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Seems to be very good optically at first glance. Only 373g.

Sony has a winner here.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2020 at 15:54 UTC as 80th comment | 8 replies

Travel photos? #2 looks like a generic press photo. Black and white? Check. Contrast and clarity to 100? Check. People in distress? Check. Description with a sad story? Check.

I like 4, 5 and 6.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2020 at 07:14 UTC as 46th comment | 4 replies

What D780 means for Nikon is the Z cameras havent sold as Nikon hoped.

In any case, looks like a decent update for the D750 users. Price is on the high side, though, $2,300 / €2,300? This has €1,699.95 in 6 months time written all over it.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 04:57 UTC as 106th comment | 5 replies

Thank you, Nikonrumors.. I mean, dpreview. Looks made up? 28-70mm F/2.8-3.5 ? 65mm prime?

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2019 at 18:05 UTC as 101st comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon developing D6 professional DSLR (1010 comments in total)

Never a good sign when all they have to talk about in the announcement is how long ago F-mount or D1 were made.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 04:44 UTC as 185th comment | 1 reply
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kevin_r: Will be in the region of $3500 given the price of the 24mm f/1.8.

I was thinking a cool $12,999.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 04:36 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Lensbaby Omni review (43 comments in total)

At 3:23 mark: "Thank god" lol

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2019 at 07:29 UTC as 34th comment
On article Sony FE 35mm F1.8 Review (381 comments in total)

"Bokeh is impressively smooth" - Samples show it's impressively harsh, though.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2019 at 01:50 UTC as 45th comment | 8 replies
On article Leica announces APO-Summicron-SL 50mm F2 L-mount lens (244 comments in total)
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Horshack: "The new APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH. consists of twelve expertly designed lens elements"

How about an option for eight elements designed by an intern and price of $1995?

Dave, that doesn't sound quite right to me.

8-element lens in question is the Leica 50/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH, announced in 2012. Thorsten Overgaard cites Peter Karbe (chief optical designer of Leica since 2002) as the designer of the lens. Walter Mandler passed away in 2005.

P.S. "No mention of expert design" was a joke, and, I hope, an obvious one.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2019 at 14:11 UTC
On article Leica announces APO-Summicron-SL 50mm F2 L-mount lens (244 comments in total)

I'm sure it will be a pretty, pretty, pretty good (insert Larry David gif here) lens.

Weight is conveniently missing from the press material. It's 740g, as listed on B&H.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2019 at 03:43 UTC as 20th comment
On article Leica announces APO-Summicron-SL 50mm F2 L-mount lens (244 comments in total)
In reply to:

Horshack: "The new APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH. consists of twelve expertly designed lens elements"

How about an option for eight elements designed by an intern and price of $1995?

Leica 50/2 M-mount is an 8-element lens, and there's no mention of it being expertly designed. Still $8,000. lol

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2019 at 03:29 UTC
On article Leica announces APO-Summicron-SL 50mm F2 L-mount lens (244 comments in total)
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snapa: A 50mm f2 lens for $4,495 of that size and weight, I'll bet that lens will be flying of the shelves. That has to be the most expensive, overprices 50mm ever released. Leica always amazes me with the prices they charge for cameras & lenses, but not with the IQ they produce.
I guess as long as there are people with more money than sense for a 50mm f2 lens, a few of them will sell.

M-mount 50/2 is $8,000, 50/0.95 is $11,000..

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2019 at 03:28 UTC

Formula for every photo contest or press photo awards? Pictures of human suffering.

I only like #8.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2019 at 01:16 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R review (705 comments in total)

You say great image quality in raw, but your tests show it falls well short of what the competition offers.

I don't see how $3,700 is justified here. That amount of money buys an A7RIII + a week vacation in Italy.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2019 at 14:49 UTC as 129th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon's Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S to ship in September (570 comments in total)
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dinoSnake: They make lenses like this yet, if you really stop to think about it, it is simply a cachet lens as, if used for its advertised purpose, it can really never be used at the mentioned aperture that you're paying for.

For anyone not recognizing what I meant by that, at portrait distance the depth of field at f/1.8 on full frame is but a whisper of a thing, not even fully covering the depth of a human nose. You'll have beautifully in-focus eyelashes wide open, and that's about all you'll get (and take a careful look at the third sample shot: perfectly in focus left eye eyelashes, nose far less so, and that's a full bust shot done landscape, to fill the frame in portrait orientation you'd be even closer).

So, in real life practical operation as a "portrait" lens, you *must* stop down. Size, weight and cachet cost, yet if used as designed it is partially wasted. Still super for low-light short general tele work, of course.

You don't have to stop down, that's merely an artistic choice.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2019 at 05:50 UTC
On article Nikon's Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S to ship in September (570 comments in total)
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panther fan: 799$ can be a fair price if this lens performs great. So I am NOT complaining that it is too expensive. But if Nikon really wants more customers they should offer more options at more price points (or allow third parties)

Jut look at E-mount in comparison:

Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8: 379$
Sony 85mm F1.8:. 598$
Samyang 85mm F1.4: 639$
Batis 85mm F1.8 IS:. 1079$
Sigma 85mm F1.4:. 1199$
Sony GM 85mm F1.4:. 1798$

You have great options at all price points, which really attracts buyers from all backgrounds. Nikon desperately needs two other lines in their system, one more Premium than the S line, and one cheaper than the S line. Especially if they want to keep third parties out. And while the premium line will come I am not so sure about the cheap line

Do they really *desperately* need additional two lens-lines right now?

As far as I understand, current "S" line is intended as the premium line of Z-mount lenses and they seem to be delivering on the promised quality. I don't believe they need additional line more premium than S lenses, just as Sony doesn't need something better than GM lenses, just as Canon doesn't need something better than L lenses.

They're not keeping the third parties out, and they know it. There will always be a Viltrox, or any random third party manufacturer, to undercut them on price.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2019 at 05:44 UTC
On article Nikon's Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S to ship in September (570 comments in total)

Image samples look pretty good.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2019 at 05:26 UTC as 107th comment

New mirrorless 14-24/2.8 is 795g, while the old DSLR version is 1150g. MTF looks good too.

Well done to Sigma!

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2019 at 07:24 UTC as 3rd comment

You say "paid firmware upgrade", I hear "don't buy Panasonic".

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2019 at 08:55 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS RP (763 comments in total)

$1,299, wow, this thing is priced to sell. Well done, Canon!

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 05:01 UTC as 152nd comment | 1 reply
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