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On article Canon EOS M6 sample gallery (52 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 18th comment | 6 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 16th 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 (658 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 22nd 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 138th 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 12th 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 123rd 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
On article Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements (124 comments in total)
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ddd - rrr: Not to be TOO much of a "wet blanket" here, but Samyang has a problem that, at least to this point, has not been resolved in my experience. While their lenses are often both brilliant in design and also relatively very inexpensive compared with other brands, their manufacturing inconsistency is notorious. I now avoid Samyang (and their rebranded versions, such as Rokinon, etc.) unless a lens is desirable enough for me to go through several samples to find a good one (as many as six of them with one lens I bought, and three with another - and with the latter, I "settled" for an imperfect one that served well enough for its intended purpose). I tried two samples of a third lens before giving up on it (the first sample was terrible, the second was good except in the lower right corner, but both had unacceptable levels of CA, so I gave up on trying to find a better sample of that lens). More is here in my MFT-Lenses reviews:
http://www.david-ruether-photography.com/MFT-Lenses.htm
--DR

The consolation is that Sony has even worse quality control of the FE lenses. Of the 5 that I had (bought new, not second-hand) only 1 was good, the other 4 required multiple buys in order to secure versions with agreeable quality. I ended up buying returning buying 13 lenses in order to find 5 that were as they ought to be. that's an awful waste of time and resources. the others had various quite significant faults 1 the AF stopped working, 5 were substantially misaligned, 1 had clearly visible dust between elements, the rest never had the sharpness to be expected. The consumer zooms you can't expect too much sharpness, but these had misalignments = soddy on one side. Regardless of price-range / type - this should never be put to market. The only Sony lens that performed as expected out of the 1:st box was the FE 24 1.8

So, bottom line, Samyang may have QC issues but not any more than one of the giants trying to convince its users their gear is worth so much more.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 08:26 UTC

I've never had a foevon but seriously considering. Correct me if wrong here: the SD 1 has 3 x 15 sensor, but this new one has 19 + 5 +5. Since the merril has more red and green pixels wouldn't it be close/better resolution /detail depending on color of the subject photographed? Aslo, what about B&W. I can't see myself only shooting blue values, obsiously there's interpolation but supposing price isn't a problem,why they've turned from having 3x equal sensors to having 1 + 2 that have so many less pixels on the same area? Dumb questions maybe but I've never dug into foeven

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 11:41 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

Here's the lesson in this: regardless of if your camera/sensor (or film if doing legacy) has deep or shallow dynamic range, make sure to expose for the right middle tones to maximize your potential to manipulate at will. Capture soft & mellow images what many call "flat", save the contrast for post process. I hear people say "bleh.. just shoot raw".. well raw can't capture that which is outside the dynamic range of your equipment - that´s where the photographer´s judgement comes in. That, imho, is what Ansel was best at, capturing the right data onto the film to be able to perform art in the darkroom.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 11:26 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

Whot?! No flipscreen?

:p

Nice size on it though!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 15:02 UTC as 213th comment | 1 reply
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