dark goob

dark goob

Lives in United States Portland, OR, OR, United States
Joined on Jul 12, 2005

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Tonkotsu Ramen: hello,

will you update this article with iphone 5s results?

it feels a bit odd you guys didn't at least include an iphone 5 in this article.

The 5S is pretty similar to the 5 in my testing. But it's super FAST. The burst rate is incredible and you can just keep going. I think it's clear Apple is going after the Go Pro dollar and the mom-whose-kids-blink-alot dollar. And they are not concerned about the "person who wants to exceed the Nikon D800 in resolution with their phone" dollar. The Nokia's interesting but it's a much bigger device. I'd actually like to see Nokia just make a camera, with a Zeiss prime lens. Let Nokia do the interface and sensor for the Sony RX-200 or Fuji X200, or OM-D E-P6.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2013 at 06:34 UTC

I guess you guys couldn't get your hands on a 5S. It would be nice to see a more unbiased comparison. Many of us are satisfied with 8MP for a phone. The speed of rapid-fire and length of bursts on the 5S is really nice. I'm not sure I could live with a 4-second shot recovery time like on the Nokia.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2013 at 06:27 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies

This is cool.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 07:53 UTC as 2nd comment

Hah, if any of you fools knew what is inside the E-M1 you would not be complaining. It's a bargain for 2500 Euros.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2013 at 03:25 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

To continue my message below: you can also expect, if you buy this camera, that they will not have an API for developers to use the WiFi (like Sony does), nor any robust control interface with active software development behind it (like Canon does). They will not have any open-source firmware like Samsung does (so that when they cease development of the firmware in a year from now, you might actually be able to improve your camera if you know how to program).

I really wish Oly would bring on someone to make sure their video features, user interface, and support for third-party developers was all greatly enhanced. I would gladly pay $200 higher for this camera if it had the additional features I lamented in my first post below. But now I have to buy a GH3 if I want decent video. It makes me sick.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 22:25 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

No fully articulating screen, no headphones jack, no uncompressed HDMI out, no way to set the focus to infinity, no 4-way controller on the vertical grip, no 24P, no high-speed video modes (120FPS, 240FPS), and no touch-to-focus while recording video. Olympus is great at making products that are simultaneously must-haves, yet still, huge let-downs, full of "if only's" that leave loyal users such as myself feeling like citizens of a third-world country where you can only expect minimal things from the society despite it being a beautiful paradise in most regards.

Here's what you can expect if you become an Olympus owner, even of their top-of-the-line products: they will only update the firmware to fix a major bug, but not to add any new features or functionality. If you email Olympus a suggestion for how to improve the firmware of your camera, they won't do it, but you'll see that improvement on the next camera they come out with. Buy a new one. Meanwhile Canon 7D is on firmware 2.x..

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 22:17 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On Underwater Fuel in the Legacy of Nuclear Waste challenge (5 comments in total)

Awesome. I think this very well could be the first DPReview challenge win ever for an APS-format camera. Note: so-called "APS-C" digital cameras are not really APS-C format. Outside of BS marketing hype, here in the real world of hard facts and accurate information, APS-C is a subset of the Advanced Photo System film format, and the dimensions of the APS-C frame equal 25.1 × 16.7 mm. No digital camera has ever been made with an APS-C format sensor. Liars call 23.7 x 15.7 mm "APS-C" but they are liars.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2013 at 20:18 UTC as 1st comment | 4 replies

I'm beginning work on my app now. I can't tell you what it does yet, but let me say, you're gonna love this!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 01:22 UTC as 19th comment
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (331 comments in total)

Why oly cant has?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 18:37 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply

They're breathing the smoke that's the industrial byproduct of the manufacturing of the very camera they are using to avoid taking a picture with that byproduct in it. That's like an ironic enigma, wrapped in the matrix, folded up in a house of mirrors by Nietczhe, Marx, and Kant, and then placed inside a burrito that was fed to Ronald Reagan and crapped out into a toilet made out of the graphs that Ross Perot used to draw.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 04:31 UTC as 53rd comment | 4 replies

I'd expect that from rushlimbaugh.com but Wired.com? Srsly?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 22:25 UTC as 32nd comment
On iPhone rumors heat up post (8 comments in total)

Yawn more comments from fandroids.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 04:11 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Emperor's New Clothes.

Ever heard of that story?

Because these pictures are garbage!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 05:49 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

And... this is why you should ALWAYS get a Mack Diamond Warranty.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 13:16 UTC as 20th comment
On Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint article (245 comments in total)
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justmeMN: In the USA, Olympus mirrorless is still an obscure product line, with little brand awareness, little advertising, and little retail shelf space. They don't seem to have much of a future here.

Yeah, the US economy is a piece of garbage. Unless you're a rich a-hole. Then it's awesome. But for regular people everything is over-priced now. This is due to the fact that idiots run our country.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2013 at 07:33 UTC
On Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint article (245 comments in total)
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mediasorcerer: Olympus will be fine, the next omd will put them in a better position soon enough.
Part of me hopes they will create a csc with ff sensor at some stage of the game, or fixed zoom ff rangefinder style, it's the next logical step, and an area they are not covering, that badly needs some competition.
hey, im allowed to dream.

FF sake, the OM-D is full-frame. You people need to learn the meaning of language. They don't have to make a 4"x5" camera for it to be usable for pro photography.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2013 at 07:26 UTC
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kaiser soze: When I first read about the Nikon 1 cameras, my assumption was that they would be priced far lower than other mirrorless cameras with much larger sensors. Then at some point I was aware that the pricing was not much lower, if any lower at all. I scratched my head, because it obviously did not make sense. And it is obvious that lots of other people had the same reaction, asking how that could possibly make any sense. Why did something that did not make any sense to lots of people nevertheless seem to make sense to the executives at Nikon? It reminds me of how time and again it is easy to observe that the top level executives of many large corporations are screw-ups. In the U.S. auto industry this is more the norm than the exception. But they get paid tens of millions of dollars per year, for being major screw-ups. If Nikon knew that they could not make the camera more affordable, they should not have bothered to make it. Dumb.

Note they said they are still makin profit. The cameras surely cost less to make, so, sell em at the same price as a DSLR and double your margin! I'm sure it sounded like a good idea at the time.

But there is only so many times the sales guy will recommend a camera that keeps getting returned due to being a Nikon 1.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 04:07 UTC

They are wayyy overexposed. At least feature GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 07:18 UTC as 66th comment | 5 replies

Of course he says that, it's what Aptina makes.

How much did they pay you DPReview?

Go back to the gear shop. DPReview SOLD OUT

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 06:15 UTC as 89th comment | 2 replies

Anyone wanna buy an Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.2? :D :D :D I may not be needing it anymore hahaha

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 14:06 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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