Paul JM

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Feb 19, 2004

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Reilly Diefenbach: D850 at ISO 64 just as good.

Richard, Richard. You sound like a Nikon apologist.
Arguing that they are equivalent when the sensors are of significantly different size is absurd regardless of resolution or ‘light gathering capacity’, and you know it is. There are a whole range of differences relating to sensor and pixel size. Arguing otherwise is as absurd as arguing the merits of a MFT sensor compared to full frame.
I suspect that what you mean is that the 850 hits the sweet spot for you. Fine. But don’t seriously try to downplay the advantages of the MF sensor over the 850

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2019 at 19:22 UTC
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pwmoree: Good but still not what I want.
I want a battery powered ssd where I can plug-in my SD from my camera.
It should automatically create an incremental backup.
This is almost it.

They have been around for years
And WD make them
What are you guys talking about ?
https://www.wd.com/products/portable-storage/my-passport-wireless-ssd.html
Jhorse wd DO understand the needs of photographers.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2019 at 21:20 UTC
On article The 10 most inspiring drone images of 2018 (213 comments in total)
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Tom Holly: Too fake.

Kara, nope. They are just manufactured rubbish, sorry. You want real aerial photography, look at this guys shots
https://tomputt.com/collections/gallery-artwork

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2018 at 12:35 UTC

Awesome drone, but putting the lume cubes on any Mavic results in about the same level of illumination. Quite a sight in the dark.....

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2018 at 06:05 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2480 comments in total)
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DuxX: Very nice camera overall but with very serious flaw... NO FF INSIDE. Sorry Fuji but If you want to become bigger and more serious, you can not run away constantly all the time. FF market is currently sweet spot in modern photo-video technology in terms of costs, portability and image quality. Face it with that. Secure yourself a place under the sun.

Ducks if you want maximum optical quality go medium format.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2018 at 11:11 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2480 comments in total)
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bladerunner6: DPR certainly did lay some praise on this camera and I hope that purchasers of it enjoy it. But I found your comparisons of lens lineups to the Sony, Nikon and Panasonic to be seriously flawed. Fuji has some serious gaps in its lineup. Some that come to mind are:

No XX-300 zoom
No 70-200 2.8 zoom
No 17-70 zoom
No fisheye lenses
No superzooms
No primes longer than 200mm
No lenses of any sort longer than 400mm
Only two macro lenses and they are in the very narrow range of 60 and 80mm
Only two stabilized primes
Only eight stabilized zooms
No lenses from Sigma or Tamron and none are to be expected

Obviously, sports, action and wildlife photographers are impacted by the lack of long and fast lenses.

But other types of photography are impacted by the lens selection. The unparalleled small range of macro lenses is not good for that type photography.

People that want stabilized lenses will find Fuji's lineup limiting compared to Nikon's lineup or certainly any system with IBIS.

I upload elsewhere for my own use and audience. Most of it is wreck diving.
To DPR ? Never. Because it is full of argumentative flogs like you who are here simply to try and appear clever. But then fail

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2018 at 06:20 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2480 comments in total)
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bladerunner6: DPR certainly did lay some praise on this camera and I hope that purchasers of it enjoy it. But I found your comparisons of lens lineups to the Sony, Nikon and Panasonic to be seriously flawed. Fuji has some serious gaps in its lineup. Some that come to mind are:

No XX-300 zoom
No 70-200 2.8 zoom
No 17-70 zoom
No fisheye lenses
No superzooms
No primes longer than 200mm
No lenses of any sort longer than 400mm
Only two macro lenses and they are in the very narrow range of 60 and 80mm
Only two stabilized primes
Only eight stabilized zooms
No lenses from Sigma or Tamron and none are to be expected

Obviously, sports, action and wildlife photographers are impacted by the lack of long and fast lenses.

But other types of photography are impacted by the lens selection. The unparalleled small range of macro lenses is not good for that type photography.

People that want stabilized lenses will find Fuji's lineup limiting compared to Nikon's lineup or certainly any system with IBIS.

