Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee

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On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (200 comments in total)
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Eugene232: I had an dp2 Merrill and hated it.
Quattro I hate in advance.

Hi Eugene232, thanks for sharing your photos. They look great. Its 3D looks reminded me of slides film. was it post process to get that look or it was straight from RAW?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 04:09 UTC
On DSC_0205 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

The shot of the gal at a bread store is very thoughtful.
it's got a nice way to show
metering, it's got a nice and soft side lit
good focusing @f2.8( very sharp eyes )
background noise in shadow area hold pretty well at ISO 1250
very nice balance of foreground lighting and background.

the image DSC_0014 has the eyes nailed, too.

good job!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 05:46 UTC as 1st comment
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (335 comments in total)

i'm seriously interested in ... a 16-35 f1.8 for FF. :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 02:06 UTC as 77th comment
On Ricoh announces 'HD' update to Pentax DA Limited primes article (192 comments in total)

with HD on lenses, does it mean the next gen camera will have killer quality on video? :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 03:46 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On Ricoh announces 'HD' update to Pentax DA Limited primes article (192 comments in total)

all have the same filter thread size. nice!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 03:12 UTC as 42nd comment
On Just posted: Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Review preview (106 comments in total)

hum, is there underwater white balance on the cam?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2013 at 00:27 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On DxOMark examines lenses for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III article (60 comments in total)
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ysengrain: An real omission !! DxO forgot the incredible EF 135 L f2 which is a kind of razor concerning sharpness

DxO to me seems to be the new kid on the block with promises and hypes.

i hope, in time, they will be more thoughtful and comprehensive on their test and learn to produce mature and realistic results.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 11:29 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (527 comments in total)
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digby dart: This is a very successful camera review, it has generated a lot of interest and discussion, nearly 400 comments and the x-e1 is topping the camera scale at almost 10% of clicks in reviews and specs over the last five days.

Well done dpreview.

ps. Reuters ran a story recently showing a senior Western Politician explaining how our western systems cherish the inalienable right of the individual to be an idiot - I see many are testing that freedom in the comments below.

err... who voted u to be here?

just kidding.

welcome and fool on. :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 20:37 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (527 comments in total)
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Imagician: When one compares the RAW files from the XE-1 with those of a class act like the Pentax K-5 IIs, one cannot help wondering why low ISO detail rendition is so much of out of favor these days. The Fuji's look like mush, at pixel peeping level, at ISO 200.

I use the Nikon D5100, and I see nothing, from a technology point of view, that would prompt one to switch systems.

Yea, i might need a "vision correction" to see the admired quality the reviewers are suggesting.

Don't get me wrong, I am not bashing Fuji. I still have their 4x5 lenses and shooting my remaining 4x5 fujifilms.

It seems to me the cam has a heavy handed Noise Red, hence, the mushy. It reminds me of the quality from the 1st couple gen Canon's DSLR. see their compared shot.

Overall, the image quality isn't something to brag for today's APS size camera.

hum... iPhone5 has a pretty nice prime lens and it is a joy to shoot with. will this site rate it the best compact? :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 14:24 UTC
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yabokkie: you have to trade off peripheral image quality for lightweight
which always comes at a cost.

@M Jesper.

cool vid. thx!

when it shows the the nikon and sony compared shots, seems liked the sony has something built-in to remove the gaussian blur and the purple fringing.

any second thoughts?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2013 at 06:15 UTC
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macjonny1: Wow trounced by the Sigma 35mm?!?!?


u r right about dxo's result being (too) simplistic to be a realistic reference. several zeiss have slight weakiness in center sharpness but beat sigma hands down on corners. does dxo give zeiss a better overall score? nope.

i am not saying dxo measure has no basic; it is objective and repeatable. but, there are measurable attributes that are important to the image (the entire frame) through the lense and dxo is missing these ago old attributes.

i wish dxo can do better and we not use it for now until it is a better reference.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2013 at 05:54 UTC
On Nikon D5200 added to our studio comparison database article (186 comments in total)
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marike6: IQ looks fantastic. And if you go by DxOMark, the D5200 is using quite possibly the best performing crop sensor in the world right now. Who knew that Toshiba was so skilled as manufacturing sensors?

