RPJG

Joined on Nov 4, 2011

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On article Top tips for composing great landscapes (127 comments in total)

Thanks.
Re focal length, it would have been great to have seen a wide-angle view of a couple of those shots, followed by a discussion of how you decided exactly how much to zoom in on the scene. The level of zoom might be partly decided for you based on what lenses you have, but (I think) it would still be an interesting discussion point - there may even be cases where more than one focal length works well, for different reasons.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 09:00 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Faster flagship: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T2 (112 comments in total)
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Beckler8: I'd like to know how this compares to Sony a6300, esp. video wise. I don't care for the retro looks though - seems like with these two you have to choose between ridiculous ergonomics or random retro.

Why on earth would you care what it looks like? Just take photos with it for f**k's sake.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 14:52 UTC
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RPJG: How does the 39-image mosaic work; surely things move around quite a bit during the time taken to make all the exposures?

Cheers.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 02:22 UTC

How does the 39-image mosaic work; surely things move around quite a bit during the time taken to make all the exposures?

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 13:59 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
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Joed700: In case you haven't noticed, the Canon 5D Mrk III's retail price has gone up a notch or two just recently. This article will sure boost the sales of the 5D III, just enough to clear the inventory before Canon releases the 5D Mrk IV or something like that... Oh, about the choice of camera...if you watch some of the documentaries on the White House, White House photographers in the past had used Nikon as well, so this guy with the 5D means nothing, just a personal preference. I shoot both Canon and Nikon, and I'm leaning toward Canon at this point with their new sensor on the 1Dx II. The Nikon D5 is really a disappointment compared to the D4s in terms of high ISO and DR!

Lol...

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 02:08 UTC
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Cariboo: This article is INCOMPLETE & MISLEADING!!!!!! The only images that are updated as discussed in the article are those that are from an altitude of 100+ Kilometers!!!!!!!! What a pile of BS! Images from below 100 kms can still be poor, horrible & ancient. My area images are 10+ years old. So come on DPR is it that difficult to be more accurate?

P.S. The new website has been a nightmare to use & log in to. Finally able to do it with Vivaldi Browser but still not easy. Why are things being made more complicated & resource hungry? Not everyone has high speed internet access & unlimited bandwidth to run heavy scripts or long pages of code. If things don't improve, it will be Bye-Bye to DPR & the likes of Google.

Sheesh, get a life.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 18:15 UTC
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Cariboo: This article is INCOMPLETE & MISLEADING!!!!!! The only images that are updated as discussed in the article are those that are from an altitude of 100+ Kilometers!!!!!!!! What a pile of BS! Images from below 100 kms can still be poor, horrible & ancient. My area images are 10+ years old. So come on DPR is it that difficult to be more accurate?

P.S. The new website has been a nightmare to use & log in to. Finally able to do it with Vivaldi Browser but still not easy. Why are things being made more complicated & resource hungry? Not everyone has high speed internet access & unlimited bandwidth to run heavy scripts or long pages of code. If things don't improve, it will be Bye-Bye to DPR & the likes of Google.

How amusing that someone gets his panties in such a twist over a *completely free* service that doesn't quite meet his expectations (whether Google, or DPR).

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 04:31 UTC
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Stephen McDonald: What improvements? The aerial and street views of my neighborhood were taken in 2011. Even though there's a copyright date of 2016 on the images, the cars in driveways and the colors of since-repainted houses, tell a different story. The sections of the neighbor's dead tree that fell on my roof in 3/11, is still scattered around on their yard.

Nvm.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 04:30 UTC
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jmey26: "The statement makes very clear that the problem is caused by SanDisk's cards, not by the camera. Canon says it may issue a firmware update in early July to address the problem."

Ok so if its not Canon's problem how come they seem to have a fix coming?

You really can't imagine that a firmware update might overcome a problem with the cards?

