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On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)

f/6.4 at 70mm and they want how much? Oh pardon me. Almost forgot that it was a Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 14:20 UTC as 317th comment
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SunnyFlorida: Canon guys shouldn't complain, at least you have a legit battle proven sensor , Nikon is using a 3rd party 1" sensor which is 4x smaller , lacks DoF control, has horrible noise after ISO 400 and oh yeaah Nikon charges a lot more for their mirror-less set up, and don't even get me started on the lenses, their w/a equivalent is priced 20% higher than this one from Canon,...that's right 20% higher price for a lens that only has to cover 1/4 of the imaging circle of an aps-c sensor.

I'll take the N1 system. Yes, the smaller N1 sensor can't match larger sensors, but it isn't that bad. At least Nikon lets some noise show rather than smearing it away. AF is nearly instant as well. Nikon also has a good lineup of lenses for it despite the system being less than two years old.

Big sensors mean big lenses. This lens is huge compared to even my 30-110 CX telezoom.

Nothing against the EOS-M. I wanted a small interchangeable camera system and Nikon delivered.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 14:30 UTC

Newspapers are suffering in this electronic culture. With multiple sources for free local news on the Web, it will be interesting to see how they cope in the coming years. The photographers are just one unhappy consequence.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 18:18 UTC as 104th comment
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SeeRoy: Demonstrates conclusively that there are more air transport movements in the vicinity of large first-world metropolises. Staggering revelation.

Yes, the western US is underdeveloped ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 14:16 UTC

Both are good cameras. I like the P7700 for the image quality and extra reach of the zoom. I'm disturbed that the Canon was so soft in the city scape shot.

OTOH, having the Nikon J1 that is very fast to use, I'm not sure I can deal with the slower P7700. When I use my compacts I get frustrated with their slowness after using the J1.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 14:35 UTC as 39th comment

There seems to be a misunderstanding in several comments about the aperture of the lens. As far as light gathering ability, it is a f/1.2 lens. In other words, with a larger camera (say FF) with its own f/1.2 lens, the shutter speed would be identical to get the proper exposure under the same lighting condition. It is an extremely fast optic.

Where the f/3.2 equivalency comes in is with the depth of field. It can produce a similar amount of out of focus blur (bokeh) that an 86mm f/3.2 lens on FF can produce. While that can still produce a significant isolating DOF, it never is going to be as much as a camera with a larger sensor.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 14:49 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies

On my CX format wish list is a 13mm f/2 (35mm equiv.) and a 150mm f/4 (405mm equiv.) to give some tele reach without adapters.

No doubt this new lens will perform well. It is apparently easier to make smaller lenses sharp as the other CX lenses have been marvelous. Even the 10-100mm zoom is excellent.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 22:06 UTC as 50th comment | 7 replies

This has been normal for a lot of engineering software for many years. I figured it would start happening to other software sooner or later.

I don't have a single piece of paid software on my computer besides Windows 7 OS. It is all open source. It does what it is supposed to do and has plenty of capability.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 20:44 UTC as 635th comment

Good color and decent sharpness at 55mm (for a kit lens). Early kit lenses lacked sharpness and contrast wide open at the long end.

I still have some criticisms. Some focal lengths show pretty strong color fringing. Is the correction function not used or does the camera even have it? Some shots are very soft on one side. Finally, why only a mono mic? Even many P&S cameras had stereo sound for years now. Seems like an SLR should have stereo sound if they offer video on a camera more advanced than a P&S.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 14:35 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies

20mp 1/2.3 sensor and a slow lens. I'd be afraid to zoom in on the pix. They make enthusiast compacts with larger 10 and 12 mp sensors, so why push an even smaller sensor to such high mp counts?

I know, I know. Look who it is marketed to.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 14:21 UTC as 38th comment

Interesting camera if the lens can deliver a good image.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 14:09 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
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Lupti: And BTW: They talk about speed, but what about quality? The Nikon 1 system is just fast, but IQ is really crappy for 1". They shouldn´t sacrifice IQ for speed.

Typical dopey comment. Comparing The Nikon N1 studio test shots with some 4/3rds cameras and even some older APSC SLRs shows it doing a pretty good job.

Nikon allows some noise to show rather than trying to smear it away. I applaud that approach.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2013 at 14:39 UTC

Our carriers here in the US (UPS, FedEx) would have smashed that unpadded box to bits.

Seems interesting the camera was always pointed outward. In normal transport, it would be packed with many other parcels and a very small chance of the camera seeing the surroundings.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2013 at 14:18 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies

This is a great travel lens - especially if you do a lot of evening & available light shooting. One could complain that it doesn't go wider to, say 24mm equiv., but I'm sure it took plenty of engineering effort to make such a zoom with this wide of aperture.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 14:17 UTC as 86th comment

Good shot of Jesus :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 14:10 UTC as 124th comment | 2 replies

Doesn't seem too bad to me. I do wish Canon would not process the jpegs for such softness.

In many of the outdoor shots, the 18-135 has a soft "dreamy" focus on the right side.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 22:09 UTC as 13th comment

I have no issue with hunting in general but I have a great disdain for trophy hunting. It seems so wasteful of life. It gives these people something to inflate their egos even more. They are some of the most narcissistic people you will ever meet. All blab blab blab look at me types.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 19:44 UTC as 41st comment
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Hands-on Preview preview (353 comments in total)

I like the design. This is what Pentax should have done. Trim down the camera and leave the legacy lensmount. Pentax got that, but had to do the quirky design with the K01.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 14:31 UTC as 97th comment | 1 reply

I'm glad Canon has the sense to use the 12mp BSI sensor. If it is similar to the one used in the Pentax Q, it isn't too bad.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 14:13 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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M Jesper: Literally off the charts !

Yes, with the MTF score slammed against the top of the chart from f/2.8 to f/8, I'd say they need a new chart!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 18:28 UTC
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