Banana Chips™

Banana Chips™

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Joined on Apr 30, 2001


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jnd: $50 vs $50k is a bit extreme, of course there will be big difference. More interesting would be to compare $500 (advanced compact with 4K) to $5k (high end DSLR or mirrorless) or $5k (basic cinema line camera) to $50k RED.

yeah they should have at least put at bit more effort to level the playing field. this video provides no value whatsoever.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 13:21 UTC
On article Leica M10 firmware arrives with major bug fix (59 comments in total)

unfortunately, this firmware update does not fix its biggest issue: the price.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 14:07 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus TG-5 gallery updated with Raw samples (25 comments in total)
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KeepCalm: Looking at some of the threads here there are some really fantastic designs with enormous sensor and perfect lenses coming out of text editors; possibly in countries that cannot actually make anything at all at these sort of prices.

correct: the makers of Emacs has just announced that they are entering the digital camera market (adapting the μ4/3rds format) and has a complete roadmap of lenses well into Q4 2019 debuting with a 50/1.8 and a 70-200/4.0 image-stabilized (FF equivalent) lenses.

Vim is not too far behind, but adapting the APS-C sensor. They will soon announce their lens line-up on 4/2018.

Existing plugins for both editors will be supported from day 1 of release.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 19:17 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1909 comments in total)

they should have a version that uses XQD slot(s); SD is too fragile.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:20 UTC as 265th comment | 1 reply
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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mezastel: Oh ffs, Hasselblad, all we want is a digital XPan, okay? None of this stuff. Just a digital XPan with a set of 3 lenses and a wide sensor behind it. That's it! That's literally all you have to do to sell a decent amount of cameras to landscape photographers.

i cannot agree more. hopefully whatever they've learned in developing this would be used to create the digital XPan.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 15:54 UTC

if Kodachrome comes back, i will consider buying film again.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 02:16 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Reason to consider: Ricoh GR *drops mic*

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 19:21 UTC as 71st comment | 12 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1383 comments in total)

$2,000 for a camera with tiny, outdated (non-BSI) sensor? Granted that Olympus probably produces the best colors for any sensor (Panasonic or Sony) OOC, no way this can compete in the Pro _mirrorless_ market...let alone the Pro market.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 13:05 UTC as 174th comment | 3 replies

"Considering the size of its sensor, the GFX 50S is impressively small and light."

FujiFilm has a newly-developed alloy technology that makes the camera proportional to the weight of your wallet after you pre-order it.

Fun fact: Leica and Hasselblad actually tried to license the technology first for use with their cameras but the resulting prototypes kept floating away.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 18:53 UTC as 84th comment | 2 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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feritol: beautiful & stylish camera.... but(pic no 7) what a damn little sensor.just sized equal to tester's nail!'s not the size, it's how you use it ..yo!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 18:05 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (182 comments in total)

dpreview editors, are you using some kind of post-editing image stabilization on the close-ups? it's so annoying to watch...use a tripod, guys.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 23:34 UTC as 21st comment

"There is another issue, however. Even without a mirror flipping out of the way in this rangefinder, the shutter causes blur at speeds near 1/125sec when using the 90mm F2 Summicron."

hello, DPReview Team...a couple of questions: What metering mode are you using? also, are you using Live View and/or EVF? I believe what you are witnessing is one of the lesser-known issues known as some kind of pre-exposure "shutter shock" (Lloyd Chambers had a post about this on his website). In order to avoid this, you should not use EVF, should not use Live View, and switch metering from "Advanced" (which is the default) to "Classic."

I know, right? For such an expensive camera, this issues should not exist! The horror! ;-)

Full disclosure: I am a Leica M user

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 16:19 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Ricoh GR preview (158 comments in total)
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bobbarber: Well, I see that Ricoh got a lens that is sharp in the corners wide open, whereas Nikon failed.

Somebody was arguing with me forever on the Nikon A thread, trying to convince me that the corners of the Nikon A were sharp. And he had the cajones to do it even with the Nikon A sample images available and the flaws in the corners pointed out to him!

This camera interests me. I never got the Ricoh GR thing in the past, and I'm a cult camera kind of guy. But this thing looks way cool.

If it doesn't deviate from the smaller-sensor GR-Ds (which it doesn't seem to), then it's poised be one of the best (if not the best) "photographer's P&S" in the market for a long time.

this will eat a good portion the target market that Fuji X100s and Sony RX-1 currently has.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 12:03 UTC
On article Billingham marks 40 years of history (32 comments in total)

I've gone through a lot of camera bags: Tamrac, Lowepro, ThinkTank, Crumpler, and so many others...IMO nothing comes close to the workmanship, design, and usefulness of a Billingham (I have the Hadley Pro). Its quick-release flap designs without the use of ugly/loud velcros is one of the many reasons it stands out from its competition.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 01:15 UTC as 20th comment
On article Time magazine showcases Top 10 photos of 2012 (147 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: These top ten images show why Time Magazine is in drastic decline of readers and viewers.

There's already so much suffering, anguish and bloodshed in tabloids, blogs, and social media... why replicate it again and again?

The only saving grace is the tornado.


@CameraLabTester, your comment is bizarre; you complain about photos depicting suffering and anguish and bloodshed and yet the one you point out as "saving grace" is the tornado photo as if the tornado signifies happiness and unicorns?

And as @topstuff said, you missed the point.

I personally think Dominic Nahr's photo is the most striking...but that's me, of course.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2012 at 13:29 UTC
On article Accessory Review: Manfrotto Solo VI DSLR Holster Bag (96 comments in total)

Guys and gals...I think we are all glossing over its one important feature: since the Logo looks like an arrow, it serves another purpose: you can put a Post-It that says "Photographer Wannabe" or simply "Douche" on the latch beneath the arrow. Everyone wins.

I keed, I keed.

No, I won't be caught dead touching this bag...let alone use one.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 17:17 UTC as 6th comment
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Banana Chips™: The lack of CRC (floating element) is a disappointment...

@maxpayne: why the hate? also, the 24/1.4 AFS doesn't have CRC either...

I can understand why Nikon decided not to add CRC; it already has aspherical elements...maybe enough to make up for the lack of CRC...we'll have to see when the first review comes...

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2012 at 22:27 UTC

The lack of CRC (floating element) is a disappointment...

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 15:02 UTC as 13th comment | 6 replies
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VivaLasVegas: It surely revolutionize the price of P&S.

this is the most awesome comment in the history of dpreview. like!

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 23:13 UTC
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cdlm: Brand infringement, I would understand, but copyright is ridiculous.

Should Avatar pay up to Dance with Wolves because the plot is similar?

No, Avatar should pay up to the moviegoers because it's a terrible movie...but I digress...

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 14:10 UTC
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