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On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (548 comments in total)
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srados: Haters and trolls crawled under the rock again, trying to justify their purchase of other brands putting down a clear winner in my eyes. I was holding of purchasing M3 until this one arrived. Good job Canon!

Yeah, let's ban reviews and comments about all cameras not yet available in shops. Let's all order everything that gets launched everywhere all the time and return 99% of it. Let's clog the roads with trucks and delivery vans. Instant top 3 stupid statement I read online today.

If people find it ugly, they find it ugly. If people are disappointed about a certain feature that is extensively documented in the press release or expert website, they are disappointed. Period.

In your opinion these are just 100% trolls and haters.
In my opinion you're a moron.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 02:39 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (522 comments in total)
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armandino: This New Standard gets a pretty lame score on DXO...

@Lea5
"Only pixelpeepers, brickwallshooters and gearheads look at DXO. Professionals do not care about measurebating, they are generating money with their tools." In all other professions, people aim for the best tools for the job. Or the best tools for the money. But a photographer who cares about the performance of his tools is "a measurebating gearhead amateur"? You make less than zero sense.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 00:46 UTC
On article Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap (146 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: It used to be cool having straps around your neck and shoulders displaying your gear like necklace jewellery of an Olympic multi medallist...

Today, it is a Jurassic fashion, remnant of an era where showing off was the way to go.

People these days have switched to something more sinister: Stealth.

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"It used to be cool?" "Jurassic fashion" Is it really that hard to think about photo work where you need to carry two bodies and be able to switch fast? Or did you just wanted to sound smart?

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 00:15 UTC
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noirdesir: I wonder whether the popularity of the so-far released Art lenses and the professed desire for Art lenses covering lens types well-covered by first-party lenses is based more on their great IQ or them being cheaper alternatives to first-party lenses that mostly are very good already.

Most Art lenses released so far provide a very high-quality version where none existed from Nikon and Canon (50 mm f/1.4, 24 & 35 mm f/1.4 to some degree) or provide lens types that didn't exist before (18-35 mm f/1.8, 24-35 mm f/2, 20 mm f/1.4, 50-100 mm f/1.8).

But the lenses most people seem to be asking for are 24-70 mm f/2.8, 70-200 mm f/2.8 and 85 mm f/1.4 where the first-party lenses are mostly pretty good already and the biggest complaint is usually their hight price. Art versions of those would be of the type: similar or somewhat better while noticeably cheaper.

It doesn't really matter. Sigma and other third party lens builders used to stand for budget lenses with questionable quality. But now their price is still (way) below A-list brands and some if not all lenses (ART) are equally good or better (Sigma 35 1.4) than their A-list counterpart. If you're not a fanboy and more a bang-for-buck boy, that's a no brainer. The fact they also produce preciously unseen lenses, like this 50-100 f1.8 is just the icing on the cake.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 01:06 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2669 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: For real? A metal chassis camera with full frame sensor for less than $1800? This camera can revive Pentax's fortunes, and send Canon and Nikon scrambling to match it in features and price. So far Nikon and Canon have been selling plastic bodied full frames in this price range. That can change.

So you are expecting ten or hundred of thousands of Canon, Nikon and Sony users to sell their complete set of lenses and accessoires with financial loss, so that they can buy this full frame camera with limited and out dated lens line-up.

Because it has a metal chassis. And takes pictures of moving stars.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 12:06 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)

I keep finding it impressive and disappointing at the same time to keep seeing that a Nikon D610/750 only provides about half a stop better high ISO than a recent APS-C sensor - especially in the case of this mighty X-pro2.

It used to be a bigger difference and you would think the difference would remain the same.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 04:17 UTC as 274th comment
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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codeNsnap: Does it have the APS-C version of the D5 sensor ?

No it's obviously a large format version.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 22:36 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: "Von" Wong's work is cheesy as hell. His pictures are the same over-processed junk you find in a Photoshop User magazine. The only thing this guy does well is market himself with that ridiculous name he gave himself. He's in the same category as Gary Fong, Scott Kelby and the rest of the televangelists of the photography world preaching to creatively impaired sheep of the world.

