Archiver

Archiver

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Jonne Ollakka: Would you use the 35mm with the Metabones XL 0.64 Canon EF- GH4 adapter or go for the MFT version? Would be nice to have it on both GH4 and 5D, even if it gives different images on both.

There is no advantage to be gained from using the m43 mount versions. With EF versions, you can use different magnification Speedboosters as well as a passive adapter, giving you four or five focal lengths to choose from with one lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 06:19 UTC
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DannyDoi: Who did the edit on raws have no idea about editing and i'm talking about lifting the shadows

Whoever asked the question about raws has no idea they posted in the wrong section.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 06:05 UTC
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bmwzimmer: Wow!!! Just googled canon 85mm 1.2 and those images look 50x nicer than this crap (not this len's fault)

The Canon 85mm f1.2 II has been on the market for about eight years, and has been in the hands of thousands of photographers and resulted in millions of images.

The Sony 85mm f1.4 was available for this press event.

Please enlighten us as to how your comparison is in any way relevant.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 02:52 UTC

While the sentiment of a forever lens is wonderful, and the design technology seems to be groundbreaking, a true 'forever lens' is manual focus, and can be serviced by technicians without needing access to parts that will eventually no longer exist.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 02:59 UTC as 73rd comment | 2 replies
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ijustloveshooting: so sad to see sony is letting noobs handle these beauties,,, even if they'd sent me this lens, i'd create a set of photos that may cause many preorders...

Of course you would.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 10:19 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (614 comments in total)
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tongki: on 1st page saying,
"The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is the company's latest flagship camera."

Oh, come on, dpreview !
You hire a bunch of kindergarten kids to wrote things like this ?!?
This is like talking a bunch of nonsense to people on the crowd,
and saying that we are a bunch of fool who doesn't know that 1DX is flagship camera !

Is the entire readership of DPReview comprised of enthusiasts and pros, or might there be some newcomers who are only now getting into digital photography? We were all newcomers, at one time.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 00:03 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)

The Olympus E-M5 was my first m43 camera, and one of the things I love/d about it is its looks; it's like a baby 70's/80's SLR, which is likely Olympus' aim. The size is just right for me as an across the shoulder camera, being small and light enough for all day wear but not so small as to be 'dinky'. But I've often thought that a rangefinder style camera in the same size would be even better.

Enter the Pen-F. So much awesomeness in such a neat package. It's like Olympus and Leica had a midnight tryst at Photokina and this is the wild and freespirited child.

Funnily, one of the main reasons why I am holding back from the Pen-F is the image quality. Not that it will be 'bad', per se, but that I greatly prefer the way Panasonic m43 raws play in Lightroom. E-M5 raws have an oddly gritty shadow texture and unpleasant skin tone in Lightroom, whereas Panasonic raws seem smoother and clearer to me. It remains to be seen how the Pen-F raws are in Lightroom.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 00:03 UTC as 46th comment
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)
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Mikity: The word is "knurled", not "gnarled"...

That's gnarly, dude.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 23:53 UTC
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JackM: Call it the Stormtrooper edition, release it to nerds.

That version comes with an elastic strap, so you can recreate the scene of the lightsaber flying into Luke's hand.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 09:45 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: That also means DNG Converter 9.4 is available, here's the Windows .exe download link:

https://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/thankyou.jsp?ftpID=6019&fileID=6052

And DNG 9.4 seems to convert files even faster than before! Yes!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 06:49 UTC
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Archiver: Thank you to those who have posted direct links to the download pages for Lightroom and DNG Converter.

Adobe is doing its best to get people to buy into CC, and I do not agree with that business model, but I've used Lightroom for six years and it is difficult to get into another processor that lacks Lightroom's features.

Lightroom will only update to the next iteration of each version. Lightroom 4 will do an internal update to 4.3 or 4.4, but will not display an upgrade download for the Lightroom 5 or 6.

