Geekapoo

Geekapoo

Lives in United States Boston, United States
Works as a Mad Scientist
Joined on Jun 10, 2005

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Geekapoo: DPR should spend more time with camera reviews versus iterative hype. Yes, the A9 does appear revolutionary for mirrorless..but DPR seems more focused on "click bait" than a well rounded site giving thorough reviews for cameras and lenses. Methinks it's more about hyping cameras that have the greatest potential to sell (hopefully by clicking to Amazon via DPR)

Simon, no I do not think you are trying to hype cameras with the best potential to sell (as you pointed, it clearly would not make much sense re the A9)...DPR is slicing and dicing their reviews (salami reviews!) into little "news" portions to get more traffic (more clicks). You do have ads on the pages that contain the news articles, correct? Do you get any money because folks have come to a page with ads..........or only if a person clicks on the ad? I'm assuming you get money both times (and more money if the ad is clicked).

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 20:30 UTC

DPR should spend more time with camera reviews versus iterative hype. Yes, the A9 does appear revolutionary for mirrorless..but DPR seems more focused on "click bait" than a well rounded site giving thorough reviews for cameras and lenses. Methinks it's more about hyping cameras that have the greatest potential to sell (hopefully by clicking to Amazon via DPR)

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 13:52 UTC as 96th comment | 9 replies
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)
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Geekapoo: Yet even more hype and compare/contrast for the A9. DPR, give us a proper review prior to additional filler blah blah blah? I appreciate that you have the continual need to fill the news section of your site to bring in "clickers"...but sometimes you guys and girls really go overboard to the point that it really does look like a G.A.S. rant so that the masses will click on Amazon links.

Geckopoo????? Yak, that would be a crappy handle. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)

Yet even more hype and compare/contrast for the A9. DPR, give us a proper review prior to additional filler blah blah blah? I appreciate that you have the continual need to fill the news section of your site to bring in "clickers"...but sometimes you guys and girls really go overboard to the point that it really does look like a G.A.S. rant so that the masses will click on Amazon links.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 13:09 UTC as 126th comment | 3 replies

Bah, that's just a hot pixel. J/k..way cool!

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 23:36 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On article GoPro launches camera trade-up program in the US (25 comments in total)
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Lawson Raider: A good deal if you want to upgrade from a Hero HD, Hero 2, or a Hero 3 White. However, Hero 3+ Silvers, blacks, and the Hero 4 line you can sell your camera for more money that the tradeup is offering.

Winner winner chicken dinner!

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 22:30 UTC

One minute sound bites for the masses?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 12:22 UTC as 8th comment

I'd pick the Olympus 12-40 f2.8 if using my EM-1 and the 24-120 f4 if restricted to use of only my D750. Hmmm, some consistency here for me..which is not always the case. In truth, I'd cry if I only could use one lens per camera

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 17:35 UTC as 126th comment
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Leandros S: As I've said several times before, you need a REPEATABLE methodology for doing these tests. Your outdoor bike test has too many variables that you are unable to sufficiently control, such as the lighting conditions and exact movement of the rider.

Additionally, your previous representations to the effect that you take about two weeks doing this test with each camera to ensure that you have shot in all different conditions and about how many repeats you do, are not plausible. On top of that, there is a problem with selecting just one specific run that happens to fit your conclusions rather than, if repeated runs are really conducted (which, as stated, I'm not convinced on), representing the entire data collected.

I think it pretty easy to develop a standardized test. First, make it a "laboratory-like" setting where conditions (such as lighting, object speed and trajectory) can be standardized and duplicated. I could imagine an object that progresses on a track, with a background of different contrast (vs object) throughout the course, using different amounts of light per test and speed at a number of defined settings.

Don't think photography, think laboratory test.

Again, this would be baseline data for comparative purposes across camera models...also, sorry but I do criticize dpr's testing methods. Too variable, too subjective and too user-specific.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 17:02 UTC
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Leandros S: As I've said several times before, you need a REPEATABLE methodology for doing these tests. Your outdoor bike test has too many variables that you are unable to sufficiently control, such as the lighting conditions and exact movement of the rider.

Additionally, your previous representations to the effect that you take about two weeks doing this test with each camera to ensure that you have shot in all different conditions and about how many repeats you do, are not plausible. On top of that, there is a problem with selecting just one specific run that happens to fit your conclusions rather than, if repeated runs are really conducted (which, as stated, I'm not convinced on), representing the entire data collected.

