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On article DPReview TV: Olympus 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS review (107 comments in total)
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Adrian Harris: Will there be a proper written detailed review please.

Text is ideal for detailed information. Video is good for demo, showing practical effects etc. Text is searchable, easy copied/printed, useful for reference. Can be screenshoted and shared etc. There is a trend to go with video reviews mostly for youtube counts even though text is by far the better medium for this type of stuff.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2020 at 16:58 UTC

Cloud is good when you want access secure and authorized access anywhere anytime, to provide fine grained access to clients or collaborators. For actual backup you need to make 2-3 copies (local + cloud) and keep rotating or updating the media (basically keep up with technology). Think of cloud as just a off-site HDD. Cloud and local HDD are not replacements of each other.

Secondly, the quality or service provided by cloud companies is not same across the board. For example, if you design and maintain your own AWS/Azure account with the knowledge of how to best use their services, OR hire a third-party company to design one specifically for you it will be way better than anything Canon, Nikon or Sony can give you. TBH, all cloud services (AWS, Azure, GCP) are very straightforward to use. You can develop your own system and make it far more convenient, cheap and reliable if you spend a little time tinkering with it.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2020 at 17:32 UTC as 25th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III review (1546 comments in total)
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Kopi-O: love m43, it's still IMO the most practical photographic gear set for most ordinary enthusiasts. users are offered some of the most comprehensive set of cameras and lenses. People can enjoy photography without the heavy burden of their gear's cost and weight. However market has changed, values has changed, and we can see how Olympus struggles looking at their last strike.
sad

This isnt cheap by any standard.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2020 at 03:19 UTC
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MohsinWadee: I’m not implying it is but this review SOUNDS like a paid promotion by Nikon. With crippled 4K video the IBIS is effectively an afterthought, and Butler astonishingly fails to mention that the non-backlit sensor may very well offer significantly inferior autofocus than the Z6.

You can also get a new Z6 for less than list price now. Butler comes across as willfully undiscriminating in this piece. Of all the previews I’ve read his is the most fawning and cringeworthy.

@MohsinWadee: The article is "generally speaking", there might be individual preferences that cannot be 100% matched. If you prefer to ditch VF for 4K then it seems you are looking at the wrong product. This is a stills camera primarily and you need a video camera. Also, the list price comes down pretty soon.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2020 at 22:47 UTC
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Mr R Adams: I never bought into 4k. VHS to DVD was sensational, DVD to BD was good, BD to 4k BD is good for looking at skin pores if you get to within 2 feet of the screen. Yeah, it's better but not in the sense where it adds to the content. I think things like colour, dynamic range and focus transitions have a greater impact

Exactly, there is more to picture quality than just number of pixels. Also I see a lot of huge TVs but puny speakers. Many people still rely on the TV speakers alone or just add a 50$ sound bar from a black friday sale. Totally kills the movie watching experience imo.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2020 at 03:27 UTC
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Mr R Adams: I never bought into 4k. VHS to DVD was sensational, DVD to BD was good, BD to 4k BD is good for looking at skin pores if you get to within 2 feet of the screen. Yeah, it's better but not in the sense where it adds to the content. I think things like colour, dynamic range and focus transitions have a greater impact

4K, 8K etc are useless if the content is not interesting. As a consumer I dont care if it was recorded in 4K, 8K or film. 1080p blu-ray is pretty much the ideal sweet spot. At this point, the quality of the screen/projector, or the pixels (DR, read speed, rolling shutter effect) are more important. In case of streaming, I would chose a 1080p with more than enough bit-depth.

As producers, really no one except industrial/scientific/commercial applications need 8k.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2020 at 19:57 UTC

Outside of industrial level usage like museums, research institutes, gaming/vr creators nobody needs 8k video (both recording and displaying). For streaming video 8k is out of the question when even 4k content is not there. Let alone quality content in 4k. I am not going to watch a mediocre movie/series/home video just because it is in super high resolution. Equipment will not stop at 8k, but whats the use? How many people watch/buy the 4K remastered classics?

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 20:15 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III (353 comments in total)
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ProDude: I think it's a excellent way to segway from DSLR to Mirrorless as on this version of the 1DX they are incorporating some fledgling versions of what will NO doubt come the way of the R Pro model to be released a year or two down the line. Makes perfect sense to get some miles on the tech so it's well proven and race ready for the Mirrorless model to replace all DSLR's down the line. It makes me feel that much more confident the Pro R model will be quite competent and be a good alternative to Sony when it's finally released. What a great way to dip one's toes in the water and KNOW what to do, not guess.

Everything wears down... Electronic circuits/silicon wafers/CPUs also degrade. Only solution is to keep equipment updated, serviced and not push consumer equipment to the limit.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2020 at 17:35 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III (353 comments in total)
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Mr_Win: Epic camera for all 20 of those Olympic photogs

Only a few F1 cars are manufactured in the world. Whats your point?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2020 at 17:25 UTC
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vzlnc: Best motoring show presenters ever! And if you compare them reviewing cars with other presenters these guys dont spend too much time on the individual specs of each car, they focus a lot more on how it feels. Many people miss the point and feel they are just doing comedy. But you can read the specs on the manufacturers website, but nobody will really tell you how a car feels like on a much more deeper level like these guys do, and that too while still having fun and not making it a technical discussion.

