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On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (215 comments in total)

To Richard Butler:
Your comparisons to the 70-200 f/2.8 lenses on APS-C cameras make no sense to me.

While the mirrorless offerings have an equivalent focal length of ~ 70-200 on FF, mounting the 70-200 f/2.8 lenses on APS-C cameras result in ~ 105-300 on FF.

That is not a fair comparison.

Why not compare the various ~ 50-150 f/2.8 lenses on crop cameras to 70-200 f/2.8 or f/4 on FF. While the f/4 version on FF is slower by a stop, the DOF are comparable.

IMO, I'll take 70-200 f/4 on FF any day over 50-150 f/2.8 on APS-C. The only exception is the Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8 for m43. Why Olympus chooses to go down the 40-150 f/2.8 route beats me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 16:50 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (251 comments in total)

Was all excited about the LX100 until I read this little blip:

"The original version of this article stated that the LX100 has a touchscreen, which is not the case. We are very sorry for any confusion caused." - http://www.dpreview.com/previews/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx100

So, out of the 3 competing cameras, Sony RX100 III vs Panasonic LX100 vs Canon G7X, only the G7X has a touchscreen which is very important for changing AF in a small format camera.

Sigh.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 04:46 UTC as 35th comment | 9 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1716 comments in total)

Same old same old 11+ stops of dynamic range at base ISO?

Sigh Sigh Sigh

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:42 UTC as 404th comment | 5 replies
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (555 comments in total)

Can't wait to see how the BSI APS-C sensor holds up. :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:21 UTC as 128th comment
In reply to:

photo nuts: Probably appeals to many, but with bulbous front element and weight of 1.1 kg, I don't care very much for it.

@Plastek: quality... you mean you already know this is going to be a quality lens even though it's under development? Wow! Simply wow! Can I have some of whatever you are smoking?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 12:34 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (994 comments in total)
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phoenix15: as ex nikonian, I don't understand why Nikon puts too many FF body in the market.

From http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/camera-pricing-has-been.html

"...we’re seeing the industry shifting to higher priced products as volume declines."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 08:08 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (994 comments in total)

Wow... 109 comments within a short space of time...

I am seriously impressed with the D750 specs. Great release.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 08:05 UTC as 231st comment | 6 replies

Probably appeals to many, but with bulbous front element and weight of 1.1 kg, I don't care very much for it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 07:56 UTC as 42nd comment | 10 replies
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: I love all the Fuji haters out in force. I tell ya one thing...I have been far more impressed with the quality of the 23/35/18-55 Fuji lenses I have compared to most of the Canon lenses I've owned....

Don't know about others but I don't hate Fujifilm. I love their sensors. But you have to face it: the weight and price of this lens are somewhat ridiculous when compared to its peers. It's designed for APS-C mirrorless mount!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:23 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)
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photo nuts: Canon EF 70-200 f/4 IS weighs 760 g. Price is US$1299.

Sony FE 70-200 f/4 OSS weighs 840 g. Price is US$1498.

Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8 OIS (equiv. to 70-200 f/5.6) weighs 360 g!!! Price is US$1498.

Fujifilm XF 50-140 f/2.8 (equiv. to 76-213 mm f/4.2) weighs 995 g. No stabilisation. Price is US$1599.

Wow. Just wow.

Fujifilm and Sony lenses provide ZERO weight advantage for their mirrorless mounts.

@kangoo1707: DXO takes sensor performance into account when they rate their lenses. Stupid, I know, but that's how it's done at DXO.

@Clint: So, Fuji version is stabilized. But compare its weight to Panasonic f/2.8 version... if, as you say, not everything is about DOF. :D

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:15 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)
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LiOm Photography: so its bigger than a canon 70-200 f4 and has a bigger filter thread AND its more expensive??
I remember how critical people were of the pana 35-100...theyre gonna have a field day with this one

brendon1000: It is f/2.8 for light gathering ability but is f/4.2 for equivalent DOF on FF. May as well compare to Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8 which weighs 360g.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:01 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)

Canon EF 70-200 f/4 IS weighs 760 g. Price is US$1299.

Sony FE 70-200 f/4 OSS weighs 840 g. Price is US$1498.

Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8 OIS (equiv. to 70-200 f/5.6) weighs 360 g!!! Price is US$1498.

Fujifilm XF 50-140 f/2.8 (equiv. to 76-213 mm f/4.2) weighs 995 g. No stabilisation. Price is US$1599.

Wow. Just wow.

Fujifilm and Sony lenses provide ZERO weight advantage for their mirrorless mounts.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 05:58 UTC as 30th comment | 34 replies
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (171 comments in total)

Hoping they'll release a 150 mm macro lens

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 14:33 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (142 comments in total)
In reply to:

RStyga: I'd like to see the D810 OF version (Oil-Free).

@RStyga:

You got confused with the D600 sensor debris issue...

For the D800, it is the left side miscalibrated problem... Now, hopefully, that got fixed... just like D600 -> oil-free D610. :D

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 10:25 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (142 comments in total)
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benbammens: I like this article :) Makes it easier to understand what Nikon changed in the camera :)

Does DPReview do that for other cameras? Hmmm

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 10:22 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)

The best compact camera now. As long as there is no long term reliability issue, it's hard to beat the RX100 MkIII.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 04:48 UTC as 754th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)
In reply to:

BPD7: Longtime Canon SLR user here. Also used their pocket cameras, which I never liked. Recently been using Fujifilm x100s, Sony RX100 and Fujifilm X-A1. The Canons are lacking. I won't ever go back to a point and shoot Canon. The Rx100 is so pocketable it's amazing. Why would I go to this camera when it's not as pocketable and I can get better results on the Sony?

Canon will continue to lose market share IMO.

"Canon will continue to lose market share IMO."

Everything you said is true, except for the above statement. Canon's market share for compact cameras is on the rise again, at the expense of poor Nikon... which is losing their market share in this department so quickly it almost appears as though they are pulling out of the market altogether.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 03:00 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)

I have never read such a negative review from Jeff Keller back in the DC Resource days. Was there a financial reason in the past? ;)

Anyway, I am glad to see such negative views on Canon sensors, particularly in the area of shadow recovery. They totally deserve this.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 11:50 UTC as 109th comment
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perry rhodan: DPR does a very good job on the reports of the show! Really like what is presented here! Thank you DPR!

Some of the minor quibbles:
G1 X Mark II, "It sports a near-SLR-sized sensor" is a hyperbolic statement.
Read this first: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0528662139/canon-powershot-g1-x-mark-ii-a-quick-summary

It's essentially a four-third sensor which is not too different from the typical APS-C ones.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 09:48 UTC
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halc: Considering that smartphones have already killed Canon's pocket camera sales, they should perhaps view their business differently.

I can't understand how slow and tired Canon has become.

It's DSLR line is pretty much only alive because of inertia, old legacy lens selection and 5DmkIII. Everything else they ship is old, tired, worse than competition in features and performance.

Inertia. Old Canon users.

They will grow less and less every year.

Unless Canon really does something new, innovative and something that makes them competitive again.

The market shares they command today will refute everything you said

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 13:41 UTC
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