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jl_smith: 1). Nice to see Sony users getting a new lens.
2). Wow am I glad I moved to Fuji.

"I doubt that all of these Fuji fans will be just as critical to Fuji medium format equipment price and size/weight once they become clear."

Oh no, that will be ok because that 2/3 stop jump to GFX over 135 will be a MASSIVE leap in quality, unlike that piddly 4/3 stop gap between the 'perfect' APS-C and 135 ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 01:18 UTC
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1Dx4me: lens availability is the Sony and these other jellybean camera manufactures' Achilles's heel! you can see how much difficult it is for Sony to produce a decent lens for its camera owners. just look at canon's 70-200 f2.8 II, same look as Sony's but hundreds and thousands out there for users and what a lens it is....sharp as the devil and high quality to boot! that is why i stuck with canon all these years because of their lens selection and top notch customer service!!!!

When Canon can make a decent 50mm let's talk. Thats the problem with these old stalwart manufacturers, think they can just keep peddling the same old junk as being 'good enough' as if being good enough 10, 20 years ago means they are still good enough.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 23:53 UTC
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jl_smith: 1). Nice to see Sony users getting a new lens.
2). Wow am I glad I moved to Fuji.

That Fuji is too heavy and too expensive when you can get a tiny pocketable one from Pentax for a couple hundred bucks, the gall they have in bringing out that way overpriced 50-140mm lens:

https://pentax.com.au/products/22157

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 23:48 UTC
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jl_smith: 1). Nice to see Sony users getting a new lens.
2). Wow am I glad I moved to Fuji.

"Could you please develop a filter that cuts out any posts that mention the word "equivalent."
It would make my experience on this site much better."

Maybe you should bring it up at your next flat Earth society meeting?

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 23:46 UTC
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jl_smith: 1). Nice to see Sony users getting a new lens.
2). Wow am I glad I moved to Fuji.

No that lens is a f4.2 equivalent, pretty sure Sony have a f4 one that is smaller, lighter and cheaper.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 14:30 UTC

I don't understand this article, the official price in the US is $2599. It was announced a couple months ago.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 11:24 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies
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Suave: Good news for Sony users. They've waited long enough.

How long?

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 11:16 UTC
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jl_smith: 1). Nice to see Sony users getting a new lens.
2). Wow am I glad I moved to Fuji.

Fuji have a lens like this? Not in their current lineup they don't.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 11:15 UTC

Small correction, the 4.6K S35 URSA's don't have global shutter.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 07:24 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video (252 comments in total)
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Dave Oddie: It is a camera DPR can't help but like?

It was a big disappointment last week:

https://www.dpreview.com/opinion/4495586328/the-canon-eos-m5-is-a-great-mirrorless-camera-and-a-big-disappointment

"In fact, despite its comparatively pedestrian feature set, given the choice, I'd take an EOS M5 out with me over a Sony Alpha any day of the week."

Oh it was noted. A camera that at the time had had nothing but a brief hands on with, with so very few lenses, significantly inferior image quality and feature set - But yeah that is obviously such an easy statement to make and continue to make right?

Believe it or not having a limited feature set (like the Canon with powershot menus) will make menus smaller and easier to navigate, a bit like using MS paint, it is 'so easy and intuitive vs using Photoshop' right?

I like in the video how gushing DPR are over it being their favourite mirrorless right now, other systems get canned for not having enough lenses, being too complicated, wrong assumptions by ill informed bloggers, having too many features for the (wrongly assumed) target market. But having a handful of kit zooms and one slow focussing prime makes this Canon top of the heap ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 01:29 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video (252 comments in total)
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Andrew Butterfield: Clearly it is – in isolation – a very nice camera that will be able to take great photos.

But would you buy this when faced with a very interesting set of alternatives? Perhaps if you had old Canon lenses. But I don't like the idea of using adapters for old lenses – lenses that are mostly rather big for a compact system camera. And the choice of native lenses is, well, not much of a choice.

The lack of 4K is just perverse too. I don't understand that. I think many people will pass on the M5 just because of that. I almost didn't buy my Olympus E-M5 Mk II because of that lack, but that was some time ago.

As the owner of an Olympus E-M5 Mk II I think Canon should be ashamed of their choice of the 'M5' name for this camera. That's perverse too.

The main thing going for it is that it is much, much better than its Nikon rival. Oh wait, Nikon doesn't have a rival. Not even one they've announced but not managed to get working.

"As the owner of an Olympus E-M5 Mk II I think Canon should be ashamed of their choice of the 'M5' name for this camera. That's perverse too."

As an owner of a Leica M5 I find it perverse that Olympus think they can call their camera an 'E(lectronic)-M5', disgusting!

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 01:21 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video (252 comments in total)
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Everythingis1: Hey, it does the basics extremely well! Like every other camera since 2012. Its also the same size as the fullframe A7Rii, bonus!

No no, they said in the video it is 'very very small' and '55% of the size of the 80D' but all the DSLR people will tell you the A7R II isn't really any smaller than a DSLR ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 00:14 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (430 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: how long does it take to clear the buffer on the slow memory card slots?

54 x 42MP files.... that´s a lot of data.

the most frustrating thing (beside the kit lens) on my A6000 is the buffer and write times. with 42MP files and basically slow memory cards this must be a nightmare?

Did you watch the video?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 12:52 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (430 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: what about the aperture closing down for fast shooting?

i read for 12 FPS you basically shot at f9.. is that true or did someone tell me BS?

I think you misunderstood that you can't shoot C-AF at 12fps with it stopped down further than f9, not that you have to use f9.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 12:39 UTC
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sierranvin: "In an act of mercy, Sony has also redesigned the a99 II's menu system."
One of the best sentences dpreview has ever penned!
Brilliant!

DPR hates Sony menus, honestly I think Canon are way worse.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:26 UTC
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69camaroSS: This thing is going to be awesome for video! full-frame 4K. Think of the DOF options that won't be accessible on anything else besides the E mounts. And you'll actually have a big enough battery to use it. If the AF system is on point, Sony has a winner. This could be the new Mk2 for filmmakers.

Same battery as A77 II and A99, A900 etc. Battery life will be improved over A7R II which is a similar camera with half the size battery.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:25 UTC
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Ace of Sevens: This has been rumored for a long time now.

Slightly less long than the 5D IV.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:18 UTC
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Auricom: is this wheather sealed?
SONY ftw...

Yes.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:03 UTC
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Tommi K1: "Finally, an in-camera AF limiter will be included to achieve faster focusing by limiting the focus range of the lens, thus preventing time-consuming focus hunting."

That means Olympus has implemented a software focus limiter that photographer can program to limit focusing between point A and point B distances....

A lens focus limiter is not required.

So think about it. You set focus limiter to distances where subject doesn't go, like in tennis field the player doesn't go over the net, so one there and then another to back field.

Or birds in trees so it is just couple meters just next branches instead rear trees or front branches.

Yep, just like on the A99 some 4 odd years ago (but good to see it coming to mirrorless like this all the same).

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:00 UTC
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Intermittentoverexposure: Frack. The same stupid swing-out screen as the E-M5 series. Newsflash: Nobody cares about selfies - vertical flip up/down is far nicer to use.

"It is better"

It is not. Fully articulated are ergonomically challenged at best.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:58 UTC
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