Jonathan F/2

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On article Pelican lightens up with Air cases (52 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: I actually use my pelican case as my carry on luggage for clothes and put my cameras in my backpack!

If you're on a packed flight and there is no overhead space, they might make you to check-in your case. At least if your camera gear is a backpack you can stash it under the seat.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 19:59 UTC
On article Pelican lightens up with Air cases (52 comments in total)

I actually use my pelican case as my carry on luggage for clothes and put my cameras in my backpack!

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 17:26 UTC as 15th comment | 7 replies
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (121 comments in total)

Lens. Of. The. Year!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 01:15 UTC as 15th comment
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Jonathan F/2: More overpriced hipster lenses by Lomo? Just buy a Helios 44 for $30-40 and get the better OOF bokeh effects, sharper glass and all for a fraction of the price!

Doesn't bother me, but for those looking for an "effects" lens, the Helios 44 and other similar lenses can serve the same purpose at a fraction of the cost. Being serious about your photography doesn't mean having to part with your hard earned cash so easily!

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 15:41 UTC

More overpriced hipster lenses by Lomo? Just buy a Helios 44 for $30-40 and get the better OOF bokeh effects, sharper glass and all for a fraction of the price!

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 15:52 UTC as 19th comment | 11 replies
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Jonathan F/2: Panasonic makes great cameras with minimal hype. Sony makes great cameras with paid off photo bloggers who take Sony sponsored trips to Miami.

Sony taking over the world by throwing crap on the wall and seeing what sticks!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 16:38 UTC

Panasonic makes great cameras with minimal hype. Sony makes great cameras with paid off photo bloggers who take Sony sponsored trips to Miami.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 05:40 UTC as 40th comment | 5 replies

So nice of Fuji to keep updating their unfinished cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 05:34 UTC as 3rd comment | 5 replies
On article Look Sharp: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 video preview (127 comments in total)

Camera. Of. The. Year. Good job Panasonic!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 05:32 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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DoubleDash: Taking into account that these pictures were shot with the A7RII, i'm not really impressed by the sharpness and bokeh.

Taking into account that this lens is just $250, i still believe it's a pretty decent deal.

But, I don't see any reason why, if you have the RII, you would buy this lens over the 55mm 1.8.

Huh? I think this new 50mm will be fine on the A7R/II. I shot the the 50mm 1.8 G on the D800 with the 36mp sensor, and stopped down just a tad, pictures looked great! Not to mention the Zeiss 55mm 1.8 is probably one of the most boring optical lenses ever. The Voigtlander 58mm 1.4 for example smothers the Zeiss in wide open character and charm!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 20:44 UTC

Sony looks to be on the path of affordable FF for the masses!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 20:41 UTC as 68th comment
On article Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples (279 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: That sensor coming to a Sony AXX near you. :)

In regards to flagship bodies, I believe the D1/D1H/D1X were a Nikon/Sony collaborative design of a down-sampled 10mp'ish sensor. The D3X was a Sony sensor, but everything from the D2H LBCAST sensor up to the D5 looks to be designed by Nikon in-house.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 16:10 UTC
On article Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples (279 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: That sensor coming to a Sony AXX near you. :)

Nikon hasn't used a Sony based sensor on their flagship sports cameras since the D1. Everything from the D2H until now has been a Nikon design.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 05:00 UTC
On article Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples (279 comments in total)

I think the 85mm 1.8 G shots look pretty darn good! Though I don't think any real working pro would bring an f/4 lens to a live band performance. I think either the 14-24mm 2.8 or 20mm 1.8 would of been a better choice for covering the wide angle. It'd also be more realistic pushing the D5 high ISO capabilities using those lenses as it would be reflective of how a working pro would use the camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 04:54 UTC as 43rd comment

M43 and Fuji are done. Budget Sony FE just drove the nail into the coffin of the small sensor format!

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 01:12 UTC as 27th comment | 8 replies

If the A-mount version is any indication, the 70-300mm should probably drop in price especially if it gets bundled in kits. The 50mm FE mount lens looks good. Might be time to transition fully to the Sony FE system!

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 17:04 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
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osan: Now it's time for Nikon fanboys to be defensive. All of a sudden DR is not important anymore :)))) Thank god for camera makers not reading Dpreview forums.

I'm a Nikon Fanboy, but I have to say after looking at some full-sized samples on Flickr, I'm surprised at the lack of latitude to pull up shadow areas at low ISOs. The 24mp D750 sensor can pull up shadows like a champ.

This might be an issue for wedding guys who like to underexpose to retain details in white dresses, while bringing up shadows later in post processing.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 08:55 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: Wow, this makes the D750 look like the best all-around Nikon camera. Great AF, DR, NR and very good high ISO capabilities all for under $2k USD!

The smaller AF zones aren't an issue, at least what's there is reliable unlike the corner AF points of the D800/D600 era bodies. On top of that group AF is very solid.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 01:45 UTC

Wow, this makes the D750 look like the best all-around Nikon camera. Great AF, DR, NR and very good high ISO capabilities all for under $2k USD!

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 00:38 UTC as 154th comment | 11 replies

I thought it was a pretty good interview especially from Nikon. All those people complaining haven't been using the latest Nikon DSLRs. I think Nikon started a paradigm shift in thinking when they released the D750. Everything from NR, AWB and handling have seen very good improvements. Nikon has really pushed using lighter weight materials to make DSLRs less clunky. The latest D5 is a low light beast and the D500 will probably devour every aps-c camera out there. The DL line is what they should of done with the the 1" sensor and they reluctantly admitted that mirrorless is gaining traction. They also admitted that global feedback is really having an impact on their designs.

Nikon practically wrote a love letter to their customers without losing corporate face and they sent a whole design team to serenade you all!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 13:39 UTC as 61st comment
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