Revenant

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CheddarMonkey: Is anyone else irritated that the AF-C custom settings won't be coming to the x-pro2? I can't imagine this is a hardware limitation...seems like Fuji is just trying to segment the market at the expense of xpro2 early adopters.

It's just Fuji trying to choose the right mix of features that they think the intended target users will need. In other words, product differentiation.
Unfortunately, some manufacturers seem to have a rather poor understanding of exactly who's buying their products, and what their requirements are.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 10:31 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)
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onlooker: Why in heaven's name is DPR aggregating 1000 comments from as far back as 5 months ago into this comment section? Some of us still like to read comments before posting, meaning we go from top to bottom. Now that has been crippled. I guess DPR really considers the comment section to be useless and write-only, a click-bait if you like.

"It's not a problem if you treat comment section as write-only."

I don't, and yet I have no problems with it. I usually read all the comments, and when the article gets updated I read every new comment, not the ones I have already read. I have a very good memory, so I know which ones to skip.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 22:42 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)
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Greg7579: Why in the world are you describing the Fuji lens lineup as niche and attractive to a small dedicated following? Fuji lenses are the best in the world and that was the only part of your very good review that I took issue with. So that means you did a good job. I just pre-ordered the XT-2 on BH, along with the large handgrip.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/139148982@N02/albums

Since Fujifilm only have a single digit share of the interchangeable lens camera market, it's actually fairly accurate to talk about a small following, relatively speaking. The same goes for every camera maker except Canon and Nikon (sharing about 75% of the market), and Sony (12%).

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 18:26 UTC
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Nobby2016: why can it only operate until -10° celsius?
that´s nothing....

to be honest i don´t know what the minimum temp stated for my camera is... but i used it below -25° celsius very often.

is this just a very conservative number?

That's the standard lower temperature limit for most cameras that are marketed as "freeze proof", including so called tough compacts. It doesn't mean that the camera suddenly stops working, just that the manufacturer doesn't guarantee that it will operate without problems below that limit.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 13:07 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)
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onlooker: Why in heaven's name is DPR aggregating 1000 comments from as far back as 5 months ago into this comment section? Some of us still like to read comments before posting, meaning we go from top to bottom. Now that has been crippled. I guess DPR really considers the comment section to be useless and write-only, a click-bait if you like.

The review is now complete, but it has been one article all along, not several different articles.
This is nothing new, DPR has done it this way for a few years now. I agree that the comments section becomes unnecessarily long, but it's not a major problem IMO.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 20:32 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)
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onlooker: Why in heaven's name is DPR aggregating 1000 comments from as far back as 5 months ago into this comment section? Some of us still like to read comments before posting, meaning we go from top to bottom. Now that has been crippled. I guess DPR really considers the comment section to be useless and write-only, a click-bait if you like.

Because this is not a new article. DPR continually updates their previews/reviews in progress until the complete review is published.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 18:25 UTC
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (216 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: DXO is not making it public how exactly they reach the score.

the 1DX MK2 is nearly everywhere better than the D5 and only gets the same score.

what is the reason that DXO does not make it public how exactly they weight the scores?

also DR only seems to be really important at low ISO, why?

sony for example has worse DR at high ISO than canon cameras.... yet sony scores always better at DR.

DxO's score for DR is based on the maximum measured DR, which is typically achieved at base ISO. You need to look at the graphs they provide to get a more complete picture, not just the score.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
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Cariboo: This article is INCOMPLETE & MISLEADING!!!!!! The only images that are updated as discussed in the article are those that are from an altitude of 100+ Kilometers!!!!!!!! What a pile of BS! Images from below 100 kms can still be poor, horrible & ancient. My area images are 10+ years old. So come on DPR is it that difficult to be more accurate?

P.S. The new website has been a nightmare to use & log in to. Finally able to do it with Vivaldi Browser but still not easy. Why are things being made more complicated & resource hungry? Not everyone has high speed internet access & unlimited bandwidth to run heavy scripts or long pages of code. If things don't improve, it will be Bye-Bye to DPR & the likes of Google.

The headline specifically mentions "satellite imagery", and the article says that the new images were taken by NASA and Landsat.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 05:18 UTC
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stormy_weather: Frankly, I have trouble believing much of what the Hasselblad man said. For all I know, Hasselblad is a very, very small company now and should have nothing like the resources needed to develop a new camera system. Also, Hasselblad has not designed lenses in the past, so why would they start now in an area where they never had expertise?
This "Made in Sweden" sounds much like marketing speech to me and my feeling is that in fact engineering and manufacturing were done elsewhere (on the other side of the globe), same as the business decisions leading to that camera were taken by the investment company owning Hasselblad now.

Which doesn't make the camera worse, for sure.

