iudex

iudex

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On Photokina 2014: Fujifilm stand report article (20 comments in total)
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xpanded: What is the logic of posting a stand report of Fujifilm before posting news of all the goodies Leica announced today?

There is a lot more that has been introduced and not covered by DPR by now. But it´s surely because of too many news and too little time. I believe everything will be written soon (waiting for new Pentax lenses).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 12:43 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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Zarniwoop1985: Hey guys. Question for you. Not sure if this is the right place but anyway! Have pre-ordered the Panasonic LX100 from Adorama US for $955 (incl shipping). This equates to £590. The UK website Wex Photographic is selling it for £799. This seems too good to be true. Are there any disadvantages or issues that buying from the US might give me? Like different video capabilities etc?

The tax? Custom fees? I do not live in GB but in the EU the tax/customs policy is the same so I know anything above 150 eur delivered from outside the EU is subject to custom fees (plus tax in respective country). When I calculated the final price of a camera bought from the USA it was about the same as our price (that is why I bought the last lens in the US and a friend delivered it to Europe, so tax and customs free :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:30 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)

This is the closest to a perfect compact camera. When I drawed an ideal camera in the past it was a zoom compact with EVF, 4/3 sensor and 24-120mm lens with f1,8-2,8. This LX100 almost fullfills my dreams, the only fly in the ointment is the relatively shorter telephoto end. But still beating all the large sensor compacts on the market (larger sensor than RX100 and G7x, slightly faster lens, EVF...). The RX100 III is a great camera, but 4/3" is better than 1" and the Sony menu and UI is a bit clumsy. G7x has great FL and size factor, but absence of an EVF is a deal breaker, the same applies to G1x, which is bigger and not that fast and responsive.
So for now a clear victory for LX100.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 09:05 UTC as 280th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Just looked at Fuji X-A1 samples in pbase, wow. Heavenly IQ.

Well the X-A1 probably beats the 7D II that costs 4x as much. ;-) But image quality is only a part of the whole thing. If you cannot focus on an object because AF of your camera is too slow than it does not help that you COULD have better image.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 08:54 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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kstano83: Just curious. What will happen when the zoom lens has a manual aperture ring which I set lets say to f1.7 and will zoom in. Will the camera override the aperture to the lowest value available?

That would be good. The fact that the aperture did not open to its max when zooming out was the thing that irritated me most on variable aperture zooms (and that´s why I decided to buy only constant aperture zooms).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:19 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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Sir Punk: the prices of prosumer cameras have gone through the roof! it's crazy. For this much I can get a Nex 6 with 2-3 lenses.

Will this camera still have horrible JPEG colors?

Well a f1,7-2,8 lens on 4/3 sensor equals to f2,3-3,7 on APSC. There is no such fast zoom for E-mount, so it is just not possible to buy a6000 wirh similar lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:20 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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kstano83: Just curious. What will happen when the zoom lens has a manual aperture ring which I set lets say to f1.7 and will zoom in. Will the camera override the aperture to the lowest value available?

Of course, just like interchangeable lenses with variable max. aperture. The question is whether it goes back to max. possible aperture when zooming out (but I doubt that).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:14 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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iudex: I can look at the 7D II in two completely different ways and I still cannot decide which is correct:
1. the negative view: 5 years after 7D and the changes are subtle, no groundbreaking tech, only small improvements (20 MPx vs. 18 MPx, 10 fps vs. 8 fps...), size and weight of a fullframe DSLR, price of a FF DSLR, picture quality of a 400 EUR mirrorless, so why the hell buying this?
2. the positive view: the best APSC camera ever, the only truly pro APSC DSLR, basically a cropped 5D III (with bits of 1Dx), a camera built like a tank that will last years, the best a sports photographer can get apart from 3x more expensive 1Dx/D4s.
I guess it is something in between. But having to decide for a new semi-pro DSLR I would go for the D750.

