andywhoa

andywhoa

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jonathanj: Women's backpacks, fine, but can we have a bit less of the obscure made-up jargon? What exactly is a side pocket "drainage weep hole"? Googling the term just gives a lot of information about a technique in masonry wall construction.... I even looked at the kickstarter page, but it just looks like a normal pocket to me... Does it mean if the water gets in, there's a hole to let it drain out? Wouldn't a waterproof cover be a better addition?

Hole for water to get out.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 21:00 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (374 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: To unhoh07:
Good for you and very well put. I got my M9 back from Leica and it looks like a brand new camera.

Frankly, I've given up responding to the Leica haters. They complain about Leica high prices. But Leica cameras are all metal assembled with very close tolerances
and finished beautifully. It is a camera that is built with the reasonable expectation that it should last as long as the photographer using it.

Other cameras are priced within the buyers limits. That buyer will no doubt go back into the marketplace in 1 to 3 years in order to but the latest innovations. But do those innovations create a better image? Probably not. Our Leica's are built like a tank and are free of all the trendy garbage that in the final analysis contributes nothing to the final image.

You will never convince the critics otherwise. They no not want to be confused with facts.
There is a saying that seems appropriate. "Never teach a pig to sing. It is a waste of time and it annoys the pig".

So this is where all my Kool-Aid went.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 20:50 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (374 comments in total)
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uhoh07: Also, why has the M9, MM or 240 have never, as far as I can tell, received a full review on this site? I did see an M8 review, and M9 preview, and a four page romp "shooting with the M9-P."

Love it or hate them, these are benchmark digital systems and can be easily rented, one has to wonder why such short shrift at DP?

Preferably such review would be done with the help of a working Leica pro, to avoid the all to common DP foible of "I can't get used to where they put such and such button".

The Leica takes practice to use effectively. I bought the M9 solely for the results with RF wide glass, and at first found the focus and framing method difficult real world. But 11 months later I far prefer the M9 to frame and focus over my A7 even at high speed.

Most hysterical is the DXO rating of the M9 sensor, which simply proves their numbers measure values which are irrelevant to many of us, and certainly have nothing at all to do with how sharp an image will be with a lens attached.

What is the point of reviewing Leica cameras?

The point of a review site is to allow those interested in purchasing gear to discover the pros/cons of that gear before spending their money. The site is generally going to review gear that is within the price range of the maximum number of people. Why spend time and money reviewing a product a very small fraction of readers are going to be able to purchase?

Besides, if you're willing to spend that much money on a Leica, you were going to buy the camera anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 20:48 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (609 comments in total)

So DPR is where all the people who never grew up go to present their opinions? Most of the comments here are embarrassing. Would you act this way in front of your parents?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 03:28 UTC as 110th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (609 comments in total)
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forpetessake: 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

Reds and watercolor* are definitely issues with this camera.

Personally, the smearing (watercoloring) isn't as big of an issue as it is for everyone else. If you were to view foliage on a standard bayer array at 100%, the detail would have artifacts, too. However, those artifacts take on more of a blurring or fuzzy effect. The truth is, both standard bayer arrays and the X-Trans array do not handle tiny details well. They both have a problem. The reason the X-Trans smearing is getting so much grief is because nobody is used to that kind of effect.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 17:50 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (609 comments in total)

I love how all the comments here are OM-D users squirming. Why do you care how the X-T1 is reviewed? An internet review of another camera doesn't affect your images. I suspect it makes you regret your decision, so you're lashing out.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 15:43 UTC as 174th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (609 comments in total)
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Antony John: The area which I look at and that seems to be glossed over (except for JPEG) is the IQ from the camera. It appears neither as a pro or a con.
I would have expected a comparison against the OMD cameras but this isn't available on the comparison function on the conclusions page.

When I go to the image quality sections, the OM-D E-M1 is the first camera next to the X-T1.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 15:42 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (609 comments in total)
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joyclick: K3 gets 83% (after all attempts to avoid reviewing it at all don't justify) and XT1 follows on its heels and gets 84%

I don't understand what you're complaining about here because your english isn't very good. Are you complaining about the K3's score? The X-T1 score? The order in which they were reviewed? I don't know anything about the K3, but the X-T1 has received near flawless reviews from everyone. As far as the ordering goes, 1 of them has to get done before the other. Does it matter which one?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 15:39 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R review preview (5 comments in total)

What camera did you do this review with? When I attach my XF14mm to my X-T1, the focus distance display disappears from the camera's display. However, in your review, it is still present.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 23:54 UTC as 2nd comment
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro article (249 comments in total)

All right. Who is letting the interns design cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 04:15 UTC as 102nd comment
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Najinsky: Well, I'm (genuinely) happy for you guys who can make use of this but unfortunately my X100 is an ornament.

It's an ornament because it developed Sticky Aperture Blades and I can't get it fixed.

I can't get it fixed because Fuji won't publicly acknowledge the problem and insists it goes via warranty repair.

It can't go via warranty repair because the required warranty card and receipt were in a document wallet that got stolen in Thailand (all it had was receipts so the thief got nothing but deprived me of a fix).

