ecka84

ecka84

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Frank_BR: I have no doubt that the Nocticron is a spectacular lens. However, a lens with a price tag of $1700 certainly is not a product for the masses.

With the Nocticron, Panasonic's intention is to draw attention and bring prestigie to the m43 format, especially among the professionals.

Panasonic's strategy to increase the appeal of the m43 system is almost complete. The m43 system already has fast primes and zooms, macro, ultra wide angle and fisheye lenses. What is missing now are basically the fast telephoto lenses like the 150mm F/2.8.

That said, it must be recognized that Panasonic is charging too much for the Nocticron. Consider, for example, the zoom Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD, which has a more complex optical design that uses 4 or 5 times more material (optical glasses, metals, etc.), but Tamron can sell it for about $1000. From this comparison, it is clear that Panasonic could charge a little over $500 for the Nocticron, and still make a profit.

Hi Naveed. I'm just saying that there is no comparison between FF and m4/3 systems. For me, 2x crop is in a P&S territory. Therefore I think this lens is "slightly" overpriced, for what it is. I'm using primes only. I have no need for "focal range covering" of any kind. Yes I had some expensive f/2.8 zooms before, but not anymore. With FF I can shoot 85mm FoV using 50mm lens, easily (with some cropping involved), and there will still be plenty of pixels left to put m4/3 to shame. The thing is that m4/3 comes pre-cropped and if you need a ridiculously priced lens collection to make it produce something more than snapshots, then maybe it is wiser to get a real camera instead? I understand that most people only need a snapshot and that's OK. Just stop comparing it to the real thing and pretend like there is no difference. The difference is HUGE. Even if you manage to produce same DoF, same framing, same perspective - bigger pixels would still win. That's physics.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 11:43 UTC
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Frank_BR: I have no doubt that the Nocticron is a spectacular lens. However, a lens with a price tag of $1700 certainly is not a product for the masses.

With the Nocticron, Panasonic's intention is to draw attention and bring prestigie to the m43 format, especially among the professionals.

Panasonic's strategy to increase the appeal of the m43 system is almost complete. The m43 system already has fast primes and zooms, macro, ultra wide angle and fisheye lenses. What is missing now are basically the fast telephoto lenses like the 150mm F/2.8.

That said, it must be recognized that Panasonic is charging too much for the Nocticron. Consider, for example, the zoom Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD, which has a more complex optical design that uses 4 or 5 times more material (optical glasses, metals, etc.), but Tamron can sell it for about $1000. From this comparison, it is clear that Panasonic could charge a little over $500 for the Nocticron, and still make a profit.

Seriously? This vs 85L? I think that you need a 42.5mm f/0.6 to make a statement like that, but then it would be much bigger, heavier twice as expensive.
It's FF equivalent would be nice and small 85mm f/2.4-ish, and for the price, you could easily get a used FF camera with a nice 85/1.8 prime. Even a decent f/2.8 FF zoom lens could compete with it. Let's be honest, it is smaller, but how many f/1.2-f/1.4 primes would you need to compete with something like 70-200/2.8? How much would it cost and weight?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 00:24 UTC
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (244 comments in total)
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Digitall: Filter thread 77 mm!? wow

Just like the old one.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 22:54 UTC
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (244 comments in total)

One more item on my wish-list :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 22:52 UTC as 83rd comment
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Zvonimir Tosic: As one user noted:

How bizarre. "Best" in what way? How to judge when so different?
– Is this Ford better than that Pepsi?
– Maybe this movie is better than that pasta sauce?
– Or perhaps this washing powder trumps that alarm clock?

"Best of the best camera" — across cameras of totally different applications, use, design paradigms and concepts for entirely different end goals — is an equally absurd attempt as choosing just one gold medalist at the Olympics to be "the best sports person of the Olympics".
It is totally denigrating and mind-numbing.

You don't have to choose the best of the best. It is just a figure of speech. Just vote for YOUR product of the year, or which one seems more important for you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 02:55 UTC

Sony A7/A7R is the best.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 21:20 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
On Just posted: Our Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens review article (81 comments in total)
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davidonformosa: I bought and I'm very happy with it. I'd still love to see more pancake lenses from Canon though. An EF-S 22mm f/2 pancake would be very desirable.

Maybe someday canon will update their 28/1.8USM with a cheaper STM version and (as a FF shooter) I'd prefer that over EF-S pancake.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 07:47 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (352 comments in total)
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Beat Traveller: Brace yourself... the 'equivalent aperture' posts are coming.

aperture ~ amount of light
exposure = amount of light * exposure time = aperture * shutter speed
ISO ~ pixel sensitivity (size and tech) * signal amplifier (processing)
image brightness = exposure * ISO = aperture * shutter speed * ISO
The magic happens when the image projection (the light) is captured as a digital image. Unlike the image projection, digital image doesn't lose its brightness when enlarged and that may be the cause for confusion. In the world of photography ISO means something. In the world of electronics ISO is just to make it simple for photographer to understand and calculate. If ISO values were reported objectively for each format then it would be like:
APS-C ISO 100-6400 real ISO 250-16000
P&S ISO 100-6400 real ISO 1000-64000
For example, 18mp APS-C camera can produce same image brightness as 18mp FF, but it doesn't mean that aperture has the same value for whatever pixel size there is, it means that smaller pixels are used with higher REAL ISO values.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2013 at 11:25 UTC
On Canon EOS 700D Rebel T5i preview (154 comments in total)

Next stop - EF-S 55-250/4-5.6 STM ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 21:27 UTC as 42nd comment
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Pix Man: I've just bought one of these with the old 650D badge on. Same camera, different badge. Oh and the 700D is a whopping 69% more money than I paid for my new none grey import from the same UK dealer.

