King Penguin

King Penguin

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Rob Sims: I'm slightly struggling to tell who this is aimed at. Cheaper superzooms lenses nearly always compromise on a speed and image quality... two of the main reasons why most users would have upgraded to FF for in the first place.

Is the 'beginner' FF-user category really large enough to warrant creating this lens? i'd have thought someone interested in this sort of lens would be better off with a superzoom attached to an m43 / aps-c sensor instead (just my 2ps worth).

Just leave your hand gun at home & empty your pockets of loose change......best weight saving & more room for some compact AF FF primes.....they do exist you know!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 11:19 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: Real-world Sample Images article (175 comments in total)

Better than the new Sony RX100? Discuss.......

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 16:43 UTC as 30th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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utphoto: The video looks soft, certainly not up to pro standards judging from the the files provided here. The plant growth on the hilll below the wind mill looks blotchy with no detail. 4K video from the GH4, down converted to 1080 simply blows this camera away, and another argument for shooting in 4K even if the final distribution format will be 1080.

Amazing........what do you mean a pocket sized consumer camera isn't up to pro standards?

That's amazing, I'd have never have guessed!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 21:51 UTC

'All animals are equal but some are more equal others!'

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 06:51 UTC as 10th comment
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (151 comments in total)

Marvellous video....and some great tips. Thank you :)

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 16:12 UTC as 53rd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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BarnET: The Sony RX100 MKIII is looking

Innovative(pop-up viewfinder)
Ambitious(pocketable 24-70mm F1.8-2.8)
Proven(the 1 inch BSI Sony sensor kicking is above it's size)

Let's hope it will get the credit and sales it rightfully deserves!

Good god man, get a grip .....this is a camera you are talking about, you make it sound like you are a pushy parent talking about a child who just got an 'a' from a teacher.........

Unless, obviously, you are 'the designer' (parent) then I can understand your promotion of it......

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 22:28 UTC
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JT986: I will buy one if they make one for F-mount.

....with relish, Brendon, by the sound of it!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 12:33 UTC
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)
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mrschmo: The direction this is heading is banning drones everywhere.

I'm sure the good folk of Afghanistan would agree.......

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 11:20 UTC
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King Penguin: Wow, with all that added it will be almost a huge as my D600 and 'cheap' AFD prime lenses!

That's the problem with commenters here.....if you don't use the particular system the other person likes, they automatically think you 'hate' it and hate everything to do with it..........like a child really (or certain recent presidents, as some would believe).

Our old friends the Romans had a word for it - Ad Hominem.

Nothing is new in this world, my friend, nothing......well, apart from cameras, that is :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 20:26 UTC
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King Penguin: Wow, with all that added it will be almost a huge as my D600 and 'cheap' AFD prime lenses!

It's a sexy looking camera and I'm interested in cameras......does that seem so strange to you

At the mo though, I'm happy with my full frame D600, dust an' all and a few AFD primes...... :)

But it's nice to where things might be going......

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 20:10 UTC

Wow, with all that added it will be almost a huge as my D600 and 'cheap' AFD prime lenses!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 11:08 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (573 comments in total)
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andywhoa: So DPR is where all the people who never grew up go to present their opinions? Most of the comments here are embarrassing. Would you act this way in front of your parents?

He's right a lot of the comments on here are 'I hate' or 'I love' or 'well in that case you smell'........

Just like two 8 year olds comparing the specs of their favourite cars such as 'the Lamborghini does 212mph but the Ferrari only does 211mph, so there'

Children with simple minds......I mean everybody knows the Porsche does 213mph, na na nee na na........

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 06:40 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (333 comments in total)

The new direction for Olympus.......and the start of the end of the M43 concept?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 19:59 UTC as 122nd comment
On Nikon D610 Review preview (328 comments in total)
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Noogy: DPR please make up your mind. You gave the same gold rating to the D610's defective, flawed predecessor - the D600 and vigorously defended such rating even when I commented that I personally already knew at that point that a new camera to replace the D600's flawed design was in fact already in the works. Months later Nikon finally indirectly admitted that it was a flawed a camera that needed to be replaced asap in perhaps what can be described as the shortest replacement cycle in the DSLR world. Please restore a bit of credibility by withdrawing your D600 rating and giving it to the truly deserving D610. Imagine the irony when in the future, one of the worst DSLR bodies in history due flawed design, was at one point rated GOLD by your prestigious website!

Wow, lucky you're not in charge of anything important.

I'd hardy say the D600 is a terrible camera........as a user I find it great, even of the dust/oil issue annoys me......it's still a brilliant piece of kit.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 13:46 UTC

Gosh, so many Nikon haters, even when Sigma is clearly in the wrong..........

I'm almost starting to feel sorry for Nikon.......well, that's what misguided and uninformed hate comments generally does - the opposite of what they proclaim!

........makes entertaining reading though!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 13:46 UTC as 22nd comment
On Giotto's launches 'Air' range of lightweight tripods article (30 comments in total)
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Rodger Kingston: Would have been useful if the cost, weight, and size of these interesting tripods could have been translated into figures us parochial Americans could understand.... maybe dollars, ounces, and inches.

I'm still working in groats......

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 20:57 UTC
On Fujifilm UK X Signature service officially launched article (125 comments in total)
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Stollen1234: why are Fuji cameras all of a sudden so similar to leica Cameras?

....well they are leica lookalikes after all.......no, you think what? don't tell me leica are lookalikes for Fuji......

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 14:12 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Stephen Scharf: I think the reviewer has overblown the process for changing the ISO using the interlocking dial. It''s standard practice for pro bodies to have setting interlocks on them when changing key settings. For example, changing the ISO on the X-T1 will still be way easier than on a Canon 1Dx, where you not only cannot change the ISO with your camera held to your eye, but you have simultaneously press two buttons with fingers of your left hand and rotate a control wheel with your right hand to change ISO while viewing the top info panel. In the decade that I've been shooting with pro Canon bodies, I never once heard a pro complain about the process to change ISO. So, while the reviewer grumbled about it in the review, in practice in the real world, I fully expect it will be a non-issue.

Just like the controls on my D600 then!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 07:19 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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T3: This is "retro" done right. See Nikon Df for "retro" done wrong. Nice to see that Fuji put a tilt screen on the back. It shows that they weren't being slaves to the whole "retro" fashion simply for the sake of being slaves to retro fashion. And yes, it even does video. Take that, Nikon Df!

For a Nikon DSLR user with lots of Nikkor glass (.....and there's millions of us) the Nikon Df is NOT wrong........

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 08:40 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1606 comments in total)
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DT200: So the D600 is better at virtually everything. Better raw files (by dxo scores), better jpegs, better focusing accuracy, better low light focusing, better focus tracking, faster operation, faster fps, better grip, a real ovf, no vf delay, and almost anything you can think of except size... but once you put one of those $1000 lenses on the a7 or use an adapter the size thing almost disappears. As for legacy lenses the d600 wins there in many ways too because it can auto focus hundreds and hundreds of them by many different manufacturers.

Harold1968 - what planet are you on, Sony lenses for a7 better than Nikon lenses for a D600?........LOL, the ignorance shown on this forum is outstanding........

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 06:44 UTC
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