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Sarge_: Jesus. Is Nikon dead or what? 100 years, and folding up shop? It's not like they didn't have... oh... a hundred years to produce something jaw-dropping for this precise moment.

I'm a Nikon pro shooter, not a Canon troll. This is just disappointing... Seems like the company is collapsing. If it isn't, they better start getting the news out, because a lot of people are going to choose Canon instead, given the writing on the walls.

@ entoman - I agree completely; I switched to mirrorless several years ago however if I was to buy into any DSLR these days, it would be Nikon again. The D810 (IMHO) is still the best all around DSLR made.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 23:45 UTC

So much "special" on this... Queue up Blues Brothers; Elwood: It's special. It's got a cop motor, It's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 14:18 UTC as 72nd comment
On article Leica SL Review (920 comments in total)
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tumivn: Leica cameras are luxury cameras, so why DPReview bothers the price?

+ Strange comparison to the A7RII

+ Strange AF test

Leicas are pretty cheap compared to Phase1 and Red... just sayin.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 23:29 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (920 comments in total)
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String: If you want a very high quality hand built camera, this is what they cost. No getting around that fact whether it be in cameras, cars, audio, watches, wine, etc.

If that is not important to you, there are the Canon/Sony/Chevrolet/Timex of the world to meet those needs.

@ Panno - Unfortunately if you want a FF rangefinder Leica is the only game in town.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 03:04 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (920 comments in total)
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String: If you want a very high quality hand built camera, this is what they cost. No getting around that fact whether it be in cameras, cars, audio, watches, wine, etc.

If that is not important to you, there are the Canon/Sony/Chevrolet/Timex of the world to meet those needs.

@ Aron... I agree with you. I personally would never spend that kind of money on a digital camera; as you say, in this realm, technology marches on rather quickly. However that's what Leica cameras cost for better or worse. Do I own one - nope. Will I ever - nope. I've never picked up an SL but I have used an M and various Leica lenses and they are built better than any Canon/Nikon/Sony that I've ever used.

@ DFPanno... Canon/Sony/Chevrolet are all mass market products. They make everything from cheap consumer products to high(er) end. Not saying there is anything wrong with them, that's just their market. That's not the Leica market and not their target.

@ Kobayashi... "Are you on drugs?" I see you just joined DPR two weeks ago. No worries, starting with comments like that, you will fit in here perfectly.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 02:02 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (920 comments in total)

If you want a very high quality hand built camera, this is what they cost. No getting around that fact whether it be in cameras, cars, audio, watches, wine, etc.

If that is not important to you, there are the Canon/Sony/Chevrolet/Timex of the world to meet those needs.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 21:42 UTC as 112th comment | 15 replies
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (654 comments in total)
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jadot: Looks good. A bit of a kick in the balls for Nikon after their recent DL announcement.

@ PazinBoise - I'd say that the Hasselblad X1D kinda hit that one out of the park.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 20:56 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (654 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Riddle me this:

I thought the simplified design of mirrorless cameras was supposed to lead to reduced cost.

Yet the T7i and EOS-M6 cost almost exactly the same (and the M5 is more expensive).

Any thoughts on which costs more to produce? Is the EOS-M6 cheaper to produce than the T7i but they are hoping that the compactness sells and translates into more $$$$?

Or is there something else about the EOS-M6 that puts it in the same price class as the T7i?

My theory: Canon does not want to gut rebel sales by releasing a camera with similar features that undersells the rebel line. If the EOS-M6 has higher margin/brings in more dollars than that's OK if they loose rebel sales but anything else would be a step backward. Sort of like when IBM was in the predicament that PC sales were killing their typewriter sales.

@ Old Cameras - This is 2017; since when do simple electronics (and yes in this decade, an EVF and processor are simple) cost more than still complex moving mechanical parts?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 20:45 UTC
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merkaba: Great video, this little beast is getting me excited!

However, I did check out Scott's 500px and he seems to be using the Nikon D4S for 99% of his shots so not sure if he is telling the truth when he says he loves the Micro 4/3rds system for his work.

@ Kaappoo - "Backpack full of batteries" you obviously haven't shot with the MKII. I really love these comments from people who have no clue.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
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Collie Camp: I wish, they would make a FF camera - that would be sooo good.

There are more than enough FF cameras out there competing for an ever shrinking piece of the pie.

