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On article Have Your Say: Best Gear of 2016 (99 comments in total)
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Manfred Bachmann: The Sony a6500 have to be in this list, because its maybe the best sony camera yet and we have 2016! What will you tell us in 2017, no 6500 because it was an 2016 camera?

I think that, for a lot of people, it IS about the $400 price difference.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 01:37 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1648 comments in total)
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cdembrey: Lack of 1/8000 and no 4K is a turn-off. Lack of quality lenses is a deal killer.

BTW I'm a lifelong Canon owner.

"An there are several companies who have cannibalized Canon."

Well, Canon's market share has actually increased in recent years, while Nikon's is shrinking. In interchangeable lens cameras, Canon now has about 45%, Nikon has 30-35%, and Sony has 10-15% (I believe Sony themselves reported 12% recently). If anyone's been cannibalized, it's Nikon.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 21:28 UTC
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sierranvin: I don't think Cartier-Bresson is going to be displaced soon...

Some of the great masters of the past weren't considered as such by their contemporaries. Who knows which of our contemporary artists will be remembered and admired in the future?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 16:10 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)
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DocetLector: This camera is certainly fantastic for sport and action but the skin tones on the few portraits are not good at all.

"And any decent unbiased reviewers say the same in there opinion"

The use of an emotionally charged, normative word like "decent" suggests that you're not exactly unbiased yourself.. And what criterion do you use to distinguish between an unbiased reviewer and a biased one? Could it be that the former agrees with your opinion, while the latter disagrees?

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 15:10 UTC
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Photoman: How much profit must there be to counterfeit a cheap lens? Is it a Yongnuo factory doing this???

Production cost is only one of the expenses that needs to be covered by the selling price. There's also R&D, marketing, distribution, administration, customer service, warranty repairs and much more. And of course, any company that is interested in long-term survival must make a profit; that includes the manufacturer as well as everyone involved in the distribution chain.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 18:59 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (370 comments in total)
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photofisher: So is this a first for a Sigma Foveon....being able to shoot in DNG? You really can use any RAW converter now?

But isn't that the case with most, or even all, raw formats? Does any manufacturer really give us unprocessed sensor data in their raw files?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 21:25 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (286 comments in total)
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M Chambers: The RX10 series really doesn't belong with the long zoom cameras as it's intended to be fixed lens version of the mirrorless Alpha series or a higher zoom version of the RX1 series. Both of which are closer to SLRs than high zoom point and shoots.

For the $1,000+ price point it better be more than just a high zoom camera.

Sony's high zoom point and shoot series is the HX series.

But the HX series isn't included here; these are all enthusiast long zooms, which is where the RX series belongs.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 16:26 UTC
On article Have your say: Best high-end compact of 2016 (102 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: RX10 a compact..? what are you smoking.....

"and there is also the compact system cameras.... term used for mirrorless cameras... has no fixed lens."

Compact camera and compact system camera are two different categories. I never said that the word 'compact' means 'having a fixed lens', I said that 'compact camera' (not 'compact system camera') is an established and widely used marketing term for cameras with a fixed lens. And when used in that sense, 'compact camera' is not necessarily a descriptive term, it's just a convenient label. I agree that it may cause confusion to use it when talking about bridge cameras and superzooms, but nevertheless, both camera manufacturers and reviewers frequently do so.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 16:21 UTC
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probert500: ILC means mirrorless - what's up with this list?

As already pointed out, ILC means 'interchangeable lens camera'. There are two sub-categories of ILC, DSLRs and mirrorless cameras (or MILCs). Strangely, many people seem to use ILC to refer to only mirrorless cameras, which is the cause of the confusion.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 16:08 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (338 comments in total)
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Victor Engel: "Image corrected for lateral CA, distortion and vignetting in Lightroom, at default sharpening." Why? For a lens review, shouldn't these items be uncorrected?

Many modern lenses, in particular for the mirrorless systems, are intentionally designed to be corrected digitally. Testing such a lens in isolation says little about the results you can expect when using the lens as intended. What would be the point of making the photos produced by a lens seem worse than they actually would be in normal use?

