Revenant

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On article Sony a6300 gallery updated with Raw conversions (137 comments in total)
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princecody: Is it better than the GX8, EM1, Pen-F?

It's a very simplistic question. Better in what respect? For what use case? You need to specify your question.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 19:34 UTC
On article Sony a6300 gallery updated with Raw conversions (137 comments in total)
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Luddhi: When I look at the Gallery the photos labelled RAW in the thumbnails show as OOC Jegs in the sidebar—and vice versa.

A developed raw file is also a JPEG, just not created in-camera. The RAW tag means that an actual raw file is available for download.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 19:29 UTC
On article Sony a6300 gallery updated with Raw conversions (137 comments in total)
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AprilW: .ARW files?

That's Sony's raw file format.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 19:13 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)
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Kiril Karaatanasov: About your point of keeping A6000 alongside A6300

In Europe A6000 is more than 2 times cheaper than A6300. A6300 - 1250 Euro, A600 is 500 Euro. A6300 is close to A7m2 pricewise. So you see that A6000 makes a lot of sense for us Europeans. I know in the states the difference is mere 20-30% between the A6000 introduction price and A6300 introduction price. With some discounts to be had on A6300 it will be at comparable price to A6000. The dollar raising in value is the primary reason for this discrepancy between Europe and USA.

This is standard practice for Sony nowadays. They do exactly the same thing with the RX and A7 series. Every new generation model moves up a price bracket, while the older model is retained in the line-up as a cheaper alternative, instead of being discontinued and replaced by the new one. The RX100 series remarkably have four generations available now at different price points, and none of them has been officially discontinued yet AFAIK. But does Sony really produce all of them, or did they over-produce the early generations to the extent that inventories still last?

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 07:15 UTC
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iudex: I have seen only one photographer with a Leica SL. Most of the time he was showing it to the people that were with him and actually didn´t shoot. That´s how I expect most SLs will be used: more for showing off than for real work.

You have seen one photographer showing off his Leica SL, and from this you're predicting the behaviour of most SL owners? That's quite an extrapolation.

I have seen more than a few photographers showing off their FF Canon and Nikon cameras, or Fuji X100/X-Pro1 to their friends' amazement. But still, I expect many are actually using them for photography.

There seems to be this strange attitude among some people, that those who can afford really expensive things somehow aren't really interested in using them. They only bought them to show them off.
This is not at all the impression I've got of the typical Leica user. Many of them seems to be very dedicated photo enthusiasts and very skilled photographers.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 09:09 UTC
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PKDanny: GH4 is 2 years old. Should Price go down??? It is too old.

Too old for what? Photography?

Prices come down when there's less demand, or when inventories need to be cleared.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 18:49 UTC
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greypixelz: lame sony lame

do better next time: _listen_ to yr customers!

I see people making that accusation in camera gear forums almost every time a manufacturer releases a firmware update that fixes bugs or adds features.
"Why can't they get it right from the start?"
"They're using the consumers as beta testers."
And so on...

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 03:35 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2481 comments in total)
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jvt: Another excellent camera reduced in stature because it doesn't have the Sony or Olympus name on it.

Reduced in stature? Don't be ridiculous, it received a great review. 80% and above means "outstanding" according to DPR's explanation of the scoring system. The awards represent a parallel and complementary system to judge a camera, that takes into account the reviewer's subjective opinion and shooting experience, as opposed to the more objective scores. A gold or silver award means that the reviewer liked the camera, to a greater or lesser degree.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 23:08 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2481 comments in total)
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Jinks81: I remember people were raving about the high ISO (6400) image quality of older Fujiflim models that produced smudgy, zero color noise RAW pictures. Maybe Fujiflim decided to cook less with their RAW files this time? At least it is more subtle this time.

There's "baking" (more or less subtle) in all so called raw files, from every manufacturer. I'd be surprised if any raw file gives us the raw sensor data in completely unprocessed form.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 22:54 UTC
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jaykumarr: Engineering Manager: "we fixed the problem that was slowing down the focus by 50%"
Marketing Manager: "Our fix made focus faster by 50%" . So buy dock from us.

"Marketing has never been any good at math.

If it was a 50% slowdown, then it would have been a 100% increase in speed..."

Yes, but if it's a 50% increase in speed (as they claim), the hypothetical problem only slowed down focus by 33%. So the engineering guy wasn't any good at math either.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 16:39 UTC
On article Seriously sharp: Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM samples (256 comments in total)
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skanter: It's astonishing how much money is spent by amateurs on expensive, fast lenses because they think "bokeh" or blurred backgrounds make them look "professional". It's a joke.

