Mike99999

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On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)

Some observations (disclaimer: I hate Ricoh with a passion).

1. Looks like a very nice body! And very fairly priced. And some of those primes (200/2.8 and 300/4 are really cheap!) Sony lighting a fire under every DSLRs ass has resulted in some nice affordable bodies, like the Nikon D750, and now this Pentax.

2. Sony's 36 mpix sensor seems to be a budget sensor now. I expect it to be popping up everywhere then... e.g. D620, A7III, etc...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 10:22 UTC as 514th comment | 16 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)
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GerryAustin: There are postings that Olympus filed patents for several full frame lenses. Maybe an Olympus FF is in the cards.

I wonder if adapters can be used to mount manual focus, wide angle, Canon Tilt Shift lenses. Since this could be a good landscape camera, that would be a great combination. I know adapters and tilt shift lenses work on the new Sony full frame cameras.

When Sony bailed out Olympus, a full frame OM-D was in the cards. And then they released it as the A7. And sold off their failing Olympus stock.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 10:18 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)
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zakaria: @ Jorge
pentaxians want your congratulations for their long awaited ff dslr k mount not compare it with nikon or canon!
this is our day to the party!

"crispy pics" oh boy learn how to use a sharpening slider...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 10:16 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (555 comments in total)
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Flashback: Come on Canikon you could do this.

Don't just leave it up to Leica and Fuji. Are you frightened or what?

Why do you care which brand does it? Do you own stocks? The lens isn't interchangeable anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 15:05 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (555 comments in total)

This is a halo product. Any rational consumer will get an A7 + 35/2.8 instead, for a fraction of the price, and far better ergonomics.

Not sure why people keep shouting about crop sensor cameras in the comments. That's not the point. Nobody wants no stinkin' Sigma crop camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 11:51 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
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osan: Any explanation why "Canon" was concealed on the camera? I haven't seen such a thing on any other Dpreview posts up to now.

Because the story/video was sponsored by Sigma. It is basically an infomercial.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 19:57 UTC
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BigOne: I clearly remember reading on this very website that one of the characteristic features of A7xII was the ability to autofocus with any third-party lenses. I even remember lots of comments saying it was, thus, a Canon and Nikon DSLR killer. Now, all of a sudden, we have a Chinese adapter to do that? Could someone please explain where it all went so horribly wrong?

I think you need to read the article more carefully...

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 07:58 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 (226 comments in total)
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Just another Canon shooter: Fuji (76-213/4.2 eq): 995g
Canon 70-200/4 IS: 760g
Nikon 70-200/4 VR: 860g
Sony 70-200/4 OS: 840g

I can't believe people are still dumb enough to buy into f-stop cheating.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 11:46 UTC
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (350 comments in total)
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TN Args: "giving Sony's full-frame mirrorless customers a fast, constant standard zoom for the first time"? Anyone remember the Sony Zeiss 24-70 f/2.8? Doesn't that work on Sony mirrorless cameras? Didn't the Sony adapter preserve all functions?

Yeah of course the old lens works just fine. This is just marketing garbage.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 09:51 UTC
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (350 comments in total)
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moranjr: DPR please take side by side photos of Sony, Canon & Nikon FF with their native 24-70s and 70-200s and publish dimensions and weights. Thank you.

In case of 24-70/2.8....

Sony: 1.5 kg
Nikon: 1.9 kg
Canon: 1.8 kg

The Canon lacks stabilization tho.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 09:50 UTC
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (350 comments in total)
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Tariag: Why dropping the Zeiss name for high end? Is the license too expensive? Or is the GM range under the CZ range (between G and CZ)?

Also I wonder how this lens compares to the A-mount CZ 24-70...

Zeiss does not design Sony Zeiss lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 07:16 UTC
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Robert Kempen: I notice that Leica is selling the SL faster than they can manufacture it - perhaps the bashers want to discuss this?

Steve Huff calls it the camera of the year (and he owns the A7R2) among many cameras

I also notice the list of people who "had it" has now grown to 45 - my goodness!

Anyway, bravo to Leica - the list of happy owners is growing rapidly and the images sent to "the Leica meet" is testimony to the quality of this fine photographic tool

I love my M240, but the viewfinder on the SL is looking more attractive by the day - Leica please make a similar EVF for the M240!

Steve Huff will praise whatever item is newest because he lives off affiliate sales.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 08:42 UTC
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RichRMA: "I still believe the OVF is (cough, cough) FAR better than any new-fangled EVF thing!"

OVFs are too small. Two years from now these EVFs are going to have 5x magnification.

Enjoy framing through that optical peephole.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 09:08 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (563 comments in total)

Why would I buy a mirrorless camera?

Because of Loxia lenses.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 14:26 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On article Got Game? Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM gallery updated (57 comments in total)

*gasp* they are not kidding when they say Canon sensors have the dynamic range of a micro four thirds camera.

Not impressed at all, images are flat, might as well save some money and get the Sigma.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 09:57 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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zavart: I think the biggest mistake some huge companies make is to sell EVERYTHING under its own name ! I think the same mistake has made SONY which should have stayed with MINOLTA name after buying this company. If Samsung would have bought Contax or Rollei and combine its own expertise in electronics with the expertise not to mention tradition in camera making and design of these companies it would be much more recognisable! Lets face it people don't want to own cameras with the logo of Samsung which is also splashed on their fridges and vacuum cleaners ! It's no coincidence that Panasonic is branding its own cameras under LUMIX ..and by the way Samsung already had a good deal with Schneider-Krauznach. Most photographers are sentimental bunch :)

Bunk.

Sony is vastly more successful than Pentax, Olympus, Fuji, etc..

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 15:06 UTC
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zavart: Oh , and one more thing . Samsung should have joined the MFT group, especially since they didn't have a large selection of lenses to begin with . This would have been a smart move because people right now more than ever are looking for lighter cameras and lenses and it would give them opportunity to be part of the successful group rather than lone loser with the dead end system ! At least people could have risked buying their cameras knowing that in the worst case scenario they could have always buy lenses and accessories from other MTF makers !

M43 has no future.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 15:04 UTC
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biza43: But I thought that what was dying was the DSLR????

It's time to put this DSLR are dying vs. mirrorless talk to rest.

DSLRs contain a number of obsolete mechanical parts which - whether you like it or not - will be removed over time. One is the mirror box, the other is the shutter.

It is the same reason as why we store the photos on SD cards and not on cassette tapes.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 15:03 UTC
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Bob Janes: This is a great shame - in order to have effective competition in the camera market we need all the players we can get: the Uk decision sounds more extensive than the German one (ie not just the NX1 but everything).

"the only reason olympus, sony,et all went mirrorless was because it was impossible to compete on equal footing with canon and nikon."

I disagree. The reason to go for mirrorless is because less mechanical parts is ALWAYS the way forward.

Their mistake was to limit their systems to crop sensors. Once again, Pros want full frame, and amateurs buy the brands that Pros use. Only Sony got this, and Sony is currently a success story.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 15:01 UTC
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technotic: This is scary news. Is the camera industry doomed? How are companies like Fuji, Panasonic, Olympus doing?

I am going to assume they are not doing well.

This "advanced amateur" niche just doesn't seem to exist.

Especially Olympus seems reckless, because if it didn't work for their DSLRs, why would it work for their mirrorless? Pros don't want tiny sensors.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 14:56 UTC
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