Revenant

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On article Leica chairman contemplates Leica smartphone (115 comments in total)
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Satyaa: The points he said about current phone cameras is right. If Leica made one, I can image two things... (1) it will probably be done right and (2) it will definitely be out of reach of most phone buyers (price-wise)

The other problem I can see with spending so much with a phone is the relative short life compared to cameras. Would I spend that money for something I want to replace in two years? I wouldn't.

I still use my Galaxy S3 from 2012, and won't replace it as long as it works. Not everyone wants to replace their smartphone as soon as a newer model arrives.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
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Joed700: What's next? Nikon offers dental cleaning and free oil change for cars...

Is it really that far-fetched to think that a camera manufacturer would support young, talented photographers?

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 10:16 UTC
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photog4u: Dual EVF/OVF, IBIS and D5 AF for the win! ;)

If the DSLR disappears, it's because Canon and Nikon (and Pentax) replaces it with their own mirrorless equivalents. Sony doesn't kill anything; they still have practically the same ILC market share (less than 15%) they had during their DSLR era, they've just replaced their own DSLRs with mirrorless cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 13:51 UTC
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RubberDials: 'If genuine'. LOL.

For the people who haven't quite got it. DPreview isn't reproducing rumours here, they're telling you without telling you. See the 'wishlist'...

They aren't rumour-mongering, or testing the waters for Nikon, either. They are circumventing the NDAs by reporting on a rumour they clearly know is true.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 09:12 UTC
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gonzalu: I just wish for a proper liveview in total darkness... not the mess it is today. Canon does it better. Time to step up.

What kind of photos are you taking in total darkness?

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 20:22 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (481 comments in total)
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ojos azules: So...

The single most important component I guess will be the 42Mpix sensor from Sony as used in A7R2

Just derive all major data points from there.
Add the mirror drawback and you have it all sorted out.

If you disagree on my choice of sensor, please provide your own guesstimate.

Either way, know the sensor, know the camera.

Nikon has always regarded Canon as their main competitor, so I doubt they would settle for less than the 50MP used by Canon. The D800 36MP sensor was newly developed for that camera, and I suspect the D850 will use a new sensor rather than the now "old" 42MP sensor.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 17:59 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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Mared: How hard can it it be for Nikon to cobble together the D850? It's a corporate parts bin job ala the D7500.

Only the Fumbling, Bumbling Completely Incompetent Senior Nikon Management could completely whiff on their 100 year Anniversary so badly.

Only in Japan - These idiots should've been thrown out on their rear ends years ago...

Is that what people is waiting for, though? A cobbled together parts bin job?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
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Alec: So is it Panasonic or is it Leica? I need to know in order to take a stand that this is
(a) images richly imbued with plasticity, luminosity, character, air, mystique that is proof undeniable of Leica's untouchable superiority, or
(b) meh pix from an inconsequential lens that'll be forgotten about in 2-3 years.

If I recall correctly, the PanaLeica lenses are made with equipment and manufacturing methods approved by Leica. In other words, Panasonic lenses with luxury branding.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 16:41 UTC
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ozturert: Looking at dominance of Canon, it's striking to see how these numbers and charts are irrelevant in real world.
Don't worry be happy :)

Yes, DSLR sales are declining, but Canon is still strengthening their dominance. Their market share has increased in recent years, so they now have almost 50% of the global ILC market. This means that their DSLR sales aren't declining as fast as Nikon's (who has lost market share), and that their mirrorless cameras probably sell in much larger quantities than many seem to think.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 08:48 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: First, Lexar, now Bowens... who's next?

For most people, photography has arguably very little to do with dynamic range, noise or ultimate sharpness. It's about composing a beautiful, interesting or striking image, or simply documenting and sharing the events of one's life. And people want to be able to do that as easily and conveniently as possible.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 10:17 UTC
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aramgrg: A camera that is not for photographers...

In other words, your definition of "photographer" is someone who shares your own needs and preferences, and who agrees with you regarding what constitutes a good tool.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 14:47 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (238 comments in total)
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Cheezr: So far Fuji has released 3 aps-c bayer array cameras, you would think that DxO would test their lenses now..?