I have just watched Canon´s promo video on YT and I must admit it is impressive to see/hear a DSLR shooting at 10 fps, it´s like a machine gun. :-) Of course only fast shooting would be worthless without a fast and reliable AF but it seems 7D II is gonna have one.
But still in the most expensive APSC I would like to see a new/better performing sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:11 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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iudex: I can look at the 7D II in two completely different ways and I still cannot decide which is correct:
1. the negative view: 5 years after 7D and the changes are subtle, no groundbreaking tech, only small improvements (20 MPx vs. 18 MPx, 10 fps vs. 8 fps...), size and weight of a fullframe DSLR, price of a FF DSLR, picture quality of a 400 EUR mirrorless, so why the hell buying this?
2. the positive view: the best APSC camera ever, the only truly pro APSC DSLR, basically a cropped 5D III (with bits of 1Dx), a camera built like a tank that will last years, the best a sports photographer can get apart from 3x more expensive 1Dx/D4s.
I guess it is something in between. But having to decide for a new semi-pro DSLR I would go for the D750.

Well if it´s the 70D sensor it cannot compete in image quality with most of the APSC competition. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:43 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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iudex: I can look at the 7D II in two completely different ways and I still cannot decide which is correct:
1. the negative view: 5 years after 7D and the changes are subtle, no groundbreaking tech, only small improvements (20 MPx vs. 18 MPx, 10 fps vs. 8 fps...), size and weight of a fullframe DSLR, price of a FF DSLR, picture quality of a 400 EUR mirrorless, so why the hell buying this?
2. the positive view: the best APSC camera ever, the only truly pro APSC DSLR, basically a cropped 5D III (with bits of 1Dx), a camera built like a tank that will last years, the best a sports photographer can get apart from 3x more expensive 1Dx/D4s.
I guess it is something in between. But having to decide for a new semi-pro DSLR I would go for the D750.

While I consider the K-3 to be the closest competitor to the 7D II, I don´t really think it can compete in AF speed. But the price for the speed is quite high.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:13 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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MaxTheHorse: Genuine no-troll question. In the UK this camera is being sold for almost exactly 2x the price of the APS-C Nikon D7100. It's only £230 less than the new Full Frame D750. That seems somewhat over the top. What am I missing?
One other observation. Most people agree that both Nikon and Canon are feeling the heat from mirrorless. With the new (relatively) lightweight D750, Nikon at least seem to be going some way to trying to address one disadvantage of the DSLR relative to mirrorless, namely weight. So how come Canon have put out a new DSLR that is not only heavier than the Nikon APSC equivalent but also their new FF D750? As I say, not trolling, just genuinely curious.

The D7100 handles well with big lenses too and manages to be considerably lighter. While I understand that in a combo with fast telezoom the lens weight will add more to the total weight, why making the camera body heavier than it needs to be?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:09 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)

I can look at the 7D II in two completely different ways and I still cannot decide which is correct:
1. the negative view: 5 years after 7D and the changes are subtle, no groundbreaking tech, only small improvements (20 MPx vs. 18 MPx, 10 fps vs. 8 fps...), size and weight of a fullframe DSLR, price of a FF DSLR, picture quality of a 400 EUR mirrorless, so why the hell buying this?
2. the positive view: the best APSC camera ever, the only truly pro APSC DSLR, basically a cropped 5D III (with bits of 1Dx), a camera built like a tank that will last years, the best a sports photographer can get apart from 3x more expensive 1Dx/D4s.
I guess it is something in between. But having to decide for a new semi-pro DSLR I would go for the D750.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:56 UTC as 433rd comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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MaxTheHorse: Genuine no-troll question. In the UK this camera is being sold for almost exactly 2x the price of the APS-C Nikon D7100. It's only £230 less than the new Full Frame D750. That seems somewhat over the top. What am I missing?
One other observation. Most people agree that both Nikon and Canon are feeling the heat from mirrorless. With the new (relatively) lightweight D750, Nikon at least seem to be going some way to trying to address one disadvantage of the DSLR relative to mirrorless, namely weight. So how come Canon have put out a new DSLR that is not only heavier than the Nikon APSC equivalent but also their new FF D750? As I say, not trolling, just genuinely curious.

That´s what I thought as well: people switch to mirrorless because DSLRs are mostly huge. While I understand an APSC mirrorless will always be smaller than a DSLR and even that FF CSC is smaller than APSC DSLR, I somehow cannot understand why Canon introduces an APSC! body bigger and heavier! than fullframe DSLR. This has nothing to do with ergonomy, number of external controls etc., since D750 has it all and despite that it manages to be smaller.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 19:47 UTC
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iudex: Man it´s huge: http://www.43rumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/E-M1_SLV_leftside_M4015F28_BLK_LH76_BLK_HLD7.jpg
But I guess it is not possible to make a 300mm eq. lens with f2,8 any smaller and it is perfectly within the competition of fast CSC telezooms:
Fuji 50-140/2,8: 995g 72mm filter thread
Oly 40-150/2,8: 880g, 72 mm filter
Samsung 50-150/2,8: 920g, 72mm filtee.

