BarnET

BarnET

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alouette: great Comparison!

Would be nice to see a comparison with the FT Zuiko 7-14mm F/4 attached at the E-M5 Mark II using the hiRes Mode at 40MPix (Jpg) or 64Mpix (Raw)

The high res mode only works on a tripod with no movement in the scene.

Which in turn means you will always be at base ISO anyway since your shutterspeed does not matter at all.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 22:44 UTC
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Michael Uschold: As an owner of a NEX 6, I get excited when I see a new Sony lens announced, but they all seem to be for full frame, some of which can also fit my NEX 6. But this is overkill in size, weight and cost for my needs. I bought the NEX-6 is to be compact and light. So what was meant to excite, disappoints.

Sigh... If only Canon had a decent mirrorless offering, I would have got one a couple years ago.

Ecen though it's Canon's 3rd attempt. It's still a joke compared to the nex 6. Still no viewfinder. And it still offers a slower burst speed. While the successor of the nex 6 (a6000) costs just as much as the m3 while offering so much more.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 08:11 UTC
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WT21: I've been buying m43 because I don't care at all for Sony lens options. I hope the 28/2 is good. That would be great on my NEX6.

what about this one then for $199,-
http://www.photozone.de/sony_nex/787-sigma30f28nex?start=2
http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Sigma/Sigma-30mm-F28-EX-DN-Sony-E-mounted-on-Sony-A6000__942

Unless your planning on buying a Sony a7 in the future there really isn't a good reason to spend that money.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 14:03 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (680 comments in total)
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davids8560: I highly recommend the Nikon D7200.

The problem is that if he has tested or owned a D7100 he already knows what this camera will become.

There is nothing new to see here besides some tweaks that were needed. A 6-shot raw buffer at highest quality wasn't enough for a product like this. But apart from that the D7100 was a great Dslr already.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 13:59 UTC
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RichRMA: So, if the 35mm f/1.4 Sony Zeiss produces stunning corner to corner sharpness, wide open, then when they release the OTUS 35mm, will it produce "sharper" corner to corner sharpness?

The 55mm f1.8 ZA is already very close to the otus and equal to the Sigma arts.
There won't be a big gap between this AF lens and a massive otus.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 06:46 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (680 comments in total)
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davids8560: I highly recommend the Nikon D7200.

It's a very predictable product.
We know what the lower light AF system means(D750)
We know what deeper buffer means
We know what a 24mp Sony sensor means.

We already know the camera based on available Nikon products.
And we know apart from being hardly exciting this product will deliver the goods.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 16:16 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (680 comments in total)
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Giacomo Sardi: it's the same.... 7000 , 7100.... only one thing ... no full frame no Party.... put DF sensor in one of this..... instead , price 1500 and goooooooooo

there is a fullframe camera quiet like this D7200 available.
It's called the D750 and it got a well deserved gold award.

Just don't complain about it's price tag. Which is inevitable with a fullframe sensor and mirror assembly.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 16:13 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (680 comments in total)
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ed kelly: Sold my D7100 because I was unhappy with the higher ISO performance. I purchased a D750 a few months ago, and I am very happy with it. I was hoping the D7200 would have the same body as the D750. Didn't happen.

I am sold on the U1 and U2 settings with auto ISO on my D750. Happy they are included on the D7200,but not sure I will pull the trigger on the D7200 yet.

Seems to be a debate on which sensor is in the D7200. If the quality can be up to par with the D750, I think I would purchase it. I am a birder,and any additional reach is a big plus.

Ed

It won't be on par with the D750.
That would be impossible due to it's sensor size.
There is simply less light captures which means the signal needs to amplified more.

It will be very close to the D7100 that you sold. Which is still a great camera besides the limited buffer.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 16:10 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (680 comments in total)
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zakaria: what pentax k3 doing for more a year ..is what d7200 doing now!!

where is that IBIS and nifty aa simulation mode on the d7200 then?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 17:33 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (680 comments in total)
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redhed17: "It finds itself in the same class as the Canon EOS 7D Mark II"

Maybe in the marketing it is the same 'class' as the 7DII, but from the spec sheet, it matches the 70D more closely imho.

Sensor aside, and all the Nikon DX cameras have better sensors than Canon, otherwise the 7DII wipes the floor as a performance/enthusiast/Pro, whatever you want to call it, camera.

what was the 7d mk2 price btw?
1699 body only at BH
this Nikon will have a msrp of 1199,-

For that money you get WiFi built-in(a $800,- accesory for the 7d mk2) 4 more megapixels. a larger higher res rear lcd screen more dynamic range and last but not least nespresso.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 17:27 UTC
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BarnET: Great responses from Fujifilm just like last time.

If you do increase the pixel count, does that make using the X-Trans filter array less important?

No - X-Trans is still very important to maximize resolution. We think that our 16MP X-Trans sensor delivers a higher effective resolution than conventional Bayer 16MP sensors so if we do go to higher pixel counts we expect the same thing.

I don't think the fujifilm rep responded this question entirely true to last year developments.

A lot of the extra detail captured by 16mp x-trans over conventional 16mp bayern sensor can be written off to the lack of AA filter.

