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Small useful guide to Fujifilm x10, x20 and x30

Collected sigma forum advice for the dp1, dp2 and dp3 series


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tkbslc: Theoretical stuff that only matters for calculating noise ceilings or comparing formats, neither of which is very useful in day-to-day photography.

If you care about light, you should go out and find or make interesting light and photograph it with the sensor you have, and stop wasting time comparing your sensor to sensors you don't own.

Equivalence has been my main consideration for all lenses and cameras i have looked at the last years, it is absolutely critical to understand how to get the same amount of background blur compared along systems!

For making movies this is absolutely critical, as well as for making slideshows when using different cameras and lenses

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 09:10 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-ZS70 (TZ90) sample gallery (56 comments in total)

Dpreview really should give an option to look at the photos in a true full-screen view

When only a small version or a bit of 100% is seen the photo cannot be correctly evaluated, since at full screen or with 50% the photos look really nice, and most of compact photos are going to be used online with some crop or only full screen

Downloading and opening to rezise each photo in the computer is sadly nessesary to evaluate the dp galleries (on mac i use phoenix slides to get instant zoom)

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 09:17 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Light's L16 camera is in final stages of testing (305 comments in total)
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Shlomo Goldwasser: Is there a full size image to scrutinize? The sample images above are 6mp, not 52mp. And, from what I gathered in various fora discussing it, there is no known full resolution image that has been released yet, not even from a prototype. If that is true, then it raises suspicion that the quality is not up there with DSLRs (yet). After all, if it was worth boasting about, then it would be good for sales to release full size images.

I would not get excited yet.

The interpolation of the individual photos is the big thing to tweak and work on, so any full photo now would be unrepresentative and likely cause confusion.

Instead it would be interesting to get the raw photos taken by all of the cameras at one shot and try out how good a photo we could combine it to using current software!

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 15:00 UTC

Would have loved to see the dl16-50 as their anniversary product, was anticipating using that as my primary camera and sorely disappointed by their cancelling of it

There are no compact cameras with wide angle, so it would certainly mark something special for them, fitting for the occation!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 08:46 UTC as 68th comment

I am really sad about that, i had finally found the perfect camera in the dl18-50 and eagerly waited for the launch, i saw so many others wanting this specific model

I think Nikon would have sold plenty of these, yet not the other two, and since they have the 1" sensor, this decision makes as much sense as their 100 year video

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 10:01 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

Maybe they could have made a bigger tolerance to avoid the problem in the first place, and live with the fact that it gets one hour less battery life than the iphone...

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 01:57 UTC as 15th comment

Really distubing music to what seems like random items where you still miss hearing more about it, leaving me feeling frustrated and wanting to look at other more comherent brands...

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 23:19 UTC as 104th comment
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TheClueless: As an ex 109 owner (with the Leica cap) I wouldn't suggest exploring anywhere windy. The wind actually gets in the assembly and makes the cap petals open and close by themselves, partially negating protection and also sounding like rapid fire castanets in the process.

I *REALLY* want to see an update of this. with the 20MP MFT sensor yielding 16MP with the same sensor coverage area I feel like that could push it over the edge from 'too few MP' to 'totally usable'.

It should come within the next 3 months, an earthquake caused delay to their production plans. Thew chip will likely be the same 20mp as GX8 since Panasonic promised some "exiting" new product, and it would make sense :)

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 23:50 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: Would I be seen with this camera, alive or dead?

If I was given this camera, the first thing I will do is to try to sell it. The second is to put some gaffer tape over the red dot, that is, if I have keep it and use it. Don't want any wrong perception by others of my intelligence, you know.

I would instantly order a Franiec grip and then be happy using it, the brand really doesn't matter, yet 3 years warranty is good enough to get it and have it repaired when dust comes, then sell it after 2 years with still one year warranty and get the LX200 for the money :)

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 23:35 UTC
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entoman: I can't believe they are making such a big deal of the "auto lens cap". Most compact cameras have had "auto lens caps" built-in for more years than I can remember!

I have used the JJC autolenscap on my LX5, LX7 and now LX100 - it doesn't protect quite as much as the normal lens cap, yet is it so much more convenient, and one of the reasons i don't want to use a system camera.

Smaller lens cameras have the protection built in, yet this size lens is too big for that, so i prefer this solution, and found it pretty harsh that Leica and Panasonic was selling them separately after finally finding out to copy the idea...

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 23:30 UTC
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On the Road Again: Just buy Lumix LX100, guys - exactly the same camera for much less money.

