Funny Valentine

Funny Valentine

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They give a certain "Neon Genesis Evangelion" vibe.
Great job Pentax, they truly are beautiful, specially the blue and grey.
They truly deserve their title of King of DSLR.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2021 at 20:18 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article Field review: Panasonic S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 Macro OIS (43 comments in total)
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gameshoes3003: "A list price of $1249 puts it in roughly the same league as some Canon L or Sony G glass on other mounts, but it's not quite in the same class in terms of its build or optical performance."
Ouch. That's an unfortunate statement to read.

On the surface the Sony may seem nicer but when you dig deeper the Panasonic is more feature packed:
- 1:2 macro reproduction ratio
- 11 aperture blade for rounder bokeh rendition (sony only 9...)
- 480 fps linear motor
- no focus breathing

Canon and Sony are are not that well thought in comparison.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2021 at 17:30 UTC

All the mental gymnastics they go though to avoid any question about the size of the e-mount and tubes attached on the back of every sony lens. It's time to answer this question once and for all.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2021 at 07:01 UTC as 26th comment | 9 replies

I'm a big fan of Chris and Jordan... but this review was shot on a 12K camera but the footage looks so wrong. Just check the youtube comments, they're hilarious and pointing out the same thing.

I don't know but that's kinda doing a disservice Blackmagic, they gave you a review unit, but you managed to make their product to look so bad. Maybe delete the video and reshoot it correctly ?

That's kinda ironic, because you will be shooting your next videos on a Pentax to make fun of a dying brand in financial distress. Yet you managed to make a 12K camera to look like a footage shot on a Nindendo DS.

Maybe it's time for you guys to stop this Pentax hate wagon and bullying.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2021 at 20:23 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a1 initial review (1231 comments in total)
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Funny Valentine: You can clearly see the sensor edges are covered.
https://2.img-dpreview.com/files/p/sample_galleries/6775962929/6393102946.jpg
Don't take my words, just look at it.

Kazuto Yamaki's statement from Sigma is based on the tens of optical engineers that work under him. And he has no conflict of interest.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2021 at 12:28 UTC

I will give some advice to Pentax:

- go mirrorless but keep the same old DSLR mount

- don't reduce the flange disrance

- instead of the mirror put integrated ND filters

- keep the IBIS, astro tracer, etc...

- buy some older PDAF sensors from Sony a7iii and a7riii like Nikon does and put them in your cameras

- profit $$$$$$$

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2021 at 06:03 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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Funny Valentine: Panasonic is nailing it.
1:2 macro, 70-300 range and weather sealed combined. The more I look at the L MOUNT, the more I want to sell my Canon R6 and RF and switch.
Too bad the fake news medias keep bashing Panasonic DFD which is very good for photography.

Panasonic AF is not as good as Canon or Sony, but it's not that far behind as urban legends say. DFD works well for photo.

I use both a canon R6 and olympus em1.3 and based on internet reviews the olympus has trash AF. But in real life use it's as good as the R6. And even better in macro shots.

So don't trust internet "expert" reviews.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 19:24 UTC
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QuarryCat: heavy weight, heavy price, the usual AF-C problems with a weak Panasonic AF...
1:2 at 300 mm is fantastic, but 100-400 mm and 100-500 mm get 1:2.9 from a bigger distance. So still not perfect for butterflies and frogs.
for me a lens nobody needs, and not cheap either.

Reviews show otherwise. DFD is superior to Nikon's PDAF, but inferior to Canon and Sony.

For photography the G9 and S5 are as good as other brands in AFC. Use Panasonic lenses on the Panasonic bodies and the hit rate is above 80%.

People who complain about DFD are usually using adapted Canon EF lenses on the GH5 when shooting video.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 12:36 UTC
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QuarryCat: heavy weight, heavy price, the usual AF-C problems with a weak Panasonic AF...
1:2 at 300 mm is fantastic, but 100-400 mm and 100-500 mm get 1:2.9 from a bigger distance. So still not perfect for butterflies and frogs.
for me a lens nobody needs, and not cheap either.

AFC in stills shooting works fine with Panasonic.
AFC in video is problematic, not in photography.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 08:18 UTC
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xeppelin: too fast and too cheap. Canon will probably launch an RF 70-300/5.6-7.1 at € 2499 now.

oh well, they can price their stuff as they like. And i can buy or not. And will not. Let the market contract and let them bleed. they will come to their senses. and chinese makers will fill the "AFFORDABLE VOID" soon enough.

Canon will make a noisy STM f/7.1 version, with no weather sealing and dust pumper AF and will sell it for 999$.

The way the market works now is to milk as much as possible those who are ready to spend. Back in the 90's and early 2000's each household used to own multiple cameras. Now it's zero because smartphones do the job.

So enthusiasts and amateurs are the only preys left for camera manufacturers.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 08:17 UTC
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Funny Valentine: Panasonic is nailing it.
1:2 macro, 70-300 range and weather sealed combined. The more I look at the L MOUNT, the more I want to sell my Canon R6 and RF and switch.
Too bad the fake news medias keep bashing Panasonic DFD which is very good for photography.

