Interestingness

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On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (112 comments in total)

I'd get it but it would only be equivalent to a F22 lens on my m4/3 body.

See what I did there, reverse equivalency???

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:32 UTC as 49th comment | 7 replies

Funny reading all the butthurt this lens has caused!

One doesn't need to get into the comments very far to see the circle-jerking is real here - insert Sony blah blah blah (who keeps letting the children out of the Sony forums?), the Samsung S7 lens is the same (apparently the amount people showing off their lack of intelligence is growing), in FF equivalent.... (yawn), and on and on and on it goes.

Boring! How about putting some pictures in your gallery and entering the odd challenge? Oh snap, there's a reason for that.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 13:42 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies

Now THAT is cool! Didn't know you could zoom in and out until accidently scrolling my mouse wheel. And is that a resolution target and colour/white balance area above the top wheel, under the grey cylinder thingy?

Would be an amazing educational tool to make this a 'game' where you can drive the rover around at a decent speed and learn about the planet.

EDIT: On a second look at the Rover it seems like resolution type targets all over the place.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 21:52 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (283 comments in total)
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raindance: I went through this process a few weeks back. Purchase a Sony A7 for the $998 deal adding a few zeiss primes. I had so much trouble getting attractive looking images in LR, colors were very difficult to work with especially skin tones and there was noise even at mid ISO. Battery life was beyond terrible and the handling of the A7 with bigger lenses was uncomfortable. So I switched to Canon getting the 6D refurbished with 1 year warranty from Canon directly for $1099. The 6D is so ahead of its time and yet Canon is constantly picked on by for reasons I don't quite understand (maybe Canon should wine and dine its reviewers like Sony). The image quality is superb. Open an image in LR and the colors and tones are beautiful with lovely skin. Noise control is so good that even ISO 12,800 looks incredible. GPS, WIFI with untethered control, weather sealing, multi day battery life and the body is compact and light.

@raindance - maybe Canon should wine and dine its reviewers like Sony.

I truly believe you are more right than you know. I won't be surprised when it's made public review sites are on some kind of payroll and many of the forum posters are employee's.

The Camera Store TV for one isn't afraid to call it as it is. As an example, I was catching up on watching their vid's on YouTube yesterday and watched the A6300 review for fun. They said they used the A6300 in continuous shooting mode 'stepped down' to 8 fps (implying) that the EVF would slow down so as to not be able to follow the action, DPReview stepped their comparison down 'just to compare' with the 7D's 8fps. Hmmmm. TCS TV also weren't afraid to mention other warts and also that using the current metabone's and shooting action isn't that great, something you'd never read here. They also heavily criticized the RX10 III where here it, what was it, 'destroyed' the competition? Hmmmm.

The more you read the more you go hmmm.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (187 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Plenty of offerings below that price that are better suitable for most, but good to see dslr trumps mirrorless :p

@sgt gatr - Favorable Exponynt No you didnt, the NX1 mafia already tagged this thread. See below.

No kidding Sgt! Correct me if I'm wrong but I think the Samsung kult beat the Sony fanboi's this time. And to do hat you REALLY have to be on your A-game to get ahead of them. Don't know what happened, did the Sony boi's finally grow bored of pushing all their pictures so many stops and finally realize that technology won't make them good photographers or pictures with no blacks left doesn't make a good photo???

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 17:46 UTC
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munro harrap: I try but fail to understand. I try hard, I still have my 1DsMkII, but fantastic though it is, it is used little, replaced by the D800. Now why do Vanon continue with these 18-22MP full frame models at all?
IF you want fast frame rates and prefer accidental timing to your own choices, anything much cjeaper will do, and is all you deserve, but I want a 50MP 1Ds with the same 0.042msrc lag my 2004machine has. Not some obsolete low res machine, as I have got one already.

@Rishi

"...but you do have to appreciate the needs this camera's aimed at, and the realities of the current tech."

You are asking a LOT from the peanut gallery here you know?

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 00:06 UTC
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Retro1976: Look, I'm not knocking Sony, but I have been to countless workshops and tourist destinations on travel and have yet to see one single Sony A series camera in the wild. I see Nikon, Canon, occasionally Olympus and Fuji, but that's about it. Who is buying these bodies ??? And what are so many names jumping on board ? What am I missing ???

@Retro1976

I do see a few here and there in my parts. What you have to do (and I'm not being facetious here) is go to your local city park and you will see them snapping away chasing squirrels around tree's.

I am seriously not kidding. I know this is a sample size of 1, my town, but that is where and how I've seen them.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 00:21 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (680 comments in total)
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Interestingness: DPReview - I think you need to address the autofocus test. I know in a comment down below it was said you are working on a standardized test. It is needed.

