BaldEgo

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On article Fujifilm X-H2S review (891 comments in total)

Great article, Richard, but one correction I’d like to point out is that there are 14 customizable buttons on the X-H2S, not 10, because there the four D-Pad buttons that can be customized as well.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2022 at 22:43 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-H2S review (891 comments in total)
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Andrei Barlea: Instead of segmenting the market with so many crop bodies (of which many are not even available to buy), Fuji should focus instead on developing a monster FF camera, bayer sensor.

Actually, the GFX cameras are technically FF if you shoot in 35mm crop mode so you kind of get the best of both worlds (unless you need really fast AF) so I don’t see a really strong business case for Fuji to enter into such a competitive space as full frame and have to develop a totally new product line.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2022 at 22:13 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H2S review (891 comments in total)
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brownie314: Now that everyone is doing good mirrorless - Fuji seems....I don't know....less unique than they used to be. If you want the DX sensor - other mounts do it just as well - and bear Fuji to the really great AF systems.

I think we can expect Canon to start putting a lot more investment into their RF-S system in the near and distant future so I don’t think we can rule them out as a serious player in the APS-C world, although the R7 is really no match currently for the X-H2S.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2022 at 22:05 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H2S review (891 comments in total)
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Zbyniu: OK, now give me X-T3 with this improved/contemporary AF and I'll buy it promptly. IBIS would be nice addition too but not for the cost of fully articulated screen. I want X-T3's tilted screen, all its dials and manual controls. I need photo camera, not video camera.

As someone who does a lot of low-angle shots, I find the three-way flip screen of the XT-3 and the GFX50S/100S to be the most versatile. After talking to the Fuji reps last year, I’m convinced that we’ll see it return to either the X-H2 or the X-T5. Given that the X-H2 is supposed to be a more photography-centric body, it would be great to see it appear on that model. I guess we’ll know for sure in a couple of weeks.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2022 at 21:59 UTC
On article Canon EOS R7 initial review (1032 comments in total)
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larkhon: I wonder how good that 18-150mm is in comparison to the excellent Nikon 18-140mm...

Yes, that’s my question too!

Link | Posted on May 24, 2022 at 04:45 UTC
On article Nikon Z9 review: a DSLR-like stills/video monster (3180 comments in total)
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AKPhotoArt: There are some errors in the R3 column:
- The R3 has a 5.76M-dot viewfinder (not an optical fiewfinder) ;)
- The viewfinder refreshrate is 120fps (not N/A)
- The media formats are 1x CFe Type B and 1x SD UHSII (not 2x CFe Type B)

...looks like you took some data form the 1Dx Mark III

Doesn’t the Z7ii take CF Type B cards instead of the Type A cards listed in the Z7ii column as well?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2021 at 13:21 UTC
On article Nikon Z9 review: a DSLR-like stills/video monster (3180 comments in total)
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kminkov: Curious as to why they wouldn't mirror Fn1 and Fn2 on the vertical grip like Canon does with the buttons placed there. Minor gripe, but it's not much to ask at this price...

Hope that some of these features (especially the control layout) creep down the lineup - maybe into the Z 6 III and the Z 7 III.

Yes, I’m big time hoping the three-way screen trickles down into a Z7iii orZ8.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2021 at 13:14 UTC
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s.seng: I am bit disappointed with the release of this lens. The Z dx system only has two native lenses covering 16 to 250 mm. I would like Nikon to concentrate their efforts on extending the range instead of coming up with a range which straddle the other two.
This should have been around sixth or 7th in the list of lenses for the system. As it is this doesn't bring real value to the Z dx range nor bring more users to the system

@sseng ... Well, it's been on the Nikon Z road map every since the Z50 was released so its arrival should not be a shock to anyone. I agree with @Rejeshb, however, that it would be nice to see a Z 10-20mm appear on the Z DX road map real soon. For now, I'll reluctantly use my MegaDap adapter for the E-mount lenses that fill holes in the current Z DX offerings.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2021 at 02:32 UTC
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tclune: As with the F-mount 18-140, Nikon is selling the lens hood separately. In keeping with the jacked-up price for this lens, they are charging $40 for the hood. Nikon really seems to have a death wish.

It's not a real problem for me because I'll just purchase a third party hood at a fraction of the price. Canon does the same with their non-L lenses. Frankly, I think the only reason is to keep companies like JJC in business.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2021 at 02:27 UTC
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Zacarias: Happy for Nikon even though their most loyal customer base didn't crack their wallets for how many years now while they patiently watched their mother ship almost disintegrate. Not sure Nikon can make up for all that is lost given their unbelievable mirrorless stumble/tumble. Much has changed dramatically since Nikon left the party. Z9 looks to be a very nice catch up camera but nothing to light up the place. Unlike the other competitors Nikon has to get the Z9 AF absolutely perfect right out of the gate. No slightly unique back screen swivel trick will cover for another lackluster mirrorless AF performance. All eyes will be watching if wallets are cracked or not.

