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Nectar D Or

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TN Args: Let's say Sigma released a 35mm f/2.8 for $150 and its optics were the same. Everyone would say "well la di da, I expect no less, 35mm and f/2.8 is hardly a challenge."

And they would be right.

actually when Canon introduced the excellent 40/2.8 at dirt cheap prices people were not impressed.
honestly I see no reason to get excited about this expensive slow Sony lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2014 at 05:05 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (456 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Micro Four Thirds just sucker punched Canon and Nikon. They didn't even see it coming. Now if only we could get Andre Agassi or Ashton Kutcher to advertise for Panasonic people would actually know what m4/3s is.

Canon 70d is selling like crazy. It will continue to do as well regardless of the the GH4.

The GH4 is a very cool camera, though.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 07:42 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (456 comments in total)
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Aroart: I think Canons video dept just had a stroke. The gh3 noise in lowlight put me off but the gx7 and gm1 video output is close to the 5d mark 3. Who knows maybe canons new 7d m2 will have 4k. If not canons going to have lots of video guys switching over..If Pani put in a 5 axis image stabilizing sensor than canon video based line will be fuc!?# $.....

Switching systems is very expensive, and 4k is not an absolute requirement yet.
If I was a videographer using the Canon system I would have waited for Canon to come out with a 4k DSLR.
Canon are building a solid video-oriented DSLR line with their dual-pixel and STM technologies, don't write them off yet.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 07:16 UTC
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Kurt_K: Stellar optics, no doubt, but man are these Touit lenses ugly.

LOL, I was just thinking: beautiful lenses, wonder how the optics are.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 17:29 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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plasnu: The ONLT thing that I don't like about this camera is: FUJIFIILM LOGO. It makes overall camera look somewhat cheap and strange... It should be a bit larger or just to be removed. Many people will use gaffer tape, anyway.

thank you for the constructive post.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 19:26 UTC
On Nikon launches AF-S Nikkor 35mm F1.8G for FX format SLRs news story (114 comments in total)
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grafli: Well this lens is obsolet with the existence of the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8

No. The Nikon is FF and the Sigma can only be mounted on APSC cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 15:46 UTC
On Samsung NX300 real-world and test scene samples news story (92 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Samsung's rubbing elbows with cell phone users is not going to save their photo business (what little there is of it in the first place).

Samsung had a chance to really get ahead of Sony and other mirrorless makers and totally dropped the ball. Then they ran off the field and realized later what they had done. They then try to come back into the game. Uh no... it don't work that way Samsung.

NX300 is old news, stale.

Carl

Don't underestimate non-USA markets.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2013 at 15:37 UTC
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CameraLabTester: There is a big difference between voting with a button click and voting with the wallet.

What DPR should do is to review the results of this survey to ACTUAL SALES of the same period.

Now THAT would be a very interesting article to digest.

Good DPR assignment too.

Regardless, this survey is fun exercise for DPR viewers.

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Of course these are two different things.

But that is just the point. Last year I voted for the Nikon d800 although I cannot afford it, I don't need it, and I won't buy it because I have a bunch of canon lenses. Still, I liked it and I thought it was the camera of the year.

It's a game. Enjoy it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 09:32 UTC
On Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 news story (349 comments in total)

Pentax can enjoy their 15 minutes of fame...

Because the K3 (a fine camera, by the way) is going to be all forgotten about once the 7d mk II is introduced.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 08:22 UTC as 39th comment | 9 replies
On Fujifilm announces XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS wideangle zoom news story (172 comments in total)
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DVT80111: F4
F4
F4
what's the excitement?

10-24
10-24
10-24

or 14/2.8 if you need fast wide angle. This is an extremely useful range on APSC , and 10-24 2.8 would have been huge.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 07:17 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year: Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D article (269 comments in total)
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TN Args: This "Gear of the Year" rating comes from a man who says the Panasonic GX7 deserves a second-rate rating from dpreview.

Even more hilarious this rating, when you consider his only clear reason for picking this camera is that he already has multiple Canon lenses. That is such a personal factor that it is irrelevant to so many readers.

Let' compare the two cameras.

The "Not Worth a Gold Award" GX7 has:
- better sensor performance (check DXOMark or the dpreview widget)
- faster focusing
- more accurate and consistent focusing
- silent mode option
- bigger viewfinder
- better viewfinder information
- smaller body
- better looks
- many compact fast lenses
- better manual focusing, and focus peaking
- in-body image stabilization
- better videography 1080p x 60p, with videoactive viewfinder

Gee, that GX7 is obviously second-rate, Shawn.

Whereas the "Gear of the Year" 100D has:
- poor choice of compact lenses (lacks the very lens Shawn says he would most like)

WAY. TO. GO.

There are many capable cameras on the market, but this series of articles is obviously about which equipment the reviewers LIKED this year. The list of facts(?) you posted has nothing to do with liking a camera. So this reviewer liked the SL1 and didn't like the GX7. Get over it. Posting angry posts when a reviewer chooses a different camera than you'd choose is little bit childish. Don't you think?

