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ttran88: I am out of ideas..

So are they, apparently.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 06:13 UTC
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David Bo: At that price it dosen't change a thing. It's too expensive for most who already shoots 36 or 50 MP FF DSLR 35 mm cameras.

Doctors really are pros (most of 'em, anyway.) They do something most other people cannot do. Photographers do something most other people can do, so equipment that is expensive enough to be somewhat exclusive is important to many "pros."

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 18:00 UTC

It won't replace Ken Rockwell.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 23:57 UTC as 13th comment
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Satyaa: The 35 and 40mm seem close to each other.
When there is full electronic support with e mount why not autofocus?

Actually, they already have the size and weight covered so it's a shame they can't include AF.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 22:11 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (100 comments in total)
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Individual11: With this Throw (or toss?) back, to a lens! My thoughts immediately went to 'what was the first truly sharp zoom that had pros leaving their primes at home?' I recall having the Vivitar 70-210mm Series 1, but I ended up leaving it at home and sticking with my primes, and I'm not a pro. DPReview, any answers?

There were a lot of good 80-200 lenses, even from non-OEMs. Wide angle zooms were another story and there was no Photoshop to remove the barrel distortion.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 18:18 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (188 comments in total)

I hope that's a child's hand, holding those lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 18:15 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies

Cool. People have forgotten, or never knew, that the Spotmatic was the poor man's Nikon. It was second choice, right behind the Nikon F/Nikkormat. Canon had not yet hit their stride and Olympus was still making half-frame Pens. If Asahi had dropped the screw mount sooner, who knows....

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 04:50 UTC as 20th comment
On article Leica SL Review (730 comments in total)

It seems Leica has always struggled with SLRs (even the beautifully made Leicaflex never got close to Nikon.) But what strikes me about their recent cameras is how blocky they look. Whereas an M camera is more rounded like a human hand, the SL looks almost like a Sony.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 17:46 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply

Is this new factory in Marly (not Marley) a previously Ilford facility?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 21:43 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies

If they really are able to make 11mm with such low distortion, why can't Canon and Nikon do the same? The big lens manufacturers need to watch these guys because they're suprisingly savvy. They understand concerns about ridiculously heavy lenses, the need for rear filters and obviously the prices are great. And they they give products cute names, the way Apple does.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 19:00 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
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kobakokh: its s good sample how chinese companies now began to producing good lenses... in normal prices...

They are headquartered in Estonia and they make "pre-production" lenses in Latvia which are then shipped to a quality control facility in Slaphappia before being manufactured in China because labor is so cheap.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 18:59 UTC
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Stejo: An unstabilized 135mm. Just what the doctor ordered.

We all got lots of sharp photos without stabilized lenses. The difference is that with stabilized lenses you get more sharp shots.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 18:33 UTC
On article Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm F4E sample gallery (87 comments in total)

The abilty to tilt in all directions is great but for me, image #32 says it all.

This is a demanding subject (brick) and the lens is shifted all the way. But this is also a $3000 lens that supposedly sets new standards. If you scroll to the top of the building, you'll see it's like any other PC/TS lens; in other words, it shifts past the usable image circle into the mush zone.

The good news is that stopping down more might help. The bad news is that if this photo was composed so that the top of the building was in the corner instead of the center, things would be even softer. This isn't terrible peformace for a TS lens (I own several) but it's not great, either. You have to test to find out how far you can actually shift or make sure there's a lot of sky at the top of your photos.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 18:33 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
On article Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available (250 comments in total)
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Parry Johnson: It wasn't long ago when Sigma lenses were considered "junk." Nowadays, they're often the measuring bar, particularly the Art series. Give them a chance. If they don't prove to be good, they'll either go out of business or they'll improve. I see it as a good thing either way.

Copying or not copying may be of interest to lawyers, but these are cheap lenses for people on a budget.

Since Sigma was mentioned, the issue is quality control. Proper testing and the willingness to discard bad lenses costs money. A few older Sigma lenses were super soft, but most were poor only because of poor quality control. These days, Sigma has improved dramatically but the lenses aren't cheap. You pay more, you get more.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 20:01 UTC
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (193 comments in total)
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Michael Engelen: Why most comments here are so negative? This is OF COURSE a commercial video showcasing Canon technologies and products. Not more and not less. What really is a bit strange (at least in my eyes) is the headline here on dpreview...that's basic tabloid language with almost no context to the video. Or did anyone see something "extremely dramatic"?

In the last month or so, both Nikon and Canon have released videos that are embarrassing, so if the choice is whether to laugh or cry, why not laugh? 4 million ISO is kinda comical anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 01:02 UTC
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (193 comments in total)
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JohnyP: They just made much less likely to buy anything by Canon. What a waste of 4 minutes....

Certainly a smart way to make buying decision, based on that video.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 00:57 UTC
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (193 comments in total)
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Fujica: I thought that '100 years of Nikon' video that you put on last week was bad - this is even worse... At least the Nikon video had some story telling, but this Canon video is just 'yikes - old skool advertising from the 20th century that doesn't convince anymore'.

I think it's a tie, although Nikon's story had the potential to be really interesting, especially with all the fans on DPR. You'd think, with all their endorsers, the big camera companies could find someone with the right skills.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 18:20 UTC
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (193 comments in total)

Sort of interesting to see what Canon's R&D is up to. But the video would have been a lot better if they used that singer from Nikon's 100th anniversary film.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 18:14 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (441 comments in total)
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Nindy: A lot of guys on here are saying that regardless of specs, Canon sell more cameras then anyone else. You know McDonalds sell a lot of Big Macs too

Maybe McDonald's should stop selling Big Macs and start innovating!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 07:17 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (441 comments in total)
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kty: "They have the largest marketshare and make the biggest profit"

This is a miserable excuse for making bad cameras!

They're not in business to make good cameras. Or bad cameras. They're in business to sell cameras, which they do, with far greater success than the innovators.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 07:09 UTC
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