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On photo DSC09026 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

The noise depends on the exposure, not the ISO per se, though the read noise contribution increases the lower the ISO.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 04:56 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Sony Alpha 6000 samples gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

The noise depends on the exposure, not the ISO per se, though the read noise contribution increases the lower the ISO.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 04:56 UTC as 1st comment
On article Rare photos of Nagasaki destruction auctioned (109 comments in total)
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mauijohn: The japanese plan after they occupied the Philippines is to mine all the natural resources of the entire island of the Philipines such as copper, gold, timber, iron etc. They will use the people of the Philippines to work manually young and old and they just killed those too weak to work. Japan has a very low on those natural resources on their land. I will called this big time terrorism that will look Boko Haram and alquida combined like a chiken.

jaykumarr, calling you a moron was an understatement, you are clearly an imbecile. And, yes I have a PhD from a prestigious American university.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 23:17 UTC
On article Sony a6000 Review (890 comments in total)
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plasnu: Does anyone still choose DSLR over this at this price point?

Many ordinary (i.e. ignorant) people buy DSLRs mostly because it's a Canon or Nikon. Those brand names mean a lot.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 18:55 UTC
On article Sony a6000 Review (890 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: Having shot with the NEX-6 before I would miss the level gauge. I can't shoot a level landscape without one if my life depended on it. There's always a Joby aftermarket spirit level, but then you can't see it if you're using the EVF. Why in the WORLD was this left off from the NEX-6?

However, I love what they'e done with having so many AF points covering so much of the frame. This is something that DSLR makers still don't seem to get--we don't want to have to "focus center and recompose," we want to compose as-is and then be able to place an AF point pretty much wherever on the screen with our current composition already accounted for. Even models like the D7100 don't provide enough coverage, to say nothing of the D3000 and D5000 series. Whenever you say "I want about 150 AF points covering the WHOLE screen" they look at you like you're asking for the moon or something. Sony proves that in fact you're not asking that at all.

What can be easier than correcting the image in PP? Moreover, I would have the 3x3 grid lines and not the level turned on, it's simpler to align the horizon with the grid than trying to catch the level.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 17:49 UTC
On article Sony a6000 Review (890 comments in total)
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FiveForm: I'd love to see Sony make a G series, 16-85mm f2.8 walkaround lens for the a6000. Not sure if they can manage the top end being that long, but one of my favorites for my Nikon D series cameras was their 16-85. I'm currently shooting the Sony original 18-200mm and while nice, it's just too heavy and bulky and makes a small, light ILC a bit too cumbersome. Zeiss glass is great, but they know it and charge through the nose. I can buy two decent Nikon prime or zoom lenses for the cost of one Zeiss prime.

Sony should copy the lens roadmap from Fuji, they did all the right choices. If only Sony also could approach Fuji in optical quality ...

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 17:43 UTC
On article Sony a6000 Review (890 comments in total)
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Herschel: I'm debating the RX100 M3 over updating my NEX-5N body to an a6000.

The f3.5 kit lens vs the f1.8 lens in the M3 means you can shoot at roughly 1/4th the ISO on the M3 to get equivalent IQ on the a6000. The studio shots bear this out - ISO 1600 on the M3 looks indistinguishable from ISO6400 on the a6000.

Sony has done a great job on their cameras - I just feel like they need to spend more R&D on their lens lineup like Fuji has to make their mirrorless portfolio compelling.

The RX-100iii lens is equivalent to 16-46mm f/3.3-5.0 lens in A6000. So you get very close performance to the kit lens. But that's not the end of the story. With interchangeable lens design you have a choice of many lenses, from small pocketable ones to large telephotos. For most people who are the target market of the NEX/A6000 cameras, the RX is simply not an acceptable trade-off. Though it's a reasonable solution to get RX in addition to A6000 and get rid of the kit lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 17:41 UTC
On article Sony a6000 Review (890 comments in total)
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G1Houston: Is the lack of an external charger really a negative?

I have come to appreciate the fact that when I carry these cameras on a trip, I do not have to pack all the bulky chargers with them. I just have to bring a single USB cable that I already use to charge my phone and tablet. Is that really so difficult to charge a separate battery at night time in the camera? It is also possible to use those external batteries we have for the smartphone to quick charge the "camera" in the filed. I thus suggest Dpreview to reconsider calling the lack of external charger a "pro," to encourage companies to simply the accessary. It drives me mad that each one of my camera has a different battery with a different charger.

