maxxxx

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4sirh: The last paragraph of the "Takeaway" section is so devilish that I am tempting to break my last piggy bank NOW. I don't know how long this feature would show up on the future more affordable Canon models. 1 year, 2 years, .....

Wait a year and most likely Sony and Nikon will have it too. I bet this will soon be standard. A Canon R5/R6 II may get this.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2021 at 00:54 UTC
On article In-depth tripod review: Sirui SR-3204 (71 comments in total)
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jonby: Bit confused about the video bowl/top plate. So if my understanding is correct, you get a top part with the tripod which fits into the bowl and which forms the platform with protruding screw which you screw a head to? This platform is at a fixed angle to the tripod and does not move around inside the bowl to allow levelling? Unless I missed something, there is no shot of this part exposed from above - would have liked to see what I would attach a head to.
So if this bowl does not allow levelling with the supplied platform, and is not compatible with Sirui's own levelling set, how exactly would you use it? Do you get a separate levelling set which includes a half-ball and then put a head onto that, or do you get a head which has this integrated? What would it be compatible with?
Forgive my ignorance - I'm a long time user of tripods but have never used these levelling cups.
Last question - can a centre column be used - and how?

@mark banas Can you give a link to the leofoto half ball? I have the aluminum version of this tripod and was looking for something that can do leveling.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2021 at 02:26 UTC
On article Pentax K-3 Mark III initial review (878 comments in total)
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SomeGuyWithACamera: Maybe someday Sony can buy Pentax like they did Minolta and then learn about this thing called...

ERGONOMICS

Agreed. My Pentax cameras were a joy to use. These guys know ergonomics. If it only had had better AF I would probably still be happy with my K-3.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2021 at 02:27 UTC
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Williamzo: 'The ability to truly freestyle, fly close to objects, and through narrow spaces is part of what makes FPV flight exhilarating' - also makes it pretty dangerous for anyone in the vicinity. I just don't want random people flying a projectile which can reach speeds of near 90 mph, accelerate faster than a F1 racing car and has a range of 10Km anywhere near me. It would really hurt if it smacked into you. This product is a whole series of accidents waiting to happen.

Brawndo has electrolytes!

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2021 at 05:51 UTC
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four under: I've never understood why people want to fake something like that.They know they didn't do it so how do they get any satisfaction from cheating. Am I too old fashioned?

Not just "Guy buying flashy car", often it's just renting.

And taking pictures in front of somebody else's private jet.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2021 at 16:06 UTC
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four under: I've never understood why people want to fake something like that.They know they didn't do it so how do they get any satisfaction from cheating. Am I too old fashioned?

People will do a lot for money and fame. There is also fake it till you make it”.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2021 at 07:29 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon Powershot Zoom Review (82 comments in total)
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quintana: Hmm, at first I thought it could be used to simulate different focal lengths with a stepless zoom (or with defined steps).

When hiking I often wish for something that fits my pocket which lets me see the scene with the focal lengths that I have in my backpack without unmounting the backpack, taking the camera out, maybe change the lens etc. before I can see the scene with the focal length I have in mind.
It would be really nice to have such a small tool available in the pocket. I know that apps exist but often it's hard to read the smartphone display in bright sunlight and also it doesn't work well beyond 50mm FF equivalent because the image quality gets significantly worse while "zooming" in.

Is there such a tool and if so how is it called?

I think PhotoPills has a FOV simulator.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2021 at 16:57 UTC
On article Leica SL2-S initial review (454 comments in total)
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Fatih Ayoglu: On the penguin shot, how did you achieve f/4.5 while the lens allows only f/4 max?

No worries. I assumed it was a brain fart :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2020 at 22:57 UTC
On article Leica SL2-S initial review (454 comments in total)
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Fatih Ayoglu: On the penguin shot, how did you achieve f/4.5 while the lens allows only f/4 max?

