DanK7

DanK7

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On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (300 comments in total)

Sorry - I'm having a grammar moment. "If its manual control points you desire..." should be "If it's manual control points you desire...." Now back to solving world problems.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 07:07 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
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DanK7: This just shows what engineers left alone without production, marketing, accounting and other unnecessary hangers-on can come up with, haha. Interesting to see what sector of the industry will find a useful application for this package. Any ideas? I think I'd put my money toward a Pentax 645 not knowing any better.

http://www.dpreview.com/products/pentax/slrs/pentax_645z

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 22:43 UTC

This just shows what engineers left alone without production, marketing, accounting and other unnecessary hangers-on can come up with, haha. Interesting to see what sector of the industry will find a useful application for this package. Any ideas? I think I'd put my money toward a Pentax 645 not knowing any better.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 21:33 UTC as 36th comment | 5 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)

A serious question - I'm not bagging Canon, but comparing 7D MKII against last year's Pentax K3, what does Canon offer that's compelling? Fair enough if you have lots of Canon lenses, but the K3 seems to be at least the equal of this camera and much less expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 20:37 UTC as 105th comment | 4 replies
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (278 comments in total)

In the "real world" the C100 actually sells because its advantages outweigh some significant compromises. Given the technical demands of broadcast companies, the choices often require significant investment to get the right gear. What the C100 does well is dynamic range, ergonomics, built-in ND filters, zebras, focus peaking, top handle, waveforms, etc. Coupled with a Atomos Ninja and mics you get the sound and Codec you need to meet high-quality broadcast demands. You also speed up your image handling. It's harder to do that with a DSLR and a lot more expensive stepping up to the next grade of dedicated video camera. Perhaps the perfect camera will come next year.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 01:21 UTC as 13th comment
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (637 comments in total)
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DanK7: The matrix of specs (I did side-by-side with X100) shows X100T Exposure Compensation as ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps). Is that a typo? I thought the X100T is ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps). Do I win a new X100T now?

DPR, you might need to look at this....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 20:45 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (637 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: does the ND filter have an 'auto' setting or is it manual only?

What the description above says about the VF switch is that " the small lever on the front of the camera that switched to the electronic viewfinder in previous models can now also be nudged to the left to engage the in-viewfinder tab. " Doesn't say anything about ND filter control, but you can choose to assign one of the function buttons to be your ND filter switch.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 20:44 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (637 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: does the ND filter have an 'auto' setting or is it manual only?

I expect that it's the same as the X100, i.e. on or off as a menu choice.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 01:11 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (637 comments in total)

The matrix of specs (I did side-by-side with X100) shows X100T Exposure Compensation as ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps). Is that a typo? I thought the X100T is ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps). Do I win a new X100T now?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 00:52 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (328 comments in total)

Overall, one of the most well-written DPR pieces. Well done. More like this, please.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 22:08 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply

I would have thought an updated X-S1 would have made more sense than the FinePix S1. And why confusingly name it the S1? Too bad the X-S1 was discontinued. Add wifi and weather sealing and you (almost) have an X-S2. Some elements of the S1 seem a step backward, but I suppose the X-S1 didn't sell well enough, despite being great for what it was. Expensive initially, but not any more. And there were those who questioned it being branded an X camera in the first place. The EXR processor is still pretty impressive, even today. (It looks like I wrote a similar comment 8 months ago, haha. Consistent at least...)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 06:26 UTC as 1st comment
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (453 comments in total)

...and maybe the 15 people who have clicked "I had it" can tell us why they got rid of theirs...(something's kinda funny)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 22:39 UTC as 35th comment

The past tense of a "re-think" has got to be "re-thunked".

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 22:03 UTC as 83rd comment
On Richard Franiec creates custom grip for Panasonic GM1 article (48 comments in total)

Dan's Principle number 27: Reading cynical comments makes you cynical.

I think I should stop. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 22:03 UTC as 9th comment
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DanK7: The S-X1, with it's slightly larger 2/3" sensor is a better camera although not weather sealed. It's a nice option as a travel camera instead of taking a DSLR with a load of lenses. I would have thought Fuji would seal and upgrade that model before introducing the Finepix S-1.

Meant to say its vice it's - too slow to edit...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 23:31 UTC

The S-X1, with it's slightly larger 2/3" sensor is a better camera although not weather sealed. It's a nice option as a travel camera instead of taking a DSLR with a load of lenses. I would have thought Fuji would seal and upgrade that model before introducing the Finepix S-1.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 20:59 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On Have your say: Best Fixed-lens Compact Camera of 2013 article (91 comments in total)

Without doubt the audience for these polls is a select group of interested, engaged and (mostly) well-informed readers, so it's no surprise that Fuji and Pentax do well against Canon, Nikon and Sony. If it were based on sales numbers and general opinion, the outcomes would likely be very different. Interesting despite the survey's limitation.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 21:35 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup 2013 article (295 comments in total)

Can I really be the first comment? Need to read the article now...
It's evident that putting these "comparos" together leads to some "apples and oranges" criticism, but at least it makes me look at the options from a different perspective. Thanks, DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2013 at 02:31 UTC as 99th comment

Thank you, Fujifilm! Major kudos for doing this.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 06:32 UTC as 127th comment
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (220 comments in total)

I would have thought that "no eye level viewfinder" would have been listed in the "cons." This must be an oversight on the part of the reviewer, since "no electronic level" is listed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 21:11 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies
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