PIX 2015
CopCarSS

CopCarSS

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They're planning to charge how much for a triplet? At $1699, they had better start thinking about re-introducing a Pinkham and Smith Bi-Quality. That's a classic lens I might actually consider spending $1700 on. But a triplet????

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 21:47 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
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Conrad567: WOW from 24mm all the way to 35mm's... Come on, I'm sure they could have spent their time on something more creative than this. I like the new Sigma offerings as much as the next guy, but this is just silly, isn't it?

Given that no one else is making full frame constant f2 zooms, I'm guessing that it's not the easiest thing to do and they deserve at least a little credit. 24-35mm may not be a huge range, but it covers 3 popular prime focal lengths -- 24, 28 and 35. Personally, I'm excited about the new lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 07:21 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (463 comments in total)
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Tonkotsu Ramen: Canon has one of the worst implementations of wifi/nfc. The apps are way behind what sony and MFT offer.

I'd still put Canon ahead of Nikon in this department. They may be behind Sony and MFT, but they're far ahead of Nikon in this department (says a grumpy Nikon user who has been hoping for more WiFi control since he bought the WiFi adapter for his D600).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 20:14 UTC
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (285 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: I had a dream last night that DPR posted a lens article with no "equivalency" discussion. It was wonderful. Then I woke up and found this... Back to reality, I guess.

Here's my issue with that line of thinking: Do you think that all the discussion around here every time anyone mentions that dreaded word "equivalency" actually *helps* the people you referenced above? I don't. I just think that it compounds the confusion. I think it's far more beneficial to understand the lens for any system within the constraints of that system.

Everyone can argue all day and night about how a 25mm f1.4 for m4/3 is "equivalent" to a 50mm 1.4 or 2.8 or whatever on full frame. After shooting nearly a dozen formats over the course of my life, I think any potential user of said 25mm f1.4 would be way ahead of the game just to understand that it's a 25mm f1.4 in the m4/3 environment. Forget about full frame and any other formats.

Again, I'll go back to my 35mm and 8x10 reference. 50mm and 300mm were both "normal" lenses for the respective systems, but were very different. Learning about each as part of its system was far more useful than any "equivalency."

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 21:20 UTC
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (285 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: I had a dream last night that DPR posted a lens article with no "equivalency" discussion. It was wonderful. Then I woke up and found this... Back to reality, I guess.

Wow, Meerkato. You just ruined my lifelong dream of being special. Dang.

Seriously, it's not about being special. It's about just letting things be what they are. Why this constant reference to a format that was popular for a few generations, but isn't the only option anymore? It would be interesting to see how photographers last century dealt with the transition to 35mm from a variety of formats. Did photographers constantly have to remind themselves that 50mm was "equivalent" to 150mm on their 4x5 dry plate camera?

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 19:38 UTC
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (285 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: I had a dream last night that DPR posted a lens article with no "equivalency" discussion. It was wonderful. Then I woke up and found this... Back to reality, I guess.

What gets annoying is the holy war that goes with it. It would be nice if a 7-14mm lens could just be a 7-14mm lens and f2.8 could just be f2.8. I've shot with everything from my cell phone to 8x10 large format. The lenses for each system did their job and I just learned what focal lengths did what for each system. When I was shooting 8x10, my 300mm was just my normal lens. I wasn't worried about what it's "equivalent" was in 35mm. I'm not sure why this is so hard this far into the digital era.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 15:08 UTC
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (285 comments in total)

I had a dream last night that DPR posted a lens article with no "equivalency" discussion. It was wonderful. Then I woke up and found this... Back to reality, I guess.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 13:47 UTC as 42nd comment | 14 replies
On Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 article (166 comments in total)
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OliverGlass: Looking good. It's nice to have options and I like this lens. I do have a nitpick:

Was the amount of hard sell marketing language in the script necessary?
"I don't know what it is about this lens that makes me so emotional, but when I opened this photo up on my desktop it made me cry..." is a sample

Agree. Anyone that cries over a lens is not someone I'm going to trust when it comes to equipment reviews. It honestly has the opposite effect for me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 11:32 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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davids8560: I highly recommend the Nikon D7200.

You're not following what I'm saying. I understand the idea that it should be and perform like a D7100. However, do you or he know explicitly that this camera is going to be exactly identical to the D7100 with a larger buffer and a couple other tweaks? And even if it is, what if there's something off about the implementation of the WiFi for example?

It's really odd to highly recommend something that has just been released. And even if it does end up being a highly recommendable camera, what is the point of the post? Literally no one is going to read this one six-word comment alone and whip out their credit cards. The commenter does nothing to establish any manner of credibility, offer any manner of insight into the camera or compare it to anything else on the market.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 16:11 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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davids8560: I highly recommend the Nikon D7200.

Even if it's a predictable product, it's still a freshly announced product that the commenter has not even had in his or her hands, let alone tested thoroughly. "Highly recommending" something sight unseen is both inadvisable as well as laughable (who exactly is going to read a 6 word recommendation from a random commenter and rush out to purchase the camera?) It's one of the odder comments I've read in this discussion.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 23:58 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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davids8560: I highly recommend the Nikon D7200.

How can you highly recommend a camera that was just announced?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 16:00 UTC
On Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L article (228 comments in total)
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Cdog: 11mm zoom? This is the second worse decision Canon has made recently. (see the 5DF-ail.

Can't wait to see how distorted the foreground objects will be and how ridiculously tiny the background will be. This is the perfect lens for NYC apartments. Literally nothing else.

I've used the Sigma 12-24mm on my D600 for nearly 2 years now. With careful composition, distortion isn't any more noticeable than on longer ultra wides. It also allows shots that are both dramatic and not possible any other way. I'm highly envious of Canon shooters, now. This lens should be a lot of fun to use!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 12:35 UTC

But where was the press release announcing that there would be a press release to announce that there will be some products announced sometime in the future?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 22:13 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply

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 (1418 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 37th 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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