ThePhilips

ThePhilips

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Wait what

You have tested the Sammy NX1 with the 16-50mm zoom?

... and I have complained that you test the m43 cameras with the plastic fantastic 45mm...

So you basically pick THE best lenses for some systems (Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony) and the rest is just "whatever"?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 17:59 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies

Still not a single Foveon based camera.

How about adding one of the prev-gen Merrills?

They have the uncompromised Foveon sensor, without the high ISO tricks of the later models.

I know you like the Phase One as the reference. But to me it has simply way too high resolution and is still Bayer-sensor based and not free from the (potential) demosaicing artifacts. With images from Phase One, it is hard to see the forest for the trees...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 17:54 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1150 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: Considering the cons, hardly a gold medal material.

Or other FF cameras are even worse in the aspects?

That escalated pretty quickly.

... and all I asked was whether the mid-level FF cameras are still handicapped as before.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 20:10 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1150 comments in total)

Considering the cons, hardly a gold medal material.

Or other FF cameras are even worse in the aspects?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 16:24 UTC as 169th comment | 3 replies
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h2k: Personally i like write-ups much more than videos. I can't concentrate on videos.

DPR had the real-world write-ups about the Pentax MF camera and one of them was good.

I kind of understand your sentiment.

I personally prefer an article with several short videos.

Single long videos is a hurdle. (Most annoyingly: I'm not always at leisure to turn the sound on and/or no head-phones at hand.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 13:49 UTC
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) article (120 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: I understand position of the DPR and yet....

The list makes no sense, because the best entry-level mirrorless camera is a discounted 1yo mid-/top-level model.

I think you have missed my point. I'm in no way contending the winner of the roundup.

The list makes no sense, because it tries to include only the "new" cameras, and judging the class of the camera based only on the MSRP.

A round-up based on the average street price would have made much much more sense, because it would have expanded to include much more cameras, of much better price/performance ratio, yet available the low prices.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 13:42 UTC
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) article (120 comments in total)

I understand position of the DPR and yet....

The list makes no sense, because the best entry-level mirrorless camera is a discounted 1yo mid-/top-level model.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 10:46 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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Mike Dobbs: umm, how does glass corrode exactly?

Sensor warms-up and cools-offs. Impurities in the glass expand and contract. The impurities start small, but with the time, they "carve" a hole in the glass which might become large enough to be visible.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 23:33 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (541 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: I have expected to see the Sony A99 as one of the picks on the last page. But otherwise, pretty unsurprising conclusions.

The most interesting bit for me is the explosion of the number of the FF cameras. I wish the manufacturers were as eager to bring their lens catalogs into the 21st century: some small and pancakes primes and zooms would have done much good to really expand the choices.

If you ask me, even a f/7 pancake prime is better than no pancake prime at all. But I can easily imagine a f/5.6 or f/4.0 (software-corrected) pancake to be quite popular.

IMO if FF wouldn't become more versatile, then it is destined to slowly bleed to death in a niche. What is the point of a small FF body, if there is no small FF lens to put on it?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 17:24 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (541 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: I have expected to see the Sony A99 as one of the picks on the last page. But otherwise, pretty unsurprising conclusions.

The most interesting bit for me is the explosion of the number of the FF cameras. I wish the manufacturers were as eager to bring their lens catalogs into the 21st century: some small and pancakes primes and zooms would have done much good to really expand the choices.

I have no illusion that FF pancake can be as small as a m43 pancake.

But even if one dumbly scales up the m43 pancakes (multiply the dimension by 2) the size is still much smaller than the FF lenses.

The ironic thing is, producing a FF pancake should be much simpler than a m43 pancake, since the mechanics doesn't have to be as miniature.

Imagine an analogue to Pana/Oly 14-42 or Pana 12-32 pancake zooms. Or the pancake primes like 28mm or 35/40mm. Typical length of 2.5cm (1") in m43 terms, means 5cm (2") in FF terms. A 5cm thick (kit) zoom lens for FF? Would have been pretty exciting.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 14:38 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (541 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: I have expected to see the Sony A99 as one of the picks on the last page. But otherwise, pretty unsurprising conclusions.

