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jay jay02: Typical consumer junk.

""Typical consumer junk"" LOL, says the guy who works for VW with the biggest consumer fraud scheme of the last several decades.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 21:39 UTC
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Marty4650: Roger Cicala always amazes me. Unlike most of us he has sufficient skill, sufficient curiosity, and sufficient access to different cameras to do these things. and the rest of us benefit because of it. Even Dprview can't do this sort of test because most of their review cameras are loaners.

Very few of us would be brave enough to open our cameras with a screwdriver, much less take them apart. And then he puts them back together, which is probably a lot more difficult than taking them apart.

I think we are very fortunate he contributes with his blog and that Dpreview picks up his more interesting tear downs.

I agree Marty however ""Even Dprview can't do this sort of test""; maybe they should do what Mercedes-Benz did with the Tesla they borrowed :)

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 21:34 UTC
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josh bailey: He will be happy until he prints or views at 100% lol. In his defence, easy camera to disguise and carry all the time. Good shots at 25% view :)

Easy to judge someone else... show us some of your work maybe?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 21:57 UTC
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Rick Evertsz: Judging by the volume of vitriol in the comments preceding mine, I seem to be in the minority. I thought the article was nicely balanced - not partisan at all (e.g. the nod to the Pixel's image stacking). As a rank amateur, I still find it interesting to read about the conditions under which a pro photographer considers a smartphone to be good enough, and what trade-offs tip the balance in the phone's favour, or otherwise.

And you would expect anything different on DPR?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 21:54 UTC
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tom43: I´m pretty sure that the 30 year old pictures of your dad shot by 35mm and medium format on Velvia slide film look thousand times better than these oilpanting like pictures from the cell phone. Good for Facebook, but inacceptable for larger prints which one could sell as a professional.

Most likely he is not using the phone because of the results, but because photography is no longer the central focus of his visits to Nepal.

Actually, 30 yrs ago my dad shot either on Polaroid or with 110 format Kodak. And yeah, these cell phone images look 100% better. I can guarantee that if an iPhone (or any other smartphone) was available 30 yrs ago, that's what he would have shot with. And as an added bonus, I wouldn't have boxes and boxes of prints/slides sitting in my basement.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 21:53 UTC
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JanMatthys: Who cares? Adobe is a bloaded corporate app 10-years past it's shelf life

""Adobe's obscene greed and utter contempt for its customers that sickens people"" Lol, yeah sure whatever!
You use it on a daily basis but I bet you still charge for your editing time? How about your shooting time? How dare you, you know those product inside out! You must be obscenely greedy and have nothing but contempt for your customers...

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 16:58 UTC
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JanMatthys: Who cares? Adobe is a bloaded corporate app 10-years past it's shelf life

Guess you care since you took time to read and comment.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 14:43 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 OIS WR Macro sample gallery (92 comments in total)

Looks good! Nice to see the mirrorless systems maturing.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 15:03 UTC as 35th comment
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Stanny1: So if you want an affordable WA lens with the equivalent of 18mm, you need to leave 4/3 and get an APS-C. I'm in real estate and 4/3 is just not an option for 18mm like my Sony Mirrorless. Even if a lens is available for a 4/3 camera, the cost would be outrageous.

Judging by his comment history, he has no interest and never will in anything other than Sony. Yet in typical fashion, has to comment on how inferior m43 products are.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 22:23 UTC
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Stanny1: So if you want an affordable WA lens with the equivalent of 18mm, you need to leave 4/3 and get an APS-C. I'm in real estate and 4/3 is just not an option for 18mm like my Sony Mirrorless. Even if a lens is available for a 4/3 camera, the cost would be outrageous.

There are numerous wide options for m43 and far more options than for Sony APS-C or Nikon (no idea about Canon)

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 20:32 UTC
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ttran88: Z mount stands for zombie mount.

World War Z, Z Nation or 28 Weeks later... take your pick :)

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 01:41 UTC

One of the things they will certainly need to release is some form of lens roadmap or I suspect only the dedicated few will partake.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 21:47 UTC as 128th comment | 1 reply
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cosinaphile: im so glad youve decided to allow participation in sponsored content

lovely body of work ... from an outstanding camera with an eye and a mind behind it

not sure why iso 400 is seen so much ,,, personally im not too troubled by a bit of "filmic" like "grain" its mostly only seen when peeping

sure a d5 with a sensor 4x the area will have less "noise " but which camera would you rather schlep up that cliff face?

happy new year dpr and all

@ Everythingis1 - Arguing with zealots is a waste of time. Seeing as you are a Sony user who once again feels compelled to comment on a product you don't like, don't own and will never own, I'd say you qualify.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 18:59 UTC
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cosinaphile: im so glad youve decided to allow participation in sponsored content

lovely body of work ... from an outstanding camera with an eye and a mind behind it

not sure why iso 400 is seen so much ,,, personally im not too troubled by a bit of "filmic" like "grain" its mostly only seen when peeping

sure a d5 with a sensor 4x the area will have less "noise " but which camera would you rather schlep up that cliff face?

happy new year dpr and all

What is it with Sony users? They just have to visit every forum/article/review to spread the "Sony is the GREATEST!" message... Its like a certain religious group continually knocking on my door to get me to convert to the GREATEST religion.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 16:40 UTC
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cosinaphile: im so glad youve decided to allow participation in sponsored content

lovely body of work ... from an outstanding camera with an eye and a mind behind it

not sure why iso 400 is seen so much ,,, personally im not too troubled by a bit of "filmic" like "grain" its mostly only seen when peeping

sure a d5 with a sensor 4x the area will have less "noise " but which camera would you rather schlep up that cliff face?

happy new year dpr and all

""I think A9 with some pancake or small profile lens would work too, from IQ point of view, probably a LOT better"" Yeah and an E-M10 and A9 are targeted at the same price point/user base. Get real.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 01:21 UTC
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Imager of: I just don’t understand why mft shooters don’t step up a Fuji apsc sensor. Way bigger sensor. Way better quality images and still small cameras. They have some great glass too. Noise levels close to full frame. Just do it.

I just don't understand why every (insert brand name here) user has to continually come on to every single m43 news/review to tell them what a mistake they made in choosing m43.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 01:17 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Well, won't open DNGs, ORFs, at least those from the Oly EM1 II, won't open Nikon NEFs from the D4.

But will open Canon CR2s from my G6--which released what 2006?

Nope, won't open Panasonic G9 raws either, but that's still not out yet at least.

I knew from my Linux laptop that it wasn't up to date, but the D4? What world are they living in?

Continuous alpha/beta world? If it was actually an up to date working application, do you really think they would give it away?

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 23:14 UTC
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Gmon750: This is just a Lightroom-version of Gimp. Will cover the basics and be fine for those that believe that engineers that develop software should work for free.

I'll pass.

@ RED i - Yep, you are right, everyone on here is 100% ignorant/clueless... except you of course. You are the man!

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 23:12 UTC
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Gmon750: This is just a Lightroom-version of Gimp. Will cover the basics and be fine for those that believe that engineers that develop software should work for free.

I'll pass.

Amazing how photographers expect to be paid for their work too... so greedy

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 20:29 UTC
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kpaddler: How many sony a7s will fetch $10 for any purpose 20 years from now, never mind 40-50yrs

Hmm, maybe I'll throw my old mint Betamax on Ebay for $10K... :D

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2017 at 00:01 UTC
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