StopTheGAS

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zubikov: We're on the verge of a seismic shift in processors. Desktop, server and Laptop processors are getting more specialized, and every major manufacturer appreciates the power of custom chips tailored to their hardware.

Between AMD, Amazon, Apple and ARM, the majority of mobile, server and laptop semiconductor designers are forging ahead in a new direction. The 14nm+ 10th gen Core chips are the clearest examples of a limited pipeline and failure to execute. We are arguably better off, since we'll get smaller, faster, cheaper processors, at the expense of a standard architecture.

Dr_Jon
That's just not how it works. Even 15 years ago it was clear that we won't have 19GHz chips.
In the end, all that matters is how much compute power a chip can deliver. And clock speed is only a good indicator when you are comparing same orsimilar architectures.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2020 at 14:16 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 S (630 comments in total)
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Rooru S: Years ago> who is gonna buy such a big lens on a tiny mirrorless!
Now> this mirrorless lens is better than the other mirrorless lens!

Thanks Sony for making Canon and Nikon jump into the fullframe mirrorless ship sooner.

@JoeGuide
The Nikon Z 70-200mm isn't even parfocal. Really shows you don't know what you are talking about.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 11:41 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 S (630 comments in total)
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ballwin12: Why didn't they develop external zoom like Canon RF version?
They have tried their best to design smaller cameras and then now make bigger lenses.

TomHudsonVisual
That misalignment concern seems unwarranted in the case of the Canon RF 70-200. According to some teardown it's the most solid mechanism they have ever seen.
Also lenses like the 100-400mm have been there for ages without any notable dust issues. This is more of an issue with cheaper zoom lenses,

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2020 at 18:46 UTC
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onlyfreeman: New <$1000 FF from Sony? Sounds like DPR know something...how would it be any different than the a7 II, perhaps 4K & realtime tracking? Probably not the best timing for anyone that just bought an a7 II though.

It's more important to include the years of user experience improvements regarding AF, battery life, grip and UI.
Give it a single card slot, 5fps and more limited video features to bring down the price.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2020 at 03:18 UTC
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J A C S: With all this talk about DR - too many blown highlights on people's faces and hair.

What's wrong?

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2019 at 23:46 UTC
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Boss of Sony: I've never understood these 135mm portrait lenses. Maybe they give shallower depth of field than 85mm when both are the same distance from the subject, but with the 85mm you can just get up closer to your subject and then you will have better subject isolation than the 135mm lens (which must be further away from the subject to achieve the same field of view). On top of this, in many situations the 135mm will just be too long to be practical. 85mm seems to be a much more useful focal length in my opinion.

According to your logic, you get less subject isolation with a 400mm f2.8 than a 16-35mm f2.8. Think about that

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2019 at 23:29 UTC
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lawny13: People are funny...

Canon produced the RF 50 f1.2, and DPR users bashed the heck out of that lens. How many people made statements on how f1.2 is useless, and how the size weight and cost of that lens was just stupid.

Enter nikon with an even faster, heavier, larger, more expensive AND MANUAL FOCUS, and people start fawning over it? WOW. If the thing at least had AF maybe maybe I can see the point.

Oh well... I guess canon always gets the crap end of the comments while nikon and sony always gets sympathy and excuses all around.

I think you commented under the wrong article.

"I guess canon always gets the crap end of the comments"
- Which is a good thing. Do you really think that they would have fixed the issues listed in this article if nobody had complained?

"sony always gets sympathy"
Sony is one of the most hated brands in this forum. No clue what you are talking about.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 20:58 UTC

How can a company that is known for pretty great controls on their cameras completely leave them off a vertical grip? Even Sony gets it right and consistent, That says a lot.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 20:53 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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DualSystemGuy: I get why they made it small, but there's now way build quality and weather/dust sealing won't suffer as a result (relative to existing 70-200/2.8's). Hopefully those shortcomings are reflected in the price.

@fjbyrne
The center of gravity will likely be always closer to your body than with the old 70-200. But at the same time you can expect it to vary more that the internal zoom, even if it's "better" at any given point of extension.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 20:47 UTC
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Slapstick Noir: "the ridiculously compact 70-200mm" is going to be ridiculously dusty inside.

