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On Sony announces pricing and availability for Alpha 7S article (131 comments in total)
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Mooman: Very nice, but at that price I'd have to liquidate my lens collection just to afford that body. I was hoping it was going to be priced under the a7R

I can't believe anyone is complaining about the price of this camera. It is a full-frame, 4K shooting body for $2500! Please name anything else with it's capabilities that is even remotely in it's price range.
I'm invested in Canon/Fujifilm and am not sold on the Sony A series as a system yet, but damn, this is a great deal for those who want to shoot 4k video.

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On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)
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SuvoMitra: Yes, well done, Fuji. Nice cameras and great support. I've stayed with the classic X100, which is a different camera now with FW 2.0. Also, the WCL-X100 is amazing if a 28mm equiv is sometimes preferable, without loss of quality. For me, the X100+WCL functions as two different cameras that do different things in combination with other cameras/focal lengths.

@Plastek- Not true. What exactly makes an adaptor/converter inherently inferior? More glass? Well, if that was true then we would expect any lens with more than one element to produce infereior quality images.
Perhaps what you are referring to are generalized focal length adaptors and converters. In that case, what you state would likely be true. The 28mm adaptor for the X100/X100S is not one of those, as it is specifically designed for use with the 23mm f/2.0 lens and no other.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 13:17 UTC
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Buhl213: When one buys X-trans or Foveon equipment, it is because it is deemed superior to common mass-marked targeted Bayer-alternatives by the consumer, right? Why can this consumer not understand that it is an informed choice he/she makes, a choice that also excludes the "normal" software-support from software-vendors who has chosen to target the 70-80% of the most common marketplace within the photography-segment with the best ROI (same software, same demosaiching, same filter-mechanisms, a new table to describe a new lens) ?

I see no economic reason that these SW-vendors should support less common technologies unless directly paid to do so, and hence the camera-vendors have to make it a competitive technology (in terms of quantity, not quality), or seek alternatives (e.g. paying SilkyPix or SPP-developers to do the job).

In other words: STOP WHINING. Go take some pictures - and let the Sonikonicus-users enjoy their support, they need it, they bought inferior & conform technologies ;)

The reason people are whining is because Fuji reps have claimed that the company has been working with Apple and Adobe to improve(or include) support for X-Trans cameras.
You are correct about the software developers. It doesn't make a lot of sense for them to devote resources to support a technology that is only found in a small percentage of cameras. The blame falls squarely on Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2012 at 19:22 UTC

Still no Fujis...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2012 at 21:46 UTC as 23rd comment
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