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On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1269 comments in total)

The price is far too high and the thing looks big enough to choke a donkey.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 11:27 UTC as 168th comment | 4 replies
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tipple: Re; all the critical/super critical comments about the LX100: The average person taking photos does not enlarge a picture to a point that they are viewing only a very very small percentage of the total picture area. Don't get lost in the minutiae. For a novice, advanced amateur and i surmise even the "pros" this camera will take pics that will be acceptable for their intended use,Based on sample pics displayed so far. There must be something good about this camera to provoke defense "of my camera/choice" by so many. It aint perfect. Any camera represents tradeoffs that will be irritating to some and matter not a bit to those that find a camera attractive. It is going to sell very well even if it isn't perfect simply because it contains so many good points. Looks like Panasonic struck a nerve.

"I think a lot of people would pay that kind of money for a 4/3 compact with good IQ and and a fast 24-75 lens."

But it's not 4/3 is it? Not if it only uses part of the sensor.

No more than putting a 36 x 24 mm sensor in it and only using a fraction of it would make it a full frame camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 11:38 UTC

Hard to make a judgement call without seeing the Raw files, the jpg's are what you would expect from a modern, high end compact. OK but nothing special.

I still think the camera is far too expensive, although knowing Panasonic the price will drop very quickly.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 08:23 UTC as 147th comment | 2 replies

All welcome updates but still no native iPad app.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 12:49 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2014: Olympus stand report article (75 comments in total)
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Joel Benford: "Allison was quite emitted with this orange E-M10."

Is "emitted" spellcheckereze for "smitten"?

Yeah, what did she emit, I hate to think...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:15 UTC

I'm looking forward to seeing the reviews for this camera, I don't much like it in silver though, it looks cheap.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:11 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 1) article (120 comments in total)

Yep it's cold, but surely there are better pictures around from that era?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 10:20 UTC as 41st comment
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (317 comments in total)
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Antonio Rojilla: I'll tell you what I need: a site that doesn't hijack the browser history!


And no, we don't need the X30. It's nice and all, I like it, but it can't offer the quality/options and handling pleasure of the X-Pro1/X-T1 (with their shutter speed buttons, aperture rings -in some lenses anyway-, lens options...). It even lost the OVF, that while not that practical as the new EVF, it was a distinction.

And compared to compacts, which is what it should be compared to, well, the RX100 III set the bar. Fast lens, EVF, tilting LCD... and a larger sensor... in a more compact body. If Fuji don't want or just can't match this, at least they should have gone for the 'traditional' experience of the bigger brothers, keeping the OVF (improving it if possible) and adding even more 'manual' controls. It has lost soul and looks subpar compared to the latest Sonys.

No, I suspect what you need is a decent anti-virus program.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 14:32 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (471 comments in total)

I wa really looking forward to the x30 but to be honest I'm a little disappointed with the sensor size. i would have prefered a bigger sensor even if it meant a smaller zoom range or even using a less "beautiful" viewfinder to keep the costs down.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 08:10 UTC as 132nd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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tmurph: This is going to be my travel camera of choice as well as everyday useage.
I have Pansonic G6 for my main camera and I love it but this FZ1000 ticks all the right do daas for the time when I don't want to schlep all my gear around also, I only shoot in raw and from what I've read it seems to do well in that department.
Well done Panasonic.

Have patience though. Knowing Panasonic the price will halve pretty quickly.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 09:16 UTC
On PicTricks offers cheap photo 'fixes' article (21 comments in total)
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G3User: The demise of photography continues. Now, all the soccer moms don't even have to worry about someone blinking. We are now creating images where the contents never even happened, the truth in photography is over. How sad, you may has well be constructing images with a paint brush, leaving all contents up to the picture creator. Now, given the power of a service like this, it will further decline the number or people hiring paid photographers, why hire someone if I can do it myself and then fix them later. Too bad Dpreview is promoting such a concept. I wish Phil was still in charge here.

You are very naive if you think there was ever truth in photography.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 13:37 UTC

Great subject, laughable editing.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 14:15 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On In Photos: Portraits of the living legends of blues article (35 comments in total)

Great images.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2013 at 10:42 UTC as 25th comment
On Ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century article (249 comments in total)

Like many photographers I come here for reviews, not nostalgia.

Digital Photograph Review, the clue's in the name.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 10:21 UTC as 117th comment | 3 replies

Has anyone read the terms and conditions of CC. Onerous isn't the word.

"Adobe may modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services or Materials, or any portion thereof, with or without notice. You agree that Adobe shall not be liable to you or anyone else if we do so."

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"You agree that Adobe may display advertisements adjacent to Your Content, and you agree that you are not entitled to any compensation."

"You agree to receive updates (and permit Adobe to deliver these to you with or without your knowledge) as part of your use of the Services."

"Adobe may require you to create a unique URL, such as Adobe may permit another User to use the unique URL previously selected by you."

Welcome to the future.....

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 15:50 UTC as 427th comment | 7 replies

Might as well stick a phone in it and have done, with Apple's permission of course......

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2012 at 08:25 UTC as 37th comment
On HDR for the Rest of Us article (199 comments in total)

Just think if you used a modern camera with a flip-out screen, you wouldn't have got your feet wet......

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 10:40 UTC as 43rd comment | 4 replies

I have to agree with most of the comments on here. Yes it's a perfectly capable camera but where's the innovation?

It's expensive and offers nothing that isn't available already from other manufacturers.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 08:05 UTC as 330th comment | 4 replies
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ppastoris: To DPReview : a suggestion. Could you guys please post equivalent F-numbers (in terms of DOF and light gathering ability) when you post equivalent focal length numbers? E.g. LX7's 4.7-17.7 F1.4-2.3 is the equivalent of 24-90 F7.2-11.7, not of 24-90 F1.4-2.3; similarly for FZ200 it's either 4.5-108 F2.8 or the equivalent of 25-600 F15.6 in 35mm standard.

Being one of the most influential camera review websites on the Internet you could really help your readers to understand what a lens designed for a smaller than 35mm sensor is actually capable of photographically. Clearly posting the equivalent angle of view (by posting an equivalent focal length) is only half of the story.

"1) I don't know why everything has to be compared to 35mm."

It's for the benefit of us oldies, we need a reference point.......

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 12:25 UTC
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)

Decent spec, apart from AF but looks like a toy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 13:23 UTC as 364th comment
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