I can achieve F16 on my F1.4 lenses :)

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2020 at 15:52 UTC
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maxxxx: I like to shoot transits of the ISS in front of the sun or moon. My 100-400 lens doesn’t have enough reach so this 1000mm would be very interesting. But then I wonder how it would compare to a proper telescope. Does anybody know what gives you more bang for the buck? Telescope or such a lens?

On eBay these lenses go for around $500 so the competition would be a telescope in the same price range.

That would be too expensive for such a toy lens.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2020 at 14:46 UTC

I like to shoot transits of the ISS in front of the sun or moon. My 100-400 lens doesn’t have enough reach so this 1000mm would be very interesting. But then I wonder how it would compare to a proper telescope. Does anybody know what gives you more bang for the buck? Telescope or such a lens?

On eBay these lenses go for around $500 so the competition would be a telescope in the same price range.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2020 at 16:44 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
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Noordijk: Nathan Myhrvold is one of the founding fathers of patent trolls. He has made his money being hyper litigious, essentially foregoing innovation to exploit the weaknesses of US intellectual property law to run a protection racket. His business model actively stifles new technology, including image processing, and I wonder if DPReview has any financial entanglements with him, because this article seems pretty indulgent, and not relavemt at all to consumer photography.

He is the classic example of people doing incredibly bad things but also good things. Totally agree that his patent trolling is evil but he is also does very interesting things like these photos or his cookbook. He definitely has the money to get the best equipment ....

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2020 at 05:34 UTC
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oscarvdvelde: I have the X-T3. A fine camera. But literally every year since 2014's X-T1 there has been one major new firmware or a new camera model claiming a whole improved AF experience. Think about how often one could really make a noticeable upgrade in autofocus reliability and speed before you hit 100%. We need a CIPA test for autofocus performance here, across camera brands.

I like the idea of a standardized test. Not sure how feasible that is though with so many variables in the equation like lenses and other factors.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2020 at 03:20 UTC

That seems a very bad long term proposition unless they want to stay in an ever shrinking market segment. Any advantage an OVF may have now will slowly be eliminated and surpassed by advances in display technology. There is no way around it.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2020 at 03:16 UTC as 111th comment | 9 replies
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zakaria: Pentax needs only doubled effort to enhance their AF system.
Their cameras have many unique features and their bodies are well built and designed. All these features with their Ltd lenses make the brand very attractive for people who love photography.

When I had Pentax there was no up-to-date 70-200, longer zooms were all pretty old Sigmas, there was no good 2.8 wide angle zoom. I believe this has changed a little since then. Some of the newer lenses had problems with SDM failing.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2020 at 03:12 UTC
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zakaria: Pentax needs only doubled effort to enhance their AF system.
Their cameras have many unique features and their bodies are well built and designed. All these features with their Ltd lenses make the brand very attractive for people who love photography.

Agreed. I loved my K-3 but the AF was bad as soon as something moved just a little. If they could get a halfways decent AF system their cameras may be attractive. The lack of lenses was also a problem.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2020 at 00:58 UTC
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G Pik: Another example the wrong use for video. You don't need a video to review still images! This should a written illustrated article not an ego trip!

I tend to agree. Videos are fashionable now but I think you could convert information much more efficiently with an article. Personally I am getting tired of watching a 15 minute video to learn something I could read in 2 minutes.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2020 at 23:12 UTC
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nflanders2: If you write "smaller than a sheet of paper", do you mean Letter or DIN A4? Or any other paper size?

Definitely smaller than A3 :)

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2019 at 15:25 UTC
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norcaldakar: More crap being put out and asking way to much money for it. Don’t see any reason to upgrade my 5. Just another way to throw away more money on a so called upgrade. Still can’t get GoPro to sell me a replacement door cover.

No thanks

The stabilization of 7 is pretty nice. But everything else hasn’t changed much.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2019 at 09:01 UTC
On article Best cameras around $2000 in 2021 (238 comments in total)

This is a little weird. No fuji X-T3?

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2019 at 02:53 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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