BrightTiger

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A cold, chilling, dark day for the arts and documentary-type media. Boo Twitter.
Boycott Twitter. Stop slaving to arts and human-rights abusers like China, Russia, and Nrth Korea for the sake of money.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2021 at 22:01 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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Foskito: Looks so generic. Could be from any brand and no one could tell the difference. Zeiss, Voigtlander, G-lenses, Canon L-RF, Fuji and Leica look unique. All others don't even bother including Nikon Z tubes.

If you want looks, look at fashion.
Looks doesn;t translate to photos and video results.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2021 at 21:57 UTC
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Lan: So, it's significantly more expensive than the Sony 50mm f1.8, yet comes from a budget brand. This had better be optically excellent, otherwise I can't see why anyone would buy one?! FWIW the Sony is excellent edge to edge when stopped down.

As Tamron and Sigma has shown, they can compete in IQ and functionality with first party lenses. Samyang has grown in skill and looks to join T&S to compete with Sony. Good times.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2021 at 21:56 UTC
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amobi: With all the overheating issues, you will think that will affect sales.

Not with climate crisis deniers...

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2021 at 18:59 UTC
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PankajDubey: Looks like Affinity's web revenge on Adobe.

nice effort but not even

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2021 at 05:41 UTC
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f1point4andbethere: I gotta say, as much as I'm rooting for Adobe to bring competitive ai functions to their products (since I'm a paying user), so far their "Sensei" has been a series of swings & misses. Looking at some of the ai results coming from Luminar, DxO, Topaz, every Sensei function feels like pre-pre-beta with laughable results.
C'mon Adobe, you're taking my money, so use it to improve, or else it may stop coming sooner than you'd like.

Meanwhile, Lumincar is a buggy, scammy mess. DxO what? Only Topaz out of these three are doing anything worthwhile but they are not a fully fleshed out photo editor and manager. And even then they are compelled to be LR integratable (thankfully since I use LR and Topaz). Everyone thinks they can do better but Adobe just has the infrastructure that others can't match beyond a here and there instance.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2021 at 02:26 UTC
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dmanthree: I guess they've been spending time on this instead of creating lens profiles for a few Canon RF lenses.

Rightly so. Get with it Canon.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2021 at 02:21 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: And still non-rental. That's good.

Just about all pro-level apps are license-based. Get real.
Subscriptions are quite popular and work far better.
"Ownership" of anything is a fascade.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2021 at 02:18 UTC
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2021 (1819 comments in total)
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amit_sharma: My question to the dpreview staff. Should we as photographers honestly care about the kind of motors used inside a lens or should we just care about if it does the job fantastically well for us or not?

I really have never bothered to look under the hood of my car to see if the engine is using what kind of piston. I just drive it and if it does great for me, i am happy

A lens is evaluated on the following lines:
1) The contrast and colors of the lens. Colors are hugely important for me. I see the difference when i use a Nikon lens vs a Sigma lens. Sigma doesnt match up. Sony is terrible with its colors.. it cant see green but yellow green when shot side by side with Nikon or Canon systems. Please do a test and evaluate that
2) the focussing speed. If it focusses fast, i am happy. I dont care about what motor
3) The sharpness - centre and corner to corner
4) Bokeh
5) Weight and size. I love the 14-24 mm Z
6) Anything else that others hold value to in a lens

Focus breathing is for the video folk. Meh, (lol)

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2021 at 15:45 UTC
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2021 (1819 comments in total)
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amit_sharma: My question to the dpreview staff. Should we as photographers honestly care about the kind of motors used inside a lens or should we just care about if it does the job fantastically well for us or not?

I really have never bothered to look under the hood of my car to see if the engine is using what kind of piston. I just drive it and if it does great for me, i am happy

A lens is evaluated on the following lines:
1) The contrast and colors of the lens. Colors are hugely important for me. I see the difference when i use a Nikon lens vs a Sigma lens. Sigma doesnt match up. Sony is terrible with its colors.. it cant see green but yellow green when shot side by side with Nikon or Canon systems. Please do a test and evaluate that
2) the focussing speed. If it focusses fast, i am happy. I dont care about what motor
3) The sharpness - centre and corner to corner
4) Bokeh
5) Weight and size. I love the 14-24 mm Z
6) Anything else that others hold value to in a lens

Obviously words from professionals won't convince you. Drop down to your local shop and try a few lenses on different systems. Stepper motors are not where it's at in 2021. No, it's not completely necessary for *some* users but it's a distinct weakness for a camera system. And it doesn't help the value proposition.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2021 at 15:42 UTC
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2021 (1819 comments in total)
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Dave Oddie: "Nikon and Canon's decisions to keep their mounts closed to competitors means they can control the consistency of experience for their users (with less risk of a third-party lens offering sub-standard AF speed or smoothness, for instance),..."

That Canon 35mm F1.8 suggests they don't always do that anyway. If they have done it once....

Many of the 3rd party lenses match or best their 1st party in specific or overall quality, aside from relative value. Those assesments comes from trusted reviewers like Dustin Abbott. The choice generally comes down to features trading offs. Good times, at least for Sony and m43 owners.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2021 at 15:38 UTC
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brownie314: It is clear that Nikon dragging their feet on mirrorless has cost them. Canon - not so much - but they had a much stronger user base to start with. Sony is the big winner here.

The abuse and misunderstanding of statistics continues unabated.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2021 at 17:19 UTC
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Dan_168: Interesting info, but that won't change my purchasing decision in anyway, I am not too concern about who is on the top or the bottom of the list, i just pick the camera that I like, whether that's the best camera or the worst camera people rated it, it's my money and my camera, so only my own opinion and rating matters. and at this point, as a multiple system user, it's the Canon and Nikon gets my $$$$.

Um ok, not sure why it would - or why anyone would conflate sales numbers with purchasing decisions.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2021 at 17:17 UTC

Can this be used as a dental dam? Asking for a friend.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2021 at 16:14 UTC as 12th comment
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(unknown member): I've got some old socks without mates for sale. $25 each

Does it say Pelican, KRVD os other such branding on the side?
Speaking of which, Adidas and Nike are missing out on a great side-market opportunity.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2021 at 16:12 UTC
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faunagraphy: When I lost the cap for my fisheye lens, I bought a generic silicone lens protector like this one for $5. What exactly are they charging $25 for?

Lazy or ignorance tax.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2021 at 16:12 UTC
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NDT0001: ,

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Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2021 at 16:10 UTC
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BrightTiger: Join us next week on the Red Green show when Red retrofits a car oil filter shell into a lens cover to offer even more protection.

BTW, dibs on reactive armor caps for lens. The explosive RA ones are a hoot.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2021 at 20:46 UTC

Join us next week on the Red Green show when Red retrofits a car oil filter shell into a lens cover to offer even more protection.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2021 at 20:42 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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sunnycal: Hope they continue to include the camera.

They are going to use the Aldi model - you will have to buy your own box and -package it yourself.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2021 at 05:05 UTC
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