Jun2

Jun2

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On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (134 comments in total)
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Jun2: Yeah, Samsung offers f/2-2.8 lens slight more expensive than Sony f/4 lens. I am thinking about switch. Samsung should sell NX1 around $1000 though.

They should out perform. You are comparing to NEX 7 old cameras. EM1 and GH4 are released for a while, likely to be replaced soon. NX1 is almost at A7II price, which has IS body and FF.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 01:57 UTC
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (134 comments in total)

Yeah, Samsung offers f/2-2.8 lens slight more expensive than Sony f/4 lens. I am thinking about switch. Samsung should sell NX1 around $1000 though.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 00:22 UTC as 14th comment | 9 replies
On Apple reveals Photos beta for developers post (126 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: Pity, I was hoping for an Aperture replacement and a direct challenger to Lightroom and Capture One. I rather liked some features of Aperture, C1 is OK, DXO clunky and Lightroom superb. That's a personal opine. LR works great for me.

I was hoping for Aperture X. I don't think any criticism of Apple is warranted. No matter how brilliant the new app may be they would be competing with two or three (depending on your opinion) other very well established, brilliant professional level apps.

I can understand why Apple has pulled out of this area. I would still like to have Aperture X or Photos X firmly aimed at the professional market though.

single digit market share was the result of Apple not putting resource into it. Aperture was introduced as the first in the category, probably had 80-90% market share. Lightroom was introduced half a year later. But Apple makes so much money selling phones. Top software engineers at Apple focus on developing iOS . They don't really care about Aperture.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 05:50 UTC
On Apple reveals Photos beta for developers post (126 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: Pity, I was hoping for an Aperture replacement and a direct challenger to Lightroom and Capture One. I rather liked some features of Aperture, C1 is OK, DXO clunky and Lightroom superb. That's a personal opine. LR works great for me.

I was hoping for Aperture X. I don't think any criticism of Apple is warranted. No matter how brilliant the new app may be they would be competing with two or three (depending on your opinion) other very well established, brilliant professional level apps.

I can understand why Apple has pulled out of this area. I would still like to have Aperture X or Photos X firmly aimed at the professional market though.

different situation. FCP X was announced to replace FCP. But, nothing has been announced to replace Aperture, beside saying there will be more update for Aperture.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 16:17 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2340 comments in total)
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ozturert: It will sell like hot cakes. Some people who say "DR is bad" have no idea what DR is. In a normal print or on a regular IPS monitor, it's extremely difficult if not impossible to see the difference in DR between 5DMarkIII and D800. You need to apply +3EV or more to both RAWs or brighten shadows a lot to see the difference.
Canon's 5DMarkIII, 7D MII and 1D's are very intuitive and simple to use. Menus are logical, buttons are well placed, operation is smooth, bodies are solid, AF systems are one of the best, just like D810 and D4s are.
Get 5DsR, some primes, 11-24mm f4, 24-70mm f2.8LII, 70-200mm f2.8 L IS II, and you wil get excellent 50MP files and this set is much more mobile than medium formats. Now try to find an equivalent set in medium format. Although Hasselblad would give you better files, the difference would not be huge when you attach an Otus to 5DsR. Or mount a Sigma 50mm f1.4 A and be done.
Before jumping and screaming, note that I say "medium format files would be better".

shadow lift of 3+EV is not unusual during post processing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 19:02 UTC
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Jun2: 750D has no servo AF. Really, $750 camera doesn't have that.

still this feature is intentionally disable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:51 UTC

750D has no servo AF. Really, $750 camera doesn't have that.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:12 UTC as 60th comment | 3 replies
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (343 comments in total)

no VF ?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 17:23 UTC as 36th comment | 5 replies

MJ jumped. The Photographer clicked a button. He owns image of the jump. It was Jordan created the image, photographer recorded image. Plus the photo and logo are quite different.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 04:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1451 comments in total)
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SnakePlissken: I find it bizarre that every DPR review descends into a war between Canikon vs Sony/Samsung etc. So pathetic. it is good for the consumer that there is so much competition and improvement in consumer electronics.

