webrunner5

webrunner5

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Well at least they didn't pull a Leica and charge 5 times the price for it. I like it. May buy one.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2018 at 02:03 UTC as 17th comment

They look happier than we do! No real surprise.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 05:04 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1312 comments in total)
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ShaiKhulud: 4K - Finally
24p (1.6 x crop) but in fact 2.56x crop because sensor is cropped too - Srsly?
Dual Pixel AF is not available in 4K (contrast detection AF is available).
235 shot-per-charge battery live - This is bad even by the early NEX standarts

>As you can see, the M50 stacks up quite nicely compared to other offerings at this price point
I think you're being generous. Video and battery are appalling. Native lens selection is basic at best and Canon MILC sensors are still waaaaay behind Fuji/Sony in terms of ISO and DR. But hey, at least they're trying.

It is not so much the sensors are behind, it is the Codec they use in some of their cameras, and the way at times, well most of the time they Gimp them so much.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 04:28 UTC
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citrate: Look at the shipment numbers and compare unit and value. It is obvious that mirrorless is shifting to high-end (lower units but with higher value), and DSLR the opposite.

I really doubt Cheap DSLR's are jumping off the shelves. Go to any Soccer game and most have a Cellphone out. Cheap cameras of any kind are DOA.

All these newer cameras are up into the 2000 + dollar range now. They have given up on even the mid priced ones.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 04:05 UTC
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Vik2012: Lots of DPReview visitor crystal-balls going into the trash after reading this article. DSLR's were predicted to be extinct how many years ago now... 5?, 10? :D

What the heck is "AR tech"?

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 04:00 UTC
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starbase218: Well I might buy a new camera in, say, 4 to 6 months or so. Or I might want to wait and see what the new Nikon mirrorless platform will offer.

Canon and Nikon are Not going to come out with cameras that blow their DSLR cameras out to of the water to start with. Even for them that would be risky.

They will be good, but not great. No one is going to build a killer camera on the first try. We are talking Canon here, they will gimp it someway..

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 03:51 UTC
On article Lytro is officially shutting down (207 comments in total)
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neneboricua: Most people here don't realize Lytro was ahead of it's time. Its technology could have lots of applications, even if traditional photography isn't one of them. They would have done better as a sort of "skunk works" R&D group inside Google, Microsoft, Tesla, or some other large tech company. But they were limited by needing to put out some sort of consumer product to keep the company funded. Imagine what they could have done if they could have focused just on developing that tech for a solid 10 years. Most people don't understand that 80% of the time to bring a product to market is spent on the last 20% (or less) of work to smooth out the rough edges...

Well part of the problem was it had a ton of lenses in it. I don't care if they were plastic, to manufacture, and install them with any precision would be hard to do on the cheap. It was in a sense too complex to make for 700 bucks it should have been or less..

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 05:48 UTC
On article Alien Skin offers Exposure X3 update (12 comments in total)

Alien Skin has been around what seems like forever. It was always a great software package. I haven't used in in 10 years or more, but it was sort of a must have back in the day.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 16:54 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Rokinon AF 35mm F2.8 FE sample gallery and impressions (158 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Wow, haven't seen an International "Jeep" in 40 years.

I had one of those Years ago. It had a top speed of about 65 mph and rode like a dump truck. But it was neat looking. It could go Anywhere. Sort of along the lines of the old 50's Dodge Power Wagons. They make a Jeep feel like a Cadillac ride wise.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 16:19 UTC

Well every period in history was probably racist. In medieval times low people on the totem pole were peasants and serfs. Not exactly putting them in a good light.

I think even really educated people are probably the worse. Pretty much Everyone seems "below" you. But they probably do it in private more than less educated people do.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 16:21 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Why brand market share shouldn't matter to you (552 comments in total)
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Tony Northrup: We've long recommended Canon because of the wide availability of third-party flashes, lenses, aquatic housings, etc. Third-party support is primarily determined by popularity. Fortunately, largely thanks to innovations in Chinese engineering and manufacturing, good-quality third-party accessories are available for just about every system nowadays... but the full range of Tamron and Sigma zooms are still only available for Canon and Nikon, again, because they've been the market leaders.