The fact that one of the reasons for choosing this camera us that it gives a small body alternative for canon shooters is not hilarious at all. The canon system is extremely popular among DPR readers, and many of these readers, I believe, could enjoy a smaller yet very capable camera body for their lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 05:51 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan news story (616 comments in total)
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laueddy: For the Fuji XF Camera, Fuji actively improves their camera but coming out with new Firmware for free.

For Canon, the solution is not free new firmware, but a newer Expensive EOS-M ver. 2 camera which the improve is not much more than a firmware upgrade on the Fuji.

Talk about Value here ......., the Fuji XF system rocks.

With that being said, I did just order my EOS-M from BH with the Adapter yesterday. It's not a bad price to purchase as a spare camera that my wife can help me carry around while I have my 5Dm3 and the other big lenses.

Fuji has released the ex-2 after improving the AF on the ex-1 by FW update.
exactly the same happened with the eos-m. I don't see a difference.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 04:42 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan news story (616 comments in total)
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chj: No dual pixel?! What a waste of time. I was waiting for the next eos m for dual pixel. Looks like another aps c mirrorless is going to get my money.

which one?
I'm not aware of any MILC with dual pixels.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 03:36 UTC
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (267 comments in total)
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BNapa: When I shot weddings regularly about 7 years ago. I suffered through Canon's sub par focusing and flash system. I envied my friend's Nikons for what Canon lacked. Then again I was shooting mid-range Canons and they were shooting high-end Nikons.

When I picked up my Pentax K5IIs, I had high hopes that the focusing would be better than my 6D's but it was not.

What I charged did not warrant or support buying high-end Canon or Nikons to get a camera that would focus when i asked it to. I have high hopes that K3 would be the camera.

I would gladly use manual focus just so the camera allows me to triger the shutter at the right moment. But my eyesight is not what it used to be so I have to rely on autofocus.

I miss a lot of good shots because of the focusing problem. My 5D, 7D and now the 6D and the k5IIs all have the same problem.

Do I have to switch to Nikon to get it done?

So your 5D, 7D, 6D and K5IIs all have the same problem. Interesting.

I think your Nikons would have the same problem too. Don't bother switching.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 20:33 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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OBI656: From what I see, Canon is fooling around with us. Their latest "innovation" white painted camera is at least a joke !

This A7r with three-four Zeiss glasses will be my choice for years to come.

Hmmm, if you look beyond the color issue you may find that the SL1 is the smallest DSLR ever. That is kind of innovative, i reckon.
It is also much more user-friendly than any Sony product available, and takes very good pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 17:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 700D Rebel T5i preview (154 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Canon and (what's the name of the other fellow? Aah, Nikon) are very good at:

Re-arranging the buttons and switches on an otherwise SAME camera...

...and here ladies and gentlemen, the 700D: the latest Musical Chair control bot.

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I don't know about that. The button arrangment is pretty similar to my 600D.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 18:03 UTC
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Cailean Gallimore: I was wondering what that drip, drip, dripping sound was, and I found out that it was the Canon/Nikon innovation timeline...

Everything is already invented.
Go take pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 20:04 UTC
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Lloyd M: Finally a serious 'cpmpact' - Nikon has seen the light. Now we need something similar with a BI flash that can be used as a commander and a body with a 4-5X fixed zoom lens.

4-5x fixed zoom lens...

It wouldn't be so compact anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 03:28 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 Hands-On Preview news story (315 comments in total)
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Sad Joe: Well, if this were the new Canon 7D MK2 overall I'd be pleased. Over the past 5 years Nikon has pushed its DX range forward whilst Canon has had a range of cameras that confuse potential users and owners - Canon have introduced new features yes - video - yes improvements in overall quality - doubtful at best. As a Canon fan I hope the Nikon 7100 will KICK Canon into doing something decent as a reply. But I'm guessing not...another small nail in Canon's coffin.

@ Sad Joe: you know very well that there's nothing wrong with the 7D. It is a great camera. If it gets a Mk II, we would expect mainly a newer sensor and perhaps an improved AF system.
Canon seem to doing very well with AF systems lately, so I believe it is safe to assume that once they get a newer sensor fully developed they will come up with a new line of APS-Cs.

So I cannot see how Nikon coming up with a new camera would "KICK" Canon's engineers into coming up with the sensor faster. It just doesn't work that way with R&D. Canon doesn't like to rush "half baked" products from development into production, and that's why so many people like and trust their products.

Also: constant ranting on gear sites over Canon's products does not make you a fanboy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2013 at 14:59 UTC
On Sony announces NEX-3N 16MP entry-level mirrorless camera news story (90 comments in total)

Just counted 9 (!!) NEX bodies announced by Sony in about 2.5 years.

How can anyone keep track? Is there really a difference between those cameras?

I find it hard to take the guys at Sony seriously. Either there is something really wrong with those bodies that need to be replaced every 6 months, or this is just the marketing people ordering the engineers around.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 04:24 UTC as 27th comment | 11 replies
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