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Mateus1: "If Nikon will go mirrorless, it must be FF with corner EVF".

Otherwise no buy for me.

So, Nikon... bring to live Nikon SP but digital...

36Mp, EVF with x0.74 magn., full camera control with AF-On button + joystick, put grip, tilt LCD... and four primes at start: 24/2, 35/2 50/2 and 85/2 with aperture rings and no by-wire focusing.... and I am sold.

Be first FF mirrorless with corner VF.

Only Panasonic and Fuji get it.
Even at APS-C, do something like the first Sigma DP cameras BUT add a corner EVF. Keep it small, simple and simple to operate. Yes, a smart phone is already in so many folk's hands, and it is simple to operate.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 18:48 UTC
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vFunct: Companies should drop all mirrorless camera development, since mirrorless cameras are not useful. Real photographers only use dSLRs. Mirrorless cameras are for people that don't know how to take a good photo. The only thing these people do is type on message boards.

Remember, there is nothing a mirrorless can do that a dSLR can't do better.

Yes vFunct. I remember for years how Phil Askey would always say that why would anyone want LiveView on a DSLR!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 16:53 UTC
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M Chambers: Rather than come in late to the game Nikon should focus on making lenses to be used on other mirrorless systems.

Exactly. There's a precedent for this in the early days when Nikon supplied lenses for Bronica or a Plaubel Makina.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 16:52 UTC
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EDWARD ARTISTE: This comment section is a total embarrassment for the field.

Inane, nonsensical, and whiny sobs go on and on about how the shots aren't so good. While they comment in their basements with potato chips on thier chest.

While I love photography, what I do not love so far is other photographers. Heads so far up thier own semi creative behinds (this extends to other art disciples as well, but..) that they cant smell the roses and give a here here for an already accomplished photog that got the chance to do his dream project.

I am six years in, and encountered nothing but resistance or ineptitude from other photogs. But I expect it at this point - artists have become the sole reason that other artists struggle to make money and go on to bigger things. Crab, meet barrel.

I will continue to do photography whether it is successful or no...but right now, photographers are their own worst enemies, and I'd rather dance with the heartless biz people than this sorry bunch. Just disgusting.

One does not have to be a filmmaker to critique a movie or a master chef to critique a meal or a professional athlete to critique an NFL game WELL.

Have you ever taken an exceptional photograph?
I may have, but such questions are irrelevant.

The magic of photography isn't in the equipment or the lighting. It's in gaining rapport with the subject. This is what a Mary Ellen Mark or Bruce Davidson or Larry Clark have done. A simple TLR in film days can do as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 14:58 UTC

Props for using a Mac.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 14:54 UTC as 42nd comment
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Camera5: Last close-up of Jennifer Lawrence's face is a wonderful shot. Emotionally compelling and transcends the fame to unlock something of the sitter as a human being, a good strong photograph! One of the best ever taken of her. Stylistically it subtly references the 60's and there is something of the sixties ingenue about Lawrence.

Hardly.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 14:53 UTC
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Marc Rogoff: My god there are bunch of miseries commenting here.... This should be a place for constructively engaging encouraging not diminishing. I have looked at some of the photos belonging to some of those commenting and I would say that they should avoid throwing stones and examine their own glass houses. Someone that steps up to the plate in tricky circumstances should be encouraged not knocked down.

Irrelative.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 14:49 UTC
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CreeDo: Generally there's too much "let's bash good photographers so we can feel superior" here...
But in this case... people have got a point.

Without claiming I could do any better, and without knowing jack about portrait photography, I can honestly say that last pic of her really doesn't look great because she looks so shiny and oily, and her pores are so noticeable. Much more so than if I were just standing a few feet away looking at her.

I thought the idea of the makeup (and lighting, and post) is to conceal that stuff, not make it stand out so much that it actually distracts from her natural beauty.

If that's just the side effect of a sharp lens and great high-res sensor, then he needs to work in post to minimize it, or consider a more "aesthetic" lens.

CreeDo Seeing the same thing in recent galleries from the best and greatest cameras. Many working today would be well-served by going back and working some with black and white film and learning how to render human skin.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 14:48 UTC
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EDWARD ARTISTE: This comment section is a total embarrassment for the field.

Inane, nonsensical, and whiny sobs go on and on about how the shots aren't so good. While they comment in their basements with potato chips on thier chest.

