audiobomber

audiobomber

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audiobomber: The headline could have read, "CIPA figures show disappointing October sales, but DSLR's still dominate the market." I guess that wouldn't be news and wouldn't reflect DPR's Mirrorless bias.

"I think Pentax made a big mistake by making the Pentax K-1 a FF DSLR, rather than a FF mirrorless body."

I disagree. Pentax currently has four mounts: Q, APS-C, FF and MF. Trying to service another would be too much. They need to drop the Q mirrorless and concentrate on DSLR, where there are fewer competitors and a larger market.

Pentax has surpassed Sony in DSLR sales. Let Canon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and Fuji fight it out for 1/3 of the ILC market.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 05:17 UTC
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audiobomber: The headline could have read, "CIPA figures show disappointing October sales, but DSLR's still dominate the market." I guess that wouldn't be news and wouldn't reflect DPR's Mirrorless bias.

"In a relatively short amount of time, new mirrorless cameras are catching up to DSLRs."

MILC innovation consisted of adding Phase Detect AF, a DSLR technology.

DSLR's have exposure preview, face detection, focus magnification and peaking in Live View mode. I don't need any of these frills to take a photo. What I prefer is a live view of the event, not a little TV showing an approximation.

I have an a6000 and a K-3. I don't care how many points the a6000 has, AF on the K-3 is far more accurate and controllable. 11 fps is useless with the Mirrorless slide show, where you are looking at the spot the subject was, instead of where it is. An a6000 is hopeless for action sequences. I am told the a6500 is better, but I'll reserve judgement until I've tried it myself, because MILC is held to a different (lower) standard, especially by DPR staff.

It's good that MILC is catching up. They are not equal yet in the ways that matter to me.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 05:09 UTC
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audiobomber: The headline could have read, "CIPA figures show disappointing October sales, but DSLR's still dominate the market." I guess that wouldn't be news and wouldn't reflect DPR's Mirrorless bias.

Projecting a trend into infinity is not wise or justified. It is unlikely that DSLR's are going away any time soon, and likely never. The only clear fact is that two of three ILC's sold are DSLR.

Some of the "interesting developments" in Mirrorless are merely attempts to catch up with DSLR technology. AF improvements, finally, almost there. The slideshow effect in continuous shooting has been ameliorated in a few bodies. Lens and accessory ecosystems still lagging. Manufacturing cost was supposed to be an advantage for mirrorless design, but clearly that is a fallacy.

Pentax have had IBIS, pixel shift and medium format for years, in bodies tougher than any MILC. Pentax offers pixel shift colour fidelity and resolution in a more user-friendly format than Olympus and Sony, but the Pentax implementation also offers horizon leveling, sensor tilt (mimics a tilt & shift lens) and selectable blur filter. Innovations are not the exclusive domain of MILC.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 14:34 UTC
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audiobomber: The headline could have read, "CIPA figures show disappointing October sales, but DSLR's still dominate the market." I guess that wouldn't be news and wouldn't reflect DPR's Mirrorless bias.

There are subtle changes but in the big picture Mirrorless has stalled at one out of three ILC's for several years now.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 21:04 UTC

The headline could have read, "CIPA figures show disappointing October sales, but DSLR's still dominate the market." I guess that wouldn't be news and wouldn't reflect DPR's Mirrorless bias.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 14:39 UTC as 1st comment | 11 replies
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Edymagno: This is electric to watch! 😄 Beyond awesome!

I agree, spectacular images!

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 04:24 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for people and events (61 comments in total)
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audiobomber: How is the a6500 not in this list? IBIS is a definite advantage vs. the Fuji for event photography with prime lenses.

As an owner of a K-3 with IBIS and a6000 without, I would say IBIS is damn near a necessity for me. I will not buy another body without it. I would love an a6500, but not at the current price.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 18:04 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for people and events (61 comments in total)

How is the a6500 not in this list? IBIS is a definite advantage vs. the Fuji for event photography with prime lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 21:31 UTC as 25th comment | 8 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know (245 comments in total)
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audiobomber: Nice camera! Have Panasonic and Olympus solved the Mirrorless "slideshow" when shooting action? Sony's made good progress with this, but I haven't heard the same claims from m4/3?

Thanks, that is what I was asking. My a6000 is useless for rapid action sequences due to the slideshow effect.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 20:01 UTC
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GHPhotography: We don't know if this camera "took a dip" in salt water or was merely splashed with some. Either way, the teardown shows that the Sony weather sealing is inadequate in either case, as there are a number of points areas that aren't weather sealed at all, including the strap lugs. What does seem clear is that if you have a nice camera, you should stay the heck a way from the ocean, even if your camera is "weather sealed"... :-(

You can disable auto-correct in Settings. Horrible feature.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 15:25 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know (245 comments in total)

Nice camera! Have Panasonic and Olympus solved the Mirrorless "slideshow" when shooting action? Sony's made good progress with this, but I haven't heard the same claims from m4/3?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 18:32 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
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LensBeginner: So much negativity, trolling and hate...
Has DPReview always been such a toxic place? I don't remember it that way...

