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I know being dpreview its the Camera everyone will look at, however I am much more excited with the fact that inspite of 128GB storage the microSD slot stays, and it also retains the head phone jack

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 19:39 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply

I think this pressure of "Thou shalt come out with a new model every year even though existing model is quite good" is causing companies to release incremental updates and say "me to". But then it makes for good sales as gear junkies buy every incremental iteration.

However, I would prefer an upgrade every 2-3 years, and be a real upgrade. As for the "Air", this is just a better spark.

As for Autel, its great to finally have some competition, but I am very worried after the Karma debacle.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 17:39 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

Frits Gooss: I'm not impressed ! I prefer my 100-400 Canon mark II

Frists Goose, you would be pretty dumb to prefer a sony lens for your Canon camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 06:49 UTC

Hmmm so what was the CX? Tooth fairy?

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 21:48 UTC as 42nd comment
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I have a dream: Would be nice to have a 2-column table with MK3 - MK4 specs next to each other.
Then we could see what really changes.
Or, even better, a 4-column table, from mk1 to mk4.

Don't panic

The reason you are seeing an empty page is that you haven't chosen any products to compare, or the products you have chosen are not comparable to each other. This shouldn't occur unless you have entered or modified the address bar manually.

Well ... that or it's a bug in our code.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 23:52 UTC

RX10m4 was nowhere to be seen. How to make sony launch it? Well, I decided to buy the M3, less than 2 months ago, and presto, the M4 here is.
And guess what... the 1398 price is now 1298. :(

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 17:40 UTC as 159th comment | 2 replies
On article Astrophotography with the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art lens (78 comments in total)

Thanks a ton for this. I also like widefield, and was looking at this review. At F1.8, the COMA is really a deal breaker. Of course F2.8 is good but at F2.8 the Tamron 15-30 offers more versatility at a much lower price. I guess, a really usable F1.8 ultra wide does not exist (Astro only of course)

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 18:17 UTC as 15th comment
On article From the forums: Starry skies time-lapse (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

chulgor: He must not have upgraded his firmware. ;)

But seriously, so beautiful.

LOL, yup I haven't, and guess what, I was thinking of purchasing an A7RII esp since it has electronic shutter and I thought I could stop burning through shutters since I love timelapse videos. And guess what, that article stopped me from this folly

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
On article Stunning time-lapse captures the seasons of Norway (65 comments in total)

Every time I make a time-lapse, I sit back and think "Wow, that is a masterpiece". And then I see something like this and want to throw my work in the trash

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 20:33 UTC as 14th comment
On article GIMP seeks funding for future advanced features (228 comments in total)
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cdembrey: This is the main problem with "open source" software. No income = no money for product development. And FREE software users see to reason to donate money for something that is FREE!

People have lost the intellect to understand that "free as in beer" is not the only goal. Free as in freedom is much more important.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 03:55 UTC

Fail. They should have launched it with a full frame sensor with constant F1.8 aperture and 12-2400 200X zoom range, with a 500$ price. The ISO range (native) should be from ISO 10-ISO 1,000,000

IT should also have global shutter, do 4K at 1000fps.

These features will ensure that they will have decent sales. To make it a winner, they should attach a shark with a laser

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 21:31 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (214 comments in total)

Even today, few lenses exist which match this, at this price.
This camera was Epic. There was nothing like this ever, and even today, I doubt, there is anything like this ever created again.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 04:22 UTC as 65th comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1651 comments in total)

I know a lot of users are commenting upon how Canon is late to market, and how its 2013 technology in 2016, but the fact remains, this is the first serious foray.
It does not have 4K but

IF the Dual Pixel AF on this camera works better than competition, it will sway photographers.

Sony released cheap mirrorless but cheap lenses came much later. With 18-150 Canon shows its coming in with lenses too.

I have a feeling, that Canon is going to own Sony on the lens front with reasonably priced M lenses covering wide angle to telephoto within a year.

Sony brought out amazing cameras, but the lens investment required was staggering.

And last but not the least, do not forget Canon's marketing juggernaut. Sony is a rank amateur(unless its video).

That said, I am happy because more competition means better stuff for everyone
And of course do not forget, every digital mirrorless or DSLR can allow you to create magic, if you can't its not the camera, but you

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:33 UTC as 361st comment | 5 replies

Samyang 14mm has very low Coma, which is great for Coma. However even Tamron 15-30 is great in that regard, and costs about 350$ more.
At 699$, this would be great, but 850$ on B&H seems a tad overpriced when you see that Tamron is 15-30 F2.8

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 08:35 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

70-300 F3.5-5.6 lenses are fairly compact. What's this new obsession with F6.3
For a 200-600 kind of budget lens it makes sense, but for a 70-300?

Solution in wait of a problem?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 05:22 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (401 comments in total)

This is a fascinating article.
I learnt a lot today. I have more article ideas you guys could do to solve the deep mysteries of photographic workd.

For example a zoom lens 18-55mm is far less expensive than a 16-35L even though it has a much bettter zoom range

Or why does a carbon fiber tripod which weighs only 400g cost more than a lump of coal(carbon again) which is over 10kgs

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 12:26 UTC as 89th comment
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Pitchertaker: So you give me something for free but I'm not allowed to sell it?

Go read the article. Let us say good_guy_me gives a photograph to some_body_them for free. Scum_guy_you goes to some_body_them and says, hey, I own the rights to that, pay me.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 06:37 UTC

No 3.5mm jack? Do not want. I think only the consumers can put an end to this stupidity by refusing to buy these crippled things, and buy a proper phone instead? What next? No Dialer, buy our 1.99$ dialer package.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 13:02 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (211 comments in total)

I feel Sony uses lens buyers as funding source to create great cameras for shooters to use with Sigma/Canon lenses :D

Thank you so much Sony Lens purchasers. Please buy these too!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 13:40 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply

Truly spectacular.
I urge everyone to go and check out the linked article in this post. It has a lot more pics, and a lot more details!

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 08:45 UTC as 10th comment
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