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On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2071 comments in total)

I'd suggest to always state that while these 2x or 1.5x equivalence affect DOF, they don't affect exposure. For example, on the first page after "As such, you can say that a 50mm f/2 for Micro Four Thirds is equivalent to a 100mm f/4 Full Frame lens in terms of both field-of-view and depth-of-field." you can add "However, in terms of exposure, f/2 is always f/2."

I've seen many new DSLR users got confused when they were told about aperture equivalence. After reading the first page of your article, I have to say that it is likely to create the same confusion.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 08:19 UTC as 243rd comment | 3 replies
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Siddharth: I would always prefer an OEM strap but a 5DM3 + 70-2002.8LIS2 gives me all kinds of aches after 30 minutes. Even the Optech strap did not work for me.

The Blackrapid strap does a good job of distributing the DSLR+ Lens weight. So far works for me.

My gripe abt it is its quite clumsy, gets tangled and the connector screw gets loose easily !!

What I don't like abt the Peak Design is
- No padding
- Looks very bad..those wide straps looks like one of those suitcase straps (that you wrap around your suitcase) you get in $2 shops..

I just watched Peak Design's video. The Slide actually has padding.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 07:31 UTC
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bakhtyar kurdi: Okay, don't be very happy, it means our expensive corrected lenses will become useless on those sensors, also they start to make simple and easy lenses and brand it as (corrected and designed for curved sensors CDCS) and charge us twice as heavy and hard to design lenses that we already paid for,this is not my imagination, that is exactly what Olympus, and later m4/3 did without our attention, it was the same idea, making a 2.8 zoom for a full frame, is much more complicated and costs more as making the same lens for a half frame sensor, but Olympus didn't sell their fast zooms any cheaper than full frame zooms, and that was some kind of cheating, and this new technology will benefit only camera companies and harm our pockets more, the only profit probably is somehow smaller and lighter lenses to carry.

I think what is mentioned here should be "luminance", not "light gathering ability".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 05:11 UTC
On Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup 2013 article (295 comments in total)
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emilclick: Ineresting here that the title of the article is about G6 review and I don't see something like this. Article have few informations like comon anounce about G6 And the comments is all the world around about but not G6. It is a Olimpus fan group. About Fujifilm vs. Olimpus. Something about Canon Eos M and many others including Sony NEX and Samsung NX but nothing about G6. Is a big disappointment becose I come here to find something new, interesting or triks about G6 and I read with much ptience all 205 comments for nothing.

@Richard,

I clicked the DMC-G6 "Read review" link on this page -- http://www.dpreview.com/products/panasonic/cameras?subcategoryId=cameras -- and got here. It is indeed totally misleading.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 07:28 UTC
On Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup 2013 article (295 comments in total)
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Skipper494: Why M4/3 is pushed, over an APS-C is beyond me. That's like preferring a VW over a BMW.

More like VW vs Audi. BMW would be 135 fullframe.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 07:19 UTC
On Exposing another side of Sochi article (178 comments in total)
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M DeNero: It's a disgrace that the Olympic Games can be hosted by a place like Sochi. A place where the ordinary, dingy, even neglected exists directly mingled with gleaming hotels and sports installations. Contrast that to the US and Canada, where winter sports centers are gleaming, exclusive fairylands full of wealthy people, superb hotels, shoppes, bars, and restaurants. The people who work hard to keep these amenities spotless and smooth-running live in towns miles down the highway, often in trailer parks where drug abuse, alcoholism and family abuse are common occurences. A much better arrangement - at least it's hidden. Unlike Russia.

“A place where the ordinary, dingy, even neglected exists directly mingled with gleaming hotels and sports installations.“

This description fits China too.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2014 at 09:19 UTC

I remember reading an article saying graphene sensor are 1000 times more sensitive to light than regular sensor. Wonder if Sigma can make use of it ...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 08:46 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
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jorden mosley: I know buying great glass is a sound investment, but jeez I could buy an A7 with that amount of money.

...sigh. But it doesn't change the fact that this would be my dream lens for m43 though.

"I mean the NEX equivalent of this lens is the 50mm 1.8 OSS which costs less than $300."

There's Oly 45mm f1.8 for lower budget.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2014 at 22:59 UTC
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Kodachrome200: olympus please make a fast 25mm lens please

I too am waiting for a quality fast 25mm from Oly. It doesn't need to be f1.4. f1.8 or f2.0 would be good enough. But the size has to be smaller than Pana's 25mm f1.4. Somewhere between Pana 20mm and Oly's new 17mm would be nice...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2013 at 22:25 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X100S first-look preview article (146 comments in total)
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IrishhAndy: Thought I'd get in before the crowds. Looks like a nice cam but over prived and a kick in the teeth for XE 1 owners.

