alendrake

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Enormous thanks to Alain Laboile for these beautiful pictures and thanks to Dpreview staff for selecting them. This charge of childhood positive energy is something we really miss a lot.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 21:58 UTC as 42nd comment

I really love Hasselblad news. Such a relief to escape from harsh reality!

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 05:20 UTC as 162nd comment
On article Nikon Df real-world samples gallery (223 comments in total)

What actually Nikon meant by D(ea)f?

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 17:08 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan (616 comments in total)
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jerry367: seems like a firmware update

Jerry! You made my day, man! :))

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 15:21 UTC
On article DPReview on CreativeLIVE (142 comments in total)
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Markol: I am usually very critical of this site and the direction it has taken since amazon bought it.
But I can only congratulate you on this project. Sure, the staff isn't used to be on camera but they are doing really well. Good selection of cameras, good host, good stream quality, very enjoyable and interesting.

Yes, really great job! Thanks so much to folks at DPReviews!

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 00:35 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2082 comments in total)
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seri_art: It's the same size as my XSi and 10% heavier. What did it do with the should-have size advantage of the 4/3 sensor and lack of a mirror?

It has smaller volume. So when diving you have more chances to be unnoticed by the fish.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 15:31 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2082 comments in total)

A question to DPReview team:

I was comparing the lowlight and daylight charts of Olympus E-M1 and Panasonic G6 and I noticed that G6 output is much softer in daylight test than in lowlight. Unfortunately I can't attach screenshots in the comment, but you will easily notice this issue, for example at ISO 200 when comparing the resolution test circles with radial lines. Most probably there was some difference in G6 settings in daylight and lowlight tests. I just wonder what could be the cause of that? Thanks

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 01:40 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply
On article Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup (2013) (467 comments in total)
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Carlos Loff: How can the D7100 beat the Pentax K-3 ? Not even in price, lollll - Or did Nikon by any chance launched the long awaited D400 and you are calling it D7100 ??? Crazy Review

Kim, am I right saying that this is a camera review not system review? Otherwise now matter how good Non-Canikons were and how bad Canikons were, we should have praised Canikons cameras, because they have better developed systems.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 04:23 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (611 comments in total)
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Jorginho: I did notread the whole review, but I did read the part of the negative points. However: I cannot understand that this cam just gerts one point more than the Oly EP5. EP5 does not have an EVF (so no rainboweffects there..), EP5 has far worse video. EP5 has a shuttershock problem. And if EP5 menu is anything close to my EPL5 menu, it is clearly worse than even my GH2 menu. By far (can work with it though).

A remark like ËVF adds bulk to the camera...come on! That applies to any camera with any VF!

Now I get it - as long as Olympus didin't release a rangefinder styled calera, DPreview considers GX7 as a competitor for E-P5. And not to hurt the sales of Olympus, they had to give similar marks.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 00:12 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (611 comments in total)
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Raist3d: I am it sure why this camera didn't get the gold. You get a built in evf at the usd $1k bracket, ability to focus in dark (-4 ev according to panasonic) and panasonic traditionally has the IS in their main lenses. Is ibis in light of this really that crucial? Is Ibis that crucial anyway?

Then it has the quite unique silent mode which as mentioned is great for street life- or even if you are shooting in a classic music concert or theater play. I don't get it.

Lack of in camera raw converter? (For the record, I love that feature myself but how many people really use it and is it really such a key feature to get out the gold?)

Don't understand.

I can't stop coming back to this slightly unfair conclusions in review: "...It's marred by a so-so viewfinder, lack of in-camera Raw conversion, and a disappointing in-body IS system".
DPReview team was equally disappointend in GH3 viewfinder. Moreover, what is better - to have a nicely working IBIS in photography mode, which doesn't activate in video and in liveview (GX7), or not to have any IBIS at all (GH3, all Canon, all Nikon DSLRs, you continue)? So why these issues were not in GH3 conclusion?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 00:06 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (611 comments in total)
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Raist3d: I am it sure why this camera didn't get the gold. You get a built in evf at the usd $1k bracket, ability to focus in dark (-4 ev according to panasonic) and panasonic traditionally has the IS in their main lenses. Is ibis in light of this really that crucial? Is Ibis that crucial anyway?

Then it has the quite unique silent mode which as mentioned is great for street life- or even if you are shooting in a classic music concert or theater play. I don't get it.

Lack of in camera raw converter? (For the record, I love that feature myself but how many people really use it and is it really such a key feature to get out the gold?)

Don't understand.

Raist3d, Treeshade - you're right, hence disregard the bulk of my second comment. However I still wonder, what makes the viewfinders of NEX-6/7 in terms of protecting from sunlight without eyecup.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 23:45 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (611 comments in total)
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Raist3d: I am it sure why this camera didn't get the gold. You get a built in evf at the usd $1k bracket, ability to focus in dark (-4 ev according to panasonic) and panasonic traditionally has the IS in their main lenses. Is ibis in light of this really that crucial? Is Ibis that crucial anyway?