For fun I compared the cyclist being AF'd on with the 80D vs A6300 and they are two COMPLETELY differently executed tests!

- Much more contrast in area of riders face in A6300 scenario
- Cyclist was zig zagging in A6300 scenario but riding directly to camera in 80D (I think we can all predict which test is 'easier' without needing to even take the camera out of the bag)
- The DOF seems significantly shallower in the 80D scenario - everything is blurred out (even in the few that got the focus right) but in the A6300 everything is in focus.
- In the 80d scenario it appears that the rider covers more distance in a shorter amount of time than the A6300 scenario. The zig zagging rider will account for a lot of that but even that notwithstanding, in the 80D's scenario it was a much faster moving target the camera had to hit

@Dan Bracaglia

The cyclist is a good AF test, it's something 'real world' that we can all relate too. Just needs to be standardized. Both a zig zagging cyclist and riding directly to (and even away from) the camera are good tests. Same helmet, same jersey, same skin tone rider and a measured pace would make it 'close enough' for all intensive purposes.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 00:48 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (680 comments in total)

DPReview - I think you need to address the autofocus test. I know in a comment down below it was said you are working on a standardized test. It is needed.

For fun I compared the cyclist being AF'd on with the 80D vs A6300 and they are two COMPLETELY differently executed tests!

- Much more contrast in area of riders face in A6300 scenario
- Cyclist was zig zagging in A6300 scenario but riding directly to camera in 80D (I think we can all predict which test is 'easier' without needing to even take the camera out of the bag)
- The DOF seems significantly shallower in the 80D scenario - everything is blurred out (even in the few that got the focus right) but in the A6300 everything is in focus.
- In the 80d scenario it appears that the rider covers more distance in a shorter amount of time than the A6300 scenario. The zig zagging rider will account for a lot of that but even that notwithstanding, in the 80D's scenario it was a much faster moving target the camera had to hit

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 17:28 UTC as 75th comment | 5 replies
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (680 comments in total)
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Interestingness: Nice. I'm a Mommy Long Legs fan too.

Cheers!

Very cool! Not a big where-are-they-from guy myself but I know La Luz and Seapony are from Seattle - two more of my faves even though they are more pop.

Your dive bar pics seem to have better lighting the the dives around my neck of the woods so I feel your pain in getting shutter speeds up to catch the band moving. 12 ceiling lights with 9 burned out bulbs and two of the three remaining aren't even remotely aimed right? Oh yeah! And don't even get me started about the one time I saw one of my favourite bands playing in an old mill with one (as in less than two) table lamp with a bare bulb lighting the entire 'stage' area or that other time when the only lighting was christmas tree mini-lights ringing the stage from above or...

Have you noticed the dive bars have the best sound guys?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 22:56 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (680 comments in total)

Nice. I'm a Mommy Long Legs fan too.

Cheers!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 21:33 UTC as 134th comment | 3 replies
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LJ - Eljot: Several times you used the 35mm lens at 135mm. (the bride) How is that possible?

@Rishi - I stand corrected on the EXIF data.

However, you will never convince me that DPRevew isn't pro-Sony. Too much consideration & publicity is given to that brand - video's being deleted, people complained at how disappointing the A6300 gallery was and DPReview had an updated gallery 48 hours later, in the South Beach preview comments I asked simply in a non-antagonistic way if DPReview paid for their own way or was gifted the trip as the way I understand these things need to be disclosed & that thread got deleted, then there's the previews to the previews to the review (what was it, full review not much more than 8-10 days after release?) then following up on the review with an addendum to the review. What's on the Sony burner for this week? Now X70 & XC10 reviews before Canon 80D review? A *lot* of folks are saying how disappointing the quality (although they like the compositions) of pictures are in the D5 gallery, can we expect an updated gallery by Wednesday?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 03:27 UTC
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LJ - Eljot: Several times you used the 35mm lens at 135mm. (the bride) How is that possible?

Interesting catch PVCdroid. Why when we upload pics the EXIF is automatically used but in DPReviews own images it isn't? That doesn't seem right.

I also noticed the thread calling Rishi out for being pro-Sony in these D5 comments has been deleted.

Said it before and will say it again - things that make you go 'hmmmmmm'.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 16:25 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Phil Garcia (71 comments in total)
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Interestingness: Fantasic amazing work! Mr. Garcia is a talented photographer and talented in post - makes a killer combination!

But wait, what is going on here? Yet ANOTHER fantastic Canon shooter? How can this be as the Sony kool-aid boys are telling everyone that this can't be so. The, the, the DR isn't supposed to be good and where is the 4K? One should be incapable of taking a picture without that extra bit of DR and seriously, smartphones have 4k now. I'm confused, what's going here?

