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I walked away from Olympus after a long wait for their micro four thirds products to have more than cheap plastic lenses without a bloody hood! I had just moved on to Fuji when they actually got serious with the 12-40, 40-150 and the 7-14 2.8's which actually complemented the EM1. The video is a perfect showcase for the Mark II and the pro lenses. Well done!
I am really tempted to reconsider Olympus but the Fuji lenses and the XT1 and XT2 are fantastic as well. Setting aside the fact that Fuji's customer commitment via continuously adding of features to existing camera's embarrassed Olympus into the firmware 4.0 upgrade for the EM1.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 16:58 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies

I don't blame the magazine [they wouldn't know any better] as much as their "expert". The prejudices of this "professional" photographer is the real culprit here. This is turning out to be a great opportunity for her own professional development -- and it has nothing to do with the size of her sensor!

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 04:43 UTC as 202nd comment

"Although the customer service can be fairly bad and the wait times can be disappointing; the bag is worth the wait and the frustrations." This has been the case with F-stop for years now... It's also been the reason why I haven't ever made a purchase from them: I don't trust that they care about anything other than getting the order. DPREVIEW may want to think about what constitutes the Best of the Best. When the customer experience is so mixed, as is the case with this company, should you be blessing them with a gold crown?

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 10:43 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply

With the way that the market has softened for the ILC makers, I can't help but think that Olympus' pricing is now in the inelastic portion of the demand curve with this camera. Maybe they think that only the diehards will buy it, so they'll boost their margins with its price. That's fine if this feature set is that important to their core diehard.

My worry is that the $2,000+ pricing for enthusiast cameras is going to slow demand, hurt ILC revenues, and undermine the viability of these companies even more. I for one upgraded with every iteration. I'm now SERIOUSLY rethinking and looking at refreshing every other iteration simply because of price.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 15:27 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (334 comments in total)
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Manbungo Skumbaum Chimwala: Nonsense, all nonsense.

A sneeze could have toppled that rock over. And what next? Every fetching tree stump, rock, and bush is a monument, so that we have to navigate through a minefield of monuments every time we head outdoors?

GET REAL.

Ever hear of the phrase: "Walk gently and leave only footprints"? It's about being respectful for nature and doing what we can to MINIMIZE our impact on the natural world. Would you be so dismissive if those goons slashed your car's tires under the pretense that "they were nearly bald anyway". I'd doubt it.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 01:11 UTC
On article Top tips for composing great landscapes (130 comments in total)

This is a well thought out and straightforward discussion Chris. I not only enjoyed reading it but also looking at your photographs. I especially appreciated your final comment regarding keeping your cool. I can't think of the number of times that I messed up a photograph because I allowed myself to become flustered by the moment.

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 15:19 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (391 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Between the five G-series "all in ones" and their APS-C, EOS M-series ILCs, and SL1 and Rebel DSLRs, Canon manages to offer plenty of entry level enthusiast compact camera choices to suit just about anybody's taste and budget. That's why shoppers overwhelmingly prefer to buy Canon cameras over the competition. It ain't about the sensor, it's about having a choice available for every possible buyer out there. Canon does this better than all of the other manufacturers combined. :))

Keep on drinking the KoolAid Donnie!

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 01:49 UTC
On article Quick Review: PhotoKeeper (103 comments in total)
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Ribbit74: I wish that advertisements would be clearly labeled as such.

If you're going to call this advertising, say so. I'd disagree with you if you did. DPReview is doing its job by reviewing new cameras, gear, software, and services. If you are going to condemn DPReview for evaluating any new service or product, I think that you are coming to the wrong site for the wrong reason.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 15:30 UTC
On article Quick Review: PhotoKeeper (103 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Is this advertising?

Are product announcements advertising? Is a review of a new product advertising? Is there a difference between a review of a camera and a service?

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 15:24 UTC
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Amnon G: Before the onslaught on Nikon begins...
It is possible this is an oversight (i.e. testing at Nikon happens only with 1st party batteries).
Claiming evil with no proof is just childish. It's unfortunate for sure, but hopefully will get resolved with another update shortly.
I'm relating to reactions I've seen on different sites - I think that the step function reaction is a bit childish and assuming people don't know what they're doing (even though the person making the bold name calling doesn't have even a fraction of the data to make such claims) is irrelevant.
Nikon's actions in the next few months will be the determining factor whether this was an oversight in good faith or really a silly attempt at making more money.

