Lupti

Lupti

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On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 Review (28 comments in total)
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Lupti: Please look for another writer than Jeff Keller. I miss the old DPreview reviews that were objective and prosy instead full of gushing praise. I have the TZ25 and it is by no means a good camera. Build quality is bad, and IQ is far from good. Look at the ISO100 samples, you will clearly see that these images look slightly smudgy due to massive NR. And you can´t change NR, sharpness, contrast or anything else in the camera, you only have the choice between standard and "vivid" look(beside Sepia and B/W). Also I think the price premium of the "bigger brother" is it worth as the TZ31 not only has longer zoom, better movie capabilites and GPS(IMHO useless) but also a slightly better IQ, however as the TZ31 also hasn´t the best IQ I would rather recommend looking for remaining stock of TZ10/ZS7 as this camera has MUCH better build quality, better IQ with adjustable settings and no rolling shutter in movie mode.

Superior IQ compared to ZS20? Strangely my observations are different. I have both cameras(got them free for testing) and the ZS20 is clearly better. And there are better cameras from the competition. And no hard feelings, but the writing style is too enthusiastic, I prefer DPreviews old writing style. It isn´t even a real DPreview review, it is from another site just with some DPreview details like the chart added. Why that as DPreview has more staff than ever?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2012 at 13:24 UTC
On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25 Review (28 comments in total)

Please look for another writer than Jeff Keller. I miss the old DPreview reviews that were objective and prosy instead full of gushing praise. I have the TZ25 and it is by no means a good camera. Build quality is bad, and IQ is far from good. Look at the ISO100 samples, you will clearly see that these images look slightly smudgy due to massive NR. And you can´t change NR, sharpness, contrast or anything else in the camera, you only have the choice between standard and "vivid" look(beside Sepia and B/W). Also I think the price premium of the "bigger brother" is it worth as the TZ31 not only has longer zoom, better movie capabilites and GPS(IMHO useless) but also a slightly better IQ, however as the TZ31 also hasn´t the best IQ I would rather recommend looking for remaining stock of TZ10/ZS7 as this camera has MUCH better build quality, better IQ with adjustable settings and no rolling shutter in movie mode.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 22:54 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
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Jefftan: Do you guys know it cost $1300
not so excited any more?

just yesterday I see attack on NEX lens line up, at least no single lens is price at this ridiculous price

At least Panasonic offers such a lens, what does Sony offer? Nothing! Nothing comparable they can take 1300 $ for.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 22:22 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX150 IS review (85 comments in total)

I don´t see why people complain. At first there is whining that there are less reviews than in earlier years, now they published a review and people complain that it is about an "uninteresting camera". No one is forced to read it. See the very first reviews from this site in 1999, they were about compact cameras. Surprise?

Link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 15:46 UTC as 19th comment
On article Shooting with the Leica M9-P (629 comments in total)
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Geodesiq: Where is the double blind study showing the increadibleness, wonderfullness and unbelievable superiority of the Leica vs. THE WORLD?

There isn´t one, because when saying images are from a Leica they appear to be sharper and with better colour than others by maaaagic.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2012 at 14:37 UTC
On article Shooting with the Leica M9-P (629 comments in total)
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Faintandfuzzy: I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that 95%+ of the moaners in these comments have a) Never even held a Leica, and b) Never even used a rangefinder from any company, and c) If they ever won the lottery, would go and buy one because they've secretly wanted one for years.

Nope...
a) Yes, why should I?
b) Why should I?
c) If I won the lottery I would rather buy an D800E and some of the best Nikkors available. Ok, or why bother with this, I would get medium format equipment to be consequent...lol.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2012 at 14:35 UTC
On article Leica M-Monochrom Hands-on Preview (451 comments in total)
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Lupti: Ok, I say take an ordinary DSLR, set it to B/W and take the same shots. I doubt that most people can distinguish them from the Leica shots if not told from what camera they are. Really. I also would go as far as taking an ordinary P&S with B/W mode and compare them with these.
I don´t see the point of this camera aside from being a new toy for people with too much money. I also never understood what´s so great about the Leica system, the cameras and lenses cost megabucks for what reason? Handmade in Germany, a red dot? But the parts are so expensive there isn´t money anmyore for a higher resolution display? Okay...there are still too much people with too much money.
And no, there is no envy at all.
Now I think some people will tell me I´m trolling(I´m not) or that I don´t understand the special art of photographing with a Leica, but really, I couldn´t care less.

"Well then, why on earth are you wasting time – yours and others – commenting on something you have no idea about?"

Then why are you wasting time with replying? Own goal?
I think everyone can share their opinion about this camera, no matter if they have hold a Leica or not.
Just to sacrifice colour for more DR don´t seems to be sensible for most people. Maybe Leica should have bought(or co-worked) Foveon to avoid typical Bayer problems...

Link | Posted on May 14, 2012 at 14:20 UTC
On article Leica offers V-Lux40 20X 14MP compact superzoom (38 comments in total)

Well, it seems to be the mic is in a slightly better position than on the Panny where it easily can be covered by fingers. Also I like the shape better, more edgy, not with silly "curves".
But without any doubt nothing that justifies this price premium...

