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Sigma Quattro: Great cameras, great lenses, great images let buy one...

Oh wait: there is the notorious Sigma Photo Pro Software barrier, specially designed by Sigma Engineers to prevent people from actually enjoying/using their beautiful equipment

(Maybe one day, they'll get it)

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 05:48 UTC as 70th comment | 4 replies
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (354 comments in total)
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Kalhor: Image Quality = garbage, my old X-E1 makes better images in all ISO range.

Seems the garbage in your neighbourhood is quite neat

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 21:55 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (354 comments in total)
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unbelievable: I kindly have to disagree on calling the RX10 III an ideal hiking camera. It definitely ticks quite some proper boxes: reach, image quality, weather resistance. But at 1kg+ it is simply too heavy (at least for me, considering that my total long trail pack weight is 7.6kg including backpack, tent, sleeping gear, clothes, raingear, snow clothes, cooking stuff, electronics, navigation stuff, medkit, etc).
Having had several lightweight superzoomes (FZ20, FZ7) but let down by image quality I moved on to enthusiasts camera (rx100, xz1, lx3). These are capable of making acceptable pics, but unfortunately do sacrifice reach to the extent that you can capture a bird in just 2 pixels.
In my opinion the optimal hiking camera is currently the tz100. It has respectable reach, decent image quality and most and for all, it is truly portable (small and lightweight). It neither excels nor fails in any field

@dpreviewmember
That combination still ticks 700g, and more importantly, it misses the 24mm wide angle

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 21:52 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (354 comments in total)
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unbelievable: I kindly have to disagree on calling the RX10 III an ideal hiking camera. It definitely ticks quite some proper boxes: reach, image quality, weather resistance. But at 1kg+ it is simply too heavy (at least for me, considering that my total long trail pack weight is 7.6kg including backpack, tent, sleeping gear, clothes, raingear, snow clothes, cooking stuff, electronics, navigation stuff, medkit, etc).
Having had several lightweight superzoomes (FZ20, FZ7) but let down by image quality I moved on to enthusiasts camera (rx100, xz1, lx3). These are capable of making acceptable pics, but unfortunately do sacrifice reach to the extent that you can capture a bird in just 2 pixels.
In my opinion the optimal hiking camera is currently the tz100. It has respectable reach, decent image quality and most and for all, it is truly portable (small and lightweight). It neither excels nor fails in any field

Sure, anyone should make his/her own list of preferences. The RX10 III surely does make pretty pictures (and a lot more vibrant than the TZ100 imho).

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 22:21 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (354 comments in total)

I kindly have to disagree on calling the RX10 III an ideal hiking camera. It definitely ticks quite some proper boxes: reach, image quality, weather resistance. But at 1kg+ it is simply too heavy (at least for me, considering that my total long trail pack weight is 7.6kg including backpack, tent, sleeping gear, clothes, raingear, snow clothes, cooking stuff, electronics, navigation stuff, medkit, etc).
Having had several lightweight superzoomes (FZ20, FZ7) but let down by image quality I moved on to enthusiasts camera (rx100, xz1, lx3). These are capable of making acceptable pics, but unfortunately do sacrifice reach to the extent that you can capture a bird in just 2 pixels.
In my opinion the optimal hiking camera is currently the tz100. It has respectable reach, decent image quality and most and for all, it is truly portable (small and lightweight). It neither excels nor fails in any field

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:51 UTC as 33rd comment | 9 replies
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (354 comments in total)

So, the question is:
did that guy on the bike* hit you or was he able to stop in time?

*) Dan

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:07 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)
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Haim Hadar: This week will be remembered as the "D-word" tantrum week... IMO it's great that DPreview staff is sharing the enthusiasm over an impressive piece of equipment.

Wish sony could have pulled out a little extra magic and shave off a few hundred grams of this camera as 1.1kg seems too heavy for long hikes - It weighs the same as my tent.

What, are you kidding us?! You still carry a tent around that exceeds 1000g?? Time for something like a Tarptent or a Zpacks shelter I would say ;-p

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 10:00 UTC

Makes me really sad.

