Tilted Plane

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Another WSJ pro-business wash of Kodak's corporate bullying over the years, from their 1880s patent infringement of Mr. Goodwin in Rochester to their 20th Century infringement of Polaroid patents. The main problem is bad reporting—their source for a story about Kodak is a Kodak PR person. They maybe don't need to mention that Eastman didn't just die—he committed suicide—but it's just another crack in the presentation.

This strikes me as unbalanced enough to make dpreview a bit culpable, too, though I'm sure the good people there have the best intentions.

Kodak did make some of the great products that defined photography for amateurs and professionals (the Kodak 1A, Kodachrome, and Tri-X loom large, but even some of the earliest patents in digital imaging), but the article was about the corporate side of things. And stock prices.

Or so I see it.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2020 at 14:27 UTC as 25th comment

There are the Voigtlander wides. Not AF, but otherwise…

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2020 at 09:04 UTC as 68th comment
On article DPReview TV: 2019 New Year's Resolutions (255 comments in total)
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Flow Friday: New Year‘s Resolution...what about correctly pronouncing ‚Nikon‘? ;)

It's Nikon, not Nikon. Come on!

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2019 at 21:35 UTC
On article DPReview TV: 2019 New Year's Resolutions (255 comments in total)
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forpetessake: Canon: enough BS, get your sensors from Sony
Fujifilm: get a grip
Nikon: more Z lenses
Olympus: sorry
Sony: get the freaking colors right
Panasonic: decide where you are going to
Leica: time to sell the company to Cartier
Sigma: just keep cranking lenses, don't waste time on dead bodies

Olympus has some lenses that totally rock. Not sorry about that!!

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2019 at 21:34 UTC
On article DPReview TV: 2019 New Year's Resolutions (255 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: What all cameras still need in 2020:

- new JPEG algorithm - far better and modern
- module bodys with changeable sensor/processor units (by manufacturers)
- different grips for different hands
- fast developing files in camera and on tablet without any participation from adobe
- no more adobe abo-payment
- better resolution viewfinder and monitor
- theft protection code in the camera
- far better strap-connections and straps - see Pentax LX (and 4 points to connect on all camera corners)
- new, faster flashes

do you really worry about your jpeg quality?

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2019 at 21:33 UTC
On article DPReview TV: 2019 New Year's Resolutions (255 comments in total)

I'll join the crowd and say thank you, well done, cheers, happy new year, and keep on keeping on. (And don't let all this go to your heads.)

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2019 at 21:32 UTC as 10th comment
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dansclic: Lenstip says :
Huge vignetting
Weak edge performance
Very distinct coma
Noticeable spherical aberration
How can this lens be a good choice ?

None of this is true in my copy, except for vignetting, which strikes me as par for the course for any ultra wide lenses.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2019 at 21:37 UTC

I agree.
Have one and I love it. It's simple: it's sharp.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2019 at 21:35 UTC as 4th comment

Thank you. That was great.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2019 at 00:55 UTC as 30th comment

you've got an error in the image quality part, where 4th place is the Nikon but the on-screen text says Sony

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2019 at 19:48 UTC as 59th comment
On article DPReview TV: Hands-on with anamorphic lenses (141 comments in total)

Yes, more please. Great clear info, and the humor is, well, pretty funny. Keep it up!

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2019 at 11:19 UTC as 5th comment
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-Pro3 hands-on preview (93 comments in total)
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uMad: Fuji jpgs are just out of this world - beautiful colors.
Loving that new film simulation

Isn't film simulation doable in photoshop after the fact? I don't get the point.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2019 at 19:34 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-Pro3 hands-on preview (93 comments in total)

Hilarious start, but a brilliant job as always. Gets to what matters and fast. Thanks!

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2019 at 19:32 UTC as 20th comment

Seems like a BIG camera (with a small lens). Just the opposite of the trend I would prefer. (I know this sounds simplistic, but I'm being brief!)

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2019 at 19:13 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply

how does in integrate with Lightroom?

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2019 at 19:10 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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Becksvart: The 15/2 tempted me for a while, due to it focusing rather close and having pretty good bokeh. Supposedly rather good for astro minus the coma toward the corners, but that depends on viewing size to a degree. (I decided not to for the moment because I had nothing wider than 28mm and the 15/2 is not very general).

P Reeve's reviews (I hope it's okay to link them, I find most of their reviews rather informative and on the "right level"):
https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review-laowa-10-18mm-4-5-5-6-fe-c-dreamer/
https://phillipreeve.net/blog/rolling-review-laowa-15mm-2-0-zero-d/

I have this 15mm for E mount and it's a remarkable lens. Even wide open! I have zero regrets on this one.

I did a side-by-side at 15mm with my Nikon 14-28mm and it was slightly better. Better! Anyone who has used the Nikon knows this is high praise.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 21:33 UTC
On article The best lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras (234 comments in total)
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DenImage: Well congratulations DPReview on losing all credibility.
The 28mm f2 and 50mm f2.8 Macro are complete garbage.

Den

Just wrong. I have both and both are super sharp. Both have issues (distortion shooting RAW with the 28mm and terrible autofocus on the 50mm) but everything can be worked around. Worth it!

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2019 at 19:00 UTC
On article The best lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras (234 comments in total)
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Matt_Anderson: Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 is a steal.
Must have FE lens.

I agree and agree again. It's an amazing lens. Amazing. And I've used and tested dozens.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2019 at 18:58 UTC
On article The best lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras (234 comments in total)
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everybodyisone: Best prime is the 28/2? Wow I didn't see that coming. I guess I need to re-evaluate this site a bit.
I could have accept the 55/1.8 it is a legend. The 50 1.4 big but amazing. The 35 1.4 big but that is also that lens when you just forget the size and the weight because it doesn't matter anymore. The Batis 85 i like very much it is maybe not the best but still. And there are a lot more, like the 85 G, or the 90 macro ... etc... But the 28/2??? It is a decent lens of course but I don't know...
I guess I just moved on from "big heavy vs small light" into the "I just want the highest IQ possible" world... maybe not everybody. I also don't like when the price is there as a too much consideration factor. I am not rich but still I want to know which one is good and not which one is cheap.
Sometimes I feel like they post something weird on purpose for more comment...

I have the 28 f/2 and it's great. Super sharp, nice and light. I doubt the old Sigma is actually up to snuff side by side, but I do love old lenses so glad to see it in play.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2019 at 18:55 UTC
On article The best lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras (234 comments in total)

Seems there is no option explored for SMALL with APS-C…and for that I recommend the tiny and reasonably sharp 16mm from Sony. Turns an a5100 (or my NEX-5n) almost into a pocket sized street shooter.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2019 at 18:51 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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