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On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (615 comments in total)

All that real estate on back. Let's get a larger LCD on there.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:06 UTC as 134th comment | 16 replies

The high-point, end-point of digital SLR with optical finder?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:04 UTC as 88th comment | 2 replies

Would be hard to work in that outfit all day, but I am sure there is an immense sense of pride. Good to see a combo of sophisticated tech + human element like Leica.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 01:44 UTC as 24th comment

Helps explain the cost, especially lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 21:52 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
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Richard Kwon: I think the problem with camera sales are that there are little reason to upgrade... I currently have a Canon 5DM3, but I don't see a need to upgrade. I have a Sony A6000, but I dno't see a need to upgrade... I have a A7RII, but I don't see a need to upgrade since it has 5 axis image stabilizer. Regular people are happy with their iphone camera, too. There are not much improvements in iQ and focus speed in the new cameras.

Yes. The product is mature and exceptional for the most part.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 06:48 UTC

A suitable paradox. The industry is challenged even with so vast a global audience, but the overall products are clearly superb technologically and artistically. The caliber of main line cameras from Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, etc. is phenomenal. The digital era has redefined what it means "to see."

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 06:43 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply

More models; less models. Higher prices; lower prices. More doo-dads; less doo-dads. The way ahead is not easy.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 03:04 UTC as 83rd comment
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Gesture: I don't think the OEMs understand what the readers of a site like this want:
Better camera at less cost
Durability and weather sealing
Great customer service and warranty service

Not trophies.

We'll ask Hasselblad.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 15:26 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (269 comments in total)
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Acrill: Its pretty obvious that Olympus is trying to compete with Fujifilm X by adding these 'film sim' modes. The Chrome Rich simulation even looks strikingly like Fuji's Classic Chrome.

I enjoy Olympus cameras, having used them in the past, but this Pen-F is a non-starter for two reasons:

1. At this expensive price point, the Pen-F should include the amazing autofocus system found in the E-M1 with on-sensor phase detect points. In fact, this should be part of every Olympus camera moving forward. To omit it is a massive marketing failure.

2. The film sim modes (and design, I guess) are all that separates this camera from the E-M5 II on a practical level. There is not enough product differentiation, and that is also a marketing failure.

I have to think that most practically-minded enthusiast photographers would choose any camera from the OM-D line over this Pen-F.

Yes. This parceling out of technology and so many models get tiring. You would think these folks would learn from the auto industry.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 03:47 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (269 comments in total)

Nice images and presentation.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 03:45 UTC as 35th comment

I don't think the OEMs understand what the readers of a site like this want:
Better camera at less cost
Durability and weather sealing
Great customer service and warranty service

Not trophies.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 15:39 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1058 comments in total)

Didn't we hear the same thing when the first Digital Pens came out?

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 15:37 UTC as 244th comment

Iconic masterpiece not even in stores yet. Looks like a junior clone of Nikon Df. Way too many buttons, dials, knobs, levers. Hardly the RF style I used. Set aperture, shutter speed, focus, shoot. No meter, autofocus or autowind needed.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 15:34 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1058 comments in total)

Look at that top plate, even back. MUCH TOO BUSY. Design help from Nikon????

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 06:39 UTC as 337th comment
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1058 comments in total)

Upstream we must swim with 1G bills in our gills.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 06:37 UTC as 339th comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2485 comments in total)

1. What happened to GearShop?

2. You have a large staff. Why not issue reviews "at a whole."

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 22:25 UTC as 315th comment | 3 replies

Yet, today's cameras do seem to use the same materials, buttons, dials, subassemblies, icons, menu legends, etc.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 17:47 UTC as 139th comment
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photosen: This is where I part ways with dpreview; the fact that there are many decent cameras does not mean it doesn't matter which you choose, but it does mean you should invest in your own technique, the opportunities to shoot, developing an eye, and then seeing if that decent camera isn't trapping you into a lens swamp, à la Sony.

New lens to shoot at walls or take a short trip? Take the trip, please.

Good thoughts. Accumulate experiences, not possessions.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 17:45 UTC
On article Otherworldly? Lomography introduces Jupiter 3+ lens (158 comments in total)

$100 max.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 20:18 UTC as 39th comment
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (354 comments in total)
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Old Cameras: All of their comments are self reinforcing, they sound a little too sure of themselves. In ten years they'll be in exactly the same market position they're in now. They make cameras that try very hard to look like retro film cameras, and simultaneously can't wait to stop making film. Their products overlap each other and until yesterday they all had the same sensor. Their products are the opposite of innovation. Typical sales guys, toeing the company line. I think they're just throwing cameras against the wall, trying to find one that will stick. I like the style but I can't think of a compelling reason to own one.

I don't own one of these cameras but they hold great appeal to a photo veteran like myself. One thing I think you neglect is Fuji's legacy in fine lens making.

The real story is this: of all the post-WWII Japanese firms, which carried on in many ways the mantle of the German optical-mechanical industry, companies still in or quite recently in imaging include Olympus, Konica, Ricoh, Epson-Seiko, Mamiya, Pentax, Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Minolta, Cosina, Tokina, Tamron, Sigma ... It's a tremendous contribution to the world's intellectual capital, productivity and enjoyment. And we also had Yashica, Kyocera ... now have Samsung, Panasonic, Sony.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 05:09 UTC
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