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meanwhile

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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
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (176 comments in total)
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RidgeRunner22: Somewhere around a 28 on the a6300, sigh if only E mount came in anon-Sony flavor.

Exactly, not sure what the complaint is. The Touit is 18mm on a6300 ... just use that.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 23:56 UTC

A smaller one of these would be perfect.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 02:05 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2126 comments in total)
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ijustloveshooting: if that body had AF joystick, it'd be a killer machine!

Custom buttons != menu system

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 02:41 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2126 comments in total)
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ijustloveshooting: if that body had AF joystick, it'd be a killer machine!

"100% change" is not actually doable anyway, but your idea of change is still a major change, given that none of it is customisable now.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 08:11 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2126 comments in total)
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ijustloveshooting: if that body had AF joystick, it'd be a killer machine!

"Well you know one now"

Well, I thought, OK, I do ... then you explained, and I'm pretty sure I still don't. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 12:44 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2126 comments in total)
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ijustloveshooting: if that body had AF joystick, it'd be a killer machine!

"If they 100% change it again many will be unhappy since it now is kind of the same for all the sony cameras."

To be honest, I don't know anyone who would feel like that - if the new menus are improved.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 06:58 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2126 comments in total)
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ijustloveshooting: if that body had AF joystick, it'd be a killer machine!

Well to be honest, that's what I thought before this year's models.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 10:39 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2126 comments in total)
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ijustloveshooting: if that body had AF joystick, it'd be a killer machine!

Yep, they need to introduce one or the other. Or both.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 07:35 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2126 comments in total)
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Yxa: Nikon D7200 silver award
Sony A6300 gold award
Some Sony bias here for sure

The D7100 got a Gold award. Most likely the D7200 got Silver because it didn't bring much new to the table.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 07:35 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2126 comments in total)
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turvyT: I just read a thread of posts complaining about the speed of Sony's tests versus other brands. They were harsh, and maybe not true, but not insulting. Then I refershed the page and the thread was gone. If the thread was censored doesn't help dpreview's image.

"the speed of Sony's tests versus other brands"

Do you mean that the reviews appear more quickly after release?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 07:33 UTC
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AZdgordon: Good work and demo of the video capabilities.

But, I value and give great credence to DP Review's reviews of cameras and have been anxiously awaiting its COMPLETE review on the a6300. WHEN are we going to see the full review instead of all these ancillary bits and pieces???

"but others are beating you to the punch on this"

Honestly though, so what?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 04:12 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (308 comments in total)
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LF Photography: Although it seems like a powerful compact, it's high price and size place it in DSLR/Mirorless territory. Call me crazy, but I'd rather get a FF DSLR such as the K-1 for the ultimate in stills IQ and ruggedness. Video specs are nice, though.

I guess one question would be - if you don't need 600mm, don't need 4K video, and don't need a compact camera - why are you bothering to a) read the article & b) comment on it?

The K1 looks like it will be a nice camera, but it has zero to do with this.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 13:21 UTC
On article Hands on: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 (137 comments in total)
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rsf3127: 186g is seriously lightweight.

A pity that the aperture blades are 7 only.

Will keep me busy while the 249 usd 35mm 1.8f has not hit the market.

They are rounded though, so shouldn't be too bad.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 01:52 UTC
On article Class 10 200GB microSD card on the way from Lexar (71 comments in total)
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Pritzl: Remember when a hard drive's space was measured in MB? Ah, yes. The good ol' days! :P

What was the write speed on your fountain pen?

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 10:55 UTC
On article Sony a6300 gallery updated with Raw conversions (137 comments in total)
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photogeek: Don't know why they bother. APS-C is definitely a dead end in Sony lineup. To make it otherwise, Sony needs smaller, APS-C specific lenses for these cameras, and given that they can't even be bothered to produce a full lineup for their $3K+ bodies, I just don't see this happening anytime soon, if ever. This is coming from a former NEX-7 owner. I liked the body, but the lens lineup was inadequate, so when the first A7 came out, I saw the writing on the wall and got rid of NEX-7.

Arbux, that's a load of twaddle. Internet time just runs faster than actual time.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 01:53 UTC
On article Sony a6300 gallery updated with Raw conversions (137 comments in total)
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photogeek: Don't know why they bother. APS-C is definitely a dead end in Sony lineup. To make it otherwise, Sony needs smaller, APS-C specific lenses for these cameras, and given that they can't even be bothered to produce a full lineup for their $3K+ bodies, I just don't see this happening anytime soon, if ever. This is coming from a former NEX-7 owner. I liked the body, but the lens lineup was inadequate, so when the first A7 came out, I saw the writing on the wall and got rid of NEX-7.

"including now dead Samsung NX"

Perhaps that's what happens when you rush.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 23:49 UTC
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