Sergey Borachev

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On article Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements (122 comments in total)

I guess that means they are releasing the same lens in 5 different mounts each week.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 23:04 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (175 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Boycott any new card format. I see no compelling reason to change and then have confusion, high prices, and needing different cards for different f devices or brand.

I am actually a fan of progress, and change, if the reason is not just for changes sake. How many people need this new format? 1% or less of the photographers. The current cards are more than adequate for the other 99%.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 06:24 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (175 comments in total)

Boycott any new card format. I see no compelling reason to change and then have confusion, high prices, and needing different cards for different f devices or brand.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 02:27 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1222 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Fuji has done so many things right. Olympus should take note and get in the E-M1 II, e.g. the discreet tilting and articulated LCD, the audio features, a modern sensor with some genuine improvement compared to older models made several years ago, dual card slots, a built-in flash, and also a modern external flash unit. And also a build quality that is reliable, ie without dials and strap lugs that come off automatically.

Jacques, i only have the Oly FL600R. It should be similar if not the same as the panny Fl360L. It is under powered and therefore not suitable for outdoor daylight work like balancing sunlit portrait, also poor or just ok (using higher iso and accepting lower quality) if you have to use a Gary Fong, etc in a large place indoors. It's fiddly to change settings, and the worst thing is its consistent tendency to under-expose by 2/3 to 1 stop. I thought I had a dud but reading the comments on the M43 Forum, I understand numerous others had the same inaccurate exposure experience. It's feature set is quite ordinary by today's standards,except for the video light.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 13:49 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1222 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Fuji has done so many things right. Olympus should take note and get in the E-M1 II, e.g. the discreet tilting and articulated LCD, the audio features, a modern sensor with some genuine improvement compared to older models made several years ago, dual card slots, a built-in flash, and also a modern external flash unit. And also a build quality that is reliable, ie without dials and strap lugs that come off automatically.

The FL360 and Oly FL-600R are both very limited in terms of features, power and even exposure accuracy. The FL580L is more like it but costs half a leg! Check out the Nikon flashes.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 22:30 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1222 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Fuji has done so many things right. Olympus should take note and get in the E-M1 II, e.g. the discreet tilting and articulated LCD, the audio features, a modern sensor with some genuine improvement compared to older models made several years ago, dual card slots, a built-in flash, and also a modern external flash unit. And also a build quality that is reliable, ie without dials and strap lugs that come off automatically.

Annoying, but your problems do not prevent you continuing to take photos. So, in your particular case, your Fuji is still more reliable than a broken Olympus for the purpose the camera was built for, IMO. Statistics are not so good to show the severity of the problems. Dust under the dust reduction filter, well, is pretty silly though, and funny but not as aweful.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 12:34 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1222 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Fuji has done so many things right. Olympus should take note and get in the E-M1 II, e.g. the discreet tilting and articulated LCD, the audio features, a modern sensor with some genuine improvement compared to older models made several years ago, dual card slots, a built-in flash, and also a modern external flash unit. And also a build quality that is reliable, ie without dials and strap lugs that come off automatically.

Your Fuji quality problems are annoying and small, as you said, and nothing like the E-M1 problems. A strap lug that comes out can cause cameras to drop to the ground and that is a plain stupid or simple mechanical problem that takes little brains to avoid. The problems you mentioned are due to component quality, testing, and not dumb inexcusable, design or avoidable errors. A dial of a pro level camera coming off like Junior's $10 toy?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 12:01 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1222 comments in total)

Fuji has done so many things right. Olympus should take note and get in the E-M1 II, e.g. the discreet tilting and articulated LCD, the audio features, a modern sensor with some genuine improvement compared to older models made several years ago, dual card slots, a built-in flash, and also a modern external flash unit. And also a build quality that is reliable, ie without dials and strap lugs that come off automatically.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 10:25 UTC as 158th comment | 10 replies

I used to buy, read and love Nat Geographic, back in the film days.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 08:27 UTC as 27th comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2595 comments in total)

It's really nice for Pentax to look after Pentax lens owners with something like this. Let's hope there will be some dedicated WR lenses.

