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On JVC introduces GY-LS300 4K camcorder with MFT mount article (79 comments in total)

This sounds very promising, but as always, the proof will be in the eating. Dynamic range, overall image quality and colour science, high ISO capabilities, usability in the field with a range of lenses, etc.

For those of us with a set of Canon EF and m43 lenses, this could prove to be very beneficial.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 07:50 UTC as 4th comment
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (173 comments in total)
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tkpenalty: I see Impossible.

Impossible to afford.

@Teila Day - my comment wasn't directed at you, but at the multitudes of commenters here who cannot even seem to read beyond 'Canon zoom lens costs $78k' and immediately question its value or use. I agree with you about the relativities of money entirely. Sorry if you thought I was addressing you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 06:05 UTC
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (173 comments in total)
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Archiver: I'm disappointed. I was expecting Team Doofus to write comments like, 'why is this news on DPReview/how come this lens is so expensive/who would buy anything like that/it's got nothing to do with me so I won't read about it'.

Calling the peanut gallery: your usual opportunity has arrived!

Ah. It appears I jumped in too early. Team Doofus has indeed joined the conversation. :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 23:40 UTC
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (173 comments in total)
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tkpenalty: I see Impossible.

Impossible to afford.

Facepalm. This is a cine lens. For CINEMA. The people who are going to rent a lens like this shoot with $70k digital cinema cameras like the Arri Alexa or the Red Epic Dragon. The costs for productions that involve this kind of equipment, and the support team and infrastructure required, are much, much greater. See the comment below about how a similar lens was used in Hannah Montana 3D. $30m budget with perhaps half of that EXTRA spent on marketing.

This isn't a lens for some amateur who wants to shoot BIF any more than a 1Dx is a suitable camera for a five year old, or the aforementioned Bugatti is a good 'first car for Jimmy'.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 23:37 UTC
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (173 comments in total)

I'm disappointed. I was expecting Team Doofus to write comments like, 'why is this news on DPReview/how come this lens is so expensive/who would buy anything like that/it's got nothing to do with me so I won't read about it'.

Calling the peanut gallery: your usual opportunity has arrived!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 03:02 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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falconeyes: BREAKING NEWS:

I think this update got lost further down in the comment replies: One of the 4 success stories, that of short movie "Panic Attack" by Fede Alvarez, was not shot on Canon but Sony!!!!

Now, Fede Alvarez complains to Canon on http://youtu.be/5_LFmQ6eH1I in the comments section.

Can it get worse? Sure, because At Canon We See Impossible ...

That's pretty darn bad. As it stands, we don't know whether Canon just made a mistake and ran with it, or deliberately lifted Fede's work. If the former, it's forgivable. If the latter, that just adds another depth to which this new campaign has sunk.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 00:19 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Canon estimates that, this year, they will sell 9.5 million compact cameras, and 7.0 million DSLRs.

Not bad, for a company that does everything wrong, and that everyone hates. :-)

"It's way more entertaining to me to be able to bash somebody who can bash back instead of a company or brand who isn't allowed to or can't bash back even if they wanted to. The way I see it, only a bully brags about beating up the kid who has no arms. I prefer to beat up the bully."

So, you're admitting that Canon is a kid with no arms? Lol!

Hope the post work went well. Who's next?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 23:56 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)

I see dead people. Not impossible.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 23:06 UTC as 214th comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: Canon is announcing they got Ashton Kutcher away from Nikon.

http://newcameranews.com/2014/05/18/nikon-reorganizes-names-ashton-kutcher-ceo/

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 03:07 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1658 comments in total)
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samhain: That new icon(light busting out of a box) is definently relevant.
Makes me think they put a big sensor in a small camera. Im leaning towards something medium format related...

"Geez, talk about lack of imagination. How about a small sensor in a big camera? No one dares to do that."

Two words: Fuji X30.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 03:05 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon article (50 comments in total)
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Bernard Carns: The problem with grabbing still frames from a video camera is the lack of pixels in the vertical dimension.

