torakawa

Joined on Oct 6, 2016

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torakawa: The 10mm F8 lens has been available for quite a while. Also, reportedly it is optically identical to the Pergear version, which has been reviewed by multiple reputable reviewers.

I said this before but I think DPR should avoid using rumor blogs as "news" sources. Those blogs post less credible information for the sake of sensation, as well as outright ads and incentivized affiliate links (not always marked as such). I am looking for different kinds of contents here, and I am pretty sure I am not alone.

Oh to add something more directly relevant to the article itself, I have a copy of the Pergear version of the 10mm lens for my E-mount APS-C bodies. It's a nice fun little lens. Probably not up to any professional task, but I can recommend it for hobbyists like myself, especially at the price I got it for (~$60).

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 21:46 UTC
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torakawa: The 10mm F8 lens has been available for quite a while. Also, reportedly it is optically identical to the Pergear version, which has been reviewed by multiple reputable reviewers.

I said this before but I think DPR should avoid using rumor blogs as "news" sources. Those blogs post less credible information for the sake of sensation, as well as outright ads and incentivized affiliate links (not always marked as such). I am looking for different kinds of contents here, and I am pretty sure I am not alone.

Thanks for your response Gannon. Very fair thoughts. On this particular lens though, the original post on the rumors site seemed more like an incentivized article -- there is no press release attached to the lenses and they only have links to ebay listings with referrals. I am pretty sure the site owner is getting some % as commissions and they may be intentionally misrepresenting the lenses as "newly released" to generate more clicks.

Maybe you first encountered the information on the rumors site, and I know you don't have infinite amount of time to spend on each of your article. But I would like to see an actual press release used as a source for an article like this. (The fact that you cannot find one might indicate the lens isn't really a new product, you know...)

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 21:39 UTC

The 10mm F8 lens has been available for quite a while. Also, reportedly it is optically identical to the Pergear version, which has been reviewed by multiple reputable reviewers.

I said this before but I think DPR should avoid using rumor blogs as "news" sources. Those blogs post less credible information for the sake of sensation, as well as outright ads and incentivized affiliate links (not always marked as such). I am looking for different kinds of contents here, and I am pretty sure I am not alone.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 16:16 UTC as 44th comment | 6 replies
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Eric Calabros: Didn't know Rental Camera Market Share is a thing.

Except rental prices are roughly proportional to the $$ of the products.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2021 at 22:45 UTC

I'm sad to see DPR comment section now infested by brand fanboys and trolls. I used to enjoy reading insightful and intelligent comments but it's becoming just another rumor website. I would advocate for more heavy handed moderation by the staff, but short of that, would DPR consider implementing blocking functions?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2021 at 15:20 UTC as 85th comment | 15 replies

Sensor sizes? Without that info the f stops are kind of meaningless.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 18:59 UTC as 89th comment | 4 replies
On a photo in the Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM sample gallery sample gallery (5 comments in total)

Making a point against commenters who complain about these photos -- I come here not to "celebrate" a lens but to see how it performs in a use case I as an amateur photographer would encounter. Please don't make these samples another set of "sample" photos from the manufacturer.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2021 at 14:35 UTC as 1st comment

The original article never says Nikon was the third. In fact, if you run the numbers it becomes clear that Fujifilm and Olympus must come in somewhere between Canon and Nikon.

Curiously Nikon Rumors made the same mistake in a post published a few days ago. I must wonder how DPReview collects information for their "news" stories these days?

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2021 at 20:04 UTC as 129th comment | 28 replies

"...and 19mm on MFT mount cameras."

Shouldn't it be 24mm?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 17:58 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Apple iPhone 12 sample gallery (266 comments in total)

Princeton!

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2020 at 20:30 UTC as 90th comment | 2 replies
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Mariano Pacifico: FujiFilm, too, have noodles "The outside of each limited edition instant noodle cup has a design that makes it look like a roll of Fujifilm Provia 100F film. The noodles inside are actually “hot and tangy kimchi” flavored."

Canon cups inspire one to shoot and unwind after one when they become tipsy they eat FujiFilm noodles to inspire them for the next shoot.

I wonder what Nikon is up their sleeves? Anyone?

I can confirm that Nikon selling yokan is very common knowledge among photographers in Japan.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2020 at 01:02 UTC

I have always been able to do this via Canon's Camera Connect app, not image.canon which I find clunkier. (Both are really clunky but the latter is more so.) Once you save your photos on your phone's internal storage via the app then Google Photo automatically finds them and back them up to the cloud.

Canon (and other Japanese camera companies) really need to up their software game or casual users will gravitate towards using their smartphones, no matter what they try on the hardware side. Phones are just damn easier to use.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2020 at 03:23 UTC as 14th comment

Why don't you guys show us a table summarizing all the test results, rather than a 5 minute video? For sure some contents are better presented in video, but these series of numbers are clearly not.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2020 at 13:42 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply

In the meantime DPR confuses users by releasing a review of a 2-year-old camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2020 at 14:05 UTC as 11th comment
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Bill Ferris: For perched birds, static or slow moving subjects in bright light, these lenses could be a hit. The price is certainly right for the enthusiast. That's assuming they're pin sharp wide open. (Does it even make sense to use the phrase, wide open, and f/11 in the same sentence?) If you have to close to f/13 or slower for best performance, get ready for the trash bin of history.

It's a fixed aperture lens so the lens stays open at f/11 no matter what you do.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2020 at 15:41 UTC

Based on the comments (both here and on YouTube), what full frame lens manufacturers must do first is to educate the photographic community about equivalency.

Olympus has done a great job of misinforming people about their lenses being "equivalent but smaller" to full frame F4 telephoto lenses in their advertisement materials.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2020 at 13:55 UTC as 166th comment | 15 replies
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torakawa: Are there really so many "vloggers" to make this kind of a product viable? Sure there are probably 10k vlogging accounts on YouTube as opposed to 1k three years ago. But 10k cameras sold worldwide is for sure not enough sales to justify a new dedicated product line for a company like Sony.

Does anyone know or have an estimate of the real number? I have never seen one but it's hard for me to imagine there is actually enough of those people to sustain a market. I just made that number (10k) up because it seemed like a large enough number as an overestimate of the vlogging youtubers but small enough to not make a market. I'm genuinely curious.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2020 at 01:44 UTC

Are there really so many "vloggers" to make this kind of a product viable? Sure there are probably 10k vlogging accounts on YouTube as opposed to 1k three years ago. But 10k cameras sold worldwide is for sure not enough sales to justify a new dedicated product line for a company like Sony.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2020 at 21:57 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
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Peak freak: I think I've figured out why, for the most part, I find these types of documentary images largely uninteresting - They are just supporting a story (which may or may not be interesting). Without the story, the actual photographs (IMO) can be a mixture of bland / confusing / weird even.
No. 4 is a good example. On its own, I struggle to think of any photographer having difficulty getting such an image, and yet (I understand) it is in the winners circle of a photographic competition.
As such, this seems more a 'photo-documentary' competition, than an outright photo-competition, and I would suggest that there are significant differences.

I agree what art means varies from person to person, and if enough people consider something to be of artistic value then it qualifies to be displayed in an art museum. But to me, the artistic value of a photo always resides in the photo itself (including emotions and imaginations evoked by the image), not in a caption or whatever actually happened in the life of a person pictured in the photo.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2020 at 17:55 UTC
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Kharan: Just get a Sigma MC-21, especially with that price tag 😒

Japanese square sake cups (masu) are never made of bamboo. Not traditional ones at least.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2020 at 17:06 UTC
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