Bexter

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On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (282 comments in total)
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Photo Pete: I switched from Nikon D800 to EM1 partly because of the size and weight saving, but mainly because I was sick of front and back focus ruining the shots. The em1 was a step back in terms of focus tracking, but was usable. If the performance of the EM1 mkii AF tracking system delivers as promised there is nothing I will miss from having made the switch. Way to go Olympus.

The focus limiting really interests me. The 40-150mm f2.8 hunts a lot so being able to set it from 4m to infinity etc will greatly improve it, especially along with a better AF system.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 16:10 UTC
On article Review: Simple Booth Event Edition photo booth app (21 comments in total)

I think you got the front and rear camera mixed up in the what we don't like section.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2016 at 23:13 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (143 comments in total)
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Markr041: So where is the dpreview forum on VR? Where do we post and discuss 360 photos/video and cameras?

I think the 3D and Stereo Photography forum is a good place to start.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 20:23 UTC
On photo Transport Frozen in Time in the Film Transport challenge (16 comments in total)

Great shot and composition.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 15:55 UTC as 6th comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2165 comments in total)
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Kostasm: Absolutely no reason tο set the price higher than a6000.

Richard I respect your continued and professional patience with all of the whiners on here ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 22:22 UTC
On article Affinity Photo coming to Windows (109 comments in total)
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ihv: This is the only serious alternative to Photoshop.

Photoline has too small icons, Corel is unintuitive and by far what one call robust, Gimp lacks features (functional healing).

I hope it a good alternative. My Adobe subscription is in US dollars and I live in Canada so it's working out very expensive.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 20:35 UTC

Will you guys be reviewing the KX800 Flash as well? It looks interesting.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 18:03 UTC as 41st comment

Reminds me of the old Nikon compacts - 8400 and 8800 I think they were. 8400 was a great camera image quality wise for the time. Nikon seem to have found their way again this year, hopefully the image quality is great on these. The 18-50 interests me a lot.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 04:37 UTC as 183rd comment | 1 reply
On article Week in Review: One for the history books (161 comments in total)
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noflashplease: The Pentax K-1 is truly a historic introduction. The Canon 80D reminds me of how Canon has fallen behind the industry since the 50D was replaced by the all-plastic 60D "Super Rebel." I'd didn't even notice that Panasonic had introduced a camera this week. Selfie-centric? Who cares? At very least Canon's powerzoom gizmo has novelty value, if no littlel merit for video, because it only attaches to a variable aperture lens. Why waste all of that effort?

Sadly lots of people care about selfies!

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 20:23 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Impressive, unusual features. But how do you evaluate the results while out shooting? Did the pixel shift work well enough or was there a little too much movement? How much will I give up by using the blur filter simulator? At which level? Could I have gotten by without it? You'll find out later when you have time to really inspect the images. I guess you take 3 or 4 shots of everything, with the various options and pick the best one.

Like any other camera and features you experiment until you know what settings apply to a given scene,

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 18:24 UTC

I don't think is is very hard to change some metadata to state that an image is an out of camera jpeg vs an edited raw converted to a jpeg.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 00:36 UTC as 53rd comment
On article 2015 Holiday Gift Guide: $25-100 (10 comments in total)

The triggertrap link has a space at the end which causes a %20 and the link not to work.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 06:20 UTC as 7th comment
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showmeyourpics: As usual, lots of bitching and moaning in these posts. In his presentation, Brian Smith is very clear about what he is talking about. Mirrorless is here to stay and, in addition to a number of features that makes it particularly attractive to many photographers, there is the extraordinary ability to mount a number of larger formats lenses through inexpensive adapters. These can be either modern or legacy lenses, probably models that are exceptional in their quality and performance. With a positive attitude, Brian takes advantage of the opportunity and, for example, has no problem using manual focusing with an otherwise excellent lens. BTW, there is plenty of pros who are already using mirror-less equipment and EVF's and make no mystery about it. This is another feature that makes the format even more attractive.

