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WT21

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digifan: Nice lens it oozes quality just like the Panna 100-400mm.

The Oly price is eye-bleed level, especially with it's bokeh characteristics.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 16:53 UTC
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mosc: The world should just indicate the physical aperture diameter and the viewing angle ranges. Interpreting anything else requires sensor information. If people really want to talk about lens-only attributes when they look at lens stats, viewing angle and aperture diameter ranges are all they should get.

But then you would have to know the sensor to translate physical aperture size into exposure parameters. How is that better?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 16:51 UTC
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mosc: This shows the advantage Fuji has over Canon and Nikon in not selling a FF system. Fuji makes a much more reasonable APS-C telephoto compared to buying a heavier piece of FF glass and throwing away most of it's light mounting them on a D500 or 7D. Long APS-C glass is almost non-existent. Pentax has a couple lenses but even they seem to be switching back to FF. I doubt we'll see ANY new long (500mm+ equiv focal length) glass from them.

This lens shows how overpriced long m43 glass is too delivering the same focal range from a larger physical aperture for less money and similar weight on a format with higher resolution sensors.

I don't think this + a Fuji T1 is going to focus well enough for birders but if it did, it would make a lot more sense for shooting at 600mm than what they typically use.

"This lens shows how overpriced long m43 glass is too delivering the same focal range from a larger physical aperture for less money and similar weight on a format with higher resolution sensors."

-- that strikes me as a contorted mouthful. What do you mean?

The PL100-400, which is similarly priced and speced, is smaller and lighter (e.g. 985g vs 1375 g)

Results on both lenses is not yet out, so we'll have to see how that goes. That could make a big difference. Right now, it's just specs and pricing. If you factor in AF performance (as you noted about birding), my guess is the PL100-400 will outperform.

I think your statement reduces to "the Fuji sensor is better" and a comment about more glass in the Fuji at the same price, but the Fuji has to have more glass because of the larger sensor, but also therefore makes it bigger and heavier.

Not everything has to be a win or lose proposition. It could just be trade-offs, depending on what people want most.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 16:50 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

Retro Instax I get -- take a pic, hand it to a friend at a party, etc. Heck, they even sell the printer for your phone. Cool and phone for retro, lo-fi fun.

Retro super 8 - take a film, put the film in your closet sometime later (never to be seem from again) and digitally edit your low-fi video? That doesn't make sense even to a hipster.

Now, if you included an "easy splice" machine, at least a hipster might be interested (though still not the rest of us).

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 10:37 UTC as 109th comment
On Connect post Samsung launches Galaxy TabPro S Windows tablet (98 comments in total)
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JakeB: It's better than the iPad.

Yes, it is.

No, it isn't.

There. I've just saved you the time you would have spent reading the rest of the responses to this article.

I guess I didn't mean quite THAT much of an argument, lol.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 21:26 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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WT21: In a fast shrinking market, it doesn't pay to be the number, what, 6 player?? (Canon Nikon Sony Panny and Oly ahead of them?) Maybe even behind ricoh/pentax?? It makes perfect business sense. They make a ton of good consumer electronics. They should focus any photo expertise into their phones. I would be an unhappy stockholder if they double-downed on cameras (I am not a stockholder, but if I were...)

Thanks. Didn't get your point the first time.

If Sammy was first with the rumored "organic sensor" or some other breakthrough, then I could see that. But the straight-up mirrorless camera? Not working well for them.

They do have solid R&D, though, so you never know!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 21:25 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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WT21: In a fast shrinking market, it doesn't pay to be the number, what, 6 player?? (Canon Nikon Sony Panny and Oly ahead of them?) Maybe even behind ricoh/pentax?? It makes perfect business sense. They make a ton of good consumer electronics. They should focus any photo expertise into their phones. I would be an unhappy stockholder if they double-downed on cameras (I am not a stockholder, but if I were...)

How many TV units shipped in 1995 total across the industry, and in 1995, what was the major disruptive technology threatening TV sales? I'm not sure myself, but if you are going to use the analogy, please provide the data.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 21:02 UTC
On Connect post Samsung launches Galaxy TabPro S Windows tablet (98 comments in total)
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JakeB: It's better than the iPad.

Yes, it is.

No, it isn't.

There. I've just saved you the time you would have spent reading the rest of the responses to this article.

