Vitruvius

Vitruvius

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On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 review article (498 comments in total)
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schufosi777: Pity I cannot buy it. I am an English speaker living in Japan and it comes with Japanese menus only and Sony will not allow it to be imported from anywhere. So its down to the other two who do have English menus.

Don't new cameras have menus built-in? Then a firmware upgrade to english version would give you english menus. Right???

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2012 at 22:52 UTC
On Leica invites entries for its Oskar Barnack Award 2013 article (34 comments in total)

Just like all artistic competitions, totally subjective. The lighting in winning entry posted above is comlpetely staged as you can see by the shadows of the leaves on the trailer, and yet the intent of Barnack's rangefinders was to enable compact photo journalistic style cameras. what a contradiction of intent.

"The history of photojournalism is closely tied to his invention, as, beginning in 1925, the compact and easily carried Leica cameras were instrumental in enabling entirely new and expressive forms of photography."

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2012 at 18:33 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (419 comments in total)
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Vitruvius: Months are passing by and still nothing available for sale. What's up?

Oh ya? I would love to see from where. I see GH2 and G3, but the only GH3 for sale is "out of stock, order now and we will ship when avaiable". So where would I buy one today?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2012 at 14:51 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (419 comments in total)

Months are passing by and still nothing available for sale. What's up?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2012 at 18:24 UTC as 73rd comment | 3 replies
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peevee1: "The Extra Tele Conversion function extends zoom range Max 4.8x without deterioration of image quality."

Either their video is very bad at the normal mode, or it is just false advertisement. You understand, for 4.8x digital teleconversion you need to use 1/23 part of the sensor. In could not possibly be as good as video from the whole sensor unless it is a complete junk to begin with. Starting with 4/3, it is like 1/4" sensor, it is not that small even in tiny cheap consumer camcorders.

And without IBIS, you still can use only a handful on Pana zooms for video, or have to shoot from a tripod, if you want something better than a shaky-blurry. The same for stills in low light.

Wow, you guys are so far out! It only collects the data from every 5th pixel during regular mode so it can cover the whole sensor area and match the lens image circle. With the ETC mode it collects data from every pixel but only from the middle of the sensor. So there is no dif in image quality or amount of light, but it equals a smaller area of the image circle so your lens factor changes.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 04:44 UTC
On P4080128 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Great review, thankyou. I hate to state the obvious, but the lens is ideal for interiors... and there are virtually none in the samples. Would be nice to see.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 04:16 UTC as 1st comment
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (568 comments in total)
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E_Nielsen: Ahem... You guys forgot the Sigma DP2 Merrill. Can any of the top 5 cameras in this article produce photos comparable to the DP2 Merrill? I dare you to do an objective comparison.
I've owned the DP2 Merrill for a few months now and remain astonished that a camera of its compact size can produce photos comparable to top DSLR or even medium-format cameras. Why isn't this camera all over your Web site??

I only know what I have read from other owner reviews. Since you own one I would assume that you are correct. Still, it would be nice if they added some processor horsepower to this otherwise very nice camera (the DP2). Can't imagine what full HD video would be from this sensor and lens combo.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 02:49 UTC
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (568 comments in total)
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E_Nielsen: Ahem... You guys forgot the Sigma DP2 Merrill. Can any of the top 5 cameras in this article produce photos comparable to the DP2 Merrill? I dare you to do an objective comparison.
I've owned the DP2 Merrill for a few months now and remain astonished that a camera of its compact size can produce photos comparable to top DSLR or even medium-format cameras. Why isn't this camera all over your Web site??

DP2 = 1 picture every 4 to 10 seconds.... might be a drawback for most situations. And half an hour battery life isn't very useful either. These aren't "frivolous features" that would be missed by a "beginner", they are requirements for the camera to be usable to anyone other than landscape and astro photogs. Otherwise looks like a great camera though. Wish Sigma would develop it to something more usable.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 17:12 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 review article (340 comments in total)
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oselimg: @Charrick...With all due respect are yo not being fanatical about not having optical viewfinders. I can understand if you've never used a good eye level viewfinder. I admit the one on G15 is not good nor accurate but even a bad viewfinder at times can be a life saver when shooting at the longer end of the zoom range. Just imagine shooting even at moderate telephoto settings how the camera shake is translated on to the screen whilst trying to compose. Having the camera rested against your face helps you greatly to hold the camera steady. I can personally live with a mediocre screen but not without a viewfinder. Ps. You don't have to be a "real photographer" to use view finders.

All depends on how you shoot. I normally rest the camera against my knees, hips, or a wall with articulated screen. I would LOVE a nice optical viewfinder for those few occasions where I shoot eye level but for most of my shots I can't see through the viewfinder when the back of the camera is against the wall and I don't feel like laying on the ground for every knee level shot.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2012 at 19:04 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 review article (340 comments in total)
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FartIng: i bought and returned the G15 for a G1X - Why?
Articulated screen, larger sensor, but I found the G15 still has awful noise on photographs and HD video above 800 ISO (like the G12 I had before that).

The only awful thing now I find about the G1X - Macro close up photography is impossible which is heartbreaking.

Now I use my Nokia Lumia 920-which seems to take better photos than the G1X!

