gphome

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Jan 20, 2014

Comments

Total: 289, showing: 221 – 240
« First‹ Previous1011121314Next ›Last »
On article Hands-on with the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art (334 comments in total)

You have to give Sigma credit, they have elevated themselves from being a standard third party option, at a tier below native glass, to being seen a top glass maker, often standing toe to toe with native glass but at a lesser price point.

Kudos to m43 and Sony also for opening their mounts and allowing easy competition with their own lenses, and further more Panasonic having an alliance with Sigma... no easy task coming out on top of that glass war

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 19:44 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art (334 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mr Bolton: I wish they'd make this in Fuji X mount. I can't afford to enter the L mount ecosystem at this time.

The Fuji is a great lens, but at F3 equivalent aperture at 75mm rather than 85mm at F1.4, it doesn’t offer the same thing.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 19:06 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III review (1719 comments in total)

This camera needed to have class leading AF, and it doesn’t. Game over

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2020 at 07:23 UTC as 107th comment | 16 replies
On article Canon EOS R5 added to studio test scene (547 comments in total)

As a Sony user, the headline here is that with this sensor Canon FINALLY has caught up and is competitive with Sony in sensor performance. They were bashed (rightly so) for being behind for so long therefore they should be commended for closing the gap.

This is also great news for Sony shooters as strong competition keeps Sony on their toes, personally I think sticking with the 3 year old APS-C sensor in the A6600 was a very Canon-Like (over the last decade) move. Having strong competition means Sony can ill-afford to hold back on features

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2020 at 17:28 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X-T4 review (1492 comments in total)
In reply to:

JSalk53: I think this is the one of most balanced cameras ever made, joining older cameras such as the Panasonic GH5 and the Sony A7III. I would also Like to say the X-H1 is a part of this illustrious group.
The GH5 and A7III are still relevant even now!

Nothing can touch A7iii autofocus performance at anywhere near the price point even now.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2020 at 20:02 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T4 review (1492 comments in total)
In reply to:

Dr Howard: Some advice please:
I have a Panasonic GH2 and want to update to a better camera (mainly for stills). Apart from the M4/3 size and articulated screen, what I really love is my Leica 42.5mm f1.2 it is a fab lens for portraits etc - all the other M4/3 lenses I have are so so. I am reluctant to give it up. Can anyone comment on how the Fuji 56mm f1.2 compares on an XT4?

The slow focusing (by 2018 onwards standards) on the 56 F1.2 is due to the slow focusing motors used, not the amount of glass. There are 85mm full frame lenses with much more glass to move that still focuses much faster than the Fuji 56.

The standard these days for a 85mm (or 56mm for Fuji) is tack sharp wide open, as seen in recent 85mm lens releases.

Fuji need to refresh their fast primes, no-one wants F3 equivalent for a portrait lens

Link | Posted on May 28, 2020 at 20:00 UTC

I work using catelogues in Capture One, and those are created on a Google drive folder in Windows explorer using Google back-up and sync (which works locally but starts syncing to Google server straight away). I just connect any computer to that folder using Google back-up and sync, and I've got instant cross device sharing. I'm not sure what is new about this.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2020 at 19:11 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

gphome: The battery life on the Sony just stands out from the competition, and impressive considering the A7iii is a few years old now and is the lightest camera here. I don't think the article touches on the battery life enough to be honest... Would be a major advantage when shooting weddings.

I think overall it shows just how good a camera the A7iii was when launched at the price point it was launched at, that all the rivals that come after it, sometimes more than a year after, still can't match it as a package.

Lets see what Sony brings with the A74

Exactly, if you get 1200 shots with your camera (which is above the CIPA rating), then you will probably get 2000 with the A7iii

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2020 at 18:07 UTC
In reply to:

gphome: The battery life on the Sony just stands out from the competition, and impressive considering the A7iii is a few years old now and is the lightest camera here. I don't think the article touches on the battery life enough to be honest... Would be a major advantage when shooting weddings.

I think overall it shows just how good a camera the A7iii was when launched at the price point it was launched at, that all the rivals that come after it, sometimes more than a year after, still can't match it as a package.

Lets see what Sony brings with the A74

No, I was looking at like for like consistent testing based on a standard as shown in this article, rather than one-off statements by equipment owners, with no consistent testing at all.

It is then unusual, and rather ironic, to be accused of being a fan boy and wanting a pick-me up by someone defending their camera brand by stating their own personal and not proven usage somehow overrides the information shown in this article. You've actually done what you are accusing me of doing.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2020 at 16:59 UTC

The battery life on the Sony just stands out from the competition, and impressive considering the A7iii is a few years old now and is the lightest camera here. I don't think the article touches on the battery life enough to be honest... Would be a major advantage when shooting weddings.

