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On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)

Some of those "-ACR" images look atrociously toned, to my eye at least. For example #41. The girl's hair is waaaay overbrightened.
On the other hand #17, the beach and sky scene - if that's an OOC jpg then I'd say the camera did some brilliant DR manipulation.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 20:29 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip article (110 comments in total)

Kudos to Richard for offering a workaround to the manufacturer's design flaw. Why camera makers continue to build these camera's without grips is beyond me. The lens already protrudes from the camera body. There's no space to save by omitting an essential point of ergonomics.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 23:12 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (156 comments in total)

I just can't listen to that guy for more than like 90 seconds. I don't care how good he is or isn't. Nevermind actually getting to a point, he doesn't even progress along a line of thought.

Good teachers adapt their presentations so that the content is digestible to the student. Poor teachers demand the student step into the teacher's mind.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 17:40 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (954 comments in total)
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sdh: I don't see the review discussing whether this camera has a focal plane or compact camera (whatever it's called) type of shutter.

And more to the point, will this camera have the max sync speed limitation that hinders DLSR shooters trying to use the on-camera flash for fill in bright sun.

Oh snap.

@forpetessake By that argument then 90% of page 2 of the review could be deleted. Yet it's there.
This website exists to discuss details of cameras.
This is a detail Im curious about.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 03:43 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (954 comments in total)

I don't see the review discussing whether this camera has a focal plane or compact camera (whatever it's called) type of shutter.

And more to the point, will this camera have the max sync speed limitation that hinders DLSR shooters trying to use the on-camera flash for fill in bright sun.

Oh snap.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 21:35 UTC as 128th comment | 3 replies
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sdh: Quoting from the 1st paragraph in page 7:
"Despite the advanced metering sensor, the 1.8% spot-meter unfortunately cannot be linked to the AF point (as it can on the 1D X)."

Why????

Doesn't Nikon do spot metering linked to focus point in, like it's entry or near-entry level models?

Rishi thank you for the explanation!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 18:05 UTC

Quoting from the 1st paragraph in page 7:
"Despite the advanced metering sensor, the 1.8% spot-meter unfortunately cannot be linked to the AF point (as it can on the 1D X)."

Why????

Doesn't Nikon do spot metering linked to focus point in, like it's entry or near-entry level models?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 05:16 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X article (143 comments in total)
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sdh: There is zero new content in this video. Not "a little", like zero.

And the person working the video cam seriously needs to learn about composition.

Ahhh, but this is dPreview not dVreview.
Silly me!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 16:39 UTC
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X article (143 comments in total)
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sdh: There is zero new content in this video. Not "a little", like zero.

And the person working the video cam seriously needs to learn about composition.

For most of the video, the Canon guy is dead center in the frame. He's looking to his right while talking but the lady he's speaking to isn't actually in the frame, so it looks like he's talking to nothing. The microphone looks like it's being supported by a boom fashioned like a human arm. There's dead space to the right with distracting people bobbing in and out. The composition you see in the still shot before the video starts, is the framing they should've used for the whole video. You could maybe pan right a bit but the lady holding the mic should be in the frame, even if at the edge.

Bad videographer; no cookie for you. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 16:36 UTC
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (434 comments in total)

Users would be better served if the add-on flash were a flip-up design like the original sony NEX's. Nothing is as convenient as a built in flash obviously, but with the original NEX flash, you could leave it attached but flipped down and the camera would still fit into almost the same bag space.

Missed opportunity on what looks an otherwise very nice new camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 21:30 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X article (143 comments in total)

There is zero new content in this video. Not "a little", like zero.

And the person working the video cam seriously needs to learn about composition.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 21:21 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On Sigma announces 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 'C' article (33 comments in total)

Very curious how this lens will compare optically to Tamron's 16-300.

Mechanically, I think the Tamron has the better design, with the zoom ring as far forward as possible. In my experience this promotes handheld stability.

I'm assuming the Tamron has a non-rotating focus ring.
The position of the Sigma's focus ring makes me fear it will be rotating.
This would be a deal breaker to me for the Sigma.

If I were in the market for this type of lens Id be thinking:
Rotating focus ring > get the Sigma 18-250 instead which will surely be cheaper.
Non-rotating focus ring > Sigma 18-300 would be an option IF it is optically better or priced cheaper than Tamron's 16-300. Otherwise, the Tamron would be my choice.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 15:42 UTC as 3rd comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2599 comments in total)

Lets see... 200000 cycles estimated shutter life at 10 frames per second.
If we were to unbox a brand new one and tape something over the shutter button to hold it down, it would last about 5.5 hours.
Warranty claim!! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 19:22 UTC as 284th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2599 comments in total)
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sdh: I'm not a Canon fanboi but wow, just wow on the AF system!
I think it's an oft overlooked point that AF systems in entry-level full frame DSLRs suck because they cluster the points in the center of the frame.
So while it looks great on the spec sheet that your low end FF DSLR has 11 billion AF points, the center 3 of which are cross type (or whatever Nikrap specs these days) it's not very useful because it nets out to 1 oversize center AF point. And yes Canon is guilty of that too, but less egregiously so IMO.
Unless you're shooting landscapes, Id take a high end crop body anyday over a low end FF.
The 7DII is impressive.

In other words, what I said, more or less.
LOL, nice reading comprehension Chief!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 19:17 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2599 comments in total)
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FodgeandDurn: I feel a bit like I've gone to a sports car website and accidentally read all about the latest Subaru Legacy.

The Spec B version of the LGT 2.5 GT was the high point of the Legacy line. Starting with the 09 or 10 redesign (I forget exactly what year it was), it's all crap. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 16:56 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2599 comments in total)

I'm not a Canon fanboi but wow, just wow on the AF system!
I think it's an oft overlooked point that AF systems in entry-level full frame DSLRs suck because they cluster the points in the center of the frame.
So while it looks great on the spec sheet that your low end FF DSLR has 11 billion AF points, the center 3 of which are cross type (or whatever Nikrap specs these days) it's not very useful because it nets out to 1 oversize center AF point. And yes Canon is guilty of that too, but less egregiously so IMO.
Unless you're shooting landscapes, Id take a high end crop body anyday over a low end FF.
The 7DII is impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 16:53 UTC as 288th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)

Suggestion to dpreview: Add a side-by-side comparison view between the Canon G7 X and Pana LX100 to either or both of those cam's "body & design" pages.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:58 UTC as 264th comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (954 comments in total)

Suggestion to dpreview: Add a side-by-side comparison view between the Canon G7 X and Pana LX100 to either or both of those cam's "body & design" pages.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:58 UTC as 187th comment
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (332 comments in total)

Wow. Just... wow.
Cameras like this give Canon and Nikon fanbois something to genuinely bond over.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 03:20 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions article (246 comments in total)
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sdh: None of those photos made me think, "Wow you can't get that with an APS-C, pardon me, DX, sensor DSLR.

That said I enjoyed the photos themselves.

I didn't look up the EXIF for any of those (couldn't find it actually). But if some of them are shot at ISO's reasonably too high for DX then I stand corrected about the shots not demonstrating the capability of FX.

I particularly like #'s 5,7,8,10.
5,7,8 photographically.
10 because it's mountain biking.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 18:00 UTC
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