Dougbm_2

Dougbm_2

Joined on May 25, 2010

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On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (391 comments in total)
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beavertown: Nikon 1 will definitely go to hell.

My Panny Lf1 does 60fps but at quite low res (2.5pp). It does 10fps full res (12Mp) but max 5fps tracking (but don't know how well - not tried it). at 60fps that sure chews up card space and gives an awful lot of images to look through that are very similar and low quality. Are the Canon's at full res>\?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 09:55 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100T article (87 comments in total)
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Jogger: Fuji has the only successful APSc fixed-lens compact on the market. Others from Nikon, Sigma, Ricoh, etc... have flopped despite being good cameras.

I would worry though, the 1-inch compacts are gonna eat their lunch.

The GR seems to have a lot of happy users if photography forums are any guide.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 08:05 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100T article (87 comments in total)
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arhmatic: Time for a survey?
Tilt Screen?
Yes/No?

YES

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 08:03 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (965 comments in total)
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SDF: So this is Panasonic version of Fuji X100 clone?

I think it is an alternative to an X100. It's not a L of of a difference!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 04:55 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1589 comments in total)
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Scorehound: I remember when the 60D came out and people all over were laughing at the swivel screen. It was lauded as a pimped up Rebel. Now it's expected that every Canon camera should have a swivel screen and the 60D is very well respected.

I remember when the 6D came out and people complained that it didn't have a swivel screen and the 11 focal points were a farce. People thought the wifi was a risk and GPS was a battery destroying waste. The sub-par continuous shooting rate was dismal. The lack of dual card slots angered photographers and many people thought the camera would fall flat. Now the 6D is used by pros and semi pros everywhere and has garnered a reputation as a solid piece if hardware for the serious photographer on a budget.

So now the 7D mkII comes out. It has 65 AF points, 10 FPS, a large buffer, dual card slots and a slew of features that the 5D mkIII doesn't even have for under $2000 and people are crying about it? Help me understand. Please.

Had a 60D - didn't really like it. Nice images though. Got a 50D - much better feel and handling - grainy images. Tried another 60d - Nope - sold. Got a 7D - excellent but if I had to choose I would keep my 5Dc rather than the 7D. I just prefer the slower more deliberate action not to mention cleaner images with more to give in Photoshop.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1589 comments in total)
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George Veltchev: Oh yeah, ladies and gents
It's been a long time
It's been a long, long time
This is the comeback of the year
Of the king is back
You know the king is back !

No - he choked on a sandwich.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:13 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1589 comments in total)
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DarkShift: Canon seems to be stuck too much with their old design of controls and interface. Not much improvements in this regard.

The thumbwheel position is not very good for controlling aperture or shutterspeed. It moves too easily by accident if not locked. Not good position for left eye dominant shooter either. Very disturbing.

I don't quite understand why they can't add control wheel to upper right of their bodies like every other manufacturer.

Not convinced the back wheel can't be improved. A dedicated exposure comp dial (and +-3EV) not to mention ISO dial would be better and I am sick of rotating the wheel to view my images. It is easier on the base models where you can just press and hold to scroll.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:11 UTC
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Whitesands: I won't. Buy anything samsung again....My experience has been very poor reliability with their products.

I won't. Buy anything. No money!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 08:41 UTC
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photo Tom: Specs are exciting but I'm waiting to see the IQ in action. I like Tamron and hope they can pull this one off. If nothing else, just so Canon has to keep their lens prices a little more competitive. I'm especially interested in its' coma resistance for astrophotography.

The Samyang is good for this.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 09:12 UTC
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Dougbm_2: Damn just bought a Samyang 14mm!

