Robert Zanatta

Lives in Canada North Vancouver, Canada
Joined on Jan 22, 2015

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Wildlife photography using a flash doesn't feel right.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2018 at 04:39 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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(unknown member): I'm looking pretty hard at this phone. I've been ready to upgrade for a while now, but haven't been totally satisfied by any of the available options. What attracts me about the Note 9 is the S-pen, which would be super useful for making local adjustments in Lightroom Mobile. I hope that they've tweaked the camera performance a bit from the S9+, as I wasn't very impressed with what I read about that. In particular, I would really like a robust HDR mode like the Pixel 2 has. I'm agnostic about the AI stuff—normally I'm a fan of manual control and having a camera that doesn't try to tell me what to do, but in a phone I really just want pleasing photos with minimal effort, so I'm ready to embrace it as long as it works well. I'm not concerned about the handling of the funny screen, as I'd be putting it in a case regardless.

They peak a bit higher. $72 for a 256GB card:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0758NHWS8/ref=pd_aw_sim_sbs_107_of_32?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=N0JE0177RCGT8T35P21P

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2018 at 09:42 UTC
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(unknown member): I'm looking pretty hard at this phone. I've been ready to upgrade for a while now, but haven't been totally satisfied by any of the available options. What attracts me about the Note 9 is the S-pen, which would be super useful for making local adjustments in Lightroom Mobile. I hope that they've tweaked the camera performance a bit from the S9+, as I wasn't very impressed with what I read about that. In particular, I would really like a robust HDR mode like the Pixel 2 has. I'm agnostic about the AI stuff—normally I'm a fan of manual control and having a camera that doesn't try to tell me what to do, but in a phone I really just want pleasing photos with minimal effort, so I'm ready to embrace it as long as it works well. I'm not concerned about the handling of the funny screen, as I'd be putting it in a case regardless.

Or you could get the 128GB version and install one or more larger capacity micro SD cards into the expansion slot.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2018 at 18:39 UTC
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tinetz: 'Five-section 'Alan' will extend to 1.49m/58.7in but packs down to just 1.49m/58.7in for storage'
Can't say I'm impressed by that. What are the real values?

You could always try reading the embedded press release from the manufacturer.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2018 at 21:08 UTC
On article DPReview TV: A look back at APS film (389 comments in total)

Great video. I hope you can do more of them for this site.

I had the exact same Canon Elph. It was great, but now I'm stuck with a lot of APS negatives that can't be scanned to digital.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2018 at 00:51 UTC as 58th comment
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J A C S: "the highest-performance laptop processor Intel has ever built."

Right... Because sometimes they build CPUs which perform worse than the older ones...

My 8700K is stable at 4.95Ghz with a $40 CPU cooler, so this processors clock speed isn't as great as they try to make it.

Need some benchmark numbers.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 12:49 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2196 comments in total)
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just someone: wow, at 6400 the D850 is miles ahead of any Sonys and light years ahead of the Canons!

The D850 is definitely impressive. If starting from scratch, I'd probably purchase it.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2018 at 21:21 UTC

Gorgeous.

The video will be great when wanting to wind down and relax.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 17:48 UTC as 45th comment

I'll upgrade when they introduce ludicrous mode.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 16:26 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies

There are benchmarks that show a couple functions, such as exporting images, have noticeably improved performance on multiple core machines. So processors with a lot of cores showed the best improvement.

For other functions, such as 1:1 preview generation, single core performance was the determining factor. The Intel 8700K was pretty much the fastest of all the high end processors tested.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 03:34 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On article How I built a large-format (8x10) video camera (225 comments in total)

This is really interesting. And those photos in the gallery - wow!

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 04:45 UTC as 17th comment

They create a problem and then gloat about fixing it. Nice.

Maybe they should hire some programmers who actually understand how to distribute loads.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 20:50 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
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Mike CH: Thank you for posting a lens review again!

Any chance of a couple of comments about how it stacks up against the Canon version?

The AF of the v2 Canon is fast. It's IS is also excellent. IQ is excellent. If you add on the 1.4x TC, it has little effect in performance.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2018 at 19:10 UTC
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milkod2001: What matters the most is that he is happy with his build even if it is kinda dumb and underperforming at 6 grad total.

6 core Intel CPU and nvidia 1080ti is pure gaming build with excuse that Lightroom might run on it better. He could have at least went with AMD 12 core Ryzen Threadripper if he was at least tiny bit serious about Lightroom and other productive work on PC.

When spending 6 grand he could have also rather get 5k Imac Pro. It would run circles around his pathetic build.

You could have a 100 core AMD processor and it would still be slower in LR than his rig. The 8700K single core performance, without overclocking, is excellent. At 5.2Ghz it would make LR preview generation and develop module a lot more bearable.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2018 at 00:34 UTC

I'm stoked. I can finally record more than 5 minutes of uninterrupted video on my 5D Mark IV.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 00:04 UTC as 16th comment
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racin06: Apple zombies, Samsung is demonstrating how to innovate.

Fix Or Repair Daily... ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 00:02 UTC
On article iPhone X sample gallery updated (183 comments in total)

Datsun B210 - worst car ever!

Many of the good lighting shots are great for a smartphone. The low lighting is still not good, especially the night club photo.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 07:07 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On article iPhone X sample gallery updated (183 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Too bad the X comes in a non repairable glass body, because it's got a great camera.

Sample size: one.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 06:56 UTC
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brycesteiner: I like the idea of slowing them down and I hope that I can do that soon. Especially if this will make it last longer between charges. I used to do that when my laptops would last only 1.5 hours and you might get 2.5 forcing the processor not to speed up when it feels like it.

With Samsung or LG, I've seen the battery life decrease after a couple of years, but operating system updates didn't have a noticeable impact on performance. In some cases, performance improved.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 23:06 UTC
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digilt: A one year old Apple iPhone 7 has to be slowed down to avoid unexpected shutdown, that’s unacceptable. The characteristics of lithium-ion battery are well known. If a few percent changes in the impedance of the battery will cause unexpected shutdowns, then Apple’s engineers have done a very poor design. Meanwhile, other manufactures such as LG and Samsung don’t have to throttle down their processors for aging batteries, why only Apple has to do that?

Exactly. What Apple is stating doesn't explain why they must throttle and no other vendor has to.

I bet their patch will randomly reboot some low battery, unthrottled phones just to cover their back...

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 23:23 UTC
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