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whtchocla7e: If I already have the A7RII and I don't make large prints, why would I run out and get this new product? Am I posting on the wrong website?

I thought they both have the same sensor (if this what reference to large prints refers to). Or is there another improvement that affects large print 'quality' please?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 14:37 UTC
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Joe Niepce: About 1/2 the price of a Sony A9, and the A9 has a lousy low-res sensor.


Its $4,499 v $3,299 so 73.33% rather than 50% isn't it?!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 13:29 UTC
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jayboo: The Ona Bowery is my most used bag, both with Fuji System and Leica.... my wish would have been for a bag with an extra couple of inches width and depth, but it seem to me you are getting a bag of pretty much the same dimensions just a different form, not for me, and having looked at their range of bags, next size up is just too big and heavy. They are great bags, the Beacon would not be on my wish list though.

Have a look at the Billingham L2

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 07:41 UTC
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jrg: Damn hard website of they have to navigate and shop through...

Must be something to do with bag manufacturers' websites, the Crumpler website is much worse than Ona's!

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 07:40 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (370 comments in total)
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Eloise: £300 markup on UK price - $1200 / 1.25 (USD to GBP) * 1.2 (VAT).

You having a laff Sigma!?

This seems to be Sigma's recent pricing model in the U.K., started with the 12-24 lens.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 21:07 UTC
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Jerry ZZ: I take better photos with my Iphone,.

Out of interest, there's a book called 'Why your 5 year old could not have done that: Modern Art Explained' !

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 06:20 UTC
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joe6pack: Sometimes I think that these lessor know organizations/contests use these "winners" to gain publicity. Say, to lure other photographers to submit their photos.

It's actually a pretty prestigious organisation and competition. Has been going since around 2004 and originally sponsored by Schweppes. Organised and exhibition held at the UK National Portrait Gallery. I've always found it a fascinating exhibition, I've been to about seven of the exhibitions (I don't live in London) and have all the exhibition catalogues! Although this winner might initially leave you wondering what it's all about, I'd really recommend the exhibition 100%, or at least Google it to see more. Maybe not conventional formal portraiture but fascinating.
Having said all that I agree with another poster with the comment "art is by consensus".

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 06:49 UTC
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art real world sample gallery (216 comments in total)
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doc steel: compared with the nikon 14-24 or the little better tamron 15-30, the sigma is worse.
purple and cyan fringes in the edge, heavy distortion and not even sharp at 5.6.
not recommended!

Scottelly - the Nikon is more expensive in the US ($1897 v $1,599 at B&H), but in the UK the 14-24 can be bought at between £1,359 and £1,619 at most stores, whereas the Sigma is listed at £1,649, so more expensive. Until your post and looking up the Sigma price in the US I hadn't realised quite how much it's over-priced in the UK (after taking into account 20% VAT tax and the lower post Brexit pound)!
The Tamron 15-30 is between £799 and £929, so considerably less.
I compared the wide perspective of the three lenses here https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4058583#forum-post-58401654 fourth post down, and having seen the very nice images in this Sigma hands on, I'm still not clear that the Sigma shows a good enough reason for it's price.
I've used the 14-24 and it's a great lens, but I've never used the Tamron, or an ultra wide prime (like the Zeiss 15mm or Smayang 14mm).

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 14:56 UTC

Well ... You get no feel for the size of it from that photo, look on the Kickstarter page and it looks enormous (and uncomfortable to me, but maybe it's not).
Another colour is waxed olive green which would lend itself to Barbour waxed jacket fans and if it's tough enough, maybe to people who go horse trecking or similar.
Is it waterproof? Waxed cotton normally is.
It's no more expensive than a Billingham bag and quite a bit less than some of them and looks quite a bit larger. From the photo here I thought it looked like a beach bag, but looking at their website maybe not, although some of the other products from Tiny Atlas Quarterly seem to be for the beach. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tinyatlas/tiny-atlas-solas-a-casual-camera-bag-for-photograp

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 06:33 UTC as 7th comment
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Saleen1999: "Adding Raw capture to the iPhone gives photographers a lot more creative freedom" I doubt that pro photographers use an iPhone to shoot weddings but I might be wrong.

Does anyone know if any other phone brands give the option of capturing photographs in Raw (dng)?
Also is this an iPhone hardware 'thing' or will IOS 10 bring the option to the Iphone 6?

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 04:49 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2156 comments in total)

With pricing it's $3499 in the US and Calumet in the UK has emailed it at £3599 body only! The Brexit effect maybe?
Their 5d mk2 trade in is £950 with a £250 trade in bonus, so £1200 trade in total.
I'm a Nikon user anyway, and an accountant (!) but having noticed Sony prices go through the roof, the Canon prices stood out.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 05:58 UTC as 493rd comment | 13 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Tamron's new SP prime lenses (101 comments in total)

With the new 90mm macro model, what's different from the previous version which is VC also?

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 06:35 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On article Readers' Showcase: Philip Ewing (45 comments in total)

Compelling viewing, really enjoyed these images, thank you.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 15:10 UTC as 29th comment
On article MindShift introduces BackLight 26L Photo Daypack (26 comments in total)
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Mike Sandman: 15" laptop + tablet + FF DSLR + 6 lenses + 2 large water bottles + a tripod... Will it come with a camel to carry it?

I'd say quite a bit heavier that 10kgs with that gear. I've recently calculated a D810, 24-70, 70-200 f/2.8 and 20mm prime, plus a litre of water, 500gms of filters, batteries etc, 2.2 kgs for tripod and head, plus another 500gms for rainwear, comes out at around 10.5kgs (my pack itself weighs about 1.7kgs empty).
Try as I might, I couldn't get it below that 10.5kgs.
I'm six foot, age sixty plus and reasonably (but not super) fit and that is OK for me. It's beyond ideal comfort but not by a long way.
If your carrying heavy pack weights and want to give your back the best chance of surviving, make sure the pack fits properly and strengthen your core muscles!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 19:35 UTC

My phone wasn't affected but the serial number is one that had the potentially faulty camera part.
I called into the Apple Store in Leeds, UK today and they scheduled to change the part there and then, so left the phone and picked it up an hour later.
All sorted.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 16:29 UTC as 2nd comment
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davidevans1: So what happens if I have a phone with a serial number that is eligible (mine is) but photos aren't blurry ...yet?
I now know I have a potentially flawed camera module, but the terms of the replacement don't say I'm eligible for the replacement until the part fails, which could be outside the warranty period (in two or three months) or never even,
If it's not changed and I come to sell it, the value will be reduced because of this.

Thank you. I bought at an Apple store anyway, so can call in there and discuss with them. The website isn't clear on the matter.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 14:43 UTC

So what happens if I have a phone with a serial number that is eligible (mine is) but photos aren't blurry ...yet?
I now know I have a potentially flawed camera module, but the terms of the replacement don't say I'm eligible for the replacement until the part fails, which could be outside the warranty period (in two or three months) or never even,
If it's not changed and I come to sell it, the value will be reduced because of this.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 04:58 UTC as 5th comment | 6 replies
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