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On article Day at the track: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II samples (77 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: Decent pictures, but honestly, they are easy targets, many bikes were moving parallel to the frame, and they have distinct shapes and patterns. I'd say an entry level DSLR can do the same with the same lens, only lower FPS

If you want to be taxing on the AF, shoot a dog (I always do it, and the AF always jumps to the collar rather than the eyes)

What's wrong with the 80D, I think it's AF is at least comparable to the 1st gen 7D

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 15:00 UTC
On article Day at the track: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II samples (77 comments in total)

Decent pictures, but honestly, they are easy targets, many bikes were moving parallel to the frame, and they have distinct shapes and patterns. I'd say an entry level DSLR can do the same with the same lens, only lower FPS

If you want to be taxing on the AF, shoot a dog (I always do it, and the AF always jumps to the collar rather than the eyes)

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 05:41 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
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sh10453: Excessively overpriced.
Hundreds, if not thousands, of military grade jackets similar to this one, probably even more resistant to water, on eBay for $50 to $70.
Columbia Gear makes rugged, waterproof jackets too for around $50.

Sample:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/M-65-Storm-Jacket-M65-Field-Coat-Waterproof-/231050181907?var=&hash=item35cba9fd13:m:mPE9E1SfXxbYAIwjWTqhJBg

Interesting, but do you know if they are very heavy compared to ordinary jackets?

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 07:17 UTC

You have to be in the right place.....at the wrong time.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 15:34 UTC as 24th comment

How does the "super macro" mode work?!
Nonetheless, me think this is actually a huge step. Manufacturers had long only provided 1x macro lens, (except the MP-E n Laowa), i always questioned, why stop there?!

I hope we will see native 1.5x or 2x macro lenses in the future.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 08:25 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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qwertyasdf: Bash Canon all you want, but they are the only manufacturer that can make lightweight lenses with the highest optical quality.

Of all the EF-M lenses, all are desirable, that's why the original EOS-M is my most used body, it's always besides me in my waist bag. For the times I need shallow DOF or better DR, I take out the 6D from my camera bag. For times I need to use legacy lenses, I reluctantly take out the A7r (I hate it).

Yes, I hv owned the 40mm XS, truly amazing. But then they are not as light or as cheap as the Canons, nor does Pentax have a small mirrorless (the Q is dead).
Olympus was also exceptional at making small and high quality glass, but only in the film era.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 07:21 UTC
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Donald B: what is the point of a 28mm macro lens, the designer obviously has never shot macro before.

I think it's a conscious decision, since for the LED to be effective, it has to be very close to the subject, a longer lens would render the LED useless.

It won't work for bugs, but for static subjects, the focal length is not a major concern.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 06:41 UTC

Bash Canon all you want, but they are the only manufacturer that can make lightweight lenses with the highest optical quality.

Of all the EF-M lenses, all are desirable, that's why the original EOS-M is my most used body, it's always besides me in my waist bag. For the times I need shallow DOF or better DR, I take out the 6D from my camera bag. For times I need to use legacy lenses, I reluctantly take out the A7r (I hate it).

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 06:37 UTC as 72nd comment | 7 replies
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jnd: For static scenes the pixel shift is great. People say also for landscapes but with that amount of detail what about moving leaves, waves and reflections in water and such? How fast does it capture during pixel shift?

ISO 6400 in pixel shift mode looks so smooth compared to standard shutter, it's like magic, great improvement.

It would need more than 4x the exposure time, especially during very fast shutter speeds. The E-shutter may take more time than the actual shutter speed. (Okay, can someone help me explain the technical details :P )

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 13:05 UTC
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qwertyasdf: I think ISO / noise performance advantage of pixel shift is merely theoretical. I can't think of a case which the stillness of the scene could afford you to use pixel-shift, but at the same time, you need high ISO.

@samhain
If you can use pixel-shift, it means that the subject and camera are both stationary, there's also no need to use high ISO in the first place.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 15:15 UTC
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Puljak: Dpreview, what was the purpose of making this test public once you realised that the lens was subpar? Your comment about the lens is now buried deep inside this comments section, and people are left to judge the results of a new camera on the basis of inconclusive data.

You could have at least left a comment at the top of the page that the test will be revisited once you receive a good copy of the lens.

Yes, DPR is not doing the K-1 justice!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 13:03 UTC

I think ISO / noise performance advantage of pixel shift is merely theoretical. I can't think of a case which the stillness of the scene could afford you to use pixel-shift, but at the same time, you need high ISO.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 05:00 UTC as 97th comment | 8 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (284 comments in total)

Whenever friends or relatives consult me on which mirrorless camera to buy, I usually reject their idea, and offer them my rule of thumb:

If you plan to buy less than 3 lenses, stick with a high quality compact camera, they are freaking good nowadays.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 12:30 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
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qwertyasdf: Wow, I'm totally impressed, they listened to their customers (complaints), and solved the poor LCD problem of the M9!!!

They can proudly proclaim: The problem is now gone!!!

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 10:59 UTC

Wow, I'm totally impressed, they listened to their customers (complaints), and solved the poor LCD problem of the M9!!!

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 09:13 UTC as 155th comment | 1 reply
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (680 comments in total)

Reviews nowadays have a strong focus on DR, but this leaves me wondering, if this metric is so important, the Fujifilm EXR cameras of the bygone era should have been much much more popular that it was!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 19:09 UTC as 165th comment | 1 reply
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Toselli: "...offers stabilization, 1:1 magnification and focusing as close as 13.9cm/5.5in"
Isn't the normal distance for 1:1 magnification of lenses around 100mm of about 30 cm? Does this lens reduce the effective focal length when focusing close or is it calculated from the front of the lens instead of the focus plane?

I think 13.9cm/5.5in is the minimum WORKING distance, which is different from the minimum focus distance, which manufacturers list by convention.
MFD is distance from subject to focal plane (the sensor), MWD is distance from subject to the front element, which arguably is the more useful and convenient figure.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 21:21 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1117 comments in total)
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AlliHjelm: (Sorry, my other post did not post correctly. Here it goes again) :)

Nice review and well balanced. Agree with most of the cons, which are all of them fixable with a new firmward.

My humble Leica Q review:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57449082

Yes, the Q is an amazing pice of machinery. Bravo Leica!

After reading your review, I honestly think that the photographer is what matters most :) Awesome photos!

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 04:03 UTC

Best thing I like is that they offer two versions, a tough version and a lightweight version!

Hope other manufacturers can do the same, because there are many people (like me) whom just take good care of their lenses, not even a scratch after years of use. I'd rather sacrifice sturdiness to bring a few extra lenses!

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 03:55 UTC as 23rd comment

Need to consult an equivalency troll....cough...cough...um...i mean expert on how these cut up lenses work.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 16:02 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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