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On article 1939: England in Color (part 3) (90 comments in total)
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peevee1: Vertical landscapes. They work. Too bad they are not suitable for TVs and monitors.

I use a tablet with a good screen to show my photos. When you rotate it the picture rotates as well, makes it suitable to show vertical framed photos. That works quite well :)

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 08:34 UTC
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Artistico: It trolls the web? Really? I thought there was enough trolling just in the DPReview forums for starters. Why would we want anyone else to start trolling for us as well? =P

I did recheck my etymology. I cite Wikipedia (which itself cites many sources including Usenet where the term emerged): i stand by my explanation. Note that i was there during these early days and i know what "netiquette" means. If you want the origin of these words i suggest you start looking that word and Usenet posts related to it.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 00:37 UTC
On article GoPro files for $100 million IPO (30 comments in total)
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Andrej99: GoPro,IPO,hmmm...? I do not belive in GoPro anymore,Sony will eat them with new ActionCams! I saw a lot of comparison on youtube and I just ordered that camera (AS100V) and waiting for delivery. Much better sound recording,longer battery life,smaller...and the best feature:GPS! (and who really need 4K video on SPORT camera? Full HD is more then enough!) And I found no issues on Sony cameras...

Way to go mate ! More IPO shares for us wink wink nudge nudge

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 18:20 UTC
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Artistico: It trolls the web? Really? I thought there was enough trolling just in the DPReview forums for starters. Why would we want anyone else to start trolling for us as well? =P

Both words have the same root and same meaning. It's a fishing technique. Hence the word forum trolling, that's not related at all to the mythical creature popularized by Tolkien & co.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 18:16 UTC
On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1027 comments in total)
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babalu: ...in five to ten years any camera with a mirror box will be as antiquated as film cameras are today .

You'd be surprised at what these latest PDAF-enabled hybrid sensors can do...
DSLR sales too, and that doesnt reflect the quality or future-proofness of anything.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 10:34 UTC
On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1027 comments in total)
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babalu: ...in five to ten years any camera with a mirror box will be as antiquated as film cameras are today .

For the EVF blackout it's already there on latest generation (it's instant on EP5, EM1 and i guess other 1/8000s generation shutters) - didnt try the e-shutter on latest Pana's but i think it's the same too.
For the battery it's getting close (can be done with turning off the camera between shots - keeping the camera on, not there yet). I can get about 700 shots with one battery on latest bodies, and some of them accept a battery pack/holder that doubles the capacity. As for EVF lag again on latest generation we are at a point it's not noticeable anymore when engaging high speed mode (240Hz, at the cost of resolution).
So it's getting there faster than you think maybe, apart from batteries where progress is a bit slower.
Keeping AF between shots at 11fps is still not there yet definitely on mirrorless - but that's dependant on CPU power, and that's where progress is faster.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 10:29 UTC
On article SanDisk ups microSD capacity to 128GB with new card (14 comments in total)

Mind boggling, what we can fit on a 128GB storage the size of a small fingernail... Interesting times we live in.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 21:38 UTC as 4th comment
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springsnow: Is it just me, or do the lenses look too "big" for the stated focal length?

Read the previous comments. These are cine lenses (or machine vision, actually). The geared focus ring and size are a give away.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 06:40 UTC
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jhinkey: 8.5mm sounds perfect as long as:
- It's not huge (diameter is OK, but super long is not).
- It has great central sharpness wide open and decent corners
- It's sharp corner to corner stopped down a bit.
- It's chipped
- Has very nice mechanicals (aperture and focus rings)
- Can have a hood put on it
- Can take filters

Yeah, yeah, I want everything . . . .

It's obviously a cine lens (see the geared focus ring..) so:
- it will be oversized and built like a tank
- it will be sharp and will have exact T-stop given
- it will be probably color matched with the other 2 shown here (as in rendition)
- it wont be chipped
- it will have very good mechanical
- it will certainly have a hood a maybe a solution for filters (maybe rear drop-in ?) since these are useful for movie shooting

Dont expect a lens aimed at photographers.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 20:33 UTC
On article Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows (1377 comments in total)

Not slim enough indeed. The design should have been done so the sensor would sit as far in the back as possible, so to make it look like its SLR ancestors. Have to applaud the overall looks though.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 18:29 UTC as 394th comment
On photo Tom in the Beefcakes challenge (3 comments in total)
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Abdullah Al Shami: i have a question
is it important to use flash in this photo to be like that?

I guess if you want the contrast (black background), yes certainly.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 17:50 UTC
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timedrun: I dont know how much a yen is worth precisely, hopfully not a lot. but only a muppet would pay more than 200 quid for this.

Well if you dont understand the difference between f/0.95 and f/1.4, indeed this lens is not for YOU. But please stay correct and dont insult people who know about this difference ?
Also you will have a VERY hard time finding a "nifty fifty" that will have the SAME performance as this lens at the SAME aperture (f/1.4): most of them are quite poor at this aperture, while this Nokton is already closed down one full stop...

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 20:36 UTC
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timedrun: I dont know how much a yen is worth precisely, hopfully not a lot. but only a muppet would pay more than 200 quid for this.

But what do you propose to muppets who still want a f/0.95 aperture lens, since there doesnt seem to be any under $200..?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 19:54 UTC

A very desirable lens, which would complete a triplet of fantastic models. The two existing ones are incredible in video and stills, and i expect this one to deliver the same kind of results.
Autofocus addicts can look forward to the same focal Panasonic model to come, but they will miss the fantastic all-metal and glass construction, the butter smooth focus ring, the manual aperture ring and of course about half a stop max aperture.
Nay sayers never even held one in their own hands. Let them scream and vent their angst at a kind of aperture and low light ability they only dream of.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 19:51 UTC as 17th comment
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apiza: A lot of $ and production for pointless images.

@apiza: Because photography is a very serious affair. I suppose your photos are never "pointless" and of course, devoid of any artistic pursuit, which is pointless by definition...

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 22:40 UTC
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sportyaccordy: That is like eye-wateringly expensive.

Sensors are priced exponentially based on area though due to the odds of defects increasing w/sensor area, so hopefully an FX sized equivalent would only cost $2K or so. Personally I would still rather have a bare-bones FX cam w/the form factor of an old SLR but a legacy mount for <$1000.

If you dont understand the price, then you dont need it. Other people do, and for them the price is right. And for them an FX system is clearly not enough for their needs.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2013 at 19:11 UTC
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3systermuser: so will new Oly OM-D successor use it?

Well their sensor division sells its production, to whoever. It may be Panasonic themselves, or an external company, in which case they do make a quick profit on it, instead of having to actually sell the cameras that use these sensors.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2013 at 19:01 UTC

Still maybe 2 interesting comments here, the rest is filled with "equivalence trolls". Can mods actually moderate these posts, and redirect them somewhere else ? Maybe dpreview would need an "Equivalence talk" forum. Then these people could argue there until death (hopefully) ensues.

As for the announcement: it's interesting to note the release date is now 2013, and close to the release of the 14-42 mkII. That means closer than previously announced, as it used to be 2014.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 09:06 UTC as 48th comment | 4 replies
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OniMirage: So wait while the companies are joining the m4/3 group, why is only Olympus making the announcement and not Oly and Panny? Are the 4 entering the group via a deal struck with Oly?!?

We can suppose Olympus is acting as the chairman of the consortium.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2013 at 20:48 UTC
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