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djrocks66

djrocks66

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djrocks66: The Sigma 150-600 Contemporary was much better and sharper at all focal lengths then this lens with my testing using the 7D2. You can actually use the I.S. While panning too.

Could be I had one of the best from Sigma and one of the worst from Tamron but Im just giving my experience with using both lenses on a 7D2 which I also used the new Canon 100-400MKII. Doesn't make much sense for a lens that you have to turn off the I.S. when you are panning for a shot. Tamron states this on their website. If you forget to shut off the I.S. and are panning you will get mostly soft blurry shots. The Sigma is better in this regard. The Sigma I had was much sharper then the Tamron from 400-600. Funny, I had AF problems with the Tamron and the Sigma was a dream. I had a Bald Eagle flying right at me while using the Tamron and I thought I nailed focus through all the shots but every one was out of focus. The Sigma was so much better for me with this scenario. Like I said this was just my experience. I would suggest people rent these lenses for a week or two and find which one suits them better.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 13:38 UTC

The Sigma 150-600 Contemporary was much better and sharper at all focal lengths then this lens with my testing using the 7D2. You can actually use the I.S. While panning too.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 03:35 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (672 comments in total)
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chillgreg: Ren Kockwell called the X100T the best camera in the world. Which gives even more credence to the DPR Silver award. Well done Richard!

@chillgreg It would be interesting if you rented a X100T, used it for a week, and reported your thoughts afterwards.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 12:05 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (365 comments in total)
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DDWD10: If I could just play Devil's Advocate for a second.

Both the stepped flare and AF calibration issues would be impossible in a MILC. More complicated machines increase the likelihood of quality control issues. Glad to see Nikon is stepping up to the plate and taking care of this.

You do get the lovely Red Spots flare with the Mirrorless though. I have had Sony, Panny And Oly and shoot now with Fuji and they all exhibit that ugly flare in certain conditions and it is a lot easier to get this Red Dot flare then the Nikon D750 flare.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 13:54 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1303 comments in total)
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djrocks66: The 7D2 is for a sports or wildlife shooter on a budget. Enough with the DR talk. We all know how much better the Sony sensors are for that. Compare the D7100 buffer with the 7D2. Compare the AF and tracking, I dare you. :)

Not sure I understand. I am saying that the 7D2 has unmatched AF and tracking. It is one of the biggest selling points in my opinion. I have used both a d7000 and d7100 and they do not compare.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 03:28 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1303 comments in total)

The 7D2 is for a sports or wildlife shooter on a budget. Enough with the DR talk. We all know how much better the Sony sensors are for that. Compare the D7100 buffer with the 7D2. Compare the AF and tracking, I dare you. :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 03:45 UTC as 136th comment | 3 replies
On ISO-640-DSC00336 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (11 comments in total)

Not sure what you are talking about. I think this image is fine. I have an X-T1 and the 56mm and while I can get a similar shot I don't think it is noticeably better. Maybe my eyes are bad?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 02:52 UTC as 4th comment | 5 replies
On photo in sample gallery (11 comments in total)

Not sure what you are talking about. I think this image is fine. I have an X-T1 and the 56mm and while I can get a similar shot I don't think it is noticeably better. Maybe my eyes are bad?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 02:52 UTC as 4th comment | 5 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: DXOmark applies to all cameras except Canon and especially this model.

Did I got that right from you canonistas!

" prossi " If you base your inferiority on sensor alone, and that being Dynamic Range for getting detail out of shadows, you would be right. But other then that it is in no way inferior and I would challenge anyone to find a better focusing and tracking cropped sensor camera with the lens choice you have here with Canon. The build and performance of this camera is amazing and the image quality for Wildlife Shooting and Sports hi ISO is great. As much as I love my little mirror less cameras you can just not get this performance yet. If you don't believe then go rent this camera with a Canon 400mm 5.6 and try it out for yourself. Come back and comment on how grossly inferior it is.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 14:13 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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djrocks66: I played with this camera at Photoplus NYC. I was excited by the specs but disappointed in the handling and build. It felt like a cheap camera in my hands. Sorry if this offends anyone. I really wanted to like it but it is not for me. I hope who ever orders this camera actually tries it first. The capabilities of it sure do surpass the big guy's offerings but specs alone do not make a camera.

