SDPharm

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Isn't it up to Library of Congress to sue Getty, since she gave them images to them? Unless, if she specifically retains the rights to commercial use.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 19:12 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply

Good concept. Don't know how they are going to make it work. If everyone wants to try out a hot new camera, they will quickly run out of stock. It's going to be a logistics nightmare. But I guess that's why they, rather than I, are doing this.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 20:40 UTC as 9th comment
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justinwonnacott: The woman with the snake has to be on of the sleaziest, cheesiest promo pix for a major brand I have seen in a long time. Takes me back to the pages of Modern Photography in the 1970's or worse.

I know. It's time to show some male underwear models!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 17:42 UTC
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SDPharm: One of the very few exciting new cameras out there (Hassy being the other one), once it gets out of vaporware phase.

To be honest, I'm not that familiar with the Quattro line other than it's Foveon sensor. But the DPR cons on DP kind of discouraged me:

* Woeful (and mandatory) Raw processing software
* Rudimentary AF
* Poor high ISO image quality
* No video

Even the Hassy is merely evolutionary, but making a (small) medium format camera into such a small body is cool. L16 is truly different, like how iPhone changed the way people take pictures. And it's easy to understand how it could work.

Lytro is exotic, but I'm sure it's that useful.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 17:51 UTC

One of the very few exciting new cameras out there (Hassy being the other one), once it gets out of vaporware phase.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 23:44 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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maxnimo: Would it still be good if it's "handmade in Sweden" by Syrian refugees or Somali immigrants?

FWIW, Steve Jobs is the son of a Syrian political refugee.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 18:43 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)

Did I miss something? Why are all sample photos low res?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:24 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)
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maxnimo: Would it still be good if it's "handmade in Sweden" by Syrian refugees or Somali immigrants?

> can you elaborate on this a little more?

No, please don't.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:33 UTC
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Mike FL: I do not think "Battery charger not included" is an real CON, why? b/c if "Battery charger not included", the battery can be charged inside of the camera.

I use $20 Watson charger which has:
- an USB output,
- can be powered by car outlet
- the battery plates can be changed for different kind battery

I can charge two battery same time, one is inside of the camera via charger's USB while other is in the charger. Otherwise, you have to bring two chargers, or wake up in the mid of the night to charge another battery while traveling.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Watson+Compact+AC%2FDC+Charger&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

This DPR reviewer is not living in the real world as the real CON is "can not charge battery inside of the camera".

BTW, I have two camera, Pana and Oly having battery charger included, can not charge the battery inside of the camera.

> In-camrea charging ability is function/feature...

Yep, a very good point that many people missed.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 16:59 UTC
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Mike FL: I do not think "Battery charger not included" is an real CON, why? b/c if "Battery charger not included", the battery can be charged inside of the camera.

I use $20 Watson charger which has:
- an USB output,
- can be powered by car outlet
- the battery plates can be changed for different kind battery

I can charge two battery same time, one is inside of the camera via charger's USB while other is in the charger. Otherwise, you have to bring two chargers, or wake up in the mid of the night to charge another battery while traveling.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Watson+Compact+AC%2FDC+Charger&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

This DPR reviewer is not living in the real world as the real CON is "can not charge battery inside of the camera".

BTW, I have two camera, Pana and Oly having battery charger included, can not charge the battery inside of the camera.

> Charging in camera is not the cleverest thing to do and not the way forward...

That's what they used to say about laptops and cell phones batteries.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 18:27 UTC

We need a scream triggered shutter...

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 18:23 UTC as 8th comment
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Silat Shooter: Like others here, I think the score should be a little higher. I agree with the shortcoming, especially the lack of weather sealing and mic jack. The viewfinder is very usable but also agree that the 16:9 frame and in 4:3 a good amount of non-used black area is a negative.

But what this camera does well, it does very well. It's a great little discreet shooter with a terrific touchscreen and AF system. The IS function is also outstanding. The video out the camera looks amazing too! I really like the camera! The ingredients are here to build on a better hybrid take everywhere camera body for Photokina...GX9, GH5...

> if it had weather sealing it would be one less thing to be concerned about...

Of course, that's most people's thinking. To take advantage of this fear, manufacturers simply throw a few rubber bands in a camera and charge $200 more for it. I was simply saying I have not seen evidence that non-sealed equipment performed any worse.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 19:40 UTC
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Silat Shooter: Like others here, I think the score should be a little higher. I agree with the shortcoming, especially the lack of weather sealing and mic jack. The viewfinder is very usable but also agree that the 16:9 frame and in 4:3 a good amount of non-used black area is a negative.

But what this camera does well, it does very well. It's a great little discreet shooter with a terrific touchscreen and AF system. The IS function is also outstanding. The video out the camera looks amazing too! I really like the camera! The ingredients are here to build on a better hybrid take everywhere camera body for Photokina...GX9, GH5...

> I agree with the shortcoming, especially the lack of weather sealing and mic jack.

Weather sealing does not help you take better pictures. I have seen no evidence suggesting weather sealing makes any difference in real life usage.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 00:46 UTC
On article Virtual Reality: It's not just for gamers anymore (155 comments in total)

You hear it here first, business idea: micro paint sprayer to put mustache on people when they are enjoying their virtual reality.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 16:37 UTC as 20th comment
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (267 comments in total)

The title says hands-on, but I don't see any hand on the camera. :(

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 19:03 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
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PeaceKeeper: I love my $99 used GX1. It serves as a great body to match with the 20mm f/1.7 lens when I don't want to carry anything too large.

This is the camera I was waiting for as a replacement, but I was really hoping they'd put the new sensor in it for this price. IBIS? Awesome. EVF? Awesome. Just not sure it's gonna be enough to tempt me. The GX1 still makes REALLY great files. I have the EVF for it, too. The GX1 is very comfortable to hold, as well. This one looks... less comfortable.

Hmm.

Maybe it will drive used GX7 prices down.

> This is the camera I was waiting for as a replacement, but I was really hoping they'd put the new sensor in it for this price.

A new sensor would be the least productive addition to any new modern cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 22:23 UTC
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (296 comments in total)

> It can be hard to get excited about enthusiast level DSLR updates...

What irony.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 22:57 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview is hiring! Software development manager (109 comments in total)

Number 1 task: make the site retina display compatible. A photography gear site not able to take advantage of modern high resolution display is shameful.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 05:12 UTC as 22nd comment | 10 replies
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Arizona Sunset: Would have been more interesting at f2.8. At least then I could justify it, and the rest of the m43 zoom catalog, over the dozens of 1" cameras flooding the market.

> Really though, how exciting would an f2.8 travel zoom for m43 have been?

F2.8 is not that different from F3.5. There, I said it.

Well, I take it back. They are different. F2.8 would be a lot bigger and heavier.
F5.6 is a stretch though.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 06:13 UTC
On article Framing fashion with Dixie Dixon (46 comments in total)
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Gosman: She is from Dallas and we are proud of her. But it does amaze me how youth will trump age and experience in the fashion photography business. I've heard her speech before, and she has worked hard but mostly been at the right place at the right time with a lot of luck. She obviously made a decision very young in life to be a photographer while most of us had to make hard decisions about growing up and having a family and making a good living. If she is still active in the business at 45, I will consider her a success.

> At 20 years old you simply don't have the experience of an older 'craftsman' professional photographer...

Sorry, but I have to offend my peer group there. Many, dare I say most, scientific or math discoveries were done by young people. Same goes with technology innovations. Old folks like us are good at banging on the same old thing for a long time, aka craftsman mentality. But sparks really come from young people.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 05:13 UTC
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