Shamael

Shamael

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On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (265 comments in total)
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BarnET2: Why on earth does Zeiss want $949,- on a simple 1920 based design
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-Gauss_lens#mediaviewer/File:DoubleGauss1text.svg

The OPIC from taylor and obson from 1920 looks very similar.
So no R&D in lens design nor in mechanics since it has no AF nor IS.

I just can't fathom where the money has gone too here.

450$ for the lens and the rest for the blue square, you should know that by now. This blue square policy sucks.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 10:04 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (265 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: Removable click, nice. 35 and 50 primes, nice. No AF, sorry, that is a deal breaker for me at this price point. They're not even that small.

those specs are made for video and this is what Zeiss targets, MF is normal on video recording and step-less diaphragm selection too, all actuated by special mounts and stepper motors. It would not surprise me to see gear crown attachments on the market soon for those lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 10:02 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (265 comments in total)
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Jogger: $950 is a lot of monies for a 50/2.. the excellent Nikkor 50/1.8 can be had for less than $200.

My old manual, full metal Nikon 50/1.4 was 150$ on e-bay. And I doubt at no moment that this Loxia has absolutely nothing it can teach to my "old" Nikon. I do MF only and no video, so I do not care about Loxia's video ability. I wait for a set of manual lenses from Sony that are not tagged with blue squares and that is affordable for just anyone. If you operate Sony, unless you use old manual glass with adapters, your are condemned to buy cameras at dumping prices and lenses where you need to be a millionaire to afford them. This Zeiss mania sucks.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 09:54 UTC
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GodSpeaks: What is the point in these cameras, especially the QX-1? Why would I want to use such a camera?

Cell phones have enough power issues, without adding constantly on WiFi and screen to actually be able to use the QX 'cameras'.

Get a quad copter, you'll see

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 09:43 UTC
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quezra: I finally figured it all out. Critics kept complaining about more bodies than lenses so Sony literally put out an extra body just to troll them.

There are enough lenses in the Sony program, only problem is that there just a few affordable ones.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 09:41 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (265 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: "A key is supplied that users can use to deactivate the 'click' of the aperture ring"

A lens with a special key? Are you kidding, Zeiss?
Why not a switch like those on many Japanese lenses?

Oh, I get it! Why simplify if you can complicate?

I know the reason, it's 28$

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 09:38 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Leica is the only camera maker that does not need any logo on an M camera to distinguish it is the Leica camera. Of course Fujifilm must put Fujifilm, because people could be mistaken Leica has suddenly gone cheap, or that Contax has resurrected.

Same for all your mirrorless and DSLRs; only thing that tells them apart is the logo on them, as without those logos they are virtually all identical pile of glass and plastic.

Maybe, I miss the plastic on the NEX-7, so I will now see to buy another mirrorless. I waaaaannnt plaaaastiiiic.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 09:46 UTC
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Mike FL: How about Rolex releases a special edition by removing the Rolex logo. How is that sound?

"How about Rolex releases a special edition by removing the Rolex logo. How is that sound?"

they call it a Tudor

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 09:41 UTC
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Klaus dk: Could someone please explain to me why it is so important to criticise everything with a Leica logo? Leica's pricing policy clearly states that Leica wants to be in a class for themselves, where the financially less endoved need not go.
Let the wealthy spend fortunes on Leica gear if they please and it makes them happy. This is not what rocks the foundation of society.

... and if you are so damn smart, why aren't you rich yourself?

PS - just for the record, I have no wish to own a Leica.

you seem to be so damn smart, why aren't you rich yourself?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 09:40 UTC
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CameraLabTester: At last! Leica is listening!

No more black electrical tape over the logo when walking through the rough neighborhood...

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Strange, I never had the habit to look what cameras other people have or use. I will certainly not perceive a Leica in the mass of humans around me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 09:38 UTC
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RoccoGalatioto: Iconic red dot?
The red dot is actually a recent addition and it became i in use after Minox bought Leitz. Am I old or the people ad DP review are a bunch of children?

