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alffastar

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On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (531 comments in total)

Here are some samples
http://cweb.canon.jp/camera/dcam/lineup/powershot/g1xmk2sp/expression/index.html

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 15:04 UTC as 96th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (531 comments in total)

Oly never made a micro 4/3 lens with 24-120mm equivalent and 2.8-4.0. Even if Oly makes such a lens it will cost more than this camera and will be both bigger and havier, so I am definitely buying this Canon to use it as everyday camera and also travel camera and will use only my primes with my OM-D!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 13:32 UTC as 104th comment | 4 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (531 comments in total)

This camera is exactly what I have been waiting for! Something between RX100II and RX10 - big sensor, at least one stop brighter lens than RX100 on the long end, at least one stop brighter lens on the short end than RX10. In addition, great range, touch screen that is not fixed and size that is bigger than RX100 but not too big! Excellent!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 12:34 UTC as 112th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (531 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: The lens specs are scarcely believable!

• image circle almost as large as before
• twice as bright as before, while roughly the same collapsed size
• 14 elements in 11 groups, with a record 6 groups independently moving (previously 11 elements in 10 groups, with 4 moving groups)
• internal focusing for faster and closer focusing (previously rear-element focusing)
• close focusing down to 5 cm (previously 20 cm)

This is very much a case of Canon showing who’s the optics boss, after all.

(Which is just as well, since that old sensor isn’t going to boss anyone!)

Thanks a lot! This is great news as the close focus distance on the long end was one of the big show stoppers with the first G1X for me. Now 5cm-40cm is totally acceptable!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 12:28 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (531 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: The lens specs are scarcely believable!

• image circle almost as large as before
• twice as bright as before, while roughly the same collapsed size
• 14 elements in 11 groups, with a record 6 groups independently moving (previously 11 elements in 10 groups, with 4 moving groups)
• internal focusing for faster and closer focusing (previously rear-element focusing)
• close focusing down to 5 cm (previously 20 cm)

This is very much a case of Canon showing who’s the optics boss, after all.

(Which is just as well, since that old sensor isn’t going to boss anyone!)

Where have you read about the close focus on the long end?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:37 UTC
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G3User: What a joke, all these cameras with no view finders. You may as well be holding up a cell phone with your head tilted way back and barley seeing the screen in bright sunlight. This is pathetic. This is the continued dumbing down of photography.

What a joke your comment is

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:43 UTC

What an amazing camera this seems to be!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:42 UTC as 81st comment
On Is Instagram 'debasing photography'? news story (291 comments in total)

These types of articles and opinions are really absolutely meaningless! If people are using instagram than there is reason why they do it and this reason is fun and quick way to make something interesting of your shot. How many instagram users really care about 'creativity' and photography the way the author of the article does? This attitude leads to nowhere - just accept the fact, try to understand why and do not try to push in peaoples faces narowmindness or niche kind of thinking, no matter how correct it may be! As I am sure that mass production of producing shoes dimished the handcraft of making shoes and how many people in the world would REALLY care about this fact?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 20:29 UTC as 181st comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Preview preview (178 comments in total)
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gsum: There's no mention in this review of whether Panasonic have fixed the problems that plagued the LX5. Whilst the image quality, lens, build and macro capabilities of the LX5 were absolutely superb, the camera was loaded with useless gimmicks such as scene selections, face recognition etc. The result was that the LX5 had too many controls for such a small body. In particular, the thumbwheel was a complete nightmare as it was too easy to accidentally press the wheel whilst rotating it, resulting in an unwanted selection.
For their 'enthusiast compacts' Panasonic really need to get down to the basics of what photography is about rather than producing techno toys. I hope that they've done that with the LX7 but somehow doubt it.
In their reviews, DPReview should mark down cameras that are laden with useless features.

"I never use scene modes, but try marketing a camera that doesn't have those kinds of features"

Fuji X100 :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 11:10 UTC
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Tee1up: I hope DP does a review update...I really want this camera to work but I don't want a $1200 ulcer.

@Kaushik Parmar, I like video of X100 - it is really great, however, there is now way to manually focus during video and the auto focus is not good, so focusing is a real problem for me when shooting video...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2012 at 07:34 UTC
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Tee1up: I hope DP does a review update...I really want this camera to work but I don't want a $1200 ulcer.

