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Denis of Whidbey Island: Maybe I'm missing something, but it seems that a system using an A7RII could be cobbled together for about half the price and you'd be able to change lenses.

Hardly surprising that a solution built around an industrial-grade digital medium format camera costs more than one built around a prosumer camera, isn't it?

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 05:37 UTC
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Denis of Whidbey Island: Tried this solution but gave up when it never worked on several Nikons. Choked on the price of the Camranger but it worked and facilitated my work.
Now I shoot Sony and the wifi is inbuilt, though the app is weak. Is there a good 3rd party app for Sony?

I also had problems getting this to work when I tried a couple of years ago, but I had never found clear step by step instructions like linked above. I since sold the router and got wifi-enabled cameras.

Note that if you find Sony's app too limited, it might be possible to hook the above router to get more features.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 05:20 UTC
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (150 comments in total)
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PKDanny: Not out of business?

Yet, they're still registered as a significant exhibitor for the coming photokina.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 05:35 UTC

Too bad they don't all share the same battery type. I love the fact that my good old V1 shares batteries with my Nikon DSLR, but I guess that's too much to ask in a truly compact camera.

Faster zooms (and an updated V camera with latest sensor tech) is what's missing in the Nikon 1 system, but I guess this announcement does not go into the direction of expanding the Nikon 1 system.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 06:32 UTC as 148th comment | 2 replies

Sadly, but perhaps not unexpectedly, iOS 9.2 does not make the old 30 pin SD card reader work on an iPhone 4s.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 22:25 UTC as 21st comment

Similar experience to yours: I had a D300, then a D700 and just got a D750.

When I handled the D750 at Photokina last year, I was initially a bit disappointed by the slightly less substantial body compared to the D700, the different mode dial on the top left, and the loss of 8fps.

But in the end the results are stunning, incl. in video, and the WiFi can be useful and funny to use at times. It may not be the absolute best camera out there, and may not be as much a status symbol as the D700, but a darn good camera it is.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 14:40 UTC as 105th comment
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (744 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Nature and sports photographers can look through the viewfinder of a DSLR for many many hours and consume very little battery life.

If you use your chandelier to warm up the soup for dinner, you will have an astronomical electricity BILL.


Batteries the same size as DSLRs' won't give the same battery life. With their always on live view, mirrorless cameras simply consume more power. My Nikon V1 shares its battery model with recent Nikon DSLRs but does not equal their battery life.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 08:09 UTC
On article BOOMR camera strap features unique bungee design (53 comments in total)

I had a neoprene strap that was naturally bouncy and I hated it. Start running for whatever reason a see your camera bouncing all around and the strap quickly sliding off your shoulder. Less an issue with a sling design, but still...

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 08:33 UTC as 12th comment
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Zoomer52: No mention is made on their site about how to adjust for the nodal point when you change lenses (or zoom to a different focal length). This is very important when trying to create seamless panos. And there should be precise etched markings (at least) to allow you to record the position for a particular focal length and return to it quickly and accurately. No mention is made of this at all, nor do any of the photos show etched markings.

This is just a motorized rotator with remote control. You will have to provide your own pano head.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 21:28 UTC
On article Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge (727 comments in total)
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AshMills: Come on Canikon, the time is NOW.

(Speaking as someone who uses FF Nikon professionally daily, and has just started collecting m43 cameras and lenses.)

Time is NOW? No more now that yesterday or tomorrow IMO.

There is a place for mirrorless and DSLRs. DSLRs sales may be declining, but mirrorless sales are not excactly booming either. Last I checked, they were in fact also declining, not just as much as DSLRs. Crises have happened in the past and will happen in the future. SLRs, bridges, compact cameras have seen ups and downs, but I don't see SLRs disappearing anytime soon.

Mirrorless do offer a sensible alternative to bulkier cameras when weight and size are a priority, and offer some distinct advantages, but I have yet to use an EVF that is as pleasant as an OVF, or a mirrorless with an AF as good as that from a DLSR (tracking included).

And when you see the cost and size of good Sony FE mount lenses, you sometimes wonder what you gain from leaving DSLRs. Why would everybody need to leave DLSRs just for the sake of going mirrorless?

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 11:50 UTC
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NTONE: Looks really compact and great for bringing on holidays.

Is there something similar but with AF?

Yes, and it has been mentioned twice in the article ;-)

Link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 07:27 UTC

It would be interesting to see a comparison with Sigma's 12-24. To see how much better the Canon is and to see how much 1mm makes in field of view difference (assuming they are not cheating about the minimum focal length).

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 13:11 UTC as 20th comment
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dtssound: Medium format mirrorless please.

I'd love a digital Mamiya 6 but I am not holding my breath.

If it ever appeared, it would not be cheap.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 12:57 UTC

I find it looks a bit like a Pentax67. So maybe they meant full 6x7cm frame ? ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 23:09 UTC as 158th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue (379 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Proof that high price =/= high quality

We're more talking about realibility and no, high price has never implied high reliability, especially if you're looking a relatively niche/lower volume/exotic products.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 09:28 UTC
On article Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue (379 comments in total)
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Mike FL: I have great respect to Leica's optical, but the FF sensor M9 is really noisy @ISO.1600 as seen from the DP sample. Again, do not forget it is from a FF sensor camera while you check the sample:

Any thought? Disagree?

Actually, base ISO is 160 ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 09:26 UTC
On article Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue (379 comments in total)

This is worrying - I have recently had very stubborn oïl spots on my M9 sensor and it is still not 100% clean after several wet cleaning cycles.

Last thing I'd want is corrosion now. I got a LNIB M9 at a great price two years ago (upgrading from a used M8 which was a good deal as well), but I fear I would be priced out of the Leica system if my M9 had to be replaced.

Good thing is that if I had to sell my Leica lenses, I would probably be able to buy a nice Sony A7 or Fuji X kit, but I would definitely miss the rangefinder.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 09:20 UTC as 69th comment
On article Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue (379 comments in total)
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The Squire: I thought, if there is a manufacturing defect, which this clearly is, that this is no limit on your statutory rights (in the UK) to return it for a refund or have it repaired. So I don't see how they can start charging for this after 3 years.

I am not sure corrosion could be qualified as manufacturing defect. By definition corrosion is a process, no a pre-existing defect. I think we need more information to really understand the issue. The filter in front of the M9 sensor is very thin and may be much more fragile than on other digital cameras...

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 09:14 UTC
On article Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z (250 comments in total)
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bluevellet: I've considered the Pentax 645Z. I think Pentax did a great job making the price reasonable (for medium format) and coming up with a decent amount of lenses, particularly how niche this product is,

One major hurdle is (almost) no retailer presence. Even online, it's hard to find and I have to go abroad for it. I'm not comfortable buying something this expensive without even a test drive.

I mean, just look at DPR, no link to buy it anywhere.

It is listed as available and in stock on my retailer's website (in Belgium), as are numerous lenses.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 16:17 UTC
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