It was a great presentation and for hit type of photography this is great. If you are into wildlife or sports then it would be better at the moment at least to stick with a single system. If you can get away with manual focus then the Sony A7 series are amazing.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 21:11 UTC
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Eric Glam: I'd like to express my thoughts on this new camera, based on specs alone:
1. Shutter limited to 1/4000 sec. They could easily offer 1/8000 sec.
2. Still no optical zoom. Not even x1.5. And no, cropping won't get you the same quality you'd achieve with optical zoom.
3. No touch-screen, so no touch-focus and no touch-shutter and no quick menu adjustments.
4. $3300 USD!! insane.
5. Battery life is pathetic.
6. Video limited to 1080p60. Bitrate limited to 50Mbps. In this day & age? really??
7. No weather sealing. Why not?
8. EVF with XGA resolution. Nice to have the EVF, but why limited to XGA (1024 x 768)? That's less than 1MP. I would have liked to see an EVF with 1.92MP (1600x1200) which can refresh at 120Hz.
9. Only 25 Contrast-detect AF points. They should at least double that.
10. 42MP is way too much. 33MP would have been more welcome. larger pixels, smaller files, faster writes to card, better low-light high ISO shots.

I think I said enough.

What do you need 1/8000 shutter for on a 35mm lens? Its more useful for long lenses but since this is fixed at 35mm it doesn't really matter.

I disagree, a prime lens is the correct choice for this, a zoom will not give you the same image quality and bokeh.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 19:43 UTC
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nboyer: I wonder if Sony addressed the slow motorized zoom on the RX10? I like this camera, but zooming with it is painful to me.

It is too slow but there was a post on here recently showing that by twisting the zoom ring at the right speed it actually zooms a lot faster.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 01:37 UTC
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GodSpeaks: Hmmmm, so this is supposed to compete with the Panasonic FZ1000? And at $4-500 higher price?

I hope at least the build quality is better than the FZ1000, as it seems the FZ1000 beats it in most other areas.

The lens on the RX10 is very good, the constant aperture is great, I'd take that over the longer reach with lower quality.

Either camera is good though.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 01:34 UTC

I only have two complaints about my RX10 and sadly they don't seem to be resolved:

The screen articulation is too limited (though obviously better than fixed).
The Exposure dial is too easy to move accidentally.

It is still a great camera, especially if you can find one on sale. I don't see anything in this new version to make me want to upgrade.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 01:33 UTC as 70th comment | 4 replies
On article Show us your best shot of 2014 (101 comments in total)
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Dmitry Novak: Not indicated - only one shot or multiple are possible?

BTW the 'no money again' complaint doesn't look reasonable because the main content that gains most visitors and ads income are the reviews and news. Plus, you dont have to complain any internet photo gallery showing some favourites on its main page. It's normal. And 'Best shot of 2014' isn't a contest, it's just an initiative and motivation to choose and post here another good photo.

It says best "shot", upload your "photo" and my-best-shot-2014 so I think it is safe to assume only one picture.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2015 at 06:58 UTC
On article Show us your best shot of 2014 (101 comments in total)
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Stollen1234: Hey Dpreview..no thanx..try harder next time

You are the one visiting the site...

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2015 at 04:51 UTC
On article Ricoh surfs into action camera market with WG-M1 (108 comments in total)
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Scottelly: There are digital watches, with three or even four control buttons on them, which are waterproof to 100 meters. Why can't SOMEONE make a digital action camera that has the same sort of toughness as a $100 watch? It's pretty damn pathetic, if you ask me.

A watch is sealed with screws and you don't have to take the battery out every few times you use it. It is also recommended to replace the seals when you replace the battery. Also a watch is tiny with very little space for air in it so physics help it along as well.

Making a camera with 100 meter water proofing that is also easy to get the card and battery in and out of, and keep it tiny would be very difficult and expensive. Also this camera would be next to useless at 100m as it is so dark down there and this is a small sensor. If you are diving to 100m then you can probably afford a proper dive camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 14:47 UTC
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