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Vladislav Kern: I am Ilya's friend and know the first account of the story, just to dissuade all insurance scam comments and why he was carrying it. Ilya has one of the biggest collections of rare Soviet cameras in the world and is planning to open a museum in United States. This was his latest round of acquisions in Europe and he was transporting them back home. There is no common insurance option in United States on such large sum of valuables while traveling abroad especially when this is a private transaction paid with cash. All these cameras are NOT crap, they are prototypes made in either single or very few quanities, and the BelOMO "junk" someone referred to is the stuff that was never released by BelOMO because some of these Zenits were exclusively manufactured at KMZ factory and this was BelOMO's attempt to make them in Belarus which never saw serial production.

The abrasiveness is hardly surprising. It's probably the main reason I stopped regularly visiting DPreview years ago... :(

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
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Ivan Lietaert: I'm a great fan of Instax film. I have the Instax Wide 210 model and the Instax Mini 90 model. I regret that Fujifilm refuses to bring a high end model to the market with manual controls and good quality glas/lenses. The alternative is, but their glas is even worse.
I modded a 1926 (!) ICA Dresden Reflex camera myself, mounting a lomography instant back (takes Instax wide film) on it. The camera has a Carl Zeiss lens. This setup makes Instax film shine and reveals its true potential.
Here is a small collection of my shots:

That's really fantastic stuff! I wish I was clever with such things. Most impressive, and the photos have a great feel to them. ^_^

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 13:48 UTC
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Vignes: I thought the Panasonic phone with 1 inch sensor was the truly connected one with a Single piece hardware design which would have taken lots of R&D effort from the Japanese mfr. This Apple/DXO effort seems lazy and lo cost. probably cost them less to make which would yield a lot of profit from the apple fan base.
And DXO rating their own... conflict of interest!

I would think that since a manufacturer knows their own product better than anyone else, they would actually be the MOST qualified to do a review of it.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 12:35 UTC

"SuperRAW mode takes four shots in rapid succession, then combines them afterwards..."

You would need a computer the size of a cargo van to pull that sort of thing off, at least in anything under two weeks of round-the-clock processing! Unless computers have changed since the book I once read about them was published.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 12:32 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies

Despite any focusing issues, that close up of the Datsun is a really lovely shot.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 21:22 UTC as 41st comment
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shutterbud: Eeeer, Apple don't make cameras. Do they?

Many of their devices have cameras built-in. Also they used to sell a line of branded cameras called "QuickTake". I myself still have a QuickTake 150 that has a great feel to it.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 23:25 UTC

A pity, they were beautiful cameras. Had hoped to save enough for one, someday. Ah well... :(

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 14:13 UTC as 88th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (475 comments in total)
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Skip Bastrisky: Well, I guess I'm mixed up with all the 7D confusion !!! I'am a professional photographer who shoots action auto racing. I have press credentials with NASCAR. I shoot with three, I repeat three Canon 7 D's and all my lens from 18mm to 400 are Canon "glass" lens. I produce wonderful and colorful prints up 16X20 and have good bokah,clarity and not much "noise" in them!!!! I shoot three to four thousand photos a race weekend and I don't seem to need voice recordings. And I guess I'm deaf because I don't hear any rational noise in the "shutter" department.They look as good or better than what you posted of"Seattle". I think it's all in the preference of where you want to put your money !!!! I use the three different 7D's so that I don't miss a shot by having to change lens!!! I have about $30,000 tied up in my equipment. The only problem between me and her is that I don't have a big corporation to buy my cameras and glass !!!! I had a couple of "pennies" laying around, so I used them !!!

"I doubt anyone has ever complained about the shutter noise from a camera at a NASCAR race :)"

M... maybe all the noise at the races is actually from the press cameras and not the cars! 0_0

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 07:26 UTC
On article Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 (359 comments in total)
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davids8560: Waiting for a Q with a viewfinder.

You... you mean a... Q-finder..? :)

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 01:01 UTC
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)

I've already read enough about the camera, on line, to know that if I could afford one, it would almost certainly be my daily shooter. Beautiful!

Exquisite lines and, from the footage I've seen about its creation, craftsmanship! I especially like the colourful body skins -- very stylish and high-tech while still conveying a playful air! I think that's what appeals to me the most about this camera, the feeling that it's been designed for people who want to fit precision, performance, and Leica's rich tradition in their pockets, while still being able to have fun. It's a camera that says, "Hello friend, let's play!"

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 23:58 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies

8 and 11 are dazzlingly masterful! ^_^

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 03:22 UTC as 3rd comment
On article 1939: England in Color (part 1) (222 comments in total)

Regarding number 23 (Sherborne), and the linked Google Street View, I'm practically giddy at the scenes still being so alike after so many years! ^_^

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 22:37 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
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JohnEwing: Glad I bought mine on the Rockwell Principle - get a refurb. New shutter, pristine sensor, no problems. Great camera. Who needs a 610?

Concerning my *next* camera, I'd be very happy if people started buying just-out kit right now, so that I can buy another refurb next year or the one after, with all the problems ironed out.

Seriously, though (well, I wasn't exactly joking) I'm glad to see this move. It speaks of a will to better customer relations, and is vaguely reminiscent of Fuji's updating the X100 firmware after the camera had been discontinued, the difference being that Fuji's gesture had goodwill behind it and Nikon's has more than a touch of contrition, albeit unacknowledged.

Traingineer: KR's been pretty well-known in internet photo circles for over a decade. A search of DP forum posts shows people referencing him as far back as 2001. I personally discovered his website back around 2003 or 2004, if I recall. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 00:56 UTC
On article Nokia Lumia 1520 camera review (102 comments in total)

Pretty phone. Nice review. Good pictures. ^_^

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 05:14 UTC as 18th comment
On article Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' (372 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Is it still a half-frame sensor? that IS the question

110 is, at 13x17mm, smaller than 35mm half-frame, which is typically 18x24mm. :)

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 04:40 UTC
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guamy: I wish they make the back panel a mirror instead of just a plain nothing.

That would be nice. Very useful for using reflected light to signal a search crew, if you're lost in the woods. Also handy for checking if you've got any food particles on your face after eating!

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2013 at 09:51 UTC
On photo Having a Snack! in the Photographer audition: Underwater photography challenge (3 comments in total)

This is unexpectedly cute. ^_^

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 04:26 UTC as 2nd comment
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