wolfie

wolfie

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As many others have said- as a superzoom this should have an on board EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 10:57 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
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Jo2trs: I'm bummed out....No IOS for this lens. I was looking forward to purchasing the XT1 with this combo.

Pity Fuji doesn't do IBIS.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 09:59 UTC

And people say the M.Zuiko 12-40 is big with a 62mm filter thread - be interesting to see how the optical performance works out.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 09:58 UTC as 6th comment
On Nikon announces Coolpix AW130 and S33 rugged compacts article (31 comments in total)
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Cane: Are companies just going to keep churning out the same small sensor in this genre? Either you suffer marginal image quality or you buy an big and expensive case for a good camera. The in between is a vast wasteland.

So get rid of the folded light path - surely not all rugged cams have to be pocket-size - there seem to be quite a few people who want better image quality and a bit of a size increase wouldn't be a killer for serious photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 12:11 UTC
On Nikon announces Coolpix AW130 and S33 rugged compacts article (31 comments in total)

C'mon Nikon - take that 1" sensor from the AW-1 and use it in a fixed lens rugged camera!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 12:07 UTC as 1st comment
On Ricoh WG-5 GPS updates rugged series article (41 comments in total)

Can someone out in camera land consider a bigger sensor than 1/2.3 for a rugged camera ... lots of people are waiting

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 09:51 UTC as 3rd comment
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cgarrard: Canon save some production costs, scrap this, and re-design with a built in EVF. It's absolutely clear to me that while you'll make a minority of purchasers happy with this camera announcement, that you've made a grave error in not designing it to please the majority who are interested in this segment.

ALL of the last G series models are san's viewfinder- and you have to be absolutely blind not to see that the desires of enthusiasts want BUILT IN finders.

Next you'll see Canon eliminate the optical finders in their DSLR's.

Carl

Totally agree Carl. As this is a superzoom model then it makes an eye-level finder a necessity rather than an option for steady viewing. And given the base design shown looks to be compact then shoe-horning in an EVF wont change the size much. Check out the Sony RX100 III or Nikon P330. Go on Canon , join the 21st century and stick in a good EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 10:37 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2279 comments in total)

It had to come to 50MP, but as the review says without good technique, 50mp can make a lot of mush.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 09:09 UTC as 497th comment
On Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 updates rugged series article (18 comments in total)

Please Olympus (anyone) make a serious rugged camera with a bigger sensor and lose the periscope lens design ....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 09:44 UTC as 9th comment
On Fujifilm announces new rugged and long zoom compacts article (28 comments in total)
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wolfie: When will someone have the balls to put something bigger than the tiny 1/2.3 sensor in a rugged compact?
Another pathetic rugged clone ...

Yes that is the only alternative - but it does seem to have a history already of leakages - whereas a fixed lens design would be preferable to increase WR intergrity. The annoying thing is that Fuji made, and I owned, the HD-1M film camera which was a great design. All it would need is a small zoom and AF to bring it up to date. Oh well, my $100 Dicapac cover looks to have plenty of use ahead of it at the rate manufacturer's ignore providing a "serious rugged compact".

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 01:09 UTC
On Fujifilm announces new rugged and long zoom compacts article (28 comments in total)

When will someone have the balls to put something bigger than the tiny 1/2.3 sensor in a rugged compact?
Another pathetic rugged clone ...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 22:59 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies

Rubbish 1/2.3 sensor = no interest at all. Wake up - the compact market is already leaving 1/1.7 behind for 1 inch sensors!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 03:00 UTC as 7th comment
On THE FORTH RAIL BRIDGE in the Panoramic photos I day time challenge (5 comments in total)

If this is the Forth where are the other three?
But very nicely executed reflection.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 04:20 UTC as 5th comment
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Sirandar: If Pana and Oly want to make "Pro" lenses they need to know what kind of pros they are targetting and realize they are competing against their own 40-150mm lenses which usually can do the job. I love my OMD-E5 to death but if I was really making my living with it I probably would be forced to used FF, if only because my customers would expect it. Thankfully I am free of the bondage of actually trying to sell photography.

