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HenryDJP: I feel that Canon is not moving forward with their products, especially these new line of printers. I'm in the market right now for a new printer. Canon's stand-alone scanners have been nothing short of 100% flawless for me. Very reliable for my business. I decided to get an AIO printer, but if you go too cheap either the print quality will surfer or the scanner quality will suffer. What sucks is Canon removed the ability to have an Automatic Document Feeder on this new line. That's a feature I really need for the work I do. Other than smaller size there is ZERO upgrade with these new line of printers.

1-Yes, look for an MX922.
2-Epson's newer Workforce Printers with Precision Core have gotten good reviews and use pigment ink, which makes for better longevity for business documents.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 02:28 UTC

Feature creep among models. Silly.
Best value: pick up a used MG6220 or MG8220.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 02:46 UTC as 4th comment
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (372 comments in total)
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Gesture: What would be a 40mm equivalent for this sensor. I compare this to the new Hasselblad as a "simple" larger fornat walkaround camera, a la the old press cameras in the film era.

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 19:23 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (372 comments in total)

What would be a 40mm equivalent for this sensor. I compare this to the new Hasselblad as a "simple" larger fornat walkaround camera, a la the old press cameras in the film era.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 16:55 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies

Here you go, Jeff:
https://us.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-Sofort

https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/20/leica-sofort-instax-camera-hands-on/

http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/leica_sofort_review/

Only from the mind of Leica.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 16:15 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

Epson had a similar backlight illuminator (Hybrid Collector Backlight) on the PC850Z-a pretty good camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 16:00 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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Eloise: Before Sony (I think Sony was the first) build a floppy disc mechanism into their camera came SmartMedia. And to transfer to your PC you could get a floppy disc converter to slip it into.

Well it had better transfer speeds than a serial port.

Yes. The xD cards line up with half (I believe) of the contacts of the SmartMedia cards. Used both on many a camera. The wonderful early Olympus C-X0X0 series used SmartMedia.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 14:46 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (366 comments in total)

Cutting it close, DPReview. I needed this before XMas shopping.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 22:49 UTC as 34th comment
On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (166 comments in total)

Much better idea. Just reduce cost of A model. Should be $350 tops with lens.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 05:16 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (159 comments in total)
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entoman: I've been begging for a hybrid oprical TTL and EVF viewfinder for years, so that I can switch between the two options at eye-level, and have a live histogram overlaid on (or better still, just outside) the frame area in the finder. Canon (Pellix) and Sony (SLT) have both used fixed translucent mirrors, but I wasn't aware that anyone has used a beam-splitting prism.

I'd love to see a modern version based on a similar concept to the Olympus, but with a decent-sized sensor, at least 30MP, interchangeable lenses and a glass pentaprism.

For all their superb technology, Canon and Nikon don't seem imaginative enough to advance the optical viewfinder-just preserve it. Much like Leica with the optical RF.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 15:09 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (159 comments in total)

Wonderful camera with super-quiet shutter.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 15:07 UTC as 51st comment

I wouldn't call Nikon or Canon RF "copies."

The Japanese OEMs admired the German optico-mechanical tradition and sought to pay respect to it while advancing it-which they did substantially. Even the fixed lens Japanese post-war RFs were wonderful from many brands (Konica, Ricoh, Aires, Petri, et al), introducing better RFs and viewfinders, matched to fine lenses.

For example, the fixed lens Konica IIIa had a complex shutter mechanism but a superb 1:1 RF/VF, among the best ever made. The earlier Konica II has one of the most elegant camera designs in photo history; similar to the late film era Contax G camera (Kyocera), which, interestingly, is one of the few or only attempts to build on VFing/focusing (AF + zoom of VF to view of lens in use) until Fuji's hybrid viewfinder in the digital era.

The Nikon RFs have a Contax-like lens mount; the Canon RFs used the Leica-like thread mount.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 03:20 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (698 comments in total)
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Mrrowe8: It's funny to read this review and I reflect back to my manual focus Minolta XgM days( 1982) & wonder how lazy have we gotten ..For the Money this is a fun for the straight up image maker /artist digital camera .. the part that is insulting in reading the review is when you read who it's "not good for " advanced user blah blah blah ..That's the part I had to stop and think sweet Jesus how lazy have we become ..

For a "poor" camera, the sample images look quite decent for a non-expert like myself.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 01:36 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Casio QV-4000 (58 comments in total)

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydscs85/3

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 04:04 UTC as 10th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Casio QV-4000 (58 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: I wonder if this is the same sensor as that in my Canon G2, a camera I still really like?(Own two.)

There used to be (?) a page where DPReview under Phils Askey noted all the cameras that used this lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 01:20 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Casio QV-4000 (58 comments in total)

Nice camera that I still own. There's a way to generate and save RAW images!

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 01:19 UTC as 13th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (393 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Will Panasonic make a TRUE LX7/5/... successor?

LX line had ability to use UWA and Tele add-on via tube mounted on the body, also LX7 is true 24mm - muti ration aspect sensor.

LX100 is muti ration aspect sensor too + Tele add-on with tube mounted on the body, but no UWA possible.

This LX10 has none of above. In other words, the TRUE LX line is dead so far.

If I do not have RX100.M3, I will buy Nikon DL18-50, but Nikon is kind of forgetting the DLs, but busy with laying off people.

Good notes.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 18:07 UTC
On article 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: up to $100 (31 comments in total)
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AshMills: Do amazon sell all these things? ;-)

No need to justify. The entire site is linked to Amazon. We understand that.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 19:04 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm FinePix F601 Zoom (48 comments in total)
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entoman: These experimental designs are great to refect on. Funny how eventually everything evolves to look and handle like a 35mm film SLR.... e.g. Fujifilm XT2, Panasonic G85, Olympus OMD range, and of course Canon, Nikon and Pentax, who all mastered ergonomics a very long time ago!

OEMs afraid to experiment with such concepts-simplistic to use; incredible power under the hood. Look at news event, sporting event etc, dozens of folks talking photos and video, even life streaming video. Nikon could take something like the Coolpix A and make the interface SIMPLE.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 00:51 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm FinePix F601 Zoom (48 comments in total)
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sh10453: With a 1/1.7" sensor in those days, whoever owned one had the bragging rights, when the vast majority of cameras had the 1/2.5" sensors.
The 1/1.7" sensor remains a respectable size sensor for a lot of non-critical work, but of course we now sneeze at it, especially after the invasion of the 1"-sensor-based cameras that fit in a shirt-pocket.
I have made many 8" x 10" and 8" x 12" prints from cameras with a 1/1.7" sensor, and never had a single complaint. On the contrary, they all have been happy with them. I've seen many of them framed and proudly displayed at the owners' desks at their workplace.

The Kodak Z-series (Z1085, Z1285, Z1485), for example, all came with 1/1.7" sensors, and they took beautiful images, although Kodak used cheap plastic bodies for these models.
It would've been great if Kodak had kept up with the competition, they knew "color" more than many others, but the rest of the Kodak bean-counters' debacle is now for the history books.

In these earlier years, Fuji and Kodak gave excellent value in terms of sensor and lens, as opposed to build quality and processing power. A little later on, the Kodak Z8612IS for example takes wonderful photographs.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 00:47 UTC
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