bluevellet

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On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (189 comments in total)
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2eyesee: So does anyone know why Sony doesn't put a touchscreen on any of their other cameras?

Sony knows best.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 06:23 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (189 comments in total)
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Pootle2: Does the Sony actually beat the Nikon 1 in autofocus???

Or you could read the nice summaries of these cameras DPR has written for us, the same article we are all commenting on? Nah too hard.

Nikon 1 can shoot and focus at 20 fps with no sensor black outs. No other mirrorless cameras can match that kind of performance. It is the main headline feature for Nikon 1 and they've always been ahead in this department. Just accept it.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 06:18 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (189 comments in total)
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Pootle2: Does the Sony actually beat the Nikon 1 in autofocus???

The short answer is no. If you want a speed demon, Nikon 1 is in a class of its own in the mirrorless world.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 17:59 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (189 comments in total)
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Retro1976: Hmm, one major major problem with the Sony, you can't see the screen outdoors in bright light. I had that model for just a week and attempted to take pictures of my kids outdoors, no dice, I missed every shot. For that very reason, there is no way i would recommend the Sony.

And if you're the type who likes native lenses for an interchangeable lens camera, you don't buy either Alpha models.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 17:42 UTC
On article Heavenly bodies: Nikon D810 & D810A field test (111 comments in total)
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bluevellet: The D810 is practically 2 years old. Fine, do your sponsored video, but the review delay is ridiculous. At this rate, We'll never see a medium format camera review unless it's been discontinued 5 years ago.

To be a fly on the wall at DPR's offices and see how those puzzling editorial/review decisions are made...

Saw it. Still doesn't explain the delay. :)

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:15 UTC
On article Heavenly bodies: Nikon D810 & D810A field test (111 comments in total)

The D810 is practically 2 years old. Fine, do your sponsored video, but the review delay is ridiculous. At this rate, We'll never see a medium format camera review unless it's been discontinued 5 years ago.

To be a fly on the wall at DPR's offices and see how those puzzling editorial/review decisions are made...

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:11 UTC as 59th comment | 5 replies

It begins. The moment M mount turns the tide and becomes the only relevant mirrorless system left in the market.

Your grand children will look at you incredulously as you tell them Olympus made more than endoscopes back in the day or that Sony also had cameras in its repertoire of products with poor quality control way back then. You will tell them you were there when it all changed and it started with an affordable macro lens and ushered a Canon-only future.

Remember this day.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 09:02 UTC as 62nd comment | 11 replies
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djemail: This multi mount is not (yet?) officially supported but sure would be a very interesting option:
http://adaptist.weebly.com/pentax-k-multi-mount-wr-version.html

Pentax, Contax/Yashica, Nikon, Olympus 4/3s etc... on one mout!
(Of course only Pentax Lenses with full automatic features)

It's on Sony's to do list. Right after lossless raw compression, touch screens, better ergonomics and menu overhaul, they might take a look at pixel shift.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 07:01 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (211 comments in total)

Im surprised DPR likes the G7 more than the GX85.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 18:00 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
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graybalanced: The way Sony has come up from practically no presence in cameras to being a leader is nothing short of impressive.

But I also remember a time when my dad and his friends worshipped Sony audio and video products, and when the Sony Trinitron was the world standard in CRTs. Sony lost all of that when the industry went digital and Sony invested too much in proprietary formats like ATRAC and MemoryStick. Let's hope that the same minds who lost Sony's lead in audio and video aren't transferred over to the camera division.

Following someone can also be a mistake. It could be there's no room for you or you're just sloppy at it.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 09:00 UTC

It looks like it is decently built.

Not much else you can say about this teardown articles unless it's a messy Fuji build or a Sony missing these advertised environmental seals.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 12:54 UTC as 17th comment
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (187 comments in total)
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princecody: I'll pass! I'd rather wait for the EM2 😀👍🏻👍🏻

Actually, my impression is the D500, like the D5, is mostly tweaked for High ISO at the expense of DR, resolution and other IQ parameters. Still good at lower ISO, but other APSC cameras can still beat it. So if M43 were to match D500's IQ, it would be in same lower ISO range.

