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On article DPReview TV: Olympus E-M1 Mark III hands-on preview (134 comments in total)
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Michael: New lens is stupid, should be 12-60 f4.

I disagree. The point of this is to be small and light and that would likely make it the same size as the 12-40/2.8. 24-90mm equiv is perfect for a walk around zoom lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 16:47 UTC
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seahawk: The 24-200 helps the system by a lot, a very nice travel lens.

The MTF on this lens looks phenomenal. Worlds better than the F mount superzooms.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 15:19 UTC
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steelhead3: Such a personable fellow, just glad no one adopted an american pit bull.

Why?

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2019 at 17:04 UTC
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Critical Thinker: Pretty obvious rumour. Why wouldnt they be making RF lenses?

They are a full partner for L mount with Panasonic and Leica so it wouldn't be that surprising if they were putting their efforts towards that. And Sony is gives out E mount details to 3rd party manufacturers so Sigma didn't have to backwards engineer it.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 18:22 UTC
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sportyaccordy: It's a tricky situation because really the only thing you gain with native RF glass is the high refresh rate mode

And there's no way they are going to make a different batch of lenses than whatever they're making for FE and L mount. Most of which are already port overs from the DSLR mount.

If I were Sigma I'd be looking into making an adapter to crack that high refresh rate lockout. And maybe MILC only lenses like the 45 2.8 and 35 1.2. I just can't see an EF user with a bag of ART glass dumping it all to get the same exact lenses in RF mount.

The 14-24 isn't 'ported over'. It is a completely new optical design.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 18:12 UTC
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zonoskar: I just hope there will be native RF/Z mount lens designs, not just revamped E-mount Sigma lenses. Those look like they have an adapter built-in (and are therefor too bulky). Perhaps that's the only way for Sigma to have E mount lenses due to the small throat diameter of the E mount.

The native E mount 14-24/2.8 is a different optical formula than the version for EF/F mount and weighs 3/4 lb less. And initial reviews are saying that it is spectacular.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 17:03 UTC
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Duncan M: So its basically wishful thinking as there is no confirmation...

Yes, that is the definition of the word 'rumor', which is literally in the title of this article.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 16:53 UTC
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Strolic Furlan: Great news indeed, Tamron and Sigma will follow for sure, I can wait ;)

Definitely not "for sure". Sigma is focusing so to speak on the L-mount since they will be releasing future bodies with that mount.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2019 at 17:13 UTC
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Chaitanya S: From the leaked specifications that 70-200mm is really light compared to current lenses of this class. If its true then thats 70-200mm is a game changer.

Well, if you read the article you would know the exact percentage amount less weight this is than their current EF equivalent. No need to rely on "leaked specifications".

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2019 at 18:45 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Olympus OM-D E-M5 III hands-on preview (194 comments in total)
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Agius FOTO: a refreshingly honest review. Dated technology, value not there considering the build quality and features that can be had with the EM1 MKII for only $200 more new or cheaper that the MSRP on the used market. Only people that will look at this camera are those already in the system, will do nothing to attract new users.

@Agius FOTO The EM1 Mk2 was released 3 years ago, not 4.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2019 at 20:43 UTC
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Hellraiser: Wow!
No wonder camera sales are plummeting. There wont be any more market left for camera companies if they dont start implementing computational photography in their gear really soon...

No camera companies have the R&D budget to figure out and implement computational photography. I'd be willing to bet that Apple and Google each invested over 20 years worth of Nikon's R&D budget in the last year just on the camera portion of their phones.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2019 at 14:00 UTC
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Bmark: The star shots are unimpressive. These shots were obviously taken from a dark sky area (not the observatories and the mountains). The stars are elongated and sometimes oddly shaped, even in that dark sky environment. Here's my try at star shots from last week with a DSLR. Notice the visible galaxy.

https://markburgess.zenfolio.com/p889091279/hd90de0bf#hd90dc898

The part I'd disagree with you on is that your shot is better. That cellphone shot is much more compelling than yours.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2019 at 13:49 UTC
On article Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM sample gallery updated (396 comments in total)
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cbphoto123: To preempt all the nay sayers:

1. It's too big
2. It's too heavy
3. Who needs f1.2.. I certainly don't
4. They don't have a decent (pro) body for this lens
5. This lens would work "better" adapted on Sony
6. At f1.2 only one eye will be in focus.. no one shoots portraits like that
7. It's too expensive.. I would only spend $800 tops
8. Maybe when it comes down to $800 I will consider this lens
9. I think I see some vignetting
10. The motor is not linear so it can't shoot 20+ frames per second

etc etc etc

My thoughts. What an amazing piece of engineering.
The results are lovely paired with the Eos R.
Colour, detail, rendering, Bokeh, corner to corner sharpness...really a nice piece of glass!

Edit: I was too slow. Thought I was 1st comment, but already several (-) comments below & now above.

