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Absolutic: Ok here is my crystal ball 🔮 prediction. DSLR death within 5-7years from now. I know it’s been said before but 3 things happened recently. 1) battery life on Sony a9/7r3 and Olympus em1m2 is same as for dslrs; EVFs are larger than OVFs and evf lag is minimal or nonexistent; and AF is on dslr level. With these 3 components existing, the days of DSLRs are numbered. And that will happen very quickly.

My next prediction: smartphones with multiple lenses. Since they can’t make optical zoom small enough, they will simply add to 2 lenses already existing on modern iPhones and other smartphones. iPhone had 32mm and 50mm. Expect 85mm and 120mm join the lens lineup on the back of your iPhone. That will be the final nail in the chest of digital cameras with small sensor

Let’s come back in 5 years and see if I was right

Plus with an OVF you can look through your telephoto lens all day with out using up your battery....

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 11:43 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1111 comments in total)

"While the buffer is clearing, the camera is mostly operable, with the main exception being that you can't switch into video mode - "

So you can make any adjustment to the camera including burst speed while the camera is clearing the buffer? That's some progress.

And dpreview even mentioned a limitation, that's even more progress but.....

HOW LONG? How long will the camera prevent you from changing modes after a full burst using both cards (or did I miss it in the conclusion)? Is it 2 seconds or 20 seconds that I would be sitting there swearing at my camera?

Also can I take a picture while taking a video as I can with the RXxxx series?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 08:32 UTC as 63rd comment
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aris14: Nice story.
Where is its spirit in DPR today..?

imaging resource followed by cameralab is the closest.

Reviews that are short and to the point and give me a better sense of what a camera is like than anything I've every read "post phil" on dpreview.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 08:26 UTC

"one of the best mirrorless cameras ever made."

Isn't "one of the best" fairly "faint praise" as it's the latest flagship model from the leading mirrorless full frame manufacturer? I mean it's like a given right unless Sony cameras are getting worse?

I wonder what they consider as the best mirrorless camera?

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 08:17 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
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Absolutic: Ok here is my crystal ball 🔮 prediction. DSLR death within 5-7years from now. I know it’s been said before but 3 things happened recently. 1) battery life on Sony a9/7r3 and Olympus em1m2 is same as for dslrs; EVFs are larger than OVFs and evf lag is minimal or nonexistent; and AF is on dslr level. With these 3 components existing, the days of DSLRs are numbered. And that will happen very quickly.

My next prediction: smartphones with multiple lenses. Since they can’t make optical zoom small enough, they will simply add to 2 lenses already existing on modern iPhones and other smartphones. iPhone had 32mm and 50mm. Expect 85mm and 120mm join the lens lineup on the back of your iPhone. That will be the final nail in the chest of digital cameras with small sensor

Let’s come back in 5 years and see if I was right

"Since they can’t make optical zoom small enough"

I'm not sure they can't. Casio did some neat things with bending light (like a periscope) to give a decent zoom in a slim camera. I've always wondered if it could be applied to smart phones.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 07:58 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1111 comments in total)
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Anulu: Heeelllooo... heelloo Canon, where are you ?

"Every ? LOL You living under rock ? :)"

I have honestly never seen a sony camera used at a televised sporting event.

How about linking to some youtube footage with the hordes of sony sports photographers I've missed......

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 03:33 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1111 comments in total)
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Anulu: Heeelllooo... heelloo Canon, where are you ?

In the hands of every pro sports photographer, most wedding and event photographers and definitely every momagrapher....

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 18:31 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1111 comments in total)

Star eating is "improved"?

More stars eaten per mega pixel?

Gosh sony is there anything you can't do?????

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 18:29 UTC as 160th comment | 1 reply
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zakaria: Ok what about your 645z review .

https://www.lensrentals.com/rent/pentax-645z-medium-format-dslr

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 19:10 UTC
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Cameron R Hood: Two years later...some kind of conspiracy...it took Hasselblad two years and $3,000.00 more to get one extra point...Pentax just can't get a break from the review industry...maybe they need to think about bribes...

https://www.lensrentals.com/rent/pentax-645z-medium-format-dslr

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 19:09 UTC

Suggest adding the MSRP.

Because you know the non 1% ters here are going to be asking: Gosh how much does that cost?

(Listed on amazon for $8000 but no idea if that is the MSRP).

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 14:21 UTC as 30th comment
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Prognathous: One not so positive feature, for a camera at this price range that doesn't target selfie shooters, is the side-hinged articulated screen. Only the E-M1 Mark II and Canon 6D-II use similar designs. All the others use designs that keep the screen centered behind the lens. Panasonic should have adopted designs like those used by Sony (A77, A99 etc), Fuji (X-T2, X-T20 etc), Pentax (K-1, 645Z etc) or Nikon (D750, D850 etc), all of which are far more convenient for waist level shooting and tripod work.