That Nokia must be MUCH better at that noisy pixelated grainy look than the Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 16:08 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 review article (340 comments in total)

I shoot about 95% with articulated screen so I am really disappointed that Canon would "upgrade" by REMOVING the articulated screen. It is something they helped pioneer and they did it well and some of us actually NEED it for what we do. So why would they reduce their own potential market by removing this? Makes no sense to me. They have already developed it. There is very little extra cost to add it. And how much camera thickness does it really save to remove it? Likey not much.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 15:30 UTC as 50th comment | 5 replies
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KodaChrome25: Before the law changed... three possibilities...
1) client hires photog, contract says client owns (C), photog paid, photog turns over photos to client
2) client hires photog, contract says photog owns (C), photog paid, photog licenses photos to client
3) client hires photog, no contract, client owns (C), photog paid, photog turns over photos to client

After the law changed.... three possibilities...
1) same
2) same
3) client hires photog, no contract, photog owns (C), photog paid, photog licenses photos to client

What's the problem?

You only mention commisioned images. THAT is the problem. The vast majority of images were NOT "client hires photog". It is more like "I am having fun taking pictures and posting them online". Then someone really likes one of my pictures, right-click copies it, and uses it commercially for their business and makes money off it without paying me.
The new law now is very clear that I own the copyright to that image BECAUSE I made it. The whole 'posting to public domain for all' is now clearly less valid an argument.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2012 at 21:53 UTC
On Samsung NX 12-24mm to cost $600, 45mm F1.8 around $300 article (119 comments in total)
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Vitruvius: No camera sensor shift IS, no lens optical IS... means that it would either need to be a MUCH better system than cameras like the EM-5 in some other way or much cheaper.

Arn wrote "I see little point comparing the m43 cameras to the larger and wider aspect ratio APS-C sensor cameras."

YA! I totally agree. The OMD EM5 BLOWS the Samsung away! Even with less pixels and a smaller sensor!
Go ahead. Try the studio comparison tool. The NX 20 is not listed but the NX210 has the same sensor. The M43 camera beats the APS-C camera COMPLETELY!
Everyone says size matters. In general yes, but not always. So why not have a smaller camera system that has better performance? Seems like a no brainer to me. Unless you are trying to compensate for something else.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 19:09 UTC
On Samsung NX 12-24mm to cost $600, 45mm F1.8 around $300 article (119 comments in total)
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the reason: what the hell am i supposed to do with a 67.5mm lens??? Canon Nikon, Pentax, and samsung dont seem to get it, if you have an APS C sensor you should make APS C lenses. Fuji gets it, the upcoming 56.5mm comes to 85mm f1.4, a classic portrait lens. Even m4/3s gets it with the upcoming 42.5mm f1.2 (coming to 85mm), and every lens they make comes to a classic focal length . Heck, even the nikon 1 system has an upcoming 32.5mm f1.2 that comes to 85mm.
Just drop the system already and be done with it, stop half assing it

Try changing the aspect ratio on your digital camera and then see what happens to your 'perfect' focal lengths! You might as well throw your hands in the air and run out the door screaming! Or just stop posting really stupid comments.

Every image is distorted by the lens to make it appear flat. No two lenses will be a perfect match.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 18:57 UTC
On Samsung NX 12-24mm to cost $600, 45mm F1.8 around $300 article (119 comments in total)

No camera sensor shift IS, no lens optical IS... means that it would either need to be a MUCH better system than cameras like the EM-5 in some other way or much cheaper.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 16:28 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies
On A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene article (323 comments in total)

To be constructive... I have found the paper clips with the lime green background and the dark glass bottles to be good comparison areas. They have specular highlights and are an indication of how well the sensor records real three dimensional objects with edges and very smooth gradations. The photo cards have white to black steps but the dark bottles have much more subtle transitions which can bring out JPEG banding issues. This is also handy if you plan to shoot green screen since it gives and indication of edge bleed in real life. The feathers are a good indication of how well you will be able to filter out a background with a person's hair.

Sorry, but a picture of printed pictures on a wall does not have this kind of depth for comarison.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2012 at 18:11 UTC as 16th comment
On A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene article (323 comments in total)
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rich889: the point of the comparison scene is to COMPARE between cameras across the board, OLD AND NEW. The most logical way to do that is to expand the current scene rather than delete it and start with a clean slate.

@ Simon Joinson -
"If we expand it and increase the shooting distance, the magnification changes and the comparability is lost. We will be reshooting around 80 cameras. We did think about this stuff."

You already compensate for the variaty of sensor sizes and crop factors presumably with lenses or changing the distance from camera to scene. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that you could expand the existing scene and shoot the same scene as before AND ALSO move back and shoot the entire new scene as well.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 22:31 UTC
On Sony15_35_DSC026 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

This does not look like a Sony. Maybe Audi R10?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 22:19 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (419 comments in total)
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dfswan: We will know just how exceptional the GH3 is when see come comparison shots to the larger sensor APS sensors. The pictures that Lumix is publishing on their global site (http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/dslm/gh3_special/gallery/index.html) are really quite exceptional. If the GH3 can produce pictures equivalent to the D7000 with its great color depth, and still maintain its smaller footprint with smaller lenses, and great features, how can you argue with that? The Lumix and Leica/Lumix lenses are already first class! Even if the sensor is manufactured by Sony, it certainly has great siblings. If the only weaknesses for the M4/3 cameras were the sensors, and that issue has been handled, we are certainly in for a treat.

Remember when APS sensors couldn’t compare to the Full Format Sensors. That gap has closed, and now the M43 gap appears to be closing as well. Let’s just hope the gap is closed and no more luging around oversized cameras and lenses!

You are completely missing the DOF issue. Perhaps not of importance to you but it is to most others.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 17:49 UTC
On A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene article (323 comments in total)
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rich889: the point of the comparison scene is to COMPARE between cameras across the board, OLD AND NEW. The most logical way to do that is to expand the current scene rather than delete it and start with a clean slate.

Ya, I agree, good idea.... whoever came up with that idea must be a genius!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 17:38 UTC
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