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On Fujifilm announces X-A2 with selfie-friendly LCD article (132 comments in total)

Now Fuji, please put this sensor in a X70 and i'll have a Fuji again. I will even forgive you for shipping it with Fuji patented beta firmware that requires 2 years and umpteen FW updates to get it up to snuff.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 09:56 UTC as 30th comment
On Fujifilm announces X-A2 with selfie-friendly LCD article (132 comments in total)

It's a pity you can't get a brown on brown version, would seem fitting.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 09:53 UTC as 31st comment
On Samyang launches 135mm f/2.0 lens for stills and video article (150 comments in total)
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Edgar_in_Indy: Samyang certainly makes some interesting lenses that are good values, but I don't understand why they don't put autofocus in them, even if it's just screw-drive. I think it would certainly broaden their appeal.

I mean, it's not like cheap AF lenses haven't been done before. I'm thinking of lenses like the Quantaray 28-80mm I have in the back of my closet somewhere.

Yongnuo are now doing clones of the Canon 50mm f1.8, 50mm f1.4 and 35mm f2... Though they may be optically and mechanically quite different despite the similar exterior styling (why they would copy THAT styling I have no idea, possibly the fugliest lenses of all time). So it certainly can be done, but Samyang have hit a popular niche in making good quality affordable cine lenses, these days the fact they make a 'stills' version is actually less important.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 04:38 UTC
On Samyang launches 135mm f/2.0 lens for stills and video article (150 comments in total)
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Rod McD: This is a fast lens, and may well offer excellent IQ, but 830gm and 15.5cm long in mirror-less mounts? Heck, it's not that far off Fuji's new 50-140/2.8 zoom! It might suit some photographers but not me...... just too big.

It's FL is 5mm shorter and it's entrance pupil is twice the area... what size would you expect it to be?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 04:32 UTC
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Mirrorlessplease: The lens focal lengths I am interested in are 1.4 50mm, 1.4 35mm, 1.4 24mm, 2.8, 17mm, 1.4 85mm, 2.8 100mm macro 1:1. Tilt shift 24/17mm. These can all be manual focused if it means they're as small as leica lenses. I want as small as possible lenses I can have for street photography. I know this is asking for a lot but there's no harm in mentioning what I'd like! Please don't suggest voigtlander, I hate the bokeh on those

While I agree with you on the 35/40mm f1.4 Voigtlanders, by all accounts the 50mm f1.5 seems to be quite nice and the upcoming 35mm f1.7 Ultron should also be quite a step above these two (and designed for digital) as the old one was. Haven't seen any significant drawbacks to the 75mm f1.8 either.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 01:27 UTC

35mm f1.4 seems to be almost exactly the size of the 16-35mm, which is good for me. 28mm seems to be about 1cm shorter than the 55mm and seems about the same length with WA adapter (it integrated hood) as 55mm with hood.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 01:19 UTC as 33rd comment
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Al_10D: Still no portrait lens, like FE 85mm F/1.4 and 135mm F/2?
Still no F/2.8 zooms?
Way to go, Sony, make more bodies!

I already have and use 85mm f1.4, 135mm f1.8 and f2.8 zooms with mine. These lenses are more interesting to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 00:49 UTC
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rjjr: I'm very interested in seeing how the 90mm macro compares to my Canon 100L IS macro (with adapter) on my A6000.

Regardingthe pricing: Both of these lenses are priced about the same (90mm is $50 more) but add the cost of the adapter to use the Canon on the A6000 and the 90mm winds up costing less.

While prices getting thrown around are in EUR they are usually the same in USD 1:1 (despite the actual conversion rate).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 00:34 UTC

172 comments, not one pointing out that there are currently 7 FE lenses in the lineup, not 6?

16-35mm
24-70mm
28-70mm
28-135mm
70-200mm
35mm
55mm

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 08:20 UTC as 70th comment | 3 replies
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mosc: so the A7-II with an f2.0 28mm lens is pretty small and all but it's also very bright and 5-axis stabilized. Am I wrong or is that the largest physical aperture (fstop is a ratio, I'm talking about the physical aperture) stabilized lens seen for 28mm?

