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Polacofede: Pentax k70 seems way more interesting. And saying it performs better than a smart phone camera? Come on!

You hit the nail on the head. No OEM has the "guts or sense or ability" to clean-sheet a large sensor (APS-C) camera with complete capabilities that is also VERY SIMPLE to you. Unwiling and unable to redesign the interface and guts of the camera. The "tyro" doesn't need so many buttons, dials, levers, flaps, etc. This doesn't appeal to a smart phone users any more than other APS-C cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 15:06 UTC

Very nice. Should be $450 with kit lens.
Also, how does video compare to smart phone video.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 15:02 UTC as 4th comment

Tell us in an article like this just who "Rollei" is.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 19:26 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On article Video: First look at the Panasonic G85/G80 (33 comments in total)

Starship Enterprise.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 15:08 UTC as 4th comment
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (76 comments in total)
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noisephotographer: "The problem is, I just don't see anyone putting down their phone and picking this up any time soon. Consumers that use their phones as their main camera are probably looking for a do-it-all solution that requires just one purchase. That means a handful of target customers may get an E-PL8 and never go further than its 14-42mm kit lens, even though the major appeal of getting a Micro Four Thirds camera is stepping foot into its vast landscape of lenses. Not many people are ready to spend more than $100 on phone accessories, so why would access to a range of lenses suddenly change their minds?"
But this has nothing to do with the E-PL8.

Get a better sensor in a small camera but make it simple to use. All these entry-level cameras are too complex.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:56 UTC
On article Olympus announces PEN E-PL8 entry-level mirrorless (23 comments in total)

Still too complex for a casual user.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:20 UTC as 15th comment

Too bad they can't get an X in the name. Oh, they did.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:59 UTC as 121st comment

Can't please anyone, I guess. This is a wonderful offering for A-mount lens owners.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:25 UTC as 204th comment

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Product.do?sku=B11B246201&UseCookie=yes

Had to download the brochure to get the maximum input size of 8-1/2 inches wide. So much for the information age. I think $400 would be more than enough, but based on the Epson Scan software that comes with all Epson scanners (including the AIOs), I expect the software solution to be good. Not sure if you could do the same thing with an AIO that has a document feeder?

Only connects through USB 2.0.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 20:02 UTC as 15th comment
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (548 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: what THE H#+ ?!! Canons makes THIS and it's still all trolling and hatd?! This dimply proves to me the intentention and qualityof DP commenters. I'll Just read the reviews from now on thank you!!

1- When did almost everybody on Dpreview shifr career for cinematography/video from photography whish is always been 99% of users!

I AM a cinematographer/director, and shooting in 4K resolution vs good 1080p resolution is minimal and I only see it in my colourist's room (a high end step no onr on dpreviiew will never exerience except a couple maybe). 4K allows cropping but thus enlarges noise, and it shows up only on thestrical projections, PLUS SONY CAN"T DO IT ON THE RIVAL OF THE M5!! Unless you call a burst then keep it cool is an option. It's CLEARLY a heat issue and Canon and Sony technology is NOT capable of, getting a 4k stream from a palm size ap-c camera. Why do you think all 4K cine camera have fans that shut when recording? Please don't bi#* about not having 4K like the a6300 because it doesn't have usable 4K. And the 1080p of the 80D is what we should be discussing, amateurs talk K numbers, knowledgable people discuss 1080p resolving power, aliasing, skin tones, lowlight performance, lens correction, stabilization quality, etc. So no 4K no video shooting is amature approach.

2- When again did everybody on dpreview beame professional videographers wearinh calibrated headphones and hooking expensive shotgun micriphones?! BTW we all use exrenal audio recoders becsuse the preamps are bad on all these caneras,

It seems ti be just a hunt for a little thing it doesn't do and destroy the camera for it!

For video the M5 offers solid Full HD video (current highest standard for web and televisions), up to 60p (with no drop in quality or crops as Sony's do), has a microphone input, has DPAF that can magically focus a s35 sensor without a focus puller. A grear EVF, peaking for old glass.

Complete support for vintage maual focus glass we love as cine makers: 5 AXIS Image stabilization (it's digital but wait and be surprised how it perform like IBIS), EVF and Peaking for focusing, lens mount that can take all of them, speedbooster support (FF M5).

And all those amazing canon optics with DPAF.

-For phitography, I can't see one flaw. Res, DR, raw, speed, ergo, buttons, AF, what's missing? maybe dual card slots and faster burst rate? The former is indeed relaxing in weddings but the later it's not a sports camera. For sports, spend 400$ more and get a 7D II if 7fps doesnlt do it. Also has dual slots. Big camera though and so can take LOOOTSSS of pictures like a jetfighter goingb through a sound barrier. FAST!

