Dennis

Dennis

Lives in United States CT, United States
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On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (650 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: I am a Fuji lover but.... with this price, I can get an A6000 body + Zeiss 24 F1.8 and I am almost certain that the focusing will be much better but lose out on the OVF and the JPEG engine. Oh you will have a Zeiss lens too.

I think Fuji is getting more and more expensive with every release, while Sony is giving use a lot of value in mirrorless cameras.

It's frustrating ... I've read the posts over on X talk that claim the noise about the XTrans sensor is overrated, etc. but I'm just not enamored with the idea of buying into a system with that sensor technology. I love almost everything else about it, including the great lens lineup. Sony packs great technology into affordable bodies, but try as I might, I just can't get remotely excited about the lenses. Fuji knows how to build a system. Sony knows how to build tech products.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 13:55 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (650 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: I am a Fuji lover but.... with this price, I can get an A6000 body + Zeiss 24 F1.8 and I am almost certain that the focusing will be much better but lose out on the OVF and the JPEG engine. Oh you will have a Zeiss lens too.

I think Fuji is getting more and more expensive with every release, while Sony is giving use a lot of value in mirrorless cameras.

Yes, a lot of value in mirrorless cameras, but not much value in lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 13:07 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (346 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: Yet again, a new Pentax camera that sticks with the same k-mount that they've been making since 1975 [film cameras].

Kudos to Pentax !

Unlike Canon & Nikon that changed their lens mount when they went digital - making them basically proprietary as the old lens wouldn't work on the new Canon or Nikon dslr.

Also Kudos to Pentax for keeping the image stabilization in the camera - so all those old lens, since 1975, which still fit on the camera and allow the user to still have shake reduction as they shoot !

Sorry if the intent of my comment wasn't clear. I think it's great that Pentax stuck with its mount. But that's old news and probably a nearly-100% given that they were going to do that with another camera release. I mean, they introduced KAF lenses when ? At least a couple decades ago ? So applauding Pentax for that struck me as failing to find anything else good to say about it :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 19:42 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (346 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: Yet again, a new Pentax camera that sticks with the same k-mount that they've been making since 1975 [film cameras].

Kudos to Pentax !

Unlike Canon & Nikon that changed their lens mount when they went digital - making them basically proprietary as the old lens wouldn't work on the new Canon or Nikon dslr.

Also Kudos to Pentax for keeping the image stabilization in the camera - so all those old lens, since 1975, which still fit on the camera and allow the user to still have shake reduction as they shoot !

Applauding Pentax for sticking with the same k-mount is kind of like applauding the makers of the Pontiac Aztek for putting round tires on the car.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 13:09 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (346 comments in total)
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HS Wells: K-S1 is a replacement of K-01 ?

Only in spirit

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 13:03 UTC
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (197 comments in total)
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chiane: Remember old folks, if it doesn't look like every other dslr, it's ugly.

$350 fire sale within a year.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 03:05 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (583 comments in total)
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raay: This camera just has a larger MP sensor and AF , not better than 5n . No way to attach evf or flash , even a radio trigger could be used if it had Hotshoe , THIS IS NOT A 5series camera.

My NEX-5 has no way to attach an EVF. Or remote trigger option.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 12:49 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (583 comments in total)
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Tom Hoots: No electronic level = no sale for me. I cannot comprehend why Sony "decided" to remove that feature. After having one in a number of cameras by now, I won't buy a camera without one. "Simple as that."

I'm with you. I've been debating on & off picking up a newer e-mount body to 'revive' my NEX system which has been collecting dust. (I have a NEX-5 and the excellent 18-200). Thought about the NEX-6 at bargain prices, but seeing new models, it's hard to settle for the same old menu system that I hate on the NEX-5, lack of Auto ISO in M, and lack of focus lock control. But then the A6000 tosses out one of my favorite features on Sony cameras since I first tried out an A33 - the level. (I use it on my RX100 all the time).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 12:46 UTC
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)

Ken Rockwell says the FZ70 is just as good.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 17:36 UTC as 74th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap to end of 2015 article (170 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: For wedding photographers, that should have been a 16-55 F2 lens.

"Haven't you been taking notes from Sigma's recent zoom f1.8?"

