AbrasiveReducer

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It's no Nimslo, that's for sure.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2018 at 02:25 UTC as 6th comment
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Kashim: All the features missing or being of lower quality than what people expected, all that is on purpose, and not by accident. They leave those out so that in a year or two they can release a new version that adds some (but not all) of them. Every camera manufacturer does this, but Canon is probably the worst offender of them all.

You may be right. But you have absolutely no way of knowing this, and given the competition from Sony, Canon would be very foolish to release a camera that is obviously lower spec than Sony, if Canon already had a higher level model ready.

Of course Canon will have a higher level camera but for whatever reason, it's not ready. So they put something out as a stopgap. It's not a conspiracy, and no one is forced to buy one.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2018 at 02:09 UTC
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miggylicious: Canon has been very clear that lens stabilization brings in more money by creating several versions of the same lens.

I wish DPR would find this out, but my guess is that someone owns in-body stabilization and a license is required.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2018 at 17:22 UTC
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Will Murray: "and compactness and light weight. "

There are a lot of people who fail to realise these are important design priorities for Sony.

It seems stuffing features into small camera bodies is more of a Sony specialty than doing this with lenses, but that makes sense for an electronics company.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2018 at 17:19 UTC
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Naveed Akhtar: sounds like .. I am not scared of monstor madam, I am scared of love!
why all these CEOs are such James Bond!

No idea what this means but I agree wholeheartedly.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2018 at 16:55 UTC
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John Bean (UK): Thak you for writing “contacted Sony” rather than the awful “reached out to...” phrase that seems to have infected Dpreview of late :-)

A great way to reach out is to have a "telephonic conversation." Love that one.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2018 at 04:10 UTC
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cosinaphile: nothing wrong with card or camera ?????? it simply does not work

well thanks for clearing that up,sony

That's not fair. They were vague.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2018 at 04:02 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 First Impressions Review (3462 comments in total)
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cirtapfotos: Dear Nikon..I want a Refund, though I WILL never ever buy Z7. Thanks

DPR readers a tough customers, asking for refunds on things they haven't bought. The DL alone could end up costing Nikon a fortune. I'm going to hold off on the Z cameras and wait for the next letter in the alphabet.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2018 at 04:26 UTC
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GHPhotography: "Kodak says to allow up to five to six weeks for everything to be digitized."

--Yeah, 'Kodak' says no such thing. The company licensing the name does.

DPReview really needs to clearly mark the articles that are Press Release stenography.

This article is confusing because it is done in the format and guise of a news article but doesn't actually mention the kind of thing an actual reporter would include, such as the actual scan details, and the fact that this just an extant digitizing service service licensing the Kodak name and repacking their existing services at a higher price.

The article is seems so deliberately lacking in information relevant to consumers that I have to wonder if it is a paid (but unmarked) endorsement, the kind that is against FTC guidelines.

Nothing that sinister. Photokina is over. Photo Plus hasn't started yet. Reviews take time, and even Sony can't produce enough new cameras and lenses for new product introductions 6 days a week,

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2018 at 17:05 UTC
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matthew saville: Up to? Shouldn't it be /starting at/ $300, and /up to/ $3,000, or /up to/ $30,000?

I know in Southern California at least, $300 would be an absolute bargain for snagging a drone pic of a celebrity doing something tabloid-worthy in the privacy of their own home/backyard. I guess there are additional legal avenues for prosecuting that kind of stuff. Still, it's a slap in the face to the "average" person whose privacy is apparently not worth much at all.

If you can afford a drone, $300 would be like a parking ticket.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2018 at 00:45 UTC
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ShaiKhulud: Very touching and personal interview, totally unusual for photographic industry. Nice break from (understandable) corporate bs of The Big Three.

And he has the luxury of acknowledging what fans cannot; that the other brands make some great products too.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2018 at 18:51 UTC
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fishy wishy: Mr. Yamaki always manages to look cute in his photos.

I think it's the size of the lens. When you're in Japan, almost everything seems small, from restaurants to appliances. Everything except train stations and camera lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2018 at 18:48 UTC
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jimread: I heartily detest the word 'workflow' intimating that the same technique can be applied to many images on a 'production line basis'. I work on each one of my images as though it is unique gem and demands special treatment. I can spend a whole day on one image and not get it 'right'. I have to leave it with the thought that there is something good there I just haven't found the right way into it yet.

And what a glorious moment it is to finally see the image emerge just how I wanted it to be. It's one of the joys in my life,.

du four has actually made a compelling argument for using jpg files. Let the professionals apply layer upon layer of workflow and fine-tuned parameters. Now, if the software could compare otherwise identical handheld images and pick the sharper one, that would save me some time.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2018 at 18:41 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix P1000 First impressions review (367 comments in total)
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fredmason: Sure beats the Spiratone 400mm f/6.3 that I had to go perving with at the beach as a teenager back in the day. :-)

But your Spiratone Girl Watcher lens was either $29.95 or $39.95 with Pluracoat coating. Even adjusted for inflation it was cheap enough to just have fun.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2018 at 18:08 UTC

Not interested in phones but if they can make a plug-in that works as well as this seems to, and really selects hair with one click, that would be cool.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2018 at 04:01 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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Arca45Swiss: Lol love the comments. Who would want to live in Seattle? It's basically a pile of wet concrete

But it's the ideal place to test cameras, especially if they have limited dynamic range.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2018 at 16:30 UTC
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Martinka: Hitting wing exactly into the leading edge probably would't be the most common case, would it?

It's probably less common than a bunch of birds bringing down a plane and obviously that would never happen. Well, not very often, and besides it was a much bigger plane.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2018 at 06:17 UTC
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garyknrd: As usual from Canon a day late and a dollar short.

And free.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 23:26 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix LX100 II sample gallery (239 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: I wonder how much Leica will charge for its rebadge version. An additional 500 for the red dot?

Even hand assembled mechanical film cameras have rarely appreciated in value. Why would anyone even think of a soon to be replaced digital camera as an investment?

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 18:00 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix LX100 II sample gallery (239 comments in total)
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mainger: Nice images, but the "bokeh" is not very pleasant.
(Yes, I know it's a small sensor!)

Outside of Japan, photography did exist without bokeh until about 1970. That's when photo magazines in the U.S. picked up on it. Suddenly, out of focus circles were no longer just a collateral effect. Circles of confusion became an art form.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2018 at 17:55 UTC
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