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On article Week in Review: 2016 CES edition (26 comments in total)
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BeefCoffee: Aps-c sensor with fixed lens in the Samsung fridge, for those theiving roommate gotchas!

yeah, roommates sharing a flat, that's the demographic for an expensive new high-tech fridge.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 08:57 UTC
On article Week in Review: 2016 CES edition (26 comments in total)
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daddyo: It seems a bit odd that there is no mention of the Pany 100-400mm zoom. For m4/3's users that's probably on par with the Olympus debut. This is a photography site -- am I missing something?

yeah, I thought they'd mention the Panasonic lens in this "caption article" too.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 08:55 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)
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Qwntm: Where's the lenses? 16 1.4? 23 1.4? 35 1.4? 56 1.2? 90 2.0? Nevermind...

ay caramba 'dougster'; a 10 year long discussion with about 200,000 posts. Must you distract from the excitement of this announcement?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 04:05 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)
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Qwntm: Where's the lenses? 16 1.4? 23 1.4? 35 1.4? 56 1.2? 90 2.0? Nevermind...

10mm 2.8 DX prime, ... please

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 22:16 UTC
On article Have your say: Best Consumer ILC of 2015 (17 comments in total)

ohhhh, I see, drag and drop, how intuitive...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 11:06 UTC as 3rd comment

DPR, price on the front page description, for every new product announcement please...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 11:39 UTC as 5th comment

not cheap, but I like to see progress, alternatives in the filter category

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 10:46 UTC as 7th comment
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Francis Carver: "Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR"

Now, that's one catchy title for an article, DPR. Very poetic. :-)

But really, his point is well taken Barney Britton. You don't have to use the full official name in the title, just early on in the text.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 14:26 UTC
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Steve Bingham: I actually tested my copy of this lens at 10' using a 2' x 3' ISO 12233 chart and found it excellent at 80mm - where I will probably be using it the most. The CA can be instantly mitigated without losing resolution using ACR, but it is there to some extent. All-in-all, as good a DX lens as I have tested (probably 15 or so). And yes, this would include my Sigma 17-50 which I gave to my wife. Excellent lens, but not quite as good as the Nikon 16-80.

what lens? I thought you were talking about the 16-80 until the last line... (?)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 13:11 UTC

Can DPR please just include the retail price of products posted on the front page?
Annoying to have to dig for it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 13:00 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (331 comments in total)
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iudex: One thing I noticed immediately is the weight of this lens: it is pretty lightweight given the FR and the luminosity: only 480g. The Pentax 16-85mm is 2/3 to 1 EV slower, but weighs even a bit more (488g). The Sigma 17-70mm is bit shorter on both ends, but weighs only a fraction less (465g). And most importantly this new Nikkor weighs even less than it´s much slower predecessor the 16-85mm/3,5-5,6.
I remember people here arguing that the Pentax 16-85mm couldn´t have been faste since it would have been much bigger and heavier. Now it is clear it is possible to make a lens with similar FR, that is faster without being heavier. Good job Nikon.

iudex don't forget most Euro prices include about an 18% VAT. Sales tax is never part of a US list price.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 19:41 UTC
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (331 comments in total)
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Mike Cialowicz: It's nice to see that Nikon is giving the DX lens lineup a bit more love. This is the lens that I was waiting for back when I still used DX. However, as good as the optics will likely be, the price seems a bit crazy. I think Nikon took a hint from Sony with their expensive E-mount pricetags... this new 16-80mm f/2.8-4 is just a bit more expensive than the Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 OSS, and only ~$200 USD less than the equivalent FX lens (24-120mm f/4). Hmmm...

Agreed. Sony's strategy seems to be lure buyers with relatively inexpensive bodies, then make it all back on lenses.
Nikon apparently likes this approach.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 07:24 UTC
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (331 comments in total)
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iudex: One thing I noticed immediately is the weight of this lens: it is pretty lightweight given the FR and the luminosity: only 480g. The Pentax 16-85mm is 2/3 to 1 EV slower, but weighs even a bit more (488g). The Sigma 17-70mm is bit shorter on both ends, but weighs only a fraction less (465g). And most importantly this new Nikkor weighs even less than it´s much slower predecessor the 16-85mm/3,5-5,6.
I remember people here arguing that the Pentax 16-85mm couldn´t have been faste since it would have been much bigger and heavier. Now it is clear it is possible to make a lens with similar FR, that is faster without being heavier. Good job Nikon.

Yes, this is all correct. I love the idea of this lens. Just wish it was closer to $800 or so.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 07:17 UTC

I'm really kind of waiting for total "convergence." Why should we have to choose between mirrorless and mirror? I'd like both in one camera - through the viewfinder.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 08:02 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup (184 comments in total)

List price and sensor size on the specs chart would be appreciated...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 13:58 UTC as 41st comment

"It also offers a fully electronic silent shutter."

Then why do we need a mechanical shutter at all?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 11:15 UTC as 98th comment | 26 replies
On article Nikon D7200 Review (618 comments in total)

"Unlike some higher-end Nikons, the D7200 does not support face detection while shooting through the viewfinder (it does in live view)."

This is really what I want, and the lack of it stops me from upgrading at this point.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2015 at 11:08 UTC as 58th comment | 4 replies
On article Fujifilm X-T10 cuts X-T1 features down to size (50 comments in total)

so it's smaller than X-T1. what else was cut from X-T1? Unhelpful...

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 12:04 UTC as 3rd comment

I'd like to see a 2.8 version of this for APS-C.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 09:37 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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h2k: The headline is about the new lens's price, but then in the teaser text you don't tell the price, the reader has to click onto the link.

I understand that websites want clicks, still i find it a bit funny - announcing a price information, which is a very tiny piece of information (not like a camera test conclusion) and then hiding that information from the introductory text.

Agree, I was annoyed too. Price mentioned in headline then not given in subhead forcing readers to open and hunt.

Hey DPR! Here's an idea: ALWAYS mention the retail price in EVERY product announcement on your front page.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 09:36 UTC
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