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On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (241 comments in total)
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oselimg: Ok, it has f2.8-4, credit given where it's due. This is an "enthusiast" lens not a main stream one therefore $1060 ok. However it's only 1/2 stop faster at the wide end and 1 stop at the long end compared to mainstream alternatives which in most cases is not significant. No wedding photographer will dare shooting with f4 at the longer end. if it had f2.8 throughout it would have made sense especially at the long end and even slightly bigger premium would've been justified if it were, performance wise, the "jack of all trades". With todays sensor performances I think the target audience wouldn't hesitate increasing the ISO one step instead of paying $$$ premium. 7 blades aperture is another Achilles heel for this zoom.

@eblison.. I agree with the points you raise regarding technical difficulties of designing f2.8 zoom lens and weight. But your comment still begs the question that who this lens is for and will they pay the premium for the aperture difference.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 11:31 UTC
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (241 comments in total)

Ok, it has f2.8-4, credit given where it's due. This is an "enthusiast" lens not a main stream one therefore $1060 ok. However it's only 1/2 stop faster at the wide end and 1 stop at the long end compared to mainstream alternatives which in most cases is not significant. No wedding photographer will dare shooting with f4 at the longer end. if it had f2.8 throughout it would have made sense especially at the long end and even slightly bigger premium would've been justified if it were, performance wise, the "jack of all trades". With todays sensor performances I think the target audience wouldn't hesitate increasing the ISO one step instead of paying $$$ premium. 7 blades aperture is another Achilles heel for this zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 10:59 UTC as 36th comment | 10 replies
On Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison article (214 comments in total)
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DStudio: The Nikon 85/1.8G looks more 3D than the others. But the OTUS does hold an advantage on hair and bristles. And this Canon sensor gets the most out of it when it comes to detail.

The Canon 85/1.8 is a classic example of how they drive you to L glass - by producing under-performing entry and mid-range lenses (although thankfully, they're slowly improving that situation).

I think the 85/1.8G is the easy choice for most uses. Plus, it has auto focus!

Canon 85mm f1.8 is such an old design which makes it even more remarkable that it can cope with the demands from a 50mp sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 19:44 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (288 comments in total)
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oselimg: Once again the self righteous gear lovers are in the business wishing Canon vanished from the face of the earth. First of all camera buying people aren't aware that you exist. Secondly if canon or Nikon were go out of business you would pay double the amount of what you pay your favourite camera. Thirdly EF lenses would double in value so you lose again. Be careful what you wish for.

:)))))

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 09:09 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (288 comments in total)
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oselimg: Once again the self righteous gear lovers are in the business wishing Canon vanished from the face of the earth. First of all camera buying people aren't aware that you exist. Secondly if canon or Nikon were go out of business you would pay double the amount of what you pay your favourite camera. Thirdly EF lenses would double in value so you lose again. Be careful what you wish for.

@Rishi Sanyal...You've deleted your previous comment from yesterday but your current one is also loaded. You think not every Canon purchase is an informed one but other brand purchases are?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 05:35 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (288 comments in total)

Once again the self righteous gear lovers are in the business wishing Canon vanished from the face of the earth. First of all camera buying people aren't aware that you exist. Secondly if canon or Nikon were go out of business you would pay double the amount of what you pay your favourite camera. Thirdly EF lenses would double in value so you lose again. Be careful what you wish for.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 18:21 UTC as 64th comment | 13 replies
On Readers' Showcase: Oscar Cwajbaum article (33 comments in total)

Fun shots, nice :))

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 09:35 UTC as 10th comment
On Behind the Shot: Watery Grave article (91 comments in total)
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photo_rb: I take a bit of issue with the comment that this was caused by man-made construction. Perhaps, but it is easy and popular to automatically blame any tragedy like this on man.
A few sites I visited did not come to that conclusion. From what I read, there were a combination of factors, primarily calm weather being responsible for low oxygen levels.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/15/iraq-death-toll_n_4102855.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualties_of_the_Iraq_War
https://www.iraqbodycount.org/database/

@Richard Schumer...I re-phrase my exaggerated expression as "500 thousand documented death since 2003". I must have added the casualties from the "Desert Storm". We can now take a sigh of relief can't we?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 05:41 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Watery Grave article (91 comments in total)
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photo_rb: I take a bit of issue with the comment that this was caused by man-made construction. Perhaps, but it is easy and popular to automatically blame any tragedy like this on man.
A few sites I visited did not come to that conclusion. From what I read, there were a combination of factors, primarily calm weather being responsible for low oxygen levels.

I wish you could be as sceptical about the "research" as you are towards what the local people's claim. For example "weapons of mass distraction" in Saddam's Iraq was a "fact" produced by very prominent people that caused death of millions and tragedy in the nearby region.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 08:26 UTC
On Week in Review: Sony FTW article (302 comments in total)
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oselimg: I don't think that Sony hopes to sell this camera with bucketloads. This to me is more like a PR exercise by the company saying that "we can do it" therefore establishing themselves in the mirrorless market while the others will try to catch-up. I don't think full frame mirrorless is ready to take over the pro market yet though we mustn't overlook the advantages of being there before everybody else and stealing the headlines. Being there first never paid off for the mighty Kodak but Sony in my opinion have established formidable technological base to challenge Canon and Nikon. It will be interesting to see how the established brands will react to mirrorless advance. This is just my humble observation neither an effort to bash or hype any brand. If you must please respond with your opinions and/or your observations even speculations rather than adolescent trolls.

