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Tape5

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On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 review (337 comments in total)

By scoring RX100 and G15 in different classes do you mean to say that your scoring of both cameras will be of little use for those who are considering one out of the two? Or the potential buyers have to decipher the fact that RX100 is a better camera by drawing parallel lines from equivalent points on the spectra of different classes of cameras ( the only geometric solution to your scoring system ).

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 20:12 UTC as 44th comment
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 review (337 comments in total)

I have to find a way of offending a camera without offending either those who make it or those who buy it.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2012 at 22:46 UTC as 98th comment
On article Canon EOS 6D sample images added to hands-on preview (252 comments in total)

Secondly is the Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L which caught me again with its nasty distortion at 28mm.

But firstly thanks for the gallery that makes it easier ( not that I am interested in this crazy canon pop-out of a camera ) for viewers to do a quick test of the camera's capabilities.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 18:40 UTC as 48th comment
On article Just Posted: Leica X2 real-world sample gallery (106 comments in total)

Nice, but they need to do more jewellery than this to get to their customer base. Or are we not there yet with Leica?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2012 at 23:07 UTC as 46th comment
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maxnimo: A theoretical question: If a wide angle lens is not sharp edge to edge then what's the point of having a wide angle?

Maxnimo, whether there is a point or not in having a wide angle that is not sharp edge to edge depends directly on the size of your bank account. Get a D800E and screw a 14-24 lens and turn the knob all the way down to 14mm. That is how you get wide sharp.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 19:59 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon D600 In-depth Review (498 comments in total)

Yeah why give this camera a score lower than say D800? After all that would be unfair. Because it must be only compared to cameras of its own caliber ....Huh?!

Guys that is the whole idea of scoring so a camera that is not as good as the one next to it can be scored lower....Otherwise soon we are going to have a ridiculously complex system where every camera gets a 100 because it is the only one of its kind...( which is the genuine truth already anyway isn't it?) So one way of getting a higher score for a camera becomes belonging to a cheaper class??!? This is Marxist scoring :) or Mother Teresa scoring, or don't-upset-the-kids scoring....take your pick.

Me doesn't get it. Your P&S will score higher than your uncle's Hassy soon. Your number goes up but your class goes down.........

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2012 at 00:15 UTC as 103rd comment | 14 replies
On article Breaking the Rules (142 comments in total)

Rule books are bland instructions for bland minds to produce bland photographs. Or people who want to enter the commercial world with speed.

It is instant experience for novices who have no experience. Form however, is only valuable and worth your glance if born out of a necessity to communicate something. That is art. Not some contrived fake poetry.

A pilot needs a rule book because we need pilots, hundreds of them really urgently. Same goes with brain surgeons. Rule book surgeons and plumbers are acceptable too, but I am not so sure about rule book artists.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2012 at 17:10 UTC as 46th comment

As the world rapidly turns into a substantially more complex playing field, all types of desperate attempts are made by the players and the law makers to try and persist with the liberal reforms that started five centuries ago in Europe.

It is all banana and no custard. More twisted and contradictory as it goes forward. And the false assumption is that it is always going to create a more sustainable environment for humans to prosper.

ownership schmownership is what I am saying.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2012 at 18:18 UTC as 17th comment
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 studio sample images (144 comments in total)
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iudex: When comparing RAWs at ISO1600, G15 delivers decent quality, no other competitor is noticeably better. Unlike many others I do not see the omission of articulated screen as a big problem; it enabled to make the G15 thinner and more pocketable.

RX100 Raws are better by a margin with both 1600 and 3200 ISOs.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 10:23 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G15 studio sample images (144 comments in total)
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aekn: limlh-what's your idea of a better camera and why?

And why bother reply to the guy who didn't reply if you're not going to answer the guy who is still waiting for a reply.

'The camera that makes you feel good.'

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 07:29 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS M preview samples gallery (130 comments in total)

People carry on and on about fixed lenses on small camera and what a deal breaker it is, yet when a brand new small Canon has interchangeable lenses, it still cannot produce images half as good as RX100.

There goes that argument.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 07:18 UTC as 35th comment | 6 replies
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Sdaniella: Best of 2012?
It's small size exacts too high a price in poor ergonomics for pocketability. as well as a small sensor packed w/ too much Mp exacts a price in poor IQ; that's a double compromise, just so one lugs less than a full dSLR in hopes of having good flexible IQ:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/studiocomparefullscreen.asp#baseDir=%2Freviews_data&cameraDataSubdir=boxshot&indexFileName=boxshotindex.xml&presetsFileName=boxshotpresets.xml&showDescriptions=false&headerTitle=Studio%20scene&headerSubTitle=Standard%20studio%20scene%20comparison&masterCamera=canon_eos5dmkiii&masterSample=5d3_5218&slotsCount=4&slot0Camera=canon_eos5dmkiii&slot0Sample=5d3_5218&slot0DisableCameraSelection=true&slot0DisableSampleSelection=true&slot0LinkWithMaster=true&slot1Camera=canon_g1x&slot1Sample=img_0021&slot2Camera=sony_nex5n&slot2Sample=dsc00791&slot3Camera=sony_dscrx100&slot3Sample=dsc00495&x=-0.3370845776785015&y=1.3129114206797892&extraCameraCount=0

can't even keep up w/ the PowerShot G1X for IQ

Ah, and as with the six mile link up there, what you should really be showing the folks are thousands, or hundreds of thousands or hundreds of millions of photos that wound never be, if people could not carry their RX100s with them.