I have it and it works just fine from day one (10 months ago). Now with firmware 1.20 ( and 1.21 that fixes 1.20 :) ) the autofocus is much better than I bought it. Wonderful camera - my only camera for over a year. I wonder if I will replace it with a micro 43 camera, but this camera has got everything except: nice auto focus during video (no manual focus either), stabilization for video, lens option for portraits of my daughter. Thats about it. Otherwise everything else combined makes for the the best compact camera on the market - VF, lens, high ISO, jpeg quality etc

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2012 at 09:20 UTC
On Fujifilm adds further functions with X100 firmware v1.20 news story (119 comments in total)
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Ray Sachs: Still not the ideal way too handle auto ISO, but a big improvement over how it was. And the raw button programmability and ND toggle are awesome new features. Overall a very positive upgrade.

I think I know what you mean by 'not the ideal way to handle auto ISO, but I think that although it would have been nice to have ISO AUTO ON/OFF along with ISO values that are assigned to Fn Button, it does not make much sense. I think so, because it is not EITHER an ISO value OR auto ISO ON/OFF, but rather an ISO value AND auto ISO on/off. They compliment each other, as the ISO value becomes the lower limit of the auto iso range. In this way it will not be logical to have options in same menu that compliemt each other instead of options that exclude each other!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 07:43 UTC
On Fujifilm adds further functions with X100 firmware v1.20 news story (119 comments in total)
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Digitall: After a year of its release, is that Fuji launches this update? I think we are giving too much importance to the cameras, much more than their manufacturers? For they are just another product. And we even have created a cult camera.The world is a very strange...

But it's the only world we've got, so embrace the strangeness that is not harmful :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 07:31 UTC
On Fujifilm adds further functions with X100 firmware v1.20 news story (119 comments in total)

Astounding :)))

Great update!

I also discovered that when changing a setting with a button (not in the menu) and then confirming with the shutter button, the annoying focusing does not happen, just the confirmation of the value!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 23:17 UTC as 47th comment
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MPA1: Who cares about scratches and fingerprints? I care about drop resistance, water resistance and dust resistance!
Portable drives travel - are they travel proof?!

There is a rugged case, http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=640

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 09:05 UTC
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Superka: That's a great time to shoot video!
Those who cares about drop resistance... don't drop it! Or put a sock on it and you'll get your resistance. Put two socks for extra mountain-climbing resistance.

There is a rugged case, http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=640

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 09:04 UTC
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: There's no doubt in my mind that this will be an extremely capable camera, but when I look at it and mentally compare it to the original 1-digit OMs, words like "pastiche" and "imitation" come to my mind. And I can't stop thinking "witch hat" when I look at the faux-pentaprism hump... The E-P3 (just like the EP-1 and 2 that preceded it) has a retro look inspired by the Pen F, but its aesthetics have a panache that's absent from this clumsily-named camera. At the end of the day, however, what counts is image quality, and I'm positive this will be a great leap forward in this respect.

To me the hump looks like a samurai helmet. I guess this is intended...

Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 17:23 UTC
On Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 article (215 comments in total)
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ingram98ab: Nobody seems surprised that Daniel Craig appeared in the samples... is he a regular in DPreview's Hands-on reviews??? Or photographers just dont care??

That's not Daniel Craig :) Daniel Craig is in much better shape than this guy, which is quite normal, keeping in mind he is shooting next Bond.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 07:29 UTC
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)

I have fuji X100 - marvelous camera! However, I have a small kid and I do not like the following - autofocus/manual focus is not good for kids; video mode is bad - only in manual focus and that means fixed focus point as you cannot focus manually!!; I miss portrait famyli shots! So I was trying to choose which m4/3 + 20mm + 45 mm primes. I decided none of the existing options is as good as the X100. And then - here comes E-M5! Woooow - this IS my next camera, if I have enough money and I will very happily replace my X100 with E-M5 + 20mm 1.7 + 45mm 1.8. I will have stabilised video with autofocus, portrait lens, fast autofocus. Sooner or later I WILL have this amazing camera!

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:49 UTC as 132nd comment | 4 replies
On Just posted: Our Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 in-depth review news story (223 comments in total)
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starwolfy: GX1 or G1X or X1 or XPro 1 or X100 or NEX or NX?

I think it should be a X

Neither: E-M5 ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2012 at 11:06 UTC
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