olypan

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Welcome to the 90's Mr Banks!

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 06:45 UTC as 119th 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 (1568 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 (494 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 (494 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 75th comment | 7 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (494 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 90th 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 (1989 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 254th comment | 11 replies
On article Samsung NX mini Review (108 comments in total)
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sproket1: Well. Sorry guys but the RAW files are excellent for processing. I shoot photojournalism on occasion with it for major nyc weekly papers( not selfies) and no editor has ever complained. It is not FF RAW granted but the files are fine. The 17mm 1.8 is very sharp. For the intended marketed audience ( basically teens taking selfies for online posting) the camera is more than fine...a step up from a smartphone. It's unfair to say its not great for enthusiasts wanting manual control. Not the intended audience. Not by a long shot.

The option for RAW noise reduction off is for 6400 and beyond. The first thing I do is turn off all noise reduction settings if possible.
The noise reduction is baked in at all levels, you can see this even in the dpr comparison.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 20:54 UTC
On article Samsung NX mini Review (108 comments in total)
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sproket1: Well. Sorry guys but the RAW files are excellent for processing. I shoot photojournalism on occasion with it for major nyc weekly papers( not selfies) and no editor has ever complained. It is not FF RAW granted but the files are fine. The 17mm 1.8 is very sharp. For the intended marketed audience ( basically teens taking selfies for online posting) the camera is more than fine...a step up from a smartphone. It's unfair to say its not great for enthusiasts wanting manual control. Not the intended audience. Not by a long shot.

I disagree. RAW files in Lightroom look like melted candle wax has been poured over. I am hoping Irident developer will disable the baked in nr.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 18:17 UTC
On article Samsung NX mini Review (108 comments in total)

Purchased this a few months back. It could have been the perfect shirt pocket camera (with the 9mm) but the noise reduction pervades both raw and jpeg. I would rather have a gritty detail than blur. If samsung would only offer an off option in a firmware update they may sell more.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 14:18 UTC as 26th comment
On article Enthusiast compact camera roundup (185 comments in total)
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olypan: X30 "subtle upgrade" are you crazy. This is probably Fuji's most advanced camera yet. The viewfinder is much better than "quite good". I don't know how you can even mention the G16 dinosaur in the same group.

http://www.fujirumors.com/first-look-fujifilm-x30/

I had a RX100. This is where spec lists can be of little use. I found the small size, lack of direct control, no viewfinder etc a problem but the biggest issue was the soft lens beyond the central image. The bigger sensor requires a bigger lens or softness and distortion. I think fuji created a real photographers working camera with a superb sharp lens corner to corner. The controls, size, viewfinder are superb as is the output below iso 1600.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 16:33 UTC
On article Enthusiast compact camera roundup (185 comments in total)

X30 "subtle upgrade" are you crazy. This is probably Fuji's most advanced camera yet. The viewfinder is much better than "quite good". I don't know how you can even mention the G16 dinosaur in the same group.

http://www.fujirumors.com/first-look-fujifilm-x30/

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 06:09 UTC as 48th comment | 7 replies
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RedDog Steve: The lack of a built-in flash will be missed by the vast majority of users who will use the LX100 as a compact (high end or otherwise) was originally intended ...
Quick, ready and capable - no muss, no fuss.
No flash puts a serious damper on that.

The fiddly enthusiast oriented manual control layout will further slow many non-pro users who are better served by the now traditional PASM modes.

To my view the LX100 is aimed at a very narrow user base (possibly to test waters).

Sorry to hear this camera will be too difficult for you to cope with.
You may eventually realise how unimportant a built in flash is. Keep reading and make full use of your camera phone.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 04:51 UTC
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Eelco van Vliet: Unlike most of the other moaners, pixel-peepers and spec junkies that has flooded this site. I still use a 40D and I am actually using it what Canon intended it for. Taking pictures...

Although the 40D might look like a dinosaur to most of us, it still manages to do a great job, as well as my 10D did before. So in short the 40D will soon be on sale as the 7DmkII ticks all the boxes for me.

No, the 7DmkII looks like a dinosaur to most of us.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 10:54 UTC
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (442 comments in total)
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mpix345: As amazing as the LX100 seems to be, I have to say that the more time passes the less interested I am. The lack of an onboard flash really is the killer for me, which I am now almost glad about, because if not for that fact I would have been willing to overlook the lack of touch screen and flip screen, which seem like ridiculous omissions from this level of camera.

Finally, that filter button just irks the hell out of me. Dedicated button for goofy filters? Seriously Panasonic? And not even an ND. SMH. And it's not even configurable to do something else, I don't think.

You tease us with this fast lens and generous sensor, but then fail to deliver some basic elements. Is that intentional, to create an easy path to the MKII version next year? I guess I hope so, but damn, I am tired of everyone playing that game.

T3, ever heard the expression "rabbit caught in the headlights"? even fill in flash is generally harsh, unnatural - even on lowest setting and usually unflattering to the startled subject (if living). I suggest you watch Barry Lyndon for inspiration.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 17:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (442 comments in total)
In reply to:

mpix345: As amazing as the LX100 seems to be, I have to say that the more time passes the less interested I am. The lack of an onboard flash really is the killer for me, which I am now almost glad about, because if not for that fact I would have been willing to overlook the lack of touch screen and flip screen, which seem like ridiculous omissions from this level of camera.

Finally, that filter button just irks the hell out of me. Dedicated button for goofy filters? Seriously Panasonic? And not even an ND. SMH. And it's not even configurable to do something else, I don't think.

You tease us with this fast lens and generous sensor, but then fail to deliver some basic elements. Is that intentional, to create an easy path to the MKII version next year? I guess I hope so, but damn, I am tired of everyone playing that game.

Are you serious? You need to be pretty desperate to require an in built flash on any camera let alone one with a super fast lens and a big fat sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 13:17 UTC
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