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On article Sony a7R Mark III review (694 comments in total)
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Gimli son of Gloin: This is really a watershed moment for Canon/Nikon as companies. This is the camera where strikes their bread and butter and it is truly standing on its own. The downsides of mirrorless have practically been mitigated with latest updates while DSLRs are standing still. I would still grab a DSLR like the Pentax K1 for extreme weather but for everything else a A7r3 is indeed a better package.

Which comes back to my previous system: Micro Four Thirds. Oly/Pana have to wake up and smell the money to notice that their clunky huge cameras, with tiny sensors, low resolution and laughable higher ISOs, have to be re imagined to compete with something this small that delivers this amount of IQ. It is time for the Micro Four Thirds cameras to return to their roots and know their place: cheaper, smaller, lower IQ cameras for the masses who are interested in ditching their phones.

1 inch sensors are really going to eat their lunch since IQ is so comparable to be difficult to tell the difference.

@Clayton1985
If you say so... :)

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (694 comments in total)
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Gimli son of Gloin: This is really a watershed moment for Canon/Nikon as companies. This is the camera where strikes their bread and butter and it is truly standing on its own. The downsides of mirrorless have practically been mitigated with latest updates while DSLRs are standing still. I would still grab a DSLR like the Pentax K1 for extreme weather but for everything else a A7r3 is indeed a better package.

Which comes back to my previous system: Micro Four Thirds. Oly/Pana have to wake up and smell the money to notice that their clunky huge cameras, with tiny sensors, low resolution and laughable higher ISOs, have to be re imagined to compete with something this small that delivers this amount of IQ. It is time for the Micro Four Thirds cameras to return to their roots and know their place: cheaper, smaller, lower IQ cameras for the masses who are interested in ditching their phones.

1 inch sensors are really going to eat their lunch since IQ is so comparable to be difficult to tell the difference.

@Clayton1985
I'm not sure what you mean "those strong points for micro 4/3 are diminishing one by one". My e-m1 (NOT mark II) works as good now as it worked the day I bought it. And it still makes pictures, which are more than satisfactory for my purposes. And my whole package, lenses and all still can fit into a bag which used to hold 5DII and one L lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:33 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (694 comments in total)
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Gimli son of Gloin: This is really a watershed moment for Canon/Nikon as companies. This is the camera where strikes their bread and butter and it is truly standing on its own. The downsides of mirrorless have practically been mitigated with latest updates while DSLRs are standing still. I would still grab a DSLR like the Pentax K1 for extreme weather but for everything else a A7r3 is indeed a better package.

Which comes back to my previous system: Micro Four Thirds. Oly/Pana have to wake up and smell the money to notice that their clunky huge cameras, with tiny sensors, low resolution and laughable higher ISOs, have to be re imagined to compete with something this small that delivers this amount of IQ. It is time for the Micro Four Thirds cameras to return to their roots and know their place: cheaper, smaller, lower IQ cameras for the masses who are interested in ditching their phones.

1 inch sensors are really going to eat their lunch since IQ is so comparable to be difficult to tell the difference.

Oh, man, I missed m43 bashing. Hard to imagine, more than 100 posts and nobody mentioned how bad pana/oly are...

Yes, Sony made a great photo machine. Yes, full frame inherently has better IQ than sensor 4 times smaller. So what? Olympus/Panasonic should go ahead and break a law of physics or two and make something to beat A7SII low light performance, right?

Each system has its strong and weak points. It's a nice thing to be able to chose.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:17 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (694 comments in total)
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ewelch: And you don't even bother to address weather sealing? At least in a way to track it down without reading the whole thing. That is what's keeping me away from Sony. My Canon 1Dx and Olympus OMD E-M1 Mark II make Sony look like a toy because of this one issue.

You need it, I need it. But many, many other people do not. Absence of real weather sealing doesn't make this camera a toy.

Besides weather sealing was addressed in the review:
<quote>
Weather sealing is also an important consideration for those working in harsh environments and inclement weather. Sony claims that the camera is weather sealed, but obviously, is not water proof. While we do not subject our cameras to torture tests, anecdotally, the gaskets surrounding the battery, card and port doors are far less substantial than we've seen on competing high-end DSLRs and mirrorless options. Additionally, button travel and dial-feel may be problematic for those needing to wear gloves while shooting.</quote>

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 16:59 UTC

Based on definition of "unprecedented" I guess. Well, reducing price of each and every Sigma lens by $3.14 would've been unprecedented as well. It hasn't happened before after all... :)

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 23:06 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
On article Instagram testing feature the lets you follow hashtags (17 comments in total)
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turretless: Insta-what?

Ancient. I even don't have a TV. Life is too short to waste it on garbage. ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 14:03 UTC
On article Instagram testing feature the lets you follow hashtags (17 comments in total)

Insta-what?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 00:11 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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turretless: Government == corruption and waste of money.
Why would a govt agency need 53 top-shelf DSLRs, totaling $344,500? Training? How many astronauts undergo training simultaneously?

