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On article Adapted Lens Talk: Readers' Showcase and new forum! (196 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: I use over 140 non-native lenses with my Sonys (and an EOS-M), and I post plenty in various forums here... but there are a couple of problems with this new forum. Basically, it tends toward lens reviews, but:

1. It isn't structured (nor indexed) in a way that makes lenses easy to find.

2. There is a huge difference between using a lens on different formats (e.g., 24MP APS-C vs. 24MP FF) and there is no infrastructure for saying what evaluations are based on.

For example, Dyxum has a much more effective structure for user lens reviews (except they don't make posting sample images easy).

I'm not opposed to this new forum, and I post there myself, but I would encourage DPReview to consider making some custom infrastructure for handing user reviews of old lenses. It should be possible to modify the existing equipment review infrastructure to have the right fields and indexing and to allow review of legacy equipment.... Just something to think about. ;-)

I agree with Vic, the forum needs to start first and see how it goes. I am sure Tom Caldwell will manage it properly :P

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2015 at 16:32 UTC
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview! (118 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: Well Simon, some of us get banned more often than others for less provocation so you'll have to understand why some folks get upset.

My main criticism about your review contents is the comparison of the subject gear to gear from other competitors or even to other models within the same manufacturer's line-up. Surely, a piece of gear can stand or fail on its own merit. Of course, some discussion of other gear is unavoidable, crop vs. FF for instance, but this can be handled generically I believe.

There is no need to insert a blurb about Sony in every non-Sony review is there?

Knepper and Snapper,

Relax, it is Xmassss.....

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2015 at 22:34 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (563 comments in total)

Because Canon and Nikon slack quite a bit these days.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 22:08 UTC as 112th comment | 2 replies
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (563 comments in total)
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KrisAK: My Canon AE-1 35mm SLR has a massive optical viewfinder...the biggest I've ever used. And yet, dimensionally, it's only a few millimeters wider than an A7 series camera, and actually a bit thinner. With a 28mm FD lens, it's remarkably portable.

At what point in digital camera history did FF DSLRs feel the need to bloat into their current form?

Why can't there be a digital AE-1?

DSLR borrowed the designs from last generations of SLR. As long as the mirror is there, it is hard to get slimmer.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 21:25 UTC
On article Canon 35mm F1.4L II: a photojournalist's perspective (86 comments in total)
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Steve in GA: Interesting article, especially in the way it details how a pro photographer treats his equipment.

From now on when I am checking Craigslist for good, used photo equipment, as soon as I see, "owned by a pro photographer", I will look elsewhere.

The best is from collectors, if the price is reasonable.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 15:44 UTC

Digital era brings tougher competition.
Sad, an innovative company is out. It would be bad if we only face a oligopoly market.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 21:34 UTC as 129th comment

That photo of the river is truly stunning.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 23:32 UTC as 29th comment
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Bacho: too soft lens i think for this sensor

Perhaps because it is a Sonnar lens ?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 23:20 UTC
On article Into the woods: Samsung NX500 Field Test (75 comments in total)

It is a win-win, DPR staff go out and have a fun, we watch a nice video of that. :)

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 22:28 UTC as 34th comment
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (306 comments in total)
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fdfgdfgdgf: Endless pain from sony

The pain of waiting for D400 is quite endless...

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 19:15 UTC
On article Video: What's in the future for Sony's Alpha system? (269 comments in total)
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Orcio14: OK, Mr Honjo, so when we can see SLT A78?

A77 II is barely a year and half old...

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 21:30 UTC
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maxnoy: Is anyone else wondering why they would do a ff DSLR system now? The future is pretty clearly with mirrorless. This may be the last new dslr system ever. Why go down this route now?

Pentax has many FF lenses to be used with a FF body. Here we are, it will keep many happy.

Pentax/Ricoh is probably not competing to become one of the top two like Sony is doing.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 19:33 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1525 comments in total)

All the sudden, all Sony mirrorless FF lenses seem very compact...

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 18:55 UTC as 481st comment

Wish Sony would use Contax T2's Zeiss Sonnar 38mm f2.8 one day. A bit slower, but absolutely tiny and would make this camera more compact.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 19:58 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)
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Why Toi: Cool! But why doesn't it have an E mount with interchangeable lenses? So close.

Just wait and see, Sony likes to make small camera bodies with big lenses. A similar sized E mount camera will come soon :)

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 22:13 UTC
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WordsOfFarewell: Sorry for I'm asking something this dumb, but can someone tell me what the potential customer base for this product is? I can't imagine any, I really can't.

It is never meant to be the one and only camera for any one. It is an addition to 'professional DSLR' or Alpha7 :)

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 19:37 UTC
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WordsOfFarewell: Sorry for I'm asking something this dumb, but can someone tell me what the potential customer base for this product is? I can't imagine any, I really can't.

Dentists ?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 19:30 UTC

Impressive!

It is clear, Sony is capable of make a tiny full frame A7RII (probably without IBIS).

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 19:29 UTC as 106th comment
On article ZEISS goes wide with Loxia 21mm F2.8 for Sony E-mount (224 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: What is the point of a lens without AF in this day and age? AF is one of the functions most photographers need more than any other.

It depends. I used a MF lens (Minolta MD 50mm) to take wedding photos last week. It went okay.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 22:08 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2162 comments in total)
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Valterj: Too expensive! What a pity!

4.000 € (body + zeiss lens) is too much...

Agree, Hope Sony will launch an entry level FF version one day.

A good sensor is all I am asking for.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 19:48 UTC
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