sportyaccordy

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Marketing is subjective enough... anyone who hands out hundreds of thousands of dollars to someone without understanding what that money gets them deserves to be fleeced.

Still though, social media is a huge untapped platform. However, general rules about demographics and all still apply.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 22:08 UTC as 31st comment

Lol @ putting up a pic of a crop only lens for a fix for Pentax first and only FF DSLR. You guys have a funny sense of humor

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 17:53 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article Keeping the faith: Pentax K-1 video overview (96 comments in total)

You guys gotta step it up with the video content. Are you going to start doing full video reviews in addition to the text ones?

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 20:39 UTC as 29th comment

This is amazing. I hope this tech trickles down to their crop bodies.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 22:30 UTC as 120th comment | 2 replies
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sportyaccordy: Key will be the weight.... their MF version is almost 600g. Insanity. If this one is any heavier they can keep it.

I am feeling like they are going to use their existing lens designs and just graft AF mechanisms to them, which is a bit of a bummer. We will see how things pan out

What 5lb lens are you doing street photography with? Are you beating subjects over the head and then taking microscopic photos of the wounds?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 23:01 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Key will be the weight.... their MF version is almost 600g. Insanity. If this one is any heavier they can keep it.

I am feeling like they are going to use their existing lens designs and just graft AF mechanisms to them, which is a bit of a bummer. We will see how things pan out

That is potentially doable if it feels balanced and isn't too conspicuous. 50mm is my street FL... I could sacrifice a stop for less weight and more stealth. If the price is right though I can probably overlook all that.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 14:17 UTC

Key will be the weight.... their MF version is almost 600g. Insanity. If this one is any heavier they can keep it.

I am feeling like they are going to use their existing lens designs and just graft AF mechanisms to them, which is a bit of a bummer. We will see how things pan out

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 12:15 UTC as 27th comment | 7 replies

We are here folks. It's happening.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 18:20 UTC as 41st comment
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User8444450982: Unlike Nikon or Sony APSC DSLR, Canon continuously refuses to produce affordable prime lenses with F1.8 apertures like the Nikon 35mm F1.8G or Sony 35mm F1.8 SAM for Canon APSCs. Canon nifty-fifty plastic fantastic 50mm F1.8 is very narrow for APSC and the pancake 24mm F2.8 is not an F1.8. For Canon you need to upgrade to full-frame to enjoy all those affordable prime lenses. Oh my!

And is 3x the price/size and I believe 2x the weight of the other one. This is like comparing a crop kit zoom to a 16-35 F/4 FF lens. Don't be ridiculous. The two lenses do not compete.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 02:06 UTC
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User8444450982: Unlike Nikon or Sony APSC DSLR, Canon continuously refuses to produce affordable prime lenses with F1.8 apertures like the Nikon 35mm F1.8G or Sony 35mm F1.8 SAM for Canon APSCs. Canon nifty-fifty plastic fantastic 50mm F1.8 is very narrow for APSC and the pancake 24mm F2.8 is not an F1.8. For Canon you need to upgrade to full-frame to enjoy all those affordable prime lenses. Oh my!

There is a huge difference between the 35/2 IS and 35 1.8G DX.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 18:20 UTC
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User8444450982: Unlike Nikon or Sony APSC DSLR, Canon continuously refuses to produce affordable prime lenses with F1.8 apertures like the Nikon 35mm F1.8G or Sony 35mm F1.8 SAM for Canon APSCs. Canon nifty-fifty plastic fantastic 50mm F1.8 is very narrow for APSC and the pancake 24mm F2.8 is not an F1.8. For Canon you need to upgrade to full-frame to enjoy all those affordable prime lenses. Oh my!

Canon would do better in making a small affordable FF body than developing new crop lenses. FF shooters buy more lenses than crop shooters. Obviously it could be argued that this is because there are no crop lenses to buy, but from what I've seen with Sony E mount the full frame guys have bought more lenses in a year and a half than the crop guys have bought in 6. If that's not an indication of where to put the $$$ I don't know what is.

Plus FF glass is not that heavy anymore. I think all of Nikon's FX 1.8 primes are <400g. Light enough for me. Similarly their kit zooms are pretty light, as are Canon's F/4 zooms. About the same weight as any crop APS-C 2.8 glass, and better wide open. So I think crop shooters need to adjust to the new realities rather than demand things that don't make business sense.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 12:43 UTC
On article Using third-party lenses on the Sony a7 / a7R (532 comments in total)

Shooting the A7 with FD glass made me appreciate autofocus.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 17:45 UTC as 7th comment
On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (137 comments in total)
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Banh Mi: Failed, I thought it can put my camera lens on it. Couple years ago, a guy made a adapter for Canon lens on iPhone, and sold $300+ , we loved it, but he discontinued, because iPhone sensor , gonna time x4 to the lens. This product is nothing else than a button, waste of money. Sorry. Phone is something simple, not bunky. At least you should add some compact tele, macro , wide lens , make it look like a camera. then I will buy it. Because some people like me, who only need a "cool" looking gaget :D hahaha. Or 10,000mha battery in the case, and people will buy it too. These battery can help they take photo all day. Idk who make this design, but he's just a business man who never put himself as a normal user.

Why would you put a Canon lens on an Iphone? An EOS-M + the EF adapter will work a million times better.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (137 comments in total)

Strange that they don't just use the physical connector. What if I am in bat or dophin territory?

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 15:50 UTC as 10th comment
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trungtran: The question is how does it compare to the Canon 50mm STM.

Canon STM with adapter would be a similar price to the Sony.

Choice becomes going native or having flexibility.

I will need an adapter to get the lenses I want anyway, and would rather not be shuffling between adapters. Just have my EF adapter and cycle through EF glass. If they make a similar 35 F/1.8 and an 18-35 under the 16-35 maybe I will go all native. But as is they still have a lot of holes at the bottom.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 22:30 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Mixed feelings. The 50 is a godsend, no question. Hopefully it performs competitively. Will be nice to have Eye-AF with it too. But the 70-300 is like 2-4x the price of competitors options. Still makes financial sense for me to go with EF glass overall.... replacing the 17-40, 35/2 IS, 50 STM and 70-300 IS USM with FE glass will still cost ~2-3x as much. But this is a huge step in the right direction.

@fardeeman didn't realize it was a G lens. Hopefully they make a non G version soon.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 20:13 UTC

Mixed feelings. The 50 is a godsend, no question. Hopefully it performs competitively. Will be nice to have Eye-AF with it too. But the 70-300 is like 2-4x the price of competitors options. Still makes financial sense for me to go with EF glass overall.... replacing the 17-40, 35/2 IS, 50 STM and 70-300 IS USM with FE glass will still cost ~2-3x as much. But this is a huge step in the right direction.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 18:00 UTC as 53rd comment | 4 replies

This thing is cleaner at ISO12800 than my cameras are at ISO1600-3200

This is amazing

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 15:24 UTC as 111th comment
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