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On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (1988 comments in total)
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wed7: This review makes it even harder for me, I am looking either at Fujifilm XP2/XT2 or Pentax K-1. Oh well. =)

I have K-1 and Xpro2. If you have a good lens on the K-1, there is no way the Fuji could compare in term of IQ - this is even without the PixelShift enabled. With the PixelShift enabled at low ISO, even the standard zoom DFA 28-105 performs extremely well. I have shot cityscapes with both and I'd pick the K-1 over the Xpro2 with no doubt - with just 28-105 attached. The shadow recovery, noise, etc - no comparison. In term of lens selection, yes Fuji wins - but I could live with just Pentax 28-105, 43, 50 and DA300.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 02:35 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (1988 comments in total)
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Jefftan: Just curious is the often mention Iridient Developer
good for Bayer sensor camera too? or just for X-Trans
Anyone know?

absolutely. Works well for my K-1 too.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 23:05 UTC
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Kharan: Just another consumer-grade lens, with lots of CA and a really lame aperture. Pentax could've updated the 300mm SDM with this new motor and cause a real splash, or the 50-135mm SDM, but no, they had to update an already updated lens (55-300mm HD was released only a couple of years ago) without making any great strides.

Because let's face it, this isn't going to make Pentax's video any better, not without bodies with improved output.

yes, some CA away from the center of the frame

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 02:07 UTC

what a waste of good rubber

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 05:24 UTC as 102nd comment
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Pudelspringer: Actually, Summer is coming. Perhaps global websites should be a bit more aware there is an entire hemisphere below the equator

Pudelspringer, you forgot the fact that only North America goes around the Sun.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 10:01 UTC
On article Fast and light: Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED lens review (150 comments in total)
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Mateus1: To me Sigma has much nicer bokeh and more 3D look, Nikon's rendering is just good but nothing excited.

Would love to see Sigma Art f/1.8 primes for Fuji X mount.

I'm happy with the Fuji 23/1.4 - but I agree some Art lenses are superb, like the 20, 35 and 50

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 23:15 UTC
On article Fast and light: Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED lens review (150 comments in total)
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fPrime: The Nikkor 24mm 2.8D... lots of contrasty 3D pop, great colors, compact and light, plenty sharp, and more than fast enough unless one doesn't own a decent flash.

Only $250 on the used lens market compared to spending over $700 for either the Nikon 24 1.8G or Sigma. Just sayin'...

"The Nikkor 24mm 2.8D... lots of contrasty 3D pop..."

You've never seen what Zeiss lenses could do, obviously. Just sayin'...

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 23:13 UTC
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (278 comments in total)
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Azathothh: Pics look really flat.

was about to say that

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 01:37 UTC
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PanchoVilla: Fuji's look good on the outside and on paper, but once you handle them they feel like hollow tin cans. I have a feeling this camera will provide the same kind of handling and performance disappointment!

Sounds like someone who never used one.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 01:21 UTC
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Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: So what Leica does rebadged Panasonics and Huweis, lets not be judgemental! This one might be real Leica manufactured in Germany ;-)

Leica specializes in playing dress up. Who needs innovation/tech these days?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 23:25 UTC

If there is a titanium version, I'll buy.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 22:28 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
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bicycle snap shooter: #16: Wow!!!! the intensity of the racer with his ripped muscles, mud flying every where....gets my vote.

If you google 'pacu jawi' you will find thousands of similar photos (if not better). After all it's more of a touristic display.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 17:18 UTC
On article Leica adds 60mm F2.8 macro to TL lens lineup (19 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: This lens will be awesome, better than anything Fuji that's for sure!

For $3000 I'd rather get a D7200 and a Sigma 180 APO - not an overpriced APS mirroless plus lens... oh wait that's just the price of the lens....

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 05:25 UTC
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Ptitboul: After a quick look at your results for the Pentax K-1, it seems that they are almost the same as for the "market leader" Nikon D810. This camera could be mentioned in your comparison as a cheaper choice if exposure latitude and ISO invariance are the only criteria.

problem is, Pentax lens selections suffer right now. Can't imagine comparing it toi 5D4 as a system.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 23:39 UTC
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ttran88: Congratulations Canon, suddenly DR & DXO Mark is relevant to Canon shooters. ;) But too bad you couldn't bring anything new in this regards to the table. Hey at least you are showing signs of willingness to follow others.

You need dxo's approval to take good photos? That's sad.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 23:38 UTC
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jkrumm: Sounds good, but please don't use the word "vision" in that way when talking about photography. Makes it sound like you climbed a mountain, took some peyote, and the camera gods whispered in your ear that you needed to underexpose 4 stops and raise the shadows for the perfect shot.

(Sorry for the unneeded snark, but I couldn't resist this time)

jkrumm, this is a time where people underexpose (sometimes deliberately) and shoot during the harshest lights. Thus the need for DPR to perform this kind of test.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 23:36 UTC
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Edamuas: Hello everybody,
Pentax K1 seems to be much better than others FF, but nobody talks about it, why?

Because this is not a Pentax forum? And the fact that K1 sales is much lower than D810?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 23:33 UTC
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Hibiscusbloom: Too much success leads to complacency, even arrogance. No wonder empires rise and fall.

Too much Sid Meier's Civilization lately? I bet you suck at it too

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 23:32 UTC
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Mikael Risedal: congratulation Canon, it took you about 8 years to discover/ and fix the read out noise from your sensors , and you are not even close to Sony

Like someone said in the other comment section; Sony runs circles while Canon 5D4s are busy taking photos...

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 23:31 UTC
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KW Phua: I think if Canon remove the AA filter, the detail and noise will be improved.

Without AA filter, the detail level increases with higher overall sharpness which lead to less sharpening done in post which means less noise being sharpened too. Technically we could use some masking to avoid sharpened noise but not without some weird artifacts. So removing AA filter on a high MP sensor is a good idea. Leica omitted the AA filter already with the 18MP M9 (crazy moire I know, but this is 30MP).

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 23:29 UTC
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