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On article DJI Mavic Air: What you need to know (134 comments in total)
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David Mifsud: DJI should first take care of their existing customers who bought the Spark. Ask us in Europe how disappointing this model has been.

Could you possibly elaborate? Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 10:47 UTC
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curiosifly: I was trying to read the comments to see what others say about the technical quality about these photos (I don't like them personally and I think some of the points are totally valid). But I am surprised that most people are being so harsh on the customer and make fun of them. I especially don't understand those comments talking about their divorce or even funeral. Really? That's what we send to a new couple? All because they complain about their wedding photos? OK, sure, this is a site of 'photographers' so that may make some sense. And I guess if I buy a car that breaks in a week and complain to the dealer, the dealer should respond: " didn't you check our online review? If you didn't, it's all due to your stupidity and this would happen to any of your car sooner or later".

@curiosifly
Well this couple is not simply complaining. They are doing so in an inappropriate way, trying to ruin the life of a photographer.
If they are familiar wuth rule of thirds, symmetry and whatnot, then they should have discussed that with the photographer BEFORE hiring him or just have a quick look at his portfolio which would have shown them exactely what to expect from that wedding photographer.
This couple jzst exposed itself as two pretty pathetic individuals who didn't do their own homewirk and are now punishing the photographer instead.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 15:19 UTC

This is ridiculous. If the wedding couple actually crafted a 30 page pdf file exposing everything they didn't like about the wedding shots then they indeed deserve the shots they got!

Next time they better look into the photographer's portfolio before they hire him, or they do their wedding shots on their own.

Preposterous!

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 15:07 UTC as 15th comment
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TheDarmok74: I only skipped the S8 because it's way too breakable for my taste, otherwise I love Samsung IQ and would get one again, after the S6. The Pixel is not available in my country, sadly.
Now I am waiting for the rumored Huawei photo beast and then we'll see. But I'm sure the S9 will be very good, just hoping it win't be all glass again so that you are forced to use some kind of ugly protection.

@The Darmok32: which rumored Huawei photo beast are referring to? I am curious...

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 19:43 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Review (584 comments in total)
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Life recorder: The wider angle is a big win for Panasonic. Also, in first several examples the Sony lacks color or has cooler colors which I greatly dislike. This is subjective though.

If comes down to this. The GH5s is very close (and sometimes better due to 10 bits) to the Sony, and when thin DoF is an issue, the GH5s gains a 2 stop advantage. For example if one videos two people talk that are slightly different distances from the camera a wider DoF is a must.

@Filmie up

if yiu get your 8 bit footage right then you won't see much if a difference to 10bit video.
BUT: The more you want or need to grade your footage, the more obvious the differences will become. 8bit will give you increasingly more artefacts.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 20:36 UTC
On article Best fixed prime lens cameras in 2020 (383 comments in total)

Quality-wise (IQ) there is nothing that does even remotely come close to the Sony RX1r ii. That's why was a bit upset with DPReview's pick of the F100F in that category.

However, after re-reading their prefacing statement, why they chose it, I had to think twice and it ultimately changed my mind: is the difference in IQ actually worth the 2000 $ price difference between the RX1rii and the Fuji X100F?
After all, I have to agree wih DPReview, that the X100F did indeed strike the best balance between IQ, usability AND price (!) among its peers. I mean, for 2000 Dollars you could easily get an additional high-end DSLR such the NIkon D750, the Pentax K1 or a MILC such as the Sony A7ii along with a fast prime lens AND have the X100F as your second camera or street camera. Thinking it that way, the X100F makes indeed more sense than the RX1r ii, the technical specs of which make me drool...

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 08:18 UTC as 78th comment | 11 replies
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1104 comments in total)
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mauricegold: Silly me for thinking that good photography is an art form. And how this web-site strokes the egos of equipment-heads, those that think good photographs come only from mega-thousand-buck cameras and lenses. It also promulgates the mostly-spurious idea that professional photographers only get their results because they use the most expensive cameras. Just consider how in pre-digital days, how anyone could possibly get a decent image if they only had a Zenit, Praktica, Pentax or Yashica GTN or Petri. These didn't have superfast auto-everything, nor instant checking of image-quality. This is a site for spoiled tech-heads, who can only dream of competence, artistic flair, but who can recall verbatim screeds of data, nor are able to make a decent image even with a professional camera. But the showing-off of such kit to friends, and boasts online of acquisition of this stuff beats all. And having the right brand of camera confers credibility here. Sad really.

