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Dpreview please start voluntary donation to David Slater, I will donate right away.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 15:17 UTC as 101st comment

lawyers smell the money = => common sense goes out of the window

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 13:05 UTC as 108th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (211 comments in total)

I have to say that I like Jeff's reviews: straight to the point, clear message: good on paper,real world use not that great.
No beating around the bush.
After reading the review you know what you are (not) buying.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 10:55 UTC as 26th comment
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Old Cameras: Sometimes I'm just baffled at the people who take time out of their day to think up something snarky and post it about... a camera company. Really? No, really???
I don't know about you guys but I like photography. I like film, better than digital but I certainly have, enjoy and use both. I have a dedicated darkroom that a built from scratch - it's a separate building - I built it. Two enlargers, running water, heat and a/c and this is strictly a hobby for me. I have shelves full of vintage photography books, I recently bought copies of Barry Thorntons Edge of Darkness and Elements a few months ago. Books on alternative processes. I'm sure my neighbors think it's a meth lab, it kind of looks like one. I come to this site to read about a subject that interests me, I don't have time to offer up my uneducated opinion about why one camera manufacturer is better than another. Who does?
Laugh at me, I just ordered the FTn poster.

seems like you are the "target customer" for this product.
that's fine
but there are some of us out there ,who work outside the film photo lab, who would be keen to see something more substantial.

"I don't have time to offer up my uneducated opinion "

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 08:16 UTC
On article Leica TL2 sample gallery (57 comments in total)

is it me or JPEGS look quite lifeless?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 13:20 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (243 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Looks perfectly reasonable. So, let's hope this helps bring prices on classic old f/1.2 50-58mm lenses back down to earth.... For example, the Minolta Rokkor 58mm f/1.2 is a truly outstanding lens, but it's often at $500 or more, while I think it's real value is more like $300-$350 (which I paid for mine).

but there is less and less Minoltas surviving and there is eventually endless copies of this lens available ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 13:32 UTC

Panasonic, please don't forget to bring LX100 sucessor, thanks

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 01:39 UTC as 67th comment | 8 replies

0k, so this confirms that iPhones are bit overpriced?!

my cons:
proprietary charge port
no headphone jack
no wireless charging
more closed ecosystem comparing to Android
high price


Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 04:58 UTC as 38th comment | 8 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X II sample gallery (108 comments in total)
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Axel Vercauteren: Canon colours have never impressed me and this time they look terrible.

I find Canon colours one of the best, however not with this camera it seems....

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 01:42 UTC
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ProfHankD: Very impressive lineup to develop so quickly. I just wish it would be more feasible to use 135-format SLR lenses with it -- because for that size sensor it should be possible.

is it even possible with a shutter built in the lenses?

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 05:50 UTC

Dear CEOs of all companies making mobile phones,

is this what really ehat customers really want? 5.8 inch edge to edge display? all freaking gimmicks.
Give me simply 1 week of battery life and better cameras!
Kind Regards,

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 06:55 UTC as 49th comment | 6 replies

finally something useful from Microsoft...:)

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 10:21 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
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radissimo: I am interested to test this FE 85/1.8 vs FE 55/1.8 in crop mode on A7RII

OK,for people who cannot read between the lines:
I would be grateful if somebody owning both lenses could do comparison of this FE 85/1.8 vs FE 55/1.8 in crop mode on A7RII. TA

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 01:52 UTC

I am interested to test this FE 85/1.8 vs FE 55/1.8 in crop mode on A7RII

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 01:28 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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inspiron530: It looks a kind of big to me.
Q: what is a point to use a small and lightweight mirrorless body?
A: so that I can use huge and heavy lenses. :)

"Despite the complex optical construction and high standard of build, the lens is relatively lightweight, weighing in at 700 g (1.54 lb)."

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 01:24 UTC

and now FUJI offerings seem quite expensive for what you get. IMHO..

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 04:08 UTC as 41st comment

Sofort...Geld für Leica

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 03:13 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

I am wondering how this nice lens would do on A7RII in crop mode?

As a big fan of 40mm-ish in FF- I am interested.
It might be better balanced and have IS.
Any thoughts? Thanks

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 04:35 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
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akjos: Major downfall is ergonomics. While specs are impressive im really disappointed fuji didnt redesign the body of the camera. I had xt10 and xt1 and they just were not comfortable in hand. You cant make DSLRish style body ( again) and but same subpar front grip on same annoying as hell strap holder that constantly pokes you into your palm between thumb and index finger , same ( or very similar) thumb grip and worst of all put shutter button on the very top ... if as much thought went to body of the camera itself as did into its guts it would have been amazing.
Shutter button is in unnatural place just like first sony a7 series was. ON TOP where you need to constantly twist your wrist trying to reach it comfortably :/
Front grip needs to be beefier and shutter button more forward like panasonic gx8 sony a6000 or a7II etc.
I had lensmate thumbgrip thing on my xt1 and while it made it little better it was still quite uncomfortable to hold for longer periods of time = not enjoyable to shoot with.
Too bad as I loved the lenses....

..and TVs were black& white ,small boxes

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 14:00 UTC

"dial operation and touch operation are completely different, so combining them could be confusing. The typical way of shooting with X-series cameras is with your eye to the viewfinder, and to use a touchscreen you’d have to take your eye away from the finder."

thankfully Panasonic doesn't think so

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 13:30 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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