robenroute

Lives in Germany NRW, Germany
Works as a IT professional
Joined on Nov 3, 2003

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On article X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review (342 comments in total)
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mautre: Dear dreview friends, I just have a question about the present review: Why if the X20 has 77 points this new model has only 76? overall when I see all the good things that has the x20 in the x30 and more advanced features, something that you can tell about it, I´m actually deciding between the 2 models an this is something that stop me to buy the x30, please help!

What dpreview.com could do is introduce a time-based correction factor, just like the monetary inflation figures. That would create a possibility to directly compare older and newer cameras (albeit an arguably imprecise comparison).

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 15:36 UTC
On photo DSC_8558 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

It would be a nice shot had it been a little sharper, and that over just a bit more depth. But perhaps it's just the noise I'm stumbling over...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 19:35 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Nikon D810 Real-world Samples sample gallery (5 comments in total)

It would be a nice shot had it been a little sharper, and that over just a bit more depth. But perhaps it's just the noise I'm stumbling over...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 19:35 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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nikon power: Don't let the price scare you.
Nikon's shutter durability is 200,000 cycles.
$3,299/200,000 = 1.6 cent per picture.
Other branded cameras' durability cycle may be the same or less but the EXIF from their photos won't show NIKON, the King of high end DSLR.

What kind of sad remark is this? Are you a photographer or a brand fetishist?

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 10:47 UTC
On a photo in the Fujifilm X-T1 Sample Images sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Colours are nice. Exposure seems spot on. But the photo lacks crispiness. There's definitely too much softness all around; lens limits (at f/1.4) reached here?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 16:08 UTC as 1st comment
On photo DSCF0189 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Colours are nice. Exposure seems spot on. But the photo lacks crispiness. There's definitely too much softness all around; lens limits (at f/1.4) reached here?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 16:08 UTC as 1st comment
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random name: Please relesase software to allow camera to take a minimum of 3 exposures in
2 EV steps which is the strict minimum for HDR photography. my 3 year old Pentax can do up to 5 exposures with +/- 2 EV steps

Come on, riveredger, he/she is only asking for some additional functionality. That doesn't mean the person is not happy with it.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 14:12 UTC
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cgarrard: Fuji has too many bugs in their designs. Lots of promise, lots of hope, lots of genius... but at the end of the day I'm waiting till they can sort their designs properly before hitting the market. Some designs do, which makes me wonder. Their highest end cameras seem to have the most issues.

C

It would really help if you'd come up with a few examples. It all remains a bit fluffy and floaty like this...

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 14:10 UTC
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crsantin: Not interested in paying a monthly fee, already have too many monthly payments as it is. Not interested in relying on an internet connection to work on my photos. I'll continue to use CS6 and ACR while I explore other options. What a disappointing move from Adobe. Microsoft is moving in this direction with their Office 360...subscription based. They are simply making it harder and harder for me to stay away from pirated software.

"They are simply making it harder and harder for me to stay away from pirated software."

That is odd logic. There are free (open source) alternatives, you know. RawTherapee, Darktable, Gimp, LibreOffice, etc., etc., etc. Fair enough, some of the proprietary software is very powerful, but you should ask yourself whether you'd truly need that kind of functionality. If so, you'd probably have good reasons and ways to pay for it (direct income, tax rebate, whatever). If you can't afford it (or are not willing to fork out the dingdongs), you probably don't need it...

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 14:06 UTC
On article Photographer revisits images of Vietnam War (89 comments in total)
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wkay: I spent a lot of time in SE Asia (especially Malaysia) in the early 80's and the universal sentiment was that if the US had not been involved in Vietnam, then SE Asia would be communist today, as communist terrorists operated freely on the Thailand borders and would have the support to enter other countries. And anyone that thinks communism is good, needs to talk to anyone in South Vietnam post 1975, what real hell is.

