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chrshale: So.......Apple won't help extract data from the phone of a terrorist but is happy to allow "authorities" to lock your phone. Cook thinks liberty only applies to terrorists.

The NSA has access to Apple stuff of course. Snowden showed that years ago with the Prism documents..
The whole "we wont unlock it for the FBI" was just a show for the public, I'm pretty sure.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 14:07 UTC

The camera might have it's uses.
But I think the fisheye lens was a huge mistake by Olympus. Fisheye is ok as long as there is not much movement in a video. Or for stills.
But for video with a lot of movement it's super annoying :/

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 14:23 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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falconeyes: This is a tiny project for a company the scale of FB. Cool but tiny.

Nevertheless, I am glad to see that undercover projects are still making it to the surface in large corporations :)

Not at all. They want and need content for their VR prodcts.
They bought Oculus for a reason.
They want to creep into our lives now with more and more VR stuff.
They want us to shoot and scan everything in our environment. Get as much data as possible.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 18:14 UTC
On article Affinity Photo coming to Windows (109 comments in total)

Good news. Somebody need do kick Adobes a..

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 20:02 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On article Field Test: The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV in Mexico (134 comments in total)

one of the best videos so far. Good work guys!

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 12:28 UTC as 26th comment
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sunjester: Not seeing much to justify the price here. Really a shame that MFT has turned into such a white elephant. The release of the worlds most heavy, large, and expensive 300mm F4 and now this.

MFt seems a perfect spot for wildlife with the crop factor and all but nothing but expensive consumer grade stuff lately sure makes it hard to do that jump.

lol you call the Oly 300mm "consumer grade"?? :D

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 14:40 UTC
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falconeyes: Ok, if it were a single event

But Adobe continues to disappoint. I think of the crippled LR Import dialog (which Adobe later excused for), the flaky LR 6.0 which was not production-ready at all, now deleting a RANDOM system file ...

Add to it that Adobe didn't manage in all the years to incorporate common multithread coding practices (read, multi core support) which is a must in imaging.

And then we see that Adobe throws all their money (no, all OUR money) at marketing and investor relations rather than engineering. Their good people are no longer with them.

How much longer does it take capitalism to correct for wrong market forces?

Furthermore you can add:

- HUGE Problems with Premiere 2014 and 2015
- Terrible Performance in InDesign 2015 (often next to useless)
- etc etc.

It was pretty clear that this will happen once they don't HAVE to deliver anymore.
Their quality control is a joke.

But I had to laugh when I read your last sentence.
Do you really believe in capitalism that much??
Well good luck.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 14:57 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1068 comments in total)
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mattz10: Why no gps built-in antenna yet? Putting gps information in the picture EXIF it's an heavy task! I can't really understand.

I know Archiver.
However, many brands had this for some years and people where simply not using it. But it was consuming too much battery life. So I think that's why most brands don't do it anymore: save battery life because 95% are not using it anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 15:30 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1068 comments in total)
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mattz10: Why no gps built-in antenna yet? Putting gps information in the picture EXIF it's an heavy task! I can't really understand.

Many manufacturers stopped doing that because customers simply don't care about GPS.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 16:31 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1068 comments in total)
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kewlguy: $1200. Expensive toy

So everything capable but overpriced is a toy?
Makes little sense.
It's a good camera, simply overpriced.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 16:13 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1068 comments in total)
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kewlguy: $1200. Expensive toy

For sure not a toy, it's a capable camera.
The question simply is: Why not simply get a OM-D E-M5 II?
Same tech, but weather sealed, mic jack, etc.

Sure, bit less megapixels, but not that much.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 13:55 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1068 comments in total)
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FantasticMrFox: After Nikon's Df, finally Olympus, too, has come up with a hipster camera to go with that beard, lumberjack shirt and jute bag.

Ahm... they are doing it for years now! ^^
Way earlier than Nikon with the Df.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 13:53 UTC
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QuarryCat: yeah sharpest, smallest, lightest, cheapest - the one and only tele-lens
just to good to be true!

mmmh not so sure about "cheapest", but the rest might be true :)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 20:15 UTC
On article Behind the Camera: A conversation with Peter Hurley (62 comments in total)

Well I appreciate these interviews a lot. Really.

BUT why can't dpreview not at least try to keep in mind the most simple things in terms of cinematography?
I know it's a gear-head / tech site. But this does not mean the most fundamental principles of cinematography have to be ignored :/

When shooting an interview and cutting back and forth between a wide shot and a close up shot, PLEASE place the two cameras in a way that makes sense.
In this case: If Mr. Hurley sits on the left side of the frame in the wide shot and looks to the left while talking, the close up camera should also have his head framed more to the right, him looking to the left as well.
Very simple and would be much more comfortable to watch.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2015 at 21:34 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (408 comments in total)
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escapewheel: I recently switched from a Micro 4/3 setup to an NX1 + NX500 with several lenses. There's certainly no doubt that the NX1 files are a notable step up in terms of dynamic range and (especially) post-processing flexibility. I've found the quality of the glass to be impressive - even the 16-50 power zoom on the NX500 is remarkably sharp, with excellent IS to boot.

