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On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (429 comments in total)

Now Professionals shooting Nikon and needing a new body (s) or back up can gauge their purchase plans.
I would want to use a new camera/ body for quite a few hours before shooting a job with it. As competent, by all reports, as the D4s is I would expect 6 months makes little functional difference to working shooters.
The glass stays the same.
I swap out bodies when one fails (the giant shutters) and continue on. The model improvements- incrementally larger buffer and larger MP sensor for two- will be welcome in a D5 but not a reason to throw out the D3 and D4 variants currently providing excellent service.
The pros I know do not upgrade like hobbyists. Just because it is new. Lol.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 18:54 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply

My existing black leather strap is fixed length and came with the camera. The red leather is very cool. I am curious if their strap could work in conjunction with my camera's proprietary fasteners. Something to check out.

Amidst all this self righteous indignation my wellness and inclusion levels are falling - it may be time to alert social media to the compromised atmosphere of discrimination and racism at DPR.

Perhaps if the White man had not chosen to slaughter the buffalo by the millions to starve the Native Americans the historic and traditional uses for hides would not be qualified as a luxury item so offensive to the cheap style less ducks on this site.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 09:07 UTC as 41st comment

Very nice Ricoh is continuing to fill out the product line with a wide prime. 1500$ is quite reasonable.

None of my MF lenses or bodies are "wheatersealed" as far as I know and so far there has been no adverse impact on my work.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 00:00 UTC as 13th comment

I already posted my wish list for this camera in a current thread.

Since the 67 just had a white 67 on the front, how about a white 35 in the same location and call it a day?

I wish they'd include the fist sized bolt on wood/ metal left hand grip option from the 67.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 07:09 UTC as 114th comment
On Connect post iPhone 6s and 6s Plus come with 12MP camera and 4K video (218 comments in total)

I really liked the 6Plus and I'm only replacing it because it was stolen, not because the 6sPlus is new or bumps the pixel count. Any improvements will be enjoyed and anything not improved I've never had so I cannot miss them.

The still with motion feature is going to be huge. Once the timing and the exact mechanics are understood to optimize the results it will revolutionize headshots. Everyone will want it. Another SciFi bit of tech from my youth coming to market.

The new feature set does not lend itself to how I use Apple TV- and I own 4. I'll skip it along with an iPad. A new MBP instead. The added functionality is the deciding factor though I may hold off to see if the new Retina 21" iMacs materialize. It'd work well in the kitchen/ family room so I am not always schlepping downstairs to the office/ man cave to look something up. The MBP can be anywhere but the screen size is less than optimal. It will be replacing the '06 24" that finally failed.


Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 02:02 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article Heavy lifting: Leica S (Type 007) sample gallery (197 comments in total)

Help me out here. The lenses are made for this camera, this aspect ratio, this sensor size. Just as Pentax 67 lenses are made for that camera.

Why comments regarding equivalence? The 120 is a 120 on a Leica S it is not a 90 on anything else. It does not mount on anything else, does it?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 05:21 UTC as 37th comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Review (679 comments in total)

I would be far more interested- in fact I would buy it on a moment's notice- a FUJI FILM GS 645D with a 33x44 50MP sensor replacing the 120 film and 6x45 format and the FUJINON S 75MM f3.5 as the fixed lens. Skip the EVF and of course the AF.
An affordable digital point and shoot for medium format fans who do not require Picture Scenes or face detection. Luckily I figured out what a face was a few years back.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 06:11 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery (217 comments in total)
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ratzass: These "real world" samples mostly shot under daylight conditions show me very little. How about some images shot indoors under very,very dim Tungsten lighting at very high ISO's ?

Professional images which pay the mortgage are not shot "under very, very dimTungsten lighting at very high ISO's" so who gives a ratzass?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 02:33 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review (595 comments in total)

Wish it came with the 90 f2 installed. Wide is useless to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 21:23 UTC as 131st comment | 4 replies

I really expected to get to the end and see starting prices a bit more in line with the Pentax Z. Leasing, professional use, tax deductible aspects aside- I do not see the P One cameras at these price points reflecting a commensurate improvement in IQ , functionality or day in day out usability over what I can already accomplish.

