gl2k

gl2k

Lives in Austria Vienna, Austria
Joined on Feb 21, 2009

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On Updated: DSLR and Lens Buying Guides article (44 comments in total)
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gl2k: Get away from a "buying guide" but create a "teaching guide". Skilled dpreview users might contribute by writing articles that explain certain topics.

@HDF2
Thanks. My post was meant in the sense of linked information. At the moment information is distributed over different areas & channels. dpreview should aggregate all this.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 16:16 UTC
On Updated: DSLR and Lens Buying Guides article (44 comments in total)

Get away from a "buying guide" but create a "teaching guide". Skilled dpreview users might contribute by writing articles that explain certain topics.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 09:58 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On Buying a digital SLR article (149 comments in total)

dpreview should/could develop this section further into a comprehensive guide not only for buying advice but also for teaching purpose.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 08:16 UTC as 61st comment
On Just Posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Preview Samples article (81 comments in total)

Would like to see more Xmas like shots with colorful bokeh in the background.
I mean ... hey it's December and I'm pretty sure wherever those shots have been taken there must exist something more Xmas like.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 06:52 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 preview extended article (282 comments in total)
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pepelegal: Most shoppers, er photographers around here must be really disappointed by the lack of interchangeable lenses.

I mean once you got the camera what else is there to buy? only the next camera :((

Obviously you missed something from the article. VF + hood + grip sum up to a value comparable to a mid level DSLR. Not to mention a Gucci, Prada or Louis Vuitton camera bag with an appropriate price tag.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 08:29 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 preview extended article (282 comments in total)

A €3000 pro body : cite "Autofocus begins to fall over in moderate-to-low light - focus speed drops and the likelihood of it achieving focus plummets."

In bright light the RX1 user has to shell out another €600 for a VF & hood and in low light one gets a sluggish AF.

Congrats Sony. Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 08:24 UTC as 87th comment | 1 reply

This guy is one of the very few I take for serious. Why ? Because he doesn't test a carefully hand selected copy but takes a whole bunch of lenses and then looks what's going on. He also gets constant feedback by his customers and the companies service center over a large number of devices.

Thank you depreview for sharing his opinion at your website.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 08:43 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies
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Guidenet: I really don't like the term "Travel Lens" when it comes to these optically poor long ratio zoom lenses. I think this is an excuse to put convenience ahead of quality for someone who has lost some of their passion for photography and are looking for an easy way out. I know that sounds insulting and I really don't intend it to be so, but have a really hard time understanding interest in these type zoom lenses.

When we travel, it's often a special time away from the daily grind of work or maybe the boredom of retirement. Regardless, we're going somewhere we wish to visit maybe more exciting than staying at home. Why would we want to record this special time with mediocre glass? Wouldn't we want to take the extra effort to carry our best when taking once in a lifetime shots?

What do we use our "good" glass for that stays at home during these holiday events? Do we own and use good glass? I would think traveling is a special time where we can really put the good stuff to good use. :-)

Couldn't agree more. So someone makes the journey of his lifetime and takes the worst lens he owns.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2012 at 06:40 UTC
On Hands-on with Android 4.2's Photo Sphere post (42 comments in total)

It's like any other photo gimmick. After a couple of times it becomes boring.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2012 at 06:35 UTC as 24th comment

Corner sharpness looks pretty good. Vignetting is probably above average compared to their Canikon equivalents.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2012 at 15:52 UTC as 44th comment
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Review article (177 comments in total)

Hotshoe, 1/4000 high speed sync speed, 25mm wide angle and const. f2.8
That alone makes it an outstanding P&S that outclasses many mirrorless m4/3 and APS-C cameras.

Well done !!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2012 at 09:08 UTC as 45th comment | 6 replies
On Just Posted: Leica X2 real-world sample gallery article (114 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: These comments are in line with every preview gallery I have seen. "These are not so great" What a piece of garbage" etc.

The real lesson maybe that at some relatively low level almost all cameras look "average" in the real world. It is up to the photographer to make them look exceptional. And an exceptional photographer can make most any camera look exceptional.

Good point. Fully agree. But then ...

Why show such mediocre snaps at all ?
Why not make photos that show all the strengths & advantages of a certain camera model ?
Why not capture scenes where the superiority of this model over its competitors is clearly visible ?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2012 at 08:58 UTC

Perky price.
Nikon DX 35mm f1.8 and FX 50mm f1.8 are about €170

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 06:25 UTC as 67th comment | 10 replies
On Just Posted: Nikon D600 In-depth Review article (498 comments in total)

I like the fact that dpreview cared about the "oil issue". Although not a severe hitch it's now official that there is a problem that Nikon should be aware of (and take care in future units).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2012 at 18:53 UTC as 139th comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Six page Nikon D5200 hands-on preview article (113 comments in total)

Did I miss something or ...
Why not wait a few days more and add the studio test samples ?
Or is this another (pre)review that comes in small doses ?
Correct me if I'm wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2012 at 11:27 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies

I love marketing.
Omitting the AA filter makes little to no difference. But as the D800E proves ... lots of weirdos are willing to pay a nice premium for that.
Not to forget that we can argue the whole day about pros and cons of the AA filter.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2012 at 08:56 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 studio sample images article (144 comments in total)

Even at ISO 100 there is a visible amount of grain in RAW mode. ouch.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 06:22 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional Wi-Fi article (392 comments in total)

Cams like this one will face a hard competition by mirrorless.
CDAF probably awfully slow which renders the LCD useless for shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 07:33 UTC as 104th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers article (54 comments in total)

I'm always skeptical about books. Today the internet is so full of information that 5 min with Google brings up more than one can digest.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2012 at 06:18 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

Mystery ...
While the RX1 definitely deserves to be called very innovative I don't see anything thrilling about the RX100.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 10:27 UTC as 123rd comment
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