Photography has always been and will always be about technological advancement and evolution.
The worse the technology, the higher demands on photographers' skills. Just remember how photographs were taken 100 years ago: subjects had to stand still for minutes in order to get a decent photography - nowadays even cameraphones make multiple exposures within a virtual single shot and allow even tne least skilled of users to take hafway useful shots at low light.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 05:17 UTC
On article Why Capture One can't replace Adobe Lightroom (63 comments in total)

While I greatly appreciate the excellent in depth reviews and the incredibly useful and helpful user forums at dpreview.com, all of which are publicly accessible for free, I am somewhat concerned by the increasing number of apparent click bait articles that I feel are literally eroding dpreview's well known high standards and reputation.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2017 at 23:40 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Best compact zoom cameras in 2020 (439 comments in total)

I missed Sony RX1r ii.
Its IQ is unparalleled in its class and it is - sort of - pocketable.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 20:16 UTC as 139th comment | 3 replies

Great pictures, Carey!

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 06:17 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (462 comments in total)
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TheEnthusiast: Good grief. What percentage of photographers shoot single-pixel stars? About 0.01% or is that too high? On the other hand, pointing out this near-catastrophic shortcoming might actually scare off the 3% who think it could matter to them. Somebody needs to get a life.

@TheEnthusiast:

while I generally agree that the star eater problem is a non-issue for most of potentional customers, it is nontheless absolutely necessary to point to this problem and to call Sony out on this one.
Why?
Because this is the only way, Sony will improve on this.
Sony has been called out big time on lossy compressed RAW files, on singke SD card, on lack of touchscreen functionality, on poor autofocus - and they ultimatelt listened and improved on all these issues.
When you read some interviews with Sony Imaging officials, they always say "if the consumer demands it, we will listen".
This is exactly why users, commenters, bloggers and extremly popular tech review sites such as DPReview need to be vocal about each and every shortcoming they encounter with cameras. Thats how progress is being facilitated, and let's be honest: we all drool over perfect camera gear, don't we?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 08:48 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1265 comments in total)
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elementare: At this point I think that it's quite hard for both Canon and Nikon to release a FF mirrorless camera. By this time they aren't in the position of neither being able to project a so technologically advanced camera without taking away resources from FF dslr cameras. Canon's mirrorless apsc is a good example of how Canon put the same sensor inside mirrorless and dslr but crop a lot of functions of the first.

And they aren't in the position of being able to release FF mirrorless unable to compete with mirrorless cameras like Sony A7RIII without collapse themselves. It's quite obvious that none is going to buy a Canon or Nikon FF mirrorless with a new mount that it's not able to match a Sony A7RIII like this.

At this point they have two possibilities, release just some aps-c mirrorless for amateur and enthusiast market (as Canon is already doing) or convert the whole pro dslr FF production into a pro FF mirrorless one, something I think it's never going to happen.

Well, Canon at least does have tipped their toes into mirrorless waters and their most recent APS-C EOS M cameras have been quite nice. So, in my opinion, if Canon really wants to push out a killer FF MILC, they will absolutely be able to do so.
Same thing with NIKON, who have extensive mirrorless experience with their Nikon 1 series cameras.
It's not whether or not CaNikon could deliver great FF MILCs but when they are going to deem it worthwile doing it.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 16:29 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1265 comments in total)
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Bassman2003: I tried this camera for a short while at a Sony event and I just could not get past the ergonomics. Without the grip attached it just did not feel comfortable in my hands. Seemed like an a6300 only a little larger. Great camera but I don't think I can ever get past the nice grip of my 5D III (or DSLR sized camera).

Also was expecting to be knocked over by the viewfinder and I thought it just looked ok compared to my pro video cameras. Still some room for improvement in this area imho. Yes they cost more but feedback is feedback.

I was entertaining a switch to Sony but not yet. The 24-105 f4 looks like a great lens. What the Canon version II should have been! Great to see so much tech in the cameras and the march forward.

Well, that's absolutely a matter of personal taste and preference. I love tiny camera bodies and holding a big fat FF DSLR in my hands was like holding a huge rock or brick.
To each their own.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 16:23 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1265 comments in total)

@DPReview staff: could you perhaps tell us a word or two about IBIS- performance. IIRC, Sony claimed to have improved Ibis performance by one full stop compared to previous implementations, so how good is Ibis in your experience?

