Jonathan F/2

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I much prefer DXO Film Pack for customized looks. I find VSCO just too over processed for my taste. I like DXO Film Pack, because it allows you to tweak photos with some of the processing advantages of Capture One, but without having to learn Capture One! Works great for people who have an ACR or LR workflow that eventually output to social media.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 15:07 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 sample gallery (214 comments in total)

To be honest, I think the Chinese manufacturers are releasing far more interesting lenses across various mounts and for reasonable prices.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 17:59 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with new Tamron 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (79 comments in total)

Hmm, I wonder which to get between this, the Sigma 100-400 and the Nikon 70-300mm FX AF-P VR?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 20:50 UTC as 14th comment | 7 replies
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PanchoVilla: Why do all these boring startups conceived in the basement of some WeWorks office use the same website template that every other boring startup uses?

Yeah let's see your website!

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 17:14 UTC

Looks like an accident in the making!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 18:58 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2675 comments in total)

Camera. Of. The. Year! Congratulations Pentax for putting Sony, Canon and Nikon on their toes! Bravo! This makes the new Hasselblad look like old news!

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 20:08 UTC as 397th comment | 1 reply
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gsergei: A thumb down for this lens at $1300us. Guessing it will cost @1700cad. I will continue using my Oly 12/2 and FT 11-22/2.8-3.5 on the EM-1. Panasonic people keep shooting themselves in the wallet by providing an aperture ring incompatible with the Olympus bodies. No, thanks.

Panasonic shot themselves in the foot with their aperture ring. Why would any Olympus owner want to buy a lens with a useless vestige?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 18:12 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

What slow lenses! Micro Four Third prime lenses are faster, smaller and cheaper! F/3.5 and F/3.2 is still F/3.5 and F/3.2!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:30 UTC as 118th comment | 7 replies

That lens looks huge. I'll stick to my Nikon 1 system. Smaller sensor, smaller lenses!

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 15:48 UTC as 86th comment | 4 replies

Panasonic should of made it a 10mm 1.4. Even though it's a 24mm equivalent, the 4:3 ratio cuts the sides off so it's not really as wide. 10mm would of been better and would of justified the price better. I'm also guessing they tacked on an additional $400 for the Leica tax!

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 05:47 UTC as 132nd comment | 3 replies
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Jonathan F/2: How the heck does the A7R II wins this round? It doesn't even have dual card slots. Lenses cost an arm and a leg and battery power sucks compared to a traditional DSLR. I don't think DPReview thinks about the practical aspects of what a semi-pro body should be capable of.

Ha, "most well rounded camera available" is certainly stretching it! I own Sony FF bodies and they are nowhere near being well-rounded. At best they're good secondary bodies, but not mature enough to be relied on as your only camera system. DPReview is smoking some good stuff in legalized Washington state!

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 22:06 UTC

Sony Play Apps are garbage. They're half-baked, self-contain apps that don't integrate with the main interface of the camera. Do these people at Sony even use cameras or do they just like going over spec sheets all day?

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 19:25 UTC as 8th comment | 7 replies

How the heck does the A7R II wins this round? It doesn't even have dual card slots. Lenses cost an arm and a leg and battery power sucks compared to a traditional DSLR. I don't think DPReview thinks about the practical aspects of what a semi-pro body should be capable of.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 18:17 UTC as 201st comment | 9 replies
On article mini Plaster Hand is a camera mount on a belt (44 comments in total)

I thought it was a wearable belt as well? I'd prefer to use it to hold up my pants and camera!

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 16:49 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Mosh pits and sunsets: Shooting with the Panasonic GX85 (141 comments in total)

After trying the A6300, I'd rather just get that over the GX85. The focus tracking is pretty awesome and I'm not a Sony fanboy at all.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 03:15 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)
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Michael Oersigh: Nice review, but it seems to me that the D500 is a better allrounder at almost the same level of the D5, with the exception of build quality and better battery build. As for IQ, the D5 easily beats the D500 in action sistuations, but I rather go with D500 than the 810 or 750 or 7200, because it's half a dozen of one or the other and none of them are perfect and the D500 has added abilities that overcome it's one IQ flaw.

I consider the D750 the better all-arounder in terms of price and performance. Saying that, it goes to show just how much better this round of Nikon bodies are than the last generation! Selection for everyone!

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 16:36 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)
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johnschafer: I'm sorry, but I'm at the point where I'm done with DPR's very obvious Nikon bias. I really don't want to start a negative rant here. But come on, honestly, I must protest. DPR admits in a separate article of the D5's lowest base ISO dynamic range of any current FF Nikon DSLR. Further, look at FStoppers review of the D5. It is very clear to see the D5 hits its useful limit at ISO25600. Here at DPR if this was a Canon-equivalent pro DSLR, it would be demoted to Silver award. Further, DPR hasn't reviewed a Canon 1D-series in 6 years. Nikon D5 is a Silver award, nothing more.

You sound like a jealous child! lol

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)

Camera. Of. The. Year. Done.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 16:11 UTC as 87th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1139 comments in total)
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Michael Keeney: Thanks for the review. I agree with the gold award and am an owner of both a D500 and D750.

I find it quite astonishing and am left in disbelief that the review kept hitting on the D500's image quality as "the best in it's class" but not drastically improved over the D7200. I could not disagree more. I've never owned the D7200 but have rented it and still possess RAW files from having shot with it. I must say that the D500 is leaps and bounds improved over the D7200 in high ISO performance. In fact, it's VERY close to the D750. It's color saturation is the best I've ever seen out of any DSLR, and I've owned plenty through the years.

D750. The FF OOF areas will be smoother. It also seems that Nikon has applied the same image processing to both cameras, so both should create equally pleasing jpegs.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 17:12 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1139 comments in total)

Camera of the year for sure. Poor Sony still doesn't know what they're doing with the E mount. Nikon shows everyone how it's done in the camera business!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 00:03 UTC as 152nd comment | 9 replies
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