I'm not holding my breath. Remember the D600? Nikon's only response to the dust/oil problem was the the D610. The true measure as to whether this is deliberate or not is how Nikon responds in the coming days -- not months. Publicly saying that this was unintentional [if true] ASAP controls the speculation. Then following this with a fix retains customers.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 00:03 UTC
On photo Delaney in the Photograph of a Female Photographer challenge (76 comments in total)

Big Deal! What a lot of silly misgivings and sour grapes!

What? A female photographer has to be ugly? This is a photo of a beautiful woman who is nicely posed. You cannot tell whether Delaney is/not a photographer any more than you can with the other photos in the competition. The photograph meets the requirements of the competition. So get off of that rant.

For those that think that the voting was biased somehow -- you need to change the rules if you think that you should have won. Not whine here.

Well done F. Langheinrich! Delaney and you won fair and square.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 23:57 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply

Great article! While I don't use cheap filters, I have never thought about the possibility of the lens and a filter coming in contact. Something to always keep in the back of one's mind.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 15:31 UTC as 31st comment
On article Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC (397 comments in total)
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Peet Venter: We may not like it, but this is the future of ALL software. rather get use to it. Adobe, let me have it please, Why kick against facts, why try and dry the oceans with a plastic bucket. Guys, in 12 months all of you have come around. This is not nice, not good and not right. but this is the way of our brave new world.

Now you sound like the Borg of Star Trek fame: "You will be assimilated." Adobe and companies of its ilk would love us to act like cattle and follow their business model because it limits choice. The fact is we have lots of choice and there will always be enterprises that provide that choice because it means opportunity. DxO and Phase One software are going to get lots of business that goes their way because not everyone is going to accept a choice of no choice.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 14:39 UTC
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1842 comments in total)
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Biggs23: What a total dodge of the important questions. This isn't quality journalism DPR.

What questions?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 12:52 UTC
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1842 comments in total)

I'm over it. I accept that Photoshop is in the cloud and that Lightroom isn't far behind (in spite of Mr. Hendrickson's assurances). I am planning on an Adobe-free PC and me becoming more profiicient with competing products that once were used as a complement to Adobe's.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 12:46 UTC as 480th comment
On article Flying Penguins: Photography in Antarctica (44 comments in total)

A very fine discussion with beautiful photography Eric. Well done!

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 19:31 UTC as 33rd comment
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Kinematic Digit: 4 years ago I paid $2500 per copy per employee for CS4, upgrades to CS5 cost me over $1200 per machine which was 3 machines.

Keep it in perspective people.

Even if I only upgraded every two versions which in the past was about 3 years, even at $49.99 per month over 36 months = $1799.64 per machine vs $3,700 over the same time period.

The only thing that sucks about the cloud is that it's a perpetual paid system, but if you were Adobe, the cost of R&D was not sustainable if users only upgraded every two versions. This just doesn't make sense for them.

Assuming that the majority in here has never paid the full price like I have on multiple machines and for multiple employees, you'd understand better how much better this is.

Currently I'm in a school that has 60 machines. It costs us over $36,000 + $11,000 for two years of licensing with Adobe. We have a love hate relationship with Adobe, but this model is actually very welcome in our situation.

Keep what in perspective? I'm a single user, not an institution. I don't care whether it's a better deal for bulk purchases by people in your situation. Why should I? As you point out most of us won't relate to your math. If you're right Photoshop will become the product that institutions use -- not consumers.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 01:13 UTC
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SHood: The complaining will get worse when our next camera requires the Cloud service. Better start planning now for a future alternative.

Adobe's RAW converter is by no means the only game in town. If anything, Adobe's competitors will step up their game in RAW conversion to entice the disaffected Adobe customers over.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 19:02 UTC

I can't help but believe that Adobe will go to this subscription-based model across the board. More people are going to consider non-Adobe products than ever before because, like most of us, we object to being taken advantage of by this oligopoly. This is a god send for Phase One, DxO and any of the other very competitive software producers!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 18:54 UTC as 732nd comment
On article Pro DSLRs, Pro Photographers (126 comments in total)

What a great discussion! I thoroughly enjoyed his article!

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 01:54 UTC as 58th comment
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