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On article Olympus E-M1 Mark II Iceland sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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spatz: If I posted these pictures on facebook after a trip to Iceland, my friends would wonder why I bothered taking a camera. I don't particularly like Steve Huff's reviews, but on the same trip, he seems to have been able to take some much more interesting photos.

Have to agree, was there 3 weeks ago,(other end of the Earth from Tasmania) with 2 cameras and my phone (S7), and some of these don't look much better than what the S7 gave me. Perhaps they didn't have much time to set up, and it can be crowded, but the way highlights are blown at the Skogar waterfall for example doesn't fill me with confidence about this camera being an improvement

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 11:57 UTC

any explanation on the RAW processing (will it be supported by Lightroom for example?) my S7 has RAW shooting but needs an app to view them. Sorry if the question has been asked already, I couldn't find any comment on it.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 00:15 UTC as 357th comment | 1 reply
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)

game changer = film camera?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 04:46 UTC as 131st comment | 1 reply
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Paul JM: Really tried hard to like MFT. The lenses are generally great, but having bought both Olympus and Pana MFT bodies, I sold them all. The image quality just doesn't measure up to top line APSc bodies, let alone FF. Much happier with the image quality and colour rendition that Fuji delivers, and only a little more heft

Fully agree, made the same switch (EM1 to XT1) for that same reason.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 11:07 UTC
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wailsound: If I had the cash I would buy this. I would have more fun shooting this than any other digi camera I have tried in the last 10 years. Isn't that the point of this?

you do know you can turn the rear LCD off in your camera if you wish, don't you.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 23:02 UTC

Appreciate them trying to be the poor man's limited edition Leica option, but it seems to signal digital cameras are becoming commodities. Is the Olympus boutique next? Don't get me wrong, visually it appeals.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 01:56 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
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jaxson: Are those from New Zealand?

Third one looks very much like Queenstown.

First photo, clouds in sky, moss covered rocks/grass in front, looks like s hit?!

yes I thought also Queenstown.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 13:21 UTC

Sure if they can sell more product by suckering emotion and national pride from the moneyed Chinese that's all good, but also remember that the money being paid to acquire this "rare and desirable" version of the M-P was made on the back of poor wages paid to the average worker in China.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 00:57 UTC as 9th comment
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Reinhard136: sack your marketing people pentax, you are just annoying people now. i felt guilty leaving you, but you are making it easier with these antics.

exactly my feelings, procrastinated for a long time until I pulled the plug, right decision now

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 07:33 UTC

agree, refreshing, and a very good communicator

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:21 UTC as 10th comment
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Joe Ogiba: My last DSLR purchase was the Pentax K-7 in July 2009 and after getting the GH2 in December 2010 and using my K mount lenses for 1080p I never had a desire to purchase another DSLR. My current cameras are the NX1, GH4, A7r and VG900 full frame camcorder. My guess is DSLRs will be mostly gone from the consumer camera market within the next ten years.

I don't see too many soccer mums, tourists and recent retirees taking up photography buying Oly EM1's or Sony A7's. Most, if not all, have the Rebels or 5 series Nikons with a kit lens, seeing an "SLR" as the ultimate in serious statement of intent. "Upgrading" means getting a zoom lens. The surge in recent Sony sales (in the USA anyway, not the majority of the world), probably more to do with the brand?

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 23:21 UTC

Canon executives need to understand there is a thing called credibility, that no amount of "marketing" can buy. It's hard to gain credibility, but it can also be lost very quickly.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 23:13 UTC as 213th comment

a Nikon D400

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 09:19 UTC as 836th comment
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Onur Otlu: So Leica is one-upping Nikon's "pure photography" Df, which omitted the movie mode? :)

either that or just like the omitted IR filter on the M8 perhaps they forgot to put in a rear display and now offer an ISO wheel to make up for it

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:50 UTC
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D1N0: Next to that bottom anything looks good.

yep, classic marketing mistake, nobody will remember the product

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 00:22 UTC
On article Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount (269 comments in total)

great but some of us also shoot at other focal lengths besides 35 and 50.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 00:58 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
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(unknown member): These high noise tests are pretty sad, if you are any good as a photographer you will use a tripod. If you want to test a real life situation - give one person a cheap Canon or Nikon APS-C with a reasonable 50mm lens - AND a TRIPOD. Give the other person the Sony A7S (handheld) and a 50mm Sony Lens - then do your midnight shoot. There is no action motion here - so shoot at any speed and setting - the end result is what counts. Each photographer then processes the raw files, and posts them with 100% crops. I'd bet the tripod mounted cameras would produce a better final product. If you really want to set the cat amongst the pigeons - introduce another photographer with a micro 3/4 or Sigma Foveon sensor camera (on a tripod) with a similar lens and really see what a differnce a Tripod makes.

point taken about situations with very low light where tripods can't be used, but sensor sensitivity alone won't save the day, focussing capability and suitable lenses are also required, neither of which is fully available from Sony yet, I tried using my 7R in an outdoor night time festival hand held (big crowds) and left dissapointed

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 09:16 UTC
On photo P1000283 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

nice coffee, awful image quality

Link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 00:22 UTC as 4th comment
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Samples sample gallery (5 comments in total)

nice coffee, awful image quality

Link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 00:22 UTC as 4th comment
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Lux Painter: Darn, I used to write down the location of a photo on the lens with a permanent marker. Well, at least, now I can save a plate when I like to have a salad with oil and vinegar dressing out in the field.

But on a serious note, the only test I would be interesting in would be salt water spray.


Link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 12:08 UTC
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