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On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1045 comments in total)
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Iloveaircraftnoise: G'day all,

Well for all the innovation this camera brings, the battery life is an anachronism... And there is one other thing I don't understand...... Why bang on with this ''smaller form factor'' philosophy when a quality 70-200 telephoto lens attached to the body will still make it look like the elephant dragging a mouse ? Surely the Sony engineers are kidding themselves.....

I guess the most often used lens on a camera is not 70-200?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 13:47 UTC
On Week in Review: Sony FTW article (302 comments in total)
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Lanski: #6 is like a visual representation of what Sony just did.

And apparently the lens remains usable as a third party lens...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 13:31 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1256 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Sony just added several hundred lenses to their lineup and they all have Canon written on them.

Canon now is a lens maker for Sony, who would have thought...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:01 UTC

Did he speak in Japanese and someone translated?

Must have been something lost in translation ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 21:25 UTC as 132nd comment | 1 reply

My voigtlander lenses may find a affordable 'home' at last!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 17:50 UTC as 46th comment
On CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 article (170 comments in total)
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prossi: These new Pentax dslrs look fugly. There, I said it.

These new Pentax dslrs look funky, There, I said it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 15:56 UTC

So,
If you shoot stars - get D810A
If you like buttons - get DF
If you have a bit tight budget and don't like dust - get D610
If you are on an even tighter budget and trust Nikon quality - get D600
I am not a Nikon user, someone should continue with D800, D800e,D810, D750...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 11:17 UTC as 70th comment
On Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps article (175 comments in total)

If you enjoy this video, you are kind of geeky...;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 18:53 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (374 comments in total)

No matter the result, this has been

The Year of Alpha

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 10:23 UTC as 70th comment | 6 replies
On Budget X: Hands-on with Fujifilm's new X-A2 article (161 comments in total)
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gftphoto: What a great little camera. If only it had a viewfinder I would jump at the chance to own one.

Have a look Sony a6000. Viewfinder, fast AF, less plastic cheapness.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 18:42 UTC
On Budget X: Hands-on with Fujifilm's new X-A2 article (161 comments in total)
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Thoughts: The top plate looks very nice, the rest looks a bit cheap, in particular that plastic SD card cover.

I agree as I have tried few fuji cameras in the shop. I even found that X100T on display was showing some quality issue as the camera 'leather' surface was peeling off in some edges.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 11:16 UTC
On Budget X: Hands-on with Fujifilm's new X-A2 article (161 comments in total)

The top plate looks very nice, the rest looks a bit cheap, in particular that plastic SD card cover.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 16:59 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
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nerd2: Samsung has the best APS body yet (28MP BSI sensor, 240fps sensor readout, 15fps continuous shooting with AF tracking) AND they have a very solid lens lineup already, and they are not terribly overpriced like fuji or m43 offerings. See.

10mm f2.8 fisheye - $299
16mm f2.4 pancake- $269
20mm 2.8 pancake - $263
30mm f2 pancake - $299
45mm f1.8 prime - $256
60mm f2.8 macro - $469
85mm f1.4 prime - $763
300mm f2.8 prime - coming

Oh they have enough zoom lenses too - 16-50 f2.0-2.8, 50-150 2.8, 12-24, 18-200 etc.... Why still people don't consider samsung seriously?

I think they should spend more on marketing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 20:38 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1460 comments in total)
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GPW: My upgrade path is from a D7100 DX to a pro DX, not to a FF camera. Why do I have to settle for less FPS, smaller buffer, build quality, and autofocus because I want to shoot with a DX camera? Is my money not the same as a FF shooters money? Am I not as important a customer as a FF shooter? At this point in time Nikon is saying NO you are NOT because you shoot a DX camera.

Is there a Pro DX from Nikon?
People are still waiting D400 in 2015?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 12:47 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1460 comments in total)
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yzhenkai: A major reason of "upgrading" is that Canon and Nikon will not do their best on APS-C lens.

Agree, Mirroless APS-C cameras these days have better lens choices than Canon and Nikon offering.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 12:44 UTC
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ecube: As I recall, Sony was the first to offer [essentially] digital camera in 1981, the Mavica. In 1995, I used Mavica to document field work. I'm not sure but it seems that Contax was the lens used by Mavica. Around 1997, I tried Minolta D'Image at a traveling Minolta trailer. The so called "Minds of Minolta" merged with Konica and years later, Konica-Minolta was purchased by Sony

Why bring this up? Contax, Minolta, and Konica had GREAT lenses for SLR. Minolta, Canon, and Nikon produced GREAT Japanese lenses that competed with the best of German lenses since the late 1940s. I don't know when Sony stopped using Contax but I assume Sony owns all the lens design and technology pf Minolta and Konica. That said, I am puzzled why Sony seem well behind Canon and Nikon in producing lenses for their DSLR

On an "aside", the best Japanese lens I ever owned was the Takumar lenses from Asahi Optical Company, aka Pentax. That was in the mid-1960s

Be free to correct any of my errors

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013/08/20/konica-minolta-is-rumored-to-be-developing-micro-four-thirds-lenses/#.VLOvrXu4ER8

This is the patent Minolta filed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:27 UTC
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vmwelt: Hi all, I'm interested in FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS lens - does anyone have the info on the filter size (i.e. 72 mm etc)? Thanks!

If you look at the photo of the lens a bit harder, it says 72mm.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:15 UTC
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Boss of Sony: Sony FE lenses are seriously too expensive. If Sony wants to sell the A7 series, they should drop the lens prices down to realistic levels.

Canon 50mm f1.4 = $400
Canon 50mm f1.8=$150
....Sony FE 55mm f1.8 = $1000

Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM = $600
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM = #200
....Sony FE 35mm f2.8 = $800

Canon 17-40 f4 = $800
...Sony FE 16-35 f4 = $1350

Canon 28-135mm = $500
Sony 28-135mm = $2500

As an amateur, I would be interested in buying an A7 camera if it wasn't for these ridiculous prices.

You are comparing two systems at two completely different maturity stages.
Many people are using legacy lenses with these full frame cameras. Try to mount a Canon FD 50 f1.4 on a 5D MKIII :P

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 11:48 UTC
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ZeneticX: GREAT. Now how about some aps-c lenses ? sony could show some love for a6000 after the popularity it gained last year

Just out of interest, what lens you are hoping to see for the APS-C?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 23:23 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1460 comments in total)

The pursuit of better equipment is not necessarily an important part of the pursuit of accomplishment in photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 22:24 UTC as 174th comment
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