Look, I will take the bait and respond to what you claimed
‘No 70-200 2.8’
I have already sent you the link to their 50-140 f2.8 which equates to a FF equiv length of about 70-200

No prime longer than 200 mm and no zoom longer than 400 mm
You know full well that at FF equiv the 200 prime equates to a 300 mm lens and the 100-400 maxs out at the equivalent of 600mm

Looking at you posts it is clear that you are a perpetual antagonist. Stop whining and get out and take some shots. And perhaps stop canning a system you clearly just don’t understand

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2018 at 03:06 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2480 comments in total)
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bladerunner6: DPR certainly did lay some praise on this camera and I hope that purchasers of it enjoy it. But I found your comparisons of lens lineups to the Sony, Nikon and Panasonic to be seriously flawed. Fuji has some serious gaps in its lineup. Some that come to mind are:

No XX-300 zoom
No 70-200 2.8 zoom
No 17-70 zoom
No fisheye lenses
No superzooms
No primes longer than 200mm
No lenses of any sort longer than 400mm
Only two macro lenses and they are in the very narrow range of 60 and 80mm
Only two stabilized primes
Only eight stabilized zooms
No lenses from Sigma or Tamron and none are to be expected

Obviously, sports, action and wildlife photographers are impacted by the lack of long and fast lenses.

But other types of photography are impacted by the lens selection. The unparalleled small range of macro lenses is not good for that type photography.

People that want stabilized lenses will find Fuji's lineup limiting compared to Nikon's lineup or certainly any system with IBIS.

Blade runner are you a school teacher by any chance 🤯

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2018 at 02:51 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2480 comments in total)
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DuxX: Very nice camera overall but with very serious flaw... NO FF INSIDE. Sorry Fuji but If you want to become bigger and more serious, you can not run away constantly all the time. FF market is currently sweet spot in modern photo-video technology in terms of costs, portability and image quality. Face it with that. Secure yourself a place under the sun.

Of sure
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1433713-REG/canon_rf_28_70mm_f_2l_usm.html
1.5 kg of standard zoom
Sweet spot for weight lifters
And that horrible new canon mirror less FF crops the FF advantage away down to 1.7 when you shoot video
Sorry, at the same available sensor area cf apsc for video at three time the size and weight whose sweet spot is that touching ?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2018 at 00:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2480 comments in total)
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bladerunner6: DPR certainly did lay some praise on this camera and I hope that purchasers of it enjoy it. But I found your comparisons of lens lineups to the Sony, Nikon and Panasonic to be seriously flawed. Fuji has some serious gaps in its lineup. Some that come to mind are:

No XX-300 zoom
No 70-200 2.8 zoom
No 17-70 zoom
No fisheye lenses
No superzooms
No primes longer than 200mm
No lenses of any sort longer than 400mm
Only two macro lenses and they are in the very narrow range of 60 and 80mm
Only two stabilized primes
Only eight stabilized zooms
No lenses from Sigma or Tamron and none are to be expected

Obviously, sports, action and wildlife photographers are impacted by the lack of long and fast lenses.

But other types of photography are impacted by the lens selection. The unparalleled small range of macro lenses is not good for that type photography.

People that want stabilized lenses will find Fuji's lineup limiting compared to Nikon's lineup or certainly any system with IBIS.

No 70-200 2.8 ? Really ?
How about this
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1080892-REG/fujifilm_16443060_xf_50_140mm_f_2_8_r.html

There are not as many lenses as the canon line up which has of course been developing for decades but at least Fuji now produces bodies that are worth putting the lenses on
Can’t bear people who clearly have no idea throwing grenades over the fence. Try using the line up and then see how acutely you may (not) miss the breadth of Canon’s lens range. For the vast majority of indications there are more than enough lenses in their line up
How many lenses do you need to produce outstanding images ? I take about 95% of my images now on 3 lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2018 at 00:22 UTC
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Tom Caldwell: To be blunt: the gradual change to win rusted in dslr shooters over to mirrorless body concept is a very useful way to produce multiple sequential models as the reluctant ones slowly get used to the mirrorless concept. This will always risk a less than perfect camera body as the full advantages of going mirrorless may take some time to come to fuition. As a result more camera bodies can be sold as the changes can be spun out over many years as “improvements”. For a breed of body that is always going to be expensive surely their “real” customers just want the best camera body solution and feel that it will remain useful for a long time. Not that Canon bodies are not well made and can last, but in a blink of an eye it seems that the expensive body that you just bought will be three times superseded.

