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On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (385 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Will Panasonic make a TRUE LX7/5/... successor?

LX line had ability to use UWA and Tele add-on via tube mounted on the body, also LX7 is true 24mm - muti ration aspect sensor.

LX100 is muti ration aspect sensor too + Tele add-on with tube mounted on the body, but no UWA possible.

This LX10 has none of above. In other words, the TRUE LX line is dead so far.

If I do not have RX100.M3, I will buy Nikon DL18-50, but Nikon is kind of forgetting the DLs, but busy with laying off people.

@telefunk - thank you! I loved my Casio Z750 years ago, but moved on because they weren't producing anything that suited me thereafter. This new Casio is intriguing.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 23:11 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (385 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Will Panasonic make a TRUE LX7/5/... successor?

LX line had ability to use UWA and Tele add-on via tube mounted on the body, also LX7 is true 24mm - muti ration aspect sensor.

LX100 is muti ration aspect sensor too + Tele add-on with tube mounted on the body, but no UWA possible.

This LX10 has none of above. In other words, the TRUE LX line is dead so far.

If I do not have RX100.M3, I will buy Nikon DL18-50, but Nikon is kind of forgetting the DLs, but busy with laying off people.

Agreed. I love my LX7, and use it at 16:9 aspect ratio all the time. Because it's a multi aspect ratio sensor, what is 24mm at 4:3 effectively becomes more like 21 or 22mm at 16:9, which makes it the widest angle compact camera on the market. The only camera that is wider is the Nikon DL 18-50, and who knows when that will emerge. If Panasonic discontinue the LX7 line, it will be very disappointing.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 11:25 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm FinePix F601 Zoom (48 comments in total)
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entoman: These experimental designs are great to refect on. Funny how eventually everything evolves to look and handle like a 35mm film SLR.... e.g. Fujifilm XT2, Panasonic G85, Olympus OMD range, and of course Canon, Nikon and Pentax, who all mastered ergonomics a very long time ago!

I always thought a battery grip would make a camera too large and unwieldy, until I held a pro Canon body for the first time. What a difference that extra grip makes.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 12:48 UTC

Andreas Kaufmann at Leica has had one of these for years, almost as long as the APO Summicron has been in production.

http://www.reddotforum.com/content/2014/09/dr-andreas-kaufmanns-one-of-a-kind-m240-spotted-at-photokina-2014/

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 11:15 UTC as 19th comment

Cloudy as all get-out over here. Bummer.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 03:50 UTC as 20th comment
On article The Leica TL is an upgraded Leica T mirrorless camera (123 comments in total)
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Paul Petersen: This camera gets so many things right. But the Leica premium just blows it out of the realm of practicality. The design, interface and style work so well. But take a look at what Fuji is offering and its no longer a conversation.

@shigzeo - leaving other formats and spending the saved money on lenses for one format is great in theory. I tried that with the Leica M9, thinking of all the money I would save on film. I loved the M9 so much that six months later, I bought a M7. Then came the Ricoh GXR. And m43. Not cool. It's a great idea if you can stick with it, though.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 03:29 UTC
On article The Leica TL is an upgraded Leica T mirrorless camera (123 comments in total)
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maxnimo: This may be a good camera, but to be honest, it looks like something I'd buy for a 7 year old girl.

Then call me Stacey, and buy me one!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 03:24 UTC
On article The Leica TL is an upgraded Leica T mirrorless camera (123 comments in total)
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LakeSuperior1: I noticed that the original Leica T has dropped in price to $1095. I'm sure they are just clearing them out to make way for this new TL model. At $1095, it peaked my interest. Until I looked at the price of the lenses! They are not as pricey as most Leica lenses, but still way to much for what they are. Place this new TL at a price closer to the $1000 that it should be and drop the lenses by a couple of hundred each and I bet they would sell ok.

Do you own any legacy lenses? I've been happily using the Ricoh GXR-M with rangefinder lenses from Zeiss, Leica and Voigtlander for some time. The Leica T will take M-mount lenses with the appropriate adapter.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 03:23 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)
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mmcfine: I thought jobs in Japan are for life...

