AbrasiveReducer

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On article Crystal clear: Inside Nikon's Hikari Glass factory (93 comments in total)

These behind the scenes articles are quite interesting. Much more so than pixel counts or the latest software upgrade and the problems associated with it. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2018 at 18:25 UTC as 32nd comment

(1) I thought the anteater was sleeping. (2) It's a lot safer this way. (3) Ok, but it was a taxidermy specimen, not a stuffed animal. (3) My camera wasn't a Sony so this was the only way I could be sure of getting a picture. (4) Nobody complained about my photo of the mastodon. (5) They said the same thing about the horse in Animal House. (6) Many people witnessed the live anteater but due to the hostile environment they are afraid to come forward. (7) The live anteater was genetically cloned from the stuffed one. (8) The original anteater refused to sign a model release.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2018 at 04:07 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a7 III Review (2159 comments in total)
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xiao_xiang: Today I stopped by a Sony store to check out some of their wares.

Walking through the camera section, I decided to have a look at the A7iii. While they didn't have that model in stock, I checked out the A7s, A7rii, and A7riii.

Beautiful to hold, well balanced with their kit lens, just lovely actually. More compact than my D750 and frankly a more modern look. I have previously "decided" to get a mirrorless camera probably next year.

Raising the Sony models to my eyes, one model after the other, the EVF were just awful. Lacking in contrast and detail, I was dismayed to realize that EVF's have not come along as much as I expected in the last 5 years. Adding to the distraction, focusing caused the image to jitter and jump around. It's like looking at an old CRT TV.

Blame me for liking an OVF all you like. But these view finders needs to get WAY more resolution and quality. Instead of faux 1080p, they need to be 4K viewfinders. Then let's talk.

The good news is that you can choose the type of viewfinder you like.

I question people telling other people what they can or cannot get used to. The thing about a good optical finder is, there is nothing to get used to. Either you see comfortably or you can't. But the idea that someone might prefer something with less technology is not acceptable to the Sony fan.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 16:38 UTC

Might be worth buying to see a 3-element lens that takes "sharp images bursting with detail." Unless they meant to say missing, instead of bursting.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 21:26 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply

I used to stay one version behind but now I think I'll stay at least two versions.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 18:45 UTC as 14th comment
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Jonsi: We forgive you Adobe.
See you again when you apologize for the next release !

Your subscription entitles you to unlimited apoligies.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 18:45 UTC

Casio did one thing almost nobody does anymore; they made pocket cameras that could be carried in your pocket.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 18:36 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply
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mgblack74: Oh boy. Here comes the “Nikon is doomed” comments from people who don’t know what subsidiary means.

It's just accountant's talk. Extraordinary loss is not as bad as colossal or catastrophic loss. But measurment should be very profitable. At least it was for Leitz.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 19:23 UTC
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OliverGlass: Nikon, buy DXO labs buy DXO labs to increase value and improve your raw converter!

Then they could update Capture NX2. Now that would be going full circle!

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 19:18 UTC
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Pete_CSCS: This is all very true UNLESS you're using a camera with a tiny Four Thirds sensor. Then you couldn't possibly be a professional photographer; you couldn't possibly produce publication worthy images; you couldn't possibly lift those heavy PRO lenses; and you couldn't possibly find a client that would hire you once they noticed Canon or Nikon wasn't on the front of your camera or even get them to stop laughing at you!

How do I know this? I've read it here on DPR about a million times so it must be true.

:)

How right you are. If you get a great photo from a camera with a low DxO score, something is wrong. And what's up with all those award winners last week who used a D700? That's 12 megapixels. Didn't they get the memo?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 19:15 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2159 comments in total)
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LessMirrored19: these are the last 11 gold awarded cameras :

April 5 : Fuji GFX
april 11 : Panasonic gh5
may 3 : canon 800D
June 14 : Sony A9
October 16 : Nikon D850
October 24 : Fuji XE-3
November 6 : Canon M100
November 16 : Sony RX10 IV
November 22 : Sony A7riii
February 5 : Panasonic gh5s

today : Sony A7iii

We have :
4 sonys , 2 fujis , 2 canon , 2 Pana , 1 Nikon ...
or
9 mirrorless cameras and only 2 DSLRs

very interesting ...
good day.

Fascinating statistics. Ok, not really. If someone wanted to take the time, it could be that Sony comes out with new models more often than anybody else which leads to more tests and the inevitable gold awards.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 18:56 UTC
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Mako109: Hope they're able to retain their good SW engineers to continue the development of NIK Plug-ins. In times like this it can be a challenge for a company to retain top tier talent; the best ones often jump ship rather than wait out the uncertainty.

Fortunately, NIK plug-ins work fine just as they are. It's the DxO stuff that has t change with every new camera and lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 18:45 UTC
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WesPerry: I was always afraid of this. Their overall business model never made a lot of sense to me.

Software with customized profiles for every camera and lens combination is a heavy lift.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 18:40 UTC
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Ergo607: Blimey. Does that mean we will at last be freed from the ridiculous DxO ratings...?

No such luck. Testing cameras and lenses and most importantly, making lists of products with nearly identical numbers is good business.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 18:38 UTC

It may be that Flickr was due to run it's course, no matter what. But anyone placing faith in Melissa Mayer to do anything besides generate headlines and look really good was optimistic with no reason to be.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2018 at 18:13 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1296 comments in total)
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HenryDJP: I realize looks aren't the #1 reason people buy cameras, but Canon's mirrorless cams look like they just didn't know what to do to make a mirrorless camera and they come out with this crap. Sony and FujiFilm make great looking and full featured mirrorless cameras.
Sad that Canon knows how to make a nice DSLR camera body but their mirrorless is a dealbreaker. You can keep this poop Canon.

To each his own. To me, Sony cameras are great, but they look like a box with a pipe on the side that's supposed to be a handle. It's like they didn't even try.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 18:42 UTC
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ProfHankD: Interesting way to offer a discount. I was expecting eBay rather than "recycled responsibly via zero landfill and recycling methods appropriate to material type." ;-)

They're probably a bit short staffed to be listing broken cameras on eBay but they could send a few pallettes anonymously to KEH.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 17:46 UTC
On article Taking your drone to a wedding? Read this first (94 comments in total)

Great headline.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 17:42 UTC as 37th comment

Nonsense of course that Canon wouldn't go. But it's incredible how expensive these show are. When I started, there was IPOSA (now Photo Plus), a fairly cheap consumer show, and PMA. Photokina, every other year.

At one time, PMA was like NAMM; industry-only, to avoid being mobbed by fans. PMA was an expensive show even with cheap Las Vegas hotels. And Photokina? You can imagine what it costs to send a "team" to Cologne. I doubt even the staff of DPR knows how much these shows cost, even though they depend on them for content. The point is, the small market share companies are caught in a vice. Spend too much money by going, or send a message by not going.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 20:37 UTC as 10th comment
On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (385 comments in total)

Something for everyone. Professionals want SLRs and don't buy each new model the moment it's released. Hobbyists want the camera with the highest DxO score, and there are a lot more doctors and dentists than professional photojournalists.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 18:52 UTC as 27th comment | 12 replies
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