Then it has the quite unique silent mode which as mentioned is great for street life- or even if you are shooting in a classic music concert or theater play. I don't get it.

Lack of in camera raw converter? (For the record, I love that feature myself but how many people really use it and is it really such a key feature to get out the gold?)

Don't understand.

By the way, probably DP reviewer didn't know that Panasonic sells DMW-EC1 rubber eyepiece which "cuts extra light between the view finder and the eye and provides an excellent fit for both the naked eye and glasses".

http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/systemcamera/gms/gx7/optional_accessories.html#eyecup

It costs 15$ , adds more bulk to the camera, probably easy to lose, but anyway NEX-6/7 they both seem to have same issues and same rubber cup solution, however it was not mentioned as a negative point in their reviews.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 05:25 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (611 comments in total)
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Raist3d: I am it sure why this camera didn't get the gold. You get a built in evf at the usd $1k bracket, ability to focus in dark (-4 ev according to panasonic) and panasonic traditionally has the IS in their main lenses. Is ibis in light of this really that crucial? Is Ibis that crucial anyway?

Then it has the quite unique silent mode which as mentioned is great for street life- or even if you are shooting in a classic music concert or theater play. I don't get it.

Lack of in camera raw converter? (For the record, I love that feature myself but how many people really use it and is it really such a key feature to get out the gold?)

Don't understand.

Totally agreed. This camera is a leap forward from all previous G GF and GX models, with everything on right place and finally an EVF in small body. And the reason for not giving Gold are a bit ... well, lousy.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 05:02 UTC
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BayAreaWZ: It really is interesting that no other companies have come up with a similar product to challenge the RX100 and RX1. I love the concept of the RX10 (but not the price) and have an A7 on pre-order. Keep up the pressure!

Does anyone remember the Canon G1X?

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 02:19 UTC
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88SAL: Price?!?! Ballpark? $800-$1000? $1200 - $1500? $1800? Its so important.

Price?
It will be close to $2000.
Otherwise Sigma will leave us absolutely nothing to whine about!
And if we don't whine, we have to spend our time by what?... Shooting? No way!!!

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 18:51 UTC
On article Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 review (306 comments in total)
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ponyman: I don't understand the reason for this camera. I thought the idea behind smaller sensors was smaller cameras? This one is even worst than the GH2 which seemed ridiculously oversized.

If the GH2 is oversized for you, then either:
1) you never really held one in your hand;
2) you are probably an owner of quite extraordinarily hands. I myself have small hands, but I NEVER feel quite comfortable holding any camera smaller than my good old D80.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 18:04 UTC
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peevee1: The mirrorless field just got a lot more compatible, with NEX and NX filling the glaring holes in their lineups. m43 is still ahead with extra f/2.8 zooms and excellent tele primes still missing from other systems, but the prices for those are insane.

In all this mirrorless crowd, Samsung seems to be the only company which does almost everything right, and right from beginning. Just 3 camera lines covering all possible needs/budgets, and very sensible lens roadmap. If only they also changed to Sony 16MP sensor!!!!!...

But I don't believe that Samsung is not popular just becuase of sensor... Look at all Olympus PEN models (apart from the ones announced today) and all the old Lumix'es with same 12MP sensor - they were and still are sold pretty well...

Indeed though, there may be something wrong with us, the customers. We ask for things missing from PENs Lumixes and NEXes, 4 years already! But Samsung nad it all right with NX10 already. Why don't we simply get this camera and supplement it with Samsung excellent lenses???

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 18:15 UTC

Yeah, to hide yourself in this digital world you need a digital camouflage!
Why Nikon 1 users need to camouflage their camera? It's not that bad to hide. At least those who have bought it do not seem to regret it. Love this kind of news, pity that DPR post these so rarely! :)

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2012 at 20:55 UTC as 38th comment
On article Five Friends Take Same Picture for 30 Years (108 comments in total)

Great idea and great example how a possibly insignificant event can evolve to a very signifiant one!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 18:34 UTC as 50th comment
On article Canon EOS M hands-on preview (564 comments in total)
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Henry Falkner: I currently own and use an Olympus SZ-30MR 24x zoom P&S, doing a lot of video on it. Compared to that the attractoion of the EOS-M is the adjustable volume control and the external microphone, the hotshoe and the APS-C sensor. I see the EOS-M as a passable back-up for professional use.

To the gripers - if you are not in the market, that is your problem. Don't make it a problem for everyone else.

Good question.
If you want best canon lens compatibility and smallest solution and if you want it now (now means octoberish:)) then you have no other choice. But if you want best canon lens compatibility and care a little less about size, you could go for 600D or 650D. Added viewfinder, flash, swivel screen and proper grip of upcoming (next year octoberish?) enthusiastic EOS-N, will anyway make it much larger. And the price tag around $1200-$1400 will make safe the sales of Rebels.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 23:42 UTC
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