Devil's advocate mode now off ;)

@Will

Why bring it up? Because you KNOW the Sony cult will if no one else does. MIght as well make fun of them and beat them to the punch before they get a chance to come in here and pollute the forum by trying to minimize what Mr. Garcia has done.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 15:24 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Phil Garcia (71 comments in total)
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Interestingness: Fantasic amazing work! Mr. Garcia is a talented photographer and talented in post - makes a killer combination!

But wait, what is going on here? Yet ANOTHER fantastic Canon shooter? How can this be as the Sony kool-aid boys are telling everyone that this can't be so. The, the, the DR isn't supposed to be good and where is the 4K? One should be incapable of taking a picture without that extra bit of DR and seriously, smartphones have 4k now. I'm confused, what's going here?

Devil's advocate mode now off ;)

Ummm, Will and maybe Deliverator, I think you two need to go back and read what I wrote again. This time read a bit slower. I was mocking the Sony cult fanboi's about how they come into every post no matter what it's about or brand mentioned and spew their DR and whatnot.

And you are absolultely positively 100% correct Will, it is boring. And also why I will never own a Sony camera. I do not want to be associated to those 'types' at all.

Seriously, if their cameras as so good and so easy to use, why aren't they out taking pictures instead of spending so much time in other brands posts?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 01:41 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Phil Garcia (71 comments in total)

Fantasic amazing work! Mr. Garcia is a talented photographer and talented in post - makes a killer combination!

But wait, what is going on here? Yet ANOTHER fantastic Canon shooter? How can this be as the Sony kool-aid boys are telling everyone that this can't be so. The, the, the DR isn't supposed to be good and where is the 4K? One should be incapable of taking a picture without that extra bit of DR and seriously, smartphones have 4k now. I'm confused, what's going here?

Devil's advocate mode now off ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 17:58 UTC as 41st comment | 7 replies
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2126 comments in total)
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turvyT: I just read a thread of posts complaining about the speed of Sony's tests versus other brands. They were harsh, and maybe not true, but not insulting. Then I refershed the page and the thread was gone. If the thread was censored doesn't help dpreview's image.

I can believe that. I commented recently asking whether the Miami event was paid for and complements of Sony or did DPReview pay their own way and that whole thread was deleted. If that doesn't set off red flags I don't know what would.

Have read other comments about people being critical about some Sony content and that content has been deleted. Things that makes you go 'hmmmmm'.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 07:21 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2126 comments in total)
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Yxa: Nikon D7200 silver award
Sony A6300 gold award
Some Sony bias here for sure

Yup. I come here for camera info, news and the forums but as for DPReview content, they have lost all credibility with me.

DPR have demonstrated a very pro-Sony bias for awhile now. Even the way they phrase things has a positive or less harsh spin to it - when they talk about Sony the say things like 'one of the top' but when they speak of other brands they say something like 'not as good as'.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 07:18 UTC
On article Look Sharp: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 video preview (130 comments in total)
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Jorginho: And so m43s just keeps developping and developping. These are not huge steps, but the stabilsed video in 4K is a very welcome and huge step for videographers. Shuttershock: I guess it is true it happens but on my GH4 it is veyr rare.

This also holds a lot of promise for the GH5. 20 MP, 5 axis stabilsation in video, no shuttershockI bet that Leica EVF (or something similar) will be in it.
And with 5 axis something like HiRES might be on the drawingboard but I guess not in the GH5.

I wonder how well this all works with the 100-400 Panaleica (stabilisation)...

GX80/85: a very nice addition to the ever growing familly.

@LukeDuciel

Dude, if you think m4/3 is closer to 1" than APS-C then send some of that kool-aid our way please! Not even getting into the IQ why in the heck would we want an overpriced, tiny, ill-handling, cramped buttoned, teeny tiny viewfinder non-ILC camera instead of this one?

@dulynoted

On a strictly spec sheet basis yes, but the real beauty of m4/3's is their fast lenses and increased shutter speeds maintaining similar DOF. This in turn allows lower ISO values everything else being the same which negates that 2/3 stop difference in many areas and in some cases, turns it around into m4/3's favour. It also allows for faster shutter speeds allowing better odds at non-blurry pictures AND then on top of those advantages, the IBIS takes it even further. It's all pretty brilliant in real world shooting!

@BarnET

Did you just say the Sony sensor isn't that good? I'm grabbing popcorn, the mob will arise!!!!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 15:39 UTC
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Terapixel: Free backdoor entrance included :-)

@Terapixel

You are probably more right than less right.

http://memegenerator.net/instance/61347397

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 00:04 UTC
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