The Leica models are marked "Made in Japan" while the Panasonics are "Made in China" - though most parts are most likely made in the same factories in several different countries, yet it could signify a better chance of Leicas being tested against assembly uncertanities (do any of those have focusing problems?)

Yet sadly it seems the dust is due to the main design, otherwise that would have been a major reason to get the Leica - i would upgrade my LX100 to a new model even if the only difference was added weather & dust sealing...

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 23:25 UTC
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On the Road Again: Just buy Lumix LX100, guys - exactly the same camera for much less money.

Here you can see the solution to the missing grip

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 17:13 UTC

When the D-lux 109 was first introduced last year, in England they were giving the autolens cap together with it, plus a licence to Adobe LightRoom 6

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 17:12 UTC as 16th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (390 comments in total)
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ddtwenty: I'm in doubt about the way of charging the batteries. Because no external charging provided, hence have to charge by USB port all the times.Therefor the flip rubber cap of the USB port will be broken so soon.

At least Panasonic should provide external battery charger.

Oh, i could find much more absurd reasons, yet this is for the panasonic forum :) I have had a usb charging camera that was quite ok, as are all smartphones, the point of having automatic sync at the same time makes it easy to use, yet i definately don't see a camera without charger being meant for professionals, and would feel cheated if i got one without knowing it!!

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (390 comments in total)
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white shadow: If having a smaller size is not that critical, I would definitely prefer my LX100 for its better Classic User Interface. All the main dials (with their settings) which can be seen at a glance on the LX100 is so useful. The hot-shoe for external flash cannot be under-estimated.

So much for the LX10.

I use a $20 flash extension cable with the lx100 flash to make much better light than an built-in flash !

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 10:15 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (390 comments in total)
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ddtwenty: I'm in doubt about the way of charging the batteries. Because no external charging provided, hence have to charge by USB port all the times.Therefor the flip rubber cap of the USB port will be broken so soon.

At least Panasonic should provide external battery charger.

It saves resources to avoid making chargers, most people will do fine with the original battery and charge and sync with usb. Thus no need to open the batttery door which is comfortable - and those of us who take too many photos will of simply use one of the chargers we already have from our other panasonic cameras :)

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 10:05 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)

Thank you DPreview, for providing irrefutable proof that you are an unreliable and manipulative source of information. Now i simply need to link to this article to make others understand that nothing you say or test can be taken seriously.

You deliberately make a critical article with a "hard" mountain climb to only test a feature that a camera is specifically described to be unable to do, namely use pixelshift on a moving feature, which fast flowing water precisely is.

Then you avoid using the supplied silkypix software, regardless of the fact that adobe raw is unable to process the images you take (of the wrong subject) and criticize the cameras raw conversion for lacking the feature that silkepix provides.

After the article you provide a note that you will look into "using other raw converters" not even writing silkypix, yet won't change the article to reflect your errors or include some correctly taken pixelshift photos

The subject should be "Dpreview fails to read the manual"

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 15:31 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
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Richard Franiec: It is just me or there is a spectacular color fringing (at 100% view) on #2 and 6?
To lesser degree majority of the pictures are affected, especially toward the edges.

The forest mountain photos are red&blue all over in the edges, even at middle apertures, hopefully better in the final production

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 14:26 UTC
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Andrei L: Disappointing. Smudgy everywhere, what's the point of having 20 MP when max 12 would have been just as fine? Ya know, 20 MP is the psychological lower limit these days, or so marketing says.

Set the camera to EZ and get 5 MP photos with zoom to 500mm :)
(the famous fuji F31fd was way better than anything else at its time, and its 6 MP took less toll on harddisk space and mail)

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 13:46 UTC
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Horshack: For those unfamiliar with what the Foveon is capable of, here is a full-sized sample from my DP2M. The shooting envelop is rather narrow in terms of color temperature and ISO but as a portable landscape camera it's extremely impressive.

to Murat: the Sigma cameras are designed for use in good light, absolutely not for dark environments, if you need extremely high iso it is best to use a Nikon FF

In good light outdoor or in a studio, they Sigmas give amazing results, absolutely pixelsharp images with a lifelike colour depth which can be totally out of this world

Sigma cameras should have been designed with fixed iso 200 to force them to be used the way they perform best, since colour noise comes already at iso 800

If shooting black and white then you can use one or two step higher iso, yet it is better to have another camera for low light!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 21:20 UTC
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