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On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (632 comments in total)
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Eigenmeat: It's only natural that Nikon suddenly had a "break through" on buffering technology from D7100 to D7200 after Canon release their 7D Mark II. Or they just been handicapping the D7X00 up until now?

Despite what manufactures charge for upgrades, memory is dirt cheap. Doubling the buffer size would cost less than a dollar from a component pov.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 13:41 UTC
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LFPCPH: May I suggest buying a Canon 5D Mk1 for 400-500$ on eBay instead. Okay you cannot fit an M-lens but then you can mount so many other lenses on a Canon EF mount – Nikon, Olympus OM, Pentax K, M42 screew mount, ect.

And if you don't want a DSLR?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 20:54 UTC
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JDThomas: Even Fuji can admit the AF isn't on par with the SLR. Something it's Fuji-fans refuse to do.

@JD, I don't believe you.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 18:54 UTC
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JDThomas: Even Fuji can admit the AF isn't on par with the SLR. Something it's Fuji-fans refuse to do.

I don't think there are any Fuji users who believe that the X-T1's AF is as fast as the better DSLRs.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 15:45 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1324 comments in total)
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TorHA: The electronic viewfinder cannot be used with polarized sunglasses? It blackens out, presumably? That's a terrible disappointment. For me that's a complete showstopper. I must use sunglasses outdoors, unless it's quite cloudy. I can't take them off. That's not a problem for the one camera I own with an EVF (the DSLR of course is no problem).

I had high hopes for this camera. If its viewfinder is polarized then that goes out the window.

My X-Pro is the only Fuji I have this issue with. The X100 series, X-E1 and X-T1 are fine with my polarized lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 23:37 UTC
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Peiasdf: "dynamic range of about 11 stops"
Isn't that the crappy Leica sensor? Looks at the size and lack of control, I think buying an A7 series and use adapter will make more sense.

I know my X-Pro is not a real rangefinder.

But aside from both the Konost and A7 being full frame mirrorless cameras, please tell me why someone who wants a rangefinder body style with manual controls and an actual rangefinder focusing mechanism would buy the A7.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 12:26 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1324 comments in total)

Man, Live Time is one of those cool things you think should be obvious to other manufacturers.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 01:20 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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Maklike Tier: Please, minimalism is so 2007. I want at least two function dials that I can assign whatever function I like. Who wants to look at the LCD every time they want to change a setting?

Shutter speed on top and aperture on the lens. I do agree that one more dial for ISO or exposure comp would be good; they could put a dial around the shutter release.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 01:16 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1324 comments in total)
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TorHA: The electronic viewfinder cannot be used with polarized sunglasses? It blackens out, presumably? That's a terrible disappointment. For me that's a complete showstopper. I must use sunglasses outdoors, unless it's quite cloudy. I can't take them off. That's not a problem for the one camera I own with an EVF (the DSLR of course is no problem).

I had high hopes for this camera. If its viewfinder is polarized then that goes out the window.

I rely on common sense to stay out of the sun and thus avoid skin cancer.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 00:39 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1324 comments in total)
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TorHA: The electronic viewfinder cannot be used with polarized sunglasses? It blackens out, presumably? That's a terrible disappointment. For me that's a complete showstopper. I must use sunglasses outdoors, unless it's quite cloudy. I can't take them off. That's not a problem for the one camera I own with an EVF (the DSLR of course is no problem).

I had high hopes for this camera. If its viewfinder is polarized then that goes out the window.

Sunblock is an inanimate object and does not possess the ability to encourage me to do anything,

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 18:59 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1324 comments in total)
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TorHA: The electronic viewfinder cannot be used with polarized sunglasses? It blackens out, presumably? That's a terrible disappointment. For me that's a complete showstopper. I must use sunglasses outdoors, unless it's quite cloudy. I can't take them off. That's not a problem for the one camera I own with an EVF (the DSLR of course is no problem).

I had high hopes for this camera. If its viewfinder is polarized then that goes out the window.

I'm a red head with a history of skin cancer in my family. I do not need to increase my exposure to the UV.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 18:56 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1324 comments in total)
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TorHA: The electronic viewfinder cannot be used with polarized sunglasses? It blackens out, presumably? That's a terrible disappointment. For me that's a complete showstopper. I must use sunglasses outdoors, unless it's quite cloudy. I can't take them off. That's not a problem for the one camera I own with an EVF (the DSLR of course is no problem).

I had high hopes for this camera. If its viewfinder is polarized then that goes out the window.

At one time people used to not wear sunblock either.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 18:50 UTC
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wherearemyshorts: "the rangefinder system will operate not with mirrors and prisms, as most rangefinders do, but with twin imaging sensors that overlay their images to produce the same dual image effect in the viewfinder."

Away go batteries done the drain. Battery life is bad enough on mirrorless cameras. Now another way to drain the battery.

The Fuji X-Pro varies the optical magnification of its viewfinder to allow for wide and long lenses. I'm sure the Konost engineers will have a solution as well.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 16:14 UTC
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kty: Sony A7 already conquered the potential market for this camera...

True, the A7 and this are so similar. /s

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 16:02 UTC
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kty: This thing looks incredibly similar to the new Leica T.
I doubt that they can sell it as it is now.

Considering the T apes the basic design of the Sony NEX cameras, I doubt Leica would say anything.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 16:01 UTC
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duartix: Unless that black circle near the grip is another camera/sensor pair, I fail to even imagine how can they generate a focus overlap picture from a single combination of sensor/lens.

Even very advanced software solutions by Google (the google camera app on Android is such an example) need a minimum amount of parallax to reconstruct/generate a depth map and thus create a that focus overlap, but doing this temporally (à la Google) isn't practical on a rangefinder where you need immediate feedback.

Plus, if it is indeed a secondary camera/sensor pair, you will have to account for parallax errors on the focus overlap reconstruction. And what is much worse, you will have to be very careful on where you place your fingers when you shoot.

P.S. Before anyone else does it, I'm always ready to make a fool of myself. :)
http://konost.com/?page_id=7182
Yes there is. Now I'm just questioning the placement.

The AF assist lamp on my X-E1 is in the same location and it was easy to learn not to cover it. The Fuji X100T viewfinder dynamically changes the framing and focusing box to account for parallax, this should do that as well.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 15:50 UTC
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Peiasdf: "dynamic range of about 11 stops"
Isn't that the crappy Leica sensor? Looks at the size and lack of control, I think buying an A7 series and use adapter will make more sense.

Yes, if you are not interested in a rangefinder then you should buy something else.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 15:47 UTC

What is this... a macro lens for ants?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 15:10 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1324 comments in total)
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TorHA: The electronic viewfinder cannot be used with polarized sunglasses? It blackens out, presumably? That's a terrible disappointment. For me that's a complete showstopper. I must use sunglasses outdoors, unless it's quite cloudy. I can't take them off. That's not a problem for the one camera I own with an EVF (the DSLR of course is no problem).

I had high hopes for this camera. If its viewfinder is polarized then that goes out the window.

Out of all the Fujis I have used, only the X-Pro does this.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 13:50 UTC
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Marty4650: Am I the only one who sees this mock up as a copy of the Leica T camera styling?

It sure looks a lot more like a Leica T than it does a Leica M camera.

I see it, but I also see inspiration taken from Sony and Samsung. It has a circular viewfinder eyepiece like a Leica M and Fuji X-Pro.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 22:47 UTC
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