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captura: Seems much better than the Sainsonic Kamlan 50mm F1.1 lens which was introduced last month.

Sainsonic Kamlan 50mm F1.1 lens ---$170

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 06:15 UTC
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vincent__l: The comments here are absolutely hilarious. People on DPR can cite from memory lens MTF, DXO ratings, and every spec of every sensor made. However, when one of the best photographers in the world gets featured on a video most people don't have a clue who he is. I guess there's no longer any question regarding the focus of DPR.

That's like double blind test, not name worshipping. So be it.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 14:52 UTC
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Johannes Zander: Who wants to trade in a camera that has a market value well above 500 US?
They should offer a cashback.

ebay will take 11%, then paypal will take 2.3%. It's worth it to Trade in + $500 bonus.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 02:56 UTC

Too much danger for a stupid picture

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 00:37 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
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Jun2: Not very sharp. May be, it need to be tested through MC-11 to Sony mirrorless cameras to eliminate focus misbehaviors.

Were sample pictures shot with live view ? I can trust Canon's live view. Nikon's live view is still not very advanced. Sony crapcam ? lol.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 06:14 UTC

Not very sharp. May be, it need to be tested through MC-11 to Sony mirrorless cameras to eliminate focus misbehaviors.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 04:44 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies
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Richard Murdey: Never having heard of Venmo before, I visited their web site.

It makes frequent mention of being able to "send money to friends and family". But it also says "Use Venmo with anyone" and says you can use it to make purchases in mobile apps.

There is no outright mention of any restrictions, and I would not have guessed from all that I read that informal transactions for used items would not be allowed. It just seems like a Paypal alternative with an emphasis on person-to-person transactions.

At the very bottom of the page they acknowledge that "All money transmission is provided by PayPal, Inc."!

So yeah, I tend to find Venmo at fault here for facilitating the scam. They need to clarify what the limits of their service are and make that information readily available.

Unlike Paypal, there is no fee to transfer money with Venmo. Paypal bought Venmo to prevent Venmo to become a real competitor.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 05:42 UTC
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Weerterbos: From the Verge:
"It’s particularly disconcerting since Mai seems to have had more credit than the average Venmo user. In Brendan’s case, the scammer was able to send up to $3,000 before switching accounts — far beyond the standard $200 limit. Venmo users can only reach that limit after verifying their account, providing the company with a zip code, birthday, and the last four digits of their social security number, along with other documents in some cases. But with Mai running as many as six accounts at a time — and routinely being shut down for fraud — it’s unclear how he was able to keep the scam going for so long.'

Inside job?

I am not experimenting unproven methods of transfer money.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 05:40 UTC
On article Tutorial: How to photograph wine on clear plexiglass (46 comments in total)
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ourmanflint: You gotta be kidding? This is how *not* to do it.

for budget wine

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 03:30 UTC

Like the picture.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 03:19 UTC as 7th comment
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Peter Bendheim: In the last week in the New York Times, there were two great photographic articles; one on an odyssey through the desolate Australian Outback, and one on leading photographers who were given a poem, the emotions of which they had to translate into personal images. Both were wonderful articles (which you should look at if you can)
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So, seriously DPR, is the news out there in the industry in such short supply, that the leading digital photography website can only come up with something that looks like a click-baiting Facebook post?

And yes, I do have a sense of humour, but this kind of content is everywhere across the internet. One doesn't need to look very far to find it.

I actually like the photo. Kind of interesting.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 03:16 UTC

beautiful

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 04:54 UTC as 6th comment
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Hanoise: 5k a lens!
Looks like sigma ain't third party manufacturer anymore....

So whose gonna take sigmas old job?

Laowa

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 06:10 UTC
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (252 comments in total)
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iae aa eia: Well, it sounds reasonable to me that a Chinese company could achieve that. That's what China's for. To make companies from developed countries---that have been the ones spending more in development and quality of production, in safety, in labor costs, etc---look like greedy companies in the eyes of folks that don't mind where a product is produced, the story behind it or behind who makes it, and all the effort to make the wellbeing of each employee a very high priority. Chinese companies are the antithesis of all that. I don't buy Chinese products (unless I have no choice, of course) and Trump is right when he tries to review trade agreements.

Globalization benefits international big companies and consumers. It reduced the cost of moving goods from one country to another. Most if not all high tech products use different parts manufactured all over the world. "Made in China" is actually assembled in China.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 07:24 UTC
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (252 comments in total)
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fatdeeman: Very good price for what it is, don't forget "Noktor" once tried to sell a F/0.95 CCTV lens for $700. At least this appears to be actually designed for photography!

If it has half decent central sharprness wide open it would be worth the price of entry.

A nice characterful lens without any pretentious use of a long defunct name and over inflated price tag.

People who use f/1.1, f/1.2, f/1.4 manual focus lenses go after soft/romantic, more flat curve look. Sharpness is hardly an issue if you have some practice and experience with manual lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 15:54 UTC

I change the battery between video clips, swapping out a hot battery for a cold battery. Unless you need a very long video, this is pretty effective.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 06:33 UTC as 17th comment
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (252 comments in total)
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fatdeeman: Very good price for what it is, don't forget "Noktor" once tried to sell a F/0.95 CCTV lens for $700. At least this appears to be actually designed for photography!

If it has half decent central sharprness wide open it would be worth the price of entry.

A nice characterful lens without any pretentious use of a long defunct name and over inflated price tag.

I got good MF result with 50mm 1.4 at f1.4 for portrait .

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 06:54 UTC
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (252 comments in total)
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maxnimo: If it's razor sharp edge to edge wide open, this lens would be the best bargain in all of human history.

" razor sharp edge to edge wide open" unlikely.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 03:52 UTC

Don't get too excited. They want you to send them some examples first.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 06:22 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
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Nikita66: ugh,, would rather have a faster superzoom. say an 18-135 2.8-4

That lens would be huge.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 05:14 UTC
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