dpr4bb

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On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)

The near-perfect blur at f/2.8 is just lovely.
This lens alone makes me want to buy into the Sony FE system.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 13:39 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (502 comments in total)

I wish these "enthusiast" compacts had sharper lenses...

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 16:42 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X II sample gallery (108 comments in total)

It's a shame that the lens isn't so good at the wide end, just like the one on the G7X. Lovely camera, otherwise...

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 04:56 UTC as 11th comment
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (355 comments in total)

Rishi,
At F2.8 will depth of field and degree of background blur truly be the same as a non-APD lens at F2.8? The fact that peripheral light rays are being blocked should have an effect.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 09:26 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (355 comments in total)

This lens makes me want to buy into the Sony FE system.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 03:43 UTC as 36th comment
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
In reply to:

dpr4bb: Only 95% coverage on the LCD display?!?

Specs on Canon USA web site.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 20:41 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)

Only 95% coverage on the LCD display?!?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 17:59 UTC as 52nd comment | 6 replies
On article Got focal range? Canon 24-105mm F4L II sample gallery (101 comments in total)

It's too bad that Canon chose to not give us a sharper lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 15:32 UTC as 18th comment

Give us a good lens or go home, Canon!

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 15:57 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
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notpc: I LOVE reading this kind of honesty from dpreview. Please please give us more of this in the future. No more dancing around the obvious middle finger that corporations often point at the consumer (the usually uninformed consumer they reliably manipulate). The fact that the comments below are peppered with whiny protests from the usual corporate buttkissers is absolute proof that you are on the right path. These company line sycophants who argue against their own interests (that of the consumer) have been the plague of these forums for years.

What notpc said.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 22:53 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (464 comments in total)

I'm surprised there is no mention in the review of the vignetting effect having a green cast. You can see it in the studio scene images.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 03:13 UTC as 96th comment
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (332 comments in total)

Too bad the second iteration keeps the compromised lens of the original model which is weak at 28mm eq. and below. Otherwise a wonderful camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 05:25 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (421 comments in total)
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dpr4bb: The kit lens on this lowly DSLR will produce better photos than the compromised zoom lenses on many "high-end" or "enthusiast" compact cameras and at a much better price point. Is it really a surprise that these things sell well?

@marc petzold
The LX100 lens may go to 24mm but stops short at 70mm. It is all of 2/3 of a stop faster than this kit lens in 35mm equivalent terms and is otherwise nothing special. The DPR review samples are pretty telling. The EX1 is a historical relic at this point. Now let's see you try and find another example. No historical relics, please.
Perhaps you're not very familiar with this kit lens from Canon, as it's just a "kit" lens. Have a look at its review at Photozone. Personally, I'm not at all surprised why these cameras sell well. They offer an incredible value proposition at $500. Those who don't get basic matters confused by a couple of "enthusiast" ergonomics bits and a "fast" lens thrown at them can evidently see that.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (421 comments in total)

The kit lens on this lowly DSLR will produce better photos than the compromised zoom lenses on many "high-end" or "enthusiast" compact cameras and at a much better price point. Is it really a surprise that these things sell well?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 16:52 UTC as 25th comment | 12 replies
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (421 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Just a friendly warning to budget conscious DSLR buyers.... if you are on a very tight budget then you might be better off buying a high end fixed lens camera. Even if it is used, or an older model.

The whole point of interchangeable lenses is "buying more lenses" and most decent lenses cost more than this camera does. If your budget doesn't allow for additional lenses, then why do you need an ILC?

I think ILCs have been oversold. People who don't need them are buying them, and they may never need the ability to swap out lenses. Bottom line.... buy what you need, not what everyone else tells you to buy.

@Marty4650
The kit lens on this camera will produce better photos than the compromised zoom lenses on many "high-end" or "enthusiast" compact cameras. And at a lower price point to boot.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 05:46 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)

I'd love to learn what Nikon marketing/engineering were actually thinking at the time when they came up with this bit of farce. I bet there is a comedic (tragic?) story there. Good to hear that somebody is calling them on it. I bet many a fan (that's short for fanatic) doesn't care, though ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 03:30 UTC as 125th comment | 1 reply
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (502 comments in total)
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biza43: Given that it is double the price of the competition, it better be better than the competition?

Barney, I hope you guys pay zero attention to the hate mail. Thanks for the great job. Keep it coming.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 18:50 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (502 comments in total)

Looks like a lot of people are hung up on the word "destroys" in the headline. Well, when a company is confident enough to put a really good lens on a camera with a smaller sensor, thereby risking sales of more high-end models, that is a praise-worthy act and should be called out, which is what the DPR team have done here. Sony didn't go for the weasel games that some manufacturers play in the name of product differentiation, and they deserve some credit. Canon would never ever do this. Just look at the lenses on any of their "enthusiast" compact cameras. I say this as a Canon shooter, by the way. I have never owned a Sony camera.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 13:58 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (502 comments in total)

Many thanks to the DPR team for providing such detailed and informative comparison of lens performance at multiple focal lengths and apertures. This is extremely useful for anyone trying to decide which one of these cameras to buy. I'm not aware of any other review site that provides this type of analysis in such accessible form. Great job! Ignore all the rude and crass comments from butt hurt fanboys and trolls of various colors.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 05:35 UTC as 98th comment | 4 replies
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rrccad: yes, sony's making more profit at the expense of mount marketshare.. they are turning more boutique to make a dollar.

what happens when people decide what they have is "good enough" and no reason to upgrade?

while DSLR's for the most part have hit that "good enough" stage, MILC's are getting pretty close to that.

it's hard to argue that someone with a A6300 or a A7RII will see the need to upgrade next year, or in two year's time, as both cameras are excellent.

however it's good to always see sony recover from 5-6 years ago when it looked like they weren't going to be around too long.

and their latest innovations such as the GM line certainly shows they see a future.

I also notice that this sony advertisement missed the fact that they went from 8.5 million units to 6.1 million units shipped - a trend that Sony certainly needs to stop.

A well-known and outspoken Canon fanboy making fun of fanboys.
The irony..

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 05:16 UTC
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