lotzi

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On article Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Review (110 comments in total)

Toddler photography needs to be done in sport mode on any camera. Was the phone set to it?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 14:59 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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Marty4650: OK... don't laugh just yet.

This camera might be a good deal for anyone who was planning to buy a Panasonic ZS200 at full list price. I doesn't cost very much more than the Panasonic, and Leica generally includes a longer warranty and better software. Plus the resale value will be much higher than it's Panasonic twin.

Leica says their C-Lux will cost £875, it currently is selling in the UK for £729.

Well, the marketing people from Leica commissioned a new color scheme, box, marketing campaign etc. Then, the gold and blue Leica versions were manufactured on the same assembly line where the Panasonic grey and black versions are done.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2018 at 22:01 UTC
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Marty4650: OK... don't laugh just yet.

This camera might be a good deal for anyone who was planning to buy a Panasonic ZS200 at full list price. I doesn't cost very much more than the Panasonic, and Leica generally includes a longer warranty and better software. Plus the resale value will be much higher than it's Panasonic twin.

Leica says their C-Lux will cost £875, it currently is selling in the UK for £729.

Jackspra: you mean the Leica marking people's touch.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2018 at 21:33 UTC
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D135ima: Maybe this lens will find its buyer, but I better advise Sony a7 to funs of manual optics. And one of hundreds old 50-58 1.7-2.0 lenses from 20$ and more.

Oh, ok, I misunderstood. Yes, the A7 is $800 now. Fun times.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2018 at 17:35 UTC
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D135ima: Maybe this lens will find its buyer, but I better advise Sony a7 to funs of manual optics. And one of hundreds old 50-58 1.7-2.0 lenses from 20$ and more.

Well, this is not for the A7 (it is not full frame).

This is the lens to get if you have an A6000, like manual focus photography and want a normal prime. Can be a lot of fun for $600 total investment (camera+lens).

I assume this is the 7Artisans lens, with a different package?

https://www.amazon.com/7artisans-35mm-F1-2-Compact-Mirrorless/dp/B07DB3XWHT/

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2018 at 16:55 UTC
On article Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 for E-Mount Sample Gallery (222 comments in total)
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D200_4me: The only issue with the 28-75 I see is that it's a 28-75. 24-85 (like Nikon) would be more useful to me. Anyway, I'm waiting for a Tamron FE 28-300.

Agreed, this is not the right lens for those kind of photos. (Or, at least it will visibly less sharp in the corners compared to the GM 24-70/2.8).

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 19:36 UTC
On article Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 for E-Mount Sample Gallery (222 comments in total)
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panther fan: Great lens, if I didn't just bought the 24-105 G, this would be on the top of my list

It is interesting to contemplate whether one can make an argument for buying this lens in addition to the 24-105.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 15:50 UTC
On article Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 for E-Mount Sample Gallery (222 comments in total)
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D200_4me: The only issue with the 28-75 I see is that it's a 28-75. 24-85 (like Nikon) would be more useful to me. Anyway, I'm waiting for a Tamron FE 28-300.

For many photos taken at 2.8, eg. portraits or cat photos with intentionally narrow depth of field, the vignetting and loss of sharpness at the edges are not that relevant.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 15:48 UTC

-Sony will never be able to make bigger buttons
-Sony will never be able to make the camera bigger such that I can fit my fingers between the large lens and the grip
-Sony will never be able to change the menus
-Sony will never be able to fix a leak in the weather proofing which makes the camera innards wet when I place its bottom in a puddle.
-Sony will never be able to change the prices on their lenses or cameras
-Sony will never be able to put a bigger battery in the camera

I think that people overestimate the difficulty of the above tasks.

-Sony will never have a soul.

Now, _that_ is a hard one.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 19:36 UTC as 77th comment | 4 replies
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multisystem: I get what you are saying Richard. I think your proposal is good for an introductory strategy but not for a long-term strategy.
You are basically proposing a new Leica lite line-up for Canikon. But not the prices.

There are three ways this could go wrong for Canikon. Canon has room to make mistakes, Nikon does not.
1. They need to focus on their mirrorless introductions as best efforts. Meaning truly the best they can offer - no holdbacks of features and capabilities.
2. Resist the temptation to price too high as Nikon did for the 1 series. Even when they are the best quality Canikon is capable of doing, no one will pay even Leica-lite prices for Canikon. And Sony has room to drop their prices when competition intensifies.
3. Canikon is just too far behind the learning curve to Sony.