@Jonathan F/2 Are you really comparing street photography with this genre of photography? Really? It's like saying a photographer makes bad wedding pictures because they are not sport.

You can discuss the style but technically his work looks great.

You're second point is that social media is a better source for unknown talent. So that means when one of those "unknown" talents gets famous, he falls out of your boat of quality artists? Because he or she is famous. You think Von Wong was born famous? That he did not use social media? Or wait, maybe of he did not market himself and remained "underground", he'd get your approval? That's just plain stupid.

That's a raw 0 out 2 for making a valid point.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2015 at 17:23 UTC
On article World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo (100 comments in total)
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sknippen: This is all under influence of the major from Carleroi who doesn't wan't to see his city in bad day light. Charleroi is a dirty city ruled for ages by the corrupt party Parti socialist. The unemployment rate is one of the highest from Belgium The major "Magnette" demanded that these pîctures needed to be disqualified.
This disqualifying has political motives (everything in Belgium has political motives)

http://www.knack.be/nieuws/belgie/hoe-world-press-photo-op-de-knieen-ging-voor-magnette/article-opinion-539283.html

Claiming that a mayor from a small city in small Belgium can change how an international photo contest ends is stupid. What political motives? It's an international contest, not another political party. You are delusional. He did what he thought he had to do: defend the city where voters voted for him.

If the photographer believes that Charleroi is "the dark heart of Europe" he hasn't visited a lot of other places in Europe.

The only reason the price was revoked, is the fact that he lied about one of the pictures and that some images were completely staged. He said that one picture was taken in Charleroi, while it was taken in Brussels. That is fraud, pure and simple.

But like you said, everything has political motives. Just like your comment that makes no sense at all.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 22:19 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (2006 comments in total)
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RomanP: I don't get what the big deal is here, for the price:
- same body as 610 (except tilt screen)
- same toy-like 4way selector...really inferior to the 810's and 5D's.
- same sensor
- same 6fps. Wait, that's now 6.5fps.
- same buffer! Really, they couldn't double the RAM?

Is it worth an $800 difference between the two models? Yes, better autofocus system, but IQ will be very close, and you won't get more shots at an event than with a D610. It's like Nikon is crippling this model only to queue up a truly high speed 760s next year.

Just see the D750's buffer in glorious action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1wXGdaNvko

I guess we have different understanding of the word "significant". I personally apply the word if a new ISO is (more) usable in real world use than before.

There is no such improvement. Clearly seen by everyone in the printscreen below. It shows ISO 6400 & ISO 25600. Yes, I might have switched sides. Or maybe not. But either way, you can apparently clearly see the significant better camera in both pairs, right?

http://oi61.tinypic.com/dnh9vo.jpg

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 04:48 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (2006 comments in total)
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RomanP: I don't get what the big deal is here, for the price:
- same body as 610 (except tilt screen)
- same toy-like 4way selector...really inferior to the 810's and 5D's.
- same sensor
- same 6fps. Wait, that's now 6.5fps.
- same buffer! Really, they couldn't double the RAM?

Is it worth an $800 difference between the two models? Yes, better autofocus system, but IQ will be very close, and you won't get more shots at an event than with a D610. It's like Nikon is crippling this model only to queue up a truly high speed 760s next year.

Just see the D750's buffer in glorious action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1wXGdaNvko

@ Josh152. I agree, except for the less noise at high ISO. If you look at the RAW files - the only way to measure it - the noise is about 95% the same. The D600-D610 shifts to blue in the black areas at maximum ISO, but that's about it. The noise reduction in JPEGs has a cleaner look with the D750, I agree. But that is software, not hardware.

