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Semi-pro Photographer & Videographer
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Peiasdf: 23mm and 56mm are still using the same markup.

5-stop OIS, never heard that claim before.

Nikon 70-200 f/4 is claiming that.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 16:43 UTC
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qwertyasdf: I always wondered why ALL camera manufacturers are so conservative and complacent with kit lens apertures. it's been 3.5-5.6 for general purpose and 4-5.6 for telephoto since the beginning of time.
Fuji is the only exception, taking half a step (stop) at a time, now that's progress!

@fatdeeman - those aren't kit lenses

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 16:42 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Just skimming but any system of measurement that shows a Sigma lens outperforming a Zeiss lens, even Cosina-Zeiss, seems pretty suspect.

check out the resolution tests of the new Sigma 35 - it's blowing away everything in its FL class

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 19:27 UTC
On Challenge:7467 (2 comments in total)
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james skibsted: I guess being in Sydney, Australia won't cut it...

try the Sigma 200-500, I heard you can bounce it off space objects to defy line-of-sight limitations

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 20:52 UTC

The Travel Angel series is great - this should be no different. I have the A2691T which folds up really small and can fit in my backpack, but also gets up close to 6 feet in height and as low as 12-15".
The monopod feature is really handy also...only a few twists to convert to that feature. Pretty stable too..best with a weight hanging from the center column

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 13:59 UTC as 4th comment
On article Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 (296 comments in total)
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ptl-2010: Great for people who own the camera, but c'mon release the 7d mkII and the 70d already! I'm not about to buy a 3 year old camera when a new system should be just around the corner.

The 7D is still a very capable camera, probably the best crop sensor camera available from a total performance perspective. You can find many available used or refurbished for not much more than a new 60D, and with this upgrade you get some of the features back that make the newer Rebels desirable. Don't hold your breath on a mkII, chances are it wouldn't be all that different anyway.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 17:12 UTC
On article Quick Guide to Video Lighting (33 comments in total)

Quick guide with great illustrated examples. Wish there were more like this!

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 19:37 UTC as 5th comment
On Challenge:6913 (4 comments in total)
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Csabulator: I lost my faith in DPreview challenges. Just take a closer look on the 2nd picture. A fake picture almost won the challenge? Shame!!!!!!

wow you're right...i came in 3rd and when viewing on the iPhone both 1 and 2 looked great....upon closer look though it's quite obvious. Also a 1/500th ss could never create blur that long. i think #1 was deserving though.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 at 16:49 UTC
On photo Tokyo Van Pan in the Fast Movement shot ( Car ) challenge (1 comment in total)

0.5 star vote? really?

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2012 at 16:46 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Speedway in the Sports challenge (5 comments in total)

Awesome shot!

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2012 at 19:06 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Surfer in the Sports challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice shot, but doesn't really show the "Sport" of surfing without the surfer!

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2012 at 19:00 UTC as 1st comment
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Duckie: Haunted by the past!

I got many OEM lenses before and almost all of them are now in the unused shelve. For this reason alone I will think twice and inspect samples when more people are actually using it. Using OEM is often a compromise and there are the associated risks. For RRP 1299 (even for a, say, 40% discount) I would not wear the risk. YMMV

you realize OEM means original equipment manufacturer right? i.e. Canon and Nikon. So this comment seems backwards.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 15:26 UTC
On photo every cloud choose its own lining...! in the Portraits Using the Golden Hours challenge (1 comment in total)

Hi, not a portrait..

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2011 at 23:26 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Chariots of Fire in the Frozen Mid-Air! challenge (4 comments in total)

and a highly deserved challenge win. Congrats!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2010 at 14:32 UTC as 1st comment
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