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On DSCF3627-Dramatic-Tones photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

'Dramatic tones' filter is suitable only for horror movies, making buildings look creepy, nature nuked, and people sick.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 02:31 UTC as 2nd comment
On DSCF2701 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Strong noise reduction washes out all details.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 02:26 UTC as 2nd comment
On DSCF2297 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Fuji AWB tends to err toward blue tints in day light.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 02:24 UTC as 1st comment
On DSCF2714 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Cyan color shifts for the sky colors is another common Fuji problem.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 02:23 UTC as 1st comment
On DSCF0703 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

All Fuji cameras struggle with reds including X-T1.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 02:20 UTC as 1st comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (378 comments in total)
In reply to:

Francesco De Lorenzo: Having to build a new system, would you buy the Fuji or Sony A7? They cost the same.
Thanks

No secret, Sony has a lot better image quality, but you would have to use adapted lenses due to a paucity of native ones.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 18:37 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (378 comments in total)
In reply to:

AKH: Hmm. this is a camera I'm potentially interested in. It looks really great, but I'm sorry to say that the image gallery does not in anyway reflect the high Gold Medal rating - it actually cooled my interest in this camera considerably.

Very often the DPR gallery speaks better than their reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 17:31 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (378 comments in total)
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gerard boulanger: I was surprised to see a very DR range between X-Pro 1 and X-T1, about 2 stops...

Yes, and clipping shadows in X-T1 isn't a good thing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 17:29 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (378 comments in total)

What's wrong with DPR? How can they post such a superficial review? Did they use a camera for one day and rushed with the review? None of the serious shortcomings are even mentioned:
* wrong (bloody) reds lacking details and color transitions
* cyan ('aqua' according to Adobe) sky color
* wax figure rendition of human faces
* watercolor rendition in landscape shots

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 17:23 UTC as 93rd comment | 8 replies
On Lomography launches Russar+ for L39 and M mount cameras news story (102 comments in total)

Really? 20mm/5.6 manual lens? Who cares?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 07:35 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies

This is just asking for propaganda and manipulation.

"Union Pacific doesn't come by here much anymore": http://simpsonswiki.com/w/images/1/13/Union_Pacific.png

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 17:57 UTC as 3rd comment

It looks so much worse than the Sony 18-200mm lens, it's embarrassing. Why would Sigma even think of producing this lens, when much better lenses already available? Even if they sold it for just $100 it would be $100 thrown away.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 00:22 UTC as 7th comment

Soon we'll have just three survivors: Canon, Nikon, and Sony. Hopefully Sony will buy Olympus and Fuji on firesale.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 18:41 UTC as 126th comment | 6 replies
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (601 comments in total)
In reply to:

pew pew: Imagine a camera like the a6000, with A mount a bit bigger because the mount distance, but still small with all those minolta lenses available for really cheap, that would be perfect :d

Y'all with adapters are completely wrong: 1) there is no image stabilization with an adapter; 2) LA-EA1/3 doesn't use OSPDAF; and LA-EA2/4 has a design with translucent mirror, thus losing light and having poorer PDAF, and also adds a substantial weight and size. All those adapter solutions are pathetic compared to the native A-mount.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 01:35 UTC
On Exposing another side of Sochi news story (178 comments in total)
In reply to:

Francis Carver: Sochi -- it is like the Key West, Florida of the Russian Federation.

Only someone totally warped in the brain regions like "Vlad the Terrible" Putin would be wanting to and in fact able to sell this beach-side resort city as a site for holding the WINTER Olympics.

Of course, perhaps no international "non-profit" organization is more disreputable today than the International Olympics Committee. For enough money, they will do anything.

What is $51B to a guy, who controls all Russian gas & oil industry? This narcissistic lilliput can afford building Olympic premises even in the Sahara desert. Too bad for many Russian people who can't afford the basics.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 21:54 UTC
On Exposing another side of Sochi news story (178 comments in total)
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dg90: Exposing another side of Detroit.

You are right, there are some commonalities -- both places could have been wonderful if they weren't destroyed by the ruling communists.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 18:46 UTC
On Exposing another side of Sochi news story (178 comments in total)
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mcshan: Sochi can not be as bad as it appears here. The photos are nothing special but I suspect that was done by design. I would guess there is an agenda here. I have seen hell holes in many parts of the world.

"I have seen hell holes in many parts of the world"

You mean you've been to New York?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 18:42 UTC
On Exposing another side of Sochi news story (178 comments in total)
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dpreviewblog: DPreview and politics? Strange combination.... IMHO

But politics is everywhere, it surrounds us just like an air. You can ignore it (self-delusion), you can distort it (propaganda), or you can report it (documentary).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 18:40 UTC
On Exposing another side of Sochi news story (178 comments in total)
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Frank C.: Sochi is one of Russia's resort towns and we are shown pictures like this, not really the glit and glamour we are accustomed to in the west. But Russia barely has a national debt, not the nearly the 18 trillion of the US, so it's unfair to make comparisons. I wonder how things would look if they went on a spending spree and threw some money around. That picture of the cook with the fat electrical wire hanging on the wall behind has a lot of character, Russia's past can be seen right there. I enjoyed this series of pictures and honestly didn't expect anything different.

"I wonder how things would look if they went on a spending spree and threw some money around."

Who said the didn't! You just need to look at the Putin's and other oligarchs palaces -- the Saudi sheiks would be jealous.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 18:33 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Nikon stand report news story (47 comments in total)

Nikon is just as boring as Canon these days.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 09:16 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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