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On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (360 comments in total)
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jadot: I disagree that the [integrated] ISO dial is redundant. It is the one thing that I really didn't like about the X100T - I had to go into the menus to change ISO. Hardly something that could be done on the fly. I know it's not the perfect solution here, but it is a solution none the less.

jadot
I'm talking about Fujis here. This is the way I operate my X-T10. On Nikon cameras you can't push neither the front nor the rear wheel.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 13:55 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (360 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Lovely camera, but still very expensive. The new T-20 with the premium kit lens is cheaper I believe.

The X-T20 with the 18-55 is also much larger and lacks the OVF. The X100 cameras are quite niche.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:53 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (360 comments in total)
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jadot: I disagree that the [integrated] ISO dial is redundant. It is the one thing that I really didn't like about the X100T - I had to go into the menus to change ISO. Hardly something that could be done on the fly. I know it's not the perfect solution here, but it is a solution none the less.

On two-dial cameras you can set ISO to either dial, press it and scroll to select the ISO setting. It's pretty cool :)

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:51 UTC
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (285 comments in total)

My X-T10 is really jealous of this.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 08:49 UTC as 68th comment
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (301 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: 24, 35, 50ish, 85, all ff eq, f2.0 is wide enough, leave out the 50 for simplicity. You're all set!

Lens choice is highly individual. I got a 12mm, 27mm and 60mm lenses for my Fuji system.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 13:57 UTC
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photophile: Sorry, but these "moon shots" don't work for me. All I see is what appears to be the moon, obscured by buildings or monuments. Why ? If you want to see moon shots, browse the various DPR forums - lots of very good examples.

The moon shots you're describing are plain boring. The moon shots in this article are what moon shots should be.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 15:17 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: I tried out a 5500 at Costco and it's actually pretty nice, compact and snappy. If the 5600 is even slimmer then better. Get it with the 35/1.8 DX, 50/1.8G and/or 85/1.8G, a Tamron 70-300/4-5.6 VR, and a Rokinon/Samyang 12/2.0 and you'd be complete with a great value rig.

Only thing that sucks is the tiny viewfinder, especially if you're used to FX.

The Samyang 12/2 fits only mirrorless bodies.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 23:42 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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entoman: It seems to increasingly be the case that upgrades to DSLR's (not just Nikon) are becoming very incremental in nature. Partly of course this is because DSLRs are already highly developed, leaving limited room for further advances.

But a more likely explanation is that DSLR manufacturers know that in future the market for DSLRs will be much more limited. I suspect that virtually all of their R&D resources are concentrating on mirrorless. Before long, Canon and Nikon are going to have to bring out pro-standard FF mirrorless cameras.

Meanwhile Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus and Panasonic are fully established in the mirrorless market, and building good lens systems to back them up.

Canon and Nikon will switch their APS-C bodies to mirrorless, that's for sure. Full frame though I doubt it. Leaving behind the heritage of lenses is the last thing they would do.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 23:40 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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On the Road Again: "In terms of specs, the D5600 offers only minor improvements over the D5500, but that's not a bad thing."

Oh, please! Just look what Panasonic was able to improve in GH5! This is really something new comparing to GH4! And according to you minor improvement "is not a bad thing" - are you serious?... :(

The GH5 came with a price bump, too. The D5600 didn't

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 23:38 UTC
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Mister Joseph: What a boatload of features!

Then you must've missed the E-M1 mk II, X-T2, D500 announcements ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 20:17 UTC

Now why do they call the same camera three different names in various markets? Makes zero sense to me.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 19:38 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon brings its D5600 DSLR to the US (92 comments in total)
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pacnwhobbyist: I hope people are getting used to the idea that the ILC marker has matured to a point where the upgrades are going to be fairly minor from now on. Unless Canon has a surprise up its sleeve, you can expect the upcoming T7i and 77D to be a fairly iterative upgrade as well.

As far as this camera goes, Nikon didn't mess too much with what was an already excellent camera. I don't think anybody who purchases it will be disappointed with it.

Upgrades in the low-end will be very minor, yes. Not in the high-end though - you can clearly see the new D500, X-T2, E-M1 mark 2, GH5. They've gained a lot of new features including new and even higher price points.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 18:33 UTC
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DiegoRodriguez: So, the G9X 's major flaw was its lens, they make a Mark 2, and... they keep the same lens...

Had they put a better lens it would've made a larger camera... and thus defeating its purpose.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 14:31 UTC
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places (122 comments in total)

Wow, that's a great selection of photos. And I thought there are only gearheads on this site. I'm glad I'm proven wrong.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 20:49 UTC as 30th comment
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nebulight: I'd love to see Rokinon make a lens like this with 10 aperture blades for some really great sun stars.

Yup, the 12mm f/2 is a great lens but has only 6 blades resulting in unattractive sunstars.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 22:37 UTC
On article Got Bokeh? DxO reviews the Nikkor AF-S 105mm F1.4E ED (140 comments in total)
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Veselin Gramatikov: Good lens no question. Very expensive no question. Many will stay with 85`s Nikkor or Sigma art. Yes this lens are not 105mm but there are far mor affordable and in some cases more usable as focal lenght. Prefer - 135/2.0VR or 85 1.2.

There's no 135mm f/2 VR ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 20:37 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1128 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Highest score of it's (debatable) category, yet no gold badge.

The X-T2 is rated 1% higher and is the same category (yet you have to check that box before opening the drop-down menu).

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 18:52 UTC
On article Have Your Say: Best Zoom Lens of 2016 (73 comments in total)
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bluevellet: I didn't expect the 12-100 f4 to do so well...

The micro 4/3 community is pretty vocal on Dpreview.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 23:19 UTC
On article Have your say: Best high-end compact of 2016 (102 comments in total)
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iamatrix: Easy answer, Fuji X70, if anything it easily blow the rest away in terms of IQ. If I am going to go compact, I want IQ, otherwise I simply use my phone.

Yep, pretty much on par with my X-T10, which means amazing.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 00:52 UTC
On article Have your say: Best high-end compact of 2016 (102 comments in total)
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iamatrix: Easy answer, Fuji X70, if anything it easily blow the rest away in terms of IQ. If I am going to go compact, I want IQ, otherwise I simply use my phone.

No wide angle? Did you actually check the X70 specs before commenting?

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 20:52 UTC
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