jackie semple

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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1011 comments in total)
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Kwick1: Ridiculous conclusion. Goes against your own grading system. "Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category.". Well, the camera in this category is the EM1 II, and it got Gold.

Barney Britton - Thanks for your response. I really appreciate the incredibly high quality work produced by DPR and the dedication shown by you guys.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 13:38 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1011 comments in total)
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Kwick1: Ridiculous conclusion. Goes against your own grading system. "Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category.". Well, the camera in this category is the EM1 II, and it got Gold.

Barney Britton: What about - "The scoring methodology used here by DPR and indeed in other reviews is subjective and therefore cannot be entirely relied upon..... different strokes for different folks"? Do you agree with those comments as well?

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 21:12 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1011 comments in total)
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Kwick1: Ridiculous conclusion. Goes against your own grading system. "Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category.". Well, the camera in this category is the EM1 II, and it got Gold.

The scoring methodology used here by DPR and indeed in other reviews is subjective and therefore cannot be entirely relied upon . I've handled a pre-production model of the G9, read the many reviews now out there and I've concluded that this is a powerful camera that will win many friends for reasons particularly related to its build quality, outstanding design, handling and impressive operational capability. Therefore, it seems to me that the G9 is worthy of a very high score. I guess it is a case of different strokes for different folks!

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 20:14 UTC
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Imager of: Another slow lens. Great tech advance. Come on, this is 2018. How about some innovative new stuff!

Clint009 - You say, "The new lens is a FF". Well according to the Sony press release..."This new APS-C lens features a versatile 18-135mm focal length, aperture range of F3.5-F5.6 and Optical SteadyShotâ„¢ stabilization". No mention of it being FF. Am I missing something?

Cheers!

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 18:18 UTC
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Imager of: Another slow lens. Great tech advance. Come on, this is 2018. How about some innovative new stuff!

Yes it is a slow lens and I like fast lenses for all the obvious reasons. The snag for having fast lenses esp in such a zoom FL is that they tend to be heavy, big and cost the earth.. I use the 70-200 F4 on my APS-C sensor Sonys. It's pretty good and manageable. Not an equivalent of course but for shorter FL lenses I rely on primes. I shall look at this lens but I'm unlikely to purchase it.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 13:43 UTC
On article A letter from the Publisher (331 comments in total)

Thanks for the excellent info and opinions. Truly valuable contributions for many folk choosing to use and buy cameras/lenses, etc. DPReview is a 'must see' website for the discerning photographer.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 18:48 UTC as 76th comment
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txsizzler: Wow, very nice shots! Sigma has really upped the ante for first party manufactures' by producing some of the best lenses out there as a third party manufacturer. Splendid colors, great sharpness and contrasts... those ART lenses are really something to behold!

The semantics are of no interest to me.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 16:30 UTC
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txsizzler: Wow, very nice shots! Sigma has really upped the ante for first party manufactures' by producing some of the best lenses out there as a third party manufacturer. Splendid colors, great sharpness and contrasts... those ART lenses are really something to behold!

Definitely described by Sigma as a Contemporary lens - see https://www.sigma-imaging-uk.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59_68&product_id=567

Both Art & Contemporary lenses from Sigma are excellent and the difference can be hard to see in terms of the outputs.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 12:44 UTC

Thanks for these pics many of which are beautiful. I reckon from this sample and YouTube videos that this is an excellent lens. Definitely on my shopping list.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 12:39 UTC as 20th comment
On article Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens (383 comments in total)

Excellent feature. I like the 135mm FL. My original/first was the SMC Takumar F3.5 and I still have it. Able to use it easily with Sony a7 via adapter. But I do like AF for speed and fast capture so I added a Zeiss Batis 2.8/135 mm recently. Definitely feels like a thoroughbred and costs as much!

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 23:19 UTC as 81st comment
On article Panasonic G9 added to studio scene comparison (166 comments in total)
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mikey fried: This is ridiculous. It may be a bit better than some of the other Lumix models like GX80 but come on its £1000 more, without a lens, 3x the price!
Save your money and spent it on lenses, travel, books, fun, or give it to charity for christmas.