But I came here for an argument

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 19:21 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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WT21: In a fast shrinking market, it doesn't pay to be the number, what, 6 player?? (Canon Nikon Sony Panny and Oly ahead of them?) Maybe even behind ricoh/pentax?? It makes perfect business sense. They make a ton of good consumer electronics. They should focus any photo expertise into their phones. I would be an unhappy stockholder if they double-downed on cameras (I am not a stockholder, but if I were...)

Last comment, then it's all yours.

"Not disappearing" and "shrinking market" -- If I were to bring to my manager the idea that we need a ton of investment to be #7 in a "not disappearing" and shrinking market. Well, I'd best update my LinkedIn profile, as I'll be looking for a new job soon.

It sucks for the users who tried a pretty good camera system in the NX, but all the hope in the world won't change the hard reality.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 16:41 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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WT21: In a fast shrinking market, it doesn't pay to be the number, what, 6 player?? (Canon Nikon Sony Panny and Oly ahead of them?) Maybe even behind ricoh/pentax?? It makes perfect business sense. They make a ton of good consumer electronics. They should focus any photo expertise into their phones. I would be an unhappy stockholder if they double-downed on cameras (I am not a stockholder, but if I were...)

DSLR units are falling, and mirrorless units are also not doing well. That's been published in numerous places. P&S cameras have all but disappeared. The ILC is also shrinking.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 15:53 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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Douglas F Watt: That would really be quite a shock if Samsung indeed has abandoned the digital camera market. They must've spent a boatload of money developing the sensor and the rest of the technology in the NX 1, and it seems like they're dropping it like a hot potato. I suspect someone in the higher-ups of Samsung decided that this pet project of one of the technology teams was an interesting diversion but not part of Samsung's future. And the other comments about how they're not into customer service, warranties, etc. are unfortunately true. That was always my biggest question about Samsung cameras.

Yes, not talking tech. Talking sales. Sales is what matters in a business.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:32 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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Douglas F Watt: That would really be quite a shock if Samsung indeed has abandoned the digital camera market. They must've spent a boatload of money developing the sensor and the rest of the technology in the NX 1, and it seems like they're dropping it like a hot potato. I suspect someone in the higher-ups of Samsung decided that this pet project of one of the technology teams was an interesting diversion but not part of Samsung's future. And the other comments about how they're not into customer service, warranties, etc. are unfortunately true. That was always my biggest question about Samsung cameras.

If they are dropping out, it's much more like they made a bet early as MILCs developed, and they didn't execute well enough. They've fallen too far behind. Now they cut their losses. Why send good money after bad? Likely the camera team had goals of certain volumes, and didn't hit those goals, and lost their funding.

Sometimes in a business you have to stop banging your head against a wall. GE in it's heyday always said they would only operate in a market where they could be the #1 or #2 player. It's a classic business portfolio decision.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:17 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)
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Horshack: Maybe they were hiding a new MILC inside one of the refrigerators?

I see what you did there. MILC inside a refrigerator.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:14 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (324 comments in total)

In a fast shrinking market, it doesn't pay to be the number, what, 6 player?? (Canon Nikon Sony Panny and Oly ahead of them?) Maybe even behind ricoh/pentax?? It makes perfect business sense. They make a ton of good consumer electronics. They should focus any photo expertise into their phones. I would be an unhappy stockholder if they double-downed on cameras (I am not a stockholder, but if I were...)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:25 UTC as 93rd comment | 14 replies
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview! (119 comments in total)

Merry Christmas to you, too, DPR, and Happy New Year to all!

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2015 at 01:59 UTC as 87th comment
On article Polaroid Snap instant digital camera prints 2x3" photos (104 comments in total)

Might be fun to play with, with the kids

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 22:11 UTC as 37th comment

How is this different from Pixelmator?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 14:13 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
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OneLeggedCat: This is the kind of advice that will be ignored, but you run the risk of blowing off a finger every time you hand-hold a Roman Candle. If a projectile gets blocked for whatever reason, pressure will build up and explode the tube. Most come with a warning right on the candle that says, "DO NOT HOLD IN HAND."

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Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 14:57 UTC
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WT21: Is DPR in a partnership with Kickstarter that they advertise KS products? Been burned so many times on "crowd sourcing" -- "investor" beware!

Please don't let me stop you from sending in your money. Enjoy.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 21:00 UTC

Is DPR in a partnership with Kickstarter that they advertise KS products? Been burned so many times on "crowd sourcing" -- "investor" beware!

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 12:24 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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