Dante Birchen

Dante Birchen

Joined on Apr 11, 2017

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zakaria: Please ask them about the future of Pentax brand after the Nikkei report. I know they denied but no smook without fire.

Fire in the stove is not a bad thing.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 11:51 UTC
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zakaria: Please ask them about the future of Pentax brand after the Nikkei report. I know they denied but no smook without fire.

That would be rude. They have confirmed their commitment to the brand.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 10:25 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (288 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: The fact that it has a pentamirror instead of a pentaprism disqualifies it. APS-c has a small VF as it is. Don't cut costs like that.

They can be but they are not, because that would be much more expensive than a pentaprism, defeating the cost cutting aspect. Entirely lossless full visible spectrum mirrors cannot be done, but virtually lossless yes (dielectric mirrors). If it was about weight and they are just as good as pentaprisms then why do the high end models not have a pentamirror, please tell me.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 14:24 UTC
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Dante Birchen: Back when Minolta's DNA was still present and before it turned into the soulless Sony.

What Entoman said

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:59 UTC

Back when Minolta's DNA was still present and before it turned into the soulless Sony.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 10:52 UTC as 90th comment | 10 replies
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (288 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: The fact that it has a pentamirror instead of a pentaprism disqualifies it. APS-c has a small VF as it is. Don't cut costs like that.

Older people know what a viewfinder is supposed to look like. Even cheap slrs have larger and brighter viewfinders than any expensive modern day full frame dslr.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 08:30 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1828 comments in total)

They could have given it a nice pro body instead of just a fast sensor and image processor, now it looks just like a a7 II.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:33 UTC as 211th comment
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great Javier: So expensive, so fuji.

Pretty cheap actually

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 08:57 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (288 comments in total)
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entoman: It's a great shame that the pentamirror viewfinders fitted to this (and most other) "budget" DSLRs are so poor - a bit like peering down a dark tunnel. A proper pentaprism would add to the cost and weight, but surely not by a huge amount? The poor viewfinder experience is quite likely to convince a lot of potential buyers to go mirrorless. Canon, Nikon and Pentax all need to look seriously at ways in which they can improve the viewfinder experience of their budget DSLRs.

@rrccad weight is not that much of an issue to compromise photographic usability with it. Pentamirror is saying "You are only ever going to use this camera for family snapshots with the kit lens" There are smaller and lighter camera's for that, that perform just as well. If you are going to put in dual control dials and a top lcd you are catering to more serious photographers. Give them a decent pentaprism. But then Canon couldn't have based the body on the rebel line then but on the **D line which it pretends to be in and should be in, but is not. They should have just made the 800D and 80D and not the 77D I am almost but not really a enthusiast camera. It's a 810D

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 08:56 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (416 comments in total)

The functionality and performance of the D500 in the form factor of the D7500 would be about right for me.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 19:19 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (288 comments in total)
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entoman: It's a great shame that the pentamirror viewfinders fitted to this (and most other) "budget" DSLRs are so poor - a bit like peering down a dark tunnel. A proper pentaprism would add to the cost and weight, but surely not by a huge amount? The poor viewfinder experience is quite likely to convince a lot of potential buyers to go mirrorless. Canon, Nikon and Pentax all need to look seriously at ways in which they can improve the viewfinder experience of their budget DSLRs.

Pentax hasn't used a pentamirror since the K-r. But you are right about Canon and Nikon.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 19:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (288 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: The fact that it has a pentamirror instead of a pentaprism disqualifies it. APS-c has a small VF as it is. Don't cut costs like that.

I am not in favour of camera companies bringing out bad products because they want to occupy every single price slot. It is a fake kind of choice.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 18:59 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (288 comments in total)

The fact that it has a pentamirror instead of a pentaprism disqualifies it. APS-c has a small VF as it is. Don't cut costs like that.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 17:07 UTC as 64th comment | 13 replies
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (298 comments in total)

I always skip an iteration or two. No use upgrading for minor improvements. Now the D500 is top dog in APS-C the D7500 has had some downgrades as well as upgrades. It would be wise to look around a bit at other brands to see if they maybe better fit your needs.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 10:59 UTC as 91st comment
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Dante Birchen: Ricoh should sue Nikkei for spreading FUD. I see a lot of happy trolls relishing in it.

There is one right now.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 17:35 UTC
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zos xavius: Thank you dpreview for showing that you have integrity and waiting for Ricoh to officially respond to this rumor. I only wish that other sites showed the same level of fairness.

It would have been better not to report about it at all, because people read selectively and with bias. As it was clear that the Nikkei report was pure conjecture there was no need to feed the trolls.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 09:17 UTC

The good lord gave us smarts so we would be able to roam the world along train tracks and the good lord gave is stupidity to so that many would be warned by the mistake of the few. Also the good lord gave is indignation so that we could safely waste our time being angry at the internet and not do dangerous stuff like walking on train tracks causing delays for hard working god fearing worker people. To punish this idleness he gave is a plethora of diseases we get from sitting too much so that we would make room for others to take our place in his creation. Oh yes the ways of the lord are inscrutable.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 07:00 UTC as 47th comment

Ricoh should sue Nikkei for spreading FUD. I see a lot of happy trolls relishing in it.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 09:56 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (519 comments in total)

Looks like Nikon finally started listening to it's customers

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 10:52 UTC as 94th comment

So when you dish out a lot of cash you can get decent 4k 360 video. With some post processing this clip will look stunning.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 12:51 UTC as 5th comment
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