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On article Canon EOS M hands-on preview (564 comments in total)
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allalin: I find this forum quite disturbing. Whilst there is a great deal of considered and well informed critique from the majority of contributors; the level of pure venom expressed by the dissenters frequently borders on the unhinged. If the best you can contribute is a comment to the effect that the camera is ugly, or some other equally inane pronouncement, then I fail to see what you hope to achieve here.

Given that this is a review website people are inevitably going to express their opinions. You might not like their opinions, but it is an integral part of this website.

A member complaining that a camera is ugly or that a camera is lacking an important feature is in many ways more productive than a member complaining that other members are complaining...

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2012 at 20:58 UTC
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Mach Schnell: No image stabilization, and no built-in flash? I don't understand. Why leave them out?

Very strange as NEX7, GX1, X1, X100 all have a built in flash... it keeps the camera small, is there if you need it.

I'm actually OK with the looks of the Canon M, I'm very happy about the lack of a gimmicky flip screen.

But the flashless design kills it for me.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 18:59 UTC
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johnparas11zenfoliodotcom: no built in flash? :-(

Fuji X100, Leica X1, Sony Nex7 and Panasonic GX1 are all serious cameras, all have a built in flash. The point being, it keeps your large sensor compact camera... compact... and versatile.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 18:04 UTC

Would have considered it with a built in flash.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 04:44 UTC as 391st comment

Very eager to handle one!

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 14:07 UTC as 42nd comment
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wootpile: I don´t get it. A mega capable sensor in a point and shoot toy. Too bad. I've said it about some other cams too, but if they had added a true swivel flipscreen these cams would sell in droves.

Yes, you don't get... a flip screen on this camera would be ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 14:06 UTC

Ansel Adam's zone system essentially created HDR photos.

There's HDR and then there's extreme HDR. Like any tool it can be abused, over used or used incorrectly.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 15:19 UTC as 18th comment

In the old days we burned and dodged. Conservative use of HDR techniques is essentially no different.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 22:49 UTC as 133rd comment | 2 replies
On article Preview: Canon PowerShot G1 X large sensor zoom compact (776 comments in total)
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raztec: The idiocy of Canon and Nikon shines again!!

Instead seeing what the m4/3 competition have done and being able to find just the right balance of lens and chip, they each royally screw up their new cameras.

Nikon, by making its chip way too small and reducing external controls. A slightly bigger chip, P A S M controls, and F-mount adapter would have sold me given its great auto focus.

And now Canon with a chip that's unnecessarily big and hence a lense that's unnecessarily slow and not wide enough. And no EVF and non-interchangeable lenses and crippled video functions are all huge oversights.

Why do they not realize that so many of us who are invested in their DSLR and lenses already wouldn't jump to Fuji or Panasonic if we got what we wanted from Nikon or Canon?

This marketing idiots at N and C continuously frustrate me.

exactly

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 22:29 UTC
On article Preview: Canon PowerShot G1 X large sensor zoom compact (776 comments in total)

Was hoping for a slightly smaller, no flip-screen, no zoom, no gimmicks, with fast prime lens.

However, I do applaud Canon for finally releasing a big sensor compact.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 21:29 UTC as 112th comment | 2 replies
On article Just posted: Our Sony NEX-7 in-depth review (339 comments in total)
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bajanexile: "OneGuy has not uploaded any photos to their gallery yet.". So many opinions from so many people, yet not a single image posted and this seems to be true for most of the people contributing to these posts. It would be interesting to see some images from you all. We might take your comments a bit more seriously. I value opinions from people who can actually take a half-decent picture. As it stands, this is open to debate. The way to overcome doubt is to supply proof. Any salesman will confirm this. Let's see some of your pictures on line.

Maybe the amazing review on this site threw me off?

I'm pretty sure the performance and results will be just fine.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 22:19 UTC
On article Just posted: Our Sony NEX-7 in-depth review (339 comments in total)

As a working professional fashion/documentary photographer I am really excited about the NEX-7.

