revio

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On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (256 comments in total)
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Gray Photography: Changed everything?

All it really changed was the perception that Nikon was no longer way behind the curve with their top line DSLR's.

The D3 wasn't a game changer, it was a ticket to the game for Nikon.

I agree with previous posters, the Canon EOS 5D was the camera from that era that changed the game.

@Gray Photography:
Depends on which game the talk is about!

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 05:27 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (796 comments in total)
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Tim Gander: Those that have been listed will be going up in value now. I'll add this one because I safely have two now, the Canon EOS 1N. Ok, it's a lump, it's loud and nowhere near as cool and chic as an F3, but it's built like a hammer, packed with incredible tech, has AF reliability that blows even some recent DSLRs away and I picked up a second one (the first I bought new circa 1998 and it's still going strong) on Ebay for £160 including the drive booster! Everyone wants the EOS 1V which is much pricier, but heck if you can't take a decent photo with the 1N, the 1V won't save you!

At the other end of the scale, I love my Konica Pop which I picked up from a charity shop for £15. They're a bit of a cult amongst the hipsters and you can easily pay £50 for one. Apart from the flash, there's almost nothing can go wrong with the Pop!

The original EOS-1 is absolutely very cool! Imho that is ;-)

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 22:16 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (796 comments in total)

Nice article, DPR! I´d like to add these:
Pentax ME
Olympus OM-1 and OM-2
Canon Canonet QL-17
Konica Hexar. I primarily mean the original fixed 35mm/2 lens model, albeit the Hexar RF was also one extremely superb camera. (Both of the Hexars tend to not be exactly cheap)

All were good cameras in their respecive niches, and all except the two Hexars are available pretty easily.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 22:14 UTC as 242nd comment
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CaPi: Overcommunication?
:) that's a rather unique bug

Haha...fun, and a nice try, but actually it was written separated:
"Canon EOS 7D Mark II firmware 1.1.1 removed over communication bug".
;-)

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 09:09 UTC
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (208 comments in total)

Canon had a patent dispute around parts of this technology, with a swedish guy (same person involved in other truble with major american company/companies regarding his work in satellite navigation tech) and by its economic power Canon won (of course). Or, they won by him not daring to go the whole way to court, I don´t remember exactly how the case went.. Now it´s a bit sad to note they then left use of the tech anyway...

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 13:13 UTC as 23rd comment
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Stejo: half mp jpegs? seriously?

@Stejo
It wasn´t a REVIEW, as the author clearly stated!
More a sharing of his experience of the lens, he mostly is offering compositional reasons to aquire this lens. Intended for those feeling they might have advantages from its extra wide coverage and the special perspective it can give.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 16:59 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (350 comments in total)
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Jefftan: E-M1 II biggest issue to me is not price but weight
with the 12-100 lens or even without
it is not lightweight by any standard

actually quite heavy, so why MFT
Olympus must decrease the weight of camera to make me a customer
400 gram maximum, the lighter the better

I am sure I am not alone, this is the reason to use MFT for many

Jefftan:
And that´s why they also make a bunch of much lighter camera models, that, maybe to your surprise, can use that same lenses as the "heavy" E-M1 mk2. Many lenses of those are VERY very small and light! Which most other systems can´t offer, at least not that many light and small lenses as is available for the m4/3 system. (Oh, missed astrotripper already had aswered, and much better too...)

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 08:14 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1185 comments in total)

Quote:
"The magnesium allow body is splash proof" etc.

"Allow"?...I´d pretty surely assume it should have been "alloy"..

A fine, thorough and interesting read, nevertheless!! ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 15:14 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (903 comments in total)
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kenmof61: The sensor as good as it appears to be is really only a 1/2 frame 6x4.5, in effect a DX medium format. Are the other MF the same?

DX? That´s just a Nikon naming of a sensor smaller than the so called full format one. Has nothing to do with MF or the "digital MF" format.
OK, in a Nikon only world, the use of "DX" might have some significance, but not at all as a general description of something, something that is not related to Nikon in any way.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 09:51 UTC
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Cychen: The E-M1 is amost if not a little bigger than the E-620 if I remember correctly.

Mount to back the 620 is thicker, but the protruding grip of the E-M1 make it be a slight big larger. I have both and think the better grip is more significant than the other size differences between these two. And also I think the E-M1 feels a bit smaller and it is definately more solid (the latter regardless of how I feel).
None of them are bulky compared to "99%" of other DSLRs..of whatever format. Maybe the Nikon 1 series could be the exception.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 14:20 UTC
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Albert Valentino: Always sad to see an old icon retired. Olympus glass is still excellent but with a twist for the digital age. Lenses are far from optical excellence on their own and require lenses profiles to deal with issues like massive barrel distortion (12-40 and 7-14 Pro lenses). Unlike the need for a great lens for a film camera we now have great results from not-so-great designs that require under the hood adjustments. Progress?

Bhima78:
Sharpness isn´t the main thing about sowtware correctioon, it´s more about distorsion! Many old lenses are sharp across the frame, correct, but Oly´s specialty is and was that alos cheap lenses(!), many of them, are both very sharp and show "out of camera", by software treatment, also very low distorsion!

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 06:15 UTC
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revio: I, too, liked the E-620 a lot. Enough to let it be my introduction to the world of Olympus digital photography stuff. Followed by mainly a E-M5 then a E-M1 mk1. A short while, relatively, I also had a E-500.
Got it as a used package deal, mostly in order to, that way, get hold of a 50/2 in a really cheap way, and a (supposedly a slight bit better than the later smaller model) 40-150/3,5-4,5 telezoom. The 40-150 and the 50/2 is in regular use even today since they operate well (if not as well, AF wise as the native micro 4/3 lenses), on the E-M1.

