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AmateurSnaps

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On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1237 comments in total)
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naththo: Sony sensor is now nailed in the coffin! Can't believed it! Samsung trump over Sony by miles!

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HowaboutRAW (1 day ago)

Nope, there isn't really any "issue" (meaning deficiency) with the Samsung NX lens line up, with the exception of not having released the big fast telephoto yet. But it exists.

So, incorrect.

And "quality" is not an adjective.

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The review states that their lens line up isn't up to the task with few exceptions.

You say no deficiency with their line up then agree there is one with the lack of any fast prime. This camera is aimed at the higher end of the market and doesn't have have a lens line up to compete with say Canons rebel series.

So incorrect.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 08:29 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1237 comments in total)
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naththo: Sony sensor is now nailed in the coffin! Can't believed it! Samsung trump over Sony by miles!

Samsung's issue is their lens line up and their name. That's a lot of money to put on a camera body with a limited line up of quality lenses. Now imagine Nikon or Canon with their respective following introducing a camera like this. Camera forums would explode!

I hope Samsung put their full financial weight behind this camera as, even with Sony pushing, the market still needs another big name.

Canon/Nikon should have been the ones introducing this type of camera instead of relying on their market dominance.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 12:29 UTC
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munro harrap: There is also another good reason for keeping all the art we have here here. Its called war. You can see online what IS and the Taliban do, so their people's culture would be safer were it in the UK, all of ity, rather than in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan, and we now also have to control who is allowed to buy stuff as any number of artworks purchased privately not only disappear into bank vaults,

but can be bought by people who then destroy them as ideologically unacceptable.
I dare say that is already happening, so stop sales and guard our human heritage.

Wow so you aren't mentally impaired just stupid and ignorant beyond believe. The UK isn't a whites only country, far from it, something you would be aware of if you had half a brain cell or the ability to type on your keyboard without drooling on it.

Governments the world over attempt to hold onto historically important artifacts. Its about money sometimes and (I would hope in this instance) about protecting an important album that may otherwise fall into a private collection and be lost to the world not just the UK.

The original reference to ISIS/Taliban is due to their own propaganda videos showing them destroying priceless historic artifacts (statues usually) that we are now all the poorer to be without.

Also are you aware that you are been openly racist on an open forum. You are the only person to bring colour into this. Maybe you should be more thoughtful in what you post?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 20:54 UTC
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munro harrap: There is also another good reason for keeping all the art we have here here. Its called war. You can see online what IS and the Taliban do, so their people's culture would be safer were it in the UK, all of ity, rather than in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan, and we now also have to control who is allowed to buy stuff as any number of artworks purchased privately not only disappear into bank vaults,

but can be bought by people who then destroy them as ideologically unacceptable.
I dare say that is already happening, so stop sales and guard our human heritage.

JDThomas are you mentally impaired in some way? The benefit of typing a response is the time it gives you to think (I believe this to be your problem) before you post. Give it a go you never know you may type something intelligent (I doubt it buy still worth a go).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 14:36 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (288 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: IT Department: "We have here a simple patch that would make the 5300, heck even the D5000, have touch screen! It's just a simple code, really, like...."

Production & Marketing: "Stop Production! Stop Production! We have a newer model!"

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So you think you could firmware update say your TV to 'enable' touchscreen? I think your grasp of technology may be lacking :D

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 11:34 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 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 (1916 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 (1916 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 (78 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 (78 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 23rd 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 (835 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 (835 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 34th comment | 7 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (455 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 43rd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (484 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 (647 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 (2371 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
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