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Joesiv

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ecm: I still wish there could be some older cameras added as comparison points - it would make the samples so much more relevant and useful if I had in hand any of the cameras in the list....

I would love to see some significant cameras in the past, such as the D700/5DmkII, it would help keep the current cameras performance in perspective.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 05:54 UTC

More cameras the better!

I kind of wish there was some legacy cameras in there just for a point of reference. It helps us keep things in perspective.

Perhaps significant legacy cameras like the D700/5DmkII :)

Whoops didn't see the post down below about this.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 05:52 UTC as 20th comment
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (206 comments in total)

The sad thing is, if you are a jpg shooter, and your camera manufacturer can't even take the time to give you a decent jpg option, what's the likelihood that they will adopt something like this?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 14:39 UTC as 25th comment
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Shiranai: Whats the difference between using this or just using a normal LED video light from say Yongnuo with 291 more LEDs and at the same time 12 times cheaper?
And don't tell me the only difference is, that it "flashes" instead of being permanently on.

Sorry, but it "flashes". That's the key difference, how can you tell us not to tell you that?

It's all about "duration", how long the flash is on. A continuous light us always on, so the "duration" is how long your shutter speed is, probably maxing out at 1/8000th of a second. You will get motion blur with very fast objects.

A hot shoe flash has quicker durations if you reduce it's power setting (as flash duration depends on flash power, or vise versa, since as the text indicates, flashes get more "power" by making the duration longer. At low power you may get 1/40,000th duration, which is a huge amount better than a continuous light.

However, this one promises 1/2,000,000 which is even better.

So to answer your question, the difference is that it flashes, faster.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 16:00 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 comments in total)
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Sviz: It looks like the range and speed of this lens comes at a price. Optical quality not in the same league as RX100M3.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-g7x/canon-g7xGALLERY.HTM

Agreed, some of the wide shots look horrible with fringing, almost looks like lens decentering.

What is more apparent to me is the horrible JPG processing. The G series usually have RAW though, so that'll be what I'll be waiting to see.

Also to note, even with a crummy quality of the lens, this camera will still shine at night, with it's big sensor and bright lens, the soft images won't matter too much, at least the images will come out better than other compacts out there.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 15:21 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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astigmate: As a D700 owner, I feel...hum kinda betrayed by Nikon. So, this entry level, crippled camera is supposed to be the D700 successor ?! feel like an FF D5300 !! I'm tired of waiting for them. I'll keep my D700 until it dies and will look into fuji or sony stuff now on.

Oh, btw, the Sony Full-Frame A7 (24mpx also) cost HALF the price asked for the D750 and it has 1/8000s shutter, focus peaking, nice EVF etc

Thinking more about it, and looking at some of my bright sunlight photos, I could probably get by with 1/4000th, given the lower base ISO settings.... *tempting*

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 05:33 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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astigmate: As a D700 owner, I feel...hum kinda betrayed by Nikon. So, this entry level, crippled camera is supposed to be the D700 successor ?! feel like an FF D5300 !! I'm tired of waiting for them. I'll keep my D700 until it dies and will look into fuji or sony stuff now on.

Oh, btw, the Sony Full-Frame A7 (24mpx also) cost HALF the price asked for the D750 and it has 1/8000s shutter, focus peaking, nice EVF etc

Yes, bright primes in sunlight. Though, even at F2.0 or F2.8, if you are shooting in direct sunlight, shutter speeds can be a problem. On my D700 I shoot ISO 125 to get by (at 1/8000th often). At least the D750 has ISO 100, does it have low 1, 2, 3 as well?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 04:35 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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Galbertson: Rockwell states audio in jack for Nikon's own little stereo mic. Will other third party mics also work?

Even if you use an external recorder, there are benefits of piping the lineout of that recorder to get the audio internally in the recorded footage. Reviewing footage is one of them.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 17:42 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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astigmate: As a D700 owner, I feel...hum kinda betrayed by Nikon. So, this entry level, crippled camera is supposed to be the D700 successor ?! feel like an FF D5300 !! I'm tired of waiting for them. I'll keep my D700 until it dies and will look into fuji or sony stuff now on.

Oh, btw, the Sony Full-Frame A7 (24mpx also) cost HALF the price asked for the D750 and it has 1/8000s shutter, focus peaking, nice EVF etc

I'm mixed, besides the 1/4000 and flash sync of 1/200, two things that I actually will run into, it seems like a huge upgrade from the D700, which I'm also an owner looking for a successor.

Everything else is about perfect... man that shutterspeed though, as a guy who only shoots primes and loves shallow depth of field...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 17:39 UTC
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D1N0: F4 is more compact and lighter than F2.8. On Full frame it is adequate on APS-c a bit slow. Price point is a bit high though for a less well known third party manufacturer. I wonder

Depth of field will be the same, angle of view will be different (making you have to use a different focal length or distance to subject) :P

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 14:52 UTC
On Atomos launches Shogun 4K external recorder article (17 comments in total)
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fdfgdfgdgf: In a few months all upcoming models will record 4K internally.

