maple

maple

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  • Probably. Eventually, it all depends on how good the lens actually is. G7X's sample images look underwhelming. It makes me think.
  • Your comment is from manufacturers’ perspective and spot on. They certainly need to keep their products sufficiently distant from the smart phone cams to be any good. For that, larger sensor and ...
  • Not exactly, but that sounds great to me, too. IQ may be a little short of the fixed lens DP when lens wide open, but should be just as great as lens stopped down a bit as you usually do with ...
  • I'm drooling all over it. Everything seems so right about it, at least on paper. Some like it smaller like LX7. But LX7 is hardly friendly to pocket anyway. So I wouldn’t mind giving up a little ...
  • I would be drooling all over it, even without the video and fast AF. It would have about 12MP X3 pixels and use only up to 9MP thereof. But that's already 40% higher in equivalent resolution. The ...
  • That I disagree. Sigma has a cropped sensor that can fight above its class in the FF arena and still win a few bouts. That’s a big advantage in making compact camera and system. But Sigma is ...
  • We are not talking about you and me, but enthusiasts in general. and the fact that Sigma sells so much less cameras itself is self evident of my point. But to still answer your question: it depends: (1) ...
  • It seems to me that Sigma is too obsessed with IQ and gone too far from the original DP concept of high IQ in a compact package. Problem is, excellent IQ alone won’t win you enough customers, ...
  • Replied in Yeeees
    The lens won't be bigger than DP3's, if made retractable. You obviously have different priority. My version, as I put it, is for landscape, which is Foveon's strong suit.
  • Replied in Yeeees
    I would be happy to trade some IQ and weight/size for missing versatility. The question is how much. It seems to me that if the zoom power is kept under 3x, the compromise is usually acceptable, ...
  • This got me drool over it. I was eyeing RX100 III to upgrade to, from the 1st RX100. But the IQ is not convincing. Then came the rumour of the 1” sensor LX8 that “evolved” to LX100 with an even ...
  • Replied in Tongariro
    Thanks, Vitee.
  • Created photos Tongariro
    A few from Tama Lakes Track, Tongariro National Park. An easy 6 hour walk, great landscape, interesting vegetation. An enjoyable and rewarding trip. Mt. Ngauruhoe towering above Upper Tama Lake, at ...
  • Replied in Me, too
    Not totally hiccup free, but no more difficult to use than LR. Just got used to it and developed my own fun flow.
  • Glad it doesn't bother you. I often carry my DP2M in a waist bag designed for joggers to hold water bottles (yes, in plural) and keep indispensable personal items handy (phone, wallet, glasses?). ...
  • Interest comments. I've "developed" a way to hold my DP2M with less handshake and managed to get sharp images down to 1/15", without any support, such as this Also interesting to note with this ...
  • A form adopted for "forcing issue" doesn't make it a better form, even though it might be the "best" form in the circumstances. And we are talking only about holding a camera to frame and shoot. ...
  • Replied in Mt. Ngauruhoe
    Walked the Tama Lakes track yesterday. Weather is almost perfect, barring a bit windy for a while. Mt Ngauruhoe over Upper Tama Lake Vegetation along the track
  • Well, you are arguing in effect that all digital cameras should have been designed like DPQ in form. I have not held a DPQ to form my own opinion, and I can also understand if DPQ has to take that ...
  • That I didn't miss. Greater stability? Give me break. The thin and long form suggests greater surface is wanted. Is that a clue? An OVF would provide greater stability and also the extra surface ...
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