Carey Rose

Carey Rose

DPReview Contributor
Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Works as a Field Engineer at GE Healthcare
Has a website at careyrose.me
Joined on Sep 28, 2015
About me:

As the son of a photographer who is also the son of a photographer, Carey's been around cameras since before he could walk. He graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in visual journalism, worked in public relations as a full-time photographer and videographer while freelancing as a wedding and events shooter, and has recently received a Master of Communications degree from the University of Washington. Most recently, he is working as a field engineer for GE Healthcare, installing, diagnosing, repairing and maintaining diagnostic imaging equipment for medical facilities in the Puget Sound region.

On his off-days, Carey can be found playing guitar and riding motorcycles, though rarely at the same time.

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Fred Mueller: A few have mentioned the Nikon 28mm 2.8 AIS. The close focus version is a bit of a legend. Very sharp especially at short distances as you would expect. It has no distortion - none - few people realize that making it a good candidate for interiors and city scapes. And the build quality of that generation Nikkors has never been bettered. I’ve got that and a few others from that time period including a 105 2.5. The thing you will notice is that the coatings going back in time are just not as advanced. In fact it’s not so much sharpness that can be missing as much as contrast. On the other hand, IBIS, focus peaking and lower shutter shock or even none and these old lenses look as good as they ever did which in many cases is right up there with the best of the new.

I'll keep an eye out for both the 28 and 105 now that I've got my own Z7 and FTZ adapter. Thanks for the tip!

Link | Posted on May 16, 2022 at 00:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS R3 studio scene published (258 comments in total)

"What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving, Carey?"

"THE COMMENTS SECTION."

Apologies everyone. Images are now published and accessible. Thanks for your patience.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2021 at 04:19 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On article Nifty...forty? Nikon Z 40mm F2 sample gallery (288 comments in total)
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al404: Are lens made of glass or plastic?

[Hello, computer](https://media.giphy.com/media/3o7btVRbshbbaC8Ygg/giphy.gif)

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2021 at 00:48 UTC
On article OM System 20mm F1.4 Pro sample gallery (150 comments in total)
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Alex Hanin: Nice bokeh.

Lol

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 17:39 UTC
On article OM System 20mm F1.4 Pro sample gallery (150 comments in total)
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(unknown member): And the award for worst photo gallery goes to .....

Random broken cars, Christmas lights kept on a table, wooden posts, indoor plant - not the most pleasing shots. Looks like it was an uninspiring day for staff.

You're assuming I took an aperture run of Christmas lights on a table for artistic purposes? Hm.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 17:37 UTC
On article OM System 20mm F1.4 Pro sample gallery (150 comments in total)
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gavinlg: These raw conversions are abysmal - and why have corrections been turned off? I don't recall seeing a similar thing in other lens galleries on Dpreview?

I downloaded the RAWs and ran them through Lightroom and it is a night and day difference - absolutely minimal CA and uniformly excellent sharpness corner to corner even at f1.4

To the guys at Dpreview - you need to pull this gallery down and reload it converted by ACR/Lightroom. It's a disservice to the lens.

There are some comments below addressing this. There are several image pairs throughout that have CA corrections turned on in Capture One, which gives, as far as I can tell, identical results in terms of corrections that Adobe does (I tried a few side by side).

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 17:36 UTC
On article OM System 20mm F1.4 Pro sample gallery (150 comments in total)
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icexe: What's the story behind the wrecked car? Did a tree fall on it?

I honestly have no idea. Theory is that, as it's parked outside the local fire department, it was used as training for jaws of life sort of stuff.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 17:34 UTC
On article OM System 20mm F1.4 Pro sample gallery (150 comments in total)
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M43Hero: I'm not seeing much difference in lateral CA in the "corrected" jpegs. The one landscape shot with trees on the left looks pretty bad in both versions. Is it possible Capture1 doesn't have valid profile for this lens, seeing as it's been just released? In that case turning on corrections does nothing.

Why would a "PRO" lens released in 2021 have such issues with lateral CA? Distortion I can understand, but CA should be corrected in the optical design as much as possible, without relying on software corrections.

In any case the images look ok, but not great: flat and lacking micro-contrast as most modern lenses...

I believe C1 is using the embedded corrections in the Raw file. I noticed the same thing you did on the landscape shot - so I pulled it into Adobe Camera Raw where the corrections are mandated. Looked just like the C1 version with corrections enabled. 🤷‍♂️

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 17:33 UTC
On article OM System 20mm F1.4 Pro sample gallery (150 comments in total)
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kenw: What is with the wicked uncorrected lateral CA???!?!?? It is really quite bad but should be easily fixed with either post processing or in camera CA correction. I've lost the thread as to whether Olympus does in camera CA correction these days but oh my this lens really could use it!

EDIT: I see the problem, the images have only been provided as processed in Capture One with CA correction specifically disabled. This is brain dead DPR - the lens was obviously designed for software lateral CA correction and the system supports it automatically. Your image samples are essentially useless as the overall sharpness of the lens wide open at F/1.4 at the edges which is impressive is masked by the lateral CA. In camera JPEGs will actually look better than the provided RAW processed images. Why not just unscrew the last element of the lens and then provide a gallery of that? Use equipment as it was designed or don't bother using it at all...

