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On article Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory (194 comments in total)

Excellent report. A+.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 17:18 UTC as 50th comment
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Sannaborjeson: So it is not actually a replacement for 5DIII.
Are they going to introduce 5DIV or something like that?

People disappointed because they thought it's 5DIII replacement. It's not. 5D-S is a purpose-build 5DIII. It's strong in still and weak in video, nothing else. It's still part of 5DIII lineup.

5DIV with 50M sensor would cost a lot more than $4000.

Then whiners are going to whine about the pricing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 21:47 UTC

Year 2015, high-end fx dslr, ISO tops at 6400? Unbelievable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 06:50 UTC as 836th comment | 3 replies
On article Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 (228 comments in total)

China is not a lawless country but Chinese officials very often exercise law selectively. It happens to all investors, foreign and domestic. No exception.

When an investor has strong local support (by bride, favoritism, or local needs), China central government usually won't challenge the locals directly - honors among thieves. Instead, it will take an end-run: State-owned TV will fire the first shot which would be broadcasted nationwide on every station. Web will do the rest. When the whole country is pointing fingers to Nikon, its protector knows it's time to shut up. Now the central government can step in and fix the problem. Face saved, case solved, citizen happy, ... Nikon should feel lucky for the treatment it received. It could be a lot worse - A Japanese company dumping trash in China, without any protection?

None of these would happen if not for D600's shutter. Nikon had it coming.

Nikon played dumb in U.S. Nikon Dumbly played in China.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 07:06 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 (228 comments in total)

Nikon had it coming, can't blame nobody but itself. I think Nikon is lucky that Chinese government didn't force a full scale return and refund.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 21:00 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
On Sony α7 / α7R First Impressions Review (2371 comments in total)

Without full line of lenses and accessories, a camera is useless. SLT line is not even complete and now this?

Sony has a lot of engineering talents, but very bad sense of business. When new product comes out so soon and so often, they are trashing yesterday's loyal customer.

SLT, NEX, RX, and A7... How much $$$ to stay with Sony?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 09:07 UTC as 679th comment | 4 replies
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snow14: After trying the the tamron lens and canon I was. Amazed how much canon's lens better ,focus much faster and sharpness at f 2.8 the tamy has no chance so if you have the money buy canon for sure but if you are on budget save more and buy canon's 24-70 also it is simply the best lens in this focal range and anything else is compromise .

Is 3-4 stops VR(VC,IS,OS) part of the compromise?

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 06:17 UTC
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Benarm: What about contrast and colors? These things are quite subjective, but I tend to notice that many off-brand lens like Tamron and Sigma cannot match their Canon or Nikon equivalents.

This one is VERY different. Try it to see for yourself.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 21:16 UTC
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