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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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 07:55 UTC as 102nd comment | 3 replies
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (875 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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 19:10 UTC
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (875 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.

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

eh, still waiting on a couple things:

- gxr body unit with built-in evf (sony nex-7 style).
- 35mm-e f/2 lens unit (small, like the 28mm unit or fuji x100, please!)

too bad this zoom doesn't collapse into a smaller package. just waiting to hear someone say IS would have made it larger. finally, i can't really tell from these pics if it has zoom and focus rings, which is odd.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 07:12 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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arri120fps: The look reminds me of the Hexar RF.

I don't really see much resemblance. The Hexar RF looks svelte and refined, but the X-Pro1 is a hodge-podge of design touches from a bunch of different cameras:

The viewfinder's outermost edge is from the M9 Titanium.
The grip is a blend of the Hasselblad Xpan/Fujifilm TX and Olympus E-P(x).
The viewfinder mode lever looks like the self-timer from the Rollei XF 35.
The sloping control deck basically comes from the Olympus Pen F.
The AF mode switch is like a backwards version of the meter mode switch on the Rolleiflex Hy6.

The lines and contours of the components clash - they don't flow. Such a disappointment!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 07:43 UTC
On Preview: Canon PowerShot G1 X large sensor zoom compact article (791 comments in total)
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therickman: It's very boxy. It looks like they designed it in 1998. Has all the features I'd want, but it's ugly as heck.

I'd say more '80s to early '90s. Cameras became rounder in the mid-'90s.

Not my cup of tea, but at least it's clean and organized. Fuji's recent designs look like things have been nudged out of place.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 07:39 UTC
On Preview:canong1x (1044 comments in total)

How does the viewfinder compare to the X10 and G12? Making a camera larger just to put in a little optical viewfinder just isn't worth it. =(

In addition to a usable optical viewfinder, I would be excited by this camera if it had a more limited zoom range and a faster lens, e.g., 28-50mm f/2. I'm personally uninterested in the slow, short tele end of these "kit" type zooms.

That said, thanks to the ever-so-slightly larger than Micro 4/3 sensor, the G1X is a viable alternative to the Fuji X10 and Panasonic GX1, even though the latter has interchangeable lenses.

Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 04:46 UTC as 332nd comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (757 comments in total)

"it's worth bearing in mind that the Fujinon name is highly-regarded in its own right by a generation of photographers who grew up with the company's professional medium-format film cameras."

Don't forget their lenses for large format. They also replaced Carl Zeiss as lensmakers for Hasselblad. =)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 02:48 UTC as 250th comment
On Nikon launches AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G article (135 comments in total)

no seals, i take it?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 04:42 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon J1 real-world samples gallery article (352 comments in total)

Could you post more samples taken at ISO 800 and 1600 in low light with large apertures, preferably in contrasty light, maybe some areas of shadow, etc.?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 07:09 UTC as 38th comment
On Why make a small-sensor mirrorless camera? article (285 comments in total)

another 1 bites the dust.

sorry, could not resist.

if the sensor delivers practical, significant improvements in dynamic range and noise compared to a p&s, i'd be willing to consider it. the price seems a bit high and the lenses seem fairly large for the sensor size, though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 06:35 UTC as 121st comment
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