Dougbm_2

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Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 05:37 UTC as 107th comment
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TheDman: Isn't everyone done with the spinning steel wool yet?

Blame Canon not Sony or DPR

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 10:20 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (693 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Viewing the images they appear to have a very fine 'sandy' grain which is new for Foveon.
I don't see any advantage over a higher end bayer camera eg a D810 that is so much more versatile.
Was the SD1 the last true Foveon?

@obsolescence: Of course they shot Raw but XF3 not DNG.
Any DSLR (and many compacts etc) EXCEPT Sigmas previous cameras has a white balance setting for RAW or jpeg. Except a pinhole camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 09:20 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (693 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Viewing the images they appear to have a very fine 'sandy' grain which is new for Foveon.
I don't see any advantage over a higher end bayer camera eg a D810 that is so much more versatile.
Was the SD1 the last true Foveon?

Baumgratner: I downloaded the DNG of the red mustang and boy what a sandy grained and posterised image with terrible colour tone transitions on the car. Is this the best from Quattro? I wish they had also shot some XF3.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 06:47 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (693 comments in total)
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worldcup1982: Very fair review, thanks...

Scottelly. But I suspect 90% of people (me included) would choose DNG. Anything to avoid SPP.

Slow Painful Processing

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 06:36 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (693 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Viewing the images they appear to have a very fine 'sandy' grain which is new for Foveon.
I don't see any advantage over a higher end bayer camera eg a D810 that is so much more versatile.
Was the SD1 the last true Foveon?

As a pro Photographer I am very sensitive to image qualitiy. I have had an SD14 and an SD1 both of which had that lovely high acuity detail and saturated colour. Occasionally the colour was weird and shadows blotchy. The main limitation was not being able to choose colour temperature (white balance). At least with DNG files you will be able do that. I am doubtful about the IQ of the Quattro from what I have seen so far.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 06:33 UTC
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (693 comments in total)

Viewing the images they appear to have a very fine 'sandy' grain which is new for Foveon.
I don't see any advantage over a higher end bayer camera eg a D810 that is so much more versatile.
Was the SD1 the last true Foveon?

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 23:38 UTC as 35th comment | 11 replies
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (693 comments in total)

No mention if the viewfinder's placement to the center right is comfortable - especially for left eye shooters.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 23:36 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (356 comments in total)
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vanselm66: New owners seem very happy. Some of them have written very detailed explanations about their first impresions.
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-ZS100K-Digital-Megapixel-25-250mm/product-reviews/B010NU5AX8/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_btm?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=recent

Really a I think there's something weird with the Studio scene samples quality compared with other samples you can find elsewhere.

Quite a few complaints about durability or reliability on Amazon

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 02:00 UTC
On article Power Zoom: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100/TZ100 Review (356 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Tilt LCD is very useful for high, low angle, and selfie. I do not know why Panasonic DMC-ZS100/TZ100 has NO Tilt LCD.

Poor usability. Oh this thing has no NFC too.

I vote for tilt LCD.
So useful shooting over crowds or up to trees, buildings etc.
The way it is on the Fuji XT2 is brilliant rather than only for landscape orientation or the awkward side hinge.
Rather tilt than touch screen in fact.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 01:54 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review (504 comments in total)
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munro harrap: "the near-legendary R1", which I still sometimes use, has an APS-C sized sensor-almost, but it has other great advantages over this RX10 thingy. The RX10 thingy, and the new Panasonic, cannot zoom or focus except very slowly using a battery-draining electronic motor (that is not part of the battery life figurs I reckon). With the R1 it zooms as fast as you can move the zoom ring. Focus is also reliant on a motor (by wire), but the auto-focus is as fast as a DSLR, and accurate.

These motor-driven RX10 zooms are of NO practical use, as you are always left waiting for the zoom to catch up to the point you have zoomed to-both inaccurate and slow.

A camera not designed by a photographer? You bet!!

douglas kerr.; you are think of https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-cybershot-dsc-rx1. He means https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-cybershot-dsc-rx1

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 21:25 UTC
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Toni Salmonelli: I would really be tempted to buy one, if Sigma would release a canon EF-Mount version. I am wondering why that has'nt yet. There are so much EF lenses out there (same goes for Nikon) and Sigma knows the AF routines as third party lens supplier. I think Sigma could make more money that way, than hoping people are making the switch to the SD mount are solely relying on existing SD mount users. But that's just a guess.

Sigma's final CP+ announcement was the Mount Converter MC-11, which lets you attach Sigma's most recent lenses (in either Canon or Sigma mount) on full-frame or APS-C Sony E-mount bodies. The MC-11 adapter claims to support phase detection AF with adapted lenses, and enables the use of both camera and lens stabilization when present.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 06:15 UTC
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Toni Salmonelli: @dpreview team: Did I miss something or is there still now review of this camera?

Please speed camera reviews and keep up the great work!

Steady on Toni. It is not yet released.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 06:13 UTC
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unbelievable: Sigma Quattro: Great cameras, great lenses, great images let buy one...

Oh wait: there is the notorious Sigma Photo Pro Software barrier, specially designed by Sigma Engineers to prevent people from actually enjoying/using their beautiful equipment

(Maybe one day, they'll get it)

This is true but their jpgs are better and better. If they could find a way to seriously power up their software. Mind you Irident Developer does a reasonable job at processing RAW XF3 files and is quite a lot faster (especially at the editing phase where the SIgma software is glacial).

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 06:12 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)
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zakaria: A camera that uses a multi mount lenses. It would be a game changer.

Sony A7II

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 02:15 UTC

so half the reach of a P900 but way brighter so maybe offer $2000? Touch big and heavy for carry around though.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 07:59 UTC as 42nd comment

FFS!

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 07:56 UTC as 9th comment
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)

Ball is in Nikons court

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 04:21 UTC as 115th comment
On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)
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noflashplease: I really don't see a point to this crop circle lens, when the 85mm F/1.4 ART is on the way. Sorry, but the days of APS-C are coming to a close.

Not when you have just bought a very well priced SD1 off ebay. : )

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 08:41 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (502 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: Okay, a camera with a quality control problem that produces indistinguishable images from other cameras "destroys" said other cameras. Not DPR's finest headline moment.

Yes. Sensationalist headline.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 09:08 UTC
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