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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 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (352 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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CaMeRa QuEsT: I was expecting Canon to have leveled-up to Nikon's AF performance by now, given how much improvement they have brought forward with their latest sensors' DR, but, alas, Nikon still seems to have the upper hand in AF capabilities and DR across its range, only now it also has caught up to Canon in skin colors while Canon is actually doing worse? Bravo for Nikon. Now if they could only up their QC and have something to counter Canon's Dual Pixel LV AF, they might stave their terrible sales slips of late...

One might also conclude that setting the AF correctly is simply too complicated. My 5D3 manual has an entire chapter just on setting the focus.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 20:28 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (141 comments in total)
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daddyo: Most Excellent! By the time this is all perfected I will be able to live in a virtual nursing home! Can't wait -- better start stocking up on 'Depends' right now.

It Depends.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 19:11 UTC
On article Day at the track: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II samples (76 comments in total)

Well, this solves the dynamic range problem. You'd think, with the concern with dynamic range, that camera test sites would be headquartered in southern California. Or Australia. You might not get free trips to review cameras but you wouldn't need them if it was sunny most days.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 16:56 UTC as 15th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1154 comments in total)
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fzrTom: So now the question is : how gold will be its gold award :D

The suspense of not knowing if it will get a gold award or maybe a gold award.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 19:02 UTC
On article SmugMug Films: Passport to Morocco (47 comments in total)
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Nikman20: Trey is far better at marketing (and making money) than photography.

Obviously, but its still a skill. A lot of folks only know how to take great photos; they don't know how to tell people how great they are. Even on DPR, there are people who like Trey's photos so you can imagine how the general public feels.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 00:34 UTC
On article SmugMug Films: Passport to Morocco (47 comments in total)

People are jealous because Trey goes to beautiful and interesting places and uses his skills to turn them into beautiful and interesting places. He's no Ken Rockwell or even Gary Fong, but he has sensational self-promotion skills which are just as important as being able to take a beautiful photo of something that's beautiful.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 00:20 UTC as 13th comment | 7 replies
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2004 comments in total)

It makes sense that the level of sophistication of the top SLRs makes testing a very lengthy process. But when it takes this long, you have to ask what is the purpose? Nikon fans will run out and pre-order any new top-end camera so their decision is made.

And with Sony, I would not be surprised to see them replace camera models faster than DPR can test them.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 16:56 UTC as 93rd comment

The plastic mount is a disappointment but it will probably be a typical Canon M lens; sharp, cheap, sell a ton. Even the lens hood is included. The 55-200 has a plastic mount too, and it's reasonably sharp and cheap.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 18:36 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies

This type of camera makes a lot of sense to me. A lot of people want a small, lightweight camera and then they say "Its so small, I can carry 4 lenses and the whole thing fits in a pocket the size of a steamer trunk".

And then there's the issue of never having to change lenses which is nice regardless of how big the camera is.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 17:12 UTC as 76th comment

You have to give them a lot of credit. They realized, to have any chance at all in this market they'd better be good and priced low. Now, all they have to do is give out samples to build a base of unbiased pro endorsers.

If this turns out to be some sort of breakthrough, Sony and Nikon will need to get to work for Photokina.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 16:57 UTC as 92nd comment
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User3787089555: Why don't you just use the "glamour glow" filter in color efex pro? They are basically doing the same thing and it is free to download.

The Color Efex suite. And yeah, glamour glow does make things blurry.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 18:53 UTC

The original Kodak, not the Brownie, was a big deal. It came with film loaded, you sent it back to Kodak and they returned your photos with another camera, loaded and ready to go. This made taking photos so easy that it spread around the world in a couple years, even back then.

The Maxxum/Dynax was a big deal because it was auto-everything (and it made the cover of Time as well, or maybe Newsweek.)

And finally digital cameras which are like self-driving cars with a manual override for more serious users.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 22:53 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
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TheEulerID: Excellent results although, of course, inherently only suited to static subjects. I wonder if Sony might introduce something similar on their IBIS equipped cameras.

It also shows what would be possible should it be feasible to produce a sensor which senses all colour channels at each pixel (which Foveon can do) but without a huge amount of colour channel cross-talk (which Foveon can't). A big prize awaits for a company to solve that problem.

nb. Foveon's problem is it depends on a statistical relationship between the wavelength of photons and the depth absorption profile in silicon. It means a huge amount of inter-channel crosstalk which can only be cancelled with large signals. Nasty high-ISO colour in other words.

Its surprising how many things in the outside world are not totally still. Are the trees in the background of your landscape perfectly still? Is there a flag waving in front of that building? Anything else swaying in the breeze?

I think its great technology but its still a high megapixel camera for some things and a lower megapixel camera for others.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 16:43 UTC

If you use the pixel shift on a static scene, say a landscape on an absolutely windless day, will the camera tell you if something in the subject moved? Or do you get a surprise later, when you are pixel peeping?

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 22:12 UTC as 125th comment | 4 replies
On article Unconventional COVR Photo case launches for iPhone SE (49 comments in total)
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mike kobal: Catier Bresson today.

More like Weegee, today.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 16:18 UTC
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fatdeeman: You really can't make an unbiased observation without someone jumping on you like:

"urghhhhhh go and ask some pros if they push 23 stops at the olympics!!! duhhhhhh"

This is the only site where I can get accused of being a Sony fanboy and a Canon fanboy in the same discussion thread.

You people only see in black and white, why do you have to choose a side with such conviction that you see any kind of criticism, no matter how valid, to be a personal attack?

Believe it or not it's possible to buy into more than one brand, it's a beautiful world filled with variety out there, you don't have to get into bed with one manufacturer and then defend it against potential attackers like it's your wife.

It's possible for someone to have a Canon camera and see the shortfalls in Canon tech without being "out to get them"

That's some mature thinking, there. But you're in the real world.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 23:10 UTC
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Solar Climber: The skin tone difference is interesting and it's certainly less appealing to my eyes. Sure, you can adjust it to your liking, but awesome color is what Canon is known for. It's nice to have that right out of camera.

Why not just buy both Canon and Nikon? If you switch back and forth a few times, it's cheaper to just have both.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 16:33 UTC
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5DMK3: If this is any indication on what to expect from the new Canon 5D mark 4, the AF better be Epic, please Canon atleast try to be better than Sony, or ill sell all my gear after 20 years!

How did you get by for 20 years with your existing equipment? Were you unable to take pictures?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
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