Cheezr

Cheezr

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On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (353 comments in total)
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Cheezr: Interesting that the Chinese think there is money to be made in the stand alone camera business. Especially after Samsung threw in the towel.

I get that but Samsung could have done that too (Korean's are Asian), they had similar models that were well reviewed. They decided there wasn't enough money in the market and pulled out. Just curious to me, that's all. With the rapid advance of smartphone photography, I really wonder if there is a market for low end cameras anymore.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:59 UTC
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justmeMN: "With the new flagship OM-D will exceed the APS-C camera in overall value." -Press Release

If this camera is such a great value, why don't they mention the price?

I am guessing "significantly under $2000"... maybe $1999.99 ?

Especially since the Yen has gone from $1=Y124 to $1=Y100 just this year, this camera ain't going to be cheap, just saying.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:51 UTC

The company says dynamic range is improved, with noise performance improved by 1EV (though we're somewhat sceptical about this).

That comment is unworthy of you Richard. I have seen no snarky staff comments on any other Mfgrs announcement articles. Sad.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:36 UTC as 123rd comment | 7 replies
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Cheezr: Kidney already gone, will have to part with a lung and probably 1/2 the liver, damn!

I wonder if there is a market for used testicles? I won't be needing mine anymore..

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:26 UTC
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starwolfy: Under 10K. Now totally laughing at the face of all these guys that were pretending Fuji may introduced a MF camera that was going to totally cut the Leica and Hasselblad prices :p

Don't be so cynical.

Fujifilm says its target price for the GFX 50S with 63mm standard prime will be 'well under $10,000.'

I am guessing $9,999.99 ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:25 UTC

Kidney already gone, will have to part with a lung and probably 1/2 the liver, damn!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:13 UTC as 74th comment | 3 replies
On article YI M1 Mirrorless ILC First Impressions Review (353 comments in total)

Interesting that the Chinese think there is money to be made in the stand alone camera business. Especially after Samsung threw in the towel.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:04 UTC as 91st comment | 6 replies
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (548 comments in total)
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maxnimo: I might actually consider this camera if Canon had an equivalent zoom lens that is as good as a Fujinon.

That new 70-300mm EF looks mighty tempting on the M5..

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 21:08 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1915 comments in total)

Excellent and timely review, good job DPReviewers!

One niggle: "Optimization of AF settings takes practice and experience" , is this not a truism for any device? I just assume this for any of the cameras that you review.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 20:28 UTC as 129th comment | 3 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1915 comments in total)
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TonyMaro: I'm coming at this from a different angle. I lost my 5D III when my home was destroyed in the WV floods. I had returned early from vacation due to car problems and my gear was still in a Tamrac bag instead of my Pelican case, so it was all submerged for about 8 hours or more. The mud from the waste treatment plant upstream... yeah, the mud. It's everywhere. You can see it inside the middle of the 70-200L.

Anyway, since I'm hoping to be able to replace my gear soon, I love the upgrades in general (although I care less about video.) And my other lenses and flashes that were in their Pelican case will still work for me. If I hadn't lost my mark III I'd never have considered the upgrade - there's just not enough to it. Since I have to buy a new body anyway sooner or later, I'm excited for it.

If you want to read a bit about the floods, check my post here: https://www.ossramblings.com/My-Personal-Status

"there's just not enough to it", well of course this has been the camera mfgrs big problem for several years now.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 20:21 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1915 comments in total)
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Ouchy: Around six years ago I found myself with enough spare cash to buy a EOS 5 mkII and 24-105L lens kit for £1900.

6 years later, with a better job, but more responsibilities, I have a similar amount of cash to spend on a camera - I find that two iterations later the camera now costs two and a half times the price. Does it run on a fusion core or something?!..

@Mike Oo sad but true, I think you are correct and faster than we all will like.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 20:19 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E2S: What you need to know (86 comments in total)
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marike6: My opinion is that no award for the Fujifilm X-E2S after the X-E1 received a Gold award makes almost no sense. The fact that the X-E2S is using a proven 16 mp sensor is hardly a reason for no award at all. This is especially true considering that Fujifilm reduced the price of the X-E2S by $300 vs the release price of the X-E1. And it is also a consideration that many of the existing APS-C lenses from almost all manufacturers seem to struggle on the newest crop of 24 mp sensors (Sony E-mount anyone?). 16mp is a great sweet spot for resolution and file management. On DPR, there are only two scenarios where a camera doesn't get ANY award at all: either the camera performed great but oddly the reviewer didn't like the camera (i.e. Nikon V1, Nikon Df, and arguably the Pentax K-01), or the camera just didn't perform well. I cannot think of a time when the update of a Gold Award camera received no award at all. It's time to dump the awards or add a Bronze award, the XE series is great.

