cosmicnode

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cosmicnode: What is this new material "Magnesium allow" LOL

sarcasm

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 08:36 UTC
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mike earussi: I think Sigma has forgotten how to make small lenses. ;)
Probably very good image quality, though.

In some ways this lens is wasted on mirrorless users, reading here most complain about the size and weight. If this was in Nikon or Canon mount there would be a gread deal of praise and anticipation of it's release, A lot of crop DSLR users want lenses just like this, for us its not that big or heavy, it's obvious that its mirrorless only otherwise it would have also been released in DSLR mounts where it would have sold like hot cakes.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 13:24 UTC
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mike earussi: I think Sigma has forgotten how to make small lenses. ;)
Probably very good image quality, though.

If that were true they would be available for Nikon and Canon mount,

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 07:33 UTC

What is this new material "Magnesium allow" LOL

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 07:15 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with new Tamron 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (79 comments in total)
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Tim Love: Please let it focus better than the Sigma 100-400mm. I loved the size and range of the Sigma but it's slow focus for BIF and no tripod collar was depressing so It had to go. I will give the Tamron a go and hope for better results.

I notice this lens has a useful Arca Swiss tripod collar.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 07:12 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Tamron 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (79 comments in total)
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webber15: My Fuji xf100-400 only a few hundred grams heavier (no biggie) & barely any larger...
Also optically stellar and faster...

@webber15 you need to put those photo's in your gallery so the can be easily seen.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 07:08 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2114 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: I know the scoring here is relative to a camera's category type (APS-C, FF, enthusiast, semi-pro, pro etc...) and price range, but I was expecting the D850s score to surpass that of the D500 (91%) and certainly the D810 which it replaces and which was also 89%, as its certainly a major improvement over the latter.

@kreislauf that is probably a sensible way to rate new better cameras, simply drop the % and leave the number as a stand alone score. as the score increases over time it will reflect the improvements in performance.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 05:29 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2114 comments in total)
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John Koerner: Best DSLR on the market ... best possible image quality ... better than the Sony A7rII ... better AF & speed too ... but only gets an 89 compared to the Sony's 90?

Lame, illogical scoring ... an utter waste of time. DPR can't even get their sequences straight (conclusion is 6th instead of last).

Give the best camera around today a score of 100, then add or subtract points given to new cameras, a new lesser camera may get currently 89 and the next top one may get 105 points. In a few years we could reach 150 points or more, forget about percentage results they are only relevant for a short time for comparison.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 07:44 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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pro photo 2011: I just don't know why Nikon and Canon keep producing DSLRs when that mirror is no longer necessary. And because of the mirror mechanism, DSLRs are unnecessarily bulky and heavy. Just looking at CIPA sales numbers (http://www.cipa.jp/index_e.html) and you can see that the reflex camera is a shrinking category. I still have my Nikon D40, but it has been in permanent storage for quite some time.

I wish DPR would take the lead and refer a mirrorless camera as a non-reflex camera, or more elaborately, a DSLNR (Digital Single Lens Non-Reflex) camera instead.

And in a few more years when DSLRs are finally gone, then all will be referred as simply a "digital camera", period.

Call them what they really are, EVIL, electronic viewfinder interchangeable lens. or simply "mirror deprived" LOL

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 09:19 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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Managarm: Hi, dpreview-crew – I have a question:

Why does the name of every picture-file of the wedding start with "DSC". The EXIFs all say "D850", but default file naming doesn't match and is typical for cameras of another brand ...

Could you help me out with this question? Thanks.

I believe it stands for Digital Still Camera, it's on every Nikon image I have taken from any body

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 09:05 UTC
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barrym1966: a very sad day indeed

I have purchased from both stores (but mostly WEX)

Now there is very little choice in the market of where to buy from and no real competition except for Amazon

@JT26 that depends on where you live we had 3 phorography shops that all closed due the crash within a year, and now years later nothing but pcworld/currys

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 08:53 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (339 comments in total)
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Gregd548: Still too expensive for a fixed lens point & shoot... can buy a rather decent DSLR for that price!

@whiteheat I have worked in quality control and inspection. what you do not realise is that Zeiss will be inspecting the lenses produced for Sony wherever they are produces to a "agreed quality level defined by the two companies" . the componants will be checked in batches. an example is that 3 lenses will be chacked in a batch of a thousand, if non fail to reach the standard required the batch passes, if one fails another few lenses will be tested the batch passes or fails on the result of these further tests. With very expensive lenses each individual lens will be tested and adjusted to meet higher more stringent requirements. that is why a Zeiss 15-30mm T2.9 CZ.2 Cine Zoom Lens - PL Mount costs £18,686 and a complete Sony camera with Zeiss branded lens costs less than 10% of that

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 05:26 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (339 comments in total)
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Gregd548: Still too expensive for a fixed lens point & shoot... can buy a rather decent DSLR for that price!

