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Kona Mike: I really don't care about the camera "format". There was a debate years ago about film or digital. When I put my first digital print in a collage frame next to negative based film prints, I was sold. Toss in the histogram, image preview, and 100% zoom focus checking and case closed. Add in photoshop, online sharing, metadata searches, cloud backups and you're just piling on. It took a while for digital to beat film, but it did.

There are optical advantages to getting the glass closer to the sensor, which is why Canon came out with the EF-S format. There are some advantages to focusing on the sensor. However, there are still some areas where mirrorless needs to improve before it can knock DSLRs off the throne. For the vast majority of photographers, mirrorless is good enough, so has it won? Does it need to beat a DSLR at every conceivable subject matter and situation? Who cares.

Pick what works best for you and go shoot some great photos!

Panasonic and Olympus are the true pioneers of mirrorless. There, I fixed it for all of you.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 07:49 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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jacek2008: Wonder if Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift can beat this not quite medium format Hassy;)

Actually, it's your arrogant comments that are useless.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:45 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)

No thanks. I'll just have to carry on with my meager Sony A7RII. Or maybe I can stick a Hasselblad label over my lookalike Pentax K-01. Pentax, you're ahead of your time.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:33 UTC as 226th comment | 1 reply
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steelhead3: There goes any sales (the 68 is delayed by months), I wonder if the K1 is going to be delayed?

Not mine. I just got the K-1 from B&H yesterday. But that camera had either (1) already been manufactured prior to the earthquake, or (2) Pentax already had an adequate inventory of sensors before the earthquake. Probably the latter reason.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 19:38 UTC
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Just Ed: Sounds good to me. The iPhone should be #3 imo.

Let me guess, you're barely 21 yrs old, or is it 18 yrs old?

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 02:35 UTC

My name is Bond, James Bond. "click" "click"

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 01:51 UTC as 4th comment

I AM interested.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 04:32 UTC as 9th comment
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Jonathan F/2: So nice of Fuji to keep updating their unfinished cameras.

Really inappropriate comment. No camera is "finished".

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 06:15 UTC
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sh10453: I'd think that Panasonic engineering management is now operating in panic mode, with a series of urgent meetings!
Historically, Panasonic has been very much the leader in this type of cameras.
One of my cameras is the FZ200, and I like the 600mm f/2.8 constant, but I certainly don't like the tiny sensor size on it due to poor image quality in low light situations (if flash is not used).

This is a nice camera. A 600mm Zeiss lens on a 1" sensor is decent for many photographic situations.
I think the next challenge is an 800mm on a 1" sensor with at least the same lens brightness f/2.4-4, or the same 600mm lens on a 1.5" sensor. I see that coming in a few short years (5 years? Maybe less!).

Well done, Sony engineers. You deserve a credit. Great job!!! Now hurry up and get us the 800mm f/2-2.8 ... :)

Absolute nonsense. You can get the Pany FZ1000 for less than $700. Sony can't compete on cost, regardless of any other features. I have the FZ1000 - amazing camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 20:35 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2158 comments in total)
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Kiwisnap: Had one on loan. Did not like it at all. AF was not reliable. Also it did not feel like a creative tool, it felt like a Star Trek prop.

You need to spend more time with it and learn it. Awesome camera. BTW, the creativity needs to come from you. The camera, any camera, is a tool.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 00:43 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2158 comments in total)

This is a great camers. Reliable AF, tremendous sensor, 4K. I own it.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 00:39 UTC as 58th comment
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Hugo808: Good article, I actually want to go see the film for the first time...

Go see it. Great film.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 01:50 UTC

If the GH5 were coming soon - as some of you think - then we would not be seeing these latest updates to the GH4. It will be a while before the GH5 surfaces.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 00:34 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (537 comments in total)
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cgarrard: I still think the L1 handles way better and is much prettier to look at ;). Too bad panasonic couldnt have just taken the L1's shell, replaced the OVF with a nice new EVF and upgraded the sensor/af/processor/lcd/menu :).

Carl - I own and love the L1 too, however, to be fair, the L1 is a 4/3 camera (4/3 flange) and is larger. Because of its size, you and I know that there will be plenty of folks here complaining about it.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 04:28 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (537 comments in total)

Have you noticed how all these mirrorless cameras - which are exceptional by the way - are now receiving silver awards instead of gold, even though they are more than equivalent to - actually superior to - the earlier versions which received gold awards. What's up with that, DPR? Care to explain?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 04:25 UTC as 66th comment | 5 replies
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Jonathan F/2: It's kind of hard to support into the Sony camera system when they only have a handful of lenses and the ones that are available are grossly overpriced.

Handful of lenses? That is absolutely not true. They have a number of FE lenses for the A7 series. I should know. I own 7 of them, and there are several more I do not own as yet.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 04:45 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1101 comments in total)
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Eugene232: nice cute camera.
$790 is a fair price for it.

Glad to see that you are such a marketing and sales guru, with a deep understanding of cost of goods.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 19:29 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1101 comments in total)

I own an E-M1. For me, from this point on, any Olympus (or Pany) camera I buy must include hybrid AF (CDAF and PDAF). Otherwise, forget it. At that price, it is outrageous that Oly left this feature out. And I happen to be an Oly fan.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 06:29 UTC as 333rd comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)

Watch out Nikon, Sony may be gaining on you. A7RII anyone?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 03:39 UTC as 61st comment | 9 replies
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