NetMage

Lives in United States Danville, AK, United States
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On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (782 comments in total)
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PhotoUniverse: I like the USB-C port

1. There is no such thing as a USB 3.0 type port
2. The USB-C port supports either USB 2 or USB 3
3. The USB-C port on this camera is a USB 3 port

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 23:00 UTC
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justnuaces: If I understand correctly, this is another upgrade that carries different features for LR6 and LR CC.
If I'm right, Adobe is just considering B-seires customers who paid in advance for the software, instead of paying month by month.
Many thanks, Adobe... Thanks for the consideration.

Because subscribers get new features early why do you think annual purchasers are entitled to have updated they didn't get before?

One of the trade-offs in not being on subscription is approximately annual updates to whole new versions at upgrade pricing just like before subscriptions existed.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 12:15 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)
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Retro1976: The amazing things one can buy for the price of this Sony camera. Yeah I get it has a big zoom, but at the end of the day it is still a 1 inch sensor.

Again, Sony a6300 with Tamron 16-300?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 19:44 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)
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tsk1979: dpreview, I want to see a comparison test with a DSLR + 16-300 lens vs RX 10 III
a 4K APS-C DSLR + 16-300 is approx 1400-1500$. That would lay to rest any doubts whether this 1500$ is worth it or not

Sony a6300 with Tamron 16-300?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 19:42 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)
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Biological_Viewfinder: Why am I surprised that people continue to misunderstand the beauty of a fixed-lens solution?

These cameras are the beginning of the end for DSLR cameras.

They don't replace larger, heavier, bulky, multiple lenses in a backpack just yet; but as this technology matures, more and more people will come to appreciate these wonderful bridge cameras. I've waited for a decade for these cameras to arrive. It's still not quite there yet, but they are getting closer and closer to "bridging" the gap between good image quality and utter silliness of the DSLR's need for a backpack full of lenses just to take a picture.

A Nikon 80-400mm on an APS-C DSLR is 120-600mm. That one lens costs $2300. It's also large and heavy.

Some are suggesting 3rd party junk lenses like the 16-300mm. I would not ever use a super-wide to super-telephoto on a DSLR. The whole reason for a DSLR is changing lenses and image quality. Why put 3rd party anything on it???? Even a filter, even a battery. I *ONLY* use genuine!

But don't compare the 16-300 to other DSLR lenses, compare it to the FZ1000 or GX-3 or RX10 III - if it can perform better for less, and handled much better, your are giving up size and possibly video for better stills at a cheaper price - a very reasonable trade-off for many.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 19:37 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (472 comments in total)
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Aroart: Really hope Panasonic will come back with a camera with this focal range and fully articulated touch me screen... Sony is once again price gouging....

I hope for a Fuji style (or old school Panasonic) manual zoom ring.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 19:32 UTC
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nimrod1212: I think Canon and perhaps other manufacturers have created confusion (certainly judging by comments here) by conflating the terms "flash" and continuous LED illumination.

It could still turn off and flash when you take the picture... that would be nice innovation :)

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 22:31 UTC
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nimrod1212: I think Canon and perhaps other manufacturers have created confusion (certainly judging by comments here) by conflating the terms "flash" and continuous LED illumination.

Since it says freeze movement, I'm pretty sure they mean flash.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 14:37 UTC
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gehairing: Great job done by Pentax with this pixel shifting :)

What result would give the stacking of four images on other cameras ? I suppose it would give similar results.
(a bit like what we do in astro imaging where we have few photons)

Not in color accuracy.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
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chillgreg: "Exposure Latitude
In this test we look to see how tolerant of pushing exposure the EOS-1D X II's Raw files are. "

Copy and paste gone haywire!

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 13:53 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (284 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: Reading any DPR article that discusses equivalency and the shouting match that it's sure to bring about gives me the equivalent heart burn of a chili cheese dog and an order of buffalo wings.

Besides DOF, aperture equivalency is really useful as a rule of thumb measure of low light performance.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 22:38 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (284 comments in total)
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mosc: I think the LX100 should also be listed as a 3rd winner. It's lens and sensor size are vastly more capable in low light than any other compact and it has good 4K and unarguably the best manual control of anything in this price/size.

So you have:
1) the speed demon RX100m4 with the best resolution in the class and as small as anything (mentioning the RX100m3 is nearly the same for a lot less money if you're not quite as speed focused)
2) The 10x zoom/1" sensor/pocketable trifecta for those who demand reach in the TS100
and
3) The supersized physical aperture lens/sensor combo of the LX100 that's a little bigger with delicious manual controls. More tiny all-rounder than pure compact.

All with EVF, 4K, and similar sticker prices.

It uses most of the m4/3 sensor, so instead of 2x the 1" sensor it is about 1.8x, which seems close enough.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 22:36 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (284 comments in total)
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Alhazen: With all the camera comparison tools on the site, why not add an equivalent aperture comparison tool? I mean, the equivalent aperture charts that show up in reviews are nice and all, but it would be much much handier to be able to choose which cameras show up in the chart, rather than needing to look at one of 9 lines in this chart and try to compare to one of another half dozen lines in another chart that doesn't have the same axis scaling.

I'd be glad to help you with that if you can stand ASP.Net / C# :)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 22:29 UTC
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WillWeaverRVA: This lens is indeed surprisingly good. Sure, it's not going to make a smartphone produce DSLR-quality photos but the results are better than most of the garbage floating around in the world of lens attachments, and it's a pocketable wide angle lens, which is no mean feat.

That being said, though, I still can't see any reason why anyone would want to buy one of these. You're basically now carrying two devices instead of one...wouldn't you rather have that second decide be a real camera?

You know a "real camera" the size of this lens kit?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 13:31 UTC
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abstractface: Alas this would be my camera for life if it costs $4000.. not $25,000 plus all the stuff advertised is surpassed by other cameras in every way.. the add should have emphasized the asthetic more so that non medium format folk would understand what it is about

People who don't understand what it's all about aren't the target market. If you are considering this, you know why.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 17:00 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (308 comments in total)
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daqk: If only they improve on focus, I will switch back to Sony from Panasonic FZ.

Which review? I haven't seen any complaints about DPAF for stills?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: 1500 for a small sensor camera with a kit lens

So?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 00:12 UTC
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drivecancel: Didn't the RX II come out like 6 months ago?

Ridiculous product release cycles

If you are worried about trade-in value, you shouldn't be buying new equipment.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 00:10 UTC
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Boss of Sony: I'm trying to decide between the RX10 III and the Fujifilm Instax mini 8 to shoot wildlife. I would appreciate any advice.

If you have a smartphone don't bother with either, people take pictures not equipment.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 00:02 UTC
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