Vignes

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EdwardBingo: I do not longer believe ir 3rd party lens makers. I am waiting for canon to update its 85mm, 1.8 is too soft and makes too much AF mistakes, 1.2 is too slow to focus. Had much hope for the Tamron 85 1.8, but after testing found it to be good in static scenes but inferior to canons 85 1.8 on moving subjects, Tamron had 3 of 10 keepers (it was always behind the subject) while Canons 85 had at least 7 of 10 in AI servo (yes I use 85 in AI servo). I am sure 3d party lenses on Canon do not use the whole protocol of lens/camera communication. That why i keep 35mm IS always on and didn't had any issues in any shutter speed ever, while Tamron users report issues on higher shutter speeds, maybe the camera manages IS work depending on shutter speed on native lenses... All in all, when cameras and lenses progress and will become more and more complex, for (non licensed) third party makers it will eventually be harder and harder to backwards engineer the compatibility and communication protocols.

sushi... taking competition product and reverse engineering is unethical. actually, Sigma is lucky that Canon or Nikon are not a US/western company as such otherwise they'll be in courts spending millions. Just think about it. I think Canon and Nikon should be appreciated for this but don't expect them to slow down development for 3rd party lens company or providing free support for them. now that's too much.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 12:54 UTC
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Dan DeLion: Three good reasons not to buy third party lenses! Canon, Nikon, Sony…, are under no obligation to make future changes compatible with past third party lenses. In fact so doing could inhibit the manufacturer’s introductions of advanced technologies. So, if you buy a third party lens you take your chances. Canon owners can certainly can complain about Canon’s ever changing lens mount that prohibits the use of past Canon lenses on current Canon bodies.

don't think Dan meant lens mount. there is so much going software wise between a native lens and the body. Don't think 3rd party lens maker can re-engineer all of them otherwise I also suspect, one fine day Canon or Nikon is going to file a case against the likes of Sigma. what would happen is we'll keep losing advanced features like in camera correction data or advancement in AF. 3rd party lens would only be good for MF. This is a high risk area for those whom do photography for a living and needs tightly integration systems (lens, body, flash etc.) which works properly all the time. i guess that's what we pay for using native lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
On article Sony a9 first look videos (300 comments in total)
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Mk7: The digital Maxxum/Dynax 9. Minolta still teaching Canikon a thing or two.

when Sony introduced the E mount, they've moved away from those Minolta path. I used to be a Minolta user. continued till a550 but moved to another brand. Minolta died years ago. This is Sony technology full on. If Minolta was not acquired by Sony, the camera division would have gone bankrupt. Maybe they should learn something from Canikon especially Canon about running a camera business.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 06:53 UTC

nice looking camera, maybe the a9 should have used this design/ergo.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 06:22 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1880 comments in total)
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endofoto: This is the ultimate sports camera. I think Sony is sparing its best sensors to itself and selling lower quality sensors to Nikon. This is perfectly normal for competition. I could not see sync speed. I hope that Sony could find a solution for old shutter curtains.

The d500 is not a all rounder gear like D7200. It's a sports specialised very similar to 7D2. Usually used >1K ISO. The comparative DR gets better from those ISO. The 7D2 got critiqued for it to. If you need an all rounder APC-S DSLR, the D7200, 80D are better choice and performs better in lower ISO. You need to pick your gear for what you want or end up frustrated plus lose a lot of money.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 13:42 UTC
On article Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap (56 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: Fujifilm strives in product development but too weak in marketing and selling methodology

typical Japanese approach, spend 80% on R&D and 20% on marketing vs. US companies where they spend 20% on R&D and 80% on marketing. best example: Harley Davidson... low tech but the marketing hype makes the usual Joe think that it's something extraordinary.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 02:40 UTC
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OlyPent: Better idea; can the useless and often politically-motivated and ill-deserved Nobel Peace Prize and turn it into a prize for developments in electronics.

imaging technology has enabled and assisted in success of other fields. medical technology or science wouldn't have achieved all those successful research (which includes those Nodel prize winners) without this sorts of technology. media simplification has enabled reporting work to provide minute by minute reporting of incidents. It'll be absolute ignorance for some to ignore the fact. In fact siting behind a device, looking at a digital monitor and typing this comment with ease is contributed by this sorts of technology.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 02:22 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)

