Petroglyph

Petroglyph

Joined on Jan 29, 2012

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Alex Notpro: What's the price?

Source SAR = 1600$

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:26 UTC

According to SAR price of A7II converts to 1600$ But it is only available in Japan on Dec. 5 and no word at all on availability in other countries. Could be quite a while to wait.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:23 UTC as 174th comment
On Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database article (129 comments in total)

Wow! I looked at the feathers in the Studio Comparison Tool. The Z is quite a camera. Interesting rough comparison: As far as crop factor goes; 44X33 is to aps/c as FF is to m4/3rds. Both are crop factor 2.0 of the larger format.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 15:03 UTC as 25th comment

Another release Canon users have been waiting for (7DII). This one is certainly on my watch list. I wonder how the new 100-400 with 1.4X TC 140-560 f/8 will compare to the Sigma 150-600 f/6.3 S? That's a 2600$ rig (the Canon + TC) compared to a 2000$ (the Sigma)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 13:09 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
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Petroglyph: Interesting the filter thread is 72mm - same as FF Nikkor 24-85 and not 67mm like other aps/c version from other makers. Price on lenses in this range tends to fall a bit after launch. It will be interesting to see reviews to find out something about its all important IQ.

True but the EF-S lens has to go to 15mm because of the 1.6 Canon crop to get a similar width FOV. The same crop Nikkor 16-85 is 67mm filter.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 12:19 UTC

Interesting the filter thread is 72mm - same as FF Nikkor 24-85 and not 67mm like other aps/c version from other makers. Price on lenses in this range tends to fall a bit after launch. It will be interesting to see reviews to find out something about its all important IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:02 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies
On DPReview Live 2014 videos now available article (24 comments in total)

Thank you for putting these videos out for those of us who missed them the first go 'round. I watched the Pentax one and will be taking a look at the Sony next. I think the only one I was able to see the first time was the Sigma.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 02:45 UTC as 12th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)

Pros:
Low cost -
Cropped sensor cam? Not so low.
Feels sturdy -
It will weigh about 1 kilogram.
The shutter is good through 200,000 actuations -
Same as $900 K3.
AF fast and responsive -
The only real pro AFAIK.
Cropped sensor when you need more reach on lenses -
Think Sigma 120-300 f/2.8
Shutter feels fast and light -
As good as 6D – hope hope.
Video is improved -
Who cares?
Lighter weight than the EOS-1D X -
But it is still heavy as a rock compared to its real competition.
Cons:
No voice recorder -
Don't care.
The cropped sensor is a negative point -
Positive for what I use them for.
High ISO noise is still an issue, albeit not as bad as the original 7D -
Hmmm.
No built-in Wi-Fi -
Competitors have this.
Default color still a little warm and over-saturated -
PP issue not a problem

Take away - I like the idea of the 7DII and am on the fence about it. IMO the body is still fairly pricey compared to the competition.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:04 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1667 comments in total)

The rumoured high MP camera? They have a patent for a foveon like sensor, but I thought that was for the metering or AF sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 23:27 UTC as 617th comment
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (150 comments in total)

New FA645 28-45 IS lens had to be there somewhere I would think.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 17:46 UTC as 22nd comment
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Samsung NX1 article (98 comments in total)

DPR, thank you for the Video. Go Samsung! Push the camera big-boys out of their comfort zone.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 13:54 UTC as 18th comment
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (150 comments in total)
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JamesD28: The 'high magnification super zoom' and 'large diameter zoom' are being developed for a full frame Pentax camera, also in development. The 16-85mm may be for FF aswell.

Yes indeed. I'm waiting for the reviewers to get out their in-depth review of that one. Canon will sell a bazillion of those. I'm concerned about the 70D-ish sensor. Maybe Canon can do a deal with Samsung for their next crop sensor?
Wait, this is about the Ricoh stand - K3 has an excellent sensor, btw.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 21:10 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (150 comments in total)
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pacnwhobbyist: Wonder what the pricing on the 16-85 will be.

My bad. Nikon 16-85 is still for sale today at 699$.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 20:55 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (150 comments in total)

You didn't see any Pentax 645Z there?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 19:22 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (150 comments in total)
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pacnwhobbyist: Wonder what the pricing on the 16-85 will be.

Nikon's was 500-600$ range I think, about 4 years back maybe.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 19:14 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (150 comments in total)
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mosc: Uh, I guess this wasn't a popular read but I have a small typo correction on slide 10. The Q-S1 doesn't use a 5.6x crop factor (1/2.33" sensor Q10 did) it uses a 1/1.7" sensor which has a massively smaller crop factor of a scant 4.7x

Yes, I know, nobody cares. Something is wrong in the internet and I should ignore it.

All along I've been saying a DA 300mm has a 1410mm FOV on a Q7 and now I learn it is only 1392mm. What a bummer!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 19:12 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (150 comments in total)
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JamesD28: The 'high magnification super zoom' and 'large diameter zoom' are being developed for a full frame Pentax camera, also in development. The 16-85mm may be for FF aswell.

Since then we wondered where is the D400?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 19:05 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (223 comments in total)
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Marty4650: If you want the smallest lenses.... then... there is always Pentax Q. They have a telephoto zoom lens that weighs only 90 grams, and costs around $250. I think it is called the "06 Telephoto Zoom" lens.

Somehow, I think this Fuji lens on a Fuji X camera would do a better job of it.

If it is OK to bring up FF lenses, then it is also OK to bring up smaller formats too.

Not by a whole lot. Have you ever tried that 06-tele on the Q7? Pretty amazing for something the size of a spool of thread. But I get what you mean.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 19:06 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (223 comments in total)

Looks like a nice lens. The excellent, but discontinued, SIgma 50-150 weighs 1350 g. (What does Sigma put in those lenses?) If this new one has as good IQ as the Sigma one, Fuji shooters should be happy campers. Nearly a Kilogram is not too bad IMO. Carry around the, recently leaked, Sigma 150-600 at 3850 g. for a few days and this one will feel like a feather. If you want high IQ and compact/light get the Pentax 50-135 f/2.8 weighing in at 685 grams. Course you'd have to stick a 816 gram K3 or similar on the back of it. The Pentax has better coatings and fully WR and performs a bit better than its Tokina cousin according to many. I bet this new 50-140 turns out to be a very good lens for Fuji shooters.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 17:51 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
On LensRentals looks into the Canon EF 16-35 f/4 IS article (62 comments in total)

This lens has replaced my 17-40. IS + ultra sharp & contrasty. 77mm filter = I love it on the 6D.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 12:59 UTC as 14th comment
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