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On article Sony FE 85mm F1.8 sample gallery and first impressions (137 comments in total)
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mosc: I don't really understand what you're trying to say here DPR. The A7Rm2 alone has this issue? It essentially front focuses when using AF on a large aperture?

They wrote exactly the contrary:

"On an a7R II, this lens focuses wide open, quickly and accurately."

"Oddly, the same doesn't hold true on other Sony bodies: the lens focuses stopped down at the shooting aperture on an a7 II, a7S, and a6300/6500. Oddly, this sometimes leads to slight front-focus at smaller apertures on those cameras"

and also:
"though it's not a huge deal as the focus shift is often masked by the increased depth-of-field."

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 14:15 UTC
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Photoman: I can live with the f4 version. Easier to carry.

Do a surch,


you don't even need to drop it,

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 13:10 UTC
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Photoman: I can live with the f4 version. Easier to carry.

easier to break in the middle ....

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 20:32 UTC
On article Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available (251 comments in total)
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Sacred: This is old news. The review is already out. I'm not interested in this lens but seems like a good value.

No cats eyes light bokeh :) :) :)

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 12:15 UTC
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MistaHaid: Mirrorless ist the future. Why is anyone bothering with this dinosaurs anyway? btw. can it record 4K?

Rangefinder were mirrorless long before you speak of mirrorless ..
So they are the future :)

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 21:10 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (142 comments in total)
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Prairie Pal: Just goes to show how valuable a tool brand recognition is. Consumers are so easily duped by these marketing tricks.

I will buy, and I have already bought Archos Tablet.
I won't buy a Kodak branded mehh tablet.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 21:06 UTC
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PieterB: And yet again no new aps-c lenses. Sony has forgotten the aps-c owners.

" Ff lenses are designed to capture light for a much bigger sensor. When you use an aps-c camera, much of the captured light won't reach the sensor. Physics don't lie."

Yes, but with a 85mm lense design for APSC and with the same aperture, will give you exactly the same light on an APSC sensor.
"Physic don't lie"

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 20:53 UTC
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Used Agfa ISOLETTEs are from 10 € to 100 €, depending on the lens.

Thanks Androole ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 14:19 UTC
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pidera: It seems to take 2 hands to hold a Fuji !

I rarely shoot holding the camera with one hand, even a 16mm minox

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 12:55 UTC
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Used Agfa ISOLETTEs are from 10 € to 100 €, depending on the lens.

And Agfa Isolette is Medium Format ....?

Used GF670 are even more expensive than these new ones ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 12:30 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (345 comments in total)

Where's the R-D2 ?
to be "the best Digital rangefinder" other than the oldest rangefinder of the same brand, it should be fine to have another brand making digital rangefinder :)
ad an R-D1 which was a perfect camera, with great ergonnomy et controls (no need of the menu or the rear screen), but the sensor is really outdated ...

Sure this M10 is a lovely camera

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 09:34 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Got focal range? Canon 24-105mm F4L II sample gallery (101 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Do I need to see an opthalmologist? Everyone is faulting the lens sharpness while I am seeing tack-sharp images (and this is at 30mp magnification!!!)

I see quite a bit of Chromatic Abberation though.

Perhaps it's what I am watching on? I am watching the Sample Images on a 1280x720p 51’’ (So you could imagine how big the 1:1 representation I am seeing, billboard size) Plasma Samsung TV with all enhancements turned off/down. Opening Dpreview on a Playstation 4 so maybe it's doing a sharpening trick or something. But the images at VERY LARGE magnification I can see every bit of detail in subjects. The corners are almost all out of focus in the photo set but the ones that are not, show decent corner sharpness fall off.

Perhaps my standards were lowered down since we're all shooting on such immensely high quality gear now it's crazy.

I just made a 10 by 15 print, from.a 2011 Canon T3, 12 megapixel DSLR on a 50mm 1.8 @ f/2.8. The poster is absolutely astonishing and I couldn't imagine it getting sharper or better than this. I can count the eyelashes and cannot see pixels, what more do I want? No CA or Distortion or Vigenetting or any optical faults because they've been all momentarily eliminated upon ingestion! (Canon Local Service do my printing as a friendly gesture using their highest end printers and they use DPP software, maybe it's a factir but still)

So really what do we need anymore as photographers since a 100$ lens and a 200/300$ body exceeded "enough" for all purposes including portraiture, landscape, products, studio, just not sports or billboards? Given that only a very very tiny percentage of us prints bigger of has the "needs" for these higher-end applications.

I have a long exposure light-trail landscape in my living room that's about 40x30"! Shot on a Canon T6s, 24mp (which taxes the lens sharpness more than a 5DsR) on a 10-18mm STM IS. Again, eveyone coming in is absolutely amazing by the image sharpness. Printed by Canon and Processed through Canon Photo Professional Raw Converter too.

I love all these cameras and lenses because they give me amazingly HQ prints.

