marike6

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On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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HEWCanon: Sorry to differ 110% with Richard. I think size, fully articulated screen, connectivity and full function touch screen is what makes this camera great. It is my second camera to Nikon D810, so I know what I am saying. IQ not as good as D810 of course, but anybody would be stupid to expect otherwise, but still very good. Buttons and dials not as good as D810, but again who would question that. Am I able to use in an easy, portable creative way, I definitely do. Can't use if you use your left eye, but that is almost all DSLR's and cameras with a right hand grip and left sited view finder. If Nikon is reorganising, I would do away with all other cameras and keep this one, next D500, next D810, finally D5 and that's what we all really need from Nikon!! Great camera for size and price. Well done Nikon.

@nikos aikaterinis But that's the whole point about these reviews. Reviewers seem to be overvalue specs and undervalue IQ. For the LX100 to score 85% with a rave review Gold Award while it has such terrible IQ issues and absolute bottom of the class IQ performance (it's one of the lowest rated m43 sensors on DxOMark) is really weird. Meanwhile the D5600 with its rock solid, class leading IQ, gets a "meh" review and condescending little review snippets like "Good for family and casual photographers". No offense to DPR, but it's really kind of laughable.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 14:59 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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HEWCanon: Sorry to differ 110% with Richard. I think size, fully articulated screen, connectivity and full function touch screen is what makes this camera great. It is my second camera to Nikon D810, so I know what I am saying. IQ not as good as D810 of course, but anybody would be stupid to expect otherwise, but still very good. Buttons and dials not as good as D810, but again who would question that. Am I able to use in an easy, portable creative way, I definitely do. Can't use if you use your left eye, but that is almost all DSLR's and cameras with a right hand grip and left sited view finder. If Nikon is reorganising, I would do away with all other cameras and keep this one, next D500, next D810, finally D5 and that's what we all really need from Nikon!! Great camera for size and price. Well done Nikon.

Agree. For DSLR users looking for a low-cost backup, there is nothing that can touch the D5500 for a small, capable DSLR with top level IQ and decent handling. So the kind of "meh" review is misleading. But I recently learned the hard way to take these reviews with a grain of salt. I purchased an LX100, a gold award camera that DPR raved about. Unfortunately images from the LX100 are mediocre at best. Really poor high ISO ability for a m43 sensor, DR is terrible, and for landscapes, image quality is utter trash because the lens correct stretches the image resulting in REALLY soft borders and corners. OK, it shoots 4K video, but for still images, it's not even in the same league as the D5500. I was actually shocked the subpar lens performance of the LX100 and I don't know how DPR missed this aspect of the Panasonic in their review. But I've found DPR has a tendency minimize the importance of IQ in general, and in this review just how good images are from the D5500/D5600. Pity.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 11:26 UTC
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DanielFjall: Everyone should at least have one simple 35mm film camera in their bag. Or try shooting a roll in a day.

@RPJG
Dude, everybody knows the snarky way you were using the word "niche". You're not fooling anyone. Other than that, I have no idea why you are still rambling on about this subject, let it go.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 12:34 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1080 comments in total)
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marike6: Review is much too short for a Leica camera, and the snarky "Conclusion" section, the bit about "if you have your heart set on a camera with a red dot on it" is kind of obnoxious.

@SRT201 Actually this bit about the SL not doing anything distinctively better than any other camera is contradicted on more than once. Pro: "Best EVF on the market", superb battery life, measurably and significantly better than the Sony A7R II. There are other examples, but you get the idea.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 12:30 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1080 comments in total)
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marike6: Review is much too short for a Leica camera, and the snarky "Conclusion" section, the bit about "if you have your heart set on a camera with a red dot on it" is kind of obnoxious.

@Richard Butler That's fine, but if one didn't know of the DPR's new approach to reviews, one could easily get the impression that the Leica SL didn't get the usual thorough, detail oriented treatment that other cameras received. For example, a discussion of the video quality with no actual video footage doesn't give the impression of an in depth review. But no big deal, this camera is so far out of my price range, it's just as well that DPR's new style shorter reviews started with the SL.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 12:25 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1080 comments in total)

Review is much too short for a Leica camera, and the snarky "Conclusion" section, the bit about "if you have your heart set on a camera with a red dot on it" is kind of obnoxious.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 19:13 UTC as 142nd comment | 10 replies
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DanielFjall: Everyone should at least have one simple 35mm film camera in their bag. Or try shooting a roll in a day.

