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Currently: 400D, 40D, 7D, NEX-7 with Conurus smart adapter (ver-I FW 03) & Speed Booster, EFS 10-22, EF 100/2.8L IS, EF 135/2, EF 200/2.8 Mk-I, EF 300/4L IS, EF 400/5.6L, MP-E 65, TS-E 24/3.5L, EF 70-300IS (non DO), EF 28-80 Mk-I, Elmarit R 100/2.8 macro, Flektogon 20/2.8, SMC Takumars: 15/3.5, 35/2 and 50/1.4, Nikkor AIS 28/2, Nikon AIS 50/1.8E pancake, Minotar 35/2.8, Planar HFT 50/1.4, Porst 55/1.2 MC, Oreston 50/1.8 MC, Oreston/Pentacon 135/2.8, Oreston/Pentacon 200/4, Pentacon 30/3.5, Sigma 17-35 EX HSM, Summicron R 35/2, Tokina 35-300/AF, Vario-Sonnar 24-85 (Zeiss converted by Conurus), Vivitar-1 19-35/3.5-4.5, Zeiss Tessar 50/2.8; TCs: 2xMkII, 2xMC7, 1.4x Pro300dg; two sets of EF & EF-S 68mm ETs, 550EX, MT-24EX; Ihagee macro belows converted to EF; Minolta 500/8 AF Reflex + LA-EA2;


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AndreSJ: I word question. LENSES?

@paul1508 - they claim that it be as quick in OSPDAF as the a6k, which means it would be of high use IFF true,

BUT... it also means that no A-mount lenses will have an access the OSPDAF = a dearly needed, long overdue LA-EAx adapter - which would secure seamless OSPDAF for A_mount glass, still wasn't even announced :(


Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 00:07 UTC
On article From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 (151 comments in total)
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ryansholl: ANOTHER BODY?!






Did I about cover it?

indeed, EVF or GTFO !!

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 01:37 UTC
On article Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan (613 comments in total)

Again NO built-in EVF? which means again a DOA - what a pity and what a joke :( !!

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 19:34 UTC as 118th comment | 4 replies

I really do MISS two things in the new DPR's comparometer:

- nowhere in the scene there is an object of a relatively large, uniform surface, like it was a flat blue face of the watch, and yet with some very firmly outlined and crisp ciphers of the OLD comparometer - the bottle at the bottom can't replace that blue watch entirely, alas; the new scene is just a wee bit too busy with lots of pretty "talkative" object;

- and the ability to compare OLDER cameras with the new ones (this would be easier to rectify, but are there any such plans?);

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 06:54 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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DotCom Editor: Either lead, follow, or get out of the way. This guy appears to be leading. Canon, not so much.

@thx1138 you should add also - just from a top of my head:
- first semi-translucent (pellicle) mirrors, nowadays known as SLT;
- fastest and most accurate PDAF (classical, not OSPDAF) systems in operation for the most challenging fast action shooting and tracking;

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 08:29 UTC

What I'd like to know very much is how much impact, and of what kind, will the last week release of the A7/A7r on the one hand, and a quite recent introduction of the a3000 on the other - both of which can be considered as exploration of some variants of a midget-DSLR theme - will have on the future of the NEX line of cameras? The NEX'en are going to be renamed to some other scheme - yes, we know that they will be called Alpha "something" now, but the exact naming scheme of that "something" is pretty much unknown, or at least pretty much unclear.

Specifically, would the future replacements/upgrades of NEX preserve the very small form factor of a tiny-brick design? And even more specifically - how about plans to expedite the release of upgrade for the two years old Nex-7? Will it have an much improved OSPDAF, capable to capture fast action/tracking at the pretty high rate of 10 FPS like the current one, but offering a reasonable keeper ratios for sports etc. very dynamic activities?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 16:33 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Preview (78 comments in total)
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Tropical Photos: I had the EOS M...Great image quality...need to fix the autofocus. Canon really needs to put out more lenses. The lens adaptor idea is cool, but really, if you are going to buy a small travel camera, why would you want to put your big lenses on it? Defeats the purpose.

I sold my EOS M and purchased the Sony NEX 6. LOVE IT! I rarely pull my 5D Mark 2 out. The NEX 6 smokes the EOS M!

monies, dear, monies!!! esp. if one already has on their shelves about 30 EF great lenses ready to be used a moments' whim; in particular as: [a] AF is more slow than molasses; [b] there is no built-in EVF; [c] no flippy screen either; [d] external controls are skimped over in favor of that obnoxious touch-screen's poke-me-forever UI, so... the system is really not very appealing to jump boats quite now. Also, the M-lenses line is so poor :( !!

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 07:54 UTC
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Rbrt: I liked it better when the map, metadata and description were right beside the photo. Now you have to scroll to see the description and metadata and the maps seem to have disappeared. If you wanted to view the photo on black, all you had to do is click it.

