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Vinspena: OMG Nikon... Here is how you should do your mirrorless cameras:

1. Release 2 full-frame models!
2.Price one at $1,500 the other at $2,000.
3. $1,500 matches the feature-set of the D610 (or its replacement)
4. $2,000 matches the feature-set of the D750 (or its replacement)
5. Make sure to have 4 lenses at launch two of them must be a standard kit lens (one standard zoom the other is a pancake prime lens)
6. THE FLANGE BACK DISTANCE SHOULD BE SHORTER THAN THE SONY'S FF MIRRORLESS CAMERAS!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ULTIMATE ADVANTAGE BECAUSE SONY CANNOT CHANGE THIS WITH A NEW MODEL. THIS CAN ALLOW YOUR CAMERAS TO BE SMALLER AND LIGHTER THAN SONY'S!

You don't necessarily have a thinner body. You can put the extra stuff behind the sensor plane. And there is no theoretical reason why a shorter registration distance should necessarily cause extra problems optically. To the contrary, a registration distance shorter by 1mm is 1mm more space for glass to occupy in any lens, if you want the same eventual length between the front of the lens and the sensor. This extra freedom can be used to do a lot of things such as ease of design (saving manpower and accelerating time to market), reduction of manufacturing cost, improving optical quality, more space in lenses for IS/AF, etc. And you can choose not to use it, just add 1mm to the rear of the lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 08:30 UTC
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Vinspena: OMG Nikon... Here is how you should do your mirrorless cameras:

1. Release 2 full-frame models!
2.Price one at $1,500 the other at $2,000.
3. $1,500 matches the feature-set of the D610 (or its replacement)
4. $2,000 matches the feature-set of the D750 (or its replacement)
5. Make sure to have 4 lenses at launch two of them must be a standard kit lens (one standard zoom the other is a pancake prime lens)
6. THE FLANGE BACK DISTANCE SHOULD BE SHORTER THAN THE SONY'S FF MIRRORLESS CAMERAS!!! THIS WILL BE YOUR ULTIMATE ADVANTAGE BECAUSE SONY CANNOT CHANGE THIS WITH A NEW MODEL. THIS CAN ALLOW YOUR CAMERAS TO BE SMALLER AND LIGHTER THAN SONY'S!

and make it possible to adapt Sony lenses, not the other way round...

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 18:34 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (376 comments in total)

This new review format (when did it start?) is really nice. The startling shrinking in size compared to a DSLR of similar capabilities speaks volumes about the impedance called mirror.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 18:39 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
On article Sony a9 first look videos (301 comments in total)

8 people had it and 5 own it? How?

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 17:10 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
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Sarge_: Are there any tilt/shift options for this camera?

Once the large-format view camera adapter comes, you hopefully should be able to do huge ranges of tilt and shift.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 17:01 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (397 comments in total)
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LFPCPH: Picture no. 6 makes me wonder - when will the camera manufactures make models for left handed people ?

It can be done and there is a market. Yashica did it back in the 90's.

P.S. I'm not left handed my self, but I know a few.

Dedicated left-handed devices are extremely rare, in every walk of life. Commercially it just does not make sense to do something special for less than 10% of the population, and the benefit is not clear - most people have gotten used to these things not being available.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 20:55 UTC

Did not say anything about compatibility (or not - I guess not) with focus bracketing.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 19:59 UTC as 14th comment | 12 replies
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evilmagicnut: Have to say this thread takes the whining award, even more so than the product X is overpriced whinging comments.

Apple has a valid point that the camera industry is in disarray. CF, SD, CFast, XQD. Canon, Nikon and Sony need to get their crap together or we can expect to have no end to our digital work flow problems that existed long before apple took away the SD reader.

And how good are the new laptops' connectivity with mobile phones?

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 20:36 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (42 comments in total)
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bleeboo: And, the question that never seems to have an answer when a new Panasonic 4K video capable camera is released:

Is the 5 axis IBIS available while recording 4K video, or is it neutered?

It's available on the GX80. The stabilization mode you chose is honoured when taking video, whichever mode the video is including 4K. Pretty sure this is mentioned everywhere including the dpr articles. Just checked with my camera to make sure I'm not talking nonsense.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:45 UTC
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (286 comments in total)

Why do they feel obliged to use such horrible music?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 17:16 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply

What a huge new feature, that the competitor have on their freebie older versions from several years ago. Still, better late than never.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 18:49 UTC as 7th comment
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(unknown member): Michael Reichmann simply lit up my passion for photography. I'm sure this is the case of many of us around here. Back there in 2003 there was so much stuff on art, technique and gear that could be found on LuLa - and back then that stuff was freely given by a generous, passionate man. I've been much less fond of the business-driven direction that LuLa took afterwards, the tours, the paying tutorial videos and everything. All this ended up in a paywall LuLa that I no longer visit. The spirit of 2003 is what I chose to remember about Michael, and what I am thankful for.

The paywall is likely funding the endowment.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
On article Unconventional COVR Photo case launches for iPhone SE (49 comments in total)

Perv cam ;-)

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 14:12 UTC as 15th comment

Forcing people not to chimp...

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 20:51 UTC as 245th comment
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (306 comments in total)

Does the body-only IS when using an unstabilized lens allow stabilization of viewing and framing, or does it stabilize only the shooting?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 10:33 UTC as 64th comment
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Raist3d: I will give an award to Panasonic's marketing for explaining the DUAL-IS system in the most confusing way possible, as to sound as if it was all built in, or maybe requiring an OIS lens, or no, maybe just built in.. or... blah.

It's just the same as the GX8. (requires OIS lens).

When you see confusing language, assume the worst case choice and you are most likely to be correct.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 10:23 UTC
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MrTaikitso: As a GX8 owner, the fact they left out a flippy forward screen (ideal for composing video), mic input, exp comp dial and a flip up EVF indicates that other than the slightly improved stabilization and shutter, GX8 is still the top end.

This is 'entry level' as far as the GX line can have an entry level model. As such there is no intention of competing with the GX8.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 10:20 UTC
On article Hands on: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 (137 comments in total)

Does the zoom lens have zoom creep? Probably yes given the zoom lock.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 21:25 UTC as 5th comment
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Hugo808: Zoom assist. Now that's a good idea.

Zoom assist is a very cool feature. Surprised it took this long for it to appear - is this the first example? However, where this is most needed, i.e. fast paced photography with a lot of scene changes, it probably cannot really be used.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 20:44 UTC
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Retzius: The cheap nifty 50 is a great idea to get more people into the system.

The 70-300 seems outrageously priced when you consider the price of the DSLR alternative.

It's a 'G' lens. Put a similar letter to the end of a DSLR lens and the price comparison is no longer that outrageous.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 16:23 UTC
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