AbrasiveReducer

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AbrasiveReducer: The idea of the sun burning a hole in a cloth shutter sounds plausible, but this almost never happens. What does happen is the curtain material itself becomes brittle (it's not just cloth, but a sandwich, because cloth is not sufficiently opaque.) Once pinholes appear, dabbing them with rubber gunk is at best a temporary fix as more holes are usually on the way.

Of course many old interchangable lens rangefinder cameras had cloth curtains.

What I meant was, the idea that the sun burns a hole in the center of the curtain, like a kid with a magnifing glass trying to set a leaf on fire is plausible but requires the lens to be uncapped and placed in direct sun for a prolonged period.

That's a possibility, but when you work in a repair department that replaces cloth curtains, what is guaranteed to happen to cloth shutters is that they get brittle, resulting in pinholes scattered across the shutter curtain surface. Still cloth shutters were unmatched for their low noise level, freedom from the "kick" of crappy Copal shutters and no worries about creases with titanium shutters.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2018 at 20:57 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z6 review (160 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Why all the hate for 35mm? 50mm is too f r i g g i n narrow. Everybody does use 50mm - it's that hell boring. 35mm or 40mm all the way here for decades. ;) I wouldn't buy a nifty-fifty again, but 40mm.

Jordans Bike into the Video really sucks - therefore that facial expression. lol.

Love the DpreviewTV Videos with Chris & Jordan, better than TCSTV - but it was also fine back into it's heyday, Guys. Especially the Battle at F-Stop Ridge - Chris, where is Part III? ;-)

Have a fine weekend, Guys.

Good Light.

The only reason everybody was using 50mm years ago was because it came with the camera. Lenses wider than 35mm were exotic and expensive. 24mm was categorized as super-wide.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2018 at 20:41 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z6 review (160 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: These guys are so fresh, insightful, entertaining, upbeat, and smart. Great change of pace.
Now if they'd add a Tokyo-based contributor with similarly good vibes, this site would be the best on the internet.

They could get that obnoxious kid from Hong Kong. (Don't remember his name but you can't miss him.) He's become quite a celebrity, getting early looks at cameras and invited to press events.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2018 at 20:38 UTC

The idea of the sun burning a hole in a cloth shutter sounds plausible, but this almost never happens. What does happen is the curtain material itself becomes brittle (it's not just cloth, but a sandwich, because cloth is not sufficiently opaque.) Once pinholes appear, dabbing them with rubber gunk is at best a temporary fix as more holes are usually on the way.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2018 at 20:32 UTC as 11th comment | 6 replies
On article Meyer Optik Görlitz brand lives on under a new owner (76 comments in total)

Why spend money on an obscure name? I can understand wanting people to think a product is Zeiss or Leitz or even Kodak, but Meyer Gorlitz? Who's that gonna fool?

I recently saw a "Voigtlander" camera that said Voigtlander Germany in big white letters and in black, barely visible, was made in Japan. Nothing wrong with MIJ, but why the dishonesty?

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2018 at 21:34 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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lilBuddha: @Yake
There are multiple reasons many pros use Canon. One is that, since they enlarged their mount, they’ve had a greater number of fast lenses. They, and Nikon, also have a fantastic support programme. Sony is only beginning to address the latter and was late to the party for the former.
Another reason, despite the measurbators, Canon’s have always produced terrific images. Really, all the major manufacturers do.

The lenses are great, the bodies could be a litttle better, but only thing Canon is really, truly bad at is buying sensors from somebody else.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2018 at 21:39 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: I JUST LOVE and drool over Nikon Film SLRs. They were THE GREATEST!!! I teared up when I saw UHD pictures of these babies. These are classic.

Why Nikon dropped from the top to bottom 2nd requires deep analysis. It breaks my heart.

