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This 60TB is made to show what's possible, and will be price wise in the area where the use case is worth the (in our eyes) likely insane price level.
And it maybe helps to further lower the price of "our" SSDs in the area of 500GB to 4TB.

SSDs with such density will be needed for the upcoming 8k broadcasting.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 16:40 UTC as 15th comment
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (295 comments in total)
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Nick8: These guys are Sony fans.

Nope, they are Fuji fans. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 16:37 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)

I guess, the very first one will be sold to David Beckham. :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:17 UTC as 240th comment | 2 replies
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)

It is not German sympathie, but Andreas is absolutely right to claim misleading.

Not only with Nikon than with many other manufacturers of electronic devices it has been common to put powerful advertisment slogans onto their packages marked with a tiny star symbol, and on the backside in micro-sized letters you may read the limitiations. And than blame fooled people with comments like "you could have researched in advance) is outrageous behaviour.

The Nikon issue as well as my described practise for me personally is attempt to mislead and should be processed by law with updated rules and laws.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 06:43 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply

The good thing for Sony FE photographers is - they added new lens profiles for the Batis 18/2.8 and the FE70300G.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 06:09 UTC as 20th comment
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (516 comments in total)
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Ilvez: If dpreview really wants to stretch himself above others, then comparative review of D5 and 1DxII would be something to watch out for. Having pros, shooting side-by-side with these two bodies under challenging conditions and swapping war tales would be just golden.

6000+$ bodies are bought for a reason and instead of a review in isolation, I suspect it would make epic reading when these heros would be challenged against each other by the people who shoot for a living, where every frame matters. Not that dpreview lacks talent or wisdom, but racecars need racing drivers to bring out the best (and worst) in them.

Go for it guys!

I agree with Carey's thinking.

@pkcpga, do you doubt any of the two cameras is able to perform on pro-level?
Your idea wouldn't prove anything but the two cameras taking superb images in the hands of professional photographers.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 20:28 UTC

Is the zoom engine still the same than with the other two?
When I was interested in the 10MK2 this made me step back from it.
Second question would be if you could judge the IS of the cam?

Thanks for the fair review, btw.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 20:31 UTC as 66th comment
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kaiser soze: Even though FE lenses are compatible with the APS-C cameras in a nominal since, you do not get the same resolution, that you get with the FF sensor. This is evident if you study DXO's tests of lenses tested on both classes of camera. For people with APS-C cameras, these lenses will not likely offer any advantage nearly strong enough to justify even half the price. Since Sony switched over to E-mount for FF cameras, they have barely even given lip service to the early adopters of E-mount. We have several prime lens options that are very good, but no really good zooms other than the big one. Still no "standard" zoom that comes anywhere close to doing justice to the high resolution 20 or 24 Mpixel sensor. I want a really good standard zoom, for APS-C, and affordable. It's a no-brainer. Been waiting now for too many years. I suppose it's time to give up and move on to a different camera, and probably a different brand.

Price justification is a very subjective thing.

Fact of the matter is, that FF lenses on APSC perform better.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 15:11 UTC
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jtan163: Sound like awesome lenes - really good that Sony is stating the resolution they are designing for - I have not seen this mentioned by any of the usual suspects.

But it also looks like what a lot of people have been saying/speculating is now confirmed.
Once you put fast zooms on, and a couple of batteries any size and weight saving is minimal.

Also interesting Sony hasn't gone the Zeiss branding route.
I assume that means that optically they think these lenses are on or near par with Zeiss - I gather the t* is worth the license fee?

I guess mirrorless is "there", now.

If you use these lenses (the 2470 and the 70200 are bigger from dimension pov) - the weight saving is just the roughly 300g of the body.

But I guess the topic "ML must be smaller and lighter than DSLR/T" is not the crucial one anymore.
Speaking for myself - features and IQ are main topics.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 15:09 UTC

Looks nice, and might be a good MFT according specs, but isn't the asked body only price a little bit overestimated?

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 06:52 UTC as 57th comment
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straylightrun: Sony really needs to improve its quality control. There are also alot of Sony Zeiss branded emount lenses that are soft and decentered that they are keeping quiet from the public.

If you regularly read or watch news than you would agree, that this is not basic business ethics.
Should be, yes.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 09:38 UTC
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straylightrun: Sony really needs to improve its quality control. There are also alot of Sony Zeiss branded emount lenses that are soft and decentered that they are keeping quiet from the public.

Soft does not necessarily mean decentered and vice versa.

