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Plan? What plan? I just press the shutter and pray to St Ansel.


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On Preview:fujifilm-x-t1 (1645 comments in total)

Does the X-T1 ignore the Min Shutter Speed in Auto ISO once the top ISO has been reached? The other X cameras do this and I consider it a huge fault. If you set a limit on the minimum shutter speed, then the camera should respect it, even if it means the shot will be underexposed.

Also, in Manual Focus mode, can you choose the size of the focus assist window? In other X cameras, if using the AFL button for Auto Focus, you are limited to a very large AF area, whilst in AF mode you can choose much smaller sizes of the AF area. I also consider this a big fault which no other camera company is guilty of; only Fuji.

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 05:29 UTC as 437th comment | 1 reply
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qwertyasdf: on the grounds of the never ending equivalence debate, really interested in knowing how many photographers use large aperture to gain shutter speed? and how many to control DOF?

I personally think that high shutter speed is only crucial to sports photography, and that the m43 system is not a good sports photography tool to start with.

I do street photography mainly, with an APS-C camera and a 31mm f/1.8 lens. I try to stick to apertures no wider than f/2.2 because otherwise the DoF becomes too shallow. With m4/3 I can shoot with the Panny 20mm f/1.7 wide open without having to worry about my DoF not being deep enough, *and* I get faster shutter speeds.

Not everyone is obsessed with razor-thin DoF.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 03:40 UTC
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rojj: Six months or so after the D800 hits the market, I wonder what a used D700 will be going for?

Probably for more than it does now, as sensible pros who know they don't need 36MP buy up as many D700's as they can to last them the next few years.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 23:58 UTC
On article Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera (874 comments in total)
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ogl: Pentax is different AGAIN. I see inert thought of people, inert reactions,
real xenophobia to brave moves and thoughts...

The main task was to make K-01 unusual. Marc Newson could make it.

The main thing - nobody are indifferent to K-01. Either like, or dislike.
It means - the work of M.Newson is the artwork.

And that's going to help sell K-01 units, how? It's not museums who buy cameras, it's people, people who want a camera that delivers the goods.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 13:55 UTC
On article Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 1700 mm F4 lens (9 comments in total)

It doesn't have a tripod mount. Fail!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 14:18 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro now available (94 comments in total)
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xmeda: Get Pentax 100/2.8 WR macro instead.. cheaper and better. Stabilization is provided by body, so lens design does not have to deal with two more added IS elements.

In-body stabilisation is practically useless at macro distances, as are most in-lens IS systems. The benefit of the Pentax is being smaller and lighter due to the lack of IS, as well as easier to design because of it. But if you shoot Canon, Nikon, Sony... then it doesn't matter what benefits a Pentax lens has, no? :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2011 at 21:34 UTC
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