shademaster

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shademaster: I would take the dpaf over the dr but c'mon. It's 2017. We should have BOTH.

I think the EVF is the same as LX100. I see the tearing if I blink rapidly or move my eyeball rapidly, but it's not a big problem. (I haven't been spoiled by OVFs, so I'm easy to please).

For the weight of the 12-100... I think it's reasonable. The sony FE 24-240 f/3.5-6.3 is 780g, the Oly 12-100 f/4 is 560g. So FE is effectively brighter (and a bit longer) but significantly heavier (and not weather sealed?). But I don't think I need that much reach for "everyday".

24-120 f/4 full-frame or 12-60 f/2 μ4/3 is really the sweet spot. I guess if Oly or Panny made a 12-60 f/2 it would weigh as much as the nikon (I'm fine with that) and cost twice as much (I'm not fine with that).

Maybe I'll just get an A7 with the Zeiss 24-70 f/4 and crop if I need to.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 01:31 UTC
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shademaster: I would take the dpaf over the dr but c'mon. It's 2017. We should have BOTH.

I've been thinking about the 12-60 (or the Oly 12-100). I don't think I'd need a GH5 and could get by with a GX85 (played with it in the store and it feels comfortable coming from my LX100). But I keep coming back to the fact that the Nikon 24-120 gives me twice the effective aperture for about the same price. The Oly 12-100 could be interesting since it's so much longer. μ4/3 lenses are pricey for what they are.

At any rate, I'm going to Italy next week and my LX100 is coming with me. I'll live without the extra reach.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 18:49 UTC
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shademaster: I would take the dpaf over the dr but c'mon. It's 2017. We should have BOTH.

Also: Dear Sigma,

Please make an APS-C equivalent of the Canon 24-105 f/4 (we know... it will be big and expensive) so that we can use it with the T7i, 80D, and/or M5/6 (adapted). IMHO, it's much better to have a single 16-80 f/2.8 than a pair of the 16-35 f/1.8, 50-100 f/1.8.

This will be much better value and better DR than 6D plus 24-105.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 15:10 UTC
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shademaster: I would take the dpaf over the dr but c'mon. It's 2017. We should have BOTH.

Canon, here's me:

I have some Samsung NX bodies, lots of NX lenses.
I have the LX100 and love it. I rarely shoot with my NX anymore (it only comes out for "special portraits" with the NX 85mm). Looking at my recent trip photos, I rarely wanted narrower DOF but very often wanted more reach (the μ4/3 sensor is effectively 12MP which doesn't give much flexibility in terms of cropping).

I really really really want something like the Canon 24-105 or Nikon 24-120 for the extra reach. I'm willing to have something heavier than LX100 for that extra reach (and maybe bringing ONE portrait or a wide angle lens along with would be OK) "I'm not a pro and don't want to bring along a bag of lenses or change them". I'm not willing to give up on the rear screen with AF. That's why I was so excited about the 6Dii DPAF. But looking at that shadow noise... Hello μ4/3 2010.

Guess I'll live with my LX100 for the moment.

So, no buy from me. I'm thinking about μ4/3 with the f/4 zooms.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 15:03 UTC

I would take the dpaf over the dr but c'mon. It's 2017. We should have BOTH.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 03:13 UTC as 121st comment | 11 replies

cue the nikon fanboys...

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 03:10 UTC as 123rd comment | 2 replies
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shademaster: just put in an evf, take out the mirror, and call it a day already...

the mirror is dead. watch out mechanical shutters. they're coming for you next.

@webber15, the darkroom called. They have your negatives ready.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 15:10 UTC
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shademaster: just put in an evf, take out the mirror, and call it a day already...

the mirror is dead. watch out mechanical shutters. they're coming for you next.

"Some of us don't like banding and rolling shutter effect ;-)"

Just wait a couple of years for the electronics to catch up. It's only a matter of time.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:56 UTC
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shademaster: just put in an evf, take out the mirror, and call it a day already...

the mirror is dead. watch out mechanical shutters. they're coming for you next.

"You could use the live view for almost a decade ". Not with reasonable autofocus.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:55 UTC

so, they're charging $1100 for the 24-105L mk2?