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 17:59 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (338 comments in total)
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fiatLuxFoto: Ok Canon, outside recouping marginal R&D over the previous technology why are they charging $1,700? The physics has been known for decades, there is nothing new here so why charge so much for such incremental value? The majority of images from this lens will be viewed on a computer monitor or laptop monitor so how does this lens justify it's cost?

You don't just pay for R&D, but also for materials, assembly, quality control, marketing and many other things. And it's difficult to say anything about profit margins without knowing the costs involved. So basically it all comes down to whether the individual consumer thinks he gets reasonable value for money. Some do, others don't.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
On article Have your say: Best high-end compact of 2016 (102 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: RX10 a compact..? what are you smoking.....

'Compact camera' means that it has a fixed lens, i.e. it's not an ILC. This ought to be widely understood by now, since it has been used in this sense in the camera industry for at least a couple of decades now. It's a marketing term, not to be taken literally.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 16:40 UTC
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Marty4650: It is nice to know that Casio is still in the camera business.

According to the DPR camera database, this is their first new camera in over a year!!

Casio releases several new models every year, but only in the Asian market. The DPR database is not complete.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 22:08 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (213 comments in total)
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Kona Mike: see! He is just saying this to make you think he isn't a Sony guy!

Are you suggesting that this isn't in fact Carey's personal choice, and that he's been instructed to help Amazon move a few boxes out of the warehouse? Is it so hard to believe that DPR could be editorially independent, even though their mother company is an online retailer?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 17:02 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (712 comments in total)
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Michiel953: Sony selling their sensors to Yi for this camera means they're closing down the NEX/A6... line as of now, and none too soon.

The Olympus E-M5 from 2012 used a Sony sensor. How come Sony continued to make APS-C E-mount cameras after that?

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 14:25 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (712 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: For $200 maybe. Anything above and an used E-PL makes more sense.

BTW, never buy a 1st gen Chinese/Korean product. One, 2 and 3 are all crap. Wait till 3T and finally it is competitive in quality.

"And worse of all there is no manual focus"

Not true, there is manual focus, it's just that you have to use the touchscreen rather than a focus ring on the lens.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 13:58 UTC
On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (157 comments in total)
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rrccad: the SWM part was a bit eyeopening or .. eyebrow raising.

micro motor USM wasn't really what you'd think that Nikon was describing.

"So I guess using your method people don't care about those things either then right."

I don't think those things are huge issues in practice for the majority of camera buyers, either. Internet forums give a rather skewed picture of what photographers in general care about.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 23:34 UTC
On article Canon patent shows curved sensor design (105 comments in total)
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User6615804142: this is a joke? Anyway Canon is the past. They lose market of digital technology

"They lose market of digital technology"

Not if current camera market shares are anything to go by. Canon has actually increased their market share in recent years, while Nikon has lost some, and Sony is still a distant #3. Of course, things can change rapidly, but the current market situation don't support your claim.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
On article Canon patent shows curved sensor design (105 comments in total)
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Paul Petersen: The manufacturing of such a device would be hard without changing the substrate serously. Rolling up a silicon lattice like that would be No Bueno.

Sony already made a curved sensor, so I don't see why making a flat sensor with curved edges would be more difficult?

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 20:39 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (162 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I have mine still, and it still works, as do its own special batteries and their charger. This is pre RoHS build quality for you.

I took a few fruit bowl etcetera snaps a few weeks ago, and the image quality from RAW still impresses. It is in fact solid, well-built and very nice to use, or at least I think so, and I prefer it to the later E20 whose results were not so good.

When you think about it, with a few exceptions, the early digital camera WAS an Olympus- theirs were just so much better on all levels.

The disgusting shame of the 4/3rds decision and that tiny sensor that haunts Man still, rather than a full frame or at least APS-C sensor that works with their 35mm lens range- what are they thinking really? degraded the act of photography as much as anything ever has, because why do worse like the company when you can suceed, as they obviously can, on all levels.
I had the accessory lenses, wide and long, but not longer, but they do reduce resolution so not recommended by me!!

So an old camera with a 2/3" sensor still impresses you, but modern cameras with a much larger 4/3" sensor are degrading the act of photography? Makes no sense to me, unless I completely misunderstood your post.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 17:17 UTC
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