Jane79

Jane79

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Assistant Photographer
Joined on Sep 28, 2012

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SteveY80: It looks quite similar (at least superficially) to the old Sony 50mm macro for A-mount (and the Minolta version before that). The way the lens extends when focusing close makes the design look a little dated compared with the internal focus macro lenses around today. I'm sure it'll be good optically though.

Like some other people, I can't help wishing that this was a 150mm macro rather than a 50mm. Wider angle macro lenses have their uses, but for insects the extra working distance is very nice to have. 90mm on full frame can already be uncomfortably short in some circumstances.

That was my first thought too, but the optical formula is different. Looks like a new design.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 15:44 UTC

I'm sure it would be possible to produce a good quality messenger bag with a price tag of $249.95 in the USA. I don't like companies outsourcing manufacturing to cheap-labour factories in China and then asking premium prices. Check out Domke (USA) or Billingham (UK), both available on Amazon.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 17:33 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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tongki: Maybe information is not correct,
But Sony acquire Zeiss and Minolta, right ?
Zeiss lenses and Minolta with G series lenses
So, the new G master is adopted from Minolta technology ?

It's probably just a matter of time before Sony acquires tongki, having already acquired Jack Daniels and NASA.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 14:29 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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mschf: Nikon proves dinosaurs still exist.

Birds are the direct descendants of dinosaurs; 10,000 species inhabiting every region of the planet from the Arctic to Antarctica, including the high seas, covering a larger area than any other vertebrates. 165 million years and still going strong. :-)

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 11:41 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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Arkienkeli: It is still about the same size top end professional 135 format cameras (with motor drives in the past) have been the last 40 years, so apparently there has been not any development in the size of photographer's hands.

Ever wondered why there are no tiny snow shovels?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 11:23 UTC
On article Sony introduces new XQD and SD cards (43 comments in total)
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Mike FL: SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-II SD card is not too slow too:

Max. Read Speed: 280 MB/s
Max. Write Speed: 250 MB/s <------<<<<
Water / Shock / X-ray Proof

The M-Series XQD cards just announced are cost-effective alternatives to the existing XQD card series. The XQD G-series is 400 MB/s read speed and 350 MB/s write speed.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 12:08 UTC
On article Sony introduces new XQD and SD cards (43 comments in total)
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Cihangir Gzey: MS, MS-Duo, M2, Vita... And now XQD! XQD will share the same destiny with other death (or creeping) formats. They lived inside the SONY hegemony devices (Like first SONY cameras, PS Vita). People bought them by cursing SONY for years. Enough is enough. It is year 2016. NO MORE HEGEMONY! I remember paying a small fortune (almost the cost of camera) for a 512MB SD card. Those days are GONE! Wake up SONY!

We can see the good (!) intent to earn more money from memory cards that have no competition right now and probably will be much more expensive than acceptable levels when compared to already quick UHS-II cards. That NX1 was supporting UHS-II by the way.

If any DSLR, MILC processor and buffer is not quick enough to run an UHS-II card properly right now, pardon me but probably you have to avoid that camera in the first place in year 2016 (where even smartphones were asked to have 4GB of RAM along with crazy high speed CPU's).

CF was developed exclusively by SanDisk. XQD was developed by SanDisk, Sony and Nikon and is managed by the Compact Flash Association. It is NOT a proprietary format. Anybody can use it. XQD cards cannot be used in CF slots, but neither can CFast cards. I don't know which of the two high-end card standards will be more successful, but I'm pretty sure that both are here to stay.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 12:49 UTC
On photo Cascade in the Using and changing the environment - Landscape Water Features challenge (1 comment in total)

Very nice processing.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2016 at 18:24 UTC as 1st comment

Very nice!

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 10:54 UTC as 6th comment
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QuarryCat: Nikon obviously believes still in DSLR-Fullframe for the next 8 years.
or
they don't believe in Fullframe mirror less System-Cameras
or they see no chance to built the lenses lighter and smaller for mirror less.

I don't believe either, that adaptation for long super-tele-lends makes sense.

I use 2.8/300 mm - 2.8/400 mm - 5.6/800 mm
and I won't go to Nikon, which is 3-5 years behind Canon in super-tele-lenses. Not even for a D750 or D810.

They should have done a 4.8/600 mm even lighter and they should bring a 5.6/100-600 mm - then I and many others will switch.

Good to know!

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 09:23 UTC

Where will these bags be made?

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 15:55 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On article Have your say: Best High-end ILC of 2014 (75 comments in total)
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quezra: In the buying guide article about high end cameras, people were complaining about the D4S omission... but yet none of these people seem to be voting for it here...

The idea is that people can vote for the camera they have. :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 23:46 UTC
On article Have your say: Best Lens of 2014 (119 comments in total)
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AngularJS: WTF? Where is the Otus 85? I've spend $4300 for an nonexistent lens! :)

It says enthusiast lenses.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 23:43 UTC
On article Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses (120 comments in total)

Another old Minolta/Sony lens re-released with the exact same optical formula, a new badge and a higher price. If anything, this is proof of Sony squeezing the last drop of profit from Alpha shooters without making any significant investment.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 15:45 UTC as 33rd comment | 12 replies
On article Canon India teases 'something big' coming soon (150 comments in total)
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Jane79: Does the DPReview editorial team have any information about not yet announced Canon products? (under NDA obviously)

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 20:56 UTC
On article Canon India teases 'something big' coming soon (150 comments in total)

Does the DPReview editorial team have any information about not yet announced Canon products? (under NDA obviously)

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 17:56 UTC as 87th comment | 3 replies
On article ZTE announces Nubia Z7 with 5.5-inch QHD display (35 comments in total)
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Jane79: Lars, could you post the tag that has to be used in the new "homepage personalization" section of the account settings to not get any Connect related news on the homepage? "phone-news" and "connect" do not work. A list of all working tags would be even better! Thank you so very much!

I did. A week ago. No reply from DPR.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 21:02 UTC
On article ZTE announces Nubia Z7 with 5.5-inch QHD display (35 comments in total)

Lars, could you post the tag that has to be used in the new "homepage personalization" section of the account settings to not get any Connect related news on the homepage? "phone-news" and "connect" do not work. A list of all working tags would be even better! Thank you so very much!

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 14:11 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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