While I love photography, what I do not love so far is other photographers. Heads so far up thier own semi creative behinds (this extends to other art disciples as well, but..) that they cant smell the roses and give a here here for an already accomplished photog that got the chance to do his dream project.

I am six years in, and encountered nothing but resistance or ineptitude from other photogs. But I expect it at this point - artists have become the sole reason that other artists struggle to make money and go on to bigger things. Crab, meet barrel.

I will continue to do photography whether it is successful or no...but right now, photographers are their own worst enemies, and I'd rather dance with the heartless biz people than this sorry bunch. Just disgusting.

While they comment in their basements with potato chips on thier chest.

Sorry, these aren't exceptional photos by any means.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 14:45 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)

Cute, cute, cute.
But this is not a coming chapter. It is a first chapter for a company that purchased the Yashica brand name. Just like Cosina is Voigtlander, but at least Mr. K brought forth a huge run of camera bodies and lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 20:10 UTC as 20th comment

Last photo. Is this what all our technology gets us. Pasty makeup. Try that shot with a Rolleiflex and better lighting.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 19:59 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply
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photoaddict: I cannot understand the appeal of mirror-less camera. I find it very unnatural to use. I like using optical viewfinder. I like looking through it. I hate looking at the LCD screen or EVF. It looks awkward and doesn't give you what you want to see.

I can see the size being smaller as a nice bonus but.... other than that, whats the reason for it?

Part of the genius of Sony is that they didn't worry about folks adapting other lenses to the short flange new EVF cameras. Nikon just doesn't get it. Canon put its toe in the water with the EOS-M, but that platform needs to be more than a lifestyle camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 19:02 UTC
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photoaddict: I cannot understand the appeal of mirror-less camera. I find it very unnatural to use. I like using optical viewfinder. I like looking through it. I hate looking at the LCD screen or EVF. It looks awkward and doesn't give you what you want to see.

I can see the size being smaller as a nice bonus but.... other than that, whats the reason for it?

"You probably come from a generation that grew up looking at etched optical screens. That's what you are used to, and anything different feels "un-natural" and alien. I grew up in the optical viewfinder generation, but I adapted to EVFs just fine"

For me, OVF meant a rangefinder camera where the subject under consideration fits within the world at large. It's the difference between embracing the world (RF) and targeting it (tunnel view OVF).

Those familiar with a Mamiya Press Camera or Texas Leica Fuji rangefinder will understand.

Actually, the newer rear LCDs have brought back in some ways what was the appeal of the view camera.

We had maybe more viewing systems in the good old days.

SLR (35 mm so-so, but medium format was glorious with many superb platforms, from Hasselblad type to Pentax 67/Pentacon to Mamiya RB67.)

TLR

RF

View camera

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 18:38 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)
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krassphoto: Oh, I'd love to see a comeback of wonderful Yashica rangefinders in digital form!

Interestingly, I think Epson (in team work with Cosina) did have the first digital RF. Too bad, it wasn't followed up.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 18:15 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Assuming they still own the Contax name it would be foolish to make anything new called Yashica. Then again, if the editors of DPR had to go to Wikipedia to find out about Kyocera pulling the plug, a new generation might not know anything about Yashica, who made excellent cameras and sharp lenses but got a reputation as being sort of second tier.

Kyocera is such an interesting company and they seem willing to try anything. They made really nice stereo receivers!

This isn't Kyocera.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 18:14 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)
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Joachim Gerstl: I would love to see a comeback of Contax. A Contax G3 (digital version of the G2).

One of the few that tried to modernize the viewfinder. Coontax (Kyocera) and Fuji.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 18:13 UTC

If you know how to use flash, it can look as if taken in natural light,

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 18:11 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)
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dlb41: My first real, adjustable, camera was a Yashica Mat TLR that I bought in 1962. It was fun to use and took decent pictures.

My Yashicamat 124G took superb pictures.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 16:05 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (299 comments in total)

This is simply buying a brand, as the new Kodak cameras. GE, Honeywell anyone!

Still, in today's manufacturing arena, companies can order up cameras (as does Nikon I expect for compacts) and offer something good. The Kodak superzooms get high marks for price.

But this does look like smart phone accessory lenses. Slick presentation. And should people complain because of how a women is being "used" for marketing?

Yes, sport fans, that how selfies were taken for generations before Insatgram and SnapChat.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 16:04 UTC as 115th comment
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Gesture: Z4 sounds like a great value. Apple equivalent might be $4K?

Good to know.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 16:28 UTC
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