That is what the camera is made to do, not to enter the ring with 5DMKIII.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2012 at 18:18 UTC
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Sdaniella: Best of 2012?
It's small size exacts too high a price in poor ergonomics for pocketability. as well as a small sensor packed w/ too much Mp exacts a price in poor IQ; that's a double compromise, just so one lugs less than a full dSLR in hopes of having good flexible IQ:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/studiocomparefullscreen.asp#baseDir=%2Freviews_data&cameraDataSubdir=boxshot&indexFileName=boxshotindex.xml&presetsFileName=boxshotpresets.xml&showDescriptions=false&headerTitle=Studio%20scene&headerSubTitle=Standard%20studio%20scene%20comparison&masterCamera=canon_eos5dmkiii&masterSample=5d3_5218&slotsCount=4&slot0Camera=canon_eos5dmkiii&slot0Sample=5d3_5218&slot0DisableCameraSelection=true&slot0DisableSampleSelection=true&slot0LinkWithMaster=true&slot1Camera=canon_g1x&slot1Sample=img_0021&slot2Camera=sony_nex5n&slot2Sample=dsc00791&slot3Camera=sony_dscrx100&slot3Sample=dsc00495&x=-0.3370845776785015&y=1.3129114206797892&extraCameraCount=0

can't even keep up w/ the PowerShot G1X for IQ

'Compact/ergonomic' compromises?

That is like saying 'shortage of death' to a living person. Of course the size is a compromise. The debate is whether it is a worthwhile compromise or not.

Life is a big compromise but still worth living ain't it?

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2012 at 18:12 UTC

what if you could take a high resolution photograph of what you saw with your eyes, by just double blinking your eyelids? Without having to carry a camera at all? Maybe through your contact lenses. Well that is nearly certainly where we are heading. Those who think the path to photographic salvation is a two kilogram Distagon Planar attached to a monstrosity, are mistaken.

Sony is inching us closer. RX100 held in one hand with a wrist strap ( Now no self respecting DSLR shooter will ever talk about wrist straps will they?) is like a high resolution third eye. How important is then, this lowly term '' pocketability''?

I totally understand studio shooters and what they say, but to many people, pocketability will be the essence and definition of photography in the very near future.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2012 at 18:51 UTC as 57th comment

RX100 is so incredibly capable and sexy it makes me take ten times as many photos with it as my other two cameras, both DSLRs. I am having a complete love affair with this unobtrusive beauty.

These days I think if a shot cannot be taken with my RX100, I don't want it at all. Wide at 1.8 or with a tiny zoom to still keep it open at around 4.0, I am taking pictures I can crop and enlarge to crazy levels.

Who needs a zoom better than 20 million super sharp pixels?

If there is one camera that heralds the end of chunky ugly DSLRs, it is this one. Sony is certainly here to change things and they are experimenting with RX1 as well. And all the while they are doing this, they are making RED bleed at the other front with their video machines. Insane.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 18:36 UTC as 98th comment | 8 replies

RX100 is a matchstick size sniper rifle. If you prefer to arrive in a tank, that is fine too.

But there are many situations where size matters more than all camera attributes combined, plus some.

Not to mention the incredible photographs the RX100 produces.

I agree with the Time.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2012 at 05:26 UTC as 137th comment | 1 reply

Holy Bars Matman !

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2012 at 20:00 UTC as 59th comment
In reply to:

cluening: Nikon has launched the V2 - as a German I ask myself whether the Japanese copy cats got hold of the old plans...Fruitless attempt, somebody please tell them. ;-)

Sony alone, with its mouth half open, will swallow the whole of The Great German contribution to all things audio-visual ever in history. While it's having a snooze.

So take it easy cluening.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 09:30 UTC

I am sure Nikon will soon release a firmware update so a tiny box pops open on the side for a witch prop to spring out.

I will buy one if the witch can be illuminated with different light colours.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 07:11 UTC as 216th comment
On article Fashion Shoot: Tips from a Pro (82 comments in total)

But why oh why do you reveal all these nuggets of photography to the unwashed masses who read your articles?

We are the elite, we need to protect ourselves...Don't you understand DPR?

Like the way that guy in blue is tilting his weight over his left buttock....It is pure genius !!....Or the way he is making the Asian girl look like she needs something bad...

That's it..everyone knows how I do it now...I am getting the sack...

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2012 at 15:56 UTC as 32nd comment
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