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On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S news story (128 comments in total)
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wootpile: 1.4... not enough to make sense

Cudos to Fuji for keeping their systems fresh and alive. But.. the jump from 35 to 50mm is marginal and is certainly something within crop range in edit. (a crop your 16 megapixel image to about 11.5 mpix)

I would have liked it to be a 2.4 instead, offering just over 80mm equiv, and wouldn't mind sacrificing apertures to get there.

BJL indeed my fault.

I was working out the fovs
A 35 offers a vertical 37.8 and a horizontal 54.4 degree fov
Whereas a 50 offers vertical 27 degrees and horizontal 39.6
a 0.72 reduction of view

I blame last night's wine :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 08:10 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S news story (128 comments in total)
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KameraFever: The real reason to buy this lens to have a 50mm equivalent with leaf shutter flash flash sync. That is the reason alone I will get the teleconverter.

good point

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 18:30 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S news story (128 comments in total)
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wootpile: 1.4... not enough to make sense

Cudos to Fuji for keeping their systems fresh and alive. But.. the jump from 35 to 50mm is marginal and is certainly something within crop range in edit. (a crop your 16 megapixel image to about 11.5 mpix)

I would have liked it to be a 2.4 instead, offering just over 80mm equiv, and wouldn't mind sacrificing apertures to get there.

Sorry BJL but you are counting backwards.

It's a 1.4 multiplication not a 1.4 division.

if 35mm = 11.5 megapicels a 1.4 converter makes it 50mm at 16

16 to 11.5 is not a 1.4 crop - it's just 0.72 :p

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 18:29 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S news story (128 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Great, that'll save you taking a step closer...

only by a tiny margin

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 13:25 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S news story (128 comments in total)

1.4... not enough to make sense

Cudos to Fuji for keeping their systems fresh and alive. But.. the jump from 35 to 50mm is marginal and is certainly something within crop range in edit. (a crop your 16 megapixel image to about 11.5 mpix)

I would have liked it to be a 2.4 instead, offering just over 80mm equiv, and wouldn't mind sacrificing apertures to get there.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 13:23 UTC as 26th comment | 5 replies
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (524 comments in total)

"Will its slimmer proportions and Wi-Fi be enough to sway consumers toward the mini? We'll be interested to find out."

Time will tell.. but in comparing, you forgot the price factor. Nikon 1" system is ridiculously pricy.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 12:29 UTC as 14th comment
On Panasonic announces Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7, and GM1 kit news story (278 comments in total)
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Poweruser: Although 15/1.7 sound spectacular on paper what you are really getting is a moderate wide angle (35mm terms) with almost no option to work with selective depth of field. Unless you really close up, compact camera / phone style.

Would it matter if this lens was f2.8 instead? A fast aperture at this focal length helps the smaller m43 sensor to gather enough photons in bad light. Picture-wise at 15mm it doesnt make a difference at all.

I agree. i would have liked to see a slower and more pancake-designed 15mm somewhere between f2.0 - f2.4. Such a lens could hve been made more affordable without compromising IQ.

Fast lenses is the new megapixel race. Too bad because in many cases, all it adds is bulk and price.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 09:08 UTC

The more in support of the format the merrier of course, but...

this might sound strange considering the generous lineup.. what I want to see are more mft lenses. yes I know there are loads, but many are old designs, and there are also gaps.

More 15mm. More macro. More updates of existing zooms.

nr.1 wish. 15mm pancake (2.0 is ok) good mix of quality and cost
(the upcoming pana 15 1.7 is neither a pancake, nor "affordable")

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 21:34 UTC as 2nd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (423 comments in total)

Meh..big, expensive.

I would have liked to see this sensor in a Nikon p7800-ish package with 650 buck pricetags.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 22:39 UTC as 101st comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 Real-world Samples Gallery news story (187 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: Too bad these 'real world' samples were made by a bad photographer.
With these pictures shown you can't judge the camera - what a missed chance.

@Barney you are always quick to bite. I'm surprised at the defensive and arrogant nature of your reply. Hundreds of complaints about the nature of dpreview samples can't be wrong.. can they? Or perhaps you guys have become invicible and incapable of fault? You surely do seem incapable of taking critique.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 21:00 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Real-world Samples Gallery news story (187 comments in total)
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iShootWideOpen: You guys need to put this camera in capable hands to get a good impression. These snaps make the camera look bad.

I agree. It is always the same. Dpreview staff don't know how to use cameras. These images follow the trodden trail of downplaying the camera capabilities from lack of photographic knowledge. Take a look at the reflection in the glass doors of the stadium. That's the stance and grip of a shooter who doesn't care. It is unfortunate and uneccessary to post snaps like these, what's the point? It is also disrespectful of the gear and brands.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 20:55 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (353 comments in total)

375 gram, 13 ounces
sweet!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2014 at 19:40 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On Samsung NX300 real-world and test scene samples news story (92 comments in total)

Dpreview: What lens did you use?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2013 at 10:48 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan news story (616 comments in total)

A flipscreen would have made it more useful, and more of an update.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 08:08 UTC as 58th comment
On DPReview Top Picks: Stand-out third party lenses article (79 comments in total)

Not a single macro?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2013 at 22:43 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? news story (259 comments in total)

Re-use of the G1x sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 10:08 UTC as 66th comment
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Really nice camera... but 5 years too late. And over the top. I could'nt take this on the street without getting mugged.

Want retro? Make it smaller, simpler. I would like to see a FM.DX or even better a FG clone. No need for AF, seriously. Just give it a big bright F3-class viewfinder.

How about that... A truly manual digital camera with F-mount :p

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 06:56 UTC as 878th comment | 3 replies

Nothing new. ALL darkroom work was manipulation of some sort. Time in the bath as the simplest example.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 08:36 UTC as 6th comment
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows news story (1513 comments in total)
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vFunct: Has anyone ever seen a professional photographer at a press event use anything BESIDES a Nikon or Canon?

All other manufacturers are a JOKE compared to these kings.

Mirrorless camera's are even WORSE than jokes.

There are absolutely ZERO Photojournalists in this world that use a mirror less camera. They are completely useless!

The only people that use mirror less cameras are measurebators! HAHA!

Really kiddos, stop playing with your mirror less camera and get a grown up camera like a Nikon.

Seriously, has anyone actually ever seen a photographer at a press event that uses anything besides a Nikon or Canon?

Of the 150 photographers at Fashion Week or a Sporting Event, I noticed that ALL used Nikon or Canon. HAHA!

All the other cameras must be used by girly weaklings.

But are press photographers photographers? I was one for a year and a half. I quit because there was nothing photography about it - just stress and lugging heavy gear around that did it all on auto. High fps, superb AF, mega-long battery life and enough pixels to crop heavily. That's all that was needed.

"Photography".. is something else. That's why retro is cool. But this new camera is a mashup. Not retro enough, not light enough. It's like trying to make a "pro retro". Still... I want one :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 06:58 UTC
On Tennessee in full frame: Sony Alpha 7 real-world samples news story (89 comments in total)

I am sure both the 7r and the 7 are fantastic cameras, but I'll wait until some other site provides "samples" before I start pepping.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 07:06 UTC as 29th comment
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