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spontaneousservices

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On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (581 comments in total)

bottom of page 4: "[...] I'll just have to make due." - wouldn't you have to make _do_?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 11:38 UTC as 12th comment
On Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens article (298 comments in total)

35mm 1.8 (50mm equivalent)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 22:46 UTC as 16th comment
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AKH: I have been following Dpreview for around 15 years now and I don't like how it has changed over time. It is like the reviewers have become sort of fan-boys in their reviews. Just a few years ago the reviews were much more objective and balanced in my opinion.

Also I'd say that I never had any focusing issues with my D810 with fast primes down to f/1.4 and the new f/1.8 series from Nikon. Didn't even have to fine tune any of my lenses which was not the case with my previous camera the D800.

Maybe cameras in general are just getting better and better?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2015 at 22:28 UTC

Nice... I wish Sony would make something like this for the a6000

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 15:02 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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spontaneousservices: Can it do focus stacking?
and "panorama" stitching?

That's a very helpful answer.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 12:39 UTC

Can it do focus stacking?
and "panorama" stitching?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 20:24 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
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spontaneousservices: What does "R" stand for?

Thanks! I _love_ aperture rings...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 13:53 UTC

What does "R" stand for?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 20:05 UTC as 32nd comment | 12 replies
On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (311 comments in total)
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spontaneousservices: no a6000? How's that?

BUT STILL!!! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 04:17 UTC
On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (311 comments in total)
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spontaneousservices: no a6000? How's that?

o.k. i've searched the thread for 'a6000' - this wasn't a very original comment from my part.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 04:16 UTC
On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (311 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Perhaps DPR didn't include the Sony A6000, because they have inside information about a A7000 coming soon.

BTW, I think the A6000 got an award for Worst Kit Lens. :-)

LOL yeah that award was well deserved

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 04:14 UTC
On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (311 comments in total)

no a6000? How's that?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 04:12 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (950 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: The only difference between the LX100 and an M4/3s camera is the interchangeable lens mount. Otherwise the internals of the camera are pulled directly from existing M4/3s cameras.

The LX100 is probably the best mirror-less camera on the market today.

@barnet: not a single feature that the LX100 misses? How about a flip screen, and a EVF that doesn't tear? Maybe not for you but for me that IS quite an important bunch of features. On the other hand, 4K video is wasted on me.
So there's toys for everyone ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 23:04 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (950 comments in total)
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spontaneousservices: I lusted for a Fuji, but the LX100 was one of the contenders. Alas, the fiddly manual AF-point selection was a deal-breaker for me. Also, when the lens is extended to 'operational' position it feels quite fragile.

Came home instead with a Sony a6000, in many respects a great little camera. The shutter lag bothers me though, not yet sure whether I'll be able to live with it.

My understanding was the sony 35mm would focus faster than the Touit. Must say it feels almost old-fashioned solid. But not having real fysical end-points for the focussing ring at infinity and closest focus distance is a real bummer, - if the Touit has those and you can afford it, it may justify the extra bucks.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 22:52 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (950 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: The only difference between the LX100 and an M4/3s camera is the interchangeable lens mount. Otherwise the internals of the camera are pulled directly from existing M4/3s cameras.

The LX100 is probably the best mirror-less camera on the market today.

True. So maybe you could put it like this: the lens is what's so special about the LX100 - price, range, speed and sharpness (but not solidity!)
The trade-off: lack of a bunch of features and megapixels.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 22:15 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (950 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: The only difference between the LX100 and an M4/3s camera is the interchangeable lens mount. Otherwise the internals of the camera are pulled directly from existing M4/3s cameras.

The LX100 is probably the best mirror-less camera on the market today.

For me, this camera lost big time against the sony a6000 which i just bought. IQ: no comparison. Features, viewfinder, solidity, I can go on. I avoided the new zoom lens that comes with it though, so it's not a clear comparison there. (got a 35/1.8 instead). I hated the X100's lens in extended position, felt too fragile.
So maybe you don't see why anyone would end up with another camera, I can. And did. And obviously not because of the brand name - 'sony' is just as morose a brand name as 'panasonic'. (I'm thinking of blacking out the 'ny')

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 21:50 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (950 comments in total)
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spontaneousservices: I lusted for a Fuji, but the LX100 was one of the contenders. Alas, the fiddly manual AF-point selection was a deal-breaker for me. Also, when the lens is extended to 'operational' position it feels quite fragile.

Came home instead with a Sony a6000, in many respects a great little camera. The shutter lag bothers me though, not yet sure whether I'll be able to live with it.

Nothing beats progressive insight, no? I didn't get the kit lens, still have the 18-55 of the old Nex5n kit - but I like that lens best when it's not on the camera. Bought a 35/1.8 as standard lens, love it. Amazing detail even wide open even at 1600 ISO, at 50 meter distance. Got a strong science-fiction feeling when peeping those pixels.
Still getting to know the camera, got rid of most of the shutter lag by turning off pre-AF.
The software update seems to improve only the start up time when using the smart remote control. And, they don't seem to have a Mac version? .

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 21:30 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (950 comments in total)

I lusted for a Fuji, but the LX100 was one of the contenders. Alas, the fiddly manual AF-point selection was a deal-breaker for me. Also, when the lens is extended to 'operational' position it feels quite fragile.

Came home instead with a Sony a6000, in many respects a great little camera. The shutter lag bothers me though, not yet sure whether I'll be able to live with it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 19:05 UTC as 257th comment | 6 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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camfan1: @Marko Lauritis.
Don't think for 1 minute Panasonic wants to protect anything in-house.
Competition is much to fierce to do such a thing.
Most probably this camera is indeed for enthousiasts but not (movie-)pro's.
Costs have to be cut somewhere (otherwise most or all things you mention would be in there).
Touch: not even Sony puts touch in higher end camera's, probably with reason.
About keeping the camera for 10 years ?
2-3 years from now the sensor tech will be organic, foveon or other.
That may prove far more important than any tilt, touch or faster lens.
2-3 years from now any camera will be outdated, whatever it features now.

"Cameras from 3 years ago are still doing just fine " - I wish! Just had to say goodbye a 3,5 year old sony nex 5n and a 4 year old LX4. True, they didn't have easy lives but still. Very disappointing. The guy in the camera store was embarrassed to have to admit there isn 't any hope of repair. (what I already suspected)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 08:03 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

Come on people, it looks cool!
Bling bling over the top, way over the top! It's an über-sophisticated fashion statement. It's ironic. Shouldn't be taken seriously, it's too ridiculous for that.
And the price tag turns this joke into a piece of art. If it said "Damien Hirst" instead of Brikk you'd have gotten the gist right away.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 16:44 UTC as 37th comment
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