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captura

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On Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses article (159 comments in total)
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Tom Caldwell: I have the set - good value and I can recommend. Every owner of a M4/3 camera should be able to make themself afford at least one of these lenses.

Or Sony NEX/ A5000/ A5100/ A6000.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 01:02 UTC
On Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses article (159 comments in total)

The older 30mm DN DX version with it's serrated barrel provides a much higher IQ (overall rating) and sharpness compared to this new sleek ART version, according to DxO rankings. Certainly on any Sony APS-C body and probably on M43 too.

46mm Panasonic matched filter threads permit the use of tiny Panasonic 'G' ultra-wide or fisheye adapters, on the Sigma 19 mm version only.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 01:00 UTC as 9th comment
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captura: How much money do you suppose exchanged hands to feature this old manual M lens on an A7II ? A lens that was never intended for this camera?

Thank you for your kind explanation. I was mistaken.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 15:42 UTC

How much money do you suppose exchanged hands to feature this old manual M lens on an A7II ? A lens that was never intended for this camera?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 00:18 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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CanonKen: To those who don't like it...realize it is FREE. I'd rather have the option rather than no option at all. Nice to see Sony put this out. Further, they are selling the compactness of their E-mount cameras, and this could eliminate an accessory (granted, a small one) from your bag if traveling light.

It is nice but is it worth going through all the hassle with Play Memories?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 00:14 UTC
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Eugeniu Sofroni: Canon had this option with the Magic Lantern firmware add-on www.magiclantern.fm/features.html

it also has motion detection trigger, lightning trigger ... many other options

Magic Lantern is not a Canon company authority. They are a separate company with very nice, many free, products.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 00:13 UTC
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Jokica: "If you can remember the e-mail and password you used for the store then good for you, but if you're out in the field and can't get your password right, then good luck to you, buddy. Typing in an e-mail and password on the back of a camera just feels silly anyway and can be downright frustrating.

It is nice that the apps are available anywhere with free Wi-Fi, but downloading anything through PlayMemories onto the camera is a frustrating experience. It would be nice to have the option to download the app to an SD card via a PC or Mac, then install it on the camera the same way firmware updates are installed on a number of cameras. "

???????????????????

Hey, DPR, did you try to download this application before you post this article?

Just more ways for Sony to steal your money. All these apps should have been included, already installed, when you purchase your camera. And new ones installed by firmware updates.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 00:11 UTC

Just tap the touchscreen on some of Sony's cameras and that's all it takes. First you need to enable the 'touch shutter' function in the menu.
NEX-5R, NEX-5T, maybe NEX-5N, too.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 00:09 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On Lift Off in the Runways challenge (4 comments in total)

Birds in Flight! Very cool.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 04:51 UTC as 2nd comment
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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rsf3127: I'd rather get a Coolpix A for the exact same money.

That would make an interesting comparison. One is not better than the other than the other, necessarily. It just depends on what your needs are, because they are so very different. The Coolpix 'A' dominates in IQ with its huge DX Sony sensor. But the RX100 zooms over a wide FL range.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 05:25 UTC
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Photoman: I wonder if these adapters will be any good. I thought you only put adapter lens on video cameras? I would prefer a FE 21mm with no attachments on it.

Again, the UWA and Fisheye adapters work equally well with the 16, 30 and 30 macro lenses. I have all three lenses and both adapters.

These adapters were originally designed for both the 16 & the 30, at the same time. The 20mm lens came later with this in the design, also. I am looking at my very lenses as I type.

Honestly, if you have problems believing people on the forum, then why even bother posting? If you really want to you could easily check this out in the DPR lens archives.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 05:03 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (328 comments in total)
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Rodger Kingston: I've been reading the posts here with interest, and I've learned that the lowly Fuji X30 - and my beloved X10 and X20 - are not very good cameras. (I'm the guy who wished for an X100Z - for zoom - here in a recent comment.)

I've learned that the lens is just OK; the sensor is outdated; the retro style is downright silly; the price is too high; the IQ is only modest; and the whole damned camera is out of date.

By now I'm just amazed that I've managed to produce anything usable with such miserable cameras.

But then I go back and look at the photographs I've made with them, and I like what I see, as do many others. I like the way I can reach out through these little cameras and bring back interesting pieces of the world. And I love the way they fit my hand and my eye. (After all, as I'm credited with saying, a camera is a save button for the mind’s eye.)