Just a few months? Sweet. Too bad the new 7S missed out by just a few months :(

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 22:07 UTC
On Blackmagic Design launches Blackmagic Studio Camera article (23 comments in total)
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InTheMist: Can someone explain to me what it is?

Ever seen a set of a TV news broadcast? You'll see cameras with big viewfinders on wheeled tripods. They'll look kind of similar. This like a mini/cheap version of that. big screen so that you get a good view of the framing without having to have your face right up to the screen.

It's a pretty niche market I would think, though, at this price, they could score big especially as broadcasters are trying to push to 4k content, this could be a cheap way to get their feet wet. Not to mention all the enthusiast media peeps who are building out small studios.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 14:42 UTC
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photophile: "3 separate built in LCD monitors for camera settings and metadata entry. Large 10 inch screen folds out for full resolution HD monitoring with wide viewing angle and high brightness."

Battery life ?

And more people to shake the camera while filming :( I wish they rather had a wireless API so that any mobile device/tablet could get the pertinent data and change settings without being tethered.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 20:06 UTC
On Stunning 360-degree view from One World Trade Center article (70 comments in total)
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aramgrg: With such costs, why haven't they bought(or at least rented) D800E, I think the difference would have been visible!

minus overlap, I wonder how many GP the final image is, probably closer to 8gigapixel.

Neat shot, I like that it includes the tower, very good! I kind of wish they used a 180mm or longer though :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 15:16 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (471 comments in total)
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ethanolson: I wouldn't be surprised if the Interface Unit is $6K USD.

Source? all insider info I've heard, has been that the unit will be more than the body.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 18:23 UTC
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ragmanjin: They've said in a bunch of interviews that their next MF should be mirrorless, I'm hoping that's what they're going to do. THAT would scare the pants off every other ff/mf manufacturer out there...medium format with the same quality as the latest-generation Phase/Hassy offerings at a size comparable to the D4 and D1X or even 5DIII and D800 — and a price less than the new 35mm "Hasselblad" single-lens translucent, nonetheless.

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Sorry, just drooled on the keyboard a little.
On the other hand, if they pull the same "mirrorless" thing with the 645DII as they did with the K-01 (same mount and therefore size as before) I think they might miss a big opportunity. If Leica can break into the market so late with a limited line of lenses, there's no reason they shouldn't be able to change the mount to a 35mm-typical flange distance with adapters to provide compatibility to those with legacy glass.

Just my two cents.

Judging by pentax's only other mirrorless model, I'm not too keen on a mirrorless MF body... it'd be the same size as the mirror one and look really goofy

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 16:02 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (631 comments in total)
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photo perzon: I wanna see it with a 14mm lens on it.

Looks like a simulation, and it doesn't look right. The 14mm should be much wider "looking" on the GM1, look at the lens' mount, on the GX1, the 14mm is sticking out over the sides of the mount, but for some reason the GM1 it's flush, should be the other way around IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 22:04 UTC
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f_stops: Lenses like these are a good reminder the DLSR isn't on its death bed, despite the giddiness and excitement over the Sony A7 duo. Canon and Nikon will have a lock on the pro-level sports/bird/telephoto market for some time to come.

And congratulations to Sigma for getting it together with some great top-quality lenses. Hope they can continue to deliver with decent quality control.

Not that I disagree that the sports market is going to be dslr for a while, but Sigma makes lens' for many makers, what's stopping them from bringing their lens' to FF E-Mount? If FF E-Mount or whatever mirrorless format takes off, lens' like these will shine also.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 14:51 UTC

Given the constant aperture zoom lens', it's very compact (the lens barrel doesn't stick out like a sore thumb), color me impressed. Good job Oly!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 20:28 UTC as 7th comment
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (631 comments in total)
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Dimit: To the DPR editors:
First thing you were about to do writing down your first impressions would be to search around the diameter dimensions of all mft pancake and small lens as 12,14,17,45 mm,etc.
It took me 12 minutes to verify that NONE fits the othewise very interesting camera WITHOUT PROTRUDING OR BEING EQUAL TO THE HIGHT OF GM1 !!!
The camera can't ''sit'' on a surface with any lens otherthan 12-32 !
The camera should be 0.5 to 2.2 cm higher!!!
Glad to have your feedback,
Regards..

indeed I would have liked to see some images of smaller primes mounted to the camera.

On a side note, I always wondered why lens' had to be fully round at the top and bottom anyways, the lens' elements are usually very small, if they really wanted to make a system that could be smaller and avoid these problems, they should have made smaller lens' with flat bottoms!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 15:31 UTC
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