CopCarSS

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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 (294 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 151st comment
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (456 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 193rd comment | 2 replies

Now we just need to convince the pixel peepers of DPR to actually go out and take photos (and enjoy the experience) instead of arguing about ISO 51,200 noise comparisons and the dreaded "equivalency" discussions all day long.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 15:58 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies
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Morpho Hunter: Well (presumably) this camera is already "dead in the water" after it's been rumoured that Olympus's EM-1 mark II camera (with its comparatively tiny, super high quality lenses) will produce 80 megapixel hand-held images .. for a fraction of the cost of the Hassy body and lenses..... but hey .. it could
all be a scam!! The era of full frame and medium format cameras is about to end ...

Even if the m4/3 sensor could give the same resolution of the Hassy back, there's a lot more to medium format than just resolution. Even ignoring all the sensor differences, there's a look to medium format because of the DOF that will not translate down to m4/3, no matter how magical the camera is.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 11:55 UTC
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PKDanny: Go to Samsung sensor or Philips sensor or other sensor!!???!!

Pretty sure that neither of those sensor manufacturers have 100Mp 645 sensors just laying around. And even if they did, it's not like Hasselblad could just swap them in place of the Sony sensor. These aren't exactly plug and play components.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 11:50 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Arek Halusko (42 comments in total)
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NameFinder: A good "graphical eye" & nice pictures!

The comment beneath image 9 contains a small error:

Canon D30 should read 30D (I guess)!

Understandable. Canon's decision to use "30D" after "D30" was bad enough. To decide to reuse "D30" for a tough P&S proves that no one in their marketing department contemplates internet searching their products...

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 00:14 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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Gesture: Wonder why finally released when Nikon already has D7200? (+D5X00 and D3X00 series).

As nice as the D7200 is, this is in a different class. It's a pro level DX format camera. Build quality, weather sealing, focus performance, high speed shooting, buffer, etc. are all a big step up from the D7200.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 16:36 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Arek Halusko (42 comments in total)

The B&W's are really nicely done. Very appealing tonality and compositions.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 16:08 UTC as 7th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Arek Halusko (42 comments in total)
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NameFinder: A good "graphical eye" & nice pictures!

The comment beneath image 9 contains a small error:

Canon D30 should read 30D (I guess)!

Negative. The D30 was the granddaddy of the Canon prosumer line (which includes the 30D that came later).

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 16:06 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (281 comments in total)
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CopCarSS: Reading any DPR article that discusses equivalency and the shouting match that it's sure to bring about gives me the equivalent heart burn of a chili cheese dog and an order of buffalo wings.

Sorry, I disagree Richard. All that's it has served to do is stir up the hornet's nest of the equivalency debate yet again on DPR. It would be nice to read through the comments section without the dozens of posts from the various equivalency camps lampooning one another. And I don't believe that there's any useful reason for it.

With the exception of the LX100, none of the cameras are going to provide any kind of meaningful control for depth of field. So you make a note of that in that portion of the review and leave the whole equivalency thing aside in a discussion of this style of camera. I'm guessing that no one will be buying one of these P&S cameras for super shallow portraiture.

Bringing up equivalency right from the start of the article does nothing but instigate a flame war and makes it hard to find valuable discussion in the comments. I still have heartburn (without the enjoyment of any good food to cause it).

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 21:05 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (281 comments in total)
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Vegetable Police: I wonder if there will ever be a full frame fixed lens zoom camera similar to these? Even if it's not that small, I would love something like that ;)

@darngood Hence my use of the word "relatively." Comparing the Df to the FM is as silly as comparing the GA645Zi to the FM. The Df has to include a sensor, electronics, large battery and LCD in addition to all of the moving bits of an SLR design it shares with the FM.

When I use the word "relatively," that's precisely what I mean to do. Small will be relative to full frame DSLR's and their attendant lenses in the same way that the GA645Zi compared to 645 SLR's and their attendant lenses. If the design were to limit the zoom range and max aperture in a fashion similar to the way the GA645Zi did, I think a smallish (again relative) FF P&S would be possible. Of course there would be trade off. Everything is a trade off. It wouldn't be an ideal portrait rig by any means. What it would be is a small camera that would be nice as a take anywhere kind of rig.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 17:38 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (281 comments in total)
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Vegetable Police: I wonder if there will ever be a full frame fixed lens zoom camera similar to these? Even if it's not that small, I would love something like that ;)

It could still be relatively small. Fuji's GA645Zi was positioned as a medium format travel camera. While not small in the absolute sense, it was easier to pack than any other 6x4.5 camera. The trade-offs were a limited zoom range and a slower lens. I think something similar could be possible with a FF sensor. The slow lens wouldn't even be as big of a problem thanks to good high ISO performance in today's sensors.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 14:30 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (281 comments in total)

Reading any DPR article that discusses equivalency and the shouting match that it's sure to bring about gives me the equivalent heart burn of a chili cheese dog and an order of buffalo wings.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 12:45 UTC as 72nd comment | 4 replies

Looks like a neat little kit, but I wish they offered some manner of case solution. That little corner clip thing doesn't look like it will play well with my Otterbox Commuter and I'm not going to go through the hassle of removing that every time I want to use one of the supplemental lens options. If Inmacus offered a case that would mount the lenses and would replace my Otterbox, I'd look into them.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 18:01 UTC as 7th comment

Will "Life" be available to view online? It would be interesting to see the short made with this interesting camera and technology.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 22:50 UTC as 51st comment | 4 replies
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Jonathan F/2: More overpriced hipster lenses by Lomo? Just buy a Helios 44 for $30-40 and get the better OOF bokeh effects, sharper glass and all for a fraction of the price!

@LensBeginner - Just because it's a simple lens doesn't mean that it's not expensive to get the tooling set up to build it. Honestly, $400 really doesn't seem all that crazy to me. I will say that when the MeyerOptik 100mm Trioplan came out nearing $2000 that I thought that was a bit much. But honestly, if it's something that people are interested in, then more power to them.

I just really hate seeing comments like, "Another lemon from Lomography targeted at "dreamy" and "out of focus" pot smoking hipsters." Yes, @c45, I'm looking at you. There's no reason for that level of vitriol just because this lens isn't something that calls to you or your style of photography. Likewise, there are a lot of cheaper used lenses out there that give interesting effects. They are not, however, an achromat doublet based on a design that has historical significance to craft of photography. Again, I say more power to Lomo and to those that are interested in this lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: More overpriced hipster lenses by Lomo? Just buy a Helios 44 for $30-40 and get the better OOF bokeh effects, sharper glass and all for a fraction of the price!

@LensBeginner Why is this bugging you so much? If it's not your thing, that's completely understandable. I'm not buying one either! I may rent one if LensRentals picks them up like they did with the Lomo Petzval. But based on your responses, it seems like you have something personal against Lomo for producing this? Why is it such a bad thing, especially given then enthusiastic reaction it's gotten on Kickstarter?

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 20:57 UTC
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nwcs: There's a small part of me that really wants to try this lens. The problem is there is a much bigger part of me that doesn't want to spend that kind of money for a niche item. I wonder what the resale values of these lomo retro lenses are?

LensRentals carried the Petzval when it came out. Not sure if they'll carry this one, too, but it might be worth watching their page.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 20:10 UTC
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