Loved his way of reviewing equipment and his passion for nature. Giving a very personal touch to the review, while not compromising on quality. We photo enthusiasts are definitely going to miss him

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 15:22 UTC as 45th comment
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (307 comments in total)
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Florida Kayaker: I don't really get it.
"Overall, the ZS100's photo quality is very good, though not the best in the 1"-type sensor class"
Well yes, detail looks terrible as does color comparatively.
"Despite a few quibbles, the ZS100's image quality is light-years ahead of any other compact travel zoom on the market"
because there is nothing else that qualifies as a travel zoom that employs a 1" sensor?

This review although bestowing "gold" has made me re-think purchasing this camera. I have had it in my basket on Amazon for weeks now but now i'm thinking better to give up the 100-250 range for significantly better image quality found in other 1" compacts. Anyone else feel this way? Maybe my take is all wrong.

Order your priorities. If portability, good photo quality and a useful zoom range are topping your list, this is the only option.
Bridge camera's (FZ1000 and Sony XXX) provide better image quality but are bulky and heavy and hence not portable (imho)
Later RX100s provide better image quality but have very limited zoom range
Nikon 1-serie might be an alternative, but is definitely heavier with the zoom-lens and hence less portable

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:36 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (307 comments in total)

Seems they finally released the camera I've eagerly been waiting for: one that strikes the proper balance between portability (small package & lightweight <=350g), useful zoom range (from sufficiently wide 24/25mm to sufficient tele 200+) and image quality

I used (lightweight) super zooms in the past (FZ20/FZ7): Portable, very enjoyable zoom range but mediocre image quality. Switched to enthusiast camera's for better photo quality (LX3 / XZ1 / RX100): Portable, acceptable photo quality but zoom range very limited. Tried a A37 with kit-lens (not impressed) and some primes (50nmm (very impressive), 30mm macro (too nervous)) : very good photo quality with primes, zoom-range flexible because of interchangeable lenses but all at the cost of portability
Considered the modern bridge camera's, but they are too bulky and too heavy for me, which defeats the purpose of a single package

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:28 UTC as 86th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (308 comments in total)

Well the question is not whether Sigma can create good camera's and lenses, but when it is no longer required to use hellish software.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 09:26 UTC as 12th comment | 13 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7S Review (496 comments in total)
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Mescalamba: So soon? :D

Well, just before Sony's launch of the Alpha 7S II.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 20:32 UTC
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Samples Gallery sample gallery (9 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Nice part of the world!

Thanks. It is indeed beautiful and makes me want to grab my hiking gear.
( Looks quite Alpine, I actually thought that it was somewhere in the French Italian Alps )

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 21:39 UTC
On photo ISO200-Lake in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Nice part of the world!

Thanks. It is indeed beautiful and makes me want to grab my hiking gear.
( Looks quite Alpine, I actually thought that it was somewhere in the French Italian Alps )

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 21:39 UTC
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Samples Gallery sample gallery (9 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Nice part of the world!

But the burning question is .... where is it?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 17:22 UTC
On photo ISO200-Lake in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Nice part of the world!

But the burning question is .... where is it?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 17:22 UTC
On article Confessions of a camera snob (89 comments in total)
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Ivan Lietaert: I have the same feeling expressed by others: in this 'subtle', devient, fiendish way, this article suggests the iPhone is the only portable device that allows to take decent pictures - which is clearly untrue.

In your article all words with possitive connotation are about the iPhone, while all words with negative connotation (eg 'lacked'; 'high light clipping' etc) are in the paragraphs about smartphones.

Funny how you don't realise that in the long rung your biased apprauch undermines the credibility of the author AND of Connect and dpreview...

Mmh, an individual apparently reads what an individual wishes to read.

( No I don't have an iPhone and will never have one either )

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 12:31 UTC
On article Confessions of a camera snob (89 comments in total)

What a true joy to read this article with fascinating photo's, thanks!

( I like using the 1:1 format on the XZ1 as well. Gives a certain touch to the photo.)

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 11:33 UTC as 27th comment
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