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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?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 12:34 UTC

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

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 07:56 UTC as 46th comment | 10 replies
On article Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 (226 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!

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 (226 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

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:15 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 (226 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.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:01 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 (226 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.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 05:58 UTC as 30th comment | 34 replies

Hoping they'll release a 150 mm macro lens

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

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 10:25 UTC
On article Nikon D810: What You Need to Know (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

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 10:22 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review (707 comments in total)
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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.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 03:00 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review (707 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.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 11:50 UTC as 126th 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.

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

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 13:41 UTC
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Howard: It's a rather lame interview, the most important question, how Canon is doing in the sensor department, has not been even brought up. The Canon execs are just giving vague and sometimes conflicting replies, yes, still is important, see, we have the latest innovation for video; mirrorless is important, DSLR is also important too.

It's all corporate double-talk with not much substance in this entire interview.

Much expected...

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 13:41 UTC
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peevee1: This Masaya Maeda comes off as incredibly smug, even in the picture.

"Up to now, we've been known by consumers as leaders in still photography,"

By ignorant consumers maybe.

Nope.

By the fact they command massive market shares.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 13:40 UTC
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Just a Photographer: Now when can all D800 / D800E users expect a replacement or realignment of the AF module and/or sensor?

Arrange to file a class action lawsuit. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 09:37 UTC
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locke_fc: And it only took them a year and a half to establish that

@Spectro: repair, not replace. Some service centres merely cleaned faulty D600 sets

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 06:44 UTC
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Zeisschen: that is the end of NIKON...

Considering the shrinking camera market and the fact that Nikon is >75% reliant on photographic product sales, I have to admit this is a possibility.

Sony should seize this opportunity to replace Nikon's position in the camera market. Who knows? Sony may finally seize the >20% market shares they so desired when they bought over Konica-Minolta.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 06:41 UTC

They only caved after the threat of class action law suits:

http://www.zimmreed.com/Nikon-D600-Spot-Issue/64550/
http://www.williamlise.jp/D600_3-14-cv-00764.pdf

What a shame.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 06:37 UTC as 137th comment
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Frank_BR: Why are the camera manufacturers complaining now? In 2009, 2010 and 2011, the world sank into recession, but the sales of cameras were peaking. Then the world was becoming poorer but camera manufacturers were making money like never before. Was that fair?

Now that the economies of the USA, Europe and Japan are beginning to recover, the sales of cameras are running out of gas. That old book would describe the situation, saying that fat years are coming to the world, and lean years to the camera manufacturers. Isn't that fair?

Sales has to plateau at some point. Happened to the film era, history should repeat itself. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 02:27 UTC
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