Arn

Arn

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DPNick: Wow, so DPReview has now turned into a rumor mongering site. Great. First it turned into Pop Photo 24/7 with the daily "news", never ending Roundups to churn sales, easily digestible Olympic medal ratings, and links to resellers, but now they're publishing rumors. And then retracting them. What next, DPReview life insurance?

...perhaps you should delve a bit into the matter before commenting. Basically everyone has been talking about this before dpreview. Take a look at samsung forum for more info.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 07:19 UTC
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Arn: Since there is still no response whatsoever from Samsung, I think we can begin to assume this is more than just a rumor.

HowaboutRAW: the situation won't get any better by wishful thinking. I'm just as unhappy about the situation as you are, but come on - lets not fool ourselves.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2015 at 16:48 UTC

Since there is still no response whatsoever from Samsung, I think we can begin to assume this is more than just a rumor.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2015 at 14:58 UTC as 268th comment | 10 replies
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ttran88: DPR is now Digital Photography Rumors..

You must be really proud of that insightful comment. Did you come up with it all by yourself?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2015 at 05:46 UTC

I can't understand the whining of some (well, many) people regarding this news item. It's OK to be an NX fan (like I am), but being a fan boy in denial isn't sensible. Dpreview is trying to clear up this matter and it's about time someone did. The constantly accumulating pile of rumors and actual evidence of closed Samsung camera departments combined with unavailability of cameras and lenses is not doing anyone any good. NX users suffer the most. Resolving the matter and getting the truth out (actual information from Samsung) is for the best. Lack of response from Samsung is hard to interpret as a positive sign. Another case of Samsung's notoriously bad PR.

It's a service to the Samsung NX user base from DPreview to publish this news item and reach to Samsung for comment and I say thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 16:01 UTC as 320th comment
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (512 comments in total)
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Arn: With all the information available pointing to Samsung's exit from the camera market (Samsung closing camera divisions all around the world while not responding at all to any of the talk/rumors), seeing a review like this is just sad. Too little, too late for Samsung?

Samsung has closed camera divisions in many countries recently,including where I live. You simply can't buy Samsung cameras / lenses in some countries any more. How is that a rumor?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 15:47 UTC
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (512 comments in total)

With all the information available pointing to Samsung's exit from the camera market (Samsung closing camera divisions all around the world while not responding at all to any of the talk/rumors), seeing a review like this is just sad. Too little, too late for Samsung?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 15:35 UTC as 92nd comment | 6 replies
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Arn: I see people complaining about how the 5Gx looks and that tells to me that Canon has really done well with this camera. If the biggest issue is esthetics, then there's not much wrong. A camera like this is not a fashion accessory, it's a photographic tool. The 5Gx ticks all the right boxes for me - a great EVF, a fully articulated LCD and remarkably well laid out controls. These features combined with the well performing Canon image stabilisation provide are something that are lacking on Sony's RX100 series. As I'm mostly a stills photographer, so I'm not too concerned about missing RX100IV video features. So,I'm thinking this camera should appeal to a lot of people focused on stills photography.

Yeah, sorry about the typos. I was in a rush getting to work, but wanted to get it off my chest... :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 16:57 UTC

I see people complaining about how the 5Gx looks and that tells to me that Canon has really done well with this camera. If the biggest issue is esthetics, then there's not much wrong. A camera like this is not a fashion accessory, it's a photographic tool. The 5Gx ticks all the right boxes for me - a great EVF, a fully articulated LCD and remarkably well laid out controls. These features combined with the well performing Canon image stabilisation provide are something that are lacking on Sony's RX100 series. As I'm mostly a stills photographer, so I'm not too concerned about missing RX100IV video features. So,I'm thinking this camera should appeal to a lot of people focused on stills photography.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 07:20 UTC as 89th comment | 4 replies
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wootpile: They mess it up again.

A compact camera with a fully articulating screen like the G5x now has makes it less important to have a viewfinder. Fully articulating means you can always find an angle that lets you see the screen adequately in daylight.

