G1Houston

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ozturert: Agreed 100%. This alone shows (proves?) already-excellent lens collection in m43 system. An excellent lens like this Sigma has hard time to justify (except from f1.4 aperture).
16mm f1.4 makes more sense in Sony E system though.

This also means that m4/3 does not have enough of a market for Sigma to make a native version of the lens, which could be sized and priced properly for m4/3 cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 15:19 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (907 comments in total)
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piratejabez: I've been a regular reader for over a decade, this is actually the very first time I've been baffled by the award methodology/results. It seems clear that the Panasonic bests the Olympus in several ways, is quite a bit cheaper, AND is praised as a highly capable photographic tool throughout the review, with few complaints. I would have thought that it earned a Gold award based on its own merits as well as its place in today's market, and not severely penalized because its nearest competitor, also a good camera, has been around for a year.

All that means is that the bar is higher now since models with similar feature sets have been around for a while. The Gold rating should be reserved for a model that sets a new standard for others to follow. I am a long time m4/3 user, but I don't see G9 to be a model like that today. I think the Silver rating is very fair for G9.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 17:59 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (907 comments in total)

You know G9 is for the pro because it has no built-in flash ... Hope we can see a more consumer-oriented model (=cheaper, smaller, lighter) soon. This rush to get the pro market is not helping the general consumers.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 17:54 UTC as 117th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S First Impressions Review (326 comments in total)

"As amateur film-makers, we would have loved to have seen an image stabilized variant"

While I agree, we should also note that all key Panasonic lenses are lens-stabilized ...

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 19:59 UTC as 77th comment | 5 replies

This lens looks compact enough and hopefully won't be too expensive. They will fill an important gap in the APS-C world, the lack of compact fast and affordable wide angle prime lens, which Canon, Nikon and SONY all ignore. Hope a Nikon version will come soon ...

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 16:10 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
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BarnET: Out of all the lenses where E-mount is lacking. Sony picks the one position where E-mount wasn't lagging.

Nikon and Canon are doing the exact same thing ... Sad.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 15:08 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (907 comments in total)
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108: For a little 4/3 format I find the result pretty good , AF and IQ . Some complain of the noise at 3200 iso but just downsample to 3400 , roughly enough for an A4 print , and add a little denoise , now that wouldn't pass the test for a half-page in a College paper or an internet newsletter ??https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9301240652/photos/3719780/g9basket2f

The images shot by G9 here are not as clean and crisp as those done by a Nikon FF or D500.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 19:01 UTC

Make one for Nikon mount please! Better yet make a f1.8 version to lower the price and the size of the lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 14:38 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

Nice!!!

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2017 at 17:58 UTC as 7th comment
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for parents (128 comments in total)
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Dr Blackjack: Sony A7ii???

As a Sony fan and user... why? You list stabilization being great for stills and photos, but that's much more M43 territory. A7ii is a great camera for a huge range of purposes, but I'm not sure if it's particularly good at parents' unique needs. Even within 2 Sony picks I'd choose the relatively speedy and megacheap A6000 and then the stabilized,touch,front-LSI A6500.

Considering the cost of the camera and the lens, and the weight of the whole set, a FF system is really not ideal for the “general” parents out there. An APS-C sensor in a compact inexpensive package makes much more sense as a great compromise.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2017 at 05:27 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for parents (128 comments in total)
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TW14: you can't beat D7500 in this list as camera for parent.

Not the best for "traveling."

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for parents (128 comments in total)

As a Nikon shooter, many years ago I bought a m4/3 camera for traveling with kids. However, as m4/3 makers today continue to focuse on building more pro oriented ,=heavier, bigger, expensive, gears, if I were to do it today, I too would buy an M6, and hope that more compact inexpensive fast prime lens can come out. There is still a large gap between smartphone and top level FF cameras and M6 is the type of cameras that most regular folks would love to have.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 16:08 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for parents (128 comments in total)
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Absolutic: As a parent of incredibly unpredictable 5 year old (who never sits still, even if eating) and can run and jump for hours (where does the energy come from) this is a topic that should have had an entire forum
Dedicated to. You do need top
Of the line autofocus for this child to have any chance. One issue not mentioned in the article I found is in addition to not have a third hand to carry the camera when two hands are busy with carrying everything else, I’ve noticed
That carrying a large DSLR with lens, my nevetstopping kid kept injuring himself bumping into the lens/camera. It happened repeatedly and constantly when he wanted to hang next to me and camera swinging from my shoulder would hit him hard. Hanging camera at my waist or on my neck did make a difference, he would find it to bump into. Switching to smaller gear clearly helps.

Face/eye priority AF on mirrorless cameras is the best tool to track kids with unpredictable movement.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 15:59 UTC
On article Portrait mode shootout: iPhone 8 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 (150 comments in total)
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Androole: Now the question is...

Who is going to be the first traditional camera company to come out with a DPAF 1/2.3" sensor and smartphone-quality image processor to allow Auto HDR and bokeh simulations with a pocketable ~24-200mm "travel zoom."

It would be amazing to have the flexibility of real optical zoom with the computational image quality that is starting to be demonstrated in smartphones.

(One can dream...)

Or for a traditional camera makers to make their UIs and image processing in the camera a quarter as good as these phones?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guides: Best compacts, drones and phones (13 comments in total)

Missing here are cameras that can be used under water, which is an unique category of cameras that are great for family vacation. Top cameras in this category includes Nikon AW300 and Olympus TG-5, and this is really where compact camera still has a niche.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 23:35 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
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lotzi: As with many people here, I find that this news about using photojournalism-class, off-the-shelf cameras and lenses for taking pictures on the space station is more a public relations move. Price is irrelevant in a situation where the cost of sending cargo to the space station is in the $20,000 / pound range.

"use $6000 off-the-shelf cameras."

This means someone has already spent decades of time and millions in R&D to come up with a camera that fit NASA's needs for "just" $6,000.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 17:33 UTC
On article Cinematic 4K footage shot with the Apple iPhone X (311 comments in total)
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Richmondthefish: hey guys, i just won powerball and id like to start a youtube channel shooting videos of my cats sleeping. should i get the iphone X or 65mm IMAX for best quality????

Do you already have a modern smartphone? If you do, you can use it for great results, which is the point of this post.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 15:05 UTC
On article Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month (359 comments in total)

A 16/1.8 for Nikon and Canon APSC dSLR for <$350 please! Better yet, can you make a 16/2.8 pancake for $350? We need smaller and still good enough lens or we will just wait for the Smartphone to get better and better ...

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 17:28 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix G9 sample gallery (147 comments in total)

Wish there were more people pictures under normal light to better assess how G9 handles skin tone.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 17:18 UTC as 35th comment
On article Canon EF-M 22mm F2 STM sample gallery (176 comments in total)

Remind me of the Panasonic 20/1.8 for the m3/4 system, which is lovely and the key reason that has kept me in the m3/4 team ...

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 17:10 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
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