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deep7: Looks like a decent enough camera but, yet again, we have a fake SLR style. No mirror means you can put the viewfinder in the corner and have a more compact and more comfortable body but it looks like marketing has dictated this one (the buyer is convinced this is a "real camera like a 1DX")?

Doesn't the central EVF make it easier for left-eye users? The EVF on the left side of the body is only really good for right-eye shooters I am guessing as I am a right-eye-kinda-guy ;-p

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 01:34 UTC
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ecm: Still don't care. Hope the loss of connectivity options and Apple's rather cynical efforts to lock in profit margin - by forcing 3rd party vendors to use Lightning connectors and thus pay Lightning patent fees - doesn't catch on in the Android phone world. I have bluetooth headphones and they're great right up til the batteries run out.

"All the while new Samsung's are exploding." Wow, that sounds so scary, oh wait it is just hyperbole, there are only 35 confirmed explosions out of millions of handsets. And it still hasn't been determined if it was faulty/cheap chargers or not.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 02:39 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (940 comments in total)
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Wild Light: The Bokeh mode is absolutely horrendous. It's so fake looking, the worst kind.

It looks good but after looking slightly longer, the lack of a "fade in and out of focus" is a little disconcerting to my eye.
I am guessing that for most users this will not be a problem as they are getting the look of a larger sensor+fast lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 02:12 UTC
On article Pentax K-70 firmware 1.10 now available (21 comments in total)
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mosc: I would like the pentax lens line-up if my choices for a wider-than-35mm-equiv-AF-prime were the too slow 15mm f4.0 and the anchient and still not that fast (and certainly not sharp open) 14mm f2.8. Am I missing something?

Fuji's got at least 4 different choices:
16mm f1.4 WR (the one I keep drooling over)
14mm 2.8
18mm 2.0
12mm 2.8 zeis

"Fisheyes and manual focus lenses don't count"
Why not? Once you head into wide angle territory manual lenses are fine, it is more about the image quality. Generally speaking wide angles are used for landscapes leading the tripods and plenty of time to focus manually. The increased depth of field of these lenses also makes autofocus less important.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 05:02 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (363 comments in total)
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chriswilliams10: I guess my thoughts would be why would anyone choose the X-Pro2, and at $100 more, no less. What is happening to X-Pro2 sales upon the announcement of the X-T2?
Fuji will have to lower their price on the X-Pro2 if they want to sell anymore. Even there size and weight are not different enough to be a compelling reason to choose the X-Pro2. It's simply that the X-T2 can do everything the more expensive camera can, and then some, including 4K.... I'm seriously going to watch for reviews on the X-T2 and consider that camera. Hope it doesn't shutdown from overheating! Look's like Fuji has limited clip length to keep that from happening.. I guess, also, to watch for sales on the X-Pro2, especially for stills folks only..

As I was clicking through the slides I thinking the same thing @chriswilliams10. Before checking the prices I was thinking "well the Pro must be cheaper" but nope, the viewfinder is its only "advantage" apart from looks, and that is purely a personal thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 00:52 UTC
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StevenE: People question m4/3 format for good reason when we see lenses like this at US$1300.
This is equivalent to a FF 24 f/2.8, which can be had for Canon at US$550, less than half the price and it is smaller and lighter. Even more significantly, you can get a FF 24mm f/1.4 from Sigma for US$850, that's a US$450 savings, and there is, and likely never will be, a m4/3 equivalent to that!
So, although it has it's uses, micro 4/3 is a compromised format

"This is equivalent to a FF 24 f/2.8, which can be had for Canon at US$550"
But this is a (panasonic) Leica lens not a Canikon. You expect to pay more for a better quality lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 10:45 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1989 comments in total)
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tbcass: Why did it take so long for this review to come out? Why is it "semi professional" considering that it's a camera a lot of professionals use?

I'm guessing file size? For certain professionals who have to process a lot of files I can imagine the slightly longer prices times could be a turn off compared to a D4s file size. A couple of seconds per photo across a couple of thousand photos could add up to a lot of time.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 09:54 UTC
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leecamera: Just because something is expensive doesn't mean it's overpriced. T those that say they are I feel they've never actually shot seriously with a Hass.

These things are beautiful optics, with a smaller market than DSLR. Both of these things have an effect on the price.

If I am more expensive than the next photographer, does that make me necessarily overpriced...? Not if I do it better.

This site, whoever it belongs to, charges for photography work.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 01:12 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2501 comments in total)
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veroman: All of the sample images seem to be VERY soft, lacking the detail and clarity of even my Olympus E-P5. Is it me (my eyes)? My computer? The Fuji?

I thought that too, but upon opening the images at full resolution I realised they are nice and sharp.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 23:24 UTC
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bildsee: Quite disenchanting that overprocessed hdr images are still winning such contests.
Not all of them. I really like the images by Xuejun Xia and Carole Drake.

Is it "HDR'ed" or just excessive shadow lifting? Same thing?
Xuejun Xia's is probably the pick for me too. I can't explain why though :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 23:52 UTC
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EskeRahn: Now this sounds wonderful!
This MIGHT be the solution for the thinner and thinner mobiles, with more and more processing power...

It would have to be a focal length based on the "pinhole mask" distance from the sensor wouldn't it? Then, depending on how "flat" you need to the camera would determine it's focal length?

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 00:09 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (289 comments in total)
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GCHYBA: To me there are 2 kinds of camera, one that fits in a pocket, and one that doesn't.
If it doesn't, I'd still prefer an SLR for the better grip, and a real viewfinder. Just an opinion.

Declaration - m4/3 user and EOS borrower :-)
GCHYBA - I understoand that OVF are great but they show what you see, whereas an EVF shows you what the sensor "really" sees.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 00:09 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Christopher Michel (72 comments in total)
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Alex Efimoff: The first photo hurts my eyes and brain - such a bad example of HDR.

Agreed, very artificial looking. Shame, tone down the editing and it could be a very good shot.
The rest of the photographs are really good.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 23:03 UTC
On a photo in the Sample gallery: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm F4 IS Pro sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Pretty sharp for a 300mm at 1/200.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 00:47 UTC as 1st comment
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (321 comments in total)
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naltar: inward facing camera to see what's inside your fridge? I thought it's what the handle attached to the door attached to the hinge attached to the fridge is for?

@tkbslc When do ever not need more beer?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 23:47 UTC
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Model Mike: Great that it uses an LR-friendly Bayer array, but looking at the stadium shot, the patterned quality of the noise frankly looks pretty awful. I wonder if that was down to ACR?

To my uneducated eye, the out of focus areas look like movement, not so much noise.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 04:17 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (493 comments in total)
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VictorLegendre: Just what the world needs, another fugly retro-styled camera. I much preferred Panasonic's modern styling to Olympus' retro. Meh!

Gotta agree with Temporel here. The OMD line has retro styling. This G model looks quite unique especially with its boxy flash housing. The previous G series had quite a
"curvy" Canon/Nikon DSLR look to it.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 04:58 UTC
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Neez: I actually want this over my galaxy s6 because of the micro SD slot.

Gotta agree with Osa25. My 16Gb S5 filled up very quickly just with apps. I am glad I am able to put in a 32Gb micro SD to store photos and videos.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 23:49 UTC
On photo Pool in the Hot Girl Cold Water challenge (1 comment in total)

Cold water?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2015 at 23:07 UTC as 1st comment
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