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Skipper494: Another holster that's backwards. Their site shows it worn on the right, so the camera grip is to the rear, very awkward.

you could, y'know, just turn it around.

then the grip would be to the front, but the top flap would open the other way instead.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 05:44 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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joyclick: How would this compare with an APSC/entry level FF paired with 16-85 size/IQ wise

Can't be compared to entry level FF, it's nothing like it.

To compare against NEX-6 is difficult. One one hand, with the NEX-6, you can have interchangeable lens, on the other hand, the LX100 has a (on paper at least) a killer beast of a zoom lens.

And while the NEX-6 sensor is bigger, it is not necessarily better, as Four Thirds sensor has come a long way and is on par with APS-C sensors.

I guess this would be better compared to APS-C or large sensor compacts, rather than system cameras. E.g. Coolpix A, Powershot G1X/G7X, RX100.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 12:09 UTC
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)
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Paul Guba: Oddly it doesn't say why use this camera. With a budget and so many known cameras available why would you choose to experiment on a high budget, high pressure job. Why do I feel like I am not being given the whole story?

The A7s sensor tops any other high-end video camera (e.g. RED, Alexa, which users Super 35, which is comparable to APS-H).

And by tops, I mean high-ISO, near full-sensor readout (Sony says 'full-pixel readout', it's not the same thing), dynamic range, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 13:26 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (149 comments in total)
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welbil: So is this not relevant now?

Biggest issue is potential 'bricking' (i.e. becomes as useful as a brick) and the need to spend heaps of money to recover the (proprietary) files from a system that has failed.

http://scottkelby.com/2012/im-done-with-drobo/

That makes sense then.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 18:07 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (149 comments in total)
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welbil: So is this not relevant now?

Biggest issue is potential 'bricking' (i.e. becomes as useful as a brick) and the need to spend heaps of money to recover the (proprietary) files from a system that has failed.

http://scottkelby.com/2012/im-done-with-drobo/

Review is from over 2 years ago, and for a different product entirely, I don't see how it's relevant :/

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 06:00 UTC
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Funduro: From Huffington Post article: He added that he believes Wikipedia editors, most of whom are volunteers, "have a communistic view of life."

"It's potentially being run by people with political agendas," Slater said of Wikipedia. "The people who are editing it could be a new Adolf Hitler or a new Stalin ... They're using whatever suits their agenda."

He urged people to stop using Wikipedia. "It's important to tell people that Wikipedia should be not used as a source of truth," he said.
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I'm sort of speechless.

@vfunct
"The photo is quite amazing BTW, and the photographer deserves every credit for its production."

Yep, the monkey sure has some serious skills. All props to the macaca nigra.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 04:19 UTC
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Kim Letkeman: IP law is complex and no doubt Wikimedia has checked this out thoroughly and has the photographer by the (monkey's) stones ... but they're still scum bags for putting it in the public domain "on behalf of a monkey" for their own benefit.

Just had another thought. Since the photographer handed the camera to the monkey (prove that he did not), does that not mean that the monkey was shooting selfies while acting as his assistant? Technicalities might just cut both ways ...

But the video cameraman that works at a TV station DID sign a contract (when he joined as an employee).

The monkey did nothing of that sort, and this was not bound by any contract.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 04:15 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)
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forpetessake: After the detailed article about the lens equivalence one could expect DPR would stop writing "24-1248mm equivalent F2.8-5.6 zoom lens", but here we go again. I guess the advertising dollars are more important than truth.

Really? What I got from the article was how much more important it was to state the equivalence.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 02:40 UTC
On Lytro Illum in the hands of five leading photographers article (166 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: It would be better if Lytro gave DPReview a beta body with beta software and DPReview played with both for month.

Instead we're getting independently created sales brochures from the company.

I saw one of these beta bodies a few weeks ago. Seems more promising than the first, but I could not shoot and then keep files to play with later at home. Not like the software is available to the general public yet.

you actually can get EVERYTHING in focus. go to their website and play with their galleries. this for example:
https://pictures.lytro.com/lytroweb/pictures/431154

clicking on specific points will refocus to that area, but try dragging it around to shift perspective: it will render the whole image in focus.

pictures obviously not tack-sharp and a lot of details are not resolved, and if that's what you need, then best to look elsewhere :)

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 08:06 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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veroman: That cat shot at ISO 8000 is very impressive. I would say that the G1X Mark II looks like the pinnacle of the G-Series cameras and an easy, no-brainer replacement for a DSLR when traveling.

