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Sad Joe

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On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (341 comments in total)
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Mais78: Inconsistent shot-to-shot AF rings a bell: same issue of the Sigma 35mm f1.4 (I owned 3 copies).

This is what would worry me - Sigma (sadly) have a history of such....my one and only Sigma lens packed up on me - something in in over 35 years of using an SLR had never happen too me..Today I stick with Pentax for Pentax, Nikon for Nikon and Canon for my Canon's.....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 19:54 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (341 comments in total)
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marleni: Sigma has shown courage and great skill to produce this outstanding lens.
I really hope we will see more high-quality lenses like this one soon!
Please Sigma please make a more versatile mid-zoom-range with F1,8 next.
Thank you :-)

And so say all of us ! Except people who don't like 3rd party lenses or those who recall that Sigma have often had problems with AF in the past. No, I'm not blasting Sigma - this looks to me to be a sure fire winner !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 19:51 UTC

Well well, back in the early 1980's when I used to work in the camera trade (Tecno cameras) Paul Bird & I discussed the possibility of camera shutters being produced from LCD panels - so they could be switched on and off REALLY quickly - well 30 years later we have a sort of shutter arrangement via LCD - of course back then AA filters, sensors and digital were totally unknown...every idea has its day......

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 19:46 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (347 comments in total)

Looks most interesting for us folks wedded to APS-C. Good one Sigma for showing the big boys what is possible without either going FF or a sub format. I just hope that you keep the quality standard as high on real production examples as were all too aware of the issues of duff AF on some of your other lenses...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 10:30 UTC as 6th comment

This strikes me very much as an STM version of the current very cheap and very good 55-250 lens - the improved STM lead AF is much welcomed - but the HUGE price jump isn't. I'll be sticking to what I have. OK it lacks a white jacket and a red ring, its not super fast AF and it doesn't look sexy but its a cracker - don't believe me ? Get your hands on one - shoot REAL World - not a test chart and you'll begin to wonder why Canon charge so much more for such little quality difference / improvement.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 19:24 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On Canon videos showcase 70D's innovative AF system article (145 comments in total)

Sorry - missed off two additional features from MY 7D MK2 spec: Headphone socket and dual card slots.. now my work is complete and I can go back to taking images.....lovely sunny day across the UK and wait for it HOT.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2013 at 09:18 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On Canon videos showcase 70D's innovative AF system article (145 comments in total)

The new 70D seems to ME to be MY almost perfect camera (if there is such a thing) IF IF IF the video AF works. I'm not expecting everyone to agree with me but on balance it offers most things without a massive price tag. Improved APS-C sensor ( YES- at last ! ) AF with video (YES) Touch Screen (YES) Compact size but not too small (YES) Faster / better AF with stills (YES). I've been seeking an upgrade from my 40D for ages, the 50D/ 60D didn't cut it, the 7D had problems with its AF (early on) and that 18M sensor isn't as good as it could be for high ISO. What's missing ? Well - dream list - interchangeable focusing screens for use with my manual focus lenses, 100 % viewfinder, bigger buffer, full RADIO wireless flash control and the build quality of the current 7D - gosh - I've just written the spec for the new coming soon 7D MK 2 !!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2013 at 09:11 UTC as 16th comment
On Just posted: Our Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens review article (81 comments in total)

I think this might well be my very next lens. I owned the Pentax SMC-M 40mm F2.8 back in the day - loved its compact size but I didn't really use it much. On my ASP-C sensor this new Canon 40mm becomes a 60 ish mm lens, will it prove to be useful given that I have several zooms that include that focal length, the 50mm 1.8 (MK1) and the 60mm Macro ?? We'll see....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 20:07 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On IMG_0835 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Smooth looking car - and a nice pic too

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 20:03 UTC as 1st comment
On photo in sample gallery (2 comments in total)

Smooth looking car - and a nice pic too

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 20:03 UTC as 1st comment

What the Zeiss ? As well as silly names Zeiss appear to be doing a Leica - "we must be good cause were so expensive" - Zeiss glass is good, some say brilliant - but I can't help feeling that Zeiss are milking this for each and every penny and should their glass be better say that Fuji it will be a tiny improvement for a lotta cash. Looking forward to the reviews. Samyang where are you?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 20:48 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (379 comments in total)

Unless you HAVE to have the viewfinder this latest Pen is an OM-D KILLER - of course we all know this is the OM-D in all but name. Expected to be some 100's of pounds cheaper I know which I would buy - the whole idea of the format is to enable SMALLER camera/ lens forms - and for most users I would say the new Pen fits the bill. Expect to see the OM-D retail price to begin to fall far and fast - something that up until now it hasn't done....oh and within a few months a MK2 OM-D with a higher MP sensor - shall we call it the OM-D 6 ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 16:58 UTC as 22nd comment | 5 replies
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BSweeney: With an Olympus product, wait a year for a 40% price drop. 2 years, 70% price drop. They need to price the camera at a reasonable price, recover NRE over more sales, and lower product turn-over rate. My lesson learned with the EP2.

