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AbrasiveReducer

AbrasiveReducer

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darngooddesign: There really should be a discount kit price with the EVF.

You can get the X-T10/18-55 kit for the same money, and its a better lens.

If they need to, they can go back to the body + EVF kits they made to introduce it in Japan. If they need to (and they will) they can reduce the price.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 17:01 UTC
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photomedium: If I was working for Sony I'd be laughing at the news. First you don't sell, then you decide to sell...why? Is Canon using the US to dump his waste? People are wondering...what a blunder.
After years of tired old sensors tech, even the marketing department at Canon is showing signs of fatigue.

Even if they only sell one, that's one less that Sony sells. Hilarious, right?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 16:58 UTC

Interesting in that Canon already does an amazing job with CA.

Whatever you want to criticize about Canon, there are two things they do really well; sell more cameras than anybody else and make wide angle lenses with very low chromatic aberration.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 16:49 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (594 comments in total)
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R Stacy: It looks remarkably similar to Sony's A6000 except it's only half as fast.

What on earth does anybody need a compact camera that shoots 11 frames in a second? Is this for slow motion pictures of bees or something?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 16:41 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (594 comments in total)

I bought one of the Japanese kits with the EVF and it was under $500. At that price, having an external viewfinder (which I have used just once) didn't seem like a big deal. The EVF weighs about as much as a postage stamp so I carry it even if I never use it.

With the stabilized 11-22 lens it's an excellent camera. Not in DxO terms but in actual picture-taking terms. Focus is still a little slow but much better than the EOS M1. It's built as well as the other EOS M except for the hinge on the LCD which is flimsy. In short, not cutting edge anything, just a big sensor in a small body with reasonably priced lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 16:38 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (594 comments in total)
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CNY_AP: Saw it on ebay (I think from Japan), so we could buy one, but not sure if it's NTCS and 30FPS or 25FPS. M2 is on ebay too, of course.

Like all digital cameras, it can be switched to either type of video.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 16:30 UTC

Can they tow a trailer? I think this translates as "the coatings on these filters are harder than the previous ones."

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 23:03 UTC as 13th comment
On Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review article (591 comments in total)
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Ruy Penalva: Do we are in the XXI century? A 16 MP sensor sounds like a sub smart phone sensor. If it were only video dedicated may be but a mixed still and video sensor should have more pixels.

50 megapixels and 7-axis image stabilization. At a minimum.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 21:28 UTC
On Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review article (591 comments in total)
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Mike FL: So Olympus is leaning from SONY - King of the mirrorless for marketing strategy to make multiple OMDs just liking RX100s to block the competitions.

Better than Panasonic as Panasonic is still could not find one model that is real salable comparing to OMDs.

Panasonic needs to put some efforts for developing 5-axis IBIS which is at least as good as older EM5.

That would be bodies and cameras not "body's" and "camera's".

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 16:53 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study article (369 comments in total)

Very interesting and will definitely be interested in the next model which, since Sony moves so quickly, should not be far off. One thing--I placed the little selection rectangle over the red highlight on the left side (above the tree) and it appears in completely different colors, depending on the ISO. It's red at ISO 100 and green at ISO 200.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 17:21 UTC as 79th comment | 2 replies

If they ship on time, it's proof they are on the ball. If they don't ship on time, it's their attention to detail, making sure they get things right. If there's a problem, Nikon customers accuse other Nikon customers of "hating on" poor Nikon. I own a lot of Nikon and some products are just outstanding but like any other company Nikon sometimes has problems and I don't see any reason to defend them.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 07:25 UTC as 8th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Zhi Yuen Yap article (60 comments in total)

Beautiful shots. How can it be that these were shot without a D810 and a 14-24? It's just not possible! (Joking, of course.)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2015 at 18:48 UTC as 22nd comment
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Shiranai: Its funny how everyone is talking Canon down nowadays but somehow they still sweep these awards with their old and unadvanced imaging processors and DSLR tech. And its the experts and pros who give these awards.

These awards don't mean anything. Selling more cameras and lenses than anybody else means a lot. All the more so in a declining business.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2015 at 00:46 UTC
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RStyga: BS made in Leica...
I once dropped a Nikon AF400 from an army guard post, about 8 meters high, on rocks and concrete, and was only very slightly marked on its corner, as good as before in every respect, still working fine (after 20 years). The camera was complete unprotected (no half case like that Leica, nothing).

I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got there, I'll never know. The Leica Passport program started as an unconditional lifetime warranty. But fixing all that stuff that never breaks was just too costly.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 23:24 UTC

But will this delay result in ready availability anywhere in the world...or will the lens show up on eBay, 2-8 weeks before any are available in the US or Europe? It wouldn't be a big deal if Nikon had a reasonable gray policy, but they don't.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 20:23 UTC as 33rd comment
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blink667: When Sony creates a $3200 camera that can AF in moderately low light without the need of a $1600 lens, call me.

Good for you.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 06:27 UTC
On Samsung introduces PM1633a, world's first 2.5" 16TB SSD article (119 comments in total)
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dwill23: I read some comments and the same ol and ol comes up again and again. "Too much capacity is too risky to use". I call HOGWASH on that.

When I sold 32MB (yes mega byte) CF cards for $100 at Ritz camera NO ONE DARED to buy the 64MB cards and the 96MB cards for the exact same fear. "I might lose everything if the card fails".

Now a days we have photographers not wanting 128GB when they USED to be scared to dead of 64GB. This is an endless silliness that I'm so sick of.

"I'd rather have two girls at 21 than one at 42." W.C. Fields.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 18:30 UTC
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kawasakiman: Who cares????? Big deal so it focuses in low light.....I'm not into taking pictures in the dark!

Excellent point, Rishi. It's like when people say there is no need for stabilization in a wide angle lens. What they mean is, they read it somewhere (which means it's true) and they haven't found a use for it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 17:38 UTC

Like winning the lottery.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 19:03 UTC as 115th comment

Gitzo has never been cheap but you don't replace a 25 megapixel Gitzo with a 38 megapixel model after a year. The obvious comparison is to Bogen since they're under the same roof, but you get what you pay for.

RRS has better catalogs, in fact I wonder what RRS would cost without them.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 16:32 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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