AlpCns2

AlpCns2

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On Rare photos of Nagasaki destruction auctioned article (109 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: Act of Genocide!
Oh now, since it was the US it must be an humanitarian act of libaration in the name of freedom.

Tell that to the millions of victims of the Japanese imperialism of the time.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 15:06 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (645 comments in total)
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AlpCns2: I must say that Pentax is courageous to introduce such a rather specialized camera at this relatively competitive price point. It will be perfect for the fans of shallow DOF and fans of super-detailed landscapes. I can imagine that the IQ and resolution of stitched panoramas would be superb. Then again, who prints murals...

I would love to see a full review of this interesting camera. I wonder how well lovely old Zeiss Jena (P6 mount) lenses and (some great) Russian glass would adapt to this mount. Can we have a full review, DPR, pretty please?

Absolutely correct. But considering the shrinking market and the relatively small numbers these things sell in, I think it's courageous.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 13:31 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (597 comments in total)
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jackf00: Still neither Final review nor First impression review of the already shipping GH4 flagship from Panasonic.
Shame on DPReview !!
While most of competitor site of DPReview have already posted at least a long Preview or a Review, DPReview still don't go further than a single short and poor half page "quick summary" of the GH4 new Panasonic's flagship , three month after annoucement and now after it is released and shipping.
What a pity !

Not first time for Panasonic products, as DPReview provided the final Review of GH3 only 7 monthes after announcement and 5 monthes after release !
Same for GX7 and generally speaking for every Panasonic product !

What's the reason ? Come on DP Review, be more professional !

Maybe you should offer to help out to ease the workload? Maintaining a FREE service like this in a busy market is not easy, nor is it cheap. I'm sure they're working on it.

Quality takes time. Which is a very professional attitude.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 12:38 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R real-world samples gallery article (271 comments in total)
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jennyrae: it is fantastic lens for what it does and picture quality is amazing. period.

now stop with all nonsense about equivalence.

Caution: too many intelligent remarks is not allowed by the equivalence brigade. Or the sensor size brigade. Or the DOF fetishists. Or the UI "specialists". Or the IQ "experts".

Anyway... thank you for injecting some sanity.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 12:21 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (645 comments in total)
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Kater Karlo: Can anyone tell me from experience what kind of computer (preferably PC) I would need to develop such big RAWs and the resulting Tiffs / JPGs? I guess it must be a pretty fast machine, but what is the most important? Processing power, RAM, graphics card?
Thanks...

RAM and processing power. If you're not in a hurry a more pedestrian machine would do (2-core, 4-core) but lots and lots of RAM and a fast HDD (preferably also a solid-state drive) are a must.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 13:21 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (645 comments in total)

I must say that Pentax is courageous to introduce such a rather specialized camera at this relatively competitive price point. It will be perfect for the fans of shallow DOF and fans of super-detailed landscapes. I can imagine that the IQ and resolution of stitched panoramas would be superb. Then again, who prints murals...

I would love to see a full review of this interesting camera. I wonder how well lovely old Zeiss Jena (P6 mount) lenses and (some great) Russian glass would adapt to this mount. Can we have a full review, DPR, pretty please?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:36 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (645 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: If Ansel Adams were alive today I think he would use this camera.

If Ansel Adams would be alive today he'd laugh so hard at all these internet armchair "experts" he'd probably succumb to a heart attack.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:20 UTC
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km25: As I remember Kowa made a fine 6x6cm camera. It was a SLR like Hassi.. It was used by Pros of the age.

Indeed Kowa had, and still has, an excellent reputation for optics. In the past they made lovely cameras too - the Kowa Six, for example, and some rather spectacular dedicated wide-angle 35mm rangefinders with Seiko leafshutters.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 07:53 UTC

Hmmm. I like and respect Nikon, but there's a bit too much "corporate speak" here and there, although there's openness as well. Nikon would do well by listening to their customers more. If they want to keep their customers happy, why not complete the DX range in terms of (wide angle prime) lenses, and update cameras that need updating (D300s).

Nikon should have a nice open group session with Thom Hogan, and learn a thing or two about customer satisfaction and retention, and product development.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 13:06 UTC as 169th comment | 1 reply

Excellent interview. A honest, humble and straightforward person too, this CEO. Like father like son. Sigma is on a roll!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 02:51 UTC as 22nd comment
On Fujfilm interview: 'The only way is to keep innovating' article (228 comments in total)

Brilliant interview - you guys asked exactly the right questions. And the honest and open answers confirm much of what many have been expecting from Fuji. They got it right: "the only way is to keep innovating".

