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On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS R3 final review (851 comments in total)
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ashbashbeard: The comment section on any Canon/Nikon camera article:

https://i.imgur.com/rBCtEeM.jpg

As a dedicated Sony camera-user object to the rumour that Sony fan-boys overcome with joy obsessed with their Sony Alpha cameras; guilty of preaching to the unconverted non-believers. The Sony menu an acquired taste. Sony camera families seldom complain in public about the Z Nikon and R Canon neighbours. They also produce too much noise on occasions. Dark sarcasm...humour. The Voigtlanders and Sigmas appear to be more polite; out there in the fields?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2021 at 08:37 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm XF 33mm F1.4 R LM WR review (75 comments in total)

New Fuji 33mm seems very impressive. To trade in my Fuji 50mm f2. Probably a bad move but worth the risk.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2021 at 14:50 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Should you upgrade? New Sony a7 IV vs a7 III (306 comments in total)

Sony A7.4 upgrade of Sony A7.3 another way to raise prices; plus out-flank Nikon Z and Canon R. Any camera over 2000 dollars or euros may encounter some resistance in the amateur camera market. Worth waiting for any budget Nikon Z8 after Nikon Z9 raised the bar. Comparing prices of Sony Nikon and Canon lenses; something to consider in the final analysis.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2021 at 11:47 UTC as 9th comment
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tzurlis: im a common hobbyist. Nikon does no need my advice. but im also the person who supposed to buy it.
Nikon is vey good at marketing and creating a buzz for new gear. on paper, they do have a winner. this will need to be proven in the field.
another thing is the folts and problems we saw in so many other models, if we wont see it here as well. i do take it seriously.
about production claimed level. a new 850 from official dealer is fulty from day 1, replaced- and the new one is also bad, spending in lab. so quality assurance is not as reliable as it supposed to.
i wait for a lighter, cheaper, and lessons inspired z8. a successor for the 850, with auto target recognize for wildlife sports and street, and auto situations recognize as well. i think this is not as complicated and can be taken much further then today. for a long time, nikon tagged along. i do think they are on a knife edge by survival, and need to go back to the front line in new mirrorless innovation.

Nikon Z8 as my next full-frame camera as a distinct possibility. Fuji X-T3 owners reporting some motherboards requiring replacement after some years triggers some doubts about their quality control standards and constant stream of new models. Still very impressed with my Fuji X-T2 Made in Japan as with my Fuji 16mm f1,4 lens. My only reservation about Nikon of shifting production to Asia.
Sony in Thailand as the same question.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2021 at 11:06 UTC
On article Panasonic announces Lumix S 35mm F1.8 standard prime (57 comments in total)
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Gordon W: Can't wait to see Chris Niccolls' video review of this since it's his favorite focal length.

Suddenly everyone producing top of the line 35mm lenses for full frame cameras including Voigtlander and Sigma. If only LUMIX cameras were in the same league as SONY NIKON and CANON new mirrorless champions?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2021 at 08:28 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-S10 vs X-T30 II shootout (293 comments in total)
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ZilverHaylide: FUJI: how about manufacturing your APS-C cameras in a non-totalitarian country? Then I could consider buying one of them. As things now stand, I have to look elsewhere as I consider what camera to buy as a gift to help a family member get started on more-serious-than-cellphone photography. I simply can't in good conscience buy them given where they are now made.

British and American aerial saturation bombing of Germany viewed now seems vindictive and merciless. Only later we learnt of industrial concentration camps in POLAND. Punitive raids like Dresden in 1945 by RAF at the end of the war could be classed as illegal today; on civilian cities. Syria today looks much the same with millions of civilians displaced in the region. And when confronted by war crimes? We charge Julian Assange journalist as spy. Make sense of that rough justice.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2021 at 14:02 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-S10 vs X-T30 II shootout (293 comments in total)
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ZilverHaylide: FUJI: how about manufacturing your APS-C cameras in a non-totalitarian country? Then I could consider buying one of them. As things now stand, I have to look elsewhere as I consider what camera to buy as a gift to help a family member get started on more-serious-than-cellphone photography. I simply can't in good conscience buy them given where they are now made.

