Lawrencew

Lawrencew

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On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (463 comments in total)

Any suggestion as to why the video quality from the X-T1 and the X-E2 is so poor?

Is it something that can be addressed in a firmware fix down the line, or is it something inherent in the sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 15:38 UTC as 125th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (283 comments in total)
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Matt1645f4: Can we please stop with the lower marks for bloody poor video!!! this site is called Digital Photography review, it you insist on scoring cameras down because of video make it a totally different section or start a Digital Video Review Site, i'm bored about the lengthy failings a camera his in its lack of video......

Well I can't be the only one who wants to take top quality stills AND top quality video, but not have to lug two separate cameras around.

I would seriously consider the X-E2 for its stills capability. But as long as the video is poor then it isn't even on my selection list.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 10:43 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available news story (66 comments in total)
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paul simon king: Hmm MY LR5.3 says there's nothing to upadte as it's up to date

*scratches bonce*...

same here

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 07:48 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)

I thought the sixth axis of IS was to compensate for temporal displacement, ensuring that any moving objects in the shot are automatically stabilized in time.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 18:35 UTC as 150th comment
On Judge strikes down fine against drone photographer news story (127 comments in total)
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racketman: Amazon will be hoping the appeal by the FAA is unsuccessful assuming they intend to go ahead with their drone delivery service.

And how will that be any different to a delivery truck leaving the road and hitting someone? (which on the law of averages is much more likely)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 09:46 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (563 comments in total)

Though you would think they are entirely capable of doing so, it seems Nikon and Canon are simply unwilling to address the MILC market "full on".

Given their expertise, it can only be fear of impacting DSLR sales.

It's unfortunate because even though I have been a Canon DSLR and currently a Canon M series user, the cameras I am more interested in now are Fuji and Olympus because Canon just don't want to sell the the sort of MILC camera I am looking for even though I believe they are quite capable of making it if they wanted to.

Their loss.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 15:21 UTC as 130th comment | 3 replies
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Lawrencew: Would be interesting to see some of those camera features - such as selective focus - integrated into 'traditional' cameras.

I would expect the next generation of Samsung cameras to feature this at least. As I would Sony given their experience in mobiles.

But Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, etc? They are just going to get left behind in the usability stakes... and their niche will get smaller and smaller as more and more folks see smartphone being "good enough" with these kinds of software enhanced features.

As will Litro (get left behind...)

It should be noted that Magic Lantern does add focus bracketing to supported Canon DSLRs. So of course it is possible in a DSLR.
The issue is the ease and simplicity with which it can be done on a smartphone like this compared with jumping through numerous menu hoops to achieve it on a current cameras...
It is the usability of smartphone features like this that leaves 'traditional' cameras standing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 16:21 UTC

Would be interesting to see some of those camera features - such as selective focus - integrated into 'traditional' cameras.

I would expect the next generation of Samsung cameras to feature this at least. As I would Sony given their experience in mobiles.

But Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, etc? They are just going to get left behind in the usability stakes... and their niche will get smaller and smaller as more and more folks see smartphone being "good enough" with these kinds of software enhanced features.

As will Litro (get left behind...)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 13:41 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On CP+ 2014: Canon stand report news story (59 comments in total)
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Lawrencew: Here in the UK it is interesting to note that the pre-order prices of the Sony A6000 (£729) and the Olympus OM-D E10 (£599) with kit lenses are both lower than the G1 X II (£749). And that is before you even add the price of the EVF to the G1 X II making it £949.
You can argue they are in different segments, but for anyone just about to spend circa £700 on a new compact camera (i.e. none DSLR) the Sony and Olympus offer fantastic VMF for the feature set they offer in comparison.

I guess the walmart shopper will also be looking at 24mp vs 12.8mp...
Half as much, but more expensive?!?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 13:19 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Canon stand report news story (59 comments in total)
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Lawrencew: Here in the UK it is interesting to note that the pre-order prices of the Sony A6000 (£729) and the Olympus OM-D E10 (£599) with kit lenses are both lower than the G1 X II (£749). And that is before you even add the price of the EVF to the G1 X II making it £949.
You can argue they are in different segments, but for anyone just about to spend circa £700 on a new compact camera (i.e. none DSLR) the Sony and Olympus offer fantastic VMF for the feature set they offer in comparison.

oh, and to cap that, even with their kit lenses the A6000 and E10 are still smaller than the G1 X II "compact" camera - and find room to include the EVF which doesn't need to protrude like some monstrous gargoyle... and pack in more features and functions, and dials, and...

