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Satyaa: Not for cats?

Cats don't have owners, they are the owners.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2021 at 20:07 UTC
On article Hands-on with the new 100MP Fujifilm GFX 100S (197 comments in total)
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Malling: Since when has anything costing $6000 been seen as for the masses, sure it’s a feat to be reckoned with that you now can get a 100mpix MF camera, at the price of a Pro sports high res FF... But it’s still very much niche, the lenses is still very big and heavy and most of the weighting in the excess of 1kg.

This will mostly be consideration for fashion, wedding and product photographers, a few landscape photographers who don’t mind the seize and weight of their gear and some rich gear heads.


A 6000 dollar car would definitely be 'for the masses'.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2021 at 16:50 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z7 II review (253 comments in total)
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Dansingmuch: I use a D-850 and love it. The smaller Z7II sure sounds interesting. When I'm out shooting, will the size and weight be that significant for me? Big question. Looking through my D850 viewfinder which is nice and bright and clear is great. How will viewing through the Z711 look? Big question. I use several other cameras as well, but not as often now that I've been using the D-850. I have a D-800 and a D-750. I intend to trade in both of these cameras for the Z7II once this damn Pandemic is over. Judging from past performance, I'm pretty sure that I'll use both the D-850 and the Z711. I just hoping that I'll be content with the Z7ii viewfinder. Otherwise, I do like the camera's review.

I have a Z6 after having owned a D600, so my viewfinder was just a bit tinier than yours. Going to the Z6 didn't make much of a difference. The viewfinder is super fast and BIG. If anything it's a real plus to be able to see the effect of your settings directly (at least to me, as an amateur).

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2021 at 11:02 UTC

Fujifilm improves greatly. Dpreview comments section: "Oh, that wonderful Kaizen!"

Nikon improves greatly. Dpreview comments section: "Oh My GoD wHaT a TeRrIbLe PiEcE oF cRaP! tHiS pRoVeS iT!"

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2020 at 13:41 UTC as 7th comment
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bluevellet: The Z 20mm is enormous and pricey. The bland design of those Z primes baffles me too: just spartan tubes.

the Z 24-240 is a more reasonable proposition all things considered. I might buy it. I just wish it went all the way to 300mm. :)

I don't see your point. They're nice and simple, a design proposition Apple has been very successful with.

I don't need gold letters or shiny displays or red rings to tell me if my lens is good enough. And so far no Z lens has left me unimpressed.

But if you like bells and whistles, I think there are still some colourful Pentax cameras out there.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2020 at 17:25 UTC

A lot of moaning going on here. I'm glad this free alternative to ACR is available and actively developed.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 07:04 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 S (622 comments in total)
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4sofnature: This is not much different from an adapted glass whose adapter is non-detachable. Quite disappointing given the size of Z mount.

Can you please explain how you would have made this lens any smaller? And please don't come up with an airpump like Canon.

Or is it about the hollow bit? All lenses that can take a converter have that.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2020 at 00:20 UTC
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Golan Ziv: i own the Z7 with kit lens 24-70 f4, z50 f1.8 and z85 f1.8. they all out of this world lenses. i really enjoy to shoot with my gear

I bought a Z6+24-70+85 yesterday. It really feels like a fun camera to handle, even after owning Fujifilm for a while.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2019 at 11:52 UTC
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gravis92: drop a sealed lens, in a spot where its dry and does not rain with almost no plant life or animals to group up around it or disturb it. To no ones surprise, it still works.

Thunderstorms are mentioned in the article. I imagine some rain with that.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2019 at 07:44 UTC
On article Tamron SP 35mm F1.4 Di USD sample gallery (106 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Lenses are becoming sharper and sharper. Lens faults are less and less. It is very impressive, and you can make mega large prints that are razor sharp. You can zoom in on details and the image is still perfect.

It is like modern kitchens, they are just perfect, everything is perfectly flat and the surfaces are smooth without any defects.