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 16:10 UTC
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tom1234567: Well I'm waiting for Affinity for windows beta version to come out and then
its goodbye Adobe.
I will persevere until I'm competent with it.
I think Adobe has treated there customers very badly with this subscription
just not worth it.
It's the usual corporate GREED and profit margins that's all they care about
You the customer are just a bank number that pays and pays and pays.
but every dog gets its day ( I hope )

Tom G

Why is the coffee analogy pathetic? The subscription price that so many people complain about is very low; yet no-one really complains about spending vastly more than that on their coffee every month - and coffee won't process your photos! :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:13 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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StevenE: The sensor is only 22% wider than full frame.
For perspective, full frame is 62% wider than APS-C, and more than 100% as wider than MFT sensors.

Very droll, Coliban.

What he meant was very clear to me, and 100% accurate.

Your point is quite separate.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:11 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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StevenE: The sensor is only 22% wider than full frame.
For perspective, full frame is 62% wider than APS-C, and more than 100% as wider than MFT sensors.

Coliban, he's completely correct; 44mm is 22% more than 36%.

(Not that I care. I'm just pointing out that you're talking about a different thing.)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:58 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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goactive: Even if i had the extra money i would not buy this.

Cool story!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 06:55 UTC
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tom1234567: Well I'm waiting for Affinity for windows beta version to come out and then
its goodbye Adobe.
I will persevere until I'm competent with it.
I think Adobe has treated there customers very badly with this subscription
just not worth it.
It's the usual corporate GREED and profit margins that's all they care about
You the customer are just a bank number that pays and pays and pays.
but every dog gets its day ( I hope )

Tom G

Poor baby :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 20:17 UTC
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Digital Suicide: They can make even octa-cam system, I'm staying on single lens cameraphone. Hopefully not all of the makers will follow this ridiculousness.

Ah, I see that you don't understand. Shame.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 20:47 UTC
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Digital Suicide: They can make even octa-cam system, I'm staying on single lens cameraphone. Hopefully not all of the makers will follow this ridiculousness.

You don't understand the reasons for (and benefits of) dual-cam systems in phones?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 19:50 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Novatos: When Nikon D750 problem became public, I posted something that in effect will not be buying Nikon DSLR again. While I did not buy a D750, I had a D600 earlier, luckily, got my full money back when the problem with the shutter / sensor surfaced. I was happy with my D90, D5100, and D800.

A little disappointed with the D5300 which I bought due to the built-in GPS. The built-in GPS took at least 3 minutes to lock-on to the satellite signal in an open field but can't hold on to the signal. At the same location the third party GPS on my D800 perform flawlessly, locking and holding the signal within 10 second or less. On the positive side, I am able to use my Apple laptop to transfer files from the D5300. Also able to remotely activate the shutter and transfer files to my Samsung tablets. My friend imported files from my D5300 into his (Microsoft) Surface.

I am glad Andres V took action.

Err...

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 07:27 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Novatos: When Nikon D750 problem became public, I posted something that in effect will not be buying Nikon DSLR again. While I did not buy a D750, I had a D600 earlier, luckily, got my full money back when the problem with the shutter / sensor surfaced. I was happy with my D90, D5100, and D800.

A little disappointed with the D5300 which I bought due to the built-in GPS. The built-in GPS took at least 3 minutes to lock-on to the satellite signal in an open field but can't hold on to the signal. At the same location the third party GPS on my D800 perform flawlessly, locking and holding the signal within 10 second or less. On the positive side, I am able to use my Apple laptop to transfer files from the D5300. Also able to remotely activate the shutter and transfer files to my Samsung tablets. My friend imported files from my D5300 into his (Microsoft) Surface.

I am glad Andres V took action.

Cool story!

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 01:23 UTC
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TyphoonTW: Found the article, read it, checked the images.
"Hey, I wonder if I'll open the comment section BEFORE equivalence comments start to show up!'

NOPE.

It's incredible isn't it.

I'd love to see the photos from the whingers that would actually have suffered from whatever it is they're complaining about this time.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 05:50 UTC
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stanislaff: I use my Samsung 12-24/ 4-5.6 (18-36 mm in 35 mm equivalent) lens for landscape photo. Yes, it is way slower, but my landscapes and architecture won't run away from me and I got my lens for $260 including delivery and customs taxes.

Who needs such an expensive prime lens?

Obviously, everyone only needs what you need, and there is no use for this lens.

Please give Panasonic a call to let them know.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 05:43 UTC
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