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On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (888 comments in total)

While the EVF may have it's advantages in edge cases, I prefer OVF or articulating LCD for my shooting.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 12:55 UTC as 133rd comment
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
In reply to:

Reilly Diefenbach: "I just don't see it measuring up in a crowded market of objectively better, cheaper and more flexible options "
It's rich guy jewelry, like a Rolex only with a much shorter half life.

No reason to offend Rolex! ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
On article Canon EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM gallery updated (26 comments in total)

Very impressed by what this lens can deliver with this update! In this class pretty hard to top. While the M lens selection is still pretty limited, they keep delivering for their target market!

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 15:55 UTC as 3rd comment
On a photo in the Canon EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

Looks pretty noisy for ISO 800 and a modern APSC sensor.
Did someone play with the shadows a bit too much? I would have rather fixed the right ear in post 😬
Very much like though what this lens delivers.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 15:52 UTC as 1st comment

Very impressive work, and nice job sharing the details.
Now let's hope you can appreciate the jealousy in the comments as what they are: Confirmation of your excellent execution.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 12:16 UTC as 22nd comment

Fingerprint sensor plus supported memory card that allows on the fly encryption without a penalty.
I also love the idea to make cameras unusable for thiefs. Let's also lock expensive lenses to specific bodies with the same credentials.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 14:36 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)
In reply to:

nametaken: This seems like a wonderful camera, but I wonder why they continue with this form factor. I mean I like it for my a6000 - having a capable camera that's portable enough to take more places than a DSLR is nice - but I feel like the type of people who would use all of these new features are the type that would also appreciate a larger battery, more buttons, more memory card slots, and other advantages a big body can offer. So why not include this in an a3000-like body (and using some of that extra space for a bigger battery)?

There's plenty of small bodies in this lineup now, so why not another big one like the a3000 (only more serious)? I feel like the true advantage to mirrorless isn't just that it can be smaller than DSLRs, but that you have the OPTION to stay small OR go big as needed while staying within the same system.

"This seems like a wonderful camera, but I wonder why they continue with this form factor"
I so much wish Canon would have done the same with their M5. Sony has a very successful recipe, and luckily understands to _not_ change the key ingredients, such as form factor.
I'm actually less excited how conservative their innovation approach is in this case. They could have done a bit more on the touch screen, and try to improve the sensor quality... Stuck to the same basic sensor IQ over 3 generations sounds very Canon to me ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 09:08 UTC

If it delivers in the IQ department similar to the 22mm and the 11-22, this is a no brainer. Guess this will replace either the 22mm or the 18-55 in my M2 bag ...

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 07:08 UTC as 68th comment
In reply to:

Murat Sahan: Is there anyone here that actually buys and uses cameras like these? Im just curious, so many comments by so many but no one that is actually in the target area?

You do see a few guys on the forums that use their stuff for real work. Only very few of them are outspoken. Guess they are more focused on their work.
Personally I think most here are enthusiast gear heads...

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 09:08 UTC

Can't wait to see the first cat shot with the 100mp version here on the forum. Or the question "which lens should I use for portrait..."

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 09:02 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

TyphoonTW: Do people really take pictures at ISO100 than add 4/5/6 stops of exposure compensation in post?

Well, if I could, I would ;-)
Why don't people appreciate the ability to do something, instead of bashing it?
"We will never need more than 640kb of RAM"... right ...

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 10:08 UTC
On photo Talk to the hands in the Surreal challenge (16 comments in total)
In reply to:

Roland Karlsson: Nice, but I would not call it creative. It is a very common trick.

Thanks for sharing the links. You are right, the winner did most likely not invent this trick, but I think he executed it extremely well, also compared to the ones you shared.
And then, show me a photographic creation that is truly original...

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 17:08 UTC

This PR makes me cringe! Trying to educate their audience on the benefits of multi core for multi tasking is quite sad, apart from not nailing the use cases.
Techno lingo mixed with non differentiating features do not equal benefits or real value

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 12:56 UTC as 1st comment

Well, it's all about passion. True for every profession out there if you want to be good. Pretty obvious but well presented fact.

Unfortunately the claim of "simplicity" was greatly exaggerated. I think she misrepresented the effort to get these results. Especially looking at the TONS of post processing that are visible in the pictures.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 12:50 UTC as 5th comment

I want cameras to auto tune the AF to every lens mounted.
- Print a test chart, put it on a wall
- Put the camera on a tripod at defined distance
- Start "autotune" (suggest use of live view to find the right focus)
- Review results
- Done

Focal Pro should be a menu item on every pro DSLR

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 12:02 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies

How dare they are charging Canon like prices! At least Canon was smart enough to do the price hike with introduction of new lenses. Just look at the prices for the 24-70 L II or 70-200 L II ...
The price increase might actually be for Japan at the moment, as the weak Yen makes import of raw materials tough, but helps selling into more expensive currencies.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 13:05 UTC as 51st comment

Looks like they did successfully draw the attention away from the launch. Everybody now tries to imagine why they had no real photographer available, or what Pentax is trying to tell us with these boring snapshots.
My comment has nothing to do with the hopeful awesome new camera, just about how incompetent some marketing guys can be... but then, maybe this is just an extremely smart subliminal marketing strategy that already startet to work :') ?

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 08:22 UTC as 58th comment
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

Where I am coming from, this would be considered a PR disaster. An announcement without _anything_ substantial apart from the product name, and that it will be oh so great is a complete nogo that would never ever pass legal or the PR council...
Not pro or con Nikon here, but this sounds truly desperate!

... but then again I'm not working in the consumer industry ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 09:16 UTC as 134th comment | 2 replies
On article Is it true? New service detects processed photos (89 comments in total)

Says resaved for every RAW I converted to JPG in LR.
Congratulations we found a RAW workflow detection tool!
I tried with from RAW processed files from M, M2 and 5Dmk3.
I did not do anything else than importing it and then generating a JPG without playing with any settings (apart from the default profile applied, obviously)

Not sure I missed something here, but this has only value if shooting JPG so far, right?

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 13:34 UTC as 1st comment
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world samples (147 comments in total)

Thank you dpreview for taking care of my GAS!
Along my 5dIII I have the M and the M2. Even compared with OOC jpeg these here look truly lomo like.

So I guess the M3 must be completely crap, and I have to stick to my older M's. Just wonder how all the others got great pictures out of this little thing, even with jpeg...

No idea what happened there, but if I was Canon I would be seriously pi**ed at you guys! No I idea how many people hit your page daily, but I guess you can hardly repair the damage you did.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 07:40 UTC as 31st comment
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