Agreed. However, I hope when the full review is out, they show the size comparison to other G-series cameras and m4/3s with power zooms.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 23:38 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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ChrisKramer1: Hmm. I'm just wondering how long such a camera will last before dust starts getting in the sensor, the electronic zoom starts playing up, EVF is dropped/lost and the flip screen breaks off. Maybe smaller should also mean simpler. I see the Panasonic GM1 is now down to 600 Euros with kit lens.

@ChrisKramer1:
I still have a Canon Powershot G11 from 5 years ago. It's been through thick and thin, wind sun and rain, and it still takes great pictures. It's had it's fair share of drops (on a tarmac road too, ow), and there's plenty of dings and scratches on the body, but it still trudges on. Canon makes the G-series tough, and I'm inclined to believe this is no exception.

@RedFox88:

Two actually. Both Panasonic and Olympus have power zoom kit lenses now.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 23:32 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (660 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Now this is the kick ass Pentax that I've been waiting for. Not some wannabe medium format pretender dressed in FF 35mm clothes, but the real deal at an enthusiast accessible price point. Ricoh! You done good baby!

@onlooker:

so you mean to say the 645Z's sensor is to MF akin to what APS-C is to FF?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 06:52 UTC
On Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup article (195 comments in total)
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Sirandar: Why is the 12-45 lens so big? It is the same size as my oly 40-150 and almost looks like it was made in the same plant.

It's not that big.

http://www.dpreview.com/files/news/1825000969/DSC00249.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 16:34 UTC
On Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup article (195 comments in total)
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AVISAN: Oddly, I see a lot of comments about the quality of this camera and the price point it represents. The lamenting about the the past Kodak products has me somewhat puzzled.
I was once the proud owner of an Instamatic camera with the famous flash cube. I don't remember that camera being compared to the 35mm cameras of the time, yet they were wildly popular with many families and I can't tell you how many high schooler's carried them to school events.
It looks to me like Kodak as usual. I think they can make it work if they keep it simple and inexpensive. Good luck to them, I'm glad to see they're still around and kicking.

The thing is, this lineup is not being made by Kodak themselves, but a startup called JK Imaging. Kodak is just lending the brand name to them, so we'll have to see if JKI can live up to Kodak's reputation.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 16:29 UTC
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armanius: Will the aperture ring work w/ Oly cameras?

good question, wondering about it myself.

also, will it work on older Panny bodies? I assume the older models will probably need a firmware upgrade, but will Panny continue to support the older models?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 16:34 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)
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Eigenmeat: 12.8MP at 2014 is a bit of let down at 2014 to be honest. Especially with a sensor this large and lens this fast(less diffraction prone). Sony can squeeze fully usable 20MP 1'' sensor on its RX100/RX10 series (especially the RX10). No reason Cannon cannot squeeze a good 16-18MP on a 1.5'' sensor.

It's because they don't want this to undercut sales of their newly announced 1200D (which is at 18MP).

If the G1XII was at 18MP, it'd have better value and be a better buy than the 1200D.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:48 UTC
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Steen Bay: Rather disappointing performance, I think. Lumia 1020 has a 1/1.5" sensor with twice the area of a 1/2.3" sensor like used in for example Panasonic FZ70, and yet the FZ70 has better SNR and DR if comparing at the same exposure (same 'measured ISO'). Shows that the 1020 sensor has a rather low quantum efficiency (less than half the QE of the FZ70 sensor).

The 1020's 1/1.5" sensor wouldn't compare very well with Fuji's 2/3" sensor, due to the higher megapixel count on the Nokia (all them pixels cramped onto tiny space does not make for very good SNR)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 11:14 UTC
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RichRMA: Eesh!

"With a DxOMark sensor score of 41 points, the Nokia 1020 ranks 222 out of 242 cameras tested."

222 out of 242 CAMERAS. That includes SLRs, mirrorless, etc.

Look on the left side, out of all the MOBILES, it's no. 5. That's pretty impressive, and with the 808 still at no.1 spot, Nokia has now two devices in the top 5.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 11:11 UTC
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Alphoid: I hope Sigma changes its mind, and the Sony version has OS. Sony now has both IBIS cameras, and non-IBIS ones (in e-mount, with adapters).

I think it's precisely because Sony and Pentax cameras have IBIS, that is why they are omitting OS on the lens itself.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 02:56 UTC
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Jogger: Its funny because m43 cameras are not SLRs.

Well, if you think of SLR as Superb Lens Retailer, it'd make more sense :)

They have been doing great work so far, their lenses are not for everyone, but I'm glad that they provide the options.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 16:16 UTC
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