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peevee1

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SRT3lkt: hope he'll not be using a drone in the near future

Who do you think are recruited, really "best and brightest" as propaganda says? I have a bridge to sell you.
(Notice VET on one of the Klansmen's uniform)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 12:58 UTC

Good job, much better than practically all modern "photojournalists". I wonder who pays for this - is the guy independently wealthy?

Now to the most dangerous of marginal groups - please document the affairs of corrupt politicians and government contractors.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 12:55 UTC as 48th comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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Betarover: The desk top image is fine, but we need more. dpreview should take full advantage of the person on their staff they hired who had the internet camera test site http://www.dcresource.com/. For each camera he tested he posted identical landscapes taken from the same spots in San Francisco and Palo alto. I have saved hundreds of his real world test images.

Lets have the Space Needle scene that dpreview has used from time to time (taken from near the Cancer Center building in Seattle) be one of the standard scenes. The present system of comparing cameras to each other by using shots of a baseball game for one camera and of a leaf laying on the grass for another is not very useful for landscape photographers.

Another site that takes the same landscape for each camera is http://www.steves-digicams.com/

Dpreview did this several years ago for their review of compact zoom cameras. Each had a landscape of the Space Needle in the distance with lots of other Seattle buildings.

They absolutely should have bigger test scene, at least human-sized, with shooting distance and FLs to match.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 05:51 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

For E-P5 in the comparison, "Keep Warm Color" was on, wasn't it? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 05:50 UTC as 168th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

Finally! Finally you use AWB for low light test scene, just like most people will use it. Now, next step please - KIT LENS, just like most people will use it! Otherwise, we will never see better kit lenses! And moving scene. :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 05:44 UTC as 169th comment | 3 replies

"'Film was never this sharp. It’s sharper than real life. You shouldn’t be able to read a hair inside the tear duct of someone’s eye. On one of those high-end backs, though, you can almost read what someone is thinking. It’s kind of terrifying'.

What he really needs, says Ockenfels, is better low-light capabilities - 'being able to shoot with a medium format camera at ISO 2000 would be really nice. You have to know you can’t have too many dark areas'."

If MF gives you too much resolution but not enough low light, switch to D800E. MUCH cheaper and easier to use. :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 22:30 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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Apewithacamera: It's amazing to see how complex these lenses are!

Lens complexity is NOTHING compared to, say, a car. NOTHING. Yet some of them cost more than a car.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 21:44 UTC
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tt321: Those who think that lenses last longer than camera bodies, think again ...

Those who think that IS in an expensive lens (as opposed to in body) is a good thing, think again. :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 15:46 UTC

As always, lensrentals provides unique and first rate info. Doing great service to the world by doing so - a lot of big corps would hold this info secret "just in case".

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 15:45 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On 2013 Waterproof Camera Roundup preview (123 comments in total)

@DPR: at your night scene comparison, Olympus was used at 25mm eq. So why the aperture is f/2.8 instead of f/2?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 03:35 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On 2013 Waterproof Camera Roundup preview (123 comments in total)
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win39: No company I know of sells an indoor camera. The claim of the camera maker should be taken into consideration. If the finder/LCD can only be seen indoors that should disqualify the camera from consideration, any camera. If the camera which claims to be an underwater camera cannot be controlled or even an image framed in the LCD underwater it should be disqualified from consideration as an underwater camera. I don't think 2 or 3 point differences cut it in this consideration. Don't rate them as overall cameras, but as what they are marketed as: tough, outdoor, underwater cameras. How in the world can a camera with an unusable OLED as the only way to see what you are taking outdoors be rated the number one outdoor camera?

Most sold Android phones (Samsung) have OLED screens and are used outdoors every day by tens of millions of people.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 13:06 UTC
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Deleted pending purge: It is a tough job to build a camera that is equally able to take underwater and dry-land photos, mainly because of the flat ports which are added lens elements that can't be avoided. This reduces the quality of the wide end of its zoom, and is also a reason the zoom range of such cameras is usually short.
To have a camera which performs well in both mediums, its port would have to be built as a part of the optical system, and not merely as a water-resistant window.
Current amphibious cameras are a compromise.
Any manufacturer who envisions a properly built amphibious camera should offer a body that is strong enough for usual diving depths, (-50m), and also a range of lenses for various conditions and purposes. It would be way better than those semi-solutions they offer now. These "tough" models can get wet - but not a single one is good enough to dive with, excepting sub-surface work, and some risky apnea.
Instead, they are pocketable. Which really isn't important - to a photographer.

