Alexis D

Joined on Oct 20, 2012

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Wilight: I heard that Apple designers are envious of that Ethernet Port.

And probably a non-removable battery.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 04:46 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (162 comments in total)

The sample images look good but not special to me. I suppose it's similar the 12-60mm f/2.8-4. Nothing "Leica" in the IQ.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 05:36 UTC as 20th comment | 5 replies
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Sergey Borachev: A simple question that I would have asked Sony: Why can't you make your cameras a little bigger to fix all the existing problems - heat, battery life (larger batteries), ergonomics, and better/more controls?

Larger size also allows better build and weather proofing.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 12:41 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (289 comments in total)

Nice job, Richard. Nikon can use all the help it can get at this time.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 10:52 UTC as 87th comment | 2 replies
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Triplet Perar: And at the same time, an explosion of
— sales of old, $30 MF lenses on the eBay,
— converters from all mounts in existence to Sony's E.
I wonder, do users buy Sony's FF camera because of the strength of the entire Sony's system, or because of people's other (ultracheap) lenses and the experiments possible with FF mirrorless (which happened to be delivered by Sony)?
It means that Sony may sell many FF cameras atm, but they are used as mount-less cameras. This is a good idea for that Chinese company YI.

I suspect many have for years wanted out of Canon but couldn't because of the lenses they bought. Now they can re-use them on the Sony FF, with AF, and even with some really nice features - IBIS, advanced video, EVF data, silent operation.. . ..

All Sony has to do is to polish its FF models some more, like getting touchscreens, work on the ergonomics, get more lenses out . .. which are all simple things really and can be expected given this taste of success, and it can capture even more DSLR owners.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 01:12 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (350 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Unbelievable. He kept saying stills oriented, stills, stills,.stills ... but the most basic requirement for stills cameras is IQ. There's so little in sensor IQ improvement in Olympus cameras in the last 5 years, with the result that it's IQ is clearly less when compared with competitors APSC cameras and by a margin that is more than what the difference in sensor sizes suggests (DPR review finding). All I can say is that they are indeed very bold to increase prices so much while delivering so little in IQ.

I can happily live with 5 stops of IS instead of 6, with just HD video instead of 4K (video is supplemental, yeah, right), with just 10 fps instead of 15, and with just a tilt LCD instead of the video FAS, and none of the gimmicks like HiRes, for a stills oriented camera.

There is a difference between "bold" and "foolhardy".

Handa is clearly not Maitani.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 12:58 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1192 comments in total)

This is about the only clue I can find about what can be expected in still photo IQ and it seems to say that any improvement in IQ will be from the use of a faster processor to enhance photo quality:

"Still image processing

Panasonic is keen to stress the GH5 is intended for stills as well as video. The greater processing power of the GH5 allows the camera to consider a wider area of the image when calculating the color values from each pixel. Panasonic says this makes it possible to extract greater JPEG resolution from the captured image.

The GH5's greater processing power also allows more sophisticated sharpening, promising reduced over-shoot that can cause unnatural-looking 'halos' on high-contrast edges.

Updated noise reduction is also supposed to be better at distinguishing between noise and detail, meaning that detail is better preserved during the noise reduction process."

I had wished that there would be something about a new type of sensor.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:31 UTC as 204th comment | 4 replies
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Sergey Borachev: The only question for me:

Is there any real improvement in photo IQ or are we still stuck with a 5-year-old IQ (already available in the E-M5), i.e. 12 ½ stops of DR and bad noise from ISO 3200?

M43 is becoming significant only for cameras for use as videocams, if there is still no improvement in IQ. Nice video features for sure, but at these kind of prices, weight and size of Olympus and Panasonic's flagships, its easier to get better photo quality elsewhere. Look at the D500 for better action, D7200 for better DR and resolution, X-T2 too, for great colors and Fuji is mirrorless and has lenses too, and there is the K-1 for even greater photo quality. All these other cameras are all cheaper.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:06 UTC
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 (85 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 | 2 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 50th comment | 6 replies
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (480 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 31st 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
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