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On article Just Breathe: Portraits of adults with Cystic Fibrosis (13 comments in total)
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papa natas: Just a little remark here, please. And I'm quoting your text:
"..Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting children and young adults."
The disease is not Universally commonly fatal.
Cystic Fibrosis is the most common lethal generic disease among...

Probably around 80,000-100,000 in the US with sickle cell disease. A whole lot more worldwide (I've seen estimates that over 100,000 children with the disease are born in some Sub-Saharan African nations annually).

Link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 13:08 UTC
On article Editorial: Why I can't stop taking iPhone Panoramas (298 comments in total)
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EssexAsh: or "why cant dpreview stop posting iPhone articles."

In many parts of the world, the iPhone 5s has been in wide release longer than the GX7...

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 22:22 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2082 comments in total)
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MrTritium: My god, this is so THICK and HEAVY when compared with the Nex6/7 !!!

And yet, when you add a good wide-angle/normal prime, the E-M1 can be a lighter set-up.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 22:42 UTC
On article ThinkTank introduces TurnStyle sling bag (24 comments in total)
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InTheMist: I didn't even know there was a video until I saw the comment below. The position video is actually pretty good.

I would also like more details about what I can actually fit in it, and other benefits. I wonder if it would fit a MacBook Air?

The specs listed above suggest that even the tablet compartment on the TurnStyle 20 is too small in most dimensions for a MacBook Air. They do have other options that can fit a laptop, but I think a 10" tablet is about the biggest tech device that will fit in that compartment. That being said, the TurnStyle 5 appears to have a compartment that can fit an iPad Mini or a Nexus 7. The current Nexus 7 and the rumored future Retina iPad Mini (whenever it arrives) would be great portable viewers/quick editors to join with a small mirrorless set-up, all in a pretty compact bag.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 18:20 UTC
On article ThinkTank introduces TurnStyle sling bag (24 comments in total)
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Impulses: How about a TurnStyle 3? :P I'm looking for a very small sling or *gasp* fanny pack (tho I'd just wear it over the shoulder for the most part) that can carry a small mirrorless body and one or two extra lenses at most (small ones at that, say Oly 45 + UWA). I'll probably just end up getting something that isn't made for cameras and padding it myself, haven't seen what I want from the likes of LowePro etc.

Looking at the pictures on ThinkTank's website, the TurnStyle 5 looks pretty small (and can function as a fanny pack). The Olympus kit used as an example above would be a pretty tight fit, I suspect. But I hope you do find something that suits your needs. ThinkTank appears to have a holster bag that might be a little smaller and fit your needs - but it's not the most attractive back in the world.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 16:43 UTC
On article Just Posted: Ricoh GR preview (158 comments in total)
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jacketpotato: There was sufficient body girth (looking at handgrip) to put F2.
Maybe even F1.8 with a litte extra portrusion that the phtographers this is aimed at would been fine with .. what a camera that woud have been.

It seems that the designers chose to prioritize some degree of continuity in the size, weight, and design of this camera compared to previous iterations of the GRD series. As the preview notes, the bigger sensor, despite a smaller aperture, gives improved depth of field and high-ISO quality over the old sensor.

And creating a wider aperture wide-angle lens may be more difficult than you realize. The Coolpix A is a taller and deeper camera, but it doesn't managed a wider aperture. The RX100 managed a wider aperture, but it's thicker and uses a much smaller sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 13:27 UTC
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El Chubasco: Exciting lens! But we are seeing a trend here that is very unfair for Olympus customers. They practically are saying: -If you want it Black you have to pay more-. I love my camera, I just wish I had bought the silver EM-5 instead of the black version.

Among Olympus' brighter primes (12 mm, now 17 mm, 45 mm, and 75 mm), only the 12 mm comes in black, and that's at a significant price increase. The others are only available in various shades of silver.

Agree that there's no clear reason for Olympus to do this, other than to perhaps make their lenses stand out on µ4/3 bodies?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2012 at 17:44 UTC
On article Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional Wi-Fi (392 comments in total)
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Nikonworks: Just noticed: no external mic plug on the spec sheet.

If correct, the D5200 is of no value compared to the D5100, which has a mic plug.

Engadget.com's hands on photos show a mic port.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 13:52 UTC

As a former Nikon DSLR owner and a current Panasonic GX1 owner, I'm really fascinated by this camera.

