Revenant

Revenant

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On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (319 comments in total)
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vroger1: I will wait and see if the v/f will also be used on a future M-2. I have both the G1X and the M. This Mark II has a lens with a more realistic aperture/focal length range- and I expect some provision for an evf to be made for the next M. If it is the same- both the new M and the G1X II will be viable. My experiences with the M have been very positive with respect toi IQ, but the handling is really not great. VRR

M2 also has the sensor from SL1/100D, which has slightly improved autofocus compared to the older sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 13:26 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S news story (126 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.

The usefulness depends on the individual user. What makes sense to one person doesn't have to make sense to another.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 14:50 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S news story (126 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Great, that'll save you taking a step closer...

Changing your angle of view and changing your perspective are two different things.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 14:40 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S news story (126 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.

I guess whether you see it as a crippled system camera, or as a fixed-lens camera with a useful accessory, is a case of the glass being half empty vs. half full.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 10:01 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (467 comments in total)
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BozillaNZ: So int he end Pentax still can't produce any full-sized sensor cameras! It's either Cropped 35mm or cropped 645, Pentax is for Croppers! It's sensor is far smaller than theactual '645' model number suggests, no matter how you fans spin it.

The model number refers to the lens mount, not the sensor size.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 05:57 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (467 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Rumors: The next model will have a dedicated Instagramâ„¢ button...

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Yes, the Canon PowerShot N Facebook ready (wow, what a name!) needs some serious competition!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 13:37 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (467 comments in total)
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quezra: Where are all the m4/3 fanboys to explain how the EM1 is better?

I can't recall having seen many m43 users comparing their cameras to medium format, or even FF for that matter. It's usually people who use larger sensor cameras, who take every opportunity to tell the m43 users how tiny sensors their cameras have.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 13:32 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (467 comments in total)
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tassosDA: This is really a huge camera, comming from a company that is so small!! Well done Pentax.

Ricoh is a huge company by any normal standards, but sure, their camera business isn't very large.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 13:24 UTC
On Ricoh announces medium-format Pentax 645Z news story (143 comments in total)
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gsum: This camera isn't medium format - it is MFDX. To describe it as MF is misleading. Looks good though and is almost free of the usual useless 'features' that afflict modern cameras.

There's no reason why the term 'medium format' in the digital age should be tied to specific sizes from the film era. It's larger than 35mm, and smaller than large format, so why not call it medium format?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 12:02 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (353 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: As an owner of several nx cameras and lenses, I'd never buy this camera.

Here are my reasons:
1) iq very similar (identical?) to that of my one year old nx300 (lower than fuji x and sony nex in high iso and dr)
2) same for af performance, (which is for sure lower than fuji x-t1 and seemingly lower than sony a6000)
3) price, too high imo
4) form factor and look, I prefer rangefinder shape ala nex7/pana gx7. The nx30 is big by my standards, and, again imo, ugly.
5) evf is still sequential and I see rainbow effects in it. I hate this. The one in x-t1 is so much better, bigger, with better colors

HowaboutRAW:

Since the raw file is the starting point of DxO's analysis, anything that happened to the data before that point, is included in their findings. However, when they suspect that NR have been applied to the raw file, they usually mark those values as 'smoothed' in their graphs.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 15:16 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (353 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: As an owner of several nx cameras and lenses, I'd never buy this camera.

Here are my reasons:
1) iq very similar (identical?) to that of my one year old nx300 (lower than fuji x and sony nex in high iso and dr)
2) same for af performance, (which is for sure lower than fuji x-t1 and seemingly lower than sony a6000)
3) price, too high imo
4) form factor and look, I prefer rangefinder shape ala nex7/pana gx7. The nx30 is big by my standards, and, again imo, ugly.
5) evf is still sequential and I see rainbow effects in it. I hate this. The one in x-t1 is so much better, bigger, with better colors

Since DxO's measurements are based on the raw files, they do include any processing that is done by the camera before the data is saved as a raw file. 'What the sensor saw' at the moment of capture is not something that we (or DxO) have access to.
But what DxO doesn't take into account, besides the optics, is the influence of the raw converter you use. They don't convert their raw files into actual images; they draw their conclusions from the raw values.

