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shademaster

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (817 comments in total)
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dwl017: Sorry my Samsung NX300 with 45mm F1.8 prime will blow this thing out of the water. Im sorry but $900 for m4/3 fixed lens is surely a joke. No way in the world with so many other options. You would be better off with a first edition Sony RX100

Any detachable lens alternative is a much better buy.

if you want a bright-ish but not super-bright zoom, get this. if you want primes on an ILC get an ILC. what's so difficult about that concept? I AM tempted to get RX100 or LX100, but I'm NOT tempted to GIVE UP my NX300.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 16:10 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (817 comments in total)

Also: is "performance" deprecated in favor of "shooting experience" now? I'd like to see some comments on AF performance. Are we to assume "AF is at least as good as FZ1000"?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 02:27 UTC as 140th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (817 comments in total)

But tell us what you really think…

But seriously, cons: "no articulating display". I don't need touchscreen, but I really want the flexibility to shoot at eye level with EVF OR waist level on the screen. Lack of tilt is a huge downside and a draw for RX100 mkiii.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 02:26 UTC as 141st comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (817 comments in total)
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dwl017: Sorry my Samsung NX300 with 45mm F1.8 prime will blow this thing out of the water. Im sorry but $900 for m4/3 fixed lens is surely a joke. No way in the world with so many other options. You would be better off with a first edition Sony RX100

Any detachable lens alternative is a much better buy.

Your " Samsung NX300 with 45mm F1.8 prime will blow this thing out of the water" right up until the point where you try to zoom out...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 02:23 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: It's DSLR size, the 16-50mm lens is heavy and very expensive. What they were thinking about?

tecno, for years I would occasionally defend your anti-samsung attitudes when I felt people were bullying you on these boards. You express some valid preferences. But REALLY, day after day, month after month, year after year with the same complaints... Drop it already. Get a sony or fuji and complain about it instead.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 15:51 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Technical merit aside, in the US, Samsung has a brand problem. $2,799.00 for an off-brand camera? Good luck with that.

I thought the $2700 included the 16-50S AND the grip. So if you want the grip, it's a good deal. If you just want body+lens, buying them separately is a bit cheaper.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 15:47 UTC
On BETASAMPLE_ISO100_SAM_0752-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

It would have been nice to have seen what the in-camera "Smart Range" Dynamic Range optimizer could have done. Are the tone curves adjustable in-camera?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 02:48 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)
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Catalin Stavaru: It seems that the Canon campaign had its desired effect. This article seems to have the largest number of comments in dpreview's history :)

@quezra not even g7x?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 23:43 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)
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shademaster: Finally an answer to the Nikon Df! :P

That was my point.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 09:28 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

Finally an answer to the Nikon Df! :P

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 09:12 UTC as 843rd comment | 2 replies
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shademaster: More like: "Who would buy an LX100 when they could buy a G7X?" It's obvious why someone would want an ILC to put on a fast prime or a fast telephoto zoom. What's not obvious is whether the 1/2 stop (effective), EVF, hand grip and hotshoe trump the longer lens, smaller size (jeans pocketable), tilting touchscreen, higher resolution, better relative sensor performance (given its size) and $200 cheaper price tag of the G7X. I'm probably going to go for a G7X for my birth-mas present this year to replace old S95. Not saying LX100 would be bad, but for me, G7X ticks more boxes.

sorry, I forgot about the 4K too. But I don't do much video, anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 19:11 UTC

More like: "Who would buy an LX100 when they could buy a G7X?" It's obvious why someone would want an ILC to put on a fast prime or a fast telephoto zoom. What's not obvious is whether the 1/2 stop (effective), EVF, hand grip and hotshoe trump the longer lens, smaller size (jeans pocketable), tilting touchscreen, higher resolution, better relative sensor performance (given its size) and $200 cheaper price tag of the G7X. I'm probably going to go for a G7X for my birth-mas present this year to replace old S95. Not saying LX100 would be bad, but for me, G7X ticks more boxes.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 18:56 UTC as 155th comment | 2 replies
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (328 comments in total)

Hey, Sony. If you make an APS-C A-Mount 50-150 f/2.8 at 770g like the sigma, I'll buy it and an SLT.