It's a fantastic all round camera. But if you own a D600/D610, you should not expect an increase in image quality. If my D700 dies, this will probably be my next second body.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 02:02 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (502 comments in total)
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Lanidrac: I always wonder why folks that use "the best gear" always say they use lesser gear, and why we pay attention? Why would anybody use a lesser camera at anytime when they have the best? She complains about not being able to annotate her voice about shots. OMG! Is that photography? Something is wrong with photography when that is a key point.

How hard is it to understand that this photographer - and many others with her - finds the possibility to record annotations very practical and that it is one of the major features she missed? This shows how good and comparable modern cameras are and how narrow your mind is.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 20:47 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (502 comments in total)
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Shamael: Voice recording, my Nikon F5 had no voice recording, my Mamiya C330 did not have voice recording, my Hasselblad 500 had no voice recording and my Bronica GS had no voice recording, and all we did with it was shooting pictures. This digital age has brought us many problems as it seems, voice recording....sick, only a few top end cameras in high price range have that. So, blaming an aps-c camera for having no voice recording sounds somewhat stupid.

This must be the oldest rant on the internet in any discussion.

I wonder if it's based on lack of understanding work flow, a dislike of any new technology that is newer and more sophisticated than the tools used "back in the days, when everything was better" or the pure urge to complain. Probably a bit of everything.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 19:26 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (502 comments in total)
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Lanidrac: I always wonder why folks that use "the best gear" always say they use lesser gear, and why we pay attention? Why would anybody use a lesser camera at anytime when they have the best? She complains about not being able to annotate her voice about shots. OMG! Is that photography? Something is wrong with photography when that is a key point.

Sarcasme I hope? Pro bodies offer that feature, this one does not. Professional photography is capturing, organizing and editing. Also known as workflow.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 19:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples (101 comments in total)
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abi170845: For those people comparing the X100T to some other camera like the Pana LX100 etc, don't you get it? The reason to get this camera is the Leaf Shutter and the high synch flash speed. Before comparing the X100T to another camera, please compare it to another camera that has a leaf shutter, APS-C sensor AND high flash synch to 1/4000th of a sec. This is the ONLY reason why I bought the X100S. Please, don't compare the X100T to another camera that can barely synch to 1/250 or has fake Hi Speed Flash. Let see other cameras with a BUILD IN flash that are able to belt out shot after shot fill flash like the X100T.

ipecaca

1/No they don't. No High speed sync. It's an electronic shutter at around 1/100s or shorter. No moving planes, so no need for HSS.

2/ It obviously does not. I have hundreds of pictures to prove it. and the web has thousands to show it. You clearly don't know these bodies and their electronic shutter. Please inform yourself before making empty statements.

The only downside is that you can only use your speedlight in manual mode and you have to tape off one pin on your hotshoe.

http://strobist.blogspot.be/2008/01/control-your-world-with-ultra-high-sync.html

Wikipedia about the D70: "Due of its hybrid electronic/mechanical shutter, it is possible to flash sync the D70 and D70s beyond their published 1/500 maximum sync speed up to the maximum shutter speed of 1/8000."

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 05:04 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples (101 comments in total)
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abi170845: For those people comparing the X100T to some other camera like the Pana LX100 etc, don't you get it? The reason to get this camera is the Leaf Shutter and the high synch flash speed. Before comparing the X100T to another camera, please compare it to another camera that has a leaf shutter, APS-C sensor AND high flash synch to 1/4000th of a sec. This is the ONLY reason why I bought the X100S. Please, don't compare the X100T to another camera that can barely synch to 1/250 or has fake Hi Speed Flash. Let see other cameras with a BUILD IN flash that are able to belt out shot after shot fill flash like the X100T.

A Nikon D50 or D70 syncs up perfectly all the way up to 1/4000s.

Electronic shutter.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 00:04 UTC

A brand selling out its name like this, is a chronicle of a death foretold.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 16:09 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Technically speaking, 16:9 is not a wider format but actually narrower vertically on a 4:3 sensor.

Cropping it afterwards because you like those dimensions - and don't mind loosing parts of your image, sounds more logical.

But it's less simple, I presume.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 11:44 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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