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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (475 comments in total)
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Todd3608: How many consumers actually want 4K quality. I am the geek in our family and have zero desire for 4K. 1080P is good enough for me.

Oh come on, the ability for better 1080, and you're passing it up?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 03:45 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (475 comments in total)
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beavertown: Why do all 1" sensor cameras' reviews have got scores by miles better than the V3 and any Nikon 1 cameras, while the V3 remains the highest price?

How embarrassing.

Personal experience is that the Nikon 1 sensors trade speed for dynamic range. I find that they're about one stop worse than what current generation sensor tech is capable of.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 03:43 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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Kipplemaster: I like the idea of the Nikon 1 series. Most of the negative points here are the usual Digital Luddite Review classics based on the irrelevancies of the past. I would like to try the 70-300 lens in particular and may well consider one when I go on safari next year (especially as I hope the price will have reduced by then). Fast autofocus is, for things which need fast autofocus, more important than most other factors. (USB charging would also be good!)

I like the idea too (I have a V2) but I don't like the price!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 05:17 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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Alexis D: Thank you Nikon for these "1" cameras. Big sigh of relief for Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and Fuji each time Canikon release their sub par mirrorless cameras. These small makers are given more time to establish a stronger base and better chance of survival. Viva la competition, et aussi la diversité!

zkz5, you'd be surprised at the number of people resistant to changes in tech, so belly aching over USB chargers (a common thing) and microSD cards (also ubiquitous, inexpensive, and easily adapted) shouldn't come as a shock to you.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 05:16 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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MicekyVee: Quote: We were disappointed we couldn't directly set exposure compensation changes to one of the command dials - a feature found on Nikon DSLRs.

Umm. Set Fn2 to Exposure Compensation.. press on the rear control dial bring it up and turn to adjust.. press again and done. Couldn't be simpler.

I'm probably the only owner of the two most bashed cameras on DPReview.. the Nikon V3 and the Canon G1X MkII. Nikon for daylight and lens selection.. have the trifecta 6.7-13VR, 10-100VR and 70-300VR and the Canon for low light and when I need flash.
From an handling POV and my uses (rarely print large), I'm not missing my DSLRs at all. For me, it's fit for purpose with some niggles mostly with the flash system. YMMV.

If you use a Nikon DSLR, easy exposure compensation lets you adjust that without pressing a button. Also you can put aperture control to the rear dial - I'm sure I'm not the only Nikon shooter who does this.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 05:13 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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vFunct: Too bad only engineering geeks care about image quality.

REAL photographers don't care about image quality at all. Image quality is only for measurebators, and they do not matter.

If clients won't even notice any low-ISO noise, why would the photographer care?

Because clients do? With the V2 I have to be careful, and thus use it only in specific situations.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 05:10 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Mirrorless enthusiasts contend that it's costs less to manufacture a mirrorless camera than it does a DSLR. That doesn't seem to be reflected in the "launch prices" of mirrorless cameras, certainly not this one.

It is cheaper - the fire sale prices showed the crazy profit margin Nikon were trying to get away with.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 05:08 UTC
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Kodachrome200: i love my 9.99 subscription. Ive pretty much always had to pay this much for photoshop and lightroom to be up to date. and the new mobile features are great. and photoshop now runs on my mac and pc with the same subscirption

US$249 for upgrades? Man I had to pay more than that. The Photography CC plan for me is a great deal from my perspective.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 04:38 UTC
On Quick Review: That Steady Thing article (65 comments in total)

Oh cool, so it's a bipod for a monopod.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 13:06 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (173 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: The lens is definitely not as good as the 12-32, albeit seems to be better than the 16-50PZ.

24mm equiv at f/6.3 (that is, not even wide open): particularly the upper left corner is pretty bad: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2952027/101_0062?inalbum=kodak-pixpro-s-1-preview-samples

After zooming in to 48mm, the corner / border sharpness gets better but they remain somewhat bad; see for example the entire left border of http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2952025/101_0050?inalbum=kodak-pixpro-s-1-preview-samples . This is a F5.6 shot; that is, not even full wide open.

All in all, I don't see much point in preferring it to the GM1 with the kit lens at the current, for the kit IQ, IMHO high price ($599 at amazon), unless you do need the tiltable (but, unlike with the GM1, non-touch) screen / hotshoe / additional reach.

The letters "F" and "D" aren't for fun. :P I also realised I might be slightly dyslexic and should have placed those letters in front of the focal length. Since the purpose was to match said cheapo 400mm I thought a good but old 400mm f/5.6L from Canon would be a good alternative.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 23:47 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (173 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: The lens is definitely not as good as the 12-32, albeit seems to be better than the 16-50PZ.

24mm equiv at f/6.3 (that is, not even wide open): particularly the upper left corner is pretty bad: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2952027/101_0062?inalbum=kodak-pixpro-s-1-preview-samples

After zooming in to 48mm, the corner / border sharpness gets better but they remain somewhat bad; see for example the entire left border of http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2952025/101_0050?inalbum=kodak-pixpro-s-1-preview-samples . This is a F5.6 shot; that is, not even full wide open.

