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Mike FL: SONY is on the right direction to create another high-end line w/o paying Zeiss for putting Carl Zeiss blue logo on it.

The GM line seems higher than SONY with Carl Zeiss blue logo.

Way to go.

Well, I can't speak for others, but I am astounded by the image quality of the 24-200 on my RX-10. So much so, in fact, I've been giving thought to relying on that as my back-up to my Canon 6D and selling off my 2nd 6D. As it is, the RX-10 is my "trail camera" that I carry whenever I'm making a serious hike where I want to limit my load.

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princecody: Sony is WINNING!

WINNING? Winning what???

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 17:55 UTC
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rsenk19: It is difficult to trust the word "forever" from companies like Sony...

Yes, Nikon hasn't dumped its legacy glass like Canon did. And I remember when Nikon was the top dog in the SLR camera business. They aren't anymore, and the change began with the introduction of EOS.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 17:19 UTC
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rsenk19: It is difficult to trust the word "forever" from companies like Sony...

Yes, Canon "dumped" FD lenses just like Microsoft dumped DOS for Windows. Please note this site would never have been possible in DOS.

Technology evolves, and sometimes, that comes at the expense of earlier technology. Given the passage of enough time, I imagine virtually all existing photographic technology will be eclipsed by something more advanced. It happens.

Of greater concern with anyone from Sony using the word "forever," is the seemingly ever increasing number of camera lines that Sony is developing. Common sense suggests that, the more different, but similar, product lines you have, the more unprofitable the overall business is likely to become, AND the less likely any of those product lines will be developed and enhanced to its fullest.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (667 comments in total)

I'd like to know which lens & what aperture setting was used for the test scene. I'm comparing the 5DSr to the 6D.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 23:30 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)
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Provia_fan: THis is a little long for DPreview so will have to split into two threads, one in reply

So many badly informed opinions it gives me a headache.

1- Super 8 cartrigdes can still be bought from different brands although limited and at £25-£30 a pop

2- Film Schools still teach the format

3- It still has a depth of colour that digital still struggles to get

4- There were Super 8 SOUND cartridges! But you could use a separate recorder as is the case in my Cosina Magic Sound (and many others)

5-You can develop Super 8 at home. Tanks still exist and can be bought on eBay, many new. Use a reversal process or if you feel experimental, you can cross develop with many available developing kits that you would use for stills photography (it's film for God's sake!) and scan at home (there are 3rd party adapters to use flatbeds, although it's a long process). Many Super 8 emulsions were e6 process and some still are.

Provia, you might like to believe this effort is aimed at hipsters, but something tells me that (a) it costs a lot of money to set up a production line for Super 8 film, and (b) that it's very unlikely Kodak still has its original Super 8 production sitting around under dust covers just waiting for the day when it would be re-opened.

No, I have to believe, to justify that kind of investment, Kodak is going to need to sell a lot more Super 8 film than is likely to be purchased just by hipsters.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 04:48 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)
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Provia_fan: THis is a little long for DPreview so will have to split into two threads, one in reply

So many badly informed opinions it gives me a headache.

1- Super 8 cartrigdes can still be bought from different brands although limited and at £25-£30 a pop

2- Film Schools still teach the format

3- It still has a depth of colour that digital still struggles to get

4- There were Super 8 SOUND cartridges! But you could use a separate recorder as is the case in my Cosina Magic Sound (and many others)

5-You can develop Super 8 at home. Tanks still exist and can be bought on eBay, many new. Use a reversal process or if you feel experimental, you can cross develop with many available developing kits that you would use for stills photography (it's film for God's sake!) and scan at home (there are 3rd party adapters to use flatbeds, although it's a long process). Many Super 8 emulsions were e6 process and some still are.

Angelic, thanks for the attempt at clarification. Unfortunately, it appears Davinator is off on his own personal tangent. He can't, or doesn't want to, focus on my original point.

I'll admit I might be wrong, but I believe Kodak's aim is to somehow resurrect the Super 8 film market, the bulk of which was based on sales to ordinary people who wanted to make home movies at a time when the only way to do that was with film.

Now, if neither cell phones or any other consumer grade digital cameras were capable of making anything other than still photos, and the only way to make a movie was either film or with high end digital equipment, then this Kodak idea would have a fighting chance.

I wonder how much money Kodak invested in this brainstorm so far?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 21:45 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)
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Provia_fan: THis is a little long for DPreview so will have to split into two threads, one in reply

So many badly informed opinions it gives me a headache.

1- Super 8 cartrigdes can still be bought from different brands although limited and at £25-£30 a pop

2- Film Schools still teach the format

3- It still has a depth of colour that digital still struggles to get

4- There were Super 8 SOUND cartridges! But you could use a separate recorder as is the case in my Cosina Magic Sound (and many others)

5-You can develop Super 8 at home. Tanks still exist and can be bought on eBay, many new. Use a reversal process or if you feel experimental, you can cross develop with many available developing kits that you would use for stills photography (it's film for God's sake!) and scan at home (there are 3rd party adapters to use flatbeds, although it's a long process). Many Super 8 emulsions were e6 process and some still are.

Davinator ... where did I say anything in this thread about consumers using DSLRs? Or do you think "real cameras" only means "DSLRs?"