27 point AF for a crop sensor? DSLR at this price point should be an all rounder. Sensor is good but files can be altered via post processing but picture out of focus??? lot's people here comparing this with D7200 and 80D. canon and nikon has some of the best AF matched with their super fast lens. Pentax seems to be only focusing on static stills shots not dynamic/fast stills shots. used to own K5 with some nice primes. excellent camera for static shots but disappointing for fast moving shots. sold it. still keeping the lenses, waiting for pentax to produce an all rounder like the D7200 and the 80D. Pentax produces many camera bodies servicing the same purpose. Look at Fuji, their new generation AF is pretty good for high speed/sports shots. Other camera makers provide various bodies that caters all their users needs. lens line up and quality is another area that Pentax needs to look into. good thing is Sigma makes pentex mount.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 03:45 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
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10zero10: This is why I sold all my Canon gear, and all my Nikon gear and bought Fuji. For now, and that's a big caveat, they are the only camera company who seems to get great lenses, great ergonomics, great image quality, a compact system (because it's the 21st century and my digital camera should not be bigger than my 35mm film K1000 SLR from 1978!) and MOST IMPORTANTLY--unlike other mirror-less systems--they update their old products relentlessly. This is why they have my hard earned money. Thanks

need to check before writing... just because Fuji can't make good compact lens doesn't mean others can't make. Have you checked EFM 22mm, EF 40mm? How about Olys primes, 17, 25, 45

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 04:00 UTC

innovative company but they tend to play around with formats which is great but remember the ridiculous Sony's venture into flash memory card business with so many memory stick format development until they settled for the global standards SD/CF. Their approach to ILC seems to be same. They are trying out as many formats (especially Lens) as they can to lure customers. Eventually they'll ditch one of these formats when it's not selling well, it cost too much to maintain and continue developing. Lens integration software will be advancing to a point where using 3rd party lens or even different Sony lens format won't be sufficiently adapted via lens adapters. So would it be A, E or FE?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 04:35 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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5DMK3: I was at Photokina, this is my second time.
Nikon was lame, where is the new 820? Nikon Actioncam LOL.
Sony was boring with no new e mount camera, or RX100.
Olympus and Fuji just saved the day with alot cool stuff.
Spend alot of time at trying there gear.
Canon 5DM4 I tried it and quickly moved on.

Now im a bit of a camera pain, since Fuji XT2 was really good, new Olympus can not come soon enough, and Canon 5DM4 is just sigh..

don't think Fuji, Oly and Pana are underdogs in the mirror-less market. They're well established now. people like underdogs and sometimes it attracts some. But to keep saying they're underdogs is an overstatement. Fuji AF is unreliable but their X system is so established to a point where people buy them reading all the hype and for feel good thingy.
Canon looks like may fill the underdog status for MILC.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 05:01 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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Morvegil: Most sony users have moved to Mirrorless. Dead tech here.

Don’t see the value of using SLT technology these days in the digital world unless Sony wants to implement OVF.
On sensor AF in MILC is so advanced these days. See how Olympus implemented the EM1 PDAF and provided a good platform for those E series users to continue using their Zuiko lens with an adaptor.
DSLR nowadays is a different platform compared to when they’re released decades ago. They are now becoming a full dual mode platform as such users can user dual sensor (using mirror and independent PDAF sensor) with OVF for speed or single sensor (lockout mirror and on sensor AF) for video or high accuracy AF shots application. Canon is certainly going in this direction with their dual pixel sensors.
Sony should continue developing and refining the on sensor AF technology and come up with a mirror less A-mount.

Separate to that, Sony claim -4EV sensitivity for low light shots. Is this the sensor spec or compensated value with the inclusion the SLT light losses?