Generation distinction sounds like a sensible reason. Looking forward to X-E2. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 07:03 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X20 hands-on preview article (127 comments in total)
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Kokeen4231: I wonder how this sensor can compete with 1" sensor found in the rx100.

Wondering the same thing here. Wish there's a 1" sensor compact camera with lens like Fujifilm's X20 or Olympus's XZ-2.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 06:53 UTC

Hope Nikon will soon be able to make some f2.8 Nikon 1 zoom lens without sacrificing the small size factor...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 06:46 UTC as 21st comment
On At last: Snapseed for Android! post (39 comments in total)
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klopus: "Challenging Facebook/Instagram's photo sharing dominance, the new Snapseed update..."

Why press always confuses Instagram with image editors? Instagram is first and foremost a proprietary cloud based image sharing social service, sort of visual Twitter. That's what defined its success and not a middling set of filters and rudimentary image editing tacked inside the app. Before Instagram there were gobs of much more powerful and easy to use editors that allowed to share images to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, etc.

"Challenging Facebook/Instagram's photo sharing dominance..."

It clearly says "photo sharing" in the sentence you quoted. How can you miss that?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2012 at 18:31 UTC

Lytro, as it stands right now, doesn't seem too interesting to me. However, if the technology can be used on 360 degree shots, it may open up some interesting opportunities, I think...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2012 at 07:13 UTC as 39th comment
On Sony NEX-6 Hands-on Preview preview (229 comments in total)
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simon65: "We do find some questionable decisions, the most obvious being the lack of a touchscreen"

I ask you to consider that touchscreens may be more popular in the DPR office than in the market generally. I would far rather find easily accessible external controls (like the new top dial) and lens rings that can change apertures than I would touchscreen.

But then I also have no interest in wifi. I have no use for it, and its certainly not something I wish to pay extra for. My usb cable works just fine and doesn't clutter up the household environment with yet more needless EMF radiation.

All in all I upgrade when a camera offers a discernible increase in IQ, build quality and external controls, and new breakthroughs in sensor/weight/size ratios (ie bigger sensors in smaller cameras). Sony is definitely moving in the right direction in all these areas, which is why I am now in the Sony rather than the Canon camp, but touchscreens, wifi, and assorted gizmoes move me not.

I guess you missed out the context. That comment relates to NEX-6's new app feature. With the ability to download and install apps on NEX-6, one would naturally think of touchscreen interface.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 05:30 UTC
On Fujifilm XF1 Preview preview (129 comments in total)
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marike6: Fuji will get my money but for the X-E1. I do like the design of this camera, but a few of the specs fall short for the price. For this money, I'd say the X10 is a much, much better deal and a better shooter, albiet at a larger body size.

Indeed, f2.0-2.8 is definitely more attractive than f1.8-4.9.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 18:39 UTC
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SteveNunez: Pricing is disappointing......Panasonic has a chance here to lure prosumers to micro four thirds with high quality glass but if priced at near dslr like prices the enticement wanes a bit......sad really!

Couldn't agree more. Pana had a great opportunity with the 12-35 f2.8 there, but... Now Fujifilm has come up with a 18-55 f2.8-4 and it's even slightly smaller (65 x 70.4 mm). I hope Oly can soon give us a m43 version 14-54 f2.8-3.5 with a reasonable price tag.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2012 at 07:16 UTC
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SheikYerbouti: A zoom lens on a rangefinder type of camera seems to be going against everything that rangefinders were originally designed for. But, as Fuji have demonstrated with their X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras, it can be done quite elegantly. Still, I'm wondering how useful and how intuitive a zoom will be on these cameras? To me a zoom makes much more sense on an SLR because its through-the-lens view is more suitable for framing and composing an image with a zoom. I think rangefinder photographers are better off with 2, 3 or 4 excellent prime lenses in the bag ...

... which gives me an idea: Wouldn't it be nice if at some point in the future Fuji introduced a high quality, compact, K-5-style SLR that made use of their amazing X-Trans sensor? Maybe Photokina 2014 would be the right time to announce such a camera?

X-E1's EVF is already through-the-lens view.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 19:20 UTC
On Fujifilm XF1 Preview preview (129 comments in total)

Looks like a great compact! 12MP is just right (RX100's 20MP is too much) for me. Wish it was f3.5 or wider on the tele end though...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 06:35 UTC as 69th comment
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