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win39

Lives in United States Long Beach, CA, United States
Joined on Jun 3, 2003

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (815 comments in total)

I like the larger sensor, but at such a sacrifice in size. I think the GM-5 is lots more attractive as a small, high quality camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 20:46 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply

It is embarrassingly shiny. This looks like the cheap lenses of my youth, like Exactas, while the Leicas and Contarexes were lovely satin chrome, all over.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 07:23 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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E.J.: Put a Sony 24mp APS-C Bayer sensor in that X-T1 Platinum and I'm all in on the system, hook line and sinker, lenses and all. For me and what I do, there is zero advantage to the X-trans and in some ways it is a disadvantage. The X-T1, to me, is the most photographer friendly digital camera ever built from a controls standpoint.

Please stop. Sony does not make APS-C sensors. The C stands for Canon. The Canon sensor is smaller and has a 1.6 multiplier. Sony, Fujfilm, and Nikon all use APS sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 19:03 UTC
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Pritzl: Dang it! You guys missed the most significant question: X-Trans RAW processing support by 3rd party software. JPEGs are nice, but until RAW processing (particularly in Lightroom) becomes completely hassle-free, it's hard to accept Fuji X-Trans for your only camera. Any chance for a follow-up?

That comparison used ACR 7.4 as the latest. It is up to version 8.6 now. Without a new comparison there is no conclusion that can be reached. No need to be mired in the past.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 18:57 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: With such cool cameras and so many of them, it's amazing they aren't doing better than they are. And it's a shame, because unlike, say, Sony, Fuji has been in imaging for a very long time.

Not a Sony fan, but really you are ignoring the swallowing up of Konica-Minolta by Sony which produced the early models of the "Sony" cameras. So they both have been in imaging a very long time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 17:38 UTC
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Sir Nick of High Point: Sweet! Part of me wishes that they would delete the LCD screen. The whole Leica philosophy involves keeping your head up and eyes peeled, not buried in a useless tiny screen.

Or they could copy the Fuji XT1 and just turn off the LCD which is easily reawakened for the menu purpose by a press of the menu button.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 03:55 UTC

What if the monkey were a person instead, who snatched up the camera and made images of commercial value? I think it would be easier to say the guy who just owned the camera did not own the copyright. Certainly it might be a very difficult court case. It is not simple. The problem is that we have a tradition of thousands of years of exploiting animals for commercial gain. Taking the monkey's creation as your own is no different than taking a rhino horn for its imagined Viagra like properties and claiming the result as your own.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 17:23 UTC as 277th comment | 1 reply
On DSC_8866 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Beautiful images, Barney.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 22:38 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On LensRentals tests Lomography's Petzval lens article (28 comments in total)

Petzval lenses are the give away lenses included with the very cheapest telescopes.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 04:54 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Journey to the center of the Earth with Robbie Shone article (49 comments in total)

Center of the Earth? Seriously?

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 15:48 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On F1.4_IMG_6289-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

Wow. What a beautiful set of "test shots". I would be proud to have any of them in my portfolio.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 18:50 UTC as 1st comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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Shield3: I'll hang onto my Panasonic LX-7 for now. It was under $250 ("used" warehouse Amazon (was BNIB), has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.7") but a brighter lens (F/1.4 @ 24mm) and shoots 1080p @ 60FPS and 720p @ 120FPS.
Why Canon chose to leave off at least 1080p60 on a $800 camera is mind-boggling.

Slightly smaller sensor? How about less than ¼ the size?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 21:07 UTC
On Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 and Lightroom 5.4 now available article (70 comments in total)
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peevee1: Wait, "DJI Phantom"? Isn't it a flying platform for Go Pro?

They have a new model with its own camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 21:04 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (497 comments in total)

The Nikon 1 V2 with 10-100 lens and one inch sensor seems to be the camera you can't find to compare the Sony with. It will also show what a hulking brute the Sony is.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 20:26 UTC as 127th comment | 1 reply
On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)

Good question. We are missing something here. In a side by side comparison of features this camera with its options is little more capable than the V2, just in the speed department and hopefully sharper in the sensor department. Yet it is hundreds of dollars more expensive, larger, heavier. You can't modularize the viewfinder and the handgrip with out making it larger. To believe Nikon the whole point of the Nikon 1 was smallness of both camera and lenses. They have just thrown that out the window. And what is the deal in the US of having to buy it with a lens I already have?
I agree with Reichmann that at this point in time no camera worthy of being taken seriously does not have a built in viewfinder. What Nikon should have done was to smooth out the finder hump, put it in the corner and build a smaller version of the X-E2.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 22:50 UTC as 69th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (354 comments in total)

Did I miss the evaluation of the LCD for seeing? Most any LCD is fine in the permanent twilight of the Pacific Northwest, but without a real viewfinder those of us in the sunnier parts of the world would like to know how useful the LCD might be. Not black in the sun like so many?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 16:28 UTC as 88th comment | 1 reply
On Want to remember something? Don't take a photo article (185 comments in total)

I think that if that were true you would not recognize your own pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 23:28 UTC as 62nd comment
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)

Nikon avoided the stupidity of a touch screen that does not work when wet like so many other "underwater" cameras. Now the question remains whether the LCD can produce a visible image in the bright sun or underwater. Can't wait for a test.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 15:40 UTC as 97th comment

I can't wait to see the Microsoft ad, "Tap Dancing for Nokia".

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 22:19 UTC as 9th comment

The ice cream cone is certainly erotic. Lots of play in her photographs.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 21:28 UTC as 5th comment
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