Sigh. OK I looked up the A77 tilt screen. I normally ignore A77/A99 stuff as it's a "dying breed" but wow. That's really cool. My only worry would be all the moving parts.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM1iqM_NZds

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 15:19 UTC
On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (311 comments in total)
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Michael B 66: I see a very well made holiday video and it's great that you can make this one with a chocolate table sized equipment + some grading afterwards. But there is no need to emphasize that it is made without tripods or other "helpers". That is obvious. And while the colors and detail are great I miss some depth in the images - maybe this isn't possible with tiny sensors for 4k at the moment.

But if I were into video I would always prefer my SL2 which has "only" 2k video but gives me very good technical and "atmospheric" quality and - much more important - access to a large selection of optics. Some technical clips (for physics teaching) show great IQ and macro lenses are best friends for that.

And I am not into real video movie editing because I am overwhelmed by the complexity of a good movie. The only thing I maybe could do is some Koyaanisquatsi like work which is more a great merging of movie + photography with a large range of focal lengths and macro lenses.

For a non-native speaker your english is great! The translation give-away is that while a bar could be considered a kind of table and a chocolate bars a type of candy, a table is never a candy.

All this talk of chocolate has me hankering for a ritter sport bar (but that's square not iphone shaped....).

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 14:12 UTC
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Prognathous: One not so positive feature, for a camera at this price range that doesn't target selfie shooters, is the side-hinged articulated screen. Only the E-M1 Mark II and Canon 6D-II use similar designs. All the others use designs that keep the screen centered behind the lens. Panasonic should have adopted designs like those used by Sony (A77, A99 etc), Fuji (X-T2, X-T20 etc), Pentax (K-1, 645Z etc) or Nikon (D750, D850 etc), all of which are far more convenient for waist level shooting and tripod work.

"cheap cameras"

This may be the first time in any forum someone has classified the G1 X Mk III has a cheap camera...... ($1300).

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 12:47 UTC
On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (311 comments in total)

"soft"

It's showing in 720p or 1080p for me by default. Kick it up to 4K and to me it looks fine.

But it's still a bit disappointing. Maybe it's the compression but to me it looks like typical iphone footage: Looks great in bright light but falls apart as the light dims where you loose resolution and DR.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 12:44 UTC as 17th comment
On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (311 comments in total)
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Michael B 66: I see a very well made holiday video and it's great that you can make this one with a chocolate table sized equipment + some grading afterwards. But there is no need to emphasize that it is made without tripods or other "helpers". That is obvious. And while the colors and detail are great I miss some depth in the images - maybe this isn't possible with tiny sensors for 4k at the moment.

But if I were into video I would always prefer my SL2 which has "only" 2k video but gives me very good technical and "atmospheric" quality and - much more important - access to a large selection of optics. Some technical clips (for physics teaching) show great IQ and macro lenses are best friends for that.

And I am not into real video movie editing because I am overwhelmed by the complexity of a good movie. The only thing I maybe could do is some Koyaanisquatsi like work which is more a great merging of movie + photography with a large range of focal lengths and macro lenses.

"chocolate table "

lol. google translate? I assume you mean a chocolate bar?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 12:44 UTC
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Prognathous: One not so positive feature, for a camera at this price range that doesn't target selfie shooters, is the side-hinged articulated screen. Only the E-M1 Mark II and Canon 6D-II use similar designs. All the others use designs that keep the screen centered behind the lens. Panasonic should have adopted designs like those used by Sony (A77, A99 etc), Fuji (X-T2, X-T20 etc), Pentax (K-1, 645Z etc) or Nikon (D750, D850 etc), all of which are far more convenient for waist level shooting and tripod work.

"It seems to impress"

Maybe. But it's also really functional for something you are going to knock around. Unlike your beloved tilty screen the fully articulated screen can flip all the way around protecting the LCD when you throw it in your backpack.

" at this price range " Ah I did miss that. Fair enough!

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 10:38 UTC
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Prognathous: One not so positive feature, for a camera at this price range that doesn't target selfie shooters, is the side-hinged articulated screen. Only the E-M1 Mark II and Canon 6D-II use similar designs. All the others use designs that keep the screen centered behind the lens. Panasonic should have adopted designs like those used by Sony (A77, A99 etc), Fuji (X-T2, X-T20 etc), Pentax (K-1, 645Z etc) or Nikon (D750, D850 etc), all of which are far more convenient for waist level shooting and tripod work.

"Only"

And the canon 80D, SL2, 77D, G1X, and pentax K70 (am I forgetting any).

Besides selfies it's also a great feature for video bloggers.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 08:00 UTC
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bodel007: Shame about the flip out screen. On the one hand they describe the camera as especially for still photographers then they stick on a screen that is mainly useful for video.
Does Fuji have a patent on the "tilt in both directions" screen on the X-T2?

Mainly useful for video?

Ever try to take a selfie without a screen that flips all the way out?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 07:49 UTC
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)

Bravo Sigma!

My 16-50 is on 16 like 80% of the time so this would be a nice alternative to that awful lens.

The only thing that would give me a bit of hesitation is the size. Yeah it's only an inch or four longer than the kit but those inches area big deal when your trying to take a ...... selfie.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 07:38 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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