BingoCharlie

BingoCharlie

Joined on Nov 20, 2012

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CanonKen: Wow! If they can keep the quality/variation in check, this will be a winner. Remember, the only reason to buy this lens is the ability to shoot between 1.8-2.8. If the lens doesn't perform 'well' (for being wide open) there, then what is the point (other than bright/easy manual focus)?

Stopping this down to f/4 will be like stopping most zooms down to f/8!

Thanks, very helpful reply.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 15:59 UTC
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BingoCharlie: Do note that it's not stabilized. Not a huge issue at these focal lengths, but something to consider.

Excellent point!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 15:23 UTC
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CanonKen: Wow! If they can keep the quality/variation in check, this will be a winner. Remember, the only reason to buy this lens is the ability to shoot between 1.8-2.8. If the lens doesn't perform 'well' (for being wide open) there, then what is the point (other than bright/easy manual focus)?

Stopping this down to f/4 will be like stopping most zooms down to f/8!

I don't understand your last sentence.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 13:29 UTC

Do note that it's not stabilized. Not a huge issue at these focal lengths, but something to consider.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 13:22 UTC as 76th comment | 3 replies
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Münchhausen: Just do it in PENTAX mount, Sigma! Come on!!!!!

Uh, they are doing it in Pentax mount. Re-read the release. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 11:54 UTC
On DxO releases FilmPack 4, with 65 new creative effects article (62 comments in total)

For anyone who's curious, existing 3.X Expert users can upgrade to 4.0 for $39 through their client account.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 15:52 UTC as 23rd comment
On Nikon UK offers summer cashback on 1 system cameras article (50 comments in total)

I look forward to DPR posting discount offers from Olympus, Fuji, Sony, and all the other camera manufacturers. Or is this just a Nikon/Canon thing?

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 15:40 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release article (304 comments in total)
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ArchSaturn: Why do I cynically expect this to turn out to be a Panasonic GX1 with a red dot on it and an inflated price tag. (or maybe the new GX2)

Leica selling a rebadged Panasonic?? Madness.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2013 at 19:40 UTC
On Just Posted: Detailed hands-on Olympus PEN E-P5 preview article (315 comments in total)
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abortabort: I can't decide what I feel about this camera. On the one hand it measures favourably with the X100S in the E-P5 + 17mm + EVF kit, where it pips the X100S by having interchangeable lenses, WiFi, tilt display and 5-axis IS. I would also wager it has better build quality and 'feel' - as the owner of both an E-P3 and X100.

On the other hand, that is just a butt-load of cash to spend on a Pen. I bought my E-P3, at about 9 months after it was released, with EVF and lens, for $400! They aren't exactly known for holding value.

I will be grabbing the VF4 for sure though!

X100S is great if you only want one focal length forever.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 12:49 UTC
On Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 article (379 comments in total)
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retro76: I love my OM-D, but I have longed for a smaller Canon SLR. The slow focusing of the OM-D, poor controls and menus, and smaller sensor (DOF) have been things I have had trouble moving past. Looks like the OM-D is going up for sale !

Maybe he missed this part of the preview. "The focusing speed of the updated hybrid phase and contrast-detect design remains unchanged, which unfortunately means that it still lags behind current mirrorless cameras from Sony, Olympus and Panasonic."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 13:37 UTC
On Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 article (379 comments in total)
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topstuff: It's all a bit "meh" is'nt it?

Is it just me or is it really hard to get enthusiastic about these shapeless black plastic lumps?

Good IQ is a given. But then you get great IQ with a NEX, or M4/3 or whatever.

Other manufacturers are starting to make cameras which are covetable. They are nice objects to own.

Canon don't seem to get this. All their products are so darn plasticky and dull and generally hard to love. At the leisure end of the market, this matters IMO.

I hope all these people who hate beautiful cameras are driving around in black Toyota Corollas. Because otherwise they're a bunch of hypocrites.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 12:58 UTC
On Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 article (379 comments in total)
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retro76: I love my OM-D, but I have longed for a smaller Canon SLR. The slow focusing of the OM-D, poor controls and menus, and smaller sensor (DOF) have been things I have had trouble moving past. Looks like the OM-D is going up for sale !

If your E-M5 is focusing slowly, you should send it back to Olympus for repair.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 12:54 UTC
On Minox announces tiny, retro-styled DCC 14.0 camera article (154 comments in total)
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BingoCharlie: There's already a very nice version of this camera available: the Pentax Q with the 01 Prime Lens. Same size. Great design. Demonstrated quality. Similar pricing. Plus you have interchangeable lenses so the camera can grow with you. Hard to see why someone should choose this over the Q.

Right. Clearly nobody should be comparing these two diminutive, prime lens cameras since the Q weighs a whole 84.5 grams more. What was I thinking?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 20:35 UTC
On Minox announces tiny, retro-styled DCC 14.0 camera article (154 comments in total)

There's already a very nice version of this camera available: the Pentax Q with the 01 Prime Lens. Same size. Great design. Demonstrated quality. Similar pricing. Plus you have interchangeable lenses so the camera can grow with you. Hard to see why someone should choose this over the Q.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 19:48 UTC as 88th comment | 5 replies

The Nikon is impressively small.

Camera size comparison with X100S, Coolpix A, RX-100, and NEX-3N: http://j.mp/YNSpQJ

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 22:00 UTC as 29th comment
On Nikon posts sample images and video from Coolpix A article (50 comments in total)

Nice looking files, but plenty of advanced compacts could deliver the same in the hands of a skilled photographer. This camera really is impressively small, but it's also overpriced. It would be more appealing if it were either cheaper or more special. Give it an f/1.4 lens that can deliver really dreamy rendering. Or cut the price to $699.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 19:50 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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ccclai: Why not compete with X100/100S directly with 35mm F2?

If we don't use 35mm equivalent, then we also have to know the sensor size when discussing different cameras and lenses. That's a colossal pain.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 16:52 UTC
On Nikon CoolPix P330 Preview preview (89 comments in total)
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_Federico_: Pointless camera.
RX100 is way ahead.

Canon and Nikon compatcs are outdated.
By a good margin.

Then I agree, the Nikon is overpriced in Italy. Here it's $649 versus $379.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 15:41 UTC
On Nikon CoolPix P330 Preview preview (89 comments in total)
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_Federico_: Pointless camera.
RX100 is way ahead.

Canon and Nikon compatcs are outdated.
By a good margin.

It's almost half the price of the RX100.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 15:06 UTC

Surely this is the first in a line. 28mm now. 35mm and 50mm to follow, similar to the Sigma DPMs?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 14:59 UTC as 105th comment | 2 replies
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