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On Fujifilm announces XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens article (295 comments in total)

I'm mainly a Canon shooter but I hope fuji's xline of lenes becomes wildly successful. It is always good to have players who push forward aggressively like Fuji and Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 02:16 UTC as 3rd comment
On Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review post (203 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: No thank you. I have an NEX-6 that would just smoke this thing (and via Wi-Fi can still share quickly), and if I needed something really small I could always get an RX100. These sorts of cameras remind me of the junky Polaroid SX-70 candy cameras of yesteryear, I didn't care for those either.

In the beginning I was with Larry with his "real photographers use real cameras" argument but Fotofantom convinced me otherwise.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 21:13 UTC
On Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review post (203 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: Apple users think that there are no benefits of 4K video because everyone still uses 1080p monitors. This in a nutshell is the mentality of die hard Apple users today. They can see things like how 4K looks significantly better on their 1080p monitors, but they try to erase from their minds what they've seen, and never research things like why 4K video significantly looks better on 1080p monitors.

"Apple users think that there are no benefits of 4K video because everyone still uses 1080p monitors." Sweeping generalisation, logical fallacy spotting a mile away. If you want to get a rise out of Apple users, I suggest you try harder.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 21:04 UTC
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup (2014) article (138 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Virtually, besides the X-M1 vs X-A1, the only difference is, that the A1 is way cheaper, but build into the same package (body) and uses a ordinary Bayer Sensor, not X-Trans...but that comes in handy especially when shooting landscapes and foliage, the X-Trans Sensors don't look too good into that way for my eyes, apart that, they're very fine, indeed.

But i must say that i would mention, the X-A1 and X-M1, both do have also a plasticky feeling like the A3000, and being far away from for instance a X-E1(2) or X100-alike Body, which are made out of alu magalloy, and not plastic.

I agree, I bought my daughter an xa1 as her first serious camera and surprised at its low light and overall image quality. Great bang for the buck and a very good camera for what you pay for.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 20:54 UTC
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vscd: Haha, you see the full advantage of mirrorless with a lense 3 times bigger than the body. An the vertical grip compensates this in even more size. Yeah. ;)

As you said., trade offs. I shoot mainly with my 1dx and a 5dm3 as my second body for paid gigs. Even with the relatively tiny 85mm 1.8 both of my canon bodies are still huge and heavy. My Xt1 with 56mm 1.2 is a nice middle ground as it can fit into my small camera bag and tote around anywhere. Not everybody is looking for a camera that will fit in your pocket, many photogs are fine with a small tote bag.

Also is there a mobile phone with an APS-C sensor in the market? Perhaps that Panasonic phone with a m43 sensor. Regardless even at 1.8 the look vs a larger sensor is simply not the same.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 02:45 UTC
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vscd: Haha, you see the full advantage of mirrorless with a lense 3 times bigger than the body. An the vertical grip compensates this in even more size. Yeah. ;)

Ah you can't escape the laws of physics indeed. Still, the xt1 with its biggest lens is still a tad smaller compared its ff competitors. You want ridiculous? Look at those Sony a7 series users adapting all sorts of huge ff lenses on them.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 22:29 UTC
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dgrogers: Videos are long and boring and there are no sample images from this shoot.

I guess you can't please everyone. I found the video very interesting and engaging.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 22:23 UTC
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No 2 Boss of Sony: What does the "t" in X-t1 standfor?

Terrific? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 22:21 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)

Many thanks for all the toil and work the staff have laid upon this wonderful resource site. Merry Christmas!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 22:15 UTC as 65th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1261 comments in total)

1000 plus comments. For an "inferior" camera, it sure has quite a passionate following.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 20:51 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1261 comments in total)
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audiobomber: What is the basis for saying the 7D II outperforms the a6000 and K-3 for noise? DXOMark shows the 7D II with the lowest score of the three for SNR.
a6000: ISO 1347
K-3: ISO 1216
7D II: ISO 1082

http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EOS-7D-Mark-II-versus-Sony-A6000-versus-Pentax-K-3___977_942_914

As far as I know, DxO does not post their methodology in how they come to their conclusions. I searched for it in their website and found nill. Unless they become transparent in how they measure sensors I will always take their conclusion with a grain of salt.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 15:05 UTC

As of this writing, this marvellous piece of imaging technology is on sale for only 999 USD. Yep huge discount and a deal of the lifetime. Yep.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 14:24 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Scott Eaton: As a current Canon owner that has vowed never to buy another Canon dSLR again there's nothing in this preview that has changed my mind. Looking at the side by sides of the 7D 'Service Pack II' -vs- the Nikon 7100 I am still utterly astonished at how the Canon gets away with such trivial I.Q. improvements and yet their fan base keeps marching forward. If you objectively look at RAW side by sides the 7100 only falls behind in high ISO noise, but still has a significant lead in detail and color resolution. Plus, the 7D SP II *still* sludges high gamut reds like the 7D and 60D before it.

