Mike99999

Joined on Feb 7, 2012

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technotic: This is scary news. Is the camera industry doomed? How are companies like Fuji, Panasonic, Olympus doing?

I am going to assume they are not doing well.

This "advanced amateur" niche just doesn't seem to exist.

Especially Olympus seems reckless, because if it didn't work for their DSLRs, why would it work for their mirrorless? Pros don't want tiny sensors.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 14:56 UTC
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Andreas Stuebs: Samsung was never going to make it alone, they lacked the street cred. What Samsung forgot to do is to forge an alliance with another company to create an "APS-C mirrorless standard" much like Olympus and Panasonic created the µ4/3 standard.
Would Fuji have licenced their mount to Samsung? Or even "opened" it the same way that µ4/3 is a published configuration.
With Samsung going, there is only Fuji and Sony left as APS-C mirrorless for enthusiasts. And with Sony I am not quite sure, the A6000 is getting a bit long in the tooth and a replacement is not in sight.

In the DSLR world, Canon and Nikon are by far the biggest APS-C players. Why? Because they also sell full frame cameras. Pros want full frame, and amateurs want the brand that pros use. Hence Canon and Nikon won, Olympus and Pentax lost.

In the mirrorless world we will start seeing something similar.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 14:53 UTC
On article Olympus shows gains in first half financials (139 comments in total)

I sold all my Olympus gear this year. The image quality is just not there, no matter what the hype says.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 09:55 UTC as 30th comment | 7 replies
On article Olympus shows gains in first half financials (139 comments in total)
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Thorgrem: So mirrorless sales are up 22% for Olympus. How can that be? Reading the news articles on this site and the reactions under it gives the impression that Sony has the entire mirrorless market and is destroying everything else. How can such an tiny sensor gain share? FF supposed to be the only thing that matters...

Because the Olympus news is bunk.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 09:53 UTC

Samsung's business strategies are suicidal and insane.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 08:57 UTC as 351st comment | 2 replies
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (748 comments in total)

It is difficult to take Ming Thein seriously. His photos are terrible and his opinions a joke. A bit like Ken Rockwell but without the humor.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 08:34 UTC as 51st comment | 6 replies
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)
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PeaceKeeper: How did this camera ever make it out the door?

It is an expensive beta test of Panasonic's upcoming full frame system.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 08:33 UTC
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)
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PeaceKeeper: I wonder... if this was the same camera, but with "Panasonic" on the front, would there be ANY argument that it's an overpriced flop?

Why is there an argument now?

Ask yourselves, is Leica's past accomplishments reason to give them a "free pass", and shell out $12k+ for a camera system less capable than one costing 1/5 of that?

You can make any argument you want about how we're just nit-picking pixel peepers on the internet, but the reality is the same. You are simply using an imaged hyper-critical modern perception of the camera as an excuse to ignore it's faults. At no time in photographic history would this sort of this just slipped by, as much as you may want to believe that. This idea of the "photographic experience" of a Leica is the modern construct, not criticism of a cameras system's technical capabilities.

Exactly.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 08:27 UTC
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)
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wakaba: Massively overpriced Panasonic rebranded crap. Underperforming and ugly. IQ is below average. Most expensive doorstop ever?

@Barney: it is well documented that this camera is a Panasonic design. Leica has openly stated that T-mount is Panasonic. Maybe Panasonic will release their own cameras/lenses in a few months, maybe they never will. Only time will tell.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 08:26 UTC
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)
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km25: This is Leica's first camera of this type. The zoom is not going to as sharp as the primes and remember if you are a Leica owner, say M, your lens will be less then $400.00, just use your M lens. In real world use all of these camera are in the same ballpark. Give Leica chance for firmware up grades, the RAWS of all are very close.I remember the Fuji cameras when they first came out, all the up grades to get them to where they are today. Why I put up with all the hardships was that the Fuji was made so well and gave me the operation lay out I like. Firmware up grades saved the day. They Nikon D750 is fine camera, it is a DSLR. The only good point about the Sonys are their sensors. The cameras are second rate. Shutter bounce, overheating and poor PASM, Playstation operation design. Only the sensor saves the camera. Leica may do well. Bet ya it is made in Germany.

ignorant comment.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 08:24 UTC
On article Video: What's in the future for Sony's Alpha system? (269 comments in total)
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NoMirror99: OK, supposedly FE lenses are to be announced on 5 Nov. Please list the lenses you believe will be announced, or that you most hope for.

