olypan

olypan

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Sdaniella: so, the Sony A7S has video with Full M/M ISO (ExpSim LV) control like FF EOS LV Canons do, but Pany GH4 does not... ok, got it. Oly video is stuck in Auto-ev0/autogain LV (perfect, though for P&S videographers)

wait ... auto-iso isn't available ... hm, ok ESLV is available, but adjustable, but P&S autogain (auto-ev0) mode isn't available ... ok, now, I got it ... mimics most digicam autogain/auto-ev0 video modes, which lack full M/M ISO control ... how ironic.

btw, if you want on-the-go compensation adjustment of iso in M mode with auto-ISO, it's no different from making on-the-go adjustments with M ISO directly. in both cases you are bypassing auto-ev(pick your value) altogether anyway

Still peddling the Canon nonsense. They must pay well.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 20:36 UTC

I've owned the nx mini for a couple of months now and think its a great camera. Despite being thought of as a point and shoot you can override most of the controls if you want. Image quality is impressive with the 9mm and my only wish would be defeatable noise reduction as even the raw files are over cooked imo.
Please Samsung can you give us a noise reduction off setting!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 14:27 UTC as 21st comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2004 comments in total)

What is the fundamental motivation behind this article. Could it be to stem the tide of discontent with the Canikon duopoly and the realisation their end is near?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 19:54 UTC as 274th comment | 3 replies
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2004 comments in total)
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olypan: Great B**stard and his puppets are gonna be all over this one!

Wow , I am shocked a Nikon fan who doesn't like the facts of equivalence

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 15:06 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2004 comments in total)

Great B**stard and his puppets are gonna be all over this one!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 11:06 UTC as 370th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)

It's been clear for awhile that it is a two horse race between Fuji and Olympus. Both companies have brilliant engineers and foresight.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 18:51 UTC as 123rd comment
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67gtonr: It seems to me that the Canon EOS M with its 22 f/2.0 lens would be better, it's roughly the same size with a better sensor, better screen, better built, providing better image quality and unlimited expansion possibilities, and it costs less!

Did you just fall out of a tree?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 18:18 UTC
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marike6: Another camera choice for "Gear of the Year" based mostly on convenience for walking around?

This new DPR theme of staff exaggerating DSLR size and the amount of effort it takes to shoot a DSLR is getting a bit old.

When you consider all the great cameras released this past year to have an untested, unreviewed camera that is Pentax Q tiny, and really TOO SMALL for even average sized hands is truly puzzling. Add the fact that it has no eye level viewfinder or the possibility to add one, makes this "Best of the Year" choice suspect at best.

If convenience for walking around and size/weight have become the new criterion for judging "the best of the best" cameras on DPR, I'll be inclined to seek out other review sites more focused on actual photography and less focused on ease of use and portability.

Exactly! marike6 gets upset whenever m4/3 is given positive press.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 16:21 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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vFunct: Nikon makes the best cameras - better than Canon.

Nothing else is even in the same league.

Whenever I go to a press event, all the professional photographers are using Nikon or Canon.

There is absolutely nothing else.

Mirrorless cameras are garbage, strictly used by amateurs that do not know professional photography.

This new Nikon is just icing on their top-shelf cake.

By vFunct (2 hours ago)
Nikon makes the best cameras - better than Canon.

Nothing else is even in the same league.

Whenever I go to a press event, all the professional photographers are using Nikon or Canon.

There is absolutely nothing else.

Mirrorless cameras are garbage, strictly used by amateurs that do not know professional photography.

This new Nikon is just icing on their top-shelf cake.

You're up late for a school night.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 05:18 UTC

Wow, look at the amazing "full frameness" of those images, horses nostrils in focus, some blurred thing sitting on it's saddle. You can see why FF is the only choice!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 05:52 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2059 comments in total)
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FreedomLover: With Samsung, Sony and Toshiba selling 4K TVs for under 4000 dollars already, the image quality offered by these small sensor cameras is visibly lacking. And dpReview's denial of the obvious double edges produced by shuttershock shown in their own samples is not going to help.

