yslee1

yslee1

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On Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon EF 35mm f/2 article (127 comments in total)
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AlanG: Keep in mind that Canon and Nikon started out copying Leica and Zeiss cameras and lenses. Maybe some of these Chinese companies will be the major innovators in the future. DJI is certainly doing that with multirotors.

Many lenses use fairly well established traditional designs.

That's *exactly* what they said back about post-war Japan.

My parents used to tell me how it started off with "It's crap, probably Made in Japan", which progressed to Taiwan, and now, China.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 08:01 UTC
On Accessory Review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless article (69 comments in total)
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DLGW: I bought one a few months ago, after about a week of experimenting I returned it.
Three main complaints:
- Despite being 'USB 3' - the card reader/drive interface isn't, it's terribly slow.
- Not being sure that it's actually copying - nothing is more maddening? Did you just backup my files or not?
- No option to 'read whole card'. The current set up is fine if you just shoot with *one* camera. What if you shoot with several? I can't run the risk of a duplicate file name (no matter how small).

WD hasn't thought of this as a photographers device- the software on it is essentially 'hard drive backup' software.
Hopefully the next generation of this device will correct the serious flaws in this (and they are easily fixed). With a bit of tweaking this could be a 'must have' accessory.

Ugh, this always happens. Just about every internal SD card reader operates at USB 2 speeds.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 15:49 UTC
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Cane: Creates ID's. Where was this thing when I was under 21?

Ugh, you just reminded me of my time as a student.

Teacher: "Bring your ID photos to make your public transport pass for the year!"

Me: "I don't take public transport." (I was pretty much a social recluse until I was a teenager, and Dad would pretty much drive me anywhere till then anyway).

Teacher: "But you must bring it irregardless" (Yay for terrible English standards)

Me: "Why? I don't take public transport."

Teacher: "If you don't bring I'll call your parents."

I've always wondered what was wrong with them. I learnt much later in life that admin pressures meant they could be penalised if students were found out to not have a public transport pass, whether they wanted it or not. Geez...

Sorry for the totally unrelated story. Cane's comment triggered a particularly unpleasant set of memories.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 09:05 UTC
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Just a Photographer: WARNING! Don't buy these if you are a Mac user.

Canon purposely locks down their drivers with the current version of your OS.

As soon as Mac OS X goes from 10.x to 10.y Canon won't support the upgrade and you are basically stuck with a non working printer!

Canon just refuses to bring out a new updated driver.
The result: you are just stuck with a non-working printer!

Be aware of that when you buy this printer as a Mac user!

What I'd do in that case is probably use a small Wifi hub to create a local wireless network, then have the camera transmit to the computer, than the computer to a wifi card/usb flash drive on the printer.

Yay for funky workarounds. Whatever gets the job done, eh?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 08:58 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (221 comments in total)
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TORN: "equivalent to 24mm on APS-C" is not right. It is 24mm relative to full frame.

"most photographers are trying to achieve a certain exposure, not a certain noise level?"

See, that's the key word right there - photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 15:40 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (221 comments in total)
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TORN: "equivalent to 24mm on APS-C" is not right. It is 24mm relative to full frame.

Must be a typo. Nothing to be equivalent about since it's already APS-C!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 05:44 UTC
On Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 to offer Raw capture article (146 comments in total)
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Mike FL: It would be nice to have PASM, TG-5 may be.

OR PS without AM are fine too, but "Aperture Priority"? No kidding?! get real!!!!

OR, get an real Aperture.

Yes it does, zoom in and step down the aperture and watch diffraction occur.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 04:20 UTC
On Manfrotto unveils Digital Director for iPad Air article (46 comments in total)
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chriscotec: I have been looking for something like this to use with my handheld gimbal but I shoot all video with Panasonic a GH4 camera. This is an interesting looking system but I wonder if it will eventually have more camera options. I currently have an iPhone 6 mounted to the gimbal, connected by WiFi but this is small and slow at refreshing. The LCD on cameras is next to useless as a framing device when used on gimbals. Something like this would be a great help. I want one in Lumix, thanks.

At US$500 you have the pick of so many external monitors and recorders.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 03:55 UTC
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ProfHankD: The Sony QX1 stumbled into a new market with serious growth potential -- no, I'm not talking about clipping it to your cell phone, but using it as a high-quality stick-it-anywhere "electronic film back" for scientific use, drones, etc. It's really a lot like a typical industrial camera, except it's so much more consumer friendly.

