Barbu

Lives in Romania Bucure?ti, Romania
Joined on Apr 8, 2009

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trungtran: if they switch to the white theme permanently, there goes my night time reading before bed.

Already happened. If you visit DPR from a new browser/device, the site will smack-punch your eyes with the de-jour option: white is the new sh... uh, black. Putting white as default: the equivalent smartness ;) of BREXIT (even if they're now in Seattle).
And looks like some bot, using various names, is posting the same lame message over and over as an answer to life, the universe and every complaint: „42! F u very much for the input, we don't care. White supremacy! Vote Tonarld Dump!"

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 11:57 UTC
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madecov: I'm a Nikon shooter now, but once owned Spotmatic. This seems to be a smokin deal on a well spec'd body. Dual control wheels at $600.00
Pentax-Ricoh seems to know how to deliver value

Have you looked at the prices? For some lenses Pentax looks like it's aiming to beat the current price record holder, Sony G Master. Get a cheap camera, pay thru the nose for the lenses. And yes, the serious lenses are more expensive than the equivalent Nikons or the L series from Canon.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 05:03 UTC
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The Davinator: Pentax is looking to be the best deal in DSLRs these days.

Wish that their serious lenses would be at least on par with the other systems... But no. Sorry, but a new lens is sometimes even more than the equivalent Sony (nevermind CaNikon). Legacy lenses can only do so much, and camera prices cannot offset a decent (non-entry) lens kit.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 04:58 UTC
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loitokitok: I get the impression many of you haven't realised what the market is for this lens. It's ideal for people who want high quality photos of small things such as coins and other collectibles for sites like eBay. It's also great for those who like photographing flowers and you only have to visit a few gardens to see how many of those there are.

Those two groups alone probably easily outnumber all the photographers in the world who specialise in Macro and it's a new market.

Canon have actually been very smart here.

Dentists prefer the 90/100/105mm lenses. Even the 60mm EF/S offers waaaay too little working distance.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:07 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)
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Miwok: On the Dark Side, I will stay ...

Like many others, I enjoy what has always been a ray of light ;) between countless other sites: DPReview with a dark theme. I even customised my browser to switch colors on the zones with black text on white, and I'm using the launch of the light theme to truly thank you that you offered the sight-for-sore-eyes site, for the ones that get that the screen is not a piece of paper. So: big THANK YOU for the dark site!

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 05:02 UTC
On article Picasa will be phased out in favor of Google Photos (151 comments in total)
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egruber: I really don't care if Picasa Web Albums goes away and replaced with Google Photos. But I did like the Picasa desktop tool to edit my photos. Google Photos has online editing, but only for the photos stored online. I usually edit them on my desktop and upload them when done. Picasa did all the basic things well. I know Picasa will continue to work, but is there another free desktop tool that is as good?

While it's hard to envision a GDrive closure, it still seems a bit ironic to count on Google to backup... Google :)

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 17:45 UTC
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Don Diafragma: Also named the 'One'D'Kamosaurus X II'.

Strong and powerful, fat and heavy and very jurassic due to its mirror.

I'm sure there's a mirrorless waiting somewhere for the more „delicate” people. And even in a pink colour ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 21:05 UTC
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D135ima: Теперь "Лейку" можно утопить в лейке.

And while we're on the topic of pronounciation... Do remember that Leica = Leitz Camera, so we would appreciate some german speaker enlightening us.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 06:58 UTC
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Paul Auclair: red-eye flash?

Divers will care; not for UW portraits, but because it will light up every particle close to the lens. Did you ever take a flash photo while it snows? Imagine that... times ten.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 06:55 UTC
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ShatteredSky: Finally a larger sensor, but no zoom. I guess there is probably not a big enough market for a largish (RX10 size) rugged camera sporting the 20MP "1 inch" sensor, a lets say a 24-120 equiv 2.8 lens and wireless charging and data transfer (avoiding doors). The Nikon 1AW sadly does not cut it (yet), accident and lens-wise.

Take care of the O-rings and water sealings; use some sylicone paste, check that the rubber is not cracked from heat. Sooner or later *every* waterproof case needs some replacements, and I've seen it happening ($800 *WP* camera, of course that warranty was rejected, as a manufacturer policy).

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 06:53 UTC
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dsut4392: What's with that flash position? All the advice I have ever read about underwater photography is to get the flash as far off-axis as possible to reduce backscatter from suspended particles. Moving the flash 5 cm off-axis might halve the backscatter, but it would only increase the flash-subject distance by 3% (based on the 20cm minimum focal distance - the difference would be even less at greater subject distance). This position looks like a recipe for "fish in a snowstorm" pictures.

By that logic (flash in lens for waterproofing) why didn't they put it inside the body? Who cares that the (no) light would be even slightly less useful that the disastruous backscatter here, at least they would achieve an even stronger protection!
Not that there would be many to throw away $3k and actually care how it'll be used...

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 06:43 UTC
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rialcnis: Very nice but no 4k video. At that price it's surprising it has no 4k.

At that price, it better came with a kitchen sink too. At least this way the collectors will get to claim that they have the requirements to use it... underwater ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 06:35 UTC
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Prairie Pal: oh my god....it's full of stars!