@rialcnis look at the picture of the camera being held with the lens facing forward, read the inscription around the lens element 2.2-4/8.8-220. multiply 220 by 2.7, the crop factor of a 1" sensor and you get 23.76-594, this is how the crop factor works, 400mm multiplyed by the DX crop factor of 1.5 =600, Do you understand how the crop factors work now, not sour grapes simply facts. Perhaps if you had used a long zoom you would have understood this

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (339 comments in total)
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Gregd548: Still too expensive for a fixed lens point & shoot... can buy a rather decent DSLR for that price!

The D3400 uses the same 24mp Sony sensor fitted to all Nikon dx dslr bodies except the D500, so image quality is amongst the highest amongst dx bodies from all manufacturers, better than "rather decent" certainly better than a 1" sensor no matter how good it is. UK price £449 inc standard 18-55mm, the new tamron 18-400 is £649, you can of course get a better body from Nikon or Canon with the extra saved from the $1700. Cost in the UK is normally the same £-$. Ie more expensive in the UK, there are many more options available in this price range, at half the price the Sony would be a good buy. Dont forget the Zeiss lens is made by Sony not Ziess, its basically "badge engineering"

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 09:01 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (339 comments in total)
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John Koch: Is there any seamless or easy way to use the 720p proxy files to edit a 4k video project? Since Sony sold its Vegas editing software to Magix, can one assume any support or not?

No comments on image stabilization. 5-axis IBIS is "standard" on Sony's latest APS-c and FF models. The same is true, when shooting 1080p, using the Sony ax53 or Panasonic FZ2000/2500. Why not offered on the RX10 iv?

Many complained when Sony discontinued internal ND filters with the RX10 iii. Any rationale to repeat this unpopular exclusion? The competing FZ2000/2500 has an internal ND filter.

Aren't the a6500 or FZ2000/2500 cheaper but good options?

Tamron 18-400mm is 28-600mm in a single lens on a DX body, cheaper and lighter than the Sony including body.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 05:23 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (339 comments in total)
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Gregd548: Still too expensive for a fixed lens point & shoot... can buy a rather decent DSLR for that price!

The Sony is a 220mm zoom, its the 2.7x crop factor that makes it a 600mm fov lens effectively, the 300mm on DX is 450mm fov and guess what, 400mm is equivalent to 600mm fov. I Have used long zooms and in fact my current lenses include a 200-500mm Nikon, obviously you will be surprised to find you can buy one of these with a dslr body for less than $1700 with change, and it is a excellant zoom with a high reputation on the Nikon forums, The Tamron 18-400 on a D3400 is a similar range to the Sony, probably has better image quality paired with the larger sensor and is a lighter combination. people here seem to be making the assumption that because the Sony is a compact with a large focal range, it's automatically going to be cheaper and lighter than any other setup.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 05:19 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (339 comments in total)
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Gregd548: Still too expensive for a fixed lens point & shoot... can buy a rather decent DSLR for that price!

I actually forgot about the new Tamron 18-400mm, thats 28-600mm equivalent on DX and using the d3400 weighs exactly the same as this Sony, total cost £1079, and you get the standard zoom. So yes you can get a DSLR with a zoom lens that goes to an EFL of 600mm for a lot less than $1,700.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 07:26 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (339 comments in total)
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Gregd548: Still too expensive for a fixed lens point & shoot... can buy a rather decent DSLR for that price!

@Mark B, For just over £1000 you can buy a Nikon D3400 with standard 18-55mm plus 10-20mm plus 70-300mm, probably the same price in dollars. its a DX body so a larger sensor. This kit is only 25grams heavier than the Sony, has vr in each lens and being "p" lenses have the focusing motor ready for mirrorless bodies when they arrive, you also have the ability to simply carry only a body and one lens around. You really have to want a "compact"? to pay that $1700. You can get the above dslr with 150-600mm tamron or sigma 150-600mm lenses instead of the 70-300 but still with the 10-20 and 18-55 for less than £1700, but obviously a lot larger than this Sony. We genarally pay more in the UK for gear than you do in the US,

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 06:45 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2114 comments in total)
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User3252627750: This camera must be great as they say. I'll play the waiting game in that I certainly have had very bad experience with Nikon designed sensors, i.e. the DH2s was a complete failure. We can only hope that this great but over-priced camera, all-in-one performer! lives to the expectation.

Are you really comparing a14 years old D2h to a D850?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 08:54 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (589 comments in total)

When I look at the keystone shots the buildings appear larger at the top as if the effect is overdone, is this just me, or a optical illusion ?

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 08:48 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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