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On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 comments in total)

I would interpret this advertisement saying that they did something what nobody believed Canon would ever do.

Coming up with a WL portable printer or another DSLR would make no sense in my mind.

As they didn't extend the EOS-M series and witnessed the success of Sony's A7x I could imagine they are coming up with a FF ML.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 17:29 UTC as 682nd comment
On Photokina 2014: Sony stand report article (78 comments in total)
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abortabort: Still no word, despite visiting and reporting on the Sony booth, from DPR about the prototype lenses announced and previewed at photokina? No I supposed that would go against what DPR believe in.

I don't mind this this ignorance anymore.
Had a chance to put my fingers onto a 7DII at the Canon booth.
Nice one, but in my eyes not more than an A77II, but clearly ahead of the D7100. That's different class to be honest.
And read what they wrote about the NX1 - blabla "cheap dials".
The NX1 is a competitor for the top class APS-C.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 06:44 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Sony stand report article (78 comments in total)
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ephankim: Why aren't all the lens prototypes (28/2, 90/2.8 G Macro, 35/1.4 ZA & 24-240) included in this report?

They were all only shown in a closed showcase. For "normal" visitors no hands on possible.

I tried to get an answer related to the G macro - wanted to know whether it's an all IF design or the tube extends at higher magnification.
Impossible. Three Sony guys couldn't answer, and the third one asked his boss - nothing. Same went for my question related to the awkward ADI of the new 32 flash gun (and all others...) - when used as fill flash it overexposed by roughly 1 1/3 stop. Again no chance.
That's really annoying that they don't have properly trained guys around.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 06:40 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (741 comments in total)

I visited PK14 today, and was very interested in the NX1.

The person I talked was quite competend on specs and usage, and because I was an early bird this morning, there was no big crowd at their booth.
So I had a chance to try it with the most interesting "S" branded lenses - the 1650/2.8 OIS, the new 50150/2.8 OIS and the 85/1.4.

It feels very solid, the lenses are very good. And I don't think that the dials are "cheap".

The also prepared a nice scene for video capability presentation. And they showed the NX in diferent pro-alike rigs. The recording was live streamed onto a big screen, and the 4k looked pretty well.

Can't judge it overally professional, but what I have seen, and what I did with it - kudos!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 19:31 UTC as 65th comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (874 comments in total)

Regarding battery life just respect basic rule number 1.

1) Always, absolutely always keep a spare battery in your camera bag.
2) Always, absolutely always keep a spare memory card in your camera bag.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 06:39 UTC as 180th comment | 3 replies
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Absolutic: just like with Sony E lenses, the same story repeats. They are releasing a large number of slow 18-1XX (now 28-XX or 24-XX) all in one lenses. No 85 even on the map. I guess the 90/2.8 that you won't get for almost a year is supposed to be your 85. Or use 85 A size lenses with LA-EA4 adapter. I am not even talking about 135FE. not even 85 on the map. Clearly Fuji has a much better lineup now and it is here now. Fuji also has 90/2 (135 equivalent) on the map. Sony is just repeating themselves with their lens history of E mount

Hm. Somehow incoherent what you are mentioning. Comparing apples and oranges.
Actually I don't care what FB you are - although apparent - but I don't like this bullshitting from one brand to other in an unobjective way.
At first you compare an APS-C system with a FF system. Secondly you compare a system that's longer than 2 years on the market with one that's not even a year available.
I don't see a 85 from Fuji. But if you compare the 56/1.2 as a 85 equivalent, then Sony has the 50/1.8 or the Zeiss 55/1.8. And a 90mm is also not available from Fuji yet, and if it is to come, then the Sony does so, too.

If you like Fuji more - fair enough - go and be happy with this gear; it's actually a pretty good one.
But please stop doing what I mentioned above...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:27 UTC

Additionally for first/second quarter 15:

FE 28/2 (+16mm Fisheye Converter, + 21mm UWA converter)
FE 35/1.4 ZA
90/2.8 OSS G macro
FE 24-200/3.5-6.3

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:39 UTC as 25th comment
On SanDisk unveils 512GB Extreme Pro card article (160 comments in total)
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Scottelly: This is pretty funny. This thing has twice the memory of my MacBook Air. lol

The biggest, most expensive MacBook Pro Apple makes come with a hard drive that is only the same capacity as this little card. lol

How pathetic is THAT?!? lol

GO SANDISK!

My MBP has 1TB SSD :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 21:42 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (270 comments in total)
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miles green: Looks nice. Very nice actually.
But interesting choice of name: "Loxia" in Greek means: not straight, crooked...

Loxia is a bird of the finch family and the name giver.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 04:58 UTC

Specs are sounding interesting. If the built quality keeps what it promises, than also the MSRP would be fair.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 09:12 UTC as 14th comment
On Sony Xperia Z2 camera review post (37 comments in total)

"...only 1080p.."
ONLY????
Cmon, it's a cell phone. Who does really want and/or need 4k in a cell phone?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 08:09 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Sony announces Alpha a5100 compact mirrorless camera article (106 comments in total)
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Fazal Majid: It's 2014. A camera's video features are not "impressive" if it's not 4K.

