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s1rf4n

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On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (447 comments in total)

Very impressive compared to my K1. Nikon has definitely hit a home run with this.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 13:08 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
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Roland Karlsson: It would be nice if camera makers stop to give equivalent focal length for their cameras. 600/4.0 is just a stupid annotation. It is a 220/4.0 full stop! Or you can, if you want to, say it is equivalent to 35mm 600/11.0. If that floats your boat. 600/4.0 is totally wrong in all accounts though.

It is equivalent to a FF 600mm / F4.0....except for depth of field.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 18:55 UTC
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Ergo607: Oh crap, US only... Again! Had compltely forgotten that the world outside of it didn't exist...

Generated by US Park Service (Smokey Mountains)...are they responsible for the rest of the world?

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 16:42 UTC
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typhoonka: Great photo, but stupid planning. They should have observed the law.
And unnecessary, excessive use of force on the other hand.
Generally, the less criminal one is, the harsher the punishment, anywhere in the world.

Thats not the photo they took...their gear was confiscated. The picture above was not taken from the bridge on top of the bridge.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 12:44 UTC

How does the Fuji X-A3 stack up against this. They seem pretty similar to me.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 17:42 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1103 comments in total)
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seloo: I think that Dpreview should change its name to "DRreview". The only weakness Canon cameras have in comparison to the competition is that the viewfinder autofocus is not as good. Rest is to each photographers taste,style etc. Some photographer might prefer Canon's strengths as a whole system irreplaceable by other brands which still doesn't make Canon best or much better Camera than others. Stop the p*ss race and enjoy photography with whatever camera you can afford.

seloo....you do know this is a gear site right? They actually compare gear here with its peers. Canon has and will continue to produce amazing gear, this camera seems to be an exception to the rule (Maybe great for 2013 but not the best choice at this price point for 2017). I know you can be a great photographer with sub par gear, but it never hurts to use the best gear available either. So please do not shoot the Messenger......

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 11:27 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (413 comments in total)
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Wubslin: You lot can waste your money on expensive toys. I'm adding more money to my savings instead.

Paid off mortgage + no debt + savings = security

Wubslin....You are just way to smart for us. Maybe you should start your own site.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 10:06 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (413 comments in total)
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Wubslin: You lot can waste your money on expensive toys. I'm adding more money to my savings instead.

Paid off mortgage + no debt + savings = security

If you are only interested in paying off your mortgage....what are you doing at this site?

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 12:35 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (555 comments in total)
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DPPMetro: No possible way that Pentax can even come close to matching the D7500. It's sad how far behind the rest of the industry Pentax has become. Properly functioning AF is the norm, not an exceptional thing and Pentax has gotten worse, despite adding more tracking ability- despite that, the AF has only gotten more unpredictable, as confirmed by DPR's testing, also.

It's really tough to choose nowadays. Canon has Dual Pixel AF, which works phenomenally and they haven't tapped into the full potential yet. Plus they worked on increasing DR while keeping that Canon look. Nikon has really good conventional AF and tracking and cropped 4K.

Both have superb first party and third party lenses available, unlike Pentax, which is failing in both areas.

DPPMetro.....Please go buy another camera system so you can stop balling! Every post on DPR no matter what camera they are reviewing, you are on here crying about Pentex...so do not buy one. I am here to read about Nikon....Please go and cry on a pentex forum.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 13:58 UTC
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Mach Schnell: consequential... revolutionized... reorganized... restructured...

You are absolutely gushing over Apple and Steve Jobs' ability(?) to change the world of photography. That is giving a lot of credit to Steve Jobs and Apple. Did they have an impact on photography? By the time you factor in all the other smartphone makers (Apple sells less that 20% of all smartphones), sure. Many, if not most smartphone owners use their phone as their only camera. But the consumer electronics industry was heading this direction anyway. Smartphones just accelerated it. If you are in love with your iPhone, that's fine. The rest of us will continue shooting with our Canons, Nikons, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony etc. And we'll create all kinds of images that are simply not possible with a smartphone camera.

But this was the first smart phone. So yes this was apple was the originator of all that we use today. If you do not like the IPhone that is your choice, but unless you have a razor in your pocket, your phone owes a good deal of its heritage to apple.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 18:02 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2712 comments in total)
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Mared: Shouldn't DPR increase the A9 review score since there were blatant errors in the original review (e.g. studio scene out of focus, and others)?

miksto....DPR uses the same focus procedures on all of the camera's they test (Manual Focus). So why would you mark the Sony down because of how DPR tests the camera. You are making no sense at all.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 17:01 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2712 comments in total)

This just in.....CNN is reporting "Russian President Vladimir Putin has been caught tampering with the Studio Scene Image Quality Tests @ dpreview"....More information to come as a special council comprised of Canon and Nikon users is put in place to investigate these new and obviously faked results.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 18:33 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: Ricoh-Imaging is a money loosing business for Ricoh. In the last yearly report they took an impairment and a write-off of 9,4 billion yen. Ricoh bought Pentax for 10 billion yen in 2011. The camera business never made so much profit in the last 6 years, so leaving Ricoh with a loss on the current camera business in Ricoh-Imaging.

Last quarter was for Ricoh-Imaging the one with the lowest quarterly sales since the ownership of Pentax since 2011.

