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On article DPReview TV: Olympus M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4 Pro review (128 comments in total)
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falconeyes: Why is one ordinary lens worth 4 news articles on DPR? That's insane.

lol It's *making* you waste your time? lol

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2021 at 10:30 UTC
On article Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 Pro sample gallery updated (46 comments in total)
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HRC2016: Why is this lens getting so much attention lately?
It's a great lens. Pair it with the new Olympus 100-400 and you don't need any other lenses.

"Pair it with the new Olympus 100-400 and you don't need any other lenses."
I need my 7-14mm.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2020 at 10:32 UTC
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GaryJP: "The Pixel 4 can't beat a compact camera, but that doesn't matter."

To many of us, it does.

To most, it does not.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2019 at 01:39 UTC
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Duncan M: " Fujifilm Camera Remote app—because who doesn’t want an instant print from a $4,499 51.4-megapixel camera body?"

This sentence is completely irrelevant and the editors remark of thinking to being funny. A personal opinion that is added to an official press release without even making the remark that this is the editors view - This is EXACTLY why journalism is getting a bad name these days. - Gannon Burgett go shame yourself!

@Duncan M
Bias can be gross or subtle but is unavoidable.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2019 at 08:00 UTC

Headline "The world's largest optical lens".
Body "what may be the world's largest high-performance optical lens".
Either it's the largest or it is not.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2019 at 22:44 UTC as 163rd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon PowerShot G5 X II sample gallery (206 comments in total)
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Evergreen108: Pretty poor value. Not saying it's a bad camera and I guess if you HAVE to have a camera that you can put in your pocket, it would be A way to go.
I think you'd be better off getting a Panasonic G7, with the very good kit lens, plus the great Panasonic 25mm 1.7, put them in a small camera bag, strap it over your should, weight about 1.5 lbs. and you are good to go. Cost you about $685. Plus you get top notch video!

I think this camera is great value because it IS pocketable.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2019 at 10:42 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 review (1971 comments in total)
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teredwar: Meh,

Nikon will leapfrog that EVF resolution with their next generation for sure so Panasonic is really already playing catch-up.

Let me get this straight. Panasonic is having to catch-up to something that hasn't happened yet?

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2019 at 21:29 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II Review (1128 comments in total)
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Cango: Panasonic took the same road with the ZS200. No tilt screen and the lens ended up being slower. Picked up an open box RX100 V and wow this camera is in beast mode.
I think my ZS100 will be looking for a new home.

I don't quite follow your statement "Panasonic took the same road with the ZS200. No tilt screen and the lens ended up being slower."

The lens on the LX100ii is the same speed as the original LX100. So it's not the same road.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 13:00 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (616 comments in total)
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DenImage: I used to own the ZS100, and it was just too soft and too slow.
Images looked noisy, flat, and soft.
The ZS200 is just gonna worse, because they've made it longer and slower.
What Panasonic should have done, is waited and negotiated with Sony to get access to their 1" sensor with PDAF, and designed a faster lens with a shorter more useful travel focal length like 24-120mm f1.8-f2.8, then they would have my money.
These companies clearly need to perform a needs analysis of their prospective customer base before designing their products. That's what's missing here.

Are you suggesting that Panasonic hasn't carried out market research? Keep in mind the market is greater than just those who post here.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 11:19 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (616 comments in total)
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tedolf: needs a 360mm equivalent telephoto lens, especially typical point-n-shoot photographers. Frequently, they are taking photo's of very distant landscape objects because they are either too lazy to get closer for a clear shot, or are stuck in the motor coach. The atmospheric conditions almost always preclude a good photo in those situations.