Surely in all that black space they now have they could have at least found a place to put this small amount of information.

the lists of actual cons are too long for this tiny comment window, so lets use the link to same most annoying ones:

Link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 11:49 UTC

A_B_S_O_L_U_T_E_L_Y__N_O___W_A_Y == GOODBYE Adobe - time to move on to more sensible solutions, which are a plenty !!!

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 18:49 UTC as 180th comment

naming conventions - why this sensor is called 1"??

it has only 15.86mm on the diagonal

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 07:04 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies
On article CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda (490 comments in total)

NO, I'd not buy FF as replacement for my 7d = APS-C offers a crucial reach advantage over FF when one is uising longer FLs lenses; Canon's decision to abandon APS-H format in their Pro-line is a huge mistake from the point of view of wildlife/action shooters !!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 18:51 UTC as 70th comment | 5 replies
On article CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda (490 comments in total)
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tkbslc: The problem I see is that there are a lot of people in the $1000-2000 price bracket that need/want pro features like weather-sealing, fast AF that can track, high frames-per-second, great viewfinder, etc. Sure the 6D came out at a 7D pricepoint, but it's essentially an entry level camera with a FF sensor. That's not going to meet the needs of say an amateur birder or a high-school sports photographer.

So saying FF will replace semi-pro APS-C only works if you can get a FF camera with pro features in the sub $2000 level. But then that kills the whole reason for the $4000+ cameras to exist. It won't happen. And 6D can never replace a 7D for most people.

@TheDman - actually NO, I'd not buy FF as replacement for my 7d = APS-C offers a crucial reach advantage over FF when one is uising longer FLs lenses; Canon's decision to abandon APS-H format in their Pro-line is a huge mistake from the point of view of wildlife/action shooters !!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 18:22 UTC
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Taikonaut: If this doesnt kill of dSLR I don't know what will.
dSLRs with mirrors is an old concept from the film age that should have been fazed out years ago. Mirrorless is the way to go.

in principle there is nothing to prevent the same concept being used for a FF lens[es] and e.g. APS-C crop dSLR body - mirror or mirrorless have very little to do with the topic here !!

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 07:42 UTC
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Stefan Zeiger: I'm wondering about the AF limitations. What feature do these "late-model" Canon lenses have that they need to get AF working? AF has always been controlled electronically in EF lenses, so shouldn't this be pretty trivial with contrast detection in the camera?

Incidentally, I've got a Canon system and have considered buying a NEX body lately (any NEX7 successor in sight yet?), so this would make the decision a lot simpler. However, my most-used lenses are Tamrons, and all my lenses are pre-2006.

they have been pretty honest abt. limitations of AF speed achievable through Conurus EF to E-mount smart adapter:

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2013 at 23:26 UTC
On article What's new @ CES 2013 (125 comments in total)
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CameraCarl: Once again, lots of new cameras but only two with viewfinders. My wife (who is not as serious a photographer as me) won't even consider using a camera that does not have a viewfinder. And after struggling with the Panasonic LX3 and Canon S100 in daylight and bright sun, I will never buy another camera that doesn't have one. I can't figure why the manufacturers do not realize this. Why do they think photos ought to be taken at arm's length?

Indeed, and as not so new developments - specifically large, detailed OLED EVFs - are quite routinely equipping better MILCs (btw. providing a good way of chimping as well) there is no need to be bothered with those awkward LCDs, smeared with fingerprints, anymore :) !!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2013 at 07:55 UTC
On article CES 2013: Hands-on with Samsung NX300 (151 comments in total)

yet another MILC from Samsung with no built-in VF?
what a failure - it really starts to get tiring :( !!

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 06:24 UTC as 28th comment | 8 replies
On article A Serious Rangefinder Compact Camera (137 comments in total)

is there a THREAD in any DPR's forum discussing this brilliant idea - the discussion space (and a cramped way it is presented as a semi-threaded & a semi-flat view) is really stifling for a serious exchange of ideas - but a big kudos to Easycass anyway !!! :D

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 15:41 UTC as 53rd comment
On article A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene (320 comments in total)

a bit OT (for both this as well as the current, soon to be previous test layout), BUT...

would it be possible for DPR to finally test also - in a systematic way - AF systems for their performance not only in static, but for highly dynamic action scenes & tracking ??

It is a tough task (obviously) but so far NO OTHER SITE does it even approximately well :( - at best what some of them are reporting: various lags observed for already prefocused scenes.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 13:35 UTC as 97th comment
On article Photokina 2012 Roundup (102 comments in total)
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graybalanced: As a Canon user, what was interesting about this Photokina was how much more exciting and interesting all of the other companies were. :|

> And, actually, I will be happy to exchange Wi-Fi and GPS together to advanced AF system.
indeed, WiFi and GPS are just gimmicky toys in comparison to a more decent AF, but instead improving it all we got is a cripple :(

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 09:39 UTC
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