Mitrajoon

Lives in United States FL, United States
Joined on Dec 31, 2003

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Micro SD slot and 16GB RAM limit? Don't get it on a high end laptop.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 12:26 UTC as 17th comment

In 6 months or so the XI will be announced, then what?

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 14:52 UTC as 15th comment | 7 replies

Very sad.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 20:59 UTC as 103rd comment
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Jerry Ci: Like others have noted, this seems like an odd article for DPreview, despite the explanations given. Secondly, I was wondering how heavy it was. 1592g? What? I'm American. I'm not ignorant, but we simply don't use metric although I could do a conversion. My first reaction was to look up to the top of the article to see if this was a british website. No. DPreview is based in Seattle, but with a bunch of British writers. I thought good writers are supposed to take into consideration the intended audience. I've noticed this before with some Europeans. Please aim your articles at the readers and don't be angry that the US uses SAE or Imperial.

You are ignorant and perhaps lazy if you can't google 1592g. But perhaps I'm ignorant in that I didn't realize the internet doesn't extend beyond US borders.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 19:22 UTC
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landscaper1: Would someone please explain to me why a DIGITAL photography web site would devote so much space to covering film photography equipment and materials. Did I miss something somewhere?

Mind you, I have nothing against those who prefer film, but I didn't choose the name for this web site.

Yea, someone should pass your "wisdom" about sticking to what your name proclaims to the New York Times or Washington Post.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 19:20 UTC
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Magnar W: I wonder: How many posters here use their cameras often in harsh climate?

Also: How many use their cameras unsheltered in pouring rain? If so, how do you avoid water droplets on the front element of the lens?

I love "bad" weather photography for the atmosphere (hey a pun!) and the fact that the mundane can often look more interesting. My lenses are always protected by a sunshade. For rain or snow in most cases that is sufficient. If water drops do get on the lens, I just wipe them off with a lens cloth or handkerchief, whichever is most handy. I use a a plastic grocery bag with the bottom cut out for the lens to protrude, rubber band around sunshade to hold the bag in place if it's really pouring. Just got back from Antarctica and had no problems with rain, snow and spray in Zodiacs.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 22:14 UTC

Wouldn't twice the resolution of a 50MP sensor require a 200 MP sensor?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 17:18 UTC as 75th comment | 16 replies

The specs look great but unless MS corrects the fundamental flaw of their laptops' poor reliability, which led Consumer Reports (for one example) to a "not recommended" rating, specs are irrelevant.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 17:21 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the iPhone 4S (93 comments in total)
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Brando10: Still using my 4S!

Mine is my hand and still takes photos, phone calls and gets me to the internet.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (335 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Color distracts the eye, but shooting into b/w doesn't work for every subject. Thanks for sharing this fine post here, @ DPR Team. My fave is picture #1 and also #4, the church.

@Dante

Why is "digital monochrome" fakery? Ansel would i do think still love his black & white photography, *if* he'd still life nowadays, and shooting digital. I do worship Ansel, love his pictures since my teenage days. I do also like much Alfred Stiglitz, and many others.

DPR was kind enough, and also posted some time ago here YT Videos with a photographer interviewing Michael Adams, about Ansel. I do also like Color Photography, think Michael Freeman, and many others.

No need to guess what Ansel Adams would have done. He is on record saying photography in the future would be digital. He also shot with Polaroid (was a spokesman), 35mm cameras (he called them "micro cameras") and medium format. Please do some research. There are many video interviews of him that might change the simplistic impressions so many people have of him. He was a true renaissance man - an accomplished concert pianist, mathematician, writer, photographer and activist for a number of causes.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 12:56 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (506 comments in total)
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Vettori: I hope they'll not increase resolution on the A9/A7R3 because 42Mpx are already very good; but I WANT that joystick, and dual card is also nice for those one-time events where having a bad card is really a problem.

Fast AF with smaller apertures would be also very nice for studio work with fast action (will they ever "fix" GM lens to focus wide open or at least not at working aperture? Probably not if A9 is capable of using PDAF up to f11).

Finally about flash sync port: true that it's strange they didn't put one in the a7r2 but most high end flash producers now have their own triggers that are compatible with Sony hot shoe, so not really a problem...

Agree. Cramming in more megapixels creates more negatives than positives. Ergonomic changes and AF improvements would be great (along w/USB 3).

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2746 comments in total)

You said: "With the a9, you'll save a ton of weight"

Can you flesh that out a bit? I don't see more than a few ounces difference between the Sony with extra battery pack and Nikon or Canon bodies. And the GM series zoom lenses that are available are as heavy and in some cases heavier than their DSLR equivalents.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 14:34 UTC as 373rd comment | 6 replies
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Mitrajoon: I will admit to being a bit of a dinosaur. Given security based on face recognition, or even fingerprints, how would my wife use my phone or vice versa? I could think of many scenarios where this might be inconvenient at best, a disaster at worst.

Thxs for the quick response! So you could have both face recognition and a PW that can you can give to someone. I'll sleep better tonight knowing that:)

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 21:19 UTC

I will admit to being a bit of a dinosaur. Given security based on face recognition, or even fingerprints, how would my wife use my phone or vice versa? I could think of many scenarios where this might be inconvenient at best, a disaster at worst.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 20:42 UTC as 74th comment | 4 replies
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MartinDixon: Am I expected to judge the quality of a $13,000 mirrorless medium format camera based on these images? At least 65% of the files are in such terrible light that I can't see anything important. What can I possibly assess from an LCD screen on the web? Please put the camera in the hands of a professional who might actually use this camera on a job. I can't judge anything from these files. They're God awful...

What they are really complaining about is the lack of brick wall and pet cat photos, which they believe is the only way to judge the quality of a camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2016 at 17:09 UTC
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ewelch: Ansel strenuously objected to using the redundant word previsualize. Visualization is the proper term that describes the process of imagining what a scene will look like when rendered by the photographic process. Of course it has to be imagined before it actually exists as a physical object. Adding pre to it only shows the word is not clear in the user's mind.

The point was not what Webster's Dictionary might say, it's about how Adams thought about his photography. Either term today gets his point across. But one term was introduced by Adams to make that point and one was introduced by White to make the same point. FWIW, even Adams used White's term once in awhile in explaining his approach.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 15:00 UTC
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ewelch: Ansel strenuously objected to using the redundant word previsualize. Visualization is the proper term that describes the process of imagining what a scene will look like when rendered by the photographic process. Of course it has to be imagined before it actually exists as a physical object. Adding pre to it only shows the word is not clear in the user's mind.

That is correct. The term "previsualize" was a misnomer initially used by Minor White in explaining Adams' approach. White was a student of Adams and a terrific photographer and teacher. It's really unfortunate that this term continues to be incorrectly applied to Adams' approach.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 16:46 UTC

A perfect example of the importance of content over gear. Best "review" ever.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 15:12 UTC as 91st comment
On article Samsung launches Galaxy TabPro S Windows tablet (98 comments in total)
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Ben Stonewall: Will it be compatable with my refrigerator?

Actually you can remotely see inside your refrigerator.

The idea is that, say you are at the office or out somewhere, using your phone or whatever, you could see what you need to pick up at the store.

Who knew we couldn't live w/o such conveniences.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 16:06 UTC
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