Take home message .... there is not much point making 1000$ plus pro lenses for M4/3. The rich want more prestige cameras and the middle that loves and supports M4/3 cant justify the price when the 40-150 is only 149$

If the Oly primes I wanted dipped below the 400$ mark I would buy them tomorrow (12mm and 75mm). That is the price these primes should be.

This enhances the range available and increases choice - it does not stop any of the compactophiles from sticking with their tiny view of the world. Take home message - some people want speed and ultimate image quality and are prepared to pay for it - don't complain if you are not one of the target group. Ooops - that would kill 80% of the threads here!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 21:04 UTC
On 30_ISO400_ISO400_P1000192 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Maybe I'll be the first to observe - only 3 shots at f1.7 - 3200,1600 and 200 and none give any good indication of edge quality wide open ... pity. The NR seems a bit heavy in the 3200 portrait pic. Otherwise looks good for the daytime shots at lower ISOs, so IMHO should be certainly as capable performer as any current M43 camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 03:31 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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nanoer: 43rd. sensor is the smallest sensor I would tolerate for my camera. The LX100 has definitely put the 43rd sensor in the prime position! It could soon be the standard for advance P&S.

Depends if jeans pocketable is what the designers were aiming for - probably not. Plenty of people, including the reviewer, are not overly enthused about the RX100 handling.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 09:29 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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lephotography: Everyone realizes that the lens is actually 12-37 right? It's a 24-75 equivalent field of view, but don't expect the subject isolation you'd get from a real 75mm f2.8 lens. This lens will only give you the equivalent isolation of a 37mm at f5.6. If bokeh in a small size is your goal, you'd be better off with the Olympus OMD-Em10 and the 45 f1.8.

So why do need to bore us with your cliched FF equivalence ? People interested in M43 dont need to be told that it isn't FF - that's probably exactly why they like it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 09:26 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Something Beautiful: So there's no manual zoom? I really can't abide the clumsy, inaccurate control of those tiny zoom levers. I'd hate to think THAT would be the deal breaker for me with this camera.

Isn't there zoom-by-wire on the lens barrel? But I guess you have chose between zoom and focus functions… right?

Review says: "Looking at the lens barrel you'll first see a switch for changing the aspect ratio. As mentioned earlier, the camera remains the same field-of-view regardless of the ratio. The dial above that is used for zoom or manual focus, depending on what you're doing. Above that is the aperture dial, which goes to F16, instead of F8 on the LX7."
So you have two zoom methods.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 04:21 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: WHY IS THIS CAMERA BIG NEWS? RICOH RELEASED A FULLY POCKETABLE CAMERA WITH AN !!!APS-C!!!! SIZED SENSOR 2 YEARS AGO (RICOH GR). THE ONLY THING THIS PANASONIC HAS OVER THE GR IS THE 4K VIDEO AND AN EVF. WHO CARES? NOBODY HAS 4K TVs. PLUS IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT FROM A NORMAL VIEWING DISTANCE, THERE IS NO VISIBLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 4K TV AND 1080P TV, so anybody who buys a 4k TV is mad. Most photographers are not interested in taking 4k video anyway, unless they want to make documentaries, in which case, who cares whether you have a pocketable camera or not.

You missed the fact that shooting in 4K is giving you 8MP stills shooting at 30-60 fps - pretty good for action shooting. And yes you have control of video shutter speed and aperture. Sweet!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 03:39 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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lephotography: Everyone realizes that the lens is actually 12-37 right? It's a 24-75 equivalent field of view, but don't expect the subject isolation you'd get from a real 75mm f2.8 lens. This lens will only give you the equivalent isolation of a 37mm at f5.6. If bokeh in a small size is your goal, you'd be better off with the Olympus OMD-Em10 and the 45 f1.8.

Yep - some FF fan just had to troll along with their equivalence diatribe ...who cares? The world doesn't orbit a 35mm sun.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 03:30 UTC
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