CopCarSS

Lives in United States Denver, CO, United States
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I sure hope that major meteor shows up soon and wipes out our species. The world could really use some new caretakers.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 23:24 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply
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Everythingis1: These Loxia lenses should be half the price they are asking.

@Mick - But the Loxia weighs 594g and the 135mm clocks in at 995g (before adding the weight of the adapter). Pretty sure they're designed for different users. Some people appreciate small optics and will pay a premium for good ones. Just look at what the Leica M crowd will pay for their lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 20:14 UTC
On article Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit (102 comments in total)

Wow. I didn't think it was possible for themselves to present themselves as bigger tools, but they've gone and done it. One of these days I'll learn that I should never underestimate our species in this department, especially when they work in corporate America.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 21:38 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Samyang goes Premium with MF lens range (58 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: Is it even possible to make f/1.2 lenses for the Nikon F mount? The lens bayonet might be too small.

Mitakon already makes an 85mm f1.2 for Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 19:43 UTC
On article This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens (142 comments in total)

Meyer-Optik is reportedly getting a Kickstarter campaign together to sell these lenses for $2200 a piece.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 19:39 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 (136 comments in total)
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raindance: No 4K not interested !

It's kind of amusing to think that this can't even do time lapse 4K.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 21:12 UTC
On article Canon announces the XC15 4K video camera (152 comments in total)
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bluevaping: Mark IV killer

I'm thinking probably not. They're obviously aimed at very different users. The Mk IV is a stills camera that has some video thrown in. The XC15 is obviously being pushed as a video camera. Each will have a very defined set of users.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 22:52 UTC
On article Lytro Immerge VR footage showcased for the first time (17 comments in total)

So this is how NASA faked the moon landing? They did Lytro 47 years before Lytro? ;^)

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 19:12 UTC as 6th comment | 7 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (222 comments in total)

Maybe it's all in my head, but out of all the dozens of digital cameras I've owned and used, the original 5D gave me the files that I thought were the "prettiest" for lack of a better superlative. There have been plenty of cameras that measure better but there are no other images that give me a jaw drop reaction upon opening to full resolution as consistently as my 5D images.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 20:07 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies

Oh, look. New DX zoom lenses. Thank goodness they didn't waste our time with any DX primes. </sarcasm>

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 04:06 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (462 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: It makes one wonder what Canon and Nikon could do if they actually tried to make a go at mirrorless. Thus far the efforts have seemed half hearted at best. I wonder if Photokina will change that at all.

Agreed. But this still brings up my original post. It makes me wonder what Canon and Nikon could do if they did invest actual time and talent (and money) into mirrorless.

While Canon's approach makes a little more sense based on the points that you brought up (e.g. there is some parts reuse even in the M line), what the heck was the deal with Nikon and the 1 series? There were parts of that that showed real promise (AF, for example), but it still felt like a half-hearted attempt and it showed. So why invest that time any money? In this light Canon's approach makes a lot more sense even if the mirrorless product does come off as ho-hum compared to the competition.

But I still can't help but think that either manufacturer is missing an opportunity to take their knowledge and resources to create a mirrorless product that would be excellent and cheaper to build. And as long as it says CaNikon, those Walmart parents will still be buying them.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 20:53 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (462 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: It makes one wonder what Canon and Nikon could do if they actually tried to make a go at mirrorless. Thus far the efforts have seemed half hearted at best. I wonder if Photokina will change that at all.

@tr573 I understand. Still, if camera A and B are roughly similar in ability and camera A has a swinging mirror assembly and camera B doesn't, which one costs more to build? It doesn't matter how cheaply the mirror assembly in Camera A can be manufactured, if camera B can do the same thing without that mirror assembly, then it's a cost liability.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (462 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: It makes one wonder what Canon and Nikon could do if they actually tried to make a go at mirrorless. Thus far the efforts have seemed half hearted at best. I wonder if Photokina will change that at all.

The niche players are still doing a couple of things:

1) They're generating a lot more buzz. Nikon had a bit of a hit with with the D500. However, if the D3400 gets released tomorrow as the rumor sites seem to think, it's going to be a case of "Yawn, another D3xxx series." It will sell a lot of units, but it's not going to get enthusiasts fired up. Said enthusiasts are important in a shrinking market.

2) They're nibbling at the capabilities of DSLR's. The strong points of DSLR's -- autofocus, OVF, battery life, etc. -- are getting to be less of an advantage with every generation of mirrorless. At some point they'll be close enough to be a viable alternative to the traditional DSLR user. At that point, if you have two cameras on roughly equal footing and one costs $100 less (or whatever the difference to ditch the mirror is) to manufacture, which one makes more sense to build?

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 20:18 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (462 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: It makes one wonder what Canon and Nikon could do if they actually tried to make a go at mirrorless. Thus far the efforts have seemed half hearted at best. I wonder if Photokina will change that at all.

OK, I stand corrected. Thank you for sharing that data.

That being said, I personally still don't see a future for traditional DSLR's mostly because of the cost of manufacture issue that I stated above. In a shrinking market, the cost savings associated with ditching a mirror will come into play at some point.

Continued in next post.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 20:17 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (462 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: It makes one wonder what Canon and Nikon could do if they actually tried to make a go at mirrorless. Thus far the efforts have seemed half hearted at best. I wonder if Photokina will change that at all.

@rrccad - It's becoming less of a niche everyday. Additionally, DSLR's are complex and expensive to make. One would think that at some point the bean counters would figure this out and make a case for building a cheaper camera especially in a shrinking market.

Don't get me wrong, I still love my DSLR, especially the OVF like Max Iso said. I just don't see an 8 Million unit DSLR market 5-10 years from now. And if Canon and Nikon wait too long to grab a piece of that "niche" market, there won't be much left to grab.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 19:48 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (462 comments in total)

It makes one wonder what Canon and Nikon could do if they actually tried to make a go at mirrorless. Thus far the efforts have seemed half hearted at best. I wonder if Photokina will change that at all.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 18:32 UTC as 146th comment | 10 replies
On article Getty Images sued again, this time by Zuma Press (68 comments in total)

Getty altered/removed Zuma's credit and replaced it with their own?

Can't wait to hear Getty's response to that one!

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 18:34 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

While I'm not really inclined to purchase any of their lenses because I think the price point is rather high for what is being offered, I at least understand why they're making them and why they're popular.

This, on the other hand, I don't understand. There are plenty of calibration options and I don't feel that their claims that the options are either too expensive or not good enough are completely accurate. I don't see everyone will drop what they have to get one of these. Their lenses are at least kind of unique (ignoring the fact that they're based on older designs). This doesn't seem to have the same appeal that those do.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 02:57 UTC as 14th comment
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (296 comments in total)

What, no equivalency discussion? This can't be a DPR post...

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 16:12 UTC as 152nd comment
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)

Can we change the game back to what Hasselblad used to do? Beautiful, rugged cameras that shoot square images with top notch glass?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 21:38 UTC as 194th comment | 2 replies
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