A 25% bump for modular advantages - not that all that attaching and detaching is so kind to sensor based cameras- would have been somewhat realistic , but with Pentax coming in at 7700 for the 51 MP Z (4250 for the previous generation 40 MP D) unless the shooter is already locked in to Phase I believe this will not be the most appealing option for many shooters with the current options available.

I have a drawer of very nice Mamiya 645 lenses that fit natively on the Phase cameras but I do not see it happening with the direction they are going.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 19:07 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on (709 comments in total)

That body and a 90mm f2 APO Summicron and I might never process another roll of 120 film again.

Just kidding. Ten Gs for 24MP of automation is not an equitable trade.

But is it mighty fine looking.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 06:31 UTC as 139th comment

The video would have been funny if the actors had not played it straight but when the most common comment (fully serious ) on DPR is in regards to weight and big heavy lugging around brick cameras there are too many people who already embrace DSL-arm as real (less the stretch perhaps) to be playing it straight.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 19:51 UTC as 32nd comment

Now all I need is the camera body, lens, battery grip and storage cards and I'm all set. Then more lenses. More storage cards. Another body. More lenses. Probably a laptop...

Maybe I should rethink that free Apple Camera Raw download.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 01:56 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

When what I would like , is a FF 36-60 MP Pro size (built in grip) DSLR. A 100% pentaprism viewfinder w/ split-image focusing screen would facilitate all the 645/ 67 legacy glass that is available with adapter .

All the bells and whistles and 'Scene Modes" can be left off. Along with WiFi and GPS and an articulating screen.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 02:19 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies

Just goes to prove that camera enthusiasts will go to any lengths to generate a problem, even shooting directly into the sun.

In over a quarter century not one job I have been hired to shoot featured that scenario. Then again I have not seen one image posted from a D750 that was rejected by an editor or art director for flare.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 17:26 UTC as 41st comment | 7 replies
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canonpro: Seems Phase One is still giving 645z users the middle finger due to the pricing from Pentax undercutting them. Thank god for lightroom :)

What does that mean? "The pricing from Pentax undercutting them".

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 18:11 UTC
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munro harrap: The D810 seems OK, BUT and it is big BUT, looking at the file sizes here the D810 file sizes are so much bigger than the D800/800E's for the same image at the same ISO- i.e. 74.3 MB @100 (D810) as against the 43.6MB @ 100 of the D800E,
that there really must be something very odd going on, as this means 4/7ths the number of shots to a card and vastly increased (by 4/7ths again) use of and consumption of Hard Drive Space, plus slower to work with files- that I as a user of Lightroom 4 and Elements 11 am unable to open with even the most recent updates- and I note with bitterness and rancour that Capture NX2 does NOT open D810 RAW files at all.
Are the original files here at compressed as against uncompressed? or 12 instead of 14 bit- what IS going on please????

"We" are still waiting for a full review?

You bought it and you still need validation from someone else.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 23:44 UTC

I am the last person to ever diss a hardwood grip but the presentation premium seems a bit hefty.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 02:03 UTC as 171st comment
On article Portrait Salon 'rejects' exhibition opens in London (64 comments in total)

At least most of these "rejects" seem to be technically proficient and in most cases the photographer seems to have had some style and a point.

Most of what I am seeing in the DPR portrait submissions qualifies as random snaps.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 22:34 UTC as 8th comment

Would someone care to take a stab at explaining to me why an 85mm lens purpose built to cover an 24 x 18 image circle by Pentax is not proportionally equal to an 85mm lens when it is purpose built to cover a 36 x 24 image circle by Zeiss?

If an 85 is actually a 130 then what is the 85?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 00:14 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
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