Jeff Keller

Jeff Keller

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Works as a Senior Writer, Digital Photography Review
Has a website at http://www.dpreview.com
Joined on Feb 19, 2013
About me:

I'm the former publisher of the Digital Camera Resource Page who is now writing reviews and managing new product launches here at DPReview.

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On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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dpr4bb: Only 95% coverage on the LCD display?!?

did you see that somewhere in our specs?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 19:09 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Autriche78: Good for Canon, but can someone explain why every manufacturer seems to desire to confuse the consumer with model numbers that bear no obvious relation to hierarchy within a system? So this is below the 5 but above the 3 - and labelled as #6. Seriously...

@RedFox88: Canon sells a ton of cameras in China.

Here's a whole Wikipedia article about unlucky number 4:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetraphobia

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 05:15 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Autriche78: Good for Canon, but can someone explain why every manufacturer seems to desire to confuse the consumer with model numbers that bear no obvious relation to hierarchy within a system? So this is below the 5 but above the 3 - and labelled as #6. Seriously...

I think there's no M4 because the number four is an unlucky number in Chinese, since it sounds like "deceased" or similar. Way back when, Canon skipped the PowerShot G4, as well.

Agreed that it's super-confusing, though.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 04:37 UTC
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Thorgrem: So can we expect new Nikon 1 products any time soon?

I think the writing's on the wall.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 17:09 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (209 comments in total)
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Tom Schum: You wrote "The Minolta GT apochromatic lens had a manual zoom ring (please, someone do this again)".
The Fujifilm X10/X20/X30 series had the manual zoom ring. I bought X10 and X30, and I can tell you it is a great feature.
The X30 vanished from the market so quickly though! I waited about 6 months after introduction, then bought one. It was off the market just a few months later.

That comment is referring to long zoom camera... I'll clarify in the text.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 16:35 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (209 comments in total)
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AndroC: "The Minolta GT apochromatic lens had a manual zoom ring (please, someone do this again) and a fly-by-wire focus ring." Don't most zooms have a manual zoom ring? Or am I reading this wrongly?

^^ What he said

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
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Edgar_in_Indy: The sample gallery isn't working for me. Bummer.

Me either. And I can't find the original files so I guess we're out of luck. :(

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 18:40 UTC
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photosen: I still think people using their tablets to take photos looks way more ridiculous.

I was on the trip of a lifetime in Antarctica a few years ago and was shocked to see how many people were taking photos with iPads and the like.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 03:11 UTC
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ttran88: What's up with the battery life (390 shots) for an OVF camera? How's the live view AF?

Pretty small battery.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 23:24 UTC
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Robemo: It's a bit confusing review which contains some errors/bad choices:

1. The comparison at 400mm shows that the Panasonic focused on the orange crane, the Sony on the white building behind it, making that comparison useless.
2. Why using JPEG's to compare lens quality in the comparison tool? JPEG rendering has never been Panasonics strong point. When you download the RAW files and process them equally, you will find the difference less shocking and at some focal ranges (around 135mm for instance) far less than the JPEG's suggest.

In general (and DPR has mentioned it in other reviews) lenses are the weak spot of these 1 inch high density small sensor cameras with complex zooms. Lenses are strained a lot. DPR mentioned in other reviews (of Sony RX100 models I think) how much trouble it took them to find a review model with a proper lens. Lots of fluctuations in lens performance. That's probably why Sony spent so much effort/money in the RX10 III lens.

@Robemo, these are Raw images which are converted to JPEGs with default ACR settings. You can download the original Raws if you'd like, there's a link right below the thumbnail.

Also, we use tap-to-focus on subjects at infinity, so there shouldn't be any OOF shots.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 21:41 UTC

The error on the last page about the FZ2500 being weather-selaed has been fixed. Apologies for the mistake.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 02:49 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
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A Girard: And in the summary where you usually see Conclusion/Samples, yet all you see is Conclusion. Reviewer have a few pints in the pub before he published this review?

Sorry, can you clarify what you're not seeing? Everything shows up for me: conclusion, scoring, photos.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 02:47 UTC
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PC Wheeler: Interesting review. But some oddities.

In the Page 1 summary table it says the FZ1000 has a touch screen -- if so, I was cheated because mine seems not to have this feature.

And in the Conclusion they say in the table of Pros and Cons under Cons "No support for USB charging", then just above the Video heading it says "The camera supports USB charging, and kudos to Panasonic for also including an external charger in the box."

Thanks for catching those!

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 20:46 UTC
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Najinsky: Very poor gallery.

First, it's an 18-150 lens, yet only two shots are over 50mm; one at 62/f11 and one at 150/f9.

The 150 f9 shot has nothing in sharp focus, is this a photographer choice or is the lens really that soft at 150 f/9? If it's really that soft there is no point having the lens go to 150 as an upsampled 100mm would look better. Well, that could be the case for this type of zoom, but in this case we have to guess because there is no 100mm shot, or 80mm, or 135mm, etc.

Also, to keep lenses compact and easier to design, software corrections are allowed for. This happens automatically during raw conversion for many cameras. For example, M43 images carry image correction data in the image file which is applied automatically by most major converters. How does it work with EOS-M, as some of these images would clearly benefit from some basic CA and diffraction compensation.

Guys, you know I love you, but I find this content quite sub-par on several levels.

@Najinksy: the small aperture shots were camera's choice, not photographers choice. We were hoping to add some telephoto shots this weekend but the weather has not been cooperative.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 05:03 UTC
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M02: Nice pics. I have an M5 and I’m really interested in this lens. The image quality looks good. The only criticism I have is the significant amount of chromatic aberration, but I see this clears up nicely in DPP. But I’m a bit puzzled by the fact that none of these pics are taken at maximum aperture, and hardly any in the upper half of the zoom range. The extra zoom range is the main appeal over the 18-55, and with such a slow lens you are going to be shooting wide open much of the time. Oh well, still encouraging results for a super zoom. I'm probably going to get one.

Telephoto shots are coming... thanks for your patience!

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 05:00 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1180 comments in total)
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Jorginho: Sensor res is wrong in your list. Not 4188 x 3888 for sure.

Fixed, thanks for catching that.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 19:54 UTC
On article A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview (119 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "in the US in early February for a body-only price of $549" -DPR

In my experience, taking photos without a lens produces poor results.

It does indeed come with the 12-32 for the $549 price.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 19:10 UTC
On article A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview (119 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "in the US in early February for a body-only price of $549" -DPR

In my experience, taking photos without a lens produces poor results.

We've received conflicting info about whether or not it comes with a lens. Stay tuned.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 19:01 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1180 comments in total)
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WGChsv: I wonder if the two planned firmware updates will be free? In the past large updates (addition of V-Log) have run about $99.

I believe they will be. V-Log L remains $99.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 19:00 UTC
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TheClueless: Wut, Apple put some blond hair on the actual pioneer of modern digital cameras, the QV-10 and called it the Quicktake 200 3 years later. If you're a digital camera blog and not an Apple fanboi blog, get your facts right.

The QuickTake 100 preceded the QV-10 by about a year. The QV-10 was, however, the first consumer camera to have live view.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2016 at 00:43 UTC
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