Sergey Borachev

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On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)

Just like the Sigma 18-35mm, this lens is great for APSC cameras that have IBIS, ie Pentax and some Sony cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 08:11 UTC as 5th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (187 comments in total)

This roundup would have been so much more interesting, if the best crop-sensor camera (up till now) were also included, to see how it stands up to the D500. While discontinued, the Samsung NX1 set so many standards for cropped sensor camers, it deserves to be included just so that we can see how the best possible cropped sensor cameras measure up and where we are with the best technology, ignoring the commercial issues.

Is it too late to include the NX1 now, perhaps in an update?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 00:29 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies
On article Never miss a video: Subscribe to DPReview on YouTube (9 comments in total)

I hate having to subscribe to any shop, service provider, website, hamburger place, ... ... ... and deal with incessant junk mail, and having to unsubscribe each account by ticking 50 boxes on their website, while risking personal data collected from being stolen by hackers due to poor system security.

So, I will rather miss some video. Thanks but no thanks.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 11:52 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

Akpinxit: I must say that real world samples are giving really good coverage of every-day situations . As for the camera - I haven't got the part of why it is not 'just another smartphone camera' .

Could it be because you see a "Huawei" label on the phone, rather than something like "Sony"?


Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 13:09 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)

I don't own any Panasonic or Canon camera. I do have a Sony one. I found the title very biased, irresponsible, and also suggesting some immature school kid type of language.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 23:47 UTC as 112th comment | 7 replies
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1084 comments in total)

So, Nikon's top APSC camera is great for sports and action, but can't be also great for fine quality landscapes or portraits?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 06:24 UTC as 94th comment | 3 replies

Fantastic news and I say this as someone who has never owned any of its cameras. Sony deserves this. Always pushing the envelope, trying new ideas, formats, putting everything in and not holding back on technology, as well as persevering over so many years. It is finally getting it right, with the RX100, A7, and its sensors. Good to see it has a management that dare to explore and dream, and not just short-sighted beancounters. Compare that with Samsung and Canon.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 08:13 UTC as 19th comment | 8 replies
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (359 comments in total)
In reply to:

PaulDavis: Looking at the Ricoh and X70 next to each other I can't help but think I would want the pick up the X70 instead of the GR. Logically the GR seems like the better choice but it is one of the most unexciting cameras I have seen. Some cameras just get you more excited to go take pictures.

One of the best feature of the GR is this - It is the most unexciting looking camera. Therefore it won't attract attention when you do street shooting. You can point it at strangers and they just think it's a point & shoot and mostly likely would accept what you do, never suspecting it has as high quality as other much larger DSLR cameras. They would also think you are just taking snapshots and not serious photos of them.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 11:48 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2471 comments in total)

If this had been released before the GX8 and PEN-F, it would have been an exciting camera. Now, it is just another rangefinder like camera with fairly ordinary features.

Is it worth the weight/wait?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 20:55 UTC as 58th comment | 22 replies
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (537 comments in total)

82 is a very high score, when the camera is according to the review not really reliable in some common situations, eg shooting at the 1/60 or 1/120 sec. The IS may cause a problem when it tries to reduce shutter shock, or there may be rolling shutter effect from the electronic shutter fix, or there may be blurring from either shutter shock or hand shaking if one tries to do without IS. How can one be sure that some important photo will not be blurred by the problems in this camera. They automatically rule out the GX8 for me.

None of those Panasonic ambassadors who published reviews earlier noticed these problems, why we wait for DPR reviews. Well done. As always, the scoring is not always relevant, when particular pros or cons are important to a consumer.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 22:13 UTC as 87th comment

12 MP, Dial Pixel AF, and micro SD are all great to see.

Non-removable battery is bad. If you do a lot of video and WiFi things, like watching Youtube, taking and uploading video, etc, none of these batteries are big enough, except perhaps the one in LG.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 22:10 UTC as 11th comment
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (650 comments in total)

How can anyone know if it's worth the wait, when we are still waiting for enough proper or native lenses? The worth of a camera with a couple of zoom lenses or some old manual or film lenses cannot be assessed yet. Come back and ask the same questions in a couple more years' time. At this time, the answer has to be No, not worth the wait because it is not very useful for most photographers without enough lenses, and, by the time there are enough proper lenses, this K-1 is too old and unlikely to be worth using when compared to other options. The K-1 Mark II may be, if Pentax can release or get others to release another 8 lenses including fast primes for the mount.

Except for those owning some old Pentax lenses, there is no point getting this camera. In 2 or 3 more years time, assuming there are enough lenses, you still have to worry about how well this DSLR camera in its Mark II form can still compete with ever more advanced FF mirrorless cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 11:03 UTC as 15th comment | 7 replies
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Henry McA: A problem is the weird focal length of 21 - 30 mm on APSC. That´s not very useful, 16 - 35mm is useful, 15 - 24 would be useful but this is just a odd - why not use primes instead.

21mm is a very common FL for traditional
SLR cameras, a standard FL just like the 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and 135mm. The long end of this zoom at 30mm OTOH is close enough and includes 28mm, another standard FL.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2016 at 11:40 UTC

They got themselves to blame for a poor reputation by making that monstrous $2000 f/0.85 lens.

For me, I don't mind a heavy, expensive, slow, manual focus, 6-blade and ordinary performance lens that will be used mainly to show off than taking serious photos, if it's something from the 50s or 60s. For use on modern FF mirrorless cameras, I suspect it would be a nice looking paperweight after the initial "fun".

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 23:12 UTC as 4th comment

The lens should be interesting if mounted with a Speed Booster on M43 cameras. 22-420mm f/2.5-4.5. The whole thing should be as small or smaller than on APSC, but provide a more useful FL range and faster shutter speeds. The IQ may not be so good but should be better (esp in.DR) than any long range superzoom cameras with their tiny sensors.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 21:08 UTC as 14th comment
On article DxO ONE on its way to Europe (93 comments in total)
In reply to:

Steve841: I predict massive fail. iphone users, [in general and not dpr readers], could care less about this thing. And the other faults have been pointed out in previous posts.

I think you are right. Most iPhone users would just use their iPhones. Those who care about high IQ would buy a RX100.

Don't bother with an Android version either, mon ami. Those who care about high IQ would use a GR.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 22:13 UTC
On article DxO ONE on its way to Europe (93 comments in total)

Why struggle holding 2 devices?

Ils sont si difficile a manier! **

** meaning "So awkward!"

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 21:23 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (133 comments in total)

Just like IBM, Digital, Microsoft and Nokia and others. As they grow and get really big and dominant, many companies tend to lose their heads and forget how they got so successful in the first place. Then they fall and they fall hard. A lot of support for Samsung was due to the freedom of choice in accessories and peripherals, and a different kind of phone that stresses functionality and versatility more than looks (iPhone).

If you have Samsung shares, sell, sell, sell. It will be interesting to watch the revolt by disappointed Samsung users.

LG G4 should do well now.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 23:54 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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