avicenanw

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Esign: If it's a camera, where is the big right hand grip? Can I shoot 11 frames/second? Where's the optical viewfinder? Can I do 1000 shots before recharging the battery? Can I shoot in full darkness with 1/1000 s? If not, it fail heavily using the normal dpreview yardstick.

If you don't need a camera with big right hand grip, shoot 10 frames/sec, an optical viewfinder, shoot 1000 shots before recharging, or shoot in full darkness at 1/1000 sec. .... this iPhone/camera is perfect for you.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 07:27 UTC
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Michael Perham: What no one seems to recognize is that Bolt had a thing going with Canadian Andre De Grasse. All through the events, he was telling other runners, Americans in particular, to watch out for De Grasse, that he was the dark horse. Bolt and De Grasse were kidding with each other throughout and that smile was to let De Grasse know that Bolt is still No. 1. I should point out, however, that this was De Grasse's 1st Olympics and he got 3 medals in those same races Bolt ran. In Bolt's first Olympics, he didn't get any medals. So, young De Grasse is off to great start.

Bolt was hampered by a leg injury during his first Olympics in 2004, and was eliminated in the first round. Just want to put things in context when you compared him with De Grasse.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 05:59 UTC

I am using this as an excuse to get just one more.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 03:59 UTC as 25th comment
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Valiant Thor: If it was a Canon camera, the plane would have crashed.

Both are correct depending on where you are.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/humour

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 05:42 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Incredibly ugly metamorph of a camera, ugly even when considering Marc Newson's unfortunate excursion into the Pentax land. This new camera looks like a cut/copy/paste mishmash of all the models in the last 5 years.
Is this mutilation so necessary, when the user reports never ceased to praise the K5II design? Why not stick to one proven design and change the parts inside? Leica does it, even Nikon and Canon with their top bodies. So one can look at it and say, "Ah, it's a proven Pentax DSLR", and not confuse it with a latest cheapo Sony or whatever.
Do human hands and anatomy change every season so radically, or the marketing manager has run out of ideas how to sell a new model?

The human hands and anatomy haven't change radically, if at all, since the early days of photography. Yet camera designs keep improving ergonomically. Why stop now? You don't like what you see in a camera you haven't handled?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 01:35 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (522 comments in total)

Excellent review for a fantastic camera. Well worth it for those who can afford it. It is three and a half times the price of the Pentax K1 that budget wise is better suited to folks like me. Would love to see a full review of the K1 soon.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 20:25 UTC as 127th comment
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Kavu: I am holding out for the m-d typ 282 which is rumored not to have a lens. Just a box you can walk around with and really focus more with your eyes.

Based on your description this new model would be luxuriously unaffordable.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 08:19 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (372 comments in total)
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Greynerd: The thing that wins for me with the FX70 is that the lens is not pumping air in and out of the camera. It is impossible to know how much of a problem sensor dust is with these cameras but we keep hearing about it and the manufacturers are never going to say anything about it, Probably better just to err on the side of safety and take a marginaly softer edge to the image against the unknown possibility of random blobs all over the place with the Ricoh if one needs to stop down. I am not saying there is a problem just that there is no way of telling the scale of a perceived problem.
I wonder if it may be prudent to factor in a 50% premium on the price of a collapsing fixed lens for future cleaning costs?

My guess is that lens design is what makes the GR sharper than the X70 wide open at F2.8. By around F5.6 the difference in sharpness is indiscernible. Since the camera is not weather sealed and to retain its compactness, Fuji may what opted for the X70 lens design for the reason you stated. Overall, the X70 have a lot going for it against the GR.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 06:53 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (372 comments in total)

This camera was released at the same time as the X-Pro2, but Fuji chose not to equip it with the newer 24.3 Mp sensor, or include the Acros film simulation. What were they thinking? They must be trying very hard to not let the X70 cannibalize sales of their other offerings. But the X70 is meant to meet the specific needs of a class of photographers that made the GR so successful. Along with the not so great lens (compared to the GR), the X70 sadly missed the mark.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 21:23 UTC as 89th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (372 comments in total)
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caravan: The GR has the great snap focus feature which makes for superb handling and control,too bad Fuji went with the gimmicks;touch+tilt screen.

Touch and tilt screen are not gimmicks. I wish the GR have those features. I'm sure on the next iteration. It will be an even better camera for street photography.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 20:58 UTC
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (267 comments in total)

I find it hard to imagine a Hasselblad without a wooden hand grip.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 17:25 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (317 comments in total)
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Arizona Sunset: So, an interchangeable LX100 with improved IBIS.

Color me tempted.

No AA filter, the touch screen, and 5 axis IBIS that also works in video mode make this offering very tempting.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 22:15 UTC
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avicenanw: iFixit? Looks more like uBrokeIt.

You learn by undergoing proper training under supervision of those who are experts or have better knowledge than you about the devices you want to tear apart. Many sophisticated electronic devices cannot be put back together without special tools and replacement parts available only from the manufacturer.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 05:03 UTC
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avicenanw: iFixit? Looks more like uBrokeIt.

You can avoid damaging the ribbon cables by not opening up the device. Cameras are not meant for users to dismantle. Manufacturers have service centers with trained personnel to do that, if needed.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 21:08 UTC

iFixit? Looks more like uBrokeIt.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 06:34 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (308 comments in total)

Great camera for serious video shooters. Not that great for shooting photos at high ISO due to small sensor. Overall it's an excellent bridge camera with an amazing zoom range.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 01:56 UTC as 66th comment
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (308 comments in total)
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coody: Can it video 4k reach more than 30 minutes?

Make a separate model for markets outside Europe. Why should stupid European laws affect buyers elsewhere?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 01:44 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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rugosa: I always put my cat in the fridge also, she checks to make sure the light goes off when I shut the door.

Cool cat.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 21:16 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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jkokich: The photos simply don't look good enough to warrant the price.

The only thing that warrant the price is the Leica brand name. Beyond that you can get the same or better picture quality, build and feature set with something else that cost less than half. As stated in the review, this is not a camera for photographers on a budget.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 18:09 UTC
On article Sony a6300 gallery updated with Raw conversions (137 comments in total)
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clicstudio: Is it me or the jpgs look better than the raws? Still both look pretty bad to me.

Yes, that is what I feel too. Good jpgs from Sony. Mostly no need to post process and mess things up.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 23:39 UTC
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