Your post was far too long to win the award for first posted. Pro tip - just type "first" and then post. Everybody loves that and thinks it's very funny ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2019 at 13:31 UTC
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Rob-in-Alberta: 74% coverage??

simply unacceptable. gonna hold on to my my 7D till they finally figure out decent AF.

The 7D has around 40% coverage though. .

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 15:40 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro OIS sample gallery (99 comments in total)
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UllerellU: The word "macro" should be forbidden for all lenses that do not reach the 1: 1 ratio. It is deceptive advertising

Not everyone needs 1:1 and it is helpful to know that this is better for macro than a typical kit lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 15:45 UTC
On article Review: Edelkrone DollyONE with FlexTILT Head 2 (38 comments in total)
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Hubertus Bigend: I just cannot get over the fact that they chose a brand name that sounds like cheap German beer. In fact, once there really was a beer named Karlskrone Edel-Pils, which, for a very long time, used to be one of German's cheapest beers, sold by one of German's cheapest discount chains...

That would be a reasonable criticism if this were a beer, or even any beverage for that matter. Alas, it is not, so you should be able to get over it take the product for what it is.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2019 at 15:26 UTC
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DotCom Editor: Sorry, never heard of her.

Barney's comment was just as relevant as the one he was replying to.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2019 at 15:27 UTC
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Einride: Really cool! Would love to see some sort of comparison between action cams. I don't have one but when I see this I want one!

Edit: I HATE that it says "24mm f4 (35mm equivalent)" on the lens! It's not a 24mm! People will get f*cked up from this. A 24mm lens is a 24mm lens is a 24mm lens. Count on Sony to print gimmicky sh*t on their products. Ewww

@Einride Good idea - lets define the parameters of the lens in a way that no lens manufacturers currently use (and maybe never done before?) and would require people to research in order to make use of in order to try to prevent confusion!

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2019 at 17:04 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix S1R sample galleries updated (106 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Most pics will be seen at poor quality monitors via the web.Most dpreview visitors will see pictures at noncalibrated phones or cheap laptops. Very few pictures, thousands of ‰ will be seen at showroom walls. Again - as usual I am astonished by the amount of pixels and data that is seen as an important part of photography.
It is not. Industry is so saturated with/of cameras that factories/brands have to find out something new to boost sales that go down. That something is photography and visuals..areas which have been forgotten during this useless race of the amount of data. Nowadays the industry is about the binaries and nice buttons. The main things are forgotten totally. Difference. Visuals. Ideas. Ergonomics. Multiculture. Free thinking. Real knowhow. Reading novels. Drawing. We are throat deep in plagiarizing other people`s pictures and brands have no other way to sell more, than boost the size of files the cams produce.
C'est une cul-de-sac, et nous y sommes déjà.

He politely apologized for the insult and explained it wasn't intended that way. And you still can read his mind and rudely explain he is just looking to "win"? Your original comment has some upvotes but don't ignore the fact that his has roughly twice as many, so he is obviously not alone in wondering what your comment had to do with the topic. Those 11+ people that upvoted your comment might have agreed with your sentiment but it would be folly to assume that they share your opinion that it was related to the topic. Maybe they did, maybe they didn't. You don't know.

The only possible thing that can be interpreted as having ANYTHING to do with the S1/SR1 are that they make large files. They have a high MP and low MP model for this first generation so if that was your complaint it would be the stupidest one I've seen about these models. Especially due to the fact that the file size itself doesn't prevent anyone from being free and creative in their visuals.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2019 at 16:18 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix S1R sample galleries updated (106 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Most pics will be seen at poor quality monitors via the web.Most dpreview visitors will see pictures at noncalibrated phones or cheap laptops. Very few pictures, thousands of ‰ will be seen at showroom walls. Again - as usual I am astonished by the amount of pixels and data that is seen as an important part of photography.
It is not. Industry is so saturated with/of cameras that factories/brands have to find out something new to boost sales that go down. That something is photography and visuals..areas which have been forgotten during this useless race of the amount of data. Nowadays the industry is about the binaries and nice buttons. The main things are forgotten totally. Difference. Visuals. Ideas. Ergonomics. Multiculture. Free thinking. Real knowhow. Reading novels. Drawing. We are throat deep in plagiarizing other people`s pictures and brands have no other way to sell more, than boost the size of files the cams produce.
C'est une cul-de-sac, et nous y sommes déjà.

Haha, why are you so offended at him calling your comment a rant? A more accurate term would have been diatribe I think. Regardless, I still agree with the point of his comment - that your generic rambling complaint about the state of the photography industry had zero relevance to the post. And your follow-up complaint is laughable in it's lack of self awareness. You complain that he insulted you instead of commenting on your opinions. . . all the while insulting his username and calling him a coward instead of responding to his stated opinion that your comment was irrelevant to the topic.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2019 at 18:27 UTC
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