wootpile

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BobT3218: Halleluiah, a depth of field scale. I can't understand why this feature is not mandatory on all primes. It was once. How difficult can it be?

Good point. Most photographers I run into these days don't know what pre-focusing is, or why the dof scale makes a huge difference. I believe AF is the culprit and encourage everyone I meet to get at least 1 manual lens and play around some.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 05:17 UTC
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wootpile: Oh dear.. the problem is people have actually used their Leicas. Don't they know it is just a bling accessory?

Like Cartier sunglasses that get scratched just as quickly as noname gas-station shades.

You don't buy a Leica anymore for the image quality, that stopped being the point somewhere in the film era.

Jim the bling is of course the loggo. I respect anyones use and choices for choosing to do so. What I meant was price has little to do with quality these days, neither does brand. And yes, I have actually owned Leicas.. during the film era. In my experience, these days expensive items very very rarely = quality. Take luxury performance cars. Go to junkyard and start counting surprisingly young Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Jaguars. One may argue that such cars are driven too violently to survive for long, but they are sold marketed and priced as performance cars. Just for show to the cafe, not much more. Still, I respect their former owner's decision. We all have different values and expectations. I stand by my first comment. Modern Leica pricing/quality borders on insulting, specially when you have to pay to get a built-in fault fixed.. Sony E-lenses same price/quality ratio = slap in face making users downgrade IQ expectations (pity because Sony's cameras really are pretty fantastic)

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 09:59 UTC

Oh dear.. the problem is people have actually used their Leicas. Don't they know it is just a bling accessory?

Like Cartier sunglasses that get scratched just as quickly as noname gas-station shades.

You don't buy a Leica anymore for the image quality, that stopped being the point somewhere in the film era.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 05:31 UTC as 33rd comment | 7 replies
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)

Yashica FX-3 (family) Why it should be on the list: Compact slr that accepts all Contax and Yashica lenses. Costs almost $100 on ebay with 2 lenses, flash etc.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 06:31 UTC as 202nd comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS M6 sample gallery (114 comments in total)

Please send Mr-Spencer on a how-to use a digital camera course. Camera shake & lack of focal interest point on so many images makes this sample gallery a disservice to us the buyers, and to Canon.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:28 UTC as 34th comment | 7 replies

One of the better Dp videos, thanks Excellent example of a suitable use for the m5 and kit lens

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 14:50 UTC as 20th comment
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)

Looking at the samples, I'll go against the grain and say that the lens DP used may be a bad copy.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 16:37 UTC as 45th comment
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)

Canon, please put a vari-angle screen ( as on 80 / G5X ) on the M-series

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 06:28 UTC as 25th comment

Nail in the coffin. Now please stop fiddling with the Nikon 1 next. Perhaps then they will have the energy to make a decent mirrorless. Retrofit the 5600 body and start making some money.

Nikon directors have to be the most stubborn old men ever. ..

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 00:40 UTC as 139th comment | 1 reply

too bad they chose to use the grapple hook type attachment on the strap. That's the type pickpockets love because while you are shooting something they'll just disconnect the bag in 2 secs and walk away with your lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 07:55 UTC as 1st comment
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (152 comments in total)

This is a lifestyle that it isn't easy You do this 24/7 year round. Most digital nomads have a base of operations Where does the daily $$ come from? save for 10 years Others manage to bring in $$ from online work publishing, consulting, their website, affiliate setups. making money is tough, more difficult is having any left once you grow tired/old and want to migrate "home" again. nr.1 thing to consider to make it even feasible - no costs whatsoever "at home". But I barely make enough to support myself now. Do the math. What are your costs?. Sell everything, including bike, clothes, decorations, house (or drop the apartment lease) etc. all goes into the fund. Smart nomads keep a chunk in bank as go home seed-money for when they can't stand it any more. Life can be cheaper out there. Granted, this is off-balanced by higher costs (specially if you move around) as you'll be renting all the time and you need pretty substantial insurance (often even more expensive than back home).

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 07:33 UTC as 1st comment
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wootpile: Marvelous piece of steam punk-ish gear. I wouldn't mind having one! Too bad she had to touch the film and leave a smudge all over it. Not that it will matter much since the film probably isn't any good any more.. but it devalues the whole package. Get educated, girl!

Ugh, of course. Apologies, I stand corrected! :)

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 23:20 UTC

Marvelous piece of steam punk-ish gear. I wouldn't mind having one! Too bad she had to touch the film and leave a smudge all over it. Not that it will matter much since the film probably isn't any good any more.. but it devalues the whole package. Get educated, girl!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 08:41 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)

Pity about the screen tilt choice. They could have made this camera more versatile/interesting with a fully articulated screen like that on Nikon 5600 & Canon 80D. Such a screen articulation is the nr.1 thing that sets those cameras apart and if you ask 100 of their users 90% will say they like it. Obviously, many made an educated choice looking for such a screen functionality when they bought that specific camera, which affects popularity/satisfaction, but still.. its a pretty big market mover. Some still say they wont buy such a screen because of durability issues, which is nonsense. Ask them (or ask yourself) when was the last time they heard anyone have a problem with such a screen caused by an incident that another type of flex-screen would have survived?
Anyway.. too bad. I like Pentax, they always do some brave choices in design and functionality at nice price. This time they made a blunder with the screen tho.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 07:52 UTC as 100th comment | 2 replies
On article Have your say: Best midrange ILC of 2016 (53 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Just put the K-1 in every category will you? I like to vote for it.

Where is Nikon 5600?

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2016 at 08:02 UTC
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wootpile: It's funny how a lot of people comment on this camera without understanding the tech/design/expected rendition of it, nor what it is for, or what type of photographer will be using it.

I'm sure lots of folks have been waiting for Fuji to go this big and it looks like a very nice product, made by a fine company that understands more about photography/photographers than the whole staff of Canon and Nikon bunched together.
Congratulations to the market who WILL be using it.

notpc Would you ask me to explain the totality of cosmos too?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 05:08 UTC
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Kamox: Remember to apply Fujifilm skin care product to your models when taking picture of them, in order to extract maximum detail from this camera.
http://www.fujifilm.com/products/skincare/

See, this is why we love Fuji.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:15 UTC

It's funny how a lot of people comment on this camera without understanding the tech/design/expected rendition of it, nor what it is for, or what type of photographer will be using it.

I'm sure lots of folks have been waiting for Fuji to go this big and it looks like a very nice product, made by a fine company that understands more about photography/photographers than the whole staff of Canon and Nikon bunched together.
Congratulations to the market who WILL be using it.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 17:10 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies

One of the best articles I've read on Dpreview.
Informative, interesting, pointy, short and well-written!

I can't understand why Samsung left the market when they did. It was shameful, the way they did it, but that's ok, that's corporate agenda.. but why they did it... that still confuses.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 06:35 UTC as 124th comment

It's a nice idea but too bulky for my taste. Can't see myself lugging it around a whole day as a city tourist even if it weighs little, Best of luck to them but often on kickstarter & fund me sites I can't help but wonder if the designers are just doing it for themselves or if they actually did any user-research before starting their projects.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 06:18 UTC as 8th comment
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