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On article Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know (241 comments in total)
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PerL: -10 degrees Celsius? Nothing for the Nordic countries then.

"-10 degrees Celsius? Nothing for the Nordic countries then." ...Well I'm afraid You are going to have to shoot in Summer only ! ...but then again in the Winter time there is no light in the Nordic countries anyway ..So why bother ! lol ...Although I must admit that when the light finally gets there...the views are truly magnificent !

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 11:52 UTC

Now...let's start converting all those images taken presently every day by millions of photographers into B&W and make them timeless !!! ...Then of course in one hundred years some people might convert them to colour to bring them back to life again ...just so they might kill them ...lol

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 11:01 UTC as 14th comment
On article Nikon D850 Review (2116 comments in total)
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ReoFlex: The D750 scores a 90 and the D850 scores an 89. What the hell? This is ridiculous! So rediculous that I'm not even going to comment further. Retest by other testers and give us an accurate, unbaised review and camera score. 89 is nonsense by any measuring standard.

All cameras are rated within specified time frame...otherwise cameras released 10 years ago should have been rated ...40 at the most !!! In 5 or 10 years there will be another Nikon or Sony which is going to be rated 89 or 90 and will be coming with 150mpx sensor, buffer of 1000 pictures and speed of light focusing ...plus You will be getting the free induction hob inside which will allow You cooking lunch on the surface while making a phone call directly from the camera....not to mention free set of steak knives lol

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 11:26 UTC
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zavart: It is really strange that DPR has suddenly discovered ...CRISPNESS . It has existed for many years in all Foveon pictures ...even the ones which I took almost 14 years ago with my SD9 . The resolution is NOT everything as Foveon has already proven so many times. Actually in this comparison chart I placed Sigma Quattro H in High resolution mode, It is incredible how well it can compete with Sony especially since it has only 24Mpx sensor and the picture was taken WITHOUT sensor shift !!! Oh I know the colours are not perfect and I still have to spend a lot of time in post processing but for B&W photos...at this price point NOTHING comes close !

anticipation_of "Zevart, you’re the one who led with a condescending comment implying that the DPR staff don’t know what they’re talking about." I think DPR and their stuff, just like any other business can withstand a little bit of critique ...I don't think they need the knights in the shining armour to defend their integrity ! ...after all what doesn't kill You makes You stronger ! And I'm sure they will somehow survive this..lol

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 02:20 UTC
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tdkehoe: How fast does it take the four pictures? Is it like HDR, where you get ghosting if the subject isn't perfectly still?

Ebrahim...True , and I'm thinking about buying one...if only they had more lenses and at the lower price point. Additional problem is that neither Sigma or Tamron really supports Pentax mount ( with small exceptions ) . Still You have to admit that this small Sigma Merrill with 16mpx sensor and costing 1/7 of the Sony price tag ( not to mention it comes with its own lens which is considered by all as one of the sharpest out there ) gives quite a good run for all the present cameras ...of course as far as low ISO IQ is concerned.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 02:05 UTC
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tdkehoe: How fast does it take the four pictures? Is it like HDR, where you get ghosting if the subject isn't perfectly still?

Ebrahim ...if You really want "jaw-dropping-effect" then take a look at this
http://www.sigma-dp.com/DP2Merrill/samplephoto/SDIM1209.jpg

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 10:03 UTC
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zavart: It is really strange that DPR has suddenly discovered ...CRISPNESS . It has existed for many years in all Foveon pictures ...even the ones which I took almost 14 years ago with my SD9 . The resolution is NOT everything as Foveon has already proven so many times. Actually in this comparison chart I placed Sigma Quattro H in High resolution mode, It is incredible how well it can compete with Sony especially since it has only 24Mpx sensor and the picture was taken WITHOUT sensor shift !!! Oh I know the colours are not perfect and I still have to spend a lot of time in post processing but for B&W photos...at this price point NOTHING comes close !

meanwhile We were discussing crispness and not the camera abilities to work at high ISO value. Besides most landscape photographers would use low ISO anyway !

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 09:56 UTC
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zavart: It is really strange that DPR has suddenly discovered ...CRISPNESS . It has existed for many years in all Foveon pictures ...even the ones which I took almost 14 years ago with my SD9 . The resolution is NOT everything as Foveon has already proven so many times. Actually in this comparison chart I placed Sigma Quattro H in High resolution mode, It is incredible how well it can compete with Sony especially since it has only 24Mpx sensor and the picture was taken WITHOUT sensor shift !!! Oh I know the colours are not perfect and I still have to spend a lot of time in post processing but for B&W photos...at this price point NOTHING comes close !

MikeStern ...and You have asked them all !!! lol

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 09:48 UTC
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zavart: It is really strange that DPR has suddenly discovered ...CRISPNESS . It has existed for many years in all Foveon pictures ...even the ones which I took almost 14 years ago with my SD9 . The resolution is NOT everything as Foveon has already proven so many times. Actually in this comparison chart I placed Sigma Quattro H in High resolution mode, It is incredible how well it can compete with Sony especially since it has only 24Mpx sensor and the picture was taken WITHOUT sensor shift !!! Oh I know the colours are not perfect and I still have to spend a lot of time in post processing but for B&W photos...at this price point NOTHING comes close !

