Model Mike

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On article Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality (2213 comments in total)
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TonyNC: Haters here are missing the point. This isn't a camera for photographers. While this is a photographers site, there are hundreds of thousands of buyers who never come here and have zero interest clue what DPReview is.
No joystick, tiny evf, lower Res lcd single card mean ZIP to a majority of buyers. Mom wants small, good and easy. That's it. She tells me that every day at the retail counter. This camera hits the mark.
Serious photo dude wants something small and light but good IQ when traveling. The big bag, everything but the kitchen sink photographer is a dying breed. He'll buy this as a simple light travel camera.
Pair this with a Tamron 28200 and a nice wide prime and my trip experience will be great and I'll have great images, too.

And let's not forget - every manufacturer leaves a little on the table so we'll get touch, higher MP, etc as the line matures. It's going to be a winner.

"Pair this with a Tamron 28200 and a nice wide prime and my trip experience will be great and I'll have great images, too."

Psst... don't mention that to 'Mom', you'll have her walking out the door in double quick time.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2020 at 11:28 UTC
On article Sony a7C review: Compact size, big sensor image quality (2213 comments in total)

Kit lens looks rubbish, and small size advantage will disappear when using decent FF glass. Could end up being an expensive paperweight for clueless FF wannabees.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2020 at 11:20 UTC as 248th comment | 2 replies
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D200_4me: I tried to buy a mask on ebay after not finding anything on Amazon. An hour later, I noticed the status of the order showed the item was removed. I asked ebay about it and I got a reply back about sellers taking advantage of the situation so they stopped the sales of that item. The price was not unreasonable in my opinion so I don't know what happened (seller was based in China but claimed to have US stock from California). Anyway, I'm done with trying to get a mask. It will be over in the near future anyway and there's almost no infections here in my area, so I've had enough of this.

@Bolton: CV-19 gives diddly squat about 'social safety nets', what matters is ICU beds per 100,000, and Sweden is way down the rankings, even worse than the UK. The US actually ranks rather well.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_hospital_beds

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2020 at 22:03 UTC
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D200_4me: I tried to buy a mask on ebay after not finding anything on Amazon. An hour later, I noticed the status of the order showed the item was removed. I asked ebay about it and I got a reply back about sellers taking advantage of the situation so they stopped the sales of that item. The price was not unreasonable in my opinion so I don't know what happened (seller was based in China but claimed to have US stock from California). Anyway, I'm done with trying to get a mask. It will be over in the near future anyway and there's almost no infections here in my area, so I've had enough of this.

"Sweden's Relaxed Approach to the Coronavirus Could Already Be Backfiring"
https://time.com/5817412/sweden-coronavirus/

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2020 at 18:37 UTC

Forget the Fuji, what we need now is an 'empty street' cam.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2020 at 10:25 UTC as 43rd comment
On a photo in the Nikon ES-2 Negative Scans (DPReview TV) sample gallery (1 comment in total)

This is what it looks like today on Google Maps http://bit.ly/YorkRd_W5

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2020 at 23:52 UTC as 1st comment
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Irakly Shanidze: Basically, no matter how you call a subscription model, it is still the subscription model, "make no mistake about it" :D

Wikipedia: "The subscription business model is a business model in which a customer must pay a recurring price at regular intervals for access to a product."

By this definition, it's NOT a subscription model.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2020 at 13:44 UTC
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Photo_Genius: There are so many things wrong with this camera:
- no stabilization
- ridiculous 1400 usd price tag
- lens is not internal focus and has noisy and slow af
- not even that compact for a fixed lens system, Leica Q and Sony rx1r are almost the same size despite being full frame, Ricoh GR iii is much more compact
- no four way dial

Fujifilm, just release the XT-4 with ibis already.

add

- no DNG support
- no Bayer sensor

GR is smaller, and is a better bet for raw capture (unless you have C1).

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 09:29 UTC
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Model Mike: No snapfocus, no show. GR is king!

Relax, it's only a camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 08:26 UTC

No snapfocus, no show. GR is king!

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2020 at 22:31 UTC as 323rd comment | 2 replies

Too big.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2020 at 00:54 UTC as 31st comment
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justmeMN: A Canon M200 with 22mm lens would be a vaguely similar alternative.

#73 in the GR clever tricks list: set the camera and shoot with a glass of your favourite tipple in the other hand. Can't do that with a phone.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2019 at 22:11 UTC
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chadley_chad: I’m fine with 28mm ... it’s just f2.8 on a fixed APSC ... for the high price that’s just not a good thing!

Not a problem - radical cropping is entirely possible thanks to its ridiculously sharp lens. At least that's my experience with the GR II.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2019 at 21:56 UTC

Frighteningly impressive.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2019 at 22:23 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix G95 sample gallery (75 comments in total)
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flektogon: Actually all of them are beautiful pictures. What is just not so O.K. (with the MFT cameras generally) is rather the size of their bodies. Definitely they are larger in respect to their sensor size, than any other (APS-C, FF) cameras.

Well at least the G95 is slightly smaller than G9 (which I own and like a lot). Body size aside, I really like the ergonomics of these cameras, and the lenses are relatively small and light.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2019 at 20:24 UTC

Lol, hilarious :)) With all that fiddling with the app she almost lost the shot - should have left the camera behind and just used the phone. The ad shows perfectly - if unintentionally - why dSLR sales are rapidly going down the pan.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2019 at 09:15 UTC as 19th comment
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z6 and Z7 Eye-AF put to the test (181 comments in total)
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007peter: **** Request a Panasonic G9 or Olympus Eye AF **** test. Did you know that Olympus introduced Eye AF back in 2014 with Olympus EM1 II? Admittedly, it sucks, and I give Sony the credit or PERFECTING it. Today both Olympus and Panasonic has added Eye AF feature, but no one talks about it.

Eye AF is very usable on the G9. Crucially, if it can't find a face it fails gracefully into single point AF, so for many situations when shooting people, it's all you really need.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2019 at 15:47 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z6 and Z7 Eye-AF put to the test (181 comments in total)
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thorgal: I'm not a Nikon user, my digital camera doesn't even have an AF but - am i the only one here who thinks that eye-AF is the most over-hyped and drama making camera feature since the dawn of photography???

It's the kind of thing you never needed... until you have it.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2019 at 08:55 UTC
On article Best lenses for Micro Four Thirds (360 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: A wonderful reminder of how good the MFT as a system is. People really shouldn't be put off by the smaller censor-size. In my opinion, MFT makes a lot more sense than FF or even APSC for most people.

Having made the jump myself (from Pentax APS-C to a Panasonic G9), I couldn't agree more.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2019 at 15:46 UTC
On article Nikon D3500 vs. Canon T7: Which is better? (270 comments in total)
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Whitesands: cell phone pictures are fine for looking at them on a cell phone...On your computer screen or print they aren't even close to apsc image quality.

Hmm.... actually, my iPhone 8 pics look remarkably good on a 1680 x 1050 screen.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2019 at 13:40 UTC
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