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straylightrun

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Screw RAW. This looks like a FUN camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 07:30 UTC as 47th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1321 comments in total)
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art99: Where is the 4K in this camera? a new model without the 4K? You gotta be kidding'

@flipac Well Samsung managed to put 4k in the new NX500 which is an entry level mirrorless and has a bigger sensor size (more prone to overheating).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 16:30 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1321 comments in total)

The articulated screen and included bouncing flash are a very nice surprise. Silent shutter is also a huge plus.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 16:28 UTC as 87th comment
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (355 comments in total)
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wootpile: It's a great piece of software - but I refuse to pay a cloud fee for it. over a 10 year - span - PS CC will cost you $1200. hope they go broke.

Just pirate it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 11:28 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (316 comments in total)
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mgrum: "Canon has never offered us two cameras with the same sensor and asked us to pay more for one, to get some extra features before"

That's pretty much all Canon have done for the past 6 years ;)

#rekt

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 14:15 UTC
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mosc: So they release an IBIS body and now they want to sell you a bunch of giant OSS lenses for it?

@viking79 How is it dual IS bad when it's proven to be more effective? The two IS systems communicate with each other.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 08:16 UTC

It's obvious what Sony is doing here.

They are intentionally releasing gigantic lenses now so that next year they can conveniently release the Mark II version with up to 40% smaller size reduction as a major selling point.

Just like they did with the a7 grip: Intentionally put an inferior grip and shutter release placement and then add the proper grip and shutter placement in the Mark II version (a7II and soon to be a7rII/a7sII) and sell it as a new feature upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 18:27 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies
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Beckler8: I wonder if they've omitted power zoom on the 24-240; probably. Just like there's no zoom control on the a7 body which makes no sense. But then there aren't many controls on the body at all because they're going for some ridiculous minimalist style, which has no place in *functional* product design meant for serious users.

What on Earth are you talking about? The 24-240 is not a powerzoom lens and was never marketed as one. And just because a lens has powerzoom doesn't automatically make it a professional lens. Look at the Sony, Samsung and m43 consumer grade kit lenses with powerzoom.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 16:12 UTC
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mosc: So they release an IBIS body and now they want to sell you a bunch of giant OSS lenses for it?

No IBIS + No Lens IS = No IS
No IBIS + Lens IS = IS
IBIS + No Lens = IS
IBIS + Lens IS = Double IS

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 16:03 UTC

The only practical lens is the 28/2 FE. The rest are the size of a small rocket launcher.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 14:15 UTC as 70th comment

The answer is no. Canon is too concerned mirrorless will cannibilize their DSLR lines and cheapen their brand name and reputation.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 02:03 UTC as 92nd comment | 4 replies
On Sigma dp0 Quattro announced with 14mm F4 lens article (138 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: This DP0 should really be the first DP camera they sell
The DP series is sensational in landscape and miserable in other things
The DP1 was never wide enough....

Next, pls make the lens available for other mirrorless cameras.

It mostly will be available soon for mirrorless bodies.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 11:30 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)
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DVT80111: Sony FE mount please

Stick an adapter on it and it'll be e-mount. This lens is for DSLR, to make a 24/1.4 for FE you'll have to redesign it from the ground up and it will be a different lens altogether.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 11:29 UTC

Pentax should make these for Sony/Fuji/Panyoly/Samsung mirrorless bodies as well.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 11:27 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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RStyga: Hopefully the WR design will prevent the duo-cam design from sucking dust. The lens is, however, very dark... F4-5.6... a F2.8-4 would be much better even if it would make the lens' diameter larger.

Really? F/2.8-4? If you're going for unrealistic, why stop there? They should have made it an f/0.95 10-1000mm pancake lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 07:37 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (517 comments in total)
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Vignes: not sure what's the issue with EVF. Oly pen series doesn't have one and people were happy to buy the VF2/3/4 EVF and using it for years. until EM5 come but then they omitted built in flash. Compact is compact plus cost is cost. Sony was smart to include a 1.4M EVF in a6000 but after using 2.3M EVF, the 1.4 M looks sub par. Serious photographers who wants EVF definitely wants the best. so either buy a body which has the best EVF or buy a good optional EVF.

I couldn't tell much difference between the a6000 EVF and the EVF from the a7s. For the price point, the a6000 is very good. It is still much better than entry level DSLR OVFs.

The external EVF on the M3 is bigger, more expensive and you no longer have a compact rangefinder body, but instead an entry level DSLR body.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 07:31 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (517 comments in total)
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Vignes: not sure what's the issue with EVF. Oly pen series doesn't have one and people were happy to buy the VF2/3/4 EVF and using it for years. until EM5 come but then they omitted built in flash. Compact is compact plus cost is cost. Sony was smart to include a 1.4M EVF in a6000 but after using 2.3M EVF, the 1.4 M looks sub par. Serious photographers who wants EVF definitely wants the best. so either buy a body which has the best EVF or buy a good optional EVF.

@Vignes Someone after a compact mirrorless like the M3 is not going to get a 7D2, they would compare this to equal entry level DSLRS which have smaller OVFs compared to the a6000. It's still a shame there is no built in EVF on the M3. There will be many new buyers buying a Sony a6000/7000 over the M3 because of that.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 15:00 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (517 comments in total)
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disraeli demon: Given how all the key mirrorless players have either completely abandoned SLR production (Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung) or let it be eclipsed by their mirrorless offering (Sony), I can see why Canon would be extremely nervous about introducing a mirrorless line. As successful SLR manufacturers, they and Nikon face a dilemma that Olympus and Panasonic certainly didn't. They also don't have the deep pockets of an electronics giant like Sony, who can just keep trying new stuff till something sticks.

The Eos M saga, though, really does verge on the ridiculous; it's like watching someone getting into a really cold swimming pool, stuck halfway, neither willing to get out nor quite able to face the shock of going all the way in.

I don't understand why Canon or Nikon can't go all out for their mirrorless lines because they are too scared they will cannibalise their DSLR sales. The alternative of a consumer not buying their mirrorless lines is buying a mirrorless camera from another manufacturer. Wouldn't they just want the customer to buy their brand and lock into their system regardless of what line they pick?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 10:56 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (517 comments in total)
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Vignes: not sure what's the issue with EVF. Oly pen series doesn't have one and people were happy to buy the VF2/3/4 EVF and using it for years. until EM5 come but then they omitted built in flash. Compact is compact plus cost is cost. Sony was smart to include a 1.4M EVF in a6000 but after using 2.3M EVF, the 1.4 M looks sub par. Serious photographers who wants EVF definitely wants the best. so either buy a body which has the best EVF or buy a good optional EVF.

I couldn't tell much of a difference between the a6000 and a7s except it was a little bit smaller. Still bigger and clearer than most DSLR OVFs.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 06:39 UTC

It should have an EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 04:21 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies
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