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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (896 comments in total)
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lighthunter80: Surely a very capable camera and definitely great for video.
I must admit that every time I get to the image quality section and switch to RAW at ISO 6400 and compare to my 5 year old 6D, I start to smile :)
Of course a 4/3rd sensor cannot match FF but even after so many years it's still unmatched.

Thanks for the reply. I also own an Olympus E-P5 and mainly shoot it with the Oly 17/1.8
I agree that this combo at f1.8 and combined with the fantastic 5 axis IBIS compensates for the small sensor drawbacks. In fact, this older 16MP sensor still looks very good today at high ISO values. It's very usable up to 3200.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 11:27 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (896 comments in total)

Surely a very capable camera and definitely great for video.
I must admit that every time I get to the image quality section and switch to RAW at ISO 6400 and compare to my 5 year old 6D, I start to smile :)
Of course a 4/3rd sensor cannot match FF but even after so many years it's still unmatched.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 03:05 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On article Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera review (158 comments in total)
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kewlguy: I have the P10 plus and bought a Mate 10 Pro for my son. Can't see myself buying Samsung anymore. The Huaweis are that good :)

Fully agree! The value price ratio with Huawei is phenomenal. I got the Mate 10 (not the pro) for AUD 740 and it came as a bundle with a free 360 Huawei camera, free case and screen protector already on. No way I buy any Samsung or Google phones for the ridiculous prices they ask for. Best feature is the dual sim or micro SD card slot. This allows up to 256GB extension for a low cost.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 00:03 UTC

@dpreview, the image shows the 'Mate 10' but the specs in the article are from the 'Mate 10 Pro'. Those are two different devices and the 'Mate 10' for instance was only issued on Asian markets and Australia. The 'Pro' model is the more international one.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 05:37 UTC as 28th comment
On article Report: GoPro is looking for a buyer (157 comments in total)

I offer 10 bucks!

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 20:48 UTC as 67th comment
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ShaiKhulud: YEAH BOI! Silver Efex is my favorite B&W plugin so it's fantastic to hear that it will evolve in the future.

Nik Collection is great overall for a guy like me, who just want some quick results with clean UI. ON1 turned out to be too much.

Same boar. I paid 2 years ago the Nik version and it's my go to tool. Glad to see it again in capable hands.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 05:56 UTC
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Puccipaolo: Leica is NOT photographic market. It is like luxury brand ...see Rolex. ...The Leica growth is the result of a progressive general Impoverishment and a even more Enrichment of a ristrected number of people that spend 20.000€ to Flaunt an exclusive camera. A real photographer buy other ...himo

Rolex and 6D ;)
Actually considering a Leica Q!

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 02:57 UTC

I'd rather buy a 5Ds for that kind of cash and adapt the 17mm TSE natively...

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 22:23 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (487 comments in total)
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upptick: I"m a fairly new photographer and I like reading about the different camera systems, what they offer. At the moment, I"m trying to decide if I should "upgrade" or just keep what I have (a Sony a6000), try to become thoroughly competent with it, and spend more time shooting and less time reading about shooting. The Leica threads do pique my interest though, but more for reasons of sociology and not necessarily photography. Leicas seem to be inordinately expensive cameras (costing like 5x as much as similar Fuji rangefinder, e.g.), and from what I've read they don't produce photos that are five times better than the Fuji. So, why do people buy them? Is it like a woman who has to have a Coach bag, are Leicas essentially fashion statements?

You won't buy a Leica purely for image quality. It's more a combination of life style decision, fascination about the brand history and certainly love for fine engineering. If you want a quality image, meaning perfectly sharp and no other issues like fringing etc. then any Canikon, Sony or Fuji with a top end lens would do equally well and not always much chunkier than the equivalent Leica package.

I am a Canon shooter since over 20 years now with some experience about Olympus (2 Pen models) and Fuji (X100 original). I've always looked at Leica as some sort of holy grail of photo gear, whilst I never believed the hype about the superior image quality. No doubt it's fantastic but on par with competitors top end lenses which cost in most cases less and come with AF.

