keeponkeepingon

keeponkeepingon

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67gtonr: I was expecting the video functions to be tested as well, any plans to do this?

Isn't Seattle supposed to get daily 10 mile long trains hauling coal for china? When they start that up , you can just sit at a railway crossing and shoot comparisons 4evah

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 00:05 UTC
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jl_smith: Here's an idea, pay the $40 or so for a Smugmug or Flickr account and share whatever size you want without having to jump through some stupid hoops. And Smugmug looks about 50x cooler than anything Google has ever created.

Trey already had that idea:

http://stuckincustoms.smugmug.com/

He's had the smugmug site forever with original download sizes so I don't know why this is important to him.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 18:36 UTC

50% faster and can do 14FPS at full res?

That's pretty sweet.

The F6.8 on the long end????

Not so sweet....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 07:26 UTC as 33rd comment
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Hands-on Preview preview (353 comments in total)

In your hands on I'd love to see how this compares to one of the ollder/smaller rebels.

Is this truley something new or just cannon getting back to iwhere it was a few years ago?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 07:17 UTC as 130th comment
On CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda article (489 comments in total)

"once you go below APS-C the next logical size is 1/2.3 inch'"

And this is reason #5 why I am dropping canon after 20 years and too many cameras to count. Idiotic management.

How can anyone in canon leadership make such an inane statement given the popularity of the S90/S95/S100/S110? All four cameras were certified hits, and all use a sensor bigger than 1/2.3 inch.

And if he would take his canon blinders off just for a second he might notice that M43 cameras have taken over nearly 20% of camera sales in his own country:

http://m43photo.blogspot.de/2012/01/camera-sales-statistics-from-japan.html

What an amazing statement. Right up there with you will never need more than 640mb of ram.....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 07:32 UTC as 145th comment | 5 replies
On First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster article (354 comments in total)

No mention of price? Or did I miss it?

It's $599 for those that don't feel like clicking around.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 05:41 UTC as 91st comment

30 specifications on a new camera and no mention of aperture?

Or did I miss it?

Phil must be turning in his grave!

According to IR (who seems to care about minor details such as aperture) the 520 " Maximum aperture starts from f/3.0 at wide angle, and falls to f/5.9 at telephoto"

Not stunning but it is a bit better than canon's SX50 (F3.4-F6.5).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 07:06 UTC as 10th comment

This article has still not been updated to reflect that dpreview has an affiliation with DXO.

The response given a couple of pages ago is completely inadequate. Publicizing it on a post that has long since vanished from the homepage and not including that relationship in this review of a DXO product is not exactly "transparent".

Original response:
By Amadou Diallo (4 days ago)
We incorporate DxO Mark test data in our lens reviews and smartphone camera reviews. We publicized the announcement on our homepage and include their logo on the relevant review pages. So we're being as transparent as we reasonably can.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2013 at 17:28 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies

Isn't it standard practice to include the fact that y'all have a relationship with DXO when reviewing DXO products?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2013 at 23:11 UTC as 139th comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review article (164 comments in total)

Thanks for reviewing the SX50

I agree that the final score seems a little low. Hand-holdable 50x is a fairly amazing stand-out groundbreaking feat. With the zoom and a better sensor than the FZ200, I'd think the scores would be a bit closer. I'm not suprised by all the complaining here.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 15:10 UTC as 24th comment

Deja-vu all over again.

I'm surprised there is no mention of Casio's tryx?

Maybe because no one remembers it?

It even has an LED lamp instead of a real flash (just like the tryx) and is premiering in white.

What's with the knobs on the side? I often prop my cameras up sideways but it looks imposible with this camera?

Could someone explain what's the point of loosing a shutter release so you can shoot with the camera upside down? What's the point of that?

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 15:25 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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Canadian Eagle: Eight months with the OM-D and I still revel in the ease of use, the terrific 5-way stabilization – and the great low-light rendition. Eleven days of shooting all over Cuba gave me, and the OM-D, a workout. It's not a big luggable beast –- not that size really matters – only to sore shoulders. It was just fun to shoot with such a sturdy, but light weight machine. The viewfinder is so very sharp. I've even put some old half-frame Pen-F lenses on it and used it in aperture mode. God, I hope this doesn't sound like a commercial. It's not. It IS a fan letter to the folks at Olympus who have put together a GEM of a camera! Bravo for a deserving win!!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/89996031@N04/8179999315/in/photostream/

Real world samples look about the same as the 350D.

