iudex

iudex

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Firsth thougt was: hm, 1850 USD, not that bad for Leica. But then I spotted the price for kit zoom and was back in reality. Insane pricing as usual. Next please.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 15:09 UTC as 66th comment
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stevo23: If the lenses are stellar and the results follow suit, I want one. Is that possible? We'll see. It certainly has style points.

The lens might be stellar, but with kit-lens parameters (f3,5-5,6) the appropriate price is cca. 1/5 of the announced insane(!) price.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 15:06 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S article (130 comments in total)
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iudex: It surely is a nice thing from Fuji to support older cameras. However I am wondering what is the point of compact camera then. If I want to have the possibility to change lenses, I will buy a CSC (one of five available Fuji X-mount cameras). Those people raptured by X100 used to say fixed focal length compact is about creativity, unlike being able to zoom or choose whichever focal length. With adapters the X100 becomes another "CSC", just a crippled one.

As regards the hybrid VF: it remains a question whether this TC blocks the view through optical VF or not; if it does, only the EVF remains, so again: no advantage over CSC like X-E2.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 13:20 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S article (130 comments in total)

It surely is a nice thing from Fuji to support older cameras. However I am wondering what is the point of compact camera then. If I want to have the possibility to change lenses, I will buy a CSC (one of five available Fuji X-mount cameras). Those people raptured by X100 used to say fixed focal length compact is about creativity, unlike being able to zoom or choose whichever focal length. With adapters the X100 becomes another "CSC", just a crippled one.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 09:42 UTC as 31st comment | 8 replies
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peevee1: Nikon 58/1.4 just lost all its market.

Yes, 50mm and 56mm is really a huge difference so any comparison is not possible. ;-)
(sarcasm).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 13:47 UTC
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Jogger: Im sure its a fine lens, but, 50mm is such a boring focal length. Not wide enough to capture the atmosphere and too short for intimate subject captures. The only reason 50mm primes were popular in the past because it was such a simple and cheap lens to manufacture and bundle with SLRs.

I agree that 50mm on APSC is strange. This focal length was popular in film days when all cameras were 135mm (FF). Nowadays when majority of DSLRs are cropped APSC, it is different. 75mm equivalent (80mm for Canon) is something in between: not wide enough for general shooting, not long enough for portraits. I gave it a try (even twice) but never fell in love and sold it. If I had to have only one prime, it would be 30mm (45mm eq).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 13:44 UTC
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ozturert: At least make it weather-proof. This lens is really cheap if Otus is your reference point. But then Otus is extremely-insanely expensive, so wrong reference point.

OK, so give us another reference point. But consider that Canon and Nikon 50-ish primes cannot compete with Sigma in any way (despite being more expensive).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 11:25 UTC
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iudex: Another great lens that is not available with Pentax mount. :-(
I have been waiting for Sigma 18-35 for 6 months or so; Sigma promised the K-mount would be available by the end of 2013, it´s April now and still nothing. Sigma USA wrote first shipments were expected in late April, but I am sceptical.

Yes, I read it, but I guess it applies to lenses that are planned for the future, however Sigma announced the availability of 18-35mm lens for Pentax from the start (and they still declare on their site: Sony & Pentax mounts will be available later this year).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 10:20 UTC
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Nukunukoo: Who really cares about the size/weight when you get REALLY good images? You guys yapping about how heavy it is makes you sound like wusses! And that's from a gal! =P Getting one (or two).

If size and weight didn´t matter, noone would have mirrorless cameras. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 08:51 UTC

Another great lens that is not available with Pentax mount. :-(
I have been waiting for Sigma 18-35 for 6 months or so; Sigma promised the K-mount would be available by the end of 2013, it´s April now and still nothing. Sigma USA wrote first shipments were expected in late April, but I am sceptical.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 08:49 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: Take it or bash it.

I choose the second possibility. ;-)
P.S. I kinda liked the idea of small fast mirrorless and thought of buying Nikon V1, but for 199 eur it was on sale. Everything has it´s price and proper price for the V3 in my opinion is 400 eur, not more.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:29 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: Price! Price! Price!

As DPR says:

One concern we have - at least here in the U.S. - is the price. Nikon USA is bundling the camera with the 10-30mm PD-Zoom lens, EVF, and grip, with a price tag of $1200. Considering that you can buy a Sony a6000 with a 16-50mm power zoom lens, built-in EVF, and similar Hybrid AF system for $400 less, the V3 doesn't seem like a great value. Despite that, we look forward to putting the V3 through its paces, and seeing if that burst mode lives up to the hype.

Nothing more to say really.....