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 14:31 UTC

Don’t see the value of using SLT technology these days in the digital world unless Sony wants to implement OVF.
On sensor AF in MILC is so advanced these days. See how Olympus implemented the EM1 PDAF and provided a good platform for those E series users to continue using their Zuiko lens with an adaptor.
DSLR nowadays is a different platform compared to when they’re released decades ago. They are now becoming a full dual mode platform as such users can user dual sensor (using mirror and independent PDAF sensor) with OVF for speed or single sensor (lockout mirror and on sensor AF) for video or high accuracy AF shots application. Canon is certainly going in this direction with their dual pixel sensors.
Sony should continue developing and refining the on AF sensor technology and come up with a mirror less A-mount.

Separate to that, Sony claim -4EV sensitivity for low light shots. Is this the sensor spec or compensated value with the inclusion the SLT light losses?

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 00:28 UTC as 10th comment | 6 replies
On article Leica and Huawei to create joint R&D center (89 comments in total)
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Old Cameras: I think it cheapens the brand of you slap it all over any old product. Leica is exclusive and stands for German quality and craftsmanship. These ideas are completely at odds with a disposable Chinese cell phone. (All phones are disposable)

dennis tennis, to say Japanese can't make top quality product is an understatement. You haven't done your research wisely. a lot of German and other country product makers rely on precision parts from Japanese companies components: imaging products which includes lens, medical products, aviation, automobile and the list goes on. There were so many EU companies struggled to complete their manufactured product during the Tsunami crises in Japanese because the part makers has to close their factories in Japan.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 07:06 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video (259 comments in total)

this time Canon chooses 80D platform and build a MILC around it. Except for lack of 4K video, this seems to be alright package. Something tells, they may introduce another MILC after the anticipated 6DMk2 and base it on the 6DMk2. retain APSC sensor or use FF sensor which able to use EF-M lens in crop mode and use EF lens via adaptor for FF. I have the 6D, good hi ISO IQ but lacked a bit more sophistication in the AF department. Expect 6dMk2 to have better AF (similar to 80D), 4K and touchscreen/tilt screen etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 06:42 UTC as 11th comment
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (42 comments in total)
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arrr: Very nice upgrade from the G7. The only thing that sucks about it is having to wait to get one.

At least you're in a better situation than me. I just bought the G7. This is a far better spec'd body than the G7's.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 13:20 UTC
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Silat Shooter: Have to say this is FUN!! Sony blindsided us with this and kept it under wraps unbelievably well till the first day of Photokina. Looks like an amazing camera! Can you smell rebates for the Canon 5D cameras? As a Canon shooter myself, I applaud Sony for 'bringing it' and giving the industry a camera that will create a lot of buzz.

Two thumbs up for not letting this leak early and for real excitement in a new product!

Sony 'smoked' Canon. how successful was the original a99 will tell us about the success of A99II. There are many whom left the A/M mount to other Nikon/Canon because Sony keeps going for wild mirrorless adventure. Now they realise, oops Canon/Nikon are still around with their DSLR and we need to so something about this. They expect to introduce the A99II and get back their lost customers from Canon/Nikon? This looks like a very desperate move, to me. Desperate or not at least the people whom has invested on A/M lens has good, modern body from Sony.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 13:09 UTC
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Ionian: $3200 and they're still pushing their useless, substandard flash mount instead of going back to the much more superior iIso mount. Gotta give Sony credit...it takes balls to double down on bad decisions and ask serious money for them.

BRWAT, you can't compare with Nikon and Canon entire offer, Lens, flash, support (especially Canon)... the entire ecosystem. You're only looking at a camera body. People are willing to pay more for Canon/Nikon because of this than just the camera body. Very similar to Pentex. their K3 is an excellent camera but Pentex will have a hard time justifying a higher price as people would just go and buy Cameras like 80D, D7200 or even a 7D2.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:59 UTC
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bernarte: Watch Tony Northrup predicting the Future of Photography predicting the death of many systems including the A-mount https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMnBRD7fEVg

Tony N is like a tall grass, follows where the win blows. Once he is convinced, he try all kind of stunts to proof the cameras that he no longer believes wrong.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:48 UTC
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Vignes: Only proves that DSLR is a life and kicking. Why would SONY invest on this technology unless there is merits.

DSLR means Digital single lens reflex. SLT is similar (uses mirror) but the mirror is static which reflects light to focus and image sensors. Their are both similar (reflecting light via mirror). what I meant was, Sony must see some merits with mirror'd camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:44 UTC
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