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On Nikon D7200 Review preview (526 comments in total)
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EXX: Why did they not compare it to the Sony A77-II in stead of the A6000? The A77-II is much more in the same corner as the D7200.

Ok, I understand that you can only make a limited selection for comparison. I understand why you choose the A6000. I was just wondering that the A77-II would be more of an obvious competitor to the D7200, because the are both in the same market segment.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 08:25 UTC
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (526 comments in total)

Why did they not compare it to the Sony A77-II in stead of the A6000? The A77-II is much more in the same corner as the D7200.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 19:20 UTC as 113th comment | 2 replies
On Reflections IV - Gadget challenge (2 comments in total)

I see quite some entries that are clearly reflections, but not from a gadget.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 14:41 UTC as 1st comment
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meanwhile: The prices are ridiculous, but as a child of the 70's - 128GB of freakishly fast storage that big, this stuff is getting pretty amazing. I started on a VIC-20 ...

LOL, the VIC-20, with it's superwide 22 characters per line display.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 11:37 UTC
On Winter people challenge (3 comments in total)

It is not clear to me that it must be B&W. In the introduction you state: " Shot must be taken outdoor and presented in B&W", but in the additional rules it says: "When entering a B&W picture, be sure conversion didn't involve contrast enhancing, sharpening and so on..." which implies colour pictures are allowed as well.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 12:29 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On P-38 Lightning in the Classic fighters challenge (5 comments in total)

Well deserved first place.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 08:26 UTC as 3rd comment
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Andy C Knight: I'm having difficulty understanding this line...

"There are three factors that affect how much light is available for your sensor to capture: your shutter speed, the size of your aperture (not f-number) and the size of your sensor."

I keep thinking... Shutter, F number & sensor size or...
Shutter, physical aperture size & focal length.

Can someone explain where I am going wrong?

Regards

Andy.

The issue is that smaller sensors use lenses with shorter focal lengths to obtain a proper field of view, e.g. 50mm on full frame, 35 mm on APS-C and 12 mm on 2/3" sensors give the same field of view. The aperture has the focal length in the formula: A = focal length/f-stop number. So, using the same f-stop, the shorter the focal length, the smaller the aperture.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 17:15 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (508 comments in total)
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Velvet Man: A77II owner for 6 months.
Pro:
It is the only flip screen (invaluable feature to me) SLR styled camera that can fast focus.
I tried Canon 70D before buying, under liveview mode, 70D focusing is amateur.
I have not tried 7DMKII , but hey without flipscreen and capable live view, it simply can't take interesting angle photo easily comparing to A77II

Crons:
- I was very reluctant to get A77II because of a lot of amazing , well priced lens from Sigma not avaialble in A-mount.
- Sony prime telephoto offer is way more expensive to her competitors, even without in lens stabiliser.

-I felt rather "sad" when I had my hand on a Sony A-6000 with its amazing focus ability, and start to wonder if there are still value to the SLT system and worry about the future of A-mount. At my local Sony showroom, A6000 is the star and they put A77II at a quiet corner. I asked the Sales people at Sony if A77II has any advantage over A6000 in terms of focusing , and they can't give a clear answer to me.

I would not worry about the future of A-mount. There may come some point in time, when Sony will be able to produce an SLR shaped E-mount camera with an LEA adapter that can match the performance of a dedicated A-mount camera. From that point on, it makes no sense to produce any more A-mount camera's.

For A-mount users, when that time comes, it will have only advantages: all their A-mount stuff can still be used 100% (so no loss of investment), but they gain the advantages of the mirrorless E-mount (like the usage of all kinds of lenses via adapters).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 09:50 UTC
On Classic fighters challenge (5 comments in total)

I see already a few pictures popping up with bomber/trainer/cargo planes, not fighter aircraft.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 14:22 UTC as 3rd comment
On classic jet plane from ww ii in the Classic fighters challenge (2 comments in total)
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NZ Scott: It's not a "jet".

This is a P-51 Mustang.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 10:34 UTC
On Product of the Fall in the Macro - Something Damaged or Broken challenge (12 comments in total)

Well done! Very well indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 09:06 UTC as 2nd comment

Just for fun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO7rxitFLZg

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 08:21 UTC as 65th comment

Canon (and Nikon) will need to get their act together, otherwise they will have their own "Kodak moment".

MILCs will surpass DSLRs in the future because they are inherently superior. It is only a matter of time before the last real advantage of DSLRs, fast autofocus, will be achieved somehow in MILCs, either through on sensor PDAF or whatever. For the rest, a MILCs is much more flexible due to shorter flange distance, which allows all kinds of adapters. They are more compact and more tailored to the coming generations of photographers, which have no SLR legacy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 20:23 UTC as 159th comment | 6 replies

The magazine will just hire the same photographers, but as freelancers and not as staff.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 12:45 UTC as 6th comment
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zeyno44: 2 x AAA Batteries? How many shots can you actually get? It would've been perfect if it had built-in rechargeable battery - in my opinion.

LOL. But if you are travelling, just buy AAA duracells (or whatever) in a shop.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 19:04 UTC
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zeyno44: 2 x AAA Batteries? How many shots can you actually get? It would've been perfect if it had built-in rechargeable battery - in my opinion.

You could always use rechargeable AAA batteries.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 09:01 UTC

Did the camera used in photo #1 survive?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 14:08 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
On Lytro software update introduces Focus Spread feature article (104 comments in total)

This technology is promising, but not mature yet. Just a matter of time. Look it at this way: the first digital cameras were also a lot behind film cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 09:22 UTC as 22nd comment
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (340 comments in total)
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Le Frog: "Its depth-of-field and light capture costs (it's most directly comparable to a Full Frame 70-200mm F5.6)"

No, no, no, dear DPR, in a telephoto, deep DoF is never ever a cost, it is always a benefit! Who wants (and why would he want) shallow DoF@200mm? And whenever you can use the 35-100 wide open, while, with an APS or FF camera, you would have had to stop down the lens, to get sufficient DoF, there is no light capture cost either.

Please, please, please, do not encourage the trolling of the shallow DoF brigade. Pretty please with a cherry on top and plenty of whipped cream and chocolate fudge?

Well, one very good reason to buy the f/2.8 lens: you can use higher (faster) shutter speeds in less than optimal light conditions. Important for action/sports photography and birding.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 20:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)
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EXX: Wow, $1800 body only. The Sony A77-MkII with the 18-50mm F2.8 lens is cheaper than that. Looks a lot more attractive to me.

If you have already heavily invested in Canon lenses, then it is of course nonsense to switch to anything else. For new buyers however, this is a completely different matter.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 09:17 UTC
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