Pat Cullinan Jr: Aren't we kind of scraping the bottom? 414 comments on some product images and a list of specs? Do we have too much spare time on our hands?
If we don't get test results, let's have a comment-boycott.
I'm serious. I'm not going to waste my time.
...in what seems to be a moribund website.
Do you agree?
Aren't we kind of scraping the bottom? 414 comments on some product images and a list of specs? Do we have too much spare time on our hands?
I think the V2 is by far the most surpassingly beautiful production I ever laid eyes on in my whole life since I was born. Next to this dazzling masterpiece, the Venus de Milo looks like a dead goat.
What is it, a camera or something?
EvanO93: Everyone whines about the V1 not having a PASM dial. The V2 has it. Everyone whines about the V1 and J1 not having any grip. The V2 has one. Everyone whines about the V1 having no built in flash. The V2 has one. Everyone complains about the SB-N5 being too weak. Nikon makes a stronger SB-N7. Everyone whines about the sensor being only 10 megapixels. The V2 sensor is 14 megapixels. They even did away with the flimsy rocker switch and put an actual dial.
Nikon listened to everyone's constant complaints , and what does everyone immediately comment on? "That camera is ugly. The battery is small."
There's no pleasing you people. So just do us all a favor and stop talking.
@EvanO93>There's no pleasing you people. So just do us all a favor and stop talking.
Your entry hits the mark point after point. It's a draft of fresh air. I get a sick throbbing headache from all the grousing and griping that goes on around here.
dod713n: wow a really ugly camera, V1 looks much better .. and only 1 inch sensor same size as sony Rx100 which looks very sexy.
You can't go by external appearances. Take me for instance. I may look like a bug-eyed maniac, but I'm really hot stuff.
Pat Cullinan Jr: I'll pass until 8K 60p comes along. Things are too unsettled at this time.
A propos, I knew at the start that HD would quickly become obsolete in what would remain of my fizzling life. Hurry up, 8K.
Hi makofoto> Haha ... be a wall flower while we are making great images NOW
Making images? What's that? I'm spending the rest of my life editing 50 years of scanned images and converting umpty-ump hundred hours of videotape. That should take me to the brim of the grave, and beyond.
Hi Cy Cheze>Have you already cleared a suitably large section of the wall in the great hall of your manor for the 160" screen?
You mean 160 FEET, don't you? :)
Hi Francis Carver>Pat, don't be silly. Haven't you heard about those 16K 120p capable cameras coming out at NAB 2013? But maybe you like the old, legacy stuff, thus your adherence to 8K60p video?
Ha ha! As soon as I get up in the morning, I'm way behind.
Hi LaFonte>But normal people can barely edit 1080p60 on their computers.
Argh, I didn't think about that. I guess I'm just going to have to watch it raw. ;)
Thanks for the snappy repartee, folks. It gives me a lift.
Rachotilko: Regarding review: LX7 is obviously a concept based on optical performance of the lens, inviting user to choose low ISO even in low light situations. That's why some quantitative testing of the lens performance (edge-to-edge sharpness with aperture wide open) would be very wellcome. The image stabilization efficiency test is missing as well.
So do I.
The sample photos must become more technically useful, at the unavoidable cost of being less artistically pleasing. WE CAN SUCK THIS UP.
Franka T.L.: Well, very well, a rather nice evolvement of the LX gene, BUT .. well there's now a camera on similar pricing and named the SONY RX-100. Seriously other than the slower and less wide coverage on the lens. There is really nothing there that why one should not go for the RX-100 instead.
Nikon, Canon, Samsung, Panasonic all go again renewing their top end DC, but sorry the DC had eveolved and Sony simply ( as in their word ) out in disruptive products and a good one AT THAT TOO !!
Now I await who will build the next 1' sensored quality compact , Fujifilm with its EXR sensor or Rioch's next GR-D or Sony's own ( with a different lens )
I'm going to be asking Nippon Photo if they can fasten a dead shoe to the RX100 by whatever means necessary, so I can use a viewfinder. These shoeless cameras just get my goat.
I'll pass until 8K 60p comes along. Things are too unsettled at this time.
Nishi Drew: "it was important to include a 100% viewfinder, a good AF system with enough cross-type AF points, the ability to shoot with teleconverters and still focus at F8, a built-in flash…"
See Canon, Nikon understands that these specs in a camera are all important~No "pros don't use that" or "amateurs don't need that" reasoning
"useful for a bit of fill."
That's how I feel about built-in flash.
smallcams: Why is the guy with the camera turning his head in reluctance to be photographed? LOL! I know the feeling!
He's turning his good side.
Do they offer an adapter for the Hasselblad Lunar?
goblin: "...These days, Mike runs his own photography business and contributes to dpreview between shoots..."
I would understand the presence of such a review here only if said business includes buying Nimbus stock.
Seriously, DPR, you are the sole responsible for keeping this site free of scams and from not making it the next "As seen on TV".
Did any of you actually look at the product, what it is and its price ?
A bucket with a rubber band, $80 ? Really, guys, are you OK ? Was there some major fire on a major pot field anywhere in your area, with wind blowing in your direction ?
Ron Popeil sells a better one of these. "Just pay for it and forget it."
HDF2: Tough crowd!
Yes, but we're tough guys, unless we are women, in which case I wouldn't know what to say without jamming my foot in my mouth.
sprials: This is a piece of junk and doesn't belong on a site of this caliber. Some of these reviews are really for garbage products by reviewers with questionable judgements.
The iphone 5 review was a pretty decent piece. Technical information, comparisons, studio shots. Actual ANALYSIS and exploration of the technical and the uses and limitations. This review feels cheap, sloppy, and like a shill for the product.
"doesn't belong on a site of this caliber"
At the risk of hurting some feelings, I would have to agree with this estimation.
Rick Knepper: In collapsed view, the column for the name of the OP is gone and I suppose that had to go to make room for the voting column, a feature of social networks geared towards children and morons. I don't care for the layout of the collapsed view.
"damn you're old."
Are You talking to me?
Skip M: I hate the new system, it will probably keep me off of these forums. Which, in itself, is not a bad thing, I can use the time I used to be here and shouldn't have been to better ends, like growing my business.One can't tell, easily, which entries have been read, which ones have new posts, the layout is slightly counter intuitive. I can't see anything to recommend the change.
"I can use the time I used to be here and shouldn't have been to better ends"
Bingo. I've been spending way too much time here. I only get to the bathroom once a week.
Pat Cullinan Jr: Argh! Rangefinderforum.com has gone over to feeble blue and wan gray type on black.
It's a stampede, I tell you. (In case you haven't noticed, ours is a stampede culture.)
DPR, please don't follow suit. At least, give the user options (that persist over invocations). Rangefinderforum provides options, none of which I like. It's banana-yellow-chalk-white for me. Please.
"notice the color options we mention at the end of the post"
The link doesn't show color options, only a sample page having light blue and black on white.
Why not provide an option for the "classic" scheme, viz., banana-yellow-chalk-white?
Argh! Rangefinderforum.com has gone over to feeble blue and wan gray type on black.
JackM: These forums are some of the meanest on the internet. You should prohibit anonymity. Make everyone register with a facebook, linked-in, myspace, twitter, or G+ account, or their own professional photography website.
But this probably makes too much sense.
"Why would you like to hide behind an alias"
We don't really know each other, that's why. For all you know, I could be Bigfoot. Or some nutcase in a Ghillie suit.
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