Shamael

Shamael

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On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (269 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: "A key is supplied that users can use to deactivate the 'click' of the aperture ring"

A lens with a special key? Are you kidding, Zeiss?
Why not a switch like those on many Japanese lenses?

Oh, I get it! Why simplify if you can complicate?

I know the reason, it's 28$

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 09:38 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Leica is the only camera maker that does not need any logo on an M camera to distinguish it is the Leica camera. Of course Fujifilm must put Fujifilm, because people could be mistaken Leica has suddenly gone cheap, or that Contax has resurrected.

Same for all your mirrorless and DSLRs; only thing that tells them apart is the logo on them, as without those logos they are virtually all identical pile of glass and plastic.

Maybe, I miss the plastic on the NEX-7, so I will now see to buy another mirrorless. I waaaaannnt plaaaastiiiic.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 09:46 UTC
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Mike FL: How about Rolex releases a special edition by removing the Rolex logo. How is that sound?

"How about Rolex releases a special edition by removing the Rolex logo. How is that sound?"

they call it a Tudor

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 09:41 UTC
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Klaus dk: Could someone please explain to me why it is so important to criticise everything with a Leica logo? Leica's pricing policy clearly states that Leica wants to be in a class for themselves, where the financially less endoved need not go.
Let the wealthy spend fortunes on Leica gear if they please and it makes them happy. This is not what rocks the foundation of society.

... and if you are so damn smart, why aren't you rich yourself?

PS - just for the record, I have no wish to own a Leica.

you seem to be so damn smart, why aren't you rich yourself?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 09:40 UTC
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CameraLabTester: At last! Leica is listening!

No more black electrical tape over the logo when walking through the rough neighborhood...

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Strange, I never had the habit to look what cameras other people have or use. I will certainly not perceive a Leica in the mass of humans around me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 09:38 UTC
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RoccoGalatioto: Iconic red dot?
The red dot is actually a recent addition and it became i in use after Minox bought Leitz. Am I old or the people ad DP review are a bunch of children?

Niche products are in.... among certain people. Look at all the crap they buy, with dots and logos like LV, CC, GC, DG, and then they drive Aventadors, F1, RR, and such things and wear watches with little crowns made for kings only. So, let those who want to buy an identity that matches there stupidity and nonsensed world, do this. For 12000$ I can buy something that makes better shots than a Leica anyway. It are huge cameras, but not 7900$ huge.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 09:35 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (149 comments in total)

Today, every mobo has a raid sata system on board. So, run 2 x 2 4Tb disks, or less storage size, in mirror and you have your data secured. If one of the both mirrored units fails, just replace it and the mirror rewrites. All other raid levels are at high risk of data loss. On board raid systems in jbod are ok, if you stripe on 5 disks, the risk is small to lose data, if one disk fails, replace it. The write read performance is amazing, but for storage, who needs that speed? So, simple mirroring in a raid motherboard, or even simple mirroring with windows server software, will do the job. I never was a fan of external drives, except for backup, and there fore I use a docking station. I can change and swap disks to my convenience with it. Then, 419$ without drives is just insulting price, specially if one considers a 1TB 2.5 incher to cost nuts in those days.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 04:18 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies

In some way, only picture 1 and 3 are of any tourist interest or value and reveal some of Luxemburg's beauty of the landscape. Number 2 is the basin of the tideal electricity system, fills up during day by pump up and flows down during night to produce electricity, powered by the river Our in the valley to pump up the water.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 04:06 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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InTheMist: I love no. 7. Get well soon!

That one is not in Vianden, it is shoot in the mining museum of Fond de Gras in Petange in the south of Luxemburg, close to French/Belgian border.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 04:03 UTC
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peevee1: "Fuji X-T1's X-Trans processor"

X-Trans is not a processor. It is a name/brand for a sensor with subobtimal color filter and without AA filter.
Their processor is called EXR and derivatives (for example, EXR Processor Pro). :)

Never could understand how Fuji could fall that deep, they have good body, good solidity, the had once a fantastic sensor, and today they produce this x-trans junk.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 04:00 UTC
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peevee1: "Fuji X-T1's X-Trans processor"

X-Trans is not a processor. It is a name/brand for a sensor with subobtimal color filter and without AA filter.
Their processor is called EXR and derivatives (for example, EXR Processor Pro). :)

say crap, it's faster to speak.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 03:59 UTC
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Johannes Zander: This active photographer can't be a DPR reader!
DPR readers don't fall. 'cause they sit infront of their PC and type silly messages!
Right?

