zenit_b

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On article Samsung announces ruggedized Galaxy S7 Active (36 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: Don't tell me it's an Active without swappable batteries.

"Active" but with no changable battery. So not that acive then...always near mains power or shackled to a car.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 17:33 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (495 comments in total)
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JakeB: That is one ugly camera.

And yes, it does matter to me.

Those who have no eye for design have no business using cameras in the first place.

Oh kay ... so the only photos worth taking are pretty looking ones ??

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 23:54 UTC
On photo P1000325 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)

F22 WFH ???

Link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 18:35 UTC as 1st comment
On article Canon announces EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens (309 comments in total)
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saiko: Looks like Yongnuo forced Canon to upgrade their shoddy EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens by giving a similar lens (better in some aspect like 7 vs 5 aperture blade) for less than half the price...

Canon users should thank Yongnuo.

My theory is its a reaction to the great small primes in u43. They shrunk the rebel (EOS100D) and released a couple of pancakes (24mm, 40mm) then someone said - "hang on - what about portraits" ? About time too .. HOW long has the mk II been around for ? 25 years ???

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 19:54 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (305 comments in total)
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Andrew Higgins: I'm curious why Panasonic's m43rds range, and the m43 system, has not caught the imagination of photographers like Fuji's X series. Even Olympus seem to have promoted their m43rds cameras a bit better, overall excellent though the m43rds system is, Fuji seem to be winning the format 'war'.

Well its caught my imagination... great multi-vendor format with stacks of nice primes. Most articles about mirrorless I've read see m43 as the benchmark. Who are these unimaginative people of whom you speak ??? :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 23:43 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (305 comments in total)
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JBurnett: Yay, EVF! I know young'uns often don't care, but we who need reading glasses to properly see the LCD applaud this addition.

most definitely !!!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:25 UTC
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zenit_b: Key question
Does it feature exposure bracketing ? Or have they stripped it out like Nikon have on their 3x00 range? If it's got the bracketing (for basic HDR) then it's probably a worthy upgrade option for people like me with older Rebels. No bracketing, no buy though......

Cheers BaldCol ... I was trying to read this on a 3" phone so I appreciate you checking this out for us... my view then really is "whats not to like ?". This is just another generic rebel at another (probably low) price point. I have found the Rebel range excellent for what it is... just relieved they havn't tried to dumb it down too much (shame Nikon don't take the same approach)

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 01:34 UTC

Key question
Does it feature exposure bracketing ? Or have they stripped it out like Nikon have on their 3x00 range? If it's got the bracketing (for basic HDR) then it's probably a worthy upgrade option for people like me with older Rebels. No bracketing, no buy though......

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 14:24 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
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Englishman in France: So the Olympus 25mm F1.8 costs £370 without lens hood or storage pouch and the Panasonic 25mm F1.4 costs £430 (amazon uk) with a lens hood and pouch. The price of the olympus lens hood is unknown, but their lens hood for the 45mm is £30. This is not the nifty fifty that the system needs. The price needs to drop.

good point sbszine .. wheras with the oly 45mm the hood is quite a bit extra... The Pana 25mm f/1.4 comes with a hood though (a cute square one)...which given the price it should do I guess ...

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 14:08 UTC
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Englishman in France: So the Olympus 25mm F1.8 costs £370 without lens hood or storage pouch and the Panasonic 25mm F1.4 costs £430 (amazon uk) with a lens hood and pouch. The price of the olympus lens hood is unknown, but their lens hood for the 45mm is £30. This is not the nifty fifty that the system needs. The price needs to drop.

hmm... yes I actually got a £50 cashback when I bought my Panasonic 25mm F1.4 which made it about this price. Hopefully the street price will come down though. The 45mm f/1.8 can be got very cheaply now...

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 00:14 UTC
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Susan Taylor: Simple question--do I need to install this on my computer and if so, why?
Seriously I have Picasa and may be getting another program for Christmas, so is there a reason why I should have this on my computer? I have Windows 7 on both the desktop and laptop. Just trying to figure out this.....thanks!

Picasa supports lots of these raw files anyway (seamlessly) so is it worth it? I dont have a complete list but I would guess your existing Picasa supports more than Microsoft do. I would see how things go and only install it if others have had good experiences.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2012 at 23:23 UTC
On photo SDIM0864-Edit-Edit in NeilJones's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

clever use of flash !!! I really like it !!

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2012 at 15:50 UTC as 1st comment

We have had a sad history of proprietary file formats - CompuServe and Unisys demmanding royalties on GIFs for example. No photographer is going allow a vendor to impose a tax on their own work again. If these guys thing they have a better format make it an open one and dont try and charge people to access their own work. Otherwise the world just isn't interested. Its 2012 not 1982. :-) whatever happened to jpg2000 ? it died.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2012 at 17:22 UTC as 2nd comment

I keep focusing on the soft smoke coming out to the chimney. This is very fluffy and three dimensional and for me is the focal point of the shot.
Perfectly composed, framed and exposed this is a real craftsmen's photo, squeezing the very best out of the Canon 350D sensor ... hope you have made a big print ...I would !!!!!

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 16:37 UTC as 1st comment

+1 smartcams - bring 'em on I say - we should have had them years ago. How many times have I had to photograph the LCD of my camera with my smartphone just to post up a photo ? Too many times. Just make sure that the slow laggy nature of smartphone OS-es isn't allowed to slow down our fast snappy cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 18:53 UTC as 90th comment
On article Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon (216 comments in total)
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micahmedia: Nikon produced 30 million S-mount and 1 mount lenses? Really?! I mean what other camera lenses does Nikon make that don't mount on the D600?

I think he may be referring to the non-AI F mount lenses made between 1959 and 1974 ? My understanding is that these will foul the AI coupler on the D600 lens mount. Non-AI lenses WILL mount ok on the low end Nikons ironically (like the D40) because low end DSLRs don't have the AI coupling pin on the lens mount.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 22:10 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Hmmmmm ,,, interesting. Waiting for something like this for some time now. But ... i am not really sure what to make of this thing. I dont understand what it can do.

Its a real camera.
It runs Android and have WireLess.
It has GPS.

But - it has no phone/3G. Thats rather strange.

And - what parts of the camera can apps access? What can you do with the camera? Can you control all settings from an app? Can you plug in an app so that the ordinary camera app gets a modified behavior? No interesting info!!! Please DPReview (or someone else) tell us whats possible!!!

just set your smartphone up as a wireless access point and leave it in your pocket. The nikon will then have connectivity just like it does on the home wi-fi... assuming good mobile coverage of course. I'm actually quite keen on this idea since I dont need to buy another sim for the camera ...

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 21:45 UTC
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Deleted1929: Still no exposure bracketing it seems. It's beyond farcical.

Agreed guys this camera is not for us. A shame really because most other things looks good - I like the idea of a small light high res camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 22:26 UTC
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justmeMN: Once again, Nikon is alone in offering a DSLR with no Automatic Exposure Bracketing. Even many compact cameras have AEB. This is designed as a beginners camera, and beginners need AEB the most, to conveniently handle tricky lighting situations. (And, of course, AEB is also used by people who use HDR software.)

fair comment but I am guessing this cam doesnt have an HDR mode either does it ?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 22:10 UTC
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