Flawed or not, DxO has stated that its methodology for testing sensor performance is optimised for Bayer sensors. And since they don't test lenses in isolation, but specific lens-body combinations, their lens tests are presumably also optimised for Bayer sensors.

If their methodology is indeed optimised for Bayer sensors, then it should definitely not be applied to X-Trans or Foveon sensors. Doing so would definitely give unreliable test results.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 17:38 UTC
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straylightrun: They offered to take the photo down. They did nothing wrong. The photographee is just ranting on and on about seeing salty, and the fact that he posted about it to make an even bigger deal is cringeworthy.

Familiarity with a certain behaviour has nothing to do with whether that behaviour is lawful or unlawful.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 22:31 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (238 comments in total)
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WGVanDyck: Has DPR redefined the term "mirrorless"? Originally the term referred to a camera equipped with an electronic view-finder, as opposed to prisms or mirrors. Now, are we to understand that the term applies to any cameras not using a prism, mirror, or even an EVF? I don't see how the X-A3 could be called a "mirrorless" camera since it has no provision for a viewfinder; which would seem to be a prerequisite for the use of that term. Interestingly, I didn't see Fujifilm using the term on their X-A3 pages.

@WGVanDyck

Humor is a tricky thing in internet forums. I've tried it myself a few times, but rarely with success.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 11:42 UTC
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OhWeh: Nikon should use electronical shutters like Sony, Olympus, Fuji, etc. do. The only things, which are moving in my E-M1.2 are the aperture and the AF-motors. And of course no moving mirrors.

Wake up Nikon. Future is now!

"The only things, which are moving in my E-M1.2 are the aperture and the AF-motors."

And perhaps the sensor, unless you never use IBIS?

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 11:36 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (238 comments in total)
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WGVanDyck: Has DPR redefined the term "mirrorless"? Originally the term referred to a camera equipped with an electronic view-finder, as opposed to prisms or mirrors. Now, are we to understand that the term applies to any cameras not using a prism, mirror, or even an EVF? I don't see how the X-A3 could be called a "mirrorless" camera since it has no provision for a viewfinder; which would seem to be a prerequisite for the use of that term. Interestingly, I didn't see Fujifilm using the term on their X-A3 pages.

The term "mirrorless camera" began to be used after the introduction of the m4/3 system, and referred to ILCs with no mirror in the light path between the lens and sensor. Whether they use an eye-level EVF or just the screen on the back, doesn't change the fact that they are electronic live view cameras with no reflex mirror, which is what is usually meant by "mirrorless". And basically all review sites, not just DPR, use this definition. I have never seen anyone exclude, say, the A5100 or X-A3 from the mirrorless category.

Even though digital rangefinders existed before m4/3, they weren't called mirrorless cameras back then. They have been included in that category afterwards. And I think that very few people extend the category to include film rangefinders.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 13:26 UTC
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Neez: They have to do something, customers are switching to other brands.

No, not really. Canon has a larger market share than ever before, almost 50% of the ILC market. And they're reportedly growing in the video industry too.
The real loser in the camera market recently is Nikon, now down to about 25% of the ILC market.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 20:31 UTC
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Kharan: It's an important move that's happening kinda late - they should've done this when they introduced Cinema EOS years ago.
On the other hand, it's kinda sad that they went straight for Hollywood. As if people only made films there and nowhere else. Especially Canon's userbase, which is quite tilted in favor of indie productions and smaller film studios. A service center in a central location in the US would better serve most of the country, methinks.

I don't think Canon would have chosen this location if their main customer base was elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 20:26 UTC
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frosti7: I didn't realize that such a high percentage of DPreview readers own this camera, to post this as news.

I didn't realize that reporting on niche products was a problem.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 20:01 UTC
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JurijTurnsek: Panasonic should be doing APS-C and FF mirrorless., looks like they've got all the know-how.

The only rebranded Panasonics are the D-Lux, V-Lux and C-Lux models, and it's been a while since Leica last released one of those.

The S, M, SL, TL, Q and X series are all original Leicas, and they're manufactured in Europe by Leica. Of course, Leica uses components made by others, and they may also license technology developed by others, but so do most other camera makers.

As for not having money for R&D, that's pure speculation on your part. Leica is one of the few companies actually making a profit from cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 16:16 UTC
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