Scott Birch

Scott Birch

Joined on Sep 20, 2012

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On DPReview Top Picks: Stand-out third party lenses article (80 comments in total)
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atamola: These "DP top picks" are really shameles and laughable.

The "How are these lens chosen" should read: based on what is most convenient for us.

The Samyang 35 f1.4 is an absolute optical marvel and the undisputed champion £ for £ and yet is missing from the list.

These "Top Picks" are nothing but shameless retail sale catalogs disguised as objective reviews.

For want of one lens, the list was panned. Dear oh dear.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 09:44 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2142 comments in total)
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mrbonsai: Can anyone tell me what the shutter lag is for the M-1 is?
I have been searching but can't find this information.
Thanks in advance.

33 inches? That's about 2 nanoseconds. Really?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 15:02 UTC
On Classic photographs recreated in Lego article (123 comments in total)

The people look a bit plasticy, don't they? I think the noise-reduction setting is rather harsh.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 12:27 UTC as 63rd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (559 comments in total)
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tbcass: I'm confused. What is "in camera RAW processing?" I thought the whole purpose of RAW was to give you a totally unprocessed image for post processing on a computer.

More image-editing than simple jpeg output, less image-editing potential than a computer. It's another option. Choose to use it or choose not to use it. Simple.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 14:35 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (559 comments in total)
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PeterF: I was actually interested in this camera until I found out it had no optical image stabilization in video mode and also not ability to take stills during video mode.

Pro video used to require external sound recorders. Nagra, anyone?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 12:21 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (217 comments in total)
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Scott Birch: Why's the dynamic range lower than the other models? Lower than quite a few mirrorless cameras, in fact.

What I was asking about specifically was the dynamic range of the XM1 compared to the other X-series cameras in the range. I am wondering why there should be a difference with the same sensor.

If you look at the XE1 dynamic range curves, Timmbits, you'll see it fares quite well compared to other cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 10:47 UTC
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QuarryCat: I never liked the portrait with the peering eyes - i don't like the artificial green background - but I love his other, even more realistic picture with the hands and the living eyes - thanks a lot for showing it here!

"Saturation slider?" How old are you?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 08:45 UTC
On Another Hasselblad rebadge or Photoshopped hoax? article (187 comments in total)

Would the real one be fake? How real would the fake one be? We may never care.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 16:53 UTC as 45th comment
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supeyugin1: $350 for a converter? They are crazy!
I've bought my Samsung NX100 with 20-50 and 20/2.8 (30mm equiv.) and a flash for $450 brand new. I later sold the flash for $70, so that's $380 for the camera with 2 lenses. And those jerks from Fuji are charging $350 just for one bloody converter?!

supeyugin if all your photos end up on social media sites or remain on some hard drive until accidentally deleted, then your NX200 is fine for you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 16:15 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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HawaiiVolcanoes: Dear DP Review..this website sure is getting trashy

I like these long, informative reviews that you do. I'm not in a hurry to choose my next camera. I don't have to buy the latest/coolest/hottest/bigthing immediately, so I'm prepared to wait.

That said, this XE2 sounds awesome, so do hurry up ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 15:29 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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whtchocla7e: I don't know man -- after the Sony revolution, I have a hard time looking at anything with a "small" sensor now..

I'm not judging the new Sonys until I see sample images.

I'm sorry, did I say something wrong?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 15:20 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (217 comments in total)

Why's the dynamic range lower than the other models? Lower than quite a few mirrorless cameras, in fact.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2013 at 12:24 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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Mattoid: If you are going to delete 'trolling' comments then you are against free speech and you may as well not have comments.

Not so. This site is private and speech is therefore not free. Are people free to yell whatever obscenities they choose at you in your own space, Mattoid?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 13:40 UTC

I like comments because the occasional one can be useful; even some of the very rude ones. Some of them can even be funny.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 13:25 UTC as 91st comment | 1 reply
On Gorgeous color photos of America in the 1930's and 40's article (110 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: What's so gorgeous about these photos? They aren't nearly as vibrant, sharp, and contrasty as modern digital photos. They look just as dated as anything else from a bygone ear. Film is dead.

Some people just don't like bygone ears.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 07:00 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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Timmbits: @DPR: I'm glad to see that you shot these with some other cameras for reference. however, you should add a few more in there, especially a wider selection of the higher-resolution cameras from Sony, Nikon, Samsung, Pentax, to keep the readership here happy... the best of each maker for reference in both APS and FF formats.

Some of us are aware of the scope of your effort. Thank you Barney. That said, may we have the moon on a stick?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 09:23 UTC
On Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint article (245 comments in total)

Such a pity ..

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 04:54 UTC as 38th comment
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Funduro: Blue dot looks like a Nikon D600 oil/dust issue.

It's a bit contrasty. They should have looked at the jpeg settings on the older MFT model they're obviously using.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2013 at 08:55 UTC
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Lelle Kidd: No one seems to react to the fact that the focus outline in "focus peaking" will be white! It should be in a contrasting color, such as RED.

Broadcast video graphers have worked with white/zebra focus peaking for years. I find your contrasting colour requirement a little unnecessary. Just my opinion, of course, but I don't think Fuji needs to change it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2013 at 14:19 UTC
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Artistico: When I saw the headline I was expecting a bullet time effect, but this is not it. Rather it is a camera spinning rig with a slightly higher frame rate and a guy trying really hard to start a forest fire over and over again with different fireworks. Could easily be $100 in costs and $1,000,000,000 in damages if he succeeds.

Anyway, wouldn't it technically be really cheap to create a real bullet time effect with old - and therefore cheap - cameras and a not very high-tech way of triggering them at the same time or with a slight delay?

It doesn't matter if he gets out much or not. He's right.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 20:58 UTC
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