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On Photokina 2014 Interview: The Fujifilm X100T article (24 comments in total)

I was a bit surprised he did not mention manual focus assist in OVF, and instead stressed film simulations. Weird.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 03:08 UTC as 1st comment
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (141 comments in total)
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JamesD28: The 'high magnification super zoom' and 'large diameter zoom' are being developed for a full frame Pentax camera, also in development. The 16-85mm may be for FF aswell.

Well, that would cause a rash of self-immolations among Pentax fans who insisted FF is stupid and will never happen. You know, kind of like what Nikon fans did until Nikon introduced FF.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 17:44 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Samsung stand report article (69 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Samsung does nice cameras, into the beginners class, now the NX1 is something more for the semi-pro, and not a few pros using APS-C crop DSLR/DSLMs for tele reasons...one good thing for samsung cams in general: they'd get cheaper, after some months onto the market - for instance, check the NX3000, could be have now for as little as 299 EUR incl. the new 16-50mm PZ kitlens here...

Yes, I would be interested in reading a full review by DPR. However, due to low market penetration, that might take DPR a while.

Is Samsung heavily invested in APS-C lenses? They could have a coup d'etat if they released a FF mirrorless camera like NX1.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100T article (91 comments in total)
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Zoron: where's the tilting screen ?

Oh, I see, you caught my "XT-1" instead of "X-T1". Got it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 19:03 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Samsung stand report article (69 comments in total)

NX1 looks really nice, but is nearly the size of an FF DSLR and a price not that far off. With relatively little name recognition in the camera world, it might be a hard sell.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 17:21 UTC as 20th comment | 13 replies
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100T article (91 comments in total)
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Zoron: where's the tilting screen ?

@jadot -- XT-1 is a completely different type of camera. XE-1/2 would be closer, but still not the same (EVF vs. OVF). However, XE-1/2 also do not have a tilting screen.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 02:05 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (449 comments in total)
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KameraFever: Dead on arrival. The 'me too camera'. For $200 more I can get the Bad Ass Panasonic LX100 with 4k. There are cheap RX100 I and II models everywhere. What happened to Canon's innovation? I guess they got too comfortable and got blind sided by the likes of Sony, Panasonic, Fujifilm, and Olympus.

"Try again troll"

And you need to look up "troll" a dictionary. Anyone who abuses that word immediately loses all credibility.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:25 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)

With articulated LCD and built-in fill-in flash it could have been a contender. Both are items people have gotten used to expect in a compact. I feel the price will plummet on this one just like on so many other Panasonic offerings.

I am still hoping against hope for G7.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:10 UTC as 209th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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KameraFever: I also wish this had a mic input. Still, great camera.

"If you badly need flash to make a sharp photograph, or otherwise can't get a decent picture, then you should update your photography skills"

Ever heard of fill-in flash? Has nothing to do with sharp photographs.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:08 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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stevens37y: There are some disappointing feaures:
- no tilt screen
- no 5 axis stabilisation for video (like FZ1000)
- no high speed HD video : 1080/100-120p

"This is made for different input types. Lots of manual controls on the camera convey it is a camera made to be a bit different than the rest of mainstream with tilting everything."

WTH do manual controls have to do with tilting screen?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:42 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (994 comments in total)
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Galbertson: Rockwell states audio in jack for Nikon's own little stereo mic. Will other third party mics also work?

"What good does an audio jack?
If you want pro audio just use"

You know, there is a nice amount of space between sh*t and pro.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 16:40 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (373 comments in total)
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perry rhodan: "The built-in OIS (optical image stabilization) mechanism delivers an image stabilizing effect equivalent to 3.0-stop*4 and is extremely effective in preventing blurring caused by camera shake or subject movement". Snipped from the fujifim dot com site. Huh?

Hehehe... Fujifilm has figured out a way to stop time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 22:27 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (373 comments in total)
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wolfie: About to be shamed by the the smaller Lumix LX100 with M43 sensor and faster zoom ...

LX100(0) is supposed to have MFT sensor? I thought it was supposed to be the same 1" as in FZ1000.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 22:25 UTC
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ijustloveshooting: would be terrific land scaper and street shooter if it was F1.2 and has IBIS....

f/1.2 in landscapes would be a rather specialty use. Most people tend to close down the lens to get a wide DOF with landscapes.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 13:42 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Is this a global electronic shutter?

No.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 13:39 UTC

#1 is excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 19:36 UTC as 15th comment
On Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 1) article (117 comments in total)
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Russell McMahon: I'm not sure how these relate to these

http://www.barnabybritton.com/cold-war-berlin-in-color/

Barnaby Britton works for DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 23:47 UTC
On Sony adds XAVC S support to Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (88 comments in total)
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Martin87: Sony posting a firmware update for their cameras? That's quite unusual for them

@marc petzold -- That's why I don't pay attention to those marketing games. Both lenses are good for what they are, neither is spectacular. Saying that one is a lot better than the other is drinking marketing coolaid and ignoring reality.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 16:56 UTC
On Sony adds XAVC S support to Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (88 comments in total)
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Martin87: Sony posting a firmware update for their cameras? That's quite unusual for them

@Eigenmeat -- Yes, I read that thread. Very good observations. I suppose it is the nature of the beast these days with software correction. I am curious how Sony handles it.

And yes, I was mostly referring to the long side of the range in the previous post, as I think that is the main appeal of that camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 06:34 UTC
On Sony adds XAVC S support to Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (88 comments in total)
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Martin87: Sony posting a firmware update for their cameras? That's quite unusual for them

@mosc "The lens on the RX10 is a lot better than the one on the FZ1000"

No, it isn't. Stop reading licensed brand names on the lens or confusing oversharpened jpegs with resolution and look at raws instead.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 02:45 UTC
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