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Robert Garcia NYC: Dpreview, I am curious if they Olympus are going to release a Full Frame. Pref in Pen F shape. Why not ask that?

How could Olympus possibly compete in the FF space? It would be a huge expense to Olympus and would eventually end in an abandoned lens mount.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 14:11 UTC
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cdembrey: The great thing about film is that it works with my mid 1930s LTM Leica and my mid 2000s Canon EOS Elan 7n. No expensive new camera needed every two/three years to shoot film. Money saved will pay for a lot of film processing.

False analogy.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 00:18 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)
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iamatrix: It's really hard to get excited about a DSLR these days.

I agree, but these upper echelon Nikon bodies are a lot of fun to use.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 02:50 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (372 comments in total)
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Jennyhappy2: Panasonic LX100 or Sony RX100 III/IV...best of the best!

Actually,no. The honor went to the LX10.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 18:04 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (396 comments in total)

Are all photographers as negative as those on this forum? No one here is ever satisfied with the reviews or the cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 18:13 UTC as 62nd comment | 4 replies

Tough crowd

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 13:52 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply
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Stanislav Vasiliev: There is logic in what Apple do. First of all the SD reader in the previous MacBook Pros wasn't any fast - I got around 90MB/s on my Extreme Pro UHS-II cards. In comparison, I get around 220MB/s on them with a dedicated USB reader. In professional league SD isn't used that much - XQD, CFast, Compact Flash, even some SSD in videography. With latest cameras even USB transfer is much faster, and I expect to see really nice and fast readers for USB-C/Thunderbolt later this year. After moving to UHS-II cards I stopped using internal SD reader in my MacBook Pro and moved to external models from Sandisk and Delkin.

Nonsense. SD is by far the prominent storage type for digital cameras. Connecting the camera straight to the computer can be hassle and is not a good substitute for a card reader.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 20:16 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (416 comments in total)

Finally, usable and effective C-AF on a compact!

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 18:13 UTC as 144th comment

Carry anywhere convenience = smartphone. I have had a bunch of compacts over the years and find that I just never carried one everywhere. My phone, though, is always with me.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 14:41 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (870 comments in total)

I think OSX is really getting long in the tooth. I find that my Win 10 laptop makes my iMac (running el cap) seem very dated.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 15:50 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (870 comments in total)
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vscd: I'll take a Thinkpad anytime. Started with a 770Z and still typing this text on a X240. It has to be black, reliable and most important: with a dull screen. The crux of Apple lies in the closed OS and the tripping hazards everywhere...

I have never been hit with a virus and have been using PCs since the IBM 8088.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 21:15 UTC
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Pixel Peter: The Lumia 1020 blows the Pixel XL out of the water

Blows out of the water..,an overused expression on this forum

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 21:12 UTC
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photenth: Given the specs, great camera. Why revive the A-mount =/ They could have let it die and no one would be bothered.

It actually never died in the first place. It seems the extremely impatient kids on this site jumped the gun on the funeral, though.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: What you really need to know is this: The EOS M5 is the first ILC [interchangeable lens camera] by Canon that can capture video while you are looking at the viewfinder and not the looking at the cumbersome LCD playback screen.

Instead of both your hands stretched out like a zombie... You have the camera close to your face while shooting Video!

This one great feature alone is what sets this model apart from all other Canon ILC's and DSLR's!


Get rid of "cumbersome" and the zombie reference and you will add a lot more credibility to your post.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 12:26 UTC
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EwanMC: Note, the available Sony/Minolta Alpha mount. Does Tamron know something we don't know about the future of Sony's A-mount cameras?

What's there to know? Sony has an A mount line and an E mount line. Nikon has F mount and CX mount. Canon has EOS and EOS-M. Each manufacturer focuses more heavily on their better selling mount.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 13:49 UTC
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sleibson: The omission of Corel Paintshop Pro tells me a lot about this article.

What does it tell you?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
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j900: How long until Lightroom is no longer proposed as a perpetual license? Then it's going to be $150 a year, instead of $80 for the paid upgrade every other year. There's not even a mention on when LR7 will be released, despite the fact that it's already late and despite the numerous novelties brought to CC.

Adobe software rocks my friends, but the adobe route is far from being future proof if controlling your costs and owning your software is a priority.

If you convert your RAW files to DNG, you will be able to use LR6 for as long as you like. You can't expect any company to provide free updates for life.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 13:46 UTC
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Paco Ignacio: A-mount is dead already.

Working fine for me!

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 02:11 UTC
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Nuno Souto: When will the "dslr-only" folks wake up and understand the days of lugging around 15 pounds of equipment to take one photo or make a little video are over and done?

And no, you are NOT a "pro" because you use the same gear as some internet blogger!

Grow up, go outside and smell the flowers, it's really worth it.
Mirrorless is here to stay and is the future.

When you do some intense hiking, 15 lbs feels like an anchor. Heck, after several hours of rock scrambling and heat, a compact feels heavy sometimes lol.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 23:58 UTC
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EwanMC: The elephant in the room is the SLT-A77 II?

* Continuous AF is effective during still and video capture
* Face detection works well
* Good build quality and overall ergonomics
* SteadyShot is useful in both still and video capture
* Ability to record video using XAVC S codec

I recently picked up an A77ii and I have owned quite a few other cameras in the last 10 years. This is, in my opinion, the best stills/video camera on the market for an enthusiast. The stills AF is incredibly fast and accurate (I shoot ice hockey, which is very demanding due to poor lighting and fast action) and the video AF is probably the best I have used. The face detection is also excellent. I use the 16-50 2.8 and a Sigma 70-200 2.8, for reference. There are plenty of other lenses available too - more than any mirrorless options, although not as robust a selection as Canon or Nikon.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 23:55 UTC
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