I have thin skin for mentioning your favorite word in passing, but you made an entire ranting post complete with personal attacks? You are hilarious. I know exactly what "niche" means, and I also know how you were using it. Hundreds of millions of tone deaf Top 40 music fans and iPhone / Instagram, instant gratification loving snap-shooting digital media slaves versus more discerning music fans and photographers with more sophisticated tastes in gear and photographic media . You're in the former camp, good for you.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 18:59 UTC
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DanielFjall: Everyone should at least have one simple 35mm film camera in their bag. Or try shooting a roll in a day.

Better yet, you should have a Rolleiflex in your bag. 6x6 rules. Few things look more beautiful than a well shot MF image. For the poster who keeps writing the word "niche" like it's some kind of slight, lol. Mass market, mob rules, consumerism mentality = the opposite of creative freedom.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 13:14 UTC

They are going to sell (and rent) a ton of these Fujinon CineLens lenses. I just caught the video that Adorama produced, and I must say, it looks pretty fantastic (see link). That and the Brooklyn Bridge never gets old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0o5GDi3HRo

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 12:59 UTC as 10th comment
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Mirrorless fanboys constantly bash Canon for not abandoning its long-established best-selling lineup of DSLRs in order to produce nothing but shiny new unestablished mirrorless replacements. So what does Canon do? They build both types of ILCs and sell them side by side. Now those same mirrorless fanboys are huffing and puffing and throwing hissy fits because fully half of all ILCs (DSLR and mirrorless) sold in 2016 were Canon.

But Canon isn't worthy, they say. Their specs are not as numerous and glittering as those of their competitors, they say. They don't innovate, they say. Yet Canon ILC sales and profits say that the majority of soccer moms, and others who actually buy ILCs, love Canon's camera controls, Dual Pixel AF, and superb touchscreen tech. Who do you think Canon is listening to? Happy 30th Birthday EOS! 😎

Some people are determined to impose their camera preferences on the rest of us. They can shill for these tiny mirrorless cameras until they are blue in the face, I need a camera with affordable lenses, an OVF, and a body that I can shoot with gloves on if need be. I'm a traditionalist, I'd still shoot film if it were not so expensive. I couldn't care less what mirrorless fans think Canon or Nikon should do with their businesses.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 14:55 UTC

I blame smartphones and those horrible vertical videos, DPR's ignoring the ground breaking Nikon 1 line, I blame "cost benefit analysis", I blame foolish talk of import taxes in the US. ;-) Guess I'll have to make due with my LX100 that couldn't track a turtle on a hot summer day. ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:13 UTC as 78th comment
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fbuis: Looking for a Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Nikkor Zoom at $1400 USD for a while...

This Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) is heavier but that will be my next purchase !

The Nikon 70-200mm f/4G ED VR is an excellent lens, one of my favorite Nikkors ever. But depending on what you shoot, an f/2.8 version might be a better choice.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 12:11 UTC
On article COOPH reveals new leather accessory collection (39 comments in total)

Leather? Boo. Maybe we should bring back fur. How about ivory soft shutters? /s

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 10:26 UTC as 14th comment
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Raptor117: The original X100 was still the best with its Bayer sensor. I loved it!
After that I bought the X-E1 and X-E2 with a bunch of Fuji's great lenses.
However the X-Trans sensor brought so many issues for me I couldn't cope with. I tried other sharpening settings in Lightroom and other RAW converters but it was futile.
My landscape photos with foliage, grass and anything that was green with fine details were either mushy, had that infamous water colour effect or worm shaped artefacts.
My hope is that Fuji will drop X-Trans in the near future and introduce back the Bayer sensors.
Perhaps with the GFX and its Bayer sensor gaining traction in the industry they will rethink their strategy and get back to Bayer sensor... *fingers crossed*

OK, but I've seen X100 vs X1 shootouts proving the opposite. And the X1files don't look sharper, they look like they have higher default sharpening, a big difference. But clearly, the X100 lens is not at all "soft" or in need of replacing. lol.