All in all, I don't see much point in preferring it to the GM1 with the kit lens at the current, for the kit IQ, IMHO high price ($599 at amazon), unless you do need the tiltable (but, unlike with the GM1, non-touch) screen / hotshoe / additional reach.

A 400/5.6 will be of a certain size, regardless if it's for a mirrorless camera or a slightly smaller sensor. But I did forget that there is no 400/5.6L FD, so yes it will be stupid expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 14:54 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (173 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: The lens is definitely not as good as the 12-32, albeit seems to be better than the 16-50PZ.

24mm equiv at f/6.3 (that is, not even wide open): particularly the upper left corner is pretty bad: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2952027/101_0062?inalbum=kodak-pixpro-s-1-preview-samples

After zooming in to 48mm, the corner / border sharpness gets better but they remain somewhat bad; see for example the entire left border of http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2952025/101_0050?inalbum=kodak-pixpro-s-1-preview-samples . This is a F5.6 shot; that is, not even full wide open.

All in all, I don't see much point in preferring it to the GM1 with the kit lens at the current, for the kit IQ, IMHO high price ($599 at amazon), unless you do need the tiltable (but, unlike with the GM1, non-touch) screen / hotshoe / additional reach.

Given that it is manual focus, you might as well buy a Canon 400/5.6L FD and adapt.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 13:53 UTC
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tkbslc: I might finally cave.

That's about 5 years of $10 a month to add up to the retail cost of buying the software retail before.

This is certainly a good price, but I'm jealous at how cheap PS was for you guys. Initial purchase was US$700-800, with upgrades at half that. I guess that's partly why I'm more partial to this offer.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 22:45 UTC
On Adobe announces new 'Focus masks' feature in CC update article (18 comments in total)
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jwalker019: When will this update be available? Creative Cloud shows no updates currently available :/

Not only is it there, but I've got two updates: One for PS CC, one for PS CC 2014. *sigh* Adobe, Adobe, Adobe...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 22:42 UTC

Personally, this price can't be beat. Signed up since it was made available to everyone and haven't had any complaints so far.

Only worry isn't with the software, it's with Adobe and their servers, both in terms of security and stability. And I suppose any surprise price increase Adobe springs in the future.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 15:55 UTC as 82nd comment
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Rod McD: Can we download a camera straight into it or does it need another accessory? And does it take jpegs without compressing them further? And does it take RAW files at all? And why can't somebody make a small tablet & OS with full USB and file management functionality?

Geez, if you were happy to use an ARM SoC tablet like this Xiaomi 8", you should be just as happy to use a Bay Trail tablet that can run full Windows 8.1.

Personally I'm looking forward to picking up one of those 8" tablets. As a photographer the only thing they lack for me is a built-in SD card slot. SD card readers, I know, but it's one less thing to forget!

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 03:43 UTC
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kewlpack: Really disappointed with Adobe this time around. It's not that they had an outage. Those are to be expected. It's that their infrastructure isn't at a mature enough level that they can quickly (and smoothly) fail over to a redundant system to keep things chugging along. This is crucial in a world wide "enterprise" SaaS platform like CC.

They are a big enough vendor to know better than to suffer an extended outage (unless there has been a catastrophe of course). Once they do get this fixed up, I hope they will detail how they are going to take steps to assure their users this will not happen again. In most cases, there is no excuse for an extended outage.

UPDATE: I was able to get logged in just now. Hope it's fixed.

I am on the PS CC plan, and I like the deal, but make no mistake, be sure to plan accordingly and have contingencies. Adobe is the company that didn't hash and salt their password tables properly after all...

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 02:05 UTC
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Marty4650: Another great "advantage" of the cloud subscription service!

This was one reason, many of us preferred stand alone software. Where are all those folks who said the cloud was a better deal?

Still here, working fine, very happy with my US$10 a month sub.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 02:02 UTC
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Rod McD: Can we download a camera straight into it or does it need another accessory? And does it take jpegs without compressing them further? And does it take RAW files at all? And why can't somebody make a small tablet & OS with full USB and file management functionality?

Uh, have you not seen all the Windows 8 tablets?

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 01:53 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (637 comments in total)
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AdamT: Hmm, that sensor tech is really showing its age, the 550D was 4 years ago , the 7D even older, the G1X MK2 has basically a Chunk of this sensor (image quality / noise wise) even the Nikon P7700 & P330 with their tiny 1:1.7" devices have far better shadow recovery, I compared them to my G1X Mk1 and the EOS-M (better than the RX100 too) , Canon really need to get off their laurels and get weaving on sensors ..

They reason is just good marketing. And by marketing I mean more than just advertising: They push their products to the market swiftly, hog retail space and treat dealers and store owners well. The latter is important: So many people buy based on recommendations from salespeople, it's amazing.

Oh, and as a small independent photography blog writer, I can testify that their PR agency won't loan review equipment to you if you display even the slightest bit of negativity towards their products. DPReview only gets away with it because they are so large.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 01:40 UTC
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