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too bad the lens doesn't go to 90 or 100mm-e. i wouldn't mind if the lens stuck out a bit more so i could do closer portraits.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 22:06 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply

The "A" doesn't stand for addiction. It stands for acquisition. Get it right people!

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 01:01 UTC as 127th comment
On article Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release (304 comments in total)

the first option is sorely needed, the second would just be nice.

1) fixed 35mm f/2 lens, full frame sensor, rangefinder-style built-in evf, image stabilization, weather sealing, aperture ring and shutter speed dial, ricoh-style snap focus. basically what the sony rx1 should have been.

2) fixed 23mm f2 lens, aps-c sensor, optical viewfinder, no hybrid viewfinder, image stabilization, weather sealing, ricoh-style snap focus. basically what the fuji x100s should have been.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 19:01 UTC as 93rd comment | 3 replies
On article Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 (379 comments in total)

Canon would have to make a 22/2 ef-s pancake and a collapsible kit zoom (with video features) before this camera is worth considering for the general, Internet camera geek population, and even then, an articulated LCD would be a big plus.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 15:20 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 (379 comments in total)

Olympus already tried the tiny DSLR thing before concluding that mirrorless was the way to go. I guess Canon didn't get the memo. ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 01:52 UTC as 42nd comment | 11 replies
On article Roundup: Enthusiast Zoom Compact Cameras (424 comments in total)

It's great that you compared the amount of background blur at ~100mm with the lens wide open.

How about comparisons of macro performance at 50-100 equiv. in the future? I not interested in how close you can focus the lens at wide angle.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 21:54 UTC as 137th comment

that's a camera only a mother could love.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 04:55 UTC as 258th comment

For a small camera, imagine a Fuji X100 with fast PDAF, no EVF, image stabilization, no stupid built-in flash, no anti-alias filter, menus and operation that are user friendly, a regular bayer-filter array, and industrial design that doesn't make you throw up a little. APS-C or full frame, 12mp or 24mp, I don't care. That's pretty much it.

As for DSLRs, just put built-in image stabilization in the Nikon D800E, or an optical viewfinder in the Sony A99. You get the idea.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 04:04 UTC as 383rd comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2012: Interview - John Carlson of Pentax (152 comments in total)
In reply to:

raizans: Pentax:
Full frame DSLR introduced with 50/1.4, 85/1.8, and 28/2.8 lenses.

Ricoh:
GXR body unit w/built-in EVF in the corner.
35mm-e f/2 A16 lens unit.

How hard could that be? It's clear that DSLRs with APS-C sensors don't have such a bright future anymore. Time to move on, Pentax!

because the 85/1.8 s-m-c takumar is a legendary, much coveted lens. i admit there's a nostalgic component. also, at f1.8 this lens would be relatively compact and not obnoxiously heavy, deliver superior image quality with less flare, and, of course, cost less. i primarily use prime lenses so it adds up. extra points if these lenses have the same build quality as the limiteds and "takumar" is engraved on the front.

aps-c dslrs won't die out, obviously, but their niche will contract as full frame becomes more affordable and mirrorless cameras become more capable and their systems more extensive.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 00:53 UTC
On article Photokina 2012: Interview - John Carlson of Pentax (152 comments in total)

Pentax:
Full frame DSLR introduced with 50/1.4, 85/1.8, and 28/2.8 lenses.

Ricoh:
GXR body unit w/built-in EVF in the corner.
35mm-e f/2 A16 lens unit.

How hard could that be? It's clear that DSLRs with APS-C sensors don't have such a bright future anymore. Time to move on, Pentax!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 17:08 UTC as 38th comment | 6 replies

finally, they got rid of the dorky looking USB port and frameline selector. those things were mostly useless and made previous models look worse.

+1 for minimalism.

now they just need to make these in silver chrome, black paint, and black chrome.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 05:14 UTC as 44th comment
On article Just Posted: Hands-on Canon EOS 6D preview (589 comments in total)

canon will be canon.

i suppose the 6dmkii or mkiii will have the 100% viewfinder that the 6d should have had.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 15:31 UTC as 80th comment

the 35/1.8 is image stabilized?! did i die and go to heaven? =)

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 05:45 UTC as 26th comment
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Superka: nothing can compare to Sigma 50/1.4. Why to bye this one?

- live view mode
- video
- street photography/photojournalism (scale, zone, or hyperfocal).

you were saying? =)

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2012 at 07:45 UTC

*facepalm*

nikon, nikon, nikon...

why don't you just do what thom hogan says?

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 08:14 UTC as 83rd comment | 2 replies

+1. i just might have to buy the x10.

now if they'd only hire some people to redo the menus, fix all of those bugs, and make the cameras look nicer.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 04:07 UTC as 116th comment
On article Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR (488 comments in total)

well, 22mp is a bit of a downer, as is the video spec.

could you imagine the furor there would have been if it had 36mp (with no anti-alias filter) and 4k video?

and when will canon quit messing around with the prism hump? hey, industrial designers of canon! you figured it out on the 1dsmkiii. stop while you're ahead!

at least the af finally uses 1-series tech.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 06:09 UTC as 136th comment

i've got my fingers crossed that canon will come out with two more image stabilized primes:

35/2
50/1.4

that would be awesome.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 07:55 UTC as 102nd comment | 3 replies
On article Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera (874 comments in total)
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increments: Interview with Pentax UK General manager.

http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2143551/pentax-unveils-compact-01-mirrorless-camera

The bit when he answers why people would buy this over a DSLR gave me a good hearty chuckle.

Somehow, I suspect this camera will fail to impress the "fashion and design audience." Can't speak for everyone, of course, but I'm part of that audience, and this camera made me throw up a little. The details are admittedly clean and neatly arranged, but the basic shape of the camera is inelegant. That tube with the mode dial on top, the pseudo-slr prism hump for the pop-up flash, the continued usage of the K-mount, which forces the camera to be chunky, and the panda color scheme all contribute to the camera's ungainliness. No amount of build quality will change that. It's like putting lipstick on a pig.

I bet the design will also alienate Pentaxians who already have lots of K-mount lenses. Does Pentax assume that they'll buy the K-01 despite the strange design just because it's there? There are many other cameras that will take K-mount lenses with an adaptor.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 19:10 UTC
On article Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera (874 comments in total)

Ugh. It seems Pentax is executing well on that "high quality junk" brief.

These weird Pentax compacts must be the most expensive "toy" cameras ever.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 18:03 UTC as 197th comment
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