...."It may be a bit better....". Well actually a lot better. Panasonic have raised the bar in developing and launching this camera. Not everybody needs or appreciates what's in this package and so they can save or squander their money elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 17:02 UTC
On article Panasonic G9 added to studio scene comparison (166 comments in total)
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jackie semple: Seemingly, there is nothing much in these outputs separating these different cameras and so I think other factors will determine the buyer's choice. For the G9 there is the Image Stabilisation which (when I tested in store) seems amazing, the burst speeds, the AF appears top, best viewfinder IMHO, Dual UHS-II SD card slots supporting new high-speed V-rated cards (and both at high speed), the High Res images and of significant interest to folk without small hands is the grip - just excellent. Just one negative for me is the sensor size and I don't know if I can get passed that.

RED1 - Medium Format would be interesting eg, Pentax 645 or indeed Hasselblad but that has not been so. However, clients know what they want and so far as I'm aware they haven't got a notion of what a pixel is, other than perhaps the latest Google smartphone!

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 00:30 UTC
On article Panasonic G9 added to studio scene comparison (166 comments in total)
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jackie semple: Seemingly, there is nothing much in these outputs separating these different cameras and so I think other factors will determine the buyer's choice. For the G9 there is the Image Stabilisation which (when I tested in store) seems amazing, the burst speeds, the AF appears top, best viewfinder IMHO, Dual UHS-II SD card slots supporting new high-speed V-rated cards (and both at high speed), the High Res images and of significant interest to folk without small hands is the grip - just excellent. Just one negative for me is the sensor size and I don't know if I can get passed that.

@RED1 > I 'm wondering where you got the stat of "97% of users never will be limited by the sensor".

Factually, the difference is significant. I have used M43 in the past but gave it up because of what the other mediums offer, a significantly different IQ that clients crave. There are limitations to most things.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 00:10 UTC
On article Panasonic G9 added to studio scene comparison (166 comments in total)
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otto k: You people just don't get it. MY camera is way better than YOUR camera.
Also, my dad would totally own your dad, just saying...

Very thoughtful. Thanks!

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 19:27 UTC
On article Panasonic G9 added to studio scene comparison (166 comments in total)
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evan ts: It seems the G9 has an excellent denoising algorithm.
http://bit.ly/2BJhAk6
http://bit.ly/2BINMnm
http://bit.ly/2BHfjpu

Second only but close to the Fujifilm APS-C sensor camera. Very encouraging.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 18:49 UTC
On article Panasonic G9 added to studio scene comparison (166 comments in total)

Seemingly, there is nothing much in these outputs separating these different cameras and so I think other factors will determine the buyer's choice. For the G9 there is the Image Stabilisation which (when I tested in store) seems amazing, the burst speeds, the AF appears top, best viewfinder IMHO, Dual UHS-II SD card slots supporting new high-speed V-rated cards (and both at high speed), the High Res images and of significant interest to folk without small hands is the grip - just excellent. Just one negative for me is the sensor size and I don't know if I can get passed that.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 17:06 UTC as 33rd comment | 7 replies
On article 2017 Buying Guides: Best cameras for any budget (34 comments in total)
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jackie semple: The BIG NIKON ADVERT at the top of DPReview Web page is a complete turn off. Nothing against NIKON. It's like a large pop-up advert. Doesn't matter what the product is. I dislike it. So I shut it down by immediately scrolling down the page.

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Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 12:18 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guides: Best cameras for any budget (34 comments in total)
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jackie semple: The BIG NIKON ADVERT at the top of DPReview Web page is a complete turn off. Nothing against NIKON. It's like a large pop-up advert. Doesn't matter what the product is. I dislike it. So I shut it down by immediately scrolling down the page.

You are so right about the need for their presence but I'm suggesting a more balanced presentation. I'm generally happy with ads. They can contain info about products that is useful or interesting. But here it is the SIZE of the ad (dominates the web page) that turns me off. Others may disagree with this opinion and perhaps appreciate such a spread. I just think advertisers need to be made aware of such concerns whether or not this is not a shared view. .

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 19:07 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guides: Best cameras for any budget (34 comments in total)

The BIG NIKON ADVERT at the top of DPReview Web page is a complete turn off. Nothing against NIKON. It's like a large pop-up advert. Doesn't matter what the product is. I dislike it. So I shut it down by immediately scrolling down the page.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 13:20 UTC as 5th comment | 11 replies

A beautiful area of the world but not a beautiful wedding photo. Daft, I think.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 22:53 UTC as 48th comment
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