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On photo 27_ISO200_P1000164 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (12 comments in total)

I was expecting better than my RX100.
Foliage looks a mush.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 14:33 UTC as 6th comment
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Samples Gallery sample gallery (12 comments in total)

I was expecting better than my RX100.
Foliage looks a mush.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 14:33 UTC as 6th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review (346 comments in total)

The new EZ kit lens has proved to be too soft for my taste and although it looks the part its resolution is just not good enough at this price point leaving it out classed by my fixed lens compacts....RX100 and G1X .
With smallish fingers , I find handling to be awkward with knobs turning inadvertently and finger stretching to achieve simple tasks ( even to switch off)

Fitted with a decent prime there's much to like but overall I feel that it's been over rated.
Oh, the firmware change to electronic shutter has sharpened up the images a little ....enough to notice though.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 18:22 UTC as 29th comment
On article Street photography tips with Zack Arias (149 comments in total)

Some lovely shots and clear explanations about technique.
I just wish that the wifi connection in my Olympus was more robust ; just too problematic for me.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 17:18 UTC as 26th comment
On article 1939: England in Color (part 2) (177 comments in total)

Lovely stuff..thankyou for sharing

Link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 10:22 UTC as 124th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review (346 comments in total)

I bought one to upgrade my m4/3 kit.
With the EZ 14-42 lens IQ is just good not great and needs a lot of PP.
I enjoy the compact size and build quality but sensor noise is way above my expectations.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 06:47 UTC as 37th comment
On article DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S (306 comments in total)
In reply to:

MoltenP: (I accidently posted this as a reply to another user)

Here's a ride report done by a motorcyclist who used the x100s when riding through some of the 'stans (Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan). He has some beautiful images in his ride report.

Some of his photographs prompted forum members to buy x100s.


I'll have to admit, seeing photos from the camera generates some desire to own the camera, regardless if I could reproduce the other photogs pictures or not. For my purposes a Nikon P7800/Canon G/Fuji X20 would likely be a better fit.

That's a great link..thanks

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 17:30 UTC
On photo DSCF2228 in tinpusher's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This illustrates the X100S at its worst.
I think DR400 has been applied to the jpeg and although NR was at -2 there is too much smearing for my taste look at the sheep. The colours are equally bad making the shooting of green landscapes in bright sun a no-no for this Fuji.
RAW files show minimal improvement if any.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 16:44 UTC as 1st comment
On article Fujifilm X100S Review (493 comments in total)
In reply to:

armanius: So glad a major reviewer finally discussed the lack of face detection in Fuji's "advanced" cameras. I hope Fuji will implement face detection via firmware upgrade in its "advanced" cameras, and/or in its upcoming cameras.

I always thought that the X100 and the X100S have a built-in face detection routine used (at least) for red eye removal..possibly more!
Manual page 79 ( 75 for the X100)

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 19:49 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100S Review (493 comments in total)

Nice review
It's so much better than my X100 ; even the lens at F2 is reasonably sharp.

I change cameras like others change socks but not this one ; for the first time I've paid for a 4 year warranty.

Dropping Highlight tone -2 might help with the Fuji colours particularly blue skies.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 16:42 UTC as 97th comment
On article Just Posted: Fujifilm X20 review (175 comments in total)
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nathondetroit: Brilliant job with the noise reduction samples! It definitely gave a great impression of what JPEG shooters will need to tweak as they use this camera. I was worried, but the -2 NR shots were quite crispy in relation to the apocalypse-level fear spreading around the forums.

Setting the NR to-2 still leaves watercollouring on the jpegs.
I tried this as I was desperate to keep the camera ; it is a thing of beauty!

THe smearing of the jpegs was too much and NOTHING you can do with the settings makes it acceptable to me.
Just surprised that what passes as simply a Con to DPReview should be a deal breaker to me.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 06:54 UTC
On article Just Posted: Fujifilm X20 review (175 comments in total)

Poor Greens and smeary jpegs are why I returned the X20.
If Fuji issues a firmware fix then I'll buy another but until then I'm sticking to the X10 and RX100 as my compact choices.

Lovely camera to use though ; just a shame about the jpegs.
RAWs were fine and look great on LR4.4

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 14:35 UTC as 40th comment
On article Sony announces SLT-A58 20MP mid-level DSLR-style camera (128 comments in total)

I just want to them to ensure no more back focus issues with better QC.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 10:04 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On photo dolomitsbw in tinpusher's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

not OOC

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2012 at 16:03 UTC as 1st comment
On photo My Girl with the Pearl in the Rick Sammon's One Light Portrait challenge (26 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 10:15 UTC as 4th comment

Quite useless really.

Only the smallest of the bags is suitable for low cost operators in Europe and I need provision for cables , chargers , sat navs plus at least one change of clothes and a wash kit.
Since 2008 I've used an Antler Back Pack with wheels and that's got me around the Globe a couple of times and through the States 3 times a year.
My cameras are packed inside it in a Domke bag.

Ipads are always removed for checking.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 08:44 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies

Good to see Jeff on board..been a quiet admirer of his work for years.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 12:08 UTC as 36th comment

Without the power of DPR nothing would have been done ; so a big thankyou to all the team involved.

And also a belated thanks to Fuji for having made the effort (finally) who perhaps learnt a little about the demands and standards of the enthusiast market.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 08:17 UTC as 100th comment | 3 replies
On photo DSCF0071 in tinpusher's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Rather exposed , this Blackbird is nesting in my garden.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2012 at 13:30 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

migus: The expense of a sensor replacement in labor, logistics and parts makes a 'free' exchange unlikely. Most likely is the Sigma method: A point-based discount towards the purchase of a new camera.

Fuji US might try that but
I don't think that they would get away with that in the EEC where consumer protection is stronger.
In the UK the product can be shown as not fit for purpose demonstrated by comparison with competitors and numerous technical reviews ( including this site )

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 09:52 UTC
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