I think very few photographers like shallow DoF because they think it makes their pictures look professional. It's an aesthetic choice; some people think it looks good, and subject isolation can also be used to enhance the composition. There's no right or wrong here, just artistic preferences.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 18:25 UTC
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Mike FL: From the REAL users:

"This was a joke. We purchased the item and it kept freezing every time we connected it to the phone and the only way to turn it back on was to press the small reset button. The camera would again work for 2-3 images and freeze again...

DxO has a 30 day refund policy and due to the fact that I never used the camera when it arrived and took the camera with me when travelling assuming it works, by the time I returned (and was not able to use the camera during our vacation) the 30 days was over."

"The device froze right out of the box, just after I plugged it in my iPhone, and it got very warm. I couldn't find a way to reset it or shut it off. The battery finally drained after a couple of hours. I'll try this again once fully charged, but if I still have some problems, it's going back."

http://www.amazon.com/DxO-20-2MP-Digital-Connected-Camera/product-reviews/B014ALWJA8/ref=cm_cr_dp_qt_hist_one?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&showViewpoints=0

Wat a joke.

To sum up: those who got a faulty product or are unhappy with it for whatever reason, they are REAL users. Those who are happy with the product have been bribed by the manufacturer, are liars, or perhaps not even real people.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 18:39 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (884 comments in total)
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bereninga: Is this really the same sensor Canon released in the T1i in 2010? Six years ago? I really feel bad for anyone who purchases this. Canon is relying on their name and past reputation to sell this.

This is something for folks who don't bother or have time to do even just a LITTLE research before purchasing a DSLR.

Canon should really just be ashamed at releasing such a product. And this is coming from a Canon fan of 10 years. I don't expect them to put a ton of features on this entry-level camera, but it should at least compete with cameras of similar price. It seems like Nikon's option provides better image quality where Canon is focusing on other features.

If this was the only sensor they had, that would at least be an excuse. But they make both a 24 MP sensor with OSPDAF, and the 20 MP Dual Pixel sensor they use in 80D and 7D2.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 16:35 UTC
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (884 comments in total)
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bereninga: Is this really the same sensor Canon released in the T1i in 2010? Six years ago? I really feel bad for anyone who purchases this. Canon is relying on their name and past reputation to sell this.

This is something for folks who don't bother or have time to do even just a LITTLE research before purchasing a DSLR.

Canon should really just be ashamed at releasing such a product. And this is coming from a Canon fan of 10 years. I don't expect them to put a ton of features on this entry-level camera, but it should at least compete with cameras of similar price. It seems like Nikon's option provides better image quality where Canon is focusing on other features.

Even worse, didn't they first use that sensor in the 7D in 2009?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 16:18 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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thx1138: One word: cowards!

I hope those reactors are pro-grade with proper weather sealing, and not cheap entry-level reactors.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 22:23 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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justmeMN: (Regarding Sony's sales claims.)

The last IDC worldwide ILC market share numbers I could find are Canon 43.3%, Nikon 32.1%, and Sony a weak 13.0%.

Those are the overall market shares, including all ILC models sold. It doesn't mean that the A6000 can't be the best-selling model. But I think it speaks volumes about the poor A-mount sales.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 19:24 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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jesus_freak: Future proof specs, minus a touchscreen or antique joystick to control the focus point AF selection, and no IBIS.

Video recording is a feature, 1080p or 4K are specs. Burst shooting is a feature, 8 fps is a spec. On-sensor PDAF is a feature, 425 AF points is a spec. EVF is a feature, 1.04 M dot resolution and 120 fps refresh rate are specs. And so on.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 18:03 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Funny how those Sony (sponsored) outings end up in all those similar GREAT, WOW! looking images, acxross the internet.

Michael Mann anyone?

It seems to me that DPR is the only review site that is constantly criticized for this. Even though representatives from most of the major web sites and magazines are attending these events, I don't see this kind of comment elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 17:51 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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ttran88: A6000 Best selling Digital ILC if all time? Wow good job Sony

And still Sony only has about 15% of the interchangeable lens camera market, compared to the 75% shared between Canon and Nikon. Since the A7 series supposedly is very popular too, that tells us something about how atrocious the sales of their A-mount cameras must be.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 17:35 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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Ruy Penalva: Mirrorless is a toy not a true camera for action, sports, small insects, birds, moving wide life, journalism. Maybe for video shooters.

So if you shoot landscapes, architecture, street, portraits, fashion, products or anything else that isn't action, sports, wildlife or journalism, then you're using your camera as a toy? That's pretty much the implication of your statement.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
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