Jaelkay

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On article Just posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens review (182 comments in total)
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Jaelkay: I'm sure Sigma cherry-pick the lenses they send to DP Review and other reviewers.

The Sigma 35 f1.4 I have is nowhere nearly as good as my Nikon 35 f1.4. The borders on the Sigma are very soft when compared with the Nikon.

I own both, silly person.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2012 at 07:54 UTC
On article Just posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens review (182 comments in total)

I'm sure Sigma cherry-pick the lenses they send to DP Review and other reviewers.

The Sigma 35 f1.4 I have is nowhere nearly as good as my Nikon 35 f1.4. The borders on the Sigma are very soft when compared with the Nikon.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2012 at 22:30 UTC as 41st comment | 10 replies

Shooting jpg only is something I've not done with the P7100. Given the image quality seems to be much better in jpg as opposed to RAW, I'll certainly be giving it a shot.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 02:16 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply

The last wedding I did, the bride's mother was such a PITA, I wound up putting the camera around her neck and walking out. Hate photographing weddings.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 06:34 UTC as 287th comment
On article Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review (424 comments in total)
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techmine: I would just compare the path 2 giants - Sony and Nikon have taken with regards to their MILC systems. You have to put traditional DSLR into context. On one hand Nikon produces amazing DSLR and lenses (ALL RANGES) but now builds this ever compromising 1 system. On the other hand Sony's DSLR offering is not widely accepted but (purely to gain market and beat the leaders) they are doing wonders to their MILC systems. APS-C sensors, excellent view finders, gorgeous screens, new fast lenses. With what I have seen, people never bashed NEX series cameras so bad when they came out. Not just because they knew that NEX was great but the "potential" the system had.

I've had both the NEX5 and the NEX5n and neither satisfied me as much as the Nikon 1 V1, particularly in regard to video.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 02:45 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review (424 comments in total)
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IcyVeins: LOL 69% and no star for a $949 camera. This camera was a colossal dud just like everyone predicted.

Really? Selling like hotcakes does not indicate it's a dud to me. Or to any sentient person.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 00:33 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review (424 comments in total)
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justmeMN: I wish the Canon G1X had the Nikon 1's focusing system. That's the only area where the Nikon 1 excels.

The focussing is actually very, very good. You've either not used one or if you have, you've not used it properly.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 00:32 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review (424 comments in total)
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Michael Klein: Dont think the reviewer gave it a fair look...to rate performance average doesnt say much..and truthfully performance is anything but average on this gem of a camera....every review other than Dpreview gushed about this camera...how many cams do you know that do 60 FPS conitnuous....and held steady most are in focus....Im dismissing this guy as an anti fanboy...lol

DPReview receive no promotion payments from Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 00:27 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review (424 comments in total)
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D200_4me: That's too bad about the relatively low score. Many pros have given this camera a big thumbs up for every day usage...and of course, I personally thing it's an outstanding camera, even though it lacks some external controls I'd love to have. My gallery full of outstanding photos from the V1 is evidence enough for me that it's a great camera.

I think that's a pretty fair and balance review. It matches my initial thoughts of the system pretty well. As I've got more and more used to the system, I've come to better appreciate what this little marvel is capable of. At the end of the day, reviews are really just numbers, subjectively plugged in by people who have limited exposure to what they are testing. The best review is the user's experience and outcomes from actual use.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 00:26 UTC
On article Roundup: Third-party Lenses for Enthusiasts (170 comments in total)
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Stefan Stuart Fletcher: One of my many buying mistakes was the Sigma 50 mm f/1.4. My copy suffers from distortion, incredibly soft corners wide open (on a full-frame, admittedly) and short-focusing. Perhaps I was just unlucky with the copy and the 5DII is a harsh task master on below-par lenses. What _is_ certain, however, is that the lens is huge and bulky. It looks outsize on a 5DII and a 7D. I can't imagine how ungainly it must be on a smaller body.

I think you really need to test this lens before spending money on it. You really must need its optical qualities, such as they are, if you're ready to tout this monster around.

Stefan - My experience with this lens perfectly parallels yours. Mine was for Nikon mount. Dreadful lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2011 at 11:31 UTC
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Dave Peters: Beware download versions of software from Corel. I bought Coreldraw and now I have made more changes to my machine than they allow, the software will not work unless I reconfigure to one of the previously seen configurations (different 2nd hard disk). They will not re-enable my software without a further purchase even though I am still using the same machine. I haven't even changed the drive that the software is installed on. I will never be purchasing any more software from them.

I have had the same problem with them. Had a recent computer problem and had to rebuild the system and PSP X3 would not activate. An error message stated the serial number had been used and that was it. Corel did not respond to any of my emails. Very poor show.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2011 at 23:46 UTC
On article In with the new: dpreview forums expanded (92 comments in total)

Thought you might have put "M" for Micro after "L" for Leica while you were tweaking the site.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2011 at 00:35 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On photo Shadow in Marrakech in the > Shadows on the wall ( B&W ) challenge (3 comments in total)

SigmaChrome wrote:
> Congratulations.
> Timeless. This shot could have been taken 100 years ago.

Hardly. There was no electricity there then.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2010 at 07:06 UTC as 2nd comment
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