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On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (573 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 96th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (573 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 (573 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 160th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (573 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 (573 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 (4 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 1st comment
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro article (256 comments in total)

All right. Who is letting the interns design cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 04:15 UTC as 101st 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 (507 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 (507 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 113th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (507 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 (484 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 (484 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 160th comment
On Hands-on with Eye-Fi Mobi post (42 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 20th comment | 1 reply
On Complete our survey for the chance to win an iPad article (73 comments in total)
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Perry Carmichael: Why the hell would I want an iPad except to eBay? from the other complaints, total waste of time. Great site, but sorry on this one.

Do you always complain when people offer you free stuff?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 05:57 UTC
On Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100S article (57 comments in total)
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MrPetkus: Tantalizing cam. As a consumer, it's frustrating that Fuji's 3 APS-C offerings are in such different evolutionary states. I like the XPro1 but the recent XE1 has a better EVF spec. Now the X100 comes out with on-chip phase detection and both focus peaking and split focussing...

I, for one, will certainly not purchase either the XPro1 and XE1 knowing that these important (to me) features are in the pipeline. Fuji's outstanding trio is out of sync.

That's right, starwolfy. I was so miserable with my iPhone 4 that I bought the 4S.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 19:11 UTC
On Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100S article (57 comments in total)
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MrPetkus: Tantalizing cam. As a consumer, it's frustrating that Fuji's 3 APS-C offerings are in such different evolutionary states. I like the XPro1 but the recent XE1 has a better EVF spec. Now the X100 comes out with on-chip phase detection and both focus peaking and split focussing...

I, for one, will certainly not purchase either the XPro1 and XE1 knowing that these important (to me) features are in the pipeline. Fuji's outstanding trio is out of sync.

R Butler, while your comment is accurate, it is ultimately inconsequential. MrPetkus is absolutely correct. We can all presume this technology, which (in my opinion) has dramatically bettered an already awesome X100 camera, is coming to the X-Pro 1 and X-E1; and sales of these cameras could see a very sharp decline.

Now I just have to stop myself from purchasing an X100S so I can purchase an X-Pro 2. This is like quitting smoking.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 15:56 UTC
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