nawknai

nawknai

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On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images article (294 comments in total)

If you shoot JPEG, you'll definitely get excellent performance from low to high ISO.

If you shoot RAW because you know that Sony's in-camera JPEG processing sucks, then you're going to get even better images.

I'm confident that the sensor on this thing is going to be as good as the best on the market, but even if it isn't, look at the size of this thing!! You're not even comparing apples with apples.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 11:02 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images article (294 comments in total)
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dmartin92: For me, I am surprised how many people are still looking at how a camera does with high ISO as being the criteria to decide if a camera is good or not.

For me, this camera is small, has a 35mm lens on it, and is full frame. At f/2 there will be limited DOF, for reasonably close subjects.

Seriously. At this point, it's six of one, half dozen of the other.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 10:53 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)
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Rockchan: I personally don't think there should be down ranking. Since each forum will have certain number of Fanboys, any negative comments on the brand may lead to quite a lot of down rank (even if these comments are fact, reasonable and useful to other people to make purchase decision).

I am fine to have down ranking system in a general forum. However, since individual dpreview forum is quite focus on one brand (or particular models), the down ranking system will be use by Fanboys to attack others. We cannot expect there will be enough people to support the negative comment. This is because Fanboys may work hard to defend the brand but other people is not likely to have such passion.

I'm OK with downranking because, quite frankly, there aren't THAT many fanboys in the Fuji forum that I post in, even the people whom, at first glance, seem like fanboys due to their extreme "glass is half full" attitude.

I'll accept a negative argument against my favourite camera, as long as the reasoning is OK.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 03:25 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

Question for everyone: How do you make "Flat View" the default view? It seems to automatically load a thread in "thread view", even if I had previously changed another thread to "Flat view". I don't want to change every thread I enter to "Flat View" because it'd be quite annoying.

Also, I'd really like it if the "Subscribe to thread" checkbox wasn't automatically ticked every time you replied.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 03:19 UTC as 290th comment
On Photokina 2012: SLR Magic Stand Report article (15 comments in total)

Fuji X-Pro 1 finger grip.

I want!!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 01:13 UTC as 1st comment
On Photokina 2012: Fujifilm Stand Report article (26 comments in total)
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Nishi Drew: What XF1 color did dpreview vote on?

2, 4, 5, 14, 16

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 01:10 UTC

I don't think current EVFs are very good. They're not as my eyes in dark conditions, and even when the image sensitivity is boosted, it looks a bit noisy and the refresh rate is too slow.

Having said that, most DSLRs that are sold have really bad OVFs. They're very small, and they're not particularly bright. For those people, an EVF with a somewhat high magnification may be better.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2012 at 12:16 UTC as 7th comment
On Photo contest: Enter for a chance to win $5,000 article (130 comments in total)

Are DPReview users incapable of just enjoying this contest? DPReview needs permission to display the winning photo after the contest. They're not claiming ownership of any photo entered into the contest, nor are they going to steal your soul.

Just enter if you want to. If you're so worried, then don't enter it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2012 at 11:25 UTC as 16th comment
On Photokina 2012: Casio Stand Report article (30 comments in total)

Funny, I've seen lots of shops with Casio Exilims, but that's probably because it wasn't in North America?

Their cameras used to be good for point & shoot cameras when everyone was making cameras with small sensors, but other companies have moved on, and Casio has not.

If Casio wants to do something, they better do it before they're gone.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 11:00 UTC as 6th comment
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon article (220 comments in total)
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Debankur Mukherjee: Nikon D600 is overprized......to be really affordable it should have been available at the price of D300s.......maybe Nikon wants to protect its APSC market........

How did you decide on this price?

Nikon decided on it based on reality.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 07:43 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Sigma Stand Report article (40 comments in total)

The outer shell of the new lenses looks really different than the crumpled plastic of old. Those were nice, solid builds, but these do look great.

Sorry, but I haven't bought a Sigma lens since the 50 mm, and I've always had a soft spot for the company. :O

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 07:37 UTC as 4th comment
On Photokina 2012: Hasselblad Stand Report article (47 comments in total)

Congratulations Hasselblad, you may have created the first camera to ever be contested by PETA.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 07:34 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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nawknai: The sad thing is that there's nothing "Hasselblad" about this product. It's a Japanese guy in Swedish clothes.

You may argue that Hassy are, like Leica, one of the few photography companies that can pull off selling a $6000 mirrorless camera, but Leica can because Leica make Leica cameras, and they exist mostly in their own Leica bubble and come up with products that they like and understand. They are auteurs. While everyone else is involved in pushing the market, pricing their products in tiers that align with their competitors, engaging in price wars, and coming up with features that out-do their competitors, Leica is just making high quality stuff that they enjoy using. People like small-scale individualism, whether it's a small business on Etsy, or an old camera company.

Hasselblad is a photography company, but this product does not clearly have Hasselblad's fingerprint deeply engrained, and so it won't be deemed worthy of its price tag.