One thing is odd is when you switch to the K-5IIs in the Studio Test, it almost looks like ACR Chroma NR was left on, as at ISO 6400 it's dramatically cleaner than the D5200. Yet, on DxOMark the D5200 manages 1284 ISO score to the K-5IIs's 1208 ISO Low-Light (Sports) Score.

Anyway, wonderful IQ, and since I'm in need of a small DX body for my new 70-200 f4 VR, this camera definitely on my short list. Thanks guys.

starting at ISO 800 RAW I start to see noticeable better IQ from Pentax K-30. the smaller Mpix seems to handle the noise and retain the detail surprisingly better than d5200.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 06:45 UTC
On Time magazine showcases Top 10 photos of 2012 article (147 comments in total)
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BBGunWB: Very interesting that this one didn't make it -

amazing footage.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2012 at 22:54 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review article (272 comments in total)

Thanks Lars Rehm! It is a solid review on a solid cam. For still, it is a class leading cam in many areas.

The review is right on the money about the video that it may be a bit behind the peer on connectors, only wish Pentax hadn't sell themselves short on them ...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 02:03 UTC as 58th comment
On A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene article (323 comments in total)

i am impress with the effort. could there be some common thing found as part of daily life to give perspective?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2012 at 02:17 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On Preview:pentax-k-30 (244 comments in total)
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zos xavius: I just spent a lot of time comparing raw from the k-5, d7000 and k-30. If you look at the 3200 raws, yes they do look slightly more cooked than the k-5, but at the same time they retain much more detail. The paper clips are a really good example. Throw up the omd for comparison and the results are astounding to me. It is almost nearly as good as the best aps-c sensors out there. The k-30's jpeg engine also looks much improved at higher isos. It now looks comparable to the d7000 in terms of detail retention. For fun throw up the rebel 4ti @ 3200 and have a good laugh. I'm an admitted pentax fanboy, but canon sensors are really behind the times IMO. Even the d800 trounces the 5dmk3 except maybe at extreme isos. My point is that I was going to finally buy a k-5 now that they are on firesale and since I love my k-7 so dearly, it seemed like the perfect upgrade but now I'm having 2nd thoughts. My point is that if you are looking for ultimate iq at high iso, this camera really delivers!

@zos, i hear u. well the k-30 has focus peaking. i hope we r referring the same fp.

i've found a slight different focusing approach with live view. there is a way the focusing point would follow a subject across the lcd. t is fun to watch the focusing point follow the cat on live view. (i got you baby, i got you).

what i find missing is the sensor to turn off lcd when i peak thur the view finder. about the top led, an articulated screen would be a lovely addition.

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 at 13:13 UTC
On Preview:pentax-k-30 (244 comments in total)

Thank you DP review for this interesting result.

the DR on K-30 is interesting. it is interesting to see how "Highlight On" has a range from 5 to 32 and "Highlight On-Shadow High" has a range from 6 to 32 but when doing doing Shadow High alone it has a range from 8 to 34.

From a day-to-day usage prespective, it would make sense to keep the setting at Highlight On - Shadow High for all day.
When the sence is outdoor during a bright lit day, turn off the Shadow High to get more detail from the high light
When the sence is outdoor pass sunset, turn off Highlight On to gain any shadow detail.

Has anyone try this approach?

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 at 13:05 UTC as 6th comment
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Simon97: Good detail retention at high ISO without being too noisy. Probably as good as it gets at this price point.

I still think Pentax needs a more entry level model like Canon, Nikon and Sony. One can purchase a kit for $500 these days at any department store. The entry model is a gateway into a system for many folks.

hum... how many would buy their lens whom buy a $400 cam? don't get me wrong, their lenses are very good to excellent, except the price... :(

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2012 at 02:46 UTC

thank you dpReview for the samples.

from my monitor, the iq of k-30 is seriously closed to the FF from the big two, at fraction of the price.

this might changing my mind on waiting on the 800d.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 08:10 UTC as 23rd comment | 7 replies
On Just Posted: Pentax K-01 review article (355 comments in total)

great review on the little ... Hummer. :) Thank you, folks.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2012 at 03:21 UTC as 99th comment
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