AbrasiveReducer

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On photo The Boneyard in the Ship wrecks challenge (4 comments in total)

Nice. No doubt this is off-limits for some reason so congratulations for getting there.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 19:29 UTC as 1st comment
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (502 comments in total)
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Timbukto: Gearheads will oh so hate this review. They want to know more about the dynamic range of shooting their stapler and random things strewn across their desk under fluorescent lights. Not personal pet peeves and pro NFL shots.
I suggest a DPreview staffer quickly insert a paragraph involving 100% cropped shot showing +5 EV exposure pull differences stat!

I thought you had to use a Nikon to get photos like this. In the movies, everyone has a Nikon.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 17:38 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (502 comments in total)

Interesting what one person finds essential is unimportant to someone else. What bugs me about my 5D3 is no pop-up flash. Seriously. I know a pro would never use it, but on my Nikons, it saves me having to carry a small flash and flash trigger.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 17:36 UTC as 151st comment | 1 reply
On article Ghost Town: Shooting in Kolmanskop (71 comments in total)
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stevevelvia50: I first saw images of this abandoned town through the work of world renown photographer Freeman Patterson. Perhaps someone had photographed there before him, but his compositional approach to making photographs within the buildings are the ones that have been countlessly imitated over the years. That being said many great images are still being made here by a new generation of photographers.

I thought these looked familiar.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 16:33 UTC

If this is needed, it should come from Sony. Fotodiox imports some nice, cheap accessories but a lens mount? I don't think so. At least if you get a bad or mis-aligned adapter you can toss it.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 16:31 UTC as 22nd comment

I'd be interested in seeing a photo taken with a 16mm lens on a full frame camera where the effect of the polarization--sorry, polarisation, is equal and even across the entire image. With live view, you can even see in advance that it won't work.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 16:25 UTC as 6th comment

In some places the Canon looks soft and in others, the Sonys have so much CA there are red fringes around the test pattern. As always, the camera with a bigger sensor gives better results and if you want a small camera with really sharp corners and wide angle, skip zoom lenses entirely. Well, no surprises.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 22:56 UTC as 5th comment
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Joseph Black: Hating Canon is the new thing to do. If some of these people weren't so bored with their cameras or with photography in general maybe they'd stick to having constructive conversations in forums that are actually relevant to them. Think Canon is doomed, lazy, neglecting their customers? Fine. Why not go on about your business and just let them die? Why do we have to hear your self-righteous disconent?

Instead of hating a company, hate the people who keep buying the cameras. They're the ones who enable the company to keep on selling in large numbers. The "enemy" is people who keep buying Canon cameras. If they found the cameras didn't meet their needs, Canon would be forced to make something different.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 17:37 UTC
On article Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens (175 comments in total)

When mine arrives (Ken Rockwell got the first one) I'm putting a Spiratone skylight filter on, to protect that big front element.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 16:21 UTC as 31st comment
On article Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens (175 comments in total)
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JonB1975: Well.... this has revealed a lot of ignorance and idiocy......

Though Canon does need to pull it's finger out when it comes to their photo products, their cine stuff is pretty special....

I hear they make some pretty sharp lenses for still cameras too.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 16:17 UTC

As with all Canon cameras, dynamic range is fine if it's overcast but takes some knowledge to deal with in higher contrast situations. Exposing for a full minute at 800 ISO doesn't seem like a good idea, either. Other than that, it looks like a nice package with a decent sized sensor. I'd like to see a nice holiday rebate but since the original G1X is still in the line at $550 retail, probably not.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 19:52 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon PowerShot G7 X real-world samples gallery posted (242 comments in total)
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alexeckersley: I've previously owned the RX100 and upgraded to the G7X when I was recently in Singapore as the RX100 had died on me. In the flickr link below are some photos from dusk to almost dark in Fort Canning Park and more recently at Arakoon in NSW Australia. Untouched full size... mostly on auto range of zoom as I familiarise myself with the cameras strengths. I find them in general more natural with the interpretation of colour and light compared to the Sony and am very happy with the detail.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/127776580@N06/sets/72157648566961065/

What was wrong with the RX100 that made her switch?

