shademaster

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On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 First Impressions Review (189 comments in total)
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shademaster: Cue the opinion piece by Barney lamenting the fact that they only put the 16MP sensor in it and are not being innovative enough because they choose to hold back the absolute latest tech in one of their mid-range cameras ;)

Tough crowd, that DPR editorial staff.

I bet people still buy it...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:07 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 First Impressions Review (189 comments in total)

Cue the opinion piece by Barney lamenting the fact that they only put the 16MP sensor in it and are not being innovative enough because they choose to hold back the absolute latest tech in one of their mid-range cameras ;)

Tough crowd, that DPR editorial staff.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:05 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies

I think we all just got trolled by Barney :/

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 23:48 UTC as 157th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)

They get DPAF with touch-to-focus working on a full frame camera and don't give it an articulating screen??? How much more effort would that have been?

Maybe 6DmkII??? Nudge nudge, wink wink.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 18:58 UTC as 154th comment

talk about splitting hairs... or splitting eyelashes in this case...

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 20:40 UTC as 60th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)

Dear Canon: when is the dual pixel AF 6DmkII coming out? ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 21:38 UTC as 278th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (100 comments in total)

canon released the M3? News to me. <sarcasm> They must have been advertising aggressively. </sarcasm>

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 17:08 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X-E2S real-world samples (100 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: Another overpriced APS-C camera. You can get the same 16mp sensor with a bargain bin D7000!

Mirrorless, just reselling the same stuff at a premium price!

Agreed that mirrorless is overpriced. Now that Samsung is dead, and my NX300 is getting old, I contemplate my options going forward. Fuji lens prices are crazy. Sony lens prices are crazy (both FF and APS-C of which there really aren't that many). I don't want to go back to OVF, so I guess I'll just either wait until Canon has the OSPDAF completely sorted out or go μ4/3. *grumble,grumble*

Actually, μ4/3 is starting to look pretty good value-wise.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 13:49 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E2S real-world samples (100 comments in total)
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SwissSwiss: Enjoyed the photos.
Carey Rose, what camera system do you use for your private/personal work? Just curious.

agree... all compelling shots!

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 13:41 UTC
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (159 comments in total)
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Caerolle: I'm just glad that their lens selection was almost as bad as Sony's APS-C offerings, and the NX500 had no viewfinder, or I might have bought into this system. Dodged one there!

I can live with my 30's (admittedly somewhat choppy) bokeh 'cause I can stick it in my pocket.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 02:51 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (182 comments in total)
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shademaster: I don't really understand the point of having a "flagship" APS-C body when the "flagship" lenses are all full frame. Why not just make a full frame sensor with an optional crop readout mode where you can (quickly) read out only the center pixels (in APS-C crop mode)? Maybe the design is prohibitively expensive or noisy?

So how about canon/nikon/sony offer some "flagship" APS-C zoom lenses? Then I could see having flagship bodies to go with these flagship lenses. Otherwise, a fast crop-mode readout on the FF sensor would make much more sense (if technologically possible).

@MaxIso,
Samsung is dead. I won't buy the 50-150 2.8, but might buy the 50-200 4.5-5.5.

Fuji could be interesting, but their 50-140 f/2.8 weighs much more than the equiv FF 70-200 f/4's.

Sony seems like the conventional choice if one wants to go mirrorless. We'll see. For this soccer season, I'll probably just bide my time and get the Samsung 50-200.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 18:32 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (182 comments in total)
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shademaster: I don't really understand the point of having a "flagship" APS-C body when the "flagship" lenses are all full frame. Why not just make a full frame sensor with an optional crop readout mode where you can (quickly) read out only the center pixels (in APS-C crop mode)? Maybe the design is prohibitively expensive or noisy?

So how about canon/nikon/sony offer some "flagship" APS-C zoom lenses? Then I could see having flagship bodies to go with these flagship lenses. Otherwise, a fast crop-mode readout on the FF sensor would make much more sense (if technologically possible).

