davids8560

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Probably portends the future:

SONY CORP:
Sony
(Konica Minolta)
Fujifilm
Kodak
Hasselblad
Zeiss
Sigma

MATSUSHITA ELECTRONICS (PANASONIC)
Lumix
Nikon
Olympus
Ricoh Pentax
Casio
Leica
Tamron

CANON
Canon

Only three booths to visit at CES....

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 10:25 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens (144 comments in total)

It's just like what that guy Paul Valery said: "The future isn't what it used to be."

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 11:00 UTC as 21st comment

What is the maximum tripod height you can use with super low dispersion glass?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:53 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1493 comments in total)
In reply to:

davids8560: Seems like a nice enough camera. Seriously innovative. But one time I remember I bought one of those CD Walkman players. The CD's always skipped. I actually bought that 'Toys In The Attic' CD by Aerosmith twice. $11.95 a pop, and same deal, both times. So I don't know. Thanks.

Yup! LOL!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 00:32 UTC
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tkbslc: Surprised nobody has tried this design again with newer large sensor cams.

Sony F707/F717/828?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 16:34 UTC

I had the 995 and I still have the 4500. Great cameras! But was baffled when they rolled out the S4 and S10VR!

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 16:33 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1493 comments in total)

Seems like a nice enough camera. Seriously innovative. But one time I remember I bought one of those CD Walkman players. The CD's always skipped. I actually bought that 'Toys In The Attic' CD by Aerosmith twice. $11.95 a pop, and same deal, both times. So I don't know. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 16:16 UTC as 213th comment | 6 replies

People would rather gripe to their doctor about their ailments using something like FaceTime more than going to see them and getting an actual examination?

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 22:20 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art sample gallery updated (94 comments in total)

Can lenses like this duplicate the way images from more consumer-grade 18-135 or 55-300 lenses look, *if* that look was desired? (But never of course the other way around!)

As a gearhead with G.A.S., I've always focused more on bodies than glass, so these samples are instructive inasmuch as they are eye-opening (to me) .

And perhaps this explains why my DSLR shots are in many instances indistinguishable from point-and-shoot snapshots.

I guess I'm asking if creativity generally "lives" between f/1.2 and f/3.5, and if that's why you guys plonk down so much $$$ on bright lenses like this?

Except perhaps for my 50 1.8, which I hardly use, there is *no way* the rest of my lenses, which generally range from 3.5-6.3, or my high end compacts with fast glass and smaller sensors, can render images approaching the stylized look of these samples, right?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 21:34 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

Brilliant...

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 14:19 UTC as 34th comment
On article Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery (233 comments in total)

Too bad the X100F is being introduced long after updates for CS6 ended! So to me it does not exist, But enjoy it, all you CC folks! (Looks like I'll just have to stop at the X100T! LOL)

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 17:16 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies
In reply to:

Brorjace: Well, this light-hearted article made me smile, then I wondered how many negative comments there would be. DPR readers didn't disappoint.

Commenters.
Readers, not so much (probably).

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 04:34 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1599 comments in total)

Maybe there should be a formal mathematical formula for the gold, silver, and bronze ratings based on a "Valid Pros" to "Valid Cons" ratio of say, 3:1.

This example looks to be about 1:1.

I say "Valid" pros and cons because some pros and cons seem to be more about preference (invalid) than deficiency (valid). Perhaps another term better applies, but this is the initial idea.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 17:38 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (271 comments in total)

So if I was to dump my D5100 and pick up a D500 to grow into, how would my existing three lens kit (35 1.8, 18-200 VR II, and 55-300 VR) compliment the new body? They aren't good enough to do it any justice, are they?

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 21:00 UTC as 56th comment | 5 replies
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)

Barney clearly is one of the brightest and appropriately sensible fellows over there at DPR.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 06:14 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Fujifilm launches X-A10 as entry-level X-series model (166 comments in total)
In reply to:

justmeMN: If you want a 16MP APS-C sensor, one is also available in the 2011 Nikon D5100.

And it's a darn good sensor!

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 06:13 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (387 comments in total)

I think the Nikon D500 is cheap. I couldn't build one myself for a million billion dolllars!

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 12:22 UTC as 17th comment
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (364 comments in total)

This is an exciting collection of sample photos, and an interesting array of observer opinions.

But with all the variations in PC monitor screens, PC color calibration, and monitor resolution, how does anyone know if they're seeing the samples close to how they are supposed to appear? Like the people who say they don't like the color, etc.? Maybe it's their monitor?

As for me, I look at all the Sony raving and wonder why I keep leaning towards Panasonic for compacts and Nikon for ILC. Because I've had a few Sonys. Why wasn't I raving too?

But I suppose what some half-knowledgeable hobbyist in the suburbs thinks doesn't add up to a hill of beans in this crazy, mixed-up world, at the end of the day, when the buck stops, all things being equal, and that being said.

It just seems like if you don't go Sony around here you'll regret it. Maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow, but someday, and for the rest of your life.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 23:09 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (187 comments in total)
In reply to:

ThePhilips: I wonder in how many more roundups the Pana TZ100 would show up.

I want to see a 2016 worst camera round up!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 14:21 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (303 comments in total)
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davids8560: I would like to see a RX-variation resembling the Canon G5X.

Do you suppose Sony (or any manufacturer) is designing a response to the ZS100?

I would like more control points on the body.

Canon offers three variations to suit buyers. They're all pretty compact. I wonder just the same if an even tinier RX-variation is possible!

(BTW I own none of the Canons. just sayin'. But I think there's a segment that would like more control points on the body even if it made the camera a little bit larger.)

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 21:36 UTC
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