@MrIprovement...With all due respect, I would have to argue that Subaru have a lot of reasons to deserve praise not just because of their top of the range cars but also for the entry level ones because they spend the money where it matters on the their cars rather than for gimmicks. I'd owned an Impreza and a Legacy :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 17:13 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (432 comments in total)

And Canon haters live happily ever after... :-))) I wonder if people are as eager to challenge the corrupt political establishment as they strongly "oppose" a certain brand?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 08:11 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (432 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Honestly,

I would have to argue that the T6i has better high ISO performance than the Nikon D5500 right through to ISO 12,800. I understand its dynamic range is less. However, if you aren’t planning on editing these files, which is the case for the majority of rebel users, then good high ISO performance would be more important than high dynamic range.

Of course people take it seriously if Dpreview said something positive about their favourite brand but think it's generous if it's about the brand they hate. Laughable.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 20:01 UTC
On Week in Review: Sony FTW article (302 comments in total)
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oselimg: I don't think that Sony hopes to sell this camera with bucketloads. This to me is more like a PR exercise by the company saying that "we can do it" therefore establishing themselves in the mirrorless market while the others will try to catch-up. I don't think full frame mirrorless is ready to take over the pro market yet though we mustn't overlook the advantages of being there before everybody else and stealing the headlines. Being there first never paid off for the mighty Kodak but Sony in my opinion have established formidable technological base to challenge Canon and Nikon. It will be interesting to see how the established brands will react to mirrorless advance. This is just my humble observation neither an effort to bash or hype any brand. If you must please respond with your opinions and/or your observations even speculations rather than adolescent trolls.

@kodakchromeguy...I give Kodak all the credit they deserve for the wonderful films they'd produced in the past and I consider myself lucky/privileged to have shot with both Kodakchrome and Ektachrome slide films. I hope someday there will be a "Kodakchrome" preset filter in most cameras. Fuji in their cameras have the Velvia filter which was another wonderful slide film from not so distant past.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 17:52 UTC
On Week in Review: Sony FTW article (302 comments in total)

I don't think that Sony hopes to sell this camera with bucketloads. This to me is more like a PR exercise by the company saying that "we can do it" therefore establishing themselves in the mirrorless market while the others will try to catch-up. I don't think full frame mirrorless is ready to take over the pro market yet though we mustn't overlook the advantages of being there before everybody else and stealing the headlines. Being there first never paid off for the mighty Kodak but Sony in my opinion have established formidable technological base to challenge Canon and Nikon. It will be interesting to see how the established brands will react to mirrorless advance. This is just my humble observation neither an effort to bash or hype any brand. If you must please respond with your opinions and/or your observations even speculations rather than adolescent trolls.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 06:10 UTC as 13th comment | 7 replies
On Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM real-world samples gallery article (140 comments in total)
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nananananana: I like people comparing a $125 lens to $1000 sigma lenses and saying it's not as good. You want a cookie for that conclusion or something?

For the money, it's probably one of the best lenses you can buy. The only thing I find is that the bokeh looks smeary instead of clean, but that's more a personal opinion. This lens will sell like (pan) hotcakes.

@kewlguy...You are absolutely right. If one can't use this lens will have to learn about photography beyond the numbers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 07:12 UTC
On Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM real-world samples gallery article (140 comments in total)

It seems like most people who comment here drive a RollsRoyce to work, eat at Michelin 5 star organic food restaurants, live in a mansion, earn over 800K pa therefore have no tolerance for one of the best value for money lenses. There are ways of overcoming this lens' bokeh behaviour. It gives fantastic looking landscapes with great colour rendering from f5.6 onwards for example or take a large aperture portrait with blank or with not so busy backgrounds. Is photography only for Zeiss, Leica, Canon L snobs?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 05:19 UTC as 11th comment
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oselimg: The usual numbers worshiping geek whining. Sometimes an effect we overlook or a different look in a photograph makes all the difference and make a lot of money for the artist and stand out from the crowd. If this effect isn't for you why do you feel compelled to make a comment or bash it? Someone with more imagination than you have can make a use of these lenses.

To all who've written comments to this post and with due respect...What I meant by "numbers worshiping geek whining" was that a lot of people get too much in to numbers race ie; pixel count, my camera's DR is 0,5step better than yours, X times fps etc. I think there is more to photography than just values expressed in technical areas. Perhaps it's my fault not having made clear what I meant. I did not intend to make any reference to the price of these lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 16:48 UTC

The usual numbers worshiping geek whining. Sometimes an effect we overlook or a different look in a photograph makes all the difference and make a lot of money for the artist and stand out from the crowd. If this effect isn't for you why do you feel compelled to make a comment or bash it? Someone with more imagination than you have can make a use of these lenses.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 05:31 UTC as 30th comment | 8 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (444 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: From the pictures I get that you absolutely need to nail exposure. The second picture is 2.3 stops pushed up from ISO 100 and looks like ISO6400. The DR of the portraits is bad, skin almost washed out. Canon sensor tech is years behind everyone.

@Samuel Spencer...Then it begs the question why you take pictures under such conditions knowing that it will not be true representation of the camera. Unless you have an ulterior motive

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 05:03 UTC

Can this update clear the stardust on Canon 750/760D sensors?

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 05:37 UTC as 14th comment
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