Fox328

Lives in Netherlands The Hague, Netherlands
Joined on Aug 4, 2007

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On article Into the wild: Olympus E-M1 Mark III sample gallery (159 comments in total)
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mpb002: I do see the appeal of Olympus M4/3 systems mainly due to their smaller size and great for traveling. I was considering M4/3. The lenses are said to be stellar. And the IBIS is second to none. However, as a FF user, who shoots often between say ISO 100 and 800, with clean results, and prints mainly in the 16x24 in range, it is difficult to consider a system like this. Not only Olympus, but all M4/3 systems if one makes larger prints at moderate ISOs. I think that the M4/3 probably do still have a niche that will continue as long as one does not shoot at higher ISOs and prints say to 12x18ā€ or 13x19ā€ max.

Even smaller FF mirrorless cameras are now becoming more available, albeit the lenses are still rather large. I guess it just comes down to oneā€™s preference and intended use. I am not bashing M4/3 or and other systems. Just my opinion.

Eyevan: how right you are! A week ago i printed an old picture taken with my Canon S45 four megapixel camera at the size A3 (42 * 29,7 cm) and guess what? It looks fine, even when watching it very closely. The dispersion of the ink masks the pixels. The picture was a portrait and i can even read the time of her small watch very clearly. So my conclusion is: you don't need the extra megapixels if you don't need to crop.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2020 at 07:56 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III sample gallery (124 comments in total)

I have to say this is a terrific location to build up a beautiful gallery if the camera is in the right hands. And here it definitely is. I love this gallery and the quality of the pictures. I don't know what some people are complaining about but i like the colours, the sharpness (look at the portraits), the DOF and the dynamic range (considering the pictures are taken in harsh light). I might even consider buying the camera. My compliments.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 14:01 UTC as 28th comment
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Alexis D: Thank you for trying so hard to get this new iPhone some glory before it's too late, by comparing it to another phone that is just about to be updated and also by ignoring the other lowlight champion the Huawei P30 Pro.

It's the way the conclusion is build up. First stating how formidable the iPhone is then stating some caveats but ending with "That shouldn't undermine Apple's effort here which, overall, is actually currently class-leading..". Stating one situation in which the iPhone is better than an, at this time, old version of a competitor gives an in my opinion to positive image of the improvement Apple has achieved.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2019 at 20:57 UTC
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Alexis D: Thank you for trying so hard to get this new iPhone some glory before it's too late, by comparing it to another phone that is just about to be updated and also by ignoring the other lowlight champion the Huawei P30 Pro.

I don't know where the bias comes from. But under most conditions the almost a year old Pixel 3 is the clear winner and in the conclusion suddenly the iPhone surpasses the Pixel 3? It would indeed be better to compare this years model with this years model or as they say Apples with Apples. :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2019 at 08:05 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony a7R IV sneak peek (121 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: another amazingly capable amazingly ugly camera from the mind of sony

[ orig the mind of minolta ]

that said i find it interesting that the pixel density as i calculated it is almost exactly
the same as the 26 mp on a fuji apsc

that is 26 mp spread across the sq mm of fuji apsc [368 / 26 = 14.153]

and 61 mp spread across the sqmm of sony FF [864 / 61 = 14.163]

m43 will get 33,1 mpx which is needed to capture 8K video just before the summer Olympics in 2020.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2019 at 11:16 UTC
On article [UPDATE] Fujifilm GFX 100 added to studio test scene (301 comments in total)
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Tobiman: The S1R seems to be sharpest?

@Tobiman, you could have been right if DPReview always showed the maximum performance of the camera in their overview. But that's not the case. Normally they show the camera in "Normal" mode as they did with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X which even has a handheld "Pixel-shift" mode which makes it even more useable. See: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympus-om-d-e-m1x-review/8 . So why deviate from this procedure now?

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2019 at 02:59 UTC
On article [UPDATE] Fujifilm GFX 100 added to studio test scene (301 comments in total)
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Tobiman: The S1R seems to be sharpest?

I agree about that. But don't we use the normal mode in most situations? So should the comparison not be between camera's in normal mode?

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2019 at 18:18 UTC
On article [UPDATE] Fujifilm GFX 100 added to studio test scene (301 comments in total)
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Tobiman: The S1R seems to be sharpest?

