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  • ^^ As much as I like third party lenses (I have 2 Tamron's and one Sigma) there is no guarantee that 3rd party lenses won't cause issues with new body releases.

    With Sony SLT system older Sigma...

  • It really is a surprising decision from Tamron. It may have been different if they were saving money but they aren't. The lenses have all the necessary functionality but its just disabled in the...

  • Tamron has quite a few years to work on this lens over Nikon and is also slightly less wide so I am willing to wager that this lens will give the Nikon a run for its money if not even slightly beat...

  • Unfortunately Pentax has had their own share of issues with the SDM motors. OEM is no guarantee of zero issues.

  • Considering Samyang has a grand today of zero AF lenses you really shouldn't get your hopes up for an AF lens from them anytime soon and you won't get disappointed in future.

  • TroKMac - If Sony really designed the NEX cameras for FF they wouldn't have had the LA-EA1 and 2 adapters and would have come out with the FF compatible LA-EA3 and LA-EA4 adapters right from the...

  • Yes I used to hate EVFs but was forced to get one since I was stuck with Sony. Now I have come to appreciate the advantages of EVFs and don't care for OVFs anymore. Shooting with a Canon 5D mk 3 I...

  • Very APS-C users will be happy buying the 55mm f1.8 at $1k when the optically good 50mm f1.8 OSS sells for $350 with OSS.

    Those looking into a compact system will not be very happy with larger and...

  • It was bound to be less effective than the Oly implementation.

    The Olympus uses a quarter frame sensor and also has a large diameter mount to work with.

    The Sony FE mount wasn't even designed...

  • I find it very strange you like the tiny viewfinder of an D5000 over a much larger EVF ! :P

    But yes EVFs are improving everyday so you should try them again.

  • It depends on your type of photography. I love shallow DOF portrait work and I love large DOF landscapes.

    I recently shifted to full frame and I am in love with the results.

    Going to sell off...

  • whyamihere this lens has not been tested ANYWHERE. All your points on it being an excellent lens wide open is based on hearsay.

    And no a Canon FF with 85mm f1.2 and Fuji with 56mm f1.2 ain't...

  • Well the USP of mirrorless was lightweight and compact. Otherwise why choose a system with limited number of lenses flahses and accessories over a full fledged DSLR system like Canon or...

  • A Canon FF DSLR has much more bulk. And there are other lenses too.

    Its just another choice to consumers.

  • I agree with you. But Sony doesn't seem to be interested in f4 lenses. One option is to move to an A7 type camera and get the 24-70mm f4 lens. You will get similar isolation than from the Fuji +...

  • @tkblc - Of course the A7 will have less perspective distortion ! 55mm vs 70mm for portraits. FOV doesn't matter, focal length does !

  • Compare Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS with its siblings.

    Compare Canon 16-35mm f4 IS with the 17-40.

    Addition of IS doesn't have to compromise on the IQ.

    And high ISO performance has many more trade...

  • Well the Fuji will be a bit smaller and lighter and have faster glass. Faster focusing too.

    The A7 will have less perspective distortion and slightly better IQ and offer IS too.

    Both are...

  • Commented on Nikon D750 Review preview

    Well TBH I too was very much taken away with this camera.

    One look at the competition tells me why I am so happy.

    The 6D is the closest competitor and that camera is woefully inadequate compared...

  • Commented on Nikon D750 Review preview

    ^^ As long as Canon comes up with crap like the 6D with just 11 AF points and 1/180 shutter speed Nikon will have no real reason to offer 1/250 flash sync and 1/8000 shutter speed for their $2k...

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