Jonathan F/2

Jonathan F/2

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What I find funny is that Nikon shows how to do small optics with the 300mm f/4 PF VR. Sony makes small bodies, but their optics look no smaller than SLR equivalents.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 19:12 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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Jonathan F/2: Those lenses look huge. Better off buying Micro Four-Thirds for the size and getting a DSLR when you need FF and proper continuous focus.

What are you guys talking about? A GM1/5 and E-PM2/E-PL7 are tiny and so are the accompanying primes. For the price you pay for the Sony FE glass, you're better off buying Nikon 1.8 G glass or even the Sigma Art lenses which are just as good if not better than the Zeiss offerings.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 07:17 UTC

Those lenses look huge. Better off buying Micro Four-Thirds for the size and getting a DSLR when you need FF and proper continuous focus.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 15:47 UTC as 50th comment | 6 replies

Nikon is starting the new year off on the right foot. I think we'll be seeing some butt kicking form them this year! I think the sleeping giant is about to wake up!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 16:53 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1795 comments in total)
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Frank C.: dumbed down piece of photographic equipment for 2k$+... I don't think so! 1/8000 and 1/250 x-sync was around decades ago, srry today it's fuel injectors, not webers! LOL

At it's $2k+ USD price point, I do think a 1/8000th max shutter speed and 1/250 flash sync should of been standard. It reeks of a marketing decision more than anything else. If the camera came in cheaper, I wouldn't think anything of it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 05:30 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1229 comments in total)

I don't get what people are complaining about. There's still a huge market for APS-C DSLR shooters. A D7200 with the D750 body would be a killer DX camera if Nikon chose to release it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 21:49 UTC as 250th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (238 comments in total)

What's up with the smearing at high ISO? My old 2007 D3 looks better than that.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 04:40 UTC as 32nd comment
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Zeisschen: 1 year ago, almost nobody thought Sony would be able to squeeze a FF sensor into the E-mount in a small mirrorless body. They did it.

1 day ago nobody thought Sony would be able to squeeze a 5-axis IBIS behind this sensor into that little body. Again, they just did it.

Hats off Sony engineers, you deserve all available Kudos for your innovations. This is the exact opposite of "seeing impossible". I'm very happy today with my choice investing in your E-mount. Keep them lenses coming and show the industry what's possible. I can't wait for your next big surprises!

Last I checked, cameras need something called lenses. Apparently Sony doesn't make those as frequently!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 09:43 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (873 comments in total)

Great camera!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 18:03 UTC as 236th comment
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mais51: Look - this Canon lens is smaller than the new Nikon 80-400, focus much closer @ ~1m against the Nikon 1.75 m, shorter and cheaper, if I were a Canon shooter it would definitely be on my wish list - let's see how it performs

Not much, but for those oft times you want to go a little wider especially when shooting big game or want to get a shot with more of the environment, that 80mm FOV is quite useful. No need to switch out lenses just to go a little wider.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 18:39 UTC

Just buy your standard filter and a cheap filter puller you can get from any camera store online.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 12:37 UTC as 7th comment
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mais51: Look - this Canon lens is smaller than the new Nikon 80-400, focus much closer @ ~1m against the Nikon 1.75 m, shorter and cheaper, if I were a Canon shooter it would definitely be on my wish list - let's see how it performs

You forgot the Nikon is 80mm at the wide end which makes it a bit more versatile. Either way, for the money I'd rather get the new Sigma 150-600mm Sport.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 12:05 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Mark 100: The photos in the article don't do the $900 camera justice.

Popco.kr does a pretty good review. check their site out.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 14:23 UTC
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iAPX: The idea of smaller and smaller cameras, while needing the same exact lenses as others (due to full -frame format), is going a little more ridiculous with this announcement.

In fact, Sony must have offered another option for the A7 serie: a rugged solid heavy body, with a solid construction, for those that want to use big lenses on it. same sensor and electronic, another construction, with a classic slr design, weight and solidity.

I'll stick to DSLRs for my FF fix. The Nikon D750 size-wise is very small for a full featured full frame DSLR. Once you put AF lenses into the equation, I see very little benefit in a FF mirrorless camera. The lenses are still big and then Sony tries to hide the fact by either making the lens a slow f-stop or by using shorter focal lengths. Plus you lose proper continuous AF.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 20:33 UTC
On Sigma updates USB dock for new lenses article (20 comments in total)
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peevee1: Why would you need a firmware for a connecting dock at all, let alone firmware added individually for each lens? Sounds like some terrible engineering.
And instead of requiring the expensive dock different for each mount, couldn't they simply add a microUSB port on the side for lens firmware updates and calibration?

Sigma lenses are all backwards engineered to work on various camera mounts. By allowing the user to update their lens via software, Sigma has made it easier to "fix" your lens just in case Canon/Nikon decide to shut out third party glass via a camera firmware update on their end.

Also what if you're in the field tweaking your lens and you yank the USB cord from the lens rendering it inoperable? The dock solution is a better and sturdier solution. Though I like how Olympus does it where you plug the camera in and you can update the firmware of both the lens and the camera all in one go.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 15:23 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)

Wow, a series of uninspiring snap shots that aren't even particularly sharp. Way to do the camera justice. *roll eyes*

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 23:49 UTC as 258th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (304 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: Best camera of the show. Period. 1" sensor killer.

You can mount a pancake 14mm on a GM5 or a 100-300 telephoto zoom in an EVF camera smaller than my wallet. To me that's pretty ground breaking!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:41 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (304 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: Best camera of the show. Period. 1" sensor killer.

Lots of big sensor, fixed lens cameras. GM5 is more groundbreaking.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:51 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (304 comments in total)

Best camera of the show. Period. 1" sensor killer.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:41 UTC as 74th comment | 11 replies
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PRohmer: I totally regret getting Olympus. I hate everything about this camera except for I.S. Olympus is a shitty company with shitty support. You're gonna tell me this is photographer's camera, so don't expect much of video features? Fujifim x-t1 is a photographer's camera, Em-1 is an angular camera. I only got it because i wanted to keep using my Panasonic lenses, but it was a mistake. I still don't get how this camera got its high ratings. Is it some kind of hipster camera? Who designed it?? It gets caught in my clothes all the time. Evolution in design is there for a reason.

I'll take Olympus M43 any day, mainly for size and IBIS. I see no point going with Fuji as the cameras/lens aren't very small and it's just expensive. Better off going with FF DSLRs!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:49 UTC
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