Matt1645f4

Matt1645f4

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Brilliant article DPR , Been playing with this idea of take anywhere camera. Current thinking is a Panasonic GX80 with 17mm f1.8 lens. View finder practical focal length for parties, landscape with odd street shots, IBIS and all very affordable. Plus usb charging.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 10:58 UTC as 194th comment
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (504 comments in total)
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I own 128 cameras: How can people claim to own the A9 or use to own the A9, when it's months from being released. I once was on a list that got me Nikon's 7-8 days early, and once a deal with SONY where I had the camera 30 days only, not a production model, not production menus. But there is no way, world wide, 30 people have had this camera. Anyone who even saw it at a trade show have signed an NDA, which means they can't even say the owned or own it.

Frustrating.

I've got at picture of a Sony A7RIII i mocked up on Photoshop will that count when they eventually launch it?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 18:42 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (504 comments in total)
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I own 128 cameras: How can people claim to own the A9 or use to own the A9, when it's months from being released. I once was on a list that got me Nikon's 7-8 days early, and once a deal with SONY where I had the camera 30 days only, not a production model, not production menus. But there is no way, world wide, 30 people have had this camera. Anyone who even saw it at a trade show have signed an NDA, which means they can't even say the owned or own it.

Frustrating.

I've made the same comment many times unless all the Beta testers are on her all day instead of taking photos. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 15:30 UTC
On article Alcatel Flash features front and rear dual-cams (10 comments in total)

Can it make calls?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 08:53 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Alcatel Flash features front and rear dual-cams (10 comments in total)

Can i make calls?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 08:52 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

Well after the NX mount debacle who in their right mind will trust Samsung Cameras again.

At least it's not a loo camera to monitor your bowl movements (may be next year dpreview).

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 15:20 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply

Wait till it catches fire 😉

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 15:14 UTC as 50th comment

April 1st?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 07:46 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (762 comments in total)
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Steppenw0lf: What makes this camera so special to earn a gold award ?
The price ? Many others have more advanced features and better optics, but get no gold awards ... (Pentax KP or K3)
What is the idea behind these awards ?

I gave up relying on dpreview to give a decent review. They crucify a camera for video abilities yet rave about its stills after getting a silver award. And they love quoting and relying on DX0 for lens reviews which I find unhelpful and very limited as there's no samples images to check for personal taste. I had a K3 and that was a stunning stills camera. But didn't have 4k :(. I have for a long time asked dpre view to score each element stills and video separatly to give a better balance.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 22:29 UTC
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tex: Well, apparently NFP: Not For Pentax....

@dansclic when i started out with Pentax nearly ever lens from Tamron and Sigma was Available for Pentax. Pentax Lenses in the main are Superior to third party manufactures. But when it comes to 400-600mm lenses theirs only one option. So the lack of a 150-600 is of concern for those of us that shoot Pentax.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 08:16 UTC
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tex: Well, apparently NFP: Not For Pentax....

@tex, I'm starting to get a little annoyed and concerned that few lens by 3rd party manufacturers are not support Pentax. It would be good if they explained the reasons why.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 06:35 UTC
On article Pentax KP sample gallery (95 comments in total)
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jaxson: Nice selection of images.

Looks like you can run to ISO 12,800 safely, which would up my current Pentax limit of 3,200 by 2 stops. If the IBIS is that good then there's one or two more there, which is very impressive for APS-C.

Sad to see Pentax resorting to the marketing points of crazy high ISO settings etc, as these are inevitably found out in reviews/practise, and only detract from what is a pretty stunning piece of kit in it's own right.

Personally I'm waiting for the next real core DSLR, the K-80 or K-4 etc to replace the K-3. These side dabbles into KP / KS models seem to chew up a lot of development resources, rearranging parts off the shelf into new bodies.

Won't be buying anything though unless they return real SR IBIS during video mode though. Give me that and I'll buy it whatever the body looks like!

You never see or hear those who use medium format complaing about poor video capabilities, and the reason is obvious. So why should DSLR's be any different. Mirrorless is the future of Video not DSLR's their weight and size is against them. Look at Canons dedicated EOS Video cameras for the best example of this practice.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:48 UTC
On article Pentax KP sample gallery (95 comments in total)
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jaxson: Nice selection of images.

Looks like you can run to ISO 12,800 safely, which would up my current Pentax limit of 3,200 by 2 stops. If the IBIS is that good then there's one or two more there, which is very impressive for APS-C.

Sad to see Pentax resorting to the marketing points of crazy high ISO settings etc, as these are inevitably found out in reviews/practise, and only detract from what is a pretty stunning piece of kit in it's own right.

Personally I'm waiting for the next real core DSLR, the K-80 or K-4 etc to replace the K-3. These side dabbles into KP / KS models seem to chew up a lot of development resources, rearranging parts off the shelf into new bodies.

Won't be buying anything though unless they return real SR IBIS during video mode though. Give me that and I'll buy it whatever the body looks like!

Here we go Pentax rubbish video abilities, most not all but most Pentaxians don't worry about video (as proved by recent Pentax forum polls). If i want to shoot video i use my phone. This is a very clever move by Ricoh.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 08:07 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (391 comments in total)

@Jeff Keller, Harrods ? Really for a camera?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 10:14 UTC as 309th comment
On article Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four Thirds (219 comments in total)

I just like taking nice photos :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 11:42 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On article These are the four cameras that won Oscars in 2017 (112 comments in total)
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jesus_freak: Where is DPR going with these kinds of articles? Many readers here cannot afford a Nikon D5, never mind an Alexa.

And while budding photographers may grow from a D5600, to a D500, to a full frame body and use DPR as their primary source for news and comparison shopping, I'm not sure how useful DPR is as a videographer's resource. It would almost be like going to CNET for dynamic range invariance measurements.

I love going in to a Aston Martin dealership dreaming i had the money to buy one. However they never let me test drive one though......

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 12:37 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)

The more i see and read about the KP the more i think it's the perfect camera for me. I love my Fuji XT1 but hate the lack of IBIS but to now have 5 axis and smaller size than current K3ii model makes this a very tempting offering.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 19:49 UTC as 39th comment | 7 replies

This camera interestingly looks similar to the rumoured mirrorless camera crossed between the K1 and the classic K1000. So not mirrorless but retro in style, I love retro look. But this isn't a replacement for the K3ii.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 10:07 UTC as 17th comment
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Saurat: After a through examination of the specs, this camera is certainly NOT a replacement of the K3ii, it's more of a new model line. In many regards the K3ii will remain the flagship aps-c model.

I hope your right , however the K3ii has been as discontinued for a while sadly.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 10:00 UTC

It's used now, so why not offer to purchase it at a lower price? 😉

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 11:32 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply
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