pro photo 2011

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On article Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know (340 comments in total)
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Vignes: sending a perfectly good working camera to get its boards changed is risky. it'll depend on the quality of the local Ricoh service center. why don't they offer a trade-in.

A trade-in will be much more costly. Who wants a banged up camera body if it's owner neglects to pamper it?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 02:55 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1: What you need to know (225 comments in total)
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Betico: One major difference between the X-H1 and X-T2 is that the new X-H1 is made in China. The X-T2 looks like it will be the last X series camera built in Japan. It will keep its re-sell value just for that little difference. Looks like Fujifim is going to become 100% Chinese just as Panasonic did few years ago. I really feel sorry for those great Japanese camera craftsmen, that are loosing their jobs just for the few cents more that their company will make by moving all their manufacturing to the Greatest China.

I do not agree with that statement. Just ask yourself what is NOT made in China these days. A manufacturer has its standard of quality no matter where it is made. Other than China, many cameras are now made in Vietnam, the Philipines, and Thailand. It's a fact of life and is not a big deal anymore.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 17:15 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 First Impressions Review (721 comments in total)
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John: I am typing from an X-E1 owner perspective looking to upgrade. The good news? Higher resolution EVF sounds interesting. Bad news? No exposure compensation dial like previous models? I use that regularly, so that's bad. Also, same worms and "purple grid" artifacts from this sensor as others? That's worse, and that's why I'm looking at other camera systems. Have way too many worms in my shots, and I went through all the advice on converting RAW to avoid it. All at a higher expense?

Video? Don't care one bit about video. I want a great still camera which is specifically designed to take still photos. I hate these new systems which try to be both still and video cameras, but compromise features in one camp or another.

Bring back the exposure compensation, put a 24 Mbit bayer sensor and keep the color rendering, design it to take still pictures, and I'll buy that.

Fujifilm is not Leica. It can sell a fully featured, top-of-the-line camera for less than half the cost of a Leica Q. You can buy an X-T2, X-T20, or X-E3 which are less costly and you can still refrain from using the video feature in these models.

If you don't want video functionality and have deep pockets, buy a Leica M10. It has no video, and costs a cool $6995 body only. And a Leica lens usually costs $2000 and up.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 17:21 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 First Impressions Review (721 comments in total)
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pro photo 2011: The Fujifilm H-X1 is the most well-specified camera among the competition for the $1899 price. The Olympus EM1 Mk. 2 costs more but has fewer features, particularly in the video department. The Panasonic GH5/G9 and the Sony A6500 also have fewer features albeit costing a bit less. I will buy the H-X1 over the X-T2 simply because all the new stuff are worth the extra $300.

Well-specified means the number of useful features. For example, the fact that many of the stills and video settings ARE independent means you don't have to constantly change settings when you switch between the two modes.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 17:10 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 First Impressions Review (721 comments in total)

The Fujifilm H-X1 is the most well-specified camera among the competition for the $1899 price. The Olympus EM1 Mk. 2 costs more but has fewer features, particularly in the video department. The Panasonic GH5/G9 and the Sony A6500 also have fewer features albeit costing a bit less. I will buy the H-X1 over the X-T2 simply because all the new stuff are worth the extra $300.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 16:38 UTC as 88th comment | 5 replies
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pro photo 2011: I am no longer an Apple fan. Its products have low cost/performance ratio. My phone is a Huawei Mate 9 which has an excellent dual-lens camera licensed by Leica. It is better than the IPhone X and costs just half as much. Apple is just too GREEDY.

@ScanSpeak

Perhaps you weren't even born when I was an Apple fan. It dates back to 1984 with the original 128K Macintosh which had a retail price of $2,495.

No, wait. I was an Apple fan even earlier, when Apple came out with the Apple II seven years further back, in 1977.

Huawei's Mate 9 and Mate 10 are better than Apple iPhone. Don't rule it out unless you really have tried it. It makes no sense to pay more. Search for reviews of Huawei's Mate 10 Pro, many experts and users agree.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 19:01 UTC

I am no longer an Apple fan. Its products have low cost/performance ratio. My phone is a Huawei Mate 9 which has an excellent dual-lens camera licensed by Leica. It is better than the IPhone X and costs just half as much. Apple is just too GREEDY.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 17:15 UTC as 39th comment | 10 replies

I'll take the Leica Q any day and pocket the $750 difference.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 17:28 UTC as 39th comment
On article Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera review (180 comments in total)

I decided to buy a Mate 9 last year because its images do deserve the Leica branding and have the characteristic Leica color and look. I can't haul my Leica gear all the time, but I always have the Mate 9 with me to take those once-in-a-lifetime pictures.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 19:51 UTC as 8th comment
On article Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera review (180 comments in total)
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George1958: “Pro camera”? Get a life, next to any true pro camera this device looks lack lustre. Why not be honest and say it’s a very good cell phone camera?

No, it's not just a very good cell phone camera. It's an excellent cell phone camera.

