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The user will have to watch out whether his/her fingers are clean or not.

I would suggest to put on a black half leather case, just in case.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 09:42 UTC as 20th comment
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Reactive: I don't know whether to like or loathe Meike. The Meike battery grip for my Canon SLR is a perfectly made exact copy of the Canon original. It cost 1/3 the price of the Canon, which I like, but I'll always wonder how it turned out to be such a perfect replica of the real thing. Off to order a LandWind X7...

now Meike put a red ring on their lenses too :)

That 25mm f2 looks very nice too without a ring.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 21:23 UTC
On article DJI Mavic Air: What you need to know (136 comments in total)
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madsgrand: This slideshow format is still annoying!

Ok, I would agree on that. I also tried to use Reading View in my browser but it does not support.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 17:27 UTC
On article DJI Mavic Air: What you need to know (136 comments in total)
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madsgrand: This slideshow format is still annoying!

offer some constructive suggestions what you may find more friendly?

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 14:36 UTC

A walkie talkie was badly needed

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 20:16 UTC as 65th comment
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txsizzler: Wow, very nice shots! Sigma has really upped the ante for first party manufactures' by producing some of the best lenses out there as a third party manufacturer. Splendid colors, great sharpness and contrasts... those ART lenses are really something to behold!

It is not an Art lens. Sigma explained this lens is designed to be a 'Contemporary' lens from the start.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 12:21 UTC
On article Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens (383 comments in total)
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brodgar: Be careful. YMMV but I will never buy a 135mm F2 without AF. It is too hard to focus.

Some years ago I bought a Nikon 135mm F2 AIS and tried it on my D800 -- on a tripod with fixed target, MUP etc.

Manually focusing I got 1 super sharp pic in 200 blurry ones. The lens was in great condition just unusable.

Excuse my ignorance, is it possible to use live view on DSLR to focus manually?

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 21:49 UTC
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Thoughts: Did Voigtlander sack the guy who designed latest 35mm f1.7 and 50mm f1.5? These new lenses' design is very underwhelming.

I was commenting on the fact all the E mount lenses (10,12,35,40 and 65mm) from voigtlander so far all look chunkier (than their Leica equivalents). And it is a probably a conscious decision to differentiate their product lines. No one will disagree though 35 f1,7 and 50 f1.5 are the best in terms of design, does it matter if lenses look big and fat ? Maybe not to all. Not all my lenses are pretty. I do wish Voigtlander would not sack anyone because of my view.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 13:13 UTC

Did Voigtlander sack the guy who designed latest 35mm f1.7 and 50mm f1.5? These new lenses' design is very underwhelming.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 19:26 UTC as 19th comment | 7 replies
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tkbslc: So why would you get this instead of adapting the existing M-mount pancake one that is actually cheaper?

Because the Sony sensor is different from Leica's with thicker filter

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 19:23 UTC
On article Have your say: Best mid-range ILC of 2017 (75 comments in total)

Nikon D7500 is surely a nice camera, but look at Nikon's APS-C lens line-up, which is quite underwhelming.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 15:49 UTC as 11th comment

Interesting, wish it was 28mm instead of 35mm.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 19:55 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Have your say: Best compact camera of 2017 (142 comments in total)

Ricoh GR II

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 12:09 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies
On article Buying Guide: Best fixed prime lens cameras (72 comments in total)
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Thoughts: If you consider street photography as the main reason to get a fixed prime compact, then nothing really beats Ricoh GRii

GR does have 35mm crop mode.
The biggest advantage on the street for GR is its snap focus (if you know what I am talking about).
And the price tag is £1249 vs £479

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 14:38 UTC
On article Buying Guide: Best fixed prime lens cameras (72 comments in total)

If you consider street photography as the main reason to get a fixed prime compact, then nothing really beats Ricoh GRii

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 12:39 UTC as 21st comment | 10 replies
On article Buying Guide: Best pocketable enthusiast cameras (91 comments in total)

It is a bit shame that Ricoh GR cameras are often regarded as 'cult' cameras with a small but loyal group of followers, till one day you have a chance using it yourself.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 20:52 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies

Didn't Pentax K-1 has such features already?

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 18:34 UTC as 47th comment | 12 replies

That wooden grip puts it into Hasselblad league

and that matching hand-polished Nikkor 55mm f1.2 is another proof

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 10:06 UTC as 62nd comment
On article DJI Spark Review: Small but mighty (131 comments in total)

I am pretty sure not long that four arms will be foldable too. Then that will be truly small

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 16:55 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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Mike99999: Poor IQ as the sample gallery shows.

M43 was fun when top-of-the-line bodies were $600 and with fun little lenses like the 20/1.7 and 45/1.8. Those days are clearly over. You'd have to be a madman to dump your money into this system now.

If you need high-speed pro-level crop then the Nikon D500 is a phenomenal tool. This Panasonic is clearly out of its depth in this segment.

Where are all the pro-level crop lenses from Nikon? 17-55mm f2.8 is 13 years old.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 11:52 UTC
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