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It's not that I am enamored of the Fuji x100s/t/..., but all of the other fixed lens aps-c cameras are crippled. They are blind. What's more, is that there none with 50mm equivalent lenses. As far as I'm concerned, there are no choices; there is only one whole camera available.

Come on guys, at least put windows like the Contax T's had.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 04:56 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
On DxOMark recommends best lenses for the Nikon D800E article (72 comments in total)

They continue to omit Nikon's manual focus lenses, 24/2.8 and 28/2.8.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 15:09 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)

"the viewfinder is really good,"

Truly? I see no indication whatsoever of a viewfinder. Where is it?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 00:05 UTC as 88th comment | 2 replies
On Ryan Brenizer on how to shoot engagement sessions article (72 comments in total)

This site has degenerated. It is no longer what its name implies, digital photo review. Maybe, instead of this filler material, the reviewers could test lenses. For instance, how do the Nikon manual focus lenses compare with new plastic wonders on new cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 12:48 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
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RStyga: I think Pentax 645D is still the cost/performance king *by far*.

Actually, if you're going to refer to D800 as 35mm, you certainly can't refer to digital Hassies as medium format. They're not. The real smallest medium format is 645, the negative size, not the name.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 08:13 UTC
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RichRMA: Never been a big fan of Kowa spotting scopes, the German companies and Nikon produce better ones, but the lenses may be good. Kowa made some 35mm cameras (re-badged?) and lenses in the 1970's I believe.

Also made Kaloflex twin-lens in 50's or 60's. I had one. Good quality.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 21:19 UTC

To all you people talking about pp or post processing: first you have to process. The word you're looking for is "processing."

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 18:10 UTC as 85th comment
On TIME's top photos of the year article (153 comments in total)
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KariIceland: Truly disturbing images, the one of the execution speaks volume more about the photographer rather than the ones doing the execution, the photographer is worse in my opinion in this case.

Kari, what are you talking about? The photographer is worse than...? Worse in what way? Aren't you on this forum because you're a photographer?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 22:24 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

To answer the title question, no, they didn't get it right. They could have left off the front/rear control dials, rear screen, maybe even autofocus. The camera should be smaller, more like FM. The consumer idea of retro is to make the camera more usable, not just to look cool.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 15:23 UTC as 321st comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)

I think dpr and all other review sites should refuse to review any more cameras that don't have optical viewfinders. Just consider them non entities. Maybe the camera companies will get the hint.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2013 at 16:44 UTC as 86th comment | 17 replies
On Ricoh GR firmware version 2.03 now available article (19 comments in total)

What am I missing here? Digital crop-smaller sensor, less pixels, doesn't show in external viewfinder, unless you constantly change finders. What's the purpose? Isn't it better to crop when ready to print?

Does this mean they're not coming out with 35 or 50mm cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 22:22 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (219 comments in total)
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rsf3127: I don't get all the hype about these fuji cameras. The image samples look dull, mushy, without contrast and unsharp when compared to NEX and the 100D either in RAW or JPEG. The ergonomy is ok and the build quality is nice, but this does not compensate for the IQ problem.

The IQ from my x100s is as good as it gets. Where have you seen prints from these cameras? I can make a 40x60 that is sharp all the way to the corners.
Contrast? That comes during processing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 15:20 UTC

Just because you can doesn't mean you should. The greatest power comes from not doing something just because you can.

Creativity is the willingness to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. Great creativity. No art.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 21:22 UTC as 50th comment
On Preview:ricoh-gr (295 comments in total)

Perhaps I'm overlooking something, but I don't see any shutter speed or f-stop adjustments. How is that possible?

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 05:11 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply

Good scopes are a great aid in not crippling animals.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 22:00 UTC as 115th comment | 1 reply

Photographers don't care about the built in camera. The things they might care about are not even discussed here. Can you use the tablet to transfer photos from card to hard drive? Will it run a catalog program? Will it display RAW files?

Really!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2013 at 03:14 UTC as 13th comment
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)

Just to vent a bit - why do you guys even bother with on-line samples. Nobody can tell anything from them, unless, of course, they're really awful. The best thing you could do for us is to make some big prints and let us know what the results are. Can we get as good a print as from the a Contax T3 with tri-x?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 22:52 UTC as 69th comment | 6 replies

So, if you want to buy this camera that is 3x the cost of a D800E, you get no cash rebate? What a great deal.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 03:25 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)

At least put a tunnel finder in it.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 04:50 UTC as 192nd comment
On Hands-on with Fujifilm's X100S article (62 comments in total)

The catch to the split image thing is that you have to be using the digital option instead of the optical finder.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 05:27 UTC as 19th comment
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