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On article Canon EF-S 35mm F2.8 IS STM Macro sample gallery (98 comments in total)

Hope they upgrade the 180mm with IS

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 14:06 UTC as 15th comment

Who do we thank for the MP-E65, unique to Canon.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 18:16 UTC as 17th comment

MP-E65, the reason I've stayed loyal to Canon, might have switched to a Nikon body otherwise.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 21:42 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
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Fujica: Mediocre images - but that does not seem to matter if you have made name in the photography world.

All I see are people who feel very uncomfortable.
So feeling uncomfortable make these images art?

All it shows me is that the photographer does not make these people feel at ease. If that's worth 110.000 dollars that's fine with me, but sad for those who were photographed.

No different in fine art.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 08:58 UTC
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things (67 comments in total)

No4 for me, very dramatic.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 18:42 UTC as 9th comment

Guy passing the books up to the first level was fun.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 07:38 UTC as 6th comment

8 or 10 for me

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 18:50 UTC as 8th comment
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NeilJones: I'm sorry, this is 2016, remind me again why we want a f5.6-6.3 lens? Please get back to me when you start making these at f2.8-f4

Not all of us have £10k to spend on a lens and yours would probably cost more.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 04:56 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (340 comments in total)

Fine if you can get that close to the action, most people couldn't afford those seats.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 07:35 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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Fujica: So semi-pro is only for those cameras that are 35mm sensor format (or larger).

Don't tell that to those hundred of thousands of photographers that earn their money in photography with their Nikon D500 / D300, Fujifilm X-T1, X-Pro2, Canon 6D or 7D MKII, and then there are still many photographers that can earn a living with photography with even less capable cameras.

The presumption that sensor size determines if a camera is 'semi-pro' or that only full frame cameras are used by (semi-)professionals is absolutely ridiculous.

6D is full frame.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 13:00 UTC

Combine the two and You might have a wedding photo I can take an interest in.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 13:48 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies

Could do with this feature for macro when taking multiple shots using live view at x5 to ensure accuracy.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 17:51 UTC as 29th comment

Kurt on a macro forum has been using this for a while. He has some interesting photos but it's a bit of a novelty for macro use and even less practical than the MP-E65 which is my staple lens.
4.7mm working distance at 1:1 is really only suitable for large subjects that are unfazed by close approach like Stag beetles and lizards.
Seeing the insect or flower in its environment does make a nice change but personally I'd rather borrow one than buy one, that's talking as a macro photographer who doesn't need a wide angle lens per se.
Compact cameras with their smaller sensors can get similar environment shots.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 09:14 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Rob Kearney (76 comments in total)
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sop51: Just look at Andreas Gursky's "Rhein II" or Cindy Sherman's "Untitled #96." Someone actually paid $4.3 million for Gursky's print recently, breaking Sherman's record of $3.9 million for the most overpriced photographic print ever sold. Can anyone honestly say those prints are any better than Kearney's work? I gave up trying to figure out what "great photography" is a long time ago.

Love the Gursky, has a timeless quality. I would definitely pay good money for a full size framed print. It's massive. The true market value is obviously out of my reach.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 08:49 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Philip Ewing (45 comments in total)

Fine work, has to be advantageous to concentrate on one area like that.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 15:22 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Luis dos Santos (54 comments in total)

Nice work but hardly your bog standard office escalators and stairs, anyone would be inspired by these architectural gems.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 06:46 UTC as 16th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Janne Voutilainen (38 comments in total)

Apart from 9 an excellent set, I thought 3 a particularly strong image.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 17:14 UTC as 29th comment

For macro work you can convert the Mt-24EX in to something very similar using the Flexible Dual Mount Flash Bracket, £25 on eBay. But if you don't have the Canon this Venus flash is a much cheaper alternative.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 11:10 UTC as 9th comment

at first glance it looks more adaptable than my Canon MT-24EX but no doubt will require the same complex diffusion to be of any use in the field.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 22:51 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

Here in the UK a motorist who photographed police cars parked at a bus stop where he had received a ticket for doing the same was arrested under the prevention of terrorism act. His conviction was overturned.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 16:38 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
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