1. Communist does not equal hell;
2. What capitalism has brought us is debatable, at least.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2013 at 15:08 UTC
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mcshan: All that matters is fast glass. The era of the 1/2.3 sensor (best ever!) is here. Hopefully any future Sony RX2 will have a FAST lens and amazing 1/2.3 sensor because it is amazing. Sensor size no longer matters. Hopefully the amazing 1/2.3 sensor finds it's way into next year's DSLRs. It is that good.

Sorry, mcshan. I hadn't noticed the sarcasm. In hindsight and having read your post again, I see it... Nice one!

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 10:42 UTC
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mcshan: All that matters is fast glass. The era of the 1/2.3 sensor (best ever!) is here. Hopefully any future Sony RX2 will have a FAST lens and amazing 1/2.3 sensor because it is amazing. Sensor size no longer matters. Hopefully the amazing 1/2.3 sensor finds it's way into next year's DSLRs. It is that good.

Mcshan, I don't think you've got any experience shooting larger sensor cameras, do you? I mean, APS-C, 2/3", let alone FF sensors. Do yourself (and other readers of these forums) a favour and either read up on the characteristics of the bigger sensor cameras or get/borrow/buy a few to experience it first-hand.

P.S. if you were trolling, you got me; if you were drunk, good on yer ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 19:51 UTC
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Nukunukoo: The immediate problem at the moment is resolution. At smaller photosite scales (read: Phonecams to DSLRs) it becomes incredibly difficult to manufacture to maintain the diffraction accuracy of the deflectors. Looks extremely promising. In the meantime, I'm expecting stacked sensors and pixel-binning (Like the Nokia 808) to be the next upcoming features on camera sensors.

Stacked sensors: as in Foveon?
Pixel-binning sensors: as in Fuji's EXR sensors?

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 14:10 UTC
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owenleve: Still not a camera that is up to professional standards....

Whose professional standards? Yours?

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2012 at 06:17 UTC
On photo DSCF8385 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

What can I say? Impressive. Definitely. Especially considering the difficult light situation. Looking at many of the photos shot in 6MP size and DR mode, I have the impression the testers should get to grips with the intrinsics of the X10 before venting final thoughts...

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 19:42 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Fujifilm X10 Preview Samples sample gallery (2 comments in total)

What can I say? Impressive. Definitely. Especially considering the difficult light situation. Looking at many of the photos shot in 6MP size and DR mode, I have the impression the testers should get to grips with the intrinsics of the X10 before venting final thoughts...

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 19:42 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Getting the best out of the Fujifilm X10 (41 comments in total)

Hi Max, thanks for your article/chart. Funny this, I was writing this post to ask you to explain a few things, but when I tried to write down what I was reading in the chart, I (think I) figured it out. Just wondering what the white graphics in the chart mean; are they settings that are not advised, because of lesser picture quality?

Thanks again & regards,

Rob

PS figured the last bit out as well: those white/grey modes are just not available...

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2012 at 20:00 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras (286 comments in total)
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Lyle Aldridge: Great article, Barney! I'm not even in the market for a camera of this class (or didn't think I was), but I found this to be one of the best in a long time. The British usage and spelling ("different to," and "neighbouring") took me back to the early days of the site, too. Thanks.

@ rogerslade: different from/to/in are all correct English!

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2011 at 10:56 UTC
On photo DSCF8557 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)
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robenroute: The red between her black scarf and the jacket's button is a rather clumpy cluster of just red pixels, missing detail/definition.

Apparently, it's not just the reds. There seems to be an issue with exposure under difficult light conditions: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1012&message=39803771

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2011 at 20:45 UTC
On a photo in the Fujifilm X10 Preview Samples sample gallery (5 comments in total)
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robenroute: The red between her black scarf and the jacket's button is a rather clumpy cluster of just red pixels, missing detail/definition.

Apparently, it's not just the reds. There seems to be an issue with exposure under difficult light conditions: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1012&message=39803771

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2011 at 20:45 UTC
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