I agree that they have some issues with deviations in production. But so do others, and they don't inform their customers either.

In this particular case of the RX1RII it is in an exemplary manner how Sony treated the problem.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 21:29 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2487 comments in total)
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Ger Horgan: Hmm $1,699.95 buying price ??
Hmm no thanks

Comparing the specs and the "just generational" improvements with the announced retail price level, Fuji lately seems to have a big portion of self-confidence...

in GER it is listed at 1.799 €.
A XT1 is available at 1.100 €, and a Xpro1 at 699 €.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 14:17 UTC

It is still useless without RAW support. And the reasons, Adobe is explaining why they don't support are rubbish - processing power and disc space.

Honestly. I am no commercial professional, so time for the workflow would usually be no topic.
Serious exposures and modifcations I am still doing on my mac.
But my vacation shots are supposed to come quickly to my cloud system (not iCloud btw), so all I want is to insert my SD card into the iPad-connector, import the raws, process the images for the online folders, and then delete anything I don't want there from the iPad. Serious or more intense works are being done on the desktop anyway.
It would be convenient to store store my pre-selection in the LR catalogue, and simplify the import on the desktop at a later stage.

The powers of the iPad pro 128GB are enough to work for these purposes, but I need to go 3rd party unfortunately.

Photogene4 is providing what I need, and works very well on the iPad.

Shame on Adobe for mobile apps.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 11:45 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

They should come along with some detail specs.

The D4S is for sure a very pro camera, however it is lacking resolution in order to be prepared for the future. And if they are clever, they'll bring a kind of hybrid VF.

They'll for sure not abandone OVF, but I feel certain, that Nikon pro's would like to have some functions of an EVF, but would not want to relinquish the OVF.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 08:53 UTC as 137th comment
On article ZEISS goes wide with Loxia 21mm F2.8 for Sony E-mount (224 comments in total)
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noflashplease: Nikon leads the wide angle market with the 20mm F/1.8, which costs almost half as much as this Zeiss, or should I say, "Zeiss-badged Sony lens?" The pricing of this lens demonstrates why so many Sony A7 users go with adapted Canon and legacy glass? For 1/3 the price, how much worse is Canon's EF 20 F/2.8?

The 21/2.8 Distagon ZF.2 is listed at 1.6k€ compared to the 1.5k€ for the Loxia.
Please don't compare apples and oranges...

Secondly the Loxia is a pure Zeiss lens.

And thirdly the Zeiss-badged Sony lenses are quality wise mostly on pare with its Canikon equivalent L or pro competitors.
The ZA85 and the ZA135 are brand independently in the range of the best lenses of this planet.

In the end the choice of glass is a matter of personal taste.
That is reason why many people are adapting legacy lenses.
Admittedly there are not enough budget lenses available for FE.
However, speaking for myself - what sense does it make to spent money on a "Bentley"-body and attach "Dacia"-lenses to it? (a legacy "Porsche"-lens is another story)

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 20:32 UTC
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)
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exapixel: I have the depressing feeling that Sony will provide full 14-bit losslessly compressed RAW output only after exploring all of the other alternatives first. This current announcement looks like they're just turning off the 16px isochromatic block encoding, so the output will just be an uncompressed stream of 11-bit codes for their subset of the 14-bit space.

explain i detail plz.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 18:52 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: The takeaway is that great lenses can be built anywhere but it's too expensive in Germany. While Sony squandered most of what they got from Minolta (and yes, Minolta had some superb lenses including several re-branded for Leitz) they wisely saw they needed assistance with lenses. Of course, Zeiss is not new to this, having a similar arrangement with Kyocera for their Contax-branded cameras.

Cosina is amazingly capable especially with short runs, producing everything from budget film SLRs to Zeiss lenses but apparently they are not producing some of the most recent Zeiss.

You may not forget that Zeiss moved the lens production to Japan in a time when labour cost were lower than in Germany.
Today I guess it would make no difference anymore.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 17:27 UTC
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (334 comments in total)
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dbo: Honestly $1069?

I think at the present days all the camera/lens makers are overshooting related to pricing.

This lens seems to be a pretty cool choice for DX users, but it's not a constant aperture lens, it is not sealed and it is not "G" graded.

Seems I mixed something up with the "G" label - sorry for that.
Then please explain me how differentiate Nikkors for its quality level.

However I stick to my judgement that it is too expensive as a medium aperture lens without sealing.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 07:36 UTC
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