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couchpotato: There are plenty of 512GB or even 1TB USB flash drives out there.

Corsair Voyager GTX has 256GB and 512GB versions with 450MB/s read and 360MB/s write on the market for more than a year. How can Sandisk claim it has the highest capacity and fastest USB flash drive?

Admittedly Corsair is not as large as Sandisk, however, it is a company known for manufacturing good quality ram modules for PCs for quite a long time.

To just dismiss them because you haven't heard of them is just pure ignorance.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 04:05 UTC
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fjfjjj: Lenses with manual focus and aperture controls can be used forever. Many lenses that can't be controlled without electronics will become economically non-serviceable in the consumer's lifetime. Pretty simple.

If you put the forever comment in context I guess that the point he is trying to make was that thier new lenses can be used even with very high MP sensor cameras in the future.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 15:45 UTC
On article Sony SLT-A77 II Review (548 comments in total)
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JeffGM: I upgraded from the a65 to the a77mark2. Recently I went on a hike up one of the local mountains and mistakenly brought my a65 instead of my a77 m2. The first thing I noticed was how slowly the older camera focused. It seemed to take forever by comparison. I really like the speed of the newer camera. I take a lot of photo of sports and have had some good success with action pictures. This camera is fast. I have also used it for weddings, family portraits, landscape photos and astrophotography. It is a very good all around camera. There are cameras that could do better but I do not want to pay four times the price I paid for the a77m2 to get it.

The difference between my a65 and a77 mk1 was so great that I ended up selling a65 which I initially liked in no time.

The difference between an improved A77 and A65 must be even bigger!

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 10:33 UTC
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1124 comments in total)
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SwissRapha: Now I just hope they'll make a LA-EA adapter with built-in screw-drive motor and without SLT. All my A-mount lenses are screw-drive...

In SLT cameras, it is possible to press on a lever and the translucent mirror will move upwards. Is it possible to do that with the LA-EA4/2 adapters? if it could be done then you potentially have the ability to get what you want.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 10:15 UTC
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gbdz: What might be the rational behind this?
Will my Sony somehow perform better because it is getting more votes? How does it know? What about the old versions I have of Canon EF lenses...nobody votes for them, will they start growing mold?

Mindless consumerism wins mouse clicks. The two are linked. (ha-ha)

Most 'prosumers' already have equipment that far exceeds their skills.
Still, whenever anybody asks for an advice to a specific problem on these forums, nearly all of the answers suggest buying something. This instead of for instance learning to use the stuff that is already there.

I wish it would stop raining so I could go out and shoot....

No product from Canon in the list = the world is full of mindless consumerism and camera owners who never shoot.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 07:48 UTC
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (401 comments in total)
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yesint: Another stupid example of marketing :(
1) Why on Earth they are making cameras with no grip? Even the smallest lens protrudes by 2-3 cm, so the size will not be any larger with a grip.
2) People, who are really interested in doing selfies will never change the lenses - they are mostly casual users, who don't care about the quality at all if their faces are recognizable in the Facebook post. They are happy with the smartphones.


I had the Sony RX100 which comes without a grip, adding a Richard Franiec grip have improved the ergonomics of the camera even though it was quite small.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 21:23 UTC
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racketman: $899 is £556, £667 with 20% VAT not £850, welcome to Rip Off Britain.

If you buy something from the US and ship it to the UK, I find that customs and duties in addition to VAT and shipping costs usually makes something that is worth 100 USD = 100 GBP!

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 21:31 UTC
On article Hand-painted Olympus E-P5 comes with bonus... Vespa? (51 comments in total)

I saw it on Thursday when I thought of visiting the technology section at Harrods. There was a couple of Olympus cameras in a glass display with that Vespa next to them. When I looked at the price I was so shocked that I couldn't look again no matter how much I tried.

Thanks dpreview for reminding me with that unbelievable price.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 08:49 UTC as 10th comment
On article Canon videos showcase 70D's innovative AF system (145 comments in total)
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Princess Leia: This is not innovation. Sony has been doing the phase detection autofocus with their SLT cameras for a while now. Having said that, it is nice to know Canon is playing catch up.


Sony have a dual PDAF system on its A99 model; on-sensor PDAF as well as the PDAF SLT technology. Although I have to admit that this solution seems to be half baked when compared with Canon have managed to make with this.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 05:00 UTC
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vFunct: Shutters weren't synced properly (see motion flickering between frozen images), but a good start. Can go pro be triggered externally?

I think that it is apparent that the producer made that in purpose.

Whether the flickering effect was nice or not is another matter.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 20:34 UTC

Sigma, solve the problem with availability of your older models before announcing any new ones. I am still trying to find a place that stocks the 35 1.4 for the sony mount and they announce even more new models!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2013 at 12:26 UTC as 17th comment
On article Photographer turns to iPhone for creative wedding shoot (131 comments in total)
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Bill_Clinton: Not that exciting, Jerry Ghionis did the same ages ago and he had way nicer pictures:

Now this is the work of an artist and a real pro. Not the typical colorful Indian theme style photos above.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2013 at 11:58 UTC
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