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On Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography article (112 comments in total)

Great stuff. Some clever, some funny, some artistic.
I liked them all.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 21:28 UTC as 20th comment
On Google launches Nexus 6 with 13MP and OIS post (101 comments in total)

Have to agree, the price is too high, despite being gorgeous.
I paid just £159 for my Nexus4. May just have to settle for a 5:-(

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 08:34 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (340 comments in total)

Looks like you guys at DPR have a tough life!

However, a really nice set of images.

Oh I wish these were from the LX100!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 21:21 UTC as 70th comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X real-world samples gallery posted article (241 comments in total)

I wasn't expecting these to be that good!

Looks like Canon have fitted an excellent lens on the G7X

On this showing, this camera will put some serious pressure on the LX100, whose initial samples quite frankly, are very poor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 07:18 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
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The Squire: There's some strong NR or DR processing going on in files and high and low ISO that is killing the detail. The pink haired chap, at ISO 3200 looks very clean at normal viewing, but pixel peeping shows a lot of detail washed away by the NR- Fine for some uses, but I like a bit of detail and luma noise 'texture' personally. WHat really bugs me is how the JPG engine is rendering fine detail like grass, and low contrast area - complete mush. Results look like a 1/2.3" compact :( Hoping the RAW files are much better! Pre-order currently at risk!

Agree also.

There is a lot of worrying mush going on, but it is not consistent across the whole image.

Surely Panasonic's JPG engine can't be this bad. It was OK?

My pre-order, also at risk now!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 08:49 UTC
On 25_ISO1600_P1000151 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (12 comments in total)

Not sure what is going on here?

The in-focus hair is very sharp. Impressive for iso 1600, but the out of focus hair is very mushy.

Looks like confused selective sharpening or maybe JPG compression artefacts.

But overall, bodes well for indoor photography without flash.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 07:11 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Nikon are you bonkers! Sony have left the door open with the A7 series.

Small size yes, but mediocre focusing speed, slow processing, noisy shutters and a very limited lens line up.

Don't kid us you don't know what's what. You can fix all these problems.

Your Nikon 1 series has all the right features. Just scale it up for full frame.

Job done!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 18:41 UTC as 78th comment | 3 replies
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (326 comments in total)

I absolutely hate pop-up flashes!

I don't care how good or how bad the camera is, or even what colour they are, I just hate'em.

Rant over...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:58 UTC as 62nd comment
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (326 comments in total)

Well I kinda like it. The ultimate stealth camera.

Bravo Pentax!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 08:45 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (594 comments in total)

Sony, now that you decided not to fit the EVF why didn't you give us a larger bright screen?

Why are we stuck at 3 inch LCD's?

My smart phone has a 4.8inch screen. It is bright and high-resolution.

Not just you Sony, but all you camera manufacturers, take a dip into the phone world and give us some decent LCD's.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 07:12 UTC as 65th comment | 4 replies
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (594 comments in total)
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Flashback: Still no 4K from Sony?

Could it actually be possible that their new Bionz X processor, doesn't support 4K.

Any road, Panasonic must be smiling...

Greetings from Alpha Centauri...

The A7s can't manage 4k internally due to excessive heat build up.

The Panasonic FZ1000 manages 4k fine, albeit in a large body. However, this is 'cheap' plastic not metal and plastic is not an efficient heat radiator.

My feeling is that Panasonic's processor chip is maybe one generation ahead of Sony. Using a lot less power to handle the heavy 4k bit stream.

If however, Sony are deliberately holding back 4k for the A6001 and RX100M4, then this is purely marketing.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 14:43 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (594 comments in total)

Still no 4K from Sony?

Could it actually be possible that their new Bionz X processor, doesn't support 4K.

Any road, Panasonic must be smiling...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 07:09 UTC as 138th comment | 8 replies

I recently cleared my loft of all my old darkroom equipment. Brought back some fond memories.

Some of it went to a Jumble Sale, the rest dumped. I did keep the enlarger lens though. Never use it, but a lovely piece of glass made by Hoya.

Thanks Kodak. Just hang in there...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 07:55 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2302 comments in total)

Hey Leica, have a chat with the Panasonic boffins, and get some of that GH4 video magic into the T2.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 14:20 UTC as 30th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2302 comments in total)

It's Leica glass stupid....

I remember, everybody rubbishing the earlier X1, but boy did it produce some beautiful images.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 20:42 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1550 comments in total)

D710 12mp 4K

Probably just around the corner!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 15:25 UTC as 277th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (780 comments in total)

My feeling is the M3 will have a very short life, as good as it is.

With the Panasonic FZ1000 sporting 4k and the imminent LX8 with 4k, Sony will have to reply with a M4 4k, to compete.

If you are tempted by this review (as I am), I would wait a little longer(July16).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 14:33 UTC as 164th comment | 4 replies

'The 55mm F1.8 is quite sharp and also enjoyable to use'

It's actually from the A7 review, 'Handling and shooting Experience' page

It made me smile when I read that. Talk about damned with faint praise!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 00:17 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (421 comments in total)
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harry cannoli: I have to admit I'm a little bummed that the LX7 failed to stand out in any meaningful way, despite the fact that I'm a hardcore DSLR shooter who adores this little camera. Sheesh, I am a fanboy.

I suppose the big sensor in the Sony means so much more than the beautiful, super-fast, pin sharp lens in the LX7?

The lens makes the magic, the sensor records the magic made by the lens. The Sony sensor does an absolutely fantastic job of recording images created by it's plain vanilla lens. Of course the magic created by the lens is a personal judgement, but that Panny lens stands out, heads and shoulders above the pack. How can I see this and the respected, highly competent reviewers barely acknowledge the outstanding flavor of that Panny lens?

Oh, never mind. I'm a fanboy :(

Thank you Richard for getting this done. Good job.

Maybe the RX100 is just another case of the 'The Emperor's New Clothes'

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 23:50 UTC
On Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras article (421 comments in total)
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harry cannoli: I have to admit I'm a little bummed that the LX7 failed to stand out in any meaningful way, despite the fact that I'm a hardcore DSLR shooter who adores this little camera. Sheesh, I am a fanboy.

I suppose the big sensor in the Sony means so much more than the beautiful, super-fast, pin sharp lens in the LX7?

The lens makes the magic, the sensor records the magic made by the lens. The Sony sensor does an absolutely fantastic job of recording images created by it's plain vanilla lens. Of course the magic created by the lens is a personal judgement, but that Panny lens stands out, heads and shoulders above the pack. How can I see this and the respected, highly competent reviewers barely acknowledge the outstanding flavor of that Panny lens?

Oh, never mind. I'm a fanboy :(

Thank you Richard for getting this done. Good job.

Have to agree with you Harry. I had the RX100, great video but was never happy with the still images. I eventually sold it. Now I have the LX7.

Much, much happier with these new images. There is something special going on in that Leica lens...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 22:53 UTC
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