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On article Sony a7R teardown! Roger Cicala gets his hands dirty (129 comments in total)
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wb2trf: Although the story naturally compares complexity of this camera to high end dslr's, the simplicity message is most relevant in the low end market. A tear down of the A3000 vs the d3200 would show how brutal is the problem for dslrs in the high volume low margin end of the market. Fundamentally all dslrs are of similar manufacturing complexity. I'll bet that the contribution to overheads from the sale of each A3000 at $369 is 2x that of the entry dslrs that it competes with, and the image quality is as good or better.

Nikon's situation is particularly untenable unless they get help from some external factor: they're wedded to an obsolete electo-mechanical design and they are dependent on Sony for their best sensors. Whatever they do, Sony can match IQ in higher margin lower cost product. They need to offer a professional mirrorless camera soon. I think they will do it, but maybe not soon enough.

"Nikon and Canon has a mirrorless cards up their sleeves which they did not use yet. Namely, EF and F mounts, which make a lot of sense for FF cameras, mirrorless or not. Canon also has another, the Dual Pixel AF."

They'll have to do better than that- also, FF is not the end all be all of everything photographic.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 06:39 UTC
On article Sony a7R teardown! Roger Cicala gets his hands dirty (129 comments in total)
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new boyz: Some say Sony or Samsung will never be able to make a good camera because they are electronic based companies, not photography based like the big two. This article reminds us that maybe an electronic company actually makes better camera, from hardware point of view. Now, where's the firmware update, Sony?

Sony is an electronics manufacturer... they could use a bump in their optics dept, which they've done with partnerships with Ziess + Olympus.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 06:38 UTC
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AndyGM: Hmm... I thought JK Imaging's gameplan was to focus (no pun intended) on the Chinese market, where Kodak is still a well known brand (and an American brand at that), and there is a lot of anti Japanese sentiment? The idea being to hoodwink the Chinese public into believing they are buying an "American" camera and none of that nasty Japanese stuff, when in reality they are selling either a modified Japanese camera made side by side in the same factory that said Japanese company uses, or a Chinese knockoff of something that was a Japanese idea in the first place.

JK imaging is an American company.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 22:36 UTC
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Peter Gregg: What a difference a day makes. The new images are representative of what I expect - and was hoping for - from this lens. It is pro level and the results certainly look like it. It seems on par in quality with the 85L II by eyeballing these images. Having both lenses in hand would confirm it, or show the deficiencies. The advantage of the 4/3 system is equal light as full frame with a little deeper range in depth of field. For most folks this is an advantage making full frame a disadvantage because of the razor thin depth of field. For most purposes this is a big plus, except for those that are looking for an ultra thin range in their DOF envelope.

This comment thread is why I come less and less to DPR. Camera people are one rung lower than youtube trolls. Comments need to be turned off on the front page- leave the comments to the forums.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 17:22 UTC
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jennyrae: does not appear worth $1,600.

jennyrae, you're not making much sense.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 17:20 UTC
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slncezgsi: From the samples I have seen I have no doubt about the IQ this lens can deliver - crisp & sharp. But I for some reason expected more in the DOF department.

If I were in a market for a fast portrait lens for m43 I would have hard time to pick this lens over the Voigtlander 0.95 one - if I would be able to get by without AF (I would, none of my cameras have AF :) )

"what else than cheating?"

You never make any sense.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 20:13 UTC

Well... at least it comes with a lens hood.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 22:44 UTC as 43rd comment
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J Yohan: 0.50m Minimum focusing distance is pretty amazing for that focal length.

that would not be the same focal length.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 22:40 UTC
On article Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' (158 comments in total)

...weird.

Although to be fair, Canon is usually a super conservative company with it's products, so I'm a bit surprised they made this.

I imagine there will be a phone app made by someone shortly that does this (if there isn't one already).

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 16:47 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On article Best Gear of 2013: The results are in! (157 comments in total)
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retro76: Interesting, you never see most of the caneras selected in public, yet they somehow got best gear ???

Yeah well most people who own a camera have never been to this web site, and virtually all cameras I see at Canon Rebels, random pocket point and shoots and cell phones.
DPR really is an enthusiast site.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 17:20 UTC

I'm not a Samsung camera user, but I'm a fan- I like an underdog... well... minus the fact they're the largest consumer electronics manufacturer in the world- their camera division is pretty under-dog like.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 22:04 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

Great, here comes the annual "let's hate on everyone" comments where everyone loses their minds because people don't like the results of an informal poll.

Camera trolls are the worst.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 16:18 UTC as 9th comment
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yabokkie: 12 elements in 10 groups, same as Zeiss Otus?
T1.6 may mean an f-number smaller than f/1.4
thus this lens could be called "fast" and
less than one stop slower than 35/2 on 35mm format.

you never will understand it will you

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 18:34 UTC
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kimchiflower: Are these guys ever going to change their brand name???

I know right? They've been making some impressive niche lenses... but it's hard to take them seriously when I cringe at their name.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 17:18 UTC
On article Camera roundups: What to buy and why (286 comments in total)
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photo nuts: There seems to be a massive push by DPReview to promote mirrorless cameras. Just saying. :)

"I would not lay blame on DPR but rather the MFT fanboys who are pushing for the premature demise of DSLRs."

Get a grip- it's just words.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 16:36 UTC
On article Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup (2013) (465 comments in total)
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YuriS: Where is Sony A7????

Not only different class- still unreleased technically.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 21:47 UTC
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zodiacfml: MFT fixed lens please.

I have wondered why they haven't gone that route too. They could top the high-end fixed lens compact camera market.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 18:37 UTC
On article Rare photos of Rolling Stones emerge from estate sale (106 comments in total)
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Cane: I have some 'rare' photo's of me in college doing the same thing. I may call some auction houses, see what they're worth on the market.

Unless you were in a Rolling Stones equivalent band, I don't think you're going to get a reply.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 17:57 UTC
On article Rare photos of Rolling Stones emerge from estate sale (106 comments in total)
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deeohuu: "Rare photos". What an odd phrase. What is rare about them? Think about it. Any definition that sort of works means that the vast majority of photos are "rare".

It's not that hard of a concept to grasp.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 16:56 UTC
On article SD card labeling for 4K video announced (50 comments in total)

So would this be used for the "prosumer" 4K user, or when compactness is needed for what ever is being shot? I had always thought people would use portable hard drives to capture the data.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 23:16 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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