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On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (378 comments in total)

Pentax K3-II versus Pentax K-1.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 13:17 UTC as 99th comment | 3 replies
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tkbslc: While this looks like a great option, I'm a bit baffled on the 28mm focal length. First, because it's just REALLY wide for a macro and forces extremely close working range. And second because this is only the second prime in EF-M mount and the other one is a 22mm. So this provides zero utility as a non-macro for most EOS M shooters. If it was a 55-60mm macro, it could double as a portrait lens and make a nice pair for the 22mm in a 2-prime kit. But who wants to carry a 22-28 pair of primes?

Still, the light idea is pretty cool.

This is a classic macro focal length. A 90mm lens has much different and, in this case, limited use in my opinion. And, although the lens lineup is "small," it is far from limiting. The 11-22mm and 22mm lens are in some ways unmatched by more established systems.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 02:40 UTC
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tkbslc: While this looks like a great option, I'm a bit baffled on the 28mm focal length. First, because it's just REALLY wide for a macro and forces extremely close working range. And second because this is only the second prime in EF-M mount and the other one is a 22mm. So this provides zero utility as a non-macro for most EOS M shooters. If it was a 55-60mm macro, it could double as a portrait lens and make a nice pair for the 22mm in a 2-prime kit. But who wants to carry a 22-28 pair of primes?

Still, the light idea is pretty cool.

This isn't a specialist's camera. It is a lifestyle camera. This focal length makes perfect sense for general photography.

I do hope it is continuous in focus ability in that 1 foot to 3 foot range where an everyday photographer would want to do a lot of photos.

Remember the superb 50-55mm macro lenses that every SLR film camera line had.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 02:17 UTC
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acidic: From the article above (page 3):
"Sadly, there's no ability to have just one LED on at full brightness and the other dimmed."

An easy fix for this is to get some 1 stop and/or 2 stop ND gel filter material (no need to spring for optical quality, unless you like throwing away money) and carefully cut it out into a 'C' shape to cover half of the ring light. Stick it on with some clear removable tape, and boom, you have more control over your "main" and "fill" lights. You are welcome.

Exactly. Great suggestions.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 02:14 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EF 11-24mm F4 L USM Samples Gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

Rishi-DSC09922-Edit-11mm-F11

What was the point of focus.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 14:12 UTC as 1st comment
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (363 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: My honest 2 cents? The X-Pro2 was just released & already looks like a dated camera. I find this all a bit too ridiculous. There are too many cameras on the market already & too more many being released too fast that are all too similar to each other. Looks like everyone just makes the same camera again & again & again with minimum invovation. The amount of cameras that are all basically the same among different brands & even models of the same brand, is astonishing. And no one knows how to name cameras anymore other than calling everything "something X". This industry becomes a mix of boredom, endless higher cost & minimal true advancements. There are more new cameras being released faster than fresh milk bottles at the supermarket. Im surprised no one is making these disposable yet to accelerate the process even more.. or cameras able to self-destruct itself a few months later so we keep buying more "same" stuff even faster.. of course, they need to be called the "D-iXposable"..

Yes. Although I am not a DLSR user, it seems like the "final frontier" is much more sophisticated, complex and user directed autofocus modes.

No one has really tackled simplifying the interface without losing user control. My guess: there are so many sub-assemblies and circuit boards common to all these cameras, even the advanced ones, that it is hard to try a clean sheet design.

You are spot on.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 03:00 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (363 comments in total)
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Gesture: Good start. How about an article devoted just to the hybrid viewfinder-describing, examining and show as best possible just exactly what it does. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for that extra info. I feel like Fuji is the only OEM that has tried to advance the state of viewfinding.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 02:56 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (363 comments in total)
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cdembrey: My Leica IIIa, a real rangefinder camera, has the viewfinder in the center of the camera https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leica_III#/media/File:LEI0260_197_Leica_IIIa_-_Sn._206617_1936-M39_Front_view-Bearbeitet.jpg Just like a film SLR or a DSLR. So I find using something like a X-Pro 2 awkward. YMMV.

Just to finish that thought. As far as I know, all classical RF cameras have parallax issues? Some had moving framelines to help compose-from a Canonet GIII 1.7 to a Texas Leica Fuji medium format.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 01:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (363 comments in total)
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cdembrey: My Leica IIIa, a real rangefinder camera, has the viewfinder in the center of the camera https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leica_III#/media/File:LEI0260_197_Leica_IIIa_-_Sn._206617_1936-M39_Front_view-Bearbeitet.jpg Just like a film SLR or a DSLR. So I find using something like a X-Pro 2 awkward. YMMV.

