57even

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On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2481 comments in total)
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Paul905: Which would you choose, Sony a6300 or Fuji X-Pro2 ?

Well, owning a D800 certainly isn't 'cool' ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 18:36 UTC
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Mike FL: So basicly the Canon's salsman says to DPR, others' AF and EVF is NOT up to Canon standards. therefore Canon will not glue the add-on EVF to EOS-M body.

What a logic.

Canon needs to find a new salsman with some logic in mind.

Kind of illogical. EVF is already far better then most APSC DSLR viewfinders, and the best are larger than FF.

So, Canon will only switch when EVF is also better than the 1D..?

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 18:33 UTC
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minnesotaEOSenthusiast: I don't understand the appeal of mirrorless until they fix the EVF. EVFs are just plain offensive for other than minor casual use. Hybrid rangefinders (upcoming X-Pro 2) might help bridge the gap enough to convince some of us to buy a mirrorless as a backup or landscape camera, but can you imagine shooting an event or anything for a significant amount of time using an EVF and with the ergonomics of a mirrorless camera? I just don't get it.

TV cameramen have been shooting action with an EVF for years...

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 14:48 UTC
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Flashback: The Titanic is unsinkable . . .

And IBM...

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 14:45 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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Deliverator: Digitalloyd, after looking at the sample photos stated:

"Never before have I seen per pixel quality this good, from any camera.".
[including medium format]

High praise, indeed.

This argument is pointless as you can't see the irony of your own objection. Bye.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 20:29 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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Deliverator: Digitalloyd, after looking at the sample photos stated:

"Never before have I seen per pixel quality this good, from any camera.".
[including medium format]

High praise, indeed.

What is it about the fact that I owned 7 different Nikons over my life time that you don't understand?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 20:08 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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Deliverator: Digitalloyd, after looking at the sample photos stated:

"Never before have I seen per pixel quality this good, from any camera.".
[including medium format]

High praise, indeed.

So what? Do you buy cameras because they are pretty?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 19:57 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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Deliverator: Digitalloyd, after looking at the sample photos stated:

"Never before have I seen per pixel quality this good, from any camera.".
[including medium format]

High praise, indeed.

Please explain what difference it would make...

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 18:20 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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Deliverator: Digitalloyd, after looking at the sample photos stated:

"Never before have I seen per pixel quality this good, from any camera.".
[including medium format]

High praise, indeed.

So you have to join in to prove that you can do it to? I don't get the logic. And besides, I don't own a Pentax.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 17:57 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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Deliverator: Digitalloyd, after looking at the sample photos stated:

"Never before have I seen per pixel quality this good, from any camera.".
[including medium format]

High praise, indeed.

Are you really that insecure?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 17:47 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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57even: I would love to see the Pentax brand survive, knowing that a lot of the old Pentax engineers still work there and have continued to try and put their unique creative DNA into the brand. Having owned several Pentax cameras since the original *istD, it would be tragic to see that disappear.

They have been somewhat stymied in the past by disinterested management at Hoya and venture capitalists, and finally seem to have found a sympathetic home at Ricoh, which is great. By all accounts, their old QC issues which led to my defection are a thing of the past.

Having said that, this offering is clearly aimed at existing Pentax users. I can't see Nikon and Canon users defecting to Pentax. The only direction of migration for existing FF DSLR users seems to be in the mirrorless direction.

This may not matter to Pentax. If they can sell this camera, and the 645Z, at a profit, and stem the declining sales of APSC DSLRs in general, then these products will probably be regarded as a success.

Yes, but this is more about preserving market share and preventing defection to other brands.

In terms of attracting new users, market penetration, brand and marketing budget all mitigate against them. This is not a criticism of the brand, just the realities of consumerism.

To be honest, I was very happy (and still am) with APSC. The bigger growing segment is mid-size mirrorless, and the D500 is on back order everywhere.

I am not sure this is Pentax's most efficient market share strategy, but the product margins and lens sales will probably offset that in a limited business model.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 14:39 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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Deliverator: Digitalloyd, after looking at the sample photos stated:

"Never before have I seen per pixel quality this good, from any camera.".
[including medium format]

High praise, indeed.

I could say the same about my new Bosch power drill, but I don't sit and admire it. I don't own a 'sexy' car either, but one that is extremely utilitarian. I have also owned lots of Nikons.

It's not a criticism, just an observation.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 10:14 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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Deliverator: Digitalloyd, after looking at the sample photos stated:

"Never before have I seen per pixel quality this good, from any camera.".
[including medium format]

High praise, indeed.

Digilloyd needs to get some perspective, and possibly a life.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 00:33 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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Deliverator: Digitalloyd, after looking at the sample photos stated:

"Never before have I seen per pixel quality this good, from any camera.".
[including medium format]

High praise, indeed.

"D810 Nikon. (which isn't ugly)"

Yeah, it is. It's an amorphous black lump. It's a good tool, but in the style department, it's a flatbed truck.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 20:19 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)

I would love to see the Pentax brand survive, knowing that a lot of the old Pentax engineers still work there and have continued to try and put their unique creative DNA into the brand. Having owned several Pentax cameras since the original *istD, it would be tragic to see that disappear.

They have been somewhat stymied in the past by disinterested management at Hoya and venture capitalists, and finally seem to have found a sympathetic home at Ricoh, which is great. By all accounts, their old QC issues which led to my defection are a thing of the past.

Having said that, this offering is clearly aimed at existing Pentax users. I can't see Nikon and Canon users defecting to Pentax. The only direction of migration for existing FF DSLR users seems to be in the mirrorless direction.

This may not matter to Pentax. If they can sell this camera, and the 645Z, at a profit, and stem the declining sales of APSC DSLRs in general, then these products will probably be regarded as a success.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 20:31 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2481 comments in total)
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pjbw127: X-Pro3. I have used tilting screens since 2006.
I can't live without this feature.
(Dear Fujifilm: It doesn't have to swivel though my 2006 camera's does!)

Because its a different market to the XT1, XT10 and X70... duh!

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 13:38 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2481 comments in total)
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jaxson: Well done Fuji.

Pentax take note! You should be leading this field, with years of prior experience in sensor stabilisation, but instead you've thrown that away and delivered that god aweful 'Movie SR'.

One simply can't ignore video capabilities in todays DSLRs or mirrorless devices.

That's funny, I've managed to ignore it completely.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 02:07 UTC

Amazing how some people construe this as a negative.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 15:45 UTC as 22nd comment
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rurikw: So if they can solve the problems with heat and longevity and put this stuff into our cameras there will be only one more problem to solve? How to get rid of Bayer interpolation without the drawbacks of the Foveon sensor?

It won't matter.

The sensor is 10X more sensitive (ie has 10X the photosite capacity). That means you can make pixels far smaller.

Combining pixels in camera in 2X2 or 3X3 grids would give each pixel a full colour readout with very low noise and no need for interpolation.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 13:42 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2481 comments in total)
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Kiril Karaatanasov: Is something wrong with my monitor or this Fuji is indeed worse than D5500 and A6000 by wide margin??? Noise is worse, detail is less IQ is just NOT THERE AT ALL

Yes, there is something wrong with your monitor. Is it a Sony?

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 13:18 UTC
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