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On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 news story (227 comments in total)
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Pixnat2: Anyone who think that it is for protecting customers is really naive.

The motivation may not be, the result certainly is. The method though is pretty ad hoc, as they usually are in China, and that is the biggest problem.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 09:28 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (764 comments in total)
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moimoi: Shutter vibration that makes blurry images, have you forgotten dpreview?

It is a HUGE con.

I think it is covered under dedicated approach to shooting...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 21:33 UTC
On Electricity in the Extreme Weather challenge (7 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Magnificent.

This looks like maybe 7 lightnings. Are all those lightnings within the same exposure? And in that case, how long was the exposure?

Shutter speed was given as 30 seconds.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2014 at 21:41 UTC
On Hands-on with the Nikon D3300 and 35mm F1.8G lens news story (141 comments in total)
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Carlos Loff: A camera that only shoots up to 1/4000 can be a good camera and all one may need but can never be a great camera

A faster speed extends the exposure range which could have many practical uses. For instance it helps avoid having to use an ND filter when you need to shoot at a wider aperture for DoF purposes, when you are already at the lowest ISO. Whether this has anything to do with 'great' cameras depends on how the word 'great' is defined.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 13:39 UTC

Has anyone noticed that this lens is thinner than all existing M43 lenses? It may seem longer than it is, just as the pancakes may seem flat because they are fat.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 21:39 UTC as 28th comment
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tkbslc: You guys know this is really f4.9 on Medium format, right?

Light per unit sensor area is the same for all f1.7 lenses. Light per sensor is not the same if the sensor area is different. More total light would have contributed to produce the final photo in the case of the larger sensor. If you enlarge by the same ratio, then in the final displayed pictures, both pictures would have the same light per area, but one picture is larger than the other. If you enlarge to the same display size, the larger sensor would need a smaller enlargement ratio resulting in higher light per display area. It's all besides the point if you don't make efficient use of the more light you get, of course.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 21:34 UTC
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bluevellet: I don't need something in that focal range. But I do appreciate it has an aperture ring, hopefully something other modern lenses will have more often.

It's helpful to get an extra ring to control anything when used on an ultra-compact like the GM1. Maybe less relevant on a fuller body.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 21:25 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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Jeff Greenberg: No image stablization.
Why? Shame.
Need fast zoom, too.

The NEX body is thin between the mount and the sensor, probably not enough space to house sensor IS.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 15:27 UTC
On Samsung announces curved Galaxy Round post (144 comments in total)
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Plastek: But... erm... what for? Looks fugly, doesn't bring any benefits to the user, and only takes more space in pocket/bag than a regular phone.

Makes it more comfortable to put into a trouser pocket?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 08:48 UTC
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KariIceland: That fool me into thinking they are paintings? Eh.... no just NO. Non of them look like a painting AT ALL! My photographs on instagram look more like a painting than this and even I'm not trying to make them look that way.

Link to your instagram pictures so everyone could go and appreciate them?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 10:13 UTC
On Rumors of inexpensive Fujifilm X-series camera hit the web news story (282 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: It is interesting that dpreview is posting rumors now.

Otherwise what's the purpose of the news section? News items not accompanied by a preview article are usually just confirmations of weeks old rumours...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 19:22 UTC

What's the point of DPR news items when not coupled with previews? By the time something makes to this news section, it would have had a long life in various leak/rumour environments and become stale.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 12:54 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies

Music playing and scripting/user programming have been re-discovered for cameras in the form of mobile phones...

One day there will no longer be a camera that cannot make a call.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 19:24 UTC as 146th comment
On Epic fail? 70-200s of all makes among least reliable lenses news story (151 comments in total)

Those who think that lenses last longer than camera bodies, think again ...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 13:23 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic announces Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 (again) news story (190 comments in total)
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emircruz: I wonder how much better this is compared to the 45 1.8..

It's a lot better at wider apertures than 1.8. It's also unlikely to be noticeably better from 1.8 onwards, with the Olympus being so good already, perhaps on the border of possibility.

I'm stopping my plan of getting the 1.8, until the price of this forces me to return to that plan ...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 09:40 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 preview (99 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: What was wrong with G5 sensor? why Pany like using GX1 sensor? if not GH3's. No doubt controls, size, featureset and ergonomics are perfect!!

The GX1 sensor is cheap. Plus they'd like to use the different sensors as a method of organizing the different model levels.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 08:57 UTC
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gl2k: With regard to D800 vs D800E this is hilarious !!
Nice evidence that D800E is the ultimate rip-off for would-be pros. Much reminds me of "Emperors New Clothes".

With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.

Almost all tests have revealed improvements with the E version in sharpness in optimal conditions. You buy this several percent mostly unobservable improvement with a large money difference, but when you do need the improvement it would be there.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 10:27 UTC
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Greynerd: This is not like a Samsung NX roadmap is it? I presume there is a chance these lenses will actually exist one day unlike the NX 16-80, 55mm and anything hinted at over 200mm.

But at what price? It seems encouraging that these have not been named Leicas, but...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 19:48 UTC
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TimK5: The 150 F2.8 sounds great, but I'd rather see Olympus develop those type of lenses.

What about a m.Zuiko 300f4?

My dream would be an 8-18f4 that takes filters and a 100-400f4.

ND, GND, etc. can be useful, regardless of angle of view. Polarizers will be tricky, but do provide the only way of cutting through reflections at select locations in the frame, if this is what one wants. A filter mount is not always a necessity, but is nice to have.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 19:45 UTC
On eagle_8867 in the Motion (no blur) challenge (5 comments in total)
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ASHKAN OLADZAD: nice but f7.1 with this dreamy lens???!!!

DoF is just about right, with a bit of reserve. A wider aperture could result in parts of the subject and water drops out of DoF. I wonder how fill flash is done at 1/1250.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 10:03 UTC
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