Also: it is frustrating that all the long e-mount stuff is full frame. It would be nice to make an e-mount fast long zoom for aps-c that doesn't weight/cost a ton. I guess we'll all stick with samsung and fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 13:31 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (931 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: For about a decade Samsung has talked about dethroning the big camera companies. That chat, which waxed and waned with chairman Lee Kun-hee’s mood, has never really amounted to much, but perhaps one day it will. This camera certainly makes that day seem more possible than it did yesterday.

Whether it’s a good camera is another question. I’m betting it’s full of odd little limitations and design flaws that the cognoscenti will moan about (did you ever try the TL500/EX1?). It also has that faux SLR look that I despise in non-SLRs but which seems to fly off the shelves (and in fairness, it’s hard to totally screw up the ergonomics if you’re copying an SLR shape that the big Japanese makers honed into usefulness over several decades).

But Samsung may lose interest when it realises it can’t compete with Sony without full-frame. Samsung isn’t the sentimental type, so if that happens all APS-C lenses would probably be terminated and quite possibly erased from photographic records. Poof!

why are people so obsessed by full frame? I'd take A6000 with adapted a-mount 16-50 f/2.8 (let's say $1800) or NX30+160-50S (say $1800) over A7 with 24-70 f/4 (let's say $3000) -- any day of the week. Enthusiasts care about costs and I bet even pros do too. The noise and DR on APS-C is good enough 99% of the time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:42 UTC
On Camera roundups 2013: What to buy and why article (286 comments in total)

Where's the A77 / A77mkII in the "enthusiast ILC" category? Seems like an obvious omission since it competes head-on with D7100 and 70D.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 20:11 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On DSC00233 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)
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phazelag: This is interesting. I am guessing this was just a test, but this shot could have been taken closer/wider at f1.8 with much lower ISO and still had the faces in focus.

curious about how a wide angle f/1.8 at ISO6400 cropped to the same FOV would have looked. (probably about the same or worse after the heavy crop)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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JJLMD: You're fixation with clicking dials cost me money. I've been using the RX100 and RX100m2 with astonishing results. Both my brother and brother-in-law bought one when they saw the IQ coming out of something they can stuff in their pockets. Because of your persistent criticism of the RX100s as uninvolving, I bought the Olympus XZ-2. Yes, it has clicking dials and the colors were nice but the noise, limited dynamic range, and inferior resolution compelled me to sell it after one outing. Oh, and it's about as big as my RX1R.

With that experience, to see you dwell again on this issue strikes me as petty. The RX100s produce class-leading IQ, are built well, are snappy performers, and allow a lot of creative control even for experienced photographers.

I agree that Richard dwells too much on the clickless issue, but YOU on the other hand are ridiculous for complaining that his comments forced a poor decision on your part.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 02:29 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

that is one of the least flattering 70mm equiv portraits I've seen. Was that really at full zoom? Seems very very close to subject for 70mm equiv.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 17:22 UTC as 122nd comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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shademaster: Dear Richard, Thanks for the quick and detailed review. But I'm puzzled by the emphasis (again) on the lack of clicks on the lens control dial. It doesn't seem to bother anyone else, and it seems like a very personal issue to get such a high profile on the list of "cons".

Although, I appreciate the colorful approaches you take with the english on the issue of the click-less wheel. "vague and unengaging" has now become "somewhat distancing and inert" :)

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:20 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

Dear Richard, Thanks for the quick and detailed review. But I'm puzzled by the emphasis (again) on the lack of clicks on the lens control dial. It doesn't seem to bother anyone else, and it seems like a very personal issue to get such a high profile on the list of "cons".

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:16 UTC as 660th comment | 5 replies
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