Ricardo Maia

Lives in Portugal Porto, Portugal
Joined on Dec 16, 2003


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Bobthearch: "comes with 2x optical zoom" No it doesn't. It has two cameras, each with a fixed focal length.

I have somewhere a Sharp 903 phone with a 3mPx camera (circa 2004 or 2005, I believe) which has 2x optical zoom and moveable lens AF. I remember the photos were nothing short of amazing at the time. The lens were... well, sharp!

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 01:03 UTC
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Frederico70x7: Where is the FW update for X100s?

That's a shame. I would pay for a fw update with most of the features the x100t has, and could be implemented on the x100s without issue or delay.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 16:45 UTC

Shame they are letting the X100S out. Same processor and sensor as the X100T and XT-1, so hardware wise is not an issue.
That camera still has more to give:
- face detection AF
- AE in the same spot as AF
- Classic Chrome
- Customisable Q menu
- Customisable buttons
- Video improvements (frame rate and manual modes)
- Electronic Shutter

X100T users would still have a better OVF, better LCD screen, 1/3F stops, Wi-Fi, better button layout, etc...

Come on, Fuji, bring these funcions to the X100S.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 17:50 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (411 comments in total)
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jorg14: Did I miss something but with touting all the manual controls, where is the PASM.. knob?

Working with a layout live this (same as fuji cameras), makes the PASM dial one of the stupiddest and worthless things on a camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 10:20 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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davidonformosa: I'm sure it's a great camera, but is the price premium over the Fuji XE2 or Olympus E-M1 worth it? I'd say no, but I'm sure Leica will still have plenty of orders for this camera.

Light leak was an early issue proptly solved by fuji, with a customer support that olympus doesn't have. Olympus has creaking LCD bezels and didn't do anything about it. Fuji doesn't have binding issues with their lenses or third party lenses.
As you can see, bashing is not good...

Link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 20:23 UTC
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michael19843: Why did they not make this camera with a zoom lens? Pure mental concept to have two adapters. Just stick a zoom lens on it Fuji.

Try to find a constant f2 zoom lens on this category...

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 09:43 UTC
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Mattersburger: That's a lot of metal & glass to get to an f2 normal.

Gordon, why are you trolling?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 20:08 UTC
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Digital Suicide: Fuji guys, stop toying around.
Just install a lens mount on the next gen X100SS.

Isn't that called a Xpro1?
I prefer this way. We still have a leaf shutter with all the noise and high speed sync advantages.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 13:51 UTC

That's a great option. You can get both the 28mm and 50mm converters for less than a single 50mm lens, ending up with a high quality f2.0 equivalent prime lens paired with a very nice body.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 09:32 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Choice: Best Gear of 2013 Awards (194 comments in total)
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Everlast66: The awards given to Fuji and Olympus should be renamed to the "Retro Fetish Awards"

DPR forum here, not a smartphone forum...

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 22:14 UTC

OIS would be a welcome add on, as in the Panasonic 42.5 f1.2 for m4/3. Sometimes it helps a lot...

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 22:08 UTC as 6th comment
On article Have your say: Best Fixed-lens Compact Camera of 2013 (82 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: No bad cameras in the batch, only the Sigma is perhaps a little behind. Still, it was an easy choice for me. Ricoh GR : for pulling off what us GRD owners dreamed of but considered impossible: putting an APSC sensor in that oh-so-slim case.

Yes, but only at certain ISO values, since it is terrible at high ISO...

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 09:57 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery (125 comments in total)
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Alastair Norcross: Looks pretty good. Maybe even as good as the Canon EF-M 22mm F2 pancake, and only 9 times the price. I suppose you pay a lot for that extra stop (and size and weight).

I thought this was about lens, not toys.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 20:11 UTC
On article More pictures leak of purported Olympus PEN 'E-P5' (237 comments in total)
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zinedi: External EVF in the middle only, for extra money? Forget it. No built-in VF - no camera for enthusiasts and advanced photographers.

In the middle, but tiltable. You can't get a better EVF than that...

Link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 10:13 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Hands-on Preview (205 comments in total)
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DElliott: Corrections to preview:
1) The G5 also had a 3:2 aspect ratio LCD, rather than 4:3 as stated.
2) The G6's battery is 1200 mAh (same as G5), rather than 1000 mAh.
3) The G5 also had the GH2 sensor, while the preview implies otherwise.

Body is certainly not in the same chassis. The GH3 is much bigger than the G6.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 21:24 UTC

VERY strange. These samples look worse than a GX1. Just compare them...

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 22:30 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
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