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On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 review news story (340 comments in total)
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Mescalamba: OVF on compact camera might be rare these days, but considering how good are EVFs today I really cant understand reason for using it. Except it might be cheaper.

Image quality seems ok, so its probably usable. Just cant find reason for buying it.

Oh yes Canon badly needs you to buy this camera. Pleeeeese buy one. We're relieved that you think the image quality is ok.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 23:03 UTC
On Roger Cicala cock-a-hoop* over Sigma's 35mm F1.4 DG HSM news story (92 comments in total)
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oselimg: It seems like that it's possible to make good lenses for a reasonable price. Are you listening Canon, Nikon, Zeiss, Leica!!!!?. I hope someone will do the same with cameras too, especially with the FF ones.

Let's get things in perspective though. Canon and Nikon used to produce good lenses for a reasonable price too and some of their lenses are still in that category. It's just recently they've gone in to craze of charging 3X more for lenses with upgrades eg;inclusion of IS or newer versions of the same spec lenses. For example with the announcement of the new 24mm and 28mm with IS are 3X more expensive than the older but as good models. What is totally unacceptable and arrogant is that they stopped producing the non IS versions. It looks like pure greed. Unless they have a valid explanation.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 16:59 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 review news story (340 comments in total)
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kadardr: In spite of the Gold Award this camera is a dying species. (With its kins together). There are members of powerful new breeds to replace this type of cameras.

Consider Panasonic GF5 for ca. 500 bucks or the damned Nikon 1 V1 for less than 400 bucks.

@kadardr...How did you manage to compare a compact, pocketable camera with bigger interchangable lens models.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 10:02 UTC
On Roger Cicala cock-a-hoop* over Sigma's 35mm F1.4 DG HSM news story (92 comments in total)

It seems like that it's possible to make good lenses for a reasonable price. Are you listening Canon, Nikon, Zeiss, Leica!!!!?. I hope someone will do the same with cameras too, especially with the FF ones.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 09:52 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
On Just Posted: Leica X2 real-world sample gallery news story (114 comments in total)
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Michael Berg: Is it just me or do many of the photos look underexposed?

it's the strong grey overcast makes the pictures appear underexposed. I think it's very cheeky to ask 2000$ for a camera that can't even get the colours right at the first place. The overcast is so obvious and strong they can't get away with "processing style" explanation nonsense either. But I guess there are enough mugs to pay for it because of the brand. Since the advent of digital sensors Leica always lagged way behind the competition. They should stick to making good lenses only.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2012 at 01:12 UTC
On Just Posted: Leica X2 real-world sample gallery news story (114 comments in total)

Is there something we are missing here considering the recent trend that any new model whether full frame or cropped they all cost around 2.000 dollars. They say full frame sensors are expensive to produce therefore cost 3x more but why a cropped camera cost the same. Is the new Leica state of the art with amazing abilities or are Nikon, Canon giving away 6D and D600. Can someone shed a light on how much really a full frame sensor cost to produce. Please no gear head remarks. Info backed up with facts and knowledge would be greatly appreciated.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2012 at 14:46 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On Red Shouldered Hawk 44 in the Canon EF 70-200 challenge (6 comments in total)

Great catch. Congratulations. One more slap in the face of gear heads who want and worship the latest of everything without a clue about making photographs.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2012 at 10:22 UTC as 5th comment
On Just Posted: Leica X2 real-world sample gallery news story (114 comments in total)
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Pikme: Question for dpreview - The camera has been selling since the beginning of June, your photos were taken in July and August ---- why are we just now seeing them in mid-November? Sincere question, not meant to be a snarky comment.

"I got busy and forgot" what an unbelievably pathetic and insulting explanation. It's like saying; sorry boss I forgot to come to work.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2012 at 09:54 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D600 In-depth Review news story (500 comments in total)
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Gasman66: And another thing - why has the sensor dust issue not affected the score at all? Come on guys - this is a defect which makes the camera prone to putting black splotches on your photographs!! For all we know; it may not be an easy fix for Nikon at all.

At the very least, a proviso along the lines of "this is the score, pending resolution of the sensor dust issue" might have been appropriate.