Only in high resolution setting not in normal setting. Even the Olympus OM-D E-M1X comes close with pixel shift.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2019 at 17:57 UTC
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In 2010 I took a shot from the same angle at 42mm (=84mm full frame equivalent) with the Olympus E-400. As expected the picture of the E-400 is more zoomed in, but when viewed at original size it is the other way around. Thanks to the 51,1 MP versus the 10 MP of the Olympus. Although the Kodak colour of the sensor in the Olympus is famous i think Fuji did a wonderful job with this Velvia film simulation profile.

Posted on May 23, 2019 at 18:20 UTC as 1st comment
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Fox328: I can not follow the reasoning. So in retrospect Olympus and Pentax were right and they should have been given a higher score, but because most cameras sold were from Nikon or Canon, they achieved the higher score. I am confused. When you do a review, you should appreciate what is better not what is most common.

In reply to dr jim: i haven't missed anything but if the result was close enough ... wouldn't the fact that all your lenses have stabilization make it preferable?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2018 at 19:57 UTC
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Fox328: I can not follow the reasoning. So in retrospect Olympus and Pentax were right and they should have been given a higher score, but because most cameras sold were from Nikon or Canon, they achieved the higher score. I am confused. When you do a review, you should appreciate what is better not what is most common.

Isn't that essentially the same. Because if most people buy a Nikon or Canon camera they will expect what Nikon or Canon has to offer.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2018 at 19:14 UTC
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Tom Frerichs: How soon before having a mirror becomes a "con?"

That's easy: when sales of the Canon EOS R and Nikon Z series are bigger than their DSLR-series.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2018 at 19:11 UTC

I can not follow the reasoning. So in retrospect Olympus and Pentax were right and they should have been given a higher score, but because most cameras sold were from Nikon or Canon, they achieved the higher score. I am confused. When you do a review, you should appreciate what is better not what is most common.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2018 at 18:55 UTC as 142nd comment | 6 replies
On article Sony a7 III Review (2198 comments in total)

How can a D750 earn more points while staying behind in picture quality and video quality, metering and focusing accuracy, low light and high iso performance, performance, connectivity and value? In practice it therefore will get better in focus and sharper pictures and better video even under low light conditions. I think that's where it's all about. The D-750 only get slightly more for building quality, ergonomics and handling and the view finder/screen. Should the Sony not get a higher rating?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 17:41 UTC as 258th comment | 6 replies

I still own one. It was a relatively cheap camera with a great design which feels quite solid. The Leica lens is great, the zoomrange is good enough in most cases. You don't have full control over aperture and speed but somehow the automatic mode and scene selection is doing a great job in most cases. After buying an Olympus DSLR it is collecting dust because i have more control over the result. I have never used the automatic mode of the Olympus because compared to the DMC-TZ1 it does a lousy job. Come to think of it: i think i'll pick this little fellow up and start using it again. Even in these days my smartphone (Moto G4 plus) is not having such a great zoom.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 23:36 UTC as 23rd comment

10 reasons why you should not care about the iphone-7
1. It's an Apple
2. You always pay to much for what you get
3. It's ios not android
4. It delivers new things android users already got
5. It has a camera with only 12 mp
6. It's most of the times broken if you drop it
7. We still don't know if the software blur works
8. It's almost the same as last years model
9. Apple is either a hype or a religion
10. You will not enjoy the more innovative brands at this moment
The above is only written because i don't see any sense why dpreview should place this advertorial. The only pro thing i could find was that it's possible to shoot in RAW. The rest don't make any sense, just like my 10 reasons.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 12:04 UTC as 137th comment | 10 replies
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Nick932: I have a Lumia 920. Too old for today. Has worked OK so far. It took 4 replacements until finally I got a good unit. I like the specs of the 950XL. By the way I love photography and this camera looks promising. I think it has also RAW capturing which is just great. I like also the live tiles. It is just great you do not have to do anything it is just there. Seemingly, It beats iPhone in usability. In many cases I thought that will be better than my wife's iPhone, especially to native apps like outlook, word, excel and internet browsing but this is not true. Also, when comes to apps it is a sorry device. I will review one before I buy my next phone. I seriously doubt it that will be the Lumia 950XL.

"In many cases I thought that will be better than my wife's iPhone, especially to native apps like outlook, word, excel and internet browsing but this is not true."

In what way is the iPhone better with native Windows apps?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 17:23 UTC

I think it's incredible how good smartphones are becoming. Windows phone is on top of my list because i like Windows and don't like the threats like Stagefright which are caused by a bad update-program of Android, even on my Moto G.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 12:46 UTC as 21st comment
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