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5inchfloppy

Joined on Jun 21, 2011

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yslee1: I like the 42.5/1.7 for the IS, but I paid just US$230 for my Olympus... not sure if I want to upgrade!

Are you using a Panny body? If you are, then it might still warrant consideration, and don't forget the closer minimum focusing distance!

If you're using an Oly body then no point upgrading :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 05:27 UTC
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Fogsprig: Still wanna get Oly's 45mm, but Pana's macro addition looks promising.

@ThePhilips

And having choices is a good thing!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 05:18 UTC
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Hugo808: 1st prize a Lunar. 2nd prize two Lunars..

A free Lunar is still better than a NEX-7 that you have to pay for.

In fact, a free Lunar can pay for two a6000s.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 08:02 UTC
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mikeber: Isn't the prize one of those Italian designed wood cameras (lunar, or luna?)

Prize cameras are not announced yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were.

But to be honest, they are pretty good cameras though, as the NEX-7 and RX100 are.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 07:58 UTC
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joejack951: Not that I am a professional who plans on entering or anything, but I love how my Nikon D3s isn't good enough for this contest but a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone is.

The S5 is a great camera in it's own right, and capable of taking great pictures in the right hands.

That said, I wonder if anyone might submit an entry shot with a Nokia 808...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 07:56 UTC
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arhmatic: I clicked around the website, I have no idea how to upload. The upload button is nowhere to be found. has anyone successfully uploaded?
Maybe I am missing something...

Maybe you need to create an account first, the upload option might be there after you sign in.

http://www.hasselblad.com/my-hasselblad

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 07:51 UTC
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Kodachrome200: The prize is not a camera the prize is you are loaned a camera and you produce images for hasselblad that i am sure the fine print says they can do as they please with. So the prize is you work for free for hasselbald.

@Fri13

Obviously you did not read the Rules and Regulations.

Page 3, under Prizes:
"Each of the 10 winners will also receive a Hasselblad camera to keep."

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 07:47 UTC
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chrisfromalaska: It would be nice if the prize was more specific than a Hassleblad camera. Not interested in the Hassy RX100, if that's the "prize" then I'll pass.

@Fri13

Obviously you did not read the Rules and Regulations.

Page 3, under Prizes:
"Each of the 10 winners will also receive a Hasselblad camera to keep."

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 07:47 UTC
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Yannis1976: Where is the viewfinder????
How will you target at 600mm full tele?????????

Suddenly Olympus' EE-1 red dot sight seems really really good :D

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 07:59 UTC
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straylightrun: The answer is no. Canon is too concerned mirrorless will cannibilize their DSLR lines and cheapen their brand name and reputation.

Great innards yes, but severely lacking in native EF-M lenses.

Yes, there is an option to use an adapter for EF and EF-S but those lenses are all way too big and heavy (except for the 2 pancakes, one of which is outperformed by the EF-M 22mm).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 05:01 UTC
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Mirrorless Crusader: The "arrival" of the M3? It's not arriving in the U.S. which is supposed to be its biggest market. How could anyone with a single functioning brain cell think that keeping a new product out of the US means a company is taking that product and its technology seriously?

It's truly incredible how DPR is actually paying people tens of thousands of dollars a year to be less knowledgeable than most of its forum posters. And I haven't even gotten to the part about the M3 being a joke of an upgrade, kind of like how the Rebel went almost 6 years since 2009 barely changing anything until just now. Canon just doesn't get it. Period.

Highly doubt the US is the biggest market for mirrorless, the article itself states that US consumers tend to prefer SLR-type cameras.

Canon just need to make a few fast primes in popular focal lengths and it'll be all good. At least f/2, if not faster.

Currently there is a 22mm f/2, probably should make a 35mm f/2 and 50mm f/2.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 04:54 UTC
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Skipper494: Another holster that's backwards. Their site shows it worn on the right, so the camera grip is to the rear, very awkward.

you could, y'know, just turn it around.

then the grip would be to the front, but the top flap would open the other way instead.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 05:44 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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joyclick: How would this compare with an APSC/entry level FF paired with 16-85 size/IQ wise

Can't be compared to entry level FF, it's nothing like it.

