Geekapoo

Geekapoo

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

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Where's Waldo????

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2018 at 13:53 UTC as 6th comment
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JackM: I saw the DxO One when it came out and pronounced it DOA. I figured it would bankrupt them, so no surprise that it did (or contributed).

I'm not impressed. If you ARE so smart, share with us other photography companies that will soon declare bankruptcy. Boasting after the fact is not particularly special.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 13:59 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1053 comments in total)
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Rich Evans: Yes, as pointed in the article bigger sensors are always better answering the question in the title.

While many of the smaller sensors, such as RX100, started incorporating more exotic and improved technology many sensors still do not: all Micro Four Thirds and many APS-C sensors for example still use outdated tech.

Thats why I am a big proponent of 1 inch sensors instead of wasting money in outdated tech like Micro Four Thirds.

If high IQ is paramount only bigger sensors will cut the cheese. For everyday usage 1 inch sensors provide the portability, IQ and advantage while still being cheaper than the bigger ones all the while still not implementing computational photography like in phones. I'm waiting for this to happen real soon.

So now we have Full Frame and 1 inch sensors with their clear advantages so then the fight is between APS-C and Micro Four Thirds. Canon, Fuji, Sony, Pentax, Nikon etc all in APS C which means m4/3 is being left to their own little niche. Good luck.

..and Rich definitely does not know enough about grammar. Rich be calling the kettle black.

English honey? Personally, I prefer American honey. :-)

Link | Posted on May 28, 2018 at 19:28 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony RX10 IV Review (280 comments in total)
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Steven Ar: It is really strange that Sony's cameras does so poorly compared to other cameras with 1 inch sensors. Even the old FZ1000 is noticeably better (and its images are underexposed - a big disadvatange!). The RX10 iv is a mess.
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=panasonic_dmcfz1000&attr13_1=sony_dscrx10iv&attr13_2=panasonic_dmcfz2500&attr13_3=canon_g9xii&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=6400&attr16_1=6400&attr16_2=6400&attr16_3=6400&normalization=full&widget=1&x=0&y=0

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=panasonic_dmcfz1000&attr13_1=sony_dscrx10iv&attr13_2=panasonic_dmcfz2500&attr13_3=canon_g9xii&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=12800&attr16_1=12800&attr16_2=12800&attr16_3=12800&normalization=full&widget=1&x=0&y=0

I owned the FZ1000 for one year and have owned the RX10 IV since November. The Sont is easily the better camera while the FZ1000 is cheaper to own. Anyone who thinks the FZ1000 is better is mistaken, clueless or cruising that river called DEE-NILE.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2018 at 23:05 UTC

Look forward to dpr's review of the upgrade and their compare/contrasts of the various software (and keeping up with new fearures!). 😉

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 19:53 UTC as 21st comment
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zw1975: Remove the red ring please. Confusing and, personally, ugly.

Gawd forbid you use a lens that is not beautiful..

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 15:08 UTC
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Geekapoo: People bemoan the lack of RAW..the sensor is small so the value of having RAW is less. Not a deal breaker Imho. I will consider however if/when camera has a one inch or m43 sensor

Thanks for the comments. Never shot underwater do have no idea how tricky WB can be (and am assuming its potentially tricky!)

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 13:48 UTC

People bemoan the lack of RAW..the sensor is small so the value of having RAW is less. Not a deal breaker Imho. I will consider however if/when camera has a one inch or m43 sensor

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 11:04 UTC as 101st comment | 7 replies

Dpreview.com, do your "homework" before posting stuff like this? Register to view..really?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 16:49 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article 10 photography gifts mothers actually want (44 comments in total)

If you really care about your mom, on Mother's day, get her a Leica, not some cheapo Fuji! Sheeesh. 😉

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 00:58 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies

Other camera manufacturers take note..

Firmware upgrades shows dedication to your customers. Sad that some companies equivalent of upgrades = trying to sell you a next gen camera..

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 15:50 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies

Darn, I LOVE the competition by camera and lens manufacturers to get my $$$. Keep it coming. Bright horizons.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 15:24 UTC as 49th comment
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1233 comments in total)
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Geekapoo: Sony won't address the issues raised in this article via a firmware upgrade..their approach to improvements is to release a next generation version of the camera.

PAntunes, Sony didn't have a choice with the A7II firmware upgrade..the A7 AF was mediocre and the biggest complaint with the newly released A7II again focused on AF as a big issue.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 13:51 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1233 comments in total)

Sony won't address the issues raised in this article via a firmware upgrade..their approach to improvements is to release a next generation version of the camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 13:17 UTC as 223rd comment | 4 replies
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CarpentersEye: Besides the fact I believe APS-C is the best overall potential value (with great performance) I did not miss how Panasonic (like others) is just splitting up what a great total benefits, photographers camera COULD be.

Shake it like a polaroid picture CarpentersEye!

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2018 at 14:16 UTC

As single articles, these company-centric stories are interesting. That you've covered most of the top companies in just a few days...fascinating. Thx for this content. Good stuff..

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2018 at 13:13 UTC as 70th comment
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Geekapoo: "The new 70-200mm F4 promises high quality, without the size and weight that we generally associate with faster F2.8 telezooms"

???

Canon and Nikon did that years ago..

The Tamron is cheaper than new Canon or Nikon 70-200 f4 lenses however the good news is that there are many "like new" and excellent condition used lenses (plus occasionally refurbs). The Nikon and Canon lenses are excellent..Tamron should have picked a different lens than the 70-200 f4 as the competition is very strong

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 22:40 UTC
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Akgbkd: a7iii+28-75mm is perfect all round combo.

Cannot speak for you, but I'd miss the 24-27mm! A non-starter for me.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 14:35 UTC

"The new 70-200mm F4 promises high quality, without the size and weight that we generally associate with faster F2.8 telezooms"

???

Canon and Nikon did that years ago..

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 13:49 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
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entoman: Most of these shots are very average and not IMHO worthy of world awards, but one image really stands out and for me is an easy winner - Klaus Lenzen's overhead shot of the swimmers is a truly compelling montage.

I agree..the swimmer shot stands out. I also add the picture of the elderly lady walking the dog..nice street shot.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 15:47 UTC
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