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On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (157 comments in total)
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deep7: " For those who wanted an SLR-like camera..." Um, this IS an SLR!! Sony might call it an SLT but it's a single lens reflex camera either way.

Early this year, I bought the very similar E20. What an amazing camera! The feel of it in your hand is a revelation. Very, very few cameras feel this good. It just makes you want to use it all the time. Image quality is pretty decent, though the shadow noise is hard to control. The lens is gorgeous. A glacially slow but utterly charming camera. And you can still buy new batteries easily.

If it ever stops working, I'll just use it as a hammer.

I still have one and it is in impeccable condition. Anyhow, I decided to list it on eBay:


Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 20:42 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1236 comments in total)
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sapporodan: Slightly off topic but regarding the quality of Olympus images.

I found a load of photos I took on my old Olympus E-1, and was shocked to see how beautiful the images still looked, there is a wonderful colour and ‘Pop’ to them. Ok it was only 5mp but wow they look beautiful!

Going back to my modern Olympus (Ok it’s an E-M5) and the images just look more processed and digital and really rather flat :(
People are saying the image quality is great and yes it is, but dam those old Kodak sensors were good!

I want the E-M1 to take pictures like the E-1 :)

yes. Do you remember Fuji S3 Pro. With its SuperCCD sensor you captured beautiful photos. Those CCD colors:


Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 20:27 UTC
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Inukim: "Leica"

By the way, Hasselblad is a Swedish company...

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 06:43 UTC
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Phillip Lynch: I will never ever never forgive them for killing Aperture,they haven't realize that one software have made a lot of photographer bypass the mac pro.

If I remember right Adobe threatened them to discontinue supporting OS X platform feeling being stepped on their toes by Apple with their photo editing programs. iPhoto got more and more features of Photoshop and Aperture was competing Lightroom. Apple caved in under the pressure from Adobe...

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 07:13 UTC
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Osa25: Or you could just pick up an NX500 on closeout....and avoid this water-treading masquerading as innovation.

Having used extensively Sony's 16-50 pancake on Nex-F3, Fuji's 16-50 XC on X-A1 & X-M1 and Samsung's 16-50 on NX500 I can say that the Fujinon is the best of them. NX 16-50 is the runner-up being prone to flare and a bit softer. Sony's pancake is sharpish in the centre and lags behind in sharpness. All these lenses suffer from CA.

Just my 2¢s...


Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 08:38 UTC

Smooooth bokeh!

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 18:48 UTC as 35th comment
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (269 comments in total)
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Nigel Tafferham: Sad but true, on the web a 35mm sensor shot looks no better than a 1/2.3" shot, but sometimes better than a cell-phone shot.

Those iphone prize winning pics, imagine if taken with a 'real' cam a m43, aps-c, 35mm, med format cam, then those pics would look great MUCH larger on a wall, even up close - but very likely NOT those cell-phone pics.

Of course cell-phone pics hearken back to the Old 110 days, pics only good enuf for a 3" x5" or so print.

The cam makers should hope that cell-phone pics can lead the user to 'real' cams some day soon !!

After getting a D600 after one of the best APS-C made and seeing the step up in Image quality it made me wonder how much more in image quality would a medium format camera give.

I have also a compact camera and a modern Android smartphone so I know what they can do. I'm quite sure cell phones will never reach full frame cams in IQ. The physical advantage of large sensors is just too big...

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 14:28 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2175 comments in total)

Looks really good. Well done, Fuji!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 18:59 UTC as 292nd comment

“ Mirrorless is 'probably' the future”

Battery technology has to improve a lot to achieve this...

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 12:06 UTC as 94th comment | 35 replies
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)

A great one!

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 20:43 UTC as 111th comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

I prefer the light color scheme. The white text on the black background stay on retina and really disturbs when checking the photos.

White is a bit too “light”. I think light grey would be maybe even better that white.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 05:15 UTC as 152nd comment

Fantastic low light performance!

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 12:07 UTC as 58th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (308 comments in total)
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PKDanny: What size do SD Quattro H's sensor?

Here's some more info:

"The biggest differentiation between the Sigma sd Quattro and the sd Quattro H is the latter's 26.6 x 17.9mm APS-H sized sensor, providing a crop-factor of about 1.3x instead of the 23.5 x 15.5mm APS-C version's 1.5x crop factor."


Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 17:25 UTC
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JurijTurnsek: Why bother producing the non-VR version? Does this mean that low range Dx bodies will get the lesser kit lens and the mid rangers will get the VR version?

lots of heat here...

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 12:36 UTC
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JurijTurnsek: Why bother producing the non-VR version? Does this mean that low range Dx bodies will get the lesser kit lens and the mid rangers will get the VR version?

For video recording tripods etc. are often used and in these cases VR is not needed...

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 09:33 UTC

They doubt nobody ever landed on the Moon. Even a photo of a waving flag seems to be a fake.

“On the moon, there's no air to breathe, no breezes to make the flags planted there by the Apollo missions flutter”



Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 19:23 UTC as 60th comment | 13 replies
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Laszlo13: Strange that there are different interpretations of the images. To me - detail and tonal range seems improved at base ISO (200) over EM5-II. It falls somewhere between the EM5-II and A6000. Both RAW and JPEG. At higher ISOs, i.e. 1600, the GX8 does show more color noise than the E-M5II, slightly, but with still greater detail. I always find Fuji to lack detail, both RAW and JPEG, in every single comparison, including this one. Yes it's got clean images, up the ISO scale, but show less detail and tonal range.

Anyway, to me, the sensor while improved is not a huge improvement at base ISO, and minimal at high ISO (if any).

As a Fuji X-M1 user I can tell that the loss of details in Fuji X cam's RAW files seen here on DPReview is due to the use of Adobe Camera RAW in conversion. ACR is just not good enough for it. I use Iridient Developer and it gives a much finer images and resolution.

Using ACR for all cameras fundamentally demonstrates ACR's capabilities, not that of cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 05:03 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)
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Pictus: Simple and effective solution...
Works like the normal ACR!

I have nothing against WIndows. I run Virtualbox occasionally. It's good enough for using for some specific and rare programs I can't find for OS X. Virtulization would just totally break my workflow of photo processing.

I use CS6 and Elements.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 06:19 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)
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Pictus: Simple and effective solution...
Works like the normal ACR!

No Mac OS X support -- useless for me...

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 19:39 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted (145 comments in total)

ISO900 looks great. I wish there more ISO3200 shots and even couple of ISO6400 ones!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 09:06 UTC as 34th comment
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