vkphoto

vkphoto

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On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 news story (235 comments in total)

totally insane

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 22:14 UTC as 48th comment
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qwertyasdf: 20+4.9+4.9 = 39? I don't get it!

If the grip is facing backwards, then the thumb needs to exert pressure to hold the camera. How can i use my thumb to press the buttons on the back?
I just tried holding my Canon 1D backwards, it dropped on the ground.
(But the scrollwheel, which is now in the front is very convenient for the index finger to turn)
Am I holding it wrong? I don't get it

Anyways, I'm gonna get it no matter what! ByeBye DP2M

I am also puzzled with this "grip facing backwards" design.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 15:19 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

EC dial "a bit too difficult to turn". Great news, finally it's fixed.
Loose dial on X-Pro1 is extremely annoying.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 13:41 UTC as 348th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
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M DeNero: I see comments like "Wonderful controls!" and "Great ergonomics!" Pardon me for asking, and I'm not trying to be a wise guy, but is there really any benefit to these retro designs other than aesthetics? Modern SLRS have precision, customizable controls that mostly lie right under the finger tips of one hand. You can make adjustments without even thinking about it, while keeping the other hand on the zoom or focus ring. These retro designs seem to have nicer industrial design, but after handling several they seem very clumsy to me operationally. Please enlighten me.

"Pardon me for asking, and I'm not trying to be a wise guy, but is there really any benefit to these retro designs other than aesthetics?"

Well, all modern DSRLs (Canon, Nikon, etc) are using "retro" design (AF, buttons, menus, etc) even grip, from mid 80s introduced by Minolta with their 7000 Maxxum.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 19:48 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
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Anthony20D: Let's have a poll. How much will the msrp be? Beautiful looking camera.

the poll is here:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52946006

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 19:44 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)

VF x.077 mag? That's bigger than ANY current pro dslr

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 17:27 UTC as 136th comment
On CES 2014: Sigma Stand Report news story (40 comments in total)

any new cameras on the horizon?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 03:20 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

You can provide your feedback about Df, Nikon's survey is here:

https://webc.nikonimaging.com/form/pub/info/df_en

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 13:41 UTC as 328th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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vkphoto: I find it sadly ironic that Df can properly meter with every Nikkor lens (including non Ai) but doesn’t provide split screen for MF nor displays the aperture ring values in the viewfinder. The only explanation I have is that Nikon is protecting their Nikkor AF/G line of lenses. Unfortunately but Df is just another AF/G centric Nikon DSLR. The most important "retro" feature, MF support, is completely missing.

No I meant split screen, have no idea what does split prism mean.
Check Wiki: "The most common type of focusing screen in non-autofocus 35 mm SLR cameras is the split screen"
Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focusing_screen
And I love your suggestion to f**k up my fine AI-s Nikkors. Many thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 00:40 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

I find it sadly ironic that Df can properly meter with every Nikkor lens (including non Ai) but doesn’t provide split screen for MF nor displays the aperture ring values in the viewfinder. The only explanation I have is that Nikon is protecting their Nikkor AF/G line of lenses. Unfortunately but Df is just another AF/G centric Nikon DSLR. The most important "retro" feature, MF support, is completely missing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 20:56 UTC as 489th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Al Downie: Oh.. how I've wished for a digital FM2. And this, sadly, is not it. It's not even close. What on earth were they talking about with this 'pure photography' marketing campaign???

I want:
- Metal body
- Manual focus with bright ground glass, split-screen and microprism
- Manual exposure
- Match needle metering (or LEDs at a pinch)
- Mechanical shutter from 1s to 1/2000 + B
- Shutter speed knob on body
- Range of high quality lenses with mechanical aperture rings
- ISO dial
- Shutter release
- Mechanical self-timer
- Depth of field preview
- Tiny display showing frame count.
- High quality digital sensor with only RAW capture mode.

That's it. I don't even want an LCD panel on the back. Anything else is just fluff that gets in the way. If Nikon could provide that, I'd happily pay £3k for it. I'd find a way. It'd hurt, after selling my FM3a for £300 just a few months ago...

Al, I am 100% with you and your list. Few things from FM2 that you missed: shutter speed to 1/4000, flash sync at 1/250 and ADR window (to display aperture values in the viewfinder). I could add battery status to your tiny display for the frame count. Cheers!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 14:02 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows news story (1513 comments in total)
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vkphoto: DPR, could you please check if it has an ADR. Thanks in advance.

aperture direct readout

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 19:17 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows news story (1513 comments in total)

DPR, could you please check if it has an ADR. Thanks in advance.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 14:50 UTC as 74th comment | 2 replies
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows news story (1513 comments in total)

DPR, how is the preview going? :) I look forward to it!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 18:05 UTC as 103rd comment

Adobe executive team=retards. Give them the boot, let 30% of the company go and hire fresh blood.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 01:55 UTC as 207th comment | 1 reply

Very good news.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 12:43 UTC as 31st comment

iPad interface sucks:)

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 02:09 UTC as 114th comment

DPR, it would be interesting to update your excellent LR vs C1 comparison with Aperture results. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2013 at 15:38 UTC as 3rd comment
On Fashion and fire blended the Von Wong way news story (13 comments in total)

Absolutely fantastic!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 01:19 UTC as 7th comment
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples news story (205 comments in total)

Subtitle typo: "Fujifilm X100 Real-world Samples Gallery". Should be X100s
Photos look good.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 01:36 UTC as 53rd comment | 4 replies
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