robjons

Lives in Russian Federation Moscow, Russian Federation
Joined on Jul 26, 2010

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thank you DPR for including price on main page headline. Please do this every time.

interesting lens, but $$, F/1.8 or 2 for less might have been good.
Anyway... and, once again, where's our UWA DX prime ?????? (10mm 2.8 please)

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 06:59 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

Great way to promote this product. The pictures are inspiring.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 14:36 UTC as 14th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-1200 (215 comments in total)
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Average User: At long last the DXOMark ratings for the Sony A6300 sensor are out. Rating include interesting data on color depth, dynamic range, low light performance, and more. On various items 6300 is a little better; on others, Nikon D7200/5500. (I have the D5500). In summary DXO opines about the 6300: "Nikon’s sensors in the D7200 and the more cost-conscious D5500 perform similarly." DPR rated the 6300, Gold with an 85, and Nikon D7200 Silver with an 84 and D5500, Silver with 79. But in this article DPR's staff members, DSLR shooters, prefer the D7200. IMHO seriously wrong. A6300 has equal iq, but superior shooting options including quick accurate focus with auto lens fine tuning (almost equal the new D500); faster shooting; much faster live view with auto switching; tilt screen; superb build quality, and hugely better video. Just totally remarkable. So I chose the smaller unobtrusive A6300 which I carry everywhere, over both the D7200 AND D500, which I would not. So should DPR.

yes, for a compact alternative, the a6300 seems like the best choice. However, I doubt many cameras including the 6300 can match the D7200 for focus tracking. Nikons usually excel at this.
Personally, I don't care much about video. I can shoot stills at what (to me, anyway) approaches professional levels. I have no hope of this in video. I only use it to record family events, etc.
But of course, everyone's got an opinion.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 05:53 UTC
On article DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras (370 comments in total)

Nice review, but how do you do any kind of review and not mention MSRP - anywhere? Not in the text, not in the table - nowhere.

Sure, Amazon; but this price listing is a conflict of interest.

And your table, listed by date tested? not best score or even alphabetically... illogical.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 05:36 UTC as 7th comment

wish there was a 1.8 version for APS-C (at a more reasonable price)

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 23:53 UTC as 57th comment | 3 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (285 comments in total)
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robjons: If the D600 had been $1500 in the first place, I probably would have jumped and thus been hooked into FF. But it was over $2K, and now I'm happy I stayed with DX.

yeah they do. But honestly, your tone seemed a bit strong and prompted it, in this case.
(re FF. I do love shallow DoF, and miss that.)

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 08:09 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (285 comments in total)
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robjons: If the D600 had been $1500 in the first place, I probably would have jumped and thus been hooked into FF. But it was over $2K, and now I'm happy I stayed with DX.

yes, ssteel is correct. It's not that I didn't have the money. But I rarely print larger than 16x20, and guess what, APS-C is perfectly adequate for that. As long as I get the focus right, the prints are very sharp.
Before the D600 came out, I was ready to upgrade and got excited by the prospects of FF. But I set a limit of $1700 to buy. (The original Nikon Rumors rumor suggested $1595).
But in retrospect, I'm not a pro and really don't need FF. DX is fine.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 08:00 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (285 comments in total)

If the D600 had been $1500 in the first place, I probably would have jumped and thus been hooked into FF. But it was over $2K, and now I'm happy I stayed with DX.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 08:05 UTC as 34th comment | 8 replies
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Ran Plett: Ugh what a boring FL.

not as boring as 35mm

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 10:05 UTC
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Biowizard: After 40 years as a user of SLRs and then DSLRs, I am happy to have made the transition to mirrorless. My Olympus OM-D E-M1 is utterly superb, and one day I hope I might have a choice of decent larger-sensor cameras using similar technology.

Brian

Since mirrorless doesn't have this potential for misaligned focus, I assume he is talking about the mirrorless experience in general, not this feature. So... a7.
If he's hoping for auto AF fine tune in a DSLR, then here it is. Maybe I don't get what he wants that's not available.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 06:00 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Always prefer a dark background. Too much white is a bit harsh on the eye, for me. I've always liked the look of DPR and will stay with the black. Thanks

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 22:54 UTC as 242nd comment
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Biowizard: After 40 years as a user of SLRs and then DSLRs, I am happy to have made the transition to mirrorless. My Olympus OM-D E-M1 is utterly superb, and one day I hope I might have a choice of decent larger-sensor cameras using similar technology.

Brian

Sony A7

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 14:56 UTC

It never ceases to amaze me how technically complex photography can be. This is a very helpful feature, and I hope it trickles down to lesser Nikons and eventually includes more than one point for zooms. At the same time, It’s discouraging that the potential for this kind of misalignment still exists at all.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 14:18 UTC as 50th comment
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (364 comments in total)

so, I guess, no viewfinder. DPR, can you just say that clearly upfront somewhere or list it in the specs so I can stop reading?

And list price on the page one...

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 04:52 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (884 comments in total)

price on the front page lead please...

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 15:33 UTC as 16th comment
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kristian1: Sigma jast showed us why using FF is in practice superior to croped sensor.
On croped senzor you are getting lens that behaves like ~75-150 f2.8 on FF and you get same weight lens that goes all the way to 200mm f2.8 (70-200 f2.8 plus stabilization).

"One of the implied expectations there is that the lenses for smaller sensor would be smaller/lighter. That's not neccessarily true though. Good glass for APSC is as big and heavy as the FF lenses."

Satyaa, I don't necessarily agree. APS-C lenses could be smaller/lighter than FF equivalent, but few are making the effort. For example Samsung's 50-150 2.8 is much smaller than the FF equivalent 70-200 2.8. Okay, you do lose a stop, but I'd happy with that smaller lighter choice for APS-C if it was available in other mounts. (Sigma's is too big.)

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 05:37 UTC
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ms18: Amazing.... And sigma please make some primes also. f/0.95 may be? Even f/1.2 is ok but make sure they sharp wide open as Fuji lenses.

22mm

53mm

10mm

400mm f/5.6 which is far light weight than existing full frame EF 400mm f/5.6. Or increase the aperture to f/4 and keep same weight.

well yes, an APS-C 10mm 2.8 prime from ANYBODY, please.
(yes, yes, Samyang, but no AF, no filter thread, and permanent hood making it bigger than necessary.)

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 05:25 UTC

What is this, about $1000 cheaper than the D810? Interesting. Though I don't know the cost or range of the lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 21:44 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Week in Review: 2016 CES edition (25 comments in total)
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BeefCoffee: Aps-c sensor with fixed lens in the Samsung fridge, for those theiving roommate gotchas!

yeah, roommates sharing a flat, that's the demographic for an expensive new high-tech fridge.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 08:57 UTC
On article Week in Review: 2016 CES edition (25 comments in total)
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daddyo: It seems a bit odd that there is no mention of the Pany 100-400mm zoom. For m4/3's users that's probably on par with the Olympus debut. This is a photography site -- am I missing something?

yeah, I thought they'd mention the Panasonic lens in this "caption article" too.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 08:55 UTC
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