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On Roger Cicala investigates Canon's AF marketing claims article (89 comments in total)
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Class Four: I have a T3i and a 60d and they seem to have no focusing issues with the 5 or 6 lenses I have. Was thinking about picking up a 7d. Now I'm not so sure I want one. Is this a wide spread issue with 7d??

If you read through all articles in the series, you will see that they are talking about very slight degrees of OOF-ness and that too when viewed under pixel peeping conditions. In normal conditions you will not see the difference

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2012 at 01:06 UTC
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Combatmedic870: Meh...just get the Leica 25mm. Well worth the price difference for faster focusing. The FL is less awkward as well.

I like the 20mm FL better than the 25mm on m43. For me 50mm equivalent is the more awkward FL

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2012 at 22:25 UTC
On The One-Light Studio article (94 comments in total)
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jorepuusa: It´s great that professional photographers teach amateurs how to shoot. Then amateurs start taking pictures cheaply or pro bono and pros lose their jobs.
Pros go to schools, four years photography there and then they buy expensive gear and use money to get clients. And then some of them teach amateurs in web which causes the profession to collapse, that has happened all over and photography is a dying profession.

There are countless books, magazine articles and internet articles available on photography. You would think that the world will be full of pro-grade photographers, but its not. Being a good and successful photographer typically requires a lot of dedication, practice, experience and creative vision. Articles like this cannot turn someone into a pro. They just show the path to those who are willing to put in the effort and have the vision. Said another way, if all a professional photographer knows can be conveyed through an article like this than I am afraid that "professional" photographer doesn't deserve to paid very high.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 20:28 UTC
On Pentax launches smc DA 50mm F1.8 for APS-C cameras article (108 comments in total)
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645D: I got my brand new FA50/1.4 for $200 :-)

Those were the days when Pentax lenses had great low prices compared to other brands! Those days are long gone

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 03:33 UTC

I only see thumbnails of the gallery images on the last page. Clicking on the thumbnails doesn't open the gallery

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 19:19 UTC as 192nd comment | 8 replies
On Wi-Fi and Samsung's 'Smart Camera Ecosystem' article (44 comments in total)
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photo nuts: I think it makes sense to incorporate wifi capabilities in cameras.

But I have some simple questions though. How long does it take to transfer one 20 MP RAW file to a phone? How long does it take to transfer one 20 MP jpeg file to the internet?

That will help us determine how useful this feature really is.

Why would you want to transfer a RAW file to a phone? And similarly why would you post a 20MP jpeg on say facebook?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 20:22 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples article (458 comments in total)
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Brigcam: How are you supposed to do any meaningful comparison with this tool when the shooting parameters aren't equal?

For example, G3 vs OM-D same lens (OLYMPUS 50mm Lens) at 1600:

OM-D S:1/400 A:6.3
G3: S:1/640 A:6.3

To be fair dpreview does report the measured versus stated ISO for each camera in the detailed review. So if this is the case then it should come up there once the whole review is in. But yes it does mean that comparison using the studio comparison tool can be misleading. I think dpreview should consider labeling the measured ISO in the studio test results to make it clear what we are comparing

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 21:35 UTC
On Just Posted: Lytro Light Field Camera review and video article (309 comments in total)
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brendannicholas: My photos can do that too! It's called photoshopping a photo taken at f8.

No the result of light field process is very different from what are describing

Direct link | Posted on Feb 29, 2012 at 23:05 UTC
On Just Posted: Lytro Light Field Camera review and video article (309 comments in total)
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HBowman: Some ppl like to waste money in useless engineering. What a wast of time im dazeled.

Not really. The first commercially available DLSR had 1.3MP and cost $30000. But later versions built on it and look where the industry is now. This is a completely new technology and like all such technologies someone has to be the pioneer and get the first version out. The first iteration won't be the most exciting one but once it is in place it opens the door for more development to get it to a point where it will be more capable and more suited to a broader range of uses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 29, 2012 at 23:03 UTC
On CIPA starts to report growing mirrorless sales article (207 comments in total)
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bobbarber: This chart looks this way only because of an arbitrary definition of "mirrorless" cameras as having interchangeable lenses.

Compact cameras are mirrorless, as well as cell phone cameras.

Many more mirrorless cameras are sold each year than DSLRs.

If you look at the charts you will see that the chart never mentions mirror-less. It says "The proportion of interchangeable lens camera sales made up by SLRs (light blue) and non-reflex cameras (dark blue).". So it is very clear, we are talking about DSLR vs non-DSLR interchangeable lens system cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2012 at 00:31 UTC
On World Press Photo announces 2012 contest winners article (173 comments in total)
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Dustinash: the biggest problem with this picture is poor lighting. The second is that although the subject tells a story, the background is bland. Its a decent photo not a great photo

It is not a posed studio shot. It is a real-life event so you don't control the lighting and background.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2012 at 21:02 UTC
On Ricoh reshuffle sees Pentax take control of cameras article (163 comments in total)
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tessl8d: I almost bought the K5 just over a week ago, everyting about it felt and worked right,a few days later I saw the KO1 and the money's stayed in my pocket. If this is the Ricoh/Pentax way, then I'm afraid that they will find themselves with some big problems, I'm not buying into a system from a company that might not be there in 3-5 years. If the slim,light and capable NEX7, was weatherproofed, I'd be happy to wait 6 months for it.
Hint Pentax.

