mister_roboto

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Sirandar: I can see the wires on the hydro poles in the background at the horizon with the Sigma but not the Pana ..... Sigma looks sharper to me

he means the actual physical size of the lens, not the focal length.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 15:32 UTC
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Clint009: With that 30mm Sigma, what would be the difference on using on SonyA6000 vs Olympus?

Some other test (not with DP Preview) are saying the series 19mm 30mm 60mm are better on E mount APS-C (Sony A6000) !!!

The FOV is wider on a Sony, FOV of 45mm (Sony) vs 60mm (µ4/3)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 15:28 UTC
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Simon Zeev: I like the full circle fish eye.
I think that the fish eye lens is a gimmick and for a gimmick the price is much too high.

It's not a consumer lens, it's for producing VR content.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 15:15 UTC
On article Canon to move camera production back to Japan (109 comments in total)
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extraone: the problem I see is not the QC but the work ethics.

out of all the asian countries, japan is the only country that has a very hard work ethic.

they live to work. all the rest work to live.

"think what you want it doesnt matter." is almost as ignorant as saying "out of all the asian countries, japan is the only country that has a very hard work ethic."

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 19:58 UTC

... they loan you the camera for a month? Is that with or without insurance?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 21:08 UTC as 59th comment
On article Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted (244 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: I get less and less of the British humor DPReview like to post. Maybe it is a result of DP joining mothership in Seattle and the horrible weather there. Most sample image aren't interesting to look at. Good for technological analysis but simply don't wow unlike marketing material. If only DP can move to Florida, Arizona, California or Hong Kong.

The 'Isles aren't exactly known for their weather.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 21:06 UTC
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jtan163: Oly and Sony's partner ship pays off for Sony.
This will be a total monster for adapting lenses.
When the A7sII comes out it will be an even more incredible video camera.

It's pretty clear looking at the thing that it's an Olympus design.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 16:38 UTC
On article First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month (84 comments in total)
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hypo: What a wonderful juxtaposition DPR came up with. Side by side were the first Hasselblad in space up for auction and the golden Nikon.

Both fabulously exotic and expensive.

Neither good value for money (as a camera).

But if you could win one of them in a competition, which would you want to have?

It's a historical item, no one who buys this will use it as a walk around camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 19:05 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: What makes the LX100 a "Point and Shoot" camera. Yes it has an Auto mode. However, all cameras including Full Frame DSLRs have an Auto mode.

The term "Point and Shoot" is what should die. There is no such thing as a point and shoot camera. All cameras have some sort of camera control now.

The more appropriate term is compact or more specifically you can say small sensor compact or large sensor compact.

Oohhhh, internet tough guy here!

You're the one hung up on terminology.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 18:50 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: What makes the LX100 a "Point and Shoot" camera. Yes it has an Auto mode. However, all cameras including Full Frame DSLRs have an Auto mode.

The term "Point and Shoot" is what should die. There is no such thing as a point and shoot camera. All cameras have some sort of camera control now.

The more appropriate term is compact or more specifically you can say small sensor compact or large sensor compact.

Because it is a point and shoot camera. I chalk it up to anything that isn't an interchangeable lens camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 15:47 UTC
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ZhanMInG12: People here complaining about the F4 should note that no other major mirrorless system has a UW zoom faster than F4 in equivalent DOF. The Fuji 10-24mm is F4 and also rather big and heavy.

If you absolutely need F2.8 there is the much revered Zeiss 15mm Distagon ZM. True German optics at the lowly price of $4600...

iso is what it is. At a low base iso, not too much of a diff. Putting it up high, then there's a large difference, though in a lot of cases (for me at any rate) I'm not exactly going to use a UWA lens in the middle of the night.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:30 UTC
On article Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF (45 comments in total)
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burnymeister: The GM series m43 cameras are the first in that line that really made sense to me. The promise of m43 was always size and weight reductions no? The inclusion of an EVF and slightly larger form factor makes this an attractive option. I've used the GM1 with lenses like the 12mm f/2, 15mm f/1.7 and 45mm f/1.8 and it's a very nice combo.

Unfortunately for me, Sony proved more innovative with their RX100III and it's popup EVF and their FF line of A7 cameras. But if I was in the market for m43, this would be it.

Sony is a great electronics company. As an optics company, they suck.

I'm always tempted by the A7, but their lens line up is horrible. Sure I have a ton of manual focus lenses, but I don't want to use those, as I'll see all of the flaws in the lens etc not to mention using an adapter increases the bulk where I'm looking for more compactness.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:06 UTC
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sjredo: And still, no portrait option after what? 6 years? Damn you Sony.

35mm isn't a portrait lens in the traditional sense.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:02 UTC
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ZhanMInG12: People here complaining about the F4 should note that no other major mirrorless system has a UW zoom faster than F4 in equivalent DOF. The Fuji 10-24mm is F4 and also rather big and heavy.

If you absolutely need F2.8 there is the much revered Zeiss 15mm Distagon ZM. True German optics at the lowly price of $4600...

"no other major mirrorless system has a UW zoom faster than F4 in equivalent DOF"

That's a pretty useless statement. It's about exposure, not shallow dof with UW.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:00 UTC
On article Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount (269 comments in total)
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Jogger: $950 is a lot of monies for a 50/2.. the excellent Nikkor 50/1.8 can be had for less than $200.

"excellent" is always relative.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 18:22 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (892 comments in total)
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historianx: Where's Yabokkie?

I think he went back on his meds.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 16:14 UTC
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StevenMajor: I understand the image having value but not the camera. The buyer will be someone's vain moneyed attempt to associate themselves with greatness. Or maybe an investor who will seek a similar client.

Seriously? It's a historical item.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 19:24 UTC
On article Huawei announces octa-core Honor 6 (44 comments in total)
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Jogger: Not going anywhere near Android, iOS, or Windows Phone... they are basically NSA data collection devices.

But you computer on the internet isn't?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 18:33 UTC
On article Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review (185 comments in total)
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forpetessake: "12-45mm f/3.5-6.3" -- really? Making such a dim lens with such a small sensor makes no sense. It's f/12.6 FF equivalent! Even the old film days P&S Olympus soap boxes were brighter. This Chinese company is nuttier than a fruitcake.

equivalent dof does not equal exposure. There is no film/sensor size format switch on the side of a light meter.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 15:32 UTC
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