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On article Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X (322 comments in total)

In the DPR lab test, I compared images from FZ1000 and G3X and found that G3X is much more 'clear' (if not sharp) than FZ1000. Why?

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 10:05 UTC as 25th comment
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(unknown member): did I read this right " + - shift at normal distances" ????

Yes. According to this DPR article, the lens has a perspective control function although it can be done through PP.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 06:53 UTC
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aseancat: Question: how can you get to MFD 12cm distance of a live and awake snake?

During the winter. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 15:23 UTC
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J A C S: Interesting but I will be waiting for their fisheye telephoto lens.

Obviously, you'll never get it for the rest of your life. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 15:21 UTC
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Marty4650: Would you buy a lens from a company that can't get their website to work?

Just sayin'.... this is pretty basic marketing. You issue a press release with a website listed. Then the website doesn't work. This doesn't bode well.

There various types of company website in China. The only possible way to judge the quality of a specific product from China is to take a look and play with it for a while. From the limited pictures shown here, I would say that it seems ok to me for the price.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 15:16 UTC
On article 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup (193 comments in total)

Is it possible to have a comparison between say a 1200mm shot and a crop of a 400mm shot from a same camera?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 15:51 UTC as 38th comment
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DotCom Editor: Shouldn't this be covered on APReview.com -- Analog Photography Review?

DPR introduces it in digital form. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 13:56 UTC

There is a chanllenge anounced. Only 6 is reqired.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 15:43 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Week in review: 8 things we learned (42 comments in total)
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abortabort: Hmmm an interesting and funny wrap up :)

It would have been nice if you mentioned that that ridiculous (though 'some' might think 'pretty', like an X30 apparently) perfume bottle selfie camera thing is the first camera ever to have a curved sensor - that makes it one of those 'weird cameras that started it all' and not just for the explosion of dedicated 'female friendly' selfie cameras that are going to hit the market.

There are 1-D curved screen on the market while the screen will not rorate.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 07:07 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Black and White photography (39 comments in total)

After going through all the readers' comments, I found that #6 was only mentioned once by mayurgogoi as 'ok'.
The major element of #6 was the railroad track on which I spent four years of commuting during my six high school years. In my eye, the image was so dynamic that the train was only 'survived' by a few white lines and yet it was so static and calm as the lights and trees shown at distance.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 03:45 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (898 comments in total)
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Aendie: To compare this with the RX10, I would like to know the maximum aperture for stills at 200mm focal length. Is it also F2.8? Stating F2.8-4.0 25-400mm LEICA DC Lens nicely hides the performance in between! At what point can the lens no longer maintain F2.8?

1. Use Aperture mode and set the aperture to its max., 2.8
2. Start from 25mm and turn gradually toward 400mm. The variation of aperture is shown on the LCD.

I did the above to see how my FZ50 varies from 2.8 to 3.7 and it should work for FZ1000 or others.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 05:25 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (898 comments in total)
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PC Wheeler: I ran across a table of max aperture vs focal length last night while using my computer and bookmarked it. Now I'm away and using my iPad. Later I'll see if I can post the link here.

1. Use Aperture mode and set the aperture to its max., 2.8
2. Start from 25mm and turn gradually toward 400mm. The variation of aperture is shown on the LCD.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 05:20 UTC
On article Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom (205 comments in total)
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Ben Herrmann: Pentax seems several years behind the times with regards to their super zoom offerings. These small pin-head sensors are on the way out, IMO. Now if Pentax can get into the mix with a 2/3" or 1" sensor - and add RAW capabilities - then I think that would turn on heads.

Pentax has the only 1/2.3" DSLR camera around the world. They don't hate small sensors, I guess.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 10:33 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 (102 comments in total)
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SteB: I'm trying to work out the close-up capabilities of this camera. But I can't find any info yet on the close-up distances at relative focal lengths. Also does the macro function work on the whole focal length range, or just a portion, such as the wide-angle end?

Any info would be much appreciated.

The shortest focus distance of FZ50 (at 35mm) is 5cm and covers about 4cm horizontaly. FZ1000's close-up distance is 3cm at 25mm and I would expect the image is significantly less than 4cm horizontaly. With its 1" sensor, one can get a same IQ as FZ50 does with much greater macro capability.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 16:05 UTC
On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1032 comments in total)
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Sad Joe: So the D4s is slighly better than a 3 year old Canon 5d3 which sells for well under 1/2 price - wow - must change all my kit - NOT. Guys don't be suckered - BOTH Canon & Nikon could bring out VASTLY better cameras for the same or less money - but won't as they wish to DRIP FEED us improvements and get us to keep updating our kit. Only fools with money to burn follow their lead - and don't give me the 'pros update all the time to stay ahead'. Rubbish - real - I have to make money - pro's are VERY careful about spending money….

It should be the other way around: One finds a use for iso 30,000, then he buys a D4s.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 00:10 UTC
On article French newspaper publishes issue with no photos (191 comments in total)
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nicoboston: The purpose was also to send a big "ENOUGH" following recurrent racism issues in France lately (as the country is more or less falling appart, it's very tempting to blame others).
Good photographers and photojournalists are not in danger. Talented people will always exist. They have to adapt. It won't be easy, but they have to! Everybody loves nice images. Now everyone can capture decent images with good cameras and phones... If everyone had access to good violins and pianos, it would be more difficult to become a recognized musician. It's competition... Don't give up, photographers ! Newspapers will disappear, you won't ;-)

Yes! It is market, it is just what people want.

I like your final words: Don't give up, photographers! Newspapers will disappear, you won't.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 23:58 UTC

Only experienced photographer got good shot when he put his camera above his head.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 04:02 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus Stylus 1 First Impressions Review (327 comments in total)

This reminds me the old Panasonic FZ50, 1/1.8", 35~420mm, f2.8~3.7.
And of course, Stylus 1 should have a much better high iso performance than the FZ50 does.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 05:00 UTC as 34th comment
On article Can computer corrections make simple lenses look good? (160 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Interesting.

I wonder how it performs if it is applied to a rather good lens, like an average zoom kit lens?

No, it is against the idea at the very beginning of their research. That is the reason why they started with a typical simple single piece of glass. Image from an average zoom kit lens mixed with all kinds of distortion (although improved) may fool the software.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 04:51 UTC
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