jackfrost15

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On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II First Impressions Review (718 comments in total)

A little more reach and I would have surrendered my LX100 for this one. Even 90mm would have done it. But a thousand bucks for marginal changes is just too much.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2018 at 15:33 UTC as 65th comment | 4 replies
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Yannick KREMPP: I work in the field of microscopy and use all sorts of cameras, from simple chips used in smartphones to Pelletier cooled emccds. Even a Nikon camera with a sensor based on the D4's.
In NONE of them is ISO ever used. Instead, we get the raw histogram, exposure time, and gain settings. That's all, and it's perfectly sufficient.

I always wondered why regular cameras had to deal with this clumsy exposure paradigm involving ISO and "stops" as a scale. I know there's history but come on, these cameras are not the same tools as the ones granpa used.

But, we need buttons to click.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2018 at 20:51 UTC
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keepreal: Mr Butler, I hope you get to answer my questions in a reply followingo @FrithjofA "The article addresses an old topic..." as that and a few others are hidden by default.

I am not happy with your article but it has definitely one very positive merit. For those of us who like to delve into more than the obvious it has provoked a lot of thought. You only have to look at the comments to see that it has been very successful in that regard. So many thanks for that.

I include myself in that group in spite of thinking that what you wrote is inconclusive. It claims to convey some of the more intricate facts about ISO but in so doing raises as many questions as it attempts to answer.

No matter that. You have perhaps for the first time got many of us thinking on a matter of some importance to serious photographers and that has to be a good thing.

The last section of your article is a very clear and a brilliant summary of what issues on exposure and ISO we need to be concerned about.

I suppose you made a good effort but I would have to read the piece another seven or eight times to truly grasp your meaning. And then, I fear, I’d be left with confirmation of my intuition that ISO, on digital, is an inadequate tool. Or that it’s not to be used the way I know. So one large loop that ends nowhere, for me. Perhaps you could come down a few thousand meters and try again?

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2018 at 20:48 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (595 comments in total)
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On the Road Again: "Which Sony RX100 should you choose?"

Panasonic Lumix LX100, of course! Much better image quality for much less money! :)

(sorry for spoiling the party, but I don't like such "should you choose" suggestions)

I have had the Sony’s and now use the LX100, so I agree with you. But the question, obviously, was about a choice within the Sony lineup.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2018 at 10:22 UTC
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MatVicensPhoto: Who the hell is apple to tell me what my best photos and videos are? ridiculous. 4-5 years ago was the perfect time to switch to an android based system.
"In the latter the best moments and events from your photo library are displayed. If people are detected in your images, the system suggests sharing the image with them. If your contacts are running iOS 12, they'll also be prompted to share their photos from the same events with you."

The benefit of iCloud is that your data, photos or whatever else, is available on all your devices. Sure my phone has 256gb of space and so there’s plenty of room to store things locally, but for $3 a month I get 200gb of iCloud storage which allows me to have the same exact data on any of my Mac based machine, like iPad and MacBook. That’s very convenient for just a few dollars. So I don’t see the big issue. And oh by the way, it works perfectly.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 12:02 UTC
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PLShutterbug: Not photography related, but welcome: Third party navigation apps now work with CarPlay. Fantastic. Apple Maps is terrible, at least compared with Google Maps.

Can you share why you think Apple Maps is terrible? I use its navigation all the time, in different parts of the world, and it works great for me. The layout is clean, and I have all the info I need. Nothing extra.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 11:56 UTC

This article, and the discussion below, is why I keep coming back to DPReview. Great work, thank you.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 13:17 UTC as 1st comment
On article Gear of the Year 2017 - Richard's choice: Sony NP-FZ100 (244 comments in total)
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NOWHITELENS: Gear of the year for something Sony should have done right in the first place!

This is just so funny. A battery? For gear of the year? What were you thinking. You will have to spin and defend this choice for a long time, dear friend. Although I feel like the kid who got coal for Christmas, I’m enjoying the comments, and your attempts at explaining what is clearly a boneheaded choice, especially in a forum dedicated to people who love gear perhaps more than photography, the art.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 02:48 UTC
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Robert Wise: My first SLR cameras was a Zenit E around 1972 for £42.00 which was a lot of money then. This had a non-coupled selenium meter and was built like a T-34 tank! Quality control was abysmal as the back kept coming undone so had to be sealed with tape. The 50mm F2 lens was reputably supposed to be good for the day. Can't recall everm taking any good photos with this monster. After a couple of years bought my first decent SLR - a Rollei SL35 - that actually had coupled metering.

