Turnip Chops

Turnip Chops

Lives in United Kingdom Clapham Old Town, London, United Kingdom
Works as a Writer. Takes the odd picture. Hates country walks
Joined on Oct 13, 2010

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jl_smith: 1). Nice to see Sony users getting a new lens.
2). Wow am I glad I moved to Fuji.

In fairness, the question included the phrase "like this" not "the same as this".

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 18:45 UTC
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Mr Bolton: Or maybe you're just a misty eyed Apple fanboy..

I washed my Galaxy S5 last week. I mean it was submerged in the pocket of my Utilikilt, right there in the bottom of the agitating clothes washer for the whole 12 minute wash cycle-detergent and all-before I figured it out and rescued my phone.

And you know what? It has a 16mp Sony sensor in its camera.. and after I washed the soap off it-under the kitchen sink tap-I dried it off with a towel and put it back in my pocket. It still works just fine.

Oh, then I plugged a regular headphone cord into it. And replaced its battery. Then put the other 64GB SD card into it, because it was full of UHD video. Which I know is a couple hundred pixels shy of full 4K, but who's counting..

Did you enjoy that eulogy of technology that still works just fine. Good for you. Do you feel all cosy and post material inside. Yawn, yawn and bloody yawn!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 11:47 UTC
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Thrashbarg: This sort of 'advertorial' really annoys me, and is one of the reasons that I don't visit DPR as often these days.

Oh, my Galaxy S7 has most of the above. It also has some other stuff, like a MicroSD slot and a headphone socket.

I'm aware of the people saying "if you're not interested in Apple products, don't bother reading the reviews or posting comments". Yet more proof of the brainwashing going on at the Cult of Apple,

how come you and millions of others aren't brainwashed then? Do you have special powers that the rest of us happy apple users don't have?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 11:45 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2196 comments in total)
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paul2009: Anyone any idea how much this will cost in the UK?

Park Cameras has it listed as £1399 body only on a pre order. Not sure if they plan any bundle deals with 18-55, as per XT1.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 08:03 UTC
On article Faster flagship: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T2 (121 comments in total)
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Samuel Jessop: I'd like to ask Fuji why there is no GPS in any of their cameras. 6D, 7D Mk II, K-1, X1D all have it so it's not that niche, and having to separately track your travel is a fudge when the tidiest solution is to embed the location in each image file.

Meanwhile my phone has been able to geotag every photo it takes since 2011.

@samuel Jessop Sure I appreciate that. Despite being a seasoned traveller, I'm rarely country hopping so much that I would forget. On the other hand, I agree that if its there, we can both take or leave it. I don't know how problematic it is to add, but I can't imagine it being that hard.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 07:59 UTC
On article Faster flagship: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T2 (121 comments in total)
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Samuel Jessop: I'd like to ask Fuji why there is no GPS in any of their cameras. 6D, 7D Mk II, K-1, X1D all have it so it's not that niche, and having to separately track your travel is a fudge when the tidiest solution is to embed the location in each image file.

Meanwhile my phone has been able to geotag every photo it takes since 2011.

Is it not possible to remember where pictures are taken? I couldn't care less about GPS. Maybe it's an age thing?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 14:37 UTC
On article Faster flagship: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T2 (121 comments in total)
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Mike99999: Looks like a nice camera if you need APS-C and are 100% sure you will never switch to full frame.

Nevertheless, there is NO reason whatsoever why this camera should cost so much more than the Nikon D7200 or A6300.

It is the same tactic as Olympus: lock users into your crop lens system, and then jack up the prices of bodies to stratospheric levels.

"subframe snapper"?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:36 UTC
On article Faster flagship: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T2 (121 comments in total)
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eivissa1: sorry

For?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:35 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)
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moimoi: Nikon has been screwing their customers for quite some time now. I have no regrets to have left the Nikon camp in 2011.

It would seem so...

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 07:59 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)
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thejohnnerparty: I'm impressed. For working professionals, the D5 is going to help them make a living. They will be able to get the job done and that's what counts. The motocross, the rugby, the wedding, the stage shots - all great stuff. PP or not, if you get the shot, you're golden. The D5 appears to be a winner. ;-)

It's winning a bit better!

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 08:48 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (352 comments in total)
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NSingh: Looking for best midrange camera of my personal choice, but will have to wait long :
1. Sony A58 : Translucent mirror technology, sensor not getting full lights.
2. Sony A6000 : Most popular but for me kit lens not good, pictures are in dull colors and huge barrel distortion as I saw sample from users. Body not like DSLR.
3. Canon 750D : Best DSLR for live view shooting. But Pictures are not as sharp as Nikon D5500 (low pass filter issue). Also HDR and battery issue.
4. Nikon D5500 : Over all the best, but very slow in live view and mediocre fps.

