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On article The Leica CL is (almost) what the TL should have been (421 comments in total)
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Harold66: The comment on page 16 with the aperture equivalent and low light photography is weird. As far as exposure is concerned f2.8 is 2.8 . This f 4 equivalent is only for DOF.
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SOS every time.....

Of course it doesn't change exposure settings, but sensor size definitely affects your usable ISO ceiling, which also affects maximum shutter speeds. f2.8 on a sensor that you will only take to ISO 6400 is no better than f4 on a sensor you are fine with at ISO 12800.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 16:27 UTC
On article These are the best smartphone cameras you can buy now (156 comments in total)
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Slapstick Noir: 1600 for a stupid phone?
Or...
D7500 kit with 18-140
Or...
D5600 kit with 18-55 and 70-300
Or...
[insert your canon/sony/fuji/olympus/panasonic combo here]
Or... spend on travel and shoot with your "old" phone/camera.

I gotta tell you the world is so f-d up, it's getting unbearable.

Some people have enough money for all 3.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 18:48 UTC

4K isn't even really here yet.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 22:17 UTC as 8th comment
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DotCom Editor: Let's see what develops...

I look forward to seeing them square off in court.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 18:00 UTC
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Greg OH: Hassleblad started using square images when?

1948.

But they didn't use instant film, nor borders that would go on to be an easily recognized look.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 17:31 UTC
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Bobthearch: The issue seems silly at first glance, but sure looks as if Fujifilm deliberately designed their Instax Square borders to look exactly like Polaroid's instant photos. It's not merely a shape within another shape, but the exact same alignment and proportions.
And I can't see any justification for Fujifilm's demand that Polaroid's Registered Trademarks should be canceled.

Especially when that is usually the main argument of the plaintiff. "Of course I'm not profitable, you competed unfairly and took my market!"

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 17:29 UTC
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ZilverHaylide: Polaroid's action is just predatory capitalism at work, which is what capitalism has too often become these days. No need to innovate or compete, instead either monopolize or litigate, sometimes both. There should be an international regulatory body that would always nip this crap in the bud, but sadly, such s#!t is too often the norm, first enabled by politicians in the pocket of business, then given the stamp of approval by patent-trademark offices, and finally legitimized by the lackey courts and trade regulatory bodies.

By the way, no one here (except me) should write in traditional complete sentences -- I'm trademarking the use of a capital letter at the start, and the period at the end of sentences.

Isn't it also "predatory capitalism" to take a well known idea of another company (i.e. the exact look of a Polaroid) and make a replica of it to sell yourself?

You don't think Fuji would sue if Polaroid released a camera that looked exactly like an Instax?

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
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D200_4me: You can trademark a square? ;-) Ok, whatever. I'd like to claim the trademark on a hexagon please.

It's not just a square, though. It's square instant film with specific border appearance. If it was just about square format, then probably Hasselblad would be suing instead of Polaroid.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
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MacroDonata: My iPhone ranks at the bottom of my choices for pictures.

That said, when it is the only option available, I want to get the most from it.

Can anyone recommend really good HDR apps for iPhone that you have used? Or, any other particularly good photo apps.

Thanks.

iPhone has built in HDR in the stock camera app.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 17:44 UTC
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Swerky: Maybe I’m missing something. Not quite sure I’m seeing the usefulness of this lens. 135mm manual focus lens won’t do with nature photography.
Portraits? 85mm is enough and all manufacturers offer that focal length with fast lenses at 1.2 and 1.4 apertures with autofocus for much less money. So...

You know that DOF =/= BG blur, right?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 22:10 UTC
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Swerky: Maybe I’m missing something. Not quite sure I’m seeing the usefulness of this lens. 135mm manual focus lens won’t do with nature photography.
Portraits? 85mm is enough and all manufacturers offer that focal length with fast lenses at 1.2 and 1.4 apertures with autofocus for much less money. So...

Again, f1.4 for headshots, though?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 21:59 UTC
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Swerky: Maybe I’m missing something. Not quite sure I’m seeing the usefulness of this lens. 135mm manual focus lens won’t do with nature photography.
Portraits? 85mm is enough and all manufacturers offer that focal length with fast lenses at 1.2 and 1.4 apertures with autofocus for much less money. So...

Do you use f1.4 with headshots? I don't, because I like the whole face in focus and at 135mm, you will get good bg blur for headshot even at f5.6.

If I had this lens, I would use it for full body outdoor portraits. You'll be standing back a bit, but the isolation would be crazy (kind of like Canon 200/2)

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 21:48 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (522 comments in total)
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rrccad: a $1700 camera that doesn't come with a charger for it's battery?

Yeah, I do think they are being a bit cheap. Canon and Fuji premium compacts come with USB charging and still include a stand-alone charger in the box.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 18:04 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (522 comments in total)

My biggest problem with a $1700 fixed lens camera is the resale. At least with an ILC, while the camera value drops like a rock, the lens retains it's value and can be used on newer ones. With a fixed lens camera, the lens has no value.

RX10 III is already $900 used. That's a big hit in about a year.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 17:59 UTC as 95th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (522 comments in total)
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rrccad: a $1700 camera that doesn't come with a charger for it's battery?

Sure it does. It's built in.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (522 comments in total)
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Boissez: Great camera - but come on Sony, would it have hurt you to put in a swiveling LCD screen on a camera that's meant for both video and photo?

Another great sensor/lens ruined by poorly thought out ergonomics.

Swivel LCD are terrible for ergonomics because they block you from properly supporting the lens with your left hand. I prefer tilt LCD for this reason. The only downside to tilt-vs-swivel is portrait orientation and that's irrelevant for video.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (522 comments in total)
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Imager of: As long as you have good light you’re fine. Start getting the iso above 400 and things start turning to mush. Owned for 2 weeks but returned. My Fuji xt2 killed it.

Fuji Xt2 with which bag of lenses?

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 17:52 UTC
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Gimli son of Gloin: News at 11: Bigger sensor outperforms smaller ones.

I defended nothing. You are correct, it just doesn't matter. Everyone knows what "m4/3 sensor" means.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
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Gimli son of Gloin: News at 11: Bigger sensor outperforms smaller ones.

I'm glad you clarified a point that confused nobody.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 05:42 UTC
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: I'd be interested if it were a native Micro Four Thirds design. APS hand-me-downs with bolted-on MFT mounts are just too big & heavy for this MFT shooter.

Look at the Leica 12mm, 17mm pro and 25mm pro. Not a lot of evidence an m4/3 only design would be much smaller.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 19:22 UTC
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