Karroly
So your only requirement when buying $2000-$3000 lenses is that they don't RUIN your pictures?
If all you want to achieve is taking good pictures you can do it with your cell phone.

But this is a state-of-the-art high-end professional lens. Different expectations. Stop trolling.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 20:36 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: I get why they made it small, but there's now way build quality and weather/dust sealing won't suffer as a result (relative to existing 70-200/2.8's). Hopefully those shortcomings are reflected in the price.

JEasley
There is no consistent quality of "weather sealing".
Some are more resistant than others and Canon zooms tend to be weaker that Canon primes in this regard. You have zero guarantee of weather protection anyway.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 20:32 UTC
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Vahab: I was waiting for a 15" laptop with 3:2 screen, and I wanted a Windows laptop. As far as I know, only Apple and Surface Book had 3:2 aspect ratio screens, which are very expensive for me. The Surface laptop 15" looks what I was waiting for (it seems a 3:2 screen).

@Vahab
When you get more square than 3:2 you lose pretty much all side-by-side multitaksing ability.
3:2 is the most square ratio that I'd still accept but also my favorite one. 16:10 is good enough.
For desktop use it has to be 21:9 - 32:9 for sure since you are trying to replace two monitors with it.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 16:45 UTC
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Vahab: I was waiting for a 15" laptop with 3:2 screen, and I wanted a Windows laptop. As far as I know, only Apple and Surface Book had 3:2 aspect ratio screens, which are very expensive for me. The Surface laptop 15" looks what I was waiting for (it seems a 3:2 screen).

Apple doesn't make 3:2 laptops.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 14:55 UTC
On article Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G sample gallery (85 comments in total)
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Advent1sam: Sure you got better sharpness on xtrans and 18-55, dream on!

@watson
I have the Fuji.
It has unremarkable build quality, it‘s okay.
Its maximum aperture is much narrower, offers a way smaller FOV on the widest setting and focus is pretty sluggish.
It‘s great compared to most other bundled kit lenses, nothing more.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2019 at 16:09 UTC
On a photo in the Phase One IQ4 sample gallery sample gallery (4 comments in total)
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JJSo: I'm just curious: what's the point in saving a RAW in Phase One's own converter (which is one of the best available) and then transferring this DNG to crappy Lightroom?

They want to use the same raw converter for all the galleries.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2019 at 17:34 UTC
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NotANumber: Prepare to be disappointed. I know Fuji likes to claim a lot of things at each single release, yet only few lives up to it.

Generally we got what we expected from Fuji releases.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2019 at 15:37 UTC
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bluevellet: Don't buy any of them.

@larkhon
What are you on about? I have only one account and most certainly did not comment on the Fuji article.

I am not trying to say that a a6x00 plus three primes is ideal for everyone.
Just that it is possible to build a cool little kit around one of these cameras that some people would enjoy.
Building a full ~f/2 (FF equivalent) kit would not be possible or pretty expensive in other systems like M43/Fuji/full-frame-mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2019 at 15:34 UTC
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bluevellet: Don't buy any of them.

Why? You could build a pretty nice travel kit with three f1.4 primes from Sigma.
I don't think you can get equivalent glass and a camera for a lower price.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2019 at 14:22 UTC
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aramgrg: This is an a6500 with a headphone jack and a bigger battery. 3 years...of no innovation. Sony is hanging out with Canon these days.
https://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=sony_a6600&products=sony_a6500

Thanks for proving my point ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2019 at 14:58 UTC
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aramgrg: This is an a6500 with a headphone jack and a bigger battery. 3 years...of no innovation. Sony is hanging out with Canon these days.
https://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=sony_a6600&products=sony_a6500

@vcsd:
- You constantly put things in other people's mouth which they never said.
- You ignore any real and valid (counter-)argument.
- You resort to using insults.

Everyone can check this, you are right ;) But keep contributing nothing and liking your own posts if it makes you happy.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2019 at 14:30 UTC
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