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steve_hoge

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On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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bebgsurg: Why did they lose the viewfinder? They can't compete with Panasonics GX7 without a built in viewfinder.

Lack of EVF is a deal-killer for some of us with presbyopia, so as long as they don't charge an extra $400 for it...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 16:31 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

Pg 4 "Body and Design" shows an external mic input behind the door.

Pg 2 "Specifications" says "No" under "Microphone Port".

Should trust the photo?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 16:27 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (724 comments in total)

Camera COMPLETELY SHUTS DOWN when you depress the EVF? OK, that's just broken.

Although I have occasionally wished for a way to put my Panasonic cameras directly into their Sleep mode to save battery power without the delay of a complete power cycle.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 19:23 UTC as 111th comment | 3 replies
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (167 comments in total)

Mmm...dishwasher porn. Where else can you find a 3min money shot?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 18:43 UTC as 33rd comment
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Bruce Crossan: Any sign of Aperture 4?

You're referring to this TH article?

http://www.dslrbodies.com/accessories/software-for-nikon-dslrs/software-news/icloud-photos.html

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 21:18 UTC
On DxO Optics Pro 9.5 now integrates with Adobe Lightroom article (60 comments in total)

Bummed that Aperture/Preview/Mavericks still cannot digest the .DNG output from DxO 9.5. I blame Apple's non-support of DNG for that - though it would be nice if DxO provided a MacOS-friendly DNG output for "the rest of us".

But it does seem kind of weird that Dxo9.5 it won't open .DNG's that it created itself ("This image cannot be processed since it was taken with a camera that is not supported by this version of DxO Optics Pro.")

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 17:39 UTC as 4th comment
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (599 comments in total)
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braisim: I have to say I don't understand why GPS has been replaced with WiFi/NFC. I am an A77 owner and I do find the GPS useful. Frankly I struggle to see what real benefit WiFi would give me. The best quality images from the A77 measure some 24 MB. So I can transfer this to my phone (after having set all of that up on my smartphone) and then post it on flickr or facebook. And then have that transfer take 10 minutes as I'm in an area without 3G let alone 4G and then have my carrier charge me for all of that data transfer, because I'm abroad. And then have my smartphone battery last only 6 hours instead of a full day. I don't see the point. On a camera like this, unless one wants to use remote control (which seems like a pretty niche activity) I don't see the value of WiFi/NFC. Please educate me.

Remote control is a compelling rationale for WiFi - image transfer, not so much. For that there's always EyeFi.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 00:42 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (599 comments in total)

OK, are any shooters out there really using Memory Stick media? I wonder if they'd have had room for GPS hardware if they'd left out the MS slot...

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 00:40 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (599 comments in total)
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Scottelly: They took away the GPS?!? WTF?!?

Though I am glad they have made a new, updated version of the A77, I can't understand Sony. I won't buy it without GPS. I will get the old one instead . . . or I'll get a Nikon D5300. I don't really need the speed shooting capability, and until I see that Sony is committed to this line of cameras by making three or four new, kick-ass lenses for them, I will stay away from their newest cameras. The mirrorless cameras don't have two of the features I have come to expect from Sony - in-camera image stabilization and GPS, and now Sony drops GPS from their newest A77! I think they dropped the ball too.

I was thinking Sony should make one of these without an anti-aliasing filter. Hopefully they will make an A79 with that and GPS . . . and a bigger buffer . . . and two memory card slots (fast ones - maybe UHS2).

I wonder how fast the memory card slot in this camera is.

GPS is important to me...seems like in this day and age they could at least incorporate it into a very compact purpose-built hot-shoe accessory with in-camera firmware support.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 00:36 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (559 comments in total)
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Francis Sawyer: Does Panasonic really prevent third-party batteries from working with their cameras? If so, no one should vote for this rip-off with their money.

Send a strong message that this anti-customer offense will not stand.