Rishi Sanyal The thing is that when you put a title like "Sony a7R III Pixel Shift lifts a veil off your landscapes" a lot of people would think that this is the first camera which has accomplished this. Sigma was first and then obviously other camera makers which have employed the same pixel shift technology. The difference obviously is that Sigma can do it in ONE take !!! PS ...Oh and btw I don't have any intention of teaching You anything ! There is absolutely no need for being so touchy... Best Regards

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 05:26 UTC

It is really strange that DPR has suddenly discovered ...CRISPNESS . It has existed for many years in all Foveon pictures ...even the ones which I took almost 14 years ago with my SD9 . The resolution is NOT everything as Foveon has already proven so many times. Actually in this comparison chart I placed Sigma Quattro H in High resolution mode, It is incredible how well it can compete with Sony especially since it has only 24Mpx sensor and the picture was taken WITHOUT sensor shift !!! Oh I know the colours are not perfect and I still have to spend a lot of time in post processing but for B&W photos...at this price point NOTHING comes close !

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 02:28 UTC as 119th comment | 17 replies

I was just wondering that maybe the solution to blurred parts would be combining two images from 80mpx and normal 20mpx upscaled to 80mpx. The blurred parts could be erased revealing static images underneath. I know that this is not a perfect solution but it might be better than having a blur ? Has anybody tried this ? and if yes , how would they rate it ?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 12:44 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (631 comments in total)

Looking at the sensor sizes which Canon have used in G1X II and G1X III just highlights that If they have stuck with the previous sensor size ( 1.5) cropped from the present APS-C sensor they use on D80 ( similar approach to what Panasonic have done with their 16Mpx sensor on LX100) they would have combined large photo diodes capabilities with the reach and fast lens of the previous model. The only price would be slightly reduced resolution ...probably around 18Mpx ! Such a waste !

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 14:25 UTC as 161st comment | 3 replies
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itsmeavi: I bet if this camera would have carried tag of Canon or Nikon it would have sold like hot cakes. Canon or Nikon should have bought the Samsung camera division before it was shutdown that would have given them some time and technology to catch-up mirrorless momentum.

itsmeavi I think both Nikon and Canon have enough know how to develop their own mirrorless cameras without any help from Samsung. The problem they were always facing was their huge system which they developed in the past . For professional photographers this system is actually the most compelling reason why they are still buying their cameras, even if sometimes they would have preferred mirrorless cameras. They know that in such case they would have to basically abandon everything they bought so far and start from the scratch...Besides sometimes it doesn't pay off to be a pioneer , let others pay the price of implementing new technologies and then when the moment is right they will jump on the bandwagon with the mature and attractive products.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 14:27 UTC
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zavart: Samsung has made one fatal error ! It should have bought some other dying camera company such as Contax or Rollei or even invent special brand name for their cameras similar what Panasonic has done instead of putting the name Samsung on the camera bodies. Now most photographers for better or worse are very traditional folks and they don't want to carry the same name on their cameras as on their fridges, or vacuum cleaners....The only reason Sony has pulled this off was the fact that this is purely electronic co. ! I still believe they would have had even more success if they have stood by the Minolta brand ! The 2 biggest mistake was the limited range of lenses ,and finally the last mistake was the lack of commitment in the project ! They should have taken some inspiration from the M3/4 camp ! Oly and Pana were prepared for the long road to win new customers even though 14 years ago almost everybody was predicting their untimely demise ! In the end those critics were proved wrong !

HowaboutRAW If all the brands which make photo gear would solely rely on people who care about photography and not their equipment ...they would have long time be out of business ! Paradoxically the people who care about photography should be very grateful to the people who care only about pixel peeping and their gear !

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 00:47 UTC
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zavart: Samsung has made one fatal error ! It should have bought some other dying camera company such as Contax or Rollei or even invent special brand name for their cameras similar what Panasonic has done instead of putting the name Samsung on the camera bodies. Now most photographers for better or worse are very traditional folks and they don't want to carry the same name on their cameras as on their fridges, or vacuum cleaners....The only reason Sony has pulled this off was the fact that this is purely electronic co. ! I still believe they would have had even more success if they have stood by the Minolta brand ! The 2 biggest mistake was the limited range of lenses ,and finally the last mistake was the lack of commitment in the project ! They should have taken some inspiration from the M3/4 camp ! Oly and Pana were prepared for the long road to win new customers even though 14 years ago almost everybody was predicting their untimely demise ! In the end those critics were proved wrong !

"No one who cares about photography objects to Samsung on camera body." Tell it to the people who are constantly arguing here about which brand is better...Nikon, Canon, Leica ,Hasselblad ,Fuji, Pentax , Olympus etc. For You it might be absolutely not an issue whether You carry "Leica" name on Your camera or some "ToyToy" but I think for a lot of folks out there who spend over $1000 on their gear IT IS !!! And as for the limited range of lenses....Well just compare it with what Canon Nikon and M3/4 has in their range ...especially their telephoto range, Not to mention support from the independent brands like Sigma and Tamron !

