Dougbm_2

Dougbm_2

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My favourite Nat Geo photographer. A master of light.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 09:39 UTC as 5th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)

DP Review stands for :

Don't Publish a Review
or
Digital Preview (no actual Reviews)
or
Didn't Post a Review
or
Digital Part Reviews

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 05:42 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)

God! Hated the first 7D?! A woman with strong opinions!
Agree about the voice annotation. Such a useful feature. Had it on my Fuji S2 Pro. I really don't believe the 7D II is Soooo much different to the 7D1.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 09:30 UTC as 80th comment
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Discovery Of Light: I like the LX100 but it seems to blow out highlights on faces under tungsten light more than the others. Maybe that has more to do with white balance than advantages of the larger sensor.

Colours - not a Panasonic strong suit.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 08:40 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Just curious. Was anyone disappointed with the LX100 RAW files? A couple of weeks ago everyone seemed to be bemoaning how bad the LX100 images looked. Now it appears that the RAW files are quite acceptable to me. Anyone disagree?

By keywestphoto (4 hours ago)
Photo Ninja.

No Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 08:39 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1667 comments in total)

So lame. The ad, the website - everything about it. I am embarrassed to be a Canon user!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 09:10 UTC as 58th comment
On Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think article (198 comments in total)
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Mogens: Not a very sensible poll - looks like it was designed with a specific marketing goal in mind. The truth is that a enthusiast would use what ever was appropriate for the situation and not worry about marketing or sensor size. Sensor size do matter but it depends on the situation one is using it for.

Lens quality has just as much impact on IQ.
Also not all sensors are equal but we get the gist of the poll.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 06:42 UTC
On P1010343 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (17 comments in total)

Manual focusing for this should have worked and the way Panasonic implement it in the GX7 is brilliant and so easy. Wonder what it is like on the LX100?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 02:18 UTC as 8th comment
On P1010241 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)

I would expect - 0.3 EV normally to preserve highlights. Maybe they bumped the Exposure comp dial.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 02:14 UTC as 2nd comment
On P1010108 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)

Nice part of the world!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 09:16 UTC as 3rd comment | 6 replies
On P1010241 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)

Why does this look soft? Jpeg NR? -1.00EV? Why? Does the metering overexpose a lot?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 09:10 UTC as 6th comment
On P1010343 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (17 comments in total)

Such poor photography! You focussed on the can? Deliberately! Why?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 09:07 UTC as 14th comment
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Dougbm_2: Usual mediocre DPReview images that really tell us little about the camera's capabilities. Sorry but this is such a weak point of this site. I will wait for Steve Huff or some one to show us!

@ Markol. Above average competency in photography for all reviews is a reasonable expectation for a major camera review site.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 02:21 UTC

Usual mediocre DPReview images that really tell us little about the camera's capabilities. Sorry but this is such a weak point of this site. I will wait for Steve Huff or some one to show us!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 09:44 UTC as 109th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (449 comments in total)
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phecda: The X30 is the only camera of this type that provides certain capabilities that are important to me, notably accommodation of an external microphone for video, and interval shooting. I might wish that it had a Bulb setting for long exposures but can live without that.
I have not owned a Fuji camera before--this will be the first--and will give it a shot. It's not shipping until November, and I am pre-ordering completely on spec since I have not seen one in person and probably will not until this shows up at my door.

I've been using a Canon S110 and love it to death, but I want a second high-end P&S with more capabilities and the X30 comes closest to fulfilling my requirements.

But is the video any good? Not a Fuji strong point.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 19:48 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (449 comments in total)

I think the move to EVF is significant. Who wants an optical viewfinder that doesn't show at least 95% of the image - not to mention parallax issues.
The sensor being the same size may look poor against the new offerings from Panasonic and Sony but in the end the results are what matter. Improved af is welcome. An increase in size is a bit puzzling. Personally I would rather they had put the 25-100mm zoom from the Xf1 in.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 19:48 UTC as 14th comment
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lem12: Looks like it's a serious compact with no fluff, aimed at advanced and pro users.

@Samuel Dilworth. SIgma has been producing fluffless cameras for ages. Maybe not always the best cameras. But from the SD9 to the Quattro they are pure and simple stills taking machines.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 03:59 UTC
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40daystogo: If the LX100 could have fit in a normal jeans pocket, then with its m43 sensor and Leica lens it would be my dream camera.

But once it cannot fit in the pocket, I have a lot of small-ish cameras that are better with more features.

If the LX100 cannot fit in a pocket, I prefer my Sony A6000 with interchangeable lenses, and access to ultrawides.

I am REALLY hoping that Lumix can scale down the size of the LX100 in future releases to fit in a pocket.

The GM1 can just fit in a pocket, so I hope they can do the same size of scale for the next LX100.

Then you need the R not the L.

Easy!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 21:45 UTC
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fedway: I find it interesting why Panasonic named it the LX100. Could it be that Pany thinks that it will provide stiff competition to the Sony RX100 series? The LX has a bigger sensor and on paper a better lens, manual dials that might be better ergonomically; whilst being less pocketable. I predict that test images will show an image quality advantage for the LX over the RX especially at higher iso.

It's a Little X100.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 21:43 UTC
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cjep1: Fuji should be afraid as well.

It's really a bummer that LX100 hasn't touch'n'tilt LCD screen. That would make it a no brainer to me.

cjep1: then to my mind it is no longer a compact all in one camera

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 08:35 UTC
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