villagranvicent

villagranvicent

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moimoi: Would it be possible to gather all small articles about the A9 into 1?

Looks like there is a fair bias toward the A9 and other mirrorless cameras (hello Fuji ;-) these days, which is probably unfair toward the other camera brands. One that did not get much attention here is the Pentax K1 (and 645Z). I thought both deserved a bit more attention, particularly about the pixel shift feature, which is quite unique to Pentax (if I am not mistaken).

I have checked the gallery "Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery", and personally, I was not really that impressed with some of the shots, specially the action shots, that are not well focused. I am sure the a9 is going toward the right direction though, but saying "Sony: you've one-upped Canon and Nikon - in an ergonomic regard no less." is a bit over the top. I have seen way better (and sharper) action shots taken with the 1DXII and D5.

The end results which are the files it produces are nothing special. My mediocre $900 A7 can make the same shots.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 14:56 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)
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sh10453: Beautiful images. Nicolas.
Black & white is not for everyone, though.
I personally prefer to use 16 million colors instead of limiting my images to 2 colors.
To each their own.

I share sh10453 opinion. While editing some raw files from my trip to Japan I thought processing them in BW and missing those amazing colors that are so characteristic would be a sin.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 00:52 UTC
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villagranvicent: Well, besides the Leica Cine lenses they are a bargain indeed:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1233351-REG/leica_lei_smlx_c_set_10_summilux_c_10_lens_set.html

Olypent I read the description and still don't understand what is that for!
Did you check the only review? it has been marked as useful 60 times lol

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 04:34 UTC
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Josh Leavitt: Nope. A "budget" cine lens would be the Rokinon CV lines. $250-$600 for focal lengths between 12mm T2.2 and 135mm T2.2; reasonably decent quality too for the price. If you're just getting started in videography, those are what you should probably go for.

Agree the Rokinons Cine lenses are basically the regular still versions with step-less aperture ring. They also have their $1500-$2500 range "Xeen" lenses which supposedly are better though.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 01:58 UTC
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villagranvicent: Well, besides the Leica Cine lenses they are a bargain indeed:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1233351-REG/leica_lei_smlx_c_set_10_summilux_c_10_lens_set.html

The Arris... oh yeah. That is some serious piece of glass.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 22:17 UTC

Well, besides the Leica Cine lenses they are a bargain indeed:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1233351-REG/leica_lei_smlx_c_set_10_summilux_c_10_lens_set.html

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 21:58 UTC as 20th comment | 8 replies
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)
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Marty4650: When camera makers release so few new cameras, DPReview is forced to do 8 or 9 articles for each one to create content.

And this really isn't a bad thing. It sure is a lot better than more cell phone reviews and articles about kickstarter projects, or puff pieces about $350 camera bags.

@The Davinator

Seems like you didn't read what Marty said: "When camera makers release so few new cameras, DPReview is forced to do 8 or 9 articles for EACH one to create content.". That is why I ask about the M6 articles. Obviously it is pretty obvious that Sony is a priority in this website to promote.

Please don't start like with your film vs digital or whatever eternal discussions. Really, cameras are not that important.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 21:02 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)
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Geekapoo: Yet even more hype and compare/contrast for the A9. DPR, give us a proper review prior to additional filler blah blah blah? I appreciate that you have the continual need to fill the news section of your site to bring in "clickers"...but sometimes you guys and girls really go overboard to the point that it really does look like a G.A.S. rant so that the masses will click on Amazon links.

With so many articles about this camera it seems already like "old news". Comparing 24mp vs 42mp cameras with so many evident differences makes no point at all.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 13:57 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)

The differences between these 2 cameras are so obvious that you don't need an article for that.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 13:50 UTC as 109th comment | 2 replies
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)
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Marty4650: When camera makers release so few new cameras, DPReview is forced to do 8 or 9 articles for each one to create content.

And this really isn't a bad thing. It sure is a lot better than more cell phone reviews and articles about kickstarter projects, or puff pieces about $350 camera bags.

I can't find the 9 articles about the Canon EOS M6.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 13:40 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)
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stratplaya: No need for comparisons. The Sony A9 is the last and only camera you will ever, ever need. It's place in the Smithsonian is all but assured at this point.

The best ever until Sony releases another 2 cameras in the next few months.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 13:33 UTC
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villagranvicent: I thought part of the charm of the Instant cameras was to process real analogue prints and get rid of the digital process at least for a minute. I guess most of their target find as main benefit the instant gratification regardless of how the process is done.

Agree on the budget thing. At least you can decide if the shot is worthy the $1 dollar the print will cost.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 03:50 UTC
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ttran88: How is this front page news? There's already an X100F released.

It is front news because otherwise it would be the "Sony A9 DPR week". (I don't see why this "news" is relevant either).

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 21:12 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (505 comments in total)

Question... if "Nikon abandoned the DL-series before they were ever launched" as you just said, then why still show on your database?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 14:29 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (505 comments in total)
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Rod McD: Pity we never saw the Nikon DLs to compare...... I'm still using an original Canon G1X despite its foibles. None of the tested cameras has tempted me to upgrade, side grade or possibly down-grade. The G1X MkII doesn't have an inbuilt VF - you only get one as an expensive accessory that can be lost or left at home and blocks the flash shoe. Bad idea. The Panasonics look good but lack zoom reach by just that bit too much.... And the tiny Sonys are overly menu driven, feel too small in my large hands, haven't got a grip and simply don't feel robust. There's plenty of room yet for manufacturers to perfect the enthusiast zoom compact.......

The DL would have been great contenders in this category. I don't know why DPR keeps showing them in the Nikon camera list.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 14:23 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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adriantilley: I would love if the new battery were backward compatible with my a7ii...but I doubt it.

Yes. Me too.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:59 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)

I am not a Sony fan (I have a basic A7 and we are in some sort of love-hate relationship) but this level of tech seems way to advance for Nikon or Canon to keep up.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:58 UTC as 366th comment | 1 reply

I thought part of the charm of the Instant cameras was to process real analogue prints and get rid of the digital process at least for a minute. I guess most of their target find as main benefit the instant gratification regardless of how the process is done.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 14:04 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (162 comments in total)
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Internet Enzyme: Seems slow. F/2.8 to F/4 is a F/5.6 to F/8 full frame equivalent. I do understand that that probably doesnt matter much since this is meant as a wide landscape lens, where long exposures negate the issue and slow apertures are necessary to get everything in focus. But if you plan on using this lens in any other capacity, you will be very disappointed in just how much noise that the lens will produce.

Founder is right, an F-stop is an F-stop regardless of format. The depth of field changes not because the F-stop but because the focal length.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 05:19 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (162 comments in total)
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Internet Enzyme: Seems slow. F/2.8 to F/4 is a F/5.6 to F/8 full frame equivalent. I do understand that that probably doesnt matter much since this is meant as a wide landscape lens, where long exposures negate the issue and slow apertures are necessary to get everything in focus. But if you plan on using this lens in any other capacity, you will be very disappointed in just how much noise that the lens will produce.

At least the Canon @ F4 will give you at least some control over DoF. With this lens everything will be in focus either you like it or not.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 04:31 UTC
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