Had they chopped the viewfinder hub it would have been pocket-able. I wish they would put such a screen on the M body (just the screen sans viewfinder bulb)

The EVF is the best addition to the camera and the one that makes me consider this over Sony RX100 variants. Anyone who comes from DSLRs or ILCs with EVFs will want an EVF on their compact. An EVF combined with an articulated screen is very tempting and the well laid out controls might make this irresistible.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 06:13 UTC

I wish Tamron and Sigma would produce these kind of lenses for Sony FE-mount!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 14:25 UTC as 63rd comment | 3 replies
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Temporel: Why no Sony e-mount ?

you can use Metabones, Commlite, Fotodiox and Viltrox adapters. Metabones is 4x the price of other adapters and only slightly better (if any, in some cases). You can also use any A7 camera, but I guess the A7RII works best especially with continuous AF (which doesn't work with other A7's).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 14:23 UTC
On article Canon announces EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens (310 comments in total)

It's a bit strange to see people getting actually excited about this lens, as the major improvement over the old version is only the STM motor. They sure made nice optics back in 1987 (when this lens construction was first released) and it's still an ok optical formula, but it doesn't make me jump up and down in excitement. I also wouldn't say that it's good value, but the I think the price is appropriate.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 07:29 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon announces EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens (310 comments in total)
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Paul Verhoeven: Well, if somebody was waiting for IS, at least decent sharpness corner to corner wide open, internal focus, weather-sealing... you can continue to wait.

ondrejbobek, the MTF is identical to the old lens, it's optically tekee same.The old lens is even lighter (130g) and a plastic mount is just as good as a metal mount - read the comprehensive article by Roger Cicala: http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/12/assumptions-expectations-and-plastic-mounts

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 20:29 UTC
On article Canon announces EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens (310 comments in total)

It's an OK update to the 50/1.8II, as focusing was the weakest link of the lens and the barrel of the lens included the integrated lens hood, which made the lens unnecessarily big. Personally, I would have liked to see the lens have either IS or improved optical construction, but even like this, the new model is a pretty sensible update.

The optical construction is obviously identical to the old version, which is shown in the practically identical MTF charts (slight differences are probably due to changes in coatings). How they managed to improve minimum focus distance is a mystery, at least if there is no degradation in image quality at the closer focusing distances. As there seems to be much confusion among readers about the optical formula of the lens compared to the old version, I hope DPreview will clarify the matter in a (near) future news article.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 16:05 UTC as 24th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Janne Voutilainen (37 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: The only sad part is; last night Tampere's ice hockey team Tappara (Battle Axe) lost the championship.

And Oulu Kärpät becomes champion :)

Awesome photography. Hieno !

You mean, the nice thing is, Kärpät is the champion two years in a row ;)
Great photography from Janne!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 09:24 UTC
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Niklas Ramstedt: Anyone else having troubles starting LR CC? I have LR 5.6 on the machine from before, and when I try to start LR CC noting happens. OS i s Win 8.1 64Bit.

Thanks .Sam, this should read somewhere in the news article to avoid this question being posted a 1000 times.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 06:17 UTC
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Niklas Ramstedt: Anyone else having troubles starting LR CC? I have LR 5.6 on the machine from before, and when I try to start LR CC noting happens. OS i s Win 8.1 64Bit.

Exactly the same for me. I have Lightroom 5.7 and CC. I installed Lightroom CC and nothing happens when I try to start it... The old 5.7 does start normally. Using Win 7 64bit.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 05:21 UTC
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cptobvious: Is this what camera previews have become - camera companies giving out free vacations to reviewers? Olympus gives out free trips to Ireland and Bermuda, and now Samsung gives out Hawaii trips.

Certainly these cameras can be reviewed competently by just giving loaner review copies, but perks like these just smell like desperate attempts to influence reviewers.

I have to say that Mosc there has a pretty good point. Also, where are Samsung lens reviews?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
On challenge Tree Roots (4 comments in total)

Siem Reap area has some of the best opportunities in the world for magnificent root shots :) Great theme for a challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 19:01 UTC as 2nd comment
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