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  1. J

    Canon Canon Powershot G1X Review

    A great review, Amin. Another compact capable of excellent results as shown by your thorough test results.
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    Sigma Announces DP1M (Merrill Compact) and DP2M with 15MPx3 sensor from SD1

    The SD-1 is still $6900 at B&H. I have fears that the price on this little camera is going to be well over $1000. Hope I'm wrong!
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    Ricoh GR Digital IV Review: A Field Report

    Thank you so much Ray! As soon as I can remember to bring my SD card in my car I'm going to listen to your interview. :) The images that accompany it are stellar - very inspiring work.
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    Ricoh GR Digital IV Review: A Field Report

    Ha! All I know is that I had more lines on my palm than I knew.
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    Ricoh GR Digital IV Review: A Field Report

    Thank you for your kind words! Not a good time of year for the type of outdoor pictures I usually take, so I had think outside of my own box a little on this one. :)
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    Ricoh GR Digital IV Review: A Field Report

    Introduction I really wanted to review the Ricoh GR Digital IV. Its predecessors have been beloved by street (and “stroll”) photographers, particularly for black and white shooting. It is small and “pocketable” (4.28 x 2.35 x 1.28") and built like a tank (magnesium body with a great rubbery...
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    Stroll Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

    Seen while strolling from my front door to my car yesterday.
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    Fuji X10 v. X100 v. GRD IV

    Hate to just jump in here but I only have time to say this - the manual focus on the X10 is notoriously horrible.
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    Fujifilm X10 Review: A Field Report

    Welcome back to the fold! :) And yes, I have bought lots of stuff from B&H over the years and I've never had a single problem dealing with them - they are great!
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    Fujifilm X10 Review: A Field Report

    Yeah, what they said. :) I haven't have the privilege of using an X100 so have no direct experience, though my impression is that what everyone else said is exactly right. The x100 has incredible image quality and this smaller sensor just can't keep up with that. But they are also right that...
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    Fujifilm X10 Review: A Field Report

    Thanks! I did not keep the DP2x. I was very tempted, and still am, but I think that having purchased the x10, it is less likely that I will get a DP. The Fuji will fill the same spot in my bag but is a much better low light performer. In the end, it is versatility of the x10 that put it over...
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    Fujifilm X10 Review: A Field Report

    I love the 25mm too. Just figure that the X10 will replace the spot it and and e420 fill in my arsenal. :)
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    Fujifilm X10 Review: A Field Report

    Lili - funny that you mention Oly and Ricoh. I plan to sell my e-420 and 25mm pancake to defray the cost of the X10, but that leaves me with an e-620 and 3 zoom lenses I intend to keep. Love that kit! And I'm thinking about getting a Ricoh to round it out for those times when I don't even...
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    Fujifilm X10 Review: A Field Report

    Thanks for the kind words. :) I really like the Pro Low Light mode too. And I will have to give the Pro Focus mode a try.
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    Fujifilm X10 Review: A Field Report

    An excellent point. My memory is slipping.
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    Fujifilm X10 Review: A Field Report

    I haven't really shot enough with the camera to develop much of a strategy for dynamic range. One of the reasons that I usually shoot RAW is that JPEG conversion typically throws out information in the the highlights and shadows first and I want some say on what stays and what goes. For the X10...
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    Fujifilm X10 Review: A Field Report

    Introduction Ah, the Fujifilm X10 - the much anticipated smaller sibling of the “surprisingly popular” Fujifilm X100. I put those words in quotes because I’m not sure exactly who was so surprised - the web sites I followed were anticipating its release with great excitement - but...
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    Sigma DP2x Review: A Field Report

    I have not used 40mm equivalent on an m4/3 camera, but I strongly suspect that serhan's response is accurate. The DP2x was faster at focusing that the DP2s, which supposedly was faster than the original, but the auto focus still lags most other cameras I have tried recently. It is a great...
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    Fuji Fuji X10 Sample Images

    Super macro mode, converted to BW in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.
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    Fuji Fuji X10 Sample Images

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    Fuji Fuji X10 Sample Images

    Very nice! Interest information about the EXR mode as well. I am a bit overwhelmed by all of the options with this camera.
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    Fuji Fuji X10 Sample Images

    This is straight L size. I've only had the camera a couple of days and haven't had much opportunity to test it yet. So far I have to say that I am really impressed with the build quality of the camera and that the sensor seems to be really good. The menu system is getting in my way some as I...
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    Fuji Fuji X10 Sample Images

    Don't forget that bridge from London we ended up snatching too. :)
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    Fuji Fuji X10 Sample Images

    I've had the camera for a couple of days now (a review copy from B&H for this very site), but it has mostly been rainy here and all of the fall leaves are pretty much gone. Still, here are a couple - the first a quick snap during a pit stop at a gas station (shot in "Velvia" simulation) and the...
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    Samsung Samsung NX200 quick review

    An interesting review of an interesting camera. The pictures look great!
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    Fuji F200EXR Renaissance!