8 new Sony lenses:
- Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Macro
- Sony Zeiss FE 25mm f/2.8 (compact prime)
- Sony Zeiss FE 85mm f/2.8 (compact prime)
- Sony Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.2 (with aperture ring)
- Sony Zeiss FE 85mm f/1.4 (with aperture ring)
- Sony FE 100-400mm f/4-5.6 G
- Sony FE 70-300mm f/4-5.6
one more thing...
- Sony Zeiss FE 135mm f/2 (with aperture ring)

Zeiss Batis FE roadmap:
- Zeiss Batis Distagon 1.8/35
- Zeiss Batis Distagon 1.4/50
- Zeiss Batis Planar 2/100

Zeiss Loxia FE roadmap:
- Zeiss Loxia Sonnar 2/85
- Zeiss Loxia Distagon 1.4/35

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 14:51 UTC
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coldcut: But what does Sony want when buying Toshiba? Patents? Knowledge? Technology? Production capacity? Market shares?

Production capacity.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 08:16 UTC
On article 20:20 vision: Hands-on with Sigma's 20mm F1.4 'Art' (148 comments in total)
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pannumon: The lens cap alone is larger than the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7.

(yes I know they are totally different lenses for totally different systems.)

The full frame DSLR lens most similar to the Pansonic 20mm f/1.7 is the Canon 40mm f/2.8.

They are exactly the same size.

Now please show me a 10mm f/0.7 lens for micro four thirds to compete with this Sigma.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 09:49 UTC
On article 20:20 vision: Hands-on with Sigma's 20mm F1.4 'Art' (148 comments in total)
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noflashplease: By all accounts, Nikon's 20mm F/1.8 is sharp wide open, takes standard 77mm filters and lens caps. Canon doesn't have anything comparable, of course.

The Nikon is soft. The Sigma is the obvious choice for both Nikon and Canon shooters.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 09:47 UTC
On article 20:20 vision: Hands-on with Sigma's 20mm F1.4 'Art' (148 comments in total)
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nir-vana: Hope to see this lens with native Sony FE mount.

@vscd: bunk. You cannot adapt M to Canon EF. You cannot adapt Canon FD to Canon EF. etc... etc...

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 09:43 UTC

Soft.

Sigma 24/1.4 and Batis 25/2 seem like far better options.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 17:12 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (543 comments in total)

I like it. The pop-up viewer is a great addition. I'm not 100% sure I see the point of a 42 mpix sensor in there. I guess they just want to make Leica look bad there :)

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 13:02 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (543 comments in total)
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jesus_freak: It's puzzling why Sony is so dead set against touchscreens, yet so innovative in many other areas..

Sony's philosophy is that if it has a viewfinder, it doesn't need a touch screen.

Personally, I couldn't care less.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 12:55 UTC
On article ZEISS goes wide with Loxia 21mm F2.8 for Sony E-mount (224 comments in total)
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armandino: too expensive for a 21/2.8. At this price I will get a Voiglander 21/1.8.

Gaah what a bunch of unintelligent comments.

Firstly, why on earth would you pick an early-adopter system like the A7-series if you wanted good value glass? Wouldn't it be 10x smarter to get a DSLR with Sigma glass?

Secondly, you are complaining that Zeiss is more expensive than Voigtländer? Seriously? Will you proceed to complain that Leica is more expensive than Sigma?

And why do you call this a Sony lens?

I am starting to seriously doubt that you have an A7RII. You just don't seem to know what you are talking about.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 12:36 UTC
On article ZEISS goes wide with Loxia 21mm F2.8 for Sony E-mount (224 comments in total)
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DVT80111: Who said there are not many lens choice with Sony E mount?

I say how deep is your pocket?

And I find it funny how Temporel claims FE lenses have terrible IQ. Which one has terrible IQ? The cheapest one the 28/2 is still better than anything Canikon in that FL. These claims are hilarious.

Sony and Zeiss have managed to put out the most compelling lens line up since Leica M, in just 2 short years.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 13:32 UTC
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