Najinsky

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On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (372 comments in total)

Since this camera doesn't have video will it be considered already five years out of date and marked down accordingly if reviewed?

Sorry, that sounds a bit negative. What I'm really saying is, I love stills photography and really don't have much of an interest in video (yes I know about 8mp frame grabs and post focus) and based on a number polls dotted around various forums I now know I'm also in the vast majority, with poll results suggesting serious interest in video only around the 10% mark.

I understand that many feel photography and videography are converging due to overlapping technology, but fundamentally they are very different, with photography being primarily a solo pursuit (sometimes with assistance) and good video more of a team sport.

If DPR insists on making video a critical feature in reviews, could they please do so by providing separate metrics and conclusions for video and stills shooters?

This camera release seems like an ideal time to address this growing issue,

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 07:10 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies

This is very nice. I like very much.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 14:04 UTC as 23rd comment
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Maoby: Nikon D500 !

It's my best digital camera to date

https://www.flickr.com/photos/maoby/albums/72157670373175525/page1

Well yeah, hard to argue with photos like that. But as good as the D500 may be, it's always the eye behind the lens who is making the shot and that's stands out even more than the fantastic IQ. Great body of work and a pleasure to look at.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 15:34 UTC

This is the toughest category, not a bad camera among them and most are exceptional in some way; it will come down to which exceptional features means the most for a given user.

Trying to be objective, the one that impressed me the most is the Pentax K-1. The sheer number of useful features built on the back of sensor based IBIS soundly trumps the competition; AA simulation, horizon correction, Astro tracking, superior pixel shift resolution implementation, all wrapped up in a fairly compact feature packed body.

Best of all, in a year that will be remembered as the year many ILC manufacturers added 40% to the cost of their flagship, the K-1 bucks the trend and puts value for money front and center.

I doubt it will have the popularity to win against the bigger names, so I'm just using the comment as a chance to say well done Ricoh/Pentax, Bravo.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 13:22 UTC as 48th comment
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Najinsky: Maybe my memory is failing but didn't sealife used to rebrand Ricoh cameras for underwater use?

If there is a connection, would be ultra cool if this turns out to be an obscure clue that Ricoh are readying a 1" compact. Be still my beating heart...

Yes, that was it, Sea & Sea. Thanks. Ah well, I can still hope.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 14:59 UTC

Maybe my memory is failing but didn't sealife used to rebrand Ricoh cameras for underwater use?

If there is a connection, would be ultra cool if this turns out to be an obscure clue that Ricoh are readying a 1" compact. Be still my beating heart...

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 04:48 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Best Camera Drones Under $1500 (89 comments in total)
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Najinsky: Thanks for the very useful roundup. I've been toying with the idea as they are often on promotion here in Thailand but I never got around to building a feature comparison to know if the promotions are a good deal or just clearance of older generations with older features.

One negative comment for the roundup is the lack of consistency in highlighting important specs, for example, unless I still missed it after reading it twice, I don't see any specs for the range of the DJI Phantom 4 models.

Thanks

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 17:47 UTC

It's a camera I'd hate to buy, because so many features I wouldn't use in the majority of my shooting and don't want to pay a premium for them.

It's a camera I'd love to receive as a gift or win in a competition because it's packed with features I would find useful to explore in more challenging shooting scenarios.

A bit of a paradox.

Strange, but one of the more interesting features for me is the Pro Capture feature which is absent from this article.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 15:52 UTC as 11th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Best Camera Drones Under $1500 (89 comments in total)

Thanks for the very useful roundup. I've been toying with the idea as they are often on promotion here in Thailand but I never got around to building a feature comparison to know if the promotions are a good deal or just clearance of older generations with older features.

One negative comment for the roundup is the lack of consistency in highlighting important specs, for example, unless I still missed it after reading it twice, I don't see any specs for the range of the DJI Phantom 4 models.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 14:55 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies
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Adgadg: I don't get all the negativity, I clearly see a better noise performance compared to the G80/G85 which has more rough grain. Yes it's not much better compared to the PEN-F but that's to be expected. I'm eager to see the C-AF tests which will decide wether I'll buy or not.

Initial interest was very high after the announcement, but that was when the IQ improvement was stated as 1 stop in DR and the price to be similar to the original EM-1, "perhaps a little higher".

Judging by the forums, first the $2000 price tag seems to have taken a bite out of that interest, and now the IQ tests are taking another toll, so time will tell if they got it right or not.

I don't have anything against Olympus, I've been a long time fan, and was an early adopter and champion for the EM-5 which I've been using for around 6 years.

I don't really have anything against the EM-1.2 either, a serious camera with impressive features.

But if I had $1000 to spend today on a replacement for my 6 year old EM-5, looking for next gen IQ and features, where is my camera choice in M43?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 14:46 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (302 comments in total)

As good as all these are, I had, the original RX100 for a year or two, for me it's hard to look beyond the Canon G7X mark 2, for stills.

24-100 F1.8-2.8 lens, 20MP BSI sensor. $600.