Number 2 is going to be hard, as probably the people who managed the Nikon 1 system are still there, will make the decisions for the new system, and very likely they believe that they had made all the right decisions: the margins were high, the DLSR business was not affected etc.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 18:33 UTC

So, the point is that if Nikon releases a full frame mirrorless, the first set of lenses released should be compact 24, 35, 50 and 85/1.8.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 17:15 UTC as 288th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (595 comments in total)
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LevinK: I'm really confused now... I almost pulled the trigger on this camera based on the pictures from the "Florida trip" gallery. IMO the IQ is pretty good for such a camera, and some pictures like the dragon head close up showed very good sharpness at max telephoto, which I'm particularly interested it. However these studio scene pictures are nothing short but awful. The lens softness is much worse than the ZS100, which was already pretty bad.

Does it all come down to different copies? What are my chances of hitting a good one if I go for it? Not fond of the idea of buying and returning multiple cameras myself.. (plus paying for shipping to participate in the 'lottery').

Richard,

The way I count it, from the $800 of this camera, about $500 goes towards the lens (considering that the LX10 is 550). That is not exactly a small amount of money. Panasonic has a lot of experience with superzooms, I really don't think that we should cut them this much of a slack on manufacturing consistency.

It would be interesting to see what a "perfect copy" would be able to do. There is nothing you can do about f/ values given the form factor, and otherwise this is a highly desirable camera.

Lotzi

Link | Posted on May 17, 2018 at 22:19 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (595 comments in total)
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aris14: Given that 99% of the pix shot from this cam from the 99% of its buyers will be shown at its best in a 4K monitor, its performance is more than enough... Even pricing is fair for its USP... No..?

Yes, but if the ZS60 takes better pictures with a longer zoom and one third of the price...

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 18:43 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (595 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Maybe if the zoom range a was a little bit less the lens wouldn't be as soft. Eventually people will catch on that putting Leica or Zeiss on a lens is no longer a guarantee of anything.

The ZS100 was just as bad with a shorter zoom.

You are right, putting the name Leica on this lens is a cruel, cruel joke. I don't think that it does any service to Leica or Panasonic. I mean, we know that these lenses are not designed nor manufactured by Leica, but maybe Panasonic could use the name license to genuinely mark products they want to sell based on the strengths of the lens?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 18:35 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (595 comments in total)

Oh well. This did not work out.

What is sad is that the quality, at least at low ISOs, is actually worse than the ZS60. What a waste of a sensor.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 16:57 UTC as 80th comment
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D200_4me: I hope they fixed my nearly invisible focus point (before focus is confirmed - focus point is light gray and impossible to see in many scenes). ;-)

I agree, this would be an easy to implement and very welcome change.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 16:57 UTC
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lotzi: Folks, this list is for people who want to buy a new camera costing about $2000, i.e. they already made the decision to buy a camera at that price. The "I will keep my D750", "I will buy the original 6D ", "maybe I should buy a $1000 camera" is not relevant here.

By the way, the D750, at the current price is below $1500. I think that it could reasonably lead the recommendation for that list (which is currently led by the D7500). Although...

Hmm, I thought that MyReality is talking about the comparison between D750 and D7500, with D7500 having bluetooth.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 00:34 UTC

Folks, this list is for people who want to buy a new camera costing about $2000, i.e. they already made the decision to buy a camera at that price. The "I will keep my D750", "I will buy the original 6D ", "maybe I should buy a $1000 camera" is not relevant here.

By the way, the D750, at the current price is below $1500. I think that it could reasonably lead the recommendation for that list (which is currently led by the D7500). Although...

Link | Posted on May 9, 2018 at 19:18 UTC as 53rd comment | 7 replies
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1532 comments in total)
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getochkn: Where is the forum outrage over the video. Canons M50 got trashed for no DPAF in a cropped 4K mode but at least still has 1080p/60 with DPAF. This has 1080p/30 with no DPAF and it's 4-5x the price.

I recall comments of it's 2018 EVERYTHING HAS 4K. Canon is lagging, they suck, boooo.

utphoto: You mean that you will buy a Sony A73 or R3 as a "video centric backup" for the Pentax?

If you have the need for video, you shouldn't buy the Pentax for stills either.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2018 at 19:35 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Pentax K-1 II (155 comments in total)

Very nice gallery. It shows the range of the pictures where this camera is essentially as good as any. If these are the types of pictures you aim to take, there is no reason to pay for the D850 or A7R3.

You might cross shop it with the A7RII, though.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2018 at 15:24 UTC as 34th comment
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