WT21

WT21

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Nothing in this interview convinces me Canon is relevant again for anyone other than those who have very specific, very high-performance needs for larger DSLRs.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 17:41 UTC as 137th comment
On Photokina 2014: Sony stand report article (78 comments in total)

Regardless of how I feel about Sony's (lack of) APS-C lenses, someone in the sensor division sure got their bet right on that business model

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 20:05 UTC as 7th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1300 comments in total)
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WT21: I really hope the little clip-on flash can be angled backwards for ceiling bounce. That would be just awesome.

The standard in-built flashes (ala NEX6 and Panny GX1) were strong enough for in-the-living-room bounce flash. That and fill flash is all I expect out of an on-board flash anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:56 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1300 comments in total)
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zoranT: Please explain the reasoning behind wanting to buy this, provided that 'pocketability' is not the main criterium (which it isn't, as mentioned in the review). Why wouldn t you go for Fujis or Sony NEXes mirrorless etc. that also are not pocketable? Certainly bigger lenses etc., but remember, pocketability is not the criterium. Yet, much bigger sensors and thus better IQ. I simply fail to understand why someone wouldn t prefer bigger sensors including a comparable price range, when size is not the main sales point.

There's not-pocketable, and there's not pocketable. This is the former, not the latter.

Bigger sensor is not always the answer. If you are convinced the size of the sensor is the only thing that matters, than go medium format.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:04 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1300 comments in total)
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burnin: An 'all-in-one" camera without a built-in flash doesn't make a whole lot of sense. At all.

I would love a built-in flash that you can tilt up, but there's nowhere for it. So, I hope the add-on one tilts up.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:01 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1300 comments in total)

I really hope the little clip-on flash can be angled backwards for ceiling bounce. That would be just awesome.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:34 UTC as 290th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1300 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Late Breaking News. Canon commits suicide. Nikon attempted suicide but they are on life support with a very grim prospect of survival.

I find the Canon "rumor" sites to be quite humorous. Most of the "rumor" posts are about printer and DSLR bundle deals. They have nothing else to say!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:33 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1300 comments in total)
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Hachu21: The exact same size as the eos M + 22 f/2... Oh my...

Actually closer to the old film Canonette

Canonette: 120 × 75 × 60 mm
LX100: 115 x 66 x 55 mm

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:57 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1300 comments in total)
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WT21: drooooooool

Pre-order already in.

Only tests I need to see -- noise at high ISO (if I can get to 3200, I'm good), bokeh (please be smooth!) and AF -- but Panny's experience in AF should mean this is fine.

Also, I CANNOT believe this is $899. I said elsewhere it would be above $1,000 and I am so (wonderfully) wrong. Panny is going for market share, and to establish a classic.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:42 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1300 comments in total)
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zoranT: Impressive, but simply too big. Why not go for APS-C size cams that are the same size then? GM1 size was really impressive.

the phoblographer's review says the body feels a bit too small

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:40 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1300 comments in total)

drooooooool

Pre-order already in.

Only tests I need to see -- noise at high ISO (if I can get to 3200, I'm good), bokeh (please be smooth!) and AF -- but Panny's experience in AF should mean this is fine.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:39 UTC as 323rd comment | 4 replies
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (623 comments in total)

I honestly don't think the ILC market is big enough for all the vendors who want to play here -- Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Ricoh/Pentax, Oly, Panny and now Samsung. (did I miss anyone??)

Out of those, my gut tells me it'd be Ricoh/Pentax and Oly and Panny that are the weakest, all of which would be a far bigger loss to the gear/hobby/profession than if Samsung bowed out. But Samsung has deep enough pockets to tilt at windmills and any market share they take from the others (except maybe Canon, lol) is, IMO, a shame.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:03 UTC as 132nd comment | 3 replies
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (305 comments in total)
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Cane: What will happen to the faux want-to-be 1960's designs once the old timers kick off?

You mean when the 20-something hipsters die off? That's some time away.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 16:21 UTC
On Sony announces Alpha a5100 compact mirrorless camera article (106 comments in total)

Absolutely Sony. More bodies please.

I only own 2 native e-mount lenses. The rest are adapted. No need to upgrade my NEX6 -- it works just fine, thank you. You want my money Sony? Better/more mid-range e-mount lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 12:55 UTC as 10th comment

Legally, sounds like wikimedia is correct. Now, the macaque needs to lawyer up.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 02:38 UTC as 432nd comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2037 comments in total)

Incredibly useful concept that sadly leads to some of the most boring and droning discussions on photo forum boards.

Good article that will hopefully clear it up for most.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 02:03 UTC as 250th comment | 5 replies
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Managarm: >> Perhaps Nikon will help to relieve the pressure on manufacturers of 10-stop ND filters, as soon landscapers will be able to achieve the same effects with less powerful and more common versions <<

Yeah, right. ISO 64 would allow the usage of all those extremely common 9 1/3rd-stop ND filters instead of the ones with 10 stops. Huge difference in that department... ;)

Apart from that I also really welcome native ISO 64, finally going down again. I'd gladly trade anything higher than ISO 3200 for those lovely lower values.

assuming the lower ISOs would carry higher DR, deeper color depth and better s/n ratio (or at least 2 of the three) then I would agree.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 20:28 UTC
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)
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mrschmo: The direction this is heading is banning drones everywhere.

One can only hope

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 12:40 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (303 comments in total)
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zebediah: Fuji need to stop churning out the same camera every 3 months and work on putting out a new sensor. Moreover, the strange choice of high ISO noise reduction they introduced with the X100S, this camera and the new X-T1 makes me think they've already lost the plot.

This doesn't even make sense. Do you mean cameras with the same sensor?? The XT1, XE line, XPro line and XM/XA are pretty distinctively different cameras. High ISO NR comment may be valid, but I don't think I afgree with the opening line. Also, Fuji is not exactly "churning out" cameras -- see e.g. Sony for that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 19:45 UTC
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Kund: Can someone plz explain what does "push the envelope" mean, for the non native English speakers?

It means to go past where the boundaries are. If everyone is doing X, you do X plus 20%. It means to be an innovator in a way others are not doing. I don't mean to be rude, but if you don't know a phrase you can just Google "what does 'push the envelope mean'" and you'll get some quick answers. Google is the all-purpose help/reference desk!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 11:29 UTC
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