Alexis D

Joined on Oct 20, 2012

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On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: This seems like a nice backup camera to stash away in the glove compartment for landscape photogs who shoot in RAW and who already have nice OIS lenses. Or use tripods and assist focus manually.

Let's hope the camera.division of this company continues to grow and in time provide better cameras at the low end, as Olympus and Panasonic abandon that segment of the market. This is important for M43.

Who knows? In another 50 years, this camera may become a sought after classic, when YI becomes like the Sony of China.

It appears well built based on feedback so far, but you have a point. Also, an old tried semi retired M43 camera won't have the same stills or video quality, eg. 20MP, DR, 4K .

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 01:09 UTC

OK, DPR has "put together a video that tells you everything you need to know". But, is it really everything? I bet that, once the review is out, we will have another "What you need to know" article about this camera. ;-)

Why can't this video be included in the First Impression review posted one day ago?

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 10:20 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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Sergey Borachev: What a beautiful WR 35mm EFL lens! And reasonably sized, and reasonably priced too.

Wish M43 had some reasonably priced quality primes around 35mm EFL like this. In fact, I wish there could be a quality WR native M43 lens like this at any price. None of the current M43 primes around this important FL is WR or all that good in IQ. This is from someone who uses MFT exclusively. Sigh.

Agree, wish we can have a really good 35mm equiv FL lens, WR or not, for M43.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 10:29 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: What you need to know (149 comments in total)

Are we going to get a "What you need to know" article after every review of a camera by DPReview from now on?

Why is such info not included in the review itself? Already we have several articles for the same camera besides the main review, like Hands-On, Field Test, Real World Sample, and now another one?

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 12:43 UTC as 26th comment | 8 replies
On article Fujifilm X-E2S: What you need to know (86 comments in total)

Are we going to get a "What you need to know" article after each camera review now?

If what's in this article is important enough to write about in a post-review article, shouldnt the information have been included in the review in the first place?

I also found this odd.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 14:48 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
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Alexis D: Being a DSLR also means it won't have Focus Peaking to help manual focusing when using old legacy lenses, or even new cine lenses, chimping and large size. A DSLR also means it will need micro AF adjustments for lenses and no solution like electronic shutter or EFCS for shutter shock or for silent operation when taking pictures in very quiet places. The Canon is IMO only competitive because it's a Canon, ie large use base of Canon DSLR users. If the 80D were made by Sony, with a Sony mount but every other feature the same, I doubt it could compete.

Raindance, let's focus on the cameras and not on you or me, ok? And FYI I was not defending Sony and I am bit even a Sony fan. Never bought any Sony digital cameras. Do you own a Canon or feel that you need to defend your brand?

You may be fine yourself using only native lenses, but we are comparing hybrid video and stills cameras here. For video many people actually prefer manual focusing and also there are some independent or other brands lenses that are superior to Canons for video or stills.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 03:39 UTC

Being a DSLR also means it won't have Focus Peaking to help manual focusing when using old legacy lenses, or even new cine lenses, chimping and large size. A DSLR also means it will need micro AF adjustments for lenses and no solution like electronic shutter or EFCS for shutter shock or for silent operation when taking pictures in very quiet places. The Canon is IMO only competitive because it's a Canon, ie large use base of Canon DSLR users. If the 80D were made by Sony, with a Sony mount but every other feature the same, I doubt it could compete.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 19:11 UTC as 49th comment | 6 replies
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (466 comments in total)

two years ago, Panasonic brought the FZ1000 and slapped Sony in the face, as it is much cheaper but equivalent (give and take) to the RX10. Well done. Sony responded, twice, but Panasonic seems to have forgotten its popular superzoom model.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2016 at 03:34 UTC as 20th comment

War is officially declared by Samsung against DSLRs (APSC) and this swap is the first shot fired.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 00:59 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies

The FZ200 was well known for its noisy images and often called a sunny day camera. After these years, we now have the same sensor on the FZ300. Sigh.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2015 at 21:56 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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Imakefoto4U: Does the review get updated to include these features?

It would be great to schedule this. If any company has kept releasing updates and provided what seem like significant improvements, it deserves an updated review to look at what changed IMO. Besides, it would also be a great service to members if they can read about features and performance that they are actually going to get when buying a camera. Of course this depends on how much updating the camera maker has provided. This seems like a case when some updates to DPR's review would be greatly appreciated.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 04:01 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: About time there is some improvement in IQ for M43 after more than 3 years, but will these sensors provide that?

I see no point to upgrade until there is.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 11:41 UTC
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)

DPR is entitled to its opinion, but to go out of its way to publish a separate article with such a title and such a claim seems extraordinary, especially when there is apparently little experience with the product. Even the provided specs (which are what the claim was apparently based on) show very little reason for it to be called a great "convergence" pioneering product or "a big deal" at this time. For example, a 12 MP 1-inch sensor is nothing to trumpet about or to show how much stills capability this product has, and therefore not so convincing in its contribution to "convergence". I suspect this is actually going to do the opposite of what may be intended, i.e. raise so much expectationin the product and therefore so much frustrated readers when they found out it really is no big deal.

DPR should have someone like a newspaper editor to read what it is publishing. The content and the language do read like something poorly paraphrased from Canon material. Unprofessional.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 12:00 UTC as 116th comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Er, sorry, I still fail to see what's the big deal.

Big deal to DPR because it's made by Canon. ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 09:48 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (583 comments in total)

Canon's latest mirrorless finally looking decent enough in the essential features to consider buying as a basic camera, assuming its AF problems are fixed. It is however still catching up to the others and probably will be for a few more years, due to the lack lenses and also the fancier features like IBIS (necessary for old lenses), video, build and weather proofing, control dials and buttons, response and upgrade choices. It's probably a good thing to just sell to the Europeans and Asians first for the next two years, while it develops this to become a better solution for its DSLRs who wants a more compact and more digitised camera to switch to.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 01:18 UTC as 43rd comment
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RedFox88: So its the smallest and also the slowest 18-50something zoom too!

Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 is longer but thinner, and therefore roughly the same in terms of volume. It is however much wider in its FOV range.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 23:23 UTC
On article Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses (139 comments in total)
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white shadow: Good news for those who are new comers to the system. Bad news for existing owners as their second value has just dropped.

For me, I have moved on to Zeiss lenses in Canon mount. If you can work with manual focus, there is no comparison when it comes to image quality. Try them to find out especially if you are serious in photography.

Canon is probably about to release its own serious mirrorless cameras and it knows that EF is not the future.

Sell, Sell, Sell!

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 01:43 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)

Another compact camera with nothing special. Just wait 9 months and it will be sold for $499 with 2 kit lenses.

Olympus is so dumb not to issue a compact with built-in EVF and built-in flash. This E-PL7 will go down fast, just like their last mistake, the E-P5.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 08:24 UTC as 49th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon 1 V3 Review (651 comments in total)

A few people are saying this Nikon is justified for sports and action. I wonder how it compares with the Sony A77 II, which costs the same.
;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 06:21 UTC as 122nd comment
On article Nikon 1 V3 Review (651 comments in total)

Thank you Nikon for these "1" cameras. Big sigh of relief for Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and Fuji each time Canikon release their sub par mirrorless cameras. These small makers are given more time to establish a stronger base and better chance of survival. Viva la competition, et aussi la diversité!

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 00:33 UTC as 156th comment | 5 replies
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