I'm still on 4.4, as I usually skip every second version and use DNG Converter if necessary in the meantime.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 02:57 UTC

Thank you to those who have posted direct links to the download pages for Lightroom and DNG Converter.

Adobe is doing its best to get people to buy into CC, and I do not agree with that business model, but I've used Lightroom for six years and it is difficult to get into another processor that lacks Lightroom's features.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 00:37 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
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Angrymagpie: Personally I don't find this camera to be overpriced for what it is. Functionally speaking, it pales in comparison with its peers (GX8, EM5ii..etc). But I think Olympus never meant to position this as a performance-oriented camera. Instead, this camera is as much about performance as it is about aesthetics. This camera is about recreating the romanticism of its film-era original. In a way, PEN-F is a bargain. If you think about other cameras that pay a lot of attention to aesthetics, something like the X100T and Leica's digital rangefinders, PEN-F is not too bad. It looks amazing, offers retro-shooting experience via the manual control & the physical layout/handling, and performs well in modern standard.

@neodp - thank you for the object lesson about the values we should aspire to when we buy a camera. Your comments have truly opened my eyes. Have you written any books about the best way to live our lives, as well? Anyone who compares a camera to a prostitute obviously possesses an intellect to be admired.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 00:12 UTC
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mattz10: Why no gps built-in antenna yet? Putting gps information in the picture EXIF it's an heavy task! I can't really understand.

I think it's a very useful feature, especially if you're traveling and want to make sure you know where photos were taken. Over the years, I've taken hundreds of photos of locations I barely remember. Geotagging in a convenient manner would be great.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 00:08 UTC
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bakhtyar kurdi: I will buy one when the price drops to $280 Canadian after 8 months.
I see no reason to replace my a6000 that I paid only $329 Canadian (open box) for this toy.

Enjoy the wait.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 11:08 UTC
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (367 comments in total)

Great interview, very informative, and insightful into the thinking of two key people at Fuji.

And I'm glad to know that Takahashi-san would have preferred a 24mm lens in the X70! 28 is great, but 24 gives you more. I love the idea of this older Japanese fellow rocking a brand new digital camera for everyday shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 01:44 UTC as 83rd comment
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Correction man: Designed with Audi .. why ! I wouldn't buy a car designed by a Camera company so what idiot would buy a Camera designed by a CAR company ?????

Because with Audi design, you can shoot faster.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 23:20 UTC
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MPA1: Leica Q.....

A person who travels with a DSLR could travel with a Leica Q. And it's smaller than upper and mid level DSLR's, too. I've traveled with a Leica M9 and Olympus E-M5, and a Leica Q would weigh much less.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 11:19 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (248 comments in total)
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Archiver: Or perhaps a 24mm f2.8 equivalent with a 24mp sensor, allowing greater cropping potential. The Fuji Natura S and Natura Black f1.9 had 24mm lenses so they could be used as 'social' cameras, taking in group shots with ease. Fuji could have continued with those thoughts. The 24mm field of view is one of the things I love the most about the Natura Black. It's perfect for capturing landscapes, and interiors that show context.

@Rishi Sanyal - True. The Natura Black f1.9 had such a fast lens because it was a film camera, and was therefore limited by the max ISO of 3200 speed film. With much higher ISO performance, the 24mm f2.8 equivalent would still work fine, albeit without the shallow depth of field fun.

https://flic.kr/p/4Zwenf

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 09:12 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (248 comments in total)

Or perhaps a 24mm f2.8 equivalent with a 24mp sensor, allowing greater cropping potential. The Fuji Natura S and Natura Black f1.9 had 24mm lenses so they could be used as 'social' cameras, taking in group shots with ease. Fuji could have continued with those thoughts. The 24mm field of view is one of the things I love the most about the Natura Black. It's perfect for capturing landscapes, and interiors that show context.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 06:25 UTC as 68th comment | 5 replies
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