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On article Field Test: Brad Puet and the Fujifilm X-T10 (119 comments in total)
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Kevin Barrett: Subtle infomercial quality about this piece, but still enjoyable to view. Nicely done.

Too true @Timbukto!

Only problem with your scenario is the folks squinting at 100% crops discussing shutter shock and DR have no friends. They'd be the only one at the table!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2015 at 01:13 UTC
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photominion: Another one of those challenge winners shot with outdated camera using antique sensor technology and a crappy kitlens..

I'll go and take some pictures of cats now with my Sony A7RII and adapted Otus lenses..

P.s. Great shot.
I love rallye but unfortunately we don't have any real dirt tracks here in Switzerland.

Haha! Isn't that your mom's cat as she calls down to you in the basement bedroom telling you it's time to get up and do you want the Lucky Charms or the Fruit Loops?


Great picture and well deserved win!

I continue to use my 50D and it's still a better camera than I am a photographer. Just did a paid shoot with it a couple of weeks ago. How many dynamic range sociopaths actually make money from their newest, greatest, latest, top DXO rated camera? Watched some video's with Zack Arias and Joe McNally and even they comment on the nuisance of the measurebators. I can just imagine the scene - some socially inept recluse with zero people skills, no income from photography to speak of and has a portlolio of brick walls and squirrels in the park trying to 'teach' the pro's about dynamic range and resolution. Makes me chuckle everytime.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 15:53 UTC

I've been thinking about one of these for a bit now. Seems like a great way to hand out prints on the spot to family and also doing street portraits.

Using a m4/3 system, can I go wirelessly straight to the SP-1 or would I have to send jpeg to phone, then phone to SP-1?


Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 15:14 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article PIX 2015: Kiliii Fish on Living Wild (94 comments in total)
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bernardly: Hipsters in noble savage couture!


So other than critical commenting online, what are you doing to help the planet? These folks are NOT polluting, not making garbage, not using electricity gas and running water and all the infrastructure that that supports, not supporting factories and transit infrastructures and all that that supports, etc etc etc... These people probably impacted the planet less over the course of the year than you did in a single day.

Tell all of us, what is your part since you know better?

I think this was totally amazing and the lessons learned and the bonds made with each other over this year were incredible.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 15:10 UTC

Just a general comment to the folks at DPReview - thank you for posting all these PIX 2015 video's. I've enjoyed most of the ones I've watched and there are nuggets of wisdom in all of them, definitely a resource of good information.


Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 16:58 UTC as 9th comment
On article In pictures: PhotoPlus Expo 2015 (26 comments in total)

Some nice pictures there! Credit to the photographer(s). I really like the guy touching the models eye in the print and the family looking at the prints hanging up - what ARE they looking at? Good stuff.

What was going on with the Sony (rocket blower) and Canon repair pictures, were they doing on site repairs or just to show their repair processes?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 13:36 UTC as 5th comment
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Jim Evidon: DPReview has dedicated more space to this camera than any other in my recent memory. Do they own Sony stock or are they owned by Sony? There are a lot of other cameras out there that deserve some very close attention rather than a casual passing acknowledgement with some pictures.

Seriously, guys, it's a nice little camera and all that, but please give it a rest.

@Barney Britton - It still feels weird being criticized for doing 'too much' camera review content.

Well, other than the reviews, forums, DP Review Connect, video's, sample images, camera database, galleries, news updates and studio scene comparison tool, what have <strike>the Romans</strike> has DP Review done for us lately?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 22:21 UTC
On article DJI Phantom 3 Standard photography drone unveiled (73 comments in total)
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webrunner5: If all you Drone Haters think they are going away, I have some oceanfront property in Utah for you for sale!

@Cjar - serious question, what is the problem with drone users? I have never seen one fly or been around drone users so not sure how they act to cause the friction.

Having said that, drone photography seems kinda cool. Wouldn't mind having one myself.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 15:25 UTC
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (752 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: Question - Zeiss and Sony are close partners. Is it a good assumption Sony (and Fuji for the Touit trio) gave Zeiss the AF system information that's otherwise reverse-engineered by 3rd party makers (like Sigma, Tokina, Tamron)?

If Sony's not sharing AF system information with the other 3rd party groups, I wonder if this increased apparent complexity is keeping Sigma and Tamron and Tokina from producing E-mount lenses.

Or maybe this isn't that different than the Canikon's AF systems and the still-small size of the mirrorless market is keeping them from playing. I don't know.

@steehead3 - I did not know it was open source. Interesting. As much as I don't want to give Sony any kudo's whatsover, I have to say that is very good on them.

Are you listening Canon??? I haven't purchased a Canon since the 50D with what Canon has done/not done with the focus on the modern dSLR's and since moving to m4/3's it seems I never will again.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 18:24 UTC
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Tecumseh: OMG!!!!!!! What if I don't have any hands.

Consider yourself lucky, I don't have eyes and don't even know where my camera is! Thought it was around here somewhere...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 13:09 UTC
On article Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon 35mm f/2 (170 comments in total)
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jukeboxjohnnie: I don't understand the market for this lens you choose a great brand like Canon or Nikon to enjoy the best optics or flash they produce and then go for a cheapo copy inferior accessory like this? I wouldn't have this for free....