I want sharpness, ISO, HDR and battery like D5500; fps, AF like sony A6000, and live view, colors and kit lens (18-135), vary angle touch screen and body like canon 750D in one single DSLR. So far that not seems possible in near future.

Can any one help me ????????

Yes, you may need to spend a bit more money to get what you want!

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 12:19 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (352 comments in total)
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Suave: The quality of the gym photos (read: indoor sports) is pathetic.

That seems a bit strong. Why are they pathetic?

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2016 at 12:17 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)
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Chev Chelios: So 20+ years after Olympus produced the pocketable XA and Mju/stylus why has no one apart from Sony managed to produce a compact 'full frame' fixed focal length camera? Ricoh, Fuji and Nikon have almost done it, but is a full frame sensor still so much more expensive to produce than an APS-C?

I don't think it is, and I suspect most consumers of Fuji, Oly, and others are not bothered by the lack of FF.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)
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nerd2: Nice looking toy with tiny sensor.

Are you going to buy one though?

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:38 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)
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Chev Chelios: So 20+ years after Olympus produced the pocketable XA and Mju/stylus why has no one apart from Sony managed to produce a compact 'full frame' fixed focal length camera? Ricoh, Fuji and Nikon have almost done it, but is a full frame sensor still so much more expensive to produce than an APS-C?

Leica Q! However, I suspect the lack of options is explained by the price of such devices on the one hand, and the projected sales on the other. As nice as they are, the market for fixed lens, FF cameras, is quite small.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:35 UTC

It does look a very ergonomic piece of kit....very tempted.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 13:11 UTC as 70th comment
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (745 comments in total)
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srados: Dynamic range, that is main reason why I did go with Canon system on the first place.So I can rescue low light images, or pump up colors when I really needed to pump them up.Sony-Nikon always had more saturated yellows and reds(if that was considered "dynamic" color range). Canon always sported a neutral approach in color department and that is why I love them.Speaking of blurry images, I have yet to find sharp non grainy image from Nikon system.I have not found one yet.

Photomedium, I do it all the time mate, no worries. Happy holidays. :)

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 23:08 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (745 comments in total)
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srados: Dynamic range, that is main reason why I did go with Canon system on the first place.So I can rescue low light images, or pump up colors when I really needed to pump them up.Sony-Nikon always had more saturated yellows and reds(if that was considered "dynamic" color range). Canon always sported a neutral approach in color department and that is why I love them.Speaking of blurry images, I have yet to find sharp non grainy image from Nikon system.I have not found one yet.

Daft Punk - Yes Sony sensors do reveal more shadow detail. But two things though! 1. A camera is more than the sensor. whilst important, it's not the deciding feature of camera choice, so many factors contribute to the excellence of a camera. I concede that my comment was a bit glib, but to listen to some a camera is no more than a sensor in a box with lens stuck on. 2. There are so few times when three stops more of DR would be a critical factor. I concede that if I were a landscape photographer, I might think of the Exmor as a better option. For what its worth I do think that A7RII looks a fantastic piece of kit, I would like to see more native lenses to show it off though.

Anyway, Merry Christmas yourself, and all the best in the new year. F.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 17:09 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (745 comments in total)
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srados: Dynamic range, that is main reason why I did go with Canon system on the first place.So I can rescue low light images, or pump up colors when I really needed to pump them up.Sony-Nikon always had more saturated yellows and reds(if that was considered "dynamic" color range). Canon always sported a neutral approach in color department and that is why I love them.Speaking of blurry images, I have yet to find sharp non grainy image from Nikon system.I have not found one yet.

Photomedium. Sandbox! I hope your photography is better than your hopeless insults. Fiddle with your technology all you like. If you think technology takes great pictures...snap away, I really couldn't care less.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 16:58 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (745 comments in total)
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srados: Dynamic range, that is main reason why I did go with Canon system on the first place.So I can rescue low light images, or pump up colors when I really needed to pump them up.Sony-Nikon always had more saturated yellows and reds(if that was considered "dynamic" color range). Canon always sported a neutral approach in color department and that is why I love them.Speaking of blurry images, I have yet to find sharp non grainy image from Nikon system.I have not found one yet.

Daft Punk - So clearly and evidently rubbish that all those Canon shooters out there are simply unable to take the award winning shots they produce on a regular basis. I have yet to meet a serious professional, and I know quite a few, who take advantage of all those Sony options you speak of. If it suits you fine, jog along.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 12:13 UTC
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