agentul

agentul

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On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1756 comments in total)

the best part of the article is the "why should i care" in the title. i don't think the question has been fully answered - there's no comparison between sensor size/DOF/total light and the camera owner's worth as a human being. the main problem is: how much more valuable is a person using a FF camera than one using a m4/3?

i like the technical information, though, thank you for that.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 10:32 UTC as 333rd comment | 1 reply
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dubstylz: To me, Every photo should tell some kind of a story (no matter how small). I can't work out the story here!

that sounds like a Marilyn Manson song.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 06:43 UTC
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dubstylz: To me, Every photo should tell some kind of a story (no matter how small). I can't work out the story here!

once upon a time, there was a colored liquid. one day, it decided to go on a trip and see the world.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 21:46 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1069 comments in total)
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Zoron: I am getting D900...not this incremental upgrade....who's with me?

more thousands, more future!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 09:48 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1069 comments in total)
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Zoron: I am getting D900...not this incremental upgrade....who's with me?

"Waiting for D1000 ... :-)"

why not skip ahead to the D3000 line?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 08:17 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1069 comments in total)
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allanjfotos: WHERE'S THE 4K?

the 4K is in the Panasonic and Sony cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 08:14 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1069 comments in total)
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jackf00: STILL NO REVIEW for Panasonic GH4 nor first impression review 5 month after announcement and 2 month after sale !

ONLY a short one page Qucik summary published for the Panasonic new flagship !
How is this possible ? What as shame !!

Why this poor treatment for Panasonic product, as for the previous review of the GH3 only provided 7 month after annoucement and 5 month after sale !!

Why ?

maybe they took some 4K video and are still rendering the footage.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 08:14 UTC
On Tamrac brand and assets acquired by Gura Gear article (30 comments in total)
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Dave Hanson: Sorry, Tamrac may be good, but they've never been "affordable." Just for the record, Tamrac is (was) my bag of choice.

i find them more affordable than ThinkTank, at least where i live.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 07:24 UTC
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utomo99: Camera War:

1. Mega Pixel War, and it is Over.
2. Longer Zoom war, almost over.
3. Bigger Sensor War, Still running.
4. Better Sensitivity. So we can take Good picture on Low light.
I hope it will start Next year.

just my2c

5. dynamic range war - just wait for it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 15:54 UTC
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Artistico: I have been wondering when this super zoom would make its way to M43. I also find it a bit interesting from the point of view that one would normally expect this to be an IS lens (Or VR, as Tamron would call it).

I think it is about time Panasonic starts following the strength of the trend, making IBIS standard too, and drop OIS from their new lenses, or they are going to lag behind the others.

It probably seemed a good idea at the time, but I think they'd make more money in the long run. M43 being a universal mount, there is less incentive to stay with the brand than how it has been for Nikon and Canon and their choice to keep IS in lenses.

In order to have the best selection of lenses for M43, one needs both Panasonic and Olympus ones. Not having IBIS is a compromise that will make people more likely to choose Olympus bodies over Panasonic.

i'm not saying that i don't want some stabilization on the 25mm in low light, i'm saying that i can make do without it - it's not a deal breaker with that particular lens.

i am curious about the advantages and disadvantages of 2 and 3 axis IBIS relative to the OIS. everybody praises the 5 axis version, but not many people brag about the lower end models.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 11:35 UTC
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Marty4650: As usual, someone has already checked the "I had it".....

It's really amazing how fast people can buy and sell a lens the day it is announced.

i've had it with the "i had it" button!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 11:31 UTC
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Artistico: I have been wondering when this super zoom would make its way to M43. I also find it a bit interesting from the point of view that one would normally expect this to be an IS lens (Or VR, as Tamron would call it).

I think it is about time Panasonic starts following the strength of the trend, making IBIS standard too, and drop OIS from their new lenses, or they are going to lag behind the others.

It probably seemed a good idea at the time, but I think they'd make more money in the long run. M43 being a universal mount, there is less incentive to stay with the brand than how it has been for Nikon and Canon and their choice to keep IS in lenses.

In order to have the best selection of lenses for M43, one needs both Panasonic and Olympus ones. Not having IBIS is a compromise that will make people more likely to choose Olympus bodies over Panasonic.

as i understand, the really good IBIS (5-axis) is only available on the high end Olympus bodies. if you're at the lower end, the choice between IBIS and OIS might actually give you something to think about. also, IBIS is not good for video, so not having it might actually be a benefit for some people. i personally can live with OIS and an unstabilized 25mm f1/4 lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 10:31 UTC

well, finally! however, for that price, it has to compete with the Panasonic 14-140, which does have OIS. so Tamron better offer some really good IQ and build quality.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 09:20 UTC as 48th comment | 6 replies
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fortwodriver: I remember the days when graduation photo proofs were printed on paper that wasn't properly fixed. After about three months, the proof would just fade away or blacken.

Meh, school photography is about as interesting as pond scum... Companies like Jostens still hold the student ransom for stuff like this. Graduating university, some students are so deeply in debt that they can't afford the 8x10 matte grad photo anyway.

Besides, it's clearly evident that the photo is done by a garden-variety school-contract portrait taker. I don't think anyone, after removing the watermark, would ever readily admit they had anything to do with taking the picture, other than that they had to sit for it.

i graduated college some years ago, but i don't remember the photos to be "affordable". anyway, my parents paid for them, and then i scanned them as TIFF at the highest resolution that i could, because i only received paper copies. it's not like an original, but it'll do. i have since moved to a different continent, and i don't think i could even contact the photographer if i needed more "genuine copies". who knows if the guy is still in business, with this economy?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 11:45 UTC

best flamebait i've seen in months. nice trolling, dpreview!

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 06:24 UTC as 16th comment
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Timbukto: Japanese marketing, to make a big deal about the least used feature on the least bought lenses. Yes lets make silly videos of how soy sauce just rolls off our 12k lenses, but no marketing material for why iTards should stop taking pics with tablets.

some wild animals and birds have been throwing soy sauce at photographers lately. the rest are going to stick with the usual "products" for now.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 11:39 UTC

9 out of 10 dentists would recommend this coating if it were to be used by Leica.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 07:55 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (404 comments in total)

that GIF of the extending EVF reminds me of Alien. does the camera bleed powerful acid if you drop it?

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 08:21 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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LKJ: "Lenstag maintains a database of a user’s lens, camera body and accessory serial numbers and then trolls the web looking for photos..."

Trawls, surely!

professional trolling services! finally, the internet has matured.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 08:23 UTC
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saralecaire: The tone in this article is misleading and somewhat overstated, come on "unable to access their accounts or do much of anything else" really? People are still able to use all the applications as per normal. The person writing this must have got confused with Steam.

Steam works just fine in offline mode, provided that the games themselves are installed locally and don't need online capabilities for anything.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:45 UTC
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