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On article Using third-party lenses on the Sony a7 / a7R (525 comments in total)

Interesting that the Pentax 35mm/f2.0 comes out tops (I had one once and sold it like an idiot).

I use several Pentax "legacies" on my Panasonic Lumix G1 and although the crop-factor alters matters somewhat, I get some perfectly acceptable results.

Having said this I must admit that I, mostly, shoot with the camera on a tripod and use the Panny's excellent manual-focussing aid.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 09:40 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply
On article Richard Franiec creates custom grip for Panasonic GM1 (46 comments in total)

Then we can all enjoy a decent EVF !

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 18:09 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article Richard Franiec creates custom grip for Panasonic GM1 (46 comments in total)

Why don't we simply buy clothes with bigger pockets ?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 18:08 UTC as 17th comment
On article Challenge of Challenges: vote for the best shot of 2013 (121 comments in total)

It really is impossible to vote for "The Best Shot of the Year". Besides, so many of these have "overcooked"

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 10:05 UTC as 48th comment
On article Want to remember something? Don't take a photo (183 comments in total)

Interesting. Comments (mostly) are valid. The classic case of over-use of the digital camera is to be seen on African safaris. Watch a group of being driven about in an open-topped Landrover.

Armed to the teeth with DSLRs and long lenses, they will click away at anything that moves in the bush - instead of simply "taking it all in". Once the shot is captured it's "onward to the next target !"

I've seen it, I live on the African continent.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 10:35 UTC as 110th comment | 2 replies
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Hobbit13: I think in most comments below, people are raving about the excellent performance of the Leica 45mm lens. But I don't think the quite bulky 45mm Leica is a logical companion for the petite GM1. A test scene shot with the 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 kit lens would be much more interesting.

It's sure nice that the sensor in the GM1 performs well, but that is to be expected, because it's the latest iteration of the m4/3s. It's not that the sensor will be worse, because it's placed inside a tiny body. It either fits, or it doesn't. The size of the camera (on the outside) doesn't have much influence on the image quality.

Agreed ! Many of us are interested in the 12-32. It's compact and covers an extremely useful range of focal lengths.

It would have been much more to the point to have tested the camera with its kit lens. In fact it would have been the logical thing to do.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 10:05 UTC

The first photo (of the full-Earth) was taken by the Apollo 17 astronauts way back in 1972. Nothing to do with ESA.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2013 at 09:48 UTC as 9th comment
On photo DSCN0076 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

These small sensors get better by the year. Bibi DSLR's

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 10:19 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Nikon Coolpix P7800 Sample Images sample gallery (1 comment in total)

These small sensors get better by the year. Bibi DSLR's

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 10:19 UTC as 1st comment
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johnparas11zenfoliodotcom: So this is what most of us wanted the P series nikon coolpix to be in the first place.. Okay I am happy that this P7800 is a reality....

Now... I hope the next iteration.. It will start at 24mm-200mm, the EVF will have at least 1.2 or 1.3 million pixels just like the V1 or higher res :-)..

And maybe have a silver version (top plate) to make it look like a retro rangefinder camera :-). The current body styling is okay now.. But a little silver may not be a bad thing.. Maybe.. :-)

It's the 24mm that I'm waiting for. Had a CP8400 for years, slow but the 24 was wonderful.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 18:09 UTC
On Article:2734710016 (1 comment in total)

Please ! please ! If you are going to write an article, get someone to proof-read it before posting:

"are still affordable albeit expensive" ?
"They also allows using smaller apertures..."

Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 17:20 UTC as 1st comment

Absolutely superb ! Better still the wooden boats - a fading breed.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 11:32 UTC as 1st comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R Preview (119 comments in total)

Made in China ! I'll stick to my LX7

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 15:40 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On photo chaos-100 in josephbeeson's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

My guess, it was taken at the harbour in Essouria, Morocco. One can see the little blue boats stacked side-by-side on Google Earth

Link | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 16:45 UTC as 2nd comment

Absolutely wonderful !

For those of you who'd like to learn a bit more about Don Pettit, I've attached a link to the NASA website below.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2013 at 09:07 UTC as 17th comment

If it is made in China, as the G5 is, then they'd better extend the trial period to two months !

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 18:16 UTC as 20th comment

Nice to read "Australian" ~ "American" ~ "German" and "Japanese". No China ?
Or do they outsource ?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2013 at 13:37 UTC as 13th comment
On article Accessory Review: Kata Digital Rucksack 467-DL (48 comments in total)

One small comment. I've toted daypacks about (hiking/cycling) for decades and I get the impression that the camera-gear bag manufacturers pay too little attention to the straps, hip-belts and especially the airflow between one's back and the bag. They could all learn from Deuter who make world-class day-packs. Deuter's "Air-Flow" system is ideal.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2012 at 10:40 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1507 comments in total)

DPR, A poll of this type is an impossibility. We are all different and we all have our own opinions.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 09:16 UTC as 504th comment | 1 reply

rhlpetrus : You are correct. It's the different purpose thing that makes a "universal" choice impossible. I too wait for the further development of mirrorless systems. I have a Panasonic G1 with a 20mm prime and the kit which serves me well (but a longer lens for occasional work would be nice).

Panasonic started something that WILL gain ground. As good as they are, the Canon and Nikon (and all the other APS-C sensored DSLRs) are simply too large for the average Joe to lug about.

Which bring us to the wonderful high I.Q. cameras like the Canon G-Series and Nikon's P7100/7700. These allow one to pack light yet perform superbly.

Whilst I would keep my mirrorless Panasonic, my dream second camera would be something in the line of a Canon G12 with a bright EVF.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 14:26 UTC as 272nd comment
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