Olympus has found a niche and are filling it quite nicely. At this point, developing a FF body with all new mount/lenses would be financial suicide.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 17:47 UTC
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Mateus1: I would rather buy GX-85 with a few lenses and have free 3 weeks vacation in British Columbia including flights for the mad M1 mk2 price with Oly lens. And DPR test shows GX-85 produces better IQ images then M1 mk2.

@ Mateus1 - And you are more than welcome to do just that. I'll be really interested to see all your heli skiing action shots with it as well...

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
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Marty CL: These fixed lens, small sensor compacts were doomed to fail. Just too much competition from smart phones. Same with the Nikon 1 series. I've owned several Nikon DSLRs over the years (currently using a D7100) and I believe they are superb cameras.

The dilemma for Nikon is involvement in the large sensor mirrorless market. Would an APS-C sensor mirrorless cannabalize the entry level DSLRs? You can see Canon going through that issue right now.

Having tried a mirrorless ILC 4/3 camera, I liked the smaller size--but the mediocre image quality, high price, refresh rate issues in the EVF; issues with using for sports photography and low light issues---I don't feel that mirrorless ILCs have fulfilled the predictions at this point in time.

Is that segment of the camera market ready to make DSLRs obsolete? Not yet. And with the camera market contracting, companies are not going to take risks. Companies producing mirrorless ILCs do so because it's their only route against the big boys.

You obviously haven't used the new Fuji, Sony, or Olympus mirrorless models.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 16:31 UTC
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R Vaquero: I've never liked the subscription model, a lot of upgrades are useless even professionally. We should have the choice of upgrade only when we need it or want it- just like before.
Affinity is a great option, but it lacks the fast workflow for a pro daily use with a lot of images-at least by now. If Seriff take the advantage and makes Affinity really fast and productive, it will be a new standard.

"...Affinity really fast and productive, it will be a new standard." Yeah, sure. Just like Linux was going to take over from MS and Windows.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 02:38 UTC

Wow, reading all the comments here I never realized Adobe was the Antichrist. Oh well I guess people have picked on Microsoft enough, its Adobe's turn.

No one is twisting your arm to go CC; if you don't like it, don't subscribe. It's really not that hard to figure out. As has been pointed out over (and over and over and over), there are other products out there.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 02:36 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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noel2: Forget about Adobe. They developed wonderful software - made history with it.
Now, their only wish is to optimize profits...
Look elseware. There are other - and more honest players in the game!

@ Kona Mike - "If you ever want to open your PDF files again, you'll need to pay monthly."

First of all PS doesn't save PDF files, it saves PSD files. One feature added... CONTENT AWARE FILL (yes, I was yelling).

If you did even a simple Google search, you would realise just how wrong this comment is. As the man said... better to remain silent and let everyone think you are stupid than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 20:06 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: In the US, the question for photo hobbyists is: $12.95 or $14.95 and when. When it hits, if you buy Adobe stock, the gains should easily cover the price increase unless Donald tanks the market.

Even Affinity Photo has raised the price of their excellent photo app. Now it costs a whopping $49. Fifty bucks and you own it for life.

I wonder how much Adobe cares about hobbyists. On the one hand, nobody likes being vilified, but on the other, professionals just pay, tell everybody what a bargain subscriptions are, and take it off their taxes.

Because no one ever upgraded PS over seven years...

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 20:02 UTC
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PerL: Just shows that the customer is at the mercy of Adobe. That is why this model is unsound.

@ Kona Mike - sure you can. Save as JPG, Tif or whatever format you wish. If you want to save them in native format (PSD) then Gimp, paint.net or any other myrad of free products out there.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 20:00 UTC
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tinternaut: I haven't had the email yet, but living in the UK I assume I'm affected. Trouble is, I like Lightroom. I also like Photoshop, but mostly use Photoshop for final sharpening (typically USM before publishing), and occasionally use Photoshop's more advanced features (layers and content aware fill being firm favourites for some problems).

I could get a perpetual Lightroom licence plus something that would do what I currently do in Photoshop*, but that's another learning curve.

* No! Not GIMP!

ON1 looks pretty decent as well and its a standalone product.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 19:12 UTC
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PerL: Just shows that the customer is at the mercy of Adobe. That is why this model is unsound.

Not sure how customers are "at the mercy of Adobe"... there are lots of other products out there to choose from. If you feels they have you at their mercy, then that's on you, not Adobe.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 19:10 UTC
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tkbslc: Might as well just price everything in U.S. dollars and let the credit card processor handle the exchange rates.

No kidding!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 19:07 UTC
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