To clarify, when I wrote "real cameras" I meant devices devoted exclusively to making photographic images.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 16:19 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)
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Provia_fan: THis is a little long for DPreview so will have to split into two threads, one in reply

So many badly informed opinions it gives me a headache.

1- Super 8 cartrigdes can still be bought from different brands although limited and at £25-£30 a pop

2- Film Schools still teach the format

3- It still has a depth of colour that digital still struggles to get

4- There were Super 8 SOUND cartridges! But you could use a separate recorder as is the case in my Cosina Magic Sound (and many others)

5-You can develop Super 8 at home. Tanks still exist and can be bought on eBay, many new. Use a reversal process or if you feel experimental, you can cross develop with many available developing kits that you would use for stills photography (it's film for God's sake!) and scan at home (there are 3rd party adapters to use flatbeds, although it's a long process). Many Super 8 emulsions were e6 process and some still are.

O.K., Provia_fan, assuming all your statements are accurate, do you really think most consumers interested in making home movies will give a hoot? Seriously, we're talking about the same consumers who have been eschewing real cameras for cell phones because, apparently, that's good enough for them.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 14:51 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

No, Dzacco, it isn't just you.

Why would any semi-intelligent person think that tens of millions of consumers, having been exposed for a decade or longer to the convenience of "digital film" would now be convinced to want to return to celluloid to make their family movies?

This smells like a desperate attempt at Kodak to revive a section of their business (making consumer-grade celluloid image recording materials) that technology has clearly left in the dust.

If I were a Kodak stockholder, I'd be howling for someone's hide to be nailed to the big yellow barnyard wall.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 14:45 UTC as 86th comment | 3 replies
On photo Alligator Wrestles A Raccoon in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)
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Rajeshb: Fantastic shot. But are you sure this is a Raccoon? Looks quite big

gReat capture, Philip, but you should know alligators don't chew anything. They haven't got the teeth for it. They just swallow their prey whole. This gator was probably making sure the 'coon was dead. It doesn't do to have still live prey thrashing about as they travel down your gullet.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 16:39 UTC
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Jan Bohme: If we, on the other hand, instead discuss de lege ferenda - i.e. discuss the law as it should be, which is essentially a political discussion - I agree that one can apply a fairness argument for copyright to be awarded. The problem is that fairness points in two different directions. One may argue that it is unfair that the photographer can't get copyright just because the work of art is so unique. But one may equally well argue that it is unfair that an author of a work of art is excluded from copyright just because it isn't human. While it might be difficult to benefit the actual monkey who - supposedly - took the selfie, it wouldn't be altogether impossible to allocate the revenues of the photo to benefit monkeys of that species in general in that area, which would hopefully benefit also the actual author of the photograph.

However, I don't think that copyright law will be changed because of this. This situation is so rare that it isn't really reasonable to adapt legislation to it.

What I see is the far more disturbing idea that a 3rd party (other than the Copyright office or the courts) with no claim whatsoever on a specific image is deciding who does and doesn't have the rightful claim to that image.

Look at it this way: it's terribly expensive for a photographer to prosecute a copyright violation in court against a single violator who also claims to hold that copyright. It would be effectively impossible for anyone other than a billionaire to prosecute violations by a number of persons who decide they can use an image because the alleged copyright holder isn't legitimate.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 13:10 UTC
On article Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK (166 comments in total)

Of course it's in "the last place you look for it." Once you've found it, why on Earth would you continue looking for it anywhere else?

Duh!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 13:01 UTC as 30th comment
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1509 comments in total)

The best camera of 2012 ... is the camera you already have. That camera will take pictures. Remember taking pictures? It's the whole point of photography.

The camera on your wish list doesn't take any pictures; not by you, anyway. This is just shilling for the camera manufacturers.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 09:33 UTC as 497th comment

This front page picture has no redeeming social value.

The N.Y. Post itself has no redeeming social value.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 21:09 UTC as 97th comment | 1 reply
On Connect post Reviewers offer first look at Microsoft Surface tablet (121 comments in total)
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plasnu: No contest. ipad or macbookair wins hands down.

Nah, plasnu. That might be true when you can run something on the Apple products that Apple doesn't sell, and you certainly couldn't run Photoshop like you could on a laptop. The Surface Pro could actually put laptops on the go out of business.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 06:32 UTC
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photosen: Anyone know of an ugly, unfashionable, stable, light and cheap or the cheapest possible (less than a manfrotto 055CX) tripod for a 1.80 meter guy? For a max 3 Kg ultra wide angle setup.

That's a 5.9 feet guy and 6.6 Lbs setup for you imperials, I guess.

Slik has a carbon fiber model that's really light and will get up to around 64 inches or so before you add a ballhead. I've been using it for a couple of years and I'm satisfied with it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2012 at 22:21 UTC
On article Adobe announces Photoshop CS6 and CS6 Extended (82 comments in total)

Well, if you don't already own PS, at $600 for the new package versus 20/month, with new versions issued every 24 months, subscription begins to look like a sensible deal.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 20:11 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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M1963: At 15h45 this Sunday, this article had 7 comments. The Nikon J1/V1 review had 326. People care more about gear than photography. Am I alone when I say it should be the opposite?

If your ability to produce artful photographs is limited, you can always obsess about the cameras and lenses. There's no talent required to do that.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2012 at 20:21 UTC

I'd like to know if Canon plans to make available an accessory tele-extender like the one made for the G10/11/12 cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 17:26 UTC as 94th comment
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