Currently there has been a trend going of eliminating the AA filter from high resolution Apsc bodies. I don't think X-trans colour array will have the same advantage next generation.

I hope Fujifilm won't become a victim of their own succes on this topic.

That's not what DPreview and Iida discussed above.
But with very sharp lenses(sigma art primes or 18-35mm zoom) you do have a point.

With most Apsc lenses the softness of the optic acts as a AA filter.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 10:42 UTC
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Mike FL: One of the edge of FUJI is low-light performance comparing to other sub-frame cameras caused by FUJI's lower MP which is good/smart.

BUT, FUJI seems soon will lose this edge as "We will go to a higher megapixel [sensor] at some point. It’s on the way".

Bad move.

BTW:

Sony A7s 12MP FF is the King of Darkness.

Nikon DF 16MP FF is the Queen of Darkness.

I don't think there is anything negative of going to a more modern 24mp basis.

I just wonder what the benefits of X-trans will be. But considering you or your collegues asked that question, makes me think DPreview isn't sure about that either.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 09:40 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Nice to know Fuji did not dare to compare Total_size-vs-Performance quotient of their cameras with Pentax K-3 armed with, say, 6 DA Limiteds.

But instead with 7DII which has .. ~8 years old sensor tech and no lenses that can compare with Fuji's or Pentax APS-C optimised primes.

True Reinhardt. But also the most complete line-up of high quality glass compared to those 2 brands.

He was right about Fujifilm being spot on in lens development. It's quiet remarkable what they achieved in just 3 years since the x-pro 1 release

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 09:35 UTC

Great responses from Fujifilm just like last time.

If you do increase the pixel count, does that make using the X-Trans filter array less important?

No - X-Trans is still very important to maximize resolution. We think that our 16MP X-Trans sensor delivers a higher effective resolution than conventional Bayer 16MP sensors so if we do go to higher pixel counts we expect the same thing.

I don't think the fujifilm rep responded this question entirely true to last year developments.

A lot of the extra detail captured by 16mp x-trans over conventional 16mp bayern sensor can be written off to the lack of AA filter.

Currently there has been a trend going of eliminating the AA filter from high resolution Apsc bodies. I don't think X-trans colour array will have the same advantage next generation.

I hope Fujifilm won't become a victim of their own succes on this topic.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 09:24 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
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D 503: Your sensor is smudgy and like a watercolour in action. I would not bother with that x Trans gimmick.

You dn't seem to bother to figure out what causes the watercolour.
I can tell you it's not the random colour filters fault.

The added detail comes from the lack of aa filter which almost all 16mp apsc sensors had. That is not required due to the random colour filter. The k5IIs for instance had significant moire issues. Since Nikon 24mp sensors come without a AA filter i wonder what benefits it will bring. Which is probably why DPreview asked that question.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 09:03 UTC
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joyclick: Did dpr folks have a chance to sit down with Pentax folks?

Some are still butthurt about the over postponed pentax k3 review.
Can't be helped rishi.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 08:58 UTC
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nerd2: 85mm f3.5 portrait prime? Not interested at all.
Oh and it's priced $399... you can get the excellent nikkor 85mm 1.8G at only $50 more.

The sharpest m43 prime lenses start to lose resolution after f5.6.
However this is not the case with the 14-42 kit-lens.

Another fact. Fullframe lenses may be less expensive then their DOF counterparts in the m43 system.

But the bodies are not they are 2-3 times more expensive.
One could argue about the GH4. but that shoots 4k video and 10 fps with autofocus. And there is just 1 fullframe that does both of that and it costs a whopping 8 grand.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 17:47 UTC
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NZ Scott: If the Panasonic 42.5/1.7's optical quality matches the Olympus 45/1.8, then it will offer a compelling alternative because of its image stabilisation, slightly brighter aperture and (most importantly of all) its closer focusing distance.

However, there is one key question: How much does the Panasonic weigh?

I haven't seen specs anywhere.

UPDATE: It's 130g and 50mm long versus the Oly's 116g and 46mm, so only a slight size/weight penalty.

Panasonic 20mm f1.7
14mm f2.5
45-150mm telephoto
12-32mm pancake
14-42mm version 2

Have all been recieved with positive reviews from experts and users.

Sony on the other hand does have a problem with their cheap zooms.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 07:43 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (316 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: Can't compete with Nikon and Pentax's entry-level IQ? No problem, we'll throw an LCD panel on it! That'll do the trick. :-P

It has been demonstrated many times including here on DPreview that old Canon sensors have significantly more noise in deep shadows. This holds even with the dual pixel sensor of the 7d mk2.

We don't know anything about the 24mp canon sensor yet. But they have been behind for quiet some time(4 years in apsc land)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 06:56 UTC
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Gesture: Why are reviews a section at a time?

It seems you guys did this after extensive complaining about the Pentax k3 review.

Which took such a long time to complete that the information there had become more or less irrelevant.

Releasing bits and bits allows us readers to get valuable information about the product sooner. Which can help us when deciding to buy a product even though the review is still incomplete.

I think this is a good direction of the DPreview staff. Which may also lead to more traffic/money. Beyond being a good source of photography news. Someone still has to pay the bills here.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 17:42 UTC
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