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On article Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals (374 comments in total)
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quietrich: I think I have the perfect solution: Pilots should be allowed to fly drones without interference from the manufacturers’ software; and the rest of us should be allowed to shoot the noisy, intrusive pesky things out of the air with impunity. Everyone wins; pilots get to fly where they want, and the security personnel, park rangers and private citizens wanting their privacy back, get valuable target practise.

Someone will point out that it’s unacceptably dangerous to shoot at drones, but the danger posed by the drones themselves is acceptable. Well, freedom should be universal, no?

""The 'I should be free to do what I want regardless' argument doesn't convince.""
However the 'I should be free to carry a gun and blast away' does?

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 19:48 UTC
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Anthony Curcione: I had this dilemma at the end of last year and instead of a new MBP I built a smoking workstation and bought a Dell XPS 13 so I could still be mobile - and all for far less than an MBP. It's July and I've just switched back to a fully loaded 15" MBP and I'll never go back to Windows.

In the time I was on Windows I had to rebuild it 3 times, all for OS issues caused by updates that Microsoft couldn't solve. Not to mention missing things in Windows 10 that should have been there years ago, I just had enough. I'll gladly pay the "Apple Tax" to stick with Macs for my design development, and photography needs.

""The problem wasn't the hardware, it was the software. Period. Every single issue I had over this time was OS based. It wasn't driver issues at all. Not a single one..... Windows 10 just sucks."" Completely laughable... That accident was NOT my fault; that tree just came out of nowhere!

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 17:10 UTC
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Anthony Curcione: I had this dilemma at the end of last year and instead of a new MBP I built a smoking workstation and bought a Dell XPS 13 so I could still be mobile - and all for far less than an MBP. It's July and I've just switched back to a fully loaded 15" MBP and I'll never go back to Windows.

In the time I was on Windows I had to rebuild it 3 times, all for OS issues caused by updates that Microsoft couldn't solve. Not to mention missing things in Windows 10 that should have been there years ago, I just had enough. I'll gladly pay the "Apple Tax" to stick with Macs for my design development, and photography needs.

Well Macs always have been for people who are computer illiterate :P

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 22:52 UTC
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rsf3127: OSX and Linux are still above Windows. I am obliged to use W10 at work and it is the second best version (after 7) but still crashes regularly and I have to waste time fixing drivers and looking for third party software to do things that are much easier in the other OSs.

"OSX and Linux are still above Windows" - in your dreams, maybe.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 22:46 UTC
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Paul Clark SJ: My Nikon want is a mirrorless version of the D3400 that uses the F mount and has an adapter for the CX mount. Lots of people get lost in the technical details - shorter flange distance, etc . The advantages of mirrorless cameras is the more accurate focus system (no AF tuning), the advantage of the EVF (see your exposure and DOF before taking the shot), and the better shooting experience. Sony has nicely proved that mirrorless lenses are no smaller than non mirrorless lenses.

"It main benefit is that the highend lenses doesnt cost that much to make and are sold at extremely high price"

Actually, according to both Roger Cirrela (Lens Rentals) and Thom Hogan, smaller high end glass actually costs more to make not less.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
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Paul Clark SJ: My Nikon want is a mirrorless version of the D3400 that uses the F mount and has an adapter for the CX mount. Lots of people get lost in the technical details - shorter flange distance, etc . The advantages of mirrorless cameras is the more accurate focus system (no AF tuning), the advantage of the EVF (see your exposure and DOF before taking the shot), and the better shooting experience. Sony has nicely proved that mirrorless lenses are no smaller than non mirrorless lenses.

""The advantages of mirrorless cameras is the more accurate focus system (no AF tuning), the advantage of the EVF (see your exposure and DOF before taking the shot), and..."

Haha, all the things DSLR users complained about with mirrorless and why they would never shoot with them!

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 12:45 UTC
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ProfHankD: That sounds like another Nikon 1 body is coming. Should be; the last new one was in 2015 (J5), wasn't it? By the way, "industrial lens technology" as I've seen the phrase usually means targeting a 1" sensor.

