LucaPCP

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Joined on Nov 18, 2007

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Wrong punishment. Make them climb it, rather!

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2021 at 07:49 UTC as 5th comment
On article Gear of the Year: Dale's choice - Fujifilm X-Pro3 (225 comments in total)

I completely agree on the rear screen. On my Pen-F, I can at least close the foldable screen, so it's not in view and does not scratch. I wish I could do the same on the X100v.
My problem is that without reading glasses, those screens are useless anyway, so the more closed they are, the less they intrude, and the less they activate something by mistake.
My only reason for not getting the Pro 3 is that it lacks IBIS.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2020 at 03:24 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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ikaika777: Too bad it has worse image quality than a smartphone. That’s pretty bad.

Yes, that's true. My iPhone 8 in a waterproof case takes better photos.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 06:38 UTC
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Suntan: Seriously though, what could this do that a setup of multiple cameras not do for cheaper?

You can bolt it to your car roof, and provide data for your own version of StreetView. No problems with stitching things gotten from moving cameras; you have only one camera now, you can take a movie and then just undistort things.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 20:15 UTC

Very nice video, many thanks to Wong! Very informative.
Yes, not much difference; I would probably go for the anti-aliasing filter camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2020 at 06:09 UTC as 18th comment

Unit focus leads to better lenses. The problem is not focus responsiveness. Unit focus helps this camera compete with the GRIII. The problem of this camera, rather, is that the GR3 is so good and so incredibly sharp, and so much more portable, that it is uncertain what nice this camera fills.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2020 at 03:00 UTC as 38th comment
On article Hands-on with the new Fujifilm X100V (177 comments in total)

Nice, but the one important thing is: is the lens sharper, especially in the corners, than its predecessor? The Ricoh II and III have unbelievably sharp lenses, and I don't see how this heavier, bigger camera can be competitive with them if the lens is not improved; the old lens was not super sharp in the corners.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 04:04 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On article Phase One Capture One 20 software review (417 comments in total)

I love, love, love CO.

First, the fundamentals. I can buy it, I don't need to import photos, and I can cause "developed" jpegs to be written to my output folder of choice, which I can then backup in various ways. In other words, CO does not hold my workflow hostage. I don't need to build a catalog of all my images. I can just store each import from my camera in a folder, look at the photos, and develop a few into jpegs that go in a chosen directory of results. If one day I grow tired of CO, there is nothing I need to export: all my RAWs, and all my JPEGs, are simply there, where I chose on my file system. This alone is a HUUGE difference to me.

The editing is also remarkably fast and intuitive, and the dynamic range tools, clarity, color contols, etc, are very well done. CO is what makes my photo processing enjoyable.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 21:35 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies

The images in this review don't seem to be very sharp! I much prefer my Ricoh GR2 and GR3.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2019 at 06:52 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Review: Edelkrone DollyONE with FlexTILT Head 2 (37 comments in total)

Can it jump? Can the camera move around with the base jumping with both... legs?
Would be a fun way if a bit disruptive of approaching subjects to photograph!

Link | Posted on May 19, 2019 at 17:43 UTC as 7th comment
On article Ricoh GR III review (667 comments in total)
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mikphoto: I am waiting with the purchase because I like to learn from long time users reports. Both, my GR and GR II developed the Closed Shutter Problem which made the cameras use- and worthless before the shutter counts reached 50K frames. I hope that Ricohs Engineers quietly adressed and fixed the internal lens module parts from "dying at a young age".

My wishes for the GR IV:
- Bring back the build-in flash
- Address the cameras Achilles' heel by developing a non-rectractable 28mm pancacke lens module (ex. fuji x100 series). It could enable the camera body to become weather sealed and noticably reduce the still reported dust issue.

I have both GRii and GRiii and the iii is amazing. The ibis and 24mp are great, and the colors in the jpegs are much better.
I also have an MFT camera, and the only lenses that come close to it in resolution (but do not improve on it) are the PanaLeica lenses; certainly not the Oly 17mm, which is quite poor, and also not the 20mm pancake. The Leica Summilux 15/1.7 is close, but the GRiii is still better resolution-wise. And a camera with 15/1.7 does not fit in your pocket.

So sure, when I go with an official large camera, I often choose my Pen-F for the ability to also use long lenses. But for a pocketable camera, or one that you can slip in your travel / work bag, the GRiii is fantastic.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2019 at 23:11 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III review (667 comments in total)
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luck002: While I feel like the GR III's ergonomic and battery life are behind the GR II, I really love the IBIS and the new in-camera raw development settings. The price is quite "ouch"-ey though. I think it should be around $700.

I am getting out of my GRIII the same quality I used to get from my Fuji 645 rangefinder in the film days! Seriously, the resolution of this camera is nothing short of amazing. The price is not too high; it's an incredible instrument. It doesn't look like much, but think of it -- it's like 80 lines/mm on film days and with a lens capable of delivering it! It's sharper than most aps-c or mft lenses.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2019 at 23:08 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III sample gallery updated (253 comments in total)
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LucaPCP: These photos are really rather horrible. Not the camera -- the photos are not technically bad. They are just esthetically rather horrible. The kind of photos you get when you do a "quick, let's get out of the door and photograph the first random 30 things at random I see", adding a pinch of bad taste to that.

I expected a bit more taste from dpreview.

The fact is, they could at least shoot shots where one can usefully judge corner sharpness, flatness of plane of focus, color rendering, and so on. Not just totally random shots. Even when I step out of my house to take the few traditional shots I take with every new lens, I am a bit more careful. These shots don't tell us very much.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2019 at 01:21 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III sample gallery updated (253 comments in total)

These photos are really rather horrible. Not the camera -- the photos are not technically bad. They are just esthetically rather horrible. The kind of photos you get when you do a "quick, let's get out of the door and photograph the first random 30 things at random I see", adding a pinch of bad taste to that.

I expected a bit more taste from dpreview.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2019 at 05:14 UTC as 22nd comment | 5 replies
On article Video: The history of B&H in 91 seconds (170 comments in total)

I just love B&H, from the times in which I was ordering darkroom chemicals, to now with digital cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2019 at 18:36 UTC as 75th comment
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic LX100 II review (176 comments in total)

Can we get a full review please? With comparometer and all?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2018 at 01:05 UTC as 3rd comment
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic LX100 II review (176 comments in total)
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spinningtape: It can be an amazing camera if the viewfinder was OLED and it had some screen articulation.

The dust issue is a complete deal breaker though. To drop $1000 on a camera that you know will likely eventually succumb to that problem is a mistake.

Bah, I've had my LX100 for years and no dust issues at all.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 20:38 UTC

It woudl be fun to have a wind-up camera. Good for long backpacking trips!

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2018 at 21:09 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On article What you need to know about Panasonic's LX100 Mark II (186 comments in total)

I have an LX100 and I like it very much. I have not much use for an LCD, as I much prefer the EVF, so I am glad they did not make the new camera bulkier with flip out screens and such. Indeed, sharing the same shape as the LX100 will save me ~$100 in a new leather case.
I always wished for an LX100 with better sensor (more pixels and sensitivity), and I plan to buy one as soon as available.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2018 at 03:50 UTC as 26th comment

And if you stop paying, all the nude images magically reappear as wallpaper?
Sounds like a business plan!

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 04:54 UTC as 4th comment
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