I'm sorry, but some of the comments here seem to me like arguing about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

Not in the least, Rodger, I'm sorry but this is the most hacked-up, confusing and unpleasant thread I've seen in a long time. I just spent the last 10 minutes just trying to figure out what this was all about, and I still don't know. I hope you will accept my apologies.
My reply to any of the above would be something along the lines of electrofoto's post.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 04:50 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)
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FeDost: Why spending money for something which is just a cool gadget which is desperately copying Leica's camera when you can have the same result or even better with the Ricoh GR?

P.S.
For who gonna say "because the viewfinder" you can have a Zeiss viewfinder on the GR for less than money than x100T.

If BorisBulldog doesn't like the Ricoh GR, then he might approve of the similar Nikon Coolpix 'A' which offers heavier but more solid all-steel construction. Not that it matters very much. Both cameras offer superior resolution to the 100T because of the lack of having no low-bypass (AA) filter. And they are much more compact than the Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 21:31 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1237 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Think the the fact this review got almost 900 responses makes an impact on Nikon's management? It should. Had Nikon released a decent high-level DX camera a while ago, this one wouldn't have gotten the interest it has, mirror-less(ness) aside.

The D7200 was'nt good enough?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 03:25 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1237 comments in total)
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captura: The chief fault of the NX1 may be: "The strong NR processing is really the NX1's big downfall here in this comparison. " - Imaging Resource.
Can that improved with a firmware update? Or was it already?

Well that strong NR would be in JPEG, I suppose.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 03:23 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1237 comments in total)

The chief fault of the NX1 may be: "The strong NR processing is really the NX1's big downfall here in this comparison. " - Imaging Resource.
Can that improved with a firmware update? Or was it already?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 02:41 UTC as 76th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)
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FeDost: Why spending money for something which is just a cool gadget which is desperately copying Leica's camera when you can have the same result or even better with the Ricoh GR?

P.S.
For who gonna say "because the viewfinder" you can have a Zeiss viewfinder on the GR for less than money than x100T.

If you have one and you like it, then that's all that matters. It makes no different if others like it or not. If it works for you, then that's just fine!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 00:45 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (328 comments in total)
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Rodger Kingston: I've been reading the posts here with interest, and I've learned that the lowly Fuji X30 - and my beloved X10 and X20 - are not very good cameras. (I'm the guy who wished for an X100Z - for zoom - here in a recent comment.)

I've learned that the lens is just OK; the sensor is outdated; the retro style is downright silly; the price is too high; the IQ is only modest; and the whole damned camera is out of date.

By now I'm just amazed that I've managed to produce anything usable with such miserable cameras.

But then I go back and look at the photographs I've made with them, and I like what I see, as do many others. I like the way I can reach out through these little cameras and bring back interesting pieces of the world. And I love the way they fit my hand and my eye. (After all, as I'm credited with saying, a camera is a save button for the mind’s eye.)

I'm sorry, but some of the comments here seem to me like arguing about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

So, you decided to ignore all the posts where people said that the X10, X20 & X30 were very good. Why?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 03:07 UTC
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lynmay: Having been in Law Enforcement I can tell you that what most people SHOULD be concerned about is Justice.

If you have Improper Police Action then it NEEDS to come to the Public Eye.

People worrying about images taken out of context/altered shouldn't be concerned as physical evidence and Investigations Technology can either corroborate video/photos or negate their authenticity.

I personally find the installation of laws protecting Photographers as another positive stand for Public and Private Freedoms which in the past has seemed to go in the direction of more control and less freedom.

Without Photographers the Boston City Bombers may have Never been caught. Think about that.

Those of us that are Photographers have a Civic Duty to capture evidence that may lead to Justice.

Regardless of what some think We are All in This Life
Together. Having the Courage to help one another is what this life is all about and thankfully most of us exhibit that courage every day to some degree.

Thank God I was never forced to read anything of the sort, not living in U.S. of A.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 05:18 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1237 comments in total)
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tinternaut: I've said before that the Koreans will either make a place for themselves in this business, or die trying. The NX1 is utmost impressive. Likewise, that Samsung did it all by themselves* is utmost impressive. Whether or not Samsung will succeed, in tne market place, is another matter.

* I reckon the only other players who do everything, themselves, are Sony and Canon?

Edit: I forgot Panasonic.

NX500: As reported on the forum, a buffer only large enough to run to images in continuous mode.
And 4G video at the useless rate of 15 fps.
And no EVF.
What were they thinking?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 05:15 UTC
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