Dougbm_2

Dougbm_2

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On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (4 comments in total)

I just wish I could read all the text without the interference of the award graphic.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 05:50 UTC as 2nd comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1131 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: There is no doubt that Canon put a lot of advanced engineering into 7DII.
As a system, paired with newly revised EF lenses, including EF100-400 Mk II, this camera will lead the pack for the intended purpose: action photography.
Several "cons" will not even remotely apply, if you think about it.
There is always a room for improvement, of course.

@ Just a Photographer. Have you tried it to see how much better it is or isn't? My understanding from someone who bought one it that is is way better than Mk1,

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 08:59 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Then again a Sigma merrill seems to resolve as much. 3 for $3000?

Ha! I use the standard scene with the bottles etc. My experience with an SD14 is that the files res up much more than an already interpolated Bayer sensor file does (or doesn't). So an APSC Foveon is a match for full frame but MF is probably stretching it too far. I replaced the SD14 with a 5D and this confirmed that the SD14 was better in ideal conditions than the 5D.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 08:55 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1131 comments in total)
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Zerg2905: Dear DPREVIEW...
I read your reviews carefully. Because I think you have the skills, and the expertise, to produce quite good reviews. And many, many times, I was on the same page with you, especially when you pointed (rightly) the clear flaws some of the Canon cameras have. But not this time. I own the 7D 2. I had the 7D before, and between these two there is no contest. Sony sensors, ah, yes, they DO have more DR (but not that much). Other brands DO have more video mumbo jumbo (and big minuses in other areas). But the 7D 2 is, in my opinion, a photo tool, first hand. So tell me, please: which photo tool in the APS-C world is matching the 7D 2? The SLT A-77 II? I would have to disagree, as I have use it, too. Other brands don't have anything close, but, like the 7100, are "Gold award" cameras.
I think the Silver Award is a BIG MISTAKE (and many EU and US articles seem to be on my side here...), a mistake that will cost you credibility. Not now, but in the mid-long term. If it matters.

@Samuel Dilworth. Good list. What significant flaws for the 5DII?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 07:23 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Then again a Sigma merrill seems to resolve as much. 3 for $3000?

Well all tests and reviews I have seen of the SD1 and compact Merrills especially show a resolving power at least the equal or greater than an D800e. As usual the claimed 45 Mp are actually 15mp that performs like 30+Mp. But not quite up to MF. No.
Have a look and compare on Image resource. http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 07:20 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (823 comments in total)
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Rservello: Got it yesterday and I must say, I am very impressed! Its a lot smaller than I expected. The screen is very clear, so I don't understand the criticisms. I personally hate touch screens, so that's not a con imho and IQ is incredible. This is my first 4/3 camera and ita really surprising that is can do a nice shallow dof and has very good low light. Plus, the ois is SO nice, I can hand hold at 1/15 shutter! So the faster lens plus the awesome ois means I can shoot at lower iso than my ff. This is gonna be a fun new tool!

I can hand hpld my x100 at 1/15 (usually limited to 1/30) with no IS so I would hope for even better with this.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 05:51 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)

Then again a Sigma merrill seems to resolve as much. 3 for $3000?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 07:57 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1131 comments in total)
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Zerg2905: Dear DPREVIEW...
I read your reviews carefully. Because I think you have the skills, and the expertise, to produce quite good reviews. And many, many times, I was on the same page with you, especially when you pointed (rightly) the clear flaws some of the Canon cameras have. But not this time. I own the 7D 2. I had the 7D before, and between these two there is no contest. Sony sensors, ah, yes, they DO have more DR (but not that much). Other brands DO have more video mumbo jumbo (and big minuses in other areas). But the 7D 2 is, in my opinion, a photo tool, first hand. So tell me, please: which photo tool in the APS-C world is matching the 7D 2? The SLT A-77 II? I would have to disagree, as I have use it, too. Other brands don't have anything close, but, like the 7100, are "Gold award" cameras.
I think the Silver Award is a BIG MISTAKE (and many EU and US articles seem to be on my side here...), a mistake that will cost you credibility. Not now, but in the mid-long term. If it matters.

A wedding and event photographer I met said her 7D II was a huge improvement over the mkI. Better autofocus, faster and much better IQ - also at high ISOs. She also has a 5DIII which is mainly used for landscapes.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 04:35 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 (beta) real-world samples article (95 comments in total)

Pretty good overall and some nice shots too. Usual pastel Fuji colours which is good for skin tones not so great for landscapes unless you like the retro look. High ISO is poor but I wouldn't expect anything decent over ISO 800 for this sensor size.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 10:08 UTC as 1st comment
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (263 comments in total)
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RomanC: Dear Dpreview team,

I have to decide if I will buy a A7 II or a A7 S. For wedding photography I currently use an old Sony R-1 (don't laugh!). It was always possible to work with it without a flash in the church if it was bright enough outside, I don't like flash lights, especially at wedding ceremonies. And: I love this camera because it's shutter is nearly unnoticeable, so can work without attracting attention.

Now I want tu upgrade to a full-format Camera. I read that the A7 S has an (activatable) electronic shutter which makes it possible to take photos without any noise. What's about the A7 II? I could not find any information if this 'noiseless mode' is also available on this model.

Kindest,
Roman

Want to add an image but apparently only on forums!!!
SO…. Fair enough. Check out this from a 4.5Mp Sigma SD14. See my gallery.

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9311784622/photos/3087242/sdim0020Clickoriginal size then click again.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 09:39 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (263 comments in total)
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RomanC: Dear Dpreview team,

I have to decide if I will buy a A7 II or a A7 S. For wedding photography I currently use an old Sony R-1 (don't laugh!). It was always possible to work with it without a flash in the church if it was bright enough outside, I don't like flash lights, especially at wedding ceremonies. And: I love this camera because it's shutter is nearly unnoticeable, so can work without attracting attention.

Now I want tu upgrade to a full-format Camera. I read that the A7 S has an (activatable) electronic shutter which makes it possible to take photos without any noise. What's about the A7 II? I could not find any information if this 'noiseless mode' is also available on this model.

Kindest,
Roman

Any full frame sensor will print A2 easily unless you are a real pixel peeper. I have great A2, even A1 images from my 6Mp Fuji S2 Pro. Yes more Mp gives more detail but 12Mp is quite enough - unless you want to heavily crop. Also the A7s better in low light (a big plus) with smaller files and less demanding of lenses.
Images from my 5D Mk1 with 12.9Mp regularly get printed on large real estate boards and look great.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 19:58 UTC

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 (1669 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 60th 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
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