@jukeboxjohnnie - are you kidding me? I'm all over this, definitely going to scoop one up the moment it's listed for sale. I have a hard time believing the Canon version of this and the plastic fantastic 50mm are "the best optics" Canon can produce.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 01:43 UTC
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (321 comments in total)

I could really use that 760D to finally 'upgrade' my 50D. Really need something better above ISO 2500 but have been really disappointed with what Canon has done since then. 60D was a downgrade IMHO, 70D has focussing issues, 7Dii is too expensive for what I would need it for.

Am definitely going to take a wait-and-see with the 760D and read some user reviews. This *IS* Canon we're talking about - will they make the viewfinder teeny tiny? Wheel on back be cheap and feel like the S90? Cheap and creaky plastic build? Cripple it/take usable features away to try to steer someone up line? What did they do to protect their lineup from canibilizing their own lineup?

This will be my last kick at the can for Canon. Already sold off the lenses I don't need, the 50D is up for sale and am holding onto the couple of pieces of glass I like and use. If Canon drops the ball on this I'm out forever.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 14:37 UTC as 86th comment | 2 replies
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (321 comments in total)
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mgrum: "Canon has never offered us two cameras with the same sensor and asked us to pay more for one, to get some extra features before"

That's pretty much all Canon have done for the past 6 years ;)

You beat me to it mgrum! How many camera's has Canon used that sensor in and called it new?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 14:27 UTC
On article DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014 (58 comments in total)

Very nice images, all of them! It's not wonder they were the readers pics as they were all deserving.

One thing I did notice was not a single fave/winner was submitted by the very vocal SonyCanikon raving/raging fanboys that pollute these forums. Wonder why that is hmmm?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 15:49 UTC as 19th comment
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PicOne: Some great photos and a really nice project presentation. A good message near the end to everyone along the lines of 'you can do this too'.

That said, I don't understand the photographer's branding of the endeavor with the blatant Sony Alpha tie-in. It seems a bit self effacing.. in other words he's trying to make the camera the hero and not himself.

Agreed, some nice photo's and nice presentation. Ain't nothing wrong with any of that, especially the memories of his daughter!

Was about to let loose with both barrel's blazing saying that's the problem with Sony Shills - they can't do much without singing about their master brand, but after quickly looking at Toni's blog, this was fine. If anything, he was more smitten by the Touit's. And it's proof that the equipment doesn't matter in the end - give Toni the equivalent Canon/Nikon/Pana/Olympus gear and the results would be about the same in the end. Just shoot!

Good work Toni!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2014 at 15:41 UTC
On article Have your say in our 2014 Readers' Polls (64 comments in total)
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Thoughts: Sony fans, vote! It is your duty!


And Kool-Aid. They get Kool-Aid too don't they?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 04:15 UTC
On article Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (203 comments in total)
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Jogger: Just wondering if this video sponsored (i.e. paid for) by Canon? The description is not clear.

Ummm, well, considering the multiple Canon bodies, 200-400 lenses plus a whole whack of other big buck Canon gear, Mr. Jones being sponsored by Canon, etc., I think you can make your assumptions on whose dime this trip was on and what it was designed to promote.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 14:40 UTC
On article LensRentals tests Lomography's Petzval lens (28 comments in total)
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Paul P K: It was previously tested at Ephotozine too

Their conclusion:
'Even though the performance is quite respectable, this lens will still divide people as to whether it's a genuinely exceptional product, or a bit of a gimmick, especially given the high price tag. It's certainly not for everyone, but those who love the effect will probably cherish this lens, providing they picked up a good copy.'

and given all the reactions on this message and the earlier review they were right

Sample variation from a Lomography product? Surely you can't be serious!

Worst. Quality. Control. Ever.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 23:40 UTC
On article Samsung NX Mini real-world samples gallery (143 comments in total)
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Jogger: Interchangeable lenses for cameras with smaller than APSc sensors make no sense. You can get the upcoming Sony RX100m3 with 24-70/1.8-2.8 equiv. in a much smaller package.

"As usual a specific camera discussion thread is hijacked by the usual pre-release Sony RX100 sales pitches. What a fixed lens compact has to do with this camera I do not know."

Totally agree. Why does every single thread have to be spammed by these shills no matter what camera is being written about? Personally, I won't go anywhere near a Sony product because of this. If a product is so good, why does it have to be pitched from every rooftop? Completely obnoxious. It's like being at a party and trying to have a conversation with someone and no matter what you try to chat about, they constantly changed the subject to their own agenda. In the real world, you back away and go talk to someone else.

Just got an EM-10 last week and the guy at camera shop also asked if I want to check out the GX7 and A6000 - I looked at GX7 (very nice camera by the way, it was a close decision) but I refused to even lay an eye on the Sony. Not. Gonna. Happen.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 14:00 UTC
On article SmugMug Films: Pulse-pounding aerial photography (33 comments in total)

Fantastic! Great photo's and what a tremendously exciting profession. Jessica definitely has a dream job.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 01:05 UTC as 5th comment
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