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On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1326 comments in total)
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beemerman2k: Great article and very important perspective. Photographers often say, "it's not the tool, it's the photographer", then we turn around and mortgage our future on the latest and the greatest. I see perfectly fine D600's, D610's, 5D Mk II's, and other amazing hardware being sold off as scrap because a later, allegedly greater, tool is on the market. If a D750 or a D810 offers a critical property, then fine. Otherwise, it's a waste of money and time.

I think that for 99% of all pictures taken, a D600--let alone a D610!--is more than up to the job.

@GodSpeaks: Nonsense. That might be right for your style of video. There's a reason why DSLR video can be seen in cinema.

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tee1000: Holy grail for videography

...when you want something small with outstanding IQ. With sensor IS you will save quite a rig, which makes your setup so much more discreet.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:22 UTC

Holy grail for videography

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:19 UTC as 250th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (501 comments in total)
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AksCT: I am not a pro, but find it quite odd to see everything she has listed as positive, copied below, is about functionality,form, and features.
What about image quality? Perhaps the assumption is that these features improve image quality!!


-Low cost
-Feels sturdy in my hands, very similar to the EOS 5D Mark III
-Weatherproofing is improved and Canon claims that the shutter is good through 200,000 actuations - this is very important for working sports photographers
-AF fast and responsive, and seems to perform as advertised
-Cropped sensor is a pro when you need a little more reach on lenses, like a 70-200 in the end zone
-Shutter feels fast and light - not nearly as noisy as the original 7D
-Video is improved, (although I didn't get to test this in depth) - better AF, choice in codecs, better resolution
-Lighter weight than the EOS-1D X, which is heavy as a rock by comparison

When using a camera professionally you know how to get very good image quality out of a camera of that price and up. To get the right shot with best possible image quality it is much more about intelligent ergonomics and reliability. As she says: The camera should just not get in her way.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 17:28 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (501 comments in total)
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Yannick KREMPP: That's... not helpful at all. Replace 7D Mark 2 by iPad, or purse, or screwdriver and it all makes sense. Come on, voice tagging ? Crop sensor a negative for sports ? That wifi thing again ? I take it for what it is, a woman's point of view on something she uses as just another tool. Now please read me correctly, I have nothing against her, nor am I being sexist here. It's just like I said, of no interest here: ask a formula 1 or nascar driver what he expects from a car, and post this on a consumer website to help mr lambda choose his next car, you'll get the same.

Now if you're a pro, you shouldn't be reading this, you should already know what to expect or don't care at all. Or be out shooting, or whatever.

You are a sexist. Why else would you point out it's a woman's perspective?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 17:25 UTC

#8 and #10 blew me away. Fantastic series. Thanks for sharing!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 10:15 UTC as 21st comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2291 comments in total)
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The Sage Knows: Andy Westlake said "by using 'Touch AF',... you simply tap the screen where you want it to focus. In this mode, though, the camera won't refocus between shots using the shutter button (unlike every other touchscreen model on the planet), so you have to touch to focus every single shot, which is equally annoying."

Not if you want to shoot the same subject several times (to get a different expression, vertical vs.horizontal, off center vs. center, etc). Then every camera on the planet (but this) will annoying try an refocus on the subject (even though its distance didn't change), slowing you down by requiring some other method to lock focus for every shot.

So if I understood the reviewer correctly, this feature is really a good thing.

Well, that's what a focus lock function is good for.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 16:18 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (620 comments in total)
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Lawrencew: Any suggestion as to why the video quality from the X-T1 and the X-E2 is so poor?

Is it something that can be addressed in a firmware fix down the line, or is it something inherent in the sensor?

I'm a bit into filming with X-E2. Video quality is not poor. It really has its strength when it comes to colors. But there are missing some essential functions which could be fixed via firmware. Like: Exposure lock, manual focus aid while shooting, more frame rate, bit rate options.

Let's hope Fuji will fix this.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 16:43 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (596 comments in total)
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kongqueror: WOW! I've been looking around for a smaller, more wife-friendly second camera and looking at the V3, I am in-lust! Just love the design and the tech involved. Sadly, the sensible cash-strapped man in me cannot stomach the price. Sigh. A used Panasonic G3 or a fire sale Olympus E-PM2 will have to do. Darn, it is so sexy!

"wife-friendly" - serious? Idiot.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 06:19 UTC

Just one question to those of you looking forward to more small 4k gadgets: What do you need this resolution for?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 11:56 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On Have your say: Best Fixed-lens Compact Camera of 2013 article (91 comments in total)
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GurcemZekai: I did voted for GR, only because price/value. Fuji x100s is great camera but when you compare vs Gr which has very similar spects (if not better) the price becomes important.

I believe Gr is like 600 british pounds while x100s is 900

It's more about ergonomics and operation when it comes to practical use. The specs won't tell you that both cameras are totally different concepts. I personally love Fuji's direct control of aperture, shutter speed and exposure, which feels very intuitive. Others like program modes. When image quality is that similar, you should really try which one suits your personal style of shooting most.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 12:44 UTC
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burnin: All I see are overexposed photos. Just sayin'.

oh c'mon. How can someone have such a technical view on that?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2013 at 22:59 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Review preview (489 comments in total)
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h2k: Funny sign "I'm sorry". But i think you shouldn't even excuse yourself for anything.

If anything, readers should say "We're thankful".

You're right.
Thanks dpreview.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 07:43 UTC
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SKPhoto12: When are you guys going to do a full review of this camera. The Fuji X-Pro 1 is the most exciting thing that has happened to the photographic world in a long time and there is still no review after more than a year in the market. Any Sony camera gets a full review before it hits the street. Fuji is doing such an outstanding job with the bodies and lenses for the X line and you just don't react. Do they refuse to pay you? What is up with you guys?

An updated review would be important to show what the camera is about NOW. Since FW 3.0 it's responsive, quite good autofocus speed, very good auto focus accuracy, nice manual focus handling etc.

I know dpreview, it's about your ressources. Priority might be newer cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 12:41 UTC
On Just posted: Olympus PEN E-P5 real-world samples article (66 comments in total)

sharp and crisp, nice detail. But i don't like the colors so much. Seem to be a bit flat and lifeless.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 19:34 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Road to Terrapile in the Rural Spring challenge (5 comments in total)

Wonderful composition. Perfect pp - perfect color, sharpness, contrast. Stunning!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 17:33 UTC as 1st comment
On IMG_1.acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

not so nice bokeh.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 19:58 UTC as 2nd comment
On _DSC9966 in the Betta Fish challenge (3 comments in total)

Sorry, but what the hell... Putting a fish into a glass for a photo is bad. Besides it is unterexposed and not well focused.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 10:13 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)

I'm getting more and more impressed by the Fuji X-Pro 1. It has better detail and color in direct comparison to the Canon 6D. Though you should compare JPG output, as RAW rendering of the Fuji samples in this studio test is just bad.

Just by the way. Sorry for being a bit off topic.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 20:07 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
On Marrow in the Flowers and vegetables challenge (3 comments in total)

Wow, this is the first picture that I comment in here.
It is wonderful!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 19:03 UTC as 1st comment
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