Photomonkey

Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Oct 28, 2002

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Jacques Cornell: This should come as no surprise, as Fuji has a long history of making highly-regarded medium-format lenses.

And large format, cine, enlarging and television lenses. All enjoy excellent reputations.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 23:35 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (307 comments in total)
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Howard: This thing is big!

Just fine. Big enough for a big battery.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 05:34 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (307 comments in total)
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Yomama: I think most of us think that the camera companies are competing against one another. But in reality they are mostly Japanese companies that work as a monopoly. Their collective objective is to see growth in the industry, by selling stuff that are almost good enough but not quite there.

A is selling overall performance, b is selling small size, c is selling lightning AF, d is selling the best image quality.... So we end up buying into more then 1 system and use different ones for different situations and we change cameras every2-3 years. To be honest the camera industry just want us to act like that.... Not like the old days when a camera is just a camera.

So yes. Sigma was not allowed to produce a camera that crosses its territories and risk taking profits from the other big brothers

Yeah, Oly and Sony are happy that they are losing money but that more cameras are being sold.
The fact that some cameras have some features but not others is a matter of licensing and marketing.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 05:31 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1059 comments in total)
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Levi Civjan: This seems worse than my GX8 for everything I shoot. I'm not sure what it's better for other than image stabilization, unless you use the double stabilization on the GX8.

IBIS helps in all hand held situations and has been demonstrated many times and appreciated by owners who can see the improvement in their photos.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 22:32 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1059 comments in total)
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rwol1970: I'm still waiting for a real, affordable retro camera:

- Only manual operation
- Simple light meter
- No monitor (wait until you're home; if you know what you're doing you don;t need a monitor) so you have full attention for real photography

Maybe a manual winder for the shutter too?
Heck, NO CARD just 512MB internal memory. That'll learn ya.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 21:08 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1059 comments in total)
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Levi Civjan: This seems worse than my GX8 for everything I shoot. I'm not sure what it's better for other than image stabilization, unless you use the double stabilization on the GX8.

It seems that the market prefers Oly's style and IBIS to Panasonic's stolid qualities.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 21:07 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1059 comments in total)
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oopsibrokeit: It is a good looking camera but offers little you cannot already get in mFT GX8 etc for less money

Price is not the only thing. I love Panasonic but Olympus has charms that go beyond specs.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 21:04 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1059 comments in total)

"In terms of design, the F is a gorgeous camera, both to gaze at longingly on a table or to physically hold and use. "

For many that is all we need. ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 21:03 UTC as 129th comment
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alextardif: Taking bets on how many warranty claims will be filed after people start busting LCDs when they ram their schnozes smack in the middle with that interesting EVF placement, LOL!

Cool tech nonetheless!

It will be a problem for anyone with a steel nose.
I actually agree with Steven that it will be greater problem for left eyed photographers.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 00:24 UTC
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joe_leads: I'm wondering why they keep a DSLR mount for this camera. Why not make a new mirrorless mount with short flange distance and offer their existing DN lenses for Sony E, as well as future mirrorless lenses for both mounts? Their DSRL lenses could still be adapted.

People happily use adapters. However those who are picky about ultimate IQ fuss about them as they have seen the results of poor manufacture and iffy fit.
This is not to say that it can't be done but any engineer will tell you that you have introduced a new set of tolerances that need to be accounted for.
As for tele converters, they have the same issues but are masked by the magnification of the center part of the image circle thus minimizing lack of planarity.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 00:22 UTC
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kty: Come on Sigma, join the Micro 4/3 system and make these cameras with active MFT mount. They would be a totally unique offering to tons of people and undoubtedly very good sellers.

And add the anti µ43 trolls to the anti Sigma trolls?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 22:10 UTC
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joe_leads: I'm wondering why they keep a DSLR mount for this camera. Why not make a new mirrorless mount with short flange distance and offer their existing DN lenses for Sony E, as well as future mirrorless lenses for both mounts? Their DSRL lenses could still be adapted.

So you will be inclined to buy their lenses in native mount and not adapted.
Adapters, no matter how popular, introduce variables in the optical path that can affect IQ.
As they are very proud of the resolution of their cameras and lenses they decided not to compromise.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 22:09 UTC
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Richard Franiec: Ultra wide zoom compact is a huge innovation on its own.
If the lens performance is good, this camera will become a well deserved sales hit for Nikon.

The performance could be excellent.
Both the Sony RX-100 and the Panasonic FZ-1000 have superb lenses in front of 1 inch sensors.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 21:40 UTC
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bluevellet: That 18-50 compact sounds intriguing. I would like the mechanical shutter to be faster, but I understand this is a common limitation with those cameras.

I think the 3 stop ND solves the problem for flash users.
1/1600 is plenty fast for freezing action especially if you are at a max 50mm equivalent.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 21:37 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (643 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: What exactly was the "look inside"? Some recycled images (of outsides, unless you count the inside - just a glimpse - of the hinging screen), with a not very illuminating narrative?

That's the fifth "news" item on this camera in 24 hrs. You should all take some rest.

The people I know that work on web publications have gigantic pressure to generate huge volumes of work. Not their fault if some of the content is going to be a bit thin. Just the requirements of the medium.
As a card carrying camera obsessive, this does not make me sad.
You will notice that I even read all the comments to get down here. ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 15:12 UTC

Bravo Pentax!
A very promising intro from a company with a superb track record of good cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 22:26 UTC as 78th comment | 1 reply
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (549 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: If I wanted a camera that can only shoot at one focal length, I could use my cell phone and save the $3,300.

Really, I wouldn't give $300 for a fixed-lens fixed-focal-length camera no matter how good it was, as it would only cover perhaps 1% of my shooting.

If you are unacquainted with Helmut Newton you are missing an interesting photographer.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (549 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Seems that 42 MP is a bridge too far for the limited hardware real estate of the RX1's body. RX2 should be built around a ~16-20 MP sensor with a high burst rate, a tilting touch screen and the NW-FP50 battery out of the NEX/A7 bodies. Maybe even go down to 12 MP for max speed and sensitivity.

So... you're proposing an action/sports camera in this form factor and FL?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 21:52 UTC
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (123 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: Now that the new CMOS sensor allows liveview, and therefore makes feasible an electronic viewfinder, what is the point in keeping an optical viewfinder that demands a heavy and expensive prism, and a mirror system that vibrates the camera at each exposure? Isn't time for Hasselblad becomes a mirrorless camera?

I am sure someone is working on it but they save a lot of money by keeping legacy mechanics.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 03:34 UTC

TL/DR: I presume the trolls have rubbished the lens and/or samples while a few have declared the arrival of the 85mm messiah.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 15:06 UTC as 38th comment
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