babola

babola

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On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (595 comments in total)
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Tiderace: ONLY 8 BIT 422 HDMI out folks and no LOG! wow! For me Canon shoots themselves in the foot with separating their DSLR cameras from their cinema line this way. We are BOTH high end professional photographers and videographers. We will NOT buy this camera for this reason. We absolutely love the dual pixel focusing and many aspects of Canon image quality but this is a show stopper for us with this camera. We await the 5D Mark IV and see how limited that one is. It may be time to move to Sony for us. We are seriously considering it.

We wants it. We needs it.

They stole it from us...our precious...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 18:38 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: Definitely camera of the year! Go Canon!

Practical joker...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:54 UTC
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ozturert: For this mass and size, I'd want a 14mm f1.4. Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 seems to have better range. I know that there is a big difference between 18 and 14mm, on the other hand 20-35mm difference is also big.
Or how about a 12-18mm f2.0? Or...

Well "for this mass and size" you won't get 14mm f1.4, sorry.

Also, the Tokina 14-20mm is ultra-wide angle lens which Sigma 18-35mm isn't. Apples and oranges.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2016 at 19:35 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (989 comments in total)
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Neodp: Please let me tell you like you are two.

A. Incredible improvements in several areas. Yea!! Holiday feeding frenzy! Prices out of whack.

B. Several missing fundamentals. These effectively negate A's pros.

C. Go back to A. Makers win. Photographers lose; while supporting high prices. You can brag and feel like a professional. No one really cares.

Which models have no M-A-J-O-R photographic disadvantage? None. But you just keep believing they are losing money making larger flawless sensors. Just go ahead and keep thinking they automatically got your back and just need a little first adopter help in bringing in the newest overpriced breakthroughs. Send me $1000 and I'll write some more! You do want to support me, don't you? You may lose your right to comment if you don't. Can't have that now. Better hurry. Shop-mass is coming early this year. You don't want to lose your right to say how wrong I am now do you? Best pony up.

It's a festive season. Don't be a grinch.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2015 at 19:22 UTC
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Eric Glam: Better to buy a Dic&Mic P303c. 175cm extended height, Carbon Fiber legs, ball head that's rated for up to 15Kg, and much more. $188 shipped.

Eric, obviously they didn't copy all of its features...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2015 at 07:26 UTC
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Eric Glam: Better to buy a Dic&Mic P303c. 175cm extended height, Carbon Fiber legs, ball head that's rated for up to 15Kg, and much more. $188 shipped.

Yes, there are many Asian manufacturers using this design, but Benro was there first. Benro is also the largest of them all and has many of modern tripod patents and inventions signed to their name.
Some makers blatantly copied the design some with more success than others, but many licensed it from Benro.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2015 at 07:26 UTC
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Eric Glam: Better to buy a Dic&Mic P303c. 175cm extended height, Carbon Fiber legs, ball head that's rated for up to 15Kg, and much more. $188 shipped.

That's a Benro Travel Angel II copy. Nothing less nothing more, sorry.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 10:10 UTC
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babola: Ergonomics taken a back seat this time?

Also, just how big does one's prism housing has to be...

Ah yes, extra space required for GPS makes sense.

As for the ergonomics, that would come down to personal taste. I have been long time Nikon SLR/DSLR user so for me personally Pentax handling and shape quirkiness doesn't work, sorry.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 18:02 UTC

Ergonomics taken a back seat this time?

Also, just how big does one's prism housing has to be...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 09:32 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
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bgbs: at this price, this lens better take pictures while I sleep, otherwise no thank you. Besides what's been happening to Canon and Nikon lately? Is their business model to make poor photographers even poorer?

The focus has shifted from the struggling professional photogs onto enthusiasts with deeper pockets. It's been like that for some time now.

That's all it is.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 19:49 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (989 comments in total)
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fotoinga: After many years of photography under my belt … I decided to add a smaller (which seemed like an excellent choice) camera to my professional collection … A new Panasonic Lumix DMC LX100 ..
Was really looking forward to this new compact camera .. something that I could carry easily & not be so obvious with my intentions ..
Now I find myself really disappointed that Panasonic's Instruction CD does not cover Apple Computer processing … This should have been disclosed ..
After trying several downloads I still came up with a big ZERO … to process my RAW images …
I did telephone Panasonic Customer Support twice & the 2nd time they just cut me off … I sure could use a magic solution … Most disappointed … inga ...

@srados

Ditto.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 02:21 UTC
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Sherlock74: The Ona bags are far more stylish.

Ona bags are nice indeed, but I believe in a different (much higher) price class.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 02:43 UTC
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justmeMN: A mirrorless camera in a camera bag isn't significantly more convenient than a small DSLR in a camera bag.

Somehow you managed to compare some of the smallest mirrorless with one of the largest DSLRs on the market. Nice try.

Try again.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 02:40 UTC

Oh but where's the one in Multicam pattern for the Airsoft crowd?

LOL.

Nice bags, silly looking finishes, sorry.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 02:38 UTC as 9th comment

"... he's even developed his own remote-controlled camera system for getting as close as you can with dangerous animals like rhinos, lions and… meerkats."

Wonder if this helped:

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/outposts/post/lions-captured-in-up-close-photos-by-remote-control-camera-buggy/

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 21:25 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (441 comments in total)
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Dimac: too big and too ugly and missing things, deleted from my wish list

Well KZMike, judging by the number of likes locke_fc received, you're wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 13:01 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: Spot the Shark (67 comments in total)

Very nice. Simple yet effective, you managed to create a stunning image with a minimal PP work.

It's so easy to get carried away with over-doing the PP these days.

Well done!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 08:09 UTC as 27th comment
On article FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale (143 comments in total)
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kimchiflower: I used to watch his videos, but after some of his 1-hour clips, I started to realise he could really do with editing his disposable teen humour chit-chat down.

Besides, who pays for online info these days?

"Besides, who pays for online info these days?"

DigiLloyd is reading this comment and laughing his way to the bank ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 20:10 UTC
On article Manfrotto 190 Series Carbon Fiber Tripod Review (72 comments in total)
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Prognathous: Isn't the 055CXPRO4 a better buy? It's currently cheaper than the new MT190CXPRO3 ($340 vs $410), it's more stable (maximum load 17.64 lbs / 8.0 kg vs 15.4 lb / 7.0 kg), folds shorter (21.46" / 54.5 cm vs 24" / 61 cm) and opens taller (66.93" / 170 cm vs 63" / 160 cm). All of this for the negligible added weight of (0.15 lb / 100 gram).

Shared disadvantages of both: The column doesn't have a bottom hook to hang a bag for added stability, and features that other brands provide at this price are all extra - No retractable spikes, and no bag or strap.

I'm currently considering the 055CXPRO4 but haven't made up my mind yet. There are too many other tripods that are appealing and provide different tradeoffs. I would very much appreciate comments and suggestions in the thread that I opened here:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3591013

Thanks!

I was in the same boat as you, considering MF 055CXPRO4 among others. Settled eventually with an Induro CT214 and couldn't be happier.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 10:51 UTC
On article Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes (186 comments in total)
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Paul Farace: I understand crystal growth mechanics, but still... to look at these and NOT believe in the hand of a creator!

"...i know why: because we are too proud to accept that there are things that we do not understand. believing is beneath us so to speak..."

Come again?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 08:35 UTC
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