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

so how is this a game changer?

it's certainly well priced. it's a mirrorless camera with greater than full frame sensor, less than a 645 sensor size, no articulating screen, with difficult lens adaptability.

because it doesn't have a mirror it's a game changer?

umm why?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:24 UTC as 233rd comment | 4 replies
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (455 comments in total)

so a 50MP hassy MILC for 9K and 2-3K for the two lenses available for it.

certainly looks interesting.

I wouldn't call it a game changer though.

45mm on that cropped sensor runs at around an equiv FOV of a 35mm lens.

not sure if a game changer would have that as it's widest lens for landscape or architecture work.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 03:58 UTC as 8th comment
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (313 comments in total)
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dansclic: Try to shoot oranges and apples, this test will show you had bad the Colors are coming straight out the camera as jpegs.....

no, shoot them ;)

and use slow mo to capture it.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 16:32 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (313 comments in total)

Nice review .. balanced.
thanks!

nice sample pictures.. I can certainly see why some would find this camera very attractive.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 16:09 UTC as 87th comment | 2 replies
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (470 comments in total)

a camera company misleading in camera specs?

Say it isn't so....

Problem is the entire industry probably needs to be brought to task on this.

Sony, Canon and Nikon off the top of my head all do this. I'm sure the others as well.

Some are worse offenders than others, but really .. core specifications and capabilities shouldn't be deliberately misleading, hidden in fine print that you need a microscope to read - or buried in manuals that you atypically only see AFTER you purchase said camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 15:36 UTC as 12th comment
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (470 comments in total)

Meh. Impact damage.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 20:13 UTC as 167th comment

wow.. fantastic!

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 18:09 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Canon USA launches new online photography courses (25 comments in total)
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Jon_Doh: Wow, Canon sells you a camera and then charges you to learn how to operate it.

yes because manuals and even canon's free courses and literature doesn't exist to help you with that.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 23:55 UTC
On article Canon USA launches new online photography courses (25 comments in total)

Canon USA has a ton of free online resources, videos,etc.

So while charging for this seems weird, looking at the "what's included" this is more than just a 10 minute youtube video, that they usually make up.

looking at the details, it does appear like canon's setting these up as actual courses. it will be interesting to see how far and advanced they take these actually.

however I do agree with the posters that suggested you should get some kind of certificate, etc that sounds like a fantastic idea, and some samples of the courses or perhaps even put the Rebel course out there for free (because they probably need it ) would be a great way to promote the product.

With 7 professional photographers as instructors, curious to see how they continue this over time.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 23:41 UTC as 3rd comment
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vscd: Sometimes the reason is that two different lenses have the same lens-ID in the exifs. For example the Voigtländer Skopar 40mm has the same as the Canon 40mm 2.8 STM. So if you turn on "in camera correction" with a Skopar, you may get the correction of a 40mm 2.8 STM, which won't fit at all.

I don't know if there is a central institution for Lens-IDs, but it causes trouble in some cases.

it's an integer value, the list adds decimals for clarity.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 21:01 UTC
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EdwardBingo: I do not longer believe ir 3rd party lens makers. I am waiting for canon to update its 85mm, 1.8 is too soft and makes too much AF mistakes, 1.2 is too slow to focus. Had much hope for the Tamron 85 1.8, but after testing found it to be good in static scenes but inferior to canons 85 1.8 on moving subjects, Tamron had 3 of 10 keepers (it was always behind the subject) while Canons 85 had at least 7 of 10 in AI servo (yes I use 85 in AI servo). I am sure 3d party lenses on Canon do not use the whole protocol of lens/camera communication. That why i keep 35mm IS always on and didn't had any issues in any shutter speed ever, while Tamron users report issues on higher shutter speeds, maybe the camera manages IS work depending on shutter speed on native lenses... All in all, when cameras and lenses progress and will become more and more complex, for (non licensed) third party makers it will eventually be harder and harder to backwards engineer the compatibility and communication protocols.

