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GiovanniB: They chose the weather-sealed D5 so they can take it out for a space walk on a rainy day.

AFAIK the relative humidity is kept at 40 to 60% on the ISS, nothing to require sealed equipment. If there would be condensation, the ISS would not be able to accomplish its mission. So yes, by all means please take weather sealed ones for yourself. Because you're in a less well-controlled climate than inside the space station.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 22:47 UTC

They chose the weather-sealed D5 so they can take it out for a space walk on a rainy day.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 21:52 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies

Wooow! This will change the world as we know it. Surely worth selling the life insurance to fund this. Or a kidney maybe.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 19:06 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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Mystic38: late breaking news.. spend over $3k on a camera body and its good.

DR and richness of green-blue hues don't matter that much for people photography. I use Sony exclusively for landscapes and the like, but for now stay with Canon for portraiture and the like. ;-)
OOC skin tones always were second to none on Canon. If that's the main concern, one won't go wrong with Canon.
Another reason for many is they still prefer the more "direct" optical VF.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 20:57 UTC
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photog4u: Is the A7R III the perfect camera? Well, for me, yes possibly...that is, if the new features are as good in real use, as they are on paper - to within a few degrees of course - allowing for marketing hype ;) Here's why; each of the past Alpha 7 cameras has been missing important feature(s) which we often got in the next version. I've spent a fortune upgrading: A7>A7R(resolution)>A7S(low light)> A7II(IBIS & new body)>A7RII(resolution again)>A9(speed, EVF and Haptics). The A7R III appears to have finally ticked all of my boxes. I'm even wondering if and hoping it is going to make my A9 redundant? If I sell my A9 and A7RII, I may actually come out ahead on this upgrade ;) Unheard of with Sony FF FE gear since 2012...

You're the kind of customer every manufacturer and dealership loves.

My approach is very different: Purchase only proven technology. And only when you need it, not when everyone else seems to need it.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 20:51 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (769 comments in total)
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OliverGlass: If this segment is targeting smartphone veterans, may I ask which of these cameras have an auto HDR mode?

With Canon's fantastic DR, you often have no choice but to resort to HDR. Just see on Flickr how many daylit landscape images are HDR from Canon DSLRs, and compare the percentage to those taken with Sony E-Mount. Frankly, a trip to Italy in early summer with disappointing results from my Canon DSLRs made me get a Sony A7r. Meanwhile, my whole landscape kit is Sony only, including the lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 20:38 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (769 comments in total)
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BBQue: This is a dead-end sytem, almost no lenses available. With Son A6000, you could choose any of 50 plus native lenses, and more if you are willing to use adapters, and then upgrade the camera body (eventually) and still keep your investment in lenses.

Why would anyone choose this over an A6000?

Yeah sure "Sony just sucks". You guys run out of arguments. Two years ago Sony "sucked" because you said they had almost no lenses. Now the M100 is the greatest with even less lenses but that's excusable because "more M lenses are on the way". I guess they must be stuck in a traffic jam somewhere.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 20:32 UTC

How much is the wireless version?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 22:14 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Other software manufacturers would not give away an upgrade like this for free. Pixelmator rocks, gets the job done and the UI is beautiful. Get it for $30 while you can.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 17:27 UTC as 3rd comment

I almost certainly won't ever own this lens. Just simply because for portraits and such I have the EF 35mm f2 IS USM, while I prefer a Sony body for landscapes. The Sony SEL 28mm f2 is more than a match for this Canon lens, especially on a stabilized body.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 17:19 UTC as 23rd comment

Nice. A phone. It does video. Nothing game-changing. I'm not overly impressed by the colors and especially shadow gradation seems to be lacking. No comparison even to what's been shown from 1" sensors the likes of the Sony RX100 series, or DJI Phantom 4 drones. But then, it's a phone. With video features meant to capture the moment.

I like the iPhone. It makes life a lot easier and more fun. But just like any smartphone, it's a multi-purpose digital gadget and not meant to be a professional production tool for video or still images, although that can be done. Somehow.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 21:09 UTC as 58th comment | 11 replies

Leica should focus on two platforms:
- M for rangefinder aficionados
- S for professional photographers (advertising, fashion, landscape etc.)
The S system, if maintained properly, could be very competitive in its segment.

Their current Jack-of-all-Trades approach with way too many systems might break their neck and I don't even think they can be careful enough to prevent this if they continue to churn out new concepts rather than competitive products within their existing core platforms.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 19:39 UTC as 96th comment

Obviously there are also differences in spectral response for each primary color between cameras/manufacturers.
This appears to make it more difficult with certain camera brands than others to differentiate some particular hues in RAWs gained under certain lighting conditions.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 23:39 UTC as 266th comment
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Nikoncanonfan: I'm routing for this I'd be interested. Needs as far as possible to be made in Russia though, I'm not interested in a zenit badged Chinese camera...

The leather trim could me made in Ethiopia. Or Somalia.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 22:51 UTC

You get what you pay for ...

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 19:44 UTC as 60th comment
On article Humor: The 'horrifying' truth about radioactive lenses (176 comments in total)

This issue is too serious to be abused for collecting clicks on YouTube and to make cheap jokes. Also, there is no doubt that certain lenses (e.g. Kodak Aero Ektar) emit radiation at a dose rate which is definitely not healthy to stay close over any extended period of time. The message that lenses with radioactive glass elements are harmless becomes a very dangerous one once somebody becomes careless and stores, for example, an Aero Ektar in a shoebox under his child's bed. That would pose an extremely increased risk of the child developing cancer. So, it's good to get informed, but please stay responsible.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 08:31 UTC as 5th comment
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)

Fasten your seat belts, we're approaching a multitude of 8K time lapses.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 12:21 UTC as 99th comment

A few years ago I took scenic pictures at the Lago Maggiore in Italy with the 5D Mk. II. As long as I avoided direct sunlight, everything was fine. But it was not possible to achieve pleasing results of high-contrast daylit scenes, e.g. an overview of the Villa Taranto Gardens on a bright afternoon, without resorting to multiple-exposure HDR. When attempting to pull up the shadows and reveal the rich green hues that I'd seen, all I got was a noisy, greyish-brownish mess. Since I now use the Sony A7r for this kind of landscape images, such issues are gone. I can now confidently take a single exposure, knowing that all the color I've seen is actually there, from the brightest highlights to the deepest shadows, and can develop the .ARW raws to taste. The 5D IV is the first EOS from which I see acceptable results from similar images. Sad to see the 6D II is no better than my 5D II. I wonder why Canon still sells more DSLRs than Nikon does.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 22:35 UTC as 165th comment | 4 replies

P.S.: What about a bank account on behalf of the macaque onto which the royalties are to be paid, and a bill to the macaque over 250,000 $ for travel expenses, camera gear rental and pointless lawsuits.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 20:27 UTC as 180th comment

OMG, live and let live. Some will never learn.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 20:18 UTC as 182nd comment
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