AbrasiveReducer

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On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1609 comments in total)
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Mina J: Just left Samy's Camera in Beverly Hills, CA and the sales representative said that the RX10 was a better deal than the A7 or 7R, mainly because of the lens on the RX10. I'm just saying.

It's simple (and this applies to Fuji, too). If you buy a fairly expensive camera with a fixed lens, you tell everybody that's all you ever wanted. Problem solved.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 21:53 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1609 comments in total)
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km25: I would rather deal with weight of the Nikons, then deal with all the factors of the A7/R. The advantage of mirror less cameras is that you can use RF lens from CZ and Leica, ect. on them. But you cannot use anything wider them 35mm. Good idea, poor execution. The sensors are good. But the rest is not. Maybe the A8/r will be a good camera. Sorry, but Sony think it through. This camera on as idea is great, but the A7 falls short.

Some wide angles are fine. For the ones that aren't, it's no fun trying to fix unless you really enjoy spending extra time at the computer.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 21:50 UTC

I'm sure this is great but I wish Zeiss would focus their lens design efforts on lens types that are pretty bad, like wide angle zooms. Creating a sharp macro lens seems like a very low bar.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 17:31 UTC as 30th comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Donnie G: If a camera design is done right, then there is no need to hype up any mythical marketing advantages of mirrorless ILC tech vs. traditional SLR tech in order to sell the camera to enthusiasts. The Fujifilm X-T1 is an excellent example of a camera design that is done right. No further hype required.

Sure, people like a camera that looks like one and has the controls where a human can get to them. But number of "responses" has nothing to do with number of sales. Everything from Photoshop subscriptions to white orbs has generated tons of chatter. There hasn't been this level of excitement since the Df. Or maybe it was the a7r. It's hard to remember back that far.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 05:44 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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sean lee: Hi, Guys. I have a question.
I am not professional photographer. Just like to take pictures.

Now I am using Canon t2i with EF 50mm F1.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 and Sigma 10-20mm. I am satisfying with their IQ but I want to have little smaller body in retro style.
I was waiting if canon announce retro style SLR so I can keep the lenses I have now, but I don't think canon will announce and I am tire to keep waiting.

If I switch to Olympus E-M10 or Panasonic GM1, am I down grade or up grade? or just same grade in IQ?
Thank you,

The sensors in the Olympus and Panasonic are newer, which to DPR readers means better. If you are somewhat critical, you may see better dynamic range (less tendency to block highlights) with the newer cameras. Otherwise, the larger sensor and perfectly adquate lenses you have will give as good or better results. What these cameras offer is lighter weight, smaller size, and lots of new features, some of which are useful.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 20:56 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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peevee1: Well, Fuji X-T1 is going to be Camera of the Year 2014. The future 16-55/2.8 WR might also be a lens of the year.

Sony has a shot with A9 though, we will see.

How will the stock market do? Since you see how the year will turn out when it's still January....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 18:47 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Matt1645f4: Can we start talking about a cameras ability to take still images, rather than any inability or poor video mode? This Camera screams out its Photographic ability, So stop bitching and moaning about video!!

I don't think Ansel had any interest in shooting movies. But eventually, video will get so good that everybody will shoot a burst and pick the frame they like best. It's the natural extension of memory cards that hold 1500 images vs. a 36-exposure roll. Shoot enough and there has to be something good in there.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 23:13 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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plasnu: The ONLT thing that I don't like about this camera is: FUJIFIILM LOGO. It makes overall camera look somewhat cheap and strange... It should be a bit larger or just to be removed. Many people will use gaffer tape, anyway.

The prism on this camera is so large, maybe they can change it to Fuji-Not-Film.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 21:43 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Cailean Gallimore: Seems to be better than Nikon's silly Frankenkamera, which looks like it was made from the parts of three cameras randomly re-assembled.

A Df2, although I'd prefer Eg. This new Fuji looks very nice but it lacks something, the upside of instant obsolescence is that an improved model is never far off.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 21:35 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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russbarnes: Who knows how many firmware updates it will take to get this release right....Buy in a year for a functional device?

They seem to learn from their mistakes, rather than create new ones.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 21:27 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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russbarnes: Who knows how many firmware updates it will take to get this release right....Buy in a year for a functional device?

