Peter CS

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Need to know what lenses were used? Also, if the two files were color-graded to match, then the output would look a lot closer! (and be harder to distinguish!)

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 17:39 UTC as 2nd comment

For bokeh I definitely favor the Iphone 8 plus. The other two are unacceptable (I can do better in two minutes with a blur brush in a Corel or Adobe software package. Also, a quick levels and white balance adjustment will make it good. No need to have the smartphone do everything, since everyone sees things differently...

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 14:52 UTC as 38th comment
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trungtran: If it comes down in price per exposure, i would be interested in Polaroid instant film.

$2 bucks is a little expensive especially if you mess up the shot.

actually more than two bucks. Cheapest price in a three pack = $2.37 per shot! Takes the fun out "messing around" with an instant camera and instant photos...

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 23:19 UTC

So three things bother me about this lens, enough to keep me from spending a grand on it, and one or two additions would have made me bite:
1. I do not like have a shiny, silver lens - prefer black or grey/titanium!
2. Lens should be either 85mm, or preferably a 90mm for a real FX portrait focal length!
3. Why no depth-of-field scale like the original???
4. 1.3x to 1.5 teleconverter to bring up the focal length for FX shots, as an add-on option.
5. Focus confirmation chip for us blurry-eyed, older gals and guys- at least in Canon, Nikon, and a few other mounts- if not all!

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 20:41 UTC as 3rd comment
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Sergey Borachev: The FujI A3 is so much better for just $50 more! It has larger lenses and no 4K, but seems better in every other way, including 24 MP and larger sensor, natural JPEG colour, superior IQ, much longer battery life, solid build, twin control dials, video with exposure control, built in camera grip, much better flash sync speed and hot shoe.

For the targeted buyers, the natural JPEG colour should be very important. And for any of those casual shooters who do dabble in RAW and find its XTRAN sensor tough, there's the cheaper X10 with its Bayer sensor. Unfortunately DPR do not review these really interesting Fuji compacts.

A3 also has non X-trans sensor, so it is the best regular choice with the new 24mp sensor. A10 has older, 16mp. Both do a great job with jpegs, but even better with raw files!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 03:10 UTC
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Peter CS: Not sure if the rumor is true, but one reason for Nikon's decline was cited as not having access to Sony's newer, better sensors. Hence, no Nikon D820! Maybe Sony is stifled their greatest and best partner and purposely holding back Nikon? One thing I know for sure, the new D7500 is underwhelming and the D810 added little to the D800 series. I think Pentax and their FX cameras will suffer the same fate - no access to the state-of-the-art in fx or dx sensors. After handling the Sony, I will not be switching anytime soon...

O.K. I will bite...what makes the D810 so vastly better than the D800e?
Also, Can anyone tell the difference in a very large print? Also, please let me know exactly what the D500/D7500 sensor can do better than the Sony 6500/6300 sensor, besides lower resolution.
All that said, the state-of-the-art sensor is in the Sony a7RII and that would or should be the basis for the next top Nikon and Pentax FX camera. DXO labs would likely agree...

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 21:34 UTC
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lehill: You know, I'm a Sony guy and this news discourages me. I wait for Canikon to pull a rabbit out of their hats - they're certainly capable of it. But these two companies continue to sit on their laurels just like Kodak. What's wrong with these guys?

Note that Nikon and Pentax rely on Sony for their sensors! Also consider the rumor, Sony is no longer granting access to their top Sensors to other manufacturers. Hard to innovate under these circumstances...

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 19:50 UTC

Not sure if the rumor is true, but one reason for Nikon's decline was cited as not having access to Sony's newer, better sensors. Hence, no Nikon D820! Maybe Sony is stifled their greatest and best partner and purposely holding back Nikon? One thing I know for sure, the new D7500 is underwhelming and the D810 added little to the D800 series. I think Pentax and their FX cameras will suffer the same fate - no access to the state-of-the-art in fx or dx sensors. After handling the Sony, I will not be switching anytime soon...

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 19:26 UTC as 133rd comment | 10 replies
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (533 comments in total)
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falconeyes: If I understand correctly:

Now, the D5600 is Nikon's DX camera for landscape shooters, D500 for sports shooters. And the D7500 is a product cheap to make but with no use case left.

Nikon d5600 is definitely not for Landscape shooters for the following reasons: Not weather-sealed, Non 100% Viewfinder, Not robustly built, low battery life, especially in cold weather. D7200, unfortunately, fits the bill the best...

