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On article Sony a7 III studio scene published (400 comments in total)
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janist74: Wow! Till now the D750 was the king, but above 6400 the A7iii gives it 1 stop. The mkIII really seems to be an all-in swiss army knife. (The A9 seems to have similar performance at >6400.)

Compare it to the Nikon D850 ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2018 at 13:28 UTC

Very cool!

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 21:10 UTC as 17th comment
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santamonica812: $800 for a phone? FOR A PHONE?!? (Of course, I recognize that several phones cost that amount, with a well-publicized $1,000 recent phone 25 percent above my "outrage line.") :-)

But still . . . stories like this make me feel very very VERY old. :-(

To be fair, today’s “phones” are really pocket computers, capable of a lot more than just making phone calls. In fact, I use my “phone” a LOT more on the Internet and taking photos / videos then I do making phone calls!

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 21:49 UTC

Also, per info on other sites, it appears only to be available to folks on the East and West Coast of the US - those of us in "flyover country" are left out in the cold, as well. Can't imagine why ??

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 18:38 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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HowaboutRAW: If weak batteries really do damage the CPU, which seems unlikely, then Apple, Samsung, etc, should start making it easy to change batteries--akin to changing a battery on a DSLR would be good.

Also, if this CPU damage claim is correct wouldn't that also mean that laptops with dying batteries still being used as a power source are being damaged? More reason that Apple should not be gluing batteries into MacBook Pros.

No one said ANYTHING about “damage” to the CPU, only unexpected shutdowns due to old / degraded batteries under load.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 18:31 UTC
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photogeek: Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Would you rather your 3 year old phone not last through the day? Batteries do wear out, and even in a degraded state an iPhone 6s is still faster for most things than any Android phone made today. Smh.

Note also this is dependent on the state of the batteries, *not* the age or model of the phones - so people who are buying new 6, 6s, LE, 7, etc., are NOT impacted.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 18:30 UTC

Well - it works. i.e., you can change each of the raw parameters that are changeable in camera (e.g., exposure, white balance, highlights / shadows, noise reduction, sharpening, color treatment, etc.), which Is very nice.

I'm surprised, however, that there is no crop / rotate option (even in camera allows this), no other processing options (e.g., output sharpening or any other tweaks), and appears the only format supported for output is JPEG (no TIFF or DNG?).

Perhaps these features will be added later; otherwise, not much utility for me, I'm afraid.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 19:43 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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Acciolyfotograf: I am trying to install but my MAC doesn't recognize the software, Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.1
Anyone facing the same problem?

No, worked fine for me - maybe download again?

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 19:26 UTC
On article Sony a7R III sample gallery (253 comments in total)
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byDMP: Image 25 (headshot of girl with tattoo on her neck) - zoomed in on her eye - does she have some kind of unusual contact lenses in?

Yes, it's a color-enhancing contact. Remarkable detail.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 14:37 UTC
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p51d007: For most people, this would be like trying to tell the difference between a 2k & 4k display. Much ado about nothing. Bragging rights...as with MOST benchmarks.

If you can't tell the difference between a 2k and 4k display, that's certainly nothing to brag about . . .

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 23:04 UTC
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ruhell: And Samsung S7 & S8, how do they score?

Pretty easy to look up - they both scored 88.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 23:04 UTC

I guess this might make a cool gizmo :/ but why couldn't we just have the software run directly on the workstation instead of tethered? Can't imagine I'd ever use this :(

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 23:58 UTC as 58th comment | 3 replies
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Bambi24: How anyone still shops at this openly racist and sexist store is beyond me. They're lucky they haven't been shut down yet.

2016: "US Labor Department Lawsuit charges NYC Jewish-owned electronics giant with discrimination.
B&H Photo ‘forced Hispanic workers to use separate, unsanitary bathrooms'.
The lawsuit also stated that female workers at the store’s warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard were not provided with a separate restroom or changing facility. "


I wasn't aware before :( but now that I am, they'll not get another penny from me!

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 19:49 UTC

Way to bury the lede: improvement to face recognition autofocus, like the X-T20.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 20:16 UTC as 76th comment

Still on v2015.x . . . where's 2017?!

Just sayin' ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 20:30 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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DarkShift: "That must be user error. Warranty will not cover."

That's my experience with Apple products.

Interesting - I've never had anything but exemplary service. Have had my 2011 MacBook Pro replaced with brand new laptop, one iPhone 4+ replaced because the headphone jack got loose over time, and several MacBook batteries replaced, all absolutely free.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 17:33 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (271 comments in total)
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EdnaBambrick: For the millionth time, there is no 1.5x focal length increase. Any gains from smaller sensors ONLY come from pixel size and pixel density.


"What the E-M1 II is for mirrorless ILCs, the D500 is for DSLRs. Although it lacks a really credible 4K video mode, the D500 is nevertheless an impressive all-rounder, combining some of the best elements of the flagship Nikon D5 with a (relatively) compact APS-C form factor, and a 1.5X focal length increase which is extremely handy for sports and wildlife photography."

For the millionth time . . . thr effect is practically the same.

Your pedanticism adds nothing to the discussion.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 17:13 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)

Runs macOS? Check!
Fast and well-speced? Check!
Touch Bar for new ways to interact with my favorite apps? Check!
More and more versatile ports? Check!
No SD port? No problem, don't use it anyway.

Love it! Now if my 2011 model would just die so I could justify a new one . . .

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 20:54 UTC as 190th comment | 4 replies

The fact that 204,800 is actually somewhat usable is unbelieveable. I've never needed above 25,600 (!) and that looks pretty darned good if you're OK with heavy noise reduction :) 6,400 is great, and that's all I need for 95% of my shooting.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 21:26 UTC as 41st comment
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (556 comments in total)
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justmeMN: nt


Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 16:18 UTC
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