hjr13

hjr13

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On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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kesztio: Sorry, guys, but I cannot really see the reason of this medium-format camera, at least with such slow primes.

E.g. the 90 mm lens, which is supposed to be a little wider portrait lens, has the equivalent FF aperture of F3.2 × 70 / 90 = F2.4.

Even Micro Four Thirds has a really high quality portrait lens with this equivalent aperture of F2.4: the Nocticron 42.5/F1.2! Not speaking about Full frame systems where a good 85/F1.8 usually is a bargain.

Is the (somewhat) high(er) resolution such a key feature you want to sacrifice the price and the portability for?! Let’s be serious!

Like I said large format is even slower, so you wouldn't understand why poeple would use that system if all you can see is the spped of the lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 13:04 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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kesztio: Sorry, guys, but I cannot really see the reason of this medium-format camera, at least with such slow primes.

E.g. the 90 mm lens, which is supposed to be a little wider portrait lens, has the equivalent FF aperture of F3.2 × 70 / 90 = F2.4.

Even Micro Four Thirds has a really high quality portrait lens with this equivalent aperture of F2.4: the Nocticron 42.5/F1.2! Not speaking about Full frame systems where a good 85/F1.8 usually is a bargain.

Is the (somewhat) high(er) resolution such a key feature you want to sacrifice the price and the portability for?! Let’s be serious!

Don't ever think of getting into large format photography if you think the lens of medium are slow.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 12:42 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (662 comments in total)
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Lan: I think all camera manufacturers should be docked (at least) 5% from their review for each idiotic claim, so I suggest we dock Pentax 5% for the image "quality" at ISO 819,200. That's completely unusable IMO.

Before anyone claims I'm being anti-Pentax, I suggested something very similar for Nikon's ISO 4 million mode ;)

Down with fake specs!

For all cameras that have bad maximum iso, the alternative is not having it and missing a shot when it is the only way to get it as bad as it might be.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 23:54 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (392 comments in total)

My first camera was a cheap Kodak, my first serious one was a Pentax ME super, and right after that a Yashica fixed lens rangefinder.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 12:45 UTC as 261st comment
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ThatCamFan: When you ask over 5000$ for a camera out of the box it better be perfect straight out of the box!

Canon and Nikon do the same for there $5000+ cameras too.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 01:27 UTC

I'd want Gregory Crewdson, with all the big production on the set.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 13:26 UTC as 99th comment
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Tilted Plane: Some of your accessory articles do seem a bit random, or sporadic, and this is a cute bag but is an odd item to highlight. Not all "camera bags" are made by Domke, no doubt, but have you ever spotlighted Tough Traveler bags, or Copper River bags? There are lots of really cool "camera bag" alternatives that we would love to know about, and some are even good for carrying cameras.

The first step is those companies would need to send DPR a press release kit for their product.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 12:03 UTC

Didn't I read something about this a few years ago?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 00:07 UTC as 171st comment | 2 replies
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FantasticMrFox: It saddens me to see a brand as old and thoroughly accomplished as Leica jumping onto a bandwagon driven by offering meaningless gadgets for the rich that promote style over functionality. They used to offer the exceptional for a large amount of money, now they are adding the pointless for even more money ...

Does it count as jumping on the bandwagon when they have been doing things like this for almost as long as they have been making cameras?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 13:06 UTC
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ChrisH37: Read the specs, saw the price, massively tempted as I was about to buy a Sony a7RII anyway.

Then I looked at the lens lineup. I know everyone has to start somewhere, but the native lens lineup is absurdly expensive.

£2000 for a near equivalent to a 35mm 1.8 / 85mm 1.8 combo (31mm and 77mm in Pentax speak). £1900 for a 70-200mm 2.8.

When talking of the full frame limiteds, (31 43 77) you are comparing them to cheap primes instead of lens that have had a stellar reputation.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 13:26 UTC

I was hoping for a 24-105, that extra 4 mm is a big difference to me.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 02:09 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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mailman88: What!!!!....No Sony A6000. You blew it DPReview.

Considering it was for fixed lens cameras, not interchangeable, that might be why the Sony wasn't there.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 00:58 UTC
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joe6pack: Is it the infamous shake removal tool that removes 'synthetic blur' image?

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3233084678/adobeclarifies

Or anybody that pirated it also, don't want to leave them out.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 14:21 UTC
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FantasticMrFox: Oh, great - I bought the stand-alone LR 6 (a program that's just two months old!) two days ago and now there's an update that the cloud version will get but I won't. Is that the kind of support I paid €129 for?! Pathetic.

Maybe DPR would mind picking this up for an article.

The Lightroom version usually comes out a little after the PS one.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 00:12 UTC
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RichRMA: The issue is being taken seriously by the mfg? And here I thought a chronic 60% defect rate would be taken lightly.

Is saying it is only 30% supposed to make people feel better?

Link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:55 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (697 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: I cannot believe the 'Cons' section doesn't mention the elephant in the room - IT ONLY HAS ONE FOCAL LENGTH

In the days when even a compact camera the size of a pack of cigs has a reasonable zoom this 1950's throwback might appeal to the well-heeled but as an actual tool it's far far too limited

But DP love Fuji so they've overlooked the obvious again

I guess you never go out with just a prime lens to shot for the day. A lot of people do, so this camera fills that need not to have to carry a bigger dslr around. I don't have one, but would love it if I had.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 10:26 UTC
On article Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm (340 comments in total)
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Rod McD: I know this is principally a gear driven site, but I think products like these very exclusive and expensive lenses must lead us to ask whether the gear is more important than who's behind it and what's in front of it. Adams, HCB, Capa - none of them had lenses as good as we have today. Did it matter? An image is more about moment and content than technology.

Well the Leica lens they used weren't exactly mush.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 13:10 UTC
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forpetessake: How is Sigma's "try before you buy" any better than buy and return for full refund if not satisfied most vendors offer? In fact it's worse, Sigma offers just one week, while most vendors allow 30 days of use.

Vendors must love people like you.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 12:19 UTC
On article A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? (219 comments in total)
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Wim1964: Attractive idea, but (and that's what keeping me from buying/using a filmcamera); very impractical. With larger sensor compact camera's around (and a few nifty post-processing filters) you can get roughly the same effects. Not the same quality perhaps...there are some nice snaps on that flickr-page! :)

Comparing the quality of a large sensor p&s to 4x5 film is like comparing a ford focus to a Ferrari.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 01:39 UTC
On article CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sony a6000 (101 comments in total)
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DaveE1: The perspective along with the tiny hands in those photos had me looking to see if that thing had luggage wheels.

It's small in reality. Check out the specs.

I looked at those pictures and thought the camera was as big as my Fuji Xpro1.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 14:59 UTC
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