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meanwhile

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Kodachrome200: do people who buy superzooms even care? why not review lenses that there is some question of the optical quality. A sigma superzoom is bound to be optically weak. maybe it will be good compared to its class. but again i ask when people buy these lenses we know are weak do they really care.

More simply put:
"do people who buy superzooms even care?" Yes.

That a (usually) cheaper superzoom may be optically inferior to a (usually) expensive prime doesn't mean that people who buy superzooms shouldn't get quality information about them - which is what you are suggesting.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2012 at 00:12 UTC
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Kodachrome200: do people who buy superzooms even care? why not review lenses that there is some question of the optical quality. A sigma superzoom is bound to be optically weak. maybe it will be good compared to its class. but again i ask when people buy these lenses we know are weak do they really care.

Oh, I guess it was the "struggle to carry their camera gear" part. More along the lines of - kids to wrangle, suitcase to carry, nappy bag to take already, etc - as well as carrying their camera gear.

Maybe struggling to feed their family was hyperbolic. How about "doesn't make six figures", or "doesn't have a huge amount left after their bills are paid". It's not rocket science.

Thank you Guidenet for the benefit of the doubt.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2012 at 23:57 UTC
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Kodachrome200: do people who buy superzooms even care? why not review lenses that there is some question of the optical quality. A sigma superzoom is bound to be optically weak. maybe it will be good compared to its class. but again i ask when people buy these lenses we know are weak do they really care.

Way to think outside the box, guys. You just showed once again that the superior-than-though photographer stereotype is pretty much true. I didn't bring class into this Koda, you did. I wasn't actually talking about myself either, but thanks for the "you should be buying food not making art" lectures, enjoyed. Shooting mainly 50mm f/1.4 at the moment, not that it should matter, but that doesn't mean that people who buy superzooms shouldn't get quality information about them.

And they do differ quite a bit Koda, different lenses make different compromises, some are better for video, some focus faster, handle CA/distortion/fringing better, have better ergonomics, or are simply better bang-for-the-buck. It's also really easy to not be annoyed by them - don't read them.

Not sure where you get the "sensitivity to the handicapped" shtick from, not something I was discussing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2012 at 23:48 UTC
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ImageAcquisitions: I'm curious why Dpreview hasn't done a full blown out review on this issue. Especially after seeing this clear example of an issue.
I wonder if:
1. dpreview is handling Nikon with kit gloves to avoid any conflict with them so they can keep getting free equipment to do reviews. Sure, they can talk about the feature differences, but exploring this potentially defective product issue may be what they are contractually not able to do? What did the article say above "Expressed concerns" Asked nikon for a comment? Nice soft approach.
He, do a full blown out review of this particular issue - don't wait for Kyle Clemens to explore it. Use your professional staff, paid no doubt, to do a full blown out investigation of the gear.

2. Nikon isn't ready for a multimillion dollar product recall. All the elements are there for a class action lawsuit against Nikon to a) Stop continually selling the defective product (maximize profits); preying on customers unaware of the situation who buy it anyway.

Exactly IA! Why aren't DPReview covering this story? I had to go all the way to DPReview to see this video!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 23:00 UTC
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Kodachrome200: do people who buy superzooms even care? why not review lenses that there is some question of the optical quality. A sigma superzoom is bound to be optically weak. maybe it will be good compared to its class. but again i ask when people buy these lenses we know are weak do they really care.

(and that's not saying anything against Sean Reid, at all. It's a great site, with wonderfully written and detailed reviews - but it's a paid site, and reviews more of the higher end specialized gear)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 23:38 UTC
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Kodachrome200: do people who buy superzooms even care? why not review lenses that there is some question of the optical quality. A sigma superzoom is bound to be optically weak. maybe it will be good compared to its class. but again i ask when people buy these lenses we know are weak do they really care.

There are a huge number of photographers who not only struggle to carry their camera gear along with everything else they need, but also struggle to even feed their families and pay their bills. Why should these people not get quality information about lenses like this that expand their possibilities while allowing them to do what they love? Just because your wallet is fatter they should be excluded? Give me a break.

Try www.reidreviews.com, and maybe leave this site to us plebs?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 23:32 UTC
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Richard Franiec: I'm saddened seeing so much negativity and hate posted in reply to the news regarding my new grip but on the other hand I'm not shocked.

The idea behind my accessories always concentrate on the voids left by original equipment manufacturers: be that poor handling characteristics or adding missing functions like implementing remote shutter release adapters.

Maybe my press releases published by DPReview (as well as other prominent photo sites) are not newsworthy for some but welcomed by others who look for the solutions that my accessories provide. My experience based on actual users feedback clearly shows that the balance is overwhelmingly positive.

