Daft Punk

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fatdeeman: £1600 for a 100-400mm!?!!? LOL!!

Canon must be smoking something, you can get a Cosina 100-400mm for £100 on ebay. Even the Tamron 150-600mm is half the price.

That's what you guys all sound like.

Lens rentals breakdown of the Sony 35mm prime revealed it to be every bit as well engineered as Canons. No reason to think the Sony tele zoom wont be made to a high standard - it is marked as a G lens, not a budget kit zoom. after all.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 21:01 UTC

Cue the usual boring discussion about Leica prices..

People buy Audi when they could get a cheaper VW that is very similar.

Don't see people complaining about Audi prices being dearer than VW....

Leica prices are what they are. Buy one or do not.

But what can't be denied is that leica have unique features that clearly some people want to pay for. Good for them and good for Leica, I say.

This is the right thing for Leica to do. No point in trying to sell rivals to a Canon Rebel.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 13:33 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies

Damn you DP review.

My GAS attack is severe.

Ive committed to get a Pentax K1 for general photography but the D500 really appeals for sports and action work. I love shooting action pics of my gundogs when they are working.

I was cutting down on my multiple camera fetish but I fear I will succumb and get one of these.... I still have a 70-200 VR I was going to sell but maybe not now..

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 08:54 UTC as 55th comment
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (649 comments in total)
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dprived prev: a dedicated loyal Pentaxian for decades here:

fine, i do love this camera for a number of very good reasons.

and i don't really care it doesn't include IBIS for video anymore. (although i'm sure it'll certainly do that later when K-1II will come out in a year or two at the most.)

but at least two things about this camera are making me feel not so happy about it:

look below in the next comment please.

I am neutral on the floppy screen. All I need is for it to make shooting from the hip easy. It does that so I am happy. I certainly prefer it to the twist out to the side and swivel types, which I really dislike...

The VF isn't small though is it? It is equivalent to 0.93X is it not?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 14:35 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (649 comments in total)
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Tim Gander: Looks like a well-designed piece of kit, but since Pentax don't have a fast 300mm or longer lens in their system, they won't break the Nikon/Canon hold on professional press and sports photography.

On another point, the fact that you can use legacy lenses on this camera will appeal to some, but with a 36mp chip I rather suspect those older optics will really show their limitations. I've had to replace various Canon lenses over recent years because older models, while excellent when used with film or digital up to around 12mp, can't resolve detail well even on my 24mp 5D MKIII. 36mp is really going to show the shortcomings of older optical technology.

If people are impressed by white lenses and yellow straps then they are fools. I think the space shuttle was cool but there was no reason to want one. Same thing for a $8000 500m f4 lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 14:20 UTC

I would be very happy if more makers made DSLR's like this.

My Nikon FM2 is silver. And so is my Canon AE1.

Sometimes these black plastic blobs are not very inspiring to use. The Canon Rebel being a good example - technically fine but lacking any tactile pleasure.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 10:20 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies

Come on Tamron - Pentax K fit please.

I want to get a K1. So hurry up, make some K fit primes and take my money.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 12:14 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (649 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: Pixel peepers preparing to fap to pixel-shift sample images. Basically the D810 sensor on steroids.

"Don't tell me Ansel Adams preferred to use an 8x10 view camera because he preferred soft images with little detail"

You clearly no little about Ansel Adams. He shot plate camera in the 1920's. Later in life he shot a little 35mm zeiss.

When he was interviewed in the 1980's he famously said that "Knowing what I know now, any photographer worth his salt could make some beautiful things with pinhole cameras."

Adams disliked the way plate cameras reduced the amount of images he could take.

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Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 16:18 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (649 comments in total)
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Tim Gander: Looks like a well-designed piece of kit, but since Pentax don't have a fast 300mm or longer lens in their system, they won't break the Nikon/Canon hold on professional press and sports photography.

On another point, the fact that you can use legacy lenses on this camera will appeal to some, but with a 36mp chip I rather suspect those older optics will really show their limitations. I've had to replace various Canon lenses over recent years because older models, while excellent when used with film or digital up to around 12mp, can't resolve detail well even on my 24mp 5D MKIII. 36mp is really going to show the shortcomings of older optical technology.

I really do not understand why people care what gear pro photographers shoot. I really am not interested..

What kind of gear a pro-sports guy shoots is about as relevant to a hobby photographer as what kind of fuel pump is fitted to a Soyuz rocket is of interest to the average car owner.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 15:33 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (649 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: Pixel peepers preparing to fap to pixel-shift sample images. Basically the D810 sensor on steroids.

"In fact, people who do not examine their images in detail are simply not serious about photography."

