Dennis Linden

Dennis Linden

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On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)

Dear DP Review. Can we request the ability to block certain people's posts. It would make it so much more pleasant to read the Comments section.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 07:25 UTC as 15th comment
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
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Valentinian: Questions (waiting for Jan 28 for answers):
is AF better than E M-5 ?
is EVF better than E M-5 ?
is shutter up to 1/8000 ?
is as reliable as the E M-5 ?

If the answers are "yes", if more lenses will come up, and Olympus does not upgrade the E M-5 within 12 months (forget the E M1 -that's for 4/3 lenses), then I will switch to Fuji

The AF question could be confused, but having owned an EM5, I think you are asking about Continuous Tracking Autofocus, which in my experience trying to shoot sports with the EM5, is a problem, as it is with all CDAF systems regardless of how fast they claim to be. We shall see. Importantly we need to see how it tracks with the longer focal lengths, not sub 35mm

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 16:40 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
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edur: FINALLY!!!

This is the way a camera should be controlled.

Shutterspeed, aperture ... and ISO.

The three primary parameters of exposure.

Why did it take this long for camera makers to ditch PASM, and place ISO alongside shutter speed and aperture? This is much simpler and straight forward.

Thank you Fujifilm!
This will be my next camera.

I agree with you, but it's not the way everyone thinks. Where's the "sunset" mode ? some will complain. I wonder if they can give us who want it the manual control we need, but somehow also have a menu driven mode interface. It's all programming, it's all possible.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 00:15 UTC
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abortabort: Funny that there were 4 lenses in the first year, 6 in the second and 7 in the third, 17 lenses in total over 3 years. Sony announce 15 lenses over two years (5 on launch and 5 per year after) and they get panned for being 'too slow' in releasing lenses for their new system?

Not not saying kudos to Fuji, they seem to be the benchmark, just making note of the perceptions across brands vs reality - i.e. Fuji are considered the best and Sony the worst.

Harold, I was tyring to compare fuji x vs sony e on only apsc size sensor. eg Sony 1.8/35 vs Fuji 1.4/35

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 17:02 UTC
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abortabort: Funny that there were 4 lenses in the first year, 6 in the second and 7 in the third, 17 lenses in total over 3 years. Sony announce 15 lenses over two years (5 on launch and 5 per year after) and they get panned for being 'too slow' in releasing lenses for their new system?

Not not saying kudos to Fuji, they seem to be the benchmark, just making note of the perceptions across brands vs reality - i.e. Fuji are considered the best and Sony the worst.

Perception is never reality. As a former m43 user, they had lots of lenses, but that's only part of the equation. As I now look at Fuji vs SONY, if you look at the Sony lineup, at each focal length, the Sony lenses appear just a bit slower, heavier, and cheaper too. It all depends on what it is you perceive as your need.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 16:50 UTC
On Sony A3000 preview (678 comments in total)

I would like to offer that I in fact prefer a button to switch between evf and LCD. I became quite frustrated when my em5 thought my hand was my head and blanked the LCD just as I was going to use it.

For me. This grip makes it the first sensible nex body.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 04:24 UTC as 17th comment
On Behind the Shot: Lost in Space article (88 comments in total)
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groucher: Impressive result but why suffer for your art? The stitching could have been done in about 2 minutes in PTGUI (or similar) and the local adjustments would have been far easier in NX2. Photo$hop has its good points (e.g. lettering, free transformation and canvas sizing) but the type of work required for this example isn't exactly its forte.

yes you can

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 17:59 UTC
On Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR hints at mid-range DSLR news story (191 comments in total)

I would only point out that the photo shows the A M markings, not the M/A & M markings I would have expected based on the text. Pre-production photo?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2013 at 14:15 UTC as 53rd comment
On Toshiba announces first UHS-II SD cards as world's fastest news story (29 comments in total)

Seems perfect for the soon to be announced :-P D400 !!! yahoo...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 04:07 UTC as 15th comment
On Buyers' Guide: Best DSLRs and ILCs for under $1000 news story (91 comments in total)
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Heie2: I am a Pentaxian fanboy through and through, but I say this in the most objective way possible:

The best value for money DSLR's/MILC's under $1000 are the Pentax K-500 ($595 w/ 18-55 kit lens), Pentax K-50 ($696 body or $776 w/ Weather Resistant kit lens), Pentax K-5 ($500 used body - discontinued), with the number one spot for "best bang for your buck" across the photographic world given to the Pentax K-30 ($479 body) and the Pentax K-01 ($299 w/ 40mm pancake lens) despite what is undeniably a controversial body design for DSLR/Mirrorless, respectively.

