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Pentax (Ricoh) really deserve some love for what that are doing at the moment. Their price/feature ratio is exceptional. I really hope they sell lots of these, along with the K-1.

All I want now is a new GR with 24mp.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 00:43 UTC as 83rd comment
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)
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SanPedro: You want a landscape camera with amazing DR and lotsa pixels buy a D810. If you're a pap or a sports photographer or a concert photographer or a photo journalist or even a wedding photographer, you will most likely love this camera. Who gives a monkeys if base ISO is not up to par with other cameras... this is all about the night isn't it? And speed. This is for the paps getting shots of celebs falling out of a bar at 2am, wasted, and nailing the shot, or the last gasp touchdown in a night game, or that iconic shot in the middle of a warzone. It's not for me, to be sure, but for those that need a camera to be bulletproof (perhaps literally) it will do any job asked of it I'm sure.

@Teila Day - I wouldn't use this camera for it's base iso. I'd use a D810 for that. It would be nice if it's base iso was better, but it's geared towards higher ISO's for a reason.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 17:33 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)
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johnschafer: I'm sorry, but I'm at the point where I'm done with DPR's very obvious Nikon bias. I really don't want to start a negative rant here. But come on, honestly, I must protest. DPR admits in a separate article of the D5's lowest base ISO dynamic range of any current FF Nikon DSLR. Further, look at FStoppers review of the D5. It is very clear to see the D5 hits its useful limit at ISO25600. Here at DPR if this was a Canon-equivalent pro DSLR, it would be demoted to Silver award. Further, DPR hasn't reviewed a Canon 1D-series in 6 years. Nikon D5 is a Silver award, nothing more.

Not seeing any bias here. I think your own bias may be clouding your judgement.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 20:43 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)
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SanPedro: You want a landscape camera with amazing DR and lotsa pixels buy a D810. If you're a pap or a sports photographer or a concert photographer or a photo journalist or even a wedding photographer, you will most likely love this camera. Who gives a monkeys if base ISO is not up to par with other cameras... this is all about the night isn't it? And speed. This is for the paps getting shots of celebs falling out of a bar at 2am, wasted, and nailing the shot, or the last gasp touchdown in a night game, or that iconic shot in the middle of a warzone. It's not for me, to be sure, but for those that need a camera to be bulletproof (perhaps literally) it will do any job asked of it I'm sure.

@Teila Day - You can care if you want to, but most people buying this camera are buying it for a specific purpose and know its limitations. This isn't meant to be an all-round general purpose camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 20:34 UTC
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tangbunna: Believe me, it is not worth a saving for this aperture size with manual focus. You may try focus assist to adjust the finest of focus every time. It will waste your time + you may expect out of focus up to 70% chances.

More over you bought A7 series at premium price for advanced focus ability but if you use this lens for being save money, it will just downgrade your high-end camera and waste your money.

you buy it unless you have extremely old camera that you may not wish to upgrade to a newer FE-mount body and don't want to waste much money on expensive lens.

@Alphoid - To be frank, putting any sort of figure on it is incorrect, and that includes yours. Auto-focus really is only used by amateurs and maybe a few lazy semi-pros. In professional film or TV production, auto-focus isn't even an option, and not one that anybody wants either.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 13:02 UTC
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tangbunna: Believe me, it is not worth a saving for this aperture size with manual focus. You may try focus assist to adjust the finest of focus every time. It will waste your time + you may expect out of focus up to 70% chances.

More over you bought A7 series at premium price for advanced focus ability but if you use this lens for being save money, it will just downgrade your high-end camera and waste your money.

you buy it unless you have extremely old camera that you may not wish to upgrade to a newer FE-mount body and don't want to waste much money on expensive lens.

I guess you're not a videographer then, because if you were, you'd know how daft you sound when you complain about a lens designed for video being manual focus.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 03:45 UTC
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Edymagno: Very sad news

@nicolaicostel - I'm afraid your knowledge is in error.

Try googling "Western Digital buys Seagate".

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 20:33 UTC
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Edymagno: Very sad news

@nicolaiecostel - You know Western Digital owns Seagate, right?

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 13:16 UTC
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Michael Ma: All ~20 Sandisk microSD and CF cards have always performed to perfection and still work today. All ~8 western digital harddisks I've ever purchased, all have failed within a year of purchase or just out of warranty. Am I the luckiest and the unluckiest guy in the universe?

Wow, you've been really unlucky. I've used dozens of WD drives personally (and installed them for others) over the years and never had a failure. Most reliable HD's I've ever used.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 18:21 UTC
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PhalaNik: Never had a WD drive or a Sandisk CF or SD card fail on me. Used both exclusively for the last 10 years plus.

@Nobby2016 - You realise your comment is also statistically irrelevant without the data/proof to back it up, right?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 18:16 UTC
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PhalaNik: Never had a WD drive or a Sandisk CF or SD card fail on me. Used both exclusively for the last 10 years plus.

Same here. WD drives and Sandisk memory are easily the most reliable products in their respective fields I've ever used. In the case of WD that's over 20 years.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 18:13 UTC
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Nobby2016: great.. now we will have flash cards that only last two years.. thanks to WD quality control.

I've found Western Digital to be the most reliable hard disks I've ever used, and I've used most makes over the years (I worked in IT for many years). My current server uses WD Green drives and they've been running 24/7 for nearly 5 years without fault.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 18:08 UTC
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noflashplease: It seems as if Western Digital is paying a huge amount of money for a company that's selling largely commoditized products. Memory Cards, SSD Drives and Thumb Drives? Any Chinese start-up can enter that market. What Western Digital really paid for was the SanDisk brand. Will it be worth it?

You should probably do a bit more research on Sandisk. They have a big presence in the data center/cloud industry.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 18:05 UTC
On article Striking: Photos from a lightning hotspot in Venezuela (34 comments in total)
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pkcpga: Amazing photos, I can't believe how many places lightning is striking at the same time and in close proximity truly unique, great job.

It's not multiple strikes at the same time, it's a long exposure.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 12:19 UTC

"The Tamron 85mm F1.8 claims the title of the world's first fast-aperture 85mm lens with stabilization." - Err, wasn't that the Zeiss Batis FE 85mm f/1.8?

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 14:32 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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belle100: Looking forward to those Nikon DL18-50, DL24-85 and DL-24-500 cameras soon.

@justmeMN - Sure, I read that. I don't believe it though. NIkon have never released any information about where they source their sensors. I doubt they are about to start now.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 14:27 UTC
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belle100: Looking forward to those Nikon DL18-50, DL24-85 and DL-24-500 cameras soon.

@galcha - I'm afraid I'm not sure where I saw it, but can confirm it wasn't Nikon, but Best Buy who gave a release date of November 28th. So there's still hope this date in inaccurate.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 13:11 UTC
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steelhead3: There goes any sales (the 68 is delayed by months), I wonder if the K1 is going to be delayed?

@Yxa - I'd be very surprised if any of the currently available cameras that use the 36mp sensor (ie the K-1 and D810/A) use sensors that were manufactured 4 years ago. Do you really believe that?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 14:34 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1154 comments in total)
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Edymagno: Near perfect specs. But the lack of built-in flash ruined it completely for me.

Oh well. Seems a bit drastic to write off a camera that has 'near perfect specs' for you because it doesn't have a puny built in flash, but I guess that's your choice.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 14:09 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1154 comments in total)
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Gesture: Sample galleries. Why are the images so unimpressive from multi-thousand dollar cameras/

I think vscd pointed out the obvious flaw in your question.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 14:01 UTC
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