@tessl8d - K-5 and nex-7 are very different cameras so I wonder why would you compare them. And they also differ hugely in terms fa available lenses. As for k-01, you have to understand that it is not a competitor for nex or m43 etc. It is a camera for existing pentax k-mount and gives them another more compact body to use with their lenses. If I owned a k-5 and a bunch of pentax lenses specially some limiteds then I would gladly buy a k-01 to use with my limited to have a more compact setup for times when I dont want to carry my k-5. That would be very different from going for a mirrorless system like nex or m43 which will be even more compact but require me to buy into a complete new set of lenses and accessories etc. Both are very different products.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 22:18 UTC
On Ricoh reshuffle sees Pentax take control of cameras article (163 comments in total)
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Copiare: Great, now more slow zooms and awkward cameras with bad quality control. Pentax/Ricoh, The Ne'er-Do-Well Camera Company.

I have never owned a Ricoh camera, but I have never heard any Ricoh owner complain about the quality. From owners comments my impression has always been that Ricoh cameras are very solid which function the way they should and have very good interface.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 21:43 UTC
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DFPanno: No EVF is going to be superior to the human eye and that is what an OVF is (in essence).

Of course an excellent EVF stands to be better than a poor OVF but that goes without saying.

The substitution of one for the other may create the opportunity for other design advantages but that is a tangential conversation.

You don't really watch "directly" through the lens in an OVF. The lens forms an image on a screen and you then watch that screen through a prism. And that process does NOT show exactly what the lens sees. For example OVFs do not reliably show the depth of field captured by the lens at large aperture. Everything at f2.8 or larger shows as about the same. An EVF does not have this limitation and shows the depth of field exactly as captured by the lens. As for looking at a "tiny" monitor, have you actually used an EVF. A good quality EVF hardly feels like a tiny monitor. In fact when I use an EVF on my camera, most of the times I don't even feel that it is an EVF and not an OVF. It is not perfect, there are times when I feel the limitations of the EVF. But thats why it is good that the technology is improving and removing the remaining limitations.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 02:01 UTC
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JohnHoppy: Bad news for all who insist OVFs will always beat EVFs and DSLRs with mirrors and OVFs will last forever – Sorry, they won’t. The good news is, EVFs will keep getting better. When a mirror box/pentaprism camera costs 30% (or more) above the electronic solution, no prizes for guessing which way the makers will go. But be patient, and positive – tomorrow’s cameras will be better than today’s in every way, and guess what – eventually you won’t notice they’re all-electronic!

There is a mistaken assumption that OVFs are somehow a more "pure" way of viewing for photography. I was recently reading an article from a professional photographer who uses large format film cameras and medium format digital backs. Interestingly he was happy that his medium format back now has a good LCD and live-view because for the first time he could reliably achieve precise focusing for his medium format system. Funny no one told him that live-view through LCD is not what proper photographers use :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 01:47 UTC
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simon65: I was aghast to look through the electronic viewfinder of a Sony NEX-7 recently and be told it represented the "state of the art" and was recognized as the best in the market.

What I saw was lots of noise and pixels and colour distortion.

The Sony guy explained that, "Well we are inside".

Hmm, well, defintely lots of room for improvement there by MicroOLED and then some, before electronic viewfinders can claim to replace optical viewfinders as found on DSLRs or indeed on Leica and Fuji's rangefinders.

I suppose your particular store must have really low light levels. When I tried the A77 EVF (same as NEX-7) at a Sony store I didn't see any noise at all. And that was with the slow kit lens. I tend to use relatively fast primes so my real-world experience is likely to be even better. The EVF was easily better than most APS-C DSLR OVFs and second only to the full frame OVFs.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2012 at 01:36 UTC
On Tamron and Tokina join Micro Four Thirds article (94 comments in total)
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PaulSnowcat: Well... there gonna be some lenses, made for NEX, adapted for m4/3, as normal Sigma's were adapted for 4/3. So what? As usual - no wide angle...

We don't know yet if Tokina and Tamron will take the same approach as Sigma. They might show more sense.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 20:49 UTC
On Tamron and Tokina join Micro Four Thirds article (94 comments in total)
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Henry M. Hertz: who buys lenses for m43 cameras?
except some gear heads who frequent sites like this one.

whenever i see someone with a m43 camera he uses the kit lens....

We could say the same about DSLRs. Go to any public place and you will see a large crowd of DSLR owners with kit lenses mounted. But that doesn't mean there aren't many other users who use lenses other than kit lenses. Same is true for m43, no real difference.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 19:11 UTC

At first glance the decision seems to make sense. It is clear from the proceedings that second company wanted to use the first image. But since they didn't want to pay the fees to the first company so they decided to make their own version. And they made it a bit different to avoid being a pure copy. So there was a clear intent to copy.

But looking at it a bit more deeply the argument doesn't hold. Sure they could not use the original image without permission - that was copyright violation. However making their own version of the image should not be a problem considering that the first image itself is not an original idea. Since a number of such images have been created before the first image, and the first image is just one of the many versions, so it should be OK for anyone else to come up with another version and use it. There seems no reason that second company should be required to use the image from the first company and pay for it instead of coming up with their own version.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 23:30 UTC as 123rd comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review article (442 comments in total)
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PerL: I think the review dont give enough credit for the unique speed and AF - the major shortcomings of other mirrorless cameras.

@Dolan - Lenses are definitely the key - the system has a potential of being interesting given the right lenses. So waiting to see what Nikon releases in future

@PerL - Just because a 'Pro' likes it has no bearing on whether it is suitable for me or another user. I am pefectly capable of evaluating how well it meets my needs, thank you :) Once again if you need great tracking AF in a very small package then yes Nikon 1 is the only choice. However if tracking AF is not high on the priority list (which it is not for me), then Nikon 1 in its current state does not offer much to recommend it over other alternatives

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 22:27 UTC
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