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  1. Looks like it's even better with an STM lens! This video uses the 24-105 STM 24-105 STM
  2. I found it somewhat depressing that the person who posted the negative opinion that got the most "likes" on the latest dpreview article was promptly threatened with being banned by one of the staff, it was quite obvious his opinion was a popular one. Don't get me wrong he was commenting a lot but he wasn't being unpleasant or offensive to anyone, I would be incredibly surprised if someone got the same threat for being enthusiastic with positive comments.
  3. Didn't the Sony FS100 give better results with it's 24mbps avchd codec than the hacked GH2 with 150Mbps+ avchd codec? Just remember that bitrate alone isn't everything, even when comparing the same codec the implementation can be drastically different from one camera to the next. It's for that reason I find the whole "broadcast quality" thing dubious, bitrate alone doesn't guarantee quality. It's reminds me of the old dpi myth with still images.
  4. I can't speak for anyone else but I've never understood that personally, there were people camping outside the Apple store on Fifth Avenue 2 weeks in advance for the Iphone 6, if you can sleep rough for 2 weeks surely you're capable of having the patience to wait in your nice warm cosy bed for 24 hours after launch day and then you can just stroll on into the store and pick one up without even queuing? It reminds me of the guy who queued for hours to get GTA 5 and then someone stabbed him and stole it, I don't know what's worse, queuing for hours to get a game or wanting it badly enough to potentially murder someone!
  5. I'm sorry but too much of that review is dedicated to Apple snobbery for my tastes. I use both platforms and they both have their strengths and weaknesses, ios is smooth and user friendly but part of that is down to it's simplicity which makes it somewhat restrictive as well. Some people just seem incapable of enjoying different things and have to take sides. The comment about the android logo just came across as a needless schoolyard insult especially when the Android and Apple logos are so fundamentally similar in their purpose, the beauty of both is surely that you simply have to say what you see and you instantly have the company name. I feel they are both triumphs in logo design and have more similarities than differences. I also don't understand the bragging about imessages, it's locked to iOS so is incredibly restrictive by nature. Android users just tend to use one of the numerous multi platform apps and talk to everyone instead of being locked to users of the same operating system. If Android used something similar to imessages it would br rightly ridiculed for being a closed party with other OSes left off the guest list. As for specs, those tend to be incredibly important to iphone users when they are industry leading but the exact moment android devices exceed them then suddenly specs are no longer the important thing? I suppose it's like how big screens weren't important and even a source of mockery from some insecure Apple users until the 6 came out and suddenly those same people I saw in facebook insulting the large screens on Android devices were suddenly talking of how the larger screens on the 6 were "game changers" and that apple were "reinventing the phone again" it seems to me Apple users care a whole lot about specs when the specs are competitive or superior, it's only when they lag behind Android devices that a change of stance is taken. This particular phone may well be poor but I don't see how that justifies a review that takes the time to insult Android in general and go as far as complaining about the logo used by the operating system, I really can't see how that has any relevance. Unfortunately Apple users have a reputation for being insecure and acting as if threatened and needlessly biased as if choosing sides is necessary and this review has done little to alleviate that. I use both systems and enjoy the inherent strengths of both and perhaps that's why I've never indulged in bashing because I don't feel like I have to be loyal to one or the other.
  6. I can see what people mean about the footage looking unusual but I don't mind it all, it just reminds me of when I've taken long exposure photographs after sunset, it looks like the same thing but in motion. Perhaps it's just something people will need to get used to? It only looks "wrong" if you compare it to daylight footage, the nature of the light is very different after dark and we are unused to seeing it but that doesn't mean there's anything inherently "wrong" about the way it looks.
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