PrebenR

PrebenR

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On Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? article (201 comments in total)
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PrintLabGuy: I want a pocketable camera with full frame sensor, 35mm equivalent lens, EVF/OVF, and NO LCD or AA filter. No LCD would save on weight/size and increase battery time. Actually, the Sony RX1r fits this description, so if they could stuff that all into a GR body and keep the awesome menu system, I'd be happy.

Nice to have deep & big pockets (both meanings apply)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 20:03 UTC

That video in the video caught me by surprise.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 13:28 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (670 comments in total)

When is X100U due? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 17:27 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (197 comments in total)
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junk1: Too bad companies such as Sigma do not open production in USA (more people would buy made in USA lenses, and Sigma would not have the exchange rate issues).
Kodak has a mile of empty buildings in Rochester, NY (and has the workforce - experienced and new college grads).

You mean more Americans would buy? I'd prefer products from Japan

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 12:23 UTC
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (197 comments in total)

"mixture of on and off-record disclosures"

Does this mean that all is on-record for dpreview?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 12:21 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off prototype 120MP CMOS sensor article (255 comments in total)

This for video? For stills, ok, for video?

Only thing I can think of would be to get rid of Bayer blur. Recoding 120Mpx and downsample to ~30Mpx to try to get each pixel a "true colour" pixel.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 09:11 UTC as 3rd comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1461 comments in total)

Fallacy 1: Full frame is the optimal end-point to aspire to

True: Medium Format, Large Format...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 09:04 UTC as 41st comment
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (200 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I just don't get it, as many others have rightfully pointed out.

Since this is a single focal point fixed lens camera, why wouldn't an optical viewfinder that slid into the hot shoe make more sense? Like the ones Leica and Voigtlander make for rangefinder cameras, or the one Olympus made for their 17mm f/2.8 lens?

Of course it would... but that would be simpler, cheaper, and much less grotesque. Which would defeat the whole "Quattro Concept." And it wouldn't get enough laughs.

The camera does have a hot shoe, so why not provide a slide on EVF like so many other manufacturers have? That would also be simpler, cheaper and much less grotesque, and it would provide an eye level EVF that would provide the added benefit of tilting upwards.

There is already an OVF

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:09 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (200 comments in total)
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phazelag: All these criticisms from people who havent used a sigma DP or held this one in their hand used it. I know several people I trust that say after an hour they love the camera ergonomics. Usually a radical design like this has some smart thinking behind it, but very few are open to even trying to understand it.

Completely agree

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:08 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (200 comments in total)
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tmawest: For many years prior to the Quattro the DP designs were as boring and anonymous as anything out there. They were criticized for being bland and unoriginal. And now they are criticized for being too original.

Yet they have always been lauded for having exceptional image quality. The more things change...

Most people here don't care about image quality. They are driven by GAS :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:07 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (200 comments in total)
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RStyga: As much as I like Sigma, they need to drop this Quattro-design fiasco A-S-A-P before they surpass the SD1 original release-price fiasco. WHAT ON EARTH did the designers think when creating the Quattro??? IT IS ugly, IT IS grossly not ergonomic, IT IS not compact in any conceivable way!!! There is nothing positive to this design at all. Sigma wake up...

Have you used one? I have for the last 2 months, and it is has very nice ergonomics. Much better than any other camera I have used.

You may not like it, but...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:00 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (64 comments in total)
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Kim Letkeman: I'm a little disappointed. While the images are very nice, they are not nicer than images shot with any other recent m4/3 model. I don't see any action shots, so they don't illustrate the AF performance. I don't see anything at truly high ISO, which is really peculiar since there are always really high ISO shots to illustrate both sensor and jpeg engine performance. In the end, this is a NOOP for me.

GH4 is a video camera. Period. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 13:32 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (64 comments in total)

It's a excellent video camera, not much for photo. I have the GH3, but only for video. :-) I'll consider upgrading to GH5/6

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 13:29 UTC as 3rd comment
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lem12: This x100s is probably one of the nicest looking rangefinder camera out there.

after Leica though...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 11:14 UTC
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BarnET: "Large 18.4-megapixel CMOS sensor"

Large compared to what?!.
Lmao!!!!!

Large compared to a pin head ;-)
I also find it curious when they write: Rangefinder-style mirrorless

Where is the Rangefinder?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 06:59 UTC

If they would scale this up to an APS-C sensor it could be interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 06:57 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
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Monochrom: Remember when no one could believe the price for the RED ONE to be true?
Five years later and you get about the same specs for a quarter of that money.
A shame that the lens you'll need will still cost you at least 10K...

Why not put a $10k lens on a $6k body?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 07:10 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (318 comments in total)
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UnitedNations: As expected only a poor 1% increase in score over the X-E1. Which I think is still overly generous ...because the 'newer' X cameras(X-e2, X-t1, X100s) all have major problems with their JPEG engine.

The 'newer' Fuji X cameras not only render their JPEGs in an unnatural waxy way, but even bigger problem is that their JPEGs have severe limitations in Dynamic Range. This is a problem which was NOT present in the X100, X-Pro1, & X-E1.
Simply speaking the JPEGs are nearly unusable in the 'newer' Fuji X cameras IF you are coming from the early X cameras.

It is Fuji's free choice to suddenly make their X cameras into mostly 'RAW Shooting ONLY' cameras, but I am not sure if people who bought Fuji's early X cameras will be happy & be willing to buy the 'newer' X cameras knowing that the usability of the JPEGs has been significantly deteriorated.

Any camera is RAW only as far as I'm concerned. Who uses JPG OOC in 2014?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 12:46 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (318 comments in total)
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DonSantos: Well I'm about so sell my "gold" award x-e2 with the awesome fuji 35mm 1.4 and upgrade the the "silver" sony a7 + zeiss 55mm 1.8.

Am I crazy?

Yes. The A7(r) is underwhelming and I think one need to wait 2 or 3 gens before something good comes along. Besides Sony does not know to make lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 12:41 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (318 comments in total)
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vincent0923: despite the fact that the iso rating is over stated. the iso 6400 X-E2 shots still beat many other camera's iso 3200 shots.
I really hope Fuji would allow Auto iso max 12800, which is more like iso 6400 for other brands.

I can also see that the X-pro1 retains better detail at high iso, giving a notably less waxy look for skin tone

Well that depends on whether you enjoy details or NR

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 12:40 UTC
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