-FujiFilm user former Nikon Addict-

Me too but it doesn't really require deep analysis as it's not a mystery. Canon decided to spend as much as it took, and even then they realized the numbers were in affordable non-pro cameras. The AE-1 was a good seller for almost a decade, so the investment paid off. And who knows how many lenses went with it.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2018 at 17:18 UTC

The location is a little tricky to find, but this could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see prototypes that were destroyed once testing was completed.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2018 at 17:01 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Z6 First Impressions Review (459 comments in total)
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fPrime: Thank goodness for DPR's comment section. People may grouse that it's too loosely controlled but it is now the only place where one can read both pro and con opinions on these mirrorless cameras. The Z forum itself is hopelessly slanted towards pro opinions thanks to heavy-handed censorship of anything even remotely critical.

I think this is why DPR created the "Sponsored" article option. Sometimes the coverage, while free, is just not positive enough.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2018 at 17:15 UTC

Let's hope this mishap isn't as bad as the green orbs that put Fuji out of business. Or the D600 oil spatter that was the end of Nikon. These were great companies, but DPR readers correctly called their demise.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2018 at 19:48 UTC as 30th comment | 7 replies
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cirtapfotos: Sony sure does look great on Paper.

And they would be just awful if you used any other brand of camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2018 at 19:43 UTC
On article DPReview TV: the 2018 DPReview Awards (87 comments in total)
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tonyC1994: C&J, where are the worst lists?

Might want to hold off on the worst until after the holdiays. There may be people who will buy and enjoy the "worst" without knowing it's the worst. I know someone who loves lens baby and thinks it's fairly priced for what you get, so to each his own.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2018 at 18:56 UTC
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DiffractionLtd: Get ready to bend over, if you want to use this. According the Petapixel story:
"The retail price will be about $33 for each 3 pack, or about $11 per shot."

I'd consider a Kickstarter for pickles. The crunchy half-sour kind you get in NYC.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2018 at 05:52 UTC
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Johannes Zander: On the first picture you can see a German word white on blue above the camera to the right. It says "NIETEN", plural of Niete. This can mean rivet or failure. Is this a hint to what the buyer has to expect?

https://www.dict.cc/?s=Niete

Who uses the word Manufactory?

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2018 at 05:48 UTC

Seems like a better comparison would be with Arcratech and he's not even mentioned. People who want or need RRS have already bought and that stuff won't wear out.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2018 at 18:40 UTC as 35th comment
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sibuzaru: is there any reason why Japanese carbon fiber would be better than others? I thought the tech itself was simple and well known worldwide

"Japan" is like "Switzerland." They think that pointing it out implies higher quality or justifies higher price, which could possibly be true but they don't explain how or why.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2018 at 18:28 UTC
On article Buying Guide: The best camera bargains of 2018 (183 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: I just snagged a D3400 + 18-55 AF-P, man the weight of this thing in ratio to the image quality is simply incredible. It takes photos just as well as my EOS R + RF24-105, nobody can tell a difference.

Agreed. In a perfect world, you'd pay more for a full-featured camera that weighs less, but it's usually the other way around.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2018 at 19:12 UTC
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Oskar P: This fits with NPD sales numbers.

And it really makes sense. Canon has the best lenses. It's not even close. And it is lenses that drive which camera people buy and rent.

This is why 49% if ILCs sold are Canons.

And that is yet another reason DxO ratings are not useful. Nobody has the best lenses. Canon, Nikon and Sony, and others all have excellent lenses. They also have mediocre lenses. But there are more Canon lenses in circulation and at better prices than equivalent Nikon lenses. Even if people didn't already own Canon bodies, the lower lens prices would make buying or renting more attractive.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2018 at 02:52 UTC

Photokina is fun even if you have to work the show (and I suspect, for all their complaining the DPR staff prefers a trip to Germany and a few late nights of hotel food instead of taking more photos of Pikes Place Market.)

But the products change too rapidly and the manufacturers are almost all in Asia. It costs very little to put some guys on the train from Sendai or Toyko and send them to Yokohama. In the U.S., small shows like Photo Plus have a good return.

What of Photokina? Since cameras are now consumer electronics, might as well fold it into whatever electronics show they have in Europe.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 20:21 UTC as 8th comment
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Duncan Moffat: No new cameras next year - we'll just have to learn how to use the ones we have.

Fro knows!

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 20:09 UTC
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