Jonathan F/2

Jonathan F/2

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On Just posted: Olympus PEN E-P5 real-world samples article (66 comments in total)

I think you guys at DPreview should spend more time taking compositionally more interesting photographs. I don't care that you use something like the 15mm f/8 body cap lens to shoot your E-P5 photos, just make your photos more pleasing to look at. These look like outtakes from someone accidentally pressing the shutter.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 20:07 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies

Snooze. I've already used the Nikon V1 on jobs that required complete silence. Works perfectly.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 06:58 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Preview preview (117 comments in total)

$3000 and the Sony RX1's C-AF is nowhere near my bargain basement priced Nikon V1. Wake me up when the rest of mirrorless world actually gets decent continuous autofocus.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 20:22 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On Samsung introduces 10mm F3.5 Fisheye for NX article (101 comments in total)
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Arn: Wow. Samsung keeps introducing interesting lenses, definitely a pretty good lens selection for a mirrorless system. This is one sexy fisheye! Great that they have put so much effort to reducing the size. The NX system deserves more fame! I hope Samsung will up the game with a follower to the great NX20, but will fix the loose diopter adjustment in an otherwise great EVF. It would be a shame to see a promising system dwindle due to no interesting camera bodies.

Samsung has the lenses, they just need to design a good looking body.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 17:02 UTC

The iPhone is done. Tracking hits on my websites show that Android based phones are in greater use.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 05:01 UTC as 12th comment | 8 replies


Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2013 at 07:09 UTC as 9th comment
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Samaistuin: I definitely think that Fuji should be bold and release a fixed (i.e. not a zoom) tele lens, like a fast 180mm.

If there are users for their quality primes, my guess is that the same people could be tempted by a high quality long lens, with a faster aperture.

Give it a thought, Fuji. Not even the µ4/3 users have that in their line up.

Panasonic has the 150mm 2.8 OIS scheduled for release next year.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 03:49 UTC

Snooze. It's 2013, I prefer my AF glass. Most MF shooters just shoot boring static things that don't move with their faux retro-looking digital cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2013 at 07:57 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
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AlanG: A lot of these posts serve to show how little some photographers know about copyright, model releases, usage licenses, and their rights.

I hope those who don't bother to learn this or to protect their rights also don't consider themselves to be professional photographers.

The best response here. The rest are just amateur schmucks spewing nonsense.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 04:30 UTC

Korean website has done a very good review with lots of pictures, videos and samples!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2013 at 04:47 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On Pro DSLRs, Pro Photographers article (100 comments in total)

So much whining from armchair photogs. The reason these guys need high end equipment is due to the rigors of their job and the modern demands of new media. Granted there are excellent amateurs, the difference between a pro and non-pro is the ability to deliver satisfactory images to clients and publications on consistent basis.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 05:56 UTC as 39th comment
On Aptina signs patent cross-license agreement with Sony article (30 comments in total)

My take...Sony was actually infringing on Aptina's patent portfolio, but since Aptina's a smaller company and any legal wrangling would be financially draining against Sony, it was just easier to make a cross-license agreement.

If it was the other way around, I'm sure Sony would sue Aptina into oblivion!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 17:37 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

What's the big deal? A mirrorless camera like an E-PM2 is just as big as an iphone, you can slap on interchangeable lenses, and if you want the instagram look, you can attach a 15mm f/8 body cap lens and achieve the same results. Camera phones are gimmicks for hipsters and PJs trying to act cool.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2013 at 05:57 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
On CP+ 2013: Panasonic interview article (202 comments in total)
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tgutgu: What a clueless company!

They still don't what Europeans and Americans demand!

While the competition has focus peaking for more than a year, they offer lame excuses for not implementing it.

It looks that the GH3 was prematurely released, probably due to the success of the E-M5: lousy EVF and no resources, i.e. time for developing an image processor, which is able to support focus peaking.

Who needs focus peaking when Micro Four-Thirds has the best mirrorless lens line-up?

"We have to explain that it's not just a case that a bigger sensor is better - you also need to consider size and lens quality - that's a very difficult message.'"

The M43 primes are no joke, the native 12, 25, 17, 45 and 75 are all top quality. I'd still go DSLR for heavy duty pro-use, but the M43 line-up is more than enough to satisfy high end amateurs or pros who want to go light.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 21:14 UTC
On Roger Cicala compares three 24-70mm F2.8 lenses article (142 comments in total)

That article was 5 minutes I'll never get back of my life.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 14:39 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

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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