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Cane: The fact that you need a grip in the first place shows the design fail of this style of camera. The past isn't always as great as old people remember it. Did Fuji just realize hands aren't rectangles?
Yep, the ergonomics of those cameras suck, one of the reasons I returned X-E1. What were they thinking in the first place designing a gripless camera? Now they're offering that ridiculous attachment as a solution to the design problem, duh!And what about the fixed LCD, another no-go feature? Will they offer a mirror attachment?
Every salivating male looking at the picture has a question in his mind: does this come with the lens?
It looks like Fuji is betting on lenses rather than bodies. Their lens offering looks great, their bodies suck. The enthusiasts put lenses ahead of the bodies, the general public does the opposite. I wonder if Fuji will be able to make enough money of the tiny enthusiast niche.
jl123: Can someone explain why DP review says there is an equivalence of fuj lenses to Full-Frame but not an equivalence of its lenses to micro four/thirds?
SO if an "XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R OIS is a 28-200mm" equivalent in full frame, than what would a 135mm in four-thirds be equivalent to? thanks, j
The lenses scale (FL, F-stop, etc.) proportionally to the crop factor. The only complication is the different aspect ratios of m43 and APS-C/FF, so you get different numbers depending on how you crop them for comparison. In DPR tests they are matched by height, which gives unrealistic advantage to m43 in those tests. Now, assuming m43 has crop factor of 2, and APS-C - 1.5, you get an equivalent 14-100mm f/2.6-4.2 m43 lens.
Jorginho: Well it depends on how it will perform and, from various reports on Samsung cams, the Quality control is one thing to reckon with. zvarious reports about bad lenses are around. Even though there are not so many users of this system....But this is a very nice lens with very nice specs. I hope it performs well.
I have to say that 650 grams for a f2 to f2.8 is on the low side compared to other APs-c offerings that are nearly the same in F, but "only" offer f2.8. otoh: this weighs more than double and is quite a bit larger too than the Panasonic 12-35 f2.8. It is even quite a bit heavier than the 100-300 mm and 75-300 mm Olympus zooms for the mFt system. I have the 100-300 and it is as far as I am wiling to go even on the DSLR-like Gh2 body I have.So what is the advantage here, the incetive for APS-c users to get into the NX30-+ this lens? It is a bit difficult to see, at least for me.
But let's wait and see: for the Samsung users at least this is probably a very nice option to have!
Ridiculous to compare this Samsung lens with Panasonic 12-35/2.8. This lens is f/3-4.2 in FF equivalent and Panasonic is only f/5.6. In other words, this lens collects 1.8-3.5 times more light than Panasonic. If anything Panasonic is huge for such a slow lens.
Clyde Thomas: Sony users can save $600 and just get a good copy of the old Minolta 28-135 which outshoots all y'all.
Put that in your A7 pipe and smoke it!
Minolta? That's quite an overstatement. Not only it's nowhere close in image quality to Canon/Sigma, it has an unusable min distance. If you want a cheaper alternative, you can find an old Sigma 24-135/2.8-4.5, which in all respects better than Minolta.
And that's why Canon was on sale recently.
A lot of criticism comes from the fact that the article comes under "Gear of the Year" title. Had it been entitled "Our Staff's Personal Pick" people wouldn't be misled thinking that it was an objective evaluation and ranking of the 2013 gear.
webrunner5: Is it just me but I don't see even one picture in the samples that are REALLY in focus and none that have what I call PoP.
I must agree, the images look kinda ... lackluster. If I were like many consumers choosing cameras, TVs, etc. by the look of the pictures I would have passed on Canon.
AbrasiveReducer: I tried the SL1 and it was like a Corolla. Small, light, affordable and perfectly fine image quality. Anyone except a "pro" should enjoy it and get good results.
Being like a Corolla isn't a complement. It's like saying I'd rather had something better, but can't afford it :-)
It stands out among entry level DSLRs, it's lighter, smaller -- some like it, some don't. But nobody really likes the outdated Canon sensor, which is a generation behind the Sony sensors used in many other cameras.
From Wikipedia: "Originally an extreme left newspaper, it has undergone a number of shifts during the 1980s and 1990s to take the social democrat position... Its editorial stance is currently of centre left."
What else to expect from a socialist newspaper?
forpetessake: What a bunch of hooey. Newspapers, magazines, other publications are BUSINESSES, they make (and should) decisions based on profits from their activities, not because they like or dislike photographers, cameras or iPhones. Oh, yes, I forget, it was a French newspaper. It's not about business, it's all about socialism, where bureaucracy, not the market rules, everybody will have a job, everybody will be told what to do and what not to do, everybody will be poor, except for the ruling bureaucratic class.
" Some journalists aren't in it for the money, they are in it because they believe in what they are doing."Then they are in the wrong place. Let them start a charity, start a party, run for Congress, or make a photography their hobby and earn money in some other way.
What a bunch of hooey. Newspapers, magazines, other publications are BUSINESSES, they make (and should) decisions based on profits from their activities, not because they like or dislike photographers, cameras or iPhones. Oh, yes, I forget, it was a French newspaper. It's not about business, it's all about socialism, where bureaucracy, not the market rules, everybody will have a job, everybody will be told what to do and what not to do, everybody will be poor, except for the ruling bureaucratic class.
Retro in art, vogue, music isn't surprising, because all those areas are highly subjective and volatile. Retro in technology is absurd -- it's an attempt of resurrecting dead evolutionary solutions, which were once restricted by the state of the technology but long have been discarded.
Tis the day when many people are going to cancel their pre-orders.
Spectro: I returned a new (unopened) X-e1 a week and a half ago because I read about the X-e2 rumors with PDAF (the same ones on the x100s, which probably is the same base sony nex sensor with different filter layer). But I am now more interested in the Sony A7, but it is too expensive for me. Can't decide yet.
Sony A7 is worth every extra penny. You'll feel sorry if you go with much lower camera to save a few bucks.
M Jesper: "Improved EVF framerates in low light (60 fps vs 20 fps)"
Hell yes !
Not just 24fps Hollywood Movie smooth, not just 48fps The Hobbit smooth, but soap opera or home-video smooth ! ;)
The EVF on X-E1 was practically unusable in low light due to lag, it remains to be seen if they sufficiently improved it.
Two important things are still missing: a good grip and a tilting LCD.
The chart that shows equivalent apertures is a great comparison tool. It would be even better if it accounted for light loss in the lenses, showing t-stop lines in addition to f-stop.