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piratejabez: In slide 3, the upper fourth or so of the image is blurred (look at the mountain top)... assuming this is post-processing?

No, it is blurred. This maybe in camera effects, post production, or maybe even the lens is wet.
DoF would not change visibly from the base of the mountain to the top. Also, the trees on the left do the same.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 19:34 UTC
On Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts article (75 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Anti

Climactic.

I see impossible.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 03:08 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1665 comments in total)
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chida: In the last several years, so much of technology has happened. Photographers should learn to make optimum use of the available technology, instead of blindly hankering for more and more!

You know, I would do wet plate processing in my bathroom, but it is SOOOO hard to make an outhouse light tight.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 19:05 UTC
On Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina article (324 comments in total)
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halc: Why so slow lenses?

Where is the old Minolta optical-mechanical prowess?

And this is why the A mount still exists. A 70-200 2.8 or 24-70 2.8 are going to be the same size on a mirrorless camera as they are on a traditional DSLR. If this is most important, then go with A mount, because you would not be saving any weight or size.

In reality, good photography is beyond one stop of noise or one stop of DoF.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 14:19 UTC
On Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina article (324 comments in total)
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kevin_r: I'm just getting this definite impression that Amazon/Dpreview is at loggerheads with Sony.
They seem to be sending a message that Sony will be treated with scorn and contempt unless Sony ponies up some moolla somewhere.
Why do I say this?
Look at the treatment the Sony A77 mark II is getting even though it has been out on the market since August already.
Then, this specific article is clearly sending the message -
"Oh, sorry, we didn't see you there - your cubicle was so small and unnoticeable....!"

Great way to go, guys. Keep it up. Sony will soon cave in and spend some moolla as required.

Some of the Sonys did use CF card, but still a "normal" format. Also, the Memory stick predates SD cards, and was offered as a smaller alternative to CF cards, without bendy pins, IOW, all the good stuff that SD offers. The Sony A100 battery is not forward compatible, but the A700 et al battery is backwards compatible. Beta tape was a superior format, which is why it was used by professionals in the video world. Blu Ray won the DVD replacement war. Innovations sometimes win and sometimes lose. What has NIKON or Canon actually innovated?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 20:45 UTC
On Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina article (324 comments in total)
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halc: Why so slow lenses?

Where is the old Minolta optical-mechanical prowess?

Did you read the article. They are showing a 1.4, a 2, and a 2.8 lens. The last is a super zoom, which is inherently slow. Also, slower lenses tend to be smaller and lighter, the basis of the mirrorless design. Higher ISO's make up for the loss of light gathering.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 20:25 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II beta image samples article (36 comments in total)
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tripodfan: Why is the cover photo upside down?

mmmmm. Seems doubtful. Definitely firmware.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 21:40 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report article (101 comments in total)
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Retzius: Its funny that everyone gets mad at Canon if they make anything now without a touchscreen but somehow Nikon seems to get a free pass at putting a touchscreen on one single dlsr.

Why does a DSLR need a touch screen? It has buttons and dials.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 14:38 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II beta image samples article (36 comments in total)
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tripodfan: Why is the cover photo upside down?

Obviously, Canon sent the Australian version firmware installed to DPR in Washington State.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 02:22 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Fujifilm stand report article (20 comments in total)
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xpanded: What is the logic of posting a stand report of Fujifilm before posting news of all the goodies Leica announced today?

I would demand a refund if I were you! Double it!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 14:30 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1416 comments in total)
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Bjorn_L: Seems like a lovely pocket camera. Something to finally trump the Sony RX100 series.
However the "multi-aspect" cropping modes is just stupid. How about using the entire sensor and letting us choose how to crop it ourself? Tossing out 25% of the pixels (or more) by doing what anyone with any photo editing software can do better on their own?
It doesn't change the fact that this is the camera with the largest sensor in class (ignoring the APS-C bulky things). But all anyone who wants to trump this camera has to do is make a clone of it without these modes and they can legitimately claim to have a 25% effective larger sensor and a higher resolution as well.
Dumbest feature ever.

If the lens can cover all aspects at any given time, then why not allow the whole sensor to be used at once, then crop later? You retain the maxium width for the 16:9 post crops, and all other crops.
I would bet this is because the corners are a little too dark, and this is a way to camouflage that.

Dem boys is cheatin'.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:50 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1416 comments in total)
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pacnwhobbyist: Again with the people saying "I had it". What's up with that?

or so they dont have to remember to put it on there a week after release. If this kind of thing winds you up, the internet is the wrong place to be.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:44 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1416 comments in total)

This is not that much smaller than a NEX6/A6000 with 16-50 lens. Albeit this lens is faster and likely sharper. I would trade the speed for the versatility of other lenses and a hotshoe and built in flash.

While I am sure it is a nice camera, once I saw how big it was, I was less impressed.

Still, the most interesting camera announced this week.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 271st comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (612 comments in total)
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atone2: Totally uninteresting before Fujifilm get rid of the ridiculous x-trans filter array. One must be blind not to see the awful rendering of x-trans rawfiles, especially in Lightroom. My original X100 still has much better IQ than the newer models. Money saved, wooha! :-)

Maybe Adobe needs to up its game in processing them. If others can do it, then it is not solely the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 14:34 UTC
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quezra: The question is can it mount to a tripod?

My first thought too!

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ipecaca: Should have been full frame...

give it a year.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 17:14 UTC
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khaleeq: just one simple question as im not an expert which one will have better image quality ?? qx1 or qx30 ??

Likely the qx1, for the same reasons an SLR typically has better IQ than a point and shoot.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 17:14 UTC

Qx1 is interesting, but not at that price point. I think connecting to a smart phone, physically, is rather silly all in all, but there is so much more potential.

I like the idea posted earlier about a custom body.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 17:13 UTC as 65th comment
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Skipper494: I agree with others, why compare chalk and cheese? Comparing a M4/3 with a FF is absolute nonsense, particularly harping on video when we all know that video cameras take much better video. It would also be nice to see 'professional' standard sample photos, instead of the usual snapshots. For instance, I chose a Fuji S2 Pro long ago after downloading the extra sharp London Bridge shot.

We expect to see the ultimate capabilities of cameras in these reviews, not amateur examples. That an a7S was used to shoot a Chev commercial is hardly a recommendation, an Airbus or even a BMW, maybe.

My Pan M4/3 system is sitting in its bag, waiting for a buyer, but my NEX 7 and Samsung NX20/200 are kept busy.

If someone didn't compare FF to m4/3, then the differences would just be theory and myth, and could be a disservice to both sides.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 17:41 UTC
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steelhead3: Why do so many people misspell the over used word "whine"?

Ha. I tried to figure out what was wrong with the word "error".

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 17:12 UTC
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