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The image quality derived from Canon Tilt-Shift lenses has evolved considerably since their first inception several years ago.

I wonder what they mean...
FD series TS lenses date from 1973
EOS series TS-E date 1991

Longer than several...

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 11:04 UTC as 5th comment
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CannonDave: Back in the day we abandoned E6 because of the expense of EPA and silver recovery issues. Today, I'd need a good, dust free scan to carry on with the work flow in Photoshop. Give me Velvia (neg. film) and a good professional color printer.

which is why (as a home processor) I use actual black and white chemistry D-76 not C-41 which is actually better long term archivally than the XP-1 , cheaper to work with (than C-41) and lasts surprisingly long when stored in air tight bottles (I use wine bottles with stelvin caps). Of course these days I don't bother with 35mm and use 120 or 4x5 sheets ...

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 16:25 UTC
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CannonDave: Back in the day we abandoned E6 because of the expense of EPA and silver recovery issues. Today, I'd need a good, dust free scan to carry on with the work flow in Photoshop. Give me Velvia (neg. film) and a good professional color printer.

err ... wasn't Vevia E6? I agree however that I prefer Neg over chromes for making prints (or scans) as it has so much more shoulder. Unless I'm shooting something like 6x9 (in 120) or larger if I had to use Chromes I'd just as soon use digital and skip the scanning stage.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 21:01 UTC

you know that Canon has plateaued out when you see this sort of release. Great innovation there guys

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 07:37 UTC as 93rd comment | 1 reply

Happens here in Australia too.

Sad really.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 00:18 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)
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noflashplease: If a Chinese start-up introduced a camera with the same specifications, and yet another (unnecessary) proprietary lens mount, at even 1/10th the price of this Leica, they would be mercilessly mocked and ridiculed. The world doesn't need another proprietary lens mount. I will give JK Imaging the benefit of the doubt for the new "Kodak" Pixpro S-1, if only because it expands upon an existing non-proprietary lens mount. If Leica had followed in the footsteps of Panasonic with a M43 camera, I would applaud them, even with this silly "Made in Germany" sales gimmick.

Maybe it's time for Leica to stop producing any cameras and just concentrate on rebranding Panasonic cameras with (admittedly) improved firmware?

Indeed, its all about how it feels in your hand and naturally the brand. Ouh ouhh it feels solid and premium. Now, let me hold the camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 18:06 UTC
On article Prototype battery fully charges in under 30 seconds (66 comments in total)
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Joseph S Wisniewski: A Samsung S4 has a 9.88 watt-hour battery. That's 35568 watt-seconds. To charge that in 26 seconds at 90% efficiency requires 1520W.

Just what everybody wants, a phone that has a 30-pound, $1000 charger that requires exclusive use of a domestic circuit, like a refrigerator does.

Oh, and the phone is a low voltage device. 1520W at 5V is just over 300A. Anyone know a 300A DC connector that's smaller than a cell phone?

Every year or two for the last 12 years, dpReview has ran a 30-second charging battery story. It's sort of the ultimate solution to a problem that doesn't actually exist. Battery technology far outstrips charger technology. 5-10 watt chargers are a practical size, weight, and cost, and 1-2 hours is an acceptable charging time to get that size and weight of a charger.

Wonder what sort of explosion one gets if it shorts? Small hand grenade with chemical mist?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 12:58 UTC

it does look interesting, but I wonder how different it is optically to the Panasonic 14mm f2.5 with the x0.79 adapter? That outfit costs (new) in total something like US$480 and weighs totally 125g (about half). Of course if you already *have* the 14mm its even more attractive to get the GWC1 :-)

samples on my blog

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 14:02 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies

at the risk of being obvious, lenses do work and using them to be capturing less of the scene will always mean that even a basic digicam will beat a high end phone on telephoto. Two years ago I compared my 2009 Nokia E72 to a panasonic digicam. At wide the results are better for the Nokia, but it was clear that I wouldn't even waste my time with zooming.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2014 at 12:49 UTC as 10th comment
On article Nikon D4s: CP+ Hands-on and interview (54 comments in total)
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Marty4650: "The AF-on button is now easier to press, and the hand grip is better" just about sums it up.

Why did they bother with so many very minor improvements?

This is a very slightly better camera than a D4, but provides very little reason to upgrade from one. The probably should have waited two more years so they might have some more significant improvements to offer.

> "Why did they bother with so many very minor improvements?"
because the sheep fuss around over meaningless stuff not knowing whats better till they're told, meanwhile the goat is headed for the water hole because it knows where it is ... the sheep follow it

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 12:04 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary (471 comments in total)

Quick question. You say "During live view (before a half-press of the shutter button),"

what other view does the GH have?

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 21:17 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera (896 comments in total)

So, seems Panasonic had the formula RIT from the start. No "faux prism" comments now ...

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 13:31 UTC as 183rd comment
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Tomee21: But why 15mm? Why not 12? Or at least 14? Those would make more sense to me than a 30mm equivalent.

as you just observed about the 14mm, Panasonic already makes a lens that fits that range, its the 20mm ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 11:40 UTC
On article Dpreview product database now mobile (37 comments in total)

great stuff. Of course if you didn't put so much clutter on your site in the first place it would load fine on a mobile in low bandwidth.

but its nice to see an alternative happening :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 04:53 UTC as 11th comment
On article Images of Panasonic GF5 start to appear (118 comments in total)
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adhemar: Long, long ago dPreview made camera reviews. Now they make previews. To-morrow they'll do rumors.

Meet you in the basement.

by the time you get there they'll be gone

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 11:18 UTC
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