Chev Chelios

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On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (319 comments in total)
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Chev Chelios: Presumably dpr covered the original news announcement of this lens back in August? So why not put a helpful link back to that page in this article??

'Gear in this story' doesn't appear on the mobile site.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 19:10 UTC
On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (319 comments in total)

Presumably dpr covered the original news announcement of this lens back in August? So why not put a helpful link back to that page in this article??

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 15:58 UTC as 79th comment | 2 replies
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Chev Chelios: I suspect many 40+ year olds, like me, will briefly think ooh wow that's neat. I want one. But like many other 'retro' things we grew up with in the 1970s/80s it's easy to forget the negative aspects. e.g. manual focus cameras, waiting a week for your 35mm film to get developed, vinyl records that always managed to get scratched, needles that picked up fluff all the time, music cassettes that eventually got distorted due to dodgy capstan/pinch rollers, tape heads that need cleaning (VHS tapes were the same).

Yes, it's instant. But the novelty of a $2 blurry print will soon wear off for most of us I suspect.

@The Davinator But the point is that the vast majority of consumers stopped buying vinyl, cassette, video tapes, polaroids etc because something more practical and 'better' came along.

I suspect the main reason why the consumer Polaroids got sold back in the day was because of the novelty of 'instant' results. Now we all have phones that can take vastly superior results that can be instantly shared via other means.

This new announcement by Polaroid is great don't get me wrong. But i suspect most of the new cameras bought will get shoved in a drawer after 6 months.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 06:20 UTC

I suspect many 40+ year olds, like me, will briefly think ooh wow that's neat. I want one. But like many other 'retro' things we grew up with in the 1970s/80s it's easy to forget the negative aspects. e.g. manual focus cameras, waiting a week for your 35mm film to get developed, vinyl records that always managed to get scratched, needles that picked up fluff all the time, music cassettes that eventually got distorted due to dodgy capstan/pinch rollers, tape heads that need cleaning (VHS tapes were the same).

Yes, it's instant. But the novelty of a $2 blurry print will soon wear off for most of us I suspect.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 08:20 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)
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GinoSVK: Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 (30mm f/3.4) 115g $547.99
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM (40mm f/2.8) 130g $179.00

Yep we know it's expensive.

See the very first sentence of the review!

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 10:42 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG 15mm F1.7 shooting experience (405 comments in total)

I also love my 15mm f1.7, which is pretty much glued on my GM1.

However, It's really disappointing that Panasonic seems to have lost interest in the GM line. Particularly given that when it launched the 15mm, one of Panasonic's selling points was that the lens had an exterior that matched the design of the GM1!

My GM1 is getting on a bit (the manual shutter is faulty, so I have to use it in electronic shutter mode all the time, with no flash) and I'd love to replace it with a 20MP GM2/GM6 but it looks like this will never happen. :(

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 10:17 UTC as 69th comment | 4 replies
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Autriche78: I assume the DL compact prototypes will NOT be shown....

I think Nikon WERE to blame actually. i.e. trying to launch three niche 1in cameras at the same time into a flagging market.

They should have just concentrated on the 18-50 from the outset. It was the stand-out product. I would certainly have bought one.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 05:40 UTC

Suggestion to Admin, would it be possible on these Opinion articles, and also with all Gallery articles, to include a link back to the most recent news or review article about that particular product?

Unless I just missed it? (if so, apologies)

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 05:27 UTC as 27th comment
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Chev Chelios: Is this lens really what EF-S system owners having been crying out for?

Canon had a 9 year head start on Fuji with their APS-C lens system. Fuji X now has 5 prime lenses which are 35mm or wider that have apertures of f2 or wider. Fuji also has an ultra wide 14mm f2.8.

Canon on the other hand STILL has no fast wide angle EF-S primes. If you want faster than f2.8 in a prime you need to pay much more to get the larger and bulkier L equivalent.

@Juck
Simply stating the facts, sir :)

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 07:10 UTC

Is this lens really what EF-S system owners having been crying out for?

