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Jonathan F/2: Nice Photoshop illustration work on display.

Passive aggressive clown.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 03:00 UTC

Bravo,, this is great. Would love to have seen a version with just the biker's silhouette against the sky and no strobe (assuming there was enough light for a fast enough shutter speed).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 00:24 UTC as 22nd comment
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AllOtherNamesTaken: According to Lenstip, the Tamron 15-30 is sharper, 1/3 the price, is stabilized, and has 5 times the warranty:

"When it comes to the duel with the Canon EF 16–35 mm f/2.8L USM II the Tamron wins hands down. The Canon was able to compete successfully only in the frame centre, on the edge of the frame it was definitely worse. Still it is possible to use filters with it, a quite important asset in this class of parameters.

To sum up the boasting of Tamron about the superior quality of their new lens proved to be true. The company managed to present a device which compares favourably with its rivals, is cheaper, has optical stabilization and a 5-year warranty period – it would be difficult not to recommend it. Independent producers have been proving for some time that they are no longer specializing in cheap equivalents of brand name lenses. The Tamron 15-30 mm is an excellent example of that strategy."

You give up 4mm, but you gain alot

Curious to see some more reviews down the road.

"You give up 4mm,"

LOL ,, 11mm is the whole point of this lens.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 18:24 UTC

That slow zoom had better be a hell of a performer for $1000.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 05:42 UTC as 23rd comment | 11 replies
On New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (235 comments in total)
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RichyjV: Looking through some of these I am seeing very sharp in the middle on the faces (same sort of level as my Sigma 35 Art), and pretty sharp in the corners on the stopped down shots (not the level of my Sigma 35, more like a zeiss 21 2.8).

No doubt it will be optimised for testing distance and get very good sharpness scores from the usual range of websites, hopefully it will make a good landscape lens as well, should be a very interesting option, but not expecting it to 'blow out of the water' the competition.

Not sure what pics you're looking at,,, this lens is way sharper than the 35 Art,, none of that terrible 35 Art vignetting either.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 08:01 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (316 comments in total)
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Intermittentoverexposure: They're both still clunky mirror box machines. Consumers are catching on to systems like the Sony A6000. The newbie at work that asked what to upgrade his Nikon to just switched after I suggested it. He dumped a Nikon D5100, which really isn't much different than the "new" 5500. Once more consumers figure out there's ZERO reason to buy these old clunkers, Canikon will be playing catch-up.

And yet they will sell just fine.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 05:13 UTC
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Androole: Honestly, if it's optically as good as the competition, this seems like solid gold. 15mm is already cartoonishly wide, and 11 and 12 are just absurd - this seems like a far more flexible and usable range, and the speed and price are just icing.

Well it's a Tamron,, so it won't be, will it?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 02:09 UTC
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Felts: I like the fact that Nikon are making niche products in a crowded market place...
The Df, 58mm 1.4 and now this...

Anyone who doesn't understand the appeal of these three... well, lets just say you're not in that niche!

Yup,, definitely not the last desperate act of an outdated company circling the drain.

And the DF? really? lol

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 21:31 UTC
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Sonylover1: Another setback for Canon.
They are loosing on all fronts now.
Exept on Telelenses.

Cant figure why they didnt replace the 20Da.

They replaced it with the 60Da you muppet.

Get out much?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 21:29 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2340 comments in total)
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stelioskritikakis: Lots of megapixels, many lenses wont cover them.
Not the ones that are made in last five years

EX. a fast new ultra wide is missing.
A replacement of the 16-35 2.8 II is needed.

Many primes missing too 50 85 135 L and non L

Sorry Stavros, but you have no evidence whatsoever that those lenses will be outresolved by this sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 22:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2340 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: Now that this camera has such a sophisticated metering system why can't Canon engineers change the sensitivity of individual areas of the sensor in response to the light on the scene? In other words, why can't they raise the ISO in the shadowy areas of the scene, lower it for the highlights. That would get rid of the need for HDR and make all the high-dynamic range people happy.

pixel density

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 19:31 UTC
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wildkat2: When this actually gets released Pentax will have the most complete and most unique lineup of any camera manufacturer.

Tiny Mirrorless (Q system) ILC
WG series rugged cameras


Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 02:17 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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ChuckTa: Surprise that DPR didn't mention the Samsung NX1 for 4K video.

Ooh, here he is again.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 17:14 UTC
On Samsung NX1 firmware v1.2 now available article (43 comments in total)
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brownie314: This firmware update make this camera even more appealing to me. Only questions remaining are how good the AF system really is - and how good this new sensor is.

RAW, you seem to spend an awful lot of time whoring this camera on message boards. You need a hobby mate. Try photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 16:48 UTC
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Hasa: Got an even sharper 14mm F2.8 @ 800$ less than the Tamron. No stabilization, no AF. All that is left to the skill of the photographer. "Hybrid aspherical lenses". The price diff to the Tamron would get me a Nikon 20mm F1.8 (still pining for that one). Add to that my Zeiss 35mm F2 and my Sigma 15mm F2.8 and there is a pile of primes that beat the sh.. out of the zooms. Any zooms. I do get the point of the amazing post somewhere with the runner in the mountains - AF is always great and probably required these days for sports.

What a lovely story,, really fascinating.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 17:00 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (227 comments in total)
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Jose Olivares: I do not know if you did, but next time you go on vacation make sure you take at least four different cameras with you and take a picture of the same scene with each one. Otherwise we will not be able to truly appreciate the camera or do realistic comparisons.
Nice pictures.

Sarcasm,, look into it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 19:14 UTC
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slartz: I have to say I'm not very impressed...

Careful Slartz,,, the m43 fanboys won't allow you such an opinion. Even though you're 100% spot on. Contrast sucks,,, soft at F8. What's to like?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 21:00 UTC
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sdgreen: What the system desperately needs is more lenses

He's not joking, there's a comical lack of professional quality super teles for this system.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 16:05 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1266 comments in total)
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tom1234567: Not as good as Samsung NX1 better AF better IQ, just a better camera for everything, even Lens are cheaper and better
Tom G

Rubbish. lol

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 17:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1266 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: Soft video lacks detail
iTR struggles to track fast moving subjects
Long screen blackout during live view shooting
No AF with continuous shooting in live view
No zebras to evaluate exposure
No focus peaking
No touch screen
No Wi-Fi
and no 4K.
Way to go Canon, the NX1 is going to eat your lunch.

lol,,, the 7D II will outsell the NX-1 by a factor of 10.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 22:32 UTC
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