I decided to buy a Mate 9 last year because its images do deserve the Leica branding and have the characteristic Leica color and look. I can't haul my Leica gear all the time, but I always have the Mate 9 with me to take those once-in-a-lifetime pictures.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 19:50 UTC
On article Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera review (180 comments in total)

Huawei's Mate 9 is already an excellent phone and camera. It's cost/performance ratio is much higher than Apple's any offering.

The Mate 9 and Mate 10 are not just Leica-branded cameras. They indeed produce Leica-worthy pictures.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 19:41 UTC as 9th comment
On article Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera review (180 comments in total)
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1VIEW4U2: I just got Mate 9 for $ 399 during Holiday season and believe me this phone rocks !
I couldn't believe the quality pics over my previous Samsung S6, they're more vivid and sharper. The Wide aperture setting creates photos as if from a mid-range camera.
Speed and battery of this phone is just unbelievable. So far I'm very happy with this model.

Yes, Huawei's Mate 9 is already an excellent phone and camera. It's cost/performance ratio is much higher than Apple's any offering.

The Mate 9 and Mate 10 are not just Leica-branded cameras. They indeed produce Leica-worthy pictures.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 19:40 UTC
On article Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera review (180 comments in total)

Micro SD slot is only available on the 5.9-in Mate 10, not only the 6-in Mate 10 Pro.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 23:07 UTC as 31st comment
On article Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera review (180 comments in total)
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technotic: cons: No microSD expansion
Other Specifications (page1): microSD, up to 256 GB

which is it?

Huawei Mate 10 does have a Micro SD slot. The Pro model does not.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 23:03 UTC
On article Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera review (180 comments in total)
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Tape5: "Leica-branded dual-camera"
A double hyphenated phrase? Is this poetic alliteration with hyphenation?
What the hell is meant by Leica-branded? Do I hear an implicit hint of Leica quality without the Leica quality?
And is Leica-hyphen-branded as legitimate as dual-hyphen-camera?
because dual-camera is real but Leica-branded is anyone's guess.

It's not just the Leica label. I have a Huawei Mate 9 and I must say it is extremely sharp and the colors produced are indeed characteristically Leica.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 23:00 UTC
On article Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera review (180 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Under the Other Specs on the first page, I saw:
"microSD, up to 256 GB" !!!

I suggest that DPR make it clear in big red letters right at the beginning if Micro SD slot is available in future, that would save me and a lot of people their time reading on.

The Micro SD slot is available on the Huawei Mate 10 model but not on the Pro model. This is so that the Pro model can have a IP67 water resistant rating. It also does not have a 3.5mm audio plug port for the same reason.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 22:58 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1011 comments in total)
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pro photo 2011: This means the upcoming Olympus OMD EM5 III has to be as good or better than the Panasonic G9 in features and performance. I bet the Olympus would have a better retro look body, compared to Panasonic's functional appearance.

@Androole and et al.

Looking back in Olympus OMD history, the EM5 has been the pioneer of new technology (it was the first in the OMD line, before the EM1), so it is extremely likely to have new stuff that the EM1 II does not have. DPR interviews with Olympus top brass also confirm this pattern.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 23:37 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1011 comments in total)

This means the upcoming Olympus OMD EM5 III has to be as good or better than the Panasonic G9 in features and performance. I bet the Olympus would have a better retro look body, compared to Panasonic's functional appearance.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 19:01 UTC as 198th comment | 8 replies
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pro photo 2011: It is no longer so bold to say that the non-reflex (mirrorless) camera will take over and become the majority in the next five years. Sony is leading the charge, with Fujifilm, Panasonic, and Olympus following behind.

Canon and Nikon, having a relatively large number of lenses to choose from, are increasingly having this fact working against them, because it means when the two brands finally have non-reflex cameras of their own, they'd have start from the ground up, and will naturally have at best a handful of native lenses, compared to Sony's now large selection of lenses. The rate of switching to Sony will then accelerate at a much greater pace then heretofore. DSLR as a category had sales decline by 22% from 2016 to 2017. It will decline even further in 2018.

@rrccad and ecka84

I guess you are the DSLR diehards. I have been using photographic equipment since the early 1970's. I have no brand loyalty; I will buy whatever is attractive and useful.

Don't bet on consumer loyalty, and this applies to ALL products. The camera market is not excepted. You are sticking to DSLRs most likely because of your ownership of their lenses. Sony will dominate the camera market. Just read the CIPA annual reports.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2018 at 14:40 UTC
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pro photo 2011: It is no longer so bold to say that the non-reflex (mirrorless) camera will take over and become the majority in the next five years. Sony is leading the charge, with Fujifilm, Panasonic, and Olympus following behind.

Canon and Nikon, having a relatively large number of lenses to choose from, are increasingly having this fact working against them, because it means when the two brands finally have non-reflex cameras of their own, they'd have start from the ground up, and will naturally have at best a handful of native lenses, compared to Sony's now large selection of lenses. The rate of switching to Sony will then accelerate at a much greater pace then heretofore. DSLR as a category had sales decline by 22% from 2016 to 2017. It will decline even further in 2018.

@Sharlin

You shouldn't underestimate how quickly Blackberry and Nokia became insignificant in just a few years.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2017 at 03:15 UTC
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