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Horshack

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Horshack: Many luxury/premium brands have tried earning extra revenue by licensing their name to downmarket products but it's a very difficult line to walk. It's very easy for such products to tarnish one's reputation for quality and exclusive appeal. But if those products result in a higher total revenue for the company then it's hard to justify not taking the downmarket plunge. The question is whether that revenue equation holds true in the long term.

I think you misinterpreted my post. It wasn't a statement about Zeiss specifically but about luxury/premium brands in general.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 14:29 UTC

Many luxury/premium brands have tried earning extra revenue by licensing their name to downmarket products but it's a very difficult line to walk. It's very easy for such products to tarnish one's reputation for quality and exclusive appeal. But if those products result in a higher total revenue for the company then it's hard to justify not taking the downmarket plunge. The question is whether that revenue equation holds true in the long term.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 13:42 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies

So it took a $30k price tag to finally get 1.6x crop EF-S lens support on an approx full-frame Canon body :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 04:51 UTC as 97th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1301 comments in total)
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falconeyes: Thanks for the review.

A few minor points of criticism though ...

- Another category "Entry Level Large Sensor Compact Camera"? Really?
IMHO, all Large Sensor Compacts are enthusiast by definition. Who else pays 1000$ in this category?

- The Multi USB port physically should support mic input (I believe an older version of the port actually reserved pins for mic input). No ext. mic therefore should trigger a more prominent CONS comment.

- The RX100m3/4 lost a hot shoe but don't feature a sync port. And there is no excuse why the internal camera flash can't be switched to manual (w/o TTL pre flash) such that AT LEAST a remote flash can be triggerd optically. It cannot by simple oversight of Sony's part. No manual flash therefore should trigger a more prominent CONS comment.

Falk I wasn't speaking out of theory - I've successfully fired my Calumet Genesis and Yongnuo using optical triggers with every camera I've ever owned that has an onboard flash, from a lowly Canon S90 through an RX100 to a D800. I don't own an RX100 any more but here's a photo I just took triggering my Yongnuo YN-560III with an RX10M2:

https://horshack.smugmug.com/photos/i-QwnDLgF/0/O/i-QwnDLgF.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 14:06 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1301 comments in total)
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falconeyes: Thanks for the review.

A few minor points of criticism though ...

- Another category "Entry Level Large Sensor Compact Camera"? Really?
IMHO, all Large Sensor Compacts are enthusiast by definition. Who else pays 1000$ in this category?

- The Multi USB port physically should support mic input (I believe an older version of the port actually reserved pins for mic input). No ext. mic therefore should trigger a more prominent CONS comment.

- The RX100m3/4 lost a hot shoe but don't feature a sync port. And there is no excuse why the internal camera flash can't be switched to manual (w/o TTL pre flash) such that AT LEAST a remote flash can be triggerd optically. It cannot by simple oversight of Sony's part. No manual flash therefore should trigger a more prominent CONS comment.

Falk, many studio strobes and generic hotshoe-form factor flashes have options to ignore TTL preflashes. Both my Calumet Genesis studio strobe and my Yongnuo hotshoe flashes have it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 00:54 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1301 comments in total)
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mcg734: How were you able to edit the RAW files in Adobe Camera raw? The current version 9.1 does not have support for the RX100 M4 ARW raw files yet.

I posted a workaround that will allow Photoshop/Lightroom to process RX100M4 raws by making them look like RX100M3 raws:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/56217643

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 22:11 UTC

There's an error in the story's title...these are photos of President Dick Cheney, not Vice President.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 20:45 UTC as 82nd comment

Photoshopping is much safer :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 14:17 UTC as 32nd comment
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Lawrencew: Would be nice if there was some better index to it. Is there?

No index but you can search within the channel for specific video descriptions.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 01:27 UTC

Here's a little gem I found in the AP archive, from April 2006:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0MBgMXElJQ

More information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_N72

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 18:59 UTC as 9th comment
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Horshack: The copy variation scores in Roger's tests for some of the more expensive lens is appalling and unfortunately matches my own experience. Over the course of two years I've tried 3 different copies of the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 II and have yet to find a copy that is anywhere close to reasonably centered, even stopped down to f/8 and tested on a lowly 5D. Here are photos of two samples, as compared to my 24-105 which is perfectly centered

Copy #1, 24-70 f/2.8 II @ 50mm f/8 vs 24-105 on 5D:
https://horshack.smugmug.com/photos/i-6NghqG2/0/O/i-6NghqG2.jpg

Copy #2 - 24-70 f/2.8 II @ 35mm f/4 on 5D (right side tilted/soft):
http://horshack.smugmug.com/photos/i-S8ncn7M/0/O/i-S8ncn7M.jpg

24-105 @ 35mm f/4 on 5D:
http://horshack.smugmug.com/photos/i-2rN4XcB/0/O/i-2rN4XcB.jpg

Rishi,

I've had the same experience on other lenses, where one side will be soft for a particular shot but then fine most of the time. Don't recall if I've seen it on the 70-200 f/4 IS but I've definitely seen it on other lenses and it does appear to occur mostly on IS/VR. I'm guessing it's due to the floating stabilizing element not always being positioned correctly.

As for the 700-200 f/4 IS, I tested my copy in my 5DSR mega landscape test thread - it's reasonably well centered up to just before 135mm, then gets pretty bad on the right side at 200mm:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/56166534

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 22:22 UTC

The copy variation scores in Roger's tests for some of the more expensive lens is appalling and unfortunately matches my own experience. Over the course of two years I've tried 3 different copies of the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 II and have yet to find a copy that is anywhere close to reasonably centered, even stopped down to f/8 and tested on a lowly 5D. Here are photos of two samples, as compared to my 24-105 which is perfectly centered

Copy #1, 24-70 f/2.8 II @ 50mm f/8 vs 24-105 on 5D:
https://horshack.smugmug.com/photos/i-6NghqG2/0/O/i-6NghqG2.jpg

Copy #2 - 24-70 f/2.8 II @ 35mm f/4 on 5D (right side tilted/soft):
http://horshack.smugmug.com/photos/i-S8ncn7M/0/O/i-S8ncn7M.jpg

24-105 @ 35mm f/4 on 5D:
http://horshack.smugmug.com/photos/i-2rN4XcB/0/O/i-2rN4XcB.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 19:11 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies

Certainly more impressive than this Ralph:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/14/Ralph_Wiggum.png

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 19:40 UTC as 8th comment
On Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery article (216 comments in total)

My Shaman is a photography buff and says he always waits for otherwordly samples before deciding on a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 15:50 UTC as 59th comment

I love both the concept and its execution. So many creative possibilities when you throw out the reality limits of scale and juxtaposition. Some of these images remind me of one of my favorite movies, 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 19:27 UTC as 36th comment

More like Amazon's 'Garage Sale Day' based on what's being offered.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 19:48 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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bossnas: This is excellent. They should send the same cartoonist to a Taylor $wift concert. Hahaha.

Cartoonist rendering of audience at a Taylor Swift concert:
http://totallyhistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/The_Scream.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 19:57 UTC

Horrible dynamic range and colors look off.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 19:46 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies

It's a great image. I think the result would look more natural if it had less sunset blooming in the surrounding clouds. Perhaps he didn't have enough bracketed exposures to yield a blend with less highlight clipping.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 17:49 UTC as 85th comment

Given the choice I'd prefer a camera that doesn't turn off vs one that doesn't turn on :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 03:19 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
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