Great times to be a photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 02:07 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On A look inside Sigma's lens factory article (89 comments in total)

Well done and tasteful, somewhat minimalistic video. Not revealing too much of course, but it does leave the impression of dedication, quality, and precision. Which is what (good) lens making is all about.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 05:48 UTC as 12th comment
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (251 comments in total)
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RyanBoston: I've had this camera since Christmas and love it. The workability in raw is incredible, especially with good glass. Amazing detail and colors! Pulling shadows is amazing.

I've had the D40, D60, D90, D5000, D5100, and T2i. The D5300 is my favorite out of them all and am amazed at the quality of the pics.

Slap a Sigma lens on the D5300 and be prepared to be amazed.

What Sigma lens, if I may be so bold to inquire?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 07:26 UTC
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zoranT: D.O.A.

E.S.P.?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:58 UTC
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ImagesInstyle: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA......wtgeorge is this...hahahahahahahahahahahahaha....cant stop laughing.
omg..looks retarted!..no way..i'll stick to retro.hahahahaha.

Another priceless contribution by a "real pro", mr. haha.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:47 UTC
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ianp5a: That was a sneaky advert from a big corporation. DPReview.drops in my estimation a bit if they don't make it clear to loyal supporters,

If it was a little corporation, it would be less sneaky? The *fact* is that he is using this "horrible" corporation, which is part of his success formula - and therefore highly relevant.

If "loyal supporters" cannot be loyal because the subject of the story is using a (big or not) corporation for his/her success, then there is something wrong with those "supporters", not the successful photographer or the messenger.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 03:12 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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geo444: .
#1: www.dpreview.com/previews/fujifilm-x-e2/samples/DSCF0055.jpg
f/2 1/50sec ISO 6k4, Light-Value 1.7 : should be ~5 (well-lit interior)
if Light-Value is ~5 then ISO Speed should be only ~640 !
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#2: www.dpreview.com/previews/fujifilm-x-e2/samples/DSCF4644.jpg
f/10 1.5sec ISO 2k, Light-Value 1.7 : should be ~5 (well-lit cityscape)
if Light-Value is ~5 then ISO Speed should be only ~200 !
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why are ISO Speed values about 10 times overrated ?
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Not sure, but it may very well have something to do with dynamic range settings. The full review may elaborate on that. X100 and X100s have these capabilities too.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 04:59 UTC

Looks like a nice and interesting lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 08:25 UTC as 15th comment
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Zeisschen: It's quite sad to see that many readers here have obviously no idea of what quality Zeiss lenses are in the past and today. I don't know how Zeiss got the reputation for so people to sell (summarized) "fugly overprized German crap", when pretty much the opposite is the truth. These comments can only come from people who never used ANY Zeiss product.
I for myself chose the Sony Alpha System ONLY for the ability to use Zeiss autofocus lenses! I'm aware that non of their lenses are "cheap", but for the performance I get I'm always satisfied and I never felt I had been tricked by them and paid too much. All of their lenses are designed to be used wide open and to deliver outstanding contrast and color, not seen in any other lenses you can buy for money today. Every single lens they make has that state of the art performance that we are always asking for, unbelievable how people ignore can ignore that by just looking at a product picture and some numbers.

Don't worry and don't be sad. The (real) pros who know Zeiss (from experience) are out there taking epic pictures while the assorted nerds, geeks, and armchair "experts" are screaming their heads off on the internet, or bidding up somebody else's unwanted crap lenses on EvilBay.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 08:23 UTC
On Nikon issues statement on rumored D600 / D610 swap-outs article (118 comments in total)

If true, that would be an awesome move by Nikon and certainly -finally- showing genuine commitment to their customers. At the very least it would give some substance to the term. In fact this might, to some extent, serve as some remediation to the damaged image (no pun intended) that Nikon lately had inflicted on itself by its own actions and inactions. Although the dust and debris problems with the D600 were, according to many researchers, grossly blown out of proportions -the "internet amplification effect"- Nikon's clumsy (non)response to it was even more damaging.

As photographer and reviewer Thom Hogan recently commented: Nikon has a big PR problem lately, and that does more damage long-term than most seemed to realize.

So it might also indicate that some are waking up to this in Nikon management, instead of resting on their (still) ample laurels.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 06:56 UTC as 62nd comment
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