tkbslc

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(unknown member): Be nice if APC and FF would go 4:3. No penalty for using more of the image circle.

"more of the image circle" just depends on what you are shooting. A square might give the most area, but it gives the least horizontal FOV. So it makes for much narrower landscape and scenery shots.

I tend to favor wide rectangles for landscape and travel and narrow rectangles for people and portraits. 4:3 is half way between 5:4 and 7:5, so it makes a nice compromise to crop to the most popular portrait frame sizes.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 18:16 UTC
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trungthu: If Canon uses it in the first full frame mirrorless camera... I think it's very impressive information for the next year to develop the "high-end mirrorless camera" market...
I think, with this sensor dimension, almost all the L-series lens can have enough covering power to afford it...

Would you be happy paying $10k for a FF mirrorless camera from Canon? It says the sensor is about $3700 alone.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 18:03 UTC
On article The Leica TL is an upgraded Leica T mirrorless camera (118 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Hey, cheaper than an Olympus with an even smaller sensor.

No I mean low-spec mirrorless camera designed to be pretty.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 22:27 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (366 comments in total)
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tkbslc: What a great price for a nice sensor and a weather sealed superzoom. Even if you never bought any more lenses, it could be a nice all-in-one travel solution competing with cameras like the RX10 series. And the camera itself isn't much bigger than an Olympus E-M5.

With the lenses included, it's heavier, but not much bigger. The two lenses are about the same size. The bodies are about the same W+H. Obviously the Pentax has a little extra mount depth, but we are talking an inch.

As a combo the Pentax kit would be 50% heavier (approx 750g vs 1100), So I would argue that's the only meaningful difference.

The E-M5 II + 14-150 II combo would cost $1700 right now, though. Pretty much exactly double.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 20:09 UTC
On article The Leica TL is an upgraded Leica T mirrorless camera (118 comments in total)
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Richard Kwon: One thing Leica does not understand is that selling yesterday's technology with a premium price does not work... It may work for the M line, but it will not work with the TL line... Leica needs the TL to be like the C class for MB. Yes, the C class is almost 2 time higher compared with Toyota Corolla, but the C class technology is at least on par or greater than the C class. People are willing to pay for the premium if it is worth it. I understand the M class is doing fine as it is.
I think it would been great if Samsung and Leica could of got together to make a new line. Samsung had problems selling with it's name and Leica is having problems with technology. If Leica put their names on the Samsung NX1, I bet it was a hit! Make the lenses in China and sell it right above Fuji X-T2 price. It would of sold like hotcakes!

Leica is one of the most profitable camera companies right now.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 16:56 UTC
On article The Leica TL is an upgraded Leica T mirrorless camera (118 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Hey, cheaper than an Olympus with an even smaller sensor.

Nah, Olympus version of this camera is the $550 E-PL8.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 16:53 UTC
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Turboff: Costs $3800. That should help explain to all those constantly yelling about overpriced gear just how much manufacturers have to pay for these low volume components.

Or at least why we don't have global shutter and 8K in our cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (366 comments in total)

What a great price for a nice sensor and a weather sealed superzoom. Even if you never bought any more lenses, it could be a nice all-in-one travel solution competing with cameras like the RX10 series. And the camera itself isn't much bigger than an Olympus E-M5.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 22:52 UTC as 63rd comment | 4 replies
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entoman: No thanks. Happy being a DSLR dinosaur with an ordinary phone.

Cool story.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 20:51 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Will there be an equivalent phone in the U.S.? I am really in a bind. I have a Samsung Note 7 that I really should return. However, none of the other phones seem like a great option to me.

I want Android with good battery life and at least 64 gigs of memory. Removable storage and removable battery would be great as well.

I really like the dual cameras in the iPhone but I just don't think I am ready to switch to IOS.

The V20 looks like a good phone on paper but there are way too many issues with it and the past LG phones.

The pixel looks good but it appears to only be available with 32 gigs of non-removable memory.

Any help is appreciated.

The Pixel has 128GB storage as a $100 upgrade option. Both sizes. T-mobile and Verizon both have deals on them right now.

ZTE Axon 7 is a pretty sweet phone with similar specs to a Note 7, a great warranty and an SD card slot. It is very affordable. I've bought one for my daughter and it's quite a nice phone.

I'd recommend my own OnePlus 3, but it only comes in a single 64GB storage option with no expansion.

Removeable batteries are a dying breed, so don't hold your breath on that.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 20:49 UTC

The real slap in the face is that they only give you 2 ports on the base MBP and one of them is for the charger. They include 4 on the higher end model, which means they know that it is going to be a pain point and they engineered it on purpose.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 20:41 UTC as 342nd comment
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tkbslc: The real reason is that if it had a SD slot (or normal USB port) they couldn't sell you a $50 card reader to go with your laptop.

They probably average $100 upsell on each of these just in adapters at the Apple Store.

Yeah, the reason I said $50 is because that's exactly what Apple charges for one and I was mentioning Apple's probable upsell goals.

Were it me, I'd probably just get a mini USB-A hub and an adapter for about $25 total on Amazon and use all my existing junk.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 19:28 UTC
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GKN: Or maybe what they're really saying is that everyone should only take photos on their iPhones ...... a way to discourage the consumer market from buying real cameras

But even then you'll need a new cable or adapter to hook your phone to your laptop. The cable that ships with even the latest iPhones doesn't have a corresponding port on the latest macbook.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 19:20 UTC
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sarenz: If the card slot was "cumbersome", it's simply a matter of design: Re-engineer it so that the card doesn't stick out half way. I'll bet DPR users can point to a few existing examples.

The reality is that Apple's most recent slick minimalist designs with fewer parts and aluminum-glue-battery construction are cheaper to manufacture while still commanding premium pricing due to Apple's otherwise well deserved reputation.

Gone are the days when the Macbook Pro was a user-servicable, actual "professional" level machine, teeming with useful hardware interfaces.

A few brands even solved this by offering short SD cards that sat flush on macbooks.

https://www.amazon.com/Transcend-JetDrive-Storage-Expansion-TS128GJDL330/dp/B00MTHLURE

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 19:00 UTC

The real reason is that if it had a SD slot (or normal USB port) they couldn't sell you a $50 card reader to go with your laptop.

They probably average $100 upsell on each of these just in adapters at the Apple Store.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 18:53 UTC as 386th comment | 4 replies
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Lens Fanatics: Price is very reasonable compare to a decent used car.

It's really expensive for a donut, though.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 19:10 UTC

Just think, it's only $3300 with the 12-100 F4 lens!

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 18:20 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
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dansclic: Well the price is approx. the same as the fuji XT2 so we can also blame Fuji for such insane prices....
maybe people will be tempted to switch to Sony but Sony colors are bad and the lenses are also insanely expensive

25% more than the XT-2 here in the US.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 07:19 UTC
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tkbslc: And m4/3 just jumped the shark.....

I can go along with that.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 06:45 UTC
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Spectro: lenses, camera prices are skyrocketing, not sure the world inflation is that big. just wow at the $$ of everything these days. My new hobby will be color painting or something.

Only if you demand the latest and greatest.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 06:23 UTC
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