Off the top of my head, Ricoh and Canon have provided firmware updates on cameras more than 2 years old. Nikon too, I believe. There are probably others.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 21:24 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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REDred Photo: I'll never understand why so many people feel the need to trash new cameras from venerable companies. I understand that not every camera will be what everyone wants. But MANY people have been asking for a camera like this for years. Is it perfect in every way? NO... but "not perfect" is certainly not the same as awful.

To those who can only tear something down: If you don't like this camera, then it's safe to say that Fuji didn't make this camera for you... so don't buy it... Legitimate constructive criticism and suggestions for improvement are welcome... but please acknowledge that you are not the most important person in the world, you are not the only customer out there, and not everyone shoots the way you do. Why trash something that wasn't made for you?

This was good until the "venerable companies". Nobody here is under any obligation to be nice to Fuji or any other company. (Unless you're an "explorer of light" or some other unbiased endorser.)

What seems like a vicious attack on someobdy's favorite company may just be somebody pointing out how a product does not meet their needs.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 18:43 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Paul Guba: Not sure why Fuji built this camera. There other cameras fit a niche however the competition is way more with full DSLR. With many more lens available to you with other systems I wonder why? If I own a current x camera do I buy a DSLR like camera? Nice as it maybe I wonder why Fuji would want to compete with Sony, Nikon, Canon here.

Try a little of everything. So far, Fuji's gotten great reviews, lots of fans, and lost money. Why not try one more approach. Canon is doing the same thing, not nearly as well, and they make money. Now, if the best parts of each could be combined....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 17:33 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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jlluissanchez: Nikon you see how easy it was?

I doubt it was easy. But it was possible.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 17:27 UTC
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Doctor Chris: So here we have some Photoshopped pictures of a kid with animals. Hardly a news item, is it?

Maybe there wasn't any news and we're stuck with photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 16:22 UTC

These really are very nice. Between these and the snowflake guy, it seems this part of the world is producing some very good photographers.

Interesting that photos like these can come from a "troubled" part of the world while over here in paradise, we see mostly pictures of suffering, or slickness or gimmicks like HO train sets and ultra-HDR.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 06:19 UTC as 138th comment
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1609 comments in total)

One thing that bodes well for Sony is that their fan base seems almost as fired up as Nikon (who simply cannot do anything wrong). In a world full of excellent cameras, having customers who take comments about anything less than perfection as vicious slander, this unquestioning loyalty is nice to have.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 18:04 UTC as 144th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1609 comments in total)
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NCB: Of course the D600 and 6D are peer to the A7. They all use FF sensors, they are all essentially exchangeable lens camera, they all have a typical range of features, and they compete with each other. The fact that the A7 uses an EVF is a technical detail. It's an important detail, because some people will think that's good and some people will think it isn't; for a lot of people, though, it's not a deal breaker.
Strikes me this is an honest, informed review. Whether it puts people off the camera or not depends totally on the priorities of each individual, as always. Bottom line is, the A7 breaks new ground, for which it should be applauded, and has a number of weak points. Sony can and should fix some of them (A8?). Some of them are inherent in the concept, which is why Nikon and Canon will remain stiff competition.

The reality is that most of the people who buy this stuff are not cost-no-object professionals so the price creates separate categories.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 17:55 UTC
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)
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Babka08: I love the carefully crafted marketing progression of... rumour... leak... preview... then, wait for it... full review. And the entire time, DPR has the camera sitting on a desk in their head office. Savvy.

That's a lot of dials if you like dials. Kind of 1960's Beechcraft cockpit. They'll probably kick hard at the nf and em1 and maybe even the nex alpha whatever they're called now.

He means Fuji is playing games, not DPR who have agreed not to disclose anything more than Fuji wants them to. But this is fine; it's a short "tease" not months of pure photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 17:23 UTC
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RichRMA: At some point, the Bayer needs to go. They've even started (some companies) getting rid of the AA filter which is a good start towards better overall image quality. Fuji is trying something different and I hope it works well.

A few years ago, I said dump the blur filter and there were scientists, engineers, mathematicians explaining why this could not ever be done. The explanations were more complicated than splitting the atom, but I could see from my infrared modified camera and Foveon camera that removing the AA filter rarely caused a serious problem.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 17:17 UTC
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