Leica's primary digital consumer product aren't their Panny LX5 variants. I know that Leica does "rebrand" their lesser consumer cameras, and knew before I posted earlier. However, I do see those products as meaningless "stocking stuffers". They're a joke. It's like Canon selling an $80 point and shoot. They put no effort into those types of generic cameras, and if they're crap, it doesn't tarnish Canon's image as a camera company (no pun intended). They're not indicative of the type of products that Canon really produces!!

For Hassy, this really IS a real consumer product that they're betting their image on. It's $6000. This is a $6000 P.O.S., and it's the only Hasselblad product that many photographers are going to know of. Not every photographer is 40+ years old. I'm 32 years old, been shooting for over a decade, and have never seen a Hasselblad. I don't even know what they look like. Well....I do now. They look like s---.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 11:05 UTC

The sad thing is that there's nothing "Hasselblad" about this product. It's a Japanese guy in Swedish clothes.

You may argue that Hassy are, like Leica, one of the few photography companies that can pull off selling a $6000 mirrorless camera, but Leica can because Leica make Leica cameras, and they exist mostly in their own Leica bubble and come up with products that they like and understand. They are auteurs. While everyone else is involved in pushing the market, pricing their products in tiers that align with their competitors, engaging in price wars, and coming up with features that out-do their competitors, Leica is just making high quality stuff that they enjoy using. People like small-scale individualism, whether it's a small business on Etsy, or an old camera company.

Hasselblad is a photography company, but this product does not clearly have Hasselblad's fingerprint deeply engrained, and so it won't be deemed worthy of its price tag.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 07:02 UTC as 149th comment | 5 replies
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samhain: You know what's really funny?
Photographers are supposed to be the 'creative types', working in a creative industry.
Yet all I see are a bunch of fuddy duddy negative comments that sound like something close-minded grandparents would say.
This product is extremely unique, interesting and so far outside of the box it isn't even funny.
You would think people would be more supportive of this kind of thinking, even if they aren't interested in buying one.

I for one applaud Sony/Hasselblad for their weird, funky new camera.
Bravo Hassony, bravo!!

Dude, their marketing department is aiming for gullible people like you.

It's just a NEX-7 in fancy clothes. Creative people want to create, and for anybody interested in photography, that means taking photos.

I'm not quite sure how you'd define a "creative person", but our interpretation of the term is, obviously, quite different.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 06:50 UTC

Finally! I've been waiting for a camera to match my gold boots!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 06:31 UTC as 154th comment | 1 reply
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FTW: If we wait 3 or 4 generations further, we get one at 1800$, just like at all other brands. A bit expensive for a FF NEX with a 24 mix Sony sensor.

Nope, because Leica's aren't expensive due to the reasons that other companies can make an expensive camera. Leica was even expensive when people were using film, and the same type of film that cheap cameras could use, no less!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 01:48 UTC
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nickthetasmaniac: DPR - why have several release announcements today fallen straight to the bottom of the page, while the 6d preview rays at the top?

@cre8unique: Did you not understand what Andy actually said?

News releases are just in chronological order. They didn't write those. They simply publish them. Their content, which is referring to their own hands-on previews, and their own opinions, are valued more on their own site than a ho-hum press release that's duplicated at every website.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 23:29 UTC
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GabrielZ: OMG I'm smitten! This is the Leica M-series I've been waiting for! Beautiful, versatile, fantastic. When Leica released the M-Monochrom a while back, I lamented the fact they didn't release an M10 and went on to give my wish list of features a potential future M10 might have, and for the most part this is it! All I have to do now is get rich so I can afford to buy one of these...ha ha, fat chance but I can dream!

Why the hell would I go and search for one of your posts? Are they that important?

I understand the new feature. I was just wondering whetherpeople really asking for focus peaking from their Leica?

I understand why a Fuji, Sony NEX, Samsung NX, or Panny/Oly m4/3 user would ask for it --- their systems suck for manual focus. And DSLRs......forget MF. In most situations, they're horrible with MF, and pointless since you're still relying on a green dot to appear in the OVF when you achieve focus. The camera still determines whether the image is in focus. The only thing the user does is drive the lens instead of the AF motor.

Rangefinders are already great at fast, accurate manual focus. Focus peaking is a great feature, but I don't know why you'd buy a rangefinder if you didn't think you could achieve focus manually. I suppose there may be an old Leica user who wants to upgrade, but doesn't have good enough eyesight to use a rangefinder anymore?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 23:03 UTC
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GabrielZ: OMG I'm smitten! This is the Leica M-series I've been waiting for! Beautiful, versatile, fantastic. When Leica released the M-Monochrom a while back, I lamented the fact they didn't release an M10 and went on to give my wish list of features a potential future M10 might have, and for the most part this is it! All I have to do now is get rich so I can afford to buy one of these...ha ha, fat chance but I can dream!

Yeah, and what feature was that, faster manual focus?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 22:44 UTC
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