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Sirandar: Please Please put what mounts are supported right in the Title Header so I don't have to read about lenses I care nothing about.

Sigma would have to make this lens for 100$ before I would consider switching from m4/3.

Sigma announces 135mm F1.8 DG costing $1400, will arrive in May

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 19:55 UTC

Please read. This is not collection of snapshots. Your lucky shots are not so much better than her shots. THis is from Mets (NY) website.

"Between 1994 and 2008 Dijkstra made eleven photographs of a Bosnian refugee girl named Almerisa, from her initial processing at an asylum seekers' center in the Netherlands to her fully Westernized adulthood and motherhood. Here, the imprint of geopolitical displacement is rendered without cant and that of childhood is captured without nostalgia. Like all great portraitists, Dijkstra extracts an elemental, almost mythic quality from the irreducible individuality of her subject - of the eternal radiating from the everyday. This selection is from a recent gift to the Metropolitan of eight of the eleven portraits of Almerisa."

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 17:33 UTC as 30th comment

The lens is discontinued by Canon anyway

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 18:44 UTC as 29th comment

so they can fake the whole lens, can't get these letters right.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 18:13 UTC as 32nd comment
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Michael Ma: Chinese companies will be getting better every year copying these lenses. Eventually, they'll make Canon L ripoffs. We already have the ZY 85mm 1.2. It just needs autofocus. For people who want to buy authentic copies, I hope Canon implements a lens authenticator in their camera menus that works if you enable wifi.

If it turned out to be fake with the authenticator, will Canon take your fake lens away ?

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 18:10 UTC
On article Google Pixel users reporting camera app issue (39 comments in total)
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bubblyboo: Google never really did well with their hardware launches. Had Nexus 4 and 5 on release, both plagued with various issues (tablets were even worse from what I heard). Usually a combo of both hardware and software too. You'd think Google would be better at testing with how much money and resources they have.

Nexus 5 is pretty good. No problem for me.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 08:05 UTC
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pwmoree: I miss picasa.
No idea where all my shots went when Google stopped and have a strong feeling I completely lost control of my own pictures.
Lightroom seems to complex for me.
Would love a stand alone system on my own PC and only share my best shots.
What to do?

Aperture is very good. But Apple stopped supporting it.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 07:13 UTC
On article 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: $100-500 (18 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Putting "Panasonic DMC-LX10 (avail Nov 28)", which you say costs $700 and Amazon pre-order has as $697.99, in the "$100-500" group is simply unjustifiable.

Put LX10 in 100-700 group.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 04:18 UTC
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Irakly Shanidze: It is hard to say anything without a comparison. To me rendering looks a bit harsh, yet, without seeing the same thing shot with something like 1.4/85 Sonnar, or 2/90 Summicron it is impossible to know whether this is due to lens, or the environment.

skin imperfection very evident. Too sharp wide open

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 17:38 UTC

The laptops are designed for carrying into coffee shops.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 07:55 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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Biowizard: Oh Well Done Apple! (NOT)

Now you have a top-flight phone (iPhone 7) and a top-flight laptop (New MacBook Pro) that cannot connect to each other out of their respective boxes, until you pony up for some bodge-adapters.

And no ESC key, to get out of unwanted web pages and dialog boxes?

And ditching of the brilliant, saved my Mac more than once, MagSafe charging port?

Never has my current, 2012 model MacBook Pro felt MORE important. And that's before the 20% price hike you've just added across the board for us poor UK residents.

Brian

Using adapter, not so elegant solution

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 16:25 UTC
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Snapper2013: Would this photo as iconic as it is, be offensive to say a muslim? Serious question.

The whole internet has spying activities.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 16:41 UTC
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SystemAgnostic: Very interesting lenses. I'm sure they will be spectacular and I wish Sigma luck in selling them. Unfortunately, as only an amateur shooting video for fun, I can't justify $4k, like I could possibly have if the lens was 1/3 of that. Oh well, the market is what it is.

Don't compare to DSLR versions, compare to other cine lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 15:07 UTC
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estarkey: The optical formula hasn't changed, so they aren't parafocal. I'm not paying $3400 more for a longer focus throw, so the focus puller better get to practice with the ART series variants!

not parfocal, but not too far off.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 04:45 UTC
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SystemAgnostic: Very interesting lenses. I'm sure they will be spectacular and I wish Sigma luck in selling them. Unfortunately, as only an amateur shooting video for fun, I can't justify $4k, like I could possibly have if the lens was 1/3 of that. Oh well, the market is what it is.

High precision marking for manual focus, stronger construction.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 16:58 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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snapa: I think it is good timing that will take many sales away from the Canon EOS M5 since Canon 'Could have' taken some market shares from Sony's MILC cameras. The a6500 is smaller/lighter and comes with better AF, video, FPS, et... and most importantly IQ. All that R&D and cost it took to develop the EOS M5 has simply gone to waste, what a shame for Canon. The do make very good, heavy, large, expensive DSLR though ;)

@Mike, I had/have overheat problems with Nex 5N and A6000 at 20-25°C in shooting video. It would say NEX 5N overheated more. It also has to do with ISO condition when shooting videos. High ISO cause more problems than low ISO. NEX5N usually stops after 5-12 mins videoing at ISO 1600. I only had A6000 stopped on me once, but I haven't shoot too many videos with A6000.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 18:31 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: " instant image playback/review"

Three A6XXX versions later and doubling the price to $1400 and finally, finally Sony has managed an iPhones level of responsiveness.

But should I believe you? Your entire 1000 page A6000 and A6300 reviews failed to highlight the fact that image preview could take 22 or 30 (A6000/A6300) seconds after a 4 second burst. (not in the A6300 review at all, on the backside of a sentence starting with a compliment buried deep in the A6000 review).

A $1000 camera that takes 30 seconds before you can view a picture? That's worth a headline of it's own yet you completely left it out of the review (or buried it, I never saw it).

With confidence destroying "coverage" of such faults right now you rank right up there with amazon reviews when it comes to trustworthiness.

JPEGs or RAW pictures in the burst ?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 17:11 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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snapa: I think it is good timing that will take many sales away from the Canon EOS M5 since Canon 'Could have' taken some market shares from Sony's MILC cameras. The a6500 is smaller/lighter and comes with better AF, video, FPS, et... and most importantly IQ. All that R&D and cost it took to develop the EOS M5 has simply gone to waste, what a shame for Canon. The do make very good, heavy, large, expensive DSLR though ;)

New processor can potentially reduce heat. We will see.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 17:09 UTC
On article iPhone 7 real-world sample gallery (49 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: Quite impressive as long one doesn't go bigger than thumbnail size. It is also amazing it can do ISO 20 for better results. I wonder if APS or FF can do lower ISOs too.

Most APS and FF sensors are often optimized at ISO 200. Lower ISOs lead to lower dynamic range.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 17:05 UTC
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krikman: It uses a predefefined base of images "to look like". The firs real and useful purpose is a general photography:
Suppose you got this software in your smartphone with 10000 covers of fashion magasines as image bank. So every face will be slightly transformed to look more like a popular model.

It is total win, you just can't make an ugly photo of people!

Select you as the targeted image.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 05:20 UTC
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