captura

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captura: This clearly demonstrates Samyang's faith in the staying power of Sony. Must have been a sizeable investment. And perhaps this would not have been possible except for the recently publicized hack of Sony's systems.

As I said, you would still need the protocol for the AF and lens distortion correction. That was never made open source.
BTW Sigma was the first outsider to offer AF for Sony bodies, with their MC-11 adapter.
http://www.dpreview.com/news/8547380272/cp-2016-sigma-mc-11-adapter-allows-dslr-lenses-full-range-of-af-modes-on-sony-bodies

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 10:20 UTC
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PKDanny: Why don't Sam yang buy Samsung NX system and camera DSLR?

SAM YANG and SAMSUNG from South Korean!

Androole, I don't agree. The biggest adaptations are done to Sony e-mount and to M43 bodies. There's no way to adapt Samsung lenses to these, even with a smart adapter. And many or most legacy manual lenses are too short for adapting to the Samsung bodies.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 02:50 UTC
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captura: This clearly demonstrates Samyang's faith in the staying power of Sony. Must have been a sizeable investment. And perhaps this would not have been possible except for the recently publicized hack of Sony's systems.

Yes, but the Sony camera electronics were just recently hacked. You would need that in order to provide AF and lens distortion correction.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
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PKDanny: Why don't Sam yang buy Samsung NX system and camera DSLR?

SAM YANG and SAMSUNG from South Korean!

NX was inherently flawed due to the long lens registry.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 01:44 UTC

This clearly demonstrates Samyang's faith in the staying power of Sony. Must have been a sizeable investment. And perhaps this would not have been possible except for the recently publicized hack of Sony's systems.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 01:39 UTC as 34th comment | 23 replies
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (596 comments in total)
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accupix: Your new Light/Bright/white whatever you cal it website looks like every other photo rumor/review web site on te net.
Leave good enough alone- when you are looking at white type on a black background, you know you are on DPR and nothing else, least of all, Amazon.

Simon, the black option is no longer available for me. Where can I report this, in private please?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 01:36 UTC
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JonB1975: Did they deliberately wait to do this until the camera has been discontinued? (The X-30 is no longer available in the UK at least)....

Naw, the X70 is Fuji's entry into the GR II and (former Coolpix 'A') market. Nothing to do with the X30.
Fuji can enter this new market (for them) because they're already set up for APS-C sensors. But Fuji knows that the 2/3" sensor is a market loser, and they aren't prepared for 1" sensors. Not just yet.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 00:59 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (264 comments in total)
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bentheoandrews: Fuji X30 and XQ2 now officially discontinued. Keep up DPR.

That's OK Richard; thanks for explaining. But at least you didn't recommend against them. Owners seem to appreciate the long list of features. Images are fine at lower ISO's.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 19:35 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (264 comments in total)

Too bad the Nikon DL's didn't make it out in time to be tested for this comparison. And now they've been delayed. They are the newest competitors and should make a good accounting.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 01:41 UTC as 22nd comment
On Connect post Sony patents contact lens camera with blink-triggered shutter (65 comments in total)

William Gibson features a news reporter with eyes that had ‘Zeiss Ikon’ written around the corneas in one of his Sci-Fi novels (Mona Lisa Overdrive?)….
Reality starts to catch-up with fiction.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 03:18 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

William Gibson features a news reporter with eyes that had ‘Zeiss Ikon’ written around the corneas in one of his Sci-Fi novels (Mona Lisa Overdrive?)….
Reality starts to catch-up with fiction.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 03:18 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (264 comments in total)
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bentheoandrews: Fuji X30 and XQ2 now officially discontinued. Keep up DPR.

Where did you report that you don't recommend them?

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 01:14 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (264 comments in total)
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DukeCC: Wow--those prices. Is there space between DSLRs and cell phones for all these cameras?

Check prices on the Fuji X-30.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 01:07 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (264 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I think the winner should be LX100 here. It's still the best of the pack, and the focal length of 24-70 with this fast lens is very good, 24-70/2.8 is the most used standard zoom on FF DSLR/DSLM anyway. I'm wondering what a LX200 would offer, if Panasonic would release one. Perhaps a tilted Touchscreen, and new 20 MP Sensor.

The LX100 is not a "slightly smaller Micro Four Thirds chip" as stated, but a four-thirds sensor. Not quite the same thing.

For the money, the best value in the group right now may be the X30.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 01:01 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2057 comments in total)
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Le_Kilt: Specs say downloadable app for Timelapse recording.
I believe the apps that can be downloaded onto the camera are the same across the different Sony cameras that support this feature.

On the RX-100 III, the Timelapse recording/intervalometer app costs almost 10 Euros to download, I suppose the price will be the same on all the Sony cameras.

Shame on Sony not to include a basic free intervalometer :-(
DPReview might like to mention this as a paying option...

But there is a new hack for some Sony cameras, including the A6300. In time this may bring more free options.
http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/few-more-info-on-the-sony-hack/

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 03:12 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (621 comments in total)
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Mikael Risedal: it is nice that Canon has waked up from the sensor slumber and now has a sensor who are better but still are behind Sony regarding DR, and where are 4K video?

English was not my native language, either.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 02:54 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (621 comments in total)
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Mikael Risedal: it is nice that Canon has waked up from the sensor slumber and now has a sensor who are better but still are behind Sony regarding DR, and where are 4K video?

I wasn't trying to be unkind, merely trying to offer a constructive suggestion. Is google listening?
For those who still feel unhappy about this, I apologize.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 23:43 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (621 comments in total)
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Mikael Risedal: it is nice that Canon has waked up from the sensor slumber and now has a sensor who are better but still are behind Sony regarding DR, and where are 4K video?

I wish that Google offered an English to English translation option.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 22:46 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2057 comments in total)
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Bhonder: Ok. I have read the first 9 pages of comments, at least. Now, without starting a flame or answers like "it depends upon your needs", the question is:

You have 5 minutes to choose between Nikon 1 V3 and A6300: which one?

Consider quality, technical support, availability of lenses/spare parts.

Actually I feel the same way. but I have a hunch that new exciting things may be happening, what with the apparent change in management. Such as a couple of new lenses including a PRO kit zoom, and a new 7 series APS-C body. My guess.

PS: Nothing wrong with using the excellent lightweight and inexpensive FE 28-70 OSS lens. Mine is glued to my NEX-7.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 22:39 UTC
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captura: No Richard, I meant the Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN version for M43. They may be the same lens except for the mount, but will the results be the same on M43 as they were on the NEX cameras?
With nice samples or with a good review, maybe the M43 version will start to sell, also.

Of course the FOV will be different, but the image quality should be similar.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 22:35 UTC
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