franzel

franzel

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Joined on Sep 27, 2005

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Prognathous: Hopefully for the K-3 replacement they adopt a centered articulated screen, and not the selfie-oriented side-hinge design. There's a good reason all* >$1500 cameras that offer an articulated screens keep it centered.

* By "all" I'm referring to Pentax 645Z, Nikon D750, Sony A99, and the new $1500 Samsung NX1. I'm not aware of any camera of this caliber that uses the side-hinge design.

I like a centered disply too, but there havn't been many cameras with fully articulated centered displays .

Horizontal-only display movement only works for video .

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 15:17 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1393 comments in total)
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plastique2: I see a few positive comments about the articulating LCD display. I on the other hand hate that change. Sorry, big partybreaker for me :(
PS: Can anyone make a list of advantages of a fully articulating display versus a tilting display - including the frequency of use of each specific advantageous use of one or the other type of display?

Vertical shots are still about 60-70% of pictures taken for serious photography .

That's the images not taken to be shown primarily on a computer .

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 20:17 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1393 comments in total)
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plastique2: And just to make a few points myself:

Sure, a fully articulating display is good for taking selfies, but how often do we need that?
for a lengthy photo session I usually need to have a quick access to the EVF as well as a quick access to the LCD - which is best given with a tilting LCD by handling it with just one hand hand, actually with just my right thumb and right ring-finger without even removing my index finger from the shutter button.
To use a fully articulating LCD I need to move at least one hand much more than with a tilting LCD. Not to speak of how a fully articulated LCD is in the way of my left hand, is more likely to be damaged, needs more moves of hand and fingers to be employed or put back.
If I use just a simple push with my left thumb to deploy it - then I cannot review images on the LCD monitor, I have to swiwel it first.

So what else is there to love about the fully articulating LCD display?

Vertical shots.
It's for still photography , you know ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 20:11 UTC

Articulating display - I just fell in love !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 20:08 UTC as 12th comment
On Samsung introduces NX500 with NX1's 28MP BSI sensor article (143 comments in total)

Give it a fully articulated display, and I'll bite .

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 20:06 UTC as 16th comment
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (213 comments in total)

Fully articulated screen, I dig that .

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 18:56 UTC as 22nd comment
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michaelbs: How come there is a download link to the DNG converter only? I need a link to the raw convertor ACR 8,7,1 download.
Anyone, please?

Thanks for sharing ....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 20:29 UTC
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (353 comments in total)

No fully articulating display, no thanks .

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 13:30 UTC as 112th comment

Looks good; add a fully articulating screen, I'll get it asap .

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 19:48 UTC as 13th comment
On New CompactFlash card to allow RAID-style 'mirroring' article (100 comments in total)

Well, the whole point of Raid 1 is to write all data to two seperate harddrives at the same time - in case one failes, you have all data still availble on the second drive in the array .

Seperate is the key here, physically seperate with their own interface and controller .

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 18:57 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 review article (338 comments in total)

No articulating screen, no G .
But with that small sensor, in a fairly large body, it's redundant anyways .
Who in his right state of mind would spend that kind of money on such a thing ?
Just my 2ps .

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 11:48 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply

That's a very well composed, and nicely edited image !

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 15:00 UTC as 1st comment
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

Just when I got over the headaches from reading white on black, it is now blue on black .

You open a thread, and it's dark grey on light grey .
Windows with rounded corners ?
Flat view seems to be optional all of a sudden - like it's 1999 .

Look - there is a reason why 99% of all the message boards use the same layout and styles - they work .
DPR used to be borderline bearable, but no more .
Being behind is only charming to a point .

Black on white, and don't get creative .

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 17:45 UTC as 168th comment
On Richard Franiec creates accessory grip for Sony RX100 article (115 comments in total)

This looks brilliant, and is affordable , too !
Can I have one for my Nex 5N ? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 16:15 UTC as 33rd comment
On Just posted: Hands-on video of the Samsung NX200 article (76 comments in total)

Just me, but I never watch video reviews .

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2011 at 16:58 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

Photokina is in September 2012, and that's not even the release date ...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2011 at 15:23 UTC as 29th comment
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