Personally, I think the best way to compare IQ is to convert raw files from different cameras, and then use my eyes to assess them, rather than going by a restricted set of metrics that doesn't necessarily capture all aspects of what we call IQ. After all, aren't we interested in the quality we can get from our usual work flow, with the software of our choice? That seems more photographically relevant to me, than going slavishly by DxO's results.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 14:26 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (353 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: As an owner of several nx cameras and lenses, I'd never buy this camera.

Here are my reasons:
1) iq very similar (identical?) to that of my one year old nx300 (lower than fuji x and sony nex in high iso and dr)
2) same for af performance, (which is for sure lower than fuji x-t1 and seemingly lower than sony a6000)
3) price, too high imo
4) form factor and look, I prefer rangefinder shape ala nex7/pana gx7. The nx30 is big by my standards, and, again imo, ugly.
5) evf is still sequential and I see rainbow effects in it. I hate this. The one in x-t1 is so much better, bigger, with better colors

@HowaboutRAW
Thanks for the link!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 20:28 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (353 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: As an owner of several nx cameras and lenses, I'd never buy this camera.

Here are my reasons:
1) iq very similar (identical?) to that of my one year old nx300 (lower than fuji x and sony nex in high iso and dr)
2) same for af performance, (which is for sure lower than fuji x-t1 and seemingly lower than sony a6000)
3) price, too high imo
4) form factor and look, I prefer rangefinder shape ala nex7/pana gx7. The nx30 is big by my standards, and, again imo, ugly.
5) evf is still sequential and I see rainbow effects in it. I hate this. The one in x-t1 is so much better, bigger, with better colors

Where are the A6000 raws on Imaging Resource? Their usual comparison images are straight from the camera JPEGs.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 16:18 UTC
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Mario G: Why did they call it "Art"? They make it sound like some sort of lomography kind of thing...

All of Sigma's new 'Global Vision' lenses are placed in one of three categories: Contemporary (zoom lenses for everyday usage, convenience lenses), Art (prime lenses, fisheye and other specialty lenses) and Sports (fast telephoto zooms, telephoto primes).
It's a marketing thing, for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 09:54 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (353 comments in total)
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ipecaca: Why would one be interested in samsung cameras, what's the catch? Truly interested, can owners tell me?

Presumably, for the same reason one would be interested in any other company's cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 12:15 UTC
On Olympus sued for $273 million over accounting scandal news story (42 comments in total)
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Corkcampbell: When did State Street become Japanese?

Yes, surely the Japanese branch, or subsidiary, is a Japanese company, at least in the sense that it's registered in and operates in Japan. I don't think the parent company is sueing Olympus; it's the subsidiary in Japan.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 14:25 UTC
On Olympus sued for $273 million over accounting scandal news story (42 comments in total)
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Corkcampbell: When did State Street become Japanese?

It isn't, but it's an international company with branches in many countries, Japan being one of them.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 07:34 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (442 comments in total)
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EdBov: Comparing the K5 video score with the K3 video score: DPR finds out the K5 better???????
I believe they are totally mad.......... because the video was the reason the Pentax K5 got a bad score.

Scores are relative to the current competition when the camera is reviewed. You can't compare scores directly between a new camera and one that's a few years old. There is no absolute measure of quality, it's all relative. Otherwise, all cameras from ten years ago would have got bad reviews for their lousy IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 21:04 UTC
On Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi news story (206 comments in total)
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Master Yoda: First, the new Canon M and now this new Nikon 1 . . . both "NOT FOR SALE IN THE USA". Personally, I wouldn't buy either one but it would seem they are waiving the white flag with the USA with these kind of cameras and probably doing us a favor LOL. Meanwhile, Fuji, Oly and Panny continue to move forward.

Olympus did the same thing with the E-PL6, though. It wasn't released in America or Europe.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 15:10 UTC
On Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi news story (206 comments in total)
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BarnET: "Large 18.4-megapixel CMOS sensor"

Large compared to what?!.
Lmao!!!!!

Rangefinder-styled is used (by DPR at least) to describe mirrorless cameras that are not DSLR-styled. It basically means 'rectangular without a viewfinder hump'. It's not meant to imply that there's an actual rangefinder in the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 09:58 UTC
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