As an aside, I live in London, travel on the underground most days, visit museums and galleries most weekends and therefore come across tourists all year round - 1000s of them. Tourists carry and use cameras (commuters less so...). I would estimate that of the cameras I see tourists use, 50% would be camera phones and 40% are DSLRs from Canon or Nikon, but mainly Canon. Given the talk on here I would expect everyone to have a Sony A7 or other mirrorless system, yet I never see it. All I see are entry-level, small DSLRs. So Canon and Nikon are doing something right.

The remaining 10% tend to be pocket digital cameras. I never see mirrorless ILC systems (not that they aren't impressive).

a lot of MILC system looks like point/shoot digitals. I saw Sony, Olympus and panasonic mirrorless all the time

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 05:06 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1451 comments in total)
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quezra: Seems like another great mirrorless offering. The million dollar is: Is it enough to make people switch out of their system? Picking off upgraders and others not invested in a system isn't a large enough market, they need to convince people to switch. Sony APS-C diehards could be convinced, but they like MFT users, prefer crop because of lower cost and smaller size, neither of which the NX1 offers (yet). And Fuji, Sony FF, or DSLR users?

big cameras are good for attach big lenses and big flashes. A lot Pros need that to make money.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 10:57 UTC
On Lytro software update introduces Focus Spread feature article (104 comments in total)

Put it on a microscope, you can charge for 10K or more.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 03:28 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (483 comments in total)
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ABM Barry: I,m answering the shallow minded "Laslen." He quotes:

" you absolutely do not need to spend $1,700 on a camera to take pictures of your children. A smaller, cheaper camera will work just as well"

That depends on your family values, .... Obviously, Children are not worthy enough in your small self-centered mind!

Yes, if you can afford $1700 plus the cost of good lenses. But most families don't spent that much on a camera. "$500 plus" modern cameras are general good and capable. The picture quality is mostly determined by photographer, not the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 15:39 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (483 comments in total)
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Demon Cleaner: I'm still somewhat flummoxed by DPR's obsession with performance when compared to a full-frame camera. Most people will be weighing up whether a GH4 is worth the extra expense over something like a Canon APSC. That's where the value of the GH4 ultimately lies, and I think that comparison would be far more useful to the masses.

Filmmakers made up their minds regarding the GH4/A7s many moons ago. They don't wait 12 months for DPR to release their review.

This is not the camera for the mass at $1700. Value of camera is for somebody want high quality video/still hybrid at the lowest prices for the category.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 04:19 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)

a lot of smoke.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 00:20 UTC as 201st comment | 1 reply

Netflix, I will do your next feature film for free.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 05:04 UTC as 2nd comment
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tipple: Re; all the critical/super critical comments about the LX100: The average person taking photos does not enlarge a picture to a point that they are viewing only a very very small percentage of the total picture area. Don't get lost in the minutiae. For a novice, advanced amateur and i surmise even the "pros" this camera will take pics that will be acceptable for their intended use,Based on sample pics displayed so far. There must be something good about this camera to provoke defense "of my camera/choice" by so many. It aint perfect. Any camera represents tradeoffs that will be irritating to some and matter not a bit to those that find a camera attractive. It is going to sell very well even if it isn't perfect simply because it contains so many good points. Looks like Panasonic struck a nerve.

don't complain about the price. The lens is worth that much. The sensor is more than 4 times of LX7. It's really a different class of camera. Should be compared to other MFT cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 06:26 UTC

good

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 01:39 UTC as 173rd comment

I saw some overly aggressive photographers chasing animals around in the National parks. I can understand the requirement of the permits

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 03:19 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (268 comments in total)
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RyanBoston: I'm with a lot of people here. The images I've seen from this camera posted everywhere are not impressive at all. I know it's only a pre-production model, but why would Canon put these out there knowing pictures would be published? I'm not buying the whole "it's a pre-production model". They have put years of research in this camera and have had plenty of time to get it perfect.

I've seen old Canon Jpegs that look better, let alone the competition these days. This camera has a lot going for itself at a good price, but Canon needs to improve this picture quality to be called a pro camera.

I did have this camera on my watch list, but I'm not convinced one bit. Not even close.

JPEG quality is based on individual perception. You can always shoot raw.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 06:23 UTC
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