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nothing so satisfying as trash-talking imaging technology that doesn't float your boat.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 00:24 UTC as 65th comment
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (171 comments in total)

yawn T5.0-8.9 what is this amateur hour time to graduate from preschool canon. i don't care if it weighs 100kg f2.8 or go home

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 04:18 UTC as 54th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (457 comments in total)


Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 03:59 UTC as 52nd comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X real-world samples gallery posted article (241 comments in total)
In reply to:

PeterBM: Still waiting "my" good camera:
- compact with large sensor
- good fixed lens, min range 28-135, possibly more
- max aperture 2.8, possibly better
- overall good features (photo quality, responsiveness, focus accuracy, ...)
- and absolutely a fully articulated screen

get ready to wait for the next iteration of the universe

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 17:59 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1739 comments in total)
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xeriwthe: ah, beautiful. but i'm still holding out for the manual zoom 1" from fuji :) fingers crossed

to each his own, many fans of the x10 series for what it is

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 18:46 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1739 comments in total)

ah, beautiful. but i'm still holding out for the manual zoom 1" from fuji :) fingers crossed

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:39 UTC as 255th comment | 2 replies
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offtheback: From a quick review of the comments,he may regret the photo being posted on DPREVIEW.

he is taking one for the team coming onto dpreview after what he learned

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 04:09 UTC

i'm glad people are against any sort of innovation. canikon all the way!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 00:14 UTC as 17th comment

camera gear really brings out the best in people

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 00:02 UTC as 19th comment
On Light Field Cameras - Focusing on the Future article (135 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: So no need for autofocus?
And can it take video which can be re-focused? Would be great, no need for focus puller any more.

still requires autofocus. there is a range around which you can effectively refocus

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 19:52 UTC

nice sample photos. the image quality is quite nice too. tempting..

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 11:31 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

i like the ultra chiseled ultra clean look, very apple

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 19:50 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (348 comments in total)
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aliasfox: Sports is an obvious use case. Sports news is usually viewed on the web or newsprint, so 5MP is fine. With the Lytro, the photographer never has to wait for any kind of focusing - no PDAF, no CDAF, no focus lag whatsoever. As soon as Lebron jumps to make his basket, the photographer hits the shutter, focuses later for the perfect shot every time.

With light field, it should be possible to imitate a FF camera at F/2.8 - set the lens at 85mm equivalent and get FF style portraits anytime. An event photographer could use this to tweak images to clients' desires ("I want Mom over there to be in focus" or "Blur the background more, it's too distracting"). It essentially decouples the artistic (DoF) from the exposure (aperture) equation.

Obviously, neither of these are necessarily common use cases, and this field (no pun intended) still has a ways to go. But if they keep developing it, who knows. In 3-4 years we might have a high ISO, fast shooting FF model with 120 MR/16MP output.

Since this camera is using software algorithms to render a final image based on depth information at every pixel (as far as I know) it can blur the 'background' as much as it wants to emulate any type of lens, in a way. Kind of like how the new Google camera bokeh trickery works. Certainly not 'real' dof effect but as long as it's good enough for appearances...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 23:53 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S article (130 comments in total)

cool, this gives my x100s a little more variety, as my only high quality non-compact camera. that's pretty much what i want, for my purposes of shooting the same old locations on my walks and hikes with different focal lengths, different ideas. not exactly the most cost effective solution for 28, 35, and 50mm f/2.0 shooting but the only one that is silent and fits in a pocket (at least in one mode of operation).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 00:24 UTC as 12th comment
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (246 comments in total)

so awesome

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 17:42 UTC as 78th comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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REDred Photo: I bought the X-E2 in December and loved the image quality and character of the images... but I just couldn't get totally comfortable with the "rangefinder" form factor. I took advantage of a long exchange period and ordered the X-T1 as a replacement... wow! Just what I wanted!

I'm using this camera with a collection of older Contax Zeiss manual focus lenses and I could not be happier with the results. I just have a few requests for user interface improvements:

1. Custom Q Menu.
Many of the options on the Q menu don't apply to me since I'm using manual lenses... it would be wonderful to choose what items are available in the Q menu.