What "small sensor cameras" are you talking about. This is a discussion of the E-M1

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 17:14 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2059 comments in total)
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harold1968: Inexplicable scoring.
Dpreview's own partner DXOmARK has Nex 7 (just about to be replaced) significantly better then EM5 on every score.
Sure the Olympus sensor (now they are using sony) is better then previous versions, but the quality of picture is still far behind APS-c. I know, after editing both, the Nex pictures take far more battering in pp.
It is simply misleading to say otherwise

Absolute rubbish. You have to "batter" your files to get a decent image do you? Nice.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 17:11 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (324 comments in total)
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lolopasstrail: Probably a nice personality, if a little tubby. Price tag is nuts, however. A compact trying to pass for a non-compact in a quickly evaporating market needs aggressive pricing. $500 would be nice introductory, would like to see some Black Friday deals under $400. Otherwise this model will just be a footnote.

I ordered an XS1. Lovely camera but enormous, nearly D600 sized! Good EVF but the image was very soft at longer FL and EXR res was disappointing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 17:08 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2059 comments in total)
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Darrell500: What I like is you can use the 4/3 lenses with this body and for those that don't already know they are some of the best lenses ever made for any format. When I travel I can remove the grip and adapter and mount a mZuiko 14-150 and maybe throw a macro in the bag and I'm ready to go.

Want narrow depth of field for shooting a wedding attach, a 35-100 f2 (70-200 FOV) on one body and a 14-35 f2 on another and your in narrow depth of field heaven, with sharpness that will rival and exceed most any other camera.

So hats off to all of you that are so good that this sensor size holds you back, please provide a link so that I may view these wonderful photos that the EM-1 or any 4/3rds camera isn't capable of.

You have to find two stops to match the creative DOF control of full-frame at equivalent crops. f/2.0 vs. f/2.8 is far from DOF equivalence, let alone "heaven". But go ahead and work closer so you can pretend. BTW, I have a full MFT system and an FX system. Horses for courses.

So do I, and you are talking nonsense. My D600 is a HUGE disappointment !

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 05:53 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2059 comments in total)

Read this from a pro. - Ming Thein. He thinks it's direct competitor is the D4. Pro enough for you.

http://blog.mingthein.com/2013/09/11/the-2013-olympus-om-d-e-m1-review-2/

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 20:53 UTC as 193rd comment | 3 replies

By DavidKennard (11 hours ago)
They need to get Zeiss designing some Contax G style lenses (assuming the sensor design is compatible with that design of lens). Maybe with their investment in Oly they could get some updates on the nice compact OM primes as well. No need for full frame lenses to be big.

Film SLR lenses did not require light to hit the film square on in the way digital sensors do. The light hitting the film edges did not cause too many problems. 35mm sensors have terrible problems with corners. The mount would need to be twice the diaganol sensor size to overcome this. Olympus came up with the 4/3 format precisely because of this, the largest sensor size and lens mount without impacting the corners.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 05:47 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)
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stevens37y: Nikon is desperately searching for a niche market: nostalgic people who are willing to pay more for less.

Middle class Guardian readers then!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 07:21 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

It's like trying to explain to children why there are no dinosaurs around anymore. They don't want to hear that they were slow, oversized, and failed. They just like that they were big and scary.

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 10:27 UTC as 112th comment | 4 replies
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

Great camera. Terrible lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 14:51 UTC as 184th comment | 7 replies
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)
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keepreal: I have found only one comment here critical of DP Review for buying into the Nikon story behind the D610.

"Nearly a year after the arrival of Nikon's full-frame D600, its replacement has arrived. The new D610 is a very minor upgrade to the D600, with just three new features"

and the forlorn hope that potential Nikon buyers will trust them after badly letting down D600 customers.

DP Review does give lots of info in most of their detailed reviews and this is useful but you have to read between the lines. In this instance they are economical with the obvious truth and I am afraid that makes them a littler less trustworthy and open to some suspicion where they get their funding from.

If it had been Pentax or Olympus, DPR would have been on them on a daily basis.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 04:37 UTC
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