Jonathan F/2

Jonathan F/2

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All these DN lenses are meant for an APS-C sensor. On M43, they're totally worthless.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 17:26 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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Jonathan F/2: Doesn't Sigma use a 1.7x crop factor for their sensors? This 50mm would actually equal 85mm. Perfect portrait length.

I wonder if this 50mm 2.8 will be their next DN lens to accompany the 19mm and 30mm? On M43, 50mm would be a 100mm and that's a pretty good portrait length.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 16:12 UTC

Doesn't Sigma use a 1.7x crop factor for their sensors? This 50mm would actually equal 85mm. Perfect portrait length.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 16:02 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Nikon 1 V2 Preview Samples article (226 comments in total)

Can you guys hire some decent photographers? These are the most uninspiring photos ever.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2013 at 19:13 UTC as 68th comment | 11 replies
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1511 comments in total)
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undergrounddigga: I have also voted for the OM-D, however what this poll or perhaps the 2012 market shows how important Sony became!

If we look the major/best camera releases this year (5DMII, X-Pro1, N D800/E, OMD, Pan GH3, K-30, RX1, RX100, A99 and NEX6 (would swop this with A57) and perhaps Leica MM), from these 11 cameras 7 have Sony sensors. Not only that, but Sony is represented by 4 cameras of their own. They have been by far the most innovative this year.

And if I look at the near future (2013), I predict a similar year for Sony. Whilst I can't really see anything really revolutionary coming out from Nikon or Canon (we will probably get an updated version of the same old recipe: i.e.D800 or D5MIII). Hopefully I'm wrong in this.

I'm not a brand follower. I'm interested in what's best/suits me most from the market. For this reason, I would love to see, something awesome from each one of these companies.

Sony should get the sensor of the year award! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2012 at 07:04 UTC
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marco1974: "pansy whining"? Is this what you think of not being willing to stand for blatant corruption?

My take is he used the information to manipulate the situation for his benefit. This was nothing but a power play on Woodford's part.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2012 at 13:41 UTC
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marco1974: "pansy whining"? Is this what you think of not being willing to stand for blatant corruption?

Woodford ain't no whistle blower looking out for the well-being of his fellow co-workers. He's just another corporate opportunist looking to gratify his self-indulgent ego.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2012 at 06:27 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (626 comments in total)

I'm more interested in the results from the E-M5 & 17mm 1.8 in the sample gallery! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 08:00 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply

Snooze...I thought this website was for still cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2012 at 16:57 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (453 comments in total)
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JohnyP: Love the shape, love the controls and flash mount...Hate small sensor, low res EVF.

Something with such a good design and should have had a bigger sensor. Something with such a small sensor should have been a flat pocketable P&S.

Umm, resolution doesn't matter as much as refresh rate. That's why the Olympus VF-2 looks and does better in low light in comparison to the NEX-7.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 22:13 UTC

I still don't see the appeal of this type of lens. If weight is such a concern, get a 180mm 2.8 AF-D.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 00:47 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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Simon97: I like the new design. It has an actual grip. No more pinching a flat box between the fingers. It is proportioned that way due to the small size. It looks big, but if you have seen how small the kit zoom is, you know the camera is pretty small. Nikon listened an got the main functions out of the menu and into dials and buttons. Now you can customize!

People afraid of the smaller sensor have not seen images from raw. High ISO noise is less than 4/3rds. Less noise than some older APS-C and about a stop behind the current APS-C sensors. Of course, the new sensor performance remains to be tested.

Don't take my word for it. Go here http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikonv1j1/18 set ISO to 1600 and compare the shadow areas vs other cameras.

Finally, you will never get a kit zoom or tele lens nearly as small with 4/3rd or APS-C.

You're comparing the old 12mp sensor to the Nikon 1 sensor. The new 16mp sensors coming from the E-M5 and E-PL5/E-PM2 is on par with the NEX-5R.

http://www.43rumors.com/what-the-heck-the-new-e-pl5-even-beats-the-new-sony-nex-5r-in-jpeg-dynamic-range/

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 15:24 UTC
On Interview - Phil Molyneux, President Sony Electronics article (133 comments in total)

Snooze...wake me up when Sony sends one of their camera/sensor engineers talk to DPreview. Marketing guys just spout the same old babble.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 22:49 UTC as 30th comment
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Jonathan F/2: I miss Phil Askey's sample shots. At least you get proper people photographs every time he took pictures of his wife/gf. What's up with these samples? Who gets a fast 70-200 2.8 equivalent lens and then goes off shooting land/cityscapes?

Dpreview, you should go check out this Korean photo site which did a much better preview on the 35-100 and a proper one at that with a real model!

http://www.popco.net/zboard/view.php?id=dica_review&no=829

I'm not complaining, but a few people shots should always be included in any sample set. Especially a lens like this which will most likely be used in such a manner. My Panasonic 45-175 X lens can shoot good landscape/cityscapes, but a fast lens like the 35-100 will definitely excel for people and portraiture.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 05:10 UTC

I miss Phil Askey's sample shots. At least you get proper people photographs every time he took pictures of his wife/gf. What's up with these samples? Who gets a fast 70-200 2.8 equivalent lens and then goes off shooting land/cityscapes?

Dpreview, you should go check out this Korean photo site which did a much better preview on the 35-100 and a proper one at that with a real model!

http://www.popco.net/zboard/view.php?id=dica_review&no=829

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 22:41 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies

I don't mind these articles at all. I don't mind Eric Kim either. What I do mind, is that DPreview has been slacking in the "review" part of this website. There are a ton of cameras that need reviewing. Get to work!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2012 at 05:11 UTC as 20th comment
On Just Posted: Nikon Coolpix P310 review article (156 comments in total)

People buy a P&S camera to shoot raw? Why?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 03:02 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: Dpreview scores are definitely tainted. The D800 and 5Dm3 get the same score? So despite having 36mp and being $500 USD cheaper, you guys feel the 5D mark III is equal to the D800? The cons for the D800 are more like niggles, while the cons for the 5Dm3 are issues of concern. And even stated on the 5Dm3 review itself "Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category." Yeah right.

@ Photo nuts, why does your profile say you're based in the United States? Last I checked, the USA has the same $3999 price tag across the country.

@ Kane Joseph - I agree, it's probably better to just abolish the numerical system and stick to the award system. If the cameras were reversed specs-wise I'd still question DPreview's scoring system. So this isn't a Nikon vs Canon issue, this is about DPreview getting their scoring straight.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 06:05 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)

Dpreview scores are definitely tainted. The D800 and 5Dm3 get the same score? So despite having 36mp and being $500 USD cheaper, you guys feel the 5D mark III is equal to the D800? The cons for the D800 are more like niggles, while the cons for the 5Dm3 are issues of concern. And even stated on the 5Dm3 review itself "Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category." Yeah right.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 04:46 UTC as 201st comment | 11 replies
On Shooting with the Leica M9-P article (648 comments in total)

After looking at all those samples, I see nothing that couldn't be shot with modern mirrorless cameras with fast glass. My OM-D looks sharper, produces nicer colors and works great with adapted fast lenses.

And there is nothing discreet about a Leica. They stick out like a sore thumb and puts a big "steal me" sign on anybody who has one around their neck.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2012 at 05:01 UTC as 97th comment | 9 replies
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