bluevellet

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On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X (103 comments in total)

The back of this camera is worringly spartan. Tiny LCD, tiny OVF and a few buttons then lots of empty space.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 13:38 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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goblin: A nice little technological marvel for its time, sacrificed on the altar of strategic misplanning by beancounting olympic champions in self-foot shooting.

Almost bought one of those. Almost. Burst speed, fast AF and slow motion video options were attractive.

But Nikon appearing not to give a damn made me reconsider.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 17:00 UTC
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justmeMN: I think Nikon needs an APS-C mirrorless camera. That sensor size is where the biggest ILC sales volume is.

A poorly supported APSC mirrorless system would fail just as well. Poor support is the underlying problem with Nikon 1, not sensor size.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 16:20 UTC
On article Huawei P10 camera review (87 comments in total)
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Nindy: Errr, 35 sample pics and not one portrait:(

DPR staff are a lonely bunch. :(

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 12:36 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1878 comments in total)
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WongFeiHong: Coming from Canon I have to say this camera has the WoW factor. The spec sheet is just incredible... Can't see anything about weather sealing unless I am missing something.

I have to say well done and kudos to Sony team!!!!

Probably "weather-sealed" like the other A7s are "weather-sealed". Against some vague degree of moisture and dust and not much else.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 11:16 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1878 comments in total)
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Jefftan: Suddenly A6500 looks like a bargain

D5 probably run rings in AF around this camera, if the pattern of all A7 cameras released thus far continues.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:28 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1878 comments in total)
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falconeyes: > The new α9 also supports uncompressed 14-bit RAW, ensuring users can get the most out of the wide dynamic range of the sensor.

Still no lossless compressed raw.

But I heard it does have a mechanical shutter. The same old one stuck at 5fps.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:30 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1878 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Gary Fong just said in Live Streaming that there is NO TOUCH SCREEN. So someone is wrong there, either Gary or other press releases. He was using the camera.

Also he said he would be testing the rolling shutter issue tomorrow

"it behaves similarly to the a6500's unit

So... it stinks?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:29 UTC

Keep your.... Weather-sealed camera dry...

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 19:41 UTC as 125th comment

"2% without Sony"

So market share is 97% canon and Sony and Nikon at 2% and 1% respectively. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 18:00 UTC as 153rd comment | 2 replies
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (350 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Maybe it takes a small market share to compel someone to speak candidly about the state of the camera business but Mr. Handa does so.

The idea that a smaller sensor can perform well goes against everything we know, even with film, but I've been surprised. My m43 outfit is over 4 pounds lighter than my Canon outfit. I tried to do this with Fuji, but did not save nearly as much size and weight.

Until you attach Sony lenses. Especially the FE kind,..

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 07:22 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (350 comments in total)
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Astrotripper: The "we are mainly stills-oriented" mantra needs to end right now. It is damaging and dangerous. It's not a message you want to broadcast to the world. Unless you want to slip into irrelevance.

I get it. They know their strengths and have their priorities. But acting as if video is something that can still be treated as a necessary evil is suicidal. And not to mention this attitude sells short the efforts of Olympus engineers who did a pretty fine job of making sure Olympus has a camera with usable video in their lineup. And it was about time. It was really a last chance for Oly to catch up.

Case in point: I would absolutely not have bought E-M1 Mark II if it had not provided decent video recording capability. And I am both a stills shooter and Olympus user. But as it turns out, shooting video is actually pretty fun. I think so far I have spent more time filming with it than taking photos.

Still, I expect improvements to video side of things during the lifetime of the Mark II. AF...

I'm a mainly still-oriented guy so I appreciate a mainly still-oriented camera. Not to say video is completely irrelevant, but it is secondary to me. As long as video is competent, then I'm satisfied for the few times I press the REC button.

It's one of the main reasons why I prefer the EM1 markII over the GH5.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 07:15 UTC
On article Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8 (181 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Does "Batis" stand for "sucker" in some foreign language by any chance?

;)

12000 km away. Maybe.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 14:35 UTC
On article Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8 (181 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Does "Batis" stand for "sucker" in some foreign language by any chance?

;)

"et" and "ette" were and are still suffixes which denote smallness in French old or modern, like "ito" and "ita" in spanish. Middle Age spelling is looser in many European languages than their modern variants, And a veal, just like a human baby, can be small, big or whatever adjective you choose to refine meaning. A small veal is not a pleonasm, it describes a veal that is smaller than other veals.

As a native speaker and someone very familiar with "little veals", you'll just have to trust me on this one.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 19:10 UTC
On article Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8 (181 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Does "Batis" stand for "sucker" in some foreign language by any chance?

;)

Vellet is old French for little veal

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
On article Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8 (181 comments in total)

Does "Batis" stand for "sucker" in some foreign language by any chance?

;)

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 16:18 UTC as 11th comment | 11 replies
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)

Chief of strategy?

Ming Thein: "How about producing a camera that isn't ridiculously overpriced for a change"

Hasselblad: "You're fired!"

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 09:12 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (745 comments in total)

Constructive criticism here...

The review is too short. It skips important details because it assumes the reader has intimate knowledge about same features in previous generations of the camera. In a sense, it's a review for a Fuji user, not really for everyone else.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 11:10 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (745 comments in total)
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PhotonTrapper: I am curious: Minimum shutter speed: 4 sec
Any reason? Design, sensor, noise, ...?

Fuji being Fuji.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 11:00 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1160 comments in total)

DPR staff, quit being so stubborn.

As MPs increase, the M Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 lens increasingly doesn't cut it for image quality tests. Your image database still has the original EM5 mark 1 test with the old and noticeably sharper Zuiko 50mm f2 macro lens which create more pleasing images, despite the ageing 16MP sensors and obsolete image processing the camera uses .

Ok, we get it, you find the Nocticron 42.5 f1.2 too "exotic" for tests, then settle for the M Zuiko 75mm f1.8. Half the price of the Nocticron and also cheaper than the Fuji 56mm f1.2 you use for Fuji cameras. The 75mm will work just as fine with normal images and pixel shift. You will eliminate all complaints.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 19:32 UTC as 97th comment | 4 replies
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