Revenant

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On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (563 comments in total)
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Philnw2: Canon says they are going to build some mirrorless cameras, but here we go again, the same old tired flapping mirror design that is so noisy and requires the post chimping to see how the image was exposed. Mirrorless shows you how the image is going to be exposed BEFORE you take the picture. Great for beginners, instead of these inscrutable flappers.

"Canon says they are going to build some mirrorless cameras, but here we go again"

Canon never promised that the SL2 would be mirrorless. Saying that you will make mirrorless cameras isn't the same as saying that you won't make DSLRs. It's possible to make both, and in fact that's what Canon does.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 14:17 UTC
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Dee Fitch: They will never get a dollar out of me ever again. Worst customer service imaginable.

"For example, as a photographer I will not take anybody's business and will not treat everyone as important. No. I will pick my customers and set boundaries to exclude those who I believe are not right for me. "

That's not really the kind of business I was talking about, though. You aren't releasing a product on the market for anyone to buy, but you're actively choosing the clients you want to work for.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 14:15 UTC
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ZeBebito: Leica will end up following Hasselblad's route swallowed by some huge Chinese corporation or otherwise disappear.

Selling reading glasses and cell phones won't save them.

The reason why Blackstone is selling its stake in the company, is that it's currently going very well for Leica. Investment companies usually sell their stakes in good times, not bad.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 06:57 UTC
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Dee Fitch: They will never get a dollar out of me ever again. Worst customer service imaginable.

Every potential customer should be important to a company, every single one. To say that "we don't need those customers, since we are doing so well anyway" is not a good business attitude.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 06:26 UTC
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Adam2: Wonder why I left the adobe revenue sucking stream? Poor customer support and products which didn't make photographic workflow easier. While others innovate, Adobe simply maximizes profits.

"While others innovate, Adobe simply maximizes profits."

Innovative or not, every commercial business is trying to maximize profits. For the smaller players in a market, innovation is often a great strategy to be competitive and maximize profits, since that gives their products a unique selling point vs. the market leaders' products.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 06:22 UTC
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Under The Sun: Hopefully this will be a temporary thing as more and more designers and photographers find other more compelling alternatives to the Adobe ecosystem.

There's always a possibility that other companies will follow suit and introduce a subscription model too, when they see that it's working very well for Adobe.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 06:07 UTC
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(unknown member): Good to Kodak still being active!

Well, they're actively licensing out the brand name to other companies, one of them being JK Imaging, the company behind the PixPro cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 05:45 UTC
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BadScience: Was my favourite 35mm film

https://www.flickr.com/photos/weesam/4448173522/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/weesam/4451934808/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/weesam/4486557230/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/weesam/4493261486/in/photostream/

But 35mm film is effectively dead. A nice hobby for some, and arguably good fun for some; but too expensive, too much hassle for too little reward: spending more time and more money to get a result that is much worse than cheap consumer digital camera technology from over a decade ago.

I guess that one man's hassle is another man's fun.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 18:12 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (339 comments in total)
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cyberpi1: "people will be highlighting in the comments, this is an equivalent aperture range of F6.5-10.9, which is not significantly slower than an F4.5-6.3 tele zoom on an APS-C camera."
The most weird comparison I've seen. What's the point of comparing equivalent FF F6.5-10.9 and APS-C F4.5-6.3 ?
Ether make the same equivalence or don't make it at all.

Even with the same pixel size, a larger sensor still has lower noise levels, when normalized to the same resolution, exactly because it collects more light in total. It's not just about the size of the individual pixel.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 15:55 UTC
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Peiasdf: Kodak selling this is like Fred Astaire dancing with a vacuum cleaner. Someone please take Kodak out back and put it out of its misery before it starts selling action cam.

Correction: Not a real Kodak product, because the press release mentions the licensee C+A Global. It's not JK Imaging, though.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 19:19 UTC
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Peiasdf: Kodak selling this is like Fred Astaire dancing with a vacuum cleaner. Someone please take Kodak out back and put it out of its misery before it starts selling action cam.