Well, not me... NOT ME....

I am a dpr reader, not permanent, and when I do, I fall quiet often over a bottle of beer, but one the end, who cares. My NEX never suffered from it until now, thanks GOD :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 03:57 UTC
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RedFox88: So much for that supposed build quality of Fuji EVIL cameras. So what do you get for their extreme cost? Clearly Dslrs are where to go for durable cameras.

Good thought, but it is also the future, that's live, since LIVE is the mirrored word of EVIL. EVIL will take it over, always. Where no evil is there is no way to live. GOD and SATAN are one, so is LIVE/EVIL. In every truth is a lie, and in every lie is a truth, one can't be without the other. There is anyway only yes and no and nuts.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 03:52 UTC
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Photo-Wiz: I see the colors did not survive. This area of Germany is full of beautiful colors.

http://www.pbase.com/lou_giroud/image/29547443

here is the colored version of the castle. I am born there, I know that place for ever, even if today I, live on the other side of the globe.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 03:49 UTC
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)
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papa natas: "...Sony has lowered the price of its Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 premium superzoom. The MSRP in the US is now $998, down from $1299, and prices in Europe have dropped as well (though it's unclear if they're official)..." (?)
As for this moment July/5/2014 (2:25pm EDT)
I'm here to report that the Sony.com home page STILL maintains the price of this camera at $1299.
Say, you guys at DPREVIEW...
Are you rainmakers?
Do you just blast a rumor without verifying the source?
OMG...Anybody with a keyboard can write ANYTHING nowadays.
Meanwhile...Those pigs are flying in formation all over the Eastern Board.

http://www.eglobalcentral.eu/sony-dsc-rx10-digitalkamera-mit-24-200mm-f2.8-objektiv-nur-englisch-schwarz-en.html

779.99 euros matches around 1060$

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 07:42 UTC
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)
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Catalin Stavaru: If Sony can afford to drop the price by $300 in an instant, can you imagine what profit margins they operate on ? Talk about customer rip-off.

yes 400%.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 07:38 UTC
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (98 comments in total)

yaaaaaaawwwwnnnnn

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 12:13 UTC as 21st comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1544 comments in total)

Who needs 36 mpix 1080 video and 3200$ to pay, while the trend is 12 mpix, 4k and 2500$. Now, I ask myself some days that good ol' question, "should I laugh or should I cry."

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 12:10 UTC as 299th comment | 7 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (777 comments in total)
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Donnie G: As nice as the RX100 III is, its most drool worthy impulse buyer's feature, that pop up EVF, will wind up making more enemies than friends for Sony. Why? Because it's not idiot proof. The pop up EVF is the one feature that the new owner is going to want to play with and show off the most, and it's also the thing that will suffer the most abuse and break, or, will be the culprit that constantly drains the battery due to being left in the up/on position. When this happens to enough owners, there will be a revolt, and Sony will get blamed for the operator errors of those owners. This is an easy prediction to make based on what I've seen even experienced photographers do to their new toys. Now imagine that pop up EVF being operated by the casual user, or, dare I say it, your teenagers. Idiot proof? Not! :)

dslr shutters stand for 100k to 150k actuations, now look on e-bay all that 5 to 8 year old dslr's sold and how many shutter actuations they count. The pop up viewfinder is here different, it is a mechanical piece that is submitted to human force, every one will treat it differently, and, it is surely used much more often then any pop up flash. If Donnie's claim will become true is something we will see in less then a year time from now. My impression on this was the same, I have some doubts about the solidity of the gadget. But, as said, let's wait and see what will happen.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 13:42 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (777 comments in total)
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adegroot: not the sharpest compact, those honors go to the Sigma DP Merrill series; even though those cameras work their magic best in good light.

there is no real sharpness in nature, nor is anything straight. Digital systems modify everything, and so often it is more a disadvantage.
I find those new Led Tv screens terrible in image quality, all is looking like cut with a knife into the picture. For me, a good plasma looks much more natural.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 13:34 UTC
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