morepix

morepix

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On DSCF7156 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Is this the X-S1? It was released in 2011. As for a plain ol' S1, I don't see any such thing in the Cameras listing.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 22:47 UTC as 2nd comment
On Readers' Showcase: Sheila Murphy article (60 comments in total)
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morepix: This site is regrettably becoming deluged with infomercials, of which this certainly looks like one. Arhmatic's question is a good one, but I'd really rather do without Readers' Showcases entirely and stick to news.

Sheila Murphy's photos are OK, even more than OK for the minimalist ones. But there are so many OK photos in the air these days that a respite would be most welcome.

Yes, I probably got carried away with a half-baked idea. Apologies.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 06:28 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Sheila Murphy article (60 comments in total)

This site is regrettably becoming deluged with infomercials, of which this certainly looks like one. Arhmatic's question is a good one, but I'd really rather do without Readers' Showcases entirely and stick to news.

Sheila Murphy's photos are OK, even more than OK for the minimalist ones. But there are so many OK photos in the air these days that a respite would be most welcome.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 23:44 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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SmilerGrogan: If Sony make the bulk of sensors, why does DP Review bother testing so many different cameras.

When the same Sony sensor is used in Camera A, B, and C, wouldn't it be more efficient to just test Camera A and extrapolate to the others?

Plus that would free up staff time to review the more interesting and off-beat cameras out there (branch out into medium format cameras or finally review the many Pentaxes that are gathering dust in the equipment closet).

1. Differences in JPG quality depending on different processing engines.
2. Differences in both JPG and raw, depending on lenses and in-camera lens corrections.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 22:05 UTC

AFAIK, autoexposure now works by modulating light acceptance to the brightness of average gray. Could that algorithm, in a future sensor design, be modified to implement ETTR?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 19:32 UTC as 147th comment
On ISO250_WH_33 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

As a happy user of the double glass Lensbaby, I was expecting something really good for $500. However, I don't see it here.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 21:41 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

I'm glad to find out this was just a joke. I was afraid someone might think it was intended seriously. Whew!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 02:29 UTC as 67th comment
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)

Worthless nonsense.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 19:20 UTC as 5th comment
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samfan: 600mm is certainly very practical without a built-in EVF.

But you know what bugs me most about these supposedly high-end compact cameras? An on/off BUTTON. Press, hold = delay.

I don't know why they don't use instantaneous mechanical on/off switches like on DSLRs and (these days, fortunately) MILCs. Anything that makes you wait in a camera is imperfect design, not to mention access in gloves etc. Besides everyone is going crazy with mechanical elements anyway.

Rushed photo = poor photo, unless you happen to be a reincarnation of Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 16:34 UTC
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morepix: No EVF, no sale. Too bad. Or is that a pop-up EVF to the left of the hot shoe?

Oh, I did hope it would! Thanks for letting me know that it'll work. Do you think I was too harsh?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 22:51 UTC

No EVF, no sale. Too bad. Or is that a pop-up EVF to the left of the hot shoe?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 16:09 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)
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morepix: I don't know if it's just a testing fluke or a real camera difference, but the studio comparisons at high ISO (1600, 3200) look a good deal better for the GM5 than for my LX100. I'm seeing my $900 going down the drain. :-(

@HowaboutRAW: Raw. Don't care much about JPG.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 16:08 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)
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JeanPierre Thibaudeau: First camera review in almost a month and a half! And a seven pages long.
Congratulations, DPR!

As far as I can tell, Phil seems to have settled in Malaysia, supporting his son's development as an auto race driver!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 07:59 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)
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JeanPierre Thibaudeau: First camera review in almost a month and a half! And a seven pages long.
Congratulations, DPR!

The content of the site continues to drift away from what it was under Phil. However, I chalk that up to the dominant marketing presence of Amazon, and not to any shortcomings of the current core staff. They're great guys. With all this other editorial stuff that's appearing, it's quite an achievement to turn out any reviews at all. I anticipate the day when DPR will disappear under the dark waters of Amazon marketing interest and long-time DPR participants will drift over to another site more like what they had and loved in those earlier years.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 07:53 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)
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morepix: I don't know if it's just a testing fluke or a real camera difference, but the studio comparisons at high ISO (1600, 3200) look a good deal better for the GM5 than for my LX100. I'm seeing my $900 going down the drain. :-(

Thanks to those of you who have reminded me of the 2 EV advantage of the LX100 lens vs a kit lens on the GM5. I hadn't completely overlooked that fact, but I was still a wee bit disappointed that something in the studio test setup of the two cameras made the GM5 look better. I need to let that go: one can't have everything.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 07:44 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)

I don't know if it's just a testing fluke or a real camera difference, but the studio comparisons at high ISO (1600, 3200) look a good deal better for the GM5 than for my LX100. I'm seeing my $900 going down the drain. :-(

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 07:47 UTC as 42nd comment | 17 replies
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (374 comments in total)

So what?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 18:10 UTC as 55th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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MtnBikerCalif: Is a µ4/3s sensor but not a µ4/3s camera? I don't see the markings for that on the camera.

Bigger question: will this lens work on the GX7?

Of course not. It's built into the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:13 UTC

If they'd just make the thing a bit bigger, they could drive out that upstart Sony RX100 III.

More seriously, this feature escalation threatens to shoot smartphone cameras in the foot. When the next phonecam is as complex as a D4s, the convenience, spontaniety, and creative potential are gone. So where will it stop?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 06:09 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On DxO releases Optics Pro 9.1 article (38 comments in total)

If ACR/Lightroom could marry DxO Optics Pro, we'd have the best of those two worlds. But less competitive innovation.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 03:37 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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