xpanded

xpanded

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dougster1979: Sigma have shown they can Kick ass in the lens world, it`s time they applied the same logic to their cameras. Art series body eagerly awaited!

Would you be so kind and tell me on which camera it is easier to make user banks than the Sigmas? Would you be so kind and tell me which camera has an easier menu system? Which Sigma cameras have you actually used if any? High ISO, writing times (on some of the cameras) and the software are not good. Otherwise Sigma does not really need to change anything and when it comes to menus and handling loads of competitors could learn a thing or two.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 08:23 UTC
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Juck: The answer to a question that noone asked.

And you have how many shootings hours with the Foveon sensors under your belt?

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 06:11 UTC
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Joachim Gerstl: I understand that we all hate to change lenses but this is ridiculous. Next sensor or AF innovation and you have to trow away all your lenses instead of just replacing your camera.
Just to be different is not enough.

With a price ranging from €375 to €399 for the Merrills (each) or €1.099 for all of them and considering the quality of the lenses and the sensor this is not expensive. It may not be a sensible use of Earth's resources though.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 06:10 UTC
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Akpinxit: what is so "compact" about this camera ?

Useable ISO-range and battery. And yes, I will probably break down and buy this one just to try the Quattro line out.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 06:07 UTC
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bigdaddave: Well if you are silly enough to buy one you can afford a new pc

A MacIntosh is a Personal Computer.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 11:00 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)
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xpanded: "...size/price/image quality balance it offers and the style with which it does so."

You must be very stylish. Both the Nikon Coolpix A and Ricoh GR give much better IQ than the X-Trans sensor. They are both smaller, cheaper and sporting much better lenses.

The only thing the X100 has going for it is the hybrid viewfinder.

And yes, I will upgrade my X100 when Fuji dumps the X-Trans sensor.

Sorry for delayed response.

@Brendon1000: I own NCA + X100 (Bayer) and tried X-Trans 2 camera so it is based on actual usage and lots of help from here to get the best out of X-Trans raw files. The X-Trans is indeed the USP, but a marketing one. Fuji clings to it ignoring the progress of Bayer sensors.

@Richard Buttler: JPEGs on dpreview? That is your raw response? Well, the mush of the Trans-X sensor is available in both jpegs and raws. I believe you apparently had a faulty NCA (lens) which explains your below par results IQ wise. Both my X100(s) had dust inside them btw, so QA is not better at the Mount. I am surprised you would shoot the X100 wide open for anything but Nessie. The 28mm vs 35mm is not a big deal for people with feet. And 12-16 megapixels are more than enough for most people if you actually compose the picture before you hit the shutter. Finally the NCA is less than half the price of X100S and T around where I live (albeit without the external OVF).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 11:31 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)

"...size/price/image quality balance it offers and the style with which it does so."

You must be very stylish. Both the Nikon Coolpix A and Ricoh GR give much better IQ than the X-Trans sensor. They are both smaller, cheaper and sporting much better lenses.

The only thing the X100 has going for it is the hybrid viewfinder.

And yes, I will upgrade my X100 when Fuji dumps the X-Trans sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 08:10 UTC as 128th comment | 5 replies
On CP+ 2015 Sigma Interview article (197 comments in total)

"They're not a huge group but we know what our customers want, and the dp0 is a perfect camera for them."

Dear Sigma. I own 5 (have owned one more) Sigma cameras and the DP0Q is not what I want. I want a functioning Sigma Photo Pro. When you have fixed that we can start talking about hardware.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 13:22 UTC as 30th comment
On Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens article (137 comments in total)

Brilliant!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 07:53 UTC as 29th comment
On Readers' Choice Awards 2014: The Winners article (141 comments in total)
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xpanded: Que? Only one camera actually won by getting one or more vote(s) than number two. So which camera actually won? D750 or A7ii?

Huh? It is math, not semantics. DPreview claims the manufacturers are very interested in this poll. Thus it is only fair that DPreview dicloses the result. Otherwise it should had been stated (before the poll): ln case of winner and runner up being very close we will go kindergarten and declare multiple winners. All winners must bring chocolate cake for the loosers and everybody will get a paper crown to wear.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 11:59 UTC
On Readers' Choice Awards 2014: The Winners article (141 comments in total)

Que? Only one camera actually won by getting one or more vote(s) than number two. So which camera actually won? D750 or A7ii?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 09:00 UTC as 11th comment | 6 replies
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (168 comments in total)
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lacix: ...Guys will whistle after you!

I love the deadpan British humour. No one but you could write "what horrible, sexist behavior" and make it look like you mean it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 14:12 UTC

"That makes me wonder what the photographer has in his mind when he walks into the camera store to buy something that he can take away with him at the weekend."

These days SHE orders all three cameras online, try them out and return the two of them.

Btw - the three cameras do not share the same EVF. The GM5 has a reduced resolution according to dpreview.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 17:39 UTC as 183rd comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant article (164 comments in total)

No, six years say 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 20:48 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Samsung NX1 article (98 comments in total)
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Peter Evans: @DPreview

Could you possibly find an interviewer whose speech is at least in some way intelligible?

I'll second that. And please one that does not do "upspeak".

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 07:37 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Fujifilm stand report article (20 comments in total)

What is the logic of posting a stand report of Fujifilm before posting news of all the goodies Leica announced today?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 12:26 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On Phase One announces Capture One Pro 8 article (68 comments in total)

Scandinavians have bigger brains ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 08:12 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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jkoch2: The LX7 has time lapse, built-in ND filter, 120fps 720p video, and currently sells for $260 at Amazon. The sensor is only 1/1.7, but the lens is a fast f/1.4 at wide and f/2.8 at long. It fits in a large pants pocket or any coat pocket.

Is it really worth another $600 to get a m4/3 sensor and 4k? Hard to think up a good lie that will persuade SWMBO.

That mechanical lens cover looks a bit vulnerable in the open mode, as if it could be circumcised accidentally.

"Hard to think up a good lie that will persuade SWMBO."
Because you are worth it Rumpole ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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MPerks: I don't see any mention of OIS. Surely it has OIS right?

Yes.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:00 UTC

Digilux 2 mk 2 :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:44 UTC as 37th comment
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