WT21

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Albert Valentino: When considering price, keep in mind that a 1.4x TC is included. And a 2x TC is avaliable separately.

Also, another nice feature is fairly good close focusing of 0.2x and even more with the TC. So this will be a superb flower and butterfly lens as the longer FL and narrow FOV will help keep background nicely controlled.

Those must be some really nice flowers and butterflies!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 12:48 UTC
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Sdaniella: Nikon has only a niche dSLR body, with a niche mount, much like Sony's niche A/FE/E mount (too narrow, less flexible)

Nikon exists entirely on Japan Inc keiretsu philosophy of helping the parts for an economically more flexible and healthier whole, but only when in the long run, there are sufficient ongoing benefits, whether its profitability, if not overall dominance, which Japan Inc enjoys as a whole.

If it were not for Canon ExpSimLV, all Nikon FX Prosumer/Pro-body LV dSLRs would plummet into Nikon DX LV dSLRs, mirrorless, coolpix dcams with ONLY Kodakian LV

If it were not for Sony sensors in Nikon cameras, Nikon would end up like Kodak

If it were not for Canon Stop-Down Aperture WYSIWYG-LV (Powershot LV) ... Sony mirrorless ... along with all mirrorless with WYSIWYG-LV today (oly/pany/fujifilm) ... and ALL m43, would be stuck with, yup, Kodakian-LV (framing-LV) ... and disappeared when kodak died ... a few kodakian-LV stragglers will persist ... pentax, ricoh, etc, etc even now

Cannot figure out what you are trying to say??

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 22:16 UTC
On article Canon EF-M 22mm F2 STM sample gallery (176 comments in total)

The best compact lens I have ever owned. I don't have the M system any longer for every other conceivable reason, but the 22mm is the only reason I keep an eye on the system, just in case.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 21:12 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM sample gallery updated (142 comments in total)

Portrait samples???

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 13:29 UTC as 21st comment
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brn: To cause that kind of reaction, I can only assume it was a large military drone.

A bird in an engine can endanger a plane. I'm sure a drone can do the same.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 02:13 UTC
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arhmatic: If some of you are trying to make a case for more regulations on drones, please don't. The reality is, there is always some idiot that would endanger others, given a simple chopstick or whatever.

I think the larger majority were talking about new ways to shoot/disable/disrupt drones, more than regulations.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 02:12 UTC
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turvyT: Nikon should get a deal with some phone company. For camera only companies that's going to be the way to survival.

Yes they are 3rd right now at 9% market share.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 19:35 UTC
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turvyT: Nikon should get a deal with some phone company. For camera only companies that's going to be the way to survival.

Nokia and Huawei have what kind of market share? Also notice -- German, not Japanese names (regardless of who owns the companies now)

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 14:37 UTC
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turvyT: Nikon should get a deal with some phone company. For camera only companies that's going to be the way to survival.

Phone makers don't need camera makers. Who do you think needs the brand clout of Nikon or Canon -- Samsung or Apple? Does a Korean company even want to borrow Japanese brand clout? Does a Chinese company? That's a dead play.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 22:28 UTC
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IdM photography: It's unfortunate that Nikon did not launch their DL line of cameras... One inch sensor cameras still deliver significantly better image quality compared to smartphones...

I wanted a DL too (especially the UWA one), but I have to think that market is super small, and Nikon (I don't think?) has the other operational units like Canon, Sony, Fuji or Oly, AFAIK, to fall back on.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 22:27 UTC
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goactive: Mirrorless APS-C and FF is what is killing Nikon. After many many years i am looking to move to Fujifilm next year the Fuji X-T2 seems to be a great camera that is as good as the D750 or D500 but with all the benefits of mirrorless. I will start with one and if it is as good as all the reviews say I will buy a second one and sell off all my Nikon gear, Getting Tired of waiting on a Nikon mirrorless. I do have the V2 and J5 and love both of them and will keep them for the zoom range.

Shutting down a compact camera factory is not a sign that someone is "killing Nikon" -- that market is dead. It's a good move. I am very eagerly awaiting their mirrorless offering. It will be interesting.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 22:25 UTC

add a DAM and let's get rollin!

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 19:22 UTC as 47th comment
On article Fujifilm X-E3 Review (752 comments in total)

Still X-Trans?

No thanks.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 21:53 UTC as 59th comment | 10 replies

"untimely death" that's like saying a 68 year old lifetime smoker had an untimely death. Yeah, young, but not that young, and there were hints it was coming.

Not defending Adobe, but I am saying you are naive if you thought the standalone version was going to continue for much longer.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 17:02 UTC as 176th comment | 2 replies
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Ebrahim Saadawi: It's a handsome looking camera with good image samples. It's 125 dollars. Is it better than an XF100? No. It's 125$. Is it better than a 125$ phone? Yes. Is it better than a 1000$ phone? Probably not IQ but not in design. Is it better than a film camera? No. It's 125$. Is it the best thing since the invention of digital photography? no. It's 125$.

Remember this: The camera doesn't have competition. Who else gives you a REALLY good looking camera with 35mm lens at 125 bucks? Nobody. You can buy film but good luck with sticking to your given 125$ budget for a camera + lens + years of processing thousands of shots, hell, even one hundred shots.

It's a unique proposition, a cheap intro to the Retro/handsome camera world that actually still works and seems to deliver good images too.

I see nothing wrong with the Yachica Y35 beyond their odd choice of the cartridge thing. They should have just stuck with trying to squeeze the best retro camera at 125$.

Send me $125 then, if you hate your money.

"It's crap, but it's only $125!" It's still crap.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 18:09 UTC
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Mac McCreery: Sod innovation then, Harrumph and bah humbug.

What exactly is innovative in the Yashica?

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 18:07 UTC

It would be like selling Vinyl discs embedded with MP3 flash memory. You need a big old-school record player, the vinyl disk, and maybe you even have to move a needle yourself, but it still plays high-compression 48K MP3s. So awesome!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 18:06 UTC as 170th comment
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (284 comments in total)

That was my first DSLR. I printed a number of shots from there, and still have a lot of favorites from that camera, though I was more partial to the 35/2, but still used the 50/1.8.

IIRC, it did not have auto-ISO, which was one of the frustrations (I think??). And of course poor high ISO and DR, as mentioned.

No silent mode either, lol

But otherwise, it is fondly remembered. Thanks for the throw-back!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 16:42 UTC as 97th comment | 1 reply

Great article. I know he's a photographer, but bravery in Egypt may or may not translate to job skills in Spain. I hope he can get his feet under him and start building a life.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 10:38 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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WT21: This article and then this one https://www.dpreview.com/news/7320558112/metabones-devil-s-speed-booster-turns-pentax-q-cameras-into-monster-low-light-machines had me wondering if maybe I fell asleep and woke up on April 1st. What a weird day for photography.

"it may help buyers of a Pentax Q who also happen to have Nikon lenses" a booming market, I'm sure

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 13:21 UTC
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