Niche products are in.... among certain people. Look at all the crap they buy, with dots and logos like LV, CC, GC, DG, and then they drive Aventadors, F1, RR, and such things and wear watches with little crowns made for kings only. So, let those who want to buy an identity that matches there stupidity and nonsensed world, do this. For 12000$ I can buy something that makes better shots than a Leica anyway. It are huge cameras, but not 7900$ huge.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 09:35 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (149 comments in total)

Today, every mobo has a raid sata system on board. So, run 2 x 2 4Tb disks, or less storage size, in mirror and you have your data secured. If one of the both mirrored units fails, just replace it and the mirror rewrites. All other raid levels are at high risk of data loss. On board raid systems in jbod are ok, if you stripe on 5 disks, the risk is small to lose data, if one disk fails, replace it. The write read performance is amazing, but for storage, who needs that speed? So, simple mirroring in a raid motherboard, or even simple mirroring with windows server software, will do the job. I never was a fan of external drives, except for backup, and there fore I use a docking station. I can change and swap disks to my convenience with it. Then, 419$ without drives is just insulting price, specially if one considers a 1TB 2.5 incher to cost nuts in those days.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 04:18 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies

In some way, only picture 1 and 3 are of any tourist interest or value and reveal some of Luxemburg's beauty of the landscape. Number 2 is the basin of the tideal electricity system, fills up during day by pump up and flows down during night to produce electricity, powered by the river Our in the valley to pump up the water.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 04:06 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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InTheMist: I love no. 7. Get well soon!

That one is not in Vianden, it is shoot in the mining museum of Fond de Gras in Petange in the south of Luxemburg, close to French/Belgian border.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 04:03 UTC
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peevee1: "Fuji X-T1's X-Trans processor"

X-Trans is not a processor. It is a name/brand for a sensor with subobtimal color filter and without AA filter.
Their processor is called EXR and derivatives (for example, EXR Processor Pro). :)

Never could understand how Fuji could fall that deep, they have good body, good solidity, the had once a fantastic sensor, and today they produce this x-trans junk.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 04:00 UTC
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peevee1: "Fuji X-T1's X-Trans processor"

X-Trans is not a processor. It is a name/brand for a sensor with subobtimal color filter and without AA filter.
Their processor is called EXR and derivatives (for example, EXR Processor Pro). :)

say crap, it's faster to speak.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 03:59 UTC
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Johannes Zander: This active photographer can't be a DPR reader!
DPR readers don't fall. 'cause they sit infront of their PC and type silly messages!
Right?

Well, not me... NOT ME....

I am a dpr reader, not permanent, and when I do, I fall quiet often over a bottle of beer, but one the end, who cares. My NEX never suffered from it until now, thanks GOD :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 03:57 UTC
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RedFox88: So much for that supposed build quality of Fuji EVIL cameras. So what do you get for their extreme cost? Clearly Dslrs are where to go for durable cameras.

Good thought, but it is also the future, that's live, since LIVE is the mirrored word of EVIL. EVIL will take it over, always. Where no evil is there is no way to live. GOD and SATAN are one, so is LIVE/EVIL. In every truth is a lie, and in every lie is a truth, one can't be without the other. There is anyway only yes and no and nuts.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 03:52 UTC
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Photo-Wiz: I see the colors did not survive. This area of Germany is full of beautiful colors.

http://www.pbase.com/lou_giroud/image/29547443

here is the colored version of the castle. I am born there, I know that place for ever, even if today I, live on the other side of the globe.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 03:49 UTC
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)
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papa natas: "...Sony has lowered the price of its Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 premium superzoom. The MSRP in the US is now $998, down from $1299, and prices in Europe have dropped as well (though it's unclear if they're official)..." (?)
As for this moment July/5/2014 (2:25pm EDT)
I'm here to report that the Sony.com home page STILL maintains the price of this camera at $1299.
Say, you guys at DPREVIEW...
Are you rainmakers?
Do you just blast a rumor without verifying the source?
OMG...Anybody with a keyboard can write ANYTHING nowadays.
Meanwhile...Those pigs are flying in formation all over the Eastern Board.

http://www.eglobalcentral.eu/sony-dsc-rx10-digitalkamera-mit-24-200mm-f2.8-objektiv-nur-englisch-schwarz-en.html

779.99 euros matches around 1060$

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 07:42 UTC
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