Sergey Borachev

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This is exciting as well as inspiring. With all the news of gloom and doom, and of companies slowing down in releases of new models and stagnant updates or new features, Sony continues its push ahead of others. The lines like RX100, A7, A9 and RX10... And Sony's efforts should be applauded. 👏👏👏

None of those "upgrades" like D7500, E-M10 III, ... Sure, you have to pay like 150% than expected prices, but isn't it better than paying around the same money again for what's essential a slightly upgraded model?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 01:31 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (408 comments in total)

I don't need to know anything about any iPhone. Will never use it.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 13:04 UTC as 84th comment | 6 replies

This is the camera for me when I give up on M43 and on MiLCs. With the continuing increase in size, weight and price of those products with sufficient quality, and Sony's 1-inch sensor catching up to the 16MP sensors in IQ and AF capability, it makes sense to spend the money to buy this and forget any more purchases.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 23:52 UTC as 106th comment | 5 replies

This is the camera for me when I give up on M43 and on MiLCs. With the continuing increase in size, weight and price of those products with sufficient quality, and Sony's 1-inch sensor catching up to the 16MP sensors in IQ and AF capability, it makes sense to spend the money to buy this and forget any more purchases.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 23:52 UTC as 107th comment | 2 replies

This is the camera for me when I give up on M43 and on MiLCs. With the continuing increase in size, weight and price of those products with sufficient quality, and Sony's 1-inch sensor catching up to the 16MP sensors in IQ and AF capability, it makes sense to spend the money to buy this and forget any more purchases.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 23:52 UTC as 108th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (564 comments in total)
In reply to:

petreluk: What is the point of this camera?

It needs better integration with mobile OS to make it a true stepping stone from a smartphone, but Olympus don't provide it. The whole beginner thing comes across as marketing shtick. As it stands, a smartphone is a great deal easier and more convenient while a full-on camera model is a great deal more capable and, unlike this new model, is something a user can grow into.

The only thing I can think of is the tilting LCD, the only current Olympus model that still has it.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 14:36 UTC
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strawbale: According to Robin Wong more a beginner's mFT than an upgrade for existing E-M10i/ii users, with some drawbacks (compared to mk1/2) like no external grip or wireless flash RC mode:
https://blog.mingthein.com/2017/08/31/review-2017-olympus-e-m10-mark-iii/

No wonder the II and the III have the same price on Amazon. Give something and take something back. Olympus is outgoing even Canon.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 10:35 UTC

A good alternative to the Panasonic GX850, for those who care about AF more than 4K and especially for Canon owners. It's good to see Canon finally getting closer to competing with M43, well, at least at the entry MiLC level. Well done. 👏👏👏

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 06:14 UTC as 150th comment | 2 replies

Bravo!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 06:29 UTC as 187th comment

It was sold to Microsoft and then sold again to HMD, and finally got the right OS.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 11:20 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies

I wish the next one will have WR.

And a tilting LCD.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 20:41 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article Xiaomi Mi Max 2 quick review (37 comments in total)
In reply to:

Stefan Hundhammer: Why anybody wants to carry those gargantuan things around is beyond me. Remember the time when it was cool to have a mobile phone that was as small as possible? Whatever became of that? They actually offer 5" smartphones as being "compact" these days. That's crazy.

My phone is used for just 1 or 2 short calls a day. 90% of the time, it's used for browsing, taking photos, watching video, sending messages, .... A big screen is very useful.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 14:43 UTC
On article Xiaomi Mi Max 2 quick review (37 comments in total)

Why is there no info about the focal length of the camera?

It looks like it may be a little less wide than some of the others, which is a good thing IMO.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 14:40 UTC as 8th comment
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1105 comments in total)

2 words - "captive buyers".

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 21:51 UTC as 148th comment
In reply to:

unimo3360: okay i keep hearing hints that it has touchscreen, it it good for a serious photographic tool?

You can also ask this - is this or any camera a serious tool if it has auto focus? I'm sure you use manual focusing and hand held metering, right? ;-)
😜

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 01:29 UTC
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Bambi24: Taking an airplane in 1995: "Enjoy your flight."

Taking an airplane in 2017: "Bend over please."

Multiculturalism is so much fun.

I wonder why Japan doesn't have terrorist attacks.

Let me guess. You voted for Trump?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 06:51 UTC
On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (417 comments in total)

People die as a result of inadequate control over powerful tools. Let's hope the authorities have learnt from the ongoing and painful experience of allowing guns in the community. Drones are so powerful and difficult to monitor and control, and what we have seen is only the beginning of what certainly will be much more capable and problematic in future as they proliferate.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 13:44 UTC as 47th comment | 6 replies
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
In reply to:

em jo photo: I miss the technical lens reviews DPReview used to do.

You know: the comparative product shots, build quality and design analyses, glass plans, MTF charts, the interactive widgets measuring sharpness and CA.

Those reviews struck a perfect balance between technical and practical considerations. The format was quick, engaging, delightful to read. They made DPReview *the* one-stop place for everything a photographer needed to know.

These new "Impressions"-centered reviews read like editorial one might find elsewhere: FStoppers, Petapixel, etc. The web is full of opinion, punditry. Fact, rigor--that's in short supply.

Phil Askey's original approach established a unique brand, identity, editorial perspective. And (so far as I know) he built it without corporate backing, with fewer writers-developers-photographers than run DPReview now, in a frothier equipment market. I mean this constructively and as a reader who finds FStoppers a snore: it'd be a real shame to abandon his idea.

Infomercials, that's the word some would call for these types of articles/impressions/whatever... where good phototogs can get away from precise testing and and comprehensive listing of weaknesses, but still help to sell products.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 05:08 UTC

Nice to see Sony, and OK Nikon too, continuing to innovate and push the technology envelope. If this seems too much, think about the retina of our eyes. They are not flat. I see this as a definite advance in photography and new possibilities in performance, features and applications in future. For example, many problems in the design of extremely wide lenses can be fixed with curved sensors.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 23:54 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

Canon is trying hard to match or outdo Nikon. Nikon has a silly D7500 that lacks some feature or performance already in the D7200. So, Canon has to have this 6D II.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 12:39 UTC as 266th comment | 2 replies
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