Revenant

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WillWeaverRVA: Look out Pentax, Hasselblad, and Phase One. There's a new king in town. Seriously, the quality of the sample images is just impressive.

Also, I think it's a bit simplistic to think that systems can be compared by only looking at sample images. It completely ignores other important aspects, such as the ecosystem of lenses and accessories, flash system, features, AF and other performance factors, ergonomics and user experience, support services etc.

I'm not saying that the Fuji is a bad camera, just that it might be premature to declare it the new king in town based on a few sample images.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 09:31 UTC
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bryanbrun: Admittedly, I know very little about Canon cameras. Are these the best products they have?

There's no electronic shutter, no 4K video and the FPS for all these models seems quite low.

Why do people buy these cameras?

"Why do people buy these cameras?"

As we all know, the lack of an electronic shutter and 4K video, and the "low" FPS, makes photography impossible, so that can't be the reason for buying them. It's a mystery.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 20:07 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Based solely on specs & price, the score should be significantly lower.

What would be the score of a Canon/Nikon/Pentax full frame camera with the exact same specs and price than this? Yes, the lenses could be amazing, but the review is about the camera alone.

I don't think the price is factored into the score at all, since the perceived value of a product is highly subjective, and we all have different disposable incomes.

The award is supposed to express a more subjective opinion than the score, so the high price may very well be one reason why the SL didn't get one.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 00:42 UTC
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zakaria: Who needs posters. Please update the lens roadmap. Give us k3ii successor with a strong af system. Posters are not what pentax should do.

It's a real shame that the K-3 II successor will be delayed because Pentax lavished all their resources on these posters.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 23:18 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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princecody: Didn't this camera come out 2 years ago? Why the delay 🤔

Like many other review sites, DPR loans review units from the manufacturers. That's how it usually works.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 19:40 UTC
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davids8560: Probably portends the future:

SONY CORP:
Sony
(Konica Minolta)
Fujifilm
Kodak
Hasselblad
Zeiss
Sigma

MATSUSHITA ELECTRONICS (PANASONIC)
Lumix
Nikon
Olympus
Ricoh Pentax
Casio
Leica
Tamron

CANON
Canon

Only three booths to visit at CES....

What is this based on, other than pure fantasy? There are several strange groupings of unrelated companies here. For example, Sony is a major shareholder of Tamron, so why place them with Panasonic?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 14:23 UTC
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (218 comments in total)
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jkrumm: I knew the first thing I'd see in the comments is men whining about this.

"I knew the first thing I'd see in the comments is men whining about this."

You could post the same comment beneath any article on this website, and it would still be true.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
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ttran88: Sigma is clearly not happy being 2nd in lens sales. Watch out Mr. Canon. #YearOfTheUnderdogs

Based on the latest BCN sales ranking for Japan, Sigma is now #2 after Canon, and Nikon is #3. Tamron hasn't been among the top 3 since 2013.

Global market shares could be different, of course, but without data we have no reason to assume that they are.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 09:47 UTC
On article Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens (151 comments in total)
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TN Args: "Available Mount Conversion Service (Allows use with another camera body)"

Other than Canikon?

I believe Sigma's mount conversion service only applies to those mounts for which the specific lens has been made, so in this case one can convert from any one of Canon, Nikon or Sigma to any of the other two.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 09:23 UTC
On article Leica SL gallery update (216 comments in total)
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marcio_napoli: Carey, taking the opportunity to improve this site, considering Auni's criticism just below, why don't you guys shoot (or hire someone specialized on that niche) the most common uses a camera will have?

I'll explain:

- include a fashion shoot with each camera you review. I mean a dedicated fashion shoot, with a pro model, styling, makeup, outdoors, strobes, testing skin tones, cloth moiré and texture, flash sync speed, etc. Many fashion photographers visit this website.

- shoot a real wedding. I'm sure if you guys use your network, there's a wedding opportunity for each camera review.

- landscapes: I mean proper landscapes, go to a nice location, wait for the perfect light, just like landscapers do. This could test weather sealing as well.

- sports: shoot a real sport event, whatever sport is available inside the deadline.

All that stuff besides the usual DR test, high ISO test, etc.

It's a nice idea, because who wouldn't like to see reviews with that kind of content? However, I don't see it as practically or economically feasible.
I presume that most of the other tests performed by DPR follow a more or less rigorous, standardized test protocol and method. It's hard to do the same when shooting a unique event.

I guess it all depends on how you see the purpose of the images. Is it to "sell" the camera (or lens), and show what a great photographer can achieve artistically when using it? Or is it to facilitate comparison between cameras/lenses and show what it's technically capable of (leaving aesthetics aside)?

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 14:48 UTC
On article Leica SL gallery update (216 comments in total)
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marcio_napoli: Carey, taking the opportunity to improve this site, considering Auni's criticism just below, why don't you guys shoot (or hire someone specialized on that niche) the most common uses a camera will have?

I'll explain:

- include a fashion shoot with each camera you review. I mean a dedicated fashion shoot, with a pro model, styling, makeup, outdoors, strobes, testing skin tones, cloth moiré and texture, flash sync speed, etc. Many fashion photographers visit this website.

