Gao Gao

Gao Gao

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On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (268 comments in total)
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Nindy5: I really don't understand why nikon hasnt released a video focused Dslr, canon want to protect their cinema line and so won't budge on giving consumer level anything except moosh. But nikon have no such cinema line to protect, it couldn't be more obvious the opportunity in front of them, they have better quality video on their consumer Dslrs but it's so poorly implemented. This d5500 release is another nail in their coffin.

The same can be said for Olympus...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 07:21 UTC
On Toshiba offers FlashAir III wireless SD card article (36 comments in total)
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darngooddesign: I wonder what the write speed is.

Apparently not U1 or U3

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 02:35 UTC
On Sony announces US pricing for full-frame Alpha 7 II article (177 comments in total)
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chj: To Sony (and all camera manufacturers)

Put a damn touchscreen on your cameras. It is by far the best way to choose a focus point. Anyone that says otherwise has simply not used one and is exalting their "skill" in getting around their camera's limitations. Technology trumps skill. You can't get faster, more reliable autofocus than my GM1 (unless you have another Panasonic). Don't tell me about workarounds. The GM1 nails focus more often.

OK, manual focus can get tighter focus on a stationary subject that's willing to wait for you to set up. But with that kind of time, ANY camera can get tight focus.

So stop listening to photo geeks that equate touchscreens with bad phone photos. On a GOOD camera, a touchscreen is an immensely powerful tool that has more impact on photos than pixel peeping details.

Feedback from DPR photo geeks is 0.005% of the market. The other 99.095% are using touchscreen phones. The camera market is shrinking, because you are listening to the wrong market.

@afterswish1 On Panasonic GX7, you can still touch the screen to set AF point when using the viewfinder. The screen can be set to either absolute position (requires muscle memory to operate) or relative position (drag to move around by increment). I think a few other cameras also have this feature.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 05:45 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (488 comments in total)

The video resolution is insane. It also shows even GH3 only has about 720p true resolution even though its aliasing is still better than the rest...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 16:32 UTC as 154th comment

Oh! Good... Will Adobe make Panasonic profiles?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2014 at 06:45 UTC as 9th comment

The best Strobist's camera?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 17:35 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)

Note to Olympus and Panasonic - Make an F/2 zoom already!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 09:15 UTC as 134th comment | 2 replies

No phase detection?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:47 UTC as 79th comment
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0MitchAG: This just goes to show the u4/3 Panasonic-Leica is way overpriced! Isn't it silly that a Panasonic lens should cost more than this, on a smaller system? By all means the PL is great, but I'm sure glad I didn't pay the asking price.

I don't know about the PL45 but the PL25 is really just an OK lens for an OK price. Nothing Leica about it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 15:41 UTC
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gerard boulanger: Fuji 60 mm macro f/2.4: $600
Zeiss 50 mm macro f/2.8: $1,000
Assuming they give comparable experience and IQ, this is very unusual to see a non original lens 66% more expensive than the original brand name.
To me, it makes sense only if performance and IQ are way better than the Fuji one.
Zeiss magnification is 1:1, much better than Fuji, does that justifies the extra money?

Sigma is one thing, Zeiss is another. Now Sigma is trying to move up the ladder...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 15:39 UTC

Now even APSc is getting F/2 zoom...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 17:38 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)
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chaos215bar2: It would be nice if you could post just one article for new product launches, so all the comments ended up in the same place. Three is a little ridiculous (though I realize each one is technically something different).

That would be against "clicks".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 04:09 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2067 comments in total)
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Gao Gao: It seems PDAF is not used during movie recording?

Pity but given that they still only offer 30fps and 24mbps (hopefully at least the codec does a better job at motion prediction), PDAF in movie probably isn't high on priority list.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 04:46 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2067 comments in total)
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Raist3d: "Ultimately, despite its authentically semi-pro appearance, the E-M1 is still a pretty small camera, if compared to DSLRs. The disadvantage the previous top-end E-series cameras had was that they ended up being as big as any other DSLR (the E-3 and E-5 were essentially the same size as a full-frame DSLR, at which point it became hard not to measure it against those cameras). The E-M1 may be large for a Micro Four Thirds camera, but it's not big in the grand scheme of things."

SPOT ON. Been saying this for years now :-)

And we are already seeing pocket-able cameras with larger sensors. I wonder whether or when Canon is going to make an EOS-M with 35mm sensor and Dual-Pixel CMOS PDAF.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 04:32 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2067 comments in total)

It seems PDAF is not used during movie recording?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 04:29 UTC as 528th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2067 comments in total)

E-M1, not E-M5. looks good

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 04:10 UTC as 533rd comment | 1 reply
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Sergey Borachev: I think this booster does more for NEX than for M43 as it does not provide any wider FOV. It can provide more lens speed, which would make fast FF lenses even faster and that sounds good for re-using legacy lenses which are cheap and fast. However given the ghosting or flare issues when using those lenses on M43 cameras, I also wonder how good the end result will be with such speed boosting. Lots of question marks here. Are there independent tests yet?

They should make a 2x booster with 4x ND built in

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2013 at 02:26 UTC
On P2010255 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)
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Philly: backfocus? Was focus on face? The face looks soft, but the orange "350" sign in the back left side looks sharper. For a f4.0 1/80 shot, I would have expected a better technical performance from this lens. I'm not sure why dpreview would post this shot unless it is a representative shot--in which case, it is rather disappointing, in my opinion.

Zoom in and you you'll see the focus is right on the face. However, perceived acuity depends on the contrast between foreground and background.

The orange 350 looks sharper because it has white outlines surrounding the black text.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2013 at 02:00 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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FTW: The real deal was to sell NEX-7 the way it is with Hassie logo on it, put a wonderful lens on it and sell it at same price as Sony. That is the way to make business. If you buy a chinese lens, you don't care if it is marked Samyang or Rokinon, you buy it for what it is and what it does. A NEX-7 form Hassie with different rubber grip colors and glue that sticks on the grip, a rubber that you don not lose after a month would be a bargain. Sony's NEX-7 grip rubber sucks.

I thought Samyang was Korean.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 01:11 UTC
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lajka: What real shallow DOF? Remember that because of the format MTF lenses have DOF two stops down compared with FF. Thus 1.8 on MTF is 3.5 on FF. You would be better of with FF Zuiko 100/2.

on m4/3? that's a 200/4 without AF.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2012 at 08:03 UTC
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