kewlguy

kewlguy

Lives in Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
Joined on Oct 18, 2004

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On Just posted: Our Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens review article (81 comments in total)
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Cameron R Hood: Wow...yeah Pentax invented the pancake 40mm like 50 years ago, and they've had a modern autofocus one out for 8-9 years that is stunning, plus they reintroduced it with the K01, redesigned by Marc Newsome, but by all means review the Canon copy...

:>(

You haven't reviewed a Pentax lens in 4 years, and you completely missed the mark on the last one you DID review (the legendary 15mm Limited).

Cameron

So, even though you think DA 40 is stunning, if DPR hasn't reviewed it you're less confident using the lens?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 22:16 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus E-PM2 Review article (164 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: "The E-PM2 and E-PL5 borrow the Olympus OM-D E-M5's proven 16MP CMOS sensor, a class-leader in image quality"
What class is that? m4/3? That's a class of two. EVIL/mirrorless? It is better than Fuji and NEX?

Why this review reads like company press release with the overuse of hyperboles?

Class leader in m4/3 class ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 05:49 UTC
On Roger Cicala compares Zeiss and Canon 135mm f/2 lenses article (87 comments in total)

The Zeiss is better, I'm sure - at more than twice the price of Canon but I prefer the one that I can focus easily ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 14:31 UTC as 6th comment
On Roger Cicala compares Zeiss and Canon 135mm f/2 lenses article (87 comments in total)
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jhinkey: Sigma is rumored to have the 135/1.8 sometime this year AND Nikon has a patent on a 135/1.8 IF AFS VR and likely will come out with this lens in order to compete. So it's good that we'll all have some choices in the fast 135/2 department somewhat soon.

The Zeiss 135/2 certainly looks outstanding and the lack of AF does not bother me for what I do - outstanding wide open performance across the entire frame is what I like to see (just like the 100/2 MP).

@Petka - 135 DC is not bad, but it's a dated design too. It's more expensive than the Canon but has much more
CA and so-so sharpness wideopen

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 14:29 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X20 review article (175 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: I just don't get how anyone would get a camera that doesn't produce a decent RAW conversion from the typical software. Any of the current competitors like the Canon G15, the Oly or the Nikon P7700 produce much better results.

Apparently this cameras is more about wow factor rather than IQ - which is important in 2013...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 14:24 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X20 review article (175 comments in total)
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kewlguy: cool, silver star for an expensive compact with mushy images...

REally? consistent image? Funny, DPR's own raw and jpg comparison shows Canon G15, XZ2 being much more detailed at low iso...It's time the reviewer take a look at their own raw comparison LOL

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 03:52 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X20 review article (175 comments in total)

cool, silver star for an expensive compact with mushy images...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 00:56 UTC as 72nd comment | 6 replies
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Henry M. Hertz: so dpreview now active supports illegal stuff with giving these morons a platform?

when will we see the next iteration of illegal photographs on dpreview?

Yeah, dpreview really got no class to promote these photos...illegal is illegal, nothing to rave about

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 04:09 UTC

D7100 is said to have no AA filter, but why is it still softer than NEX-7 in the studio comparison? NEX-7 studio comparison shows better micro contrast too. Is it due to lenses used?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 10:29 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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yabokkie: half a century ago, the Japanese beat the hell out of "unbeatable" Germans and drove them out of the market.

I would like to continue to use high quality Japanese equipment but it's not bad someone else can beat them on quality, at least cost-performance for the moment.

@yabokkie; if you ever tried Leica lenses, you'll know the German optics beat the cr@p out of the Japanese lenses... not to mention Zeiss, Schneider... their market share is small because of the higher price - for a good reason!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 14:40 UTC
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kewlguy: I got my Canon 24 TSE for $1700, this Samyang is not cheap either. The only aberration on 24 TSE L is severe coma in the corners (unshifted) - hopefully the Samyang's better corrected in this regard (while on par in other parameters).

