itsastickup

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On article AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer (166 comments in total)

AP shouldn't have made a public issue of this but merely reprimanded the photographer with a stern warning.

What I think must have happened is that he had some enemy who would have made an issue of it (or did make an issue of it) and AP were forced in to this.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 23:46 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1599 comments in total)
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itsastickup: What's wrong with these chumps.

They have loads of DR to play with and offer no highlight protection in jpegs.

Then evidently they wouldn't provide a jpeg option. In the meantime there are plenty of us who do, while also fully using the capabilities of the camera, and there's no reason not to provide decent highlight protection, like the 5+ stops of the Fuji X-system.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 01:49 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1599 comments in total)

What's wrong with these chumps.

They have loads of DR to play with and offer no highlight protection in jpegs.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 22:40 UTC as 388th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon issues firmware updates for Df, D5200 and D3200 (28 comments in total)

And the in-bad-faith 3rd party battery issue?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 22:37 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania (231 comments in total)
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H1brid: These pictures are a pile of bull.
Judging by these, we're still 20-30 years back.
I understand that he's trying to paint a grim picture but still.
Even an image search on Google will show you a more realistic view.
We don't live in the stone age, he only took pictures in deserted/almost deserted rural areas.

There are still peasants in Moldova living traditional lives.

I doubt this is bull. Just a bit off-piste.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 09:55 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A1 real-world and test scene samples (105 comments in total)
In reply to:

Geir Ove: Hello DPReview Staff,

When can we expect to see the X-E2 Review? I have to resort to other sites to find Reviews nowadays; this is not like it was in the Phil Askey days...

"But why can't you just set it to +1 and forget it?"

What I meant is that the XE-2 loses on the shadow range. It goes down to an equivalent of -1 on the XE1, instead of -2.

I always have my cam on -2 and would prefer it on -3, and that's the XP1 which is the same as the XE-1.

I was thinking of getting the XE2 until I came across these and other problems.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2014 at 19:36 UTC

A step in the right direction. But until there's an f1 normal, it's no bokeh, no buy, mun.

The lack of OOF backgrounds is the only reason that I don't look at these small sensor cameras.

And sure, you can get a tiny bit of OOF background even with the 25mm, but what I seek at a minimum is what I get at 50/2 using my FF cameras (or 35/1.4 on APS-C). And there are plenty like me.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 10:49 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens (244 comments in total)

Pro optics in a consumer body?

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 11:58 UTC as 37th comment
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D3300 and 35mm F1.8G lens (140 comments in total)
In reply to:

Debankur Mukherjee: Why not have a 18-55 with internal focusing.....dont like the lens getting out so much while zooming...........

IF often has the disadvantage of reducing the focal length on closer objects, often significantly. At 55mm it may well not really do the equiv of 85mm.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 11:52 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D3300 and 35mm F1.8G lens (140 comments in total)
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jtan163: Thats not a D400!

;-)

People are getting abit confused here. A D400 would be a semi pro edition of the D7xx, with a robust body and fast AF.

That's sufficiently different that people are still asking for it.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 11:49 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D3300 and 35mm F1.8G lens (140 comments in total)
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DimensionSeven: I have 1 questions that neither the press release nor this hands on preview answer regarding the new kit lens:

Does the front element rotate while focusing and zooming?

Thank you, DpReview!

My nikkor 55-300mm rotates.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 11:46 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D3300 and 35mm F1.8G lens (140 comments in total)

" 52.5mm on a DX camera such as the D3300. The lens is surprisingly light and compact."

And surprisingly expensive.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 11:45 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X-A1 real-world and test scene samples (105 comments in total)
In reply to:

Geir Ove: Hello DPReview Staff,

When can we expect to see the X-E2 Review? I have to resort to other sites to find Reviews nowadays; this is not like it was in the Phil Askey days...

It has a significant difference to the XE-1 in that the jpegs have less shadow range. Shadow setting at 0 is the equivalent of +1 on the XE-1.

For low contrast jpeg shooters (like portraits) this is a major bummer.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 15:13 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A1 real-world and test scene samples (105 comments in total)
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itsastickup: Serious contrast issues. Seems like the early shadow cut is affecting this camera also.

Apparently this disaster is due to dpreview saying that the pics of the earlier cams were rather low contrast.

Fuji should listen to their engineers not dpreview.

It's because of this problem that I definitely won't be getting an XE-2, and now I'm worried about the XP-2.

fix this issue, Fuji, or at least let shadows go down to -3 to allow us to compensate for your manipulation.

"Easy to adjust both for JPEG and of course in RAW. Why is this an issue?"

Not if this is like the XE2, where shadow 0 is now the equivalent of shadow +1 on the XE1.

The point is that for jpeg shooters, which is one of the major attractions of Fuji, this IS an issue. They've lost quite a bit of shadow detail when all Fuji had to do was give us -3 shadow.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 15:35 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A1 real-world and test scene samples (105 comments in total)

Serious contrast issues. Seems like the early shadow cut is affecting this camera also.

Apparently this disaster is due to dpreview saying that the pics of the earlier cams were rather low contrast.

Fuji should listen to their engineers not dpreview.

It's because of this problem that I definitely won't be getting an XE-2, and now I'm worried about the XP-2.

fix this issue, Fuji, or at least let shadows go down to -3 to allow us to compensate for your manipulation.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 10:20 UTC as 33rd comment | 5 replies
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview (114 comments in total)
In reply to:

undergrounddigga: Happy Holidays to the dpreview community (contributors and readers).
Thank you for the reviews!
:)

Can we please have less equivalency calculators/posters next year?
I think by this time, everyone effin' knows that an F.1.0 lens gathers just as much light on a m43 sensor as on a FF sensor, and also, that in terms of DOF an f1.0 lens on a m43 sensor is similar to a f2.0 lens on a FF.

I didn't know that.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 08:45 UTC
On article Nikon Df Review (1621 comments in total)
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tbcass: As someone who grew up using manual film cameras during the 60s on I think this whole concept is stupid. Why didn't they limit the number of photos to 36 by putting a tiny amount of memory in a film like canister (no memory cards), Eliminate the buttons and LCD. Intentionally make all IQ above iso 400-800 grainy. Even eliminate AF. These would make the illusion complete? Sometimes this nostalgia stupidity just doesn't make sense.

Ah, totally thought it was mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 15:13 UTC
On article Nikon Df Review (1621 comments in total)
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(unknown member): This camera is competent, but no more. Hell it should be excellent! A triumph of marketing over substance. pricing really is plain silly: With Christmas special offers you can get a D800 for less. Hard choice guys?

This is designed to appeal to a certain market: Dare I say Footballers Wives? More money than sense: All fur coat and no knickers?

Not necessarily silly. the middle of the market is dropping away so why not aim for the ever-richer top of the market.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 14:00 UTC
On article Nikon Df Review (1621 comments in total)
In reply to:

tbcass: As someone who grew up using manual film cameras during the 60s on I think this whole concept is stupid. Why didn't they limit the number of photos to 36 by putting a tiny amount of memory in a film like canister (no memory cards), Eliminate the buttons and LCD. Intentionally make all IQ above iso 400-800 grainy. Even eliminate AF. These would make the illusion complete? Sometimes this nostalgia stupidity just doesn't make sense.

I think you're just being bloody minded. There's plenty of people who prefer classic styling.

So the Camera isn't perfect, but as a camera it's still a pretty good one. All things being equal, I would certainly prefer to get this over the DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 13:59 UTC
On article Nikon Df Review (1621 comments in total)
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cgarrard: I'm going to go right out and not buy one, thanks!

Thanks for telling us.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 13:55 UTC
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