External charger should have been included, it's pretty much a necessity with those small batteries. One or more batteries (depending on use) should always be charging while camera is in use, so you can swap them. Sony simply decided to hide the charger cost from the price of the camera.
And it's correct that the USB charging is very slow. USB port is rated just 0.5 amp.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 17:27 UTC
On photo DSCF9900 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

This is typical of Fuji cameras. Red shows wrong color shift and void of any details.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 00:34 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Fujifilm X-E2 samples gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

This is typical of Fuji cameras. Red shows wrong color shift and void of any details.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 00:34 UTC as 1st comment

When will DPR show us masterpieces of somebody taking pictures with camera obscura? It also offers distinctly 'old fashioned' look.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 04:24 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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peevee1: What DPR stands for again?

Being different is not an achievement.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 04:19 UTC
On article Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review (592 comments in total)
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pwmoree: So 1000 euro equals 1390 usdollar. Why is this lens 39 percent more expensive here in Europe? The 390 $ difference almost buys you a plane ticket to the USA to go and get one and have a weekend in NY included..

@pwmoree: we had those here too, marching under "make love, not war" slogans. As Reagan quipped, "Those guys look like they can't make either of both"

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 23:41 UTC
On article Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review (592 comments in total)
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pwmoree: So 1000 euro equals 1390 usdollar. Why is this lens 39 percent more expensive here in Europe? The 390 $ difference almost buys you a plane ticket to the USA to go and get one and have a weekend in NY included..

You can avoid paying US sales tax by ordering out of state(except if you live in People's Republic of New York). I usually buy from B&H tax free, plus perks. I'd like to see how people can avoid confiscatory taxation in EU/UK.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 17:43 UTC
On article Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review (592 comments in total)
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pwmoree: So 1000 euro equals 1390 usdollar. Why is this lens 39 percent more expensive here in Europe? The 390 $ difference almost buys you a plane ticket to the USA to go and get one and have a weekend in NY included..

Only those who pay little or no taxes love high tax rate paying by all who work hard to achieve their prosperity. Another word for socialism is parasitism.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 18:43 UTC
On article Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review (592 comments in total)
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pwmoree: So 1000 euro equals 1390 usdollar. Why is this lens 39 percent more expensive here in Europe? The 390 $ difference almost buys you a plane ticket to the USA to go and get one and have a weekend in NY included..

The price of socialism (actually only small part of it).

Link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 17:19 UTC
On article Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review (592 comments in total)

There are good questions as to why the lens is so big and heavy, weighing as much as Sony FE 55/1.8 with the camera. I haven't seen good answers though.
It's not because of the flange distance, it's a normal lens for Pete's sake! There are plenty of normal lenses, sigma included, which are a lot smaller and lighter. And it's not because this lens is much brighter -- it's practically the same as Sony, i.e. measured T/1.7 for Sigma and T/1.8 for Sony.
It's because the lens has a retrofocal design, c.1950. It's a well known fact that retrofocus lenses require more and larger glass elements with bigger light loss. Therefore manufacturers avoid retrofocal designs unless necessary (wide angle lenses). The moment Sigma decided to make a ormal lens retrofocus it had a FAIL written all over it.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 17:16 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review (592 comments in total)
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Absolutic: so Andy you are concluding it is the best AF 50mm lens currently on the market. Are you saying it is better than Sony Zeiss 55 FE lens for E mount, that is half the weight, and the price is the same? You mention the 55FE but does not talk about it in your conclusion. I know it is comparing F/1.8 to F/1.4 which is half-stop in difference but nevertheless, which one is better? DXO said at the time that 55FE is the best AF lens they have ever tested.

The DXOmark measurements show that Sony FE 55/1.8 is slightly ahead. And even the transmission on both lenses is almost the same, Sony is T/1.8 lens and Sigma is T/1.7 (only 12% brighter). But Sigma is 3 times heavier -- FAIL.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 19:08 UTC

"Massimo Cristaldi documents cost of migration" -- no he doesn't. His are some random images, technically poor, bearing no thought on the subject. Had he actually contemplated the cost of illegal immigration he would take images showing how it destroys the cities, regions, and the whole countries overrun by illegals.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 08:25 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies
On article Street photography tips with Zack Arias (152 comments in total)

Fuji is offering lessons in voyeurism, aka "street photography".

Link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 20:10 UTC as 44th comment | 9 replies
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