Eigenmeat

Eigenmeat

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Joined on Dec 11, 2009

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On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (669 comments in total)

It's only natural that Nikon suddenly had a "break through" on buffering technology from D7100 to D7200 after Canon release their 7D Mark II. Or they just been handicapping the D7X00 up until now?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 11:17 UTC as 120th comment | 6 replies
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (504 comments in total)

The sad thing is that a MISS FOCUSED shot from a decent P&S/phone still has MORE resolution than an IN FOCUS shot from a Lytro.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 10:38 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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Mister Roboto: $600 + $100 EVF I am sold!

The VF cost $250 atleast.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 21:13 UTC

Canon so scared this well cannibalize their Rebels that they rip the EVF right out of this poor thing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 09:14 UTC as 65th comment
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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KennyXL: Sigma is looking to kick in the teeth of Nikon and Canon. I'd be 0% shocked if this was at least as good as Nikon's 24mm f/1.4 at a significantly lower price.

pretty sure this Siggy will be better optically :D

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 08:10 UTC

Waste of time, it's not like you can fit a DSLR into your pocket even WITHOUT a lens.

Instead, they should do something like the "first DSLR kit lense that starts at 24mm equivalent".

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 04:43 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies

No 1'' sensor, no a chance against competition...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 04:38 UTC as 30th comment
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JGoodard: Seriously, no viewfinder?

sure looks like it.

It's a crime.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 05:24 UTC

Errr... EVF plz! If Canon forces us to buy the $300 add on EVF...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 04:41 UTC as 46th comment
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (364 comments in total)
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Eigenmeat: So i don't know which is the worst: the flare
or...
The fact that a critical precision module like the AF sensor can be misplaced to such degree that is visible to the naked eye... I thought we were taking about micron order of precision here on $2300 camera.

OK, I agree that if you AF tune your lens, this would be fine.
Since DPR believe every lens should be AF tuned before usage, then what should lower end DSLR user do? Are you guys implying that entry level DSLR are simply un-usable outside of the slow zooms? If that is case, you should say so clearly on your entry level DSLR reviews.

The great majority of DSLR sales are entry level, and non of those bodies have AF fine tune. Even with the kit zoom, CDAF yield noticeably more consistent result than untuned PDAF based on my experience. The difference is easily as large as $100 lens compared to a $1000 lens.

You can argue that most casual consumer won't notice this. I think that is abit a like a scam, as a typical consumer think DSLR offer better quality. However, due to untuned PDAF, people can usually get much more consistent result with a good P&S than an entry DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 04:56 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (364 comments in total)

So i don't know which is the worst: the flare
or...
The fact that a critical precision module like the AF sensor can be misplaced to such degree that is visible to the naked eye... I thought we were taking about micron order of precision here on $2300 camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 11:08 UTC as 77th comment | 3 replies

Well is dpreviews talk about it, then it's pretty much confirmed!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 11:28 UTC as 52nd comment
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majicmoments: Progress is important i know... but i dont need 40 million pixels per image clogging up my i pad... How about achieving 25 iso Olympus?... or graduated filters in camera?..say grey/blue/nd grads.. now that would be a blast!

and the ipad has a camera too!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 11:10 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Old Baldy: Nice camera! It hits a lot of my personal preferences.

But then, for pure IQ, it does not match a brand new old stock NEX-5T with a fantastically sharp Zeiss 32mm f/1.8 lens for similar price ($348+$720 = $1068) or the 5T + the three really strong Sigma primes 19mm, 30mm, 60mm $348+$199+$199+$209 = $955 - albeit with the zoom flexibility and slightly smaller size.

Pros of the LX vs the 5T+Zeiss
- better video (if that's important to you.)
- smaller, more pocketable. Perhaps its biggest advantage?
- nicer build?
- built-in VF (instead of optional add-on. Albeit fixed)
- better controls/menu system?

Cons
- Doesn't have the touchscreen (very useful to me)
- Doesn't have the tilting screen (very useful to me)
- Lower IQ
- Lens not as bright
- weaker high ISO performance
- lack of lens flexibility (telephoto, macro etc)

Regardless, this seems to be an intelligently designed, very capable and desirable camera. Would love to put one thru its paces!

Switch lens sucks. I would easily pay $300 to merge two of my lense together =).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:36 UTC
On Sony adds XAVC S support to Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (89 comments in total)
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Martin87: Sony posting a firmware update for their cameras? That's quite unusual for them

onlooker, take a look at my thread here:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54173076

The FZ1000's lens is very good from 50mm onward, at wide angle though, it's not very good.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 03:12 UTC
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (120 comments in total)

Now i need to go Tamul Waterfall!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:18 UTC as 8th comment
On Surf's Up: Clark Little's incredible wave photography article (55 comments in total)

awesomely done!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 10:04 UTC as 16th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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derekmjenkins: I was starting to compare this camera to my GH1 with the 14-140 OIS 4.0-4.8 lens, and it is looking like this bridge camera beats it in every way:

Equivalent focal length: 25-400 vs. 28-200
Max aperature: 2.8-4.0 vs. 4.0-5.8
Max aperature equivalent: 7.6-10.8 vs. 8.0-11.6
ISO range: 125-12800 vs. 100-3200
EVF (dots): 2,359,000 vs. 1,440,000
LCD (dots): 921,000 vs. 460,000
Shutter speeds: 1/16000-60 vs. 1/4000-60
Flash GN (m): 13.5 vs. 10.5
Drive Speed (fps): 12 vs. 3
Focus points: 49 vs. 23
Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 (1/3 steps) vs. -3 to +3 (1/3 steps)

Oh and with the FZ1000 you also get:
- Panorama mode
- HDR mode
- Orientation sensor (try using a 20mm 1.7 on a GH1 vertically!)
- 4k video up to 30 fps!
- Timelaps video
- 5-axis in body IS
- SDXC support

The only things you do not get in the FZ1000 are dof preview and white-balance bracketing. I would miss the ability to use some higher quality primes and to get down to use my 9-18mm lens.

It's a good camera.

I disagree. The modern Sony 1'' sensor very good. Likely within 1/3 of the couple year old GH1 sensor. The lens on the FZ1000 is ~1 stop faster and has greater range on both end. The FZ1000 all also have better AF and EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 06:41 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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MAStai: The Fujifilm X-S1 is overlooked--with identical concept. Its been around since 2011 and has lower res and smaller sensor but 24 – 624 mm range.

too bad the EXR sensor killed it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 08:28 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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Arnab Pratim Das: Finally -- looks to be a worthy successor to Fuji S100fs "The Legend"!

Yup Indeed, the first truly excited camera for me after the S100FS.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 07:13 UTC
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