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On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (165 comments in total)

I still have my X100 and will NEVER sell it. Great IQ and with the firmware upgrades it is a very different camera. It also has the APS-C sensor, not the X-trans sensor, and that makes it unique. I love it. AF is also quite good. Even though I use my Sony RX1R more, the Fuji X100 will remain as part of my arsenal. Classic indeed!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 00:02 UTC as 39th comment
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krassphoto: Great review. Thanks, DPR! Now I'll stick with my excellent fz1000 and feel good! :)

Yep, got my FZ1000 last year for less than $700. Great camera for a steal of a price.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 20:53 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1301 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: "Compared to its larger sensor competitors, the E-M1 II shows a noise penalty of about 1EV, which is higher than the 2/3EV you'd expect from sensor size alone." - DPReview

After 3 years, the new E-M1 II has gained only a tiny improvement in IQ, while competitors pull ahead and leave it further behind. Not using the latest sensor technology provides, this E-M1 is disappointing in the one fundamental area that is important to numerous photographers, the quality of the image.

You are dead wrong.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 20:45 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (302 comments in total)
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LouMeluso: With the RX100II I have found a camera with a size, focal range, feature set and image quality that has made it a constant companion in my pocket for years. I can't tell you how enjoyable this camera has been to carry and use. Others can shoot with phones if they want, I don't care. I will use it till it dies...then get another. Worth every penny!

I'm with you. I also have the RX100 II. The hotshoe is critically important to me for the photography I do. I have no interest in any of the other Sony RX100s.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 04:39 UTC
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DanK7: Haha, not yet released but some wag has already clicked "I had it."

Or maybe he's "had enough of it"?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 04:43 UTC
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Cheezr: The company says dynamic range is improved, with noise performance improved by 1EV (though we're somewhat sceptical about this).

That comment is unworthy of you Richard. I have seen no snarky staff comments on any other Mfgrs announcement articles. Sad.

Yes, Richard, that was totally uncalled for. Consider retracting that sort of comment. You haven't had the camera in your hand yet. How can you possibly say that?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:44 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (920 comments in total)

Two cameras/lens? For a minute there I was hoping I could do stereo (3D) photography with it. Sigh...

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 21:26 UTC as 161st comment | 2 replies
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graybalanced: The main reason 8K is being introduced now is because the Rio Olympics offer something we haven't seen before that could change the course of the Games. With 8K, we can visually resolve the infectious microbes in the water.

You, Nelmo, are a moron.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 17:59 UTC
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cgarrard: Fujifilm interviews almost always seem more direct and honest than many others I read. Very refreshing and interesting :)

Exactly right, Carl.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 21:23 UTC
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Eugene343: Jack of all trades...master of none.

To Eugene343 - A very inappropriate comment from someone who knows little of Fuji nor owns a Fujj camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 21:23 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (211 comments in total)
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owenleve: completely defeats (in my opinion) the heart of going mirrorless. Size, weight, cost. And this lens better be 2.5x better than the f4 version. Compared to a nikon lens the f4 is garbage.

The F4 lens is NOT garbage. You know absolutely nothing. I have the F4 lens and it is excellent. Next time, think before you spout off nonsense.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 20:04 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)

To DPR: Glad to see you dropped the "poor" wording regarding the AF. Very "poor" choice of words. Be careful, as you can easily create a firestorm with sweeping comments like that (which are not true).

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 21:23 UTC as 227th comment | 3 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)
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caver3d: Is this some kind of a joke? Silver Award? I believe the K-3 got a Gold. What's up with DPR, anyway? This is one superb camera. And for the bevy of great features versus price, how can you beat it? (And, yes, I also own the Sony A7RII along with the K-1, etc., so I have some idea of what a state-of-the-art camera can do.) All cameras have pros and cons, but the K-1 really shines. But, don't worry Canikonphiles, you'll be sure to get your Gold awards. Just amazing.

Nonsense to all of you - brendon1000, Thematic, etc. I HAVE the camera. YOU do NOT. I know the AF functions well. Do you foolishly believe everything a reviewer says? Obviously you do. And the video performance is fine. If you want better, get a video cam.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 01:47 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2663 comments in total)

Is this some kind of a joke? Silver Award? I believe the K-3 got a Gold. What's up with DPR, anyway? This is one superb camera. And for the bevy of great features versus price, how can you beat it? (And, yes, I also own the Sony A7RII along with the K-1, etc., so I have some idea of what a state-of-the-art camera can do.) All cameras have pros and cons, but the K-1 really shines. But, don't worry Canikonphiles, you'll be sure to get your Gold awards. Just amazing.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 21:33 UTC as 377th comment | 12 replies
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Kona Mike: I really don't care about the camera "format". There was a debate years ago about film or digital. When I put my first digital print in a collage frame next to negative based film prints, I was sold. Toss in the histogram, image preview, and 100% zoom focus checking and case closed. Add in photoshop, online sharing, metadata searches, cloud backups and you're just piling on. It took a while for digital to beat film, but it did.

There are optical advantages to getting the glass closer to the sensor, which is why Canon came out with the EF-S format. There are some advantages to focusing on the sensor. However, there are still some areas where mirrorless needs to improve before it can knock DSLRs off the throne. For the vast majority of photographers, mirrorless is good enough, so has it won? Does it need to beat a DSLR at every conceivable subject matter and situation? Who cares.

Pick what works best for you and go shoot some great photos!

Panasonic and Olympus are the true pioneers of mirrorless. There, I fixed it for all of you.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 07:49 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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jacek2008: Wonder if Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift can beat this not quite medium format Hassy;)

Actually, it's your arrogant comments that are useless.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:45 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

No thanks. I'll just have to carry on with my meager Sony A7RII. Or maybe I can stick a Hasselblad label over my lookalike Pentax K-01. Pentax, you're ahead of your time.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:33 UTC as 229th comment | 1 reply
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steelhead3: There goes any sales (the 68 is delayed by months), I wonder if the K1 is going to be delayed?

Not mine. I just got the K-1 from B&H yesterday. But that camera had either (1) already been manufactured prior to the earthquake, or (2) Pentax already had an adequate inventory of sensors before the earthquake. Probably the latter reason.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 19:38 UTC
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Just Ed: Sounds good to me. The iPhone should be #3 imo.

Let me guess, you're barely 21 yrs old, or is it 18 yrs old?

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 02:35 UTC
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