How about you stay on subject, which is cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 23:06 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2500 comments in total)
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aerorail: why is 82% a silver award for some cameras and also a gold award for others?

Maybe you could score each section of the review. Then perhaps post a cumulative.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 14:50 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (321 comments in total)
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jackfrost15: No photographic DNA. I'm glad I never went past a Samsung point and shoot and stuck with Fuji, canon, Nikon, Pentax, and Olympus. Sony pulled it off but that's a different company, not to mention Panasonic. Too bad because competition is good and Samsung certainly had the muscle to do some great things.

Incidentally, that's the one I had, great camera. But a low investment. Would have bogged me to spend on a real system with a company that, as it seems, is bailing out.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 18:34 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (321 comments in total)

No photographic DNA. I'm glad I never went past a Samsung point and shoot and stuck with Fuji, canon, Nikon, Pentax, and Olympus. Sony pulled it off but that's a different company, not to mention Panasonic. Too bad because competition is good and Samsung certainly had the muscle to do some great things.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 13:23 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (485 comments in total)
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Searching: Yuk, made in China.

Yawn

Link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 20:11 UTC
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Ivan Lietaert: In which country is the 'National Media Museum'? As any reference or even link is missing, this is just another example of poor, sloppy journalism...
The writer of this piece must think his country is the centre of the universe...

But I really don't see why all the fuss. USA has the baseball World Series, UK has the National Media Museum, yawn.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 21:36 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: I don't see the attraction to the XT1 anymore. The Sony is just as small but with a bigger sensor and IBIS. Better ISO, better DOF and adapted FF lenses stay what they are meant to be. The Sony does lack in native lenses but I can remember when the Fuji's had the same issue. So for Mirrorless cameras you want small go with MFT. You want high iq go with Sony.

@DPReview, could we also have a button with the arrow down, next to "like", for "dislike"?
That way we can let people know when they're not adding to the discussion and just being annoying?

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 09:12 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)
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peevee1: " To access it, you have have to go to the Custom menu in order to make the Custom menu visible"

Huh?

I also don't fancy "orientated" very much. You used it twice in the intro. Just saying.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 02:23 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)
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Cheng Bao: "Why does the screen flip down instead of up? Olympus says it's to keep your hand from getting in the way of the lens or flash."

I don't think it regards your hands position, instead, because e-pl7 has to use an external flash, there is no room for flip up when bundled flash is attached.

flip-up, no external flash, no central positioned EVF
flip-down, no tripod for traditional selfie.

"Self Portrait Monopod" and "Upside-Down Bean Bag" should be modes, like PASM. Or maybe scenes, like snow or fireworks.
Yeah that's the ticket.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 02:17 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)
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joe6pack: flip-down is only good for hand holding. You cannot put the camera on a table and take group-photos like flip-up cameras.

Wouldn't you have to rotate the picture? Maybe I'm missing something, or you're pulling my leg.
Maybe Olympus could ship the camera with a bean bag.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 02:08 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)
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Henry Falkner: The PL7 looks like an attractive upgrade from my SH-50 and SH-1 pocket P&S jobs. I could do crops printed to 23x33 inch (now I must use the entire frame). The PL7 is small and light enough to be with me all the time. I find 3-axis IS adequate for stills, but for video I prefer 5-axis IS on both the SH-50 and SH-1. A larger battery capacity is always appreciated.
But why have they placed the video start/stop button right next to the menu button? A similar placement, above the display button on the SZ-30MR pocket P&S, led to mistakes on unrepeatable occasions! Olympus had the video button well spaced away from any others on the PL5 - so why re-invent the design failures of 2011?

@ Richard Butler
That's why it's called "footage".

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 01:54 UTC
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2471 comments in total)
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kociasek: The caption under the photograph of the four lenses seems to be wrong. It says:
"These four lenses are all 85mm equivalent F1.2s. However, this does not mean they're all 85mm F1.2 equivalent."
Unless I'm mistaken, "equivalent" should be dropped from the first sentence.

@Nigelht
You're introducing another element, exposure time. Those equivalences are stated for the benefit of comparing DOF. Your argument, while valid, is a bit off the intended scope of the current " equivalent" f stop discussion.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 01:13 UTC
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