These are good times for photography. Can't really go wrong with any camera. Pick a system and go take pictures. :) All the competition is good for manufactures. It keeps them moving forward.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 01:27 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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djrocks66: I played with this camera at Photoplus NYC. I was excited by the specs but disappointed in the handling and build. It felt like a cheap camera in my hands. Sorry if this offends anyone. I really wanted to like it but it is not for me. I hope who ever orders this camera actually tries it first. The capabilities of it sure do surpass the big guy's offerings but specs alone do not make a camera.

It had the 50-150 on it. Like I said, I wanted to like it but it just did not feel good in my hands. I actually bought the 7D2 the other day and while it does not compete specs wise it feels so much better and handles like a dream. The AF is unbelievable. I will be watching the reviews of the NX1. I'm sure it will make some very happy.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 00:35 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)

I played with this camera at Photoplus NYC. I was excited by the specs but disappointed in the handling and build. It felt like a cheap camera in my hands. Sorry if this offends anyone. I really wanted to like it but it is not for me. I hope who ever orders this camera actually tries it first. The capabilities of it sure do surpass the big guy's offerings but specs alone do not make a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 23:54 UTC as 16th comment | 20 replies
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (224 comments in total)
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fakuryu: If this lens is as good as the Pentax DA* 50-135 f2.8 but has a faster AF, Fuji useers will be in for a treat! I love the IQ of the DA* on my K5II but that AF because of the SDM is a let down.

I thought the lens was that good except for the slowness.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 01:43 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (224 comments in total)
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fakuryu: If this lens is as good as the Pentax DA* 50-135 f2.8 but has a faster AF, Fuji useers will be in for a treat! I love the IQ of the DA* on my K5II but that AF because of the SDM is a let down.

I had that Pentax lens and a K5. You are right. To me that DA* 50-135mm had the best image quality of any lens I used. The only downfall was that AF motor. Now that I have an X-T1 I was hoping that the Fuji lens would be like the DA* but with faster Af.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 11:33 UTC
On Fujifilm UK X Signature service officially launched article (125 comments in total)
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JaimeA: Please do not post any comments until we get a full review of the Fuji X-E2.
How long can we wait???
The camera appeared months ago and has been on sale since.
No excuses please.

I guess he is talking about a full review not a round up review. Looking for a nice big number at the end.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 23:42 UTC

It is a shame how Nikon handled this whole situation. This should have been done a long time ago with a recall. I don't think this will hurt their sales though as the majority of Nikon DSLR's sold are of the D3000 and D5000 series. Most people that buy those cameras don't even come to these forums or are unaware of the D600 problem.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 11:56 UTC as 114th comment
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)

This will be my next camera. :) I've been waiting for this since the Olympus E-P1 was announced. Fuji is doing everything right.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 21:48 UTC as 77th comment
On FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale article (143 comments in total)

Love the Fro and his show. This is a great video for those that are trying to learn flash photography.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 13:04 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (616 comments in total)
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Peter Bendheim: The EOS-M in it's current form with the firmware upgrade is a surprisingly nice little camera to use. It's really small with the pancake lens, absolutely solid build that is all magnesium alloy, a tempered glass LCD and pretty good image quality. I like it's ergonomic simplicity, it's easy to use, the lenses are metal bodied, and the IQ is great. The pancake lens is razor sharp, for example. Really as good as anyone could wish for. It would be nice if it had a viewfinder that one could attach. It's also a refreshing design break from all the fake retro, fake leather, Leica look a-likes, and other gimmicks.
Hate it as much as you like, folks, especially those of you that have never tried it, but it occupies a deserved place in my camera bag along with the bigger and flashier gear, and has produced images I am very happy with and that form part of my portfolio. I'm sure Canon will eventually produce a more pro model, but this camera isn't half as bad as most of you would like it to be.

I agree with that. I picked up the M with the 22mm real cheap when the price dropped some time ago and it is a nice little camera. If it had focus peaking ( Not Magic Lantern ), a built in flash ( even a small one just for fill), and the ability to turn off the touch screen completely it would be almost perfect for me. I keep enabling the touch screen by accident and it drives me nuts. :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 12:56 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)
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Paul_B Midlands UK: Big splash Sony - 2000 comments in a day, whereas poor old Pentax K3 150 comments in 5 days, they must be mortified. In this formula if I come back in a week Sony will be at 10,000 ... well probably not ule geeks will all be bored by then and ripping apart the next newbie bit of kit.

I'd still rather have a K3.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2013 at 00:23 UTC
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