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ecube: As I recall, Sony was the first to offer [essentially] digital camera in 1981, the Mavica. In 1995, I used Mavica to document field work. I'm not sure but it seems that Contax was the lens used by Mavica. Around 1997, I tried Minolta D'Image at a traveling Minolta trailer. The so called "Minds of Minolta" merged with Konica and years later, Konica-Minolta was purchased by Sony

Why bring this up? Contax, Minolta, and Konica had GREAT lenses for SLR. Minolta, Canon, and Nikon produced GREAT Japanese lenses that competed with the best of German lenses since the late 1940s. I don't know when Sony stopped using Contax but I assume Sony owns all the lens design and technology pf Minolta and Konica. That said, I am puzzled why Sony seem well behind Canon and Nikon in producing lenses for their DSLR

On an "aside", the best Japanese lens I ever owned was the Takumar lenses from Asahi Optical Company, aka Pentax. That was in the mid-1960s

Be free to correct any of my errors

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013/08/20/konica-minolta-is-rumored-to-be-developing-micro-four-thirds-lenses/#.VLOvrXu4ER8

This is the patent Minolta filed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:27 UTC
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vmwelt: Hi all, I'm interested in FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS lens - does anyone have the info on the filter size (i.e. 72 mm etc)? Thanks!

If you look at the photo of the lens a bit harder, it says 72mm.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:15 UTC
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Boss of Sony: Sony FE lenses are seriously too expensive. If Sony wants to sell the A7 series, they should drop the lens prices down to realistic levels.

Canon 50mm f1.4 = $400
Canon 50mm f1.8=$150
....Sony FE 55mm f1.8 = $1000

Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM = $600
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM = #200
....Sony FE 35mm f2.8 = $800

Canon 17-40 f4 = $800
...Sony FE 16-35 f4 = $1350

Canon 28-135mm = $500
Sony 28-135mm = $2500

As an amateur, I would be interested in buying an A7 camera if it wasn't for these ridiculous prices.

You are comparing two systems at two completely different maturity stages.
Many people are using legacy lenses with these full frame cameras. Try to mount a Canon FD 50 f1.4 on a 5D MKIII :P

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 11:48 UTC
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ZeneticX: GREAT. Now how about some aps-c lenses ? sony could show some love for a6000 after the popularity it gained last year

Just out of interest, what lens you are hoping to see for the APS-C?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 23:23 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1463 comments in total)

The pursuit of better equipment is not necessarily an important part of the pursuit of accomplishment in photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 22:24 UTC as 175th comment

The 28mm is quite interesting and compact too.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 22:17 UTC as 99th comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1463 comments in total)

I think we need to thank mirrorless camera manufacturers who 'sabotaged' Canon and Nikon marketing myth.

Of course, gratitude to DPR as well for being impartial (i.e. not raving out 'affordable' full-frame cameras).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 20:25 UTC as 356th comment
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (210 comments in total)
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Thoughts: I would not recommend any one to buy a DSLR cameras that has no in-body autofocus motor.

@Richard Murdey

For anyone, who wants to learn photography but on budget, Nikon entry DX series offer poor choices of lenses. You will have to upgrade the camera body to 7k series or go all the way to full frame to be able to access a larger pool of lenses, some of which are really compact and affordable. There are many youth, students out there who are not able to go down this route. As far as I know, Nikon is the only company does this to their entry level cameras. Not nice!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 10:45 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (210 comments in total)

I would not recommend any one to buy a DSLR cameras that has no in-body autofocus motor.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 11:51 UTC as 31st comment | 9 replies

Any other companies has come up with such idea?

If not, this is innovation from Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 17:52 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Have your say: Best High-end ILC of 2014 article (75 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: D750! The only dslr that made me...want a dslr again!

Around the same time I sold all my Nikon gear and bought a mirroless camera. No regret whatsoever.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 14:30 UTC
On Have your say: Best High-end ILC of 2014 article (75 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: D750! The only dslr that made me...want a dslr again!

I guess you have left DSLR camp? :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 12:35 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1295 comments in total)
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JohnEwing: "No touch screen" is actually a point in its favour.

er... because less is more?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 22:15 UTC
On Have your say in our 2014 Readers' Polls article (64 comments in total)
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Mssimo: No phone camera of the year?

Exactly, considering DPR's effort to promote DPR Connect and mobile phone photography.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 21:14 UTC
On Have your say in our 2014 Readers' Polls article (64 comments in total)

Sony fans, vote! It is your duty!

:p

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 20:34 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (249 comments in total)
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bluevellet: I've considered the Pentax 645Z. I think Pentax did a great job making the price reasonable (for medium format) and coming up with a decent amount of lenses, particularly how niche this product is,

One major hurdle is (almost) no retailer presence. Even online, it's hard to find and I have to go abroad for it. I'm not comfortable buying something this expensive without even a test drive.

I mean, just look at DPR, no link to buy it anywhere.

It is sold out everywhere

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 11:19 UTC
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ARB1: May be time to sell my D800 with all its lenses.

Do go to a shop to check if you like EVF and how the camera is handled.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 14:56 UTC

Call me greedy, imagine a new A7s plus IBIS.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 16:54 UTC as 145th comment

Many legacy lenses are becoming even more expensive. Not good...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:01 UTC as 255th comment | 1 reply

Only 5 g gold has been used.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 11:30 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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