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a l b e r t

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (395 comments in total)

Girl Friend 7 suddenly gets masculine and becomes a Fuji X-T1

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 12:53 UTC as 89th comment
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (227 comments in total)
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David V: Honestly, these were disappointing samples, IMO. I think Sony is making the most impressive bodies out there, but their lenses do little to exploit that goodness.

I have been itching to pull the trigger on an A7II to add a FF mirrorless camera to my lineup but I think I will stick with just my Fuji X-System cameras/lenses for now.

I am interested to see what Sony does to follow up to the RX1R, which is a fantastic camera.

I have to agree with David V, these samples are unimpressive. My Fuji X-E2 takes better pictures than these. Even on a 16Mpix C-Trans sensor, the resolution, micro contrast and details are all better.

It is all because of Fuji's superb lenses and excellent JPEG processing.

I did have NEX camera before and I was hoping I can hop on to FF mirroless with the A7II. The only reason for me to get A7II is because of the Contax G2 Zeiss glasses I have. These glasses do not win on resolution or sharpness compared to a modern day glass, but they do have their character and give you the atmosphere the Sony glass didn't.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 00:53 UTC
On Have your say: Best High-end ILC of 2014 article (75 comments in total)

If DPR goes by most "owned" camera from their database, the Fuji X-T1 would come out as #1 on the list.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 01:44 UTC as 24th comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X real-world samples gallery posted article (242 comments in total)
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Tjalpics: I don't think the colors are too flat. I never liked the typical Canon Compact colors and digital look. I prefer these.
Maybe people have gotten too accustomed to the 'vivid' (=unnatural) colors of compacts of lately.

Nor do I find the highlights to be very blown out. They're allright.
What do you expect from a 1" compact anyway?

It's hard to judge the skin tones from ladies wearing make up, but I think their pinkish skintones (see cleavages) look o.k.

Technical breakdown aside, I like the 'feel' of the photos. And that's where it counts for me.

The RX100 III colors are so much better, go take a look...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 10:06 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X real-world samples gallery posted article (242 comments in total)

After looking at all the LX100, G7X samples, I hereby declared that the winner is the Sony RX100 III. No contest.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 10:05 UTC as 49th comment | 11 replies

Not impressed with the samples. Even the Fuji X30 looks better in good light, i.e.: sharper edges/corners, better bokeh and better color.

Guess I've been looking at images from my X-E2 for too long. Even the kit zoom produces very crisp and detailed result. I just don't see any of that in the LX100.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 03:55 UTC as 93rd comment | 2 replies

The LX100 is made in China. Would the Leica be made in China as well or made in Germany? It'd have offset the price if it is made in Germany.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 06:00 UTC as 19th comment | 9 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (650 comments in total)

DRP, the X100T does not have tilt LCD. Pls correct this in your spec page.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:10 UTC as 138th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (471 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: "That's an impressive list of specs for a camera with an MSRP of $599"... I think it's a lot for a 2/3" senor.

That's because it is now made in China

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 07:09 UTC

Nikon is getting caught in a catch-22 situation.

They know that if they develop a competent mirrorless line, it'd kill off their SLR business. But if they don't develop a competent mirrorless line, in 3-5 years, their SLR business will be finished.

At one time, they were really innovating, D3, D3s, D700, D300, D300s. They weren't afraid of cameras (such as D700) having high-end sensor/feature that would cannibalize their top end products. Look what happen now. All they can do is worry and not be able to act.

I'd not be surprised in 5 years' time, Fuji will come out on top with the biggest share of consumer and semi-pro cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 15:01 UTC as 147th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1645 comments in total)
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Joed700: The X-T1 looks great!!! However, it costs more than the Nikon D7100/Canon 70D...not to mention the prices of the prime lenses...

I have the XF23 1.4. It is far far sharper than the lens on the X100

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 07:48 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images article (288 comments in total)
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a l b e r t: The Fuji XE-1 + the upcoming 23mm f/1.4 lens should match or exceed the image quality of the RX-1 for half the money.

ff? The AA filter killed it. My XPro1 produces more details than the RX1 samples.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 06:20 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images article (288 comments in total)

The Fuji XE-1 + the upcoming 23mm f/1.4 lens should match or exceed the image quality of the RX-1 for half the money.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 02:40 UTC as 87th comment | 8 replies

Still no face detection AF? Fuji, com'on!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 03:02 UTC as 3rd comment
On Nikon D4 overview article (840 comments in total)
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HiRez: One thing I'd like to see is a better viewfinder information display. If Nikon is unwilling or unable to implement some kind of X100-style hybrid VF, then at least improve the LED information. One thing that doesn't seem outrageously difficult is to replace the fixed LED symbols with a dynamic LED grid strip, perhaps in the area of a relatively low-res 240 x 32 array (think something like those scrolling LED grids you see at train stations). This would be plenty to provide all needed info (two rows of text and symbols), including a small, live histogram display that would make exposure a lot easier to evaluate.

Nikon have done that already. They have monochrome LCD overlay in D300/D300s/D90/D7000. Now just make that monochrome LCD in color and in full dot-matrix and viola, color heads-up display in the viewfinder!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2012 at 04:09 UTC
On Nikon D4 overview article (840 comments in total)
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jmmgarza: Will this camera get an 80+ review from DPReview?

The question should be: would it get more than 89, which is the score for D3s?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 08:09 UTC
On Nikon D4 overview article (840 comments in total)
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a l b e r t: Batt capacity went from 28W for D3s to 22W for D4...hmmm...

Batt life went from 4600 shots (CIPA) on D3s to 2600 on D4. That's a pretty big drop.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:01 UTC
On Nikon D4 overview article (840 comments in total)

Batt capacity went from 28W for D3s to 22W for D4...hmmm...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 05:19 UTC as 231st comment | 2 replies
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