@PerL,
What was the problem with the 50-150? Must have been MUCH more portable than the 70-200 FF, no?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 18:28 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (182 comments in total)
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shademaster: I don't really understand the point of having a "flagship" APS-C body when the "flagship" lenses are all full frame. Why not just make a full frame sensor with an optional crop readout mode where you can (quickly) read out only the center pixels (in APS-C crop mode)? Maybe the design is prohibitively expensive or noisy?

So how about canon/nikon/sony offer some "flagship" APS-C zoom lenses? Then I could see having flagship bodies to go with these flagship lenses. Otherwise, a fast crop-mode readout on the FF sensor would make much more sense (if technologically possible).

"Another big point is that this camera is seen by nikon as a secondary body "

True... but wouldn't it be easier for the FF owners if there was a magic "crop" button on the D5 that would make it perform like a D500 without the need to put the lens on the other body. (Again: I don't know about the sensor readout design issues here...) For the rest of us who don't have the disposable income to spend on FF bodies or lenses, give us more reasonably priced APS-C lenses, please.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 16:15 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (182 comments in total)
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shademaster: I don't really understand the point of having a "flagship" APS-C body when the "flagship" lenses are all full frame. Why not just make a full frame sensor with an optional crop readout mode where you can (quickly) read out only the center pixels (in APS-C crop mode)? Maybe the design is prohibitively expensive or noisy?

So how about canon/nikon/sony offer some "flagship" APS-C zoom lenses? Then I could see having flagship bodies to go with these flagship lenses. Otherwise, a fast crop-mode readout on the FF sensor would make much more sense (if technologically possible).

" the manufacturers will not make that type of lenses because the users just won't buy it."

I understand that the sigma 50-150 f/2.8 APS-C was selling well, but sigma had to discontinue it because of a Nikon OIS patent conflict.

The truth is that the manufacturers want to maximize their profits. And if they can get people to buy FF bodies, they make more money. I think APS-C, or even μ4/3, would be fine for the vast majority of use cases as long as there was appropriate glass available. But nikon/canon/sony are developing FF lenses and not APS-C lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 16:13 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (182 comments in total)
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shademaster: I don't really understand the point of having a "flagship" APS-C body when the "flagship" lenses are all full frame. Why not just make a full frame sensor with an optional crop readout mode where you can (quickly) read out only the center pixels (in APS-C crop mode)? Maybe the design is prohibitively expensive or noisy?

So how about canon/nikon/sony offer some "flagship" APS-C zoom lenses? Then I could see having flagship bodies to go with these flagship lenses. Otherwise, a fast crop-mode readout on the FF sensor would make much more sense (if technologically possible).

But seriously, my kid is about to start soccer and I'm thinking about a 70-200 equiv, so this is not academic.... I don't think I'm going to lay out cash for a D500, but I would seriously think about D7100/D7200 and it's annoying that Nikon doesn't make bright long DX zooms.

I've been thinking the (discontinued) sigma 50-150 with a canon or nikon APS-C DSLR would make a lot of sense for soccer.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 16:06 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (182 comments in total)
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shademaster: I don't really understand the point of having a "flagship" APS-C body when the "flagship" lenses are all full frame. Why not just make a full frame sensor with an optional crop readout mode where you can (quickly) read out only the center pixels (in APS-C crop mode)? Maybe the design is prohibitively expensive or noisy?

So how about canon/nikon/sony offer some "flagship" APS-C zoom lenses? Then I could see having flagship bodies to go with these flagship lenses. Otherwise, a fast crop-mode readout on the FF sensor would make much more sense (if technologically possible).

"Judging by shademasters gear list, he likes small cameras. I doubt he would have a D500 even with an apsc 70-200. I smell a troll."

I could add a 1Dx with a 300 f/2.8 to my gear list if you want...

