rxbot

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Much needed to compete with Sony and Canon.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 21:01 UTC as 22nd comment | 7 replies
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NAwlins Contrarian: The 11 elements in 9 groups design is pretty low for the latest zoom lenses,* and suggests lower performance than what one might want for fairly high-resolution sensors (even the 20 and 16 MP sensors MFT currently uses), but $499 is hardly a kit-zoom price. So has Panasonic used a bunch of exotic element shapes and materials to do more / better with only eleven elements, or do they figure weather-sealing justifies the price, or what?

*Comparison points, admittedly none totally comparable:
Sony 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5: 14 elements in 10 groups (and an older design)
Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4: 14 elements in 10 groups
Canon 15-86mm f/3.5-5.6: 17 elements in 12 groups
Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-3: 17 elements in 13 groups
Nikon 24-120mm f/4: 17 elements in 13 groups

Nikon 18-70 3.5-4.5 15 elements 13 groups DX lens

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 15:23 UTC
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straylightrun: Nikon, quit playing games and just make a proper mirrorless system.

300mm=810 +new sensor not bad

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (520 comments in total)

Needs hybrid autofocus (not likely) and OVF & EVF (not likely also) will probably have Sony latest, greatest sensor and somebodys latest fastest processors.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 21:20 UTC as 128th comment

Do not understand why people will complain about images such as these. Obviously something will be lost in posting them on the web. I thought subject matter was also fine for a quick look at a teleconverter accessory.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 01:56 UTC as 9th comment
On article Pentax K-3 Review (516 comments in total)

The people we need to hear from are the people waiting for the D400, how they see this camera would be very interesting. Remember Nikon has not done much in the lens line for DX shooters.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 18:56 UTC as 152nd comment

Does not write 4K in camera only if you add $1000 worth of attachments for now Panasonic does do 4K in camera. Should be great dynamic range though with those big robust pixels.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 17:29 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Samsung NX30 real-world samples gallery (62 comments in total)

@beaver NX30 is APS-C sensor this is not the new one inch sensor Samsung camera, The NX300 had good IQ also and the lenses have good rep also. I think they have priced it very high from what I have heard.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 05:50 UTC as 20th comment | 7 replies
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rxbot: The M 1 and A 1 should be tested with the 18mm f2 lens and tested against each other and other cameras fitted with similar 28mm equivalent lens. I would include the E-M 1 as this would just compare still IQ not other aspects it would be interesting to see how a $600 with kit lens (A 1) but use the 18mm for test would compare to GX7,E-M 1,NEX6,NX300 and say Nikon D7000 to keep it at 16MP and of course the GR and Nikon A should be included also.

Well the Fuji 18 is a pancake so edge performance suffers as is typical of pancakes. Center performance is quite good I believe. Obviously I picked 18mm for ease of comparison to GR and NikonA. Since GR and the A are fixed lens we can't use a Sigma or something that is available for all. Still would be interesting to see results as we know the GR and the A are very good.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 01:25 UTC
On article Welcome to our studio test scene (270 comments in total)
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Trollshavethebestcandy: What no cat?!?!?!?!? People 99% of the time take cat pics so if you want real world items put some purr and fur in there dang it! I want cat pics!

Stuffed lynx would be purrrfect !

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 22:54 UTC

The M 1 and A 1 should be tested with the 18mm f2 lens and tested against each other and other cameras fitted with similar 28mm equivalent lens. I would include the E-M 1 as this would just compare still IQ not other aspects it would be interesting to see how a $600 with kit lens (A 1) but use the 18mm for test would compare to GX7,E-M 1,NEX6,NX300 and say Nikon D7000 to keep it at 16MP and of course the GR and Nikon A should be included also.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 22:15 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
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mpgxsvcd: The Sony A3000 is making everyone rethink their price points.

Go to visual science lab and see what Tuck says about 3000 and he uses Sony gear.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 21:40 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-M1 Review (222 comments in total)

It would be great if someone put the 18mm on the X-M1 and X-A1 and compared to Ricoh GR,NikonA and 28 equivalent on E-M1 . That will pit APS-C against m43s and Xtrans versus Bayer.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 21:29 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
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limlh: A sensible product differentiation for Fujifilm, offering a budget X-series that will compete against the Ricoh GR and Nikon A with the added advantage of interchangeable lens. It looks very nice, but with a Bayer sensor and AA filter, it does not interest me.

If you don't want the Bayer sensor you buy the X trans in the X-M1 unless you buy Fovenon in DP Merrill.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 07:50 UTC
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kff: Is it really an economical way to develop that body with other type sensor ?

All off the shelf parts assembled in Thailand.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 06:50 UTC
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abortabort: I think this would make a nice combo with 18mm f2

Or 23mm for 35mm equiv or my choice for street 27mm equiv to 40mm which I feel is a nice compromise between 35 and 50 for a walkabout street shooter. Plus that 27mm will make the smallest package together with X-A1 or X-M1.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 06:48 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Who dares wins.

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This appears to be a very complete camera in an affordable and attractive package at an entry level price that will have good still and video image quality.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 06:38 UTC
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rxbot: Well it is official now, no X trans sensor, does have aa filter and priced right with the 16-50. This camera should do well . APS-C sensor with up to date processing engine For those that do not require a viewfinder this camera offers small package with big sensor at right price. Should shake up the market. What optical finder would go on the hotshoe to use with 27mm lens?

Thanks for the VF- 1 tip.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 06:31 UTC

Rico over at Fuji rumors had a pre production camera for 6 weeks he has 75 jpegs for view over at Fuji Rumors by a link in his article on the camera plus lots of samples in the article.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 06:24 UTC as 48th comment
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kaffina: No evf = no X-A1 for me. But anyway a beautiful camera and wish it had the option of a optional EVF.

New X-E2 or 1s should be announced in October it will have all the newest X trans related gear plus the built in EVF, of course it is probably $500 more.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 06:17 UTC
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