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On article Tamron teases new lens ahead of CP+ (92 comments in total)

Two rings = zoom. I would be very surprised if this were an f/2.8 zoom, as I'd expect it to get wider towards the front element; so I suspect Sharlin's on the money!

Please could someone make a decent FE pancake with AF? The Samyang and Zeiss 35s are nice, but I'd like more choices!

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 23:39 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

MEDISN: That's a lot of Hello Kitty Instax!

In fact you could say they were in stax ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 00:12 UTC
On a photo in the Video: Noctilux 75mm F1.25 and Summicron-SL 90mm F2 Test sample gallery (3 comments in total)

Not sure whether there isn't a bit of camera shake here. I'd call this shot, "Shaken, but not purred" ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 20:09 UTC as 2nd comment

The funny thing is that the cameraphone ranking starts at the Nokia 808, which was a massive leap ahead of the previous cameraphones in terms of image quality. If they'd started with anything much before that the difference in the results would be staggering!

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 00:09 UTC as 25th comment
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ttran88: In other news Nikon is rumored to name its new MILF Z mount!!


Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 07:52 UTC
On article Apple iPhone X review (375 comments in total)

I think Scott Adams described this perfectly, without ever naming it directly:

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 22:15 UTC as 67th comment

Nice ties!

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 14:11 UTC as 55th comment

I'll only be impressed when it can also use those folding arms as actual legs, like a drone-d up Aibo ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 23:24 UTC as 12th comment
On article This is the world's first variable graduated ND filter (150 comments in total)
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WastingTime: Why can't it be the whole filter area variable, why only half? Is there a technical limitation?

Yes, a standard variable ND is basically a pair of polarising filters stacked. This is basically the same concept, but one plane is only polarized across half the surface.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 20:15 UTC
On article Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera review (180 comments in total)
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vadims: The following image was on the front page of Thom Hogan's site for several weeks up until few days ago:

It was taken using Nikon 70-300mm AF-P, and Thom challenged anyone to call it "not sharp"... Well, it does seem to be sharp, but that bokeh!!.. I'd take Gaussian blur over those mirror lens-style rings any day.

I wish the term "fake bokeh" is put to rest one day. Call it "simulated" or "computational" (or invent a new, shorter term other then "fake").

Bokeh quality of many shots taken with my Mate 9 matches or exceeds that of shots taken with conventional lenses. Yes, sometimes there are issues (sometimes even big issues), but look at the above-mentioned shot... It's time to do mobile phones' cameras some justice, esp. now that their quality improves with every iteration.


Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 22:59 UTC
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photoac: Shame it uses SC Cards.

Yes, the early pre-cursor to SD cards. You know, like CE cards are to CF cards.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 20:42 UTC

How many of those are 3D renders?

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 22:42 UTC as 21st comment

If this will do decent 5.7K stills and has an autostereoscopic display, I'm having one!

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 20:34 UTC as 20th comment

I'll only buy Kodakcoin 64.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 20:24 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies
On article Report: GoPro is looking for a buyer (158 comments in total)

Sounds like a tasty new snack for DJI, if they're feeling acquisitive. There's got to be some useful IP in there, and the brand is excellent from an action camera perspective.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 22:49 UTC as 50th comment

Cunning, a benefits program with no costs - other than Lens Rentals, who owns four or more Tamron lenses?!

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 00:21 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

In case their marketing department needs another idea; also great for removing recalcitrant filters ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 00:23 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

Advice to Canon: Don't hobble this one.

I've been a long time Canon shooter (5D2 being my last), but nothing in your current range appealed, so I've gone over to Sony. I'm not alone. I may be back in three years time, but you'll have to do something pretty spectacular to win me back!

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 20:34 UTC as 76th comment
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xPhoenix: Do all Canons have the front command dial where the shutter release should be?? Weird.

The shutter release is just in front of the command dial, but under his forefinger in the shot.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
On article Rokinon AF 50mm F1.4 FE: sample gallery and impressions (142 comments in total)

Thank you for a useful review. Based on the LoCA, I'm very glad I didn't buy this. Looks like a fun lens for B&W shooters though!

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 01:37 UTC as 36th comment
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