Sergey Borachev

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On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 First Impressions Review (175 comments in total)

Thanks, Dan. Seems like a good replacement for the E-M5 II.

Please spell "cannot" as one word.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 16:09 UTC as 4th comment
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Sergey Borachev: Read the title carefully.

"Olympus announces development of E-M1 Mark II ".

Keyword - "development". It could be next July before any camera is available for preview.

That's still time to change the b!o@dy flip out LCD, Olympus.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:36 UTC

Read the title carefully.

"Olympus announces development of E-M1 Mark II ".

Keyword - "development". It could be next July before any camera is available for preview.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:35 UTC as 31st comment | 9 replies
On article Canon EOS 5D IV: What you need to know (185 comments in total)

Another day, another article on this Canon 5D IV.

Let me guess, tomorrow, we'll get "The difference between 5D III and 5D IV", followed by "Real World Test Shots" the day after. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 12:46 UTC as 56th comment | 5 replies
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Sergey Borachev: What a beautiful WR 35mm EFL lens! And reasonably sized, and reasonably priced too.

Wish M43 had some reasonably priced quality primes around 35mm EFL like this. In fact, I wish there could be a quality WR native M43 lens like this at any price. None of the current M43 primes around this important FL is WR or all that good in IQ. This is from someone who uses MFT exclusively. Sigh.

The Olympus 17mm f/1.8 is not known for amazing IQ. Just about the same as the f/2.8 zooms, if not worse. Enough said.

The Panasonic Leica 15mm OTOH is only a little bit better, and not special at all. Compared to this Fuji 23mm, it's not WR, not as well built (plastic vs metal), has only 7 blades (not 9), but significantly more expensive. Given the fine record Fuji has in the quality of its XF lenses, it should be quite safe to jump the gun and assume better IQ in this cheaper Fuji lens than either of those two existing M43 lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 15:05 UTC

What a beautiful WR 35mm EFL lens! And reasonably sized, and reasonably priced too.

Wish M43 had some reasonably priced quality primes around 35mm EFL like this. In fact, I wish there could be a quality WR native M43 lens like this at any price. None of the current M43 primes around this important FL is WR or all that good in IQ. This is from someone who uses MFT exclusively. Sigh.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 10:16 UTC as 25th comment | 11 replies
On article Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements (124 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 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 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 (177 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 30th comment | 5 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1296 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 (1296 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 (1296 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 (1296 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 (1296 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 175th 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 (2663 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 334th 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 (180 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 15th 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
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