Kurt_K

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On article Have your say: Best midrange ILC of 2016 (52 comments in total)

Perhaps you should restart this poll so that early voters can pick three instead of just one, and K1 voters can decide whether or not they want to vote for the K70?

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 17:32 UTC as 12th comment
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Kurt_K: I'm just not buying that kingfisher photo. Looks to me like the bird was probably photographed in a dive against the sky and then merged later with a photo of a still pond. I could be wrong, of course.

@togpeter If the shutter speed was slow enough to create a trail effect, the entire bird would be a blur. Makes no sense.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 18:21 UTC
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Gerard Hoffnung: The Kingfisher shot is almost exactly the same as the image taken by Alan Mcfadyen who says he spent 6 years and took 720,000 shots to get it.
http://petapixel.com/2015/11/25/this-shot-of-a-diving-kingfisher-was-6-years-and-720k-photos-in-the-making/
My wife who is a reddit freak says Mario Cea was on reddit and said his was a composite image though I can't find it myself after a short time searching.
I'll go with Mcfadyen's image myself as it is far more natural and you have to give him credit for determination.

Thanks for the link. After seeing and reading that, I'm even more convinced that this one has to be fake. I hope the judges are planning on asking the winners for a look at the original RAW file.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 18:19 UTC

I'm just not buying that kingfisher photo. Looks to me like the bird was probably photographed in a dive against the sky and then merged later with a photo of a still pond. I could be wrong, of course.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 14:57 UTC as 33rd comment | 10 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1293 comments in total)

One thing I'd like to know is how the CAF performance compares to that of the Panasonic G85. Is it a little better or a lot better?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 01:12 UTC as 179th comment | 8 replies

They had me, and then they lost me. I now see a Panasonic G85 in my future.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 05:21 UTC as 192nd comment | 4 replies
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ybizzle: $2500 CAD is way into full frame territory but you are getting a ton of features for the price. The questions is can Olympus convince those on the fence to buy one!

I think many of those who were on the fence just jumped off on the side of Panasonic. The G85 looks like a steal compared to this.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 05:19 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (682 comments in total)

Any info on buffer depth?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 01:01 UTC as 162nd comment | 1 reply

I didn't look at all the images, but image 26 with the river and landscape is complete mush. There doesn't appear to be anything in focus at all. What gives?

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 20:37 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (260 comments in total)

80% seems pretty high for what was called the "worst camera of the year" by the savvy folks at The Camera Store.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 16:06 UTC as 87th comment | 8 replies

It's too bad it doesn't come with the 17mm F/1.8 lens instead of that crappy ez zoom.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 00:43 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1059 comments in total)

I think it's very unfortunate that Dpreview never got around to doing a GX8 review, especially when one considers the size of the review staff.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 21:06 UTC as 128th comment | 7 replies
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Samuel Spencer: Repeating a reply I posted below:

Conditions weren't ideal (as usual), which is why I was driving all over Oregon and Washington states trying to find decent light while working on this gallery. A balcony shootout on a tripod vs comparable lenses is in the works. For now, the gallery demonstrates sharpness that can be expected when depending heavily on IS while shooting handheld.

There's really no reason to shoot at ISO 200 if conditions aren't ideal. Low shutter speeds clearly hurt many of these images.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 21:57 UTC
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Richard Craze: Is it just me or is the standard of test images on this review site dropping. A lot of the recent test images seem underexposed plus a few of the pictures seem to be not very will focused. I might be imagining it or does anyone else feel the same, just wondering.

JakeB: Did you even look at the images or are you just chasing pointless likes?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 14:01 UTC
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Richard Craze: Is it just me or is the standard of test images on this review site dropping. A lot of the recent test images seem underexposed plus a few of the pictures seem to be not very will focused. I might be imagining it or does anyone else feel the same, just wondering.

This set is definitely sub-standard.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 13:42 UTC

Are these all hand-held? Of the 22 images taken at 400mm, only two are with a shutter speed faster than 1/400.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 13:40 UTC as 49th comment
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (549 comments in total)
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DualSystemGuy: Another Sony reviewed in record time, before the D810, D4, D4S, 1DX haha.

You can add the GX8 to the list of not-yet-reviewed/overlooked cameras as well.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 21:50 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Christopher Michel (71 comments in total)
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J A C S: A mixture of some great and unique images, like 4, 7, 8, and 11 and some overdone ones, like 1, 9 and 2 (is that a nuclear explosion in #2?).

As Ednaz said: #2 shows a sundog. I've seen them that pronounced as well. There's nothing overdone or "nuclear" about it.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 19:45 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2499 comments in total)

Are we going to be seeing a full review of this camera before we see one for the Panasonic GX8? Just curious...

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 22:37 UTC as 312th comment | 1 reply
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TN Args: Just goes to show that compact cameras are not dead if you show innovation.

@Karroly, Profit is profit; if Casio is succeeding where many of its competitors aren't, good on them. And I'm saying this as someone who has never taken a single selfie.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 04:58 UTC
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