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While Panasonic has to «sponsor» in order to get a good, informative interview published, dpr pours out «article» after «article» of so-called objective journalism full of Sony praise. I’ve followed this site for over a decade, and the recent Sony bias is unlike anything I’ve seen before. Sad to witness.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 17:34 UTC as 62nd comment | 4 replies
On article Sony a7 III Review (2158 comments in total)

It’s so pathetic (in the literal meaning of the word) that dpreview keeps using the term «full frame» about the 35mm sensor size. There is nothing «full» about this sensor size, it is just a remnant from the days of analogue film. Actually, the first time this term was used about a 35mm digital sensor was by Canon when they launched the original 1Ds, so it was a marketing ploy right from the beginning, and it is just sad that so-called objective review sites have bought into this.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 09:40 UTC as 82nd comment | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7 III (584 comments in total)
In reply to:

michaelbehrens: Especially for former Fuji users, the different picture styles of the jpg-engine are likely to be interesting. I took the usual procedure for that: my bookshelf. Here you can find the comparison of the Sony Creative Styles: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmfSq9NA

That’s nowhere near the quality and versatility of Fuji’s film simulations. Fuji is the undisputed king if you prefer not to post process every single photo.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 14:29 UTC

This 35mm sensor hype has gone too far

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 23:46 UTC as 14th comment | 9 replies

That these two 35mm dinosaurs are high end cameras of the year is just wrong on so many levels. Probably less than 10% of those voting could ever actually afford these cameras, and less than 1% actually need the overkill/oversize performance on offer. Photography enthusiasts really need to get a grip on reality. The winner should clearly be Panasonic G9.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 15:41 UTC as 18th comment | 15 replies
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1095 comments in total)

No clear winner, i.e. Sony and Nikon sponsor equally.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 12:32 UTC as 44th comment
On challenge A person out there. (1 comment in total)

How about increasing the number of entries? Seems popular..

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 19:02 UTC as 1st comment

Panasonic lenses seem to have gotten very expensive lately. The 8-18mm I recently called the «most overpriced lens in the system». Apparently it still sells at that price. Now, it seems, that crown has gone to this 200mm. And I’m not some fullframe measurebator coming here to talk down a leaner format because I’m deadly afraid my dinosaur sensor will soon be extinct. I’m a long time owner and user of micro four thirds. I accepted the price of the Nocticron based on the stellar wide open quality, amazing bokeh, fast AF and IOS. But this 200mm at 3000 USD? No matter how amazing it is, at this focal length, this aperture, it’s just too expensive. Ultimately, a telephoto lens price will very much come down to the size of the glass elements used, which in turn is determined by the physical aperture opening. 200/2.8=71.5mm for this lens. Certainly there are huge variations here based on wide open quality, AF, OIS etc, but show me another lens with a 71.5mm aperture opening at 3000 USD...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 09:51 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply
On challenge Product Shoot: Beer (5 comments in total)
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Johnny621: I'm disappointed in the results....I didn't know products were sold in glasses,,,,hmmm. In cans or bottles is the normal merchandising route.

For real?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 09:38 UTC

Sensor quality has become so good, any difference between the likes of 35mm, APS-C or micro four thirds is today redundant. Much greater is the quality difference between the different brand's metering and color processing, and here, in my opinion, Fuji with the film simulations comes out on top. Coincidentally, Fuji uses an APS-C sensor, so that's what's in my camera. But I'd choose the Fuji JPEG engine no matter if they used a different sensor size, as that processing and the film simulations are just so much more crucial to final image quality (unless of course you like to raw develop every single shot).

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 16:03 UTC as 180th comment | 2 replies

Very long telephoto --- *Check*
Fast focusing for action --- *Check*
Decently wide --- *Check*
Sensor with good DR / ISO --- *Check*
Lens good quality, brightness --- *Check*
Good video functionality --- *Check*

Ultra wideangle --- *No*
Thin DOF at 85mm, environmental portraits --- *No*
Can be made small, inconspicuous --- *No*
Very high brightness, indoors without flash --- *No*
Film Simulations, no need to use RAW --- *No*

Overall, this checks more boxes than any all-in-one camera before. But there are still needs that only an interchangeable lens camera can cover. Really exciting that Sony develops something like this though.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 13:18 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply

200mm f2, 100-400mm f5.6, all huge telephotos in this system... Where is our 100-300mm f5.6? Those of us who want a reasonably sized telephoto option are still left out in the cold by Fuji...

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 09:51 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies

Or just get a m43'rds Leica 100-400mm...

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 20:33 UTC as 92nd comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (165 comments in total)

An extra stop of light on the wide end isn't going to make the lens any larger, because the maximum physical aperture opening is defined by the long end. Come on dpreview, you should know such pretty basic lens tech facts.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 09:48 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Have Your Say: Best Gear of 2016 (99 comments in total)

It'd be a bit sad if a product of the old-style mirror technology with its accompanying upgrade-path lens selection turns out to be product of the year.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 12:18 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2161 comments in total)

We all know dpreview loves Sony, so of course this got the gold award. As a standalone camera body, it most likely deserves it though, but I never understood how the surrounding ecosystem, the lenses and other accessories, can be overlooked when reviewing a camera. After all, it matters a lot for all practical purposes, and Sony's neglect of their APS-C ecosystem is in my opinion appalling. Sony are clearly focusing on "full frame" lenses, but I refuse to be part of an "upgrade path", paying for huge, expensive lenses made for a larger sensor. It seems like Sony are looking to Canon and Nikon who have had success with people buying their APS-C cameras as an "upgrade path" with "full frame" lenses, but I never liked the way Canon and Nikon treated their APS-C customers as second rate, and I don't like it when Sony copies that strategy.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 19:56 UTC as 250th comment | 12 replies

Funny how owners of analogue-size "FF" equipment feel the need to bash every innovation that 4/3rds manufacturers put out. Come on, 800mm equivalent in that size? Who in their right mind wouldn't find that an intriguing option? Just an advice: If you can't be positive, or at least constructive, keep your mouth shut. Do you see 4/3rds owners flocking to the commentary field with negative comments every time a story is published about Canon/Nikon/Sony? Didn't think so...

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 18:37 UTC as 23rd comment | 17 replies

What's with the headline? "Oh, wow" ... "incredible AF" (before even reviewing the camera)? I thought this site was supposed to be unbiased...

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 20:54 UTC as 207th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a6000 Review (904 comments in total)

Make a smashing new camera with great performance, cripple some key features like the viewfinder and electronic level, now you've created an "upgrade path" to your essentially dinosaur "full frame" models. How do you still get a gold award? Underprice it a lot compared to competing brands, and even seasoned reviewers won't notice the crippling going on.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 17:20 UTC as 200th comment | 5 replies

Why doesn't anyone have the guts to make a 17-120mm for a dslr or mirrorless? That would be a dream standard zoom, but everything starts at 24mm only so you still need to carry a true wideangle

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 17:08 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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