riveredger

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FodgeandDurn: Haven't Meike grips always come with a remote?

I bought a Neewer grip recently and flimsy (incredibly poorly designed) battery door broke after only a few changes. Sent it back and bought the official grip - far better, albeit lacking a remote...

Are Meike generally perceived to be any better than Neewer?

How hard did you manhandle that battery door? Meike grips are typically well reviewed.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 00:31 UTC
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visualenvy: Can't wait for Sony to make one for the A9.. like never.

Sony is releasing electronics while Nikon is releasing fine crafted masterpieces. Yes I'm biased :)

It’s not as if you are actually going to buy one of these...

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 03:45 UTC
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lotzi: This is simply going back to the normal market model before the digital cameras led to a dizzying upgrade cycle, which is not at all typical for any kind of technological product.

Technical devices, even for the consumer market, should be designed with a useful life of at least 10 years, with the first user using them for at least 4-5 years. This is true for cars, TVs, refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, computers, game consoles etc. This still allows quite fast progress - one simply continues selling the current device and makes upgrades in larger hops.

The assumption that any kind of device should be upgraded on a yearly basis is an unusual feature of the 2005-2015 period for digital cameras and cell phones. Good for the companies who managed to convince people of the necessity of yearly "upgrades" -but this clearly could not last.

It also appears bizarre to me that companies who have a 20% of worldwide market share of a technical product have difficulty turning a profit.

Lotzi

I disagree. Most technology products are upgraded regularly by consumers.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 21:12 UTC
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visualenvy: Sony must be hiring in the wrong place!! Look at all these lens engineers right here on DPR...

I mean how hard can it be to just give me a 16-50mm f.095 and make it 100g and sharper than a Zeiss.. oh and I only want to pay $299.

Commenters here are a joke now.

This lens will make them money and this is the lens I've been waiting for that actually might make me use my A6000 for more traveling instead of the D5200 or D500.

The only people calling this lens slow are novices who then wonder why their pictures are blurry with f1.4.

Is there any “camera company” that makes an 18-135 F/4 lens?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 18:34 UTC
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kobakokh: 600 USD for this plastic slow lens? How many stupid users have Sony in the world who will pay such money for it? Canon's analog cost about 250 and even its a overpriced for such low level lens...

The canon 18-135 Nsno is also priced at $599 retail. Please research before posting...

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 15:21 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (639 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: no gallery of high-rez G1XMkIII 67mp+ panorama mode images ... too bad :(

horizontal grip mode (horizontal panning)
vertical grip mode (horizontal panning)

You won’t buy it, regardless!

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 00:51 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (639 comments in total)
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scotthunter: I've got one. It's a fabulous little camera. The build quality is top notch, and there's a noticeable improvement in image quality over my G7X Mk II, particularly in low light situations using higher ISO's. I intend to use it for landscape photography as it's very portable and will rival a DSLR for image quality. The limitations of the lens' aperture range and limited reach is only relevant if you intend on doing sports or wildlife photography, but for everyone else it strikes the perfect balance between portability, convenience and image quality.

Not really.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 15:40 UTC

In other news, 24oz red paint on sale this week at Lowe’s for $3.99.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 18:54 UTC as 123rd comment
On article Have your say: Best smartphone of 2017 (58 comments in total)
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Dazed and Confused: It's amazing how many people in the comments are just voting for phones they like, rather than for what this award is actually for - Best Smartphone CAMERA of 2017.

I know people out there love their headphone jacks, microSD cards and swappable batteries, but none of those are actually what this poll is about.

Actually, the headline and the poll title simply state “Best Smartphone,” leading to the confusion!

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 13:12 UTC
On article Have your say: Best smartphone of 2017 (58 comments in total)
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qunamax: There are so many new models and companies that I don't see a point in following it all while their features remain pretty much the same, just more and more gimmicks and useless stuff, There's so much to be done on PC and with proper camera and in life in general that I don't know where people find time to fiddle with their phones.

For folks with busy lifestyles, our smartphones are our most used item, by far.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 12:32 UTC
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Lightgreen: At RAW, the G1X III enjoys a sizeable noise advantage at ISO 3200 over the RX100 V. Wow. Wouldn't have expected it to be that sizable of a difference. Fascinating.
Lens is sharper then it's 1" counterparts, and the LX100. That's not surprising, but good to know.

