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On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1249 comments in total)

The Nikon D500 is king of cropped cameras, in all aspects. It's at least 1 stop better in high ISO compared to the other cameras e and the detail at base ISO is outstanding. The AF is also top-notch. Maybe Nikon will make a mirror-free version someday.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 15:25 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies

what a sad set of brandmongers! Mine is better that yours. Silly and pathetic. Just a new lens for those that use such pro-level stuff, congrats to them.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 23:29 UTC as 29th comment
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (202 comments in total)

Hmm, ugly green flare even w/o light source in field view. And bokeh is a bit nervous as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 21:50 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies

Weird post to say the least. I like the 15-45 mim kit zoom, finally someone understands a kit zoom os more useful in the WA end.

Not in the market for a new camera, the Leica 109 is all I need in the small world.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 15:25 UTC as 276th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (814 comments in total)

Nice, though expensive.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 00:11 UTC as 198th comment
On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)
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dopravopat: I have shot about 500 images with this lens and must say that it is worth every cent I paid for it. Those who say I should buy a Canon 85 mm f1.8 either do not know what they are talking about or are comparing apples and oranges.

The only negative thing to write about the Sigma 50-100 f1.8 is the tripod collar, which cannot be removed and always gets in the way when operating the lens. I really wonder why Sigma decided to design the tripod collar like that, anyway I rotate it, it always bothers me and I would rather have no collar at all than a fixed one like this.

Question to you and DPR: how resistant to flare is this lens? My Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 has a tendency to show greenish flare patterns in somewhat easy lighting conditions, like as in light coming from a lateral window. This is important for my shooting needs. Nikkors have much better flare characteristics, in my exp.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 15:20 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1105 comments in total)

Is it true that its VF looks larger than that of D810?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 20:31 UTC as 238th comment | 5 replies
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1105 comments in total)
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The Rale: I apologize for my ignorance but I am struggling with application of whole ISO-invariance thing. Since shooting at e.g. ISO100+5stops is "almost" as good as ISO3200, why not just shoot ISO3200? Can somebody give me real life example where this would be beneficial?

Actually, it depends on camera. The D500 seems to have "optimal" maximum ISO at 400, meaning going over that will not produce better results at all, and one may be risking blowing HLs. Iliah Borg, our RAW specialist, has tested it re that issue.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 20:28 UTC

Impressive, it looks like ISO is not an issue any more.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 15:43 UTC as 34th comment

No miracles, as many, including me, were predicting. As Homer once said, famously, when Margie wanted to build a moto perpetuo for the school's science project, "In this house we obey the Laws of Physics". It seems that many in these fora think otherwise.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 15:09 UTC as 115th comment | 2 replies

Canon and Nikon have nice compacts, but none comes close to the LX100/D-Lux 109 in terms of controls and ergonomics. These look like expensive toys, the Panny/Leica like a good compact.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 18:13 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (312 comments in total)
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Cihangir Gzey: Nikon dropped 2 huge bombs into the market which has been dominated by its own veterans quite for a while (And which are too hard to swallow).
Let's have a look:
-24-85mm is really a good cam for average power user. OK, there is no EVF but average user doesn't look for it.
-Here we go. 18-50mm. This is a FANTASTIC focal length which makes us think (and dream) for it. This may be my dream travel camera. BUT, checking out the top side, BOTH EVF & internal flash are cancelled and we are left with a view of beautiful (!) hinge (which doesn't exist in 24-85mm model).WHY?
2 seperate engineering teams designed and produced those cams? You may say "18-50mm is more Pro".
If it is PRO, than where is the EVF?Pro uses EVF.
"A Pro uses external flash". Than what about internal EVF required photos with flash? How you will take them comfortably by using an external EVF & external flash at the same time?
IMHO, omitting those 2 key elements from an otherwise FANTASTIC cam is "going too far".

"Pros use EVF". Really? Not in such small cameras. I have the Leica LX100, it has a VF, I rarely use it, despite the fact that I always use the VF on the dslrs. Different things, totally.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 19:04 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (312 comments in total)
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vermaden: Nikon is stupid.

They have NIKON 1 system, why not add 18-50/1.8-2.8 and 24-85/1.8-2.8 lenses for that system?

Why not introduce 4K capable body for that system?

With announcement of this DL trio NIKON 1 system is officially dead.

@Squire: at once? N1 users have asked for ages for fast zooms, they should have released these a long time ago. I am one that dropped the system in favor of the Leica LX100, because of that, I'm not going back to Nikon (despite the fact that the 18-50 range would fit my needs better than the 24-75 in the LX100).

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 19:00 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (312 comments in total)
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Bhushan Barve: So does this mean the end of the line for Nikon 1?

Yes, from a former N1 user (V1 is in retired camera shelf). They never put their heart into it. These fast zooms have been asked for since they launched the system, it's a big slap in the face of N1 users to have these lenses only in fixed lens cameras. Sad, and in my view, one should not trust Nikon over a new moun t system, like a larger sensored ML system, unless they show some clear roadmaps and commitment. Not me.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 18:57 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (312 comments in total)
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dynaxx: I am one of the ones that don't get this.

The advantages of having fixed lenses are that you can build a leaf shutter into the lens, less dust gets on the sensor and you can optimise the sensor for a fixed focal length. Putting fixed zoom lenses on this trio of ( almost ) common bodies rather than interchangeable lenses is a baffling commercial/design decision that does away with all those advantages.

I don't know if anyone will get all three but I hope the zoom lenses are built to last ; a broken zoom and you need a new camera.

A body plus lens like the 18-50 would cost twice that price.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 18:54 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (312 comments in total)
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The Newtype: The 18-50 should have included a cropped sensor. If one is to carry an additional device around with them, it probably would have been best to make the quality SIGNIFICANTLY better than a mobile phone.

(and I'm just bitter that there still hasn't been a Coolpix A successor.

The IQ of 1" sensor is way better than of any smartphone, I have both.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 18:50 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (312 comments in total)
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Sabud: The DL 18-50 (24-85) is the camera Panasonic didn´t make and many LX3-5-7-lovers was very sad. Now, time to be happy;)


LX100/Leica109 is great, not pocketeable, but I don't care about that, the size is perfect for me, I would not sacrifice all those dials (oh Nikon, why not in the 18-50 ...).

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 18:49 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (312 comments in total)
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jorepuusa: Pictures start between ears..
Cameras are just boxes. If there is no creativity in the brain...pictures will be the same as ever. No new cam can help.
One can buy the most expensive gear and change it to new ones every years, still the pics are just amateurish.
But as I said this is a camera forum and photographers are somewhere else. No artist has a conversations about his brush. None.

False, according to Picasso, art critics talk about art, composition, meaning, artists talk about where to get cheaper pigments.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 18:43 UTC

If they had added dials/rings to the 18-50, a la LX100, I could be tempted. As is, no, thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 15:49 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies
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Franka T.L.: IMHO DPR had politely not reporting that this is perhaps more an admitting defeat and " If you can't beat them, then join them " affair with Nikon's venture with their 1" aka CX sensor format.

With all these DL, its hard to imagine how Nikon can sell any Nikon 1 to any new customer. If one want the compact and do it all, the DL pretty much there, if one want true ILC Mirrorless, the APS-C and M4/3 entries are juicier.

So are we to see the end for Nikon 1 or will we see something radical about it, or will we finally witness Nikon's entry into the APS-C or FF Mirrorless ..

That is the rumor, FF ML by end of 2016. Canon is coming as well. Nikon 1 is dead.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
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