TomCodyPleasedToMeetYa

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On article DPReview TV: OM System 20mm F1.4 Pro review (294 comments in total)

I regret selling my Oly Pen-F. What a lovely camera and perfect with small primes. That is the M43 sweetspot. And Olympus/ OM makes seriously high quality lenses. For those moaning about the price, you should try how buttery smooth and high quality they are. Wish OM a lot of success.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2021 at 07:55 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Nikon Z 40mm F2 (116 comments in total)

"It's certainly not Nikon's best-performing Z-mount lens"

For the size and price I would be seriously worried if it were!

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2021 at 14:06 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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TomCodyPleasedToMeetYa: If its anything like my work Dell laptop, the UBS C port will dramatically overheat and will be so oversensitive and flimsy that simply typing will disconnect the USB C connection thereby disconnecting the Internet and power. Usually mid Zoom call. Dreadful.

Another big problem with all the Dells I have used is that the track pad is so oversensitive. While I type the cursor bounces around as the track pad thinks that simply touching the keyboard means the cursor most move around. Typing is a nightmare on a Dell without a separate keyboard. Useless for work purposes..

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2021 at 11:57 UTC
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kssharma: Dell XPS's are overpriced machines released with half-backed software (firmware). I would suggest waiting at least 6 months if someone wants to purchase it.

I had one and returned it after Dell couldn't fix various issues with the system freezing up because it kept getting hot.

I have a non XPS Dell. That first one was so hot the left side keyboard was actually hot and keys warm to touch. It literally fried every time it was on and made everything unstable. Replaced and the second is better but the USB is so flimsy it disconnects with the slightest movement, even typing. Avoid.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2021 at 11:52 UTC

If its anything like my work Dell laptop, the UBS C port will dramatically overheat and will be so oversensitive and flimsy that simply typing will disconnect the USB C connection thereby disconnecting the Internet and power. Usually mid Zoom call. Dreadful.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2021 at 11:50 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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TomCodyPleasedToMeetYa: As usual, over 100 comments, 90% of which are carping about other brands. Really sad.

MikeRan - what are you talking about? A quick skim and there are loads of posts bashing brands and you are involved in a few them with your ongoing Sony vs Nikon spat with ThoughtsRUs. Two posts below this someone has posted a snarky comment about the R5. Every thread is dripping with sarcasm, snark and bitter brand spite. All very typical and unseemly.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 22:23 UTC
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Welsh: As a Canon R5 user, this is good news. However - STILL NO TRAIN AF! Due to their completely unpredictable behaviour, I just don’t dare to photograph moving trains with the R5, and may sell it in order to purchase the ‘Train Master’, AKA the Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Much lower resolution and massive image noise will be a small price to pay in order to successfully snap those wily trains!

I'm sure that sounded funny in your head.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 22:21 UTC
On article Nikon releases non-'SE' Nikkor Z 28mm F2.8 (246 comments in total)
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camerons: I bought a Z fc recently and ultimately decided not to keep it. It's a fine camera, but I already have a Z6 II and just decided I don't need the extra one right now.

But what really made an impression on me was the kit 28mm lens that came with the camera. I put it on my Z6 II and loved the compactness and weight. So I pre ordered one of these. It'll be perfect match with that camera for carrying around in a more casual setting and events.

Funnily I have a Z6ii and bought a Zfc with the 28mm lens. I liked how light and small it is compared to even the Z6ii - much more likely to wander into the city with it and take it on trips when the Z6ii would stay at home. Also more likely to be creative with it given the manual controls.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 22:18 UTC

As usual, over 100 comments, 90% of which are carping about other brands. Really sad.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 07:58 UTC as 20th comment | 7 replies
On article Nikon releases non-'SE' Nikkor Z 28mm F2.8 (246 comments in total)
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pylorus21: I guess Nikon is planning to fund the production of its top-of-the-range gears by selling loads of this close-to-nothing-production-cost lens...It may backfire in the long run!