To compare against NEX-6 is difficult. One one hand, with the NEX-6, you can have interchangeable lens, on the other hand, the LX100 has a (on paper at least) a killer beast of a zoom lens.

And while the NEX-6 sensor is bigger, it is not necessarily better, as Four Thirds sensor has come a long way and is on par with APS-C sensors.

I guess this would be better compared to APS-C or large sensor compacts, rather than system cameras. E.g. Coolpix A, Powershot G1X/G7X, RX100.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 12:09 UTC
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)
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Paul Guba: Oddly it doesn't say why use this camera. With a budget and so many known cameras available why would you choose to experiment on a high budget, high pressure job. Why do I feel like I am not being given the whole story?

The A7s sensor tops any other high-end video camera (e.g. RED, Alexa, which users Super 35, which is comparable to APS-H).

And by tops, I mean high-ISO, near full-sensor readout (Sony says 'full-pixel readout', it's not the same thing), dynamic range, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 13:26 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (149 comments in total)
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welbil: So is this not relevant now?

Biggest issue is potential 'bricking' (i.e. becomes as useful as a brick) and the need to spend heaps of money to recover the (proprietary) files from a system that has failed.

http://scottkelby.com/2012/im-done-with-drobo/

That makes sense then.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 18:07 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (149 comments in total)
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welbil: So is this not relevant now?

Biggest issue is potential 'bricking' (i.e. becomes as useful as a brick) and the need to spend heaps of money to recover the (proprietary) files from a system that has failed.

http://scottkelby.com/2012/im-done-with-drobo/

Review is from over 2 years ago, and for a different product entirely, I don't see how it's relevant :/

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 06:00 UTC
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Funduro: From Huffington Post article: He added that he believes Wikipedia editors, most of whom are volunteers, "have a communistic view of life."

"It's potentially being run by people with political agendas," Slater said of Wikipedia. "The people who are editing it could be a new Adolf Hitler or a new Stalin ... They're using whatever suits their agenda."

He urged people to stop using Wikipedia. "It's important to tell people that Wikipedia should be not used as a source of truth," he said.
____

I'm sort of speechless.

@vfunct
"The photo is quite amazing BTW, and the photographer deserves every credit for its production."

Yep, the monkey sure has some serious skills. All props to the macaca nigra.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 04:19 UTC
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Kim Letkeman: IP law is complex and no doubt Wikimedia has checked this out thoroughly and has the photographer by the (monkey's) stones ... but they're still scum bags for putting it in the public domain "on behalf of a monkey" for their own benefit.

Just had another thought. Since the photographer handed the camera to the monkey (prove that he did not), does that not mean that the monkey was shooting selfies while acting as his assistant? Technicalities might just cut both ways ...

But the video cameraman that works at a TV station DID sign a contract (when he joined as an employee).

The monkey did nothing of that sort, and this was not bound by any contract.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 04:15 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax XG-1 superzoom article (195 comments in total)
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forpetessake: After the detailed article about the lens equivalence one could expect DPR would stop writing "24-1248mm equivalent F2.8-5.6 zoom lens", but here we go again. I guess the advertising dollars are more important than truth.

Really? What I got from the article was how much more important it was to state the equivalence.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 02:40 UTC
On Lytro Illum in the hands of five leading photographers article (164 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: It would be better if Lytro gave DPReview a beta body with beta software and DPReview played with both for month.

Instead we're getting independently created sales brochures from the company.

I saw one of these beta bodies a few weeks ago. Seems more promising than the first, but I could not shoot and then keep files to play with later at home. Not like the software is available to the general public yet.

you actually can get EVERYTHING in focus. go to their website and play with their galleries. this for example:
https://pictures.lytro.com/lytroweb/pictures/431154

clicking on specific points will refocus to that area, but try dragging it around to shift perspective: it will render the whole image in focus.

pictures obviously not tack-sharp and a lot of details are not resolved, and if that's what you need, then best to look elsewhere :)

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 08:06 UTC
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