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I am familiar with the size and weight of DSLR, therefore, I do not require the mirrorless if the merit is size and weight, but sacrificing the use of current DSLR mount lenses.
If Nikon or Canon makes full size mirorless, the change of mount is unavoidable to achieve the best balance of body and lenses with competitive EVF and continuous AF performance as well as reasonable lens line-up.
If this is realized, I will switch to the full size mirorrless completely, but it may take more years. And the winner will be the manufacturer who can include additional value yield by mirrorless technology.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 11:40 UTC as 180th comment
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (208 comments in total)

I had EOS 5 and 7 with eye focus. It was an ideal function to select AF points with keeping same angle even for moving subject. The weak point was if you do not see the finder strait, the sensing tended to pick wrong point.
Nowadays the AF points are more than 100 and covers 80% of finder, I think the Eye focus is suitable function more than ever. The new technology may help the accuracy of eye selection. If it is realized again, I will buy the camera.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 11:57 UTC as 49th comment
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (892 comments in total)

For full size, OVF is good enough. Then, for APS-C or M4/3, I need EVF for larger finder image because I am getting old and feels tough to see small finder.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 08:27 UTC as 76th comment

Regret that no exif data were available. I wanted to know f and speed and iso.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 08:16 UTC as 12th comment

I have a big question for Panasonic and Olympus new lenses. Especially for Lumix, it is more focused to movie than still, which is OK but why Panasonic is fading out the Power Zoom Lenses. It is not only for new lenses but also firm up for Dual IS.
I believe Power Zoom is very important to take smoother video. There may be techinical difficulties to have Power Zoom and Dual IS but I hope they will find a way soon for video shooters.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 06:35 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

My first camera was Canon FTb+FD 50mm f1.8 in 1970 whose price was about USD500 (current rate conversion) that time. It was my high school age and my parent bought it for me. Later, I purchased FD135mm f2.5 costed USD300.
I had used it for 15 years without any troubles, thanks to its simple construction. I still keep it for my memory. I had traveled with it from North to South in Japan because I am a railway photographer.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 03:47 UTC as 266th comment | 1 reply

Especially for Mirrorless, Canon added EOS-M just filling line-up without putting the best effort adopting Canon's High Tech even though Canon was late comer in this field.
Other Mirrorless brands have been introducing various new technologies which should enjoy the mirrorless character and overcoming the weakness to DSLR rapidly.
The new EOS-M5 looks it is catching up the competitors, however, competitors are moving forward, while I have no idea of next EF-M.
Canon had to more serious to introduce their mirrorless and same thing is happening to Nikon 1 series.
If the lenses of APS-C mirrorless are compatible with DSLR, customer willing to have DSLR and Mirrorless in one brand, however, it is not realistic from technical point of view. As a result, I have a Nikon DSLR and a Panasonic Mirrorless because I needed to buy different body and lens anyway, for serious use and casual use.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 06:13 UTC as 125th comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1640 comments in total)

For M5, especially for video shooting, Canon should prepare the lenses with Power Zoom, for smoother scene zooming . I hope M5 body is ready for the power zoom function.
Canon shuold extend EF-M lenses line-up incliding power zoom lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 04:51 UTC as 411th comment

I am reluctant to see such extreme lab tests. I do not think there are many chances to push 3 or 5 EV afterwards because the camera's auto exposure including auto ISO function is very smart now.
I want to see real scene photo comparison at low ISO with proper exposure.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 10:22 UTC as 101st comment | 1 reply

Apart from the cost and image quality discussion, if I use this product, I will have to convert the film output to digital as soon as possible because it is very difficult to store film in a good condition for long period.
Its digitalization will be also convenient to put sound and share with other peoples,
How about a projector for the film ? I donot know it still exists.

Even this is a proto type, I donot think this concept is a good idea.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 15:05 UTC as 45th comment | 5 replies

I bring a Nikon D750 for still and a Lumix G6 for video to shoot a Steam Locomotive. I hold D750 in hands and put G6 on a tripod.
If 8K video and 33mp still are available at same time and its AF tracking speed is very fast, I would buy one.
I guess Sony may be thinking same way as Panasonic and Canon or Nikon will stay still focused cameras.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 06:28 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

PaulinAussie: This is probably due to Canon's sensor performing badly. So many shooters are leaving Canon.

See the sensor rating below:


I agree and that's why I have changed from Canon (5D) to Nikon (D750) with all lenses, which was a very tough decision.
And I am satisfied with the results now.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 02:37 UTC

The M9 owner was lucky because it is a range finder, otherwise the mirror related parts might be damaged. Also, the owner put case on it without caring how it is inconvenient to see the picture and setting by rear display, or the case may have a rear screen see through function.

You will know the damages on electrical parts soon.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 04:52 UTC as 78th comment
On article DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks (134 comments in total)

In Tokyo Disneyland/Sea have banned to use Selfie Sticks.
Please refer the "5 Reasons Why Selfie Sticks Should be Banned at Disney Theme Parks" URL : http://www.themeparktourist.com/features/20150116/29867/5-reasons-why-disney-should-ban-selfie-stick

Also, many sightseeing areas are thinking same restriction in Japan.
Last year, I have been in Kyoto for autumn color season and there were very crowded and many time about 10% of guest stopped and take photo by using a selfie sticks. Then, other people could not pass him/her while they took the shot because of passways were very narrow.

Then, the selfie sticks became selfish bar. Therefore, idea of this product is nice but place to use may be limited.

I used my light weight Lumix G6 which has a fully-articulated rear display that time.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 00:49 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2015: Canon shows off prototype 120MP CMOS sensor (255 comments in total)

I guess it will be a good idea to use 120MP sensor video for the medical purpose in the near future.
By using this video through internet, a doctor can support a surgery of another doctor, advising how to from remote place.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 14:08 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Nikon V2 (455 comments in total)

I am very interested in the V2 from its function and size point of view.
The design is reasonable. If you do not like this design, you have many other choices.

I am a user of EOS-5D and am looking for compact and lens interchangeable one for trip. Among the any mirrorless cameras, I expect the most speedy AF and a full size shot can be retrived from video to V2.

My only concern is the V series have manuan focus control from dial and poor line-up of lens. I hope Nikon will develop new prime lens with manual focus in lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 01:59 UTC as 126th comment
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