The H system bodies and digital backs are manufactured in Gothenburg, although lens production is outsourced (possibly to Fujifilm, but I don't know). So it's certainly possible that the X1D is produced in Sweden too.
And I have no trouble believing that Hasselblad could have a few optical engineers capable of designing lenses among its employees.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 19:31 UTC
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jmey26: "The statement makes very clear that the problem is caused by SanDisk's cards, not by the camera. Canon says it may issue a firmware update in early July to address the problem."

Ok so if its not Canon's problem how come they seem to have a fix coming?

Canon certainly have a problem, even if they didn't cause it. And if it's possible to fix the problem with a firmware update, it's in their interest to do so.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 16:16 UTC
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villagranvicent: Ove Bengtson says: "...Nittoh who have made many great lenses in the past, including the lenses for the X-Pan. "

However many sources including Luminous Landscape said the Hasselblad X-Pan camera and all of its lenses were made by FUJI in Japan, just like the lenses for their own Fuji TX-1 system. So who is right?

One would think that the guy actually working for Hasselblad would be the more reliable source.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 16:44 UTC
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Random Photographer: It costs GBP. 160 (~$200 USD) to get rid of the Leica logo... Let that sink in.

I think the reason is the same as when Blurb is charging you extra if you choose to remove their logo from your photo book. They want compensation for the potential new customers they think they won't get, because you aren't advertising the brand.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 22:51 UTC
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Fujica: I think Leica would have a more colorful future if they started to sell cameras for reasonable prices. I'll bet many Canon, Nikon and Fujifilm owners would be willing to buy one if only they were affordable.

Leica is very successful within their small niche market. They have a loyal customer base and not much direct competition. Trying to compete in the much larger consumer market, against two established giants (CaNikon) and several other players (Sony et al.), would be a risky business.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 22:35 UTC
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Toni Salmonelli: @dpreview team: Did I miss something or is there still now review of this camera?

Please speed camera reviews and keep up the great work!

Sigma is just now announcing that it will be available in July. Some reviewers might get early production samples before that, but I wouldn't expect a review several weeks before the launch date.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 08:22 UTC
On article Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps (183 comments in total)
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BLongborough: Same old Sony, trying to keep back the tide like King Cnut. Remember when their cameras could only use *Sony* memory sticks?

Now it's FUD about bricking, viruses, ... Heard the story before.

I don't care how good the lenses, sensors, processors are, I'll never buy Sony -- they'rre just the Apple of cameras.

"Brick and Mortar shops stock Sony cameras on an effectively equal par with Canikon"

Doubtful, since they certainly don't sell as many of them. Canon and Nikon together hold ~75% of the ILC (DSLR and mirrorless) market, while Sony's share is less than 15%.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:59 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)
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felix from the suburbs: Kind of sad to read all of those mocking comments. When I was starting out in armature photography Hasselblad was a premier brand and our "someday" camera should we ever win a lottery or inherit enough money from some unknown relative. I guess it's just another causality of the digital age. But I, for one, hope that they knock it out of the park and regain some of their lost glory - even though I likely wouldn't be able to afford it unless that unknown relative with money decides to write me into their will.

Well, Hasselblad is under new management now, I believe, and the CEO has stated that no more wooden Sony cameras will be made. Let's hope he's telling the truth.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 11:46 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)
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miric: Yup. We already have a couple of game changers by 'Blad — Lunar and Stellar. So why don't we have third one?

Hadn't heard of the LUSSO, but it seems it was released in 2015, a year after the HV.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 11:42 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)
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felix from the suburbs: Kind of sad to read all of those mocking comments. When I was starting out in armature photography Hasselblad was a premier brand and our "someday" camera should we ever win a lottery or inherit enough money from some unknown relative. I guess it's just another causality of the digital age. But I, for one, hope that they knock it out of the park and regain some of their lost glory - even though I likely wouldn't be able to afford it unless that unknown relative with money decides to write me into their will.

@happypoppeye

The Lunar was announced in 2012, the Stellar in 2013, and the HV and Stellar II in 2014. So a company that has been in the photographic industry for several decades releases a few rebranded and pimped up Sony cameras during the course of a couple of years, and that's what you mainly know them for?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 19:56 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)
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miric: Yup. We already have a couple of game changers by 'Blad — Lunar and Stellar. So why don't we have third one?

They did release a third one, the HV, which was based on the Sony A99.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 19:40 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Kiril Karaatanasov: Latest Nikon cameras are full of false advertisement. The obscene high iso values are particularly misleading. While the products are excellent relative to competition they are very far from what Nikon claims

Every manufacturer of compact cameras uses the FF equivalent focal lengths in their marketing, but never the equivalent apertures. It's not unique to Nikon. This practice has been followed for fixed-lens cameras (but not interchangeable lenses) as long as digital cameras have been around. However, the actual physical focal lengths are always printed on the front of the lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 15:10 UTC
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