Well...you'll have to wait erm.. forever for that sort of comment from Dpreview. The resolution and and low light performance is certainly very good and sensor's high ISO performance looks slightly better than 5D MKIII. Though I've never come to terms with Nikon's grey overcast in terms of colour performance. However this is a Nikon biased site. For example you'll see Nikon's name repeatedly appearing in especially the main competitor Canon equipment reviews. And any shortcomings in other brands will be repeated many times over in respective reviews. The usual tactics being the mention of a strength will be followed by "but" and a insertion of a shortcoming. It's a carefully managed brand endorsing going on here.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2012 at 10:05 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 studio sample images news story (144 comments in total)
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oselimg: Sometimes I wonder, how some of the comment writers look at the pictures. Is it so difficult to see the Sony has better sensor performance with its resolution advantage and also with arguably less processed look but the contrast levels and black performance slightly lower than G15. On the other hand the Canon seems to have a better performing brighter zoom lens. I ain't got non of these cameras. In fact I still use a 7 years old digital compact. But to say Nikon has a better low light performance is plainly erm...silly. If G15 is not for you don't buy it. But some people might prefer it over the other cameras because of the brighter lens and-though crappy- viewfinder or some might chose the Nikon for the extra zoom reach or the Sony for its resolution and a slightly better low light performance. Can some of you grow out of your adolescent squabble and think about the functions and how those might serve your photography needs. If you are aware of them of course.

@bobbarber...I would like to draw your attention to my comment stating that the Canon seems to have a better performing zoom lens. It maybe because of a focusing fault or simply because the Sony lens doesn't perform well towards the edges I'm not in the position to be able to tell which. But where the Sony lens is focused there is certainly visible resolution advantage and more fine detail even on high ISO than the others in comparison. Again I think it's down to the individual for which camera they would part with their money because the output differences are subtle rather than obvious in day to day use unless you print everything at pixel level. So one chooses the camera suits one's photography style best.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 20:54 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 studio sample images news story (144 comments in total)

Sometimes I wonder, how some of the comment writers look at the pictures. Is it so difficult to see the Sony has better sensor performance with its resolution advantage and also with arguably less processed look but the contrast levels and black performance slightly lower than G15. On the other hand the Canon seems to have a better performing brighter zoom lens. I ain't got non of these cameras. In fact I still use a 7 years old digital compact. But to say Nikon has a better low light performance is plainly erm...silly. If G15 is not for you don't buy it. But some people might prefer it over the other cameras because of the brighter lens and-though crappy- viewfinder or some might chose the Nikon for the extra zoom reach or the Sony for its resolution and a slightly better low light performance. Can some of you grow out of your adolescent squabble and think about the functions and how those might serve your photography needs. If you are aware of them of course.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 16:43 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
On Canon Powershot G15 Preview preview (246 comments in total)

Sometimes I wonder, how some of the comment writers look at the pictures. Is it so difficult to see the Sony has better sensor performance with its resolution advantage and also with arguably less processed look but the contrast levels and black performance slightly lower than G15. On the other hand the Canon seems to have a better performing brighter zoom lens. I ain't got non of these cameras. In fact I still use a 7 years old digital compact. But to say Nikon has a better low light performance is plainly erm...silly. If G15 is not for you don't buy it. But some people might prefer it over the other cameras because of the brighter lens and-though crappy- viewfinder or some might chose the Nikon for the extra zoom reach or the Sony for its resolution and a slightly better low light performance. Can some of you grow out of your adolescent squabble and think about the functions and how those might serve your photography needs. If you are aware of them of course.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 16:05 UTC as 9th comment
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review news story (272 comments in total)
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jonikon: The K-30 may be a very good camera (leaving the reliability issue of Pentax DSLRs aside), but it only makes up one half of the image quality equation, with the other half being the lens in front of the sensor. Unfortunately the Pentax DSLRs suffer from a lot of cheap lenses with poor optical qualities, or very expensive lenses with acceptable, but not exceptional optical qualities.
For example, the Pentax SMC 16-50mm f/2.8 lens is over $1400 at reputable dealers like B&H photo, but this lens only gets 3 stars out of 5 (or 60%), for optical quality from the Photozone lens review. For value and the ultimate in optical lens quality, Nikon is a much better choice for lenses than Pentax, which makes a Nikon DSLR the better choice for a camera.

