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On article Sony developing a 400mm F2.8 G Master lens (134 comments in total)

I know why this needed to be f/2.8, but I was really hoping for a more portable f/4 version . . . perhaps in a few more years.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 15:13 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

I'll wait until they hit the used market.
In the mean time I'll smear some silicone grease on the front of a 85/2.4 Loxia and make due with that . . .

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 20:44 UTC as 78th comment | 4 replies

All great as long as it's reliable for us poor photographers who will have 100MP+ FX sensors by then capable of 8K video and 60 FPS shutters with full 14bit RAW files.
As fast as they can develop bigger HDs we photographers/videographers can fill them up!

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 16:02 UTC as 7th comment

To me, the video was all about how cool you'll look with it, not how well it will work in any way whatsoever.

If I want to look cool, then I'll just throw the $35 Mercury II CX 35 (that I bought today in fact) around my torso and forgo even loading it with film. The whir of the shutter and spinning knobs are more than enough to make me cool, even at 52 years of age.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 23:29 UTC as 119th comment
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (308 comments in total)

Unfortunately there is a large number of D850 buyers who would happily go along with Nikon's list of recommended lenses and not think twice about it.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 04:34 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply

It's not like this hasn't been going on since trash heaps were first appearing.
As a kid in the '70's we'd go to the trash/dump of the Provincial Park and watch families of bears come out every night to dig through the trash. Not really what you want bears to be doing, but it's been happening for a long time . . .

The real tragedy is that there is a landfill there at all.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 16:14 UTC as 147th comment | 1 reply

Hmmm . . . according to Nikon he's not a professional because he's using a Sony camera . . .

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 14:18 UTC as 10th comment
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davev8: will the f2 be optically better than my old Fujinon 55mmF1.8 on M42mount ? the fuji is optically better than my EF 50mm F1.4 at comparable F Stops with better Bokeh...i pay £9 for my fuji ...with a free SLR

TillmanB -
I would challenge the notion that spectacular (performing) vintage lenses can be had quite cheap. Yes there are many decent vintange lenses in this focal range, but many are not very good or they cost a ton of $$. The 40/2, if they kept the same optical formula, is a very very good lens and I'm not sure of an AF 40mm/2 lens for full frame that is this compact or likely this good optically.

The 40/1.2, if it's very very good wide open, will have little competition in size, weight, cost in E mount.

And having electronic connection to the camera give you:
- Lens profiles
- Automatic IBIS focal length recognition
- Focus magnification with a turn of the focusing ring

Those last 3 are not to be under-appreciated.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2017 at 19:45 UTC

For ~$1K the 40/1.2 better be really really good. 40mm is my sweet spot on FX.
Can't wait for the reviews to start popping out.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 21:51 UTC as 11th comment
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Geekapoo: Yawn..no metrics for the claims of improved images quality and overall stability. =Sony hype until proven otherwise by rigorous methods. Catch Sony, catch the buzz..

Uh, that's pretty standard boilerplate language that all companies use with their FW announcements. Always vague and usually you can't tell that the camera has any better IQ or stability.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 05:38 UTC

Exactly what can't the D850 do:
- Use some really excellent M mount glass
- See the DOF accurately before you take the shot due to OVF optics
- Use on sensor PDAF w/o the mirror up
- View live data superimposed in the viewfinder image
- Be absolutely silent in regular use mode (not mirror up mode)
- Be compact and light weight . . .

I'll likely buy a D850 for what it can do, but I'll still have my A7RII (and its successor) for the things the D850 can't do. It's not an uber camera, just the next progression in the excellent D8XX line from Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 13:51 UTC as 234th comment | 8 replies
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John McMillin: I have a very hard time imagining a way that this or any small consumer quad could wreck a train, except for distracting the engineer. And this video shows no evidence of effort to do that, just a brief moment where it paces the locomotive from a safe distance. Once it's back at the middle of the train, the engineer has no way of seeing that. Methinks the real danger in this video is to the drone itself.

If you look at it as a precedent for some other level of drone annoyance/invasion, I can see why you'd be upset. But as far as this goes, I'm just going to applaud his flying skills.

Looks all fine until something bad happens then the classic "I didn't know that was going to happen" statement comes out. This is just asking for trouble, so don't do it. Your "very hard time imagining a way that this or any small consumer quad could wreck a train" statement shows your lack of real world knowledge about such things. Good grief.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 21:24 UTC

Yet by posting this you are in fact condoning it. Real smooth DPR, real smooth.
Sometimes you DPR folks act kind of immature, like right now.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 21:21 UTC as 82nd comment

Not so much your feet, but your hand that holds the camera!

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 15:31 UTC as 41st comment

Excellent article . . . thanks for posting this DPR.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 05:08 UTC as 22nd comment
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Richard Kwon: I hope she okayed the last picture... Most models do not like to see every single detail in their face... I hope she gave the ok to post it...

Hmm, I think seeing the details in her face makes her real instead of a surreal photoshopped plastic faced doll as most models want to look/are made to look these days. Nothing sexier than seeing the tiny real details in a beautiful woman's face.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 05:07 UTC

Ah, another misleading headline from DPR . . .
You are (or should be) paying a different price for the other stuff:
- Quality of the machining and material
- Multiple coatings, scratch resistance, cleaning/water beading, etc.
- Total light loss to get that polarizing effect
- etc.
So it's just not that simple, though Roger focused on the how "well" it polarized, which is a pretty easy thing to do well.

Some cheap CPLs I've found to degrade the image quality due to coatings, glass non-flatness, polarizing film used, or whatever.

Always entertaining nonetheless when Roger writes about something!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 17:42 UTC as 51st comment
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ojos azules: Top 10 signs Nikon is hurt by Sony.

1: nikon plans for FF Mirrorless.

2: People like me bought Sony mirrorless gear instead of Nikon DSLR gear.
I bought an A7RII, Sony 85/1.8, and Sony 35/2.8 instead of any Nikon gear in the last 3 years. I.e., Nikon got none of my $$ since I bought a D800 a long time ago and my excellent condition AFS Nikon lenses will soon be sold to someone who could have bought them new from Nikon instead, thus also missing out on $$ they could have gotten.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 06:15 UTC

And the sensor in Nikon's first FX mirroless will be the same as used in the D850 since it already has:
- On sensor PDAF
- Electronic Shutter
- ~46 MP

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 06:03 UTC as 105th comment | 3 replies

It took you that long Nikon to state the obvious?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 17:30 UTC as 177th comment
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