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I had the FD-95 which did offer HD (2MP) resolution for still photos, but I recall it taking upwards of 30 seconds to record a shot (400kb) to a floppy disk. And all you got was 4 shots on a disk.

I'm not sure if things got better or worse when I broke down and bought the floppy disk to Memory Stick adapter. The thing took two coin cell batteries which it managed to chew through really quickly. And with tons of storage available (32Mb) I wanted to shoot high resolution all the time, but the recording speed was still at floppy disk rates because of how the adapter worked. Not so nostalgic memories.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 14:41 UTC as 83rd comment | 2 replies
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bernardf12: Canon, Nikon, HB, Leica and Fuji believe that fast primes do not need stabilisation. Well at least some companies offer IBIS now for those who prefer stabilisation on fast primes.
Looks like a lovely lens though.

VR/IS doesn't stop motion blur. It helps with camera shake. And all the VR/IS in the world won't stabilize the subject of your portrait, unless you enjoy shooting inanimate objects. Those reasons are why I believe companies do not bother with stabilization in relatively short portrait primes.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 10:24 UTC
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Mike Maier: Please check context of your last sentence, "and provides an exceptionally clear view through the Leica M viewfinder.".
Yes, Leica M viewfinder is very bright, but that has nothing to do with quality of the lens, lens shade of 28 mm lens usually just blocks part of the viewfinder.
V/r
Mike

That statement was written by Leica, not DPR.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 20:42 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (737 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: I have a couple of questions...

Apparently the buffer is 79 shots for uncompressed Raw and only 200 for compressed Raw. Do they have a lossless compression option?

Also it's suggested these numbers are for a very fast XQD card so they aren't just the buffer size but how much data could get written to the card too. This is fine if the users buy the XQD version and fast cards. It would be nice to know what the non-XQD people get too (i.e. how much less they can write to the cards in 7.9 or 20 secs - actually it will be less so not a completely trivial calculation).

P.S. apparently the D500 4k video crop factor is 2.2x (1.5x on the D5).

(Edit) P.P.S. it's odd you don't get the Electronic VR in 4k as you have a lot of spare sensor around those crop ratios. Read-out rate or processor performance I guess.

"Do they have a lossless compression option?"

Yes, similar to all other Nikon high end DSLRs:

NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed; large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression)
TIFF (RGB)

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/dslr-cameras/d500.html#tab-ProductDetail-ProductTabs-TechSpecs

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 15:43 UTC
On article A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted (341 comments in total)
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Digital Imaging Technician: If you happen to be listening Leica... Make this with a 35mm lens (f/2 would be enough) and your market reach will be significantly wider. In fact, I would hit the order button this very minute. :-)

Sorry, I forgot which forum I was on.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 14:05 UTC
On article A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted (341 comments in total)
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Digital Imaging Technician: If you happen to be listening Leica... Make this with a 35mm lens (f/2 would be enough) and your market reach will be significantly wider. In fact, I would hit the order button this very minute. :-)

Is 15 MP and f/2.1 acceptable? If so, just crop these files to a 35mm field of view.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 13:22 UTC
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ttran88: Market leaders Canon and Nikon failed us. Their stubbornness with building OVF rebels and D3xxx cameras that make photography suck is why people bought one and have left it in their closets. Their lack of video just cemented their worthlessness to most people. Good job market LEADERS. Hope the market wises up and new Market LEADERs comes about.

I'm not 'blaming' anyone. Consumers will do what they want, often following illogical paths that must madden even the best market analysts. What is apparently uninspiring is the promise of better photos in terms of noise, sharpness, depth of field control, etc. That's what better cameras offer and what the masses have decided they don't care enough about to own a dedicated camera. Consumers clearly are 'into' photography (or some mass market derivative of it) judging by all the photos taken and uploaded daily.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 19:49 UTC
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ttran88: Market leaders Canon and Nikon failed us. Their stubbornness with building OVF rebels and D3xxx cameras that make photography suck is why people bought one and have left it in their closets. Their lack of video just cemented their worthlessness to most people. Good job market LEADERS. Hope the market wises up and new Market LEADERs comes about.

The market leaders put advanced, very capable cameras that needed little knowledge to operate into the hands of a bunch of people who thought they'd be into photography. Turns out they aren't that into it. No different than the many years before the cheap DSLR came about.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 19:02 UTC
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Horshack: "X" went out a year years ago. The new hip letter is "Z". I'm personally waiting for "K" to have its day in the sun.