The combination of it's size, sensor size and features is perfect for what I have been looking for. The only feature I could do with out is the flip screen.

Looking forward to using it in situations where the 1Ds3 is not really practical (too big or too conspicuous).

The NEX-7 along with some lens adapters should allow me to use some of my existing lens as well!

Only thing frustrating about it will be the long wait to get one...

This will be my first digital camera that will not be a Canon... they have blown it.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 18:17 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article Just posted: Our Sony NEX-7 in-depth review (339 comments in total)
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Cy Cheze: Looks like a rich man's alternative to the a65, but with a perplexing menu structure and tinier ergonomics. True or false?

Are there any NEX7 owners fond of its menu system? Perhaps they learn to live with it, like certain intestinal or skin disorders, but is there any sane reason why Sony did not revamp the whole scheme? It's not as though the company's cameras always had convoluted menus.

I think the price is fair for what you supposedly get... so nothing "rich man's" about it.

Leica X1 at $2,000 might be more of a "rich man's" compact APS camera?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 18:09 UTC
On article Just posted: Our Sony NEX-7 in-depth review (339 comments in total)
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miketala: It's odd to compare this with cameras that cost--at most--1/2 the price. I get that it's mirrorless, but with lenses it's simply not as compact as m43, and at least one of the adapters appears to be as large as the camera itself.

A comparison with a similarly priced camera using a similar sized sensor, e.g. the D7000, is highly warranted and it's simply silly and unprofessional that DPR failed to do this.

The Nex-7 with pancake is roughly the same size as a Canon G12, so would be fair to compare them if size was your main concern.

If price is your main concern then yeah, compare it to other $1200 cameras.

If your main concern is sensor size then yes, compare it to 7D and the likes.

The great thing about the Nex-7 for me is the successful combination of factors that are important to me.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2011 at 18:07 UTC
On article Walker Evans: Cuba (18 comments in total)
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Barend: Havana captured by me http://www.pictureplaza.nl/barend/cuba/

Not a Kennedy and not a photographer...

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2011 at 17:56 UTC
On article Walker Evans: Cuba (18 comments in total)
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WT21: I don't care at all for Andrei Condrescu.

Love Walker Evans, though. I have two books on him so far. Maybe add this one (and rip out Mr. Condrescu's essay).

I'm with Condrescu, looking forward to the evaporation of 4 million fools.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2011 at 17:53 UTC
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wetsleet: did the reviewing facilities at DPR also get flooded out?

A lot of "preview" not so many reviews...

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2011 at 17:42 UTC
On article Reviewed: Sony NEX-5N 16MP mirrorless camera (195 comments in total)

It is rather perplexing the lack of solid (pancake) primes...

And why all the MP for the NEX-7 ?

Design by committee?

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2011 at 14:10 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon 1 System First Impressions (248 comments in total)
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m3: What are they smoking now in Japan?
People want their slow zooms glued to the tiny camera.
Why bother bringing out the same thing with fiddly bits (sorry, interchangeable lenses) you can take off and put back on again if the camera you've already got takes the same pictures with the same small sensor and the same slow zoom?
All this in the face of Sony's NEX7 which will be the standard to follow.
I'll bet Nikon shareholders are furious.

1. 4/3" sensor is already as small as most dSLR users would accept in a compact mirrorless camera.

2. Nikon 1 line is so similar in size to PENs, GF3, NEX etc. that it does not offer any advantage in size.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 01:02 UTC
On article Nikon 1 System First Impressions (248 comments in total)
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Snapshot7: Nikon limited the potential and performance of these cameras as to not errode their DSLR lines along with all those lenses.

For me, I find the NEX-7 far more interesting and will probably purchase one of those.

It's gonna come down to the Nex-7, a possible new version of the GF1 and maybe something new from Fuji.

Sony's great advantage is that the Nex-7 already exists. Too bad about the lens choices.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 00:59 UTC
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