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M A R C E L I N O: Honestly, I see these things, and I don't feel like changing my Canon T3i. I was going to buy a Fuji XT4, however, I preferred to buy a Canon EF 16-35mm f / 2.8L Mark 3; A Canon EF 100mm f / 2.8L IS Macro and a Speedlite 600ex II-xt. With that, I gave my T3i a long life.

The choice is yours, but I don't see how it is related to the 3.0 firmware on the Sigma fp. Quite off-topic, I'd say.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2021 at 12:13 UTC
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Old Cameras: Well I guess one man’s junk is another man’s art!
I say man, because a woman wouldn’t be stupid enough to buy this charred pile of crap!

@Malling and @Discombobulate Not so used and damaged, though.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2021 at 07:20 UTC

It looks beautiful to me.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2021 at 07:35 UTC as 29th comment
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4sofnature: Another overpriced lens. For $600 you can get a used Tamron 28-75, or three primes from Samyang (24 2.8, 35 2.8, 45 1.8)

@Richmondthefish I love the 45mm and 75mm Samyang. IQ is impressive, given the cost. Construction is cheap (45mm lens hood looks like a joke), but after months of use barrels have no scratch. I can't say the same of my 16-35mm f4 from Sony.
They do have a longer minimum focus distance, but I noticed something that might be an advantage: they are not weather sealed, and expecially my copy of the 45mm has some dust inside, but I can't see it in any photo, at any aperture - Ok, I never close to >f9 - Perhaps that long minimum focus distance helps..
Now waiting for a compact 100mm f1.8 ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2021 at 21:17 UTC
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sjazz: I reckon everyone’s budget may influence the decision between a Kia and a Bentley or a Hyundai and a Bugatti. Why not with cameras? I like Leicas but I got something else.

Aberaeron, I love the rangefinder patch on Sony cameras. Oh, wait.. ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2021 at 22:27 UTC

Vignetting is impressive, am I the only one looking at the samples? It's curious to see that 99% of comments (please don't attack me on the rough percentage number) refers to price.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2021 at 08:20 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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Michiel953: I'm not one to throw money away (done that too often), not even in the faint hope of getting my photographs judged and hopefully admired. But are there any sites/contests that cán be trusted? LensCulture?

Actually Lensculture awards are the only ones that interest me. Single entry is free, so why not try? For a fee you get a constructive review of your submitted project, but I wish I knew who was the member of the jury who wrote it.
Lensculture exposure looks promising, but I wonder how much it translates into "real profit" for the photographer.
I had a photo on the shortlist once, it was a pleasure, since quality is usually high, not that I cry when my photo get ignored though.
I wish judges would explain why a photo or a serie won the competition.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2021 at 07:50 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 review (940 comments in total)

Is there another reason, apart from not cannibilize the r serie, that Sony is not offering the High Res mode on the "normal" serie (a7III)?

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2021 at 20:28 UTC as 77th comment | 5 replies
On article Field review: Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN (201 comments in total)
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Stefan Hundhammer: DPReview, PLEASE fix that "buy on Amazon" thing; more often than not, it shows a bogus price that turns out to be for a completely different product.

In this example, it shows me "buy on for EUR 499.-", but when you follow that link, it gets you to the older Sigma 45 f/2.8.

This is most irritating, and frankly, it could even get you into trouble with German authorities as misleading advertising; even more so since DPReview is affiliated with Amazon.

This has been broken for a long time; it mostly happens for brand new products that Amazon doesn't have in store yet. The Amazon search bot will just suggest any product that loosely matches, even if it's something completely different. Please fix!

It happens here in Italy too. Not that I buy every product tested, and perhaps I'm picky, but it's simply wrong and somehow less professional. Good if it can be fixed, otherwise.. I learnt not to look at those baners.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2021 at 21:42 UTC
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MarcoSartoriPhoto: Question: can sameone tell me how a photo looks when taken with an anamorphic lens? Does it needs some special post prouction? Thanks!

Thank you @Damien, I missed that article, it answers my questions. (Just realized, after reading it, that you can "desqueeze" the image with Photoshop, or Affinity Photo in my case).
Now I only need to find if these lenses cover the fullframe circle or are Apsc lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2021 at 11:31 UTC
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MarcoSartoriPhoto: Question: can sameone tell me how a photo looks when taken with an anamorphic lens? Does it needs some special post prouction? Thanks!

Thank you @entoman. Yes, I know these are made for video, but I know it’s not the same as cropping an image. I understand that with an anamorphic lens you can play with dof, compared to a standard lens with the same aperture.
I found an article here on dpreview about someone using an anamorphic lens on an iphone to shoot stills, but samples were not so “convincing”, to my eyes.
I wonder if someone here used an anamorphic lens to shoot stills (to achieve a more “cinematic” look, for example, without sacrificing resolution), and what kind of post production he or she uses.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2021 at 17:44 UTC

Question: can sameone tell me how a photo looks when taken with an anamorphic lens? Does it needs some special post prouction? Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2021 at 13:50 UTC as 2nd comment | 5 replies
On article Check out that lens: Zeiss ZX1 studio scene uploaded (158 comments in total)
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mart1234: The Sigma DP2 Quattro is another small camera with great lens. Cheap used.

In the Sigma dp2 Quattro test image you can also see the black texture of the fabric in the background.
IQ is the reason why I can't let go my dp Quattro cameras.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2020 at 20:54 UTC
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m_black: This makes me want to get the FP more than other L or E mount cameras.

@photomxp0 Unfortunately not so soon.. Sigma president was so sorry when he said that they would have to start over the full frame camera due to heat issue..

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2020 at 16:42 UTC
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eno2: Here is a full size sample image shoot at f/1,2 with this lens by:

I'd say it looks fantastic for an f/1,2 lens especially at a 350$ price tag!

Kenneth, I'm sure S Yu refers to the older Olympus OM lenses (not cheaper than this Meike but built like a tank)

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2020 at 08:09 UTC

Years ago I worked for AP, and at that time everyone was using Canon gear. A collegue was also using a Sony a7r mk1, but did not like the shutter sound and shock.
Anyway, we of course talked about gear, but guess what, nobody was really interested in the brand: to get the photo is the only important thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2020 at 12:21 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
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entoman: A great concept, but:

The hard-edged elliptical bokeh-rings look pretty awful, unless of course the photographer wants them as a special effect.

Lots of vignetting too, which may or may not be desirable, but can at least be corrected in software.

I'm assuming, possibly wrongly, that the little knob on the lens is intended to be used as a focus lever, which I would think could be quite difficut to use for fine adjustment.

That Zeiss Ikon though, is simply beautiful.

The ZM is my fav rangefinder film camera. Its viewfinder is a joy.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2020 at 17:14 UTC

I see most of the photos are taken on film, it's curious (and I like it even more, somehow).
(I like the photo of the woman digging btw)

Link | Posted on May 19, 2020 at 15:17 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

Never had any issue holding my Sigma dp Quattro cameras (own dp0, dp2 and dp3). I find more uncomfortable to use the Sony a7III without grip.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2020 at 13:13 UTC as 203rd comment

I'm ignorant on drone topic and maybe someone can help me see things more clear or at least give me a hint: I only shoot still, I don't take videos, what kind of drone/model would you suggest to consider?
One thing, I would never buy a big one to attach a real camera.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2020 at 20:14 UTC as 30th comment | 12 replies
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