bluevellet

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On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1193 comments in total)

"Optical EVF"

:)

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 13:16 UTC as 220th comment | 1 reply
On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (400 comments in total)

GH5s killer right there. And at half the price.

But that thing won't any beauty prizes. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 08:47 UTC as 71st comment

The handheld shot mode is disappointing up close in this early stage... but it could still have its uses.

I wonder what portraits look like.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 17:38 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
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petreluk: Most people must look on baffled by DSLR vs mirrorless. It’s about as important as Diet Coke vs Diet Pepsi. Get something you really really like and shoot what you love. The rest is a maelstrom of talk, talk and more talk. Great images come from silence,

Of course it's silly.

Because Diet Coke is better than Pepsi Max (Diet Pepsi). There's nothing to debate here. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 19:04 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL9 headed to the US and Canada (181 comments in total)

Too pretty to be restricted to Eurasia. Good decision to bring it to the Americas.

Slashing 100 bucks off the camera body price would have been nice though. But hey, Olympus Imaging division is back in the black so I'm not going to tell them how to run their business.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 20:03 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply

D850 bump? A7/A9 slump?

Nah, probably happened in the lower end.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 21:10 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply
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Camera Conspiracies: Olympus should focus entirely on making sensor stabilization systems for other more interesting camera companies. Would love to see them stabilize the sensor on the A7S III.

What's next? Olympus should also manufacture robust weather-sealing camera bodies/cases for Sony?

Maybe Sony should just stick to making sensors...

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 14:40 UTC
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io_bg: Waiting for the Nikon review. I hope you asked them where are the mirrorless cameras :)

Yes, it's over in the real world, but nothing was said, nothing official from the company's mouth.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 14:02 UTC
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io_bg: Waiting for the Nikon review. I hope you asked them where are the mirrorless cameras :)

Ask Nikon point blank if the Nikon 1 system is discontinued.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 13:16 UTC

I'm an enthusiastic Huawei user, but frankly, I see no game changer here.

Maybe tech heads get excited over specs, but in practice, images look "just a little better" than the best smartphones already on the market.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 20:10 UTC as 40th comment

Remember back in the old days when DPR had Throwback Thursdays?

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 15:06 UTC as 5th comment
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1469 comments in total)

Fair review.

Fuji takes an XT2 and brings it to up to the level of the competition (or near of it). Great choice for a camera, groundbreaking for Fuji but not really groundbreaking for the market hence silver.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 16:25 UTC as 143rd comment

Exciting times ahead...

I've been waiting patiently with my D610 and D750, not making any more FF purchases. Great cameras on their own, with great lenses to match, would probably still use them 5 years from now if all cameras disappeared from retailers.

But you can sense the industry will change, with two of the biggest camera manufacturers holding back... until very soon.

No guarantee I'd buy anything from either from Canon or Nikon by then. The siren calls from Sony were not enough. But more choices will surely make things better.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 16:56 UTC as 130th comment
On article Olympus E-PL9 sample gallery (45 comments in total)

We all know what an entry-level camera from Olympus can do.

Just post more pics of the camera body. It's one pretty little camera. :p

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 13:06 UTC as 13th comment
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ozturert: Let's save this photographer and forget about the other 700+ people!

1 is easier to save.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 11:54 UTC

Lumia 1020 successor?

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 18:37 UTC as 41st comment
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7 III (584 comments in total)
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zeratulmrye: Just some additional info:

1) The weather sealing on A7RIII is actually better than A9 (just check your SD card slots it's very obvious). Well this is not new to Sony, the cheap but newer model always give the old flagship owners some bitter feeling. So I'm expecting A7III to have the same weather sealing as A7RIII (which is still...).

2) The scan speed of A7RIII for silent shooting can be twice faster in continuous mode compared to single shot mode (1/30 vs 1/15), so I suppose A7III has the same function, the scan speed in continuous mode should be 1/36. Actually A7III does have improved rolling shutter in 4K now, it's only 20ms, which is twice faster than A6500! This is verified results from the Chinese reviewer iRentals.com who owns the prototype. So it seems like A7III has become the best 4K model in Sony's lineup since it is essentially an A9 with SLOG/HDR.

So far, it's hard to find something to complain about this "Basic Model" except those vertical lines. Big win for Sony.

"The weather sealing on X Sony model is actually better than Y Sony model"

That's what they say with each generation of these cameras and still isn't close to the level these cameras are competing against.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7BG74w0gAw&t=2s

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 17:08 UTC
On article Sony a7 III sample gallery (555 comments in total)

Latest tech: check
Specs most users would want: check
Competitive price: check
Growing lens support: check
Produces usable photos: fail

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 08:54 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies

If I were in the market for a new FF DSLR, this would be a tempting camera body. But lens selection is very limited and there's no real third-party support so I'd probably opt for the D850 to get the most bang for my buck.

Too bad.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 13:15 UTC as 89th comment | 9 replies
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bluevellet: The biggest surprise about the EM1 mark II update is the real-time fisheye compensation feature. I own and love the Zuiko 8mm FEf/1.8 Pro but was starting to consider a non-fisheye ultra wide-angle. I guess I don't have to anymore. Too bad the feature is restricted to the EM1 markII.

The improved AF is good news too, but it all depends how improved it is in practice.

In any case, time to start shopping for an EM1 mark II.

Probably. But sometimes Olympus like to artificially withhold some features even if the hardware can handle it. I see no reason why focus stacking wasn't available for the EM5 and Pen F before, when the EM1 mark II had it.

Similarly, Pro Capture had what seemed like an arbitrary limitation before with the lenses you could use, now all m43 and 43 lenses can be used because... the G9 was released and has its own Pro Capture like feature with no such limitation? :)

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 14:08 UTC
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