Actually even for action it's fine. Dpreview did a comparison between DFD and canon dual pixel AF and the hit rates were similar.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 06:21 UTC

Panasonic is nailing it.
1:2 macro, 70-300 range and weather sealed combined. The more I look at the L MOUNT, the more I want to sell my Canon R6 and RF and switch.
Too bad the fake news medias keep bashing Panasonic DFD which is very good for photography.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 05:01 UTC as 13th comment | 7 replies
On article Sony a1 initial review (1231 comments in total)
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Funny Valentine: You can clearly see the sensor edges are covered.
https://2.img-dpreview.com/files/p/sample_galleries/6775962929/6393102946.jpg
Don't take my words, just look at it.

Please, let's not get too arrogant. The CEO of Sigma Kazuto Yamaki probably knows something if he says the E mount wasn't designed for full frame and it's a compromise.
Again I'm not making claims, I'm just reporting what industry experts are saying.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2021 at 06:37 UTC
On article Sony a1 initial review (1231 comments in total)
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Funny Valentine: You can clearly see the sensor edges are covered.
https://2.img-dpreview.com/files/p/sample_galleries/6775962929/6393102946.jpg
Don't take my words, just look at it.

I'm not starting a debate, I'm just doing an observation:

- The a7SIII and a1 do a crop during "active stabilisation" to give more space for the sensor to move in the small mount. Why would they do this if the mount was the correct size ?

- Sony lenses are bigger, larger and more expensive than the competition and they all have a tube attached on the back end.

- there are patents showing Sony is working on a new medium format sized mount since the RF and Z mount were launched.

Reviewers always bash Canon for crippling, Panasonic for contrast AF and Nikon for being outdated. But Sony always gets a free pass on its Achilles heel. Hmmmm.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2021 at 14:52 UTC
On article Sony a1 initial review (1231 comments in total)
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Funny Valentine: You can clearly see the sensor edges are covered.
https://2.img-dpreview.com/files/p/sample_galleries/6775962929/6393102946.jpg
Don't take my words, just look at it.

please read these articles:
1)- https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sigma-says-e-mount-diamater-is-small-and-makes-it-difficult-to-deisgn-high-quality-full-frame-lenses/

2)- https://fstoppers.com/originals/sony-e-mount-already-becoming-obsolete-461826

3)- https://photorumors.com/2018/10/23/more-on-the-claim-that-sony-e-mount-was-not-designed-for-full-frame-mirrorless-cameras/

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2021 at 12:46 UTC
On article Sony a1 initial review (1231 comments in total)
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Funny Valentine: You can clearly see the sensor edges are covered.
https://2.img-dpreview.com/files/p/sample_galleries/6775962929/6393102946.jpg
Don't take my words, just look at it.

Please check the image I linked and you will see it ! The edges are cropped. Check the image and you will see !

This can't be good for vignetting and IBIS travel. Also what about the telecentric path that light should hit the sensor ?

My intention wasn't to start a debate on the e mount size. But since reviewers never mention the e mount size for some reasons, maybe we should.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2021 at 09:21 UTC
On article Sony a1 initial review (1231 comments in total)

You can clearly see the sensor edges are covered.
https://2.img-dpreview.com/files/p/sample_galleries/6775962929/6393102946.jpg
Don't take my words, just look at it.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2021 at 07:31 UTC as 90th comment | 40 replies

This article doesn't mention some of these lenses are for APS-C sensors.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2021 at 18:46 UTC as 2nd comment
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Funny Valentine: Full frame mirrorless market is dominated by Sony and Canon. Third place it disputed by Nikon and Panasonic. let's compare Nikon to Panasonic:

- Nikon is going fully to Thailand for production, Panasonic is split between China and Japan for lens production. Panasonic wins here.

- Nikon gets its sensors from Sony, usually a generation older Sony sensors. The same goes for Panasonic, but Panasonic catches up in image quality by removing the PDAF and that increase image quality by a lot. Panasonic wins here.

- Nikon has PDAF, Panasonic is DFD. But since Panasonic can make their own processors they can catch up so Nikon by putting a stronger processor. Nikon has PDAF but rumors say the processors are from Sony and Sony is not giving their best to Nikon. It's a tie for Nikon and Panasonic.

-In video Panasonic wins.

Nikon seems to be more invested into DSLRs than MILCS. most Nikon fans at Nikonrumors dislike mirrorless and prefer DSLRs like the D850. Maybe Nikon should make DSLRs only.

Pentax is doing the right thing, eventually they will establish themselves as the gold standard in the DSLR market if Canon and Nikon abandon that market.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2021 at 17:20 UTC

Full frame mirrorless market is dominated by Sony and Canon. Third place it disputed by Nikon and Panasonic. let's compare Nikon to Panasonic:

- Nikon is going fully to Thailand for production, Panasonic is split between China and Japan for lens production. Panasonic wins here.

- Nikon gets its sensors from Sony, usually a generation older Sony sensors. The same goes for Panasonic, but Panasonic catches up in image quality by removing the PDAF and that increase image quality by a lot. Panasonic wins here.

- Nikon has PDAF, Panasonic is DFD. But since Panasonic can make their own processors they can catch up so Nikon by putting a stronger processor. Nikon has PDAF but rumors say the processors are from Sony and Sony is not giving their best to Nikon. It's a tie for Nikon and Panasonic.

-In video Panasonic wins.

Nikon seems to be more invested into DSLRs than MILCS. most Nikon fans at Nikonrumors dislike mirrorless and prefer DSLRs like the D850. Maybe Nikon should make DSLRs only.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2021 at 09:30 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
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