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On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2725 comments in total)
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princecody: Is Sony a9 the Nikon D500 & Olympus E-M1 M2 killer? 🤔

I think it is much more expensive.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 18:32 UTC
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Marc vd Broek: I have the Pentacon-version of this lense and use it on my Olympus E-410. Very happy with it, especially when shooting B+W. Gives a nice atmosphere to the pictures. The fact that this lense will be re-introduced is fine for me. German optics are not dead !

Do you need an adapter to use this lens?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 19:45 UTC

Mine is still working fine. Great for macro. In fact a macro I took of a tulip is used for the cover of a mathematics book I have just written.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 17:25 UTC as 62nd comment
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feraudy: I thought that the Otus and this lens were tested and compared more than a year ago. Why the reversal of fortunes for Otus?

OK, my memory tricked me.
Well, the fact that the Sigma seems noticeably better than the Otus is going to create a bit of fanboy grief. We were almost led to believe that Zeiss made a lens where all stops were removed and they came up with something that noone could every surpass.
Or is it 2 extra years of research that did the trick?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 21:14 UTC

I thought that the Otus and this lens were tested and compared more than a year ago. Why the reversal of fortunes for Otus?

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 17:53 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies

Wish the author would check his English.
Instead of
"It's battery life ..."
he should have written
"Its battery life ..."

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 09:30 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1579 comments in total)

Looking at the part of the engraved portrait of a bearded man, I see slightly better detail in the picture from the A7RII.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 19:35 UTC as 250th comment | 1 reply

The woman should be awarded nothing so as to discourage outrageous amounts like this.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 14:04 UTC as 51st comment
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Sangster: Yahoo is paying millions for Marissa Mayer to lead the company so far under her watch there have been 2 massive data breach. Yet the board still have not fired her. So much for pay for performance.

I've seen a post by a Yahoo employee claiming that Yahoo was really badly broken when Marissa Meyer arrived, and there were a lot of people playing the obstruction game, and no matter what MM did she would not have the resources to fix the company. The employee said that MM was about as good as you could hope for, but the situation was already really rotten when she arrived.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 17:30 UTC
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Sezano: Not exactly street photography material. I might get attacked. For everything else, an amazing lens.

It's fluorite, not flour, right?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 11:42 UTC
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DongaMogudu: What is the issue with using it on some latest bodies:
Models that can be used with some limitations: Df, D800 series, D750, D610, D600, D300 series, D7200, D7100, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100

There really is not much point using it on DX bodies

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 18:30 UTC
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alcaher: 500mm, who dont want a lens like that?

Is the 12-24 for just APs-C? or is it for FF? the ultrawide lenses like the 10-20 or the 8-16mm are great but they are not ART. If sigma make a high quality wa Art lens for Aps-c would be wonderful.... this one is great but starts at 12mm.

500mm still too short for a moonshot. Trust me, I have a 1000mm "Mirror lens" and it's still too short for that.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:12 UTC
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getoutandshoot: I'm disappointed to see that protruding bulbous front element on the 12-24mm, so yet another wide angle lens that doesn't easily take filters...


The idea would have been perhaps to put a filter in the middle of the lens, like it is on my older Nikon 300mm f/4.5

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:10 UTC
On article 6 tips for shooting fall color (109 comments in total)
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Dirk Nuary: Tips number 8. Use raw format then increase vibrance and saturation.

Tip number 9: use HDR photography. For example use Photomatix pro and use the "natural" rendition so it will not look overdone.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 09:53 UTC
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CameraLabTester: This is seriously a serial problem.

Panasonic must catch this serial killer...


Ay, there's the rub

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 09:09 UTC
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (336 comments in total)

Seriously, I doubt it has a fluorine coating, given fluorine is a gas.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 13:06 UTC as 56th comment | 4 replies
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ThatCamFan: Or just use a polorizer, mit is wasting time.

Actually It's not 45 degrees as I said, but Brewster's angle. Read the wikipedia article.
Sorry to Virvatulet, I didnt see your post.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 08:25 UTC
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Mal69: I just use a multi coated B+W polarizing filter, when turned the right way it eliminates those reflections, alternatively if the picture is very important i use my superpowers to levitate outside the window while i take the shot.

I think this will be good for all those camera phones of which there are tens of millions around the world.

Wrong, totally wrong.
You should read the article on Brewster's angle in the Wikipedia.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 08:23 UTC
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ThatCamFan: Or just use a polorizer, mit is wasting time.

Light reflected from glass is mostly polarised when it is reflected at 45 degrees,
but if it's from a window straight in front of you a polariser has very little effect,because the reflected light is barely polarised in this circumstance.
Why dont you just try and pull out a polariser and try it right now?

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 12:59 UTC
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Great Bustard: Oh yeah? Well, uh, Nikon has oil spots on their sensor. And you know what? They had oil on their sensor long before Canon had these dots. So, well, like, there. Take that! : )

The Canon 5D had oil spots on their sensors long before Nikon.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 11:00 UTC
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