iudex

iudex

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On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (329 comments in total)
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eno2: Everything is very nice about this lens, except the outrageous price.

Exactly. I critisized Pentax for the launch price of their 16-85mm lens, but now it seems it was priced pretty reasonably. ;-)
Btw. the Sigma is without doubts the best buy in this segment; useful focal range, reasonably fast, optically decent and really inexpensive.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 06:27 UTC
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (329 comments in total)
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iudex: This is exactly the lens the Pentax 16-85 mm should have been. Almost the same range, but much faster. The price is extremely high, however.

Well I do not shoot in a downpour so I cannot tell whether I really have some advantage of a weather-sealed lens (I have one WR lens); my other lenses are not weather-sealed, but they survived a few splashes by the sea without harm and this is everything I need. Of course having a WR-badged lens gives more confidence, but it is not inevitable.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 06:23 UTC
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (329 comments in total)
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iudex: This is exactly the lens the Pentax 16-85 mm should have been. Almost the same range, but much faster. The price is extremely high, however.

I am a Pentaxian, have a weather sealed camera, but I would trade weather sealing for 1 EV gain any time. While you utilize weather sealing twice a year, faster lens is something you use every day.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 05:35 UTC
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (329 comments in total)

This is exactly the lens the Pentax 16-85 mm should have been. Almost the same range, but much faster. The price is extremely high, however.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 05:13 UTC as 88th comment | 8 replies
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DuxX: If this lens can deliver almost-the-prime performance then this small focal range can be forgiven easily. ;)

Assuming from stellar performance of the 18-35mm you can expect not only "almost-the-prime performance", but prime lens performance. There are many reviews that compared the Sigma 18-35 with primes and there were primes that were beaten by the Sigma.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 08:10 UTC

After Sigma released the groundbreaking Art 18-35mm/1,8 there has been many rumours on future fullframe sibling. I was expecting something like 24-50mm f2 so I have to say this is not something I am amazed of.
I am happy shooting with my Sigma 18-35/1,8, it is optically amazing, sharp even wide open, with silent focusing, built like a tank. However I sometimes (actualyy quite often) wish it was a bit wider and a bit longer, only 1,94x zoom makes it sort of a prime lens, 18mm is not really wideangle and 35mm is just normal angle of view, nothing for portraits (despite promising f1,8) and I have to constantly switch to wider or longer lenses. And it is really heavy to carry around all day.
This FF version is even more like a prime lens, 1,4x zoom limits it´s usability significantly. I am sure the lens will be optically great, Art badge is a guarantee, f2 is great and unrivalled, but buyers will have to expect something like an "extended prime" instead of a zoom lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 08:05 UTC as 129th comment
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The Silver Nemesis: Two in One. What about the weather?

If I can assume from Sigma Art 18-35/1,8, no weather sealing.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 07:50 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (596 comments in total)
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TheDevil: I think when cameras get this small they don't need an EVF, especially if they have a touch screen. My G7X works fine outdoors, the screen is bright and visible. The touch screen makes it pretty intuitive to pick your focus points. I also like how the screen flips up vertical like the G7X.

I agree with BarnET: 600mm in straight arms is an overkill, you don´t have to suffer from Parkinson disease to encounter problems with shaking the picture.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 11:57 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (596 comments in total)
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wetsleet: Lots of comments about no EVF, and I'd tend to agree that a 'proper' viewfinder (i.e. not a display screen) is an essential part of any camera. However, every time I look through one in the shops, it is like looking down a tunnel with a little window at the far end.
Are there any decent ones out there? By which I mean, about what I used to get in the days of film SLRs, say >70% magnification in 35mm SLR terms.

BarnET: I tried the RX10 and I wasn´t raptured by the EVF.
But as I said better than nothing.
Btw. the best way to tell the difference between EVF and OVF is to try Fuji X100/X100T (or X-Pro1), where you can switch between OVF and EVF. I would choose the OVF any day.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 11:47 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (596 comments in total)
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wetsleet: Lots of comments about no EVF, and I'd tend to agree that a 'proper' viewfinder (i.e. not a display screen) is an essential part of any camera. However, every time I look through one in the shops, it is like looking down a tunnel with a little window at the far end.
Are there any decent ones out there? By which I mean, about what I used to get in the days of film SLRs, say >70% magnification in 35mm SLR terms.

The EVF of RX100 III is really tiny and by no means comparable to pentaprism EVF, but it si still useful in bright sunny day, plus putting the camera to your eye stabilizes it.
I am also no big fan of EVFs, it is strange and unnatural to me and I would accept only EVFs on high-end CSCs like E-M1 or X-T1.
Anyhow even a mediocre EVF is better than none.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 08:55 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (596 comments in total)
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Hugo808: My thoughts? For that price I could get a D5500 and two lenses. Not much bigger to carry and much better IQ.

OK, so I won't quite have the focal length but how useful is that in a camera that you have to hold at arms length? The image stabilisation must be phenomenal to cope with that magnifcation!

