PIX 2015
Jeff Keller

Jeff Keller

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Works as a Senior Writer, Digital Photography Review
Has a website at http://www.dpreview.com
Joined on Feb 19, 2013
About me:

I'm the former publisher of the Digital Camera Resource Page who is now writing reviews and managing new product launches here at DPReview.

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
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Gavril Margittai: These images are very similar to each other. I did not learn from them too much. With plenty of daylight my wife's Iphone6 can do just as well. Maybe not if you pixel peep, but these are not images worth pixel peeping.
I would expect DPR to take the trouble of putting more variety in. How about some night shots? how about a nice portrait in available (low) light inside a subway station?

Should I learn from these "real world samples" that the G7 is only good for snaps? I don't believe this is true.

To be fair, Seattle is mostly cloudy 300 days out of the year ☺

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 19:47 UTC
On Samsung WB2200F real-world sample gallery posted article (45 comments in total)
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TriezeA72: Was is this 'The May Festival of Super-Zooms' nothing but one super-zoom after another here on dpr

@ludwik123: those two cameras will indeed be included.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 05:06 UTC
On Samsung WB2200F real-world sample gallery posted article (45 comments in total)
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papa natas: $4 for a miserable pack of Rainbow Carrots?
Stop the madness, please!!!
They won't make you live longer, as those health prophets tell you..(?)
And they won't taste better either.
Off the mill supermarket carrots will do just fine.

Hey, they have to pay the rent at Pike Place Market somehow...

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 15:23 UTC
On Fujifilm FinePix S1 real-world sample gallery posted article (41 comments in total)
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OneLeggedCat: "and one of the very few with Raw support" ... Wut?

Perhaps I should clarify: we're speaking about currently shipping superzooms that are in the $300-600 range, which we're going to be doing a group review of very soon.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 21:11 UTC
On Fujifilm FinePix S1 real-world sample gallery posted article (41 comments in total)
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OneLeggedCat: "and one of the very few with Raw support" ... Wut?

Of all the current superzooms it's one of only two cameras with Raw support, the Canon SX60 being the other one.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 15:57 UTC
On Fujifilm FinePix S1 real-world sample gallery posted article (41 comments in total)
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TheWhiteDog: That female snowy owl has now been in 3 compact mega zoom photo galleries. Not complaining, she is gorgeous but if she isn't getting royalties I hope the photographer at least got her to sign a model release! ;)

And we still have two more galleries to go!

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 04:40 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video article (128 comments in total)
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The Squire: Any info on the 4K video bit-rates? Assuming 100Mbps, but not listed above.

Bit of a shame that, like the LX100, they've not offered a high bit-rate 1080p mode.

100Mbps 4K and 50Mbps 1080p would be nice to have.

Unfortunately we don't have a field in our DB for bit rate (yet), but it's 100MBs for 4K and 28Mbps for 1080p.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 15:06 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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bazzap101: Some typos in the Specs list regarding Built in Flash :-)

Can you be more specific?

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 06:41 UTC
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spatz: From the waterfall and aircraft museum shots, edge sharpness on the 7-14 appears very good (at least stepped down to f/5), and I couldn't detect any chromatic aberrations. It would be great to get some shots at f/2.8. While these scenes probably called for more DOF, if we are to evaluate the lens, some shots wide open would be appreciated. Also, flare is important.

The 7-14 could become my second "pro" lens. If the 40-150 price evolution is an example, street prices should be 1/4 to 1/3 below MSRP in about six months. I am sure the 8mm will find it's fans, but it is just not for me.

There are now a couple of F2.8 shots at the top of the gallery.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 03:45 UTC
On Canon announces 50mm F1.8 STM lens article (310 comments in total)

For those looking for MTF diagrams:
http://cweb.canon.jp/ef/lineup/standard/ef50-f18stm/spec.html

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 04:55 UTC as 61st comment | 5 replies
On Canon announces 50mm F1.8 STM lens article (310 comments in total)
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aramgrg: Price?

