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Rhawi Dantas: Damn Sony.

Just stop, my wallet can't take this constant beating anymore.

Easy to fix... pick up a Samsung :)

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 19:41 UTC
On article Polaroid sold to new owner (93 comments in total)
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Conrad567: Seems that most of the film dinosaurs are on the cusp of extinction. With the exception of FujiFilm who had the foresight to start manufacturing everything from copiers, to medical imaging, to digital cameras. Unfortunately even NIKON appears to have misjudged the market and his hurting in a huge way.

Leica... ""became familiar with the brand in medical school""

Yeah, because most med students can afford Leica kit :P

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 19:41 UTC
On article Polaroid sold to new owner (93 comments in total)
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Conrad567: Seems that most of the film dinosaurs are on the cusp of extinction. With the exception of FujiFilm who had the foresight to start manufacturing everything from copiers, to medical imaging, to digital cameras. Unfortunately even NIKON appears to have misjudged the market and his hurting in a huge way.

""yes Oly probably just use the camera division just for brand awareness""

I would imagine that since most of the Olympus medical money is made from their diagnostic imaging equipment, investing in camera development is also helping their medical division. IBIS/sensor cleaning/top end optics...?

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
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717: Is it me or is this the shortest camera review ever?
Hey look, it works OK like all the other M43s and the colors suck so do RAW..
The End.

You're right, it is you.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 20:54 UTC
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panchorancho: Olympus is a company that knows it's customers! Sony can learn a thing or two instead of releasing a camera that's all hype like the A9 and no substance!

@ panchorancho - Yep, we're all nuts... except according to your gear list you already own an A9. Oh and pretty much every Canon/Nikon/Fuji/Sony and Olympus made in the last 10 years not to mention every lens. You actually have more gear than my local camera store... just sayin

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 12:27 UTC
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BobT3218: So, nothing for the E-M1. There isn't much there for me but it's an ominous sign. I hope the haven't abandoned the E-M1 already.

And what would you add to the Mk1 that hasn't already been added (for free I might add)? You act like it's some big conspiracy that they don't add (more) free features to a camera that's not only 4 years old but no longer current.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 21:05 UTC
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WastingTime: That's what every Profoto owner wants, to shoot with a PEN-F. 😂

Are you really that bored that you have to complain about a maker other than Canon getting 3rd party support?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 21:01 UTC
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panchorancho: Olympus is a company that knows it's customers! Sony can learn a thing or two instead of releasing a camera that's all hype like the A9 and no substance!

@ panchorancho - as an Olympus user I just have to say that you really quit with the fanboy stuff, it is rather embarrassing.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 22:38 UTC
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StephanBG: Not supporting older cameras is a symptom of a bad software development process, configuration mangement process and architecture.

As has been seen with Nikon, some camera companies are good at hardware but very bad at software. This bites them with mobile apps, modern CAF etc.

Olympus should get it's camera software architecture fixed and support more cameras with updates.

"Not supporting older cameras.." - what on earth are you even talking about?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 15:43 UTC

Wow, "The only camera that ever got me a date" - considering the majority of posters on the DPR forums still live in mom's basement, I'm betting there will be a rush on now to buy used 1D - MkII's :D

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 20:18 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
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String: It's only for a hipster, it's too expensive, blah blah blah... why not look at it as more of a fun little project you can build with young kids and get them started with photography. Is that really such a bad thing?

Who cares how easy it is? Wow, are DPR readers really this bitter about photo products?

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 23:19 UTC

It's only for a hipster, it's too expensive, blah blah blah... why not look at it as more of a fun little project you can build with young kids and get them started with photography. Is that really such a bad thing?

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 21:32 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1284 comments in total)
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OtiGuy: Sony failed. Plain and simple. This is not professional quality.

That you think Sony is really number 2 is even funnier :D

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 22:09 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1284 comments in total)
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OtiGuy: Sony failed. Plain and simple. This is not professional quality.

And you would know this how? Because you are a pro, because you have been on DPR for 20 days, or... ?

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 22:05 UTC
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (199 comments in total)
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Gollan: Is Nikon working on better software or are they going to leave the Keymission 360 to just fade away? The hardware is great, but I want a complete, functional system. Also, are there good free or inexpensive video editors that will work with 360° video? While I'm on the Adobe photography plan, so far my video ambitions have been met with Premier Elements.

Knowing Nikon, updates are coming in the Nikon Keymission 360D

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 15:02 UTC
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (504 comments in total)
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rev32: I'm interested. One point to bring out: It is only 20 fps in certain specific situations. Uncompressed raw for instance is 12 fps. Darn fast, but not 20 fps. Folks might get the wrong impression unless they go to the Sony website and read the footnotes.

The a9 has more footnotes than most medications!

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 16:24 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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landscaper1: So much for all the malarkey that Canon needs to fill out its bankruptcy forms.

IMO the biggest thing holding Sony back is its utter proliferation of camera bodies and systems. It smacks of "throw everything we can think of against the wall and we'll see what sticks." It implies a lack of focus and a lack of an overall strategy, to say nothing of squandering limited resources. This does not instill confidence in discerning prospective customers.

Sony has been like this in almost every market they entered.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 17:06 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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oldphotog2: Switching systems is really difficult when one has to buy the gear themselves. Especially if one is retired. I have used Nikon for over 40 yrs. Been retired for the last 20 just when digital was entering the work. I'd love having a Sony a9! But the price is just too much. I now use the Nikon 1 system for the last four yrs. Love the weight, and as a familyish camera system it is ok. I love the 6.5-11mm & the 70-300mm, but I still have the pro taste and want to be ready for anything PJ wise. I miss sports and I concur with others who have posted that big glass primes are a must! Unfortunately I no longer need them, a 70-200 f2.8 & 1.4 extender will do me just fine. However the dilemma for me is the Sony lenses are standard size and physically to heavy for me. Sony a9, wonderful body design, but too expensive for me & lens too heavy. Also how's the flash? Is it on par with Nikon?

The Sony a7-9 cameras are not targeted at your demographic. You fall into the traditional DSLR user while Sony is trying to win the younger generation who couldn't care less about Canon/Nikon.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 16:49 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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ovlov: Pro support? Weather proofing? Ha! There's no point. Most copies of this camera body are slated to sit on a marble pedestal in some pensioners McMansion.

This from the same guy who 2 days ago also said about the a9... "Canon better start working on those bankruptcy papers."

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 16:47 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1899 comments in total)
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Tack-Sharp: Is this the same Sony that was once obsessed with propriety tech that was seemingly designed to frustrate users? Could it be that they are actually listening to their customers? Crazy!

Oh come on... you don't use a Betamax, ElCassete, Walkman or Minidisk player anymore? :D

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
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