What made me want a Leica most is the Q model. If this came with 35 instead of 28mm I'd be sold and this would my first Leica. Perhaps I'll wait for the Q MK2 in a few years.

To compare Leica with fashion or particularly hand bags, they are not an ordinary Coach bag but rather a classic black Chanel variant.

Btw, I was born near the Leica factory 37 years ago. Perhaps I should own one of their cameras one day :)

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 20:50 UTC
On article OPPO 5x smartphone zoom system sample images (49 comments in total)
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Paul_R_H: Folded optics? I had a Minolta Dimage X once. Just saying.

Was immediately remembering the same. Had this cam years ago and loved the periscope like optics.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 09:09 UTC

Why would you want this over one of the already available gimbals?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 10:45 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

Honestly, I think he just took a risk to take the picture of his career and not for some false duty reasons. He was in shock right there and then, his camera ready and he gambled his life for fame and it worked. Nothing good or bad about it.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 20:50 UTC as 158th comment

Hmm... don't see any urgency replacing my already excellent Sigma 85 EX. Bought mine in 2011 when it came out. Price was around AU $800 back then. Actually a bargain.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 12:17 UTC as 136th comment

Easy to carry they say? In the video the guy carries only the system but no camera. That would have needed another backpack; )
Anyway, seems a very cool system and from New Zealand!

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 21:10 UTC as 15th comment
On article Canon announces the XC15 4K video camera (155 comments in total)

This is the answers why 4K on the new 5D MK4 sucks ;)
We are supposed to buy this bad boy instead or as add on!

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 08:57 UTC as 21st comment
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (400 comments in total)

Thanks for making this comparison available. I am on the fence getting one of the Sony A7X bodies (am a Canon shooter since many years). I didn't really get the differences between the models except the obvious difference in resolution and price.

I'll wait for Photokina and see if new models will be announced and whether it's worth for me to wait a bit longer.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 12:31 UTC as 36th comment
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Pritzl: When I see a price like that I always wonder what proportion of it is actual "value" versus "exclusivity premium"?

It's not like they had to spend tons of money to develop a new product; it's the same lens in a different dress. A very pretty dress granted, but again, I wonder if this product would actually succeed in an objective market? i.e., at what point does the prohibitive cost become the main selling point?

I don't own any Leica products but this particular lens seems in fact exceptionally good in mechanical and image quality and is a complete new development / construction. Leica claims it is one of their most complicated lens designs to achieve the best possible image without any compromise. Hence, the hefty price tag.

Sure there is some premium but how much I cannot say. I reckon not as much as many people think.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 21:47 UTC

For $1,600 the 35/1.4 has to be better than any other 35 fr9m Canikon or Sigma.

The 28/2.0 seems to be priced fair.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 04:23 UTC as 67th comment | 4 replies
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1622 comments in total)
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CaPi: I am told be dealers that it is a completely different shooting experience with a fullf rame. Dont know what to think really. AM I missing out on something or is my APS-C not that different?

In normal shooting conditions the difference is not much but when you go towards the extreme ends like low light or thin DOF the FF kit stands out significantly enough to wanna spend the extra dollars.
I shoot FF since 2011 and wouldn't want to go back anymore. For other shooting styles this might not be relevant though.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 20:37 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1622 comments in total)
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Yuvalm: To both Carl Showalter and nerd2 : you are misleading. Why ?

"...subject distance and crop the wider shot to the framing of the other..." - this is exactly the missleading part of your argument (as well as Nerd2's) which goes:

"...b) Zoom the lens to the wider end, keep the aperture same, and take picture again ...c) Now crop the second image so that the FOV exactly matches the image of (1)..."

Cropping reduces the resolution, and enlargeing the crop diminishes the focus - this is right-out cheating, just to make a misleading point.

If on the other hand, YOU want an eye opener, try shooting with two different focal lengths on the same aperture,with the same distance from the object, no crop, and no other such BS, and see for yourself.

Here is a vivid demonstration why your bogus experiment is cheating :

Haven't decided yet which of you too has the longer p*nis. Please keep going a bit more for a final conclusion :)

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 20:27 UTC
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