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On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (501 comments in total)

I don't know.. this is not a controlled comparison due to the admitted variation in atmospheric conditions. And look at the studio comp between RX10 II and FZ1000, the FZ1000 outperforms. Cant want until dpr adds the III to the studio..http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-cybershot-dsc-rx10-ii-in-depth-camera-review/9

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 19:27 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply

Personally I think the a6300 is the sharpest in this test. But is this really an unbiased method to compare bodies only? Is the a6300 the best sensor/firmware or is the Zeiss the best lens? Each camera is using a different lens and how do you null out the influence of that?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 18:08 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

20% price increase suggests Nikon in financial trouble, will the Japanese market increase alone be sufficient? Sales and revenue will drop, accompanied with even higher manufacturing costs due to the reduction in volume, and could easily start an avalanche to a major corporate shakeup.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 19:05 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

So how does it perform with Kodachrome, from experience I know Silverfast won't save it.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 01:15 UTC as 7th comment
On article Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant (161 comments in total)

What percentage of digicam shots wind up as prints, let alone 8x10 or greater? The tech has max'd out, in fact most smartphone users are happy with images that would shock Instamatic users from the '70s. Photokina will be a gimmick trade show in the future.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 05:24 UTC as 8th comment
On article Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant (161 comments in total)
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gmke: IMHO, the Panasonic LX100 was by far, the most significant product in the show. It occupies a very fat spot in the middle of the market. It is revolutionary. News of a mainstream full-frame camera? Bah. Full frame is niche. Always has been. Humbug. We need full frame, for special work. Not everyday shooting. How many photo-journalists do you know personally? How many Portrait Studios are there in YOUR town? I know a lot of very ordinary people who have been very happy with APS-C DSLR cameras. That's where the money has been. These people will keep their DSLR's until they break. None of them are gonna upgrade to full frame. A wide swath of them are going to be delighted with either LX100 or RX100 type cameras.
Who will fabricate the first 1-1/4 inch sensor? We have our first lens for the type!

That's true 99.9% IMHO of digicam users are just looking at monitor shots and nothing else. >8x10 prints are about nil and servied with FF or greater sensors. Digicam tech has pretty much max;d out and has nowhere to go as far as Photokina is concerned, they will have to focus on highend / satellite spy cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 05:22 UTC

Hey Instamatic pictures looked like crap and cell phone pics look like crap and yet everyone was/is satisfied. Why are we surprised that P/S are obsolete? How many common people are printing 8x10? Virtually none then and none now.
I really miss Kodachrome, could take wonderful pics with any sort of basic camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 05:56 UTC as 33rd comment
On article High-end pocketable compacts roundup (2013) (261 comments in total)
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Tripodasaurus: The most convenient camera for a shirt pocket is a smartphone! I have the Nokia Lumina 1020. 34Mpx so can digitally zoom in if required. Picture detail quality can be breathtaking. Colour rendition is lovely too. It's slim with touch screen controls.
Includes manual control options for Flash, White Balance, ISO, Shutter Speed, Exposure Compensation (brightness).
Not to mention text messaging, internet (free at home and cafe WiFi hot spots etc) maps, GPS, sat nav. and apps galore if you want. Only £267 on Amazon UK today.

So a pocketable camera has to offer a much better camera shooting experience and or better image quality than a smartphone to justify carrying it in addition to the phone most people carry with them anyway.
For more serious photography with viewfinders and larger controls etc. I'd choose a larger camera anyway.
I'm my humble opinion the only way the pocketable cameras can survive is to take a leaf out of smart phones' book and include a phone circuit.

smart phones are getting disgustingly good I must admit. Sister in laws Galaxy takes stunning daylight photos but does stink indoors. Only drawback would be lack of zoom..

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 19:57 UTC
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nerd2: Digital already surpasses film in every aspects (resolution, dynamic range, noise) and can closely simulate any film we had. I think we should ban film photography, just for environmental reasons.

dynamic range, haha digital doesn't have any, shoot multiple exposure and they all turn out different, doesn't happen in the film world.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 06:38 UTC
On article Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review (183 comments in total)

the high iso performance seems a little to good?

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2014 at 04:20 UTC as 11th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (891 comments in total)

Why absolutely no mention of white balance range or flash performance, I'm tired of Panny;s that turn everything near an incandescent bright lemon yellow.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 03:49 UTC as 180th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (891 comments in total)

So on the studio comparison someone tell me why on the right side of the image the FZ1000 looks better while on the left side the RX10 looks better? DPreview cant align the cameras in their studio?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 06:14 UTC as 239th comment | 1 reply
On article Pulitzer Prize 2014 winners announced for photography (28 comments in total)

My mother-in-law just lost an arm to cancer, can I win a Pulitizer with some lame picture and a compassionate story? Oops, only Muslim violence wins the honors in America, the rest of society's innocent victims are just non-deserving losers.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 19:35 UTC as 5th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review (341 comments in total)

Where do we see which lens/ f-stop/iso is used for these studio comparisons, has as much influence as the bodies they portend to compare.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 15:32 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
On article 10 essential time-saving Photoshop tips (87 comments in total)

This is prattle of the dead. Useless.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 19:02 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a7R teardown! Roger Cicala gets his hands dirty (129 comments in total)

What's the point? Does this guy have a fetish for tiny parts and intricate assemblies? I'm a semiconductor engineer and can guarantee him he wont learn anything.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 16:36 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Df Review (1616 comments in total)

I'm not a Nikon guy but have long beefed that there is no excuse for a semi=pro/pro camera not to have external f-stop and shutter speed rings instead of menu buttons and scroll knobs. Today's photographers can't take a picture unless the computer does it? Sounds like the Asiana crash at SFO..

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 06:02 UTC as 198th comment | 1 reply
On article Enter the 2014 World Press Photo contest (23 comments in total)

No Muslims slaughtering each other in my town so I wont bother to enter.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 05:07 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On article Miniature wide angle lens under development at UCSD (72 comments in total)

Yes, our retina is spherical and we perceive straight lines as straight.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 19:23 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

This is garbage, take a video instead. Just looks like someone hung a shade screen in front of the camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 20:08 UTC as 45th comment
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