If you go to DR Resource the difference in detail between the two cameras is even more astonishing. I give credit to Canon for improving the noise floor, but it was dismal to begin with in the 7D and 60D.

To which Canon fans are going to slam my comments, but I stand behind my observations. If you are a soccer dad who likes to claim to be a pro while living in FB it's the perfect machine - like the 7D.

BarnET, you obviously haven't been to my part of town. When you go to my son's soccer match, you see rebels, 5Ds and 7D everywhere. Very real.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 13:18 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Scott Eaton: As a current Canon owner that has vowed never to buy another Canon dSLR again there's nothing in this preview that has changed my mind. Looking at the side by sides of the 7D 'Service Pack II' -vs- the Nikon 7100 I am still utterly astonished at how the Canon gets away with such trivial I.Q. improvements and yet their fan base keeps marching forward. If you objectively look at RAW side by sides the 7100 only falls behind in high ISO noise, but still has a significant lead in detail and color resolution. Plus, the 7D SP II *still* sludges high gamut reds like the 7D and 60D before it.

If you go to DR Resource the difference in detail between the two cameras is even more astonishing. I give credit to Canon for improving the noise floor, but it was dismal to begin with in the 7D and 60D.

To which Canon fans are going to slam my comments, but I stand behind my observations. If you are a soccer dad who likes to claim to be a pro while living in FB it's the perfect machine - like the 7D.

I disagree its a small market. One segment that is quite huge would be soccer dads and moms everywhere who will enjoy the 7Dm2's 10fps when shooting their kids' sports games. Camera IQ today is good enough that ordinary folks can't distinguish (or care) which was shot with which camera but they will notice the burst rate and the camera's ability to capture the best moments of their children's games.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 04:15 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: The 7DMKII is a souped up Digital Rebel. That is the god awful truth.

So what? I have taken beautiful pics with my Rebel too.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 03:58 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (160 comments in total)

He certainly got people to talk about him.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 02:39 UTC as 8th comment
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (160 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Nothing against FroKnowsPolin, aka Jared, but i can't stand his "teaching Style" in general, and if you've seen his sniffing test...well, that sort of slapstick, some ppl might like it, but i've found it way un-professional journalism. His tipps & guides are mostly only for beginners, and he's also brillant into self-marketing.

But what i can't stand is his ego, much bigger than his weird haircut, and also weird talking style - like i said, a one man freakshow, that is.

Therefore, i prefer reading/watching serious Stuff, for example from David DuChemin, Michael Frye, Piet Van Den Eynde, Bob Christ & many others - to name just a few serious Photographers.

By the way, i shoot RAW since 2002, and happy being an amateur photographer.

I personally don't like Fro's style but many of my students in photography enjoy his teaching style. The fact that he's making money off these wacky tutorial videos shows that there are enough people who enjoy his material.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 23:58 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (160 comments in total)
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webrunner5: Just go to U Tube and you can learn all you sort of need to know to start out. Video is like photography, trial and error. Takes years to get good at either, but I like a lot more than one opinion on anything. Video is HARD ASS STUFF to do well. And you had better have deep pockets to make a fairly good output.

But I would suggest anyone young get on the bandwagon because it is the future. Frame gabs will be the thing not just going out and taking 5 pictures all day. The DSLR thingy we know now will be like still shooting with a 8x10 View Camera 5 to 7 years from now.

Yep, but believe it or not there is quite a big market for people who consolidate info into one neat package. I have a friend who makes a living writing about guides on carpentry tools, all he does is gather info reads in forums, newsletters, and websites. I guess these kinds of guides saves newbies the time and effort for a fee of course.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 00:14 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (160 comments in total)
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mrcultureshock: With all due respect for Fro and DPReview, this tutorial is not news. Give us more reviews and industry news and let Fro sell his own tutorials.

Market forces Mr. Shock. You don't like it don't click on it, don't comment on it. If enough people do it, it will discourage them to publish such content in the future. All you are doing now is generating more hits for this article.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 00:04 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (160 comments in total)

Wow tough crowd.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 23:59 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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