KameraFever

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A camera and it's system is more than the sum of it's parts. Personally, I have the most fun shooting on my Panasonic CSC cameras. I acknowledge that my larger format systems give better output, but I don't care. I want to get the image and have fun doing it. ThG9 looks like it will be phenomenal from that standpoint. As far as price, it's steep. I may not get it as my current cameras work just fine. But that doesn't take away from it. There are still other great lower priced options. Any photographer worth his/her her salt wouldn't waste their time complaining about this camera, but would be open minded to the differences and value it offers.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 13:11 UTC as 142nd comment
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Earlybird29: The bodies of the Olympus and Panasonic “pro” cameras are now so big together with their pro lenses that I’ve finally decided to ditch my Olympus EM1 MK II and pre-order the new Sony A7R III to get the FF advantage of much higher image quality. After spending the last 5 years with M4/3 and being constantly disappointed with the IQ even from their pro lenses I’m done with it. I also have the FF Leica Q and the different in IQ between M4/3 and FF is like night and day. My gear is going up on eBay and I won’t have any regrets. Sorry folks.

This is just silly. Is this a tactic competitors are now using to scare consumers to there own products? Proxy wars on DPReview comment sections.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 10:40 UTC

I have the Pixel 2 XL. It's a good looking screen. Honestly, a lot of this is blown out of proportion. I don't find a lot of the complaints here bothersome in real world use. It's fast, has a great camera, and user experience that I enjoy. Your mileage may vary depending on your personality.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 16:18 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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upptick: I like my Panny and have invested a fair amount in nice lenses. I'm willing to pay $500-600 for a new body or lens because I think it's a good value. If I'm going to pay over a $1000 for a new body or lens -- particularly on a LARGE lens -- I"m going to spend it on a larger format system with better IQ.

For my personal choice and sensibilities, I agree.These lenses do look great, though. But to each their own.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 02:07 UTC

Sigma looks to be filling the void of quality APS-C designed primes for Sony E-Mount.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 12:04 UTC as 8th comment

Meh. It's google and their reputation is on the line. I'm sure they'll do good by those customers that are affected. The cost that it will take to replace those screens with with screens that aren't defective will be chump change to them. Still it will be annoying. My cursed PIxel 2 XL should be coming in a few days. But I'm not too worried for the reasons stated above.

On the hardware end, it seems like Google just get last dibs on available tech for mobile manufacturing. They certainly compensate some with their software prowess, but they need to spend much more time securing the proper hardware technologies that support a clear design vision.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 22:46 UTC as 10th comment

Mine is shipping. Crossing my fingers now.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 03:47 UTC as 31st comment
On article Google Pixel 2 sample gallery (140 comments in total)

It's a damn camera phone, so of-course it can't compare to canon and nikon or grey poupon sensibilities. But for what it does, it does well, even with it's shortcomings. Target consumers will be happy.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 10:58 UTC as 9th comment
On article Nine things you should know about the Google Pixel 2 (114 comments in total)
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KameraFever: An enormous benefit to the Pixel Phones thus far is that they allow unlimited cloud storage for full rez photos and videos. I hated my old iphone for telling me my cloud storage was full and to upgrade for more storage. It's seems on par with the best phones out there with some things it does the best and has some drawbacks. But the free cloud storage is what pushes me toward the Pixel 2.

The unlimited version you are referring to reduces the image size. I'm not sure to what exact size, though.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 21:08 UTC

Still seems like a pretty good deal to get 2 years of unlimited cloud storage for photos and videos. It's vague if this perk will end in 2020 for all Pixel Phones present and future or will each new model Pixel Phone come with 2 years of unlimited Photos and Videos storage. The later would make sense if they want to continue to gain market share.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 17:11 UTC as 9th comment
On article Nine things you should know about the Google Pixel 2 (114 comments in total)
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OneGuy: I wish DPR would once again explain the math/physics behind taking many images and combining them. You not only reduce noise but enhance signal as well. We did this on FLIRs many decades ago but not once did I hear about it from the Japanese cam makers. I guess they liked having the market to themselves. Go PiXL2.

This is pretty good: https://youtu.be/PIbeiddq_CQ

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 01:54 UTC
On article Nine things you should know about the Google Pixel 2 (114 comments in total)
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KameraFever: An enormous benefit to the Pixel Phones thus far is that they allow unlimited cloud storage for full rez photos and videos. I hated my old iphone for telling me my cloud storage was full and to upgrade for more storage. It's seems on par with the best phones out there with some things it does the best and has some drawbacks. But the free cloud storage is what pushes me toward the Pixel 2.

That's bummer, nothing lasts forever, but two years of free photos and videos should cover most of the life ND the phone.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 01:43 UTC
On article Nine things you should know about the Google Pixel 2 (114 comments in total)

An enormous benefit to the Pixel Phones thus far is that they allow unlimited cloud storage for full rez photos and videos. I hated my old iphone for telling me my cloud storage was full and to upgrade for more storage. It's seems on par with the best phones out there with some things it does the best and has some drawbacks. But the free cloud storage is what pushes me toward the Pixel 2.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 16:40 UTC as 4th comment | 5 replies

Checks enough boxes for me.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 11:37 UTC as 48th comment
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (180 comments in total)

It's hard to find another m43 lens that's this small and offer this kind of optical quality. It's sharp across all apertures, and the color transmission and contrast seem to best all other m43 lenses that I own. I just wish it were weather sealed.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 23:46 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (165 comments in total)

Looks like a compelling choice for m43 users who want a superwide that can take filters.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 11:16 UTC as 19th comment

Can she even be identified from the image? Hardly.
Did Chipolte profit off her likeness? Realistically no, another person or manikin could have taken her place with the same effect.
Should Chiplolte still have used the photo without her consent, probably not. In fact, it's probably now worse that they asked her for consent. I'm not sure how the law would apply if a person is not recognizable or identifiable.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 21:46 UTC as 31st comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

I started with a Minolta x700. I thought I was a baller when I moved on to the Canon Elan IIe.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 16:50 UTC as 471st comment

I have to laugh. Is this even legal? What about the patents that canon holds with this lens?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 20:39 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
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grcolts: I agree the price seems high for m4/3rds, especially when one could purchase the new full-frame Pentax K1 for around $1800. I imagine the new Panasonic GH5 will be at least that price or higher.

The price does seem high. Though I probably wouldn't buy the GH5 either, at least the GH series seems to be a good value for what it's intended purpose is. I bet the GH5's video capability and operation will smoke anything in it's price range.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 14:37 UTC
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