@jonikon...Well...your user name says it all doen't it. Yes Nikon have good lenses but so do others. Each brand has certain strengths and weaknesses. You buy the one suits your applications. But again it would be too much to expect a rational/realistic comment from a user name that endorses a brand.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 19:21 UTC
On Hands-on with the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR article (258 comments in total)
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oselimg: What's the point of "hands on preview" about a lens that is a very well known lens format, offers nothing out of ordinary for current times, no sample pictures and it is pre-production sample other than product endorsement and hype. I can understand a preview about a new camera since there may be many more variables compare to a very well known lens format.

By the way Mr. Butler, why did you delete my reply. There was nothing in it other than a little bit of satire posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 13:20:32 UTC. I think this site deserves the fan boys and the bickering goes on between them, nothing else is allowed

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 22:06 UTC
On Hands-on with the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR article (258 comments in total)
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Thomas Kachadurian: It may be just me, but it looks exactly like a Canon 70-200 f4. This is not a bad thing, the Canon lens is my go to for about 70% of my work. You Nikon guys are going to love having it.

What did you expect it to look like???? it's a 70-200 F4 with round shape glass and made in this world. On a more serious note it is not a design with Diffractive optics either so it's still round and as long as it has got to be. Also the Canon version is in beige/white and appears to be slightly slimmer-a minor detail overlooked maybe. But well done you appear to have a nice piece of Canon optics. I wander how you chose it an what you do with it.....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 23:24 UTC
On Hands-on with the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR article (258 comments in total)

What's the point of "hands on preview" about a lens that is a very well known lens format, offers nothing out of ordinary for current times, no sample pictures and it is pre-production sample other than product endorsement and hype. I can understand a preview about a new camera since there may be many more variables compare to a very well known lens format.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 22:53 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies

A full frame camera with 11EV dynamic range, minimum 6 fps, don't need zillions of focus point, well spread 7 point cross type enough, reasonable well made, splash proof, weighes max 800gr, 100% optical viewfinder, full HD video, don't care about the megapixel count and will cost 1000 USD max. Not impossible. There were many examples in the film days(cost wise). Happy dreams for all

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 01:37 UTC as 412th comment
On Interview - Phil Molyneux, President Sony Electronics article (133 comments in total)

Most of Sony's innovations had to be in the amateur or beginner level cameras since Canon, Nikon and to a degree Pentax and Leica have dominated the pro 35mm market for decades and built up such a mass of successful and innovative systems unless Sony produces cameras and lenses compete with those they will stay where they are and if they stay too long in the lower segments of the market too long they might even gradually be forced to get out of it. Remember mighty Kodak has gone. It's all about building camera/lens systems in which pros will invest and in return will bring reputation and trust in the brand. Sony is not there yet.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 21:48 UTC as 36th comment
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 samples gallery news story (159 comments in total)
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aardvark7: For heaven's sake do samples need such comments?

It would seem that opinons of them vary from being fabulous to downright awful, yet all the while 'my' opinion of samples should not have the remotest effect on 'your' decision to buy (and vice versa).

I get the distinct impression it is more about a combination of 'fanboys' and ego: praising or castigating the camera simply because of the manufacturer, and being derogatory of the pictures because 'I'm a fabulous and knowledgeable photographer who would do so much better...' !!!

I don't know about the 'voting thumbs', I think DPR should bin the comments section!

Welcome to Dpreview forums. These forums are for "forever self absorbed adolescents" who need platforms to channel their destructive tendencies who might otherwise become mass murderers. So...keep them humored please for the society's sake. At least they-supposedly-use cameras at the moment.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 14:57 UTC
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (718 comments in total)

All the cameras in this comparison are good even the older 5D II.Comparison's only logical above ISO 1600 if you are aiming for large prints. But these forums give pixel peepers and fanboys something to talk about since they have no interest in photography.Canon, Nikon and to a degree Pentax and Leica have been the choice of professionals who work with 35mm format since the latter part of 20th century.For the arguments sake each camera has a different way of dealing with noise. I can't think of any newspaper/web news editor who will refuse any of these pictures up to ISO 12800 since they don't print huge pictures for the pixel peepers. A good quality fast lens makes more impact on the outcome than the cameras noise reduction.I think pictures taken with one of the above cameras beyond ISO 12800 is an emergency measure as long as the content/subject is absolutely vital to record then we look at these pictures as records of events and ignore the technical performance of the camera/sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 08:32 UTC as 71st comment
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