AbrasiveReducer

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On article 2017 in review: a look back at November (12 comments in total)

I think November was the month that Nikon lenses went back to being Nikkor lenses. It would be interesting to know why they thought this worth doing.

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2017 at 20:00 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Grand Canyon time lapse records rare cloud inversion (125 comments in total)

Very nice!

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2017 at 18:29 UTC as 20th comment

A much bigger hard drive and someone to tell you not to buy even more stuff.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 04:52 UTC as 24th comment
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stratplaya: Who rents a battery?

People on a really tight budget.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 04:49 UTC
On article 2017 in review: a look back at March (18 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: i always enjoyed pop photo .... herb keppler and the articles ... the joy of a freshly acquiried magazine on a train journey with time to kill a nice little ricoh gx 200 around your neck ....is gone forever

There were times when I thought Pop was nothing but rave reviews and mediocrity, but now that the internet has made everyone an expert, I realize I didn't appreciate it enough.

Most DPR readers aren't old enough to care but it would be interesting to find out what became of those people, from Ken Poli to Bennet Sherman. A few are even still around!

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2017 at 18:20 UTC

Conrad Stenton would be flatered to see these comments but the KE-7A wasn't that hard to find. There was a bit of rivalry between Midland and Wetzlar (not unjustified with the M4-2 & winder) but the real surprise was the excellent quality that came out of Porto, Portugal. I guess this is going back a few years, but Ken Hansen and even KEH have had KE-7As.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2017 at 06:18 UTC as 29th comment
On article Annie Leibovitz teaches photography in new MasterClass (175 comments in total)
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mfinley: I haven't really paid much attention to Annie Leibovitz since the 80s, but back then she was controversial then for how little actual technical knowledge she possessed, looks like almost 40 years later she's still a great photographer and still lacks any desire to learn any technical aspects of her craft, and it still hasn't hurt her.

I want to take her class in managing your personal finances.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 17:07 UTC
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Burnt to a Crisp: The Nikon FX forum is already consoling itself: "The D850 is so dull BECAUSE it is so perfect." https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4236729

LOLOL.

No, it is so dull, because next to the A7R III, it IS dull.

Dull cameras? Have a conversation with a Sony and a Nikon and see which is more interesting.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 06:45 UTC

How is it that the Canadians come up with a cute name for eBay like Kijiji but they name a camera store, The Camera Store? I guess it cuts down on confusion.

I wonder if any of the stuff taken from LensProToGo was recovered.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 19:02 UTC as 33rd comment | 9 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review (611 comments in total)

The original G1X had a very sharp lens at all settings but was primative in every other way. Ever since, they've been upping the technology while making the lens softer.

The fundamentals never seem to change. Want a big sensor in a small body? You get a slow lens. Want a fast lens or a long zoom? You get a small sensor.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 18:07 UTC as 145th comment

Whether you love paying every month or hate it, the point of this is to benefit Adobe, not you. Users may benefit as well but that's collateral.

Imagine if Adobe said "We're a business and that requires cash flow. We understand some of you didn't feel the need to pay for an "upgrade" every year but we still have bills to pay."

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 17:53 UTC as 87th comment | 9 replies

DPR doesn't publish rumors.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 07:42 UTC as 38th comment
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (277 comments in total)
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muljao: I had not realized canon share the same sensor as sony. I thought canon did their own always

Ironic, since given the reputation of Sony sensors it would be an obvious plus to just say so. So much effort goes into deception, like "Zeiss" lenses made by Cosina in Japan. Leica items made by Panasonic. It's like buying an appliance where all the features are written in big letters and "made in China" is in tiny letters.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 04:23 UTC
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BobT3218: I wish someone would come out with a khaki or olive coloured camera and lens. Great for wildlife. Olympus made an olive coloured E-3 but it was a one off for an eminent Japanese wildlife photographer. The are few things wildlife hate more than having long big black things pointed at them. I know one can get camo lens sleaves but that's a bit messy and pretentious. Plain dark olive paint would do me fine.

Bob - Where we're you in the 1980s? Ask anyone who worked in the camera division of Leitz at the time about the Safari cameras. Now it's funny but it wasn't back then.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 18:49 UTC
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Ilia Snopchenko: Come on, just bring out the pink one already. :)

Having correctly called the return of OEM mirror lenses, my next prediction is a Peter Max Leica. I'm not sure what process to use but if they can put his art on coffee cups, Leitz shoud be able to do it.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 18:46 UTC

Andy Warhol would have loved it. They should be able to unload 100 red cameras in Asia and if it goes well, next year we can expect a limited edition in a (tasteful) paisley.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 18:42 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon patents 400mm F5.6 catadioptric 'mirror' lens (220 comments in total)

Why not? Someone will make software to fill in the holes. I await the discussions of the subtleties of Fruit Loop Bokeh. Sony, bring back the 250 Rokkor!

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 17:44 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon patents 400mm F5.6 catadioptric 'mirror' lens (220 comments in total)
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bqchan: Hope it will be as good as the Minolta 250mm/f5.6 mirror lens

And as small and light!

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 17:33 UTC

More brilliance from DxO. As if people spend the extra for a Leica because they think it has twice the image quality of a cheaper camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 17:32 UTC as 113th comment | 5 replies
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Edmond Leung: What a silly comparison!
Just like comparing the accuracy of SEIKO quartz watch with a VACHERON CONSTANTIN mechanical watch.
Accuracy is meaningless when you buy the VACHERON CONSTANTIN mechanical watch.

Sure, but DxO is nothing but numbers. The experience of checking the time with any watch is the same but for some, the user experience of a Leica is different.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 17:29 UTC
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