What I hate is the motion-picture quality. All these great sensors and cameras and lenses made by Canon are wasted on a video mode that's heavilly line-skipped, soft, aliased result. And the frustration it that it doesn't improve with each model no, the T3 720p is identical, IDENTICAL to the t6s 1080p, which is identical to 70/80D, which identical to 7DII, and to 6D, to 5DIV to 1DX to 1DXII to 1DC! Very strange. Nikon's smallest D3300 makes a considerablly better 1080p image than any Canon. They should be ashamed by it, not market it as Full HD Video. It's not!

The only high quality motion picture imagea coming out of Canon Hybrid/DSLR is on the 5D at an APS-C crop mode and the 1DxII at an APS-H crop mode. Both VERY expensive, major files, but expensive most of all.

If they're so opposed to increasing beyond HD north of the 5D line then just improve the HD resolution, it still had WAAAAY long to bet full HD like the C100 HD image. I mean just a SMIDGE, a littke tineeey bit of very little improvement with each generation, but 80D and 550D being identical is very sad (see Dpreview Video still Test). Prevents us from buying all these wonderfully sharp، AF wonder Canon S35 lenses because there is simply NO body to mount them on!

The s35 lens portfolio is Canon's pride. The unparalleled 10-18mm STM IS, the best 18-55mm IS among all brands (yes including Fuji's try it), 55-250mm STM IS which side by side is as sharp as a 70-200mm 2.8 @5.6 (!) with better IS for video, the 18-135mm Nano USM IS perfect documentary lens from wides to portraits sharp all through and IS the best I've ever used, 50mm f/1.8 STM, no need to praise optics we all know, all of these with a 270° smooth focus ring,

I mean COME ON. Give me high quality video to put these lenses on! Just enough HD. Let's keep knocking on their door for this. Imagine the motion picture aesthetic you would get from a 35mm F/1.4 L II on a FF 4K Canon body giving all the lens FOV/DOF with Standard/Portrait Picture Style filmic Colour science. Or with an 11-24mm FF FOV, or a 70-200mm f2.8 II,

1DC is closest to getting that (though big and 1.3 crop so not the entire lens magic and most of all EXSPENSIVE for me as a T6s owner who just needs better quality video to playback on my 51" 720p set and 60" 2160p set. I am a normal consumer that Canon must please otherwise, with no huge commitnemt in lenses obviously, I can jump to the Nikons with cheap high IQ 1080p (And just lose the 10-18mm advantage) or a Sony A6000 also with high IQ 1080p. (And keep all my glass but lose on filmic colours) but people appreciate sharpness more. Me included as a simple consumer. I have enough colouring skills on my NLE to drive any colours to filmic, it's not that needed SOOC. So Canon relying on that card is going to bite their sales on cameras north of the 5DIV in 2017 sales report. Unless they do something, I predict a 50% drop at the lower end models from 7D to rebel)

I don't read all, but agree the lens is not "that" bad ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
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vscd: Don't forget to bring back the developing machines, too. Especially in europe. It would be a shame that I know it's available again but I can't develop it in the EU. Great news, anyway.

"despite its "slow" speed of ASA 25."

25ASA, 64ASA, 200ASA

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 14:02 UTC

Pretty clever Gadget
Not a tool for the one needing a tool.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 15:07 UTC as 15th comment
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (212 comments in total)
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digitallollygag: Wish it had an EVF, but that would then make it a thicker body.

there are smaler cameras with EVF.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 13:01 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus E-10 (160 comments in total)

It was a fantastic camera, with great ergonomy, solid, good feeling,
with great IQ in raw, but too slow to use raw when you need more tha 3 pictures :(

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 13:04 UTC as 64th comment
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (273 comments in total)
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ChiaYossarian: So no way this lens can replace my 16-35 4.0 L IS. Why oh why did they actually make it a zoom lens? I can imagine that a 12 mm F4, maybe even without AF, could be stellar quality, lighter and probably also much cheaper.

I love the CV 12mm
sharp full open (but f5.6), so light, so small and cheaper (but subject to flare)

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 11:18 UTC
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (364 comments in total)
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Magnar W: There are a lot of Canon users visiting with harsh comments, many about colors.

As a Sony (private) and Canon user (at work), I have to say that the out-of-camera Sony colors are more technically correct, and the Canon colors are a bit warmer. There are even variations from camera model to camera model. If you are more than an out-of-camera jpg shooter, this should not cause any worries.

If you move to raw, color variations are at least as noticeable between default settings from different raw converters as between Sony and Canon cameras.

If I was a jpg shooter all the time, camera brand might have been of consideration. But when using raw, the choise of raw converter might be where to start. Or even better, starting with the default settings of my raw converter, making profiles for import that suits my taste of colors.

I have to say that the Sony A6500 looks impressive. I would like to see more tight action photos though, to judge tracking AF for this mirrorless camera. ;-)

you can precisely adjus WB to your liking if you are a jpeg shooter ?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 11:04 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

My first camera was
a LUMIERE 6x9 big hole folding from the 40's :)
and second camera a Kodak RETINA IIa

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 16:17 UTC as 491st comment
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bernardf12: The EM1mii needs a foveon sensor to increase the IQ. Sigma will sell a lot of M43 sensors if they made them because foveon has the potential to fix the biggest shortcoming of the M43 system IMO.

Good High ISO ?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 06:57 UTC
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