The Lotus Eater

The Lotus Eater

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T3: Looks really good! Sure beats lugging around a $12,000 600mm f/4.

T3, I agree completely. Just pointing out that that a FF 600/4 isn't really a comparison most would make to this camera. They're both 600mm, but there is a reason a FF 600/4 costs that much. Totally different markets.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 10:54 UTC
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T3: Looks really good! Sure beats lugging around a $12,000 600mm f/4.

Yes, DOF equivalency, but the noise will also be equivalent because of the smaller sensor.

No free lunch here.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 16:02 UTC
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goactive: Some of the worst photos for quality I have seen in a long time. Very noisy, very poor color and just a look bad.

ZeBebito, how much does that "fraction" rise to when you want to add an equivalent lens?

Will that mediocre APS-C body AF as well as the RX? Of course it won't, so you'd need to invest in a high-end APS-C body. By then you will have spent at least as much cash.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 09:13 UTC
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T3: Looks really good! Sure beats lugging around a $12,000 600mm f/4.

Of course, but then this is really only a 600mm f/11.

I'm not knocking it, it's just that the only similarity between the two is focal length (or equivalent focal length for all you pedants).

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 09:05 UTC
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Tomasz_Wk: If it was at least a m43 sensor...

...then it wouldn't be a Sony and so would automatically suck. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 16:41 UTC
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Wye Photography: I am glad I live in the UK.

Well about half the electorate aren't xenophobic, so let's not apply that to everyone in the UK.

How's it going with Brexit? Badly, very badly. Total shambles.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 10:22 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Stabilization is definitely one of the biggest advantage the Sony mirrorless system has over Canon. Good to see Canon fighting back.

Sorry, get what you mean now!

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 14:13 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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CaMeRa QuEsT: Really looking forward for a comparo with the only other stabilized 85mm currently available: the Tamron 85mm f1.8 VC.

Zeiss Batis 85mm is stabilised.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:57 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Stabilization is definitely one of the biggest advantage the Sony mirrorless system has over Canon. Good to see Canon fighting back.

Incorrect mick232, Eye AF can follow an eye almost to the edge of the frame.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:19 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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vscd: "Creating a powerful, timeless image requires more than just a camera. It requires high-quality, well-crafted optics and flashes to capture compelling photography,”

Wow. I call that a straight call onto Sony ;)

I doubt it, as I'm sure even Canon knows that Sony is creating optics that are every bit as good as Canon's.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:16 UTC
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kennethcooke: I guess it will be hard for Nikon not to develop a mirrorless system after the overwhelming success that Sony have demonstrated with their system. I was so impressed I bought a Sony a7Rll. It is amasing, however, I think the pixel race is now over?

By posting some photos, obviously.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 08:40 UTC
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Paul Clark SJ: My Nikon want is a mirrorless version of the D3400 that uses the F mount and has an adapter for the CX mount. Lots of people get lost in the technical details - shorter flange distance, etc . The advantages of mirrorless cameras is the more accurate focus system (no AF tuning), the advantage of the EVF (see your exposure and DOF before taking the shot), and the better shooting experience. Sony has nicely proved that mirrorless lenses are no smaller than non mirrorless lenses.

No smaller? Well that depends on the lens.

What about the new FE 12-24mm G?

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 08:32 UTC
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kristof93: I'd like to to see an apsc mirrorless bundled with a high quality af enabled speed booster for f-mount lenses and a native lens selection similar to fuji's. How they'll get decent af with 0 experience in mirrorless is still a mystery though.

@zzzxtreme Of course it does. It has a tiny sensor.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 08:27 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (734 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Im very surprised Sony advertised the silent electronic shutter so heavily with the a9. They should have never done so, and it wouldnt of been an issue. Now all the people that have never shot with a mirrorless camera that has a silent electronic shutter mode will think that they cant get band free images because they dont know its not supposed to be a normal shooting mode, just an optional mode. Sont shot themselves in thr foot here. They should have waited for global shutter before advertising it.

Read the article!

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 11:12 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (734 comments in total)
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Akpinxit: I wonder if Canons' dual AF (live view shooting ) is prone to banding in this condition

What has AF got to do with the price of fish?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 11:10 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (734 comments in total)
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webber15: Another early nail in the coffin for the electronic shutter...
I did tell ya!!

Hardly. This won't be an issue in the next generation, as electronic shutter rates will likely have surpassed even mechanical shutters.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 11:05 UTC

First line of press release:

"EOS 6D Mark II and EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Cameras Provide Photographers with Improved Features over Predecessors".

That really says it all. Your laurels, you're squashing them, Canon.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 09:40 UTC as 37th comment
On article Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM sample gallery (101 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: At just $1,800, PanLeica's 100-400 is starting to look like a bargain. It's slower at the long end, but brighter at the wide end.

It also has an equivalent aperture of f/8-12.6. It should be a bargain.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 12:29 UTC
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chshooter: It might be small and light but i strongly suspect that must come at a price. Most likely heavy distortion that needs to be fixed in camera or post with a loss in image quality.

And 1700$ is too expensive compared to the proven Sigma 12-24 Art lens

Too expensive? Seriously? It costs $100 more than the Sigma but is half the weight. If the image quality holds up then nobody in their right mind is going to adapt the Sigma to their E-mount body.

The short flange really shows an advantage here with regards to weight. I'd argue the Sigma looks too expensive.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 19:45 UTC
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M W B G: Sony must be paying ya pretty good there DP

Funny, some Sony users are saying DPR must be on Canikon's payroll because this article is apparently aimed at putting people off making the switch.

Amazing how interpretations differ according to particular brand allegiance and individual insecurities.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 08:56 UTC
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