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 14:30 UTC

Samsung has made one fatal error ! It should have bought some other dying camera company such as Contax or Rollei or even invent special brand name for their cameras similar what Panasonic has done instead of putting the name Samsung on the camera bodies. Now most photographers for better or worse are very traditional folks and they don't want to carry the same name on their cameras as on their fridges, or vacuum cleaners....The only reason Sony has pulled this off was the fact that this is purely electronic co. ! I still believe they would have had even more success if they have stood by the Minolta brand ! The 2 biggest mistake was the limited range of lenses ,and finally the last mistake was the lack of commitment in the project ! They should have taken some inspiration from the M3/4 camp ! Oly and Pana were prepared for the long road to win new customers even though 14 years ago almost everybody was predicting their untimely demise ! In the end those critics were proved wrong !

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 14:00 UTC as 112th comment | 5 replies
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (327 comments in total)

...Was just comparing IQ from Canon M5 ( I presume G1X III uses the same sensor ) and Lumix LX100 ! To my astonishment the noise levels on both are basically identical even on high ISO levels ! So for me at least this is no brainer I would gladly wait for Lumix LX200 with 16Mpx sensor ( I think they are going to use the full size M3/4 20Mpx sensor but slightly cropped for multi aspect ratio ) With the lens going from 1.7 to 2.8 this camera is absolutely incredible. I can shoot in very dim light and have almost 2 stop advantage over G1X III . If only Panasonic would include tilting screen and full square format which would take advantage of the multi aspect ratio sensor I could easily forgive slightly lower resolution.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 10:21 UTC as 12th comment
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (327 comments in total)
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Joe Van Wyk: I am a photographer and videographer. I really love vlogging and am slowly but surely building my YouTube channel.

As far as gear goes, I use a Sony A7r II with lots of fast glass, a Leica Q, an iPhone 7, and a GoPro.

My search for the perfect vlogging camera has been elusive and frustrating. What I’d give for a new A7s xx with a flip-out screen.

That said, I have learned this through many many hours of experience: I would trade sensor size for 4K ANY day of the week.

Video shot with my Leica Q at 1080p blows away the multitude of small sensor (including the GH5) 4K cameras out there.

Small sensor cameras are looking less and less different than iPhones and such.

For that reason, I applaud Canon for at least trying this configuration with the APSC.

Dr.Jon I'm actually surprised that Sony , which after all makes both smartphones and cameras, hasn't come up with some model of the smartphone thick enough to accommodate slightly bigger sensor . I wouldn't mind trading screen size for thickness ! Also as an additional benefit could be a bigger battery ! I know that this kind of phone would only appeal to photographers out there ...but after all so are the cameras they are making !

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 13:03 UTC
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (327 comments in total)
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Joe Van Wyk: I am a photographer and videographer. I really love vlogging and am slowly but surely building my YouTube channel.

As far as gear goes, I use a Sony A7r II with lots of fast glass, a Leica Q, an iPhone 7, and a GoPro.

My search for the perfect vlogging camera has been elusive and frustrating. What I’d give for a new A7s xx with a flip-out screen.

That said, I have learned this through many many hours of experience: I would trade sensor size for 4K ANY day of the week.

Video shot with my Leica Q at 1080p blows away the multitude of small sensor (including the GH5) 4K cameras out there.

Small sensor cameras are looking less and less different than iPhones and such.

For that reason, I applaud Canon for at least trying this configuration with the APSC.

Ebrahim Saadawi I think Canon G1 series has always been intended for the travellers who wanted to have the quality of SLR (or at least as close to it ) in a very portable and lightweight form. I don't think it was designed to replace SLR ...but rather to complement it when we don't want take the whole bag of gear with US. Now as I said I'm not video buff but there are some things which this camera can beat even the proper SLR....For one there are in built ND filters which can be switched automatically once You go above preset shutter speed. There is mechanical zoom which is also very useful for video making . For photographers I suppose leaf shutter is also a bonus which they are not going to find on a normal SLR

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 01:21 UTC
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (327 comments in total)
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Joe Van Wyk: I am a photographer and videographer. I really love vlogging and am slowly but surely building my YouTube channel.

As far as gear goes, I use a Sony A7r II with lots of fast glass, a Leica Q, an iPhone 7, and a GoPro.

My search for the perfect vlogging camera has been elusive and frustrating. What I’d give for a new A7s xx with a flip-out screen.

That said, I have learned this through many many hours of experience: I would trade sensor size for 4K ANY day of the week.

Video shot with my Leica Q at 1080p blows away the multitude of small sensor (including the GH5) 4K cameras out there.

Small sensor cameras are looking less and less different than iPhones and such.

For that reason, I applaud Canon for at least trying this configuration with the APSC.

Dr Jon Mea Culpa ! By mistake I calculated the 1/3.6 sensor not the 1/3 ! Still however it IS a small sensor !

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 01:09 UTC
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