If you have money to burn, love u43, go for it.

At 70 % off I'm really interested !! Still waiting for the Canon EOS-M lens/flash kit to hit £299 - not long now - unless Canon redraw them, dig a big hole and forget they ever made such a poor AF mirror less camera.....If only it could focus like a Pen !!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 16:43 UTC
On UK's Focus on Imaging photo trade show to close article (19 comments in total)
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Peter Del: That's a pity. I went there this year and succumbed to the hype and bought an OMD.
The place was very busy and the one stand that was selling equipment was mobbed. So it's not the number of visitors that caused its decline, so perhaps it was an exorbitant rent.
Peter Del

Focus was dying (as is the whole market place) and it was there for all to see - I attended 2012 and saw the fantastic Olympus stand complete with dancers from SCD - loved the OM-D which I managed to get my hands on too - 2013 - no Olympus stand, no dancers, no nothing. The same happened a couple of years ago to Sony at Focus - big stand, big spend - this year - nothing worth the name. Focus either needed a big boost/ change (thus big spend) but the overall photo market is reducing because of phones etc or to close.....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 16:38 UTC
On UK's Focus on Imaging photo trade show to close article (19 comments in total)

A shame that its closing but having attended for a number of years I did feel that the show had either to change (become far more interactive) or close and did not plan to attend the 2014 show (if it had gone ahead) and second that this reflects (again) the changes taking place across all of photography. I strongly feel that our hobby using (real) cameras and lenses is on borrowed time now with fewer and fewer (younger) people seeing any reason why they should not just just their phones... one day Canon & Nikon (etc) will simply be APPS on another smart device ... don't believe me ? Watch this space - it's coming.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 16:31 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon D4 & D800: What do the Professionals Think? article (391 comments in total)
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Shunda77: It really puts the 'megapixel pirates' (one eyed of course) on DPR forums into perspective.

16mp is more than enough.

So true. I've used a Nikon D700 (lovely camera with plenty of quality) tried using a Nikon D600 - too small - didn't impress. Yesterday I attended a wedding (I now do wedding cars but have over 10 years as a PRO wedding photographer so know my way around cameras a bit) spoke to their photographer using a D800 - I know the guy and fully expected him to gush on how brilliant it is. No, he said he didn't like it for a number of reasons (which he didn't share with me) but he did say he HATES the huge files which are taking him far far too much time to deal with....said he was going to upgrade to a D4 soon because of the smaller files and that its a PRO tool (his back up camera is a D3) - interesting...

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2013 at 12:48 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review article (530 comments in total)

Interesting update - On this weeks Calumet News Canon are offering a FOC photo back pack 'worth £115' with each new 7D and 6D purchased. Now it makes sense that Calumet/ Canon need to boost sales of a 4 year old APS-C camera when most of its tech can now be purchased in MUCH cheaper EOS cameras. But the 6D ??? An almost brand new FF DSLR ? Sign of the times my friends - Canon cocked it up with the 6D and its poor AF system. Mark my words - many decent discounts will happen before the 6D is gone and the 6D MK2 is already in Canon Japan's HQ under lock & key. But don't expect it too soon. Somehow Canon have got to get shot of the 6D MK1's first !!

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 18:29 UTC as 11th comment

WOW - Nikon bring out a greatly interesting prime for their 1 series and then WOW - what a price. Are they expecting to sell many ? Good luck to that lads....

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 18:23 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus to axe V-series point-and-shoot cameras article (124 comments in total)

Another sign of the times guys....only a matter of time before us camera loving folk walking around with our DSLR's look as silly as photographers of old having to hid under a sheet to take images on their large plate cameras.....

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 18:21 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review article (530 comments in total)

Well months on what are we to think about the 6D ? Fury and Frustration greeted the new Canon 6D camera as it was about to enter the market place in October 2012 including from me. Since then it appears to have gone on to become a steady seller and users (overall) seem to rate it highly. The more promising Nikon D600 (and Nikon D800) have both had huge problems with quality issues (oil on sensor/ duff AF) both of which the 6D seems to have avoided. So what are we to think? For ME: A good not great camera. Too expensive unless GPS / WiFi are really wanted. A poor AF system and the 6D deserves far far better. Too expensive compared to the better spec Nikon D600 which is coming down in price faster and appears to be a bigger hit despite its problems. A really good sensor which out performs the 5D3 but really poor (for the price) video. I'd give it a 6/10 having only played with one - not at all sure its worth over £1500 b/only. Given the cash I'd rather have a Fuji XE1....YOU?

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 17:49 UTC as 12th comment
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