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On article Exposing another side of Sochi (170 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).

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 18:40 UTC
On article Exposing another side of Sochi (170 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.

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

Nikon is just as boring as Canon these days.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 09:16 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro (249 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: Look on your right hand when you want to grab something. The camera has been built around this in a practical human way. New horizons open up when using new methods. The Sigma might be very unusual and conflicting with what we are conditioned to see and use.

Smart Sigma people have developed a totally new design to function. This demonstrates vision, strategy and progress. And I like their courage – we need more of this breed in our boring mainstream world.

I would like to pull this camera out and take photos. Because my right hand balances and operates.

@TomasSwitzerland "Look on your right hand when you want to grab something. The camera has been built around this in a practical human way"

Only if you are grabbing something with two fingers, like a dirty diaper.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 18:09 UTC
On article CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro (249 comments in total)

Camera designed by Homer Simpson! His brother apparently works for Sigma.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 05:28 UTC as 89th comment
On article CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro (249 comments in total)

It's a camera only the manufacturer can love.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 03:19 UTC as 111th comment
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pacnwhobbyist: Nikon has always made one of the better kit lenses, IMO. These results are not bad. I don't think though that the lens shows what the D5300 is truly capable of. But as a starter lens, it's perfectly satisfactory.

Which one would that be? Nikon has some very good affordable lenses, like 18-105mm, for example. But this kit lens doesn't look like something to dream about.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 22:02 UTC
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photofan1986: Impressive quality, I must say!

What's impressive about them? -- looks just like any other average kit lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 22:01 UTC

Nothing is said how the pictures were post-processed, whether they were shot in raw, etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 21:58 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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DonSantos: wow. worst design I've seen in a long time.

This camera is designed for shooting selfies, nothing more.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 19:21 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Hasselbad wishes they had thought of this first. And that is not a good thing.

One day we'll see a freak camera display on DPR. This one will be in a good company with Pentax K-01 and that Frankenblad.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 19:20 UTC
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ChrisKramer1: A most tastefully styled camera (or should I say"camerang"?)

Well done Sigma, I can just imagine people queuing up to buy one...

Check you spelling. I'm sure you meant to say: "the most distastefully styled camera"

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 19:17 UTC

As far as I remember this patent was discussed more than a year ago. Finally it got into production.
Though Sigma says it won't affect resolution, it will. The most sensitive color when it comes to determining resolution is green, but the sensor has quad blue layer. Though every layer in Foveon sensor is sensitive to the whole spectrum, the absorption is different. The thin blue layer with quad pixels won't make much difference in real life, the performance will be very similar to the 3 layer 4.9M dot design, except for strong contrast BW test charts.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 19:14 UTC as 105th comment | 3 replies
On photo DSCF2484 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

1) Why is non-kit lens used? Isn't DPR policy when reviewing cameras to use the standard equipment?
2) Why nothing is said if the images were post processed, whether they were converted from raw, etc.?

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 19:38 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Fujifilm X-A1 Samples Gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)

1) Why is non-kit lens used? Isn't DPR policy when reviewing cameras to use the standard equipment?
2) Why nothing is said if the images were post processed, whether they were converted from raw, etc.?

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 19:38 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Fujifilm X-T1 images added to studio test scene (65 comments in total)

I'm starting wondering how useful the new studio test tool is.
There are so little visible differences between various cameras, that one may think they all produce the same image quality, until you start shooting them side by side or even look at various sample photos to understand how vastly image quality varies between them. Just last year I tested 6 different cameras, all of them look very similar on this test scene, all of them have very different image quality in real shooting.
I think the old comparison tool was a lot more representative.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 01:07 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies

And now a trivia question: name at least one superzoom lens that isn't a cr@p.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 19:19 UTC as 31st comment | 13 replies

So slooow, hardly usable. The FF version is so much better.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 09:17 UTC as 61st comment | 5 replies

This FF lens is far superior to the APS-C version. It's APS-C equivalent is 18-200mm f/2.3-4.2, which is quite usable, unlike the slow f/3.5-6.3. Or if you are using APS-C mirrorless put it on a focal reducer and get the same benefits. The APS-C version is just boring and slow.
And as an observation, despite all those ignorant posts that crop sensor somehow means smaller lenses, because of smaller image circle, this is just another demonstration that image circle has little or no effect on the lens size.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 09:13 UTC as 14th comment | 7 replies
On article Fujifilm X-T1 real-world samples gallery (185 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: skin texture does not look good at iso 800. Is there a way to disable NR on X-T1?

Yes, but they you'll be complaining about the noise :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 01:56 UTC
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