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straylightrun

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On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (492 comments in total)
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JaimeA: It is hard to believe that in this time of advanced camera development this camera does not have stabilization of any kind.

To those saying they don't want this camera to have stabilisation because it's not needed: you can turn stabilisation off. Meanwhile anyone else who is doing low light work or video, it really should have stabilisation at this price point.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 17:12 UTC
On B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras article (107 comments in total)
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Aur: just a matter of time with these sytems before you drop your camera

it just takes one time to think your camera is locked into the holster when it's not, you release your camera with your hand and it falls, lens first, on the concrete below it

also, if you use that on busy streets, some people can seriously hurt themselves on your camera, the hot shoe is extremely sharp, if someone runs against your camera, they could hurt themselves really badly on the hot shoe metal

"some people can seriously hurt themselves on your camera, the hot shoe is extremely sharp, if someone runs against your camera, they could hurt themselves really badly on the hot shoe metal"

~ overdramatic post of the day

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 03:06 UTC
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Scorpius1: These will be sweet on the next 50mp A camera.. I'm seriously tempted to buy into this system!

At the cost of high ISO? It will still have less noise than m43.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 23:10 UTC
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cgarrard: Might be nice to see a few budget primes for this lineup too, get people into the system with less outlay.

An aggressive announcement regardless, and showing strength for the FE system.

@cgarrard This is what Sony considers budget. If you can't afford it, then just get a Canon entry level DSLR and get the Canon 50/1.8.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 14:27 UTC

Let's be honest, this is what you get for funding people kickstarter. Why literally throw your money away in the first place and then pretend to act shocked?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 11:38 UTC as 19th comment

At first I was excited about the new APS-C converters and thought Sony had not abandoned APS-C e-mount, but after seeing the picture it's just the old converters with a black paint job. Also contradictory to what Sony is saying, the old converters work fine with the 20/2.8.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 07:03 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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cgarrard: Might be nice to see a few budget primes for this lineup too, get people into the system with less outlay.

An aggressive announcement regardless, and showing strength for the FE system.

Did you read the announcement? The 28mm f/2 is a budget prime.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 05:37 UTC
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princecody: Steve Huff just posted a quick video on the *new Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens. Said it was better than Leica & Best E mount lens to date for IQ. BHPHOTO seems they a had in stock that have now sold out. I'm interested in this lens & obviously Sony's *new macro lens & how it compares to the Olympus 60mm macro lens :)

That doesnt really say much. Steve Huff is overly enthusiastic about any new thing that comes out and claims the latest thing is the best thing ever.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 05:25 UTC

Who is going to pay $1000 for a superzoom?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 05:16 UTC as 24th comment | 7 replies

Screw RAW. This looks like a FUN camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 07:30 UTC as 60th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1393 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 (1393 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 101st comment
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 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 37th comment | 5 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 72nd 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
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