It's not the most beautiful camera I've seen recently, but I don't think it's ugly, either (opinions may vary). The tech looks like it has continued to mature, and could be very, very interesting. Definitely something I'll be looking at if I don't warm up more to µ4/3.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 04:31 UTC as 272nd comment

Reminds me of Samsung's 20-50 mm for their NX cameras. More compact, less range, no IS. If the lens performs pretty well, it might appeal to those who want the absolutely smallest possible kit.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 05:25 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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nguyenthanhhieuthanson: why not 20 megapixel
why not APS-C sensor

I don't think Sony's CX-sized sensor has phase detection autofocus capabilities (someone correct me if I'm wrong). The phase detection is a core feature of the Nikon 1 system.

And an APS-C sized sensor probably wouldn't work with the Nikon 1 mount or the lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 05:18 UTC
On article Samsung releases 12MP EX2F 'Smart Camera' (370 comments in total)
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InTheMist: That's actually pretty impressive. RAW?

RAW capability is noted under the "Complete Control" section of the press release.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2012 at 16:54 UTC
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caissam: I am missing the weight?!

According to Nikon's website, 830 grams or approximately 29.3 oz. Not a lightweight lens, certainly.

For comparison, the 70-300 zoom weighs 26.3 oz. (745 g). I used that as a comparison because that's a lens with which I am very familiar. So, for pretty much an DX camera, you've going to have a pretty front-heavy combination. But that's the price of a super-zoom like this.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 05:22 UTC

The close focus distance of 1.48 feet at 300 mm is also really impressive. For those folks who buy a DSLR and then choose to go the one lens route, this lens offers a huge range with the ability of pretty solid close-up shooting.

If the image quality can stand up to the 24 MP sensor in the 3200 (and likely other future Nikons), lots of buyers will be very happy.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 05:04 UTC as 66th comment

The old 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 was my standard lens with an N65 and later a D40. A revised 24-85 with added VR is great news for owners of FX cameras!

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 04:58 UTC as 101st comment
On article Fujifilm releases X-S1 premium EXR 26X superzoom (383 comments in total)
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olakiril2: 920g for a 2/3"!
Ok with a lens but still..

For comparison, it's barely wider and taller than a Nikon D7000. But this has the potential to be the best bridge/super-zoom camera to date, in spite of the substantial size.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2011 at 05:40 UTC
On article Nikon 1 System First Impressions (248 comments in total)
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hammerheadfistpunch: Im not sure i understand the benefit to coming out with a smaller (15.9 mm diag.) proprietary sensor system instead of adopting a standard like MFT or even DX. I guess they were worried about it stealing sales from their larger offerings? This could have been a great addition to the MFT family, why Nikon, WHY?

I just spent a few minutes trying to find the details of the MFT standard, but I'm not completely convinced Nikon could have built some of the features of the Nikon 1 series into a MFT camera. They still would need to source a custom sensor even if they were able to adapt the hybrid focus system (to date, no other mirrorless camera can use phase detection AF without a big adapter).

Could the little touches, like the camera turning on when you depress the locking button the zooms, work in MFT. On the Engadget video posted last night, the Nikon rep emphasized that the sensor, while unique, is just part of the whole package of the new system. I think dpreview's initial hands on reinforces this claim.

Given Nikon's apparent target market for these cameras, I'm not sure a larger sensor or established system would have fit in with their apparent goals.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 21:44 UTC
On article Nikon 1 System First Impressions (248 comments in total)
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desmo101: I think the J1 is more interesting than the V1... fits more the target market IMO and the rice is more reasonable. Also it's the more compact of the two. I can't wait to read the official review. Now... when is leica bringing out a M compatible mirror less cam? :-)

Isn't the M9 already mirrorless?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 21:32 UTC
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pjsalty: What is the function of the projector? To project images onto a wall or screen?

Is anyone really going to blow a bunch of cash on accessories for a camera with a 1" sensor? I'll be very interested to hear what the iq is before I leave my m4/3 cameras.

I'm not sure this system is going to strongly appeal to people already invested in a mirrorless system. Maybe if the autofocus is truly a dramatic upgrade, especially on a shot-to-shot basis?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 06:26 UTC
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