I can´t wait to see photographers on the next Olympic games shooting solely with Nikon 1. :-) Professionals, dump your stupid D4s or D1x, Nikon 1 is everything you need! :-)))))))))))

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:24 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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Riz7861: It looks like a lot of people have not used the Nikon 1 series. I own both the Nikon J1 and V1 and in good light, they are superb cameras! I have owned the Fuji XE1 and tried the new XT1 as well as the latest Olympus bodies and lenses. I am neither skilled enough nor can be bothered to alter the colour of every photo I take and to my eyes, the Nikon 1 series is just superb for OOC Jpegs and the OOC colours are brilliant! The Raw files are also quite versatile. All the lenses are super sharp and in good light, the photos are comparable to any of the mirrorless offerings. For poor light, I also own the original Fuji X100. Whilst the bodies may not be tiny, due to the sensor size, the lens/body combinations are very small indeed. For example, the Nikon V1 with 6.7-13, 10-30, 30-100 and 18.5 weighs just 873g! By comparison, the Olympus EM1 with 12-40 is 879g alone. I agree with comments about pricing though. Way too much! But no other mirrorless camera can autofocus like the Nikon 1.

"in good light, they are superb cameras!" That is true for almost every enthusiast compact with 1/1,7" sensor. And they add fast lenses on top, contrary to Nikkor 10-30.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:18 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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iudex: I wonder why many just don´t see the point; but it is so simple: Nikon (just as Canon) wants to persuade their customers that mirrorless is not the way, only the DSLR is. ;-) Do you really think a gigant like Nikon would not be able to introduce mirrorless that could compete with X-T1 or E-M1? Thy could, they have the know-how, means and the money. But they simply don´t want to jeopardize their business with DLSRs. So this camera is like the girl from Brother Grimms fairy-tales: half dressed, half naked. So that they can say: hey, we´ve got mirrorless if you insist on having one, but look a our DSLRs, they are much better and even cheaper, so why sould you want a CSC? ;-)

No, Canon is not taking mirrorless seriously either. The fact that they used APSC does not mean much for the future. If they were counting with EOS M, they would introduce more lenses; actually there is no other mirrorless system with so few lenses. So Canon takes bacically the same way as Nikon: having mirrorless for appearance´s sake, but actualy saying: buy a DSLR, it´s much better.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:14 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)

I wonder why many just don´t see the point; but it is so simple: Nikon (just as Canon) wants to persuade their customers that mirrorless is not the way, only the DSLR is. ;-) Do you really think a gigant like Nikon would not be able to introduce mirrorless that could compete with X-T1 or E-M1? Thy could, they have the know-how, means and the money. But they simply don´t want to jeopardize their business with DLSRs. So this camera is like the girl from Brother Grimms fairy-tales: half dressed, half naked. So that they can say: hey, we´ve got mirrorless if you insist on having one, but look a our DSLRs, they are much better and even cheaper, so why sould you want a CSC? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 07:32 UTC as 213th comment | 5 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)
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iudex: There were 4 issues with the G1x:
1. it was too bulky
2. the VF was useless
3. the lens was slow
4. the AF was poor
This successor solves 2 problems completely and partially (possibly) the other 2.
First I applaud for the lens: the improvement in speed is enermous, f2-3,9 is much better than most of the competition, only Fuji with 18-55/2,8-4 can compete, however it looses in range. Getting rid of some external controls, OVF and articulated screen helped make the body smaller (however getting rid of some controls is controversial).
While I do not regret dropping the OVF, I hoped for a built-in EVF. Possibility to buy external EVF is fine, bue a built-in one would be better and more pocketable.
The improvement in AF speed is yet to be checked, but it will problably not be amazing.
So generally a lot has been improved and I like the nex G1x very much, but there is still space for improvements, most importantly putting a built-in EVF.

I believe a "serious compact" costing over 500 eur should have an EVF. The camera would not be much bigger with the EVF in the corner á la NEX-6/a6000. Sony a6000 has APSC sensor and an EVF and costs the same.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 12:56 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)
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Richt2000: Nice for family snaps / low light / high ISO.

But only 12mp? Is it still 2004?

I am grateful for 13 MPx only. I do not need 24 MPx compact.
Btw. newer Sony 20 MPx sensor has lower DR than older 16 MPx.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:14 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)
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jcmarfilph: MP is not enough considering the sensor size. 20MP should be fine with this one to allow cropping of distant subject.

On the contrary, I appreciate that at least come new cameras do not raise the MPx. I have never made bigger than A4 prints and for this I need cca. 6 MPx. 20 or 24 MPx pictures are just waste of HD space.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:07 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)
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Domo P1000: I like the look of this. I am one who appreciates a fully articulated screen - very useful when photographing with arms stretched above head height, but may adapt to cope with the less manoverable screen supplied.
However I do have one on-going bugbear: in the US this will cost just under £500 ($799) in the UK it will cost £750 (almost $1200) – why? WHY?!

Sales tax/VAT?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:03 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (535 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: Now could someone explain, why canon announces T5 alongside this much improved G1x camera!!

Bigger sensor? Better handling and ergonomics? Built-in VF? Possibility to change lenses? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:01 UTC
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