Denis James Evans

Denis James Evans

Lives in Australia Canberra ACT, Australia
Works as a scientist
Joined on Feb 11, 2004

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Total: 16, showing: 1 – 16
On Canon EOS M Preview preview (544 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: It's funny to look back at the older comments. As I write this, Canon is blowing out the EOS M at $300 with lens. Why? Because they made some horrible "fail"? Because they are embarrassed and humiliated? Ah...no. Because they are a really big camera company and they can afford to unload the first model, if that's what it takes to build a consumer base eager to get more lenses and better bodies. How successful is this strategy? Right now, the slow focusing, viewfinder-less EOS M is the #1 selling camera on Amazon.

I bought one to use as a doorstop but it's turning out to be sort of fun with the finger squeezing thing on the LCD. If I keep it, I'll get the wide angle zoom and Canon will make their money back.

I got an unbelievable deal on both lenses and the flash. Half the price of Olympus body only but the IQ is better. Touch interface is very intuitive!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 08:31 UTC
On Nikon D610 preview (634 comments in total)
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thegreatxing: SHAME ON YOU NIKON!! You sneakily screw many of those D600 owners with oil problems and threw them under the bus. I don't usually comment on these forums but I felt like I have to say something. I am a long time Nikon user and I have been paying attention to this whole fiasco because I was going to buy the D600 as my first full frame DSLR. I feel bad for all the ones affected by the oily D600.

Terrible behaviour by Nikon. They should recompense the buyers of the defective D 600, camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 09:26 UTC

I'm a physicist. Resonance doesn't sound like a good idea for photography. Highly frequency selective. It was used in early short wave radios but abandoned shortly after - superheterodyne. Maybe they can patent these old ideas for photography! Everything old is new again!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 12:19 UTC as 12th comment
On Canon EOS-1D X overview article (364 comments in total)

So I have changed my view: your website is basically useless to camera purchasers.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2012 at 09:54 UTC as 42nd comment
On Canon EOS-1D X overview article (364 comments in total)

If DP "review" wants to remain useful to camera buyers, the HAVE to get the 1dx review out ASAP. Otherwise people like me will go elsewhere. It's simple stupid!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2012 at 09:52 UTC as 43rd comment
On Canon EOS-1D X overview article (364 comments in total)

Or are you just a preview site? Reviews need to be prompt to be useful. You have become far too slow. If I was a pro wanting to upgrade my Canon gear what use are you to me? I need the camera fast and your reviews are soooo slow. So what is your purpose? Do you just want to pass judgement on cameras when they are discontinued? That is a useful role but it doesn't help the purchaser. So make your mind up about what you want to do and just do it!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2012 at 09:06 UTC as 44th comment
On Canon EOS-1D X overview article (364 comments in total)

By the time this review is complete, there will be a new 1d. Come on guys!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2012 at 08:48 UTC as 45th comment
On Coming soon: Lens Reviews to return to dpreview.com article (274 comments in total)

Dxo is hopelessly pro Nikon. You cannot trust anything they review.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 11:36 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On Coming soon: Lens Reviews to return to dpreview.com article (274 comments in total)

Keep dxo's biases out of the camera reviews. If dxo has any influence in the camera reviews, I will never visit this site again. Dxo is a blight on the industry!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 21:11 UTC as 20th comment | 9 replies

Is this for 2011 or 2012? Absurd.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2012 at 10:10 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On ISO 25600 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (18 comments in total)

Seems to be 2 stops better than the 5DII.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2012 at 05:58 UTC as 4th comment
On Book Review: Vivian Maier, Street Photographer article (150 comments in total)
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ryan2007: What is strange is you have photographs of people in need. I hope the photographer gave some money or offered help. It's like smile your homeless and I'll make money and a living on your plight. I am not questioning the photography part of it at all. It strikes me as taking advantage of a bad situation. If the editors or those who are going to the bank with proceeds from the book something should be done or simply don't buy the book.

America doe not look after its poor. End of story. Glad I do not live there.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2012 at 09:58 UTC
On Fuji X10 : a Hate & Love affair article (57 comments in total)

However the camera is far from perfect. It took me half an hour to figure out how to set the date/time! I missed it when I fired up the camera and the manual didn't help. It seems the Fuji software doesn't work with Lion. I have searched the web and not found a solution. However Fuji software is so crappy - does it matter? iPhoto sucks up the jpegs just fine - raw is a problem. We have to wait for Adobe camera raw and Apple to update their raw receivers. I cannot understand why ALL camera manufacturers don't use Adobe DNG. In my work flow my first step is to convert raw to DNG (which then gets archived). In 20 years time no one is going to be able to read this myriad of raw formats. Have you ever tried to open a Word Perfect doc lately? I convert everything to DNG as fast as I can. The world is full of RAW madness and it will lead to the loss of valuable photos. BTW the review above is full of numerous typos and grammatical errors. I'm not sure who was drinking the sake?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 11:06 UTC as 16th comment
On Fuji X10 : a Hate & Love affair article (57 comments in total)
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danaceb: Okay, I may not be a 'real' photographer by your definition, but I have made money off of taking photos and currently own an Leica M9, Nikon D7000, Sony Nex 5n and now this X10.

I bought this camera (like most will) to have a premium point and shoot with a versatile fixed lens. After a week, I can say this camera blows the S95, G12, XZ-1 and GR Digital IV out of the water in resolution, dynamic range and low light performance. Its even significantly superior to the 1/1.6 sensor F200exr, which up until now was the high watermark in outdoor actual resolution and dynamic range of all P&S. The X10 is securely on another class of its own between EVIL and premium P&S.

About whinings over raw; thats valid if this is your only camera, but the fact that Fuji jpeg engine aint bad helps. I just leave it in manual mode with max auto ISO400 and the screen off. Its OVF and AF is so fricken good that it really is a -settings be damned, just take the picture and know it will be good- camera.

I have just bought this camera. I too have owned v many cameras over 40 years. On the X10 I totally agree with this post: manual, max iso 400. The lens is awesome in a camera this cheap (I own a 5DII). Build quality matches the 5DII! So when I go hike camping this is the baby that will be with me. My last camping camera was the Sony R1.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2011 at 10:49 UTC
On DSC00035 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

Very impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2011 at 23:56 UTC as 2nd comment

honesty is the best policy. When you loose credibility it takes a long time to get it back.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 08:43 UTC as 24th comment
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