Even the lowest entry level isn't skipped over for $1000+ features such as 100% penta PRISM viewfinders and DUAL command dials.

Anyone that tells you otherwise is delusional.

Also to consider that K mount will take those M42's with adapters, but F mount can't due to register depth. I use the old lenses on the EM5- but had I gotten a Pentax, I would have had a larger and better sensor ... I can't adapt (without gimics) the M42's to the D90 I have.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2013 at 17:27 UTC
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Summer2379: Hi everyone,

Regarding Cosima lens I am having a burning question which I cannot find the answer despite many many google search...

May I ask which adapter I need to use an old Cosima 28-210 f3.5-5.6 for NeX 7. I have no idea at all, kindly help!!

Thank you very much!

( sorry if I post the wrong place )

it was PROBABLY a MD mount - but it may have been manufactured in other mounts, so unless you know what mount it is, there is no answer possible.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 18:20 UTC
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Gesture: I'd like to see Cosina complete the circle and issue its own digital camera (Epson RD-1 successor). Would love it to take LTM lenses like the RD-1, but that's a dream. How many cameras has Cosina built off that one chassis. (Olympus, Nikon, Bessa, Zeiss Ikon, ...)

Many of us would be interested, however, I suspect the smart move would be to use some kind of EVF rather than try to build a new rangefinder. Heck, I would probably want just an update of th RD-1, say with and APSc sensor and IBIS for those occasional times it is useful to me. Ricoh might want to do something like this since they have all the components already, but otherwise (excluding the IS) the Fuji X platform seems to fit the need better than a pure rangefinder platform with a digital sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 15:23 UTC

Well, having just acquired and started to use my first VC lens, I say carry on. These lenses are not for everyone, and the useless comparisons to the 35mm film size will continue forever. What I know is that these lenses are made to a very high standard, they are excellent mechanical lenses and if you are into things where auto-focus is either not necessary or a hindrance, then this is a lens to consider if you shoot on the m43 platform. The comments always seem to reflect some strange notion that each and every lens needs to meet each and everyone's unique un-achievable desires.

Since this is the 3rd VC lens purpose built for the m43 platform, they must be happy with sales and the users who actually have these lenses do seem to want more of them.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 13:56 UTC as 33rd comment
On Leica announces $1300 special edition 'G-Star RAW' D-Lux 6 news story (266 comments in total)

It's great. Someone is thinking of something different with regard to image making tools. I bet that despite the photographers complaints, they will make money on this, and we need them to be profitable to continue to exist. It might not be my cup of tea, but that's only because I am too poor and therefore too jealous.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 23:33 UTC as 145th comment | 2 replies

I for one am taking a deep breath and holding ...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 03:55 UTC as 46th comment
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? news story (370 comments in total)

The teaser now looks like the Olympus Body Cap lens...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 16:27 UTC as 12th comment

Let's be honest, how many NON pros were buying PRO accounts, and what did PRO mean anyway ??? The vast vast majority of Flickr users are undoubtedly NOT Professional Photographers.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 20:56 UTC as 92nd comment | 2 replies
On More pictures leak of purported Olympus PEN 'E-P5' news story (244 comments in total)

On the EVF. I have an EP3 and VF2. I don't use the VF2 very much at all, but like the option of being able to put it on. What I REALLY want however is a little extension cord to allow me to hold my camera somewhere other than in front of my eye. A little connector cable couldn't cost much to make.... now that would be nice.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 18:57 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On Preview:ricoh-gr (295 comments in total)
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mumintroll: So you didn't put Sigma raw's because you cannot use it in your converter? Why you din't use sigma converter? JEEEZUS So you shouldn't use sigma at all. You just killed best advantage of sigma which are absolutely suberb raw files.

THANK YOU for a civilized discussion.

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 04:39 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X20 review news story (177 comments in total)

I have the camera. I like it for what it is made for - my in the pocket travel camera. I think DPR comments and insights are right on the money. I'm going to love this camera for a long time and take it with me on all my trips. Build quality superb. Not much qwerkier than my wife - lets say moody at times, but I still love her.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 02:30 UTC as 65th comment
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