I don't think this is a JK Imaging product, but a 'real' Kodak product. And there never was any acquisition, JK Imaging is just licensing the Kodak brand name for its digital cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 19:15 UTC
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Peiasdf: Kodak selling this is like Fred Astaire dancing with a vacuum cleaner. Someone please take Kodak out back and put it out of its misery before it starts selling action cam.

I don't think this is a JK Imaging product, but a 'real' Kodak product. And there never was any acquisition, JK Imaging is just licensing the Kodak brand name for its digital cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 19:14 UTC
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snapa: Hmmm, looks like it was released at a crazy price to begin with. Maybe now, they may start selling a few. Now, maybe people (interested in that type of camera) can afford to buy 2-3 lenses to go with it, with that $11,000 savings.
Asking $25,995 for it in the first place was a compete joke in the first place, IMO. I'd bet they probably only sold 20% of what they expected to sell, then they finally woke up to reality.
I do feel sorry for people who actually paid full price for it when released, not really ;)

I think most of these cameras are sold to rental houses, just like high-end cinema cameras, so they aren't really priced to attract regular consumers.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 19:07 UTC
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snapa: Hmmm, looks like it was released at a crazy price to begin with. Maybe now, they may start selling a few. Now, maybe people (interested in that type of camera) can afford to buy 2-3 lenses to go with it, with that $11,000 savings.
Asking $25,995 for it in the first place was a compete joke in the first place, IMO. I'd bet they probably only sold 20% of what they expected to sell, then they finally woke up to reality.
I do feel sorry for people who actually paid full price for it when released, not really ;)

I think most of these cameras are sold to rental houses, just like high-end cinema cameras, so they aren't really priced to attract regular consumers.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 19:06 UTC
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samfan: Sigh, indeed 33-page review. I miss those times. These days some reviews don't even mention the EVF or some other important feature at all.

Probably a direct result of the constant complaining that DPR takes too long time to finish their reviews.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2017 at 16:46 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 Review (736 comments in total)
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thxbb12: Thanks for this first impression preview.

@Richard Butler: does auto ISO work the same as other Fuji models or is it now possible to link shutter speed with focal length (with an adjustable bias) like what Pentax and Nikon do?

@dpreview: there is a typo in the last paragraph of the article: "betwixt" -> "between"

Thanks!

Betwixt isn't really a typo; it's a correctly spelled, but archaic, word.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 14:15 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (589 comments in total)
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Jefftan: Review don't test the most important 5 axis IS for still and test if that has been improved

If not for this, no reason to use a small sensor , just buy 24 MP A6000/Canon M100 (remember both have better AF, much bigger sensor and more megapixel)

If 5 axis IS is really good, like can handheld wide angle at 1 second as some claim on E-M1 II, it MAY worth it (just may)

If not for the IS, this camera is simply worthless compare to A6000/M100 (Oh yes, it has 4k, big deal)

Of course the Canon M6 lacks a viewfinder. It's basically an M5 for people who don't want a viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 20:07 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (589 comments in total)
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tedolf: So, is off camera TTL flash control disabled in this camera or not?

Also, one big positive for this camera compared to its peer is the m4/3 lens line up. The number of good lenses available under $200.00 street price is pretty respectable, along with the ability to use legacy lenses with IBIS.

Why doesn't this ever factor into these reviews?

Tedolph

Because they're reviewing a camera body, not the system of which it's a part. The lens line-up isn't an intrinsic quality of the camera body.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 19:56 UTC
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ovlov: I guess that's $60,000 that wasn't used for medical research that might have helped many children.

You could say that about any money spent on doing something nice for people who are sick or disabled, but surely they deserve some joy and happiness in their daily life too?

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2017 at 16:46 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (589 comments in total)
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Jefftan: For this price range best camera to buy is still Sony A6000/A5100

but if one insist on having new camera Canon M100 is better than this
at least one get dual pixel and 24MP

not this outdated 5 years old 16MP sensor
both Olympus/Panasonic is guilty of this
insist of using outdated sensor

with camera like this, no wonder smartphone is taking over
just look at these pics, many can be taken with smartphone and no one can tell the difference

I highly doubt the sensor is five years old. Sony doesn't produce the old sensor from the original E-M5 anymore. They announced a 2nd generation 16 Mp sensor at the same time as the 20 Mp one.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 17:23 UTC
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