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On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-$1200 (155 comments in total)

How can the Nikon 1 possibly be in the same group as the Sony Alpha a77 II ? These roundups are getting more and more ridiculous.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 04:52 UTC as 37th comment | 7 replies
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (727 comments in total)

Comparing RAW files, it appears that the Fuji X-E2 uses less compression and that the Leica SL has less compression than the Nikon D750. This is one reason that the Fuji takes excellent photos, despite having much less resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 03:03 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply

A $3,300 point and shoot? I don't think so and I doubt it's much better than a Ricoh GR for $750 Canadian. Let's see the really artistic photos, not just snapshots.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 18:27 UTC as 136th comment | 1 reply
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (617 comments in total)

This is what I've been complaining about, ever since I got my NEX 7 and at last you've looked into and taken the credit, after listing cameras for years as having uncompressed files, very often incorrectly.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 23:10 UTC as 54th comment
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (569 comments in total)

About time they stopped lying about RAW files and past time that dpreview realized it. They should bring out a firmware update for the NEX 7. Of course, use of this will greatly increase write times, which is why lossy compression is frequently used. You always have the option of jpeg.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 00:07 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply

As they say, you can't fix stupid!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 02:08 UTC as 84th comment
On Fujifilm X-T10 Review (491 comments in total)

A case of 'too little, too late'? It certainly appears to have little advantage over the X-E2, which I prefer, due to the placement of the EVF. However, Fuji scores in having very little compression of the RAW files, which gives cleaner images, despite being long passed by Samsung's 20MP and Sony's 24MP.

In fact, Fuji's RAW file is about 45% larger than the Sony's. It is worth noting that Samsung's EX2F has considerably less RAW compression, if any. Of all my cameras, I prefer the Samsung EX2F and the Fuji X-E2. Though my D700 is superior, it is just too cumbersome and heavy for me at my age.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 22:55 UTC as 81st comment | 2 replies

AS they say, marketing guff. Reminds me of Japan creating a town named USA, so they could claim that items were manufactured in USA, but not U.S.A.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 17:35 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1584 comments in total)

For a lot less, you can get an APS-C mirrorless and two kit zooms, also dpreview wrongly attributes an uncompressed file capability again, RAW is heavily 'lossy' compressed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 01:13 UTC as 165th comment | 9 replies
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (316 comments in total)

Can never understand why people think that a third party knows a camera manufacturer's RAW algorithm better than the camera manufacturer and, of course, the latter's converter comes free.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 23:39 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies

I agree with other comments. The only other things I carry are a cell phone in a belt holster and my usuall pocket contents. Who wants to carry a computer as well, dangling from one sore shoulder?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 00:47 UTC as 40th comment
On article UPDATED: Canon PowerShot G3 X real-world samples posted (166 comments in total)

A poor imitation of the Pan FZ1000, more money and extra for a VF, I don't think so.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 22:17 UTC as 43rd comment | 12 replies
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (752 comments in total)
In reply to:

riman: Yes its nice to have lots of points..but when you can develop a system that tracks a dragonfly in flight, then I will change...

The human eye and brain does pretty well. Luckily, most of the dragonflies that I photography keep still for a while.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 00:38 UTC
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (752 comments in total)

If you'll pardon the pun, I fail to see the point, as most advanced photographers are used to point focus and exposure, with recomposition, so just a few points in the center would suffice most of us.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 00:34 UTC as 31st comment | 7 replies
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michaelbs: I'm so so disappointed with this so called "update": it STILL can't make me a nice cup of tea!

You mean Fuji did a Microsoft and put out an unfinished product, to be upgraded as the complaints came in.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 22:01 UTC
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MartinB77: Holy s...! In these days, where you get from the big players (Canikon, Sony) only the middle finger for asking about a simple bugfix - Fuji rolls out a new firmware with a bunch of really cool and usable features - again!

Hello Sony? Lossless RAW... You know?!

Added Fuji to the top of my "what's next" list. If they could also improve the video-mode, decision time would be over...

Agreed about Sony. Dpreview should show the RAW and tiff file sizes, so we can see if there really is an uncompressed file.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 21:57 UTC
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maxnimo: Okay, so let's say a wolf suddenly jumps out of the bushes - do you really have time to set anything on your camera? Do you have time to fiddle with focus points? You have half a second to point your camera and shoot... that's it. So how would you best handle this situation?

I'm more likely to draw my 357 Magnum.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 21:55 UTC

It does not impress me when a company keeps bringing out new firmware versions, means they didn't get it right the three times before. The lenses are excellent, the performance clean, but it's still a 16MP camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 21:54 UTC as 26th comment | 9 replies
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (496 comments in total)

Disregarding the 4K and other video, it would appear to be less capable than my three year old Samsung NX20, which is lighter, more MP and an APS-C sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 03:11 UTC as 9th comment

Further: What happened to the 'hands on' text? I'll take my Sam NX20 over the 10 and the NX200 over the 100 any day.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 19:04 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
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