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On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)
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Kaso: On an APS-C camera, the Sigma 18-35/1.8 Art and this Sigma 50-100/1.8 Art are equivalent to over a dozen f/1.8 primes at top performance. Simply awesome!

It weighs as much as a dozen prime lenses?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 18:48 UTC

I see you get other stuff, but it is kind of funny. One for $300 or three for $1000.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 16:26 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

A lot for the money.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 23:04 UTC as 90th comment
On article Magnum signed square print sale returns for third year (85 comments in total)

Nice! The last one is too slick for me, but those folks swimming at Brighton Beach is a delight! Brighton would be a great place for a camera testing business; lots of contrast and dynamic range.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 16:51 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
On article Magnum signed square print sale returns for third year (85 comments in total)
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mxx: No thanks, I'd rather take my photos myself for free and sign them myself.

I buy all my prints from Ken Rockwell. Its easy, if you know how to win "at" eBay.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 16:44 UTC
On article Pentax K-1 Pixel Shift Resolution: Updated Field Test (210 comments in total)
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Impulses: Pentax ought to create a LR plugin if Adobe can't be bothered to work on the K1's Pixel Shift development any further... To spare Mac users from Silky, if nothing else.

Agreed. Even if SilkyPix allowed you to take multiple exposures of stuff that moves, it would still be a hassle. I think your suggestion of always taking a non-pixel shift image is a good one because a lot of times, you don't see movement until it's too late.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 20:47 UTC
On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (96 comments in total)
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ChrisH37: I think this news story could see a record for people not reading/understanding the words contained within before shouting off about recalls in the comments!

We're doing pretty well already...

Nikon doesn't even make batteries. So, if there is a flaw, it's the fault of the supplier.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 16:49 UTC
On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (96 comments in total)
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renault5: 'no charge' , oh the irony!

At last, a sensible comment.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 16:43 UTC
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trungtran: Did sigma underestimate the dynamic range of the Canon sensor. No problem here if it was a Sony, you can just push 10 stops in post to correct.

But really, it is too be expected with non OEM equipment that you will have compatibility issues. Same thing everytime I update windows, i find multiple apps no longer compatible and i have to look at alternatives.

Let's not compare Sigma to Microsoft. That's just not fair. Most combinations of Sigma lenses and various camera bodies work just fine.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 00:26 UTC
On article Waterfails: We test Pentax K-1's Pixel Shift (225 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: Was there was an internal DPR memo from the bosses to the writers to stir up more pointless controversy? The headline here is annoyingly reminiscent of the recent "destroys" one. Not a good trend.

Go Bernie! (There's a conspiracy against him too).

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 16:41 UTC
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (219 comments in total)

Before we had this user friendly technology, you would just tilt the lens a bit. Of course there are other things focus stacking can do that can't be done an easier way.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 03:12 UTC as 23rd comment
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spitfire31: I expect this will work/not work similarly to the other 'content (somewhat) aware' tools – perfectly sometimes (with images that you could easily fix yourself), and just a bizarre disaster at other times, so you still have to fix it yourself. Not too impressed. ;-)

True, but better than not having it, especially in situations where it gives a convincing result.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 21:41 UTC
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Reilly Diefenbach: The best gets better. All the malcontents who won't spend ten bucks a month on their hobby are probably feeling the pressure :^)

For you, we'll raise it to $25/month because you like it so much.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 21:38 UTC
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PhalaNik: Never had a WD drive or a Sandisk CF or SD card fail on me. Used both exclusively for the last 10 years plus.

Hard drive manufacturers are like cable providers. Everybody hates them. Talk about a fun, exiting job. Imagine working in a call center, talking to people whose hard drive, SSD, memory card has just failed.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 17:09 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (483 comments in total)
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TheDarmok74: Great idea this test.
3 questions if I may:
Why didn't you use another RX 10II sample if yours is sub par? Your parent company should be able to provide one for you.
Why didn't you take the comparison photos at the same time? That seems to be really a no brainer for such a test. If you didn't have all available at the time of the test, I refer to my first question
Finally, how many poeple have to voice their concern about the headline (a first for dpr IIRC) until you entertain the idea that they may be right? This is KR parlance, not dpr.

On the contrary, this is a rather bold move. DPR could easily get another camera and sweep this defect under the rug. But for some reason, they've elected to relate a real-world experience, not an idealized, fan experience.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 23:10 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (483 comments in total)
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Karroly: I do not understand why you, guys at DPR, insist on shooting (too) far subjects when testing zoom lenses at the long end. Haze definitely "destroys" IQ...

Seattle doesn't have much haze. Or sun, many times of the year. Used to call on Glazer's and people would say they saw the mountain, like it was an event.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 17:05 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (483 comments in total)
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Biological_Viewfinder: Why am I surprised that people continue to misunderstand the beauty of a fixed-lens solution?

These cameras are the beginning of the end for DSLR cameras.

They don't replace larger, heavier, bulky, multiple lenses in a backpack just yet; but as this technology matures, more and more people will come to appreciate these wonderful bridge cameras. I've waited for a decade for these cameras to arrive. It's still not quite there yet, but they are getting closer and closer to "bridging" the gap between good image quality and utter silliness of the DSLR's need for a backpack full of lenses just to take a picture.

A Nikon 80-400mm on an APS-C DSLR is 120-600mm. That one lens costs $2300. It's also large and heavy.

Some are suggesting 3rd party junk lenses like the 16-300mm. I would not ever use a super-wide to super-telephoto on a DSLR. The whole reason for a DSLR is changing lenses and image quality. Why put 3rd party anything on it???? Even a filter, even a battery. I *ONLY* use genuine!

Absolutely right. Not quite there yet, and for the price, decentering is unacceptable. But an all-in-one travel camera that produces high quality over a long zoom range is almost within reach. Its like discovering you don't need an amp, a pre-amp and a tuner because a good receiver will do the job.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 16:58 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1092 comments in total)
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Dan DeLion: Will it take two years to get a full DPR review? We had to wait two years for the D810 review. Probably because it put all the other brands to shame. But after two years some of the other brands don’t look quite so bad compared to the Nikon product. The delayed reviews are like a safe-space. – Nobody’s feelings get hurt.

Whatever the reasons for a delayed review, it's not because a camera put other cameras to shame. That's Nikon talk. That's fan talk.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 18:40 UTC
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PeaceKeeper: That looks very much like some sort of weapon.

"Phasers to stun!"

It's designed in a country where people don't have guns so they probably didn't consider that possibility.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 17:10 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (210 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: The winners here have one common trait: WiFi and NFC.

The Canon EOS M series and Nikon 1 series are remnants of the cold war era and should be frozen and the brand companies should let it go...

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I have no use for Wi-Fi in a camera and no idea what NFC is. That said, for the money and sensor size the Canon M bodies are quite nice. Lenses are priced appropriately too.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 18:03 UTC
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