Btw. since it has not been introduced by DPR yet, here are the specs of competing Samsung telezoom:50-150mm/2,8, OIS, 154mm x 81 mm, 920g, 72mm thread, weather-proof:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1081863-REG/samsung_ex_zs50150abus_50_150mm_f2_8_ed_ois.html

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 09:14 UTC

Man it´s huge: http://www.43rumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/E-M1_SLV_leftside_M4015F28_BLK_LH76_BLK_HLD7.jpg
But I guess it is not possible to make a 300mm eq. lens with f2,8 any smaller and it is perfectly within the competition of fast CSC telezooms:
Fuji 50-140/2,8: 995g 72mm filter thread
Oly 40-150/2,8: 880g, 72 mm filter
Samsung 50-150/2,8: 920g, 72mm filtee.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 09:11 UTC as 30th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1433 comments in total)
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nerd2: NIKON ARE YOU KIDDING? 'Fast' camera with 6.5fps continuous shooting and 1/4000 max shutter? How dare you use 7xx naming on this? And separate wifi and GPS? Come on, it's 2014 now and just ever other camera have them built in!

I haven´t. As I said, I never needed it, even 6 fps are sometimes too fast and I switch to 3 fps. But that´s maybe because I am not a pro and do not shoot sports, I can understand fot athletics etc. fast framerate is crucial. But even more crucial is reliable AF. Many CSCs have framerate above 10 fps, but without capability to track a subject or autofocus between shots.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 19:21 UTC
On Sigma announces 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 'C' article (33 comments in total)

While I believe this lens will be better than usual cheap superzooms, I think it came too late. Tamron changed the game with its 16-300mm and for those who prefer maximum reach (i.e. basically everyone looking at superzoom lenses) Tamron is a better choice, those 2mm at wide end make a big difference, plus the Tammy is weather sealed.
P.S. Nice they included Pentax mount though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 12:17 UTC as 11th comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1433 comments in total)
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phoenix15: as ex nikonian, I don't understand why Nikon puts too many FF body in the market.

DaveE1: you are right. I wonder how can someone say he cannot choose a FF from Nikon and hat to look elsewhere: Where? Nikon has unprecedended 5 fullframe DSLRs, what more have other manufacturers to offer? And with 5 FF cameras Nikon has to make clear boundaries. If they made the D750 with all specs people desire, noone would be tempted to buy more expensive D810 or D4s.
So while I agree there could be 1/8000s, I still see the D750 as the optimal choice from all the FF DSLRs on the market regarding value and money.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 09:25 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1433 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: "offering a faster frame-rate than any non-professional full-frame Nikon DSLR since the D700". That is a ton of caveats in that sentence. What they should have said is "Offers half the burst speed of most smaller sensor cameras".

Do those smaller sensored cameras have mirrors that flip up and down? ;-) It ie easy to make high fps on a compact/mirrorless, but complicated with a mirror. Within DSLRs 6,5 fps is a good number.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 08:49 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1433 comments in total)
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Skulls: When you decrease the number of pixels that increases their individual size and more light is received by the sensor, right? Why then the ISO range is still 12800?
6.5 fps in FX mode means 7.5fps in DX mode... well, I have sony a6000 with the same amount of pixels and it can shoot 11fps, with about the same buffer size of 22 shots, 1/4000 max shutter speed, with the same ISO range, it weighs 344 grams and it costs 600 euro. It is APS-C but still... where the price difference comes from?
Am I missing something?
P.S. And the Sony has got a AEL button which can be programmed to be AF-ON!

Re: "Why then the ISO range is still 12800?"
My crop DSLR has ISO 25600, does it mean it makes better pictures than D750? The difference is my camera has the number only as a marketing point while I do believe a fullframe D750 can really shoot at ISO12600.
Paper can carry a lot, the reality might be very different.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 08:44 UTC
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