Beat Traveller

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Beat Traveller: I don't know why anyone cares about DXO's obtuse numbers when there are hundreds of free image websites where you can easily get a sense of how good a camera is.

If 99% of the difference comes down to ability, that only makes the internet fights over the remaining 1% even more ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 10:17 UTC
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Beat Traveller: I don't know why anyone cares about DXO's obtuse numbers when there are hundreds of free image websites where you can easily get a sense of how good a camera is.

If you care more about which camera has the biggest number in a test scene score than you do about being able to see images you like created with that camera, then your hobby is not photography but gear.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 11:43 UTC

I don't know why anyone cares about DXO's obtuse numbers when there are hundreds of free image websites where you can easily get a sense of how good a camera is.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 10:53 UTC as 25th comment | 6 replies
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Beat Traveller: DPR 2 years ago: "Everyone is going to buy these new full-frame cameras because bigger sensors are just better."

DPR now: "Hang on a second, there's such a thing as a sweet spot in sensor size."

I don't disagree with anything written here, I just find it amusing.

Sorry, I was using 'new' as a synonym for 'Sony A7 series'. That was the point at which everyone jumped aboard the full-frame hype train due to the smaller size and lower price point.

@Rishi, know the feeling buddy. Good to see you putting your considerable qualifications to use around here.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 06:30 UTC

DPR 2 years ago: "Everyone is going to buy these new full-frame cameras because bigger sensors are just better."

DPR now: "Hang on a second, there's such a thing as a sweet spot in sensor size."

I don't disagree with anything written here, I just find it amusing.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 01:55 UTC as 266th comment | 7 replies

Very impressive. Between the Foveon sensor and the high quality Sigma glass, this could be a cheap contender to medium format for low ISO work.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 06:04 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies
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Albert Valentino: No love anymore for us early XE1 users :(

We got so much additional functionality and fixes out of firmware updates for the original X-E1 that it felt like a new camera. I'm not going to sook because they have treated us very well.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 07:19 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1060 comments in total)

This looks good. I admit to being a little disappointed though: my first thought from the pictures was that Olympus were releasing a camera with an optical viewfinder and a fixed lens - like an X100 but more compact.

Still, quite impressive.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 07:40 UTC as 328th comment
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (154 comments in total)
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davob: Unless you want to set off a new equivalence tsunami, I suggest you amend the commentary to slide 6 to something like "a 34mm f3.6 lens would (at least from a depth of focus perspective)..."

Or maybe they just don't care, seeing as how a mouse could quietly break wind miles away and it would still set off an equivalence tsunami on these forums.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 07:37 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (262 comments in total)

I love Fuji's ILC line and the X100, but I can't really see a reason to recommend this over a GR.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 01:16 UTC as 28th comment

Thank christ, now people can stop speculating about when the X-Pro2 is going to come out and move on to discussing when the X-Pro3 is going to come out.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 07:39 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Scott Matthews (44 comments in total)

Absolutely love that last one.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 04:12 UTC as 8th comment
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Serious Sam: Spends 1.5k $AU on ONE lens on a 16mp APSC system? PLEASE!!!

Add a $AU100 and That the ENTIRE cost of my new Nikon D5500 system. Body + Kit lens(only use at 18mm) and the three 1.8G(s)....

I know some people has money to burn but at least spend it on something has high retain value like Leica lens....

I am speechless.....

Why buy a car for 20 grand when a pushbike can be had for $200? I know eh, people are crazy.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2015 at 06:25 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Rob Kearney (75 comments in total)

He's also one of the best Irish outside backs since Brian O'Driscoll...

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 11:42 UTC as 10th comment
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FBoneOne: The issue here is not that Carey enjoys the XA-2; he explains very well why it is his choice.
The issue is that DPR labeled the section "Gear of the year" which does two things. First it gives the gear selected a seal of superiority (it is the best of the year), and an endorsement that DPR (and therefore the reviewing staff as a whole) endorses that gear as the best of the year.
When all it is actually, is the preference (argumented) of one reviewer.

Call it what it is, "individual staff pick of the year" - it serves the same purpose, it still explains why each of you picked one specific piece of gear as your preference of the year, but it does not give the impression that that piece of gear is necessarily better than every other.
Or of course you like the hundreds of argumentative responses and the traffic it generates, in which case cynic me says you hit it right on the head.

Does it keep you up at night knowing something is not right on the internet?

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 07:56 UTC

Hmm... think I'll stick with my 35 1.4.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 19:50 UTC as 4th comment
On article PIX 2015: Kiliii Fish on Living Wild (94 comments in total)

This new season of Vikings is a lot tamer than I remember.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 09:56 UTC as 16th comment
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (744 comments in total)

That's actually a pretty good list. If my X-E1 did even one eighth of those things he suggests I'd be incredibly happy with it.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 20:34 UTC as 114th comment
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)
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Beat Traveller: This thread doesn't really need another 'what is the point of this' post from someone who would never really buy one, but I just don't get it. Leica prices are hard to justify even when the IQ is top notch, but considering that you can get a Sony for less with more resolution it does baffle me.

To all of you: IQ does not equal resolution, but resolution is one component of it.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 19:58 UTC
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)

This thread doesn't really need another 'what is the point of this' post from someone who would never really buy one, but I just don't get it. Leica prices are hard to justify even when the IQ is top notch, but considering that you can get a Sony for less with more resolution it does baffle me.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 07:57 UTC as 25th comment | 36 replies
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