HowaboutRAW

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Nexus49: Is this really necessary? Does it do anything of any importance?

Why bother to read anything about digital cameras then?

Just get one you like, that manages to capture decently half of what you want to shoot, and shoot away. (Of course if you want to capture that other half you may be interested in reading up on digital cameras in gearhead publications.)

DPR and iFixit are gearhead websites (so are Imaging Resource and MyFixit. Popular Photography is a gearhead print magazine, unfortunately they don't post shooting samples for download on the website.

It matters how hard, or easy, it is to open and repair/replace parts. Because of a faulty cooling unit, I had to have my engineering laptop's guts replaced, it was easy to do under warranty. And swapping C drives is real easy, meaning I can have back up clones, and try things like Windows 10, and Ubuntu on different C drives.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 01:52 UTC
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Bluebeetle: What's the point here? The average person can't change a light bulb.

Why not go the the iFixit website and look at the teardowns they post.

It's real useful to know how easy it is to change the battery on the latest iPhone. It's helpful to know that the latest MacBook Pros have batteries that are glued in.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 00:01 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: That's odd, Pentax K-1 PEFs already convert in Adobe DNG Converter 9.5.0, which released more than a month ago.

Nope, I was wrong.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 11:03 UTC
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steelhead3: The subscription service has made Adobe irrelevant.

huh?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 01:43 UTC

That's odd, Pentax K-1 PEFs already convert in Adobe DNG Converter 9.5.0, which released more than a month ago.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 00:53 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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BJN: Retro for pseudo-luddite elitists who don't really have the conviction to shoot film.

fatd:

My Minolta SR-1 doesn't have a meter built-in.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 20:43 UTC
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princecody: When is the Leica without a lens coming out? I'll Pay double ☺️

ps: Leica Free T-shirt hopefully included πŸ˜‰

EH:

Look up false equivalence.

And film, like a sensor, records data. Paint not so much--it has to be applied.

Colour in 16th century paintings can be amazing.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 20:42 UTC
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AndersSJ: What is the footprint? No LCD should make a more narrow body.

Or the same size, thickness, body with better hear dispersion from the sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 19:44 UTC
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Marty4650: The ultimate retro camera for hipsters!

It could be even more retro if a fake film wind lever was added as a thumb rest, around the shutter button.

I'd buy one but I just don't look that good in skinny jeans.

The Epson R-D1 has a real film advance lever for resetting the shutter. It makes it much quieter than say the Leica M8, or M9.

But the Epson has a rear screen.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 19:30 UTC
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D200_4me: Sorry, but that dial on the back of the camera looks really odd and out of place.

It's a decades old method of reminding the photographer what ASA film s/he had loaded.

Pretty sure my Minolta SR-1 has it. Various Leica film bodies had it.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 19:19 UTC
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balios: ISO, aperture, *AND* shutter controls? Too distracting. I want to control exposure by removing and replacing the lens cap. Get on it Leica.

You may have a problem with 1/500 of sec exposure times.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 19:03 UTC
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flektogon: Well, everyone is upset with the price of Leica. But Leica has been always far more expensive. And why not? It is fully made and assembled in Europe if not in Germany. So, how can you compare its manufacturing cost with those "Japanese" cameras made/assembled in China, Vietnam and who knows where else, just not in Japan? But even the products "Made in Japan", like what at least Sony claims, are made/assembled by the "guest arbeiters" from South America.

Pro Leica bodies, which this is, have been about the same price as pro Nikon and Canon bodies for decades.

And things like the D4S are certainly made in Japan.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 18:28 UTC
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BJN: Retro for pseudo-luddite elitists who don't really have the conviction to shoot film.

Color at ISO 3200, yeah that would work. Not.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 18:25 UTC
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princecody: When is the Leica without a lens coming out? I'll Pay double ☺️

ps: Leica Free T-shirt hopefully included πŸ˜‰

Okay, then this has no lens.

I think you mean something else like no lens mount.

Ya know for a hundred years most photos were shot without being able to preview the result as it was seen by the film?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 18:25 UTC
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Foosa dee cat: Il sell ya my mint condition Canon AE1 with the 50mm 1.8fd lens for $5,000. It's a real bargain and as a extra bonus no screen included!!!!!

What kind of sensor does that Canon have, and can the storage hold more than 37 raws?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 18:23 UTC
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Average User: Lossless raw.

Both cameras have had lossless raw for a while now.

In fact the A7SII released that way.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 16:07 UTC
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martindpr: The image quality is excellent, but how does it fair against the FF competitors?

If you shoot RAW, the D750 is better regarding noise performance, but not by a lot. The differences are not big, but noticeable.

If you shoot jpeg, its practically the same, which indicates the improvements in raw processing from the camera jpeg engine.

It compares well to the D3, D700 and 5D2 noise profile, but it can't match the newer generations of FF.

By a small margin, it defeats D7200 and other crops, but that's nothing you can't fix in PP.

If your goal is DOF, then skip it. Crop lenses which match the DOF of FF are not existent. For example, what's the crop equivalent of 50mm f/1.4? It's 30 or 35mm f/1.0. Such lens doesn't exist or it's insanely expensive. Or 85 f/1.4? It would be 50mm f/1.0 which doesn't exist as well in the Nikon world and in the Canon world it is crazily expensive and not sharp enough.

If you'r shooting fast action and need the fps, then go for it, but I'll skip this.

A "full frame" 50mm f/1.4 mounted on an APSC body has the field of view of a 75mm FF lens, with the depth of field of a 50mm f/1.4 FF lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 12:07 UTC
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Murat Sahan: Its incredible that an APS-C camera can give useble pictures at iso 12800 but it seems like it can. Bravo Nikon Actually, had a new look with the low light setting and it looks even better than the competition at ISO 12800. Almost as good as the D750

HFLN,

True, so far I can't set the Nikon to the lowest NR since I'm going by these samples, but the Fuji is a better higher ISO camera. Of course the XPro2 can't be set beyond ISO 50k.

I'm not talking about the Fuji XT1, that's a 16MP sensor that's been around for years. Not a particular surprise that with a decent lens, the D7100 is better at detail, it also has a better higher ISO sensor than that XT1.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 22:27 UTC
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Murat Sahan: Its incredible that an APS-C camera can give useble pictures at iso 12800 but it seems like it can. Bravo Nikon Actually, had a new look with the low light setting and it looks even better than the competition at ISO 12800. Almost as good as the D750

HFLM,

I'm going by Fuji raws that I've shot--don't have my own from the D500 yet.

The A6300 has cyan and magenta blotching at ISO 25600, the Fuji doesn't. Nor does the Nikon.
The Sony uses lossy raws.

I'm mostly talking about higher ISO noise, not so much DR. The Fuji is slightly better for noise control at ISO 50k than this Nikon, though the Fuji can't be set any higher.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 21:41 UTC
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Murat Sahan: Its incredible that an APS-C camera can give useble pictures at iso 12800 but it seems like it can. Bravo Nikon Actually, had a new look with the low light setting and it looks even better than the competition at ISO 12800. Almost as good as the D750

And the Fuji XPro2 does even better, that can be shot at ISO 50k.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 21:17 UTC
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