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wlad

wlad

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On iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets article (290 comments in total)
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misha marinsky4: Popular Photography used to do this. For example, March 1981, pages 108, 120, and 121.

Also, keep in mind that a digital camera in reality is a computer with a lens. If it breaks after two years, it's not worth fixing. 99% of the chips will be obsolete.

I'm sure you throw away your car after your windshield wipers need replacing as well

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 21:46 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Canon Sentinel: "The enemy has released a 24-70 FF f2.8 VR lens! I think we should abandon our yoga position on this fence..."

Grand Canon Moff Tarkin: "Evacuate? ... In our moment of triumph? I think you are over estimating their chances!"

(slaps sentinel like Batman did to Robin...)

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umm, hasn't Canon released a similar lens like 3-4 years ago ?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 06:46 UTC
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BarnET: Wow Nikon,

great specs and reasonable prices for all 3 of them
especially the 200-500mm

Really reasonable ?
With every other new "consumer electronic" product, we get more features for less money. With Nikon lenses, there's always a 25-30% price hike. The prices have seriously gotten out of hand. $2400 for a standard zoom is ridiculous.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 06:44 UTC
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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?

it's obviously just a minor change to the 18-35 1.8 APS-C lens - they just limited the travel and aperture and voila - we've got ourselves a new full frame lens

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 07:05 UTC
On Relio is a powerful LED light in your pocket post (26 comments in total)
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InTheMist: Is there something like this that accepts an actual battery? I could use this.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=18650+xm-l2+t6+flashlight

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 21:18 UTC
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Tom Goodman: Wow, a new twist in contests. For my part I won't enter this one, but should they ever announce a contest in which the prize is a chance to just sniff the camera I'll be there!!

you know, if you win this contest, you can sniff the camera as well !
It's like 2 first prizes in one !

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 22:23 UTC
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Hugo808: Huh? Win and you get to borrow a camera!

Is this the worst contest ever? Surely they can afford to give one of the things away....

maybe the person in Hasselblad, who thought that selling rebadged Sony cameras was a good idea, got a new job

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 22:19 UTC
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GSD_ZA: Hasseblad are well aware that there are enough idiots in the world to make this re-branding and uglification worthwhile for them.... or are there?

They are closing the rebadging studio.

Which proves that Hasselblad wasn't smart. They were stupid - the customers were smarter than they thought they would be.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 08:34 UTC
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AdamT: It`ll never win a beauty contest, the A7 series always had the appearance of the EVF hump stuck on as an afterthought but this looks like something is missing on one side .. whatever , IBIS is a good move if it works as well as Oly's 5 Axis does

to be fair, it still look better than the Nikon Df

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 08:03 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (400 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: When I was 20, I would have killed for a Leica, but now that I'll be turning 65 in a week, I find, oddly, I have absolutely zero interest in owning a Leica. I don't need a beautiful, well built, reasonably competent, digital camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.

I feel I can get by with an uglier, less well built, but still reasonably competent camera that is obsolete within 2 months of its release.

Besides, most of my friends who would likely be impressed with my owning a Leica are either dead or confused by my inability to give up the passions of my adolescence. A couple are just confused.

My new E-M10 will likely last until I'm dead. And after that, it won't matter much, will it?

@HowaboutRaw - please educate me - which of the old Leica lenses matches for example the 35mm Sigma Art lens in resolving power ?
And please don't give me any of that "magical characteristic feel" a picture will suddenly get as soon as you realize it was shot with an overpriced Zeiss/Leica glass.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 17:32 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (339 comments in total)
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Photoman: Wait till Sigma release their 85/1.4 lens. 1/4 price and better quality, like their 50/1.4 ART lens.

@Jones, that "junk" glass from Sigma performs better than "original" glass from Nikon and Canon. You are right that there is no guarantee that a Sigma lens will work on a Nikon body released in 10 years from today.

There is however a 100% guarantee that this Carl Zeiss Otus lens will NOT autofocus on anything ever.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 16:50 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (339 comments in total)
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Photoman: Wait till Sigma release their 85/1.4 lens. 1/4 price and better quality, like their 50/1.4 ART lens.

Jones, it's more like a Ferrari vs a Mercedes C63 AMG.

Both are crazy fast, but one is a better status symbol, because it costs 5 times as much as the other.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 12:42 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (339 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Are 85's really known for problematic distortion?

it's simply not such a huge problem as you try to make people believe - otherwise pros would buy "apochromatic" Zeiss lenses instead of Nikon's/Canon's pro grade gear.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 10:57 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (339 comments in total)
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DuxX: Wide aperture portrait lens without AF at 4.000+ $/€ price... pffff. Brainless! Really wish to see comparison between this lens and 85 1.4G and what buyers pay with 3.000+ $/€ extra!?

A point and shoot shooter will never consider buying either a CaNikon 85mm 1.4 lens, or this Zeiss, so in this regard, he is pretty much irrelevant.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 10:51 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (339 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Are 85's really known for problematic distortion?

someone is obsessed with chromatic aberrations to justify the price tag - everybody else just checks the checkbox in LR to take care of that

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 09:18 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (339 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: The lens on my iphone 4 is better than this. Plus it functions as a phone.

both

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 09:16 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (339 comments in total)
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Photo Pete: Can't wait for the Otus 600mm f4.0. I've heard the price will be really competitive!

to be fair, considering its price, you surely can afford 3 assistants to accompany you for the rest of your life

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 09:15 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (339 comments in total)
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DuxX: Wide aperture portrait lens without AF at 4.000+ $/€ price... pffff. Brainless! Really wish to see comparison between this lens and 85 1.4G and what buyers pay with 3.000+ $/€ extra!?

Nope. CZ 85/1.4 vs Nikon/Canon 85/1.4 is not the same as a DSLR vs P&S.
It's the same as an overpriced Leica rangefinder vs Sony a7R.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 09:01 UTC
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G3User: The demise of pro paid photography continues. Now, any soccer mom can have out of focus backgrounds. Again, another reason not to hire a paid photographer. Pro photography, RIP.

right, because everybody wants to have the same boring background on every single picture

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 22:23 UTC
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (126 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Uuuuuuuuugh I'm so sick of seeing those drones everywhere!!!
It's just a stupid fad for rich people who don't know what to do with their money!!
It's totally useless and also dangerous!!!

@Tord: We were talking about "those drones everywhere" - not this particular model. Of course it will cost a lot more than a toy.

It's a lot cheaper to build one yourself.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 07:07 UTC
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