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On article Sigma unveils 105mm F1.4 Art 'bokeh master' (326 comments in total)
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kewlguy: Sigma is getting out of control in term of size...

Yup, they are out of control
Probably what happens is the designers come up with the best performing lens they can, management weighs it and then demands they make it even heavier, ...just because....

No doubt Sigma's corporate goal is to make their lenses heavier than other brands. It's a big selling point.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 01:24 UTC

Will this affect future camera sales?
in the year2020....
"Should I get a new Nikon D900? Yes, no, maybe.
Wait, if I do, my LR 6 won't support it and I'll have to go Cloud.
I'll stick with the D850."

How many will come to this conclusion? I don't know.
But some will.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 18:39 UTC as 79th comment | 7 replies
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Akpinxit: The Blue series is coming next

Good idea, Roland
and then Cyan, Magenta, compliment it. :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 22:40 UTC

Gorgeous, high performance, limited edition $10K lens.

Ten years from now it will still be gorgeous and high performing...the only difference is it will be selling for $15K...used.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 20:58 UTC as 32nd comment
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1086 comments in total)

The D850 is plenty good enough for DPR members shots of:

their cruise ships
their cats,
sunsets they've seen
back yard flora and fauna
cameras they used to own,
more cats
street photographs of people's backs
their dog
their wife in the house
their wife in front of a monument
their wife at lunch
their buddy at lunch
their lunch

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 00:35 UTC as 114th comment | 4 replies
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1086 comments in total)
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Island Golfer: But, I already have the only camera I'll ever need. Isn't that what I was told when I bought the D810?

Actually, I told myself the D800E was the last dSLR I'd ever need.
Believed it then.
Believe it now.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 23:57 UTC
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snapa: They only made 10 because that is probably (hopefully) the most people foolish or rich enough to think about buying that kind of camera. It comes with a fixed 28mm *F5.6 lens*, how crazy is that! I wonder how the 4K video and IBIS works on it, just kidding 😉
What a worthless POS overpriced camera, OMG! Made for people with more $ than sense.

Shigzeo, I agree with all you've written except, unfortunately, this:

"resentment, pure and simple, and is below these forums."

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 13:42 UTC
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Boss of Sony: I got a used Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f1.7 for $90.

Agreed, Boss.
I still have GX1, that 20mm and the 14-42.
They live in my car except during July/August heat

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 12:41 UTC
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Boss of Sony: I got a used Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f1.7 for $90.

Noir, I just gave my GF1 away after KEH offered me $20 for it.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 13:20 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (335 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Best ever memorable landscape photographs are all monochrome. Also all other best ever memorable photographs, all monochrome. Considering that, colour photography is just a childish obsession.

for a poetic perspective...
Roses are grey
Violets are grey
I'm a dog
You're not

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 21:24 UTC
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entoman: Fantastic shots, but I feel that several of them have been "done before" and are becoming a little bit of a cliche. The image that really stood out for me was "Out of the Blue" by Nick Blake. A great composition and stunning lighting.

ent, I get your point but do remember,
Just because you haven't seen it before doesn't mean it hadn't been done.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 13:49 UTC
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jennajenna: where can we see what cameras were used?

Nor do trees, rocks, waves, brides and your Aunt Sally.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 13:37 UTC
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Spectro: nice, basically what you really need is a powerful strobe that can do high sync and maybe a big space.

When the flash is the main light, shutter speed is irrelevant vis a vis exposure (unless deliberately dragging the shutter for blur)
Exposure time = flash duration.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 03:25 UTC
On article Instax goes luxury with Michael Kors collaboration (38 comments in total)

To All You Nay Sayers:

Apparently you have failed to notice:

This is a "limited edition"

It is a " Kors-branded camera"

It is finished in "metallic gold."

It has Michael Kors' signature on the back

It has the brand logo on the front.

Good God, what more do you want in a camera?!

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 00:48 UTC as 7th comment
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bluevellet: They have a 12-24 F4 lens too? Wow.

I would have been interested in their 85 f1.4 some years ago, but I bought the Nikkor 85 f1.8 long ago. It's fine for me. You took too long to deliver your new 85mm, Sigma

Damn you, Sigma!
You have botched a possible sale to "bluevellet" thanks to your own lethargy!

Heads will roll!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:27 UTC
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chkproductions: I was taught the Zone System by an assistant to Adams, Stephan Gersh (who told me my rocks in a B&W print looked like rubber and quickly shredded my print in the paper cutter)

From my experience, visualization (or pre-visualization) was not so much the composition (nothing would save an ill compose image) but rather what it would take through choice of film, its exposure based on the scene's reflectance values and what it was you wanted to retain as detailed in the highlights and lowlights, development in what developer for what time (N=normal, thus n-1 for less contrast, n+2 for more contrast, etc); through to paper choice and paper developer.

It was a disciplined process, testing various films with a densitometer to find their limits.

Adams was amazing in developing this system so that when he set up his camera he knew beforehand (visualization) what he needed to do to portray the feeling that scene gave him at that time.

"I was taught the Zone System by an assistant to Adams, Stephan Gersh "

Hey, I too, had him when I was getting my M.A. in Photography at Goddard.

I've never encountered anyone before or since who could conduct a critique session as insightful and articulate as Stephan Gersh.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 12:32 UTC
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mailman88: I know one thing....getting that close to a rocket launch, took bigtime connections. Most likely illegal access, for a photo-op.
But the pics look great

Please Mr. Postman, look and see
"I know one thing..."
and yet, as it happens, the one thing you know is wrong.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 00:33 UTC
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RedFox88: meh. and how is lava "wildlife" ? It isn't.

Sullen teenagers roll their eyes and mutter "whatever"
Several years later, still sullen, they say
Not sure about the eye rolling.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 12:48 UTC
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Triplet Perar: Wake me up when some company delivers a set of lenses all at f/4: 24/4, 35/4, 50/4, 75/4, 105/4, all bijou and petite, optically brilliant, distortion free, excellent 3D rendering, and razor sharp. That will be the day when digital photography may celebrate real accomplishment and we clap that someone started using brains and delivered fully on digital promise.

I finally get a handle on "bokeh" and now need to seek lenses with good "bijou?"

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 21:46 UTC
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Yake: If I had money to burn, this is how I would burn it. :-)

Here's a plan:
In the unlikely event you get "enough money to burn", don't buy one.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 21:59 UTC
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