This Blackmagic is a bit less friendly, but has more hackable I/O for integrating with other control systems, and looks a bit like a mini-RED (purely coincidental, I'm sure). Ok, except for $1000 I was expecting 4K video; the $400 QX1 might actually beat it in video, as well as stills (which the QX1 clearly wins).

Anyway, I predict we'll be seeing a lot more of this sort of camera over the next few years, and that's good.

QX1 has no HDMI and useful inputs, which limits its use.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 03:54 UTC
On Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 to offer Raw capture article (146 comments in total)
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Mike FL: It would be nice to have PASM, TG-5 may be.

OR PS without AM are fine too, but "Aperture Priority"? No kidding?! get real!!!!

OR, get an real Aperture.

Yea, Aperture Priority on small-sensor two-stage aperture cameras are pretty useless.

Manual would've been more useful really.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 07:08 UTC
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Photoman: Why do the keep pushing the the Nikon 1 series...its a failure. The Oly/Pan/Sony mirrorless are far better cameras at a far better price. Maybe if they released a Df styled mirrorless or a slimmer downed Df FX body, people might return to Nikon...

That's exactly what I mean. Good concept, terrible execution. Why does the 1 series use the Coolpix menu system and not the DSLR one, especially for the V series?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 10:22 UTC

Some answers were a bit evasive - the bit on FX and DX I could see a push but Nikon were totally non-commital on that, especially on lenses. Seriously, doesn't take a genius to see that DX lenses are neglected.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 06:05 UTC as 96th comment
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Photoman: Why do the keep pushing the the Nikon 1 series...its a failure. The Oly/Pan/Sony mirrorless are far better cameras at a far better price. Maybe if they released a Df styled mirrorless or a slimmer downed Df FX body, people might return to Nikon...

I like the concept of the Nikon 1 series. Execution just hasn't been good.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 06:04 UTC
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2eyesee: Jokes aside (and that's not easy!), how does tacking a slab of timber on what is otherwise a pocketable camera make make any sense? At least the Franiec and Sony grips don't add any significant bulk to the RX100.

You haven't lived in East Asia; had someone who actually liked the Hassy remoulds.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 07:22 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (808 comments in total)
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harcourtfenton: If this was written in the forums it would sound like fanboy worship. Reads like advertising copy from Canon.

If this is he new face of previews on DPR I'd as soon we had none.

We come to DPR for objectivity, comparisons and, to be frank, a more clinical examination of product that this was. Not gushing product evangelism.

My experience with Canon's PR agency is that they don't take very kindly to those who don't shower them with praise. Looks like even DPReview is not exempt to such pressures.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 18:35 UTC
On Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator article (113 comments in total)

Better support for wide gamut monitors, I hope. The 4, despite its claims, totally gave a wonky profile for my 3008WFP.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 04:24 UTC as 26th comment
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xmeda: Gitzo? Giottos? Manfrotto? Velbon? Triopo? Novoflex? Benro? Cullman? Kood? etc...

Especially since Gitzo and Manfrotto ballheads aren't that great. Buy them for the legs, not the heads.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 03:48 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: I don't see the need for this kind of aperture on an ultra wide-angle lens. It might be useful for shooting in dimly lit locations with no tripod or flash, but aren't wide-angle lenses supposed to keep everything sharp? I surely need good depth of field when I shoot landscapes and interiors. I'd trade f/0.95 for f/22.
The bokeh mania is driving people nuts.

Sorry if you have a limited imagination - I used the Nikon 20mm f/1.8 and it was glorious.

I never get people who complain about having more options for other people to do their craft differently.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 03:23 UTC
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yslee1: What's not stated is that this is the latest Atom - X7 Z8700. It's a pretty high-end Atom too. I'm pretty eager to see what the benchmarks are going to be like.

Ah, I see. Possibly. We'll need to see how the X7 systems perform first. If they do offer, say, 70% of the performance, Core M is going to be in trouble.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 03:12 UTC
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yslee1: What's not stated is that this is the latest Atom - X7 Z8700. It's a pretty high-end Atom too. I'm pretty eager to see what the benchmarks are going to be like.

What? Asus has the T300 Chi and UX305, Lenovo has the Yoga 3 Pro and Thinkpad Helix 2, and HP has the Envy X2s. These are the high-profile Core M devices I can think of right off the top of my head. I'm sure there are more.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 02:32 UTC
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