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On article Ten expert tips for successful macro photography (130 comments in total)
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aven59: Macro photography can't be done with a MF camera. Period.

You just need bigger insects: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acanthinodera_cumingii

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 12:45 UTC
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Michael S.: What a nonsense putting 50MP on an 36x24mm sensor.
There is no Canon lens that is capable to resolve those tiny pixels.

I'm pretty sure my Canon 180mm macro can resolve them, up to the corners. Probably even wide open.
I'll try it on one as soon as they have it in a nearby store.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 14:26 UTC
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joe6pack: It makes it sound like a firmware upgrade is needed to use the accessories. I don't think it is the case. People have been using Olympus Wide and Telephoto convertor for XZ-1 for a long time.

On the other hand, it is good that Olympus actually made an firmware update with enhancement instead of just make it compatible with additional accessories.

Probably this upgrade makes the camera aware of the teleconverter (and the correct focal length), so the IS of the camera works properly.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 18:19 UTC
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lemonadedrinker: It's not enough to talk about the lens and nothing else, when that lens comes from China.
Small rant coming up.
In the 'free' world you buy the lens and support the owner of the company; in China however, you buy the lens and support the Chicoms buying up another factory in the UK or USA, or killing protesters in Tibet etc etc. Buy nothing from them if you have the choice.

Every time you buy something in USA, or made in USA you support their goverment, and part of that money will be used to buy weapons to invade another country and kill thousands of innocent people.
Don't forget that your country has killed more than 10 million since WW2.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 08:24 UTC
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Alphoid: Now if there were only laptops with sensible resolution screens. It's funny to see cell phones get this far ahead of Microsoft. That's a (former) 20-year old monopoly for you.

Hi Lars,
I think the main problem is the operating system (as Alphoid pointed out).
for example, my phone has roughly the same resolution as my notebook, having a much smaller screen. The thing is android can natively cope with that and present you the information in a readable way.
the same with Macbooks, with very high screen resolution, they found their way to be perfectly usable.
In my eyes, this part should be solved by the OS. I don't think it is that easy (Microsoft has also to deal with programs developed 20+ years ago sometimes), but it is doable, as Apple proved.
BTW, I use Linux, and it is also quite bad at dealing with high res screens.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 09:22 UTC
On article DxO releases Optics Pro 9.1 (38 comments in total)

Still no Linux version? :-(

BTW (for DPReview staff), the link to the free trial version seems wrong. could you please check it?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 07:27 UTC as 5th comment
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MJSfoto1956: while I understand why Nikon wants to protect their turf, this kind of thing actually makes me upset at Nikon, not Sigma. In my opinion, Nikon needs to embrace a more modern concept of photography: specifically, they need to open up their APIs and ENCOURAGE 3rd parties to build for their platform. The best example I can think of is how MSDOS (a totally open system) trounced the early Apple Mac OS -- the lesson being that closed systems are difficult to reach critical mass and if/when they do, then the market starts to offer alternatives (example: the wild and early success of IOS (a closed system) led to the ascendancy of Android (an open system) as developers, tired of all the limits that Apple imposed on them, jumped ship).

Not so open. in fact, very ugly:

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 21:35 UTC
On article Magic Lantern enables Canon EOS 50D raw video output (36 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Crack 6D and make it a 1D X? Could happen but Magic Lantern always focus on video. A 7D firmware update type improvement would be great.

Thank god it doesn't have a CF slot. I agree CF cards are faster than SD, but a broken pin is game over until it gets repaired.
Broken pins are so common that in the 5D mkIII they put the CF slot in a different board to make it easier to replace.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 06:37 UTC
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ZorSy: "We were impressed by the phone's low light capabilities while shooting some samples at Nokia's launch event in London. We managed to get a recognizable image in a set-piece shot where both an iPhone 4S and a Canon 6D with Tamron 24-70/2.8 VC lens had problems.". Hmmm, how do we take this? 6D with a fast lens is easily outperformed by a phone camera? Comparing phones to phones is fine, this comparison is bold (and rather brave) statement IMO...

Hi Lars,
I don't want to be harsh, but I found your comparison somehow unfair. Maybe if you describe your setup a bit more we can understand better, but I cannot really get why you can handhold a phone for 1/4 sec, and you cannot do the same for the 6D, and change the ISO to 6400 (from 12800).
If you keep the same exposure time on both devices then I think the comparison is fair.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 11:54 UTC
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3dreal: f1.8 APSC=the same lightgathering like f2.7 on FF.
so comparing both formats at iso 100 and 1/30 apsc-lens at 2.7 shows darker image than ff-lens at 2.7? i dont get it. discussed here endlessly.
that would mean an external lightmeter must be recalibrated whe switching from FF to aps-c? very strange. fstops- no matter on which formats are all the same in relation to Evs.

