Chillbert

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Disappointing overall. The very grainy zoomed-in view of the royal family is a big let-down. More pixels needed!

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2018 at 15:40 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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turvyT: Made in China?

"Made in China" is a legal label that only tells us where final assembly was done. Complex digital products typically incorporate key components (chips, glass, coatings, etc.) that are supplied by companies from the US, South Korean, Japan, and other countries, that in turn source the components from all over the place.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 23:10 UTC
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smartphoto: Maybe it's just me, but if that's the praised A7RIII's quality, I'm better stay with 5DsR. I wanted to like much much more, but I can't after seeing all the samples from that camera. For me it seems so much worse compared to 5DsR, despite what lens is on.

@PWPhotography - great example, thanks!

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 19:49 UTC
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D200_4me: Well I knew it wouldn't take long for the comments on this story to go sideways. Pitiful. I wish people would take their political B.S. to the web sites more appropriate for that (whatever your leaning is) and leave this site for photography discussion. Can't seem to escape this crap anywhere these days.

Maybe because it matters?

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 19:02 UTC
On article Shooting Kīlauea Volcano, Part 2: Grounded (49 comments in total)
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Richard-on-Thames: Decorative images that will look good in a colour-coordinated foyer; well done.

Doesn't really address the impact of eruptions in Hawaii; or the manner that the land and the inhabitants coexist.

Pretty patterns, so again - well done.

R-o-T... please try to take your head out of, well, wherever you're getting the idea your criticism is in any way constructive. It's just boorish.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 18:55 UTC
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anticipation_of: I truly do not understand the appeal of Leica cameras. I can kinda understand why some folks might buy their lenses; you may be paying much more, but they’re consistently among the best available. (Although let’s be real, are they *really* better than the best offerings from other brands?) Their cameras though always seem to be significantly *worse* than what other brands offer, while simultaneously being much pricier. They use older tech, lack major features, have wonky UIs, and yet they’re super expensive. What do people see in that?

Leica seems like more of a very expensive lifestyle brand than an actual camera company, sometimes.

The Leica pics Jeff shared on this thread say it all.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 14:54 UTC
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ybizzle: Apple is the king of selling overpriced crap to its fanboys and the trend continues...

Similar specs for hand-built machine cost roughly the same, without the advantages of factory integration. Not for everyone, but not overpriced.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 04:23 UTC

Sensors are to digital photography what film types are to film photography!

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 14:27 UTC as 173rd comment
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1095 comments in total)
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princecody: What kind of question is that? The most expensive camera in the world can’t make someone a better photographer lol 👍🏻

Obviously tool quality does matter, at least in some situations. Slow or inaccurate focus, poor low-light performance, over-/under-exposure, wrong focal-length lens... better cameras work harder to remove these impediments to a good picture.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 14:41 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1095 comments in total)
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Geekapoo: Just buy both from Amazon and return the one that comes in 2nd place before the refund "window" expires...tell 'em dpr sent you. 😁

FYI that's pretty much what Amazon/DPR want you to do... outcome = one more big sale.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 14:38 UTC

Truly exciting. It has the grandeur of a great still. Videos often have a very transient feel, whereas photos feel more permanent because they are still. This occupies an interesting middle ground.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 01:38 UTC as 33rd comment

I'm holding out for 16K

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 18:00 UTC as 11th comment
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)

E-mount ASP-C lives!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 21:55 UTC as 42nd comment | 5 replies
On article Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM sample gallery updated (138 comments in total)
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snapa: Wake me up once Sony starts releasing some high quality native APS-C E-mount lenses. Like a new or improved kit lens, or upgraded primes like the 16, 20, or a new 24mm f1.8-2.0 that are relatively small, light and cost $400-$800.

I have to agree. I'm just an "enthusiast" but I'm sure even some pros want to FULLY exploit the amazing capabilities of Sony's APS-C mirrorless tech

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 13:48 UTC

Great pics - I appreciate the detailed explanation of the setup and experimentation.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 02:43 UTC as 18th comment

Amazing work and very surprising results!

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 20:29 UTC as 24th comment

An illuminating post. Thank you!

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 03:25 UTC as 6th comment
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tgchan: Meh...

You are either a true genius or have no appreciation for the ingenuity and discipline it takes to create breakthrough products like this one.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 22:01 UTC
On article Erez Marom: On causality in landscape photography (105 comments in total)

As an interested amateur I greatly appreciate this and other of Erez Marom's articles. I don't understand why many commenters object to the photographer explaining how he thinks about his own compositions. To me it is both enlightening and stimulating. Erez, thank you!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 01:43 UTC as 12th comment
On article Sony FE 85mm F1.8 sample gallery and first impressions (145 comments in total)
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Jaythomasni: nice color saturation and contrast. Great shots.
@DPReview please list the location (GPS) information for all sample photos.

I particularly like #7. A nice, natural, portrait.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 22:21 UTC
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