I think overall it shows just how good a camera the A7iii was when launched at the price point it was launched at, that all the rivals that come after it, sometimes more than a year after, still can't match it as a package.

Lets see what Sony brings with the A74

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2020 at 16:08 UTC as 107th comment | 22 replies
In reply to:

photofan1986: Cool! Now Fuji just needs to update their fast prime lenses with 21st century autofocus systems.

F2 prime on APS-C isn't fast, equivalent of a F3.0 prime in full frame. So effectively, the full frame F2.8 zooms are going to give you slightly better background separation etc. than the Fuji F2 primes.

Fuji need to update their F1.4, F1 .2 primes and it will be a GREAT system.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 11:18 UTC
In reply to:

photofan1986: Cool! Now Fuji just needs to update their fast prime lenses with 21st century autofocus systems.

Been saying this for ages!

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 09:29 UTC
On article Which is best for you: the Fujifilm X-T200 or X-T30? (135 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mariano Pacifico: FujiRumors just released FujiFilm quarter financial report. Not good at all.

Agreed, and also they were a low cost entry point to full frame, which is what brought me to the system. Canon also has this now with the RP, but no cheap lenses to go with it

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2020 at 14:54 UTC
On article Which is best for you: the Fujifilm X-T200 or X-T30? (135 comments in total)
In reply to:

gphome: The sensor comparison is missing one big part... the XT200 has a Bayer sensor which is a big advantage over the X-Trans used in the X-T30 for compatibility with third party processing programs. There are also some issues with "worms" etc with the X-Trans processing, however these are much less pronounced these days

The X-T30 uses the same XTrans processor as the X-T3

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2020 at 14:53 UTC
On article Which is best for you: the Fujifilm X-T200 or X-T30? (135 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mariano Pacifico: FujiRumors just released FujiFilm quarter financial report. Not good at all.

With the Sony results you also have to factor in how much lens sales they lose to third parties with the extensive range the system has of Zeiss, Sigma, Tamron autofocus lenses. Fuji with probably keep 98% of X mount lens sales, Sony would get 75% of E Mount?

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2020 at 14:29 UTC
On article Which is best for you: the Fujifilm X-T200 or X-T30? (135 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mariano Pacifico: FujiRumors just released FujiFilm quarter financial report. Not good at all.

Yes I read the article back in November, everyone is suffering however Sony is doing the best:

Fujifilm Fiscal Year Report
Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Sony and others have already reported their financial results.

Most of them are devastating bad. Sony is doing best, even though even Sony has to record a -3,4% sale decrease.

And Fujifilm?

Well, Fujifilm now published their financial results for the this quarter (ends September 30, 2019) and the numbers are not good either*.

Fujifilm’s cashcow Instax keeps slowing down, and digital camera sales suffer strong. All this results in a revenue decrease for the imaging division of 12.4%.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2020 at 14:27 UTC
In reply to:

Brev00: Nothing for z mount. I wonder when it will have third party support.

It's not just market share, Sigma said they would release lenses for Fuji X if Fuji opened their mount, however market share has been too small to bother reverse engineering so far.

Opening the mount is key for the users of a system getting real value in third party lens options, MASSIVE thanks must be given to Sony for doing that with the E mount and not trying to keep all lens sales to themselves, at the expense of the system as a whole

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2020 at 14:22 UTC
On article Which is best for you: the Fujifilm X-T200 or X-T30? (135 comments in total)

The sensor comparison is missing one big part... the XT200 has a Bayer sensor which is a big advantage over the X-Trans used in the X-T30 for compatibility with third party processing programs. There are also some issues with "worms" etc with the X-Trans processing, however these are much less pronounced these days

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2020 at 14:15 UTC as 43rd comment | 7 replies
In reply to:

Brev00: Nothing for z mount. I wonder when it will have third party support.

When Nikon open the mount protocols to thirds parties like Sony (or when Tamron decide to spend the $$ to back engineer themselves)

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2020 at 17:37 UTC
In reply to:

Camera100: Why this drama? Isn’t the minimum focus distance of this lens 2.3ft/0,77m only, that is much shorter than the MFD of the EF 70-200/2.8 and all? other 70-200/2.8 lenses. So no 70-200/2.8 focuses correctly at 2.3/0.77m as of today but this lens comes pretty close, and will most likely perform even better end of Jan.

I guess the drama is that if you spend $2600 on a lens you don't expect it to have a focusing bug, no matter how small. Can't say I blame the purchasers in this instance, but Canon have moved quick to acknowledge the problem which is to be commended

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2019 at 11:51 UTC
Total: 289, showing: 221 – 240
« First‹ Previous1011121314Next ›Last »