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On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1178 comments in total)

Modern specs. Good show, H.

More than enough controls. Nice to see an advanced camera with less than 50 dials, buttons, levers, control wheels, etc.

Looks sharp.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:16 UTC as 119th comment

Just when you think nowhere else for PS to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 14:16 UTC as 39th comment
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)
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Matsu: Looking carefully at that picture, here's a bit of "speculation"

Mirrorless Medium Format with a unique "throat-less" mount. The camera itself is sort of a rear film board with integrated sensor recessed just behind a rectangular port with rounded corners. Maybe it has focal plane curtain shutter just in front, or perhaps it relies exclusively on leaf shutter lenses.

That smaller ovoid port is one of four - one at each corner of the main lens entering port. The design effectively has no set flange depth. Lenses are not mounted via typical bayonet. Rather, they have the equivalent of an integrated lens board that snaps to the body.

Such a design has virtually unlimited degrees of freedom in designing lenses, and arrangements of lens groups and adaptors, especially designs with movements, and folding "travel" optics like some Fuji fixed lens medium format rangefinders.

Good idea. Modular camera.

http://www.alpa.ch/en/section/products/

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 01:31 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (470 comments in total)
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Photo Pete: Completely justified complaint. Wi-Fi is a term which should only be used if the system adheres to standard interoperability protocols defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance (certainly if the Wi-Fi certified logo is used). Nikon has provided a bespoke WLAN and not Wi-Fi as far as I can tell.

I really don't understand why some camera manufacturers are so reluctant to offer good connectivity options... and they certainly need taking to task when they are marketing features incorrectly.

https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Wireless-Mobile-Adapter-Digital/dp/B007VGGIB6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466194927&sr=8-1&keywords=Nikon+wifi+dongle

That's how Nikon "incorporated" WiFi in cameras for a while.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (470 comments in total)
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Photo Pete: Completely justified complaint. Wi-Fi is a term which should only be used if the system adheres to standard interoperability protocols defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance (certainly if the Wi-Fi certified logo is used). Nikon has provided a bespoke WLAN and not Wi-Fi as far as I can tell.

I really don't understand why some camera manufacturers are so reluctant to offer good connectivity options... and they certainly need taking to task when they are marketing features incorrectly.

But at least Nikon has gotten past the add-on dongle!?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 18:08 UTC
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john m flores: In recent years M43 IQ has increased and is now sufficient for my needs (I write and photograph for a motorcycle magazine). The 4k is icing on the cake. I now have two of these bodies and they'll get a good workout shootings stills and video as I ride cross country next month.

Tough job. Someone has to do it! Sounds like fun.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 20:21 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (256 comments in total)

Roundup #17.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 13:01 UTC as 72nd comment

Bravo. Bravo. Bravo. Look how many new DSLR models Ricoh has brought forth since acquiring Pentax-with market-unique features.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 01:06 UTC as 8th comment

Regardless, this camera is getting good vibes on the Internet and I think it will be quite successful for Canon.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 15:26 UTC as 36th comment
On article Magnum signed square print sale returns for third year (81 comments in total)

WOW. A whole 6" x 6".

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 13:34 UTC as 30th comment
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Gesture: Wonderful photographer but really sad that this genre is about shooting a mini-movie and picking the best frame. Instead of anticipating, hitting the mark, being willing to accept what time and incident give us.

Thanks for all the good replies. Interesting, I saw the same logic applied by portrait, model photographers just a few weeks ago.

I wonder how one of the most famous images in sports history we unfortunately saw featured this week would play out in modern times.

I go back to the film days when, what did those Nikon cassettes hold?, there was some limitation. The interesting thing is that every time a new advance came along,metering, autoexposure, autofocus, autowind, etc., the "pros" would say "we want to control those parameters, we can do better."

Yet pros are the first to adopt automation in the field, for the reasons just mentioned.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 00:45 UTC

Wonderful photographer but really sad that this genre is about shooting a mini-movie and picking the best frame. Instead of anticipating, hitting the mark, being willing to accept what time and incident give us.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2016 at 16:18 UTC as 31st comment | 15 replies
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Peiasdf: So K-1 users cannot use the best lenses they can get on the camera. Bummer

Good notes, Timbukto. Pentax should go ahead and commission Signature Pentax -line lenses from Tokina, Tamron and Sigma. I'm not impressed with rebadging of a lens and pretending it's a "Pentax lens."

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 19:22 UTC
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Edgar_in_Indy: I shoot a Pentax DSLR, and practically all of my lenses have been Sigma. I've owned the 10-20mm, 8-16mm, 30mm f1.4, 85mm f1.4, 50-150mm f2.8, & 100-300mm f4. Without exception, I have found them to all be excellent performers and outstanding values.

But what really sets Sigma lenses apart from Pentax is Sigma's top-notch customer service. While Pentax only stands behind their lenses for one year, Sigma warranties their lenses for 3-4 years, and even longer in some markets. This is in contrast to all the Pentax SDM lens owners left holding the bag when their AF motors inevitably failed.

And anytime I've had to send a lens in to Sigma's service department, the work has always been completed in a day or two. Meanwhile, Pentax lenses and bodies have been known to languish in service department purgatory for weeks or even months.

This quick response to a minor issue caused by Pentax's mistake/oversight is just another example of Sigma's commitment to their customers.

Thanks for sharing your experiences. Sigma gets it. This is where smaller competitors can excel-in customer service and warranty/repair service.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 19:17 UTC

Not easy being Sigma. But they are communicating and responding. +

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 19:03 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (418 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Excellent review, definitely a camera for pros. All samples are very good, specially the dog in the grass. -Love that one- (BTW in one of the cake shots says 35mm lens but the details says 85mm)

Good photography, but many of the photos don't have acuity, clarity, focus, resolution for $6 plus lens, even taken at 1/2000th????????

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 02:33 UTC
On article Sweet spot: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 real-world samples (115 comments in total)

Premium product. Premium price.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 13:42 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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martinmoorephotography: For anyone on the fence about purchasing a D500, here is my two cents. As someone who owns a D7000, D7100, D7200 and now a D500, I can assure everyone the D7xxx's are not comparable in image quality, hi ISO or functionality. There are things I did with the D500 during the wedding I shot last weekend I simply could not do with the D7200. They're great cameras but in the real world when you're talking about not missing quick shots and not worrying about ISO noise, that's where the D500 out performs the D7xxx by leaps and bounds. Throwing cameras on a tripod on controlled settings is not an accurate test of a cameras capabilities. Using it, in the real world. Seeing how many more useable shots you get that are cleaner, sharper and with a superior dynamic range is the type of tests the show why it's worth $2,000 all day. Hope that's helps anyone who's on the fence. :)

This should be an Editor's Pick.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 02:05 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)

Nothing wrong with Like button as it was. DPPreview, you are overthinking one of the finest, most agile web sites on the Internet. Typical, the web people have to justify their jobs by "doing more stuff." As in most things, the less apparent the technique the better. Also, not interested in Editor's picks.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 02:03 UTC as 109th comment
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)

Looks like another day in paradise.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 18:39 UTC as 129th comment | 1 reply
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