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 04:25 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (533 comments in total)

So I do not understand this camera. Sensor-wise, a downgrade from the D7200 for resolution, dynamic range, etc. For true sports, people, and action photographers, the D500 is a better choice! Only advantage I see - lower price. However, instead of big cost, tooling up for this one, why not just lower the price of the D500? Big yawn!
What we really need is a great, new arsenal of high resolution, weather-sealed primes and zooms for DX Nikons!

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 21:04 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply

Let's see - boring focal length, boring aperture, manual everything. Many great 24mm at f2 and f2.8, manual lenses available that cost about 1/8- 1/10th as much, including a good adapter. No matter how great the resolution, the price is the most defining aspect of this lens. If you want truly great/best resolution, go medium format mirrorless - Pentax, Hasselblad, or Fuji!

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 22:23 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies

...also want to call out the fantastic 50mm macro, 40-150mm, and 14-54mm and 12-60mm lenses for their great qualities and resolution! Excellent lenses for reasonable money!

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 15:29 UTC as 52nd comment

Still love the E330, a complete innovation with built-in sensor cleaning and live view! If only they would have used the great Kodak 4/3 sensor and IS in this model, it would have been a home run...

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 15:24 UTC as 53rd comment

Wow, with the resurgence of film photography and the explosion of digital photography, this is the last thing I thought would happen to a great online and print magazine! Who can forget Modern Photography and Keppler (before they were merged with Popular Photography- a former rival) They launched and supported my passion for photography, which at one time was professional. Exposed us to great photographers like Adams, the Westons, Baer, Gowland, Kenna, etc., and great equipment over the years. They also introduced me to B&H and Adorama a long time ago. Their tests helped me find the best lenses, cameras, and films! Popular helped me find the best digital cameras and lenses. Agree with others, there is nothing like a printed magazine to take on an outing or trip - a welcome break from looking at laptop and phone screen. That said, i hope they put all their magazines on disk like National Geographic...

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 16:03 UTC as 22nd comment

Hope that the new sensor provides some additional benefits in low light, resolution, etc., otherwise a big yawn for everyone except maybe videographers! Battery life without big grip and battery is pitiful. On the plus side, swivel screen is highly desirable! 4K should have been a no-brainer. Grip does not seem to add capabilities such as with the Panasonic GH4 and GH5.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 22:35 UTC as 68th comment
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1385 comments in total)

What happened to the dynamic range comparisons? These are very important for us landscape photographers!

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 19:24 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply

hate to say anything negative, but just wish that the second lens was a 70-80mm, 35mm equivalent, instead of 56mm. Just my own wishlist! Not sure how I feel about the omission of a earphone jack, given the state of BT...

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 00:22 UTC as 356th comment

...just to point out, an O'Hara AR (anti-reflective) coating is not necessarily a multi-coating, so reflections and flare may be an issue and a problem, both in shooting lights at night as well as when the sun is around!

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 23:54 UTC as 17th comment
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (334 comments in total)

Please increase these penalties substantially! Jail-time preferred, since a $400+ is not going to do it! Also, please do not lump respectful landscape photographers with shameless, disrespecting, self-aggrandizing, selfie-photographers who are only out to get more loves and likes on social media! To think that such a person risks life and limb to get themselves in a photograph, hurts themselves - a predictable risk factor/outcome- only to have them and their friends blame the natural artifact and ruin it for everyone else, is both despicable and beyond comprehension! I am personally going to no longer like or love (on FB and Instagram) any selfie photos of anyone on any kind of remotely fragile structure, and invite everyone else who cares to do the same....

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 19:03 UTC as 19th comment
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (132 comments in total)
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Melchiorum: As a European, I find the tuition fees in colleges and universities of USA to be simply insane. About $100,000 in total for a higher education? In Sweden, Denmark, Germany and many other European countries you get it for free. Like, totally free. And you don't even have to be a citizen of that country. I have studied for 7 years and got a double Master's without paying a cent with the exception of the entrance egzam fee (about 150 bucks in total) and some books (non-mandatory ones, because mandatory are provided as well).

On top of that, American big business likes to hire these foreign, debt-free graduates -through ever-increasing HB1 visas- from those European countries and other countries like India and China, to keep wages down in the U.S., while Americans become become indentured servants because of their crushing education, consumer, and housing debt!

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 21:17 UTC
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