DavidB2

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Great pics! I particularly like #2.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 03:07 UTC as 15th comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (905 comments in total)
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jkokich: Gold? For these unimpressive shots? With all those cons?

The award is for the camera, not those particular shots.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 19:01 UTC
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DavidB2: Is there a reason why several posts below agreeing with the article above are being highlighted with a gold stamp of approval by dpreview while posts with reasonable and correct counterarguments are not? Its not bad enough to unfairly shoot Fuji in the head by asserting its brand new camera isn't better than the imaginary combination camera "D810 + A7Rii" because it lacks the right lenses so far (even though it can mount practically any DSLR lens ever made, including those for Nikon, as well as a host of medium format lenses, with an adapter, which the article completely ignores), but do you really also need to promote the posts that parrot the article?

I alluded to a few in my post above.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 19:40 UTC

Is there a reason why several posts below agreeing with the article above are being highlighted with a gold stamp of approval by dpreview while posts with reasonable and correct counterarguments are not? Its not bad enough to unfairly shoot Fuji in the head by asserting its brand new camera isn't better than the imaginary combination camera "D810 + A7Rii" because it lacks the right lenses so far (even though it can mount practically any DSLR lens ever made, including those for Nikon, as well as a host of medium format lenses, with an adapter, which the article completely ignores), but do you really also need to promote the posts that parrot the article?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 13:41 UTC as 392nd comment | 10 replies
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (787 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: "Exaggeratedly derided Adobe Camera Raw"...

Really? Given the history of how other software suites have done a (much) better job of handling Fuji X trans files, i think the derision is not unfair.

How does DPR come to the conclusion that the problems with Adobe and X trans are exaggerated?

The Fuji users who flock to C1 and Iridient aren't doing it for their health. They do it because the results are better.

I agree with Richard. Especially with the most recent couple of versions, lightroom does a generally fine job on my X-T2 files.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 18:14 UTC
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PieterB: And yet again no new aps-c lenses. Sony has forgotten the aps-c owners.

Boy is there a lot of incorrect information being spread here.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 21:15 UTC
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photophile: Bit disappointed. I compared it with the Sony Alpha II, Fuji X-T2 and Nikon D500 - and pixel peeped. At the two hightest ISO settings, Sony & Fuji walk away with it. Nkon is not bad. But Olympus falls a long way behind. Just above the centre of the image are three items of text set against black, white and grey backgrounds. You can actually read the text with the Sony & Nikon at ISO25600! Impressive.

And that disappoints you? Of course those cameras will be better at the two highest ISO settings.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 16:28 UTC

Interesting. It sounds like the strange/poor/crippling design and feature choices on the 1 series were intentional; Nikon didn't want or intend its DSLR customers buying from the 1 series. The DL series "fixes" all those issues because Nikon wants its DSLR customers to buy one as a second camera. Too bad Nikon didn't/doesn't seem to understand that if its customers want a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, they are still going to buy one -- but of necessity, from a competitor.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 11:48 UTC as 65th comment | 5 replies
On article iPhone 7 Plus real-world sample gallery (262 comments in total)
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Foxfire235: terrible fake bokeh, but good image quality.

I actually think for an out-of-the-phone image, the portrait mode works pretty well.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 18:10 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: I do not care about 18frames/second. What I need is to grab an excellent stills from a movie.

You won't buy a camera that has an important feature to you because of the way it looks?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:52 UTC
On article Zeiss adds super-wide and tele- options to Milvus line (49 comments in total)

Anyone know if the 135mm is optically identical to the Zeiss 135mm f2 zf.2 APO?

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 18:01 UTC as 8th comment | 10 replies
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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alphaumi: I have read somewhere that the aperture of the tele lens is only 2.8...and the bokeh simulation looks a bit fake. Software blur...Nevertheless, happy that the new iphone has 56mm lens!!!

Though I'm not sure why we are calling a 56mm equivalent lens "tele"! Apple marketing rewiring our brains I suppose.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 20:23 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (905 comments in total)
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alphaumi: I have read somewhere that the aperture of the tele lens is only 2.8...and the bokeh simulation looks a bit fake. Software blur...Nevertheless, happy that the new iphone has 56mm lens!!!

Wide angle is 1.8, tele lens is 2.8.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 20:21 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (480 comments in total)
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Old Minolta Guy: What a shame. Does the Sony 1 inch sensor not have OSPDAF?
IMHO, it was a mistake to permaently attach such an expensive lens to a camera such problematic AF, and I don't believe a firmware can fix it. This expensive fixed lens is already obsolete for anyone wanting reliable focusing capabilities.
Wait for the next model.

True only if you have no other camera. And the lack of PDAF makes "missing the shots" the exact problem :) The irritating part is that Sony has already implemented PDAF in several other mirrorless cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 03:48 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (480 comments in total)
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Old Minolta Guy: What a shame. Does the Sony 1 inch sensor not have OSPDAF?
IMHO, it was a mistake to permaently attach such an expensive lens to a camera such problematic AF, and I don't believe a firmware can fix it. This expensive fixed lens is already obsolete for anyone wanting reliable focusing capabilities.
Wait for the next model.

Exactly my thoughts. It seems pretty likely that there will be another model down the road with PDAF. Since you can't take the (expensive) lens with you to the next body, waiting until the lens is matched to a AF system worthy of it seems the sensible thing to do.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 20:14 UTC
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Imagingfix: So, looking at the two new tele optons I first thought 300mm f4 is it, as I want to be able to keep ISO down to the lowest possible. BUT, a 600mm equiv. couldmiss me a few close shots along the way. I think I will end up going with the PL100-400, and I hop the IQ holds strong up to around 350mm – zooms are never good at their longest FL. Also, I hope at 300mm it offers f5.6 or larger to compete with Oly on the light transmission factor. Looking forward to testing this one for sure. Happy to see Oly and PL offering up some better telephoto options!

It is reported to be f5.6 at 300mm

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 05:28 UTC
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