http://www.fujix-forum.com/threads/x100-forum-x100-vs-x1-shootout-is-here.145/
As far as the sensor, the newest 24 mp X-Trans sensors are excellent, they are one of the reasons so many pros are adopting the X system, the file output from the X-Pro2 and X-T2 is just sensational, not far from the some of the FF cameras like the new Leica M10. To argue that Fujifilm should use the same Bayer sensors found in their entry level X-A3 instead of the X-Trans sensors which allow the Fuji X cameras to be so competitive with even larger formats is absolutely ridiculous. All I can say is get a better raw converter and then get back to us.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 00:33 UTC
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villagranvicent: Dear Fuji: Next time don't forget to upgrade the lens too. Photography is not only about more megapixels and faster AF.

There are no issues with the X100 lens, it is part of the reason the X100 is so popular, so take your negativity somewhere where people will appreciate it more.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 00:15 UTC
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samhain: As someone who bought the x100 in 2011, owned the x100S & spent 2 weeks with the X100T...
I'll be rebuying the original X100, and won't upgrade to any future x100 model that doesn't have an improved lens and/or a return to Bayer sensors.
(Fuji had better spent a couple of dollars & throw in some weatherproofing gaskets as well).
In the mean time, I'll continue hoping that the Sony RX5 rumors are true, and that Leica brings out a Q with a longer focal length.

Clearly you've never used an X100. The lens is not "noticeably soft" at all. At max aperture at its closest focus distance it is softer, like most large aperture lenses. If you've never used a camera, you shouldn't make up stories about it.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 00:09 UTC
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villagranvicent: Dear Fuji: Next time don't forget to upgrade the lens too. Photography is not only about more megapixels and faster AF.

The 23 f2 lens is superb, it is the main reason X100 images look so gorgeous. Besides, it's a leaf shutter pancake lens, about the smallest f2 APS-C lens of its type. If they made the lens larger, the jacket pocketable X100 that we all know and love would be a thing of the past. That, and it will perform better on the 24mp sensor, not worse.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 00:05 UTC
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virtualreality: I'm glad it has a touchscreen. Otherwise it would have been roasted by the impartial DPreview crew.

Fire up the barbie... ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 23:55 UTC
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samhain: As someone who bought the x100 in 2011, owned the x100S & spent 2 weeks with the X100T...
I'll be rebuying the original X100, and won't upgrade to any future x100 model that doesn't have an improved lens and/or a return to Bayer sensors.
(Fuji had better spent a couple of dollars & throw in some weatherproofing gaskets as well).
In the mean time, I'll continue hoping that the Sony RX5 rumors are true, and that Leica brings out a Q with a longer focal length.

He's actually wrong about the lens and the sensor. The recent Fujiflm cameras (X-T2, X-Pro2, X-T20, X100F) have by far the best file output of any X cameras to date. More detail, way better dynamic range, high ISO ability and better colors. This has been proven over and over again. The already excellent 23mm f2 will perform better on the 24 mp sensor, not worse. Smh, the stuff I read on this website.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 23:53 UTC
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Raptor117: The original X100 was still the best with its Bayer sensor. I loved it!
After that I bought the X-E1 and X-E2 with a bunch of Fuji's great lenses.
However the X-Trans sensor brought so many issues for me I couldn't cope with. I tried other sharpening settings in Lightroom and other RAW converters but it was futile.
My landscape photos with foliage, grass and anything that was green with fine details were either mushy, had that infamous water colour effect or worm shaped artefacts.
My hope is that Fuji will drop X-Trans in the near future and introduce back the Bayer sensors.
Perhaps with the GFX and its Bayer sensor gaining traction in the industry they will rethink their strategy and get back to Bayer sensor... *fingers crossed*

I purchased a used X100 from B&H recently, I hated it compared to my X-Pro1. Weak dynamic range, high ISO performance was much worse, and colors didn't compare favorably AT ALL. I think people are remembering the original X100 much more fondly than it deserves. It was great 5 years ago, compared to the newer Fujifilm cameras like the X-T2 and X-Pro2, it is just average.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 23:29 UTC
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