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panpen

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Canon? I forgot they are still in business

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 09:37 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1235 comments in total)
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mediasorcerer: So the a6000 is 1 mark less than the nx1 @ dxo, 82 v 83.
And its 1/3 the price. And smaller and lighter.
a7r blows the samsung away [95v83] and its 2- 300$ more, hmmm.
Too overpriced for nx1- no wonder its not selling very well.
The lenses for nx-1 are Huge too.
for the same price as nx1 and lens, you can have sony ff a7/r and lens.
Or body only either one give or take 100 odd dollars.
hmmmm.
If you own an a6000 you got value for money, not so much with nx1 though.
Highly overpriced.

I see. Back in the day people used to go out and learn to use a camera. Nowadays is all about pixel peeping and companies that tell us what to like and what not.
No wonder companies like Leica can afford to ask a premium for all those cameras they throw on the market. They are all aimed to photographers. Buy an Olympus, Panasonic, Canon or even Nikon and the only thing people do is to spend months to set up all those buttons and when they finally learn everything about the settings, another camera comes on the market and start over again.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 00:22 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1235 comments in total)
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panpen: Most posts here remind me of my neighbor and his Hyundai.

He always says his 3L engine Hyundai can do as good as my 3L BMW because they are about the same size. He questioned me a few times about the price I paid for my BMW. Every time I tell him the price (close to $45k) he tells me his Hyundai cost him half of that. The thing is, he doesn't know, I know he can't afford a BMW. I always let him believe our cars are 'almost the same'. Ciao

Tecnoworld
I can afford to buy expensive stuff.

Managarm
With very few exceptions, American cars are garbage. Unless is a rental, I would never spend my money on such manure. Sorry if I offend anyone.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 00:15 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1235 comments in total)

Most posts here remind me of my neighbor and his Hyundai.

He always says his 3L engine Hyundai can do as good as my 3L BMW because they are about the same size. He questioned me a few times about the price I paid for my BMW. Every time I tell him the price (close to $45k) he tells me his Hyundai cost him half of that. The thing is, he doesn't know, I know he can't afford a BMW. I always let him believe our cars are 'almost the same'. Ciao

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 20:50 UTC as 39th comment | 7 replies
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1235 comments in total)
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refillable: I am honestly perplexed now... I don't think this camera is much different than my a6000, yet it is more expensive. There is no clear advantage from my camera to this, as far as I know. Except 4K recording which is not that important to be honest. Can someone explain to me what justification the '87%' rating is opposed to a6000's 80%? Thanks

Don't you wish you could afford a more expensive camera than the Sony a6000? Of course that camera is best. It. Just be the only one you can afford.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 20:41 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1235 comments in total)
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FiveForm: Hmmmm....
Let's see. Fifteen Hundred for an NX1 body and I paid four-fifty for my new a6000 from Adorama this past holiday season. So, this body is worth more than three times an a6000? It is that good? I'm really not seeing where in this review that would be substantiated....
One reason for not changing brands is familiarity and lenses. I feel that all cameras are now at the point where you can buy one and settle on it for a bit, even with the sirens calling from the shores of other brands and models...

"I paid four-fifty for my new a6000 from Adorama this past holiday season"

Only if you could afford to change cameras more often.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 20:38 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1235 comments in total)
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mediasorcerer: So the a6000 is 1 mark less than the nx1 @ dxo, 82 v 83.
And its 1/3 the price. And smaller and lighter.
a7r blows the samsung away [95v83] and its 2- 300$ more, hmmm.
Too overpriced for nx1- no wonder its not selling very well.
The lenses for nx-1 are Huge too.
for the same price as nx1 and lens, you can have sony ff a7/r and lens.
Or body only either one give or take 100 odd dollars.
hmmmm.
If you own an a6000 you got value for money, not so much with nx1 though.
Highly overpriced.

What dxo stands for? I'm out shooting most of the time but never heard about dxo. Maybe I'm too busy learning how to use a camera?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 20:35 UTC
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Biowizard: $2.5K - and still a ROLLING shutter? ...

... meaning distorted movement, like curved propellers and wheel spokes.

C'mon guys - what video needs is a decent GLOBAL shutter, even at the expense of "only" being "HD".

Rolling shutters are for GOPROs, not REAL PRO cameras.

Brian

Ok, Mr Spielberg

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 23:25 UTC

$2500??? It must be a typo.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 23:19 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (481 comments in total)
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GaryJP: I have been very tempted to go the A7II route, but I have to say the reports of cooked raws, plus my own experience that Sony raws are not as flexible as others', concerns me.

http://www.rawdigger.com/howtouse/sony-craw-arw2-posterization-detection

Gary, those Facebook snaps you post require at last 14 bit raw

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 02:12 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (481 comments in total)
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kai liu: I did not see you mention this. and it is important. 1080p full frame mode is pretty useless at 50/60p. It produce too much moire and aliasing. However at aps-c mode at 50p/60p. This is much reduced and perfect usable. So if one need 50p/60p slow motion, he better give up full frame mode and stick with aps-c mode.

"1080p full frame mode is pretty useless at 50/60p"

Ok, Mr Spielberg

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 02:10 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (481 comments in total)
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WanderingEYE: Pretty much useless as a stills camera with only 12 MP.
Must be some kind of inverted snobbishness at work here, an "exclusive" camera for artists perhaps?
Not even real 4k.
The NX1 is a much better movie making tool, it has a touch screen too which is particularly useful for documentary shooting in unpredictable situations.

"Pretty much useless as a stills camera with only 12 MP"

There you go! Another dpreview pro that needs 38475838493 megapixels to print 4x6 and post on Facebook

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 02:05 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (797 comments in total)

$1100 for a camera with a tiny sensor when you can get a Sony full frame for only $100 more? No thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 13:14 UTC as 105th comment | 14 replies

I can't take beautiful pictures unless I lug 15LB around my neck, print 4x6 and post on Facebook. Yep, that big label showing CANON on my neck strap makes me a pro.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 09:55 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
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ttran88: Give Canon two or three more years of dslr sales decline of 20-30% and then see what he has to say.

"What is happening is that the entire camera industry is down, not just Canon"

Oh, I get it. Everything will be fine because the others are even worse than I am.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 09:54 UTC
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Donnie G: I'll be out this St. Patrick's Day weekend earning a few thousand dollars taking pictures with my crappy old Canon DSLRs. You know, the ones with the crummy sensors, huge and heavy bodies, lenses and those obsolete OVFs. When I'm counting my money on Monday I'll try not to give in to the temptation to slap myself silly for making my customers settle for photos that were not taken with an EVF and 14 DR sensor equipped compact, lightweight, mirrorless camera. I suppose, much like Canon, I haven't learned anything from the other camera manufacturers either. :))

Good post Donnie. Now, I'm going out to shoot with my Brownie

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 09:50 UTC

"This update will be available at the end of the month."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 12:05 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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toxotis700: the link doesn't work....

Yes, you're missing a lot. The above text clearly states "This update will be available at the end of the month."

End of month is not today

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 12:05 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)

4MP camera? What is this? 2001?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 03:18 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)
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Ron A 19: Or they could licence the technology to sony/samsung/apple and put it into cell phones...

What makes you think Samsung, Sony or Apple are interested in a DOA technology

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 02:54 UTC
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