$125.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 04:28 UTC
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Stephen McDonald: Well, these photos look better than others I've seen previously from the SX60. I had considered its performance to be inferior to that of the older SX50. But Jeff Keller always seems able to squeeze more out of such cameras. So this is not actually a "real-world" gallery as stated, it's Jeff's world, that not many others are able to inhabit.

I appreciate the compliment, though it took four of us to put this gallery together. But thanks to Sam Spencer for risking his life to take a photo of the middle of the river!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 15:22 UTC
On Big Zoom: Nikon Coolpix P900 real-world samples article (154 comments in total)
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Wesley Byrne: Not too bad, really. Seems perfectly fine for photos for the web at up to about 2000 px max dimension. But I wouldn't want to make large prints or crop much with photos from this camera.

Is that "mountain lion" what many of us would call a bobcat?

you are correct, sir.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 01:38 UTC
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Kwick1: Why the lack of specs for the 24-70?

They're in the table above. The two lenses have much in common so the table cells are combined in those places. If you look at size and weight you'll see the differences.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 15:16 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (525 comments in total)
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DStudio: "The K-3 II uses the same D-LI90 battery as its predecessor, which can capture 720 shots per charge, though that number isn't directly comparable to CIPA figures for other DSLRs in this class, since the K-3 II has no built-in flash."

Interesting statement. Usually the lack of a built-in flash is a sign of a more "pro-level" camera. Perhaps the lower price is causing some confusion as to its true "class." Let's hope its performance proves this to be true - that the lack of a flash is actually common amongst its peers.

I think the point is that the battery life can't be "officially" compared to the original K-3, D7200, 70D, etc, as a flash is required to perform the CIPA test.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 02:42 UTC
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DaveE1: Next week, Jeff Keller write a long piece explaining why he doesn't like eating apples when he wants an orange.

Photos is not supposed to be Aperture. If it was, it would be Aperture. Use an application that does what you want instead would be the best advice.

What Turlututu said.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 17:48 UTC
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PeterD07: I do think that asking if Aperture users will like Photos is the same as asking if Mac Pro users would settle for an iPad. Seriously now, what's going on here? I had to read the title to this article three times to make sure it wasn't a joke. I was about to elaborate on why, as a wildlife photographer with a professional workflow, it's not possible to even consider Photos, but decided there was no real point in doing that. None really.
I think that rather than to have written this rather unremarakable article, they could have become more serious, more intelligent and informative, if it submitted real alternatives to Aperture, you know like pro apps and what Aperture was designed for. Photos is not even a good amateur app. Maybe it's just me but common dpreview, are you beginning to resemble Apple?

This article wasn't meant to be a comparison of Aperture vs other pro apps. It was an article about what Apple has dumped upon Aperture users, and whether people could stick with it and be happy, or not. (I think the answer to that question is pretty clear).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 17:36 UTC
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Gollan: This was an interesting article. I was surprised to hear that Photos was going to be the Aperture replacement and I'm impressed that Jeff Keller even gave it a try. It seems to me that Apple has always catered to creative enterprise and it is somewhat surprising to see them back away. (Frankly, Apple has a history of blowing hot and cold in other areas too, such as the use of iPads in Education). My friend is a professional artist who uses iMacs, but she also uses a DSLR to produce much of the raw material that goes into her work. What message is Apple sending to her when they have taken away one of the powerful tools that is in her workflow?

Apple didn't really call it a replacement, but they sort of hinted at it:

"With the introduction of the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library, enabling you to safely store all of your photos in iCloud and access them from anywhere, there will be no new development of Aperture. When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS."

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 17:33 UTC
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arscii: You lost Aperture and its replacement? That is unlucky.

The power of the humble comma.

Wait, where? I am a comma snob and hate to miss these things.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 17:41 UTC
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abortabort: Doesn't appear to be the same EVF. Would be quite interested if it had RAW capture, but sadly no.

Good find, thanks. And agreed about Raw.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 01:24 UTC
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