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AmateurSnaps

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On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (116 comments in total)
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Richt2000: Why can't American websites dare say "happy Christmas"?
When its Holi people say happy Holi, when its Eid, people say Eid Mubarak, so we can't people say Happy Christmas?

Insane.

As above since when has Christmas had anything to do with religion :D For the vast majority its a time of giving and receiving gifts, time off work, and spending it with loved ones .... or family :D

Merry (late) Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 09:26 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1175 comments in total)
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Stitzer23: This d750 makes the d610 look good!

Ah so models too close and price gap too big.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 21:48 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1175 comments in total)
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Stitzer23: This d750 makes the d610 look good!

Explain?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 12:49 UTC
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Serious Sam: Olivia is SERIOUSLY HOT!!! (I need to go out more.. I know)

Now on to the serious stuff.
I hear you mention you shoot at ISO 400, isn't that affecting your DR since maximum DR for Xtrans sensor starts at ISO 800. Since you shoot RAW, I assume you use LR5. Most Fuji shooter can't get the best sharpness with LR5. Did you over come that problem?? Also you guys don't find the "Processed RAW" from Fuji a problem?

The controls on the X-T1 is excellent though. All the essential dials on the top ready for access. I think this is one of it key attraction.

Although not direct related to this shooting. It would be nice if you can mention the hunting problem of the AF system in AFC mode. This is actually the main reason stop me from upgrading from my X-E1.

Also Fuji need to price its product better. Currently X-T1 w XF 18-55mm goes for au$1,635.00 while I can get the brand new A7ii with 28-70 for au$1739 another reason stop me from upgrading..in fact thinking of switching.

By Daniel Lauring

"The focus performance of the A7 is not nearly as good as the X-T1."

Really? I thought the main weakness of the X-T1 was its poor focus tracking?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 10:25 UTC
On Have your say: Best High-end Compact Camera of 2014 article (74 comments in total)
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ogl: Fujifilm X100T and Sigma offer the best IQ....Another strange choice of voters...
Really, no Ricoh GR...
FZ1000....

Abusrd voting

The sigma that has no viewfinder only 9 focus points and struggles to gain focus in anything but good light. It sacrifices far too much to achieve its image quality.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:42 UTC
On Have your say: Best High-end Compact Camera of 2014 article (74 comments in total)

Even taking consideration its weak points I voted LX100.

Its a lot of camera squeezed into a relatively compact body.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:32 UTC as 21st comment

Cute Orangutan in rain wins it for me :)

One of those moments caught on camera that I can enjoy.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 10:47 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (765 comments in total)
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AmateurSnaps: I love the idea of a bridge camera but at this price what are the advantages of this camera over a Canon/Nikon/Sony with for example the Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro?

Thank you for the replies. Very tempted to replace my old 350D which has done itself proud :)

Not looking at carrying bags of lenses (nor the investment) and this looks like a reasonable compromise for my needs.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 21:34 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (765 comments in total)

I love the idea of a bridge camera but at this price what are the advantages of this camera over a Canon/Nikon/Sony with for example the Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 20:20 UTC as 17th comment | 7 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (411 comments in total)

That's a lot of money for a camera with poor performance and hopeless focusing :(

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 18:54 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (475 comments in total)
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ABM Barry: I,m answering the shallow minded "Laslen." He quotes:

" you absolutely do not need to spend $1,700 on a camera to take pictures of your children. A smaller, cheaper camera will work just as well"

That depends on your family values, .... Obviously, Children are not worthy enough in your small self-centered mind!

Abm Barry that's a stupid thing to say as laslen's post was perfectly reasonable. Your post was just ignorant and insulting.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 09:57 UTC
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InTheMist: So, are there any features for grownups?

Curious, but what would you consider a ''grown up' feature from a consumer level printer?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 10:51 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (646 comments in total)
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gaston la touche: Photographers use the camera that suites your needs!
Do not complain that camera A can do this and B can do that use the one that
suits your purpose.Nikon 1 systems have many unique features as we all know,
it is the only camera that could shot a golfers swing at 10,15,or 20 fps
silently,the clattering SLR'S used at the Open golf sounded primitive by
comparison.Naturally if I were making a facsimile of an old master painting my choice would be a multi shot Hassleblad,great camera but not very good on the beach!

Its way over priced for a 1" sensor camera.
Its a camera with relatively poor image quality which regardless of needs would be an issue.

Full resolution stills while recording is nice although the FZ1000 has 8MP stills from its 4k recordings. I think this would have been the better option. Welcome to 2014 :)

Taking its strong points it becomes a very niche product.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 20:49 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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PenGun: Another idiotic review. If you morons could not get sharp pictures because auto focus was off, find someone who can work a camera.

No one who needs 36 MP cares about the grip, or even what it looks like.

Another puff piece.

"No one who needs 36 MP cares about the grip, or even what it looks like."

Really? You think all the Nikon D800 users walk around with their cameras permanently mounted on a tripod?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 20:46 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (220 comments in total)
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TorsteinH: Gold award for a camera with slow focus that takes close to 1 sec to focus and then a seond delay until next shoot. But maybee I'm missing something...?

Which can't focus very quickly, especially in low light.

I always find a cameras ability to focus quickly high on my list of 'wants' (my pets and nieces and nephews don't do 'still')

If its not than, yes, this looks like a great little camera.

Keep them coming :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 14:43 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (335 comments in total)

Can
"Physically rather large for a standard zoom"

And whats standard about a f1.8 18-35mm lens.

Nice review and a very impressive achievement by sigma. Shame the likes of Canon can't innovate on anything less than £10,000

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 09:42 UTC as 65th comment | 3 replies
On Sony A3000 preview (677 comments in total)

That sounds like the worst camera sony has made for quite some time

After all their innovation this just seems like a half hearted effort

Would much rather see a higher spec slr/mirrorless camera. Shame.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 22:17 UTC as 88th comment | 4 replies
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Simon Says: Anyone who follows the tech industry knows that history suggests that any sort of "medium", be it floppy in the very distance past, discs, CF/SD, etc. shrinks over time, while the performance of next generation but smaller medium initially doesn't perform as well, will catch up and surpass the standard of yesteryears.
(For details on this subject: check out "innovator's dilemma")

Sensor is just another example of a medium for light, and there is no exception.

We are already experiencing this trend from Medium format -> FF -> APS-C -> 3/4 -> ?

Trust me, at some point smaller sensors will be technologically advanced enough to be just as good as bigger ones of the past.

Yes obviously new small sensors will be as good as older large sensors at some point. Not certain what relevance your statement has though?

When that happens the larger sensors will be even further developed.

The best thing about sensor size at the moment is the willingness to put larger sensors in smaller cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 20:33 UTC

We already know larger sensors are a benefit to image quality/high ISO etc. Guess its a slow news day for photography.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 10:14 UTC as 76th comment

It doesn't even look like its been done particularly well. I checked the date for April 1st tbh.

Its a lump of materiel screwed into the side of the camera, for the price they are likely to ask they could at least have put a bit effort into the design.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2013 at 07:40 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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