Link | Posted on May 13, 2012 at 20:44 UTC as 8th comment
On article Leica M-Monochrom Hands-on Preview (451 comments in total)

Ok, I say take an ordinary DSLR, set it to B/W and take the same shots. I doubt that most people can distinguish them from the Leica shots if not told from what camera they are. Really. I also would go as far as taking an ordinary P&S with B/W mode and compare them with these.
I don´t see the point of this camera aside from being a new toy for people with too much money. I also never understood what´s so great about the Leica system, the cameras and lenses cost megabucks for what reason? Handmade in Germany, a red dot? But the parts are so expensive there isn´t money anmyore for a higher resolution display? Okay...there are still too much people with too much money.
And no, there is no envy at all.
Now I think some people will tell me I´m trolling(I´m not) or that I don´t understand the special art of photographing with a Leica, but really, I couldn´t care less.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 13:14 UTC as 90th comment | 13 replies
On article Kodak to stop making digital cameras (146 comments in total)

Well, sad that a traditional name will go but to be honest, Kodak only produced crap in the last years. Some pedestrian P&S cameras, low quality pocket camcorders and nothing real exciting. They failed to match with the competition and now they get their comeuppance.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 21:52 UTC as 50th comment
On article Canon releases six Vixia HF camcorder models (10 comments in total)

Seriously, Canon must be kidding. Still no 1080p50/60, even last year P&S cameras feauture this, but not Canons new camcorders, they have instead silly gimmickry like WiFi. And again rip-off for just a little internal memory.
If Canon continues it´s way on the video market there will be a rude awakening one day. They are already behind competition, nearly all reviews critizised the lack of true FullHD in their last years camcorder line up, but it seems that Canon does not bother.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 16:19 UTC as 7th comment
On photo IMG_1434 in the A bad shot is better than no shot at all challenge (2 comments in total)

That´s totally normal, for some reasons(I think because their eyes are more in a round shape than these of other cats) British Shorthair and Persian cats have eyes like this on photos.
I know this because I also have an tomcat looking similar like this one here and I´ve taken some pics of Persian cats with the same problem.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2011 at 14:08 UTC as 1st comment

From my past experience with Sigma on four different mouns I can say: Shove your lenses up your a**, Sigma!
Quality control don´t exists. Decentered lenses are the rule rather than the exception.
I would rather stick a K-mount adapter to a old jam glass than using a Sigma lens.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2011 at 02:20 UTC as 40th comment
On photo DSCF1278 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

Looks good for ISO800 and handsome model ;-) .

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2011 at 02:29 UTC as 5th comment
On a photo in the Fujifilm X10 Preview Samples sample gallery (5 comments in total)

Looks good for ISO800 and handsome model ;-) .

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2011 at 02:29 UTC as 5th comment
On article Kodak sells Image Sensor Solutions business (69 comments in total)
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Ashley Pomeroy: That's melancholic news. I can remember the old DCS digital SLRs - I still have a couple, and DPReview's very first SLR review was a Kodak DCS 520 - and they were super for the time. But the company seemed to hang onto its sensor designs too long, and never worked out how to survive once Nikon and Canon raised their own game, and so their professional range died like a stone.

Check out DPReview's coverage of the 2001 PMA - with its huge Kodak stand:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0102/01021406pma02.asp#kodak

In the compact market the only camera they seemed to put any effort into was the V705, the twin-lens design. The rest was just a bust. It's as if the professional sensor business and the camera department never spoke to each other after 2001.

I agree that the V705 was a fine camera(I have it and it is still ok). Unfortunately beside these ones Kodak and their older P models with RAW and wideangle like the P880 Kodak failed to impress and their low-budget cameras weren´t such a big success.
And their Pocket camcorder line is just a joke. What a waste of the good name.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2011 at 18:55 UTC

Ugh, that looks fugly to be honest. Who in the world would go out with such a camera?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2011 at 23:10 UTC as 164th comment
On article Canon launches PowerShot SX40 HS 35x CMOS superzoom (160 comments in total)
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Lupti: 1080p24? The old SX1 IS had 1080p30. Geez, shove 24p up your ar*e, Canon. FZ150 offers 50/60p and you come up with 24p? Fail.

24fps isn´t good for smooth motion. Some people brag about "film look", but I don´t see the point. So what do you find exciting about the SX40 IS? It is nothing special at all and there are better alternatives for the price. If you want to buy it, well, its your mony, no one will stop you.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2011 at 13:53 UTC
On article Canon launches PowerShot SX40 HS 35x CMOS superzoom (160 comments in total)

1080p24? The old SX1 IS had 1080p30. Geez, shove 24p up your ar*e, Canon. FZ150 offers 50/60p and you come up with 24p? Fail.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2011 at 18:46 UTC as 38th comment | 10 replies

Ok, nice, but this firmware still doesn´t make the lenses zoom smother. Zooming with 14-42mm is choppy because it doesn´t zoom smoth. The only lens with real smooth zooming for filming is the 14-140mm. So don´t expect too much, the only thing they can improve is the AF for filming.
Hope the 14-42mm PZ lens will zoom smoth.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2011 at 16:11 UTC as 5th comment | 6 replies
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