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A wooden grip? Hmm...

Any of you guys remember the days, when a decent Hi-Fi unit, had to have wooden side cheeks!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 15:15 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies
On Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database article (139 comments in total)
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Flashback: Please, please, please put this sumptuous sensor into a compact mirror-less body.

I really don't care how much it costs!

Mamiya 7, that's fine by me. I use to lug around a Pentax 6x7

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 15:10 UTC
On Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database article (139 comments in total)

Please, please, please put this sumptuous sensor into a compact mirror-less body.

I really don't care how much it costs!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 08:46 UTC as 11th comment | 6 replies
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (386 comments in total)
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Flashback: You have to get use to these type of reviews!

My Leica X images are still best I've ever made. Simply put, Leica know how to put magic into a lens. That's what you are paying for.

Ansel Adams who?

Oh yes, very good holiday snaps...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 10:10 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (386 comments in total)

You have to get use to these type of reviews!

My Leica X images are still best I've ever made. Simply put, Leica know how to put magic into a lens. That's what you are paying for.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 09:01 UTC as 85th comment | 3 replies

Really nice set of samples. pin sharp with good colour.

Panasonic, why oh why didn't you put 4K in this camera?
It would be in my hand now!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 18:19 UTC as 24th comment | 8 replies
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 (348 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 75th comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X real-world samples gallery posted article (242 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 79th comment | 3 replies
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (342 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 66th comment
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (342 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 79th comment | 2 replies
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (614 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 77th comment | 4 replies
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (614 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 (614 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 150th 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 (2307 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 33rd comment
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