kewlguy

kewlguy

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On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (292 comments in total)
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mikey fried: "but for a $900 camera, most people will be very satisfied with the output."

What have things come to that this huge amount of money is regarded as a reason to expect lower quality, especially when there are cheaper (lumix) cameras available that provide excellence for less.

I have a m4/3 Lumix. Nope, it doesn't compare well in term of DR and noise to anything APS-C.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 13:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (292 comments in total)
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MarkInDallas: To everyone who has purchased an x-t20, or potentially reviewing one, please turn down the high ISO noise reduction to -2. It results in MUCH more pleasant results at any ISO over 1600.

MUCH sharper and the trade off of a tiny bit more noise is well worth it. I am not sure why fuji chose for it to be so aggressive at the base setting, but I would imagine it will be addressed in a future firmware update.

Other than that, as an owner of an X-T20 upgrading from an X-E1, I could not be more happy. It produces absolutely terrific results, especially with the 56/1.2.

I always set the high ISO NR to the lowest value, much more natural look :)

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 13:07 UTC

Question is, how did decentered lenses make their way to the hand of the buyers? I've had bad samples of 24-105, 24-70 L II, 24 tse and 70-200L ii. Canon did replace them though.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 22:03 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (660 comments in total)
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davev8: i stopped reading when i read X-trans

Dave, you did not notice the noise and DR differences between both? I use Iridient, no problems.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 00:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (660 comments in total)
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Thematic: soft

perky

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 00:26 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (660 comments in total)
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Hellraiser: The lens is a bit outdated. Time to bump its specs a bit? f1.8?

seriously, what Sony sharpness?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 00:26 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (660 comments in total)
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Mateus1: Nice camera but... same old soft lens at F2 and portraiture distances, no distance marks on the lens, stupid placement of AF-L/AE-L buttons (too far from the thumb - it useless for back AF focusing) and Q button too, and same hopeless 4 years old eyepiece without eyecup attachement.

Hope X-E3 will not have these issues.

the portrait samples look sharp to me

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 00:24 UTC
On article Nine tips to help you win at photography competitions (100 comments in total)
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Mihai Muntean: #10 Find yourself in situations of great human suffering and be sure to have at least one person crying in your shot...

Shoot that scene with a RF camera too, red dot preferably - top award material.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 17:14 UTC
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Derek Dean: A lovely group of sample images that do a fine job of showcasing this lens. Well done.

Yes, the set of images shows NOT to use the lens at the long end. Very informative at that.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 00:19 UTC
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villagranvicent: What exactly is a Leica-Style portrait?

Plus plenty of spherical aberration and low contrast coating, voila!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 04:42 UTC

Finally, a true leica camera

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 04:40 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Reviewing Leica is like the auto magazines that constantly review $500,000 cars. Next to zero of the readers will ever own one, but it's interesting to read about them.

especially if it's a $500K car that runs slower than a Toyota.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 09:14 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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skanter: Fixed LCD - useless camera. I would not use this on the street if it were free, let alone $7500.

Skanter, with that size and price, you're an easy prey on the street, but the SL also works wonder as a self defense tool

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 09:12 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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jackspra: Ignoring comments and review,for me the camera shots were fabulous. MF like.

Which MF: Manual Focus, Medium Format, (add yours)....

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 09:10 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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Foveonite: Not even a bronze award... lol

Leica only deserves the Platinum award, which DPR doesn't have.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 09:06 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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garyknrd: Sounds like a Pentax review. Except for the price?

the K-1 has better sensor, the SL got the red dot. Your choice.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 09:04 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)
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ttran88: I'll just stick to my 18-55mm "kit" lens. Perfect size, build, OIS, good optics (if you get a good copy).

Elliot, 'good copy' and 'bad copy' apply to all brands. I've got bad samples from Zeiss (ZE 25/2, ZF 35/2), Canon (many 24-70 L II), Pentax (DFA 28-105, DFA 24-70, DA 35/2.4), Sigma (new 85 Art was severely decentered and replaced) and Fuji 18-55. It's common these days. Some will notice, some won't. The best way to tell is shoot cityscape/landscape and set the focus at infinity mark - see if the left/right part of the frame has equal sharpness.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 03:44 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)
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Contra Mundum: It's not a bad lens, just soft, suffers from spherical and chromatic aberrations. But why is it priced so high? An optically better Canon EF-M 22/2 retails for $249, and was often available for $100 grey market.

because the sensors on the M sucked?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 23:14 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)

Nice lens, some nice shots

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 13:23 UTC as 58th comment
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Nick Brundle - Photography: Stop using those silly adapters and mount this on the Nikon D810.
Then we can really see who the champion is

LOL seems like both Sony and NIkon fanboys are getting irritated by the Sigma,

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 00:09 UTC
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