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On article Fujifilm X-E2S: What you need to know (86 comments in total)
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Alexis D: Are we going to get a "What you need to know" article after each camera review now?

If what's in this article is important enough to write about in a post-review article, shouldnt the information have been included in the review in the first place?

I also found this odd.

It is necessary to grow the whole photography market, as it is rapidly shrinking now. Any means important for the manufacturers/advertisers. An aid to informed decision making can be one of the tools.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 16:06 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E2S: What you need to know (86 comments in total)

For me the good deal might be to buy the X-E2 without S. That's cheaper now, but the a6000 cost even less (not so hip though).

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 06:44 UTC as 6th comment
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Nuno Souto: When will the "dslr-only" folks wake up and understand the days of lugging around 15 pounds of equipment to take one photo or make a little video are over and done?

And no, you are NOT a "pro" because you use the same gear as some internet blogger!

Grow up, go outside and smell the flowers, it's really worth it.
Mirrorless is here to stay and is the future.

Let's see the weight of Nikon D750 and Sony A7RII with their respective 24-70 and 70-210 (200) F2.8 lenses:
Nikon D750 3443g 7.6 lbs
Sony A7RII 2990g 6.6 lbs
A similar Olympus sytem with OM-D E-M5 II and 12-40 and 40-150 lenses (F2.8):
1732g 3,8 lbs
Weight is more proportional to sensor size. But who wants FF may not want m43. Weight is not the most important parameter.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 07:40 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)
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noflashplease: Sony has an incredible 6 models in the A7 line, which creates a fair degree of marketing confusion, but really only needs one better rounded, well developed product. Sony needs to use a larger capacity batter, fix the menus, at dual SD card slots and get the ergonomics right. How about one well rounded camera body rather than a half dozen overlapping and increasingly expensive models? In short, we need an A7 III with a lower resolution version of the BSI sensor so we can have better high ISO performance and more reasonably sized RAW file for the sake of workflow. In short, Sony needs to consolidate the A7 line to just one do-it-all model per generation.

Looking back I consider A6000 as the first solid Sony mirrorless camera, and 6300 is a worthy improvement. The first solid A7 camera is the A7RII, at a definitely high price. A7SII is a pricey video camera (rigged up). Hopefully the next generation will be a really solid offer. Sony PR machine invested huge amounts to establish their mirrorless concept as a religion, and it worked for some, but tapering off with others. There are many good cameras now, and willingness to buy getting less robust. I expect less camera launches at high price points.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 19:42 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)

For Sony it's time to admit that A7II is not competitive at the present price point of $1700. A7II has nothing to offer when compared to Nikon D750, Pentax K-1 or even Canon 6D. The price of A7II should be lowered to the level of A6300 ($1200-$1300) as it could be an entry point to FF domain, and thus a real FF alternative for A6300, and also opening up a new FF price band (where 6D and D610 should be actually).

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 07:05 UTC as 43rd comment | 7 replies
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)

Why this and why now?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 13:13 UTC as 82nd comment | 4 replies
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MikeF4Black: I've got the other four mentioned and love them. The 85 doesn't get much use though, even for portraits when I mostly prefer the 58. The 24 feels neglected as well.

Just to make the line-up complete I should get the 105... But I won't.

Confessions of a F 1.4 buyer.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 12:43 UTC
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kadardr: Another reason to buy the 105/2 DC-Nikkor...

I do not own the 105/2 DC-N, but above two criticisms never read before about this DC lens. Definitely not an everyday carry lens, and not for sports too, but half price compared to this new 105/1,4. Many considered the DC 105 too expensive before. With the advent of the 1.4/105, well the price...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 11:17 UTC

Another reason to buy the 105/2 DC-Nikkor...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 08:26 UTC as 84th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (811 comments in total)

50 MP is no snapshot territory. You have to think several times. Production job. The alternatives for (or similars of) X1D are the RX1RII and the Sigma Quattro SD H. The former lacks interchangeability and have to be rigged up. The latter has a 1/180 flash syncro speed, so not for fancy flash work. But the price of X1D is really at the pro level, and these others are much cheaper. As for the X1D lenses the 24, 35 and 70mm equivalent (30, 45 and 90mm) set is good enough as a start. A 150mm tele and a 100 mm macro could be the next (may be final) step.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 13:09 UTC as 92nd comment | 4 replies
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)

If you watched the Camera Store review ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87yGmD71nyA ) you would knew that only the Pentax provided software is capable to bring out the full potential of pixel shift, and Adobe's is not.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 09:28 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1122 comments in total)
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Yukon Ranger: Let the Dpreview/Nikon/bhphoto viral marketing scam begin!

Don't be fooled.

The d7200 will give u sharper cleaner images up to 3200 ISO, with 15% more reach at less than half the price.

Every shot taken on d7200 picks up 3 mp of data the d500 can't even see.

100 bucks says 10 replies to this comment, arguing how wrong I am. But the math don't lie folks, and neither do the samples.

Don't be fooled.

Ken Rockwell the unhonored reviewer by many wrote in recommendations for D500: "I would get this D500 only for sports and only if I was already inseparably bought into the Nikon system. The D7200 is better for everything else due to it's better ergonomics that allow it to be set and adjusted to different shooting conditions faster with its programmable mode dial, as well as taking two normal SD cards." But I still drool for the D500.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 12:53 UTC

Very nice tool for food porn.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 13:22 UTC as 46th comment
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FastGlassLover: I'd switch if they had lenses to cover the lenses I use. Yes I checked, no they don't. Killer camera!

For now This list is valid: http://www.pentaxforums.com/articles/photo-articles/pentax-k-1-lens-compatibility-guide.html. I am sure more K- mounts will follow.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
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FastGlassLover: I'd switch if they had lenses to cover the lenses I use. Yes I checked, no they don't. Killer camera!

There are always Sigma lenses to use.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 16:01 UTC

Now after all the fuss I believe that there is only one decent camera for the M lenses: A7RII that is.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 11:01 UTC as 143rd comment

You can put a Wifi SD card into it, and chimp your phone...

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 19:24 UTC as 273rd comment | 2 replies

The D500 with the F1.8 Sigma zooms is a relatively cheaper and smaller alternative to the D5 with the 24-70 and 70-210 F2.8 zooms. I would definitely think about it for journalism and weddings. (plus the usual birding and wildlife shooting, but that is with a different lens set) I would still keep a D810 handy if I had one. D500 is a DSLR so I would not compare it with mirrorless APS-C cameras: that is a different market in my perception. By the way noise of D500 is on par of D810 on the pixel level, so after downsampling the latter is still better.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:36 UTC as 39th comment
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (372 comments in total)

If you think that the most important prerequisite of good photography is a viewfinder, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foWAs3V_lkg

Lesson from Daido Moriyama:
You can get great pictures without a viewfinder...

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 09:03 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (372 comments in total)

I hope this review will drive down the price of X70.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 04:50 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
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