Cheezr

Cheezr

Lives in United States Palm Beach County, FL, United States
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On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (324 comments in total)

Nice, looks like an XP2 but with a fixed lens and a slightly lower price.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 05:47 UTC as 84th comment
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eno2: I wander why didn't they announce this bad news earlier instead of giving the thieves almost half a year to freely use the data they've stolen...

You can't think of any reason why they might have kept quite?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 19:51 UTC

Sadly there is no penalty for poor security therefore security at most major companies is an expense, and all well run companies work to minimize their expenses.

If companies were held responsible for their sloppy security things might be different.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 19:51 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1295 comments in total)
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Cheezr: Just to be fair and factual, the MSRP of the EM1M2 is the same as the Nikon D500 at $1999 and Nikon is currently having a $200 off sale which in theory ends 11/26 but which in all likelihood will run out at the end of the year.

there is a $200 rebate which will end and technically the MSRP is still $1999

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 20:40 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1295 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: The pics don't look good even at low ISO. Why? I see Robin Wong's pictures with the detail, lack of noise & dr & there is no comparison. His low & high ISO look better than other pictures from cameras with larger sensors.

Here's why: Adobe RAW should not be used at all in these tests (last resort). The manufacturers software should be used. It's amazing how much better the files look when processed with Viewer3. The noise and overall image looks better than with ACR. I didn't think the difference would be so visible. The recommendations by people on the forums to try other RAW Converters are completely sound.
ACR would be fine if it treated them all the same, but it doesn't. I downloaded the Nikon D500 RAW and the Oly Mk2. The mfg probably knows better than Adobe how they intend their images to look.

Along with removing ACR since it has problems, the lens should be changed. The 45 on this camera is not sharp or not in focus. The only place it looks in focus is up at the top center.

ACR is a lowest common denominator product, they will not optimize for any one manufacturer so I agree with you there are better options. Personally with Oly I use DxO and the results are excellent.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 05:31 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1295 comments in total)

Just to be fair and factual, the MSRP of the EM1M2 is the same as the Nikon D500 at $1999 and Nikon is currently having a $200 off sale which in theory ends 11/26 but which in all likelihood will run out at the end of the year.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 05:30 UTC as 160th comment | 3 replies
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razadaz: If photographers had been as derogative as some of the posters here over resolution and grain size when Oskar Barnack developed his 35mm camera, we would probably never have heard of Leica cameras, or Nikon or Canon 35mm. I can imagine the comments now about how the image quality was a joke compared to their Speed Graphic sheet film camera.

Actually I was reading a copy of an early 20th Century Photo magazine and it was deja-vu. I think it was a freebie at friedman archives, in any case much posturing and whining.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 03:05 UTC
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Light Bender: From the chatter that I've seen, there's a lot of "For that price, I can get a XXX full frame" or "I can get XXX camera for cheaper"

From what I can see, this camera's built for speed. Everything about it is optimized for speed. A lot of the full frames at the 2K pricepoint do not have the speed that this camera is capable of, as well as other things.

Just looking through the specs:
10fps with mechanical shutter with AF - you're looking at a 148 frame RAW buffer...
15fps with fixed AF - you're looking at an 84 frame buffer
18fps with electronic shutter with C-AF - you're looking at 77 RAWs
Those are some pretty serious buffers in place. I also noticed that there's no current mirrorless camera that uses cross type sensors apart from the E-M1 II. The A6000 had then but then sony for some reason stopped doing it. So that's got to help somewhere as well.

If we use the same logic as other people here, should we also be saying that the 1DX II and the D5 overpriced?

The 1DXii and the D5 are overpriced! There I said it.
The EM1ii is priced to match the D500 and I expect to match its performance, of course we will have to wait for more reviews..
Sadly, I will wait for an open box or used one..

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 06:50 UTC
On photo Rainbows over Manalapan in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
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Parasin: Awesome shot; too bad for the cuts on top & right side.
Sometimes even wide angle isn't enough.

Someday I will get the 10-24mm but yeah 16mm just wasn't wide enough.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 23:05 UTC
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TheWhiteDog: Despite the SONY a6500 introduced today, this is still the camera I desire despite the maddening exclusion of a tilt screen. This and the 16mm f1.4 lens and I'd be deliriously happy.

Well, the app is just one more thing to get working and there goes the spontaneity (which is a hell of a word to spell).
It just would have been so easy to make the XP2 perfect (with tilt/touch screen)!
In any case it is still more than good enough.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 04:48 UTC
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TheWhiteDog: Despite the SONY a6500 introduced today, this is still the camera I desire despite the maddening exclusion of a tilt screen. This and the 16mm f1.4 lens and I'd be deliriously happy.

I got one and really do miss the tilt screen for macros and such!

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 03:05 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (699 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 132nd 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 77th comment | 3 replies
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (699 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 201st comment | 5 replies
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 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 (2092 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 178th comment | 3 replies
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