Accusations about business relationship between myself and DPReview (as well as other photo related sites) are utterly baseless, tasteless and untrue.
What I do provide is the news press release, that's all. It is up to the publisher of the news to decide if it is worthy publication or not.

Sincerely

Richard Franiec

"What's to be gained by you here?"

He's part of the community, not just a marketing shill, so he's just communicating as any other member of a community would.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 22:37 UTC
On DxO Labs unveils Optics Pro 8 with Smart Lighting article (35 comments in total)

It's actually available already is you give some thought to where it might be. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 11:06 UTC as 15th comment
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Pavel Sokolov: It's for poor people who have no additional $170 for The new new iPad :)

For example, I hate reading in bed with the iPad, it's just too big and heavy for the job. The iPod touch is about right in terms of weight, but it's too small. Perhaps the new Touch with the 4" screen is big enough, but at almost the same price, the iPad mini might make more sense.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 03:23 UTC
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cinemascope: I guess Samsung got fed up with all the crap from all Apple and ditched them all together.

http://www.techpowerup.com/174238/Samsung-Stops-Making-LCD-Screens-for-Apple.html

Samsung is the unbeaten the king of displays these days, good luck to Apple trying to source another supplier at the same quality/price level...

Hehe. "Apple stops placing orders" becomes "Samsung refuses to make LCDs".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 02:30 UTC
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Pavel Sokolov: It's for poor people who have no additional $170 for The new new iPad :)

Or want want something smaller than an iPad, but bigger than a Touch.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 02:25 UTC
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meanwhile: My A35 feels unloved by Sony.

Just saying it'd be nice to have more extended support, rather than so much built-in obsolescence through not updating just released cameras with easily added features (sometimes they would be difficult to add, obviously, but often not). Not saying they *should*, or there's no cost to show loyalty to existing customers, just that it would be nice.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 13:36 UTC
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meanwhile: My A35 feels unloved by Sony.

Making an excuse for Sony is not answering an unasked question. It'd just be nice to see them support all of the DSLT cameras they release, rather than pick and choose. And it's not a cheap, low-end camera, just at the lower end of their premium range of interchangeable lens cameras. I'm not talking about a DSC-T5 released in 2005, the A35 was only released in mid-2011.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2012 at 13:32 UTC
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meanwhile: My A35 feels unloved by Sony.

It's not that old. And I don't expect it, but thanks for talking down to me anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 11:43 UTC

My A35 feels unloved by Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 06:26 UTC as 45th comment | 6 replies
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logbi77: Interesting to see how the XZ-2/P7700/EX2F compares to the old XZ-1/P7100/EX1.

If only they didn't make the damn thing twice the size!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2012 at 01:31 UTC
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Piet Maartens: One aspect that is often overlooked is that Ansel Adams worked mostly with large format view cameras – I think up to 11 x 14 inches. This probably limited the amount of film he could take with him and the Zone System enabled him to get every exposure spot-on. Exposure bracketing would not only have been impractical, but also very expensive. Such limitations hardly apply to 35 mm photography and digital imaging. Whilst it is always good to have a sound understanding of the theory, the practical relevance of the Zone System nowadays seems to be limited. The only benefit I can see is that it trains the photographer’s eye and mind. Or am I missing something here?

"when does all that bracketing and multi-frame burst shooting move our work from "art" to "luck?""

Never. Luck has always been an element of art. Both good luck, and bad luck. You still have to be there, and engaged, and creating, and have something in your viewfinder worth capturing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2012 at 07:53 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)
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El Crapio: Don't like it. You could have gone for a proper forum like vbulletin or something.
Threaded view is almost useless now, and flat has always been.

I disagree, flat view is very useful, and it's the default view I use the forum in.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 03:51 UTC
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)
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Badbatz: Why in the "flat view" mode the messages ae not properly indented indicating answers to a particular message in a thread? As it is now, all answers appear to be to the OP.
Also, the new forum/thread page is too heavy and loads way too slow on mobile devices and/or with a slower connection. How about removing some icons and windows dressing or at least allow per-user configuration indicating whether an user wants the windows dressing or not.

That's always how flat view has been. That's why it's called flat.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2012 at 14:37 UTC
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australopithecus: How many more zooms are Panasonic going to produce ?
A 24mm prime would be nice.

Do you mean a 12mm (24mm @ 35mm equivalent) like the existing Olympus, or a 24mm (48mm @ 35mm equivalent) like the Panasonic/Leica 25mm?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 13:29 UTC
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