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On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (303 comments in total)
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mario loconte: oh dpreview, you are so disappointing. You use to be a good reference for pro photographers.

Jeez Pavel, Kreislauf was commenting on Mario Loconte's snide and pointless remark. You provided a total of 11 comments on this article. It's a wonder you have any time left for your pictures of other peoples arts and crafts. I notice you managed to insert a commercial message in all of your comments.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 14:58 UTC
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (303 comments in total)
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HarrieD7000: Almost 7 years after I bought my first DSLR (DX) with a 24-85 zoom, I finally replaced that with a 24-70 2,8 from the same brand last weekend. I bought at least 7 other lenses, from 12 to 200. Even a 18-200 VRII, but I should have started with the 24-70 in the first place. I managed to take some sharp pictures with the 24-85 en some nice shots with the 18-200, but with the 24-70 almost every shot is tad sharp.
I now will try to sell at least 5 of my lenses on eBay, and perhaps I can buy back a UV Filter for what that sale will bring.
The only things that stay, are my DX and FX body, the 24-70 the 80-200 and the 85 mm prime. I could have saved a lot of money if I only had listened to the advice of the pro's in those days. As a long retired man, who has this passion for photography I really must save months for my next equipment. The 24-70 took me 2 years. My next step will be the 135 f2 from Zeiss. Because portraiture is my thing. I hope the next lens will arrive in or just before 2019

I'm in the same boat as you are. I use lensrentals.com when I need a specific lens for occasional use. I can't justify buying a five thousand dollar lens but I can rent one for four days to go photograph the spring bird migration or chase bigfoot in the Allegheny mountains :)

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 14:47 UTC
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (303 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: what this article does not say is the obvious , every pro and serious enthusiast and newbie on the right path will own or seek to own a simple fast inexpensive prime .. if ones photo gear were a toolkit , a prime would be like a hammer or screwdriver or pliers......essential to have .... i dont care what kind of photographer you are or aspire to be , at least one good prime is absolutely necessary to own, period.

i believe is usefulness and value are without question , it expands available light shooting in a way even fast very expensive zooms cannot by sometimes 4 ,8 or more times the light of a kit zoom... it also offers good subject isolation when its needed

i do not understand why it isnt the first reccomendation for a next lens for newbies with a kit zoom only

I agree with you bobbarber. Nothing made a greater improvement to my photography that getting a good flash and learning how to control flash lighting. A weekend with the manufacturers lighting book and the new flash was well worth it.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (303 comments in total)

When I need a fast long zoom lens or a specialty lens such as a perspective control lens for architecture I rent them. I have used a couple of rental companies and have been very happy with the whole process. It's also a nice way to try out new lenses before you buy.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 14:38 UTC as 31st comment

Maybe if it had a Apple logo it would be worth $675.00

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 20:06 UTC as 19th comment

Meanwhile Microsoft is offering computers withscreens just for photographers and graphic artists at substantially less than Apple. I'm voting with my wallet

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 22:04 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)

I'll keep my Tokina 100mm f2.8 that cost 300.00

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 15:58 UTC as 8th comment

It doesn't have a headset jack so no deal. But hey it doesn't spontaneously combust like Android phones.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 16:49 UTC as 47th comment | 5 replies
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (354 comments in total)

I worry that the color of the sand is not sandy enough. In the old format gallery there would have been more sand pictures so that we could compare the color of the sand in Miami with the sand from southern California or Hawaii. I looked back through the Alpha 6000 galery and there were no sand pictures at all so the comparison is impossible to make.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 15:48 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies

So Sony sold what maybe 10 or 15 of the original RX1R cameras for $3,000 each. I'm surprised they didn't discontinue it. Now we have a camera with resolution that far surpasses the ability of printers, video monitors and and hard drives to store and display this resolution. The price will certainly be higher and you have a fixed lens camera that costs as much as Sony's best full frame DSLR. I'll wait until the next iteration of the Fuji X100.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 15:46 UTC as 232nd comment | 6 replies

Dumbest damn thing I ever hear of. Kind of like a car that wont start if it's sitting in a familiar driveway.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2015 at 17:24 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply

DPR you should stop allowing comments from the peanut gallery on any of these articles. It just encourages the trolls and lunatic fringe to get their two cents in.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2015 at 19:52 UTC as 8th comment

Its fun and easy to use. Does great macro photos and the black and white pics are very nice. I also use camera 645 and this is much easier.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 16:58 UTC as 9th comment

I just bought it.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 16:32 UTC as 10th comment
On article Nikon D7200 Review (639 comments in total)

I went from a D90 which I was very happy with to the D7200 which arrived two days ago. It's a quantum leap in performance over the D90 but the familiarity makes it easy to adjust to. The video quality is night and day. I do a lot of product photography at my job. I now can use the Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility from my iPad to do all the shooting and transfers, no more tripping over studio lighting stands. I can upload the pictures to the catalog printer immediately. For any of you who try to find the Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility on your iPad it will not show up in a search of the App Store. In the App store menu set your iPad for iPhone Apps Only and it will show up. It's free and works great. Having wireless picture transfer was worth the switch. The D7200 works great with Nikon's older manual focus AE-S lenses, much better than the D90 did. If you are like me and the decision to buy the D7200 is a major purchase rest assured you will be very happy with it. Thanks for listening

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 12:34 UTC as 101st comment
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RStyga: The US legal system is an overgrown chaotic net of perplexed sophistries that reflects a society in deep trouble. The behavioral regulatory aspects of that system are notoriously indicative of both how troubled Americans are and how inhumanely the country is claiming resolution via civil oppression. It is not an exaggeration, unfortunately, calling the US of 2015 a "police state" of the worst kind in today's western world.

Sophistry - a subtle, tricky, superficially plausible, but generally fallacious method of reasoning. Perhaps you meant anfractuous?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 14:22 UTC

The stone what??? Who gives a rats ass about another obscure British band that no one has ever head of? I would be more interested if someone in the band had punched out an annoying predatory photographer of which Brittain seems to have an abundant supply.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 15:54 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X samples gallery (425 comments in total)
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08rvtraveller: "The new, revolutionary FUJIFILM X-Pro1 Digital Camera has won four awards during the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week."

No mention on dpreview news - it's not a Canon I guess!

Jeez sdyue, who put a twist in your shorts. You seem to be the only one in the world concerned or even aware of ES-LV. I'll have to check my M9 and D3x manual to see if my cameras even have the feature. If not I guess I should trade them in on a Canon Elph 300. Why don't you quit your job with Canon and become a bit more objective instead of a Canon Fangirl who slaps around the rest of us for not being particularly overjoyed with the latest offering from Canon.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 17:44 UTC
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