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cheetah43

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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 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! :)

After how many 'turn ons' of the EVF will it break and make the user an idiot?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 06:07 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)

Disengaging the EVF shuts the camera. Can this be sorted out in firmware upgrade? If so, it does not merit to be in "cons".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 05:58 UTC as 84th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)

What would the mark be if these 'con' words used in conclusions like "clickless, slightly laggy", "rather prone ... interracts oddly", "a little clumsy", "can be hesitant", "can be challenging", "limited remote control" were struck?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 05:54 UTC as 85th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Lee Martin: £516 to buy in New York, £749 in the UK . THINK ABOUT IT

UK has the distinction of having higher prices traditionally. Tradition is important for the UK.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 02:56 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Funduro: The latest version gets fractionally fewer shots out of it: 320 according to CIPA standard testing. This drops to just 230 if you use the electronic viewfinder - something worth being aware of, when you use the camera.
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Buy lots of extra batteries !

Ave. #pics ca 275 if VF used half of the time - 7.5 rolls in film speak. Good enough. In the film world people thought more about theircomposition before pressing the shutter.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 00:45 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

What is easier? Stepping back 2-3-5 metres as compared to moving forward 30-50-70m forwards? Longer focal length is required.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 07:39 UTC as 491st comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

A fast 35mm-105mm equivalent lens would please quite a lot of people.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 07:32 UTC as 492nd comment | 4 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

The pop-up EVF [great development] is bound to start a new trend. The next RX1 might get it also. Its switching off the camera - can it be sorted out with firmware? Sony must surely have tested its mechanical functioning for durability.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 01:53 UTC as 548th comment | 1 reply
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (208 comments in total)

For the film generation it would be great to have the in-camera software options giving the calibrations for famous fims of the past - Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Agfacolour, Fuji, ...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 08:12 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (220 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Charming!

I would say that the biggest problem today, regarding quality of photographs is that we do so much photographing today and so many do photographing. Then we are drenched in utter cr@p. And there is no procedure in place that just discard all that cr@p.

I assume many of the people reading here have taken 100.000 images or more. Of those, how many real keepers? 1000? 100? How do you do to make those 1000 image the ones that go to history?

Note, that it is not necessarily solitary FANTASTIC images that are keepers. Keepers are often a series of images that tell a story or describe a place at a certain time in history.

Having 2-3 or 5 at most 35mm expensive film cartridges during a travel made one think before pressing the shutter button.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 05:33 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)

Sony, an RX100 with a VF - optical or electronic - replacing either the flash or having slightly larger body would wipe everything else off the market.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 01:04 UTC as 90th comment | 5 replies
On MWC 2014 - The Highlights post (13 comments in total)

Nokia uses Zeiss optics with OIS. Sony collaborates with Zeiss for their cameras. What excuse does Sony have for not incorporating an OIS'ed Zeiss lens in Xperia? Furthermore, what keeps Sony from launching a Win-Xperia?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 06:47 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On MWC 2014 - The Highlights post (13 comments in total)

Nokia Icon's design is interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 06:44 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)

With its design it belongs to Goddam City.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 12:50 UTC as 220th comment | 3 replies

DSLRs all look hideous. The mirrorless have big screens at the back with no space to put a viewfinder; and if somebody squeezes in an EVF but reducing the screen size people start yelling. As for 'high quality but high price' lenses - people should calculate compound price inflation at 3, 4, 5, 6% per annum over 40 years and then ask the question "A high quality lens cost so much 40 years ago. what would be a reasonable price now?". Is the new Zeiss for A7 really expensive? The manufacturers ought to get their act together by concentrating on the quality of sensor, lens, design and build, useability. A plastic body is not acceptable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 06:09 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (805 comments in total)

Is it acceptable to tolerate a noisy and shaky shutter in this day and age? What happened to the shutter technology of 50-60 years ago?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 02:09 UTC as 160th comment | 7 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Preview preview (114 comments in total)

Sony, do the sensible thing and replace the silly flash with a viewfinder on RX1, RX100. You have just come up with Alpha a7 without a flash. How many $500-$600 accessory viewfinders are you selling? Be a good boy!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 01:04 UTC as 7th comment
On Preview:sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m2 (189 comments in total)

Sony!
Future RX100-III with a viewfinder instead of a flash?

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 03:29 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies

This is a good move by DPR. By inviting ridicule in Leica's direction DPR are doing their best to direct Leica towards sanity. Whether Leica will take note remains to be seen.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 03:54 UTC as 108th comment | 1 reply

Hallo Leica!
Seid Ihr in normalem Zustand?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 03:45 UTC as 110th comment
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