Jun2

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On article Tutorial: How to photograph wine on clear plexiglass (45 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 6th 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 (243 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 (243 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 16th comment
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (243 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 (243 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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Nick Brundle - Photography: Rather expensive for a sports camera that can only continuous focus at 5 fps with long lenses. I guess they forgot to mention that when they released the camera.

5 FPs is not bad for non-native lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 01:07 UTC
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (180 comments in total)

It's good lens for $300, not $600. Sigma 19 mm f/2.8 E-amount costs $200. They are more less the same after adjusting to cropping factors

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 04:00 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies

High Sierra will change Apple file system. I think this will be costly update in turn of software compatibility.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 05:30 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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Shinsei: There was nothing I'd like to buy. I will go on to use my Mac Pro 2010.

I have 2008 (2X4 core) Mac Pro. I still use it. But my main computer is now Window 10 i5-laptop. I save 10-12 USD electricity per month comparing to Mac Pro.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 05:26 UTC
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Jun2: Don't think you are allowed to use flash in a NBA game anymore. It creates injury risk.

I think they should stop that. Flash photography is not allowed in a high quality dance performance. Why should it be allowed in NBA games? I don't see exceptional quality in these photos to justify such practice.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 03:12 UTC
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BarnET: Don't get the whining.

If you want a high-end F2.8 UW DX lens Tokina has that covered. The 11-16mm is a classic. The 11-20mm is even better. It's available in both Nikon F and Canon EF versions

If you wanted an affordable UW angle lens you'd have to switch brands and reduce expectations on your sensor performance. (until the recent 800d and 80d)

Now Nikon offers a alternative to the 10-18mm. Choice is a good thing.

Tokina 11-16 version II costs only about $469 new (Nikon).

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 17:20 UTC

Don't think you are allowed to use flash in a NBA game anymore. It creates injury risk.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 17:26 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)
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sbu: "This may sound odd coming from a camera reviewer, but I just don't want to upgrade all the time. "

Yes very odd. The average guest on these forums tends to think it's absolutely impossible to take great pictures and enjoy photography unless they have the absolutely newest camera.

Why odd, if you have to spend your own money ?

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 05:02 UTC
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