The whole "equivalence" thing involves the focal length, the f number and the ISO.
So, this lens at 18mm, f1.8 and ISO 100 in a APS-C camera is "equivalent" to a 27mm f2.7 and ISO 225 in a 35mm camera.
Equivalent means that you are gathering the same number of photons in the whole picture, so same framing and DOF.
I hope this helps.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 08:34 UTC
On article First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster (351 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: So you pay a bucketload of money in order to mount (comparatively) huge lenses on small bodies, you lose resolution and AF performance, but get higher levels of chromatic aberration... makes sense.
Wouldn't it be simpler - and less ruinous - to use your Canon FF body when you want to use EF lenses?
Just saying. Some may think otherwise and that's OK with me. It's their money anyway.

You don't need in fact a FF body to compare. Your GH2 has a crop factor of 2, the metabones has 0.71, so your combined crop factor is 1.42.
Since canon APS-C cameras have a crop factor of 1.6, something like the 60D will compare to your GH2 + metabones.
Of course, I'm noly comparing the crop factors, there are lots of differences between those two cameras...

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 12:34 UTC
On article What's new @ CES 2013 (125 comments in total)
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backayonder: Barney. Will you be returning there tomorrow? If so take a wet fish and slap the company reps around the head with it and repeat. " I want a viewfinder, I want a viewfinder" You might need more than one fish.

Move to Germany. Problem solved.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 22:48 UTC
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zoranT: Samsung copy everything, first Sony's NEX series, and now they go a bit towards the retro concept of Fuji. And IQ-wise they have been always a bit behind, no surprise. They could bring it on however, if they wanted to be more serious about leading the market.

Zoran, Randy, 2 things. First the NX line was launched before the NEX line, so Samsung didn't copy the name.
Second, google the Samsung NV15 or NV20. They were released around 2007, and they look like the NEX-3.
Please look at the facts.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 08:17 UTC
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aardvark7: Perhaps I'm being a little slow, but I fail to see the significance of 'Android based'.

Is there going to be a whole range of companies providing customised user interfaces, or the ability to easily make your own?

Even if this would be so, I'd be more concerned as to whether the physical parts performed as necessary, rather than what software is behind the scenes!

For me it means to be able to run software that can process my pictures better, without having to carry a computer.
so, you can have a different pipeline, you can have intervalometers with custom options, you could probably trigger the camera when a face is detected, etc.
So, your camera won't be a camera only anymore.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 14:22 UTC
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Press Correspondent: No kidding, just moon landing pictures alone...

Faking the moon pictures is possible, but I don't think it is possible to fake the landing sites. It is possible to see them with a big enough telescope (like Paranal).

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2012 at 13:50 UTC
On article Adobe releases Lightroom 4.3 and Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 (68 comments in total)
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fierlingd: All this anger towards Lightroom in these posts... lol.

1. Yeah surprised Fuji xpro is not better supported too.

2. Sigma support, well i probably agree with you, but i bet it comes down to priority. They probably had more urgant things to work on for the release. I would ask Sigma why they don't support DNG.

3. As far as "Wasting resources" between the various raw solutions. Variety is a good thing! :).. and besides adobe came out with DNG format! which unifies the cameara formats, so if anything i would blame the camera companies that are not supporting that. I mean common, how many raw formats do they have to support?

4. As far as no Offline update for ACR. I have to ask why does your office have no internet connecion? Personally i think it's obserd (or even childish) to block or prevent net access in an office building. People should be treated as resonsible adults, not children. Net access in the office is an assest anyway.

There is a mode in DNG for cameras with no bayer pattern, so there is no excuse.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 18:56 UTC
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Francis Carver: 6D is not intended at all for video shooters, surely. Mono sound (in late 2012!!!), no external microphone input, no headphone jack, USB 2.0, no clean uncompressed video output in active mode via HDMI, and so on.

Nikon D600 at the same exact price has all these features and stereo audio, so it smokes the Canon 6D in a nanosecond.

It has stereo microphone jack:
I agree with most of your other complains.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 11:41 UTC
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zeidgeist: And the usual bunch of CONSPIRACY CRETINS infesting this site like a CANCER. Even the Russians, who hated the Americans during the Cold War acknowledged that Apollo 11 HAD LANDED. Get with it MORONS...... The same w*nkers who post that, despite the overwhelming proof that it was Al Qaeda and Saudi money, that 9/11 was an inside job, oh yes and the "chemtrails" and HAARP with a touch of NWO and all washed down by th e Bilderbergers. Meanwhile when the US actually showed the landing site via the lunar orbiters, what did the cretin "truthers" spout...... YESSS you guessed it "PHOTOSHOP" and "that proves nothing".......

There is enough evidence that they managed to reach the moon. There are instruments installed (like the array of mirrors used to measure the distance between the earth and the moon), and it is possible to see traces on the landing sites (with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter).
About the 9/11, sorry but I'm not 100% sure.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2012 at 21:34 UTC
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