It's like having a 100MP camera that is 1 pixel high.

Its all panorama.

You mean hyperbole as a subset of rhetoric?

And I was momentarily thinking of the 6K resolution, rather than the 19mp raw frame size.

Really, a 19mp frame in 16:9 ratio isn't exactly hard to crop, or compose in camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 04:50 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon article (50 comments in total)
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ecube: I suspect this is strictly for high-speed, high image quality commercial / scientific / industrial application. I am sure it is an excellent piece of equipment that is well beyond what I could afford or will ever need. For those reasons, I'll skip reading the article.

@ecube - I am sorry.

I'm sorry to have taken some of the precious moments of your life with my unnecessary advice.

I'm sorry for the vicissitudes of life that have caused you to be so touchy. I'm sorry you were unhappy as a child, modest at work, and never truly achieved the success you saw others gain.

I'm sorry that you feel the years passing faster and faster. I'm sorry that you feel the insecure need to parade your range of interests to a stranger on the internet, and that your pride won't allow you to see that for what it really is.

I'm sorry that someone can read so much and yet apparently understand so little. Particularly of patience, forbearance, and humility. But such cannot be learned from reading.

I'm sorry if this incenses you. But if you are twice as old as me, then the nurse will soon be there for your weekly sponge bath, and all of this will disappear in her tender, practiced hands.

And for that, I am sorry.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 04:22 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon article (50 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I didn't see a cost on this bad boy.

$50k+, depending on the rig you choose.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 03:57 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E article (132 comments in total)
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arndsan: ... but the lens looks soo plastic !

Only in those pictures. The lens is made of metal.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 03:47 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon article (50 comments in total)
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ecube: I suspect this is strictly for high-speed, high image quality commercial / scientific / industrial application. I am sure it is an excellent piece of equipment that is well beyond what I could afford or will ever need. For those reasons, I'll skip reading the article.

Well, you could always read it for interest's sake. After all, you probably read many news articles about things that have no bearing on you or your interests, but the information is interesting all the same.

The Red Epic Dragon is a professional digital cinema camera used in big budget Hollywood movies, high end TV and cinema commercials, and similar levels of production. Definitely not the usual camera that the average DPReview reader concerns themselves with.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 03:37 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon article (50 comments in total)
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Bernard Carns: The problem with grabbing still frames from a video camera is the lack of pixels in the vertical dimension.

It's like having a 100MP camera that is 1 pixel high.

Its all panorama.

Not exactly. The aspect ratio is 16:9 and a single raw frame is 6mp.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 03:33 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with RED's Epic Dragon article (50 comments in total)
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mosc: 19mp from an EF lens WITH WHAT CROP? Seems like critical information. How big a sensor are we talking about here?

The Red Epic sensor is Super 35 in film terms, which is equivalent to aps-c in digital photography land.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 03:32 UTC
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Randy Benter: Does the lens have filter threads?

What is the estimated release date?

The X 113 is in Leica boutiques and dealers right now. On the LUF someone just called their dealer and it should be with delivered before the weekend!

The lens does have filter threads, although the diameter is unknown at this time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 05:16 UTC
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Ben O Connor: ─░ts like rolex watch. Surely there are multi functional army watches by far better priced from Casio
Or there are thousand other car brands. No need the drive Rolls-Royce ...

IT - IS - A -UNIQUE - LUXURY- ITEM !!!

I also don't see ANY logic to buy something exact same than Panasonic models. But this one is UNIQUE !

This camera is not a rebadged Panasonic like the D-Lux, the X 113 is an entirely Leica product.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 04:27 UTC
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stevens37y: It is exacly the same as the Panasonic LX100:
+ red dot sticked
- grip not sticked (probably you can buy it for extra $$$)

extra Lightroom is only $139

No, Panasonic doesn't use DNG. I have three recent Panasonics and they all write to Panasonic's proprietary rw2 files. It's doubtful that the LX100 now uses DNG.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 04:25 UTC
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