Suave

Lives in United States Chicago, United States
Joined on Aug 5, 2002

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stadlereric: You have to applaud Nikon for their subject tracking capabilities. I shoot an A7RII and the subject tracking pales in comparison to a friends D500. Why can't a mirrorless camera subject track like a DSLR? The mirrorless gets access to the data more of the time than the DSLR right?

I am not clear why you link a test of Sony to highlight the deficiencies of Canon.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 16:32 UTC

My 24-105 has an OE date code, and a quick google search suggests its production has been moved to Oita a while back.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 15:10 UTC as 4th comment
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mandm: The Veydra Mini Prime lenses range from $799. to $1249. at B&H, so not that expensive.
The guys that took them likely heard that there were expensive lenses in the building and believed they would be an easy sell to photographers; not knowing that the lenses were very specialized.
Back in the film days Nikon had a truck from the docks to their NY warehouse disappear. 1990's
Canon Chicago had guys break in to their warehouse and use Canon’s forklift to load pallets of Canon stuff into a semitrailer parked at the warehouse for a long weekend. The Canon stuff ended up in Eastern Europe. 1980±.

These will probably end up in Asia.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 02:01 UTC
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entoman: It's absolutely essential to have a cheap crop sensor starter DSLR in the range. How else are they going to get newcomers into the Nikon system? Plus a mid-range crop sensor model to compete with Canon's Rebels, and a top range crop sensor sports camera (D500). Full frame needs to dump the D610, upgrade and improve the reliability of D750, and upgrade and sort out the shutter-shock issues of the D810. The D5 is pretty much perfect.

Future development should be towards SLT cameras, that are fully compatible with ALL Nikon lenses. That is the way to compete with Sony and Canon.

For full compatibility with all Nikon lenses all they had to do was to add folding indexing tab ($1/camera?) and enable metering with manual lenses in the firmaware (a one time expense). So, it pretty clear what is holding them back.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 17:20 UTC

You should really stop calling it "the same lens mount", even with qualifiers like basic. That it has the same geometry does not make it the same. 105/1.4 is about as usable on Nikkormat as its Nikkor-P ancestor is on D750.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 15:36 UTC as 88th comment | 3 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (111 comments in total)

I have it and I like it well enough. But I'd rather have a 28-105/2.8.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 22:06 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)
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jhmaw: If Panasonic was introducing a camera at this price it would probably have 4K. Come on Canon. Get off your bloated backside and be competitive again.

As a long time Canon user I would love them to return to being leaders rather than lagging behind.

Plenty of people have no use for 4K. I mean what's there to watch in 4K? Discovery and porn?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 15:29 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)
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Howard: What does the 80D have over this one besides FPS?

AFMA?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 15:22 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: How many current model SLR's does Canon have for sale?

You know, if that was supposed to be an insult, it missed the mark by a mile. That's exactly what you want from an upgrade, to feel the same and to work the same.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 15:19 UTC
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Suave: With every Sigma lens it's not the speed of focusing it is its accuracy that's always a worry. I wish you started looking at these things. But I, of course, realize that if test a manufacturer-provided sample you are not exactly dealing with a random sample.

There's a mirrorless version of this Sigma? That's news to me.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 18:17 UTC

With every Sigma lens it's not the speed of focusing it is its accuracy that's always a worry. I wish you started looking at these things. But I, of course, realize that if test a manufacturer-provided sample you are not exactly dealing with a random sample.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 00:16 UTC as 52nd comment | 8 replies
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Triplet Perar: Companies MUST rethink their lenses, because people keep their digital cameras at home and use smaller equipment, like smartphones, to take more photos.
Lenses are the main problem! We live in the age where cameras shoot ISO 1 million, but still are fed with lens behemoths and designs from the film era, like, gigantic f1.4 primes or f2.8 zooms are recommended stuff. C'mon!
Which company will be brave enough, visionary enough, to release three smallish f/4 of f5.6 zooms, and four f/4 primes, all tiny and small, much more portable?

Well Canon has three modern and almost weightless primes (24/40/50) and their kit lenses are not that huge either. I think 55-250 is comparable in length with iPhone 7.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 13:50 UTC
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WordsOfFarewell: I wish Tamron would also offer a 70-200 f/4 variant for the folks who prefer lighter lenses. But I am sure it will be terrific.

Tokina tried it but the lens was pretty much stillborn.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 13:44 UTC
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RedWattlebird: If I can't say "Computer, edit all photos in 'new folder' and send to client", while I go for a beer I'm uninterested.

Why wouldn't you want the computer to fetch you a beer?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 09:22 UTC

Why sue for billions when you can sue for..... TRILLIONS?

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 08:45 UTC as 60th comment | 3 replies
On article Hawks Factory announces new 35mm F2 in M-mount (67 comments in total)

I thought a used ZM Biogon 35/2 in good condition can be had for about "only" $600.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 00:14 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (186 comments in total)
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Theelderkeynes: Should not DPreview be offering a value for money comparison? Given the high UK prices for this and competitor phones a more relevant to the consumer price and feature analysis would have been helpful. Perhaps consideration could be given...?

It's a Project Fi compliant phone, that where its value is.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 16:15 UTC
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scottcraig: I've generally stuck to extension tubes primarily due to the cost of Cannon Macro lens. However given the performance and price of this lens I may just make an exception.

Vivitar Series 1 90/2.5 was a Tokina.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 23:37 UTC
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scottcraig: I've generally stuck to extension tubes primarily due to the cost of Cannon Macro lens. However given the performance and price of this lens I may just make an exception.

This thing is not that much cheaper than 100/2.8 L

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 17:42 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1147 comments in total)
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Suave: I am kind of interested in supplementing my kit with a small Sony but I am sort of waiting for the system to mature enough to get to at least 2 year update cycle before I plop 2k on a basic set up.

Sure, but I don't want to invest in system where innovations are doled out piecemeal and a new model will superseed my camera within a year. Not at this price point.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 15:41 UTC
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