forpetessake

forpetessake

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Prognathous: It's a trap!

Quote from Adobe's membership contract:

"The price of your one-year commitment (as reflected in the monthly installment amounts) may change for your next annual renewal, and we’ll provide you notice of a change by email"

In short, nothing but a teaser price. Get ready to pay through the nose as soon as you've created enough project files and can't properly open them by anything else. Good luck being Adobe's hostage.

Every publisher of the subscription based software reserves the right to modify price or discontinue offering. That's just a common sense. You get a 1 year license and an option to renew it at whatever the new contract would dictate. If you prefer perpetual licenses then subscription is not for you. But even with perpetual licenses they don't really work much longer than the operating system they were released on.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 21:39 UTC

Canon sends mixed messages. On one hand a primitive cheap EOS-M body with no even hints for anything serious to come, outdated sensors, etc. -- all indications EOS-M is dead. On the other hand a new overpriced lens for those two people who bought into the system. What is it, Canon? Where art thou goest?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 00:08 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies

Before harping about slow f/5.6 you people need to check your faster zooms if they are any good wide open. I recently got Sony 18-105/4 and it turned out a complete piece of something wide open. Never mind it couldn't match Fuji quality at f/4, it took going to f/8 to get something similar Fuji 55-200mm was already demonstrating wide open. If this new Fuji zoom is designed and built to the same standards I'd take a slow f/5.6 on any day vs anything faster and bigger that sucks anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 23:09 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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Jorginho: For Fuji users probably good news. A nice addition to already very nice lens setup. Fuji is not letting their users down!

To me personally it also demonstrates why i do not want a APS-c sensor for a mirrorless cam. Because it is a large and heavy lens. Just compare it to the panasonic 14-140. To me, for such bodies, such a lens makes more sense.

Apples vs Oranges all over again. Even putting aside more advanced and complex optical design, weather sealing, advanced image stabilization, Panasonic 14-140/3.5-5.6 is almost a stop behind at equivalent FLs? You can't fool the laws of physics, all the light collected by the lens aperture is transferred to the sensor and to the final image. Once you make lenses equivalent you find out that they have practically the same size and weight no matter what the sensor size is.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 19:37 UTC
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forpetessake: Fuji is moving swiftly to become the most respected lens manufacturer in the world: a combination of high quality, affordable price, and compact designs is hard to beat.

@bluevellet - This lens is actually far from unspectacular. If Fuji made it as good as optically as their previous lenses, it's a pretty darn good lens. It's going to be just 1/2 stop slower than their 18-55 kit, but 2.5 times longer, all that in a sealed package, rather small size and weight, priced under $1G. Find anything better or even comparable in the market today.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 19:28 UTC

Fuji is moving swiftly to become the most respected lens manufacturer in the world: a combination of high quality, affordable price, and compact designs is hard to beat.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 18:24 UTC as 27th comment | 7 replies
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mosc: I thought it would be f2.8-f4, like the sped up 55-200 they offer. This is just a double price pentax lens. I'm sure it will be a little sharper throughout than the pentax version (which is a much older lens to be fair), I just think Fuji at it's best is pushing APS-C past the capabilities of it's competitors offering a nice niche between the APS and FF products of other lines.

With no FF system to worry about, Fuji's focus on APS-C should mean they can beat the standard offerings. Fuji's a little more expensive but that makes sense if they're delivering brighter apertures on the same size sensor.

Not impressed.

@mosc; "f2.8-f4, like the sped up 55-200"

nobody offers such a lens, where did you get it? If Fuji made the 18-135 a stop brighter it would have been 2-3 times heavier and correspondingly more expensive. Not many people would trade it for a stop. Also comparing it to a mediocre Pentax lens is ludicrous.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 18:17 UTC
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lab Test Review preview (76 comments in total)
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Jogger: They should just use the Sony A7r as the standard platform for all FF lens tests.

Forget the technical hurdles, assume they do the testing on A7r. And how is that supposed to correlate with the result on Nikon bodies? Or you think that it's Sony users who are buying Nikon G lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 01:08 UTC
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lab Test Review preview (76 comments in total)

If 2000 lph is usually considered an excellent performance the lens only becomes excellent at f/2.8 and not the whole frame either.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 01:04 UTC as 16th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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mosc: Why 1" instead of 1/1.7" or APS-C? Because it's the right balance. You can deliver reasonable aperture for 1" (FF f8 equivlanet is f2.8 on 1") that gives reasonable depth of field and you can make a smaller lens sharper, cheaper.

The physical size of the lens and the aperture you want (say f8 equivalent) is going to determine the optimal image sensor size. If you want f8 at 200mm like the RX10 offers, you know your aperture is going to be a known size. If I did my math right that's a 22.2 mm wide aperture. This is the physical constraint on the lens you must hit. If you have a larger sensor behind that or a smaller sensor behind that, the physical lens you come out with will be different. APS-C superzoom lenses will be physically wider and could be stubbier where the smaller ones can be closer to the theoretical aperture width in diameter and longer.

In other words, if you want a self-contracting lens the smaller sensor is a benefit but there's a limit (22mm here) hence 1" RX10.

You got it backwards. No matter what the sensor size is a full FF equivalent lens with EQFL=200mm and EQF-stop=8 will have the same pupil size of 25mm. The lens for the larger sensor will be longer, but not wider. And since the lens is collapsible, the size of the camera won't change.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 18:55 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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jaykumarr: My observations in this pic:
1) Sony is a bit sharper at center & top left. Everywhere else Panasonic is sharper.
2) There is chromatic aberration in panasonic's output.
3) The panasonic has better lens, while sony has better sensor.
4) Sony applies a little more denoising in default mode than panasonic.

I wish dpreview do comparison in long end too.

regards,
jay

Yes, the left and right sides seriously differ. Looks like either there is a misalignment in the test bench, or the lenses are decentered.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 17:20 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Biological_Viewfinder: Because of this website, I have purchased several Panasonic cameras over the years. But I've come to the conclusion that there has never been a top-notch Panasonic anything, ever.
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The Sony isn't perfect, but I'd rather pay $1300 for the Sony Rx10 and have a camera that produces output that I can enjoy, than pay $800 for a Panasonic that I won't even use because the output is lacking.
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Once again, let me remind you that I've purchased several cameras from Panasonic over the years. *NONE OF THEM* produced images that were useful to me. I've owned the Nikon D800e and others. I was *NEVER* happy with any Panasonic product. My biggest complaint is the ugly, chunky noise and horrible low-light capabilities.

My experience with Panasonic was similar, more noise than competitors and hard to get good colors.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 17:15 UTC
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forpetessake: The only amazing thing about Lytro is that after all these years the investors haven't thrown the towel yet.

If somebody wants to buy the Lytro assets they would just wait until the company goes kaput and liquidate what's left for next to nothing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 05:51 UTC

The only amazing thing about Lytro is that after all these years the investors haven't thrown the towel yet.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 00:38 UTC as 9th comment | 6 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)

I guess hype works! Otherwise how can you explain all this ballyhoo going on? The camera's only achievement is that it fits in a pocket, the lens is pretty unremarkable, and so are the images.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 22:22 UTC as 68th comment | 5 replies
On DSC09026 photo 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.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 04:56 UTC as 1st comment
On Rare photos of Nagasaki destruction auctioned article (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.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 23:17 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (728 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.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 18:55 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (728 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.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 17:49 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (728 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 ...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 17:43 UTC
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