That was much more the case up to the economic bubble-burst in the 80's. Up until then, getting a job with a company meant having a job for life. After the bubble burst, companies were laying off people and the dream of job security was no more.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 07:03 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)
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mxx: I'm not too worried about Nikon. It's a difficult time for many companies, not just Nikon. I'm sure they'll weather any storm.

Just look at Pentax. For the last two decades the favourite saying on DPR was that Pentax's days are numbered. Yet here they still are in one form or another, producing cameras.

Yeah, Pentax Imaging was sold to Ricoh, who wanted access to the Pentax brand awareness and marketing channels.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 02:43 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)
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gregz78: Film: Kodak Disc 4000 and Nikon FM2
Digital: Nikon Coolpix 4500 (rotating body) and Sony F828

You had a Kodak Disc 4000? That was a great camera in its day for snapshots and general fun. Had I understood the difference between disc and 35mm film back then, I would have tried to get an Olympus XA or XA2. But disc images still hold up surprisingly well.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 23:32 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

First film camera: Kodak 'Brownie Camera' 110 cassette camera from the very early 80's.

First digital camera: Canon S45 in 2002.

First DSLR: Canon 30D in 2007.

First full frame DSLR: Canon 5D Mark II in 2009.

First digital rangefinder: Leica M9 in 2010.

First mirrorless ILC: Olympus E-M5 in 2012.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 22:23 UTC as 98th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (174 comments in total)
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EwanMC: Now the Canon 40D, that's a camera worth remembering!

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos40d

I bought my 30D a few months before the 40D was announced, and expressed my regret on another forum. Someone replied, 'You say you've taken hundreds of great photos with your 30D. Would you trade those hundreds of great photos for a 40D?' That comment really put it into perspective, and the regret instantly dissolved into the pleasure of the images I had taken, and continued to take.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (174 comments in total)
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EwanMC: Now the Canon 40D, that's a camera worth remembering!

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos40d

Go back one generation to the 30D. That camera carried me through a few years of solid shooting until I moved to the 5D Mark II. We had 40Ds at work, but I preferred my 30D at that time.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 04:02 UTC

What's the bet that Panasonic will watch Oly's sales figures, and price the GH5 just under?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 05:52 UTC as 189th comment

The video sample you posted is a big step up from E-M5 footage. Dynamic range looks quite wide, particularly the in ocean scene with the sun coming through the clouds. There doesn't appear to be that awful macro blocking in the shadows that has plagued Oly video so far, and the motion of the waves and water seems relatively free of artifacts.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 05:49 UTC as 129th comment | 1 reply
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PanchoVilla: This will eat the Fuji XT-2 for lunch and the Sony A6500 dessert! Olympus+Panasonic is unstoppable when it comes to innovating mirrorless cameras!

In Australia, the Fuji X-T2 plus 18-55mm sells for about AUD$2600. The E-M1 Mark II body ALONE will sell for about $2500. It may have technology and performance, but price will be a big factor for this market. It will only work if enthusiast m43 buyers can justify that outlay, or if more working pros move to m43.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 05:47 UTC
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onlooker: $2K. That will give some people a pause.

My first m43 camera was the E-M5, which I bought after years of watching m43 developments until a suitable camera arrived. As a result, I've gone headfirst into the m43 ecosystem and have a GH3, GH4 and GM1, plus an abundance of Panasonic and Oly zooms and primes. But the top tier m43 body was never more than $1600 AUD, and I always waited until prices dropped below $1500.

The E-M1 Mark II looks like an amazing camera, but at USD$2000, it's going to be about $2500 in Australia. That's the price of a Fuji X-T2 PLUS a 18-55mm, for the body alone. That's huge.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 05:43 UTC
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onlooker: $2K. That will give some people a pause.

Yep. I've paused.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 05:15 UTC
On article 6K here we come: Here's the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 (174 comments in total)
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El Jeffe: Hallelujah for an audio add on. Would prefer it part of the grip but happy to see them moving in that direction. Here is the thing....it must cost no more than $499.

They will probably make the audio attachment $1000, and in true Panasonic style, give it the product code YGBKM - You Gotta Be Kidding Me.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 05:26 UTC
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