57even

57even

Lives in United Kingdom Middlesex, United Kingdom
Joined on Jul 16, 2012

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On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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mcshan: I'd rather keep my X-E1 and get the 23mm if it ever comes out.

I agree. I think the IQ will be all but the same, so no point in upgrading for me. However the Xpro2 is more likely to raise the bar somewhat.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 15:37 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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austin55: Fuji is a innovative company that also has the humility and customer appreciation to listen. Something Canon and Nikon quit doing long ago. I have my last Nikon DSLR shoot next Saturday, and then it goes on the block. This will be my next purchase without hesitation. It is what people like Zack Arias, David Hobby, and Trey Ratcliffe have already recognized. Bigger, heavier and more expensive, is not better (for many applications) any longer. Nikon and Canon are becoming dinosaurs and unless they change, are headed down the path toward extinction, (at least in market share.) Sony, Fuji, Panny and Oly are much more innovative these days.

@marike6
All of which is quite irrelevant to the normal consumer, unless they want to bask in the reflected glory of the top end bodies. Most mid range and low end SLRs are far less functional and perform at a far lower level than the top end.

Comparing an X-e2 with a D4 is kind of pointless.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 15:11 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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whtchocla7e: I don't know man -- after the Sony revolution, I have a hard time looking at anything with a "small" sensor now..

Larger sensor and slower lenses. Apart from the extra resolution (how big do you print anyway?) there is no real advantage and the Sonys are far more expensive and heavier.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 13:24 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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Toccata47: The only point that matters is autofocus speed...I may have missed it, but I didn't see any commentary on this.

I care a lot more about accuracy than speed, and in this respect they are just about perfect. I can handle the difference between 0.5s and 0.2s. If I want to take street snaps in a hurry I can pre-focus. Extra speed is nice, but only if the accuracy remains as good as it is.

Having owned several SLR bodies which required exhaustive (and often frustrating) focus calibration to work at at least one aperture and focus distance in one type of light, it's a joy to have a camera that requires no calibration at all.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 13:17 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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Tandua: very Pro Sony specs: Weather sealed

fuji x-pro1> no
fuji x-e1 >no
fuji x100s> no

fuji x-e2 ?...imho...no!

in a raining days...you are going to stop it

They make rain covers for cameras you know.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 23:57 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

I think I need a GAS mask.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 22:18 UTC as 458th comment
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)

Only on DPReview forums do people complain both when there IS a problem AND when it's fixed. And about people who had it AND people who did not. Gotta love it. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 15:44 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)
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EGARA61: I have owned different Nikon cameras for years: F801s, F80, F100, D70, D200, D600 and several compact. The D600 is a camera haughtiness but with an obvious manufacturing flaw: Abnormal dirt sensor. Nikon's way of responding to this problem is a shame. I'll never buy again a camera of this brand!

It's also a shame that cleaning it yourself voids the warranty.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 15:42 UTC
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)
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KW Phua: Nikon should offer free replacement for D600 users with D610, to bring back their reputation.

Same issues with Canon. Rule of thumb is to wait six months with each new announcement before buying, and let the early adopters find all the issues. D600 was a mistake on my part. I broke my own rule.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 15:41 UTC
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)
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Average User: I think it is unlikely that the new shutter mechanism has anything to do with the oil issue. The oil isn't used in the camera; it isn't manufactured by the camera, so it has to have dripped into a bunch of the cameras in the production process from an assembly machine.
The fixes are: find and fix the drip: clean the cameras that can be cleaned, and replace the ones that can't be cleaned.
Has nothing to do with the underlying quality of the camera, or with improving the shutter mechanism, or this upgrade.

Except that it wasn't oil.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 15:29 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

So to get this camera to focus properly you have to hold it in front of you like a compact and focus using the rear screen? I am the only one who thinks this doesn't really move the game forward in any meaningful way?

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 07:01 UTC as 117th comment | 7 replies

Since when did the word "stylist" become confused with the word "designer"?

Presumably when people started paying more for the label than they did for the product.

At least it's going to a good cause.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 01:14 UTC as 57th comment
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)
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marike6: The D600 was going to be replaced anyway (all cameras get upgraded) so now is as good a time as any for Nikon to release the D610. For the unsatisfied D600 owners, isn't it better to sell their D600 now while shutter actuations are low rather than 1 year from now?

Almost every D600 now on the big auction site has bidders so it's not like people aren't interested in purchasing used D600s.

I'd be happy with either the D600 or a D610. Lighter than my D800 and the same beautiful files. So if any unhappy D600 owners want to donate their cameras to my charity, you can keep me in mind. :-)

I dont think oil or grease was the issue. The debris was irregular shaped and varied a lot in size. Looked more like tiny flecks of some material, and many people speculated that it was the coating on the shutter blades, though I guess we will never know. All I know is that after 6 months it was still as bad as it was on day 1.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 15:34 UTC
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)
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57even: Would be interested to be a fly on the wall at the product planning office in Japan. Lots of red faced apologies no doubt, but I suspect the issue was with one of their component suppliers, since it all seems to narrow down to the shutter itself.

But if anyone is thinking of actually getting a D610 it should be a very nice camera with very few issues and at current prices it's a bargain. I really liked mine, even though I did exchange it for a D800. The latter is objectively better, but I doubt you'd notice 90% of the time.

@thomas2279f

The 6D is now over 50% less than at launch in the UK, so I would guess you are right.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 15:30 UTC
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)

Would be interested to be a fly on the wall at the product planning office in Japan. Lots of red faced apologies no doubt, but I suspect the issue was with one of their component suppliers, since it all seems to narrow down to the shutter itself.

But if anyone is thinking of actually getting a D610 it should be a very nice camera with very few issues and at current prices it's a bargain. I really liked mine, even though I did exchange it for a D800. The latter is objectively better, but I doubt you'd notice 90% of the time.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 13:42 UTC as 188th comment | 4 replies

Still the best controls of any DSLR. So easy to use, especially in manual mode. The green button is genius. The grip is very comfortable too (at least on K5).

Heavy though! A D600 is only 850g, even if it is mostly plastic.

Not going to swap back from Nikon/Fuji any time soon, but this has the best specs of any APSC DSLR out there as far as I can see. Good job Ricoh.

D300 users who want 8fps could do worse. Wonder how good the new AF is.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 00:09 UTC as 44th comment
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)

I find with my CSC that a Gorillapod makes an excellent mini tripod because you can normally find something at eye level to wrap it around.

I also have a waterproof cycling cape. If you are at an event like an airshow and can't find shelter in a hurry, one of these can cover you and your bag in one go. No need for a bag cover. And they wrap up very small and fit easily in an outside pocket. You don't even have to put your camera away.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2013 at 02:11 UTC as 108th comment

Better than C1 (IMO) but a lot of moire. I would say evens with LR - artifacts vs detail. The same old trade off.

In the end of this none of this matters all that much unless you are very very sad.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 00:18 UTC as 18th comment
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absentaneous: in some way it of course make sense but on the other hand I wonder where would be fair to draw the line. for example, I come across a great looking sports car on the street and I take a picture of it and turn it into a poster and I sell copies of it. does that mean the company which designed and constructed the car can sue me? by that logic one couldn't possible take a picture of something man made or designed and use it commercially without permission without getting sued.

@absentaneous

Yes well done, you have put your finger on the depths of this absurdity. This kind of litigation is turning life for everyone into a legal circus. The chances of anyone in a creative business staying out of court is getting smaller and smaller.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 23:46 UTC

show some sympathy darn it! Without large payouts how could poor lawyers earn a living?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 20:03 UTC as 56th comment
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