They were being carried in the wallet in the vain hope of finding a repair centre while travelling, who spoke enough English to understand the problem in the absence of any public acknowledgement I could show them.

I know some of you get annoyed with me for beating down on Fuji for this, but you know what a great camera it is and I bet you'd feel the same if YOU lost the ability to use yours because of an unacknowledged manufacturing defect and bureaucracy.

Mr grumpy

Apparently, you're an idiot on top of being a liar.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 16:06 UTC
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Najinsky: Well, I'm (genuinely) happy for you guys who can make use of this but unfortunately my X100 is an ornament.

It's an ornament because it developed Sticky Aperture Blades and I can't get it fixed.

I can't get it fixed because Fuji won't publicly acknowledge the problem and insists it goes via warranty repair.

It can't go via warranty repair because the required warranty card and receipt were in a document wallet that got stolen in Thailand (all it had was receipts so the thief got nothing but deprived me of a fix).

They were being carried in the wallet in the vain hope of finding a repair centre while travelling, who spoke enough English to understand the problem in the absence of any public acknowledgement I could show them.

I know some of you get annoyed with me for beating down on Fuji for this, but you know what a great camera it is and I bet you'd feel the same if YOU lost the ability to use yours because of an unacknowledged manufacturing defect and bureaucracy.

Mr grumpy

You're just a flat out liar. I sent my X100 to Fuji USA for repair. It is arriving back at my home today. I never filled out my warranty card. Fuji did acknowledge the error and, for a time, was fixing all X100 cameras free of charge. Two years later, they are now charging a service fee ($140), but the $700 lens assembly is still free. Get a life, Mr Grumpy.

Edit: I should mention my X100 is 2 years old. I bought it at the end of 2011.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 14:55 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (513 comments in total)
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andywhoa: I feel like this camera received a silver award because so many people have been complaining about how many gold awards are being thrown out.

Top camera and "virtually untouchable" in it's class? SILVER AWARD!

@jkoch2 Maybe that's why they've never reviewed the Leica. The award would have to be made from mud.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 00:04 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (513 comments in total)

I feel like this camera received a silver award because so many people have been complaining about how many gold awards are being thrown out.

Top camera and "virtually untouchable" in it's class? SILVER AWARD!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 14:33 UTC as 116th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (513 comments in total)
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TJGKG: It is bad enough the first version of this camera did not get a gold award when it clearly deserved one. But now the MkII version, which is supposedly better than the original, also gets a silver award you really have to question the ratings. Granted these are high marks but as someone who owns the first version of the camera, I can tell you it is extraordinary. Not only are the pictures fantastic, but the movies are incredible. In fact, the movies are far superior to movies on my other gear: the Nikon D7000 and the newly acquired Ricoh GR. The in camera charging is a nuisance but I bought an external charger for my spare battery so that issue is negated. I took this camera on vacation and it was just a pleasure to use with fantastic picutres.

Why are you comparing this camera to the GR, Nex 7, etc. They are two completely different classes of cameras. The RX100 is a truly pocketable compact. It's tiny. You can fit it into your jeans pocket. The GR, Nex cameras, Fuji X100, etc. fit in a large jacket pocket at best, and most of them have huge bulky interchangeable lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 14:31 UTC
On 6 things iPhone photographers want from Apple post (66 comments in total)
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DenWil: "iPhone Photographers" as a group should get over themselves and actually buy functional adjustable cameras. Phone cameras are a convenience for spur of the moment needs. They were never and should not be expected to supplant a 2.8 L lens on a DSLR with a FF 24MP sensor. 2.0 on a piece of glass 3mm across is not my idea of mechanical excellence. The obsession over this is comedy.

Get off your high horse, dude. Elitist is an ugly look.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 19:12 UTC
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Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 21:54 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Review preview (489 comments in total)
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Mikhail Tal: DPR you are giving away gold awards to the majority of cameras now (not counting your "rugged camera" reviews). I'm not saying that the X100s doesn't deserve it but I think you're really diluted the value of a gold award and it's almost like a silver award means its a camera to avoid. You really need to rethink and clearly define your criteria for rating cameras because right now you are sending a lot of mixed messages.

I think this has less to do with dpreview tossing out gold awards like candy and more to do with rapid camera advancement and the creation of several new camera spaces with no standard to compare the camera being reviewed to.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 02:26 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Review preview (489 comments in total)

Give me a full-frame sensor and a function to automatically set the focus to the hyperfocal distance of the selected aperture, and I'll give you $2,000. Weatherproof it and I'll give you another $300.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 02:23 UTC as 162nd comment
On Hands-on with Eye-Fi Mobi post (43 comments in total)

I don't understand the complaints. If this doesn't work for you, don't use it. Just because your workflow does not cooperate with this card, does not mean the card is rubbish.

It seems to me this card is being marketed to people who carry around compacts and want their JPGs to be instantly available to post on social media for casual use. There is a significant enough segment of the population to warrant this, and everything about this card seems perfectly suited to it. If that is not your intention, move along.

This is not being marketed as the pro-photog's dream card.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 18:25 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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