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On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1168 comments in total)
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ogl: The lenses being named XCD are certainly limited to 44*33 mm sensor. HCD lenses are limited to 48*36 mm, "full 645 frame" lenses are named HC.

"This camera is limited by sensor's size. Like Leica S."

Like all cameras with a sensor. That is a certainty.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 21:57 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1168 comments in total)
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ogl: The lenses being named XCD are certainly limited to 44*33 mm sensor. HCD lenses are limited to 48*36 mm, "full 645 frame" lenses are named HC.

It's very early for a "certainly".

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:23 UTC
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PedroMZ: One should bare in mind the huge carbon footprint of this type of photography. Fortunately few people can afford it.

Take and exhibit a photo of disappearing fertile farmland through open cut mines, or the melting glaciers, and you've more than offset your carbon through the impact of your photos.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 08:07 UTC
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JackM: So torn between the flexibility of this camera and the sheer IQ of the Ricoh GR.... augh, what to do! Great article.

"I own:"

All those cameras shoot great RAW files, why are you letting yourself be limited by the default JPEG colours?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 11:05 UTC
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EcoR1: For god sake dpreview, stop using the name "FE-mount". Now! There is no FE-mount, there is only E-mount. These lenses mentioned in this article are full frame E-mount lenses, not FE-mount-lenses. By using the non-existent name, you give impression to people that these lenses are somehow incompatible with a smaller sensor E-mount cameras like a6300. If you go and read some cameraforums you can already see that some people think that there are two different mirrorless mounts made by Sony. Stop confusing people!

If they are confused by this, I don't know how they would be able to operate a camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2016 at 03:40 UTC
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (218 comments in total)
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photominion: How about a comparison to the same scene shot at f/13 with identical processing applied?

I highly doubt that the difference justifies so much more work effort in post processing.

"Since when did difficulty became such a big deal anyway?"

Good question.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 06:21 UTC
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georgehere: There is a good future for automatic ranking algorithms. It seems that everything that we characterize as 'good taste' can be analyzed and classified. But everything in the category of 'bad taste' is random and illogical. So when you point to a bad photo, somebody will always say, it's just a matter of taste, forgetting to prefix with 'bad'.

A lot of the time, humans are overrated.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 12:14 UTC

This would be a great addition to festivals. It's just a little fun.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 22:07 UTC as 8th comment
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jcjones: Come on... It's just kids playing around with neat ideas. Whether or not it's comes to anything really doesn't matter. It's about learning how to make things work, or what doesn't work.

Now imagine a drone that would autonomously seek out faces, ask if they'd like a portrait then drop them a pic. Sounds like science fiction but it's certainly possible with existing technology: https://twitter.com/JonesBoysRoktry/status/667459326152413185 Now, I'm not saying it would be a particularly safe thing to do. ; )

Playing around is where innovation comes from.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 22:05 UTC

If the messages being promoted by a particular 'influencer' are based in truth, the products are quality, and the images are of a high standard, then they have nothing to worry about. It's the hype-machines for products that don't stand up to scrutiny producing fad-styled shots that need to worry.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 10:20 UTC as 26th comment
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Sannaborjeson: Holy crap... that's really tasteless.
Something is definitely wrong with Dpreview news.

You publish this rubbish while missing recent release of RNI Flashback, which is a much more interesting and innovative thing.

"One Button - That's is all you need to turn bland digital photos into pieces of artistic expression"

Sounds oh so interesting and innovative.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 23:44 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: 10fps is mirrorless territory.

"is not live view"

No one is saying it is. No one is saying it's 100% as good as a dSLR. All they are saying is that how the EVF works in the 8FPS mode during a burst is improved over previous mirrorless cameras. It is more workable and usable for tracking a moving target. pkcpga didn't use that mode.

It's a step in the right direction. How big a step that is depends entirely on your individual needs.

Anyway, this is supposed to be about the D500, no?

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 08:35 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: 10fps is mirrorless territory.

"but for me that was just a sales pitch it's not ready by any means for sports."

I get that that's your line, and you'll keep saying that, but this was user error, pure and simple.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 05:43 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: 10fps is mirrorless territory.

Right. So you were in the wrong mode.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 13:29 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: 10fps is mirrorless territory.

pkcpga, the a6300 is the first camera with an EVF to have the feature.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 06:24 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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alexpaynter: Why is this camera better than the NX1?

I would be curious how they compare in focus speed.

Apart from battery life and lens availability, the NX1 does everything this does.

That rated 87% before a significant software update.

Part of the reason is simply reality: Samsung no longer make the NX1.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 06:17 UTC
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Glenn Wood: Etaproof fabric is better known as Ventile, a British invention, and it does have the properties claimed for it. Climbers and backpackers don't use it because it's heavy, especially when the outer layer gets wet. The military and naturalists like it because it's soft and quiet and much tougher than synthetic fabrics laminated with Gore-Tex or similar. I can imagine videographers appreciating its quietness. It's still popular in Europe for one of its original uses, which is the suits of fighter pilots. Environmentalists like it because it's a natural fabric. It's an expensive fabric to make and any Ventile/Etaproof garment will carry a premium price. If you need the fabric's characteristics it will last you years; if you don't it would be money wasted.

Disclaimers: I know nothing about this company or this garment and have no idea whether it's fit for purpose. I have owned Ventile garments. Some of the dismissive comments here seem to have been made without knowledge of the fabric.

"I have a hunting jacket made by Harkila in Sweden and it is silent". The pricing is similar, if not a bit higher, than this too. So it's not out of the ballpark of similar jackets.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 01:38 UTC
On article Unconventional COVR Photo case launches for iPhone SE (49 comments in total)
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Kszchopstix: covr?

...more like cr33pr

CREEPR

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 05:07 UTC
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RJ46: It's no wonder compact sales are down when they aren't even making an effort. Take the Canon S200 for example, it's video was a pathetic 720p24! No wonder people aren't buying it! It's video should have been at least 1080i50 and have the ability to pause during recording in order to provide something better than the average phone.

"The fact that compact camera sales are down is absolutely nothing to do with video"

When your phone can do better video than a compact, why buy a compact?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 13:50 UTC
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Bernard Carns: The first youtube video I saw of this showed how easy it was to tip it over.

Maybe the side rails help.

But then it might be jittery.

Not so good if you want your glide to be on an incline or vertical.

Nice size.

We'll see how it pans out when it's in the wild.

The price is nice.

May work just fine for some.

BC

"We'll see how it pans out when it's in the wild."

Dollys out.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:46 UTC
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