The two "Halcyon" branded batteries I got on Amazon for less than 20 bucks (including charger) work fine - but I haven't noticed that their extended storage (1400mAh vs 1025 stock) make much difference - the GX7 still seems to eat batteries.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 17:16 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (559 comments in total)
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concert photographer: Why is it not possible to use most Olympus lenses on Panasonic cameras? (and vice-versa). I thought they did work together since 7 years to achieve this goal?
I shot some pictures with the 9-18mm on the GX7: horrible! It simply doesn't WORK. Strange that nobody ever tried to do that before! before replying, please TRY yourself.
One issue will be soon the non waterproof tilted viewfinder: five minutes of rain on it in its upwards position and the whole camera is ruined.
Marc

Love the results from the Oly 9-18 on my GX7. The only thing that bugs me is the persistent "nag screen" to extend the lens.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 17:14 UTC

I'm pretty lukewarm about a gadget that basically aims to replace a USB cable or card reader (though being able to do xfers without opening an U/W case might be a compelling use scenario.)

When's Eye-Fi going to come up with an $150 SD card that includes a GPS receiver that will geotag my photos in-camera? (I don't really consider their WiFi-triangulation kludge as a viable solution to this problem.)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 14:12 UTC as 3rd comment
On PPE 2013: Hands-on with Panasonic's newest cameras article (37 comments in total)

Basic GX7 User's manual at:

https://concierge.panasonic.ca/pcs//viewing/ALL/DMC-GX7CP/OI/vqt5a95/vqt5a95.pdf

GX7 "Advanced Features" Manual:

http://tda.panasonic-europe-service.com/docs/2z526d389az3z39ac3z656ez706466z22z82a6166caafcaed2c0394becccf429c3019ff042/tsn3/data/ALL/DMCGX7EB/OI/911693/vqt5b27.pdf

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 15:47 UTC as 8th comment
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kwa_photo: I think Apple will do a 4.0 of Aperture X in the not too distant future and when they do...it will be done very well IMO. It's just a matter of how long do we want to wait. It's similar to the Mac Pro with no updates for years....

Yeah, I'd be amazed if it couldn't open medium format files - even RAW - since I regularly import and edit 35MB TIFF files.

That said, you do need the right platform - my Dell 9" hackintosh netbook strains on JPEGS and even a 5-year-old Macbook with any amount of memory wouldn't cut it for editing of medium format RAW images.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 20:51 UTC
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Tandua: I use Aperture, I like it...but:

No Automatic Lens Barrel/Distorsion/Aberration control...yet

LR yes
Dxo Yes
Capture Yes

...only aperture doesn't have.

Is it possible deactive face detection process, it spends 100% (8 cpu processor)?

No layer..(always must export to tiff format for applied a filter)

I hope to see Aperture 5.0 in the future

Face detection can indeed be turned off. I'd bet the majority of Aperture users have this disabled - go to Aperture->Preferences->General and unclick Enable Faces.

Aperture RAW support for my Panasonic FZ-35 corrects the significant barrel distortion that is built into its compact Leica zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 20:46 UTC
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Kinematic Digit: Apple actually got something released early for Aperture for a change? Of course the Pentax 645D isn't really that new :)

I guess you could say "it's for Aperture" - just like it's for iPhoto and Preview.app.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 04:33 UTC

Though they aren't within dpreview's traditional purview, I hope this site will make the effort to publish complete reviews of these devices.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 19:46 UTC as 25th comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

OK. I'll take the 5D, please.

Seriously, though, the "daylight" vs "low light" samples should have their exposures compensated to equal brightness so that we're really seeing the noise performance, unmasked by the darker image.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 23:13 UTC as 198th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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Vitruvius: No IBIS for video ??? If it works for 2 second exposures (as reviewers have claimed) then what is the problem with video? Hope this is a firmware update.

Legacy glass + IBIS during video + Focus Peaking during video = AWESOMENESS!

Really? People are hacking Panasonic G-series?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 20:33 UTC
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Esign: The grip should have been made of reindeer horn.

Or, since this is clearly aimed at status-conscious Asian buyers, rhino.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 19:23 UTC
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