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On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2357 comments in total)
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Karl Gnter Wnsch: Why mark the "self cancelling" anti aliasing filter in green? If it were a clear advantage without any drawbacks then Canon wouldn't need to produce two cameras...

Because you could get moiré, even though at those high MP counts it's less likely to be a factor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 10:26 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2357 comments in total)
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aris: This is a studio camera - DR isn't really the main aim. I think the 5D mkIV will have the real DR & ISO improvements.

I also suspect the ISO is being held back in software on this camera - so as to differentiate it from the 5DmkIII

I guess next to nobody shoots landscapes at high ISOs...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 10:25 UTC
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Pentax_Prime: Where is the confirmation of a FF K-mount? Nothing in the news release, your article, your links, anywhere.

PP
That's because I had better things to do?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 08:40 UTC
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Pentax_Prime: Where is the confirmation of a FF K-mount? Nothing in the news release, your article, your links, anywhere.

@Pentax_Prime:
it was there yesterday evening, I just couldn't bother to find it.
Nor could you, apparently...

And I've been shooting Pentax for a long time too, in spite of being relatively new to digital.
Does that make me any better than the next guy? I don't think so, but you do, apparently.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 23:38 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: I wish all of the camera manufactures realized what Canon has already figured out. Canon knows that if you get the word out there that your cameras are the “best” then it will take a long time for the general public to figure it out if that no longer is true.

Basically Canon is still riding high on their PR campaign from more than a decade ago. They still sell some cameras simply because most people don’t even realize that Samsung, Olympus, and Panasonic even make cameras.

I hate to say it but the other camera companies better start investing more into Advertising and getting their entire line of cameras in stores like Best Buy. It doesn’t matter how good your product is. Not enough people will buy it if they don’t even know it exists.

Glass and pretty good AF, I'd say.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 18:14 UTC
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Frank_BR: One thing that is not mentioned is that in addition to increase the resolution, the pixel-shift technique also improves the signal-to-noise ratio. Theoretically, the S/N ratio of 8 images taken at ISO 1600 and combined into a final image should have the same S/N ratio of a single high-resolution image taken at ISO 200.

well, you actually shouldn't need to move the sensor for that, a simple burst would suffice.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 18:13 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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PicOne: "Hi Res mode is limited to a maximum of ISO 1600 and a minimum aperture of F8 because beyond these points, the image becoming too blurred for the extra resolution to be particularly beneficial."

Huh? Is this a reference to diffraction and noise effects? If there's a reason for shooting in regular 16mp mode at over 1600 ISO or eg. f11, then not seeing why this reason goes away in hi res mode? For noise.. how would a 40mp downsampled shot (back to 16mp) compare?

@Plastek except that you need to make your calculations for a 16MP sensor... 40 is through interpolation, but pixel size is for a 16MP sensor...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 17:56 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Jurka: Expensive for such small and noisy sensor. Every, even cheapest Canon, has better iso and dr range and details.

Well, like shooting on the red cross a Canon sensor to much anything... :-P

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 17:54 UTC
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Davidfstop: Yes! But is it too late?
I have been a pentax devotee since my late teens, and still shoot with my K7. I kept hanging on in hope.
But, as other posters have commented, price and a couple of legacy features will be important.
Olympus have a new camera Em-D M5 mk2 which just might be the one to jump ship for, with a good review and starting price + features desirable to a keen mountain walker and photographer.
It's just getting harder to make decisions.
Come on Pentax! (I mean, come on Ricoh)!

@QuarryCat
That's a given... however you should really use the right hammer for the job... no point in goldbeating a thin leaf with a carpenter's hammer and vice versa.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 10:32 UTC
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Pentax_Prime: Where is the confirmation of a FF K-mount? Nothing in the news release, your article, your links, anywhere.

@Pentax_Prime
Yep...
http://www.ricoh-imaging.it/it/CPplus2015.html

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 09:18 UTC
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FrancW: latest specs from spanish site

US $2275 ans 36mp

A rumor site? I've also heard that it will be available in pink and it will have a 4.0 liter turbocharged engine... :-P

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 09:15 UTC
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Davidfstop: Yes! But is it too late?
I have been a pentax devotee since my late teens, and still shoot with my K7. I kept hanging on in hope.
But, as other posters have commented, price and a couple of legacy features will be important.
Olympus have a new camera Em-D M5 mk2 which just might be the one to jump ship for, with a good review and starting price + features desirable to a keen mountain walker and photographer.
It's just getting harder to make decisions.
Come on Pentax! (I mean, come on Ricoh)!

You're debating between a m43 and a FF? 8-|
Looks like two completely different beasts to me... for two completely different purposes.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 09:14 UTC
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Pentax_Prime: Where is the confirmation of a FF K-mount? Nothing in the news release, your article, your links, anywhere.

There's one on Ricoh Italy as well, so there's probably one on the intl site too.
Don't worry, it's official. :-)))

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 22:40 UTC

"And so it was written"
...and so it shall be.
Amen to that!

Now I can say: "I was there"... :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 22:24 UTC as 187th comment
On Google Nexus 6 camera review post (133 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: The Lollipop OS supports raw, right?

Speaking of which, any figures regarding DR in both RAW (using another app, of course) and "HDR+" mode?
What are we talking about, a couple EVs increase, roughly?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 19:41 UTC
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Segaman: many snobs here are outrageg about the number of Apple pics compared to their camera.
Its only a number.
Gee.....does'nt take too much to tickle the nikon out of some people!!!!

@papa natas
There could be another process at work here...
If someone sees you with a cellphone, they could interpret it as a non-threatening, unassuming act.
If they see you kitted up, or particularly proud of your equipment/work, they could feel threatened in a way, kinda "oh he thinks he is/ he can do it better than me".
So it might just be regular, egoistic human nature

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 22:15 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1454 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: A 645Z is a portable option compared to other MF alternatives.
However Dpreview seems to always find the way to insert a derogatory remark aimed against Pentax...

interesting... now... do you happen to know anything about that FF... :-D

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 09:57 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1454 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: A 645Z is a portable option compared to other MF alternatives.
However Dpreview seems to always find the way to insert a derogatory remark aimed against Pentax...

Yeah, that sounds about right...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 19:16 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1454 comments in total)
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LensBeginner: A 645Z is a portable option compared to other MF alternatives.
However Dpreview seems to always find the way to insert a derogatory remark aimed against Pentax...

True words.
I suspect there also must be something else behind.
It might be only a matter of corporate "benefits" (aka "bribes"), or "market clicks" hence sells.

It's by the way absurd, to me, that at least here in ITA Amazon sells (well, tries to) a 17k EUR 4K projector (that's become a laughing stock) and doesn't sell a 645Z directly.

Either way it's not something I'd be proud of.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 17:37 UTC

Kudos to them.
They could have simply gone ahead and sold every remaining D750 without the fix, addressing it only if the buyer asked for it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 15:59 UTC as 80th comment
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