Jeadm

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On article 2020 Black Friday and Cyber Monday camera gear deals (166 comments in total)

Panasonic deals so good, you have to wait past Black Friday to see them.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2020 at 05:21 UTC as 5th comment
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Jeadm: I've never understood vlogging appeal for the Panasonic G100 without image stabilization. Given that serious limitation, I'd be compelled on micro 4/3 to give even the aging G85 a hard look.

@MUSTDOS A camera in the rangefinder-style of the GX85 has IBIS without all the extra bulk. Just needs a reversible flip-out LCD.

If anyone has complained about the G85 overheating, I have never heard it.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2020 at 20:27 UTC

I've never understood vlogging appeal for the Panasonic G100 without image stabilization. Given that serious limitation, I'd be compelled on micro 4/3 to give even the aging G85 a hard look.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2020 at 17:39 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies

Best to invest in better glass. Plainly your 70-200 isn't keeping up with sensor technology.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2020 at 23:12 UTC as 23rd comment

Nothing an increase in subscription fees won't fix.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2020 at 22:46 UTC as 18th comment
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SteveAnderson: Do people really keep their photos on someone elses computer? What an insane thing to do.

@DotCom_Editor How about a Faraday cage in the event of an electromagnetic pulse attack? Any provisions for the eruption of a supervolcano, or a Sweet Meteor of Death?

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2020 at 22:45 UTC
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Baron_Karza: How much do you think Peter Parker got for his photographs working at the Daily Bugle?

Hey man, Spidey belongs to everyone, not just Parker.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2020 at 21:35 UTC
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Jeadm: I'm puzzled by the choice made by DPR here. They're right that Sony keeps the old models around for a while, but there was another one introduced in 2015 besides the A7ii. The BSI 42mp 4k capable Sony A7RII is $1398 at BH right now, $400 off the usual asking $1800 and a much better competitor in this price range than the A7ii IMO.

@RichardButler continued 2/2

And it is relevant to compare flagships of yesteryear still available new to entry models of today if pricing makes such a comparison viable. Yesterday's high end innovations become tomorrow's entry level features. The A7ii doesn't even do 4k video: the A7RII at least competes in that arena. The $400 that separates the A7RII from the A7ii also does it by the same amount in the other direction from the A7iii.

The modern vs older camera lament is on point, but using that logic perhaps a fairer comparison would have been the A7iii if the point of the discussion was model positioning and not price. That's not to mention the A7iii's 2 year age vs 5 years on the A7ii.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 21:54 UTC
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Jeadm: I'm puzzled by the choice made by DPR here. They're right that Sony keeps the old models around for a while, but there was another one introduced in 2015 besides the A7ii. The BSI 42mp 4k capable Sony A7RII is $1398 at BH right now, $400 off the usual asking $1800 and a much better competitor in this price range than the A7ii IMO.

@RichardButler I would respectfully disagree.

On the very first page of your own review of the A7RII, you yourselves rightly table the differences between it and the A7ii. At that time the A7RII was high end and almost double the price ($3200 vs $1700) of the A7ii.

People looking at a budget (i.e. most of the real world) decide they have no more than x amount of money to spend (and that's not taking into consideration system differences like lens availability). Entry level or not, price is ultimately going to dictate. If $1400 is your magic number, you would be unwise not to consider the A7RII which is much more competitive at that price point. The A7ii is a fine choice for what it is if you want an extra $400 for glass (no small consideration), but it is no longer competitive with today's entry level models. And today's price clearly reflects that. ... continued 1/2

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 21:54 UTC

I'm puzzled by the choice made by DPR here. They're right that Sony keeps the old models around for a while, but there was another one introduced in 2015 besides the A7ii. The BSI 42mp 4k capable Sony A7RII is $1398 at BH right now, $400 off the usual asking $1800 and a much better competitor in this price range than the A7ii IMO.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 19:13 UTC as 61st comment | 8 replies

I think it's fine for Olympus to say "You know what? We're focusing on high end. Low end has gone the way of the smartphone.". Only problem now is high end has largely gone away from m43. This is where Olympus lives, all the while charging every bit as much as full frame if not more.

Of course not everyone needs or wants full frame. But at least Panasonic fills the m43 niche with equipment that is more affordable and accessible and performs excellent especially for its price point (G9 for $999 is as good a value as anything on that mount for stills or video, maddening CDAF death from defocus aside). And even that profit margin is ever being squeezed by much more competitive full frame prices that are dropping, great for the consumer but not so much for a corporate bottom line.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2020 at 19:48 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

Jared Polin (FroKnowsPhoto) joked on his YouTube channel about the optional Canon RFan (a regular floor fan with a Canon sticker on it, probably costing four figures) for no overheating and unlimited recording times.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2020 at 02:44 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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david_sladek: About time now that Ricoh/Pentax started making fast lenses :) I can see a nice new point in the review negatives "too fast" :D

BTW I do use 28/2.8 as my go to lens, so I see the point

@lattesweden "You turned your family into bokeh, Tony! Why'd you bring us to a lake and hide it?"

Camera Conspiracies guy often makes me laugh.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2020 at 17:18 UTC

Being rentals these cameras get shipped often. I wonder if all that jostling around in transit contributes to accelerated wear. I don't have proof, but I have anecdotal experience.

Having purchased hundreds of mechanical hard drives over the years I've found units purchased directly from local retailers seem to have noticeably less early failure rates than those same models I order to have shipped from online retailers. Perhaps it's just as simple as going through the shipping process one less time (mfr to store vs mfr to store to end user). Shipping can be a rough journey.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2020 at 07:07 UTC as 81st comment | 2 replies

The fact that the article is mostly correct isn't going to stem the amount of consternation and harumphing from photo purists who allegedly know better.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2020 at 16:54 UTC as 99th comment

Minolta Maxxum 7, one of the last great 35mm film cameras from the mind of Minolta.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2020 at 05:11 UTC as 24th comment
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LFPCPH: This list does not include the most ugly analog cameras. In that category the Yashica 230 AF from 1987 is a strong contender for the first price.

http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Yashica_230-AF

@jackspra I shared my thoughts on it recently here.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63939652

Link | Posted on May 16, 2020 at 09:49 UTC
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LFPCPH: This list does not include the most ugly analog cameras. In that category the Yashica 230 AF from 1987 is a strong contender for the first price.

http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Yashica_230-AF

Here's one for you that beats that. I should know, I owned it. I present to you the Ricoh Mirai.

https://1.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS1120x1120~forums/63939652/0aed9bdd5bf2424a9642e0c35f2975d5

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 15:17 UTC

"I'm parent company Amazon, and I disapprove this message..."

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2020 at 15:53 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply

See, if Irix really wanted to blow people's minds, they would have released a Sony A-mount version.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 03:03 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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