AF is another matter. Mirrorless still trails these top-of-the-line DSLRs, but the gap is closing fast. Oly has fallen behind other mirrorless rivals in this department but leapfrogging is still possible.

I would not dare predicting anything 5 years down the line in this industry.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 14:49 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (187 comments in total)
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princecody: I'll pass! I'd rather wait for the EM2 😀👍🏻👍🏻

Nah, this D500 is a major benchmark for Nikon and long overdue. This is a probable DPR gold award recipient.

I want the EM2 as well, but I doubt it will match the performance on the D500. If it does match it (or come very close) then I'll be very impressed.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 13:26 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (678 comments in total)

When was the last gold award for a Canon?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 19:30 UTC as 155th comment | 3 replies
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (678 comments in total)
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princecody: I'd rather wait for the Olympus EM2 😀👍🏻👍🏻

Don't we all?

But chances are the next EM1 will be silver-awarded just the same with the DPR back hand of scorn. :p

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 19:28 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2085 comments in total)
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rinkos: looks amazing..certainly a must buy for any person not owning a modern DLSR yer.

but still ..i am waiting for the true jump in tech ..something like the ability to not worry about the focus any more . i still find that one to be the hardest to deal with .
i can deal with the proper PP soft with almost anything i shoot .it is thanks to the sony amazing sensors..but its still nearly impossible to deal with a shot out of focus ,or focus taken on the wrong point.
i could care less about 4k compared to that.

I was tempted by Nikon 1 for a few years. J5 looked interesting. But lack of support and especially no (cheaper) successor to the V3 made me turn away for good.

Bought a GM1 instead (to which the J5 is a very close competitor) and just continued with FX and high-end M43 (2 systems instead of 3).

I did envy the Nikon 1 AF capabilities and slo mo video options.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 18:24 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2085 comments in total)
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Bhonder: Ok. I have read the first 9 pages of comments, at least. Now, without starting a flame or answers like "it depends upon your needs", the question is:

You have 5 minutes to choose between Nikon 1 V3 and A6300: which one?

Consider quality, technical support, availability of lenses/spare parts.

Nikon probably will pull the plug on Nikon 1, but the irony is they released a lens for the system more recently than Sony did for APSC E-mount.

A system with no real support is a dead system as far as im concerned. I'd be no more inclined to use FX lenses on Nikon 1 than FE lenses on APSC E mount.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 17:33 UTC

lol

So the pricey FE 55 f1.8 is more likely to break than the cheaper FE 50 f1.8?

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 17:39 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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Jonathan F/2: All you people who keep saying 30mm is an odd focal length for M43 are a bunch of lemmings. Apparently you've never shot with a 58mm or 60mm lens. 58mm is an awesome focal length, acting more like a wide telephoto. 50mm is actually the awkward focal length since it's neither wide or long enough for anything.

Different strokes for different folks.

Shooting with a 50mm makes me wish sometimes it was wider to fit buildings into shots or to get tighter people shots indoors.

But I don't wish for a bit more reach. Ever. If i want more reach, i'll jump straight to 85-90mm or higher. Slight croping can easily simulate 58-60mm, if it's needed. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 19:32 UTC
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Caerolle: Seems like not a bad lens for E-mount, but doesn't seem to add much for m4/3. I guess it is cheaper than the 25/1.4, but probably not as good, and faster than the 25/1.8 and 25/1.7. A 30/1.4 would also give you a little more DOF control than the 25/1.4, I guess.

Oh yeah and the M Zuiko 25mm f1.2 PRO will soon be announced (along with other f1.2 primes, if lucky). It will sell for more dinero but it's guaranteed to get many m43 owners more excited.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 17:19 UTC
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