That makes no sense. What is going to backfire? Maybe you've been spending too much time on YouTube listening to Nikon bashers.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2021 at 15:59 UTC
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2021 (1827 comments in total)

Impressed at how quickly Nikon has grown its portfolio lenses. I think the range is better than Canon which has some exotic lenses, but they are huge, heavy and very expensive (Nikon obviously has the huge, heavy and very expensive Noct lens which was a silly aberration), and far fewer lenses that nicely balance cost with performance.

When I bought into the Z system, all the YouTube yahoos were gleefully (and irresponsibly) predicting its imminent demise. 2 years later and Nikon is flying high. Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2021 at 15:01 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2021 (1827 comments in total)
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theprehistorian: "like Sony's, [a lens mount] that is built around a mount originally focused on APS-C"
I wonder why? Is it really that hard to enlarge the mount or is there simply no need? Nikon's Z mount is cavernous, is it just a marketing stunt?

I bought a Zfc rather than going with Fuji or some other small, light camera because the lenses are compatible with my Z6ii.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2021 at 14:54 UTC
On article Nifty...forty? Nikon Z 40mm F2 sample gallery (299 comments in total)
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KR Photo: I spent some time considering a Fuji X-T30 with a prime or two as a small system to use alongside my Nikon Z6 setup, but this lens plus the 24-50 and the 28mm f/2.8 basically allows me to convert my FX Nikon camera into an entirely different and much more portable system. And the compact lenses perform really well.

It's so nice to have options. I'm thrilled.

Or you could get a Zfc.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2021 at 07:32 UTC
On article Nifty...forty? Nikon Z 40mm F2 sample gallery (299 comments in total)
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TomCodyPleasedToMeetYa: What Sigma camera is it in image 14?

I don't think so. I owned both and neither had extending lens barrels, the lens barrel was not centred and they didn't have a mode selection dial on the top. Not a Quattro or a SD Quattro or an FP. Mystery...

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2021 at 23:37 UTC
On article Nifty...forty? Nikon Z 40mm F2 sample gallery (299 comments in total)

What Sigma camera is it in image 14?

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2021 at 15:52 UTC as 61st comment | 4 replies
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phouphou: best image quality in a pocketable formfactor period.
No smartphone comes close, no ILC with kitzoom.

Slightly bigger, but the Sigma Merrill cameras had outstanding medium format-style quality in a small form, admittedly within a narrow shooting range. I sold them to get the Quattro range and wish I never had. The Quattro styling was avant garde but uncomfortable and bulky.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2021 at 10:46 UTC
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Photo_AK: A question for DPR staff; why do you insist on writing the names of Nikon mirrorless cameras in an incorrect manner - not putting a space between Z and the number?

Is it really so hard to respect a manufacturer's decision how to name their product line (though as weird as it is)?

Writing Z5 instead of Z 5 is just as wrong as writing D 850 instead of D850.

You really should stop with this.

Sorry but writing Z 9 looks like a typo.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2021 at 14:06 UTC
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TomCodyPleasedToMeetYa: Question - I haven't updated firmware for the last few iterations. Do I need to install each one in turn or can I just do this last one to get all the improvements up to date? Thanks.

Thank you.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2021 at 14:03 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 G2 review (86 comments in total)
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H1brid: Why all these video reviews lately? Why don't you make normal articles as well; I'm all up for a video version for whoever likes it, but sometimes it's much easier to skim over text to look for a certain aspect.

What a bunch of moaners. You can skip video reviews. And I prefer seeing the equipment in action. Chris and Jordan are the best thing in DPR. Sadly the BTL commentators are the worst.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2021 at 07:56 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 G2 review (86 comments in total)
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snapa: I did not see any 'wall hangers' in that gallery. I think DPR should hire a professional photographer to their staff to take gallery review pictures in the future. It might help sell more lenses on Amazon (who owns DPR) if they did, just saying.

Chris is a consistently great photographer. And it's a gear review. Plenty of people with great and expensive cameras take terrible photos.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2021 at 07:52 UTC
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