The most interesting bit for me is the explosion of the number of the FF cameras. I wish the manufacturers were as eager to bring their lens catalogs into the 21st century: some small and pancakes primes and zooms would have done much good to really expand the choices.

Compromise isn't that huge. The m43 system is the evidence of that. (And FF has even more headroom to compensate for the software corrections.) First.

Second, a FF sensor with high MP count might be interesting for lots of other practical reasons, not only that ephemeral optical perfection, which magically vanishes just after release of a new body or lens.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 14:12 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (541 comments in total)
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Fazal Majid: Missing the Leica M-E and M typ 240. That said, I am puzzled by the recommendation for the A7, given it has been thoroughly obsoleted by the A7II.

Leicas are high-end only in the "luxury" sense of the word.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 13:20 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (541 comments in total)
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StephenL: When will people realise there is no such thing as full frame? m4/3 is full frame to an Olympus user. Yet to a Pentax 645 owner, a Canon 5D sensor is tiny.

> Without being too pedantic [...]

I wish the same "not pedantic" worked for the 35mm FOV equivalence.

Every time somebody mentions "24-70mm eq lens" everybody's up in arms explaining that "how dare you!" and "it's not equivalent!!"

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 13:18 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (541 comments in total)

I have expected to see the Sony A99 as one of the picks on the last page. But otherwise, pretty unsurprising conclusions.

The most interesting bit for me is the explosion of the number of the FF cameras. I wish the manufacturers were as eager to bring their lens catalogs into the 21st century: some small and pancakes primes and zooms would have done much good to really expand the choices.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 13:14 UTC as 56th comment | 13 replies
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (168 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: Any "manly" variant available?

I spent some time looking for a messenger bag (for laptop plus something like bottle of water/lunch box/camera) but found nothing suitable. All bags which can hold laptop (2-3cm thick) and a camera (10cm thick) are too large. All bags of an acceptable size are not thick enough.

"Manly" bag? for a 13" laptop? You kidding?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 20:23 UTC
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (168 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: Any "manly" variant available?

I spent some time looking for a messenger bag (for laptop plus something like bottle of water/lunch box/camera) but found nothing suitable. All bags which can hold laptop (2-3cm thick) and a camera (10cm thick) are too large. All bags of an acceptable size are not thick enough.

Not really. They have messenger bags for laptops only up to 13". 15" is pretty much the standard size for power users, gamers and IT pros.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 18:02 UTC
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (168 comments in total)

Any "manly" variant available?

I spent some time looking for a messenger bag (for laptop plus something like bottle of water/lunch box/camera) but found nothing suitable. All bags which can hold laptop (2-3cm thick) and a camera (10cm thick) are too large. All bags of an acceptable size are not thick enough.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 18:16 UTC as 46th comment | 6 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (232 comments in total)
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aris14: Το DPR guys...
Pls make this simple test.
Take the 5-5 top cams of a certain category.
Choose 5 or 6 nice spots.
Have a tripod.
Shoot the same spot with one cam after another.
Post the results w/o writing which cam's pic is each pic on the list.
Let us enjoy.
Thx in advance

Ludicrous.

How are we supposed then enjoy the fullness of the full frameness of the full frame camera?!

How are we supposed then ridicule the puny frail cameras with the teeny-tiny sensors?!

This is a gear forum. Every bit of information should be included, from the ambient temperature, humidity and MSL, to the three sizes of the every female model, to the full medical record of every person who touched the camera and lens! Otherwise we would be at loss whether the photographs are equivalent!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 11:02 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (264 comments in total)
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HornOUBet: I'm actually thinking about selling the 6D and buying the X-T1...though the Sony is tempting...
http://camerasize.com/compact/#380.21,520.359,579.396,ha,t

> I bought it, and I'm not sure it is now.

It is not. Just checked. I assumed that it is weather-sealed since it is a kit for weather-sealed camera. But it is not. :(

Grave omission on Fuji's part. By all reviews, it is a very good lens.

Meaning that the A7's kit is not as far behind.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 19:21 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (264 comments in total)

Lenses are still too large for my taste.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 17:48 UTC as 14th comment
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