Haven't you ? It's only 18-35.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 16:30 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2132 comments in total)
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LTZ470: Question: SO you are telling me that shooting an m43 at f/8 I get an f/16 DOF with double the shutter speed and can shoot at a lower ISO as well?

Read the article. Several examples answer your questions precisely. (Although I think you want to decide whether you're really interested in doubling the shutter speed or halving it).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 13:09 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2132 comments in total)
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Fygaren: As you probably never frame your photos using diagonal AOV, to get the equivalent of FF 3:2 with mFT 4:3 or the other way around, you need to do some cropping.

FF 100mm f4 = mFT 48mm f1.9 and then crop vertical AOV to get a 3:2

mFT 50mm f2 = FF 92mm f3.7 and then crop horizontal AOV to get 4:3

Horizontal crop factor of mFT is about 2.1 while vertical is about 1.85

Cheers!

So you think people who switch from m43 to 3:2 or from 3:2 to m43 start regularly cropping their photos instead of adapting to the new format ? It's possible, I guess ... but I wouldn't jump to that conclusion. When I pick up a p&s I just work with its 4:3 sensor; I don't crop my photos to 3:2 because that's what I'm used to with my DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 13:03 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2132 comments in total)
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LTZ470: f/1.2 = f/1.2 = f/1.2 = Shutter Speed...f/1.2 w/ f/2.4 DOF gives faster Shutter Speed which is THE critical factor...I'll say it again faster shutter speed with increased DOF which is advantageous in many applications... ;-)

And why can't you get the same shutter speed at f/2.4 on a larger sensor ?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 12:59 UTC
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)

Wonder if he got the idea from Scott Listfields paintings:

http://astronautdinosaur.com/

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 16:47 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On Step into Edgar Martins' Time Machine article (34 comments in total)
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Roadrunnerdeluxe: Great photos, but No. 10 is the standout for me. What a shot!

http://500px.com/Autobahn66

Yup - definitely #10. I'll have to search for more of his work.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 14:29 UTC
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Rooru S: fifth af lens for eos-m in two years? it's hard to believe people are complaining about lack of lenses in sony e-mount (both fullframe and aps-c)

Perspective is necessary. People are complaining about lack of e-mount lenses when looking at it as an alternative to DSLRs. Nobody complains about lack of EOS-M lenses, because nobody ever took it seriously to begin with.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 18:13 UTC
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h2k: "In a week of unparalleled excitement for EOS M owners..."
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I need a tranquilizer indeed.

Priceless quote !

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 11:25 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: woot! Some EOS-M love.

I stumbled on an EOS-M with the excelent 22mm/F2 for $199 and could not resist. Gosh am I happy, what a fun little camera. It's my around the house and out and about camera. Sure it's slow as nails but I knew that going in.

I've been dragging my feet on buying other lenses though. I'm tempted by the 18-55 (cheap!) or the 11-22 but then I'm destroying the three advantages the M has over my T2i ($199, size! and a 35mm FF equiv fast prime).

IQ from even the old canon sensor is better than anything M43 and with the 22mm F2 prime it's a nice little package and (for what I paid for it) tremendous bang for the buck. There is no way that $200 could get you a better "New in the box" fast prime performance with large sensor IQ.

Slow AF or not, I'd snatch one up for $200 ! It's tempting at $350, but I just don't need another camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 15:49 UTC
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Dennis: Watch out micro 4/3 ! The juggernaut is coming at you !

Coming next year: the EF-M 18-55mm II

I can actually understand it outselling any single model of m43 cameras. It offers some degree of compatibility with Canon EOS lenses, apparently, making it more appealing than other ILCs to the legion of EOS users out there. Beyond that, it's been selling for $350 with an f/2 pancake prime - a steal ! (I'd be tempted if it weren't for reports of dog-slow AF). M43 on the other hand has rolled out lots of bodies and regular upgrades. And a lot of m43 cameras are fairly expensive, and early models had subpar IQ for the sensor size.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 15:48 UTC

Watch out micro 4/3 ! The juggernaut is coming at you !

Coming next year: the EF-M 18-55mm II

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 11:48 UTC as 17th comment | 10 replies
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