joharis

Lives in Netherlands Netherlands
Joined on Dec 29, 2009

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On article Two photographers re-imagine city potholes (147 comments in total)
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Prairie Pal: what kind of crap is this? Is has nothing to do with photography. Nothing at all.

I looked at the photos in your gallery and I must admit that the pictures of the potholes gave me a lot more joy.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 16:34 UTC
On article Dpreview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras (559 comments in total)

Why does DPR miss the articulated screen only on the G15 and not on the other cameras? Only the FZ200 has an articulated screen and that is not considered a compact camera, according to a lot of the comments.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 13:00 UTC as 179th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2 Hands-on Preview (146 comments in total)
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joharis: The specs say: rangefinder-style and some of the comments also talk about the rangefinder look. A rangefinder camera has an optical system that helps to focus manually. The Pen has nothing of a rangefinder and even the original analogue Pen was not a rangefinder but a SLR camera.
Why all these confusion with rangefinders???

It doesn't look like a rangefinder at all. Typical for the appearance of a rangefinder is the optical viewfinder and the second window to create the double image in the viewfinder that is used to obtain focus. The Olympus Pen has not even one viewfinder window. Let me be clear, I think the Pen is a very interesting camera but I think we must stop calling every non_DSLR a rangefinder-style camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2012 at 19:39 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2 Hands-on Preview (146 comments in total)

The specs say: rangefinder-style and some of the comments also talk about the rangefinder look. A rangefinder camera has an optical system that helps to focus manually. The Pen has nothing of a rangefinder and even the original analogue Pen was not a rangefinder but a SLR camera.
Why all these confusion with rangefinders???

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2012 at 13:36 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies

The specs say 'rangefinder-style mirrorless' (by the way, of course without a mirror, never seen a rangefinder with a mirror :-)) and one of the comments say: The rangefinder design is proven to be one of the most functional camera design ever made''.
Why do people keep calling this kind of cameras rangefinder-style? A rangefinder is an optical construction to focus the camera and it needs two optical windows. The only digital camera that uses this technique is the Leica. The Fuji X-E1 has none of those. What we see here is just a compact system camera with an electronic viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 14:25 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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chrisnfolsom: This is bizarre - who takes pictures with an slr by pressing on the screen on the back of the camera?
1. The experience would be better looking through the viewfinder.
2. With low light and exposure the mirror will be down longer creating the illusion of speed - this exposure time is very slow - please test this in the sunlight.
3. We need to see if the actual focusing is better for the phase detection. Some final prints from each with a very shallow lens would let us know much more.
4. Please test this with moving objects in movie mode - moving at different speeds in different directions - pausing at different speeds to test overshoot - that would be interesting - as well as their vibration control.

Interesting though - DPR should include some movies of the camera's in actions to put some actual real world association to all those numbers that are shown - I love the numbers personally, bit it is hard to actually know what they all mean - thanks for all the hard work!

The test is about what improvements has Canon's Hybrid AF system brought to the EOS 650D's usability in live view, and what might this mean for the forthcoming EOS-M mirrorless camera?
In live view you don't look through the viewfinder and the EOS-M doesn't even have a viewfinder. So, what's bizarre about the test?

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2012 at 06:36 UTC
On photo Tissues Are On Me in the Facial Tissue challenge (3 comments in total)

Nice picture but I still wonder how you put an EF-S lens on an IXUS camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 06:07 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Hands-on Preview (71 comments in total)

Specs say: rangefinder style body. What has this body, without even an optical viewfinder, to do with rangefinder???
DPR must know better.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2012 at 15:18 UTC as 16th comment
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