Take a hike, spaceboy ;)

Link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 10:28 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 comments in total)
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crashpc: Canon killer. Grass definitely IS greener out there!

P.S.: also, a little intriguing is the 1/180s sync; what's up with that? Even entry level cameras from basically any other brand can do more.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 01:15 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 comments in total)
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crashpc: Canon killer. Grass definitely IS greener out there!

Long time Canon heavy user here (and until a year ago, Kx user too with two tiny standard zooms). I've tried time and again to „switch”, but one of not-so-secret things about Pentax are... lenses. Sorry, you might boast about long legacy, but the fact is that common bread-and-butter lenses (convenience or enthusiasts-going-pro) are more expensive, and sometimes a „consumer” K lens costs more than the classic pro EOS equivalent.
For at least 12 years I tried various ways to bite the bullet and switch (and for 3 years I actually used both), but... Sorry, nope. I liked the cameras and the out-of-the-box thinking for features, but the lens prices are deal killers. And I need to mention it: really not interested in old/used ones, but in the sparkling new stuff, right anyone can buy from a store. And on the telephoto ones (my main $$$ investment) it's even worse.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 01:15 UTC
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (321 comments in total)
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CNY_AP: Worrisome that a pro (the author) would think 18MP is "middle ground" when 24MP came out not very long ago and is way more than 99.9% of us need. The D70 is "only" 20MP yet costs more, so he must really dislike that camera. Only newbies buy cameras based solely or mostly on resolution, but there are a lot of those buyers, so in that regard, it was a wise and necessary move.

WTH? The author mentions (repeatedly!) that we all know better than to judge a camera by its megapixels number. Is this the new hipster trend, to bash in on a piece of writting? If yes, go be hip elsewhere. Especially since you acuse the author not only of something he did NOT do, and also specifically and repeatedly mentioned the other way around. The first paragraph, mentioning the MP case, ends like this:
„Readers of DPReview will know that pixel-count is far from everything and that volume of pixels alone does not a professional camera make, but it is a truth not universally acknowledged.”

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 21:50 UTC
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (321 comments in total)
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mahonj: It is about giving as many options at as many price points as possible for the minimum amount of extra engineering.
The innovation is the 24 Mpix sensor, which is available in 2 different bodies at prices $100 apart.
You don't have to get angry about it, just buy the one which best suits your budget.

Thanks, Donnie! Your sidetracked comment brought a smile, and it's like an oasis of humanity amongst all the commenters obsessed with DR or mirrorless supremacy. Good luck with those kids :)

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 21:43 UTC
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (321 comments in total)
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mgrum: "Canon has never offered us two cameras with the same sensor and asked us to pay more for one, to get some extra features before"

That's pretty much all Canon have done for the past 6 years ;)

I beg to differ, and I felt like I *had* to reply to that so people (especially the decision-makers at DPR) won't think that opinions are of less use.
The wording style is more than OK for me, and what really matters is that opinions like these are the main reason I come at DPR; for specs and stuff like that it's enough to check the BH listings.
While I agree that the „same sensor - never before” was an oversight, the more important part would be that exactly this opinion clarified some of my thoughts; I had a similar opinion, but way less crystalised and this article helped me.
Coming after 10 years of DSLR use, I felt like it would be the time to get a new camera (after 350D and 30D, and current user of two other oldish ones: 40D and 5D). I was kinda thinking to spring $$$ just for the 750D, since I already have two Canons with the „complete” control scheme. After reading this, it became quite clear that the price difference for the 760D would be money well spent.
Keep it up!

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 21:19 UTC
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historianx: LOL love the we need autofocus comments, they crack me up. If you need A/F for a 12mm wide angle, then you should probably not be in photography LOL

Well, I've taken photos of kids only once, and that was for a friend.
But I've been dozens of times in the middle of the dancers (paid photog), and that was since before anybody could get their paws on a full-frame under 5000$; hence, the Tokina 12-24 use.
BTW, even if I have no use for video footage (or I can't be bothered by it; leaving it to the young guns), still I can see a flaw in the logic for a stabilization system for UWA: of course, it's... video. Even with a fisheye, you still see the small jerks ;)
(and no, using a mFT or a Pentax with IBS for video isn't really a solution).
Anybody trying to bash Nikon for puting AF on their 14-24? Or stabilization on their 16-35? Crickets? :)

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 04:35 UTC
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historianx: LOL love the we need autofocus comments, they crack me up. If you need A/F for a 12mm wide angle, then you should probably not be in photography LOL

Actually, from a gross oversight, he proves his point... but not quite. While yes, you *can* count on a super-wideangle to provide a very large DOF, at f/2.0 all bets are off. And while kids play nicely at a distance, in the sun, the huge DOF covers the problem. But... and it's a big BUTT ;) here: <b>the oversight</b>.
Meaning, with my Tokina 12-24 (almost always glued to 12mm), at f/4.0 I kinda need to push the ISO to more than reasonable, while being in the middle of a dance floor, for example. Action at one to two meters away, semi-dark... f/2.0 would be damn welcome to get at least 1/100s while still under ISO3200. And at f/2.0, short distance, you can bet your amateur photographer licence ;) that you NEED to be in focus. Wide open and zone focusing is just begging for the right moment to be thrown away, in the pile of junk "almost focused" photos.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 22:17 UTC
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