Everything isn't perfect, though. Even with the latest firmware on both bodies and all lenses, autofocus in lower light is a crap shoot, particularly with the 45mm f1.8. I'm not even talking about near-dark conditions, just dim. Auto white balance goes haywire in lower light, too, especially under fluorescents. Both cameras have times where they either freeze completely or slow down considerably in operational speed... they feel more like computers in that sense.

I'm still on the fence about the NX system. Very capable, good glass, but some definite concerns about stability and - most obviously - the future of the system.

@Mike FL: Regarding "no stability issues reported from Sony users": Seriously? I don't know WHAT Sony camera you have, but the A7, especially the A7 R II seems to have huge problems with freezing, switching off, loosing settings, etc. Many reviewers have shown that in youtube reviews.
Just saying.
It's seems pretty much all camera manufactures don't spend enough time with testing.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 10:23 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (867 comments in total)
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tnb123: So OK I rented an EM5 II, no manual, so forgive me if this is posted somewhere. Having problems with live view in one case. Here goes:

Using shutter priority, auto-iso. When exposed properly live view seems to accurately represent what the resultant image should look like. But when I crank the SS up or down past the "rails" into an area which the camera can't expose the image properly, the f-stop display blinks accordingly telling me the exposure is either over or under exposed as it should. Problem is, the live-view display still looks great which is really misleading. Histogram looks fine as well. I can crank an indoor exposure to set my ss at an 8000th of a second and the live view looks wonderful. Of course, when I take the picture and look at the resultant image, it's way too dark as you might expect. Seems the live view is "stuck" at good exposure regardless of what the ss is set at. Other cameras I use don't do this. What am I doing wrong?

simply change the live view mode.
You can download the camera PDF manual at Olympus website ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 15:14 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (867 comments in total)
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Mike FL: I received this EM5.M2. The Olympus menu system is still as bad as my EM5.M1, or worse.

So does the WiFi remote control functions which are as bad as you can get too.

When I got M1, I thought the bad menu system is caused by Oly's first attempt to build the OMD camera.

Now I know Oly is really do not know how a decent menu system works.

In terms of function, I still do not understand why Oly fixed HDR to ISO 200, also the HDR is the worst compare to other camera I own. Plus other issues. Too much to list.

Oh, the Grip is larger than M1, but I do not feel any better.

Olympus really need to hire some one who knows usability.

I wish Oly will soon release a new firmware: to fix its menu system, direct control, WiFi, as well as other functions.

Other than that M2 is better than M1.

Agree with you on the grip. I got used to it, but I think the grip of the Mark I was better than the grip of the Mark II.
But that's about it, everything else is better than the Mark I, so no big deal.
I also agree that the menu is not great, but it's really not that bad either.
In the end, you don't need the menu much anyway. The awesome super control panel and the physical give you pretty much all the control you need without ever going into the menues.
So, the whole "Oly menus are bad" complains are way too exaggerated in my eyes.
And not the most important thing for sure.

What counts is performance, image quality, image stabilization, control, lenses to choose, etc and that's all excellent.
No camera is perfect. But I love my OM-D E-M5 (Mark II), it's a very good camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 15:11 UTC
On article Olympus shows gains in first half financials (139 comments in total)
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BattleBrat: Release the EM-1 MK II already so you can take more of my money!!!

Hopefully not yet. Better wait another year and then hopefully release an E-M1 Mk II with a much better sensor.
(not that the current one is bad. Not at all), but there is no point in releasing new cameras every year. Not even every 2 years. 3 years with real sensor quality increae is better.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 10:03 UTC
On article Olympus shows gains in first half financials (139 comments in total)
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Mike99999: I sold all my Olympus gear this year. The image quality is just not there, no matter what the hype says.

I love my Olympus OM-D gear and the lenses I own and I'm very happy with the image quality.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 10:01 UTC
On article Video: What's in the future for Sony's Alpha system? (269 comments in total)
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Wubslin: I see the usual crowd of leftist anti-business agitators are at it again, bringing up the tired and untrue allegations of 'rootkits'.

Sony have never been involved in any such thing and will sue anyone who repeats these lies.

@Wubslin: Hmm OK. Well yeah maybe some people brought it up in the past... I understand that this can be annoying. But it seams not in the comments of this article. That's why I did not understand why you complained. You were the one who started it in this case. :)
Also I don't understand why that would be "leftie" and "anti-business socialist propaganda".
Those "terms" for views you don't like make me think you seem to be pretty negative about ANY criticism.
Anyway, we are quite off topic now. Let's call it a day.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2015 at 10:43 UTC
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