The E-620 I got as a package deal with the cheap and yet very sharp 14-42/3,5-5,6 and the 40-150/4-5,6, completed with a battery grip and a FL-36R.

I also later got the 14-54/2,8-3,5 II, and still use that too, although the later aquisition of the wonderful 12-40/2,8 PRO lets the 14-54 down a bit nowadays...

Thanks a lot Olympus for the nice and well designed cameras I have had the plasure to get and use!

Forgot, I got the E-5 also, after the E-620.. Actually the E-M5 was bought mainly because the E-5 happened to be stolen...
I had most probably got the E-M5 anyway, but quite a chunk of time later if the E-5 had not been stolen...

And what a marvellous cracker of a lens the 50/2 is!! Keeps delivering, "camera body after camera body" as the bodies go up IQ wise...seems the 50/2 will still "get better" a few model steps up in the future...

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 21:42 UTC

I, too, liked the E-620 a lot. Enough to let it be my introduction to the world of Olympus digital photography stuff. Followed by mainly a E-M5 then a E-M1 mk1. A short while, relatively, I also had a E-500.
Got it as a used package deal, mostly in order to, that way, get hold of a 50/2 in a really cheap way, and a (supposedly a slight bit better than the later smaller model) 40-150/3,5-4,5 telezoom. The 40-150 and the 50/2 is in regular use even today since they operate well (if not as well, AF wise as the native micro 4/3 lenses), on the E-M1.

The E-620 I got as a package deal with the cheap and yet very sharp 14-42/3,5-5,6 and the 40-150/4-5,6, completed with a battery grip and a FL-36R.

I also later got the 14-54/2,8-3,5 II, and still use that too, although the later aquisition of the wonderful 12-40/2,8 PRO lets the 14-54 down a bit nowadays...

Thanks a lot Olympus for the nice and well designed cameras I have had the plasure to get and use!

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 21:35 UTC as 115th comment | 1 reply
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revio: Did (any of) the following TZ long zooms also have the folded optics??

I have a (dead) TZ5 but never ever did I hear or read about folded optics in that model (never heard of it regarding the TZ1 either, at the time)

Did a seeach and found in the Wikipedia article about the Lumix brand, that only the TZ1 had folded optics.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumix

Interesting read, anyway, for any one interested in Panasonic´s digital camera venture.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 11:42 UTC

Did (any of) the following TZ long zooms also have the folded optics??

I have a (dead) TZ5 but never ever did I hear or read about folded optics in that model (never heard of it regarding the TZ1 either, at the time)

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 11:36 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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WT21: I didn't get a TZ until the TZ5, but it was that camera that broke my love affair with Canon -- when I realized all the cool stuff I wanted was never in a Canon pocket camera (super advanced things like 720 video, 28mm wide, long zoom in pocket cam, etc.) Canon was always like 2-3 years behind.

Had one too, after my EOS 350 had died and money didn´t allow a new DSLR. A few years later the TZ5 also died, and I found a new "home" in Olympus 4/3 land, later to travel into m4/3, "never" to return to DSLR land (or?) ;-)

The TZ5 was a really nice camera, good IQ if not extremely so, and a near perfect body shape and size for doing what it did. Miss using it.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 11:33 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (244 comments in total)

Was in photo retail during the 80´s to 2012. I do remember the D80 well, and would say Corey´s write up nails it fine!

Me, I got the EOS 300D as my first DSLR, and second digital camera, following the aquisition the year before of a Konica Digital Revio KD-500.

The EOS 300D was, then, the first DSLR to arrive near any price that I could manage to cough up, and after some more saving I got the EF 70-200/4L which in spite of the "low rez" body, still managed to bring fine shots! Later I got the EOS 350D, for higher rez, less size and with some more possibilities. Canon gave a retail employee deal not to resist! ;-)

The 300D was sold, and the 350D sorrily died after a few years.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 08:14 UTC as 26th comment
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CheersUK: Yet another kickstarter project finding a solution for a problem that doesnt exist. As mentioned before, good luck finding a 3.5mm jack on an iPhone 7.
Yet again DPR being at the forefront of photographic news, yet not even a mention anywhere of the Nissin Air10s wireless strobe commander...I had to go else where for that snippet of photographic relevant info.

@CheersUK:
So, you don´t get that MANY millions of people have not yet got the newest Iphone, but rely on their older models. I think at present only a small minority have got the I7, even if Apple may sell a few millions in due time of course...

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 17:56 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (205 comments in total)
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krassphoto: I still have an A1, my first digital camera. Still works. Back then, besiges being an amazing camera, it was a big head turner! :)

EDITt: I was wrong, the Z1 (took away the text about it) wasn´t even having Image Stabilisation.

The A1 seems to have been the first sensor stabilized camera, just like you said.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 18:26 UTC
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Marty4650: Nothing succeeds like success.

Adobe has been wildly profitable since moving to a subscription based sales plan.

This is exactly the same way Rent-A-Center will rent you a $500 sofa for $20 a month for the rest of your life. It sounds cheap at first, until you realize ten years later that you paid $2,400 for a $500 sofa and still don't own it.

Stu 5:
My cheap sofa was bought 2002, still has not even shown signs of "falling apart".
Ok, its cost $700, not 500...feel it´s a valid response to your post anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
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