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On article A letter from the Publisher (331 comments in total)
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davesurrey: ....continued
And lastly please please don’t ever give up the forums. They offer a fantastic collection of Worldwide knowledge and opinion that would be hard to find elsewhere, despite the trolls (you know who you are.)

Good luck in 2018.

Wouldn't hurt to reward the posters in some way. There are some brilliant experts, people with incredible experience and knowledge, who contribute. This is content for which Amazon doesn't pay, but is really the heart and soul of this web site, There are plenty of good review sites.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 17:29 UTC

Couldn't put a Summicron on it?

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 20:38 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies

Thanks for posting the download link.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 15:45 UTC as 30th comment
On article Rokinon AF 50mm F1.4 FE: sample gallery and impressions (142 comments in total)

Dan, wonder how this would compare optically to a vintage film era lens from Minolta, Pentax, Konica, Canon, Nikon, Olympus, etc.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 06:11 UTC as 6th comment
On article Rokinon AF 50mm F1.4 FE: sample gallery and impressions (142 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: "the AF motor is very noisy, not unlike a distant submarine distress call"

Is this a cheap shot at ARA San Juan (S-42) that went down on November 15, 2017 with all hands?

Very few submarine were lost in peace time so I don't know what a submarine distress call sounds like. I think "mayday, mayday" is the standard distress signal

Like Peiasdf, I don't consider such allusions tasteful. Reminds of so many TV commercials based on people being in distress, including being called over by a police official or their car crashes, etc. NOT FUNNY.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 06:09 UTC
On article Rokinon AF 50mm F1.4 FE: sample gallery and impressions (142 comments in total)

Interesting, with the constant stream of new products, one would think the photo industry is extremely robust.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 06:06 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Annie Leibovitz teaches photography in new MasterClass (175 comments in total)

Wow. Let someone else make a buck, already.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 00:27 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (611 comments in total)

If it had DIGIC 8 I would consider it. Cost aside, doesn'y Leica do this platform better.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 18:01 UTC as 146th comment
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (277 comments in total)
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photofisher: Cameralabs and Imaging Resource as well as several other review sites say the lens is decent with pictures to back it up. Seems to be a lot of sample variation in these compact cameras. I just asked for this in lieu of an iPhone X for Christmas.

I see a lot of nice video done with this camera on YouTube. It serves its purpose well.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 04:13 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (277 comments in total)
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kolyy: Wow, what a poor review. It seems like dpreview completely failed to understand the purpose of this camera and its position on the market.

"The memory card and battery compartment are on the bottom of the camera, so you'll have to remove it from your tripod when it's time to change the battery."
"If you're on a safari or whale watching trip, the G9 X II is not so hot."
"If you're looking for a camera capture your child's soccer game, the G9 X II is not it."

Are you kidding us? I am unable to find such stupidities in other of your compact camera reviews. I really think you should scrap the whole "use case" idea, because you have failed to make any reasonable use of it in any of your reviews, and this one borders with embarrassment.

"The lens is soft" is repeated over and over in the review, but you fail to mention that the RX100, the only real competitor, has a lens as soft as this.

On the other hand, you somehow fail to notice how terribly soft the 1080/30p video is.

"The memory card and battery compartment are on the bottom of the camera, so you'll have to remove it from your tripod when it's time to change the battery."

I do think you can lose some of your old review points, though, Jeff. Not that many using this camera will be working a tripod other than their selfie stick. How long does it take to switch card or battery?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 04:11 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (277 comments in total)

Nice balanced review, Jeff. Funny, I see some nice VLogs on YouTube with this and the first version.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 16:50 UTC as 61st comment
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anticipation_of: Very interesting proof of concept. Shame they haven’t quite pulled it off as a practical camera. By the time they get their firmware sorted out the tech will have probably moved on; hopefully, they stick around long enough to make a Version 2. Done properly, this could be pretty great.

I don't know. Why is there such hostility to other approaches to imaging. No one has to buy one of these, a Foveon camera or Fuji X-Trans.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 02:59 UTC
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anticipation_of: Very interesting proof of concept. Shame they haven’t quite pulled it off as a practical camera. By the time they get their firmware sorted out the tech will have probably moved on; hopefully, they stick around long enough to make a Version 2. Done properly, this could be pretty great.

Foveon logic applies. No one expects a do-anything marvel. This was an exceptional proof of concept.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 02:44 UTC

Thanks for posting. I guess I am not that perceptive. I thought the images belied the complaining, not to mention that the camera does things no other does. What did the first Polaroids look like?

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 02:42 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1079 comments in total)

Journalism moves slowly. These articles remind me of Popular Photography or Modern Photography 30-40 years ago.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 22:42 UTC as 20th comment
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Marty4650: If art is any good, it doesn't need to subsidized by taxpayers.

If no one is willing to buy it, then it is nothing more than something the artist alone thought was significant.

I see where you are coming from Marty4650 and often agree, but it is amazing how many OTHER things are subsidized, including through tax policies, trade policies, laws in general, by governments and society.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 12:39 UTC
On article Buying Guide: Best cameras for video (130 comments in total)

Aren't any of the Canon 1" sensor cameras worthy. I see a lot of YouTube vloggers using them.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 12:36 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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jackspra: At least it has put Calgary on the map.

What about the Calgary Stampede, the Calgary Flames!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 23:42 UTC

Another example. How hard would it be to do what was intended. And the fee was generous.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 23:42 UTC as 40th comment

First of all, Olympus XZ-1 and XZ-10 and Panasonic LX5 are not vintage; I use them daily.

The older cameras suffered from not very wide wide angle and purple fringing. Otherwise, some of my favorites:
Pentax Optio 450/550
Minolta G500/600
Olympus SP320

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 15:16 UTC as 162nd comment | 1 reply
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