David, if nothing else, Samyang increased the aperture blades from 8 to 11 on these new Cine lenses versus their current 24 and 85mm still lenses. Fairly certain they did more than that though to justify the massive price increase.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 13:42 UTC
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dw2001: 750 for 24/1.8, did the currency just devalued like 75% or so?

Let's see:
85/1.8G: $496.95
50/1.8G: $216.95
35/1.8G: $596.95
28/1.8G: $ 696.95
20/1.8G: $796.95

The 24/1.8G @ $746.95 follows the pricing trend quite nicely in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 18:47 UTC
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Smartypants: The new 24-70/f2.8 is a big lens.

Filter Thread Front: 82 mm
Dimensions: 3.46 x 6.08"
Weight: 2.35 lb

I'm not surprised by the big front but 6" long?

Can't wait to see the optical reviews

G1Houston, why are you ignoring the Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 VR, a lens that while heavier (~170 grams) than the Sony FE 28-70m f/3.5-5.6 is actually shorter than the Sony while being wider, longer, and faster? This new 24-70/2.8 VR is in an entirely different class and anything Sony builds for the A7 series that expects to compete will likely be of similar size.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 16:15 UTC
On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (447 comments in total)
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tinternaut: Because it doesn't make sensors just for itself, Sony is probably the only company that can really drive down the cost of these large chips. I don't see how Canon will be able to compete, without making a loss, while using its own sensor tech*.

* That's not an expression with a problem with Canon, more an observation of economics and economies of scale.

As far as I know, Canon sells more full frame cameras than Nikon. Even with Sony making full frame sensors for Nikon and itself, Sony probably only makes roughly 50% of the full frame sensors out there. That leaves plenty of sensors for Canon to make even if Sony itself starts to make serious inroads into the market.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 23:27 UTC
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (334 comments in total)
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Hugo808: No lens hood? Shame on you Nikon, you don't want to be cutting cheap corners like that and expecting us to be happy about paying £40 for an optional one. Not when the lens is this pricey anyway!

Like every other modern Nikkor I've ever seen, it comes with a hood: http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/zoom/normalzoom/af-s_dx_16-80mmf_28-4e_ed_vr/spec.htm

An HB-75 in this case.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 16:17 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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mcshan: Looks great! I would prefer the classic 35mm but this will still be quite a camera to shoot with. Good for Leica.

Well, no. It will look exactly the same as a 35mm shot assuming both photos are taken from the same distance to the subject. If you don't believe me, grab your wide angle capable zoom (or two primes) and try it for yourself.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 15:15 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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J A C S: 28mm seems as an odd choice of a FL. Other than that, it seems to be a great fixed lens camera with IS for those with extra cash.

Does this photo taken with an 18.5mm lens look like it was shot with an ultra-wide angle lens?
http://i2.wp.com/www.stevehuffphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/20121201-_DSC4901-f1.8.jpg

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:37 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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J A C S: 28mm seems as an odd choice of a FL. Other than that, it seems to be a great fixed lens camera with IS for those with extra cash.

You don't seem to understand equivalence. Cropping to a 35mm field of view gives you f/2.1 equivalent DOF and reduces MP to ~15. Because you are standing at the same place as you otherwise would for a 'real' 35mm focal length photo, DOF and perspective distortion are exactly the same as the 35mm f/2.1 shot. You may or may not have less MP on your subject depending on which sensor is behind that 35mm lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:17 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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mcshan: Looks great! I would prefer the classic 35mm but this will still be quite a camera to shoot with. Good for Leica.

It is a 35mm f/2.1 (equivalent) camera with 15MP resolution, too. Just crop (1.25X to be exact).

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:00 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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J A C S: 28mm seems as an odd choice of a FL. Other than that, it seems to be a great fixed lens camera with IS for those with extra cash.

And the Leica will still be ahead on equivalent aperture at f/2.1 (f/1.7 x 1.25) vs. f/3 equivalent for the Fuji.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 15:36 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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J A C S: 28mm seems as an odd choice of a FL. Other than that, it seems to be a great fixed lens camera with IS for those with extra cash.

A crop to 35mm from 28mm is a 1.25X crop. That will leave ~15MP from a 24MP sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 15:19 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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J A C S: 28mm seems as an odd choice of a FL. Other than that, it seems to be a great fixed lens camera with IS for those with extra cash.

Nikon, Sigma, and Ricoh all seemed to agree that 28mm makes sense for a fixed focal length camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 14:14 UTC
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