nevada5

nevada5

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

As someone else pointed out, the sample gallery images are a very nice variety of usable images - that's a big help. Good job!

The camera has my interest. Great zoom range, lots of external controls, the detail and sharpness are surprising.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 06:32 UTC as 332nd comment
On onOne Software's Perfect Effects 8 available for free article (117 comments in total)

I just downloaded it and had a go with it. Some very useful filters there. I don't use filters as a rule, but included here are some B/W, tonal, contrast masking, etc filters - very usable stuff.

While installing I got a pop-up that my video card was not sufficient to run the program. I clicked OK and I figured the install would abort. But it continued and the program runs perfectly.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 01:20 UTC as 39th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II real-world gallery article (132 comments in total)

I was always impressed with the IQ right up to the edges with my G1X. Image #0135, the corners make me wonder what's going on here???

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 01:47 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (142 comments in total)

Uncomfortable, too big for the camera, lots of metal parts to scratch the camera/LCD screen. But it looks great so give it 4.5 stars.

Can you say S_H_A_L_L_O_W ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 18:48 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On Two photographers re-imagine city potholes article (147 comments in total)

There are a couple of interesting images there. Maybe two.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2014 at 17:36 UTC as 27th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (534 comments in total)

Please please please - dynamic range.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 07:08 UTC as 147th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1618 comments in total)

To help with making a decision one often makes two lists - One list of Pros and one list of Cons. When the Cons list is significantly longer, well.....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 07:13 UTC as 298th comment
On Roger Cicala cynically re-defines photography article (54 comments in total)

Freaking hilarious!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 18:09 UTC as 13th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (559 comments in total)
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PeterF: I was actually interested in this camera until I found out it had no optical image stabilization in video mode and also not ability to take stills during video mode.

Page 233 of the manual - "Recording still pictures while recording motion pictures", "During motion picture recording, press the shutter button fully to record a still picture."

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 04:24 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (559 comments in total)

Gold or silver, tin or cow patty - why would this matter? I've never walked around with my camera, feeling better that a reviewer called it gold.

I've had my GX7 for about 5 weeks and it continues to please me more each time I use it. The level of customization available is fantastic, ergonomics and build quality are top-drawer, EVF and IQ are on a par with my NEX-6. The icing on the cake is that the menus make sense to me.

The review seems to be a fair one. (But I must have the only GX7 ever made that consistently UNDER-exposes. Hmmmm)

I suspect anyone who prefers a rangefinder-style camera will find little to fault with the GX7.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 23:49 UTC as 98th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 samples gallery updated article (73 comments in total)
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onlooker: I take these were jpegs ooc? at higher ISO detail is smudged. Look at the face and eyebrows here:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2657714/p1030193?inalbum=panasonic-lumix-dmc-gx7-samples

they look like watercolor.

I've had mine for about 10 days. Lots to like if you prefer a rangefinder-style camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 03:03 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 samples gallery updated article (73 comments in total)
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onlooker: I take these were jpegs ooc? at higher ISO detail is smudged. Look at the face and eyebrows here:

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2657714/p1030193?inalbum=panasonic-lumix-dmc-gx7-samples

they look like watercolor.

There should be a law against posting an image of someone's face that can be magnified to that extent. That ain't right.

I felt that ISO 3200 was a step too far with my NEX-6 - even with raw. On the GX7 I'm also comfortable with ISO 1600. In my experience any IQ difference between the NEX-6 and GX7 is too close to call.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 23:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 samples gallery updated article (73 comments in total)

The detail on the prop blades at maximum magnification might help you gauge the IQ of the camera. This image: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2717767/p9200378?inalbum=panasonic-lumix-dmc-gx7-samples

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 23:21 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On P9200378 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

You'll probably be able to make a judgement on the IQ of this camera if you look at the detail on the prop blades - original size then zoom in.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 23:07 UTC as 2nd comment
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (351 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: It's a great little camera. Put a Leica logo on it and most of you guys who now criticize it would be salivating for it.

I have a Fuji X20 which cleanly outmatches the G16 in two areas which are important to me: shutter lag (the X20 has none) and small size. However, the G series is excellent; I've used several, a G10, G12, G14, G1X and they all perform admirably, much better than, say, the Leicas that are nothing but rebadged Lumixes.

You had a G14? Can you describe it for us please?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 16:03 UTC
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (351 comments in total)

This makes me say, "Funny, you'd think that'd be interesting."

I loved the IQ from my G1X - it amazed me. But DR was just not up to the task. Why not tweak that sensor, tweak the lens, add a great EVF and win over a lot of M43 owners? I don't care if it's bigger, it's still much more compact and convenient than a bag of lenses.

They proved, with the G1X, that it can be done. Then they quit. Pity.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 00:59 UTC as 69th comment | 3 replies
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (420 comments in total)

The specs say stabilization is via sensor-shift. In the review it says "optically stabilized zoom lens." Anyone know which is correct?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 04:36 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

Are you re-assessing the forum names? Specifically, "Nikon Talk", "Canon Talk", etc. are related to their respective compact cameras. But that part isn't seen unless you bother to read the fine print after clicking on the forum title.

Consequently "Nikon Talk" is often assumed to be generally for all Nikon topics and posts are made there that are DSLR-specific (and would be better served in the appropriate forum.)

Looks like some very worthwhile improvements coming. Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 02:33 UTC as 113th comment
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nevada5: I'd love to see you eliminate the "photo sharing" that clutters up several forums here. There are dozens of sites for that. But here, where equipment is discussed, is not the place for "look at what I shot today."

"You could just ignore those threads?"
Really? I'm pretty sure we could just ignore all of the issues that DPR are trying to improve on here - so what's the point of any of this?

How does one know which threads to ignore? No one titles the thread "Fluff that no one will care about". When the title is "3 weeks with my new Panasonic XYZ", I'm thinking it might be a thread with a personal review or a report about a quirk.

If you search photo sharing you will find lots and lots of sites. Why wouldn't someone want to post there, where the image, for the sake of the image alone, is appreciated?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 02:12 UTC

I'd love to see you eliminate the "photo sharing" that clutters up several forums here. There are dozens of sites for that. But here, where equipment is discussed, is not the place for "look at what I shot today."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 16:00 UTC as 148th comment | 5 replies
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