    Oh yes, this is superb with really extraordinary tones throughout.
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    Micro 4/3 Post your Olympus 4/3 Images

    Shot earlier today with my e-420 and 25mm pancake lens.
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    The Ricoh GR Digital Camera: A Philosophy of Design

    An excellent essay on the philosophy behind this line of cameras and your personal approach. And illustrated with beautiful pictures that highlight your points wonderfully.
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    Micro 4/3 Post your Olympus 4/3 Images

    Ha, I love that one, Lili!
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    Micro 4/3 Post your Olympus 4/3 Images

    From my new (used) E-620 and the kit 14-42mm lens.
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    Feline Film Noir

    Great shots - love the bw tones.
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    Sigma DP2x Review: A Field Report

    I know what you mean. I had not really missed the SP2s (which I only had to review) until I shot this camera for a while. But the pictures from the Foveon sensor are really amazing, in my opinion. The DPs are cameras to which the photographer must adapt, rather than the other way around.
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    Sigma DP2x Review: A Field Report

    Thanks Bill!
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    Sigma DP2x Review: A Field Report

    Thanks! I especially tend to crop flower/botanical pictures square and as you probably know it is not easy to find pre-cut square mats and frames.
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    Sigma DP2x Review: A Field Report

    Red River Gorge is a great place for hiking and camping. Some links: http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/boone/districts/cumberland/redriver_gorge.shtml; http://www.flickr.com/groups/redrivergorge/; Red River Gorge - a set on Flickr
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    Sigma DP2x Review: A Field Report

    Thank you very much! Yes, a good amount of rain plus a wife who waters when it doesn't. :)
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    Sigma DP2x Review: A Field Report

    Amin is probably in a better position than I am to answer that question, and he has. :) The photos from both of the DP cameras I have used compare favorably to the ones from my Olympus E-420 (10Mp) and E-620 (12Mp) cameras. The Oly pics require a little more sharpening look as clear as the...
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    Sigma DP2x Review: A Field Report

    Introduction The Sigma DP2x represents a modest update to the previous DP2s, itself a modest update to the DP2. At 4.5 x 2.3 x 2.2 inches, it is a compact camera even though it sports an APS-C sized Foveon sensor. It’s exterior is a little plain, but it is metal-clad and well built...
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    Black & White, monotone and sepia

    A photo from on an overlook in Pikeville, KY (where they are proud that they moved a mountain, a road, a railroad and the river to make more room for the town to expand), taken with the Sigma DP2x.
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    Another one from the DP2x.
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    Thank you for the kind words. :smile: Sigma sent it to me (so I wish I had kinder things to say about the LCD screen they are still using in these cameras).
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    The inherent sharpness in the DP2s I previously shot, and in the DP2x I'm shooting now, is amazing. The Foveon sensor really can do amazing things at times.
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    Taken Tuesday evening with the DP2x.
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    Sigma Sigma DP Series Image Thread

    Just got in a DP2x (which I will be reviewing here). I haven't had a chance to really take it out yet, but shot this in my yard yesterday in between various home projects I was doing.
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    Micro 4/3 Post your Olympus 4/3 Images

    A lovely picture, Armanius. I shot some with the 25mm pancake yesterday - it is a fun lens to use.
  46. J

    Micro 4/3 Post your Olympus 4/3 Images

    All from my E-420. Thanks for understanding.
  47. J

    Olympus XZ-1 Review: A Field Report

    That is pretty much amazing!
  48. J

    Olympus XZ-1 Review: A Field Report

    That's interesting. I never tried the auto ISO. Which camera one prefers no doubt has much to do with the way they shoot, or want to shoot, or are used to shooting.
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    Olympus XZ-1 Review: A Field Report

    Here is a picture of a brick wall at the wide end (6mm) evidencing barrel distortion:
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