Nikon has been in a downward spiral for a while now; they need something to stop it from going into a free fall.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 23:56 UTC
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beckmarc: The Nikon 1 series had great autofocus at launch. At the time it had an edge but the sensor was considered too small by the market. On reflection I note the success of Sonys fixed lens 1inch sensor camera range. Could a ILC 1 inch sensor camera marketed to rx100 and Rx10 series customers be successful? The water proof version was also a very interesting model too. Once again I did not end up buying it.

The biggest problem with the Nikon 1 series was its price.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 23:53 UTC
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OlyPent: Did Hell just freeze over?

Looks like it; How many posts from DSLR users did you read that said... "I'll move to an EVF when hell freezes over" :D

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 23:51 UTC
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DouglasGottlieb: Use existing lenses as well or faster than a DSLR or don't bother

No, it's not "the" point of mirrorless but it's definitely one of the major points; reduced flange distance and loss of the whole pentaprism/mirror box. Some do like a bigger camera and that's one of the reasons large DSLRs sell as well as they do. I really don't see Nikon filling out a new lens lineup as they can't fill the existing DX lens lineup and it's been how many years now? Time will tell I guess.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 23:50 UTC
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DouglasGottlieb: Use existing lenses as well or faster than a DSLR or don't bother

@ DouglasGottlieb - while I do agree, I think the existing F mount needs to be via an adaptor. If they are making a new system camera, make a new system mount otherwise, why even buy into a mirrorless body when you can choose one the existing DSLRs?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 22:54 UTC
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DouglasGottlieb: Use existing lenses as well or faster than a DSLR or don't bother

Using the existing lens mount rather defeats the purpose of a smaller mirrorless body. I can see making an adaptor but they really need a new mount and glass. Then again, the absence of quality DX glass speaks volumes...

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 22:35 UTC
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photomedium: I am not sure what all the bitching is about this Nikon posters...
They still make excellent cameras that in most case still kick the crap out of sony, fuji and olympus and canon in the image quality department.
They celebrate 100 years which is more that most dufuses around here will be able to do.

Yes they do however they are standing still while the rest of the industry is looking at them in the rearview mirror. If they are not careful it won't be long till they are left too far behind to catch up.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 22:44 UTC
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KristianW: The DXO One
(1" sensor, lens: 32mm-eq. F:1.8)
has a pocketable underwater housing,
"Outdoor Shell".

""Way too fiddly, and for underwater you need wider focal lengths due to index of refraction change.""
Not if you are just on a vacation with the kids and want to get shots of them at the beach, in the pool or even just snorkeling; and thats who this is made for. If you want a serious dive camera, buy "camera/lens of your choice" and a housing/strobe system.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (180 comments in total)
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panchorancho: Micro Four Thirds? That system is still around?

@ panchorancho - considering you just joined DPR, I'm surprised you are still around.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 18:14 UTC

Okay yes its cool... show us what the overhead bins can carry and its photography related :)

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 22:45 UTC as 107th comment
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2724 comments in total)
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CaPi: Unheard of amount of pros and cons
Let's wait for the MK2

"Let's wait for the MK2"
That should only be a few months :D

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 22:16 UTC
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BaldCol: Overpriced and overhyped like all Apple products but as long as people keep buying them why should they care.

@ JackM - Hey if using the same hardware for a minimum of 10yrs works for you, then all the power to you.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 23:26 UTC
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BillMassNBPT ILC: Using an iMac to edit photos? I would take a hard look at a Microsoft Surface Studio before you default to the Apple store on which iMac to buy. Bought an iMac 2 1/2 years ago with 27" Retina. No doubt the retina is a beautiful display but Microsoft has taken notice and then some. 28" touchscreen and pen interaction to make selections and adjustments among other things may make the iMac platform look a little tired to some.
Good news is there are more choices out there now....

"No thanks to using anything made by MS."
My Surface Pro has been the best and most reliable "laptop" I've ever owned.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 19:32 UTC
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BaldCol: Overpriced and overhyped like all Apple products but as long as people keep buying them why should they care.

"a 5K 27" Dell monitor is $2000. Pretty hefty." Yes, it isn't cheap. However with a Windows machine, that screen will last a long time; you don't buy a new one with every computer you purchase unless it's an iMac

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 19:30 UTC
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