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On article DJI goes portable with the Mavic Pro (162 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: Compact $499 Yuneec Breeze 4K Quadcopter for indoor and outdoor 4K videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x98nYN14O9s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDgW-Jn3iWA

Are those actual footage by the drone?

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 03:17 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Photokina's greatest hits (46 comments in total)

I heard a rumor that Pentax would release a FF next year........for the past 10 years.

Im gonna miss this joke...

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 09:35 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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mike earussi: As an addendum to Fuji's announcement, it might be interesting for dpreview to do a history of Fuji's involvement in MF film cameras, especially their 6x8 system, especially given that several people here have made comments thinking that Fuji has never made any expensive MF systems before.

Also a comparison of MF sensors to various film sizes might help the newer photographers here have a better perspective about where photography has come from, and where the it may be going in the future.

At first i thought that the GW690 was huge, then i found out there was a 617.....

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 09:30 UTC

Would be interesting to adapt FF lens to it, i bet most FF lens would be able to be shot in a 36x36mm square format. Otherwise, would be good to adapt super telephoto lenses, their image circles are just huge, i tested out a old 300/2.8, it can cover 6x7!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 09:26 UTC as 16th comment
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (657 comments in total)
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rbach44: Full frame user (switched from M43 once upon a time) not looking to troll but asking an honest question:

Looking at the 25mm 1.2 makes me think the same thing as when I saw the f.95 Noktons: Isn’t this just the wrong system for shallow DOF? Putting a big, heavy, and expensive lens on a system built around portability makes no sense to me…

Especially considering that the cost of this lens is the same as a used D600+50mm 1.8, which will provide similar DOF characteristics at little size/weight penalty when considering the whole combo. And that is not even considering the (at least in my opinion) poor ergonomics of a big lens on a small body, the IQ advantage of full frame, and the (presumably) poorer performance at f1.2 compared to a good ol’ f1.8.

Of course M43 has its other advantages, but doesn’t a larger format just make more sense for shallow DOF than shoehorning a very fast lens into a system that really just doesn’t excel in that area? Am I missing something here?

You are absolutely correct, FF is THE system for shallow DOF, not even MF or LF has a 85mm f1.2 equiv.

The extra DOF of M43 does hv its benefits, such as landscape and macro. Very disappointed that the M43 manufactures haven't offered longer macro lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 02:14 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)

What's the magnification of the 42.5mm in macro mode?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 02:24 UTC as 143rd comment
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)

In the first picture, is that a big lens or is it a small camera!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 07:38 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)
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great Javier: Well, this camera is being sold by:
2200 yens (with kit lens) aprox... 330$
3000 yens (with doble lens) aprox... 450$

Very accurate the price on the review! :-)

It is Yuan, not Yen...

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 02:30 UTC
On article Miser's Macro: Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro sample gallery (38 comments in total)

argh....I think Oly missed the mark here, what's lacking in the M43 lineup is a proper telephoto macro lens, at least 90mm (180m equiv.).

As a serious insect macro shooter, I must say that the M43 manufactures doesn't know how good their platform is for field macro. I use EM5 + 60mm zuiko (okay, along with 4 batteries, battery life sucks), which combined is probably the same weight as a FF 100mm-ish macro lens alone.

Plus the 2x crop factor is a huge advantage, the physical magnification is still 1:1, but on screen it's 2:1! When the lens goes to 1.25x, it's 2.5x on screen!!!

Alas, this 30mm is no use in the field, no way I can get so close to the insects.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 08:53 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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winkalman: Everyone is complaining about the lack of leaf shutter lenses, but I think the focal plane shutter is exactly what makes this camera promising. With a focal plane shutter and a simple adapter this camera could potentially mount nearly every medium format lens ever made! All of those old, abandoned lenses from Bronica, Contax, Rollei and others can finally be brought back to life. The real irony is that the Fuji may end up with best selection of leaf shutter lenses of any system since, aside from the X1D lenses, most of the other systems' LS lenses should be mountable on this camera.

Yes, if a camera doesn't have a focal plane shutter, it can't be added back later, but if the market demands leaf shutter, leaf shutter lenses can be easily added.

Just like the Hassy 2000/200 series, it can use both focal and leaf shutter.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:27 UTC
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JLim22: Wow! it's a very nice looking drone! Fold-away wings, monitor included joy-stick, and the hand grip are all nice features. But I wish they mentioned something about other sensors for safety and crash avoidance.

Only drawback I can think of is the camera itself. The FOV is way to wide for pleasing aerial video. If you look at the DJI Inspire, the fov is 94' or 72' depending on the model. I own the phantom 4 which has 94' and I think it's a bit wide sometimes. Of course you can fly closer, but that means distortion and risk of crashing. Maybe Hero 5 black has a crop in 4k mode?

I've just started aerial photography, and find it frustrating that all action cams are fisheye or ultrawide....

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 01:35 UTC

This is a medium format with the best pedigree IMO (Better than Hassy)
Just look at the impressive range of MFs offered by Fuji in the film days,
The GW645 is my all time favorite film camera, I also have the GW690,
but I still lust after the GX617 and the monster GX680.

O, it would be so good if they made this a megasized X-Pro2 rather than X-T2

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 01:15 UTC as 85th comment | 3 replies

AMAZING AMAZING pictures, ALL of them!
And this is from what?! The Weather Channel? The winners are way way better than competitions organized by more photography focused institutions, such as Sony and NGC.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 08:59 UTC as 4th comment
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qwertyasdf: Die hard EOS-M fan here, Canon, please make a version without EVF, and make it lighter, I don't wanna pay for something that I don't use!!!

Maybe because I have perfect eyesight?
I never have had any problem using the LCD of most camera shooting in daylight, maybe you should try before you complaint?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 11:37 UTC

Die hard EOS-M fan here, Canon, please make a version without EVF, and make it lighter, I don't wanna pay for something that I don't use!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:52 UTC as 161st comment | 5 replies

Wow, this is a god sent for light weight travelers, the 7.5mm is 170g! If it's priced like other Laowa's, no brainer for me, finally my Oly EP-M2 can go travel with me, horaayyy! (Can get rid of my much hated Sony A7r + Voigtlander 15mm)

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 14:20 UTC as 10th comment

Not gonna buy it even if it's 175 Japanese Yen!

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 22:56 UTC as 17th comment
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Boeing skipper: The cine 85 T1.5 has 14 elements in 12 groups, compared to Sigma's EX 85 f1.4 which has 11 elements in 7 groups.
Looks like the Sigma's 85 f1.4 Art is finally coming.

I think the throat of Nikon mount is not wide enough to accommodate a 85/1.2.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 22:04 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Samsung NV10 (75 comments in total)

Good enough for Instagram, young fella.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 13:21 UTC as 57th comment
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (154 comments in total)
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Marty4650: It seems like some folks are willing to go to a lot of expense and trouble to convert a $600 Smartphone into an $200 travel zoom point and shoot camera.

I just don't see the point of this.

Oh dear....the truth hurts, really really hurts.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 08:09 UTC
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