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On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1634 comments in total)
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Vamp898: I upgraded from Compact to APS-C, from APS-C to FullFrame and after non of the available FullFrame Cameras meet my needs, i switched back to APS-C.

Its all about what you need. If the camera which is best for you uses an 1" Sensor, than you should use this.

Im gonna upgrade to APS-H because the successor of my camera offers this, if it would offer FullFrame, i would go FullFrame. But it doesnt and other FullFrames arent what i need, so...

For buying my next sytem i have made an excel sheet purely based on the available lenses that i see me using for all the different mounts (12 systems so far) and only then did i start to think about sensor size, camera features and price, although they all are important in the end (eg i will never buy an otis lens)

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 13:34 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1634 comments in total)
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jan1970: In my view the capabilities of APS-C cameras were kept lower than possible by the OEM. It needed Sigma to step in.

I assume for 85% of my shoots APS-C cameras and lenses are sufficient.

Well, ok. That is reason enough.
I favour picking the right lens/camera combo for your needs.
If it means having a nightvision setup with lenses faster than 1.2 and amazing high iso cameras, we have more options every month so it seems.
No ideological hard feelings here on my part :)

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 13:26 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (376 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: IF is the same form factor of the original dp quattro series, then a very bad decision to produce such a camera. Really, ergonomy was really bad on those cams

Then how did you hold a Quattro the right way? Didn't find info on that...

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 13:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R review (7 comments in total)
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BarnET: It may be good if DPreview would include the camera used in AF conclusion.
And also with the firmware version. The XE-1 used to be very sluggish in AF. But with the firmware made big improvements

That's true for all the fuji cameras

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 05:54 UTC
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kevintendyphoto: this is not useful review come on, look at this:

and this:

"Sharpness to be samewhat wanting"
don't get me wrong: If that is your impression, I'm fine with it and don't want to convince you otherwise.

It's just: sharpness is nice and helps some pictures to stand out. But it is too damn easy to zoom in 100% and pixelpeep and thereby wasting precious lifetime over it. Sharpness is not everything.

Dierk Topp made a comparison on his a7RII with a Zeiss 16-35/4. Full res images in the link below.
To make it short: i didn't see any differences in detail @f/5.6 at 100% in these 40MP images. But then again, I didn't measure it scientifically.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 13:06 UTC
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RingoMan: It would be nice to see this lens reviewed by someone that appreciates and understands the merits of a shift lens. This lens is not intended for general shooting. I would never go out and shoot general images with a shift lens or a non auto focus lens. Comments that talk about limitations that pertain to such use is, well, useless! It is like taking a convertible to carry golf clubs! The only shot here done with the shift does not straighten the verticals so do not even show that image. As a shift lens this lens is very capable. I shoot interiors of homes with a 12-24 zoom. To keep the vertical lines straight I need to keep my lens perpendicular to the walls. With no shift so often I need to crop the ceiling. With this 15, I can get perfectly corrected verticals while eliminating most of the ceiling. Outside I can get a perfectly keystone corrected exterior shot of the house without all that driveway or road in the foreground.
Manual focus is no problem on wide like this due to massive depth of field. I shoot always at f:10 as nothing moves in my shots.
The minor barrel/moustache distortion can easily be removed and then this would be a perfect lens. I cannot get any other wide shift for this price. So, reviewers, stop taking flower shots with this lens. Stop bringing a sledge hammer to put a tiny nail in the wall.

your attitude is a bit much, don't you think?

no, this is not a universal lens, you are right.
pairing "macro", meaning close focusing capabilities with a wide lens, is not "silly". Of course you would not buy this lens if you need to do product shots to make a living from it!!!

1. I didn't get your first point.

2. "street" is photography, showing people in open spaces. It is not about focal lengths, sorry if you learned that only 28 and 35mm lenses are allowed for that.

3. having shift capabilities on a lens compared to none is in my book not limiting! but enabling. like your D300 in comparison to the new D500.

4. close focusing is superhelpful with wide lenses on crop sensors and allows for nice experiments

5. Laowa and DPR here should know how to use the shift. You are plain arrogant to suspect otherwise.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 12:48 UTC
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paugom: what is the approximate price ?


Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 11:48 UTC
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ChristinaReed: The pictures look amazing. Is it reasonable ana amateur like me to buy one?

nothing in photography is reasonable.
go get yours, I will get one too...

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 11:44 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2199 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: At this level of performance and price, what is a tilting LCD good for? The least or basic standard feature this camera should have is FULLY ARTICULATED LCD.

Jesus, then don't buy this camera and stop whining about the features it does not have.
Why are you wasting your time like this?

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 22:46 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2199 comments in total)
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Maklike Tier: The tone of this article reads like a review from someone that doesn't actually like the camera, but is forced to know's pretty good!

Let's also not forget that the K-1 and D500 are MONSTERS (and $400 more expensive) compared to the XT2. You know, just for some perspective.

Very true. Whenever I read a review that is all so positive and uses superlatives like "best DR ever" and you read that in all of their reviews... You know you wasted your time

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 22:43 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2199 comments in total)
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Rainer2022: Without that monster grip only 333 photos available until running out of batt power!

With that monster grip a good portion bigger and heavier than the Nikon 500, I guess!

For comparison: on my Canon 60D I shooted 5.000+ shots with a single battery :)

You guys have problems. My Sigma dp2m and dp3m give not a tenth of images per battery. I carry 6 blocks with me, when I'm out for a day. . :)
And on travels, I bring 2 chargers.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 18:13 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2199 comments in total)
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thubten: Battery life,you must be kidding.I used to shoot about 10 rolls of film on exotic vacations,360 shots,many keepers.Digital has obviously made pushing the button a thoughtless act,and not paying $20 for a roll of kodachrome has lead to the death of millions of innocent pixels

Uhm, that makes no sense at all.
Except to show the world, that you know what you talk about.
But only you...

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 18:06 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2199 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Handgrips on a miniature camera, necessitated by its very poor battery life, depress me. In an earlier reply the way of working was singled out and praised relative to a D5xx or 7xxx series Nikon, but using the new D500 you just change mode by spinning the dial, something you can do with the camera to the eye, although its easier and quality higher on a D800.

My concerns are also based on the rationale behind the D500 drop to 20MP from 24MP, as experience of a D7100 and Sony a6000 indicate to me that although NR is stellar, especially in the Nikons, that this decision to go down to 20MP must be based on increased freedom from noise at higher ISOs.

This is Fuji's first cradling attempt at 24MP. and I worry since even on a D710 at 400 iso using LR more than 6 points reduction on the luminance noise channel visibly affects resolution (try it on everyone's stuff, its true) and 25 wipes away fine detail completely- you get a big 8ish MP image, dont ya know?

Wow, unexpected turn for the better... Nice guys :D

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 18:04 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2199 comments in total)
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CosminMunteanu: Great camera and system. Well done Fujifilm. Canikon should take it as an example on how it is done. I am referring to Canikon's (of course Sony-SLT and Pentax too) APS-C systems.

Vincent, you got to be kidding...
The d500 is eyewatering good. Stop this flamboyant talk.
We do not need to rank the two cameras in winner and looser, BTW.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 18:00 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2199 comments in total)
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Thermidor: For the life of me, I can't understand why Fuji refuses to let you set a button to ISO directly, and not just Auto ISO with the X-T2 and X-Pro 2, when you could do so for the X-T10 and my X-Pro 1.

I get it, Fuji wants you to use Auto ISO. Which to be fair, the Auto ISO with exposure compensation is generally pretty useful. But there are times when I'm in a situation where I'm using 2 or 3 different ISO combinations (like when I'm shooting theatre and already know how the lights will change), and adjusting the physical dial means taking my eye away from the viewfinder, while Auto ISO can get it wrong even with spot metering.

Seriously, would it kill Fuji to just let you program a button to ISO on their flagship bodies, when their lower end bodies let you do so?

I personally would try auto iso with set aperture & exposuretime and lock spot metering on the scene...

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 17:56 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2199 comments in total)
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kididdoc1: perhaps, I am one of many with this question, but I would like to know, dpreview staff and camera users in general, please tell me : which is better and why, Fuji's XPro2 or XT2? Forget cosmetics and price etc for just a moment, just in terms of quality of photos, the output, which is the best camera ?

I don't get the question. If any difference, you wouldn't notice it.
The differences in handling though...