The sigma 85mm is reported as a 17-35mm 2.8L to a canon camera body.

how is canon or nikon denying the problem? they simply state they do not support third party lenses and/or accessories mounted on their cameras. as a matter of fact, everyone does that.

better take the tin foil hat off and allow some oxygen to get in there.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 21:00 UTC

it's really not surprising.

if you look at the lenstypes being reported by some of these lenses, it's a miracle they work at all.

as the cameras get more and more sophisticated with .. if it's this lens I do x and if it's this lens I do y... things will f-up pretty much continually when a camera firsts comes out.

Have to love the tin foil hats that some are wearing though.

Sigma and Tamron "emulate" a canon lens, and report to the camera they are a canon lens. the camera body expects certain things .. and it could even be protocol related with respects to specific lenses. if the lens protocol, wide open t-stop, af synchronization, etc,etc don't match up then all hell can break loose. over time the EF mount has changed it's protocols, added features, etc,etc.

that being said it would be alot nicer if canon would license the EF mount protocol and specifications to tamron and sigma with locked down NDA"s so this doens't happen.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 20:54 UTC as 4th comment
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Dragonrider: The waterfall example in the video shows how well it doesn't work. The stream in the foreground gets a new bank in the wrong place. This kind of thing could work better if it had some tools to inform it what to do in the white areas. If they release it without some advanced helper tools, it will be useless.

actually it works well for the majority of edits as long as your re-alignment isn't too severe.

you can do this now with content aware cut and it works 90% of the time, so that's 90% of the time that you don't have to manually clone or massage the image any more than a simple mouse click.

and cloning isn't exactly foolproof either.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 14:09 UTC

it's certainly quicker than doing it manually which you can do now with content aware fill.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 14:06 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)
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rwbaron: Canon should be embarrassed with that performance at the long end. Never cared for Sony and don't have interest in cameras of this class but that's Canon getting their butt kicked.

and again, you ignore the other part of that which is size and weight.

the canon has obvious compromises.

there is no doubt the sony is far optically superior. it's also bigger,heavier and more expensive.

as with most things photographically - there's compromises somewhere.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 03:12 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)
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rwbaron: Canon should be embarrassed with that performance at the long end. Never cared for Sony and don't have interest in cameras of this class but that's Canon getting their butt kicked.

sure if you exclude the fact that the canon is wide open, the sony is stopped down, and the lens is considerable smaller for the canon G3X..

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 22:46 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)
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AKH: Sorry to say, but for the very high price of the camera Sony will not sell very many RX10 III even if it is a fine camera. It is also a very heavy camera at 1095 grams, so maybe not so well suited for travel in my opinion.

the XC10 is also broadcast compliant video camera. this is not.

the XC10 in canon's website is called a camcorder. this is not.

as far as superzoom compact cameras - well this isn't really there either.

in either case the "comparison" doesn't really fit.

the G3X is considerably smaller and lighter than the RX10II it's going to have compromises.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 17:46 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)
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dennis tennis: Less hyperbole, more info. It would be a sad day when DPR succumbs to the disease afflicting many DPR members, hyperbolitis. Examples are: I "dumped" my brand X gear. May I suggest a different title to this article: the Sony RX10 iii betters the competition. Must DPR resort to "destroy" to generate clicks? Will we find one day in the future DPR proclaiming in bold ALL CAPS " DPREVIEW is the most AWESOME photo forum in the universe, researchers conclude. Or All photo forum sites SUCKS with DPREVIEW the lone beacon of quality. I hope not.

you know there's a problem when a dpreview article can compare to a KR review.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 17:44 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)
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rrccad: Nice review of the optical qualities.

however this is missing some points here for both the panasonic and the canon that should be highlighted and it's a disservice to both that they are not.

both are significantly lighter than the RX10 III (200-300g), they cost significantly less and they are much smaller to boot.

that obviously plays into the optical qualities illustrated here.

"The Canon PowerShot G3 X's trump card has been trumped." sounds like something that you'd expect from SAR.

I look at the G3X as a compromise between portability and focal length - the RX10 III certainly is not in the same category as the G3X as far as portability, or even the FZ1000 as well.

@G-D .. hard concept on reading right. if you are going to compare lens quality at least mention they are in different categories and price scaling.

or would you compare a consumer 70-300 with a 300 2.8 and wonder why the 70-300 doesn't fair as well?

what an idio...

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 17:44 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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rrccad: so the question left unanswered.. does it still float?

bahahaha!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
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