camera users. As we grow older, we will see that the smartphone cameras will advance faster than our ILC system. Remember the term “that’s good enough?” for ILC users? In the smartphone camera world, “wow”, “that’s a great shot”, “excellent photo”

I’m not depending the smartphone cameras, but I cannot deny the fact that they are getting better and better at taking photos every new generation of smartphone comes out. Computational photography? It will be here to stay.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 01:16 UTC as 171st comment
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