The 1945 Holocaust castes a long shadow over Europe to this day. Europe was complicit in the persecution and deaths of millions of Jewish people in the so-called Nazi Final Solution. Also many Slavic people lost their lives as Eastern Europe annexed by Nazi Germany also known as lebensraum or living space.

As respects TIBET the British invaded that Chinese tributary State killing thousands of people in 1903 to block any Russian invasion of British India; the jewel in the crown of the British Empire. For the record China considers two Chinas as one too many. For sure Americans fear and loathe China; Chinese people are not anti-American. Perhaps if they read this website they would change their minds?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2021 at 12:31 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-S10 vs X-T30 II shootout (293 comments in total)
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ZilverHaylide: FUJI: how about manufacturing your APS-C cameras in a non-totalitarian country? Then I could consider buying one of them. As things now stand, I have to look elsewhere as I consider what camera to buy as a gift to help a family member get started on more-serious-than-cellphone photography. I simply can't in good conscience buy them given where they are now made.

ZH....So buying any APPLE IPHONE Made in China supports regime that you do not fully approve of? Everything sold in WALMART? China buys Boeing TESLA and Apples; more fool them? HUAWEI ban by US on very frivolous grounds. China developing new space station and new AI systems poses a threat to the US? Actually China would prefer normal relations with US like Russia. Cold War 2,0 now playing; rerun.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2021 at 10:28 UTC
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4sofnature: Why this lens is the long-awaited 50 f/1.4 for Sony FE:
2nd generation
Customizable buttons
Smallest and lightest FE 50 f/1.4
Costs less than 40% of 50 GM
Little focus breathing

Reading these comments confirms my decision to get Voigtlander 35mm f2 manual focus for colour rendition. Sony GM lenses as the best AF lenses for video users? For me manual focusing more practical for absolute subject control.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2021 at 08:52 UTC
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Francesco De Lorenzo: The colors are better than those of sony

"Better....." in terms of colour saturation and rendition only marginal difference between Nikon and Sony. Sony A7RIII with Voigtlander 35mm f2 the resulting images in terms of colour science compare favourably with my Fuji XT cameras.

Nikon colours always considered slightly metallic and excelling in black and white photography. Sony sensor colours have improved dramatically since the first A7 camera released in 2013.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2021 at 09:58 UTC
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duchamp: My friend bought the 23 and 33 for his Fuji at a sale. He just wanted 1.4 for half the price. We compared them to his Fuji f/2 counterparts (23/35) and found that both Tokinas had a BAD color rendition. So IMHO if you buy Fujifilm for their special color science stick to their original lenses.

For perfect colour transmission on my Sony full-frame camera using Voigtlander 35mm f2 takes one on a psychedelic mystery trip. And should at that lens price. Also prefer manual focusing to focus more accurately using my brain.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2021 at 11:23 UTC
On article Sony a7 IV initial review (1566 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I don't like, that the two dials on the right side are that close to each other, and Sony only gives the drive mode dial (left side) to their expensive A9/II and A1 bodies only.

I've found Nikon Z-Series way more ergonomic, and personally, rarely using my A7. Well, it's not for me, but i don't find this camera cute, too.

Funny thing, how things shifted into 2021. Some years ago, a camera for almost 3000 EUR, was professional only.

Now, it's a "entry Level" Model, get this folks, this camera is 2799 (!) EUR into germany, insane. But there are always the older, cheaper predecessors avialable. The Z5/Z6 II are the bargains compared to Canon/Sony these days.

And at the end of the day, better tech does not make you a better photographer, but experience.

Good LIght.

Camera manufacturers need to follow a strategy that makes sense by offering upgrades without excessive additional expense. Sometimes this policy can come unstuck if customers decide other competitors offer better value in this race. The new Sony A7IV could be a bridge too far at that price point. People may start looking further afield. Canon and Nikon ready to fill that gap. Fuji more appealing for people on a strict budget. Sony going upmarket; people may go elsewhere. LUMIX / PANASONIC?

