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Hugo808: I think they've quit too soon. Sure, most of us are wedded to Canikon but new people take up the hobby all the time and there aint nothing wrong with Samsung stuff. They've just got to invest a bit more and hope for the best.

Perhaps but really I suspect that the NX1 was really designed more for the Asian market(especially theer home turf in S Korea) where they have a much more significant market share, In Europe there going directly up against higher end DSLR's in a way no other mirrorless manufacturer is.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 19:52 UTC
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samhain: Sigma is making the Canon & Nikon lens dept. look like they're stuck in mud.
I mean... Just making them look BAD.
Hopefully Sigma is lighting a fire under them & they'll get up off their laurels and start building exciting lenses.

In this case there making them look like they knew what they were doing sticking to 24-70mm, this zoom range is way too small and as a result few people will buy this lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 04:47 UTC
On Preview:olympus-om-d-e-m5-ii (1392 comments in total)
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ecm: Very nice, Olympus! Especially excited to see the fully articulated screen - something I didn't miss until I had one..... also the bounce and swivel flash.

not quite as good as the D810, but way too close - the 45mm f/1.8 seems to be soft in the corners compared to the Nikon lens.

So, if it can combine 8 shots to make a 40 MP photo, can it also use 8 shots to average out the noise and increase fine detail in high ISO situations?

I think its less that the 45mm 1.8 is "soft" so much as this test is pushing the extremes of lens performance. If anything I suspect you would find that in high res mode the E-M5 II is best suited to high quality primes stopped down even moreso than the D810 is.

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:19 UTC
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RichRMA: Note the price didn't nearly triple, like with Nikon's replacement of the 80-400mm.

To be fair the old Nikon 80-40mm wasn't a very good lens, this Canon seems to be an improvement but likely not as big an improvement as the new Nikon compaired to the old one which was awful above 300mm.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 10:32 UTC
On article Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED (67 comments in total)
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Bamboojled: This lens really rounds out the 1.8G line!!!

Whilst we may see F/1.8 updayes of one or both those lenses(could just be the 135mm) I don't think it'll be part of the same lineup as the cheap F/1.8's, metal build, faster AF and higher price.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 06:52 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2255 comments in total)
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Frank Dernie: I think I'm going to buy one, if only to annoy the jealous-sounding inverted snobs banging on in this forum...

Ultimately I think these kinds of products have become a cheap way of people to "score points" on the net knowing that they'll be unlikely to be challenged much.

It just seems pointless to me, at least with cheaper brands people can claim why they chose one product over another in a way that could be helpful to others but we all know that very few people bashing Leica have the money to own one.

Personally I think Leica should be applauded by coming out with something that's more than just a style statement. Will it be a success? no idea but it brings more to the market than most new releases.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 11:18 UTC
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)

I'd say the reverse personally, Nikon seems to be getting more focus when it comes to the higher end market for the 1 series.

Previously you had lenses like the UWA zoom, 50mm and 85mm equivalents which whilst they might be worthwhile for a system as a whole seemed unlikely to get many people to buy into the system given that the smaller sensor offered inferior output to many rival mirrorless systems.

More recently we've had the AW1 which(if it actually performs) uses the smaller sensor/glass sizes to keep a waterproofed body compact. Now we've got the 70-300mm which looks to really exploit the extra range the smaller sensor gives whilst offering performance than adapted FX and DX lenses lack.

The V3/V2 + 70-300mm does seem the most obvious combination for a holiday wildlife camera. It won't have the low light performance of a DSLR but for safe daytime safari or bird shooting it'll offer vastly superior reach to the competision.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 11:06 UTC as 33rd comment
On Connect post 2013 Holiday Mobile Photography Gift Guide (5 comments in total)

You missed out the most obvious one "a real camera".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 10:44 UTC as 9th comment
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arhmatic: I have a dumb question -
Why are sensor sizes always measured in inches?

Most if the world is in metric. Including manufacturers. But even for people using inches in everyday life is hard to calculate fractions and compare sizes... I am a US architect, using inches daily, ALWAYS preferring to see millimeters...

The main reason is I'd say that its an effective way to disguise just how tiny the sensors in compacts/phones are.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 17:11 UTC
On Connect post Will consumer DSLRs be 'dead in 5 years?' (136 comments in total)

I'm not sure why quoting declining entry level DSLR sales is a sign of a shift to mirrorless systems when the article also points out a similar decline in such systems.

Rather it seems that the higher end(by that I mean higher than compacts/phones) camera market as a whole has taken a hit.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 00:57 UTC as 76th comment
On Sony α7 / α7R First Impressions Review (2371 comments in total)
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km25: These cameras have great MP, but they are growing in size. With the grip, Just buy a A99. How many different groups of lens will Sony have ? For all the MP fans who must have the most, here it comes. For me this path leads us back to the DSLR.
MP the Opiate of the digital masses. With MF, with out a ture RF. Well focusing will go back to the stone age. Aleast my Nikon F2s had a "P" screen. My Leica lens will focus at the speed of light on my M7 compared to using a TV screen. If you want 36MP and 35mm lens. By a D800/e with Sigma's new F1.4. It will even work better. If you want FF 24MP, buy the Leica M. I will wait to see what Fuji does with the next X-Pro, I am not trying to sell Fuji's. But this is the size of true
miirorless camera...about the size of my good old M7. MP and FF are secondary to true fine handling camera...were the photographer comes before the camera.

We've yet to see how these bodies perform with other FF lenses. Just how large and long the 2 primes are suggests to me tradisional RF lenses are going to have problems in the corners.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:23 UTC
On Connect post Sample gallery: Apple's iPhone 5s (105 comments in total)
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Eric Hensel: Why are so many here offended by the idea of having a great camera attached to a device you tend to have with you as you go through the day? Note this is a rhetorical statement --not a question.

I'd say there more offended by very average photography being talked up in order to sell the latest hipster lifestyle accessory.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 16:53 UTC
On Connect post Vigilante photo blog brings Insta-frauds to justice (6 comments in total)
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pavinder: Could somebody please explain, as the article seems to completely skip over this point: why should anybody care if people put a #nofilter tag on a filtered photo?

If it were evidence in a court of law and had deliberately been manipulated/photoshopped/filtered etc. to deceive a jury then yes, it's important.

But this is just people's snapshots on a photo-sharing site - not a place where complete accountability is necessary. What does it matter if they mislabel it? Who cares?

A badly misplaced sense of the skill that proper post processing takes?

The more interesting point should surely be that most of these photo's are aweful.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 09:00 UTC
On Connect post Photographer's iPhone shot proves worthy of NYT's front page (78 comments in total)
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absentaneous: I don't see where is the big news. if I am not wrong iPhone is actually a 5Mpix camera right? well, back in 2000 professional photographers were using digital cameras with less than 3Mpix to take pictures for press. that's 13 years ago. so, what's the big news again?

"Apple is cool, buy more products" is the big news.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 03:48 UTC
On Connect post Landscape photography: tips for your smartphone (40 comments in total)
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TroyKi: Check out this big gallery with some awesome Iphone Landscape photography.

This must be some strange new defintion of "awesome" I'v never encountered before.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2012 at 07:16 UTC
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