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On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (537 comments in total)
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Andreas Berglund: This is a good review of an interesting product, but I think you missed covering one scenario where this is interesting, the nature photographer. We would love to have a small light backup at 600mm. Yes 1kg is light for us. Price is cheap for 1700 if it can handle the demands of a birder all my bodies alone are much more expensive: FPS? Checkmark. RAW buffer? Not sure. Focal length? Check. Lens aperture/speed? Maybe barely. 1 inch sensor at higher ISO, I say at the very max 400 ISO, barely usable to get enough shutter speed. The big question is AF speed, How fast is the acquisition speed and can it track BIF? If compared to a super tele with a suitable DSLR???? Mr reviewer?

I don't think DPR has any wildlife photographers on staff. In the RX10iii review they didn't know what to do with 600mm so they just shot long zoom street scenes or landscapes. "Look at that heat haze!" "That mountain is 10 miles away!"

I dunno about you but I use 600mm (900mm eq on APS-C) at a few dozen feet at most.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 02:36 UTC
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sh10453: The video mentions a TTL pre-flash. That got me a bit confused (since the article says fully manual).
So does it have TTL/E-TTL functionality or not?

No TTL at all, the Juno is a full manual flash. Phottix calls S2 slave mode "TTL pre-flash delay mode"

See here, then look for "Phottix Juno Information Pack":

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 03:26 UTC
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Mr Bolton: Capitalism is as Capitalism does.

They used him and his work full time, he should be paid as such. Age discrimination is already illegal and if he's got proof of it (written as in emails or texts, or managers willing to testify) his suit could do well on that basis alone.

I'm curious as to what he got arrested for photographing..

Ironically, Stolarik's earlier arrest and later conviction of the officer was reported by the NYTimes:

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 01:18 UTC

I suppose rather than just put yet another Cheap Camera with Old Brand Name on the market like Kodak, Polaroid, Minolta, this company has come up with a cleverly different twist.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 01:05 UTC as 134th comment | 1 reply

The A1 is surely a very nice full-featured flash but it's not a gamechanger. Using this cliche has made me lose all interest, I'm not going to watch the video.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 00:32 UTC as 32nd comment

GN ~ 7m @ISO200 based on data from the Rotolight NEO 2 website. 6xAA batteries. No wonder they don't mention GN in the press release.

So this is a nice video light that can be used as a flash, has HSS too. This is cool I suppose. Can anyone think of a scenario where this might be useful? C'mon, get imaginative.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 18:22 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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lehill: DPR Sony A9 Review - Conclusion: "Default color response improved, but still behind competition"

I'm looking through the comments here and I'm not seeing this reflected in the comments.

So, what's up with that?

Glad I'm not the only one surprised. DPR had something similar to say about the A99ii also.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 19:09 UTC

DPR Sony A9 Review - Conclusion: "Default color response improved, but still behind competition"

I'm looking through the comments here and I'm not seeing this reflected in the comments.

So, what's up with that?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 13:43 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
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Jefftan: image stacking in phone is the truly threatening feature
Google pixel already show by stacking multiple pics small sensor already overcome lack of dynamic range

but can image stacking overcome bad low light IQ ?
I don't believe so. How can the phone stack multiple image in low light if even a single exposure is difficult to handheld

But I may be wrong. Maybe it can take a bunch of underexposed pics, than stack it and get the correct exposure with much reduced noise like big sensor camera?
If phone can truly do this, than big sensor camera would really be in trouble

for now the far superior low light IQ of big sensor wouldl ensure it won't be replaced by phone

I guess you guys haven't heard of Sony Multi Frame Noise Reduction? That was first included with the Sony A55 in 2010 and has been working it's way downward to smaller sensors since.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 05:53 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (392 comments in total)

I downloaded the full Nik Collection 1.2.11 in March 2016 and it's still the current version. So it's not like Google was putting a lot of effort into updating Nik.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 18:44 UTC as 157th comment | 2 replies
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (410 comments in total)
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Richard Kwon: I know to buy a new camera when DP Review posts a new article! Lol :)

Hmmm...how many A9's do you have on order?


Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 17:37 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (382 comments in total)
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thx1138: Darn tootin (for the dpr prudes), why are there only 3 pages to this review?

They heard you! The review is up to 4 pages now. #DPRListens

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2756 comments in total)
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Toni Salmonelli: "That's promising, for sure, but in a chicken-and-egg dilemma, do you want to be among the first to adopt the Sony system and test the validity of those claims for yourself, or wait to see what other professionals who switch have to say?"

Hi Carey, nice preview, but this is nit really a chicken-and-egg situation. Unless Sony would wait with establishing pro service until enough A9 units will be sold. And that is probably not the case. Or is it?

Sony already has support centers for their pro/broadcast video & audio products. Naturally, there are locations in New York & Los Angeles (also Laredo, TX and San Jose, CA). http://tinyurl.com/5rl3m2

I imagine these two big locations will form the start of their pro still-camera support network.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 17:07 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2756 comments in total)
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photog4u: Dear Nikon:
This Christmas I want you to make me (and all of my friends) a FF mirrorless camera with A9 specs but in a D500 body. Please make it work with your existing lenses, weather seal it and provide at least one XQD compatible slot. Feliz Navidad!

There are a few childhood diseases that initially show up in flash photos as a golden- or white-eye instead of the typical "red-eye".

Fortunately, you don't need a Sony A9 to notice it:

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 14:21 UTC
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RE Alpha: I am wondering whether this new camera autofocuses to EV-4?

From the Sony A9 page at Sony.com:

Focus Sensitivity Range
EV-3 to EV 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)


Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:22 UTC
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Ralf B: Curious to see the next Sony A - to E - Mount adaptor that lets A Mount lens owners benefit fully from what the a9 has up its sleeve. LA-EA 2 / 3 / 4 do not cut it at all.

Yeah, they really need to do something about those adapters. But I'm sure Sony is thinking the same thing.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:17 UTC
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Bolin27: Menu system. Does it still suck?

Well, Mr. Richard Butler got his "My Menu" system (30 items) so he's happy. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:07 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: A simple question that I would have asked Sony: Why can't you make your cameras a little bigger to fix all the existing problems - heat, battery life (larger batteries), ergonomics, and better/more controls?

Silly me...I just shoot A-mount which addresses all these issues and others not even mentioned here.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 18:38 UTC

You know, I'm a Sony guy and this news discourages me. I wait for Canikon to pull a rabbit out of their hats - they're certainly capable of it. But these two companies continue to sit on their laurels just like Kodak. What's wrong with these guys?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 18:34 UTC as 145th comment | 8 replies

Rejoice! There's still the Aperture of Wied il-Mielah in the same area:

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 22:29 UTC as 19th comment
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