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2021 at 08:15 UTC

A more pleasing camera to use ROLLEI 35mm with Zeiss lens; over 2 million sold. Or Olympus Pen 35 Half-frame camera as collectors items. Pentax MX...update like Nikon Zfc?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2021 at 14:52 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a7 IV initial review (1566 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I don't like, that the two dials on the right side are that close to each other, and Sony only gives the drive mode dial (left side) to their expensive A9/II and A1 bodies only.

I've found Nikon Z-Series way more ergonomic, and personally, rarely using my A7. Well, it's not for me, but i don't find this camera cute, too.

Funny thing, how things shifted into 2021. Some years ago, a camera for almost 3000 EUR, was professional only.

Now, it's a "entry Level" Model, get this folks, this camera is 2799 (!) EUR into germany, insane. But there are always the older, cheaper predecessors avialable. The Z5/Z6 II are the bargains compared to Canon/Sony these days.

And at the end of the day, better tech does not make you a better photographer, but experience.

Good LIght.

Sony E (APS-C size) mount lens for A series full-frame cameras are more expensive to make than newer Nikon Z or Canon R lenses with their full-frame lens designed mount. However new Z and R lenses heavy-duty in most cases.

Two top dials on new Sony A74....too cluttered and confusing. Pass.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2021 at 08:36 UTC
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Funny Valentine: Respect to Canon for keeping it "made in Japan" even to this day.

The trouble being most people too busy gossiping about cameras and forgetting to actually use their cameras; with film or without film what's the difference?

Made in Germany used to be important until people realised that the electronic components sourced from all over Asia. Only American collectors made a fuss when LEICAS assembled in Portugal and Canada.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2021 at 08:47 UTC
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Andrew Elliott: I'm sure everyone will agree (as I said when it was launched) the T90 is the best looking camera ever made.

Best looking SLR camera: CONTAX RTS II designed by Porsche AG?

Not forgetting Alpa cameras of Switzerland? Not for posers.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2021 at 05:48 UTC

So stabilisation systems on APPLE I-phones may be rendered useless by constant vibrations...how about cameras with similar IBIS systems with wear and tear risk?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 07:23 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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Strangefinder: Impressive to see WEATHER RESISTANCE on all these compact lenses, despite not being from the heavy duty Sports/ART lines.

Even the earlier 30mmF1.4 APS-C lens has been upgraded for L-mount to match the 16 and 56 F1.4s, which makes me wonder if any other pre-L Mount Alliance lenses have been (or will be) upgraded to have the resistant mount in L mount.

Next, hopefully Leica and Panasonic will provide weather-sealing on APS-C or compact FF cameras (SX5?). Currently, only the Sigma fp and Sigma fp L miniature FF cameras benefit from being both small (camera+lens) and sealed at the same time.

The S5 gets close, being a full-frame version of the G9, yet an L-mount version of the GX9 would be fantastic with these lenses (and the lightweight Lumix S primes, of course.)

For Sony and Panasonic full-frame users the SIGMA lenses offer a real alternative worth a look. Count me in.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2021 at 06:59 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Too bad the 90mm isn't f2. An f2 trio with 24mm, 35mm and 85/90mm would be interesting to me, but f2.8 doesn't cut it for my low-light work, and I don't want to mix lenses of various brands that operate differently.

Switching from Sony full-frame to Panasonic full-frame an interesting alternative. For me staying a while longer with Fuji XT-2 / XT-3 with excellent small prime lenses. Plus my A7R3 with Voigtlander 35mm f2 which continues to surprise me on the upside. Seriously considering Sigma 90mm f2,8 for my Sony A7R3. Not a big fan of Sony lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2021 at 07:50 UTC
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Bashir Lunat: I actually appriciaye Leica strategy. Out of billons of people on this planet,convincing 250 people is not too hard. Kudos to Leica.

Lamborghini Terzo Millennio just another Volkswagen for self-indulgent hedge fund managers living the lifestyle of James Bond. The way we live now by Anthony Trollope about such excessive wealth on show.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2021 at 07:17 UTC
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