Are prospective ex-dslr users so stupid that they need to always use a faux-dslr look body even when it is mirrorless?

davev8
how about the Fuji XPro 2 or the GFX 50R ? They dont look anything like a dSLR to me

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2018 at 22:50 UTC

I hate beating up on the contributors here but this article tells us nothing. No details re why is this an astrophotograpy camera ?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2018 at 03:53 UTC as 10th comment | 8 replies
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Aroart: Am I crazy or is that a pic of a fixed lens camera on an article about ILC'S.....

Do any of you flogs really think that that photo is of ANY significance ? This whole thread is just a waste of digital space and the sort of nonsense that dilutes out anything of value in DPR

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2018 at 05:16 UTC
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Aroart: Am I crazy or is that a pic of a fixed lens camera on an article about ILC'S.....

Honestly, how droll. Do you think perhaps they were portraying someone who doesn't yet own an ILC ? The point is well made in the article

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2018 at 03:31 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50R pre-production sample gallery (172 comments in total)
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Eric Hensel: So "Fuji colors" are over-saturated.

UAh, Eric
Over saturated ? Did you look at the raw files or just the rendered jpegs😚? If you have used Fuji cameras you would know that for in camera jpeg rendering you can set a number of film simulation modes that dial up saturation to either standard, vivid, or soft, and even then you can dial it up or down to taste.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2018 at 22:07 UTC
On article Ricoh announces development of long-awaited GR III (701 comments in total)
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Quest21: A compact without a build in flash is really stupid move...

Romasito, try living in Australia. The light here is often so bright that using the rear screen to frame a picture is futile, let alone trying to focus with it. Depends on what conditions you have to put up with. Sadly, as good as this camera looks, no EVF = no sale here for me

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2018 at 07:27 UTC
On article What you need to know about the Fujifilm GFX 50R (237 comments in total)
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Checat: When I first heard rumors about this camera the hype was real. FFsize body with medium format sensor and rangefinder design mrrrrrr... And this? It is bigger than S version, I really don't get it. Maybe it is more like a cheap option than a special one.
I hope Zeiss will show something more interesting (for me).

Sorry, how is it bigger than the S version ? It weighs substantially less, it is not as tall, and not nearly as deep

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 22:39 UTC
On article What you need to know about the Fujifilm GFX 50R (237 comments in total)
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Arizona Sunset: This camera should have the OVF/EVF from the X-Pro2.

Thoughts R Us I agree with you. The X Pro2 remains my day to day go to camera, but I hardly ever use the OVF. The EVF is great, particularly as it magnifies and lets me manually focus with incredible accuracy. Early in the history of mirrorless, people bleated about the lack of OVF, but I much prefer using a high quality EVF these days.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 22:37 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm GFX 50R first look (120 comments in total)
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mosc: It needs that 100mp sensor to be competitive. If it added just that to what it's got, it would be a game changer.

Thanks so much Vit for pointing out the entirely obvious about the IBIS stabilising the sensor. Would have thought what I was saying was pretty obvious, the stab is IN the body not the lens. But thanks for the lesson anyway ....

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 06:45 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm GFX 50R first look (120 comments in total)
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mosc: It needs that 100mp sensor to be competitive. If it added just that to what it's got, it would be a game changer.

More processing power, heat dissipation, battery requirements, the list goes on. The GFX 100 will have IBIS as Fuji stated last night that they recognise that at that level of resolution, it is mandatory to stabilise the body. That would add weight as well I am sure the GFX 100 will be heavier than the 50. Makes perfect sense

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 03:45 UTC
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