@steelhead3,
Yeah, sure. And aliens ate my lunch :)
"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity"(c)

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 23:53 UTC
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turretless: Government == corruption and waste of money.
Why would a govt agency need 53 top-shelf DSLRs, totaling $344,500? Training? How many astronauts undergo training simultaneously?

@Dheorl
And how many government agencies are there? Now just imagine that every one of them thinks the way you think :D

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 22:58 UTC
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turretless: Government == corruption and waste of money.
Why would a govt agency need 53 top-shelf DSLRs, totaling $344,500? Training? How many astronauts undergo training simultaneously?

entoman, apparently you haven't heard about army/navy toilet sits for $640 a pop or $3 hammers sold for $100 each. Good for you :)
For some reason I think each D5 body sold to NASA was more, not less expensive than retail. Anyway, the usual thing with this kind of deals is that somebody needs to eat up budget leftovers at the end of a financial period (year, quarter, project...). Otherwise the financing will be cut for the next financial period ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 22:53 UTC

Government == corruption and waste of money.
Why would a govt agency need 53 top-shelf DSLRs, totaling $344,500? Training? How many astronauts undergo training simultaneously?

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 22:29 UTC as 58th comment | 19 replies
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ozphoto663: I welcome the new products as I want to leave Adobe sooner than later so I will wait to see if On1 2018 gets dual monitor support, soft proofing and a better print module. Until this happens I will stay with LR6 and On1 Photo 10. Once On1 does this and stability issues fade then I will dump Adobe like a hot potatoe!

It's not like On1 is a sole alternative to LR. There are RawTherapee, CaptureOne and DxO PhotoLab for example. So don't let anything to stop you from jumping Adobe bandwagon :)

I switched to PhotoLab+FilmPack recently and can't be happier. And they're offering a significant discount for latest bunch of products and even previous version(Optics Pro 11) for free until November 30th.
http://www.dxo.com/us/practicalphotography

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 00:43 UTC
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David Mantripp: not that it effects me at all, but isn't it a touch weird that DPR has completely ignored the DXO PhotoLab / U-Point & NiK Acquisition news ?

Strange statement.
https://www.dpreview.com/news/1675836798/dxo-acquires-nik-collection-from-google-and-will-continue-to-offer-it-for-free-for-now

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 00:33 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (396 comments in total)
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Kuzmabrik: In regard to electronics, software and new technologies - Panasonic was always one of the leaders. I really enjoyed using my G7. Comparing with my Pentax cameras it was just the "camera of the future".

And G9 also looks very advanced in this terms. But. This camera costs and weights like a good APS-C DSLR, but it still is a m4/3 camera. And I wonder who would prefer it to a good APS-C DSLR.

"This camera costs and weights like a good APS-C DSLR, but it still is a m4/3 camera. And I wonder who would prefer it to a good APS-C DSLR."
Anybody who has already invested in m43 infrastructure and needs a seriously tough and capable body with latest and greatest technology?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 11:46 UTC
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trungtran: Only a matter of time before Adobe buys up it's competitors

There is such thing as antitrust law. Ask Microsoft or AT&T.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 03:43 UTC
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Manzur Fahim: So, I exported 648 D810 raw files to full size highest quality jpeg to check the speed and here is the result:

LR 6.12 - 15min10sec

LR Classic - 12min25sec

ON1 Photo RAW 2018 beta - 1hr21min

I hope they significantly improved the export speed.

@huremics, @ThatsTheShot

Ok, folks, I stay corrected :)
But that's a heavy pro stuff. And I'm not sure why pros would be interested in ON1 when they can happily keep reimbursable LR subscription going. If it ain't broken, don't fix it, eh?

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 23:29 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (396 comments in total)
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Vincent in Geneva: I don’t know if video makes cameras any heavier, but if it does , I’m sure some of us would trade in video for lighter weight on models specifically aimed at photography.

Apart from all it's other great qualities, the G9’s choice points in an intering direction in this respect, too...

Yes it does.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 22:55 UTC
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FuhTeng: I like the pano-stitching option and I'd like to see focus-stacking merging too. Sounds like a neat option but how does it look versus C1? Or DxO with Nik?

I like DxO PhotoLab a lot. Works well with Nik, the integration is exactly the same way as with LR. And their FilmPack adds very nice features as well.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 22:03 UTC
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Manzur Fahim: So, I exported 648 D810 raw files to full size highest quality jpeg to check the speed and here is the result:

LR 6.12 - 15min10sec

LR Classic - 12min25sec

ON1 Photo RAW 2018 beta - 1hr21min

I hope they significantly improved the export speed.

I'm just curious who will ever need to export 648 raw files at once. On the other hand 1 hour 21 minutes for 648 photos makes it 7.5 second per photo, which isn't that horrible in real life when you need to export a dozen keepers per session.

Disclaimer: I don't use ON1

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 21:56 UTC
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Artem Holstov: hows raf support?

Royal Air Force is well supported, thank you.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 20:00 UTC
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