Canon had a 9 year head start on Fuji with their APS-C lens system. Fuji X now has 5 prime lenses which are 35mm or wider that have apertures of f2 or wider. Fuji also has an ultra wide 14mm f2.8.

Canon on the other hand STILL has no fast wide angle EF-S primes. If you want faster than f2.8 in a prime you need to pay much more to get the larger and bulkier L equivalent.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 06:53 UTC as 45th comment | 24 replies
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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aramgrg: So far, Canon has more M bodies than M lenses.

"I really don't get the issue people have with the M using EF lenses via the adapter"

The M system is supposed to offer the quality of a digital SLR in a compact body (Canon's words). Sticking an adapter on an M body in order to use a lens designed for a full frame sensor surely offsets some of the benefit of that compact body?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 19:46 UTC
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Joachim Gerstl: The Flat Iron image is the real winner for me. Fantastic shot!

Yep agreed, the others are OK but the photo of the Flatiron was the only one that stood out for me. Composition is the only thing that lets it down though.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 06:57 UTC
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Henrikw: eeerrrr.....any pictures showing the result of this setup?!?

@panther fan. To quote one of the Yale Grad students: "We got an exciting result in our first images. It was very exciting".

So at least one person thought they were impressive! :)

Yet the original news article, and the dpr version of it, chose to assume that most readers wouldn't be interested in actually seeing the results from this lens array. Lazy journalism. I'm sure many of the visitors here on dpr are actually scientists who WOULD have an interest in this type of thing, given the chance...

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 13:57 UTC
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fuego6: an article about amazing astrophotography.... WITHOUT PHOTOS!?!?!!?

Just what I was thinking. Waste of an article

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 11:22 UTC

The rubber surface of pretty much every table tennis bat I've used eventually Starts to peel off. Just sayin'

Price aside, as a piece of art work though I quite like it.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 08:28 UTC as 91st comment | 5 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (468 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: Except substituting the X70 (Jan 2016) for the Coolpix A (discontinued) the list is unchanged from 2015. The X100T was released in 2014.

The Sony, Fuji, and Ricoh are 2nd or 3rd generation minor revisions of previous models.

As a segment, it's become pretty stagnant.

Exactly what I was thinking. No real innovation in the the past couple of years. If these manufacturers want the mainstream to ditch their iPhones in favour of one of these fixed lens cameras they need to up their game. First thing could be to stop reusing those tired old sensors, or alternatively lower the prices.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 05:27 UTC
On article Instax goes luxury with Michael Kors collaboration (38 comments in total)

MK a "luxury" brand? And don't get me started on their overpriced quartz watches.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 06:25 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (377 comments in total)
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Michiel953: So viewfinderless cameras are still marketed over the cheap p&s segment? Amazing.

Yup some people (like me) have no need for a viewfinder, even on an enthusiast camera like the X70.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 20:47 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (546 comments in total)
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creepy.sol: this just strikes me as stupid:

"On the bulky side for a Micro Four Thirds camera;"

no, it isn't bulky for a mft camera or, more precisely, camera body. the camera is as big or small as it needs to be. and it is, in fact, an mft camera body. this is a size that mft bodies come in. they come in smaller sizes, too. the whole range represents mft. and why is this a con? for lots of folks it's a nonissue. maybe you should also list as a con that it's unavailable in red.

Maybe the reviewer just thought it was on the bulky side for a Micro Four Thirds camera because it's one of the largest m43 bodies to date? The Sony A7 bodies for example house a much larger sensor yet are smaller than the GX8.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 17:18 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (546 comments in total)
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Karroly: What is the advantage of a M4/3 ILC that is as big as an APS-C one ?
I know, the M4/3 lens should be smaller than their APS-C equivalents and the DOF and crop factor are bigger...
That's all ?

@ozturert Not sure about "very" high performance.

I've tried three copies of the 14mm f2.5 and all had varying degrees of decentering. The Oly 12mm also has similar issues (and Olympus has the gall to charge more for this tiny lens than Canon does for the EF 24/2.8 IS)

The only lens I'm truly impressed with is my 15/1.7

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 13:16 UTC
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