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TORN: Good for the price. Now lets wait for a Fuji with Bayer sensor, speedy processor and up to date AF - both pretty mediocre on the A5. Will gladly buy one.

I take it you didn't read the article above then.

"As with the X-A5, the X-T100's 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor uses a traditional Bayer color filter, rather than the X-Trans filter found on pricer X-series cameras."

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 12:25 UTC
On article Tamron 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD sample gallery (115 comments in total)
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FrequencyDancer: Ahhh, a nice constant aperture 70-200 (ish) lens, you really can’t go wrong with a nice constant aperture 70-200.

So what happened?

Only kidding (ish)

What I really wanted to know is will there be a GBP version for the UK?

Canon & Nikon Fit is 'in stock' for £699 GBP at WEX. Tempting.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 11:33 UTC
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noyo: If I were photographing polar bears in the wild, I'd want a focal length way longer than that.

You'd need to be very sure you could still outrun your 'friend' whilst carrying 3kg of lens, plus approx 1kg of camera, plus a sturdy tripod, plus etc......

Or do you just leave your gear there, including the $12K lens and your D850?

You could be in all sorts of trouble with PETA if the polar bear takes any selfies and publishes them.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 21:56 UTC

If I were photographing polar bears in the wild, I'd want a focal length way longer than that.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 11:19 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-H1 Review (549 comments in total)
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Richard in UK: I didn’t watch this video, though I did watch the previous one out of curiosity. So my question to the DPR community is this: What do we learn from these videos that we don’t learn from the written reviews? Looking forward to the replies ;)

There is a full written review with illustrative pictures for those that can read and prefer to do so.

By comparison to the huge number of low grade, boring, waffley, arrogant, self-opinionated, annoying, tedious and otherwise dire 'video reviews' on YouTube, this one is a very balanced and refreshing approach.

I think DPR along with Chris and Jordan have hit this about right. Well done.

That said, I do hope videos wont replace the written reviews. They are useful for reference.

It's been said a picture is worth a 1000 words. How many more words is a video worth?

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 07:16 UTC

Life is too short.

Just adjust the sliders in Lightroom Classic and save the settings as custom presets for your different photo types/scenarios. If something needs an additional tweak it is easy to do from that base.

It was a good video to demonstrate what could be done and how to do it, but most wont need that level and don't know when to stop.

I know it's subjective but most people don't have adequate judgement for these levels of subtlety and go too far. Even in this case when it was all finished I preferred the 'before'.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 18:43 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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JakeB: I have the Samsung Evo 960 500gb in a custom built desktop PC.

It's very fast.

(Hope that wasn't too technical for the oldsters who haunt this site.)


Ageism seems to be an ever growing trend these days. As unacceptable as racism or any other *ism. Haven't you heard about 'older and wiser'?

BTW. At what age does 'oldster' kick in?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 11:30 UTC

Other news media state, "The case itself kept referring to a male monkey called Naruto, while Slater maintains that the original selfie-snapping primate was a female called Ella."

So this whole debacle was a fallacy.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 08:04 UTC as 45th comment
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User9362470513: One way to improve Flickr would be to get rid of the horrible gifs and images in the comments sections below photos. They are horrible. Updating the camera finder tool would be a good idea too.

@User I know exactly what you are talking about and completely agree.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 21:33 UTC
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noflashplease: Under Yahoo ownership, Flickr became irrelevant as the world shifted to apps and social networking. With the ongoing Facebook controversy and general dismay with their Instagram subsidiary, there's a new window of opportunity for the Flickr platform.

Smugmug will certainly be a better guardian for Flickr than Verizon.

I've uploaded/published an image to flickr everyday since I opened my account in 2013, except a couple of times I had internet access issues beyond my control. So I've never seen it as irrelevant.

I never trusted facebook and I am in process of deleting my accounts. I don't trust the other companies/apps they own, so I doubt I will be going there either.

We need some new social media platforms that are transparent and honest that will breath new life into the whole concept. If these are platforms to showcase photography, that will be even better.

Provided they don't destroy the good aspects of flickr maybe Smug Mug can do some good.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 21:29 UTC

Such an absurdity.

Perhaps the photographer should redact his claim that the photo was taken by the animal (a selfie) and suggest that the whole thing was simply a publicity stunt.

The onus should then be on anyone claiming copyright to prove otherwise.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 15:31 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On article Tiny micro-camera sensor is self-powered by light (75 comments in total)

Such a lot of negative comments here. (Pardon the pun).

Try to imagine your camera/digital sensor doesn't consume power apart from the reading and saving of data when the shutter is pressed. It could do wonders for battery life/shots per charge.

I realise this needs development but in the old days cameras didn't need power (or not much) as the film didn't use any. The only power required was for metering and any functions such as motor winders, autofocusing and LEDs/in-viewfinder displays, most of which was minimal. I used to change a couple of hearing-aid sized batteries once every couple of years on my SLRs.

If you are on a wild camping trip or other remote expedition, any reduction on power requirements could be a huge help.

Another reason not to ditch OVFs just yet too.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 08:53 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

Don't we get to see the footage they shot during this?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 18:12 UTC as 5th comment
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noyo: "The reign of the DSLR is almost over..."

Let's hope it isn't.

@T3 any analogy between DSLRs and vinyl records is weak. DSLRs and MILCs record the same file formats so the point is not comparable.

OVF vs EVF is simply about shooting styles and techniques. Something a lot of gadget geeks don't seem to get.

BTW, I have fully embraced modern audio, CDs, streaming,etc. However, IMHO the marketing hype is a threat to a technology that is mature, while the touted replacement is not yet adequate for the job.

I do own a MILC, albeit a budget one. I have tried some of the higher-end MILCs and feel they are not yet ready, although some can do things a DSLR might struggle with. So it's 'horses for courses', very much down to shooting styles/preferences.

DSLR mirrors do have their own limitations. But they need replaced with better, not poorer.

But it's not a war. We don't need to take sides and defend to the death.

Once MILCs are up to speed I'll be there. I just don't want to see the back of DSLRs yet or only available at premium prices.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 19:35 UTC

"The reign of the DSLR is almost over..."

Let's hope it isn't.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 11:19 UTC as 85th comment | 3 replies
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noyo: Since the last update, my Lightroom Classic CC has become prolific at crashes and freeze-ups. Hope they have fixed that this time.

I haven't had a chance to thoroughly test this update but my initial impression is that it is faster, much more responsive and hasn't crashed yet.

I like the way you immediately see the effect of profiles by hovering over the option prior to clicking it, or not.

Not sure I need all the new profiles as I have made my own but I can see they are aimed at people who may find that aspect challenging. So that will be more user-friendly for some, much easier for people to give their shots an 'Instagram look'.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 12:49 UTC

Since the last update, my Lightroom Classic CC has become prolific at crashes and freeze-ups. Hope they have fixed that this time.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 14:20 UTC as 67th comment | 4 replies
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noyo: Everybody knows DSLRs are the only proper cameras.

Some MILCs come close but it's like butter and margarine. If you want to taste butter you better buy butter.

I wasn't aware that 8x10 was a digital format. You learn something new every day.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 10:14 UTC

Everybody knows DSLRs are the only proper cameras.

Some MILCs come close but it's like butter and margarine. If you want to taste butter you better buy butter.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 20:42 UTC as 93rd comment | 5 replies

It's a bit like the zoo that charges you to get in, then sells little bags of food so that you can feed the animals.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 10:25 UTC as 43rd comment
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