PIX 2015


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On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (672 comments in total)

I would be far more interested- in fact I would buy it on a moment's notice- a FUJI FILM GS 645D with a 33x44 50MP sensor replacing the 120 film and 6x45 format and the FUJINON S 75MM f3.5 as the fixed lens. Skip the EVF and of course the AF.
An affordable digital point and shoot for medium format fans who do not require Picture Scenes or face detection. Luckily I figured out what a face was a few years back.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 06:11 UTC as 11th comment
On Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery article (216 comments in total)
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ratzass: These "real world" samples mostly shot under daylight conditions show me very little. How about some images shot indoors under very,very dim Tungsten lighting at very high ISO's ?

Professional images which pay the mortgage are not shot "under very, very dimTungsten lighting at very high ISO's" so who gives a ratzass?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 02:33 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (576 comments in total)

Wish it came with the 90 f2 installed. Wide is useless to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 21:23 UTC as 122nd comment | 4 replies

I really expected to get to the end and see starting prices a bit more in line with the Pentax Z. Leasing, professional use, tax deductible aspects aside- I do not see the P One cameras at these price points reflecting a commensurate improvement in IQ , functionality or day in day out usability over what I can already accomplish.

A 25% bump for modular advantages - not that all that attaching and detaching is so kind to sensor based cameras- would have been somewhat realistic , but with Pentax coming in at 7700 for the 51 MP Z (4250 for the previous generation 40 MP D) unless the shooter is already locked in to Phase I believe this will not be the most appealing option for many shooters with the current options available.

I have a drawer of very nice Mamiya 645 lenses that fit natively on the Phase cameras but I do not see it happening with the direction they are going.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 19:07 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (683 comments in total)

That body and a 90mm f2 APO Summicron and I might never process another roll of 120 film again.

Just kidding. Ten Gs for 24MP of automation is not an equitable trade.

But is it mighty fine looking.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 06:31 UTC as 129th comment

The video would have been funny if the actors had not played it straight but when the most common comment (fully serious ) on DPR is in regards to weight and big heavy lugging around brick cameras there are too many people who already embrace DSL-arm as real (less the stretch perhaps) to be playing it straight.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 19:51 UTC as 32nd comment

Now all I need is the camera body, lens, battery grip and storage cards and I'm all set. Then more lenses. More storage cards. Another body. More lenses. Probably a laptop...

Maybe I should rethink that free Apple Camera Raw download.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 01:56 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

When what I would like , is a FF 36-60 MP Pro size (built in grip) DSLR. A 100% pentaprism viewfinder w/ split-image focusing screen would facilitate all the 645/ 67 legacy glass that is available with adapter .

All the bells and whistles and 'Scene Modes" can be left off. Along with WiFi and GPS and an articulating screen.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 02:19 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies

Just goes to prove that camera enthusiasts will go to any lengths to generate a problem, even shooting directly into the sun.

In over a quarter century not one job I have been hired to shoot featured that scenario. Then again I have not seen one image posted from a D750 that was rejected by an editor or art director for flare.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 17:26 UTC as 41st comment | 7 replies
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canonpro: Seems Phase One is still giving 645z users the middle finger due to the pricing from Pentax undercutting them. Thank god for lightroom :)

What does that mean? "The pricing from Pentax undercutting them".

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 18:11 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1611 comments in total)
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munro harrap: The D810 seems OK, BUT and it is big BUT, looking at the file sizes here the D810 file sizes are so much bigger than the D800/800E's for the same image at the same ISO- i.e. 74.3 MB @100 (D810) as against the 43.6MB @ 100 of the D800E,
that there really must be something very odd going on, as this means 4/7ths the number of shots to a card and vastly increased (by 4/7ths again) use of and consumption of Hard Drive Space, plus slower to work with files- that I as a user of Lightroom 4 and Elements 11 am unable to open with even the most recent updates- and I note with bitterness and rancour that Capture NX2 does NOT open D810 RAW files at all.
Are the original files here at compressed as against uncompressed? or 12 instead of 14 bit- what IS going on please????

"We" are still waiting for a full review?

You bought it and you still need validation from someone else.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 23:44 UTC

I am the last person to ever diss a hardwood grip but the presentation premium seems a bit hefty.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 02:03 UTC as 171st comment
On Portrait Salon 'rejects' exhibition opens in London article (64 comments in total)

At least most of these "rejects" seem to be technically proficient and in most cases the photographer seems to have had some style and a point.

Most of what I am seeing in the DPR portrait submissions qualifies as random snaps.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 22:34 UTC as 8th comment

Would someone care to take a stab at explaining to me why an 85mm lens purpose built to cover an 24 x 18 image circle by Pentax is not proportionally equal to an 85mm lens when it is purpose built to cover a 36 x 24 image circle by Zeiss?

If an 85 is actually a 130 then what is the 85?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 00:14 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies

I thought he was very polite and realistic.

DX was the result of a need for a price point that no longer exists. Why drag it out?

Mirrorless has no appeal for many, is being manufactured by companies that are not exactly doing Apple like business with their products, and is not yet fully realized as a format. Unlike say, Leica's rangefinders, ML is a niche product at this point with no cachet. It weighs less, does some things well and nothing better than a FF DSLR.

4K has yet to prove its viability in the marketplace. It is by no means common in household TVs or computers and unless there is a significant price drop for new products in 2015 it could easily go the way of 3-D, not because the picture isn't great, but because the general buying public simply fails to come on board. 4K doesn't register as being necessary.

All due respect but gear heads are not representative of the general public or working pros and Nikon gets that. Chatter does not equal sales or profits.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 18:11 UTC as 92nd comment | 10 replies
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pdelux: Thats Innovation! More Ram and remove the red dot. *Throw Bags of money* at leica.

The red DOT will come on the Limited Edition Version for an extra $2000 to be released later this year.

Leica is not insulting your financial intelligence. You do not matter.
There are dozens of luxury brands from Prada to Ferrari who create a product, charge a premium price and are not accessible to the masses.

Considering how many women's handbags -a handbag mind you- cost more than a Leica, the constant attack on pricing is a juvenile position from people who resent being excluded from a company that doesn't notice.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 04:11 UTC
On Niko announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' article (376 comments in total)

I guess I'm lucky to be the only photographer in the world who does not have any use for time exposures in, lol, crop mode.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 17:40 UTC as 75th comment | 3 replies
On Ricoh announces medium-format Pentax 645Z article (161 comments in total)

If I wanted to shoot digitally, this body and the 120 macro 4 would fit the job description.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 05:02 UTC as 41st comment
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 article (228 comments in total)
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ScottRH: They should have introduced the D700 replacement not the D600.

If Nikon had originally released the D600 as the D710 how would that have changed anything- anything - other than replace the whining of the 700 afficiandos for no clear upgrade path to an upgrade path they were not satisfied by?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 23:25 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (258 comments in total)

Very cool. A camera for adult hands.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 21:26 UTC as 111th comment | 2 replies
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