Methinks there were some Alpha 35mm lenses that can be used with the IBIS A99 SLT but none that fast at 28mm.

I have a Minolta AF 28mm f2 (IBIS on digital bodies) and there is the Sigma 28mm f1.8 also available in A-Mount.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 08:15 UTC
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jhinkey: Just make a dedicated fisheye please Sony . . . .

And the advantage of hyper focal shooting is set and forget, you can do this very easily with a MF fisheye on a live view camera with or without accurate distance scale.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 08:03 UTC
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jhinkey: Just make a dedicated fisheye please Sony . . . .

Samyang have released a 12mm full frame fisheye that is available for E-Mount.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 08:02 UTC
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Dazed and Confused: Are the lenses with OS built in going to come in unstabilised versions?

I'm not that keen on buying a camera with OS built in, then still paying the cost and weight penalty of a lens with OS too.

(I know some lenses are not stabilised, and the stabilisations 'add up', but it'd still be nice to have the choice.)

So you are keen to pay MORE for lenses with less? That makes sense. If Sony make two versions that means they have to sell them for more, both of them.

And what if you decide that you want to use your lens on a different camera, one that doesn't have IS in the body? Say like an FS7 for example.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 08:00 UTC
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Valen305: Dang, these are huge! Why can't they make small yet moderately fast wide and tele primes like the Contax G line's Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 and 90mm f/2.8?! These are ridiculous.

90mm is a 1:1 OS Macro. Not a 90mm rangefinder lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 07:25 UTC
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samhain: I just can't take any full frame system that doesn't have a 50/1.4 seriously. That should've been the FIRST lens they released.
85/2 or 90/2 should've been 2nd.

7 new lenses later and still no dedicated portrait lens, with the only 'fast' lens being a wide angle?

The only lens in that entire lineup that's even halfway appealing is the 35/1.4, and that's a focal length that I've never felt the need to have a lens faster than f2.

I just don't get Sony cameras. Every new product, I'm left feeling the same way: Close, but no cigar.
One of these days they'll nail it.

YOU need a 50mm f1.4... YOU don't need a 35mm faster than f2...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 07:24 UTC
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Ido S: The 24-240mm with the Sony a7S could be an amazing travel combo. For most uses, one doesn't really need a fast lens with that camera. That lebs covers a great range, and goes down to 24mm, unlike the more ordinary 28-300mm. Now Sony shooters just need to hope it's good enough optically…

While speed is less important to the A7S, it is also very forgiving for resolution and aberrations of lenses... So yes agree this is particularly interesting for the A7S.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 07:18 UTC
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Peiasdf: Amazingly EVIL/mirrorless aren't any cheaper. EVIL/mirrorless doesn't have the complex mirrorbox, AF module, metering sensor, pentaprism, LED overlay, AF baffle, viewfinder curtain and big battery yet still charge about the same price.

@Peiasdf - Agree, other MILC are quite heftily priced for what they are, but this is nothing particularly new. No the A7 is not discontinued, it is sold alongside at a new cheaper price.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 02:10 UTC
On Fujifilm announces XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens article (295 comments in total)
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Tonkotsu Ramen: no OS..

@ JAP = Douche bag: Fact.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 00:45 UTC
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princewolf: What part of "Never buy a newly launched camera" some do not understand?

There is nothing much 'new' in the D750 though, apart from the casing it is mostly (a pretty impressive) parts bin special.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 18:57 UTC
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Peiasdf: Amazingly EVIL/mirrorless aren't any cheaper. EVIL/mirrorless doesn't have the complex mirrorbox, AF module, metering sensor, pentaprism, LED overlay, AF baffle, viewfinder curtain and big battery yet still charge about the same price.

An A7 is about half the price of the D750.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 18:54 UTC
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