@Uniqumm is missing the point. The whole idea is to perform the test scientifically (well controlled, no variability). YES there will be differences in real life use. The data collected form a controlled test will be comparative and quite informative (as will results from individual use. Get the baseline data...and build from there, not all of this subjective variable crap that too many people collect.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 13:20 UTC
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Leandros S: As I've said several times before, you need a REPEATABLE methodology for doing these tests. Your outdoor bike test has too many variables that you are unable to sufficiently control, such as the lighting conditions and exact movement of the rider.

Additionally, your previous representations to the effect that you take about two weeks doing this test with each camera to ensure that you have shot in all different conditions and about how many repeats you do, are not plausible. On top of that, there is a problem with selecting just one specific run that happens to fit your conclusions rather than, if repeated runs are really conducted (which, as stated, I'm not convinced on), representing the entire data collected.

They need to take a scientific approach, complete with an SOP (standard operating procedure). I imagine some object going through a field of view at a defined speed, where there are different degrees of contrast under various lighting conditions. I am reminded of a train on a track but it would be much more dynamic with respect to movement and (challenging) backgrounds vs the object. Cameras would be tested re keeper rate using different lenses and amount of light. The analysis would be objective and quantitative. The whole point would be to remove real life use and user skills , be consistent and comparative.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 13:34 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (391 comments in total)

A Minolta 16-II

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Minolta-16

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 23:52 UTC as 44th comment
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Geekapoo: Would be great if "professional" camera reviewers had standardized AF tests for different AF settings and lighting conditions (of course the lens used would remain a variable). Would love to see % in focus (keeper rate). Would be informative.

I agree (and pointed out) the issue about use of different lenses affecting results. Still, a scientific approach that minimizes variables and is standardized would be a great comparative tool. I strongly assume dpr will eventually add such a test for reviews.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 21:53 UTC

Would be great if "professional" camera reviewers had standardized AF tests for different AF settings and lighting conditions (of course the lens used would remain a variable). Would love to see % in focus (keeper rate). Would be informative.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 12:00 UTC as 58th comment | 3 replies
On article Super Bowl Halftime lit up by choreographed drone show (96 comments in total)
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Bombastic: Damn fine half time show.
NOW if only that incredibly obscure sport would be half as interesting.

Amazing halftime show, historic football game. 100 plus million people watched the telecast and we're rewarded with a special experience (well, maybe not Atlanta Falcons fans). Those who were not interested were not forced to watch. Peace.
Geekapoo out..

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 13:06 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 sample gallery (163 comments in total)
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Satyaa: The D3x00 and D5x00 are mass-produced commodities. It looks like they are just trying to run out all the series numbers ;)

My complaint is not about their abilities - these cameras are at the top of their game. Even the entry-level cameras have 24MP with no AA filter. They score very high on all tests.

Nikon is producing quick iterations with minimal improvements to the extent that potential buyers can lose interest. Owners of a 6-year old model in this series have no compelling reason to upgrade. If Nikon believes that there is a good reason to produce the new version to address a problem (publicly known or not) then they should stop selling the older versions (like the multitude of 18-55 lenses).

The bigger problem - my opinion, of course - is that they take away resources that could be focused on the next big thing (whatever that is) and QC continues to suffer.

The best thing Nikon produced since D810 is the D500. Everything else, the market could live without.

I agree with your post EXCEPT that I'd include the D750 to the list of D810 and D500...form factor and function = excellent and distinguished from other iterations IMHO

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 14:41 UTC

OK, you got me here..a camera flashback that clearly resonates (having owned the Nikon Coolpix 950). Those were the days of frustration, moving from the versatility and joy of film cameras to the dark days of digital cameras. I found my early digital cameras somewhat depressing. A big step back versus film cameras. In contrast, today's digital technology is incredibly enabling. We've come a long way baby!

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 12:34 UTC as 93rd comment

Wow, read some of the comments below...is a 360 degree, high clarity, zoomable view of Mars now passe? LOL. AMAZING...thank you NASA.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 17:32 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (368 comments in total)

A7 II??? Been there, done that (paid to play)...and rejected the camera like a bad habit. Low light AF was just not good enough,.at times borderline defective in behavior. I usually think that dpr provides good guidance/conclusions of this type...but...next! Carry on dpr. Be better next time? -Richard

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 15:28 UTC as 89th comment | 2 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (141 comments in total)
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perry rhodan: OMG. You dropped a fujifilm from the roundup and forgot to rewrite the P900 part!? Better wake up. And this took 3 writers? This is sooo not DPR. What's wrong people?
This is my definitie last remake on this roundup. Feel like I have put more effort in this than the 3 staffmembers already 😨😤
Out.

Anyone can be rude online (I know I have been at times). Takes class to admit when you have been rude and apologize. Cheers.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 13:52 UTC
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