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1634 comments in total)
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Edmond Stuart: >" if you line up the same framing and use the same shutter speed and f-number, a larger sensor will be exposed to more light than a smaller one and more light allows better image quality"
Agreed, that is, IF using the same aperture. But with an APS-C sensor you can set the lens 1 stop wider. Than, you not only get the same depth of field, but also capture the same amount of light. IOW, at least theoretically, the image quality remains the same.
Of course there are some caveats, for example:
1. The resolution of the lens (lines/mm) must be 1.4 times better.
2. The signal/noise ratio of the pixel read-out amplifiers must be 3dB better.
Probably, there will be more issues, but provided that they all are solved, I don't see the move to FF as an upgrade, rather a nostalgia (exaggerating) to an obsolete technology.
Comments invited.

hehe i see the nostalgia, yes.

+1 for smaller sensors here. being able to shot upper half portraits with a 25mm f/1.2 lens like olympus offers wide open with everything in focus, makes m43 very compelling.
Same is true for APSC, where you can get away with the 35mm f/2 wide open and still have quite some depth in focus.

I love these comparisons with FF, where people blow away everything out of focus with their 85mm lenses to prove a point that BOKEH always wins.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 17:34 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1634 comments in total)
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nafik: What is totally missing from that article is the purpose of all this equipment juggling and shooting with it all together.
What are we actually shooting for: website, stock agency , Sports Illustrated mag, building size mural...

This reminds me of my bicycle racing years. Back then being relatively young and strong I raced on the cheapest bike and was winning races. Today I ride probably the best bike ever built and being dropped on every hill my club rides go over.

I have a 12x18 framed print in my living room made using 4mp Canon A80 compact 12 years ago, and none made in 9 years of shooting with D300 and 80-200 f2.8 lens and others.
And if I get D5 and 500 f2.8 lens and even get an access to prime location to shoot world cup soccer will my shots be anywhere besides my website.
Makes no sense to me.

:) but still the D300 is an amazing camera.
found a guy who took his D300s out travelling and he produces those pictures, that are worth looking at.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 17:27 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1634 comments in total)
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OldYeller: I switched to full frame cameras the first day I could because I wanted to use the Canon 24mm Tilt/Shift lens for my work. I had a nice quiver of lenses but with two bodies and everything from fisheye to 400mm my camera bag weighed about the same as a small car. So I tended to leave it at home and carry around a compact camera with me instead.

After much research and testing I decided to sell my Canon gear and switch to mirrorless. I've been on many pro shoots over the last six months and the image quality from my GX8 is virtually identical to my old 5D MKIII at half the weight/size.

I'm too old to carry twenty pounds of gear around my neck all day. If you've ever done a 12 hour wedding with two 5D's, battery packs, 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8 all strapped to your neck you know what I'm talking about.

Full frame advantage is a myth. You are not going to take better photos if you upgrade to a full frame camera. Don't buy into the hype.

but man

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1634 comments in total)
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klightfoot: Hi, I am a relative newbie to present day dslrs; having only had a very old Minolta to play with and a Sony cybershot that I literally wore out.!. Now I am in the market for a good camera that I can take good shots now but grow into. I'd like to eventually shoot weddings and such, but am realistic that there is a learning curve. My true love is shooting nature and I would like that to include night shots. I think your point about having a decent viewfinder makes a lot of sense. With my Sony cybershot I felt@ I took way too many "blind" pics as I really couldn't see the display screen in bright light.! So much of this discussion is way over my head. If you or anyone, could recommend a decent camera and which lens to start with (then expand to -), I would appreciate it. Honestly, I feel like my head is ready to explode with the conflicting opinions - I've tested the Nikon D7200 but others have said that the D3300 would be enough. I really don't want to spend more than $2000.

Or start with a prime lens alltogether? best way to learn your camera and develop a sense for perspective.

I'd suggest 40-50mm equivalence and collect more lenses later.
2000 is quite a budget, in my opinion.
If I would have that money, I would think hard about:
E-M5 mk II + 25/1.8
X-E2 + 35/2
D7200 + 35/1.8 or a Sigma 30/1.4
6D + 50/1.4
Each of them is a very stable system on it's own.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 16:25 UTC
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