Hi @kenw – appreciate your comments. This is a relatively new way of working for us, dictated by the fact that Adobe doesn't allow us to consistently enable / disable corrections across different lens and camera brands. As Richard has said, we try to only disable corrections in Capture One that we would deem non-essential to the design.

Your point on the relatively pronounced lateral CA on this lens though, and the fact that you cannot turn this correction off in-camera, has merit. I'm going to add a couple of corrected images in there for now, so users can see both the images with and without corrections. I'll confer with our technical staff later today and we'll clear this up.

Edit: Several images have been added throughout with corrections enabled (you'll be able to see the duplicates most clearly in the 'grid' view, the second of each pair will have corrections on).

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2021 at 17:26 UTC
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2nd Wind: "The thing I've appreciated most about the XPS 17 isn't the performance or even the upgradability, it's the design, the build quality, and especially the display."
Ahh! Silly me for choosing gear for its performance when I should be thinking that it's not about the performance but rather about the looks!

From my personal experience, I had an HP that performed really well for the type of machine it was (an ultrabook) but the whole experience of using it was tempered by the sub-par trackpad, the screen that didn't go bright enough, and the flex in the chassis. I used it and kept it for a long time, but design and build quality are key considerations for overall satisfaction with a product IMO.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2021 at 17:17 UTC
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Paul GB: It says everything about DPR that title.. like test driving aTesla and saying 'it is the most combustion engine like electric car ever'... You really need younger writers and reviewers not constrained by their history...

//You really need younger writers and reviewers not constrained by their history...//

This article has been brought to you by the least-tenured editorial staff member, and someone who hasn't owned a DSLR since Nikon's D700

(That said, I've been here for six years which I admit is a fairly long time)

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2021 at 00:51 UTC
On a photo in the Sony a7 IV sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)
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lighthunter80: Did you touch it, though?

I hadn't received my order yet, didn't want to get kicked out before that

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2021 at 01:06 UTC
On article Sony Xperia Pro-I sample gallery (55 comments in total)
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sharpblur: How hard would be to include at least one portrait shot??

Obviously, at least a little challenging. We're still shooting with it, and we'll definitely publish a gallery update later on.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2021 at 20:26 UTC
On article Sony a7 IV sample gallery (93 comments in total)
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Sanjeev Das: What's the point of posting some random snapshots? Are there any real photographers at DPR? It looks like an eight year old could take taken better pictures.

There probably are some talented 8-year-old photographers out there, but I might personally start them on something a little less expensive.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2021 at 19:42 UTC
On a photo in the Sony a7 IV sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)
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misspiggy01: GH6?

S5.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2021 at 19:41 UTC
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Confused of Malvern: What's the big deal? Sigma have been making 18-55mm f2.8 APSC lenses for years. It was the first lens I bought to go with my (then) Pentax K10D when I first went digital in about 2007. Sure, so this is a newer updated version - great (or rather it would be great if Sigma made it in a Pentax mount) but I hardly think it merits the amount of hype it's getting.

All K-3 III testing has been completed (yay!) but we've had an influx of launches which themselves necessitate lots of dedicated time, combined with some staffing changes that have pushed many projects back. The K-3 III final review still looms large over my to-do list, it shall be completed before too long.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2021 at 02:50 UTC
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Confused of Malvern: What's the big deal? Sigma have been making 18-55mm f2.8 APSC lenses for years. It was the first lens I bought to go with my (then) Pentax K10D when I first went digital in about 2007. Sure, so this is a newer updated version - great (or rather it would be great if Sigma made it in a Pentax mount) but I hardly think it merits the amount of hype it's getting.

@mxx I'm in touch with their PR people right now. While they've launched that lens elsewhere in the world, it's not officially launched in North America, so they've decided that we don't need the official press materials for it yet.

I'm not super pleased about it, but we will cover it as soon as we are able to.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2021 at 21:31 UTC
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papajohnny: You didn't mention the memory performance. My 10 y.o. Xeon box easily beats the best modern Core system in multithreaded tests. Because the memory bus is twice wider and it has 8x8GB SIM modules. Plus the MB has another socket for the second CPU, so it's easy to expand. Xeon is absolutely a win for efficient multithreading and scales for multiple CPUs.

Memory performance is in the next piece, coming soon.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2021 at 04:55 UTC
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Steppenw0lf: A decisive edge ... in the form of displays . Hahaha, hehehe.
This camera is for action. Who uses the rear display for photographing action ?

The display is perfect for selfies. So rich in action ....

An electronic viewfinder is a display as well as the rear screen. And for anyone shooting video, that rear screen matters a lot.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2021 at 18:50 UTC
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2JoeA7R2: Change: “they have with lots of different eyeballs” to “they have lots of different eyeballs.”

Cheers.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2021 at 00:22 UTC
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