Dennis

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Fujica: Canon and Nikon are just milking their DSLR users.

The figures show that the future is in mirrorless.
Those that are starting out in photography or would like to reinvest in a camera system would be stupid to buy themselves a DSLR to start with.

As a matter of fact it would be wiser to sell your DSLR now, while there is still some demand for them. The day that nobody wants your 2nd hand DSLR comes closer each day you wait.

CaNikon just wants you to believe there is a future, but I am sure they know all too well that it will be a dead horse in a few years time...

With each generation of MILC cameras we see big improvements in performance and technology innovations. While there has been a standstill for DSLR innovations and those that have been done (dual pixel AF) are actually be meant for future mirrorless cameras...

And yes DSLR still outsells MILC by 2:1. Howver 5 years ago that ratio was 8:1... The gap is getting smaller and soon we will reach the tipping point.

"The future is ..."

Meanwhile, vinyl record and analog film sales are both on the rise.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 13:28 UTC
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Mark9473: What's the length of the extension?

It's about 10mm (9.86) at max extension. (I emailed Fotodiox).

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 01:59 UTC
On article 2017 iPhone Photography Award Winners Announced (185 comments in total)
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bgmonroe: Just more proof: it's not the gear, it's the photographer!

@bgmonroe " My point is these photos would have been great regardless of the camera the photographers used"

To the extent you consider these "great", that's true, but it's kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you show good pictures taken with an iPhone, then of course the iPhone is capable of taking those pictures. Unless you want to restrict your photography to those pictures, it doesn't say anything about whether it's "not about the gear".

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 20:49 UTC
On article 2017 iPhone Photography Award Winners Announced (185 comments in total)
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Hideg: A truly forgettable bunch of images. Just my opinion.

There are decent photos among the winners (particularly if you look at the website) ... but having looked at results from any number of contests over the years, I have to agree that there's nothing great here. I don't understand the kneejerk "let's see your photos" reaction to a comment that points out that these aren't that great ... these are contest winners and, according to the cell phone brigade, "proof that it's not the gear" so why should we not hold these results up against winners of other contests ? Look at the website - browse through the different categories - there's nothing there that would stand out in a contest NOT limited to iPhones. The problem is that, as pointed out, "it's the photographer" - and the best photographers aren't using iPhones.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 14:06 UTC
On article 2017 iPhone Photography Award Winners Announced (185 comments in total)
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bgmonroe: Just more proof: it's not the gear, it's the photographer!

And in other news, race car driver Carl Edwards drives a Ford Fusion hybrid off the track, offering further proof that "it's not the car, it's the driver".

<zzzzzzz>

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 13:43 UTC

Must be the D810 "Soylent Green" Limited Edition

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 18:42 UTC as 3rd comment
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KW Phua: Most of these cameras are more capable then the users.

Other than that Sony Party Shot thing, I've never seen a camera take a picture by itself ...

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 11:37 UTC

How is it that camera sales are supposedly plummeting to the inevitable demise of DSLRs/Canikon/pick-your-favorite-doom-and-gloom-victim and yet camera bag and tripod manufacturers and makers of other accessories (straps) have unwavering optimism that what the market needs isn't one of the other 13,765 bags/tripods/straps out there, but a NEW one ?

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 18:43 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article A Taste of New York is a stunning Big Apple time-lapse (89 comments in total)

I know the whole thing represents the frenetic pace of the city, but it seemed like 1/3 of the time was spent in annoying zoom transitions ... I gave up on it a minute in. It reminded me too much of hyperactive kids videos designed for miniscule attention spans. Otherwise, some good footage in those small bursts.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 20:26 UTC as 59th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (666 comments in total)
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Zorak: Please tell me it's bad, I so want to buy it !
;)

OK - it's bad ! (Did that help ?)

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 14:26 UTC
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Carl: The Sony 12-24/4 is produced in China, while the equivalent Sigma is produced in Japan. Doesn't this mean lower production costs for Sony? Why does this not reflect in a lower customer price?

Because Sony wants people to ask stupid questions.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 19:44 UTC
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straylightrun: Where is the a7 and 35/2.8?

F.A.I.L

Good point (that the Pen-F & 17 are expensive) ... right now they're $1400, which is more than an X100F (though less than an A7 & 35 which go for $1750). Neither one looks like a viable option if "cheaper" is the goal.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 13:58 UTC
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straylightrun: Where is the a7 and 35/2.8?

F.A.I.L

The article is titled "Can you build a CHEAPER X100 with a mirrorless body and pancake lens?"

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 23:04 UTC
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Dennis: $280 for a camera with a 1/4" sensor that gives you the ability to print tiny prints for $1.70 each ... Fuji struck gold with the whole Instax line, I think.

OK, makes sense. I've seen them in stores here in the US, but never seen one in the hands of an actual person :)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:35 UTC
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Dennis: $280 for a camera with a 1/4" sensor that gives you the ability to print tiny prints for $1.70 each ... Fuji struck gold with the whole Instax line, I think.

Ignat, I thought the general buying public was too cheap to want to spend money on photography ! I'm guessing the teenager who sees it and wants it asks his or her parents to get it as a gift and nobody really knows until it's too late how much the supplies are going to cost ! (Or maybe they just don't shoot that much with it because it does cost a lot ... it's not like you need an instant print of every picture you take).

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 14:52 UTC

$280 for a camera with a 1/4" sensor that gives you the ability to print tiny prints for $1.70 each ... Fuji struck gold with the whole Instax line, I think.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 12:32 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
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linzdoctor7d: A-mount is still better!

Sells in small numbers. Like Leica. Must be better.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 18:08 UTC
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barrym1966: A whole Sony interview even including wedding photography and no mention of the A99ii?

They're talking about cameras with double digit market share ... not double digit users ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 12:41 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (540 comments in total)
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barrym1966: all jokes aside, lets see what they come up with to challenge the A99ii, the D810 is way behind and definitely needs an update , sure we will see that one soon

Nikon executives worry about selling more cameras. Challenging A mount probably isn't on their radar.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (540 comments in total)
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Eric Calabros: D7200 owners can wait a bit longer, but for us D90/D7000 owners, its a nice upgrade.

D7200 is still nice at a cheaper price, but D7500 offers interesting features - tilting LCD (I don't currently use the LCD often with my D7000, but it could be handy at times) and auto AF fine tune (the one D500 feature I was hoping to see in a D7xxx upgrade).

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 12:55 UTC
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