@Brandon
Exactly. Even if 4k is not a topic for a pro he will likely go for another camera that suits usage of accessories in a better way.

4k is imo overrated at this time - at least for the SOHO market.
Most 4k screens are only supporting 30Hz, 4k TV sets are still too expensive, most broadcasters are only supporting 720p because the overall infrastructure is still not fully compliant to 1080p.
Here in Germany the national broadcasters have a 4k schedule for 2018 at the earliest. Some privates and pay TV will be the first ones.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 09:12 UTC
On 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners announced article (102 comments in total)
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dbo: It is the contest itself to be criticised.

Don't get me wrong - most of the ideas the guys have had are ok, and the composing looks fine for the purpose.

However almost no image has left its authenticity of the moment it was taken.
A lot of the winning images don't have a natural look anymore. And, and, and.

Nice arts anyway, but the name of the contest is a joke and potentially blinds reviewers.

A photography contest shall be contest where captured images are in competition. Any falsifying shall be forbidden. If at all post processed than limited to setting compensation (wb, exp comp, etc.).

I am no native english tongue so I assume I did not chose the right words to say what I wanted to say.

It was not my intention to blame heavy post processed photos - I assume I did not.
I am well aware that this is part of modern photography these days (and some older days, too).

The point for me is that this contest has had the intention to reward the best image captured by an iPhone and not to reward the best creation out of photoshop or whatever program.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 06:34 UTC
On 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners announced article (102 comments in total)

It is the contest itself to be criticised.

Don't get me wrong - most of the ideas the guys have had are ok, and the composing looks fine for the purpose.

However almost no image has left its authenticity of the moment it was taken.
A lot of the winning images don't have a natural look anymore. And, and, and.

Nice arts anyway, but the name of the contest is a joke and potentially blinds reviewers.

A photography contest shall be contest where captured images are in competition. Any falsifying shall be forbidden. If at all post processed than limited to setting compensation (wb, exp comp, etc.).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 21:55 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On Backstory of Phantom Flex4K video shot at 1,000 FPS article (91 comments in total)

Didn't we got this video in DP a couple of month ago together with the blackmagic stuff?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 19:19 UTC as 25th comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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dbo: "The thing about the A7 and A7R that concerns us the most is pricing."

You guys are really funny. What's wrong with the prices? Actually the body prices are quite fair. Neither unliked design nor body size shall be reason to blame the price level.

And btw, both sensors are claimed to be a completely new design, meaning the A7 does not have the A99 sensor, and A7R does not have the D800/E Sensor.

They referring to the body pricing separately.

And yes, 999 for a 55/1.8 is expensive, but it is a Zeiss. Comparing it pricewise to the Nikon is bit of comparing apples and oranges...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 11:25 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

"The thing about the A7 and A7R that concerns us the most is pricing."

You guys are really funny. What's wrong with the prices? Actually the body prices are quite fair. Neither unliked design nor body size shall be reason to blame the price level.

And btw, both sensors are claimed to be a completely new design, meaning the A7 does not have the A99 sensor, and A7R does not have the D800/E Sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 11:00 UTC as 641st comment | 6 replies
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)

.....
The Lunar has a total other approach - being sold to rich people buying the brand. Golf players, boat owners, H5D owners, etc.
Even if some people here don't believe, I am sure the Lunar will not end as a non-seller.

Totally other with the X Vario. Rich people don't mind to pay a bit more for the M9 (looking for the brand), so they don't want to have a proletariat's Leica.
Advanced users being able to efford the price of the X Vario certainly will expect more versatility, and probably spent their money on a more matching camera.

Best luck with your (in my mind) bad idea, Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 14:23 UTC as 312th comment
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)

I really love Leica. For me it always has been kind of mystically what Leica designed and built. Especially the high-grade lenses on their systems are among the best this planet has ever seen.

And then they announce this X Vario.
I don't doubt that the body will be of high quality. But to be honest - how shall this annoying slow lens convince people to buy this camera?

What is the target group?
People buying a X1/2, a RX1, a Nikon A, Fuji X100 are mostly advanced users appreciating fast fixed focal lenses suiting every situation.

Even if the Vario's lens is slow in order to keep maximum possible IQ capability - it simply doesn't match the needs for a "everyday everywhere" camera due the fact of limited speed.

I assume this camera will become a shelf-hugger.

Continue...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 14:23 UTC as 313th comment

Outstanding quality.
nothing else to be expected with htis equipment and the budget for the production.

For me personally at this moment I give a damn on professional 4k video.
I would love to buy a FHD camcorder that can capture up to 120 or better 240 fps.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 09:28 UTC as 14th comment
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