The Sony lens is significantly faster, though, allowing the use of lower ISO at the same shutter speed.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 16:37 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III sample gallery (88 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: G1XMkIII
disappointed in seeing CA on WA lens end
(more noticeable in raw, than in ooc jpegs)

somehow common on every system, but the rare odd great WA Lens (too few amongst even ICL systems)

fixing in post not so ideal

whilst i lack CA correction in free LR Mobile (too bad), CA is easily brought out in raw pp whilst pulling shadows, upping vibrance, etc

free Photo Mate R3 does have CA correction, 3 levels, ... i tried maximum (of 3)
resulting in CA correction, BUT ... its algorithm buried the CA into the dark side of the high contrast boundaries, still visible: for both purple-blue and yellow-greens, in the dark side of edges :P

You are an interesting one...

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 01:10 UTC
On article Panasonic G9 added to studio scene comparison (168 comments in total)
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Gravis: I compared RAW image with cameras that I have. This G9 is slightly, just marginally better than my Fuji X-Pro2 and Nikon D750 and actually on par with Nikon D810 (just less resolution). Impressive.

No way.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 16:00 UTC
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Sdaniella: Photo Mate R3

can handle newer proprietary raw, like Canon 6D2 CR2, which my current LR CC or Mobile cannot handle properly even if preconverted to DNG (never mind 6D2 CR2)

is "free" conditionally:
a huge solid-opaque advert (hardly "watermark") is plastered over saved full-rez jpegs
on lower left third corner of a 3:2 image (to unlock un-forced watermark, one must pay for upgrade)

upside: if it crashes ... (see below) it remembers last pp edits to "raw" image when returning back to continue pp raw where last left off before crashing

other downsides:
poor memory management: it likes to keep other photos in album in constant display at bottom = eats up memory unnecessarily

unlikely, i'll use PhotoMate R3 since free LR mobile alternate is non-"watermark" restricted, especially on raw of my actual cameras of use or of higher interest

i.e. exclude raw from cameras that do not yet work properly (like some newer beta 6D2&SL2 CR2; non-beta CR2 seems to work: baffling) in free LR mobile

you will get what you pay for

I don't know why so many posters on DPR want to skimp on software. It is a critical component of digital imaging.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 20:14 UTC
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Lusis100: All pretty simple take a photo with your high quality smartphone while texting .........feed it into a app with film presets .......... send it to snap rat or off my face book ........ print on a Fuji instant printer .................. tweet it ........ woloch, retro ground covered

Cool. I think it will be just a fun camera to play with. I think that is all it is intended to be, as well.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 23:49 UTC
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Lusis100: All pretty simple take a photo with your high quality smartphone while texting .........feed it into a app with film presets .......... send it to snap rat or off my face book ........ print on a Fuji instant printer .................. tweet it ........ woloch, retro ground covered

You bought one?

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 23:41 UTC
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Sdaniella: Photo Mate R3

can handle newer proprietary raw, like Canon 6D2 CR2, which my current LR CC or Mobile cannot handle properly even if preconverted to DNG (never mind 6D2 CR2)

is "free" conditionally:
a huge solid-opaque advert (hardly "watermark") is plastered over saved full-rez jpegs
on lower left third corner of a 3:2 image (to unlock un-forced watermark, one must pay for upgrade)

upside: if it crashes ... (see below) it remembers last pp edits to "raw" image when returning back to continue pp raw where last left off before crashing

other downsides:
poor memory management: it likes to keep other photos in album in constant display at bottom = eats up memory unnecessarily

unlikely, i'll use PhotoMate R3 since free LR mobile alternate is non-"watermark" restricted, especially on raw of my actual cameras of use or of higher interest

i.e. exclude raw from cameras that do not yet work properly (like some newer beta 6D2&SL2 CR2; non-beta CR2 seems to work: baffling) in free LR mobile

It’s only $6.50... just buy it if you use Android so extensively in your workflow

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 03:09 UTC

Who makes the sensor?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 14:39 UTC as 80th comment
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rrccad: "General opinion seems to be that 8K is a long way off"

really? the 2020 Olympics will be shot in 8K.

Fios Gigabit connection can handle it :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 15:09 UTC
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rrccad: "General opinion seems to be that 8K is a long way off"

really? the 2020 Olympics will be shot in 8K.

The issue will be the bandwidth and throughout needed to stream 8k video.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 23:48 UTC
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