Thanks!

Best
David

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 16:20 UTC as 231st comment | 1 reply
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Jan Chelminski: With all due respect,

Jeez, DPReview, can you even TRY to act impartial?

The same (and better implemented?) feature already passed without such fanfare with the Pen, etc, but here you cry out its praises. This is transparent and it happens constantly.

I get it, this site is about selling cameras, so you make more money by promoting a Sony or a Canon, of course but how about your reputation? Do you have any standards whatsoever?

To grow up, DPReview, you need get a REAL editor with a PROVEN sense of judgement, or change your name to Digital Camera Review, or something else more honest.

Good luck.

@Jan Chelminsky

don't be childish. DPReview is a camera gear site and they test all the cameras they want, providing their test results free of charge. You feel that your brand of choice doesn't get as much attention as you would wish? Then do your own tests and write your own articles about the PEN-F or whatever else camera you like.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 22:06 UTC
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ottonis: "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity - an I am not sure about the universe." (A. Einstein)

Seriously, humanity is so incredibly stupid that it is a miracle that we haven't already managed to destroy/eradicate the entire planet.

Take a hugely intelligent thing like the internet or email: at first it was so lovely, innocent, just for useful purposes, but because of morons, crazy sociopaths aka terrorists and other criminal scum, we have got these incredibly bad things like "dark web" and total loss of privacy in the digital world.
Same thing with the drones: what an incredibly fun and useful invention it is but because of a handful of dissocial morons who are flying dem drones straight into airports etc authorities will be forced to restrict their use for everybody.

@Thematic: it's always the same thing: it takes a couple of idiots to ruin a great thing for millions of others.
I would propose that drones be sold only to people who successfully get through a basic intelligence and psychopathy test.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 06:39 UTC

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity - an I am not sure about the universe." (A. Einstein)

Seriously, humanity is so incredibly stupid that it is a miracle that we haven't already managed to destroy/eradicate the entire planet.

Take a hugely intelligent thing like the internet or email: at first it was so lovely, innocent, just for useful purposes, but because of morons, crazy sociopaths aka terrorists and other criminal scum, we have got these incredibly bad things like "dark web" and total loss of privacy in the digital world.
Same thing with the drones: what an incredibly fun and useful invention it is but because of a handful of dissocial morons who are flying dem drones straight into airports etc authorities will be forced to restrict their use for everybody.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 05:35 UTC as 36th comment | 7 replies
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (612 comments in total)
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Richard Kwon: I returned my new D850 this morning. I am going to convert completely over to Sony with the a7riii. I was very worried with the D850 lack of IBIS. I had an a7r and lots of my photos were blurred. The a7rii's IBIS took cared of that problem. That is why I did not open my D850 box, because I was worried it will do the same with no IBIS.

@dash2k8
Image stabilization is not solely for those very long exposures but it's also tremendously useful to be used with longer lenses even at shorter exposure time. Try to get a sharp image at 135mm and 1/4s of exposure. Only very skilled photographers could get this right handheld.
Moreover, even at wider angles, you get to need longer expisure at low light or available light.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 05:07 UTC
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (612 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: No PlayMemories apps? What the heck is Sony thinking? This was their opportunity to get ahead of everybody by allowing 3rd-party camera apps using their well-developed interface... and instead they're disabling the feature. I wonder if this is Sony's reaction to the interface having been hacked so that 3rd-party apps are now possible... if so, this might be the single dumbest move Sony has made since entering the camera business.

That's exactly what I have been thinking as well. There have been some decent PlayMemories apps that improved the overall functionality and versatility of the system. Not to mention those great third party "hacks" that allowed for removing the 30-minutes video limit. Abandoning the Playmemories functionality is certainly one of the worst single moves Sony has done in the last decade, at least from the user's perspective. I am not sure what their true reasons have bern for doing so, but it somehow fits into Sony's somewhat cryptic mentality to make seemingly illogical or weird decisions.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 05:00 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1623 comments in total)

This entire subscription model is pure gold for the software companies, it helps them maximize their profits by a large margin. IIRC, ADobe's latest fiscal reports were outstanding. That being said, I truly hope and wish that new developments in AI and programming science will enable even smaller companies to catch up with the big guys and release competitive software solutions that might adhere to the traditional model of standalone purchase.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 08:06 UTC as 170th comment
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