dotyman

Lives in United States San Francisco, United States
Works as a Industrial Designer
Joined on Dec 23, 2007

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Will be interesting to see if Manny still feels that way after another 3 months living with all the Windows issues...

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 21:59 UTC as 302nd comment | 1 reply
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ozturert: 1) Cost
2) Flexibility
3) Abundance of software (though software support for OS has come long way)
4) Cost
5) Flexibility
6) Abundance of...

Windows has been extremely stable for me last 7-8 years so I see no problem on that side. Plus, some PC and laptop makers build beautiful machines now, so Apple's "good" look is less of an advantage now.

Sorry Apple, I liked you but..

What software are you running? If you're only running a few resource intensive apps, then that could be true. However, if you're running 10 or more such apps, sorry, but I don't believe you. I've used both for 30 years and Windows has never been as robust, reliable and stable as Mac OS.

Unless, of course, you enjoy being your own IT department (I don't).

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 21:57 UTC
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Phil Birder: 1) It's a PC
2) It's a PC
3) It's a PC
4) It's a PC
5) It's a PC

:o)

LMAO

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 21:51 UTC
On article Domke F-803 and F-5XB review (71 comments in total)
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Ultimatumini: I have the F-5XB myself and the velcro lines up fine so I am thinking this might just be on your samples that you experienced this. Can't imagine that would be a mistake they would be ok with during the design process.

I have used the black canvas F-5XB for several years now and the Velcro has never lined up correctly. Only the last 1/4" or so actually mates together.

Not a big deal, but it is a little annoying. I wonder if Domke intended for something (light jacket? the folded shoulder strap?...) to be retained under the flap?

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2726 comments in total)
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DVT80111: A7R2 sensor is still the king !!!

Nice.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 03:16 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2726 comments in total)
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DVT80111: A7R2 sensor is still the king !!!

You mean LeBron?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 03:16 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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ttran88: With this announcement tomorrow's DPR throw back Thursday can consist of the D810 & 5DMIV. 🙃

How cute. Perhaps you should wait until someone actually reviews the camera? Oops, I forgot–reality isn't a basis for an opinion for some people.

My bad...

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 06:27 UTC
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The Silver Nemesis: Windows 10 / EOS Utility & USB 3.0 bug STILL not fixed. Silly.

Buy a Mac.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 03:41 UTC
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entoman: As usual, a couple of very minor fixes for bugs that very few people ever encounter, but nothing of any real value.

How about increased functionality?

How about 4K crop?

How about increasing the number of functions that can be assigned to buttons/dials via the custom settings?

How about assigning the ability to toggle between bracketing and single shot to the AF lock or AEL buttons?

How about following Nikon by having the ability to tweak metering to personal taste, instead of us all having to set our exposure compensation dials to minus half a stop all the time?

And, it would be rather nice if Canon service centres were able to provide a service to convert the cameras to twin SD cards instead of the silly CF/SD combo we currently have???

How about it Canon?

Don't need any of those features–the camera is good enough just the way it is.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 03:41 UTC
On article Video: Shooting Dog Portraits with the Sony a6300 (192 comments in total)

Holy cow–does EVERYONE and their DOG have a BLOG???

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 07:24 UTC as 129th comment
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eno2: "the 5D IV can also capture HD and 4K video, at up to 60p. "

They forgot to mention it shots a crappy 720p video resolution wise in a 1080 format, full of moire and aliasing. A 2,5-2,8K resolution wise video in a 4K format with a huge 1,75x crop in UHD, with an ancient and very inefficient codec, which yields enormous files. And on top of everything, the high ISO quality is on par with latest m4/3 cameras that cost 4 tiles less. :)

eno2, I think you need a faster computer and a color managed monitor. You're equipment sounds like it's limiting the quality of the video for you.

As far as your reference to Tony Northrup's video, you must be kidding. The footage at ISO 3200 on the GH4 is FULL of artifacts and noise, and the colors are flat. In addition, the GH4 isn't even a "latest" M4/3 camera. And, finally, I refer you back to the idea that the 5DIV is not intended to be a 4K video camera for the masses. Not sure what you're thinking here...

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 03:02 UTC
On article Have your say: Best midrange ILC of 2016 (53 comments in total)
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iamatrix: Really have to say the PenF in this category. It's beautiful, more so than my Leica, and that is saying quite a bit.