Wow, Just wow. Since when was creativity measured at 100%.??
Better tell Cartier Bresson that he was never serious about his photography because some of his stuff isn't sharp..

Photography IS a creative medium you know.

Besides, pixel peeping is a thing. It is an accepted idiom. You can choose not to be offended by it. Most are not because they don't interpret it as you do.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 15:26 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (649 comments in total)
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Tim Gander: Looks like a well-designed piece of kit, but since Pentax don't have a fast 300mm or longer lens in their system, they won't break the Nikon/Canon hold on professional press and sports photography.

On another point, the fact that you can use legacy lenses on this camera will appeal to some, but with a 36mp chip I rather suspect those older optics will really show their limitations. I've had to replace various Canon lenses over recent years because older models, while excellent when used with film or digital up to around 12mp, can't resolve detail well even on my 24mp 5D MKIII. 36mp is really going to show the shortcomings of older optical technology.

I really, really don't care what cameras sports shooters use. Other than birders, I doubt most people do either.

Take your point on the older lenses and the 36mp. Mind you, sometimes the lower contrast rendition of the older lenses provides a very attractive image, even if it is not as sharp at 100% as a modern one. That need not be a bad thing.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 11:20 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (649 comments in total)

I really, really like the look of this.

And some of the Pentax limited are lovely lenses.

I like to take the road less travelled, being a bit of a contrarian, so I admit that I would prefer one of these to a Canon 5D or a Nikon D750..

I am super tempted. I find myself looking at Pentax lenses on eBay already !!

Stuff it - I think I will order a K1 now !

I always fancied giving Astro photography a go too. This is a perfect excuse - I wonder if it offers the "live bulb" feature you get on Olympus so that you can create a long exposure in live view and watch it "develop"?

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 11:18 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (706 comments in total)

This is actually a pretty decent effort. A nice camera. Probably all the camera most people would ever need if they are honest..

Puzzled by the obvious effort made to improve video appeal, only to deny 4K??

Why on earth do that, deliberately omit something so obvious??

Canon is a company that baffles me sometimes.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 09:29 UTC as 126th comment | 2 replies
On article Delayed: Nikon Japan pushes D500 to end of April (139 comments in total)

I suspect that somewhere a widget maker, some supplier of an obscure but essential component, is being torn to pieces because they have failed to provide working components of the required design and number.

Little problems of this kind cause big problems like this.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 17:24 UTC as 47th comment
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Don Diafragma: Ok, by watching the video I know enough.
Using this camera is like playing a videogame from the mid- 80's.

Its totally true that Sony camerass feel like operating a computer instead of a camera.

Whats all the hate for touch screens? I like them a lot.
Weird people here. Almost wearing an "anti-progress" position as a badge of honour.

Maybe its photo snobbery.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 17:00 UTC
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Don Diafragma: Ok, by watching the video I know enough.
Using this camera is like playing a videogame from the mid- 80's.

Its totally true that Sony camerass feel like operating a computer instead of a camera.

Same for most digital cameras. They all have a menu and control wheel driven way of operating them.

Personally I am happy with a shutter speed dial and a aperture click on the lens. Now THAT is a camera - all the others are computers in comparison.

I don't see your point. How is a Canon ( for example ) menu system any less of a "computer" than a Sony menu?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 11:11 UTC
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kisvakoncl: OMG.. so impressive! I'm sold!
I'm going to dump my snappy DSLR and all my top lens right now..
<thinking...thinking>

Wait, no way!
I might wait for the A6<insert actual numbers> Mk<insert actual re-realease mark with bugfixes & minor upgrades> end of this year, the easily another "Camera of the Month" by Sony!
..with more 576 AF point and more 12fps burst, etc. which finally will make all DSLRs useless bricks.. LOL!

Fooled once, not again Sony, not again! :)
Sorry Sony, my wallet remains closed.

Come on, you can do better!
We all waiting for the A6666Rs+ MkIV to finally match up with DSLR's...

Im impressed at such certainty from someone who has never tried the new camera and apparently rejects the idea that science and engineering can progress.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 08:42 UTC

If the leading maker of sensors in the world is having a downturn in sales, we can expect that other makers ( including Canikon ) are probably having a rough time too.

Simple truth is less and less people care about photography.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 12:54 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On article 1.4 and More: Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II comparison (241 comments in total)

A reminder that Canon lenses are the reason to stick with Canon.

The Cameras ? So so. If it was not for the lenses why stick around?

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 18:07 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply

For portrait and environmental photography this camera seems just perfect. Small, light, great lenses. A lot to like here.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 13:42 UTC as 68th comment
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