Elandreth

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The Leica SL is described as: "Very heavy", "It might be difficult to tell from images of the camera body, but the Leica SL is enormous", and "everything about the Leica SL is excessive, from its size and weight to..."

Clicking on the Specifications Compared link, we see the Leica SL is labeled with a Body type of Large SLR, the only camera with that designation. All three Canon DSLRs and all three Nikon DSLRs compared in that link are labeled as Mid-size SLR.

Wow, the Leica must be huge! Of course, if you actually scroll down the Specifications Compared list to the bottom and look at Dimensions, the Leica is SMALLER than all compared Canon and Nikon DSLRs. Yet they're labeled as Mid-size while the Leica is Large. Huh.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 09:36 UTC as 110th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Casio QV-4000 (61 comments in total)

For sample 13, did you use the English Footballer shot mode?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 10:41 UTC as 30th comment
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Simon Zeev: Who really needs that?

You could ask the same thing for all products on this website ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 00:30 UTC
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Marco Nero: The images aren't disappointing although the lens isn't f/1.2 ... and that's where the real magic of the 85mmL lens from Canon lies. I don't think I'll be buying this lens for two reasons: One is because, other than speed, I don't see it exceeding the capabilities of the Canon f/1.2L version. And the other reason is that this site has suddenly taken sides in the US election aftermath...

It disappoints me greatly that political statements are now being (obviously) endorsed by DPreview. Those Lens sample-photograph closeups of Anti-American/Anti-Trump signs (as well as the protesters themselves) are two very different things. One shows an affiliation between the photographer and the protest itself. The closeup of the hate-inspired Trump signs is disgusting to see on a review site. We don't need a socialist agenda here on a camera/tech review site. Disgusting. I'm sorry but I won't buy products when reviewers here use them to endorse political agendas.

steelhead3, You're (obviously) promoting an anti-canine agenda. And, judging from your name, you're also anti-salmon. Disgusting.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 23:47 UTC

Only the last photo is square...

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 23:28 UTC as 16th comment

"Girl with Uzzi, North Hollywood, CA."

What could go wrong?

(Also, spelling on 'Uzi')

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 11:12 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

"Our primary goal in designing the camera was driven by a utilitarian approach..."

Yes, it's simply a utilitarian camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 14:03 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply

If you're headed to the mountains in winter or any snowy environment with elevation, checking the avalanche forecast is as important as checking the weather forecast. Here in Washington State there's the very good Northwest Avalanche Center website: http://www.nwac.us/
I assume other regions have their own avalanche websites to reference. Google it!

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 05:54 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 comments in total)

Wow, so much tribal hatred.

Different companies make different cameras with different features and different specs causing different strengths and different weaknesses for different uses by different people.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 22:00 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 comments in total)
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Mariano Pacifico: This is absolutely goofy looking camera. Wonder who their target market is.

@yahoo2u A mirrorless camera for mirrorless people

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 21:53 UTC
On article Leica-branded instant camera rumored to launch soon (43 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: Seems Leica will do anything for cash...what's next, rebranded toilet paper?

Then people will post pictures showing 200% magnification of the results as proof of quality.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 07:20 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)

Hasselblad "abandoned its much-ridiculed attempt to sell 'luxury' versions of Sony-derived models."

Then a 'game changer' would be to take it the opposite direction: cheap versions of Sony! An A7 with a Styrofoam grip and Etch A Sketch screen, and the viewfinder is just a hole.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 04:58 UTC as 130th comment
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photogeek: There goes the MFT size/weight advantage. Do not want.

It's not the size that counts; it's how you use it!

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 08:53 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (221 comments in total)

"Kiliii, on the other hand, wears a polar bear tooth around his neck, and killed his own trousers."

Meh. This is a camera website. We need articles on people who wear a SD card around their neck, and kill their own camera half case.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 23:32 UTC as 101st comment

"it brings a whole new meaning to the term 'photo bomb.'"

That joke is the best thing to come out of this project!

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 14:07 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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cdembrey: Does Flagship stand for "a camera I wouldn't except as a gift??"

No, it stands for "A camera I wouldn't accept as a gift." The key to being a flagship is correct spelling.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 01:21 UTC

So if I buy Canon, I'll get shots like that? Piece of cake!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 23:33 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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noflashplease: Samyang makes the plunge to autofocus.... for the full frame mirrorless Sony A7 series? It goes to show that Canon and Nikon are badly behind in the mirrorless market and full frame is the new normal. Kudos to South Korean Samyang for bringing real competition to the Japanese lens manufacturers.

By choosing FE-mount, these new Samyang lenses will be more prominent and stand out as more desirable because there are few alternatives. If Samyang had gone with Canon or Nikon mounts, they'd face a lot more competition from the vast population of lenses already available.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 22:11 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Phil Garcia (71 comments in total)

This excellent advice deserves repeating, and applies to anyone who ventures into the outdoors, not just photographers:

"Let the animal determine the distance, never follow it when it leaves and most importantly, as my friend Ester would say: 'Don't feed the foxes!' What that generally means is 'Don't interfere in the animal's life, just look at it.'"

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 19:44 UTC as 40th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Steven James Martin (48 comments in total)
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Elandreth: So what you're saying is: if I buy a Nikon 5100, it will make me a better photographer?

I have to do it myself? Well then I guess my D5100 will be put away alongside my Shake Weight and Axe Body Spray.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 11:27 UTC
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