Like someone else mentioned, it would be great if DPR could include some tests of two very important issues for a camera that will be, with its WR, lightweight for FF and great DR, really nice for hiking and landscape - tests of the camera's IBIS and shutter shock performance. Regarding shutter shock, the only thing I can get from this review is a mention that there is some blur when compared to shots taken with the electronic shutter (when talking about pixel-shift). Re the 5-axis IBIS, this review mentioned a 5-stop IBIS rating, which sounds very promising and should be very interesting to find out more about.

Thanks to the DPR team for a balanced and honest review. You can never make everybody happy, the loyal Pentax fans, the Canikon or Sony fans, mirrorless fans, ... Might as well tell it like it is, and you have done that. Thank you.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 02:41 UTC as 311th comment
On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)

Just like the Sigma 18-35mm, this lens is great for APSC cameras that have IBIS, ie Pentax and some Sony cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 08:11 UTC as 5th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (188 comments in total)

This roundup would have been so much more interesting, if the best crop-sensor camera (up till now) were also included, to see how it stands up to the D500. While discontinued, the Samsung NX1 set so many standards for cropped sensor camers, it deserves to be included just so that we can see how the best possible cropped sensor cameras measure up and where we are with the best technology, ignoring the commercial issues.

Is it too late to include the NX1 now, perhaps in an update?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 00:29 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
On article Never miss a video: Subscribe to DPReview on YouTube (10 comments in total)

I hate having to subscribe to any shop, service provider, website, hamburger place, ... ... ... and deal with incessant junk mail, and having to unsubscribe each account by ticking 50 boxes on their website, while risking personal data collected from being stolen by hackers due to poor system security.

So, I will rather miss some video. Thanks but no thanks.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 11:52 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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Akpinxit: I must say that real world samples are giving really good coverage of every-day situations . As for the camera - I haven't got the part of why it is not 'just another smartphone camera' .

Could it be because you see a "Huawei" label on the phone, rather than something like "Sony"?

;-)

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 13:09 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (483 comments in total)

I don't own any Panasonic or Canon camera. I do have a Sony one. I found the title very biased, irresponsible, and also suggesting some immature school kid type of language.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 23:47 UTC as 115th comment | 7 replies
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1092 comments in total)

So, Nikon's top APSC camera is great for sports and action, but can't be also great for fine quality landscapes or portraits?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 06:24 UTC as 97th comment | 3 replies

Fantastic news and I say this as someone who has never owned any of its cameras. Sony deserves this. Always pushing the envelope, trying new ideas, formats, putting everything in and not holding back on technology, as well as persevering over so many years. It is finally getting it right, with the RX100, A7, and its sensors. Good to see it has a management that dare to explore and dream, and not just short-sighted beancounters. Compare that with Samsung and Canon.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 08:13 UTC as 19th comment | 8 replies
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (364 comments in total)
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PaulDavis: Looking at the Ricoh and X70 next to each other I can't help but think I would want the pick up the X70 instead of the GR. Logically the GR seems like the better choice but it is one of the most unexciting cameras I have seen. Some cameras just get you more excited to go take pictures.

One of the best feature of the GR is this - It is the most unexciting looking camera. Therefore it won't attract attention when you do street shooting. You can point it at strangers and they just think it's a point & shoot and mostly likely would accept what you do, never suspecting it has as high quality as other much larger DSLR cameras. They would also think you are just taking snapshots and not serious photos of them.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 11:48 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2489 comments in total)

If this had been released before the GX8 and PEN-F, it would have been an exciting camera. Now, it is just another rangefinder like camera with fairly ordinary features.

Is it worth the weight/wait?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 20:55 UTC as 60th comment | 22 replies
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (540 comments in total)

82 is a very high score, when the camera is according to the review not really reliable in some common situations, eg shooting at the 1/60 or 1/120 sec. The IS may cause a problem when it tries to reduce shutter shock, or there may be rolling shutter effect from the electronic shutter fix, or there may be blurring from either shutter shock or hand shaking if one tries to do without IS. How can one be sure that some important photo will not be blurred by the problems in this camera. They automatically rule out the GX8 for me.

None of those Panasonic ambassadors who published reviews earlier noticed these problems, why we wait for DPR reviews. Well done. As always, the scoring is not always relevant, when particular pros or cons are important to a consumer.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 22:13 UTC as 88th comment
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