Sony has climbed the ranks and suddenly we see Tamron & Sigma E-mount lenses. Sony photogs will have more options and be able to buy cheaper/better lenses. That matters. Popularity matters.

Well if you wanted to dabble in shooting 4k video and are a Canon user there was no camera they made, new or used, under $3,000.00 that could do 4k other than the new M50 that just came out. And I won't call it a marvel of video advanced features either. But for the money it is a start.

So yeah you might switch systems if you need 4k and are not making big money.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 19:12 UTC
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Mateus1: Does Panasonic offer lenses with mechanical focusing, not by-wire with stepless aperture?

Olympus makes a few lenses with a mechanical clutch that you can manual focus. Panasonic none that I can think of.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 04:42 UTC
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Rich Evans: Its your opinion DPReview but I still think the GH5 is the video camera to beat.

Why?

Because this does not improve much on the GH5 on quality. Those who want way better low light and stabilisation will for sure go for the much better A7sII. You want quality? GH5. You want a better overall camera? A7sII.

I would love to see if Pana cannibalises itself with this release or not.

Who says you can't put a Speedbooster on a A7sXX in Crop mode??

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 23:52 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1312 comments in total)
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ShaiKhulud: 4K - Finally
24p (1.6 x crop) but in fact 2.56x crop because sensor is cropped too - Srsly?
Dual Pixel AF is not available in 4K (contrast detection AF is available).
235 shot-per-charge battery live - This is bad even by the early NEX standarts

>As you can see, the M50 stacks up quite nicely compared to other offerings at this price point
I think you're being generous. Video and battery are appalling. Native lens selection is basic at best and Canon MILC sensors are still waaaaay behind Fuji/Sony in terms of ISO and DR. But hey, at least they're trying.

They are not trying. It is the same old Canon goofy stuff. Maybe if they had someone under 90 on the board of directors they might build something modern and competitive again.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 05:37 UTC
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QuikFrame: These look like great pics from a phone.

With that said, I'm continually floored by phone prices and that people are seemingly OK with paying them. yikes! I usually end up buying "last year's flagship" as my typical strategy every few years.

Quickframe Maybe you need to buy that phone they advertise for pocket change on TV. Consumer Cellular LoL.

I am double crazy. I have a Samsung Note 8 and a iPhone X.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 04:13 UTC
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mxx: Amazing how far cell phone photography has come, albeit with some computational trickery. The elephant in the room is of course still a lack of telephoto capability.

They are not far away from Folded Optics in a cell phone. It will be a game changer.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 04:05 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix GH5S sample gallery (128 comments in total)
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Photato: Big pixels magic !
Really liked these shots.
Wish there was an APSC body with big pixels like this camera.
10 Megapixels is plenty resolutoon except for Lanscapes or extreme cropping.
Folks that need higher resolution there are plenty of other bodies out there.
Glad Panasonic is offering this option.

Well a Sony FF a7s is the same concept. Large Pixels, small MP count.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2018 at 19:10 UTC
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starwolfy: What I like with photoraphy, especially landscape photography, is that you have to work very hard for it. Usually you have to trekk, scout for composition, hope for good light, often lose the game so that you have to come back later (or during another trip in months or years), endure weather, etc.
Then you have to be ready, have your tripod and filters setup, be reactive, and hope for a great reward : a picture you do like.
The fact that the all process is hard and needs technic is what interest and motivates me. I am totally not in look for an easy "one button" and the camera does all for me solution. I have this feeling the society want us to become "one button" idiots.

I would argue that most people even on here have been using Auto one button things for years. Maybe Aperture Priory mode but most of the time it is "one button".

Modern cameras are now Very good at auto everything. I really don't think we are going back to glass plates and 11x14 view cameras anymore.

Cellphones are Not going away. A DSLR well yes, they probably are.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 19:58 UTC
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Kharan: See? THIS is how you launch a new mount - with 16 lenses announced, and maybe even available, right from the get go.
Canon, Nikon, take note.

They Have to be new lenses,. The old ones would not be able to cover the FF image circle.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 01:15 UTC
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princecody: GH5S with updated firmware could compete??

Actually if Panasonic let the Gh5s shoot in Raw it would not be much less inferior than you think.

We have some pretty amazing cheap video cameras out in this day and age.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 01:09 UTC
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