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Olympus - Take a good close look on Samsung and Fuji Kaizen.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 20:53 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

At last something interesting and original

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 20:37 UTC as 43rd comment | 5 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (895 comments in total)

Low pixel count? really?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 11:51 UTC as 137th comment | 1 reply
On 104-170 Grafiti 2010 in the Sidewalk statements challenge (4 comments in total)

really good one,
the old lady reminds me of Golda Meir, maybe symbolizes the thinking woman

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2012 at 12:34 UTC as 1st comment
On SLR Magic to show four prototype lenses at Photokina article (114 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jan Kritzinger: You know why I trust them?
Because this is the second time they are releasing the 23/1.7. The first time round they scrapped the design because they were not happy with corner sharpness wide open. In my opinion, the lens IQ of the first version was acceptable for the price point, and still, they were not happy with it. This clear reluctance to release a product that they are not happy with proves to me that they are in it for the long haul.

I am going to buy a Nex 6 just so that I have in-EVF focus peaking for the 23/1.7.

I can repeat every word you wrote.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2012 at 18:00 UTC
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micahmedia: Does anybody have any raws of the orbs? I'm curious if they clean up or even exist in raw. If they can be processed out in raw, then there is the potential for a software fix.

Shot in Orbtown

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2012 at 01:15 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X samples gallery article (425 comments in total)

Guys, seriously, how can you consider this gallery useful if it lacks a single shot of human being?

Especially for camera that is intended for family\social photos, i have still no idea how human skin (which is critical and one of the hardest colors to reproduce) looks with this camera

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 11:54 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
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RusVolley: Hey FUJI! Don't forget about fast telephoto primes! 150mm f/2

sorry buddy, that kind of lens are useless on RF type bodies, they are also hard to handle,

this is street photography, 60mm is as LONG as it should go...but i think it will go up to 90, not more

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 00:06 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot S100 review article (134 comments in total)

Andy, well done review!
I appriciate the effort and time you guys take to go deeper into things like sample variation - it both serves a tool to keep track on the companies and explains the little-known phenomena to beginners,
your real-world tests give the artilce further justification,
Keep doing the professional reviews, you guys are ought to set new standards for photography tests!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 11:43 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot S100 review article (134 comments in total)
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rickspencer4: I'm really appreciating mine. Shot a movie at a school function at full zoom, hand held and I was amazed at the clarity and steadiness considering I was holding it up in the air.

Here are couple pics :

I'm leaving the EOS 50D home more often...

your facebook pics are restricted to anyone not in your freinds list,
btw, i replaced my 40D with M43 and happy about it

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 11:41 UTC
On Mirrorless Cameras: A Primer article (183 comments in total)

R Butler,
great piece! i think its both informative and beginner-friendly

I wish you would give more credit to NX system,
"Samsung has only a slightly broader choice for its NX system" - that statement is simply not true,

Samsung has that sony does not:
1.20-50 a collapsible lens (which is a must for compact system)
2.85\1.4 (amazing lens)
3.NX has a choice of 3 pancakes! sony has only one! (the biggest benefit of CSC's are small pancake lens!)

Sony has only basic 1855 zooms, not practical slow 30\3.5 macro,
ultra expensive CZ lens, and NEX most praised lens is 50\1.8 which is extremly banal!

As a M43 shooter - i prefer the NX lens lineup (due to pancakes) you might rightfully disagree, but claiming that NX has "slightly" better lens selection then NEX? its simply not true.

add to this that samsung roadmap is much more crowded then sony's

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 01:36 UTC as 73rd comment | 2 replies
On Digital lo-fi photography - Part 1 article (131 comments in total)

PhotoForge2 is, imho, the most underrated ios photo app

It replaces histogram, Photoshop for iphone, and many other apps,
i believe its the only app that actually has LAYERS! yes, layers with MASKING!!
it has an in-app purchase with lomo filters - which i found to be the best

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2011 at 20:47 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On SLR Magic announces 23mm F1.7 for Sony NEX's E-mount article (60 comments in total)
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OneGuy: Yeah, okay, I like this lens even though I have no NEX-n to put it on. So now I love this lens so much I want to buy -5N or -7. The subject lens is manual only, untested, kinda bulky on a body, and costs about as much as Pana 20mm 1:1.7 real light and thin pancake (<1"), which is tested, is AF or MF, has no IS (but Oly has IBIS), and has hundreds of truly raving reviews on Amazon.
So now it's boiling down to M4/3 vs. APS-C architecture. The "size matters" crowd thinks that even though there will never be a small & bright & IS lens for APS-C, this is or will be outweighed by the IQ even though without AF your world is but the static studio along with some trees and tripod scenery.
I guess I am missing something. Perhaps it is between the full frame vs. APS-C.
The so-called pros can go on dreaming in their studios but I'd rather walk the streets and have some fun. Maybe do a motorbike tour.

samsung NX has amazing pancake lens selection, and its newest nx200 20mp sensor looking even better then nex-7's on dpreview comparison tool

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2011 at 01:21 UTC
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Rachotilko: I think Fuji is scared to death now, judging by this cowardish response. They bid too high a stake on this sensor, considering the failure of X-S1 (with its advanced&expensive lenses) would be much more costly for the company.

Its hard not to have sympathy with Fuji's effort in fulfilling customers wishes despite the trends. On the other hand, the timing of the steps was chosen as if the maximizing (as opposed to the minimising) the possible damage was driving the product introduction schedule.

Their response bears with itself an unambiguous message:

1, the sensor flaw cannot be fixed by firmware
2, X-S1 (admittably a wonderful concept in itself) is in deep trouble.

X-S1 is a fixed-lens camera, it wont be much more expensive then X10

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2011 at 12:25 UTC

as reported at SAR a month ago :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2011 at 20:18 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On Macro photography: Understanding magnification article (121 comments in total)

Excellent work Alon, grettings from :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2011 at 00:25 UTC as 49th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon V1 comparison shots added to dpreview database article (220 comments in total)

which lens is used on the nikon?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2011 at 16:59 UTC as 9th comment

simply fantastic video shot by Seb Farge with this lens

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2011 at 17:31 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On Preview:panasonicdmcgx1 (318 comments in total)

Its a G3 witought EVF and tilt LCD? and this is considered the “X” pro line?
just take the entry level cameras, make them worse, and sell it as PRO line?

Who runs that company?

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 12:06 UTC as 79th comment | 7 replies
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon V1 article (131 comments in total)
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Alvis II: Part II - Perspective/DoF

I invite everyone to visit this web site

It also contains a useful calculator. As said elsewhere DoF depends mostly on the focal length and aperture (among other things and definitions).

To cut a long story short the calculator gives the equivalent combinations of focal length and aperture for a specific sensor format as required to achieve the same perspective AND DoF in a 35 mm system. The CX format can be extrapolated easily. People can do their sums.

I personally see no way any current mirrorless can replace a DSLR system. Hence I prefer those systems that complement it best, mostly for landscapes, difficult viewing angles and macro and I prefer u4/3 to a DX mirrorless. This new Nikon is also fast with a good viewfinder. Early days yet but would a small 200/2.8 (similar to 550/6.3) with a lot of light gathering abilities be that bad to have for a day out at a F1 Gran Prix?

Why a panasonic G3 cant replace a DSLR?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2011 at 15:26 UTC
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