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Wherever will I get my Tasmanian Leatherwood clad A7r now?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 00:06 UTC as 195th comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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Frank C.: 1/500s x-sync to
1/250s x-sync to
1/200s x-sync

just cancel the feature altogether already

I'm guessing the GM1 doesn't see a lot of outdoor flash use. The D750 potentially could. 1/200th flash sync is kind of a letdown in this class of camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 20:14 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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Bernard Carns: Canon...Kodak....they sort of start with the same sound. Canon will have a softer landing. Are Canon lenses gonna be like Hasselblad lenses someday where you cant give them away? Both Canon and Nikon have not innovated enough. I have their glass but I'm using it on other brands bodies. Haven't bought a Canon body in years . Not buying their glass will follow.

If you're giving away Hasselblad lenses, please feel free to send them my way.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 03:38 UTC
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fmian: 'Hasselblad, the world’s most renowned professional photography brand'
Not anymore...

They're on their way to being the most notorious, unaware that notorious is not synonymous with renowned...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 05:36 UTC

Dear Hasselblad,

Please stop. If your recent efforts are the best you can come up with, it's time to resign yourself to your fate and allow us to keep the memories of when the Hasselblad name meant something other than grossly overpriced "bling" products that really aren't all that inspiring photographically...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 05:31 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies

"...high-quality selfies."

There's an oxymoronic phrase on par with "Microsoft Works."

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:04 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On DxO releases FilmPack 4.5 article (36 comments in total)

I'm kind of curious why they included Ektar when it's one of the few color film options still available. Wouldn't it be far easier to get the Ektar "look" by, you know, shooting a roll of Ektar?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2013 at 14:02 UTC as 7th comment | 10 replies
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Maciek_Leopolis: Zenit "famed for their skill in developing high quality optical equipment" - ???
What a JOKE!
Their lenses had "high quality" of the bottom of an empty vodka bottle...

WHAT-a-reference! LOL!

I'm guessing you had the Jupiter 9, Dave. That's an 85mm f2. The Jupiter 8 was a 50mm f2 based on the Sonnar and would not be able to focus to infinity on a Nikon DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2013 at 23:27 UTC

But...I thought Bill Gates donated $1000 dollars every time I hit the like button?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 14:57 UTC as 20th comment

Benro must have hired Pentax's marketing team...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 20:26 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon article (220 comments in total)
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Old Ed: Regarding focus peaking, this is a BIG DEAL to MF lens users, even if video is not involved at all.
It's very nice that the D600 can do AE with AI-S lenses; but AE obviously does not eliminate the need to FOCUS. And if the D600 follows earlier models, there is still no USEABLE MF focusing aid. A dim, flickering dot low in the viewfinder is total bleep.
BTW, focus peaking is not the only solution. I would be very happy if Nikon would just BRIGHTLY light in-focus AF points, when in MF mode. That has GOT to be an easy firmware upgrade, and has been for years. But still nada.
It may sound like a conspiracy theory, but what excuse could there be for leaving out focus features so simple, cheap, and valuable? I can only think of one: Nikon would still like credit for supporting older lenses, so they offer up AE (on higher end bodies). But they don't actually want to detract from new AF lens sales, so they cripple MF focusing ability.
How about DPR calling them out on this, Barney?

Pentax has focus peaking on the K-01 and K-30, Elaka.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 17:27 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Fujifilm Stand Report article (26 comments in total)

Will Fuji be offering the Summarit as a kit lens for the X-E1? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 14:20 UTC as 11th comment

Leica M? That'll make internet searches for information about the new camera easy....[/sarcasm]

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 19:15 UTC as 121st comment

Dear Pentax,

Please contact Sigma and ask them about how their original pricing on the SD-1 worked out for them. Thanks.


A Pentaxian That Can't Afford Anything New From Pentax Anymore

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2012 at 22:14 UTC as 24th comment

Price this under $1K, Samyang, and I'll buy at least one. Possibly two.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2012 at 14:05 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
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Thomas Kachadurian: Voigtlander 40mm pancake, a great lens, is F2. Canon falls short again.

As a long time Canon shooter I've got to wonder what they're thinking these days.

The Voigtlander lacks AF and sells for $300 more, though.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 17:00 UTC
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Gabor Szantai: Only Ken Rockwell is able to take oversaturated colour pictures with this.

Possibly the funniest thing I've ever read on DPR. Well played!

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 19:51 UTC
On Ricoh reshuffle sees Pentax take control of cameras article (148 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Pentax and Ricoh. Are they still IN BUSINESS? Really? Why?

Because there are some of us that appreciate a different approach to photography.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 18:47 UTC
On Kodak sells Image Sensor Solutions business article (69 comments in total)

"Kodak has previously communicated that it would sell assets that are not central to its transformation to a profitable, sustainable digital company."

How exactly does the sale of the imaging sensor division not relate to the "transformation to a profitable, sustainable digital company?" Aren't sensors kind of, you know, a necessary part of digital photography?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2011 at 15:36 UTC as 19th comment
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