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Kona Mike: I'm so tired of people touting the size of mirrorless cameras. Yes, with some lenses it can be a smaller system. But not as small and convenient as a phone.

One of main benefits of mirrorless is getting the glass closer to the sensor. The closer the glass is to the sensor, the better the image can be. Why do you think Canon came up with EF-S? At the time their EF-S 17-55 f2.8 was reviewed as one of the sharpest zooms. All from moving the glass a little closer to the sensor. A a crop sensor didn't need a mirror as big as a full frame lens, so they moved the lens' rear element into the body a little more.

Another benefit more important than size is the auto focus on the sensor. No need to worry about front focus, etc. or micro adjust.

I'm sure as the processor speeds improve and battery life improves the mirrorless experience will improve, but lets not kid ourselves about the size. They aren't going to beat the convenience or pocketability of the camera on your phone.

We are not talking phones here though. We are talking DSLR vs mirrorless, which there is a size-able difference in some cameras and lenses.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 02:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (343 comments in total)

No built-in VF? No thank you!

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 15:49 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (784 comments in total)

Zeiss Ikon Contessa - Now that was a nice camera.

Still have my dad's camera in perfect working order. High craftsmanship, that has never been repeated.

https://www.cameraquest.com/contessa.htm

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 16:02 UTC as 306th comment
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (447 comments in total)

I've always wondered why every camera RAW has different colors? Is this due to camera manufacturers applying their own color profiles on the RAW files? I thought RAW was just what the sensor sees, with no processing done.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 23:33 UTC as 6th comment
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cosinaphile: this is an example of panny losing their way .... a viewfinder is essential.. this crippled camera without ibis of a vf is a pointless waste

i hope it crashes and burns in the marketplace so they may learn from it and stop putting crap like this into the ever shrinking lineup of interchangeable lens cameras

if i sound harsh.... well seeing this is harsh

I agree all cameras should have some type of viewfinder on them. Camera industry thinks the LCD screen is a replacement, which it isnt. One reason why they are not including viewfinders is to save a little money on their end. I tried a couple cameras without viewfinders, and will never purchase another.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2017 at 15:42 UTC
On article Polaroid sold to new owner (93 comments in total)

Polaroid is like old car brands that grandmother/grandfather buys. Young people don't buy this stuff, especially if marketed bad, and only selling throw-away cameras at drug stores.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 22:31 UTC as 26th comment

Another camera without a viewfinder. What a shame.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 15:41 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)

Remember that all these samples you see are "edited to taste" in Lightroom.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 03:00 UTC as 10th comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (381 comments in total)
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cyberstudio: I really like the way movie is moved from the mode dial to the power switch (same with 77D). This is good user interface design and something that a lot of pro models should follow.

define "Pro".

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 00:24 UTC
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Dylthedog: Innovation is needed.

And there's the elephant in the room. Canon doesn't do that, but it's dominant. Others do, and struggle.

Go figure.

Well there was Samung NX1, that was innovative for 2014. But look where Samsung is now.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 01:06 UTC
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derfotograf: There is a free solution for the stealing problem: don't be lazy and modify your .htaccess file on your server.

Just do a google search for 'htaccess prevent file download'...

htaccess just prevents "direct" access to the file. You can still easily access the files indirectly. Don't want your photos stolen? Dont post on the web. Or just post small versions of photos, that are useless to others.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 18:59 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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J A C S: Imagine how outdated this camera will look like when the A9II gets released with 40fps...

I am happy I kept my Samsung NX1. 15fps is more then enough for me and at less than $1000, was a deal. I'll gladly buy another used.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 04:45 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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Esstee: Wow, this camera is a bonafied money shot machine!

you have a dirty mind.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 04:43 UTC

Now if only they would mount the camera on the phone, in landscape mode, while holding the phone vertically. That way it would help the stupid people from taking videos in portrait mode.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 04:29 UTC as 7th comment
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PhotoUniverse: Dows anyone know why Samsung is working on this technology. It seems to me as a good opportunity!

@entoman, there are no issues with getting the NX cameras/lenses repaired. Samsung is continuing to honor the warranty. After warranty expires, I have a local camera shop that does repairs. They can repair 50 year old cameras and still get parts for almost anything. NX prices have also been going up since there is more demand and less of the product now. Check ebay.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 23:35 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (272 comments in total)
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toni2: It has microAF? Not? So, you are saying that it's not professional, so it can have focus problems that are not present in any smartphone or in any mirrorless system?

A DSLR without microAF is an outdated system. Point.

@TORN, Samsung NX1 sensor had 153 cross-type phase detection sensors.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:30 UTC
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BRWAT: 23% in less than four years is no small feat. Sony will likely be the number one full-frame manufacturer in less than three years. It shouldn't be too hard especially with Nikon and Pentax being on the rocks and Canon delivering rehashes of mediocre cameras. Both will likely fail before the end of 2020 anyways.

Yep, if the competitors continue with rehashes and don't bring out something truly significant, some people will jump ship.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 03:04 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1181 comments in total)
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HenryDJP: Sucks that Panasonic chose to use Contrast Detection AF AGAIN!!! This doesn't seem to be a bad camera, but for the price and large size I personally feel there are better mirrorless options for either the same or less money and are more compact. If mirrorless cameras are going to end up the size of pro DSLR's then the only benefit would be the EVF. One of the benefits of mirrorless is they are smaller due to lacking a mirror. Hmm.

@Dan Tong, I see very little size advantage. APS-C lenses can be made small and light. Samsung NX proved it is possible. Also contrast focus for a $2K camera is a shame. Sony and other competitors have had better focus for years.

Panasonic should know better then to use just contrast AF. They've been leaders in old video cameras for years, and they should know contrast AF is not very good.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 01:42 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1181 comments in total)
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dbateman: To Dpreview,
I appreciate your reviews, however I find the GH5 review lacking an obvious comparison page. I was expecting and hoping for a direct comparison with the Olympus EM1 mk2. Both cameras have the same price tag, both argue for best AF, both argue for great IS, Panasonic says the GH5 is also for stills. So I would like to see a page with a direct head to head.
Which is better for AF?
Which has better IS?
Does the Panasonic AF four thirds lenses as fast as the Olympus EM1 mk2? I think they might be equal.
Four thirds users want to know these answers, if not, then I do.
Thank you

@bleeboo - let's be honest here now. GH5 is still on preorder, and you are saying you have used the GH5 for a week?

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 01:31 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1181 comments in total)
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brownie112: Does it use h264 or h265 for recording?

Well "Reps" will say pretty much anything and never anything negative about their products. I've been editing my Samsung NX1 H.265 files on a 5-year old AMD FX-8350 with an older GPU just fine. Can render with several effects tracks not in real-time but fast enough.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 01:27 UTC
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