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steelhead3

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (724 comments in total)
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Frank C.: That dumbed down 1/4000 and 1/200 x-sync is hard to swallow nonetheless

Copal builds the shuttesr and all lens makers have good and bad examples of their art before computer designing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 01:07 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (724 comments in total)
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Frank C.: That dumbed down 1/4000 and 1/200 x-sync is hard to swallow nonetheless

Synch speed and shutter speed are 2 different things.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 21:47 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (724 comments in total)

The last time DPreview gave such a high award was to the Nikon 600 (whatever happened to that camera?)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D750 Review preview (724 comments in total)
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Frank C.: That dumbed down 1/4000 and 1/200 x-sync is hard to swallow nonetheless

Where does that leave the film era Minolta 9 with its carbon fiber 1/12000 shutter?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 15:34 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (724 comments in total)
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phazelag: I really like this camera but a 1/4000th shutter on a $2300 body is joke. These games are idiotic in my opinion and a big reason why started looking away from CaNikon.

The 1/4000 shutter is mechanical while the 1/8000 is electro magnetic and is significantly more expensive. This camera is designed for the most return on money.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 10:12 UTC
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HFLM: In the video it is said that the sensor is effectively a 24MP sensor. Certainly not. You have a different CFA and need other demosaicing algorithms being able to prevent moire a little better, but you cannot magically increase resolution in all color channels.

It is the Sony 16 mpix of the last generation with a xtrans CFA on top of it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 00:49 UTC

Much improved from previous videos...learned a bit of the Fuji and portrait photography.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 19:31 UTC as 91st comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1129 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: There are shortcomings of every system ..

I love Pany for their very easy to handle and light/compact bodies and excellent lenses paired with or labelled as Leica. But I sometime wish if I could have the 5x IBIS as Oly got. Then in Oly I wish if it supports videos as good as Pany.

Nikon fullframe, I would have switched to it 4 years ago for its IQ, DR and lens lineup but I wish if they could have Live view implementation like m43 (yes four times smaller sensor) or this dual-pixel tech of Canon.. or something better.

Fuji are excellent in everything, but lacks videos and I still prefer even 4/3 base ISO IQ. High ISO is no doubt excellent but I shot mostly at ISO 1600 or less.

Sony FF Alpha 7 line is fantastic but I am still not very convinced with the lens line-up.

The Sony kit lens 16/50 f2.8 is by far the best kit lens available from anybody.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 17:48 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)
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JRFlorendo: Hopefully these FW updates will find its way to professional sporting events like FIFA, NFL, MLB, F1,.....as of now you'll find large majority of A77 bodies in high school gyms used by high schoolers and soccer moms, unlike 7D II, no road rage please, I'm just stating facts. But hey, A77 II has super uber butt kicking sensor right, HOORAY!

If your publishers pays for your lens (you are a min. wage earner) you have no choice but to what the the "man" gives you.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 04:01 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: Now can we have our 7D2 VS A77ii performance test??

The low resolution 1DX hardly taxes lenses...wait till Canon makes a high megapixel camera (wishful thinking).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 19:40 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: Now can we have our 7D2 VS A77ii performance test??

Why would anyone try to shoot AF with a 6D

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 04:43 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)

Here is some measurements done by a French site (in English)
http://www.digitalversus.com/digital-camera/sony-alpha-77-ii-p20457/sony-alpha-77-ii-firmware-2-00-faster-af-xavc-s-video-n37597.html

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 02:13 UTC as 34th comment
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (531 comments in total)
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zakk9: There was a time, not that many years ago, when this website reviewed camera models, not least the high-end ones, shortly after they became available in the market. Of the three "high-end", full frame DSLR models that Nikon have launched so far this year, dpr have review zero. Is this overview a replacement for reviews? "We can't be bothered with these long reviews anymore, but we recommend that you buy a D750."

If Amazon paid the reviewers $60,000 a year, the reviews would be flying out the door.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 00:20 UTC
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dgeugene1: Has anyone else noticed how many "legendary" photographers have goatees?

If you ever had a road rash bandaged and removed, you will know why they shave their legs.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 16:16 UTC
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raztec: I find it hard to understand why he takes so many shots of one scene. Is it that necessary? Especially for someone of his caliber? I mean how much difference is there between hundreds shots of the exact same scene and composition?

One of the most frustrating things I find about digital is the amount of photos one has at the end of the day and sorting through them all. And I only shoot a hundred or so shots in one day, not thousands like he claims.

I'd like to see what he says about his method for selecting the "best" shot of several hundred of the exact same scene.

One of the benefits of having a low resolution camera is storage is easier and why he doesn't crop much. He did bring out a 810 for landscapes (didn't see him machine gun with that).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 02:07 UTC
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raztec: I find it hard to understand why he takes so many shots of one scene. Is it that necessary? Especially for someone of his caliber? I mean how much difference is there between hundreds shots of the exact same scene and composition?

One of the most frustrating things I find about digital is the amount of photos one has at the end of the day and sorting through them all. And I only shoot a hundred or so shots in one day, not thousands like he claims.

I'd like to see what he says about his method for selecting the "best" shot of several hundred of the exact same scene.

He has an assistant

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 18:29 UTC

Great video...I was really struck how handicapped the photographers were with non articulating LCDs and judging exposure in the viewfinder. The bit on stitching is easily done in camera with a lot of systems.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 20:58 UTC as 4th comment
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (123 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Cool. Zeiss AF lenses are an appeal. So too Minolta based designs.

The A99 is a good camera, now if V2 had the sensor from the Nikon D750, and Sony stops the forced compression of raws, these lenses could really add to that setup.

Only the 6000 and the 77II use this new sensor, much better noise characteristics than the earlier 24 mpix sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 17:24 UTC
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (123 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Cool. Zeiss AF lenses are an appeal. So too Minolta based designs.

The A99 is a good camera, now if V2 had the sensor from the Nikon D750, and Sony stops the forced compression of raws, these lenses could really add to that setup.

The 900/850 were the last Sony cameras to offer a choice of uncompressed raw.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 16:58 UTC
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (123 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Cool. Zeiss AF lenses are an appeal. So too Minolta based designs.

The A99 is a good camera, now if V2 had the sensor from the Nikon D750, and Sony stops the forced compression of raws, these lenses could really add to that setup.

If you haven't figured this out yet, the Zeiss lenses are Sony manufactured and T coating is applied.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 16:33 UTC
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