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On article Leaked: Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 EF lens coming soon (53 comments in total)
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Edgar_in_Indy: I really wish these lenses could be autofocus.

Samyang and Zeiss in the same sentence. If this lens is inexpensive and sharp wide open, manual focus would be a reasonable trade-off.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2018 at 17:05 UTC
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Leonp: At $500 for a 'bad lens' it would want a red dot on it.

In world full of lenses that are ultra sharp, it's brilliant that they found a way to market optical flaws as benefits. There used to be mail order companies that sold stuff like this, along with T adapters and goofy filters but what made that stuff fun was that it was cheap.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 18:06 UTC
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Blanche Bovine: So the Chinese government can tap the phone and download pictures of my dog and my lunch? More power to 'em.

If they can take over my phone and have it pick up calls that say "Hi! This is Ted on a recorded line, can you hear me?" I would be thrilled to have the communists intervene.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 01:52 UTC
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silentstorm: Some backdoors are more equal than others.

Didn't Stormy Daniels say that?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 01:49 UTC
On article Tamron teases new lens ahead of CP+ (95 comments in total)
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Georgeee: When did DPR becomes a rumor sites promoter/referrer ? Seems low.

Try coming up with content that's not a rumor, speculation or a contribution from an outsider, 6 days a week. There are only so many buying guides and summaries you can do.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 18:07 UTC

First, there's the tape covering up what everyone already knows. Then, there's DPR, which does not pubish rumors, publishing an article saying the lens has been spotted (which everyone already knows) and then, the article says it's "allegedly" the lens that everybody already knows it is.

You may love Sony or not. But while Nikon pays money to place an article showing that they are at the Olympics, Sony makes a new lens, covers it with tape and gets the publicity for free.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 17:33 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
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dash2k8: While I do think this is nothing more than an overpriced marketing gimmick, I also wonder why Canon hasn't produced any non-black DSLRs. I think a white 1DX2 would look sweet paired with a 300/2.8 or 400/2.8 at the games.

There have been white Rebel SLRs and other colors, mostly in Asia.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 05:08 UTC

The real miracle is the workforce, not that a hand assembled, individually checked lens is good.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2018 at 19:07 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

A little late in the day for Nikon users. Might sell a few to Canon users. Perhaps, in a way, Sigma is doing a service. They are telling people they can't have lenses of this speed and quality unless they weigh a ton.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 19:14 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

I didn't know it was possible to get blacklisted on Facebook.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 18:43 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Zack Arias on Unsplash and the 'race to the bottom' (281 comments in total)
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panther fan: Minimimimimimi
If some hobbyist can "kill" the industry, than this only indicates that the industry has been uncompetitive for years and it's probably a good thing it gets replaced by something better

It's difficult to compete with free.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 19:01 UTC

In the middle of the movie, the picture freezes. A voice says "Please deposit forty-five cents for the next ten minutes."

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 01:15 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply

Obviously there is no ultimate camera (and in Sony's case the current ultimate camera will be replaced by an even more ultimate camera within less than a year.) Add to this that people who want a full frame camera and have $3000 to spend already know the differences. CP+ can't come soon enough.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 17:44 UTC as 26th comment

If the end result was a great photo, this might almost be justified. But it isn't and this isn't.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 03:50 UTC as 53rd comment
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HRC2016: It wasn't a fake nuclear missle. The headline is misleading.
Yea, that's what I got out of this review.
Do I trust a review written as part of a company-sponsored trip? No.

When you have Sony's promotional budget this makes a lot of sense. I doubt many people buy an expensive camera to take photos of the Space Needle on a rainy day. And the unbiased writers get to Hawaii, so everybody benefits.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 01:37 UTC

It isn't always dark in Seattle but it certainly not a good location for testing cameras and lenses for much of the year. At least you don't need to worry about dynamic range.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2018 at 18:29 UTC as 49th comment

Combine this with the Velbon collapsible stool and you've got a serious fashion risk.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 04:31 UTC as 10th comment

I see two things missing. One, the regional distributors, who are the folks consumers actually deal with and two, a purpose.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 04:23 UTC as 37th comment

Now, if they introduce a camera as good and successful as the D850 every 90 days or so, they'll be able to hold on to this ranking.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 18:59 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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Boss of Sony: I wish this test had been more comprehensive and compared with an iMac. I want to know how fast the latest iMacs are. iMacs are much more enjoyable to use than laptops.

Now, who would take a comment about an iMac falling off someone's lap seriously?

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 04:32 UTC
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