The 6Dmk1 has a $500 price differential between body-only and 24-105 L mk1. Is the mk2 lens TWICE as good as the mk1?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 12:56 UTC as 103rd comment | 1 reply

just put in an evf, take out the mirror, and call it a day already...

the mirror is dead. watch out mechanical shutters. they're coming for you next.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 12:54 UTC as 104th comment | 11 replies

wait... aren't you guys the ones telling us the EF lenses focus "just as fast" with DPAF as with the dedicated PDAF module???

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 12:28 UTC as 169th comment | 1 reply
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Kisaha: Being there, done that,

NX500 and NX3000 with 10mm 3.5 fish eye/16mm 2.4f/30mm 2f/45mm 1.8f pancakes.

My friends LX100 is collecting dust inside its lens, and after 3 lens replace in warranty he just gives up. He just bought a NX300, but he already has most NX lenses (he owns a NX1 as well).

Seriously, I do not get why to spend so much money for a compact.

My NX300 (much as I love it) has been sitting on my desk since I got my LX100. Changing lenses is a drag. Does LX100 have dust on the sensor? I choose not to probe in such great detail and haven't noticed it yet.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 17:09 UTC

all these throwbacks should make people nostalgic for the time when manufacturers were actually releasing (and producing) new, innovative, and interesting stuff.

Nikon is killing DL. Samsung is gone. I love my LX100... is anyone going to introduce a competitor to force innovation (where's my LX100mk2 with a tilting touchscreen, panasonic?). OK, Canon has a couple of flavors of GX (5,7,9), but I can't help but feel like we're over the hill at this point for consumer-enthusiast oriented photography devices. The only stuff left will be very high end, overpriced, with a Leica badge on it.

:(

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 14:23 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
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shademaster: you guys should look up "logarithm" ;)

I agree with you, 99.9999%

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 21:54 UTC
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Mark9473: Camera production numbers are back to where they were in the 1980's. Camera manufacturers were doing well back then, so there's little reason for all the doom and gloom. The bubble they created in the early 2000's is clearly over but I don't think anybody realistically thought that was going to last. They saturated the market and that's all there's to it.

I think some people mistakenly take these graphs as an indication of cameras used. That's a big mistake. I think a lot of the digital cameras sold in the last decade are still in use. I also think the vast majority of smartphone users only occasionally use it to take a picture.

I would wager even the most grizzled, long-in-the-tooth, old-timers on dpreview who lament the lost art of composition, deride the chimpers, have kodachrome in their fridge, and claim that canon and nikon will rule forever -- even *they* ,quite often, use their cell phone to... get this... take a photo. I certainly take photos with my cell phone on a weekly basis and with my ILC and fancy compact much less frequently (a shame, actually). I think the days of consumer-oriented dedicated photography equipment are numbered.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 18:09 UTC

I'm currently happy posting photos to social media both taken with my phone and with my ILC and fancy portrait prime lens. There is a place for both.

The main advantage of the ILC is DOF control (and quality of bokeh), lower noise, and higher DR. It's likely that the latter two will become "good enough" very soon. For the DOF control (and quality of bokeh), the new iPhone+ is interesting, but I'm guessing that only after light-field imaging becomes standard (this will likely happen eventually... maybe 20 years out) will we be able to dispense with the fancy ILC setups.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 13:46 UTC as 43rd comment
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Joed700: This makes a lot of sense...just recently, I took photos during my New Zealand tour. I brought along my D750 with the 24-70mm zoom and my iPhone 6+. The jpegs from my iPhone are phenomenal. On the other hand, I had to spend hours doing post processing with my RAW to get similar results.... If it wasn't for the fact that I needed to make large prints...my iPhone is already sufficient for snapshots minus the weight. Point & Shoot/DSLR manufacturers need to talk to people in the smartphone industry. Perhaps they can learn a thing or two from them.

please...

this argument holds no water. as if lightroom on a modern workstation rendering RAW files wouldn't blow away a phone in terms of cpu power in on-the-fly jpeg conversion...

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 13:39 UTC

you guys should look up "logarithm" ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 13:30 UTC as 44th comment | 7 replies
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will the next iteration (T8i) even have a mirror at all? why bother if dpaf is so good? I guess EVF lag and blackout needs to be tolerable.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 05:24 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
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