One of my favorite reviews:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRwR1WH0rR8

@Bad Photog: Dont see it much in cameras. Its mostly just spec wars.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2020 at 21:33 UTC
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vzlnc: Best motoring show presenters ever! And if you compare them reviewing cars with other presenters these guys dont spend too much time on the individual specs of each car, they focus a lot more on how it feels. Many people miss the point and feel they are just doing comedy. But you can read the specs on the manufacturers website, but nobody will really tell you how a car feels like on a much more deeper level like these guys do, and that too while still having fun and not making it a technical discussion.

One of my favorite reviews:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRwR1WH0rR8

@Steve, I too have an E39 but its the base straight six engine. The steering is divine!!! In camera terms they are dinosaurs!!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2020 at 21:32 UTC

Best motoring show presenters ever! And if you compare them reviewing cars with other presenters these guys dont spend too much time on the individual specs of each car, they focus a lot more on how it feels. Many people miss the point and feel they are just doing comedy. But you can read the specs on the manufacturers website, but nobody will really tell you how a car feels like on a much more deeper level like these guys do, and that too while still having fun and not making it a technical discussion.

One of my favorite reviews:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRwR1WH0rR8

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2020 at 15:23 UTC as 42nd comment | 6 replies
On article Nikon D780 Review (1184 comments in total)

Good to see Nikon has really upped their video performance. They were already king of stills.
I see that almost every member here on DPR forum is a full time pro shooting international sports and has to have continuous EYE-AF with subject tracking at 20fps minimum and simultaneous RAW stills and 4K footage, this camera is useless for them. For the rest who shoot normal people at normal everyday pace, it has some nice video features if needed, or the D750 is still extremely capable.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2020 at 19:47 UTC as 107th comment | 4 replies
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Aroart: Realy , the one company that was one of the last to incorporate 4K into their cameras.. For some odd reason the song Dream on from Aerosmith just popped into my head...

@Wanderer23, I wouldnt agree with that. Cell phones are limited in many ways for stills but those shortcomings dont matter much in video.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 20:26 UTC
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Aroart: Realy , the one company that was one of the last to incorporate 4K into their cameras.. For some odd reason the song Dream on from Aerosmith just popped into my head...

@tkbslc: that is bound to happen over a long enough period. I shot many videos on less than 1080. But are we even going to watch those videos again at all? I anyway downsize it when sending via mobile apps and there is literally not enough time to watch those again!! Blown up those videos might not look good, but that wasnt the intent of the video anyway right? The point is these videos have sentimental value, not aesthetic. And more than quality, we want portability for extra backups. So I go for smaller file size. I know storage is cheap, but it still take time to organize, replicate, duplicate, index etc.

@mxx: Yeah, there is a strange obsession for more "features". It seems anything less than panavision/arri/red camera level video is going to be trashed on dpr by forum members and reviewers alike.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 20:19 UTC
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Aroart: Realy , the one company that was one of the last to incorporate 4K into their cameras.. For some odd reason the song Dream on from Aerosmith just popped into my head...

Dont know why people need 4k/8k videos of their mundane stuff. Capturing a video is one thing, capturing it in a way anyone would want to spending time watching it is an entirely different thing. How do you even distribute a 4k/8k video if you happened to record something interesting? Cell phone video is more than enough for 99.99% of the people. Its ridiculous to see base level consumers clamoring for cinema quality recording equipment. How many even own the software and hardware and have the artistic skills and technical knowledge to process video? This is like buying a bus for office commute. Wayyyy overkilll just because the goods are cheap.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 18:25 UTC
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vscd: So many old 5D cams, how the hell could they achieve that results? Haven't they heard about ibis or evf with zebra or eye AF? How dare they to compete? Damn.

I guess they made everything right.

Motorcyclists, painters, gamers and other hobbyists maybe spend 5% of their time discussing gear, and also seem much more chill about using a couple of years older gear. I participate on gaming forums where people are just as enthusiastic about older gpu/cards as they are about new ones and spend much more time actually gaming on the rig and discuss actual real word issues with heating/fps rather than imaginary scenarios where you definitely need 20fps with eye-AF.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2020 at 16:01 UTC
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vscd: So many old 5D cams, how the hell could they achieve that results? Haven't they heard about ibis or evf with zebra or eye AF? How dare they to compete? Damn.

I guess they made everything right.

@themountainphotographer: 12fps is so last century. I need minimum 20fps AF-AE-retina focus with simultaneous 8k 10-bit video full sensor readout to take pictures of my cats when I frame it in the extreme top corner without any EVF blackout. Also I need enhanced feed in my EVF so that I can the dark matter. That will show those DSLR oldies!!

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2020 at 19:38 UTC

#10 would have been so much better if only they had animal-eye-AF. Sad.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2020 at 18:20 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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vscd: So many old 5D cams, how the hell could they achieve that results? Haven't they heard about ibis or evf with zebra or eye AF? How dare they to compete? Damn.

I guess they made everything right.

@vscd: dpreview would have us believe that one cant call themselves a photographer if the dont have the gear to take 500 raw 14bit uncompressed within a few seconds with full AF and AE and eye-focus even for animals.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2020 at 18:19 UTC
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