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nice. I'm still keeping the V1 just for the wideangle lens though, but this looks amazing.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 07:34 UTC as 36th comment
On article Ricoh launches Pentax Q-mount ultra-wide-angle zoom (58 comments in total)

good move from ricoh, but too late for me. I wish pentax had this lens year ago.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 10:36 UTC as 14th comment
On article Ricoh GR firmware version 2.03 now available (19 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Ricoh undoubtedly beat all other makers in terms of adding features through firmware. Gosh I love this company.

no doubt about that. I wish nikon did the same with nikon 1.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 09:31 UTC
On Nikon AW1 First Impressions Review (590 comments in total)
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RobG67: This is not a Nikonos. Not even close. I have a V1, and it's a great little camera and a useful adjunct to my D700s, but daring to compare this half-hearted attempt at an underwater camera to a Nikonos is tantamount to heresy. Wash your mouth out with silicone grease, you silly person, you.

try to use flash on this one

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 11:50 UTC
On article Ricoh announces HZ15 Europe-only compact superzoom (58 comments in total)

thats olympus-like ugly. Hard to believe the same company makes the GR .

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 08:10 UTC as 18th comment
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vroger1: Check Voightlander's (Cosina) pricing for a similar lens that should give you an idea. With the "Leica" brand it will probably be more than a bit more. The 25mm 1.4 is $600. This should at least be double.

considering that nikkor 32/1.2 is $900 and this is Leica + OS, $1200 sounds even optimistic.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 18:25 UTC
On article Just Posted: Pentax Q7 Real-world Samples Gallery (136 comments in total)
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PaulSnowcat: I cannot understand... Nikon 1 gives much better quality with the same price and size... Why bother buying Pentax Q?

thanks to very big flange distance, the nikon 1 lenses are not that small, as you would expect given the sensor size.

Nikon interface and controls are lame, but they have some nice lenses + it seems, there will be a macro and another fast prime in recent future, while pentax Q lens lineup is lacking in many areas and there are no signs of anything new for a long time now.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 12:57 UTC
On article Just Posted: Pentax Q7 Real-world Samples Gallery (136 comments in total)

nice camera with good enough image quality, but it just makes no sense for me with current lens lineup.

compacts with same sensor size have f1.4-2.8 zooms these days, so I believe pentax can do better than 2.8-4.5 for standard zoom and I don't think that primes should be slower than f1.4 except some wideangles and long telephoto.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 08:45 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On article Canon announces EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM wide zoom (55 comments in total)

any info about size and weight?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 07:41 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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panos_m: A question about the price. At 30-35mm and f/1.2 is there anything cheaper independent of format?

depends, how you look at it.. since it's the only one, it's both cheapest and most expensive.

the lack of competition always means one thing - extra $. Fortunately there is a at least competition from other systems and if a poirtrait prime is what you want, suddenly m4/3 with 45/1.8 makes much more sense.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 11:22 UTC
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marike6: Finally a manual focus Nikon 1 lens, and M/A to boot. Nice.

An f1.4 portrait lens at half the price would have been nice, but prices should fall.

It does look kind of bad-ash on the V2, hopefully it's as sharp as the 18.5 1.8 is wide open.

agreed. The focus ring is nice - I thought it's fake like on 18/1.8 first.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 09:21 UTC
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kadardr: The only question: why no IS? Otherwise I am a buyer.

that is the last think I would want from f1.2 lens (especially not for poirtraiture, where you're more likely to be limited by subject movement) Not to mention it would add size, cost and it's very hard to implement, when the aperture is so fast. I guess $900 seems too cheap for you :)

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 09:17 UTC

I dont get the size - zeiss website says 86 /81 (with caps?) , but when pictured with the camera it looks smaller to me.

full frame Zeiss 18/3,5 designed around bigger sensor and much longer flange distance has about the same lenght - I think these should be much smaller to go with compact camera concept

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 08:22 UTC as 22nd comment

nice camera, but needs some (wide) compact ef-s primes to make sense

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 10:03 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On article Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 (379 comments in total)
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Mister J: Like the weight trim and touch screen.

But no articulated screen - shame.

but that's why they could make the mody thinner. I'd drop the flash too, but obviously majority wants it.

I really like the concept.

this camera would be a nice complement to my 5D, shame there are no compact wide angle ef-s prime lenses

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 09:41 UTC

if there was a FF sensor, no flash and it wasn't so ugly, I might be interested.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 08:56 UTC as 76th comment

every J1/2/3 owner, who knows photography basics, must feel sad looking at coolpix A top and back controls and then looking back at his camera

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 16:59 UTC as 96th comment
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Greg Gebhardt: I had the Sony RX and I am NOT buying a fixed lens compact! PERIOD!

agreed. (after using GRD and DP1)

it will be a great camera for those, who can live with fixed 28mm, but I'd go with a system camera anytime

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 11:06 UTC
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evoprox: What the NEX system needs IMO are fast, high-quality lenses, not more bodies.

true, but it's nice that they made the body smaller this time. I wish they go for even more compact body in rx1/100 style.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 09:03 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review (530 comments in total)
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InTheMist: The compressed focusing coverage on both the 6D and D600 put me off.

Am I alone?

same for me. Other than that the camera would be perfect for my needs, but without the improvement in AF coverage, I'll keep the 5d mkI for few more years. I also wish they keep the joystick.

edit: the smaller size in nice though, if I had nothing to shoot with, I'd be torn between this and used 5d mkII

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 10:07 UTC
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