That's a very expensive new badge!

I'm afraid that 650D vs 700D has less differences than 650D vs T4i :))

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 11:20 UTC

Yes! New lens caps! Finally! :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 13:05 UTC as 14th comment
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rondhamalam: Do we really need FF ?
FF is coming from Film era. A bulky shape derived by the standard set of lenses that difficult to move away from. But eventually smaller camera will be the niche market.

DOF and everything else can be delivered from smaller cameras. Sony and Olly etc are leading the way toward miniaturization since Sony's Walkman time, and the concept continues.

So do we still need FF ?

Yes, we do need FF. Smaller sensors cannot deliver the same amount of "DOF and everything else" ... that's physics. If you are happy with less "DOF and everything else", then you may find your ideal non-FF cameras from hundreds available right now.
Miniaturization? I'd rather choose twice bigger and much better camera over the cheaper, almost good enough in the smallest possible package with lots of compromises and shortcomings.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 17:43 UTC
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ecka84: Full Frame Mirrorless
50+ megapixels with optional pixel-binning
(e.g. 4µm ~ 54mp 9000x6000,
2x2 binning mRAW 4500x3000 for flawless, sharp details at low ISOs,
3x3 binning sRAW 3000x2000 for low noise at high ISOs and/or faster burst)
Various crop modes (digital zoom basically, for tele, macro or non-FF lenses)
Sturdy "all weather" body
Comfortable size and grip (no pocket-camera nonsense please)
Big and powerful battery
Vari-angle LCD with Touchscreen AF
Built-in EVF and good manual focus assist
All the dials and buttons
Hot-Shoe and built-in flash with wireless flash control
CF card slot (which is faster and more reliable than SD)
or at least dual SD (no SD+CF format mixing)
Wi-Fi for tethering, wireless file transfer, on the fly backup and sharing
3-5 native mount fast prime lenses
(like 20mm ~ 35mm ~ 55mm ~ 85mm ~ 135mm)
Optional adapters for most existing lens mounts
$2000-$2500 price

Because $500 price is not realistic for such camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 13:02 UTC

Full Frame Mirrorless
50+ megapixels with optional pixel-binning
(e.g. 4µm ~ 54mp 9000x6000,
2x2 binning mRAW 4500x3000 for flawless, sharp details at low ISOs,
3x3 binning sRAW 3000x2000 for low noise at high ISOs and/or faster burst)
Various crop modes (digital zoom basically, for tele, macro or non-FF lenses)
Sturdy "all weather" body
Comfortable size and grip (no pocket-camera nonsense please)
Big and powerful battery
Vari-angle LCD with Touchscreen AF
Built-in EVF and good manual focus assist
All the dials and buttons
Hot-Shoe and built-in flash with wireless flash control
CF card slot (which is faster and more reliable than SD)
or at least dual SD (no SD+CF format mixing)
Wi-Fi for tethering, wireless file transfer, on the fly backup and sharing
3-5 native mount fast prime lenses
(like 20mm ~ 35mm ~ 55mm ~ 85mm ~ 135mm)
Optional adapters for most existing lens mounts
$2000-$2500 price

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 12:06 UTC as 292nd comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1044 comments in total)
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ddwo: I don't quite understand how a full frame camera can support APS-C lens, only use the centre part of the sensor? And how to adjust the viewfinder, put a small rectangle inside the view?

Waiting to see the full review, this preview just doesn't have too much sense...

In a similar way APS-C camera can support FF lenses, by using only 40% of the glass.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 21:06 UTC
On Semi-Duplicate Error story - DO NOT USE article (52 comments in total)
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ecka84: OMG! SX50HS got RAW! Finally! :D I've been waiting for it since SX10IS.

I did. I just never understood why this series had no RAW by default, while all the competition did.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 16:19 UTC
On Semi-Duplicate Error story - DO NOT USE article (52 comments in total)
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bitoclass: Are you sure that (as per the spec above) the SX50 HS has GPS (via some sort of connected mobile device)? I haven't seen this mentioned on other sites and would be very happy if true as lack of GPS in the SX40 was what had put me off buying it and made me hold out for the SX50 to be announced. Does anyone have any more info on how this GPS setup would work? Thanks! I think this will be my next camera - wonder when it will hit the UK shops.

I wonder if this GPS would account for an image of something that have been shot from like 2 miles distance at 1200mm eqv. That could be a different country :))

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:58 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1044 comments in total)

"One change compared to previous EOSs is that the mode dial rotates freely though 360 degrees, with no end-stops."
Alleluia! :))

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 08:53 UTC as 389th comment
On Semi-Duplicate Error story - DO NOT USE article (52 comments in total)

OMG! SX50HS got RAW! Finally! :D I've been waiting for it since SX10IS.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 08:31 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies

I wonder how would this new 40/2.8 pancake lens work with extension tubes. For now, it is on the top of my WTB list :).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 11:13 UTC as 54th comment
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