olypan

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retr01976: Shame Olympus and Panasonic didn't migrate to crop. The images from these bodies are starting to look incredibly long in the tooth compared to even the cheapest crop bodies. I have always been incredibly fond of m43rds, the fanastc lenses, speedy focus and IBS, but the image quality is now generations behind looking rather "digital" these days...

You're talking absolute CROP!

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 13:00 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)

Amazon are determined to stamp out any dissent regarding the A9 during the honeymoon period.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 04:08 UTC as 123rd comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2732 comments in total)
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elementare: FUNNY STORY:

1) Nikon with v1 - v2 and v3 series has already had the best mirrorless with the best af on sensor in the history a lot of years ago, before than Sony developed this new technology. The fact that people ignore the V "1 inch sensor" cameras from Nikon doesn't take away the truth that they have developed this tech before than everyone.

2) Super-fast AF system with 171 contrast detect points and 105 phase detect points

3) 20fps continuous shooting with AF tracking — the world’s fastest — for up to 40 shots with electronic shutter

I am quite sure Nikon has bartered this technology with Sony in change of their sensors. Some kind of agreement for which Sony would have used this technology on ff sensors before than Nikon and Nikon would have used they sensors (hi res and hi dynamic range) for a while at a good deal.

You're a funny guy!

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 18:54 UTC

Can't wait for Fuji's film sim firmware update.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 19:20 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (157 comments in total)
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olypan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkuK9eJIqwI

Don't shoot the messengers.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 22:14 UTC
On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (157 comments in total)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkuK9eJIqwI

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 15:49 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1168 comments in total)
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PPierre: It looks like a great update for the A6000. At €1400, I'd have bought it. But at €1700, there's no way. IBIS + touchscreen (even if it's quite basic and limited) were very enticing, but at this price, I prefer to get a A7II. Sure, the AF is not as fast, but I already have a A6000, so I don't need a new body with blazing fast AF. Plus, the AF of the A7II is good enough for most uses. At least, I'll have a FF sensor to go with my FE lenses (since Sony doesn't release APS-C lenses, I've had to go this way).

Btw, the more I think about it, the more I think Sony released the already overpriced A6300 first to make this A6500 look more reasonable regarding price.

Ever wonder if that was Sony's plan for you all along?

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 14:14 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2486 comments in total)

Fantastic camera. I own the X Pro 1 which wasn't great to be honest but this is superb, liked my XT10 but returned the XT1 which felt cheap and hollow to me. Ive added the official grip which makes the whole camera feel like a solid piece of metal, beautifully designed and built. I really don't get the XT2 hype it just seems so cramped.
I only intend to use the new small F2 trio of primes, if I need longer lenses I would rather use my E-M5/1 with proportionately smaller long primes/zooms.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 12:03 UTC as 24th comment

They should try and get the basics sorted out first.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 15:24 UTC as 8th comment | 7 replies

Welcome to the 90's Mr Banks!

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 06:45 UTC as 120th comment
On article Merry Christmas II you: RX1R II sample gallery updated (138 comments in total)

Thanks for confirming large sensor cameras are irrelevant for all except dentists and public sector management. The contrived shallow depth of field gimmick just looks bad.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 09:23 UTC as 18th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1561 comments in total)
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Soggoth: Frankly, I don't see any real difference in IQ between RX100IV and RX100III in the studio test scene.

A very expensive enthusiast camera. Surely it should be bristling with custom buttons and avoid any auto based features that could alienate its targeted user group? How else would you explain your strange G7 review?

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 19:55 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (483 comments in total)
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gautam nandy: Thanks for the review, which seems balanced and fair. Did you get a chance to plug an HDMI cable in to see if live view is available in shooting mode.

Cough, cough.....

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 04:57 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (483 comments in total)

Remember the weeks of hype over the Canon 750/760D. We had pre previews, hands on, preview, review, post review, Canon littering the top of the news page day after day. DPR are dropping the G7 like a bad smell.
Oh I'm imagining all this of course?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 15:24 UTC as 80th comment | 7 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (483 comments in total)

Rushed out to defame a quality product before the summer season gets going.
If you want a balanced true review of the G7 try camera labs .com.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 13:06 UTC as 95th comment | 5 replies

After all the rabid hype from Amazon here's the cold shower. LX100 by a mile.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 04:21 UTC as 67th comment | 3 replies
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olypan: A wake up call to all the 35mm fan boys who think they can have a compact system. If you are not a working pro you will look ridiculous carrying these lenses around. Use legacy lenses and enjoy softovision even at f8.

There is no such thing as a crop. A crop of what? Your favoured format is too wide, the mount is too near the edge of the sensor. The 35mm lenses are already enormous. Even if the mount was bigger, enabling improvement to edge sharpness the lenses would become bigger still. Legacy 35mm mounts were designed for film where even light distribution was not critical for illumination onto a chemical film. The sensor is the wrong shape to make the best of the image circle and is simply too large!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 19:58 UTC

A wake up call to all the 35mm fan boys who think they can have a compact system. If you are not a working pro you will look ridiculous carrying these lenses around. Use legacy lenses and enjoy softovision even at f8.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 13:26 UTC as 79th comment | 2 replies

Body and design page: 'In this photo of the 750D you can see just how compact it is'.
What! Are you deranged, it looks absolutely enormous. What is this, Jurrassic Park 5 the dinosaurs fight back?

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 19:33 UTC as 166th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D750 Review (2021 comments in total)

I think this may be a record advertising post. Brought back to the top again and again.

I guess Nikon pays well.

Yes. I thought the 24 hour repeat coverage of the Canon 7DII was impressive too.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 19:50 UTC as 263rd comment | 11 replies
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