thecameraeye

thecameraeye

Joined on May 17, 2013

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thecameraeye: Could we please have the scrollable pages back? The articles are great but I find the page-turning disruptive to the reading experience.

I surmised as much, but I'm still not happy about it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 15:00 UTC

Could we please have the scrollable pages back? The articles are great but I find the page-turning disruptive to the reading experience.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 14:00 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1309 comments in total)

Whoa. This is a better deal than a m43 setup under $1000 for many people.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 09:46 UTC as 102nd comment
On Sony a6000 Review preview (740 comments in total)
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thecameraeye: The lack of a twin dial is a little disappointing.

@areichow, the second dial replicates the function of the first dial IIRC. I don't know whether any Alpha mirrorless cameras apart from the NEX-7/alpha 7 have true twin dial or triple dial control systems.

And @quezira, there are cameras at this price point with two dials. The Fuji X-A1/X-M1 comes to mind.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 06:22 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (740 comments in total)

The lack of a twin dial is a little disappointing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 14:13 UTC as 147th comment | 6 replies

I hope there's an update to the E-PL5 with the zero second antishock too.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 14:49 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (53 comments in total)
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ianimal: Forget it. It's all relative. Your brain mess it up anyway.
Shoot the image and adjust later by trusting you eyes.
Save the money, do it easy.

It's important to calibrate your monitor, though.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 15:44 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)
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steelski: This is literally a waste of your front page. You can spend your time how you like. But I think this would have been beneath you a year or two ago.
Sorry to be unkind.

You would have been right if these articles had been at the expense of their more technical write-ups. However, that isn't the case - their articles and reviews are as well-researched and informative as ever . As far as I'm concerned, they're just aiming at a bigger audience by publishing 'friendly' articles, and I'm not going to pick on them for that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 05:21 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)
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Donnie G: It appears to me that the Panasonic GH4 is a video camera, first and foremost, that just happens to do stills too. The fact that the camera comes dressed in traditional stills camera ergonomics may help to sell it to a larger customer base than would be possible if it were wearing video only clothes. It's kind of a "poor man's" Canon 1D-C aimed at schizophrenic video/stills photography hobbyist. I'm sure we will see a lot more of these hybrids, at this price point and below, from the other gadget makers in the very near future, as they continually hunt for a way to turn a profit from their camera businesses. Fortunately, Panasonic has the necessary background in video to do a good job of it. :)

It has a 50 shot deep buffer for shooting RAW+JPEG photos at 12fps. That's the kind of spec that challenges the Olympus E-M1, and tell me that the E-M1 is a video camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 14:33 UTC
On Canon updates firmware for EOS-1D X and EOS-1D C article (34 comments in total)
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Howard S: "the ability to set exposure compensation when using Auto ISO in manual exposure mode." Can we have this on other models please?

I want this on my E-PL5.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 19:00 UTC
On DxOMark investigates lenses for the Nikon D7100 article (23 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Sharpness is out of the picture taking equation with the D7100 and just about any lens at its better settings, corners excepted on many. Now you've got only the subject to worry about.

The subject is always the most important spec.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 06:11 UTC
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)

Add in a Lenspen and some form of remote flash trigger. I love my optical slave.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 06:03 UTC as 93rd comment | 1 reply
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (494 comments in total)
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SW Anderson: I wonder if the Olympus Pen E-PL5 has the same problems. Unfortunately, it appears DPreview only does previews of E-PL models, not reviews.

Yep, same observation here. Beyond that shutter range my photographs were incredibly sharp. It's very easy to fix that using the Anti-shock feature though. I really wonder why there's no mention of it in the review.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 08:40 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (494 comments in total)
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name here: Latest Olympus cameras have an anti-shock setting deep in the menus. If you set it to 1/8s, the shutter shock problem is largely eliminated based on other web reviews. If you google it, you can find tests online showing even OMD EM5 is impacted by shutter shock, but the problem goes away if you set anti-shock = 1/8. The downside: This setting increases the shutter lag, so you'll have to tradeoff sharpness with a slight lag.

