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The 4x3 aspect ratio makes the photos look a big too square IMO. Can that be adjusted, or than cropping in post?

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 16:26 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies

Where were these sunny pictures taken? Most gear previews/reviews seem to get the rainy Seattle treatment.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 19:26 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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Reactive: Movie Maker started off many, many, years ago as a useful little app for quick, basic, video editing under Windows XP. It was utterly destroyed with the introduction of Windows Vista, and it became a completely useless, dumb-downed turd of a clip sorter. I still have no idea why Microsoft jumped backwards and sabotaged their own app. Watching this cloying promo video, it looks like they've just polished the Vista turd - there is no evidence of a multi-track timeline. If you're over 10 years old and actually want to *edit* video, download almost anything else like DaVinci Resolve (free). If you want 3D objects integrated with your video, then download the industrial strength Blender (also free, www.blender.org), which includes a video editor.

I have it on Windows 10 and it's still a very handy application that's easy to use.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 13:02 UTC

This is more a study of good post production work, rather than the lens.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 18:23 UTC as 10th comment | 6 replies
On article 7 tips to set up your Nikon DSLR for fast use (17 comments in total)

Wow! I thought the a9 was the first camera to offer such a level of customization.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 13:06 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

If that camera got Barney a date, then the a9 (by all raving accounts) will get me a permanent mistress.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 15:37 UTC as 79th comment | 3 replies

I think Jared used to be the drummer with Boston. Fro is very similar.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 19:06 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply

When DP finally reviews this thing, anything less than a 96% rating would be a shock. It may even earn the coveted platinum or diamond award.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 14:35 UTC as 93rd comment | 9 replies
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)

My 10 year old D200 is envious of that ISO performance.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 21:58 UTC as 81st comment | 3 replies
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)

Nice, but nothing ground breaking or "powerhouse" like about them.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 19:18 UTC as 96th comment | 14 replies
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (199 comments in total)

The hardware itself is solid. Seems the piece that bogs the experience down is software. Thankfully that can be fixed with firmware updates.

Ephotozine gave it 4 stars out of 5. I guess they are a bit more technically capable?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 14:30 UTC as 78th comment | 3 replies
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (504 comments in total)

No need for comparisons. The Sony A9 is the last and only camera you will ever, ever need. It's place in the Smithsonian is all but assured at this point.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 12:40 UTC as 130th comment | 3 replies
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firesurfer: ah, excuse me. The cell phone killed the Nikon 1, as well as many others.

They've been saying that for years now, yet all sorts of compact cameras are still being produced.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 19:08 UTC
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (165 comments in total)

Doesn't really seem practical for zoom lenses, especially for anything 70-200 f/2.8 or larger. But it possibly could work with shorter primes.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:48 UTC as 34th comment

Coming up tomorrow in dpreview; Sony solves world hunger.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 12:44 UTC as 206th comment

When did Sony buy Amazon?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:51 UTC as 75th comment | 3 replies
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Alec: If this is the "9" to Sony A7 and A9S, A9R are on the way, then ok. If not, here's my "It's 2017, hello!!" list:

1. HDMI out: 4:2:2 8bit. 8bit! Off native 14. It's 2017, hello!!
2. 4K top frame rate: 30fps (int. & HDMI). Let me get this: the thing does 20fps @ 24M (WELL over 6K), in 14bit RAW. Thing does AF+AE @ 60fps. But 4K vid's 30fps. It's 2017, hello!!
3. HFR. High Frame Rate. Am I blind or not there? Cyber-shot RX100 V does 250fps HD (over 10x slo-mo). As in, SONY Cyber-shot RX100 V. It's 2017, hello!!
4. USB2. Not Thunderbolt 3/USB-C (`cause, too clean). Not even the dumb USB3 "mini" that isn't. USB2. It's 2017, hello!!
5. Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz only. Where's 802.11ac (finalized in 2013), where's 5GHz? It's 2017, hello!!
6. Actually VERY impressed it includes a wired Ethernet LAN terminal. Dare we expect a Gigabit LAN - not just 100M? Cause SONY's full specifications don't bother stating such minutiae. 10G with charging over PoE would have been fantastic. It's 2017, hello!!

Sony needed a spec that editors would use as the lead. 20fps fit that bill.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 20:23 UTC

Reminds me of Al Franken and his self contained mobile uplink satellite unit.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 19:50 UTC as 125th comment
On article DJI launches Phantom 4 Advanced drone (66 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Please drone makers, put your R&D into making these things quiet...I can't get away from them in wildlife areas.

Agreed. Someone down the street must have got one recently. Sounds like a big fly when it hovers just above the tree tops.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 18:45 UTC

A few of those prototypes look like current Fuji models.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 18:54 UTC as 8th comment
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