Take a look at Voigtlander Prominent and Contax RF.

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Voigtl%C3%A4nder_Prominent_I_%26_II

Every bit the equal, maybe superior, including a long RF base, to the same era Leicas. Are you sure that Leica VF is really "centered"?

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 16:58 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (363 comments in total)

Good start. How about an article devoted just to the hybrid viewfinder-describing, examining and show as best possible just exactly what it does. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 16:56 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies

Wish you had asked about the future of the hybrid viewfinder and viewfinders in general.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 18:38 UTC as 89th comment

Sophisticated AF modes seem to be the next frontier.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 18:35 UTC as 90th comment
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Gesture: For purple mountain majesties ...

But limited editions; $300 for 12x18-you lost me there Matt.

Thanks for the extra info I missed.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 19:33 UTC

For purple mountain majesties ...

But limited editions; $300 for 12x18-you lost me there Matt.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 17:56 UTC as 19th comment | 7 replies
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marcio_napoli: This is (of course) off topic and way too deep stuff for a comment session somewhere in DP review, but watching this video, it's crystal clear why professional photography is a dying craft.

Look at those techniques, simply wow! That looks like deciphering ancient hieroglyphs which were mixed with alien culture, for the eyes of the younger iphone generation.

BTW, I'm 35 yo, include me in the "younger generation". I would never have become a pro photographer if producing photography was still like that.

What I'm saying is that becoming a photographer today is ridiculously easy compared to those days.

It's so easy that it takes away (at least part of) the merits of the craft.

No wonder you bump into a "photographer" at every corner nowadays.

Guys like AA, not only had to be art geniuses and technical masters, but also inventive explorers, creativity masters and very pacient.

Back those days, to be a photographer was actually a very bold thing to do.

I would recommend the Lustrum Darkroom books published by Ralph Gibson. Each of 10-12 photographers in each of 2 books would describe their darkroom techniques. Someone like Emmet Gowin would have roadmaps for dodging and burning large contact negatives and so on. Edward Westin's son explained how he printed his dad's negatives. Really nice coverage of some of "the greats."

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 01:27 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2660 comments in total)
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odpisan: .

Fuji X-Pro2 .... 2480
Sony A7R II .... 2159
Sony A6300 ... 2128

Pentax K1 .... 2102 & rising
:o)

I bet that
next week Pentax K1 will have over 2500 comments.

And 10 percent of comments are by DPReview staff.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 20:13 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2660 comments in total)
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Richmondthefish: As a Pentax user I don't understand the fuss about the review. Honestly guys, Rishi Sanyal's findings seemed to match the general overall assessment that i've read from other reviewers like Tony Northrup. The general theme about the K1 is that it has a weak auto-focus compared to it peers. They all say it's built like a tank and the body itself is a great value with excellent image quality.

Damien is a top notch writer.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 20:11 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2660 comments in total)
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caver3d: To DPR: Glad to see you dropped the "poor" wording regarding the AF. Very "poor" choice of words. Be careful, as you can easily create a firestorm with sweeping comments like that (which are not true).

Pentax K-1. Yes, Ricoh Pentax, no good deed goes unpunished. This was a remarkable achievement by Pentax, an enthusiast's brand.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 17:53 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2660 comments in total)

If I could get 80 percent of the quality of a Rolls Royce, Ferrari, whatever for 1/2 the price, I might consider it Golden?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 15:39 UTC as 187th comment | 10 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2660 comments in total)
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Petroglyph: Remember the Nikon D800/800E that got a 35 page review complete with instructions about how to set up all the menu items & what they do? A camera that had (known later) PDAF issues at the time. No wifi, no Pix shift, no 87 weather seals, no astro tracker, no GPS, no TaV, no tilt screen, no function lighting, no focus peaking, no adjustable brightness on the LCD screen, it did have USB-3, cough, what's up with that Pentax? You have USB-3 on the aps/c cams. Anyway, a fuzzy blow up of a soccer player's face 'proved' it could do AF tracking. D800/800E (3300$) conclusion:

82% Gold Award.

So many comments. Maybe, DPReview staff needed to take a step back and see what an extraordinary accomplishment this was for Pentax. Also, all the pre-reviews seemed to have a different tenor. Now that the GearShop is no more, maybe reconsider dribbling out the reviews bit by bit?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 13:17 UTC
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