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On Connect post Sony patents contact lens camera with blink-triggered shutter (38 comments in total)

We are here folks. It's happening.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 18:20 UTC as 23rd 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 (134 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 (134 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 9th 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 52nd 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
On Connect post MediaTek launches Imagiq ISP for dual cameras (7 comments in total)

They need to do like 4 or 9 cameras together. Then they won't need any algorithm, except to combine the images.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 10:39 UTC as 1st comment
On Connect post Huawei P9 teaser reveals dual-camera setup (20 comments in total)
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Lassoni: Laser af? wtf seriously I can't take this stuff seriously

Last I heard all light, regardless of wavelength, travels at the same speed in air but what do I know lol.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 10:37 UTC
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NicoSi: Min shutter speed setting in auto ISO. That would be a great update for these cameras.
My hope dies today :(
I will not buy an a6300, Sony.

@EthanP99 nobody said a camera shouldn't have manual control. Stop twisting my words around. Let me put it this way. What would you lose by having a minimum shutter speed setting added to the camera, with nothing else changed? Nothing. This is a stupid thing to argue against.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 13:05 UTC
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NicoSi: Min shutter speed setting in auto ISO. That would be a great update for these cameras.
My hope dies today :(
I will not buy an a6300, Sony.

In the context of a shot, yea, turning a dial to find the right exposure or shutter speed to freeze motion can be "ages" if doing so means missing the shot. There is no downside or cost to having a minimum shutter speed setting, stop arguing just for the sake of arguing.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 02:00 UTC
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NicoSi: Min shutter speed setting in auto ISO. That would be a great update for these cameras.
My hope dies today :(
I will not buy an a6300, Sony.

Not at all, actually. If you are moving between varying conditions this is actually pretty worthless. You will be fiddling with shutter speeds while the shot passes you by.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 23:26 UTC

Could this be it?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 20:02 UTC as 29th comment
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (271 comments in total)
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marmotto: this is a bad message for the all samsung customer... also TV, Phone, etc.
if i buy a samsung product can i hope for next year customer service ?

Being that they have been making TVs and phones way longer than they have ILCs, and have much bigger market shares in those markets, I would say those customers are fine.

And as far as customer service goes, I have a Samsung TV I bought in 2009.... it had a problem with the power adapter. They sent someone out free of charge to replace the power unit. I didn't have an extended warranty or anything and this was several years after I bought it. A lot of companies would have just said "oh well too bad" but Samsung fixed it. So their customers are OK.

Samsung could not make $$$ with these, bottom line. Pulling out of the market was the responsible thing to do. Look how people are rushing to buy NX gear now that the prices have dropped below what made sense for Samsung.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 20:41 UTC
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: Whats the advantage of this over the Samsung K with 10 x optical Zoom?

Size, I'm guessing.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 02:13 UTC
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (374 comments in total)

So much photographic functionality packed in. I'm not going to lie, I'm jealous! I hope they make smaller/cheaper/non WR one, maybe with a 24 MP sensor instead.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 12:33 UTC as 55th comment
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