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 18:03 UTC
On article High Flyer? DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone Review (181 comments in total)
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Stefan Sobol: Using the DJI Phantom 2 (or anything like it) to take real estate pictures is currently illegal in the US even if you have permission from the property owner. The use of "drones" for commercial purposes (i.e. in exchange for compensation) is illegal. This law applies to hobbyist aircraft as well. If you give the images away you might be ok, but then the Phantom will not be paid for in 4 shoots.

However, it is perfectly legal to hover a big helicopter over the poor neighbor's house so you can take some pictures and you can charge whatever you want for them.

Interesting. But as I tell my kids, nothing is wrong unless you get caught, and I wonder if anyone polices this sort of activity.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 16:19 UTC

Good for them. People who want a pocket sized camera that's full frame will find this has always been possible with this antiquated technology.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 19:26 UTC as 57th comment | 6 replies
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SulfurousBeast: Anyone think "made in china" LX100 is a dampener or even a deal breaker? Sort of this premium compact losing its cachet? Wonder where the Typ109 is made, dont want a made in China Leica, that's me though... But guess a lot of you out there thnking along the same lines...?

Last time I checked, wages in China were just slightly lower than in Japan. So that explains why manufacturers are eager to build in China. What it doesn't explain is why these cost savings aren't passed along to the consumer.

There is also the politically incorrect assumption that Japanese culture embraces perfection in a way the Chinese don't. That's a bit of a stretch but if you had a choice between equivalent Japanese and Chinese cars, which would you take?

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 19:14 UTC

Really nice and he obviously has a great rapport with people.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 06:20 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted (343 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: Ken Rockwell has just published snapshots on the D750 with the 20mm f/1.8.

http://kenrockwell.com/tech/00-new-today.htm

To me this represents outstanding journalistic quality in time and precision. Why cannot the so much larger <dpreview> deliver?

Fortunately, I think the camera is capable of much better images than Ken's super saturated hand-held shots. The shot of Radio City is impressively blurry at the edges, especially on the right--wow. Not sure how the master manged this with a 20mm lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 00:17 UTC
On article Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday (238 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Why does no-one make a sophisticated camera today?

Camera-phones have mopped up the non-enthusiasts. The mad boom of selling SLRs by feature count to people who used one feature – full auto – is over. Soon the boom of bigger and better sensors will be over.

What remains is an unmet need to focus on quality, simplicity, and usability.

In this discussion about LX100 fluff features:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0540594623/opinion-why-buy-a-panasonic-lx100-when-you-could-buy-a-gx7?comment=5054615263

… NameFinder said:

“I think, the LX100 with its retro outer layout of direct dials heads in that direction. Now, if the inner layout would follow, freed of gadgets and clutter, we would have a classical photo camera.”

Although I think “retro” is misused here, he/she makes a great point. Where is this camera?

The wild enthusiasm over Nikon’s Pure Photography campaign validates the concept, though the baroque Df was an insult to it.

I think the problem is electronics. When cameras were mechanical, or mostly mechanical, adding features meant a lot of work and finding a place for another button.

Now that the camera industry has become a small part of the consumer electronics business it's easy to add useless features and they require just one more button press or combinations of button presses.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 19:39 UTC

The next time some fan goes nuts over a game changer like the Df and Pure Photography, they would do well to remember that here, we have 1500 posts and it hasn't cost Canon a dime.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 20:06 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
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justmeMN: Canon estimates that, this year, they will sell 9.5 million compact cameras, and 7.0 million DSLRs.

Not bad, for a company that does everything wrong, and that everyone hates. :-)

T3 makes a good point about large companies depending on interia to keep them profitable. But then, T3 says think for yourself; don't buy something just because the manufacturer is big.

This is great reasoning but does not take into account other important factors like the quality and number of lenses available, the quality and number of lenses the person already has, the availability of rental equipment, whether the manufacturer is typically easy to deal with, etc. Not to mention, if cost is an issue, does the company give good value for money.

Innovation is great. Look at Windows, which just keeps getting better. But there are lots of reasons why people keep buying Nikon and Canon.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 17:24 UTC
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