I totally agree. For photo-centric purposes, the triaxial screen can't be beat. My problem with the Z system cameras is that the red focus point in AF-S mode is so hard to see on the back LCD screen in daylight. Unless Nikon fixes it, the triaxial screen is quite useless for outdoor purposes. I love my Z7ii but I'm not buying another Z camera until Nikon addresses this issue (not likely I'm afraid). Both Fuji and Panasonic S cameras got it right by implementing an expandable white focus box to go with their triaxial screens. They are much easier to see. Nikon please take note!

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2021 at 06:20 UTC

Hmmm, I wonder if there is any hope for a RF to Z adapter? I'd love to mount my RF70-200/4 on a Z body.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 17:53 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies

If you notice the way they worded their product announcement on their website, it sure looks like they are studied the Techart deficiencies and have tried to address them. Well, I hope their ongoing support is way better than Techart.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 17:52 UTC as 22nd comment
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Nokiron: So tempted to buy a Z7 for these adapters, just to have something different. The problem is that It's so hard to judge the performance and compatibility with lenses, same with the Techart TZE-01.

Is the product support there? How is the warranty procedure, and so on...

With the Techart adapter (which I've had since it was released), I can answer your question with a resounding "No". I even sent my questions in Chinese to help them out but no one responded on three separate occasions.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 17:49 UTC
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evaeva0705: After seeing some early review from Chinese users, I suggest people wait and see how well Megadap could pull out firmware updates for this adapter. While the performance is said to be better than TZE-01, now there are still many issues to be fixed.

- 24GM / 55ZA / 70-200GM / 100-400GM : Native performance

- Sigma 28-70 / Tamron 70-180: close to native performance

- Sigma 14-24 / Tamron 28-200: good performance. In rare occasions AF stop working in continuous mode.

- 24-70 GM / Sigma 35 ART: AF system occasionally stops working in eye/face-detection AF mode. Can't track subject consistently.

- 35 ZA / 85 GM / Batis 25 / Tamron 28-75: AF won't function at all

Bugs:

-Zoom lenses can't report proper focal length in EXIF data

-Power-zoom lenses won’t retract when the camera is turned off

- Won't focus wide-open when aperture is set to a smaller number, significantly affect AF performance when shooting sopped down.

This is very helpful. Thanks. Do you have any links you can share to this information?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 17:45 UTC
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IdM photography: Designing the Z system with the shortest flange distance was a smart move Nikon did,. With the existence of these adapters Nikon will be able to win back customers who went the Sony path...

Well, it is if you like the Nikon Z haptics and colours but want more variety in lens options until Nikon can fill in the vacuous gaps in their Z DX lineup.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 17:43 UTC
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CyberDNA13: Liars, the FIRST EVER to release that kind of AF adapter is Techart. Don't take credit for someone who already did that 2 years ago!

Nor is my Techart adapter actively supported by the company or functional with Sigma, Tamron, or Samyang lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 17:41 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 review (940 comments in total)
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Internet Enzyme: What kills this camera for me is the lens lineup. The only good options are from Sigma, and they aren't the reengineered mirrorless DG DN lenses, but the SLR designs with an L mount. Also, they are prohibitively expensive. Not happy with the L mount selection.

I don’t think it was clear from your original post that you were a prospective buyer but your follow-up post did clarify both your interest and your specific desire for f1.4 lenses so thanks for that update.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2021 at 23:22 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 review (940 comments in total)
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Internet Enzyme: What kills this camera for me is the lens lineup. The only good options are from Sigma, and they aren't the reengineered mirrorless DG DN lenses, but the SLR designs with an L mount. Also, they are prohibitively expensive. Not happy with the L mount selection.

Have you actually shot with with any of the Panasonic lenses?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2021 at 07:35 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 review (940 comments in total)
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darganslayer: Owning the S1, I wish it was a similar form factor as the S5. Once you have a lens, cage, etc its a beefy setup. Hoping the firmware updates in 2021 for the S1 will keep it ahead.

The one thing I wouldn’t change on the S1/S1R is the fabulous triaxial LCD screen, especially if you flip a lot from landscape to portrait mode like I do. I actually wish the S5 had the same screen but then I’m more of a stills shooter than a video shooter.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2021 at 23:28 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 review (940 comments in total)
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dqnielg: So, I have had a g85 for a couple years and hate the menus. Aside from that, it's a great m4/3 camera.

Have Panasonic's more recent cameras made the menus more intuitive and less... menus within menus within menus?

Another feature that is often overlooked on the S series cameras is Panasonic’s manual focus aids, especially if you use the “pinpoint” AF setting. I haven’t found another system that works better for my MF needs. With the latest improvements in AF and the new lenses coming from Sigma and Panasonic, I am finally committing entirely to the L-mount system and selling off my Canon R and Nikon Z gear. The ergonomics, IBIS Implementation, menu system, SOOC colours and, now. The growing lens selection have convinced me that I’m making the right choice for my needs.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2021 at 23:21 UTC
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