Scott Birch

Scott Birch

Joined on Sep 20, 2012


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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 (220 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 18th 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 92nd comment | 1 reply
On Gorgeous color photos of America in the 1930's and 40's article (109 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 (1200 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 (233 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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jkokich: I applaud anyone who uses their imagination and ingenuity to do things Hollywood wastes millions on, but come on, this is merely a rotating camera rig. A very well-made one, for virtually no money, but not bullet-time.

Bullet time is simultaneous or almost simultaneous exposures from a series of cameras, not just one. This is just rotated slow-mo.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 20:58 UTC
On Buyers' Guide: Best DSLRs and ILCs for under $1000 article (91 comments in total)

Are these forums a good idea? So much whingeing from people who probably don't take photographs regularly. It's getting worse.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2013 at 08:40 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Best DSLRs and ILCs for less than $1000 article (277 comments in total)
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Nikonworks: Most retailers hold a straight forward 'Inventory Sale', of which this article clearly seems to be, except the straight forward part.

DPReview please take notice:
When I was a kid 'slot cars' were the newest and 'biggest' thing.
Stores opened up just with slot car race tracks. It was fantastic but very short lived because the market place became overloaded with slot cars and accessories to the point the kids could not keep up with the market.
The whole market folded like a deck of cards.

Of late, you, the editors are doing the same thing here at DPReview.
You have too many Final Reviews to post before listing 'Old cameras under $1000'. You are reaching in all directions, phones, tech, cameras, etc.
You are making this site unwieldly and soon ambiguous.

You better get together and focus on your mission.

At the same time you can discuss formally thanking me for my 'Real World Samples' suggestion.

Nikonworks I suggest you set up your own site if you don't like this one. But I'm not holding my breath.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2013 at 10:41 UTC
On Just posted: Our Fujifilm X-M1 hands-on preview article (117 comments in total)

It's great. The other models in the X- range have viewfinders if you need one that badly. Stop whining.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 08:20 UTC as 15th comment
On Fujifilm X-M1 Preview preview (226 comments in total)
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Mrrowe8: Every camera in this price range must answer this honest question is it better then the Sony RX100 for the same price ??? The answer on this one is a huge NO .. Another one bites the dust

Are you confusing the RX100 with the RX1? Either way, you're still making a category error.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 11:22 UTC

Finally. The camera for me. Now I don't have to wait for the Fuji XE-2 ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 21:21 UTC as 15th comment

Head-to-heads are really useful. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 12:54 UTC as 44th comment
On Just Posted: Olympus E-PM2 Review article (164 comments in total)
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ARTASHES: Cons: "OM-D image quality in smaller, lighter, cheaper body"
I think this is the biggest of pros of this camera ;)

HI Barney, thank you for your patient handling of all us high-maintenance trolls down here in Commentistan :)

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 13:43 UTC
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