Nope, mine is the TSE II.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 07:37 UTC

I got my Canon 24 TSE for $1700, this Samyang is not cheap either. The only aberration on 24 TSE L is severe coma in the corners (unshifted) - hopefully the Samyang's better corrected in this regard (while on par in other parameters).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 00:59 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies

For the price it should be much better than the mediocre 70-300 VR!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 08:20 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)

f/2.8? yawn... should have made it 35/2 equivalent...

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 08:11 UTC as 163rd comment
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vodanh1982: "The cameras' wireless capabilities allow users to remotely capture and view images from iOS devices" No Android or PC?

androids are for amateurs, PCs for gamers - not Phase One's target markets... LOL

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2013 at 23:32 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (527 comments in total)
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Mike99999: To me the Fuji X-series is a case of the emperors new clothes. They basically take a Nikon D3100 or a Canon t2i, put it inside a shinier body, and sell it as if it's the greatest new thing. It is a pretty standard APS-C camera.

First of all the images look mushy at ISO 200. It doesn't look nearly as good as a D7000 or OM-D.

Second are the lenses. Everyone is hyping these lenses, as good as Leica, etc... Why? These Fuji lenses are really overrated. The corner softness is so bad I often think these are re-branded Sigma lenses.

If compactness is an issue, Olympus is convincing me better. If compactness is not an issue, Nikon and Canon get you more for less money. It just doesn't look as shiny.

I had D7000 for a year, it has strong AA filter, need good lenses. OMD? LOL as long as the sensor is smaller, no way it's comparable to Fuji's X Trans. The problem with Fuji is just that there is no optimal RAW converter...making it a high end jpg camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 12:54 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (527 comments in total)

the most expensive jpg-only camera...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 05:07 UTC as 136th comment | 7 replies
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review article (530 comments in total)
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reach0775: dpreview will remain my No.1 source for camera reviews, but I'll really stop taking their conclusions seriously.
The 6D has similar or better IQ than the mighty Mk.III, some VERY serious USPs (GPS, weight...) and it costs a 1.000EUR less!
Hey, that's an awful lot of money! It's a shame they even compare those 2 within the same sentence.
But taking it down because Mr. dpreviewer would have had different ideas where to save money is really outrageous arbitrariness.

Problem is, most buyer only concern about spec when comparing 6D vs D600. As a user of both system, I did try the D600 but I didn't like the color - plus my collection of Canon lenses are growing due to more better new lenses. Add to those an excellent service from Canon where I am - that's why I got the 6D.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2013 at 00:45 UTC
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)
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GeorgeZ: For most users the EM5 delivers more pleasing photos without pp.
For RAW shooters it's a different story.
In normal light I'm still happy with my old D50, but when the time comes to buy a new camera I will switch to M43 thanks to Olympus' jpeg magic and the nice lenses available.
Nikon shows nothing here that would sway ME to stay with them.

Like I said, I did use quite an extensive system of m4/3, including EM5. Sorry, the details are not up to the FF cameras with good lenses. It's reality - esp the low light details. Horses for courses, sure. I'm not saying m4/3 is bad, but it's not as good as the best APS-C system, still. NEX might be weird looking, but the sensor is better than the best m4/3 sensor currently available. The Oly defenders need to have some reality check, somehow.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2013 at 04:27 UTC
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)
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GeorgeZ: For most users the EM5 delivers more pleasing photos without pp.
For RAW shooters it's a different story.
In normal light I'm still happy with my old D50, but when the time comes to buy a new camera I will switch to M43 thanks to Olympus' jpeg magic and the nice lenses available.
Nikon shows nothing here that would sway ME to stay with them.

Agreed, marike6. I used to have both 4/3 and m4/3. Sold them because I still prefer the outputs from my Canon and Nikon. If one needs small mirrorless, NEX is a good start over m4/3.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 15:25 UTC
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