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On article Gudsen Moza Air gimbal review (53 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: These things are fun. I purchased the DJI handheld Gimbal for mobile phone usage. It was a little under $300 and works incredibly well with any smartphone. I also designed and 3D printed a dummy phone with GoPro mount so I can run the GoPro on it as well (which has a much wider angle than my iphone.

A friend of mine at work (the drama teacher) also purchased a handheld gimbal stabilizer, but her unit was only $125 and is made by Zhiyun. It works great. She also bought their larger version for about 700 dollars for her Sony A6300.

These devices work incredibly well, especially if you use as many stabilizing features as possible with the gimbal and the camera/lens. In addition, the way you move also helps (walk sideways if you can to reduce up and down movement).

Most of the gimbals come with an app to connect to the camera so that operations are done on the handle instead of the phone. These apps also have timelapse, panorama, and subject tracking features. Worth every penny.

Let's re-invent the Steadycam. Sounds neat. Next frontier.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 18:23 UTC
On article Sigma to reveal new lens at PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2017 (51 comments in total)

WOW. WOW. WOW.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 04:07 UTC as 10th comment
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Gesture: "shoots" not a good word choice.

How about photographs?

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 02:19 UTC
On article New product overview videos: Sony a9 and FE lenses (128 comments in total)
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Vutborg: It is truely depressing to see all those fu**ing whiners on this site. First it was a Nikon fansite, then Sony fansite, then the accessorie-producing companys shout out site... And then when DPreview starts showing that it's sponsored articles, and then that is wrong too... Some people just, somehow, think, that running a review site is a costfree universe. Go start your own fu***ng site please.

That idea was already tried with the dearly lamented GearShop. Sorry, it is hard to believe that this site isn't profitable through the display ads and clicks back to Amazon.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 04:20 UTC
On article New product overview videos: Sony a9 and FE lenses (128 comments in total)
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Gesture: This is sponsored content, created with the support of Amazon and Sony. What does this mean?

Yes, I feel sorry for the leaders of Amazon. If they just let DPReview operate as a quality, independent review and discussion site, they would accomplish the same thing as they are "cramming" down on the audience. The regulars will now be less inclined to hit the link, not more.

I already do by clicking on many DPReview links and by providing content for the very well attended forums, including the Printers and Printing Forum.

Zero ads-I would consider the Luminous Landscape subscription model.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 18:53 UTC
On article New product overview videos: Sony a9 and FE lenses (128 comments in total)

This is sponsored content, created with the support of Amazon and Sony. What does this mean?

Yes, I feel sorry for the leaders of Amazon. If they just let DPReview operate as a quality, independent review and discussion site, they would accomplish the same thing as they are "cramming" down on the audience. The regulars will now be less inclined to hit the link, not more.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 17:29 UTC as 39th comment | 6 replies
On photo As Above, So Below in the Stained Glass challenge (7 comments in total)

Beautiful.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 18:41 UTC as 1st comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Sigma SD1 (234 comments in total)
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davev8: i dont know why sigma use the SA mount... will be better to do a nikon F and Canon EF mount like Kodak did ...all mount patents are out of date and sigma use canon protocol already for lens communication with the SD1 and the flange distance is evan the same as canon ..i think sigma will have sold many more units if they did

Why should Sigma?

No, but Sony, Fuji and to a certain extent Canon have bodies that will take a great variety of lenses with adapters.
I think this is the future of interchangeable lens photography and something this gives micro 4/3rds great traction.

Yep. But, for me, I would never buy into a system with so few bodies extant, even if I were a millionaire.

This has been a good thread and has indicated to me problems with Foveon cameras that I hadn't considered before. I believe the cameras are best left to fixed focal length versions where the lens can be matched to the sensor as great as possible.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 14:16 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sigma SD1 (234 comments in total)
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davev8: i dont know why sigma use the SA mount... will be better to do a nikon F and Canon EF mount like Kodak did ...all mount patents are out of date and sigma use canon protocol already for lens communication with the SD1 and the flange distance is evan the same as canon ..i think sigma will have sold many more units if they did

Yup. Even though Sigma is a lens manufacturer, they still don't get it. Pros, especially, aren't going to invest in a system where there is usually only one, in a rare time two, models in production at a given time. Would be a perfect extra platform for a Canon or Nikon pro. One has to guess that Sigma wouldn't be able to ramp up production enough if a Sigma interchangeable lens camera became more popular. Still have my DP1.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 00:48 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sigma SD1 (234 comments in total)

A favorite feature, but so few of these recently describe the author's own use of the camera.

Jeff, I would have noted the initial pricing fiasco.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 00:46 UTC as 29th comment

"shoots" not a good word choice.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 12:56 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
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Cornu: Will they try to put it back together?

What kind of notes do you keep so that you can get it back together properly?

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 14:46 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)

Great thoughts. Now, Nikon, bring out a D8500 (FF) model for $1,500.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 00:22 UTC as 113th comment

Reminds me of the monkey photographer video. A responsible party will contact the nature reserve, railroad, etc. in advance and present the video plan and only conduct it if approved and done in cooperation. In such cases, prior restraint does apply.

Done with proper safety concerns, preplanning, official approvals and a controlled environment, it could have been a great promotion for the railroad line and it's indispensable role in promoting American commerce.

Would anyone like someone buzzing their family car as they are driving down the freeway? It looked almost as if the train engineer had seen something like before and, clearly, trains need their own security cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 20:12 UTC as 86th comment
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Josh Leavitt: Maybe a true digital rangefinder sporting the Leica M mount with a Sony full-frame sensor at an MSRP of $1499? That would be nice.

A shame. I can't afford an M and so many current photographers don't understand how wonderful rangefinder photography is.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 23:16 UTC
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Josh Leavitt: Maybe a true digital rangefinder sporting the Leica M mount with a Sony full-frame sensor at an MSRP of $1499? That would be nice.

cosinaphile
There's no doubt Mr. K could have pulled this off and I, too, am disappointed that he didn't. The Nikon FM10 was built on that Cosina frame that became the Bessa RF bodies for screw-mount, then M-mount lenses. The rest is history.

Go to cameraquest.com for some fun reads.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 18:11 UTC

A lomo-photography, pinhole, smart phone lens accessory. Probably already been done.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 18:07 UTC as 67th comment

Canon and Nikon want to borrow that creative team.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 16:18 UTC as 83rd comment
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Josh Leavitt: Maybe a true digital rangefinder sporting the Leica M mount with a Sony full-frame sensor at an MSRP of $1499? That would be nice.

Isn't that what modern technology and manufacturing should give us!

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon PowerShot G1 (157 comments in total)
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47872Mike: One of the things I find interesting about this is the extent to which Nikon were perceived as being market leaders at the time. Their swivel-body design stood out, caught the imagination, and seemed to be the way forward. I don't know how many more Coolpix 950 and 990 cameras were sold than Canon G1 or G2s, but I do remember how enthusiastically these Nikons were received.

The 990/995 was and still is a superb camera. Maybe, Nikon's high point in compacts.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 17:59 UTC
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