Also throw a TC on a 200 lens and you can get the entire package with the 350D down to about the same weight or at least within a pound. The $1000 you save on the body can go a long way towards getting the lens.

If you have to have D7000 IQ get the K-01 (same sensor) for $300.

Refs:
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/canon/digital_rebel_xt-review/nightshot-tele-800.jpg

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/olympus/omd_em5-assets/nightshot800.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 01:13 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)

There's a lot of accusations of ballot stuffing that could be cleared up really easily:

Publish the results deleting the input from accounts created after the poll was announced.

How about it dpreview? What are the results from actual community members versus accounts created for the purpose of the poll?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 07:27 UTC as 175th comment | 4 replies
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)

It's still a mystery that dpreview would create an article such as this without at least linking to the results.

Also, if the K-01 is not in the poll, why is it mentioned in the front page article summary? The IQ is great and the current cost is 1/2 the price of the cameras on the list and 4 times cheaper than any of the winners. It's like slamming a Kodak P&S on the front page of a 5D review. What's the point?

http://www.dpreview.com/polls

Olympus OM-D EM-5 23.3% (3457 votes)
Nikon D800/E 22.1% (3273 votes)
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 14.4% (2133 votes)
Nikon D600 7.8% (1156 votes)
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 7.1% (1056 votes)
Fujifilm X-Pro 1 6.2% (914 votes)
Sony Cyber-shot RX1 5.6% (831 votes)
Sony Alpha SLT-A99 4.2% (617 votes)
Pentax K-30 3.3% (485 votes)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 2.2% (328 votes)
Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i 1.8% (266 votes)
Sony Alpha SLT-A57 1.2% (172 votes)
Olympus PEN-Lite E-PL5 .5% (79 votes)
Olympus Stylus XZ-2 iHS .3% (40 votes)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2013 at 07:36 UTC as 233rd comment | 1 reply
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: So if this is a poll with 15,000 votes.... what are the numbers?

Exactly what percent of the vote did the OM-D/5DMKIII/D800 get, and where's the rest of the data?

Or is this simply dpreviews pick based on suggestions by the readers?

Thanks!

Thanks AntonyVance

But you have to wonder why it's not included in the article. Looking at the numbers the Nikon and Olympus are practically tied while the Canon is a distant also ran

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 22:33 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)
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Heie2: The Pentax K-01, while many hate on the basis of looks alone, is BY FAR the greatest value for money to hit the world of photography in a very long time.

The Pentax K-30 mirrors that sentiment for DSLR's.

" sure wouldn't buy it. it's ugly as hell. plus, for old lenses compatibility, I'd much rather use an adapter that I can remove,"

yes because more of a hassle is better and we all know your camera has to look good to take good pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 22:27 UTC
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)

So if this is a poll with 15,000 votes.... what are the numbers?

Exactly what percent of the vote did the OM-D/5DMKIII/D800 get, and where's the rest of the data?

Or is this simply dpreviews pick based on suggestions by the readers?

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 10:45 UTC as 387th comment | 2 replies
On Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... article (1412 comments in total)

Wow. No RX100?

And what's with the title "Best Camera".

This is a popularity contest plain and simple, there is not one photographer that would argue the OMD-5 is better than any of the other contenders in this short list.

And what's wrong with the K-01? Bigger sensor and better IQ and better MF (with focus peaking) at 1/4th the cost of the OMD-5 ($316 @ amazon with the 40mm prime right now). Sounds like a winner in my book.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 08:53 UTC as 410th comment | 1 reply
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (554 comments in total)

The ZS20 is sticking out in this collection like a sore thumb.

It's really really hard to believe that one of the "five best" compact zoom cameras in existance has "Average image quality" and only earns 75% on your own published review (a "C" in grade school).

I guess no one cares about IQ these days, not even dpreview.....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2012 at 20:40 UTC as 83rd comment | 8 replies
On Transcend releases new Wi-Fi memory card post (47 comments in total)

Why is this on connect instead of dpreview? Does the hardware work in cell phones?

Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2012 at 01:56 UTC as 20th comment
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