Jonathan F/2

Jonathan F/2

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On 'No Future in Photojournalism' Interview: Dan Chung article (278 comments in total)

The problem isn't that photojournalism is dead, it's that the news itself that is fundamentally flawed. No one bothers to ask the hard questions or do the legwork to tell the real story.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 00:45 UTC as 118th comment
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)
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ChrisKramer1: We have been here before. It was called 4/3 and this is also 4/3 just smaller (but not by much). Behind all the schnick-schnack lies the same hobbled sensor that blows the highlights worse than a compact. Call it what you like, dress it up how you like. It is nothing but 4/3 and will suffer from the same problems that made that line of cameras a failure.

Who is going to spend 1,200 euros on this when they can have a Pentax K-5 for with a similar body size, clearly more rugged build, better grip, a high-quality optical viewfinder, bigger sensor, massive dynamic range and far more lenses - at a far more reasonable price - for 900 euros?

By the way, when is DP Review going to give us the Samsung NX200 review?

Why buy a Pentax when you get an FX Nikon DSLR and have access to every F-mount lens in it's full 35mm glory?

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 09:35 UTC
On Ricoh reshuffle sees Pentax take control of cameras news story (163 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: let's hope the reorganization gets rid of whatever obstacles that have so far prevented the marketing of a full frame model. With Sony working on its second generation full frame model, and Nikon bringing out its 3rd generation full frame, Pentax needs to start working, or it may be condemned to doing what Olympus is doing: putting old wine (M43 sensor) in an older bottle (a camera body that apes the OM series inelegantly).

I shoot Nikon FX for work, but when I'm not working I bring my Olympus M43 camera pretty much everywhere. Output is just as good in most circumstances and with the OM-D coming out, I think I'll be reshuffling to have part of my work photos on the Olympus. FX is big, bulky and a pain to haul especially around the world. An M43 kit is very compact while capable of excellent results.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 05:31 UTC

Who cares if the Washington Post uses an HDR image. All US news is corporatized filtered media anyways.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 13:28 UTC as 89th comment

Wow!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 02:35 UTC as 335th comment | 8 replies
On Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review news story (442 comments in total)

Is it me, or has the quality of Dpreview sample photos gone downhill since the days of Phil Askey? At least Phil put sharp and usable photos, not like the misfocused, blurry and generally poor picture taking of the current Dpreview staff.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 18:29 UTC as 57th comment
On Nikon D4 overview article (859 comments in total)
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Scottelly: No in-camera image stabilization? No GPS or Wireless N networking built-in? No USB 3.0? A new card format that really isn't necessary? No 16 bit color? Only 16 megapixels? Only 10 fps? (not much faster than the D3, which is a design many years old)

Nikon had the opportunity here to create a truly spectacular camera, with a bigger, fold-out touch-screen, better quality video than anything else. Something better than anything before (like the D3 was). Instead they made a new camera that can just barely keep up with the Canon 1Dx, and they made sure to price it a little less than the Canon.

It seems Nikon has gone back to playing catch-up with Canon. It's as if this is just the answer to the Canon 1Dx.

This new camera just reinforces my decision to buy a Sony A77. Of course, I guess I'm not in the target market for the new Nikon or Canon cameras anyway.

Give me a break, you're comparing the A77 to the D4? People said the same thing about the D3 when Nikon stuck to 12mp and people thought they were crazy. This camera is going to wipe the floor of the competition. This is a real tool, not some souped up wannabe PS3 camera like the A77.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2012 at 02:18 UTC
On Nikon D4 overview article (859 comments in total)
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J. Qian: A far cry from the Sony NEX-7 with its 24 mg resolution and costing 5 times more, I wonder if the IQ should be a couple times better?

That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. The NEX-7 doesn't belong in the same breadth of any of Nikon's flagship cameras!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 07:52 UTC
On Nikon announces D4 'multi-media' DSLR news story (231 comments in total)

Great, now I gotta get new EN-EL18 batteries!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:16 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On Introduction to Documentary-style People Photography article (66 comments in total)

I really don't care for the covert method of shooting street candids. A 70-200 can capture more interesting shots in my opinion. The street wide angle method is so passé.

And for all those who are all uptight about street photography, go see the world and get out of your boring suburban bubble. It's not surprising that the sheep are so sheepish about confrontation.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2011 at 08:08 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Introduction to Documentary-style People Photography article (66 comments in total)

Accidental posting.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2011 at 08:08 UTC as 19th comment
On Introduction to Documentary-style People Photography article (66 comments in total)

Accidental posting.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2011 at 08:07 UTC as 20th comment
On Mirrorless Roundup 2011 article (429 comments in total)

I don't get how the Nikon J1 gets placed in the specialist camera segment? It's essentially Nikon's entry level mirrorless camera. Not to mention the GH2 is priced far cheaper than the NEX-7 yet the NEX-7 is in the enthusiast section? This whole guide is confusing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 06:03 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply
On Just posted: Our Sony NEX-7 in-depth review news story (339 comments in total)

Yawn. For the price and lack of lenses, I'd rather pick up a Nikon D700.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2011 at 20:31 UTC as 38th comment | 6 replies
On Just Posted: Olympus PEN Mini review news story (112 comments in total)
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rsf3127: NEX-5N rules!

Yeah, because I don't demand 3200-6400 ISO from my smaller setup. And if you read my post, I take into account Olympus M43 has superior flash control in those situations where I can trigger remote flashes when I need light. All these mirrorless cameras are still limited for continuous focus tracking anyhow. NEX and M43 cameras are just as handicapped compared to a proper DSLR. For still subject movement, IBIS compensates for that allowing me to shoot at the lowest ISO setting. I owned a NEX setup and while the sensor nice, the NEX system as a whole is no where near a complete system.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2011 at 17:48 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus PEN Mini review news story (112 comments in total)
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rsf3127: NEX-5N rules!

Tried NEX, but stayed with M43. No lenses, no universal hot shoe, no RC flash control, slow UI and big lenses. NEX high ISO is okay, but it's no FX Nikon. If I'm going to shoot with big lenses in low light, I might as well use my D700 and fast aperture glass. I don't care for manual lenses and without a proper AF confirmation light, I'd still prefer to use my Nikon cameras. Call me when Sony actually makes a system camera and not a digital back for other lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2011 at 03:03 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus PEN Mini review news story (112 comments in total)

Most people who haven't used an E-PM1 don't know it's capabilities. The E-PM1 is the smallest full-fledged micro camera. The Olympus image output is very sharp, colors are rich and contrasty, the AWB is near perfect, built-in image stabilizer and excellent remote flash capabilities. With the use of the Super Control Panel you have all your settings at the touch of a button.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2011 at 18:18 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On 10 Photography Accessories for Under $250 article (61 comments in total)

Looks like an article made to sell junk through Dpreview's Amazon overlords.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2011 at 01:50 UTC as 16th comment
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Mtsuoka: Oly has the greatest JPEG engine! They are the King, who cares about other brands :-)

I have a co-worker who shoots Raw. He always messes up his initial camera settings. I shoot jpeg and get it right from the start. So I'd say Raw is for people who don't know how to shoot right the first time around!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 16:14 UTC
On Red Digital Cinema releases Scarlet-X news story (118 comments in total)

Snooze. I thought this was photography website. Cinematography puts me to sleep.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2011 at 02:45 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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