I think DPR needs to investigate this particular setting, and update the review if it changes any of the conclusions.

I was just gonna say this. For most situations 1/8 antishock is hardly noticeable too. Very convenient feature. Most of the times when I want faster shutter response, I'm working with higher shutter speeds too(1/500 or so for action), so the shutter lag doesn't bother me.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 08:38 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (494 comments in total)
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TN Args: If it is due to pushing the shutter button and light body combination, then EVERY light camera will exhibit it with IS off. Surely this is not true????

And why didn't you test it using self timer shutter release? If it is due to pressing the shutter, this will eliminate it. DPREVIEW come on, you haven't checked this. How do you know it isn't poor shutter design?

Shutter shock is a reality for every light camera with a mechanical focal plane shutter.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 08:36 UTC
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Looleylaylow: Cheese. But I'm sure there's a prog rock album cover awaiting discovery somewhere in her collection.

Pink Floyd included a similar photograph opposite the lyrics of Shine on You Crazy Diamond in the Wish You Were Here lyrics booklet.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 07:20 UTC
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Optimal Prime: Artsy stuff is great. But not at the expense of camera reviews. That's not why I visit this site.

Given the prodigious backlog of reviews, shouldn't DPR put more effort into clearing it and finally be as current as other major review sites?

Actually I almost look forward to articles like these more than the reviews themselves. I love the reviews but stuff like this is about improving the most important piece of gear in the photographic process: the photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 07:18 UTC
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Joffun: If Apple think they are going to break into the emerging markets, including China, at these prices I think they are mistaken. Phone contract subsidies in many parts of Asia are generally either non-existent or a fraction of those offered in the US, so the cost of the phone is going to put off many potential buyers.

I recently bought a dual sim Android phone which is fantastic for about a third of the price of the iPhone 5c. The iPhone will be better in some areas (although not screen size and battery life) but it will be difficult for Apple to beat the Chinese manufacturers on price and overall value which are very important in emerging markets.

Apple is seen as a luxury item, so the iPhone 5c undoes that - why buy Apple if people are going to question why you could only afford the "cheap" version.

"Apple is seen as a luxury item, so the iPhone 5c undoes that - why buy Apple if people are going to question why you could only afford the "cheap" version."

Well said. Paying all that much for a plastic iPhone doesn't make sense. I think the iPhone 5 is going to sell better than it ever did now.

Also, I don't think that people have noticed, but the muted elegant colors of the 5S just don't go with the bubblegum pop interface of iOS7. It's like the 5C is what they made the interface for.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 05:19 UTC
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Tom_A: Many people here dismiss phones as not being for "serious" photography.

I like to walk around with my "serious" cameras, both digital and medium format film cameras.
However I don't have them always with me. But I always have my iphone with me and I am happy that in many situations it gives acceptable results.
The linked photo was taken with my iphone 4s, with the hipstamatic app which has a few black and white settings that look good out of the box. I did not have a "proper" camera with me at that moment. I think that the picture is usable (feel free to disagree): http://oi43.tinypic.com/9uc1tc.jpg

That's pleasantly detailed for a phone camera. If you hadn't said it out loud and posted it somewhere, I doubt people would have guessed it was a phone picture.

The only thing that might give it away is the luminance/chroma noise.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 05:16 UTC
On Sony QX100 preview (158 comments in total)
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Snowbird_UT: Too bad they stripped this little sucker down....looked like a great little twist on imaging. Heck, I could even forgive the lack of RAW files but the removal of things as basic as manual settings, focus peaking and ISO make this a no-go for most enthusiasts.

I don't personally think RAW is a forgivable omission. And that combined with the lack of manual control really makes it an uninteresting proposition. I think Sony bungled this one up.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 17:40 UTC
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