The current quarter may be even lower. For the financial books it is going to see grim! This first quarter of the new financial year starting april 1th 2017 will be compared with the quarter one year ago. That was the one with the introduction of the K-1. It could well be that sales will be cut in half! Not something that investors like to see.

We will see soon how that works out with presentation of figures early august.

pppfffffttttttttt.......9.4 billion yen....that's like $57.00 USD.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:37 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2712 comments in total)
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elementare: FUNNY STORY:

1) Nikon with v1 - v2 and v3 series has already had the best mirrorless with the best af on sensor in the history a lot of years ago, before than Sony developed this new technology. The fact that people ignore the V "1 inch sensor" cameras from Nikon doesn't take away the truth that they have developed this tech before than everyone.

2) Super-fast AF system with 171 contrast detect points and 105 phase detect points

3) 20fps continuous shooting with AF tracking — the world’s fastest — for up to 40 shots with electronic shutter

I am quite sure Nikon has bartered this technology with Sony in change of their sensors. Some kind of agreement for which Sony would have used this technology on ff sensors before than Nikon and Nikon would have used they sensors (hi res and hi dynamic range) for a while at a good deal.

Not so funny story:

My wife uses one of these Nikon V3 cameras. There exists one decent prime lens for this system with the zoom lenses being pretty mediocre at best. IQ is hardly up to snuff with a FF sensor. If these camera's were so great they would still be produced. I will say I wish they would have stayed in business as they are a pip to shoot.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 15:43 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2712 comments in total)
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Niko Tod: 1DxII would be my choice if shooting in conditions where you don't have time to react and change settings between the shots, and later relying on saving the shot in post.
D5 (which I dislike) would be my choice for ve-e-e-ry low light.
D4s would be my going-cheaper-with-FF choice.
D500 for range.
80D/D7200/D7500 for even cheaperer range.
A9 would be my choice if none of the above have already existed.
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People who have already heavily invested in Sony ecosystem are hardly the ones who shoot sports or BIF given all the alternatives from other brands. How many of those people would get A9 only to try speed shooting, or just to add an expensive trophy to their existing collection?

So... who is this camera for?

Niko's opening statement of "my choice" says it all.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 13:24 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2712 comments in total)
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deep7: Thanks for the review. Seriously, though, saying it's not so good for landscape or studio photographers is a bit harsh. It looks like it would be great for either. After all, it does have PLENTY of resolution and dynamic range, duh! Add in that it has some weather resistance and image stabilisation, not to mention light body weight and it's probably a very good landscape camera. I can't fathom why it wouldn't be good in a studio either...

(I don't have a Sony but felt a need to defend the undeserved negatives.)

I think what they were getting at is if you needed a landscape camera you would be much better off with the A7rII with its higher pixel count and dynamic range. Not to mention savings of dollars to boot.......

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 13:12 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (250 comments in total)
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Donnie G: I shoot 100% Raw and in Adobe RGB, so it's all about the ease of post processing for me. That means getting my exposures and compositions right, in-camera, first and foremost. All of my cameras must have OVFs with all glass pentaprisms, excellent battery life and accept an optional battery grip. They must be comfortable to hold all day and have their main controls in the same locations regardless of whether it's a FF or APS-C body, and they must be 100% reliable. My 80D delivers on all counts.

When I need a compact kit, I choose my APS-C 80D instead of a FF body. The fact that it makes video shooting way easier than it's suppose to be is just icing on the cake. I'm not into video anyway. If the camera is smaller than my 80D, then it's too small for me no matter how many tricks it can perform. 😎

I am with Donnie. I shoot RAW only. I like to put a personal touch on ever photo I take. JPEG + RAW means huge amounts of data. It is all really just personal preference.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 11:41 UTC
On article DPReview on TWiT: Is the Sony a9 worth $4500? (222 comments in total)
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babart: After all the hype this camera has generated, I'm wondering if it's even worth looking at, let alone buying. Twenty frames a second....wow, all the wedding photogs in the world will want one !! Really? Just the upload, sorting, and processing time could blow the photographer's budget right out the window. Nice the electronic shutter doesn't band, and sports pros might like double the frames per second, but if I shot Nikon at sports events I certainly wouldn't want to change systems just for the increased speed.

So a the first mirrorless camera that can hold its own against the big two for a substantially lower price does not deserve some hype?

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 18:49 UTC
On article DPReview on TWiT: Is the Sony a9 worth $4500? (222 comments in total)
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babart: After all the hype this camera has generated, I'm wondering if it's even worth looking at, let alone buying. Twenty frames a second....wow, all the wedding photogs in the world will want one !! Really? Just the upload, sorting, and processing time could blow the photographer's budget right out the window. Nice the electronic shutter doesn't band, and sports pros might like double the frames per second, but if I shot Nikon at sports events I certainly wouldn't want to change systems just for the increased speed.

So you are saying that a Canon 1Dx mKII or a Nikon 5D are useless as well then. Simply put just because it does not work for you does not mean it is bad for everyone.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 15:28 UTC
On article DPReview on TWiT: Is the Sony a9 worth $4500? (222 comments in total)

Anyone else see the rumors that the A9 is overheating....this could be the game changer that wrecks Sony...I really was hoping this camera would live up to the hype.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 10:20 UTC as 49th comment | 11 replies
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