(note I am currently a Canon user btw, not some sony or olympus fanboy...)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 11:32 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Canon stand report news story (59 comments in total)

Here in the UK it is interesting to note that the pre-order prices of the Sony A6000 (£729) and the Olympus OM-D E10 (£599) with kit lenses are both lower than the G1 X II (£749). And that is before you even add the price of the EVF to the G1 X II making it £949.
You can argue they are in different segments, but for anyone just about to spend circa £700 on a new compact camera (i.e. none DSLR) the Sony and Olympus offer fantastic VMF for the feature set they offer in comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 10:28 UTC as 13th comment | 8 replies
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (563 comments in total)
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Freddell: Bought a 70D after many rave reviews like this one and for wanting a faster auto focus than my Fuji X100.

With the 18-135 Kit lens indoor shooting without flash is very difficult.
70D very bad high ISO capability compared to X100.

Bought a Sigma 18-35 1.8 to cure the low light performance and discovered to my absolute dismay now that the view finder auto focus is not capturing the right object, thus rendering the 18-35 1.8 useless indoors with its short focal length.

I would have trashed the 70D for a Nikon immediately if not for the touch screen. I feel that is immoral that no you tube review of 70d or Sigma 18-35 mentions that the auto focus of the 70d is useless rendering the lens meaningless.

Can you not use AF micro adjustment to fix the Sigma issue?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2014 at 12:07 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)

Surely the best thing about this is the launch price. (and the street price will surely fall in the coming months)
Very competitive it seems, given the feature set, and the competition.

Well done Olympus.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 10:42 UTC as 134th comment
On DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D article (269 comments in total)

Would the new EOS M2 with EF-M 22mm fit the bill as your "perfect street shooter", if Canon would sell it outside of Asia?

It shares many of features of the SL1 including the same hybrid sensor, albeit in mirrorless form.

If you want a 'discrete' street shooter, then the SL1 is still large and indiscrete in comparison.

Or is it the lack of OVF and liveview only focusing that still puts you off an M2?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 09:56 UTC as 58th comment | 7 replies
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan news story (616 comments in total)
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Leandros S: "Canon's 3x-10x digital zoom makes a welcome reappearance" Digital zoom? You what? What did they pay you to write that? From DPR's OWN GLOSSARY: "The recommended approach is to shoot [...] with digital zoom OFF and crop it later the way you want it." So you're recommending a feature that you also recommend not using? Whoa!

If you read it properly, you will see that is in reference to movie mode, where as with other brands not just Canon, cameras can take advantage of the larger sensor to provide a 'digital zoom' without reducing the resolution of 1920x1080 HD videos. In Canon's case that means the 3x digital zoom has no impact on the resulting HD video and is fantastic for things like long-range wildlife videos. (though above 3x is reducing resolution)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 08:50 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan news story (616 comments in total)

I declare this the Canon ISON. Big expectation, but never appeared from behind the rising sun.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 16:59 UTC as 138th comment
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan news story (616 comments in total)
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Juck: Wow,, underwhelming. As someone who briefly owned the original M,, it's gonna take more than quicker AF to get me to jump back in.

The blurb from DP mentions that the AF is gonna be 2.3x quicker,,, does that mean 2.3x quicker than the M1 at launch? or 2.3x quicker than the M1 after their big firmware release?

I really wanted to like this camera,, the M1 felt great in the hand,, but I just couldn't get my head around not having a viewfinder,,, and the AI Servo mode was comical ,,, and the images were a bit flat,,, and etc. Stick with my NEX I guess.

According to the Canon Japan website AF is 2.3x faster than the current M with V2 firmware. So that's fairly good.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 16:58 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan news story (616 comments in total)
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Lawrencew: "It appears that the EOS M2 won't be sold in either the European or US markets."

is that because you know it won't, or just speculation on DPR's part because there has been no European or US announcement yet?

Thanks for the update Andy.

Very surprising.

Does that mean the current M remains in production? Or inventory is so big, they can hold out until a new M for the EU and US appears.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 14:17 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan news story (616 comments in total)

"It appears that the EOS M2 won't be sold in either the European or US markets."

is that because you know it won't, or just speculation on DPR's part because there has been no European or US announcement yet?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 13:10 UTC as 189th comment | 3 replies
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup 2013 article (81 comments in total)
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qianp2k: No Canon EOS-M? Is it an entry-level mirrorless camera?

I bought $399 EOS-M package with body, two M lenses - 22/2.0 STM pancake, 18-55/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit zoom, and 90EX flash that can also be used an ETTL master on Canon DSLRs.

And it delivers very nice IQ, not less than all above ML entries in the list.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/55485085@N04/sets/72157636482584245/

As far as DPR is concerned, the EOS M doesn't exist. Never reviewed, and not mentioned in any of their mirror less round ups. However it was launched in 2012, not 2013

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 21:58 UTC
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