Rob Bernhard

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Is it possible to update the tags for this article to include "instax" ? Finding this article via dpreview search proved very difficult.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 19:59 UTC as 6th comment
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tassosDA: To continue in the same spirit of some comments in here: why do we need video in a stills camera? Why do we need IBIS? Why do we need stabilized lenses? Why do we need pixel shift technology? Why do we need weather sealing? Why do we need zoom lenses? Why, why, why...??Why not still use film, right??
Every technological advance is a good thing!! And at some point EVERYBODY will benefit from EVERY advance made by technology... No matter if you need it right now. Don't be so narrow minded!

In my day we exposed our sensitized silver-faced copper plates to a toxic cloud of mercury vapor and LIKED IT!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
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stratplaya: In reading the many negative comments regarding a great tool and feature of modern day capable DSLRs, it makes me wonder about the acceptance of other technological achievements of the past.

When AF was introduced decades ago, did photographers of the time scoff at the new technology and cling to their MF only bodies and lenses? I wouldn't doubt that may did.

Of course they did. Heck, there are those that laughed at 35mm for being a miniature format, too small to capture the details required for "real" photography.

Narrow-mindedness is a function of humanity, regardless the pursuit.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
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tabloid: My suggestion is shoot raw, then save as tiff (where colour correcting should be done), then save as jpg of your choice. As we all know the more you open and close a jpg the worse it gets.
Dont loose the tiff.

ps...is it JPG or JPEG

[[know the more you open and close a jpg the worse it gets.
Dont loose the tiff.]]

1. Opening and closing a JPG does nothing to the file. Repeatedly saving a JPG file, depending on the application being used, can cause a loss of quality.

2. Loose rhymes with goose.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 14:37 UTC
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TheDarmok74: The obvious question being if they Put it in the S8.

I realize that, in internet-time, slightly more than 2 months to some may as well be 2 centuries, but I find the use of "nobody" and "any" a bit of a stretch here. But, hey, what would the internet be without unpicked nits? :)

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 14:27 UTC
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TheDarmok74: The obvious question being if they Put it in the S8.

[[apparently nobody is releasing any devices with Snapdragon 835 because Samsung has grabbed them all for the S8]]

http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/snapdragon-835-phones-processor-specs-speed-benchmark-chipset-cores

This claims that Sony is using the 835.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 21:15 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)

Editors: FYI the tag/hover-over for the battery in the rotating camera widget says "790 shots" instead of "970 shots."

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 14:39 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (657 comments in total)
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britepixels: Canon just does not get it.
In bright sunlight you just can't see the image on the screen.
They could at least put in a tunnel or a small EVF. I bought the original and it was returned because of the screen issue. The M5 had one and now back to none without a cost.

Logic fail.

"challenges" does not equal "can't"

This is not a case of "exaggeration" this is case of the OP not understanding the difference between opinion and fact.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 19:35 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (657 comments in total)
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britepixels: Canon just does not get it.
In bright sunlight you just can't see the image on the screen.
They could at least put in a tunnel or a small EVF. I bought the original and it was returned because of the screen issue. The M5 had one and now back to none without a cost.

[[In bright sunlight you just can't see the image on the screen.]]

Given the number of cameras being used without viewfinders in bright sun, your statement is demonstrably false.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 17:28 UTC

Glad to see this roundup review. I've been eyeing the Instax cameras for my kids. For me though, I'm still dreaming about someone resurrecting Type-80 peel-apart film so my Holga+Polaroid back can live again.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 16:18 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article LensRentals tests the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 FL ED (110 comments in total)
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webber15: Who cares about the middle,,if it was my lens it would be at the long 80% of the time and wide the rest!!

I'm always irritated by zooms that "loose it" at the long end...

@webber15 Pro Tip: loose rhymes with goose.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 14:40 UTC

David Burnett

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 15:29 UTC as 79th comment

6GB of RAM?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 18:44 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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Fujica: I just don't get it - why no SSD option as for the portable solution.

Portable solutions is nowadays mostly temporary storage for on the go.
While giving workshops or for travel. No need for 4Gig, but a 512 GB SSD and 1TB SSD solution would have made me think of buying one.

A few years ago I just made my own. Bought an external USB 3.0 case and an bare SSD. It's my backup device for travel and works great.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (153 comments in total)

$300 is a lot on top of the existing base cost of $625 for the "entry level" Moto Z. The Moto Z Force is even more at $720. For $800 I could get a camera with a much larger sensor and stick with a $200 Moto G4 for phone/connectivity. For my tastes/budget, the "inconvenience" of having to transfer photos via app from camera to phone is not worth the cost difference. [No price yet on the Moto Z Play, so the figures will swing a bit here, but I'm guessing not by a lot]

Perhaps if/when prices drop on both the Z-line and the add-ons, things might be better (for me).

The concept and implementation though, is very cool. There's certainly a "wow, that was easy" factor here that can't be discounted.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 19:24 UTC as 72nd comment

DPR staff: FYI the Fuji product pages say 16MP instead of 24MP in 2 spots. Has 24MP in the detailed specs though.
https://www.dpreview.com/products/fujifilm/slrs/fujifilm_xa3

https://www.dpreview.com/products/fujifilm/slrs?subcategoryId=slrs&sort=Chronological&view=Grid

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 14:03 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply

A familiar old friend, the Stylus Epic. I used one for a number of years until it developed a light leak (around the lens barrel, I think?). Fond memories of carting it around.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 16:49 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Brevite launches two new Incognito camera backpacks (22 comments in total)
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G Sciorio: So take the bag hiking or street shooting. Then to access gear take the bag off, put the back side of the bag on a surface (which will pick up dirt) then put that dirty side of the bag back on your back?

I don't understand why backpacks don't open on the side of the bag that rests on your back or at min on the side.

[[So take the bag hiking or street shooting. Then to access gear take the bag off, put the back side of the bag on a surface (which will pick up dirt) then put that dirty side of the bag back on your back?]

This is why I like sling bags so much. No need to take the bag off, just slide it forward to your front and open from the top.

Downside to the sling bag is, of course, you carry all the weight on one shoulder instead of two.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 21:48 UTC
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KrisAK: Taping the IR port won't work.

The image sensor ITSELF receives an encoded IR "kill" signal (not the IR receiver.) If the camera's image processing system determines the image ITSELF contains the kill signal, it squashes it, in camera.

As an afterthought, I wonder how tough it would be to reverse-engineer the kill-signal generator (presumably item #590 in that illustration), thereby enabling private photo/video jamming devices?

Well I would assume going into airplane mode would circumvent that method.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 18:08 UTC
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KrisAK: Taping the IR port won't work.

The image sensor ITSELF receives an encoded IR "kill" signal (not the IR receiver.) If the camera's image processing system determines the image ITSELF contains the kill signal, it squashes it, in camera.

As an afterthought, I wonder how tough it would be to reverse-engineer the kill-signal generator (presumably item #590 in that illustration), thereby enabling private photo/video jamming devices?

Depending on the wavelength of the IR though, a blocking /cut-off filter could be placed in front of the lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 16:58 UTC
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