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Frank_BR: Illuminated controls? Hmmm... A virtuoso pianist would consider ridiculous a Steinway & Sons piano with illuminated keys. He does not need to see the keys to play the piano perfectly. Likewise, a real professional photographer does not need to see the controls of a camera; he knows them by touch.

So one must be a professional photog, also with a perfect working "body memory", in order to be interested of a Nikon D850??? So silly, just so silly an idea!!

I did use the Olympus E-620 for a couple of years. One of the nicer things it featured was, you believe me, its illuminated buttons!! SOO good to have. And NO negative thing to be had from the possibility of illumination, either.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 15:13 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (444 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Illuminated controls... Olympus did that so long ago on a couple of its DSLR's. Loved that feature! (E620 anyone!)

Had it,(the E-620), liked it, and the illuminated buttons really were a treat!!

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 09:35 UTC

On top of that, a 10 minutes(!) lunch break. Give me a break, that´s just not ok!

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 04:36 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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MIC37: I've checked my camera by the number and it is affected according to the second recall. I believe, that if your serial number is included in present recall, it just means that this camera may be affected.
I've checked the camera trying to replicate the described issues and I do not see any of them because they are not present.
I will not send it in for repairs unless they exchange it for a brand new one.

You mean that because of this possible fault in your camera´s shutter, that also its display, the shutter button and ALL other parts are affected too? LIke "poisoned"?
So probable, not!

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 05:41 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: How in the world Nikon D750 got 90% Gold Award when

"... models produced between July 2014 through September 2014 and from July 2015 through September 2016." ...

had shutter issues? Shouldn't D750 deserve 65%?

Manufacture quality cannot, of course, be a factor when reviewing a camera, if DPR and others were not to wait a year or two before releasing their reviews. Reviews are to tell you about how the camera takes images, and how it is to handle and such.

IF you like a manufacture quality review score, then propose DPR to do that, but I´m in the belief that such a factor will never enter a formal review as a point they will talk about in general! Let even know about before like a year or two have passed after the camera´s release to market.

And that is only self most.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 05:37 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: Is it possible the cause of the shutter problem is because Nikon outsource the manufacturing in Thailand? Lookit above. MADE-IN-THAILAND !!!

Designed in Japan made in Thailand !


"outsource" normally means "letting another company make (manufacture) the product", are you sure the Thailand plant isn´t Nikon´s own?

I´m pretty positive it is a Nikon plant, thus it´s not outsourced, rather made by Nikon but by people born in another country than Japan.
Problem? They have worked with manufacture there for many many years by the way...

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 05:28 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: It's almost enough to make you feel sorry for them. Why is it that some companies are able to make the transition from complicated, mostly mechanical cameras to ridiculously complex electronic cameras with much difficulty, while others can't? Nothing in Leica's history points to electronics expertise so no surprise there, but Nikon made auto-everything cameras long before digital.

Are you sure this issue is not mechanical, or that it´s not only electrical?

To me it seems the fault is not mostly in the electrical domain, anyway, but I´m not sure about it.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 05:28 UTC
On article Canon unveils ultra-compact EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (112 comments in total)
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LJ - Eljot: Honestly: What is so expensive at a second dial? Almost every manufacturer of cameras distinguishes the lower and the higher priced models thrue the presence of a second dial. They must be very complicated and expensive to implement.
And secondly: 95% - 0.54x Viewfinder? That is not very desireable.
For the rest: It looks very tempting, at least on paper.

Supposedly Canon think users will use Live View, thus will use the rear display. Since it has the dual AF system, I second Canon (if that is what they actually thought...) ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 09:18 UTC
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Frank_BR: The best UWA lens (this 12-24mm); the best sports camera (A9), and "world-first all-rounder camera capable of both high resolution and 12 fps burst shooting with AF" (A99 II). Hat-trick by Sony.

The comment was of course written in the know that D4 was best "at the time", his point was (as I interpret it anyway) that we, today, can simply admit the fact that good sports images (as in "good images even today") could be made even "at that time", with what was then available. Which, also as I see it, makes todays top performers among cameras even more impressive!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 07:53 UTC
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Aberaeron: He's having a laugh [at our expense]! Everyone knows that Bergen is in Norway and looks like that. He's sending everyone to Switzerland instead, because there's just too many tourists in Norway.

"Bergüm" is not the same as "Bergen"! Which I´m pretty sure you do know...!!(?) ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 11:56 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (283 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 (828 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 (828 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 258th comment
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CaPi: Overcommunication?
:) that's a rather unique bug, 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 (210 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 24th comment
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Stejo: half mp jpegs? seriously?

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

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 (1194 comments in total)

"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 86th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (905 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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