88SAL. Thanks for your positivity but $500 NZD is not exactly nothing. Especially for a totally manual lens that doesn't even indicate the aperture nor has the auto non-dimming aperture when stopping down (ie as you stop down the image gets darker unlike most modern lenses). Oddly the electrical connections all work well - but only with Nikon mounts. If it operated properly as most modern lenses it would probably cost about 50% more which is still way cheaper than the Canon version which it is superior to in CA and sharpness but much inferior to in distortion and quality control. My version seems a bit softer on the left but it may just be the amount of fixing PT lens has to do to the distortion.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 09:12 UTC
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oscarvdvelde: 1100g! My Tokina 16-28mm is 950g which makes for an awkward and tiresome carrying experience. But potentially this lens is even more interesting by the addition of stabilization. If the coating eliminates flare it will be a huge advantage over the Tokina, which is prone to green reflections all over and rainbow patterns around bright lights at night.

I shall hope Tamron has a better build consistency and quality control than Tokina. In 2011 I've sent 2 Tokinas from the shop back after testing, they were too decentered. The third I kept but some screw holding the mount inside the lens failed after a year. When it came back from Tokina service, some optical group is loose, resulting in good or bad focus accuracy depending on lens tilt. In a few rare cases the lens autofocus motor went wild on my Canon 5D, cured by removing the battery from the camera.

It also looks like the Tamron avoids the AF/MF focus clutch (focus ring pull action) - a good thing!

Wow that is heavy!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 08:44 UTC

Damn just bought a Samyang 14mm!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 08:44 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (199 comments in total)
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raylob: I'm running out of room. I have the 3 Merrills but can't find space for 3 more quattros. Interchangable lenses on one body would have been nice!

SD1

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 08:42 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (199 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: Instead of designing a proper monitor or providing an EVF, they come up with this grotesque looking monster loupe which defeats the purpose of a small portable camera. I wonder how the camera handles now with this giant blister attached to it.

So have you tried it?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 08:40 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 (beta) real-world samples article (94 comments in total)
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forpetessake: The images are soft, and noisy, and lacking dynamic range ... and still they are pretty good for such a tiny sensor.

No Barney. I have consistently commented on the mediocre quality of DP review images. It a weak point in your reviews (but I have noticed an improvement recently) which are otherwise excellent - although the trend towards multi part pre-reviews is not to my liking. I am offended that you ask if I am trolling. I have commented many times on this site with respectful and relevant comments.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 20:57 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 (beta) real-world samples article (94 comments in total)
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forpetessake: The images are soft, and noisy, and lacking dynamic range ... and still they are pretty good for such a tiny sensor.

Well you do have to compare them with DP reviews usual photos from any camera which are fairly mediocre. So actually I suggest these are rather good.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 10:04 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 (beta) real-world samples article (94 comments in total)
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iae aa eia: I hope Fujifilm feels they have proved to their consumers and to themselves they could do a heck of a corrected lens, a heck of a sensor,... a heck of a very good camera that can deliver a heck of good image quality from this stupid little sensor (not stupid in a phone, though) and launch its successor with 1" sensors. Please, Fujifilm, satisfy yourself with this 2/3" once for all, will you? Or, just get into the phone industry!

Do you understand that in compact cameras only the Nikon 1 series and Sony RX100 series have the bigger 1" (so called) sensor? The Fuji 2/3" sensor is larger than all it's other competitors with 1/17"- Canon S120, Oly XZ-2, Panny LX7, LF1 etc

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 10:02 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (365 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Hmm. 4 articles to announce one X30 camera. That's a DPReview record. Is the Fuji mark-up at GearShop that high? ;-)

Seriously Barney he has a point!!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 10:23 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (365 comments in total)
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Eugene232: Sony RX100 m2 - Fuji X30 - 5 -1
sony won

(1 for Fuji for body design)

Better controls , better and easier to use EFV, Better dof. Better zoom range. Cheaper. Fuji 5 points. Sony better IQ (larger sensor)…Ummm. Fuji wins 5-1 ?!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 10:21 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (365 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: And the reason to buy the Fuji X30 just went away for me, this is NOT a retro look + the optical viewfinder is WHY the x20 became such a success.
And now not even having a 1" sensor and being WAY overpriced I see this more as failure on Fuji's part rather than a success.

AngryCorgi. There you go then. Same sensor size (Fuji doesn't have a 1") but still larger than most compact enthusiast cameras but a great EVF. Seems good to me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 10:19 UTC
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