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 16:05 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (182 comments in total)
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shademaster: I don't really understand the point of having a "flagship" APS-C body when the "flagship" lenses are all full frame. Why not just make a full frame sensor with an optional crop readout mode where you can (quickly) read out only the center pixels (in APS-C crop mode)? Maybe the design is prohibitively expensive or noisy?

So how about canon/nikon/sony offer some "flagship" APS-C zoom lenses? Then I could see having flagship bodies to go with these flagship lenses. Otherwise, a fast crop-mode readout on the FF sensor would make much more sense (if technologically possible).

"You dont save much in size doing APC-versions of teles. Compare the Nikon 50-300 DX vs the 70-300 FX."

The 55-300 DX is 530g, the 70-300 FX is 750g. 55mm is MUCH WIDER than 70mm, so it's not really apples to apples, and the DX still wins by a lot on weight.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/729938-USA/Nikon_2197_AF_S_NIKKOR_55_300mm_f_4_5_5_6G.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/449088-USA/Nikon_2161_AF_S_VR_Zoom_Nikkor.html

So if I was a D500 shooter, it wouldn't make ANY sense at all to use the 70-300 FX. And I suppose that the 55-300G DX lens "is" the "fancy" zoom I was looking for (be nice if it were a bit brighter). Thanks, Nikon!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 13:23 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (182 comments in total)
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shademaster: I don't really understand the point of having a "flagship" APS-C body when the "flagship" lenses are all full frame. Why not just make a full frame sensor with an optional crop readout mode where you can (quickly) read out only the center pixels (in APS-C crop mode)? Maybe the design is prohibitively expensive or noisy?

So how about canon/nikon/sony offer some "flagship" APS-C zoom lenses? Then I could see having flagship bodies to go with these flagship lenses. Otherwise, a fast crop-mode readout on the FF sensor would make much more sense (if technologically possible).

"What also counts is that with APS-C you get the best of a FF lens, the centre." Sounds like an excuse for lazy designers who can't design something sharp across the frame. Flip side: "if you want a lens sharp across the frame, you should always design for a bigger image circle than the sensor."

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 13:06 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (182 comments in total)
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shademaster: I don't really understand the point of having a "flagship" APS-C body when the "flagship" lenses are all full frame. Why not just make a full frame sensor with an optional crop readout mode where you can (quickly) read out only the center pixels (in APS-C crop mode)? Maybe the design is prohibitively expensive or noisy?

So how about canon/nikon/sony offer some "flagship" APS-C zoom lenses? Then I could see having flagship bodies to go with these flagship lenses. Otherwise, a fast crop-mode readout on the FF sensor would make much more sense (if technologically possible).

a 105-300 f/4.2 FF would be roughly the same size/weight as a 70-200 f/2.8 APS-C. Just like the sigma 50-150 f/2.8 APS-C is roughly the same size/ weight as a 70-200 f/4 FF.

The point is that if you put a FF lens on an APS-C body, you always have more glass to carry (and purchase, and drive with an AF motor) than you need. Always.

I see the logic from the manufacturers' point of view (they don't need to maintain two lens lines), but I don't see from the users' point of view (users should be demanding two lens lines).

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 13:04 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (182 comments in total)
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shademaster: I don't really understand the point of having a "flagship" APS-C body when the "flagship" lenses are all full frame. Why not just make a full frame sensor with an optional crop readout mode where you can (quickly) read out only the center pixels (in APS-C crop mode)? Maybe the design is prohibitively expensive or noisy?

So how about canon/nikon/sony offer some "flagship" APS-C zoom lenses? Then I could see having flagship bodies to go with these flagship lenses. Otherwise, a fast crop-mode readout on the FF sensor would make much more sense (if technologically possible).

I guess there is the sigma 50-100, but that's a bit too short for sports, no? And I'm guessing the f/1.8 is too narrow DOF for sports.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 12:50 UTC
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