Right. Because one can always walk up the side of a building to get closer to an architectural detail or get within 1 meter of a crocodile to take a picture of its face. I guess using longer focal lengths to increase subject isolation is out of the question as well.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 08:40 UTC

What is "professional grade"?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 08:28 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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panther fan: Image quality will be a problem with that lens/sensor combination.
Many inexperienct photographers will buy this camera and get dissapointing results, because their smartphones get better pictures.
Fox example the Pixel has an F2.0 28mm prime on an 1/2.3 inch Sensor. An that with just 9mm depth and a much less space consuming camera.
With the additional space you have in the TG-5 you should be able to make a set of 3 primes 28mm F1.4 / 50mm F1.7 / 85mm F2.0 on a 1/2.3 inch Sensor and get far better results. And yes 3 cameras will be smaller than 1 internal zoom.
Maybe you can even get a larger sensor behind these primes.

"because their smartphones get better pictures."
At 15 meters below sea level?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 10:15 UTC
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Andrew Butterfield: What I'd be really interested in is an update to the TZ100 with this combo of EVF and tilt screen. The lack of the latter is the only thing that's stopped me buying one. We know they can do it!

There have been complaints by some that the TZ/ZS100 is too large as it is. Bigger evf and tilt screen would just make it bigger.
Because compromise.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 12:01 UTC
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Niklas Ramstedt: I'm really interested in this lens. But the fact that it's a prime, limits it's use quite a lot.


Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 08:50 UTC
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (237 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Lens 6 of the 8, 70-200mm lenses tested: Has one manufacturer FINALLY realized that the long end of a telephoto zoom is the most important?! Or is it just an aberration?


Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 05:04 UTC
On article Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 sample gallery (368 comments in total)
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NemanRa: Leica SL + Leica Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 ASPH = >$12,000

If We exclude:
-all that hype
-brand name
-marketing nonsense, human epithets (beauty, soul, inspiration and so on)
And If we rationally look at this camera system (whether we are professionals or enthusiast) it is a highway robbery!

I've just seen a sample gallery and I couldn't figure out that "magic" look.
Old Canon 50L would give me much more "magic". Paired with the 5Ds for example. For the rest of the money, I would by the new Fuji Medium format and I'd still have a money for a lens or two...

Rationality has little to do with it. There is emotional content in making such a purchase. Whether you subscribe to the romanticism/status of such a purchase is another matter.

Also, it is not "highway robbery". No one, to the best of my knowledge, is stealing $12,000 from you. People who want this lens/system have to pay for it. It involves a voluntary payment.

You neither have to like it nor buy it.

Because internet.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 04:58 UTC
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Jack Hogan: Seems a bit Canon heavy for an unbiased list...

It wasn't supposed to be unbiased; it was their opinions.
It even says in the title "....Favorite Products..."

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 22:01 UTC
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MarioV: Wreckless enough to risk his own safety, but to drag his fiancee along...

Nowhere in the information presented to us does it say/implied the fiancee was taken there against her wishes nor does it say how far into the zone they went. It is unknown how much radiation they were exposed to.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 12:20 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (501 comments in total)
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PanoMax: There's one more wild card in the deck...the yet to be released Sigma Quattro H. I my opinion, it will probably blow the Sony out of the water once it's results start coming in.

Are you sure you're in the right forum?
The Sigma Quattro H is an ilc with a APS-H sensor. It would be strange if it didn't blow the RX10m3 out of the water. Also, no one Sigma lens matches the versatility of the Sony lens.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 03:22 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (289 comments in total)
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deep7: While that "Equivalent Aperture" graph isn't wrong per se, it is quite misleading. If the y axis started at f1 (the functional zero point of aperture calculations), the lines would appear much closer together, reflecting how the real world aperture differences have been exaggerated. Further, using a logarithmic scale on the x axis is very misleading and plays down the significant differences in focal lengths.

I'm not accusing anyone of anything but the graph, as presented, looks as if someone had an agenda...

"I'm not accusing anyone of anything" contradicts "looks as if someone had an agenda".

"using a logarithmic scale on the x axis is very misleading."
How do you know a logarithmic scale is used? Because it says right there on the axis what the values are. It would only be deceiving if there were no values.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 11:35 UTC
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