- shoot a real wedding. I'm sure if you guys use your network, there's a wedding opportunity for each camera review.

- landscapes: I mean proper landscapes, go to a nice location, wait for the perfect light, just like landscapers do. This could test weather sealing as well.

- sports: shoot a real sport event, whatever sport is available inside the deadline.

All that stuff besides the usual DR test, high ISO test, etc.

I think you overestimate the resources available to DPR. People have always complained about DPR doing too few reviews, and the usual explanations they get, are lack of resources as well as the thoroughness of the reviews. And now you suggest that every review should involve pro fashion models, stylists, trips to nice landscape locations, real weddings and sport events? The extra cost, work and time required for this would only result in us getting fewer reviews.

Do you know of any other review site that does what you suggest? As part of their normal review process for every single camera? If not, there's likely a good reason for that.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 07:51 UTC
On article Leica SL gallery update (216 comments in total)
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Auni: DPR

I live in Seattle. I have been taking photographs in Seattle for years. I recognize a lot of these places. These (and most of your stuff on DPR) - not done well at all.

Your site must have the resources to employ professional photographers. Professional photographer samples would be quite unique and refreshing for an internet gear-head review site. Be prepared to pay these professionals well.

Several of the editors/reviewers, Carey Rose included, have worked professionally as photographers before joining DPR.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 21:16 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (355 comments in total)
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Aroart: Bokeh is so overrated.. I Have a very strong fine art background and started getting getting serious about photography for the past 6 years.. Out of all the elements that make a great photograph bokeh is dead last.. Even photo contest winners rarely win because of, ooohhh look how blurry it is... Subject matter, Light, Composition, Story, will make or break your photograph..

Exactly, all great painters use different techniques and compositional elements to direct the viewers' eyes to certain parts of the painting. Photography is no different, and subject isolation is one way of doing that. It can be used to highlight the subject, enhance the composition, and tell a story.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 14:57 UTC
On article Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available (251 comments in total)
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mick232: It shows at what price lenses can be made available. Margins of other vendors must be huge.

You also ignore all the other expenses companies have: R&D, marketing, customer support, quality control, distribution etc. The customer pays for those things as well.

Edit: Someone else posted essentially the same thing while I was busy writing. Must learn to type faster.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 11:59 UTC
On article Modest Updates: Nikon D3400 Review (379 comments in total)
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Retzius: The D3400 is the laziest product update in recent memory.

@abortabort

Sorry for digging up a 4 months old thread, but I just saw this. The XQ2 definitely did not have "a completely different sensor, different control scheme and different body." It basically added a film simulation to the XQ1. Maybe you were thinking of the XF1, which was different from the XQ line?

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 13:03 UTC
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (196 comments in total)
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paulfulper: That was a SONY sensor.... how did it become Canon now ? Did they copy it after using it for a while.
Remember that it was announced 3 years ago by Sony with a sample video

The sensor in this video is a Canon sensor. It was announced back in 2013.

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/7606750544/canon-develops-high-sensitivity-full-frame-cmos-sensor-for-videos

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2013/09/13/canons-new-high-sensitivity-full-frame-sensor-captures-tiny-details-of-fire

Sony has also developed such high sensitivity sensors, eg. this one for automotive cameras:

https://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/201410/14-106E/

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 09:30 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)
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kty: "They have the largest marketshare and make the biggest profit"

This is a miserable excuse for making bad cameras!

So you judge a camera by the spec sheet, not by its real-life handling and performance? It's okay to think a camera is bad, but to base that opinion solely on a list of specifications? At least wait until someone has tested it.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 23:11 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)
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sh10453: This sounds like an SL1 replacement with a little bit of upgrade to take it just above the Rebel line.
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It's a T6s/760D replacement more than anything else. Isn't the SL1 smaller? I thought that was its unique selling point.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 22:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)
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FantasticMrFox: Because that's exactly what Canon needed - another DSLR model next to the 1300D, 100D, 750D, 760D, 80D, 7D Mk II, 6D, 5D Mk IV, 5Ds, 5Ds R, and 1Dx II.

The 800D replaces the 750D, and the 77D replaces the 760D, so they aren't really adding yet another level. But sure, their APS-C line-up is a bit crowded at the low end.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 22:52 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (448 comments in total)
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kty: To all that blind-minded fanboys that don't even tolerate the slightest criticism:
I ADMIRE CANON MORE THAN YOU GUYS!
Just like many, Canon 300D was THE camera to make me love photograpy. Not only that, it was again a Canon, namely the A1 which inspired me to dive in the world of film cameras. Now after years, i make my living out of these. I have been a keen admirer of Canon for nearly 20 years.
BUT
exactly for this very reason i am frustrated and angry for what they have turned into. My only hope is that they (and you too) will someday realize why Canon is NOT doing right. Before it is too late... Just like Leica, Rollei, Kodak and many other companies which also were making huge profits in their prime days but now are either deceased or shells of their former selfs.

I believe Leica is also doing fine, in the little niche they've carved for themselves, and probably is the camera maker that best understands its target market.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 22:43 UTC
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