The only serious negative (they all have operational quirks) is lack of viewfinder, which can be a pain, but if you want the shot you'll adapt and get it anyway (and the Sony's that go to 100mm don't have built in VF either, and the lens gets very slow, above F8e very quick and is F13e wide open by 100mme so already softened by diffraction)

Check out their chart (2nd chart) for the full picture.

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/power-zoom-panasonic-lumix-dmc-zs100-tz100-review

For more serious video, the Sonys lead.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 14:19 UTC as 13th comment
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Yxa: Look at the Raws , noting has changed

The main remaining limiter in current technology is Silicon. But M43 in general has not elected to get the best from its sensor area (BSI and stacking). With this, current pixel density could be retained for a 0.4-0.5 stop gain in DR, or 28MP could be introduced (24 first, 28 later) with existing DR performance.

For whatever reasons they haven't gone with this technology. It may be cost, but my suspicion is they want to avoid hitting limits before the latest technology replaces/augments silicon (graphene, organic, etc). Essentially, they are rationing IQ until they are sure the next generation will really be available.

It's a dangerous strategy. IQ has never been an absolute, it's a benchmark against competitors. Hassleblad, Sony, Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Fujifilm have all moved on to the next level. Olympus seem content to listen to many here that the IQ is sufficient, and while that may be true is some senses, it hasn't been translated into a healthier balance sheet for Olympus.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 13:39 UTC
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Adgadg: I don't get all the negativity, I clearly see a better noise performance compared to the G80/G85 which has more rough grain. Yes it's not much better compared to the PEN-F but that's to be expected. I'm eager to see the C-AF tests which will decide wether I'll buy or not.

@marcus

It's a lot more complicated than that, I would say that a great many here do indeed care about photography, and certainly have the right to express their opinions.

I have real concerns about Olympus. They are making year on year losses and I believe are listening to the wrong people when it comes to camera features.

Let's start with a stupid comparison. Many people would be hard pressed to tell an image taken at base ISO with the EM1.2 and Nikon 1 J5 apart. J5 is a touch sharper due to excellent lens,

http://tinyurl.com/z6jruwn

So at base ISO, an ILC now costing £350 (with kit lens) can deliver near identical IQ to an ILC costing around £1,850 body only.

A stupid comparison, except, the J5 would actually cover about 70% of my fun shooting requirements (where I can shoot at base ISO with available features/lenses) versus say 85% from the OMD (up to ISO 800/1600).

Olympus has chosen not to compete on IQ, and as good as the other features are, for me this is a mistake.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 12:58 UTC
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Adgadg: I don't get all the negativity, I clearly see a better noise performance compared to the G80/G85 which has more rough grain. Yes it's not much better compared to the PEN-F but that's to be expected. I'm eager to see the C-AF tests which will decide wether I'll buy or not.

@melchiorum

You forgot about the pretentious polarisers, those people, like yourself it seems, obsessed with categorising others into pigeon holes, because you fail to see or understand the joys of their obsession.

Artists and Artisans have long obsessed over their tools, often to the point of ridicule by the tourists who, limited in imagination and observation skills, prefer to simply stamp on the obsession of others.

Have a read of this fascinating article about one mans unexpected obsession with the work of Vermeer and where it led him, it's photography related but so much more.

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/11/vermeer-secret-tool-mirrors-lenses

This is the photography gear forum, it's where we come to indulge our obsession. Rather than stamping on our obsession, why not instead tell us of your great achievements that you think qualifies you to do so.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 09:24 UTC

My 4 year old daughter. She last took my portrait when she was 3, and it consisted mostly of my belly with my head just visible above it. She's grown quite a bit so hopefully less belly in the next one. Hopefully her technique will have improved too.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 16:38 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
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Najinsky: Nice. I like. But not see specs or price or mount options. Who is it for, how much does it cost and how heavy is it?

Mean rest of world price

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 12:18 UTC

Nice. I like. But not see specs or price or mount options. Who is it for, how much does it cost and how heavy is it?

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 12:17 UTC as 137th comment | 1 reply

I want my clicks back.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 09:33 UTC as 36th comment
On article Next level: iPhone 7 Plus camera review (185 comments in total)

What happened to the King of clubs on the wide angle shot? It looks jittery or blurred compared with the queen of spades, a bit like decentering but the bottom left focus target seems ok.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 09:12 UTC as 24th comment
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Najinsky: Lol. Lovin all the hate for bad Apple. Ports come and go. Parallel, Serial, SCSI, PCMCIA, Cardbus, 5 pin DIN, ISA, USB 1, USB 2. Good riddance I say. The machine has 4 standard USB 3 ports that can the users choice of HDMI, Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, Ethernet, USB1/2/3, FireWire and more.This is progress. Where the sense in 10 different types of port all doing essentially the same thing but needing 10 different cable types.

As usual, Apple are just ahead of the curve, or rather forging the new curve.

For my Sony A7, I can just plug it in via a standard cable and not only transfer photos, but charge the camera as well. Of course, not all cameras can charge over USB, but that's a criticism for some camera makers, and DPR are right to point out the availability/ lack of this as. Pro / Con.

2 feet in the future or 1 foot in the past. Now there is choice.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 10:28 UTC
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