AbrasiveReducer

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rbach44: In the age of planned leaks and rumors predicting each and every spec, this is a fun product launch. The true definition of a teaser video.

PS I recommend tracking down the cardboard mockup someone made of this camera based off of the teaser videos. Even more pre release fun.

It's refreshing to read about any major product that's not from Sony. That's what sony.com is for.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2018 at 18:52 UTC

Thanks DPR for the recap of what everyone has already seen. Man, that Nikon S was a beauty. Even the Nikon and the Nippon Kogaku logos were elegant. This new one? Hard to say, but it looks like it's black, has a decent handgrip and a big lensmount. A good start.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2018 at 18:48 UTC as 187th comment | 1 reply
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Matsu: First? based on the pictures, I expect the most hand-holdable EVF-ILC to date.

Why expect it to be anything? It may be spectacular, or they may miss the mark by a little or even a lot. There is no way to know.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2018 at 18:42 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Hmmm .. I saw nothing new in this teaser. Only more of old cameras.

But the Nikon S at the beginning still looks great.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2018 at 18:37 UTC

This is what happens when there is no Sony news.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2018 at 16:00 UTC as 4th comment
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panther fan: 3...2...1... comments about QLC not being robust enough.

Same was said about MLC, when it was introduced, then about TLC and now about QLC.
It all comes down to the controller and his ability to manage wear and tear. And Samsung has proven they are really good at that, with their SSDs being able to substain far far more than their rated life expectancy. (Which would be more than enough anyway for nearly all jobs)

So I am really excited for QLC. With HDD manufacturers slowing down/ stopping development we can all hope that SSDs get cheaper

More SSDs, built with lots of TLC, without skimping on the QC. Make them PDQ.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2018 at 03:39 UTC
On article Lensbaby Sol 45 impressions and sample gallery (110 comments in total)

"The Sol 45 responds to those curious and insightful individuals who desire intention, imagination, and passion within each experience they live."

You have to admire these folks. And not just the ad copy; the profit margin on a $200 lens like this must be enormous and no worries about getting a low DxO rating.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2018 at 17:18 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies

This is where the engineers and the photographers part ways. Optimally, you'd give as much exposure as possible without going over that razor-thin threshold where the highlights are gone forever. But in the absence of a precise raw histogram (and the time to study it prior to each exposure) it makes sense to not expose all the way to the right, to give youself a bit of leeway. And, as sensors improve, it stands to reason that it will be even less necessary to expose all the way to the right.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2018 at 17:31 UTC as 203rd comment | 3 replies

Their video looks like a close-up from the take out place down the street.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2018 at 05:17 UTC as 12th comment

In DPR reviews, video performance is a make or break feature but in this survey, video quality almost topped 4%. A reminder that what one person obsesses over may be of little interest to someone else.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2018 at 17:43 UTC as 127th comment | 4 replies
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eric333: I want: Large. Heavy. Expensive.
Check, check, check!

Really high DxO numbers so instead of taking pictures I can argue with my friends who have Sony.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2018 at 17:35 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Entry-level APS-C shootout (606 comments in total)
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thx1138: I'm rather uncomfortable with these balanced and fair reviews since these guys joined dpreview. It just doesn't sit well with the vibe of this place. Turning the apple cart over can't be good.

As long as the reviewer doesn't claim to be fair and balanced (everyone believes they are, just ask them) it seems fine to me. It is a little suprising to have a Canon camera come out on top and Sony pull in last but DPR has more than made up for that recently.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2018 at 00:32 UTC
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txsizzler: They sold for $466. About $461 more than I would have paid for them 😂

Still, a unique find on eBay, no doubt!

Even in this condition there is name recognition. Let's see them try this with a moldy Bronica.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2018 at 17:56 UTC
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jdc562: In an old camera store in a tropical country I found a number of never used Leica cameras still in their original boxes. However, looking through the lenses was like looking through waxed paper. I wrote Leica: can these be fixed? Their answer was an unmitigated NO!!!! They explained that fungus had eaten the coatings and etched the glass. Not only could they not fix the lenses, they would not let the infected equipment anywhere near facilities.

So for those who have replied just clean up the equipment and it will be like new, forget it. You are delusional. You cannot reasonably fix this fungus damaged equipment, and you are risking your good equipment by exposing it to the spores floating off the poxed Hasselblad gear.

Hard to imagine anyone could afford to stockpile new Leica cameras but not be able to afford air conditioning. And in such a place, who could afford a Leica camera in the first place?

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2018 at 17:51 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Entry-level APS-C shootout (606 comments in total)
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Marty4650: This is one market niche where the value factor still holds up pretty well. All three of these cameras are amazingly good values compared to what you could find just five years ago. And all three will perform a lot better today than the models available just a few years ago.

It's an interesting thought. If you replace your 4-year old APS camera, you get a big improvment in both camera features and image quality. OTOH, if you have a recent full frame SLR and you replace it with a full frame mirrorless, how much better will the mirrorless image quality be?

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2018 at 19:46 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Entry-level APS-C shootout (606 comments in total)
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kobakokh: sometimes I don't understand what is a main aim of photography - to have small size camera? Or to make better photos? Or people lost own power and can't hold 500g more weight items? I had many aps-c cameras and finally sold all of them - even old Nikon D700 give way better photos, especially in low light situations, then any small size cameras by any manufacturers... Sorry for small sensor camera owners, I really with to all of them to have real FF cameras as soon as possible... Even Mirror less but with normal FF sensor...

If you really believe everyone who buys a good camera is a professional photographer, then sure, size matters and there often isn't a good excuse for not using the biggest camera you can get.

But the reality is that a majority of consumers, even those buying $3000 bodies are hobbyists or people with money for travel. These folks have the luxury of choice and for them, saving size and weight are realistic concerns.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2018 at 19:37 UTC
On article Nikon counts down to new mirrorless (1058 comments in total)

I hope Thom Hogan is correct and there are several models. They need a high end body, for the DPR & DxO readers to compare specs (while ignoring the little stuff like ergonomics and menus which are likely to be better on the Nikon.)

On the other hand, they need an inexpensive body to break the fall on buying new lenses. A really smart move would be to put the F adapter in the box. Not only would this avoid the worldwide shortage of adapters, it would rationalize the cost, since the only thing you would absolutely have to buy is the body. Of course people will want the new smaller lenses, but first they have to be convinced to buy the body.

So, Nikon, will it be $1600 to get started in Nikon mirrorless FF, or will it be $4000?

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2018 at 19:49 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon counts down to new mirrorless (1058 comments in total)
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Sal Baker: I just hope Nikon doesn't bring back the "guy walking around lost in the woods with a new camera" promo videos.

"Pure Photography" was just the beginning. Now, with "pursuit of light" we learn what that guy was looking for.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2018 at 19:27 UTC

This "Made in Japan" cuts both ways. If the day comes when they want to shave some cost and build in China or Vietnam or god knows where, it will be the pot calling the kettle black. How many users have spent enough time in Asia to realize how different Japan is from China?

I'm a big fan of Japanese Q.C. (who isn't) but this sounds like something you call attention to, when there isn't much else to call attention to.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2018 at 19:46 UTC as 10th comment | 6 replies
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RStyga: Fujifilm is on the rise and deservedly so. I hope they keep building their lenses in Japan.

It's true that great lenses have been produced in China and I think it's fine so long as the cost savings is passed along.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2018 at 19:35 UTC
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