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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AbrasiveReducer: In the video of the Palace of Fine Arts, they spelled San Francisco, "San Fracisco."

Which is especially ironic given FB's proximity to the city!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 03:44 UTC
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (268 comments in total)
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Pritzl: <pedantic mode>On page 1, it's either top + increased or minimum + decreased for shutter speed. As written it appears at first blush that the "top" speed worsened by "decreasing" to 1/2000s.</pedantic mode>

Pedants are always appreciated here!

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 15:11 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (307 comments in total)
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Weebill: In the review specifications there are two listings that are new to me.
Optics:
Normal focus range
50 cm (19.69″) I.e. 19.7" to infinity?

Macro focus range
5 cm (1.97″)

Are these what used to be called Closest Focusing Distance and Macro Focusing Distance?
Thank you for a clarification

One is in regular AF mode and the closer one is when you switch to Macro AF mode.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 21:15 UTC
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Cipher: The specs say a fully articulated LCD. It should be tilting...

Fixed, thanks.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 15:53 UTC
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Cheng Bao: Why two name?
I didn't realize NA has number preference of 85 over 80

We think they do this to differentiate the NTSC and PAL models. Maybe for watching out for gray market sales, too.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
On article Look Sharp: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 video preview (130 comments in total)
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MrTaikitso: Do you have to have a beard to work at DPreview? ;)

Market calls for a hispstermatic custom themed camera for the cereal cafe crowd. Pentax? Your move guys!

Barman, mine's a manly silver GX8, shaven but not 5 axis stirred.

I'll show myself out...

You can be bald or have a beard, but not both.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 15:49 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (307 comments in total)
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Jostian: maybe its just me (probably) but when I look at the crops (of the bikers face) on the 'Autofocus & Performance page of the review they are just so hazy and mushy, with no detail at all... is this what we are to expect for 1 inch zoom camera's? DPR seem happy but I ain't...

As it says on that page:

"In order to get the fast shutter speed needed the freeze a moving subject we did have to increase the ISO, so the images below are a bit noisy"

At 200mm equiv. the maximum aperture is F5.9. To get 1/800 sec (we would've preferred 1/1000 sec) the ISO had to go to 500, hence the noise.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 05:10 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (307 comments in total)
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shademaster: Hey, DPR.

Can you guys set up a widget for plotting effective aperture vs. effective focal length with user-selectable popular non-interchangeable zoom cameras (and maybe some popular zoom lenses on ILCs). The one here is pretty busy and hard to see which camera is which.

Thx.

Oh we definitely want have such a tool... it's just really difficult to implement!

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 23:37 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (307 comments in total)
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Searching: Gold 82%........really.

From our [Camera scores and ratings explained page](http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4416254604/camera-scores-ratings-explained):

"There is no direct link between the overall score and the awards: they are not given automatically to cameras reaching a certain threshold. Crucially a camera can get an award even if a camera with a higher overall score didn't."

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 23:34 UTC
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SHUSH: Is this 50mm lens compatible with the a6000 and the a6300, or just the full frame models?

Yes it works with the a6000 and all E-mount cameras. There's a 1.5x crop factor so the 70-300 is really a 105-450 equiv.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 16:36 UTC
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Nukunukoo: I wonder if the RX10 II's price will drop? Basically, only the lens have changed.

In the past, Sony hasn't cut prices when a new model comes out. See the RX100 III and IV for example.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 16:05 UTC
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testrada: is the zoom in/out via servo or manual physical (like a normal SLR lens)?

Pretty sure it's an electronic ring.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 16:04 UTC
On article DPReview is hiring! Software development manager (109 comments in total)
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StrokerAce23: So I work on something that's critical to people in their day to day life (money) with millions of users. I've torn down a couple of huge applications and introduced and replaced several mobile apps. I was also a cold-calling sales guy for nearly a decade.

I've become pretty resilient over the years. Lots of rejection and accusations of conspiracy and calls for my job and/or head (for something like moving a button).

That's all to say I'm pretty sure I'd still be driven to drink if my fellow dpreview readers were my users. Talk about herding angry cats when it comes to developing a single experience for everybody. Good luck to the team and the sucker err.... highly qualified individual you find.

We provide an excellent selection of medications to help in dealing with our readers.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 17:04 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (537 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: Correction:
"Using the e-Shutter solves the shake problem, though it's important to note a few 'gotchas' when using it. Rapidly moving subjects may look distorted due to 'rolling shutter' and it only works with some lenses (and it's not entirely clear which)."

E-SHUTTER works with ALL lenses. It's DUAL IS that only works with SOME lenses.

What we mean is that Auto e-Shutter only works with some lenses (it doesn't work with the new 100-400, for example). I'll update the text to clear that up.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 20:39 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (895 comments in total)
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Marty4650: It might be irrational to expect cutting edge, ground breaking technology in the cheapest entry level cameras.

Once again, Canon has tweaked and improved a very successful product, and kept it at exactly the same price point. And that's all that really matters here. This may not be the camera for you or me, but it is the ideal camera to have available at Costco, Target or Walmart.

Any customer who was considering buying a 2015 Digital Rebel, will think that the 2016 Digital Rebel is a much better deal at the same price. And it probably will be, for that customer.

There are good reasons that Canon offers NINE different DSLRS types (yes, that's right nine models) at NINE different price points. They actually know what they are doing, and their market share proves it.

@Everlast66

From what I've heard, Canon sold a TON of Rebel T5s (it may have been the top-selling DSLR of 2015). It may not be exciting but when people walk into Costco and see a Canon DSLR for $500, they're likely to buy it. I think the Nikon D3300 sells very well for the same reason.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 16:11 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (537 comments in total)
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tassienick: 'ISO 200, 1/1000 sec, F4, 25mm equiv., Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4 lens.'

I'm assuming you mean '50mm equiv.'?

You are indeed correct.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 00:56 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (537 comments in total)
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HaroldC3: I have to wonder if this is the best m43 will ever have to offer? Where do they go from here?

We mentioned this on Page 4. We were getting strange results in our IS testing due to shutter vibration. The IS system is probably trying to counteract the shock, hence causing more blur.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 20:58 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (537 comments in total)
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NCB: Thought with the GX7 you could still use lens-based IS in those lenses which had it? This review implies that only in-body IS is available.

If you have a lens that supports Dual IS then both will work. If you have lenses that are compatible with the m4/3 image stabilizer standard (whatever that is), the it's lens-based. Otherwise it's in-body.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 19:18 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (537 comments in total)
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Stollen1234: Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review
What a title...how could this review be really obejective?

as revenant said, the title is one of the last things we come up with. We sit around and try to come up with something that's somewhat clever. Usually we don't do a very good job of that. We can always go back to just posted: Panasonic GX8 review

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 17:13 UTC
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raztec: The majority of these shots have some degree of negative exposure compensation. I wonder if that means the camera over exposes in general.

That was certainly my experience.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 18:27 UTC
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