mandophoto

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The point of this article is the need for competent photojournalists. The need for good information, especially within difficult context, is essential to creating a decent society.

I mean, personallyI would rather get my info from a guy like Burhan Ozbilici (the photographer) than any of the trolls haunting most online media.

Edit: And what if we just had Disney as our only source of info. Well, maybe some folks wouldn't mind.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 20:36 UTC as 159th comment | 1 reply

After reading Burhan Ozbilici's (photographer) account I asked myself if I could have done the same. To be honest, probably not. But he did what needed to be done, and we are more conscious for it.

Thank you Dan for putting the role of photography in this context.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 19:47 UTC as 170th comment

I'm not a wedding photographer but still enjoyed this post. Some of the photographs are very nice, but the photographers' comments are particularly interesting. As a photographer, I do enjoy reading how other photogs think and what their responses are to changing, sometimes fast, conditions.

PS I appreciate that the samples images shown don't have the saccharine sentimental slant that is almost tyrannical in the industry.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 14:46 UTC as 21st comment
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1127 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Sony should give it a different A7 II or X-t2 like body. That would make it a killer.

Why do would it be a "killer?" It would make it larger and perhaps even more expensive. Your preference for that look is not shared by as many as you think. Sony E mount APS-C cameras are far more popular than Olympus or Fujifilm offerings.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 12:27 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1127 comments in total)
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appelton: Studio scenes are already added..it seems like the new Front End LSI chip is doing it's thing. Images seems noticeably better than 6300. What's surprising even with LOW ISO the difference is there.

Hmm, to my eyes both are, for all intent, the same. I've downloaded ISO 3200 ARW samples form each camera and after pushing up the shadows considerably, both samples remain, at 200%, too close to call.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 19:37 UTC
On article Got Bokeh? DxO reviews the Nikkor AF-S 105mm F1.4E ED (140 comments in total)
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mandophoto: Beware gentle reader, the:

My lenses are better,
My brand is better,
I can do better,
I know everything pseudo-experts are on the floor!

@iamatrix: My opinion of this lens is starkly different than yours. But I don't assume to speak for everyone nor do I pretend to know everything. Still, I'm right and you're wrong. How's that feel?

And as for the price, welcome to the new reality of camera gear. Have you checked prices on the latest gear? Every brand is just costing more.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 16:54 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Richard's choice - Fujifilm X-T2 (169 comments in total)

One of the best "reviews" yet. While I've been put off by the 16mp x-trans sensor, the new 24mp version has my attention. Of course the selection of lenses is totally assuring.

PS The personal choice slant is good idea.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 14:13 UTC as 39th comment
On article Got Bokeh? DxO reviews the Nikkor AF-S 105mm F1.4E ED (140 comments in total)

Beware gentle reader, the:

My lenses are better,
My brand is better,
I can do better,
I know everything pseudo-experts are on the floor!

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 13:54 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
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Magnar W: The mirrorless heavyweight league ... I wonder how well the SL system sells.

"For most of us," is a sweeping generalization. And "most of us" apparently are not doing a good enough job of supporting the camera industry.

PS I don't disagree that Leica is overpriced. But I do acknowledge that Leica has pulled itself up from near disaster to being, perhaps, the only camera company that is growing. And the rest of the industry has taken note.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 22:52 UTC
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Magnar W: The mirrorless heavyweight league ... I wonder how well the SL system sells.

I don't know what your definition of affordable is, but for many people affordability may be the door the Chinese open. A la the YI camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 21:46 UTC
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Magnar W: The mirrorless heavyweight league ... I wonder how well the SL system sells.

You've not noticed how most manufacturers are learning from Leica? With sales down across the board, building high end, expensive gear is a norm now.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 21:04 UTC

Wow, excellent post. A needed reminder of how complacently stupid the self-proclaimed righteous can be. Dorothea Lange was and still is one of the great photographers. Thank you Allison Johnson and Dpreview.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 14:37 UTC as 59th comment
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (364 comments in total)

Most of these downloadable raw files are either bad or there's a problem with the just released ACR 9.8, can't tell which. Anybody else?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 12:49 UTC as 3rd comment

At this level of camera diversity, quality and price it seems pointless to choose a "best." And, both the Canon 1D X II and Nikon D5 are cameras that belong in a category of their own. Even then, a "best"? It's a personal decision, as it should be.

Sure, this is fun, but more to the point is to keep DPreview as a POP for Amazon. Not objectionable, after all DPreview is fun for all of us and the folks working there need to be payed. I guess it is the obvious marketing in having a "best" competition that seems so out of date. Reminds me of the "best restaurants," etc., runoffs promoted in alternative newspapers in order to draw both advertising and readers. An effortless way to get attention.

But I won't be a stick in the mud. I'll vote for the most underserving: As a Sony user I am continually frustrated by Sony's BS, such as insisting on the lossy compression ARW format. Boo. So I vote for the Sony a6500 as the least deserving of the bunch (yeah, I may get it anyway, sigh.)

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 14:59 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
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kolyy: The problem is that any M43 camera could get these shots with these lenses. There is no reason whatsoever to get the E-M1 II for these. And even more, I don't think the best approach in these circumstances is to take a large camera with those large "Pro" lenses, when a GM5 with a set of small lenses (12-32, 35-100, 9-18) can do the same thing and can be safely hidden in pockets while skiing,

I have a GM5 and very much like it but to use it under these condition would require distracting care. It definately is not an inclement weather camera. But shows us some of your GM5 action skiing photography done during a snow storm.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 01:01 UTC

I never protected my Canon F-1 cameras and they never stopped working. But my digital gear always seems fragile so when not in use stays in a bag. I think this Olympus may be the first digital hockey puck camera.

PS While the Nikon D5 and Canon 1D X II are tough, they're more like big Caterpillar tractors, albeit with jet propulsion and just as loud.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 23:28 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1127 comments in total)

Why am I getting a sense of déjà vu seeing this preview as the leading post of the DPREVIEW front page?

Oh, wait, the Sony a6500 is officially released today, or was that yesterday? Anyway, Yay! Oh, and it's Christmas time! Yay again!

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 13:52 UTC as 134th comment

Always penguins and monkeys, and sentimental photos of young with adults (must be the fur.) Most look like Sierra Club photos. At least 4 & 5 reflect what "wildlife" means.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 12:11 UTC as 43rd comment

Well, the tinfoil hat brigade is here! Woohoo! Sorry, but reading the comments being posted is just hilarious. Personally I don't care what camera was used to take #5 (female silhouette/shadow,) that's a wonderful photo.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 13:51 UTC as 87th comment | 1 reply
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Lars V: This is not simulated depth of field - it's just masked blur. The nearby background has the same level of defocus as the horizon.

@Lars V: I'm not debating your observation. Yes, it's fun to discuss digital traditional photography, just let us not get too serious.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 21:58 UTC
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