Chris Noble

Chris Noble

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Another DPReview piece of product advertising masquerading as a news story, this time with "Comments" from distributor "AriFLM". And not a single product feature that you can't find in other, less expensive competitors.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 14:43 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies

Thrilling. Like you were there.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 18:33 UTC as 37th comment
In reply to:

Chaitanya S: A very clean layout compared to Fuji but too many screws compared to few other cameras that were torn down before.

Too many screws? I'd worry if there were too few.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 17:03 UTC
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moranjr: "The body has no traditional red dot as Leica says it wants the camera to be discrete..."
Discretion is important. In fact I am going to leave mine at the Leica factory so no one knows I own it.

If you can't spell discreet, should you be shooting with such an expensive camera?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 11:03 UTC

I would never buy such a camera even if I could afford it, but I admire Leica for staying true to its brand. The photography world would be poorer without them. Bravo.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 23:06 UTC as 217th comment | 1 reply

With hundreds of bags available from various vendors, how does DPReview choose which ones to "review"? The first three paragraphs of this "review" are pure advertising. Of course the "Buy Now" button from DPReview owner Amazon is right there under the title.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 13:28 UTC as 31st comment | 6 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Things we found that had been cut in half (135 comments in total)

Here's a funny joke: lenses and bodies don't work well when they're cut in half! Wait... they already repeated that joke... on every slide...

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 09:47 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies

I used to really like Olympus. How sad.

But I'm telling you, they aren't getting anywhere near me with those retro Olympus endoscopes.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 23:07 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies
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Chris Noble: This lens is actually a Panasonic lens, and the lens is called the "Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4-6.3 ASPH". The name Leica is used as part of the lens name by license from Leica to Panasonic. Knowledgeable consumers know the branding agreement, and DPR does not hide it in other coverage, but you should refer to it by its whole name rather than cutting the manufacturer's name off the title of this article.

Balios, show me another article about a lens that does not identify the manufacturer in the title. This is designed to suggest that it is a Leica lens, not a Panasonic lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 00:15 UTC

This lens is actually a Panasonic lens, and the lens is called the "Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4-6.3 ASPH". The name Leica is used as part of the lens name by license from Leica to Panasonic. Knowledgeable consumers know the branding agreement, and DPR does not hide it in other coverage, but you should refer to it by its whole name rather than cutting the manufacturer's name off the title of this article.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 18:56 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies

Fascinating, thank you!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 23:03 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (397 comments in total)

We can all agree that most photographers care about how their cameras look. But we can disagree reasonably on what is an attractive camera. Some of us see the Pen-F as a unimaginative attempt at a "retro" look, including illogically-placed controls, fake surfaces and handling compromises.

A comparative article with more than one point of view on the aesthetics of various cameras would be interesting. We already know from the flood of DPR adulation that the writer representing alternative aesthetics will have to be found outside the DPR office.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 16:26 UTC as 147th comment | 2 replies
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (273 comments in total)
In reply to:

(unknown member): Do people still shoot jpegs?

DPR, please start a forum for "Raw vs. JPG flaming" so we can contain that disease in one place.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 12:53 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (273 comments in total)
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Chris Noble: OK, some people like retro-looking cameras, with all their ergonomic compromises. But titling an article "Pride and joy" on a website that claims to offer factual reviews? Why not change your name to "Old-camera-lookalike afficionados"? Or better yet, focus more on timely, factual camera reviews and comparisons?

Of course we all want our cameras to be desirable and attractive. I'll keep my steel Swiss watch which I find very attractive and leave the gold-plated ones and the cameras without grips or useful thumb-rests ("retro") and wrapped in fake (what you call "faux") leather to others who find that attractive. Chacun à son goût! Thanks for the pleasant exchange and good shooting.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 12:49 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (273 comments in total)
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Chris Noble: OK, some people like retro-looking cameras, with all their ergonomic compromises. But titling an article "Pride and joy" on a website that claims to offer factual reviews? Why not change your name to "Old-camera-lookalike afficionados"? Or better yet, focus more on timely, factual camera reviews and comparisons?

Interesting point Olymore, but I am quite certain that Olympus does not agree with you. They don't want to become Hasselblad. It's not just IQ, but also ergonomics, handling, the menu system, AF etc. I own and am quite fond of my Swiss mechanical watch (my only watch), but I also have my cell phone which tells me the accurate time when I really need it. I would not want to carry around a pretty camera (I don't find the PEN-F pretty, YRMV) and also a second camera when I need the performance of Olympus's competitors.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 20:44 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (273 comments in total)
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Chris Noble: OK, some people like retro-looking cameras, with all their ergonomic compromises. But titling an article "Pride and joy" on a website that claims to offer factual reviews? Why not change your name to "Old-camera-lookalike afficionados"? Or better yet, focus more on timely, factual camera reviews and comparisons?

Good points Red.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 17:46 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (273 comments in total)
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Chris Noble: OK, some people like retro-looking cameras, with all their ergonomic compromises. But titling an article "Pride and joy" on a website that claims to offer factual reviews? Why not change your name to "Old-camera-lookalike afficionados"? Or better yet, focus more on timely, factual camera reviews and comparisons?

That is the crux of the issue. In a side-to-side comparison with its direct competitors, the PEN-F would not do so well. But it's easy to find something to like about almost any camera, looked at in isolation. More high-quality and detailed comparisons, fewer gushing articles about individual cameras (especially with a "Buy now" button right below...) I think a lot of DPReview readers have asked for this.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 11:46 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (273 comments in total)
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Chris Noble: OK, some people like retro-looking cameras, with all their ergonomic compromises. But titling an article "Pride and joy" on a website that claims to offer factual reviews? Why not change your name to "Old-camera-lookalike afficionados"? Or better yet, focus more on timely, factual camera reviews and comparisons?

Thanks for your gracious comment Carey. There are many innovative recent cameras that DPR has not reviewed, and you seem to shy away from dispassionate head-head comparisons. Reviews seem to be slipping more and more towards "here's yet another wonderful camera". Maybe I'm looking for more Consumer Reports and less Popular Photography. But I'm only criticizing because I am very fond of DPReview.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 21:38 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (273 comments in total)
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Chris Noble: OK, some people like retro-looking cameras, with all their ergonomic compromises. But titling an article "Pride and joy" on a website that claims to offer factual reviews? Why not change your name to "Old-camera-lookalike afficionados"? Or better yet, focus more on timely, factual camera reviews and comparisons?

No Carey, my comment was pretty clearly about your puff piece.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 16:31 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (273 comments in total)

OK, some people like retro-looking cameras, with all their ergonomic compromises. But titling an article "Pride and joy" on a website that claims to offer factual reviews? Why not change your name to "Old-camera-lookalike afficionados"? Or better yet, focus more on timely, factual camera reviews and comparisons?

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 15:02 UTC as 18th comment | 19 replies
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