"Any manufacturer who envisions a properly built amphibious camera should offer a body that is strong enough for usual diving depths, (-50m)"

The depths like this need strong light which tiny batteries in compacts cannot provide. It would be a totally different class of camera, in size, weight and price, and unusable as beach and snow cam. If you go for big size and weight and price, it is better just to use housing.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 13:04 UTC
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johnami: I don't have the the time to read everything, so please excuse me if I'm repeating something, but how does the image quality of these 'tough' photoboxes compare to your average smart phone?

In bright light they are about the same, maybe a little better, in lower light (indoors, underwater etc) Olympus TG-2 and Pentax WG-3/GPS are better than smartphones, while the rest are the same (Panasonic TS-5, Sony TX30) or worse (Canon D20, Nikon AW110).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 12:24 UTC
On 2013 Waterproof Camera Roundup preview (123 comments in total)

@DPR: In the comparison table, you market Panasonic lens starting from f/3.3 as red, while leaving D20 and AW110 starting from f/3.9 unmarked. Long end is useless on both of them except in bright light, but at least on Pana you can zoom out for extra half a stop of light. Not cool.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 12:20 UTC as 15th comment
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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IchiroCameraGuy: Some of the samples for this camera look pretty nice, Panasonic processing is moving up now. Even the yellow and orange in images seem to actually be a clean color now without strange green hue smeared in.

I would caution people not to do EVF viewing majority of the time if you love your vision (photographers usually do right). If you truly hate LCDs then get cameras with an OVF.

"I would caution people not to do EVF viewing majority of the time if you love your vision (photographers usually do right). If you truly hate LCDs then get cameras with an OVF."

Riiight. Go ahead, shoot a scene with sun in the background with a OVF, burn your retina. Or struggle with a dark scene without boost of EVF, strain your eyes.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 13:18 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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Timmbits: How about a showdown between the GX7 and the EP5 (or OMDEM5)?

...see how much farther (or not) the GX7 has come compared to the GX1.

Comparison review would be welcome, but with with 1.5 y/o E-M5, probably makes sense to wait for the next OM-D rumored in a few weeks, and NEX-6 (or NEX-7 replacement) for a good measure.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 13:15 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

OK, the question is, how quickly Leica will start selling this with triple the price? Or quadruple?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 13:04 UTC as 209th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint article (233 comments in total)
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sadwitch: IMO Sony tries much harder to get into the pro market and they probably have flush most of their effort down the drain in the camera market. Consumers, holiday snappers, enthusiasts and semi pro are the much wider market that Olympus should target their effort in selling their system.
Contrary to popular believe, pros don't switch or upgrade gears every time a new model is being announced. It's the enthusiast or gear heads doing that and making the most noise and they are the segment most willing to part with their money if the product speaks to them.

The m43 series is an excellent move by Olympus and Panasonic although i hate to admit it as a previous owner of the E-system. They effectively created a new segment for other companies to compete in and to date only fuji showed a strong alternative IMO.

Getting out of low-end compact cameras is a right move in face of smartphones and they're right in focusing on niche applications that smart phones can't do like zooms and tough range.

How is A99 is more pro level than the clearly consumer-level D600?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 12:31 UTC
On Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint article (233 comments in total)
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panoviews: Interesting reading: http://soundimageplus.blogspot.it/2013/08/why-people-still-choose-dslrs-over.html

He has a point about E-P5 and GX7 being too expensive. Although they are not more expensive here in the US than D7100, maybe in Italy?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 12:27 UTC
On Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint article (233 comments in total)
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Timmbits: a 12% drop...

hmmm... I can't help but wonder what market share the new-comer Samsung has gained...

Given that the total mirrorless market lost 18%, probably none. And it is not a newcomer, what, Samsung was the second mirrorless system after m43.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 12:25 UTC
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