Maybe only new models, not small updates, could be given awards?
Just a thought.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 23:08 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E2S: What you need to know (86 comments in total)
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Dave Oddie: The overall tenet of this article is undermined by the actual price of the camera.

It comes across as although the XE2S is using some slightly out of date technology mainly the sensor and video it represents somewhat of a bargain.

If you buy it with a 27mm pancake and you are talking £768 total in the UK.

A Panasonic GX8 which has IBIS with 20mm F1.7 pancake , 4K video and 20mp is only £30 more expensive for example.

An Oly ELP-7 with 17mm F2.8 pancake AND the optional EVF accessory is £155 cheaper.

If the Fuji combination was priced as the Oly one, then I think the article would have more of a point.

Are the X-E2's no longer available? That kit was selling recently for $699 incl. 18-55mm kit.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 23:06 UTC
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Max Elmar: If you are an iPhone user think three times before buying this camera because of its wireless Snapbridge capabilities. As of today, 08/17 - the Snapbridge app is still not available for iOS devices. So no wireless for you. https://www.dpreview.com/news/2150261239/d500-owner-formally-accuses-nikon-of-false-advertising
Nikon promises the app will be "available in August" ... so there is still time. Thom Hogan mentioned that he thinks the Snapbridge app may be fundamentally incompatible with iOS because of the way iOS locks down bluetooth control of the phone for security reasons. I'm pretty sure Apple won't change their minds about this to suit Nikon... Maybe you can use the WM-AU1a/1b dongle with the old WMU app?

I hope that they are smart enough to hire people who can. I honestly believe that snapbridge functionality could be a killer app for stand alone cameras. If done right (emphasis on the 'if').

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 23:02 UTC
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Max Elmar: If you are an iPhone user think three times before buying this camera because of its wireless Snapbridge capabilities. As of today, 08/17 - the Snapbridge app is still not available for iOS devices. So no wireless for you. https://www.dpreview.com/news/2150261239/d500-owner-formally-accuses-nikon-of-false-advertising
Nikon promises the app will be "available in August" ... so there is still time. Thom Hogan mentioned that he thinks the Snapbridge app may be fundamentally incompatible with iOS because of the way iOS locks down bluetooth control of the phone for security reasons. I'm pretty sure Apple won't change their minds about this to suit Nikon... Maybe you can use the WM-AU1a/1b dongle with the old WMU app?

Pretty sure Apple will not be the villain here, various "smart" devices already use their BT4 interfaces sucessfully. Software development just isn't a Nikon strength (or any of the camera makers for that matter).

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 18:01 UTC
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Nobby2016: boring.... in that class of cameras i rather buy a mirrorless.

entry level DSLR´s are done. some amercians may still want a entry level DSLR.
but then some even want the DONALD to be their president.

but for such cheap entry level APS-C stuff mirrorless is the better choice.

Scary times!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 17:58 UTC
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (100 comments in total)

You guys (DPR) really made my day! Still chuckling quietly to myself.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 20:41 UTC as 19th comment
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SidePod: I really enjoyed that one! great work!

How do you change the speed?

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (103 comments in total)
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brownie314: This is effin fantastic. And I was just about to sell my eos-m. This could be my favorite lens of all time.

I own this lens for my M3 and I assure you that there is less there than meets the eye (of DPR). The LED's do seem to help focus in Super Macro mode but otherwise do not seem to have any effect, esp. on exposure which is sad.
The filter/led cover is clumsy and I at least have not ever gotten a sharp shot in the SM mode handheld, regardless of the IS. It is a typical Canon 2 steps forward 1 step backwards product, IMO.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 23:36 UTC
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akjos: I have thought about getting Flickr for long time now. The ONLY thing that kept me from it was the stupid yahoo. Maybe now I can actually get one :)

This is not a good thing. Verizon is a harsh mistress.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 01:21 UTC
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