Correcting eugene1979's misinformation is insulting him. LOL!

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 15:26 UTC
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justnuaces: For those who have problem with DXO download, the Ver. 1.2.11 is still available for download from Google site: https://www.google.com/nikcollection/
There's nothing different, yet.

The licence I received is not a trial, it will not expire. I did however receive this note in the email with the activation code: "Please note that your free license is
not upgradeable."

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 22:05 UTC
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justnuaces: For those who have problem with DXO download, the Ver. 1.2.11 is still available for download from Google site: https://www.google.com/nikcollection/
There's nothing different, yet.

Here you go: http://www.dxo.com/us/practicalphotography

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 03:39 UTC
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justnuaces: For those who have problem with DXO download, the Ver. 1.2.11 is still available for download from Google site: https://www.google.com/nikcollection/
There's nothing different, yet.

I downloaded DXO Optic Pro 11 for free a couple of weeks ago, and Nik Collection a couple of days ago.

DXO is sure making some interesting moves lately, while Adobe is going in an uncomfortable direction with the cloud. I imagine the timing of DXO's generosity is no coincidence.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 14:57 UTC
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TheGingerFrog: Not necessarily a good news for Fuji users considering DXO stubbornly refuses to support Fuji raw files.

DXO is not the problem, Fuji needs to join the rest of the camera world. X-Trans was an interesting alternative to blur filters, but moire is no longer a concern given current high-resolution sensors. X-Trans is a solution to a problem that no longer exists.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 14:51 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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cptobvious: Lightroom is a mature product and the significance of new features decreases with every iteration. Going to subscription-only mode is basically Adobe’s (very successful) way of suckering users who would otherwise hold off on upgrading to pay an annual fee for the same product. It might be a good deal for the professionals making money using LR/PS daily, but this is a significant price increase for the bulk of hobbyists out there who don’t have a need to run the most up to date version.

I mean, it’s been about 2.5 years since LR6/CC was released and the differences between the two aren’t great, despite CC being touted as the option to get for continual feature updates. In the same amount of time you would’ve paid around $300 for CC vs. $80 for the LR6 upgrade. I’m still using 5.7.1 which is approaching 3 years old and still works for me, and will be the last piece of Adobe photo editing software I buy.

Odd. Every time I try to load from my LR4 disc or from the soft copy of 5.7.1, it says "Error 1935" and shuts down.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 02:39 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)
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cptobvious: Lightroom is a mature product and the significance of new features decreases with every iteration. Going to subscription-only mode is basically Adobe’s (very successful) way of suckering users who would otherwise hold off on upgrading to pay an annual fee for the same product. It might be a good deal for the professionals making money using LR/PS daily, but this is a significant price increase for the bulk of hobbyists out there who don’t have a need to run the most up to date version.

I mean, it’s been about 2.5 years since LR6/CC was released and the differences between the two aren’t great, despite CC being touted as the option to get for continual feature updates. In the same amount of time you would’ve paid around $300 for CC vs. $80 for the LR6 upgrade. I’m still using 5.7.1 which is approaching 3 years old and still works for me, and will be the last piece of Adobe photo editing software I buy.

Same here, I'm using 5.7.1 on my old but still functional laptop and have no need to upgrade at this time. I tried to load LR5.7 on my new laptop but it appears that it is not compatible with Windows 10. I took advantage of the free DXO 11 offer, which I quite like.

The cloud subscription is not good value for me and I will not continue with Adobe of any flavour.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 01:33 UTC

Laughable dancing, unlistenable music, no IBIS. Triple fail Nikon. ;-)

Congratulations on your 100 year milestone.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 16:05 UTC as 12th comment
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (241 comments in total)
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audiobomber: I object to calling a camera that lacks a viewfinder "rangefinder style".

It's a shame no one uses direct optical viewfinders, like point-and-shoots from a few years ago. Some were awful, some were not, all were better than a glary screen on a sunny day.

That Coolpix 4500 is a strange looking beast. I'm talking about the tiny optical VF like Canon used on their old G cameras. That VF didn't add much to the size and was a great tool on a bright day.

Frankly I can compose better through an eye-level viewfinder than on a screen, so I used the little viewfinder on my old A720IS almost exclusively.
" Compact cameras that have viewfinders are something of a dying breed, and often the viewfinders they do have are so small as to be virtually useless, but the A720's finder is actually very good. It is nice and bright, with good optical quality, is mechanically linked to the zoom lens, and provides about 80 percent frame coverage."

http://www.trustedreviews.com/Canon-PowerShot-A720-IS-review

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 01:43 UTC
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