2. Focus Peaking Function Button.
Sometimes I want focus peaking and sometimes I don't. It would be nice to assign the front function button to focus peaking on/off

3. Smaller Spot Metering Square (with no corners)
The spot metering square is kind of odd... just a little too big and I often find the square shape difficult to use. How about a circle?

re: 2 focus peaking function button: you can press and hold focus assist button to bring up MF Assist menu, to change MF options

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 04:26 UTC
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Michael Ma: I almost bought a wide teleconverter for my fixed lens camera decade ago before I got my first DSLR a few years later. I am still glad to this day that I didn't make the purchase even though I had an itch to buy it for months.

In theory, it'll never perform as well as a descent prime lens on a ILC/DSLR but it's priced like one. When the X100S is replaced with it's successor in a short few years, you'll just be left with heavy glass with no compatibility with anything to be released in the future and no resale value. It will be in the box labeled "what was I thinking".

if the quality is as good as the x100 wide converter, i'm sold. i love the 28mm wide. there is a small loss of contrast, and a bit of distortion, but sharpness is just as good as without.

it's mainly about having a little variety for me to shoot. the x100s is my only large sensor camera, so having a few focal lengths with very high image quality is about all i need. the pinhead zoom cameras and premium compacts have me covered otherwise

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 19:55 UTC

i know that the practical intj type people at my workplace who scoffed at the concept and design of the x100 would be even more disdainful of people who purchased a monster teleconverter to add onto a fixed lens camera that is supposed to be discreet and compact.

but screw those people i want this. i love my x100s for the fun of taking photographs and this would add a little variety to the experience. 28, 35, 50mm.. x100s has me set for life!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 11:37 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
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Zeisschen: What will be the aperture? And what will be the FF equivalent of it?

i would guess that exposure-wise, it will act like an f/2.0 lens. the wide converter didn't suddenly make exposures brighter even though it 'shortened' the focal length. It should act like an f/1.6 lens if the f-number truly changed, but I can assure you it doesn't become 1/3 stop brighter.

So, I would guess the same thing would happen with the tele converter. maybe it would become a little dimmer due to transmission loss, but it's not restricting the aperture.

think of it like a magnifying glass. when you look through a magnifying glass there is some transmission loss on the glass but it's not reducing the aperture of the pupil to your eye.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 11:30 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 images added to studio test scene article (66 comments in total)
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xeriwthe: when comparing fuji x-series (X-T1, X-E1, X-E2, X-Pro1) series cameras to other cameras (sony, canon, samsung, etc.) ,it is important to note that fuji requires almost twice as much time exposing the image to reach the same level of brightness. thus you should be comparing fuji at double the ISO of other brands (e.g. fuji x-T1 at ISO6400 and Samsung NX300 at ISO3200), to get a better idea of equivalent sensor performance.

with ISO accounted for, there are aspects of the x-trans image quality that one could still argue are superior. compare the detail in the hair of the pictures of the women, between the x-t1 at ISO6400 and the Samsung NX300 at ISO3200. There is more dimensionality to the hair on the X-T1, where it is mostly flat with a bit of noise on the NX300. Or compare detail in the paintbrushes bristles. There's just a smidgen more detail, and a more natural look, to the detail on the fuji images.

anyway, x-trans is not always better, but it does have real advantages.

I'm sorry if I came off like I am trying to make one sided claim. I don't ignore or deny what you say, regarding raw. I am sorry I did not specifically mention that with proper RAW processing, the NX300 and equivalent bayer sensor cameras will produce superior images to the Fuji X-trans. It is true and I hope everyone understands this.

But I am trying to point out the real advantages of xtrans, even with ISO inflation accounted for. For example, hair texture at high ISO is preserved better in the JPEG produced by the camera.

Please try to understand I see benefits in both and am trying to make this clear for people who want to understand what the actual benefits are.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 20:43 UTC
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