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On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (347 comments in total)

"It only replaces several primes".

Sigh.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 16:00 UTC as 26th comment
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (347 comments in total)
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igor_s: How often would you shoot at f1.8@18mm on APS-C or f2.8@24mm on FF? Strongest vignetting and aberrations, and what subject? On the longer end you can have prime 30mm f1.4 for half the price. Superior optical quality? Will see.

A lot.

Bend over, mr conventionalist.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 15:53 UTC
On Samsung introduces 10mm F3.5 Fisheye for NX article (101 comments in total)
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Pik2004: Does anyone know when Samsung will come up with new sensor? the current sensors is over 4 yrs old. How will they keep up with competition?
their lens line up looks pretty good, but not camera.

The NX300's sensor is new, the NX210/20's were also new, and the NX200's sensor is not even two years old yet.

I believe you meant: "Does anyone know when Canon will come up with a new sensor?" All they do with that 18mpx sensor is worsen its performance every iteration by increasing the noise reduction.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 23:32 UTC
On Samsung introduces 10mm F3.5 Fisheye for NX article (101 comments in total)

Holy crap. I want.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 15:42 UTC as 23rd comment

No RAW support. That's kinda pointless...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 23:43 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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thx1138: As far as Samsung phones go, it is well known Samsung violates the open source licenses and releases broken, or incomplete source code that nees massive work by devs to compile using other sources to get a functional OS. Those that own a Galaxy SIII will now all about Samsung's lack of support for the dev community which has seen huge number abandon the platform for Sony. I wonder how complete this source code is for the cameras.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/05/28/samsung-releases-kernel-source-code-for-verizon-galaxy-s4-galaxy-tab-3-7-0-galaxy-mega-5-8-duos-and-galaxy-mega-6-3-gsm/

Come again...?

Pretty sure the development community of Samsung's/HTCs is far larger than Sony's. Also afaik modding a sony has a risk of bricking.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 00:52 UTC

Why dont they just make a mirroless D3x00 with on sensor phase like the V2 and the same aesthetic?

Much less R&D, much easier engineering, and each camera would be cheaper. The V2 isn't even small anymore....

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 16:39 UTC as 65th comment | 5 replies
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Old Ed: Has anyone else noticed that there is STILL no "portrait prime" for DX, THIRTEEN YEARS into the format??? Please forgive me if I don't get excited that one has been announced for the "m43 wannabe" format.

The 50mm f1.8G is a great, cheap, portrait prime.

Come again?

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 16:24 UTC

People comparing this to a D800 are just silly.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 15:47 UTC as 27th comment | 8 replies
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justin23: I'd consider the CC model except for the fact that in many countries outside the USA the price is double to triple. The introductory special rate for existing license holder sin oz is a whopping $29 a month! Many australians bought the software from the USA because it was half price. This is adobe way of saying screw you we can stop you and make you pay double or triple. The excuse of higher costs doesn't really apply anymore because its all online.

I hope the ACCC burns adobe for the price gouging they carry out over here. The price premium we pay is ridiculous, especially when we should be paying less, given our exchange rate.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 23:37 UTC

Sigma needs to basically release a full set of lenses for the NEX line... just because Sony isn't.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 08:55 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
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AngryCorgi: It's available in pink. That pretty much says it all.

New sensor, new processor, a firmware that gives it loads of options.. wah?

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 15:32 UTC
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Samuel Dilworth: Why does every new Samsung sport yet another design? The company is downright schizophrenic!

Sarcasm? I swear we Just had a post complaining how all the cameras look the same.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 15:32 UTC
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Peiasdf: Samsung treats its cameras like its cellphone. The same crap wrapped in new exterior with more gimmicks. How about slowing down the release schedule and actually provide useful improvements. Also, provide firmware updates.

Err I swear the NEX series was the same camera over and over.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 15:30 UTC

uses tizen, which can potentially use android apps... interesting.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 15:29 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On Just posted: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens review article (157 comments in total)

I thought the comparison widget was broken or something. Then I realised how sharp this lens is...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 03:40 UTC as 43rd comment
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AngryCorgi: Same sensor, same failure awaiting. Samsung doesn't get it. Stop playing with stupid gimmicks, like ridiculous LCD screens and put a decent sensor in your camera for once. And fix he ergonomics while you're at it, the nx200 is terrible and this looks to be equally uncomfortable.

explain 'decent sensor'.

The output of RAWs is on the same level as any other crop sensored camera (apart from the fujis of course).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 22:38 UTC
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D1N0: Samsung has kind of sucked so far when it came to their sensors. When they solve that, they will become a real threat to Sony and Olympus and Panasonic

JPEG engines*

Their raw output is just as good, if not better.

Much better than the EOS-M farce.

Where they lack is their marketing; however I get the feeling they're not really pushing the product in western markets yet.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 22:36 UTC
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Jefftan: Really, who is going to buy this instead of NEX or MFT?
Anyone?

Me.

The NEX's have awful tonal reproduction. The MFT simply have worse image quality (although great/mature tonal reproduction, which makes it more of an option than the NEX).

Quite a lot of correction is needed for the NEX system, and I don't see what is that good about the system.

Also the lens system of the NX system is actually quite mature now. Quite moreso than a certain pentax i'd daresay.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 22:35 UTC
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fakuryu: I wonder how Samsung's sensor performs against Sony's with this one.

the NX200 sensor's were essentially equal to the sony's in relative terms, if you're talking about RAWs.

Hopefully Samsung's fixed up the JPEGs though.

It is a different sensor mind you; the NX200 had a CDAF sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 22:31 UTC
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