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On article Sony a7R IV review (1491 comments in total)

I would have liked more attention given to the crop mode. That's a key point for me. The A7r4 60mp gives the first usable crop, in my view.
The cons on the "Is it right for you?" page repeatedly mention the large file sizes. Family, lifestyle, street, candid, and travel photos need not be 60mp, so just switch to crop. Plus, using crop gives you two lenses out of each prime you buy.
My expectation would be to have one of the buttons toggle between full and crop mode and use it extensively.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2019 at 17:39 UTC as 168th comment | 2 replies

When can we expect announcement of the selfie stick for that?

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2019 at 09:33 UTC as 102nd comment

There's an issue with the "Comp" setting on my system (Win 10, desktop). I expect the Comp to adjust to the lowest resolution of the four selections, but instead it discards the pixel shift and reverts to the 60mp version of the A7RIV image. I'd like to compare the pixel shift versions to the Fuji GFX100. Can't do it. The GFX100 image is reduced to 60mp.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2019 at 15:11 UTC as 48th comment
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raphaelmatto: I don't see any difference between the pixel shift images and the "normal" A7RIV images--they're the same physical size & the sharpness looks nearly identical (w/the "normal" images looking slightly sharper if I had to choose). Is something wrong with the image comparison tool? I haven't downloaded the originals.

Hi. Check your Full-Comp-Print selection. You must select "Full" to see the full-sized images.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2019 at 15:08 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV added to studio test scene comparison (439 comments in total)
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Strolic Furlan: A new era has begun, welcome to the Sony's Jaundice World.

It's a bit ironic that the alert about the yellow/green issue is in green, but possibly that's because people see green so much more clearly.

Furlan likes his observation and wants everyone else to like it too: one post on jaundice isn't enough. We might ask whether the correct form is jaundice or jaundiced though.

Regardless, yes, the high ISO performance is disappointing. Everything else on the a7rIV is a reason to pass on the a7rIII and pay the extra money for the IV, but I was hoping for IQ that would allow the 26mp APS crop to be used regularly and the full 60mp only as needed. Don't see how that can happen now. The downsized 60mp image is not demonstrably better than my existing APS at ISO 3200-6400, so expecting to use the 26mp crop is not realistic.

I'll probably wait for a Fuji GF50 with IBIS and phase detect. The high ISO performance of the Fuji 50 is worth the extra $1500 to me. But not yet. Fuji needs to bring down the tech from the 100 to the 50.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2019 at 07:10 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 100 review (904 comments in total)

want it!

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 15:15 UTC as 201st comment
On article Best fixed prime lens cameras of 2019 (386 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: Leica Sofort, the (almost) pocketable medium format fixed prime lens camera.

By "medium format", I assume you're referring to the print. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 08:28 UTC

Super fun and clever. Thanks!

Next project: robotic Lego construction from a photograph.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2019 at 16:16 UTC as 14th comment
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De Fotoman: After installing the Lightroom update and selecting Photo>Enhance details i get this:
Windows update required (Windows 10 october 2018)
My system is 100% up to date, did several reboots.
Interesting.....

Actually, the Oct 2018 update is not always automatic. Often it must be requested. The link is:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028685/windows-10-get-the-update

then click on the link at the end of the sentence:
If version 1809 isn't offered automatically through Check for updates, you can get it manually through the Update Assistant.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2019 at 22:19 UTC
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nerd2: So the new f2 zoom can only be used with this camera... which has a old canon sensor and lacks IBIS.

I think sony BSI sensor + IBIS + f2.8 lens will be much better than canon sensor + non-stabilized f2 lens in low light situations.

but no IBIS and no OIS on a 70mm?

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 14:53 UTC

Nothing to see here. Just move along please.
Z6 and Z7 hopefuls can now make a simple decision: Nikon or Sony.
Fuji, Olympus, and Panasonic have nothing to fear from this.
I was looking forward to a battle. Disappointing.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 09:44 UTC as 401st comment | 4 replies
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Daft Punk: The lack of IBIS is going to upset many.

I never realised so many people had shaky hands. How did we ever cope before it was invented?

Shaky hands are inevitable. Don't you ever expect to get old? Is everyone supposed to stop shooting after a certain age?

The issue is not what they did in the old days. The issue is why in the new days manufacturers don't include features they have available and they know people need. Price, within reason, is not a problem. Just put IBIS in some of your models so the consumer can decide.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 09:38 UTC
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HB1969: I know this is off topic and DPR has an international audience but can we stop using "to" when we really mean "too".
ie the lens is TOO heavy or it is TOO expensive.
https://www.grammarly.com/blog/to-too/
...and don't get me started on "their", "there" and "they're"!

and whom? :)

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2018 at 07:28 UTC

Just sayin... "Shooting polar bears" sort of destroys a person's excitement about coming onto your page.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 13:08 UTC as 69th comment
On article Fujifilm unveils 'Graphite' X-Pro2 and X-T2 (190 comments in total)
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Aroart: Oooooh can I be a wannabe photographer hipster to.. Can I ,,, pleeeeeeez......

you never bought a camera that wasn't completely black before?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 15:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm unveils 'Graphite' X-Pro2 and X-T2 (190 comments in total)
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Mateus1: Instead of this I would liketo see just black X-E3.

Absolutely. And I'd be happy to pay a bit extra for a silver or graphite X-E3 too. But... it would be nice to have all versions announced at the same time, so there would be no regrets later.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
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Carl: Hi Barney,

I would recommend using footnotes in a more traditional way: (*7) instead of *******.

And it would be very nice to have a pop-up-hint when hovering the mouse cursor over such a footnote marking, so that the reader does not need to scroll down the page every time he is interested in the footnote.

Cheers,

Carl

I'm pretty sure this is a hint from Barney that we are supposed to be smiling a bit when we read his opinion piece. Certainly he knows how to do traditional footnotes if he wants. His non-traditional footnotes should tell us this is *not* traditional! And a pop-up hint? Really? What would be better is a pop-up that extends his argument even a bit more provocatively.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 09:43 UTC

All of the links in the "Here are the competitors in this crop-sensor round-up:" go to a 404 error.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 12:11 UTC as 130th comment | 2 replies
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift: An update (96 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: I get the point of Pixel Shift on Olympus: It gives 4x the resolution of the standard sensor, but I don't get the reason in this camera. At 36MP it's fantastic already and I don't see that it will have 4x the resolution like Olympus. So what is the point of Pixel Shift on this camera?

Here is the website:
"The K-1 uses the latest super-resolution technology, which captures four images of the same scene by shifting the image sensor by a single pixel for each image, and then synthesizes them into a single composite image. Since the K-1’s SR unit has a flexible design that tilts the image sensor unit in all directions, it provides a host of handy shooting functions, including auto level compensation, image-composition fine-adjustment, and ASTRO TRACER, which simplifies advanced astronomical photography using a built-in GPS module."

The camera looks amazing. I'm just confused on what Pixel Shift does because from the comments it doesn't sound like the picture is 4x the size.

and it removes moire. Huge advantage when you're shooting 36mp without an anti-aliasing filter. Compared to Sony A7RII and Nikon D810, the K1 is much better. Flawless even.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 06:24 UTC
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Marcelobtp: Asus design choices it looks cheap, and definitly not smart.

Don't understand this complaint. Asus makes good stuff. I've never had one of their phones, but this one looks good. And I have 2 of their laptops and had a desktop, and they all we're well designed, dependable, and a good buy. I'd always buy Asus over Dell Lenovo Sony...

And yes, I have an iPhone and wouldn't switch to the Asus, but that's because of the OS and apps, not the design or durability.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 10:59 UTC
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