Or you can get an APSC DSLR with superzoom lens like the Tamron 16-300mm. The focal range is a bit shorter (24-450mm eq.), but still more than sufficient, plus those last 150mm of the G3x will be hard to use when shooting with stretched arms.
G3x should have had the EVF built-in or the camera plus separate EVF should have cost 999 USD together.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 08:48 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (596 comments in total)
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iudex: Contrary to many opinions here I think this camera has sense. Relatively big and decent 1" sensor combined with huge focal range (the biggest so far) is very useful for places where you cannot or don´t want to switch lenses and shere big DSLR is uncomfortable or too heavy to carry. Weather sealing is a welcome addition. The grip looks deep enough and the handling and customization seems good. It is only one of three big-sensored superzoom compacts and out of these three it is the most compact with longest reach.
Having said that I would not buy it exactly for the reasons that are mentioned below: no EVF is a deal-breaker; especially with this long reach an EVF (and a third stabilization point) is a must, since a picture at 600mm can be really shaky, which can cause inability to take the picture at all.

Cont.
Furthermore the price 1000 bucks is too high, even without those 250 bucks for the EVF. Also the speed of the lens at it´s tele end is nothing to be impressed by.
Still I consider this camera to be a useful addition to superzoom compacts and actually the only way to save this camera segment from dying.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 06:35 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (596 comments in total)

Contrary to many opinions here I think this camera has sense. Relatively big and decent 1" sensor combined with huge focal range (the biggest so far) is very useful for places where you cannot or don´t want to switch lenses and shere big DSLR is uncomfortable or too heavy to carry. Weather sealing is a welcome addition. The grip looks deep enough and the handling and customization seems good. It is only one of three big-sensored superzoom compacts and out of these three it is the most compact with longest reach.
Having said that I would not buy it exactly for the reasons that are mentioned below: no EVF is a deal-breaker; especially with this long reach an EVF (and a third stabilization point) is a must, since a picture at 600mm can be really shaky, which can cause inability to take the picture at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 06:35 UTC as 145th comment | 2 replies
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iudex: Maybe if it was much shorter, it would be funny. Prolonging the joke doesn´t help, on the contrary, it becomes pathetic.

P.S. I thint this picture tells the message much better and faster: http://media1.break.com/dnet/media/2009/4/71%20You%20Know%20What%20They%20Say%20About%20Guys%20with%20Big%20Lenses.jpg

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 09:55 UTC

Maybe if it was much shorter, it would be funny. Prolonging the joke doesn´t help, on the contrary, it becomes pathetic.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 09:50 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (540 comments in total)
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iudex: s there any reason for limiting ISO 100 to JPEG only? I can imagine that ISO200 as the lowest sensitivity in RAW mode is too high for a shot with large aperture, e.g. f1,4, making outdoor portraits impossible (or needing an ND filter).

brendon: long exposure was exactly what I was thinking of. Last time I went for a hike I had only CPL with me and when shooting waterfalls even at ISO80 and f16 I could only get to 1s. So having ISO200 would mean I get only cca. 0,4s.
Btw. native ISO on my camera is ISO100, but I can get down to ISO80 also in RAW. So the others can do it, why Fuji forces me to use JPEG?

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:36 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (540 comments in total)

s there any reason for limiting ISO 100 to JPEG only? I can imagine that ISO200 as the lowest sensitivity in RAW mode is too high for a shot with large aperture, e.g. f1,4, making outdoor portraits impossible (or needing an ND filter).

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 07:43 UTC as 118th comment | 14 replies
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (522 comments in total)
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dagobah: Having recently upgraded to the K-3, I feel a little disappointed for not having waited. On the other hand, the K-3 is a dream and I hadn't yet found anything to complain about. Plus it was an incredible bargain.

For the K-3II I am impressed that Ricoh went with the surprise move of offering GPS instead of a flash. I would definitely use it more than an on-board flash. It would be cool to always have the astrotracer capability (where the camera shifts the sensor during long exposures to track the stars) without having to bring the extra GPS unit.

It would be nice if Ricoh would offer the high resolution sensor shift mode to K-3 users with a firmware upgrade. Please, Ricoh??

I think there´s no reason to be disappointed, the changes are minor (maybe a reason to wait would be the chance to buy the K_3 cheaper). I upgraded to K-5 IIs recently, choosing between it and the K-3, but the lower MPx count (faster processing on my old PC, beter DR) and fantastic price for the K-5 IIs on sale prevailed.
Personally I expected the K-3 II having articulated LCD and wi-fi/NFC just like the K-S2 has, but no dice.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 07:01 UTC
On Pentax K-S2 added to studio scene article (74 comments in total)
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iudex: Eagerly waiting for the complete review. The competition already posted the review and it was very positive, enthusiastic about the camera:
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/pentax-k-s2-dslr-review-27269#Verdict
However the reviewer is a Pentax user himself, so I better wait for an impartial review by DPR.

jkhush05: not generally, but many users cannot be fully impartial, sometimes praising own brand (e.g. things, that are not generally better, but they are just acustomed to it). I am not fully impartial myself, anytime I put my hands on cheaper Canons or Nikons, I tend to laugh at no weather sealing, no pentaprism or miss the hyper programs typical for Pentax.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 10:52 UTC
On Pentax K-S2 added to studio scene article (74 comments in total)

Eagerly waiting for the complete review. The competition already posted the review and it was very positive, enthusiastic about the camera:
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/pentax-k-s2-dslr-review-27269#Verdict
However the reviewer is a Pentax user himself, so I better wait for an impartial review by DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 06:27 UTC as 14th comment | 14 replies
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