Interesting observations. Those who will never need or want their cars to drive faster than 80 mph still want 160 mph capability.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 18:47 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon PowerShot Pro70 (110 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Funny how innovative and radical looking digital cameras were in the beginning. Nowadays the more retro they look they better they sell!

Casio, Ricoh had a lot of interesting approaches in the earliest days. Interesting, also, that Epson and Toshiba offered digital cameras in the earliest consumer days.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 14:49 UTC

Good notes but hopefully you will talk about the EVF in the full review.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 04:59 UTC as 38th comment
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Gesture: Found it:
http://www.canon.co.uk/printers/inkjet/pixma/pixma_ts9050_series/

ChromaLIfe100 inks; Pigment black plus 5 dye inks.
At least the top model brings back photo paper tray:
Rear Tray: Max. 20 sheets (photo paper)
Front Cassette: Max. 100 sheets (plain paper)
Direct Disc Print Tray: 1 printable CD, DVD or Blu-Ray Disc

Still feel the current have wonderful aesthetics; much better than this or Epson. The real advances are coming in connectivity, although the current printers still don't auto-recognize the connection type and set up the driver.

Does anyone know if the Maxify printers are dye or pigment ink?

Thanks.

Thanks, Chris. I think the Maxify printers are meant to emulate the Epson WorkForce ones, but I will have to check.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 03:46 UTC
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Gesture: The Lustrum Darkroom Books (there were two), published by Ralph Gibson, are great in showing how many fine photographers went about this technical process at a time when it was much more difficult to achieve the tonal range, film grain, contrast, burning and dodging, etc. one was after.

Fim: expose for the shadows, develop for the highlights
Digital: expose for the highlights, develop for the shadows

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 03:35 UTC
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chkproductions: I was taught the Zone System by an assistant to Adams, Stephan Gersh (who told me my rocks in a B&W print looked like rubber and quickly shredded my print in the paper cutter)
http://stephangershphotography.com/artist.html

From my experience, visualization (or pre-visualization) was not so much the composition (nothing would save an ill compose image) but rather what it would take through choice of film, its exposure based on the scene's reflectance values and what it was you wanted to retain as detailed in the highlights and lowlights, development in what developer for what time (N=normal, thus n-1 for less contrast, n+2 for more contrast, etc); through to paper choice and paper developer.

It was a disciplined process, testing various films with a densitometer to find their limits.

Adams was amazing in developing this system so that when he set up his camera he knew beforehand (visualization) what he needed to do to portray the feeling that scene gave him at that time.

This was interesting:
Purchasing Prints

If you would like to purchase one or more of Stephan Gersh’s photographs, you may contact him here. Let him know the photograph(s) you would like and the size. All photographs are printed on Harman by Hahnemuhle using Epson UltraChrome K3 Archival Inks. The print size is 11 1/2" X 14 1/2", (mounted in a 24” X 19” window mat) or 16" X 20", (mounted in a 24” X 28” window mat). They include a studio stamp and are signed. Prices available upon request. You may pay for your photograph via check, Paypal, or credit card.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 23:41 UTC

The Lustrum Darkroom Books (there were two), published by Ralph Gibson, are great in showing how many fine photographers went about this technical process at a time when it was much more difficult to achieve the tonal range, film grain, contrast, burning and dodging, etc. one was after.

Fim: expose for the shadows, develop for the highlights
Digital: expose for the highlights, develop for the shadows

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 23:39 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies

Found it:
http://www.canon.co.uk/printers/inkjet/pixma/pixma_ts9050_series/

ChromaLIfe100 inks; Pigment black plus 5 dye inks.
At least the top model brings back photo paper tray:
Rear Tray: Max. 20 sheets (photo paper)
Front Cassette: Max. 100 sheets (plain paper)
Direct Disc Print Tray: 1 printable CD, DVD or Blu-Ray Disc

Still feel the current have wonderful aesthetics; much better than this or Epson. The real advances are coming in connectivity, although the current printers still don't auto-recognize the connection type and set up the driver.

Does anyone know if the Maxify printers are dye or pigment ink?

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 17:33 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
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utphoto: I have never understood the justification for using inkjet printers primarily for printing text, spread sheets, etc, with photo capability thrown in as a sales feature. Most people don't print images any longer. Larger format photo printers are required for serious photographic work while for non-photographic printing, a low cost laser printer is far more cost effective and faster.

The newer inkjets with pigment ink for text have gotten quite good at that type of printing.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 01:57 UTC

Existing printer lines are way better looking.

Unless you need the most recent WiFi, you can't do better in this type of printer than something like the MG6220. Outstanding photo printing with 5 dye inks, duplex, scan, etc. but a rear paper input that will handle 8-1/2 x 11 paper, including photo paper.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 01:53 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: the Samsung NV10 (77 comments in total)

Thanks for writing. You're getting much better image quality than the one I tried.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 21:26 UTC as 30th comment
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