The merit is the user experience. True, it is imperfect, but so are so many other cameras (all actually). Again, and maybe you'll try it this time, test one out on your own–the camera is a joy to hold and shoot with. I sold mine for some of the reasons you mention, but I still feel it was a joy to shoot with.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 02:50 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1644 comments in total)
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Eugene CH: Time-Lapse: I already wrote to the Dpreview and kindly asked for always including in "Specification" if the camera tested has or not a Time-Lapse! Unfortunately they did not implement this improvement. Why not???? There are already some tested cameras which have Time-Lapse, however not mentioned in Specification! Would you, Dear Colleagues, agree to have this information in each future Test-Specification?

Ahhh, it is an imperfect world, isn't it?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 02:46 UTC
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BobORama: Show me an artist for hire and I will show you someone who compromises their vision.

Show me someone who worries too much about being perceived as pretentious, and I will show you mediocre work.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 02:42 UTC
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eno2: "the 5D IV can also capture HD and 4K video, at up to 60p. "

They forgot to mention it shots a crappy 720p video resolution wise in a 1080 format, full of moire and aliasing. A 2,5-2,8K resolution wise video in a 4K format with a huge 1,75x crop in UHD, with an ancient and very inefficient codec, which yields enormous files. And on top of everything, the high ISO quality is on par with latest m4/3 cameras that cost 4 tiles less. :)

I think you hit the nail on the head-Canon does not want you to buy this camera to shoot video. They want you to buy one of their video cameras for that. The 5DIV is designed to give you the ability to shoot reasonable quality jpegs at a high frame rate so you can capture stills in a tight sequence. Get it?

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 17:04 UTC
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eno2: "the 5D IV can also capture HD and 4K video, at up to 60p. "

They forgot to mention it shots a crappy 720p video resolution wise in a 1080 format, full of moire and aliasing. A 2,5-2,8K resolution wise video in a 4K format with a huge 1,75x crop in UHD, with an ancient and very inefficient codec, which yields enormous files. And on top of everything, the high ISO quality is on par with latest m4/3 cameras that cost 4 tiles less. :)

Also, 1080-60p on 5DIV is outstanding. Why shoot at 720?

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 16:59 UTC
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eno2: "the 5D IV can also capture HD and 4K video, at up to 60p. "

They forgot to mention it shots a crappy 720p video resolution wise in a 1080 format, full of moire and aliasing. A 2,5-2,8K resolution wise video in a 4K format with a huge 1,75x crop in UHD, with an ancient and very inefficient codec, which yields enormous files. And on top of everything, the high ISO quality is on par with latest m4/3 cameras that cost 4 tiles less. :)

Hi ISO performance on ANY current MFT camera is No where NEAR this camera. I've tried them all. Be real please!

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 16:57 UTC
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Miki Nemeth: Definitely I made the wrong decision when I bought this overpriced, mediocre camera with its three year old sensor, crappy Leica lens, hilarious 1.5 crop in 4K, no MF Assist WHILE recording, bad colors, false AWB, noisy image, crazy hunting AF. This is my first and only Panasonic camera, and I started loving it until I read this review; now I want to sell it. No way I am going to buy any Panasonic again ever. I am afraid, it is not going to work next time, when I want to turn it on. It is so heart lifting and utterly practical reading reviews like this.

I'm sorry for your loss(iness)...

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 22:19 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1644 comments in total)
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Eugene CH: Time-Lapse: I already wrote to the Dpreview and kindly asked for always including in "Specification" if the camera tested has or not a Time-Lapse! Unfortunately they did not implement this improvement. Why not???? There are already some tested cameras which have Time-Lapse, however not mentioned in Specification! Would you, Dear Colleagues, agree to have this information in each future Test-Specification?

You can always look on the maker's website.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 17:42 UTC
On article Have your say: Best midrange ILC of 2016 (53 comments in total)
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iamatrix: Really have to say the PenF in this category. It's beautiful, more so than my Leica, and that is saying quite a bit.

Being beautiful is not the PEN-F's only merit. It is a good camera, and it has both style and substance. You should test one out some time–then maybe you'll understand what is so appealing about the camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 06:05 UTC
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