And, as I said, it is impressive.

But, just a thought. Is it not also a bit boring?

Seeing how Nikon got slammed for making a not-so-perfect 58mm 1.4 lens, I guess the companies now try everything to avoid such response.

I love that 58, as I love the A-mount Minolta lenses. They're not perfect, but they provide the look I prefer.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 18:20 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Travel tripod shootout! (272 comments in total)
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JoeGuide: The vibration test is laughable. Taping on a vibrator and determining the image sharpness is not science. What was the frequency of the vibrator? Is the frequency something that we would experience in real life from wind? What if the frequency is different, would it affect the images taken from the tripod? What is the harmonic frequencies of the tripod? These guys should stick something they actually know something about.

Real testing involves people who know what they are doing. The center column web site does just that.

Is this serious or just a way to plug another website?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2019 at 21:16 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro OIS sample gallery (96 comments in total)
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David610: I would prefer a 21-85mm f/3.5-4.5 with VR.

I would prefer a beer.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2019 at 13:05 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Hasselblad CFV II 50C and 907X (288 comments in total)
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DougDolde: This will cost you big bucks. Get a D850 !

D850 Will cost you big bucks. Buy a Kodak!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2019 at 11:49 UTC
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Ad B: Shame on the by Sony sponsored Dpreview.
They didn't dare to wait a few weeks, so Nikon had its Firmware update.
I won't take them serious anymore.

I will ask them to delete my login records.

Then why reply here, if you're already asking it to be deleted?

Link | Posted on May 7, 2019 at 16:09 UTC
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4sofnature: They should have released a 35 f/1.8. Why waste time competing with the native FE 85 while there is a huge gap at 35?

They already had the design, and they can compete in cost. So why not?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2019 at 17:10 UTC
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Astrotripper: Also, why does it need an USB port?

The problem of updating lens firmware was already solved 10 years ago and I'm pretty sure Sony handles it like any other company. Other lens makers did not have to include a USB port on their E-mount lenses to allow firmware updates, either.

So it is a bit bizarre to see it here.

Sony has made a system to update... Sony lenses. Doesn't necessarily work for non native manufacturers. This is not a native lens. Sigma also has a dongle for this purpose.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2019 at 17:09 UTC
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zakk9: It's been a while since the war ended. Isn't it time to return these to Germany?

I don't think Germany is very keen on having those.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2019 at 06:36 UTC
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VadymA: I think one photograph of this psycho is more than enough for humanity. On the rest of the photos, I would scratched his face off without any regret.

Well, best not to rewrite history, better to preserve it. Even the parts we don't like.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2019 at 06:31 UTC
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Roddy McLean: Frankly I dont give a damn about China and if more people had the same view it would be a good thing.

Well, that would be silly as China is following a more dominant political path and they have several countries by the figurative cohones.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2019 at 11:44 UTC
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Dave Oddie: It's undoubtedly a top lens but I wonder how many will buy it based on the reviews and not actually use it that much?

I just did a quick check on my photo library (over 40k of them many that I really ought to cull but...) and the number where the EXIF recorded 135mm equivalent on my aps-c camera? 127 and there was only 222 at 5mm less and 2 at 5mm more according to Lightroom.

This ties in with my past experience back in my film days where a 135mm was my first telephoto lens. Great when I first got it and I soon ended up with a 75-150 zoom that was more useful and when I ended up with a 35-105 zoom on my film camera if I wanted longer it was longer than an extra 30mm. Didn't miss the 135mm.

I often think I should become a purest and revert back to primes but if I did I'd be a bit daft to buy a 135mm given my data. YMMV of course but worth checking if you would actually use such a lens before buying.

I agree with this. I had a 90mm for Fuji (135 equiv.). Tbh a pretty near perfect lens, nothing wrong with it. I never used it, in that range a 70-200 equiv. is easier to use (for me).

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2019 at 21:25 UTC
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