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jonby: Makes me wonder whether there might be a market for a "poor man's" GR, with an M43 sensor. Could be a bit smaller and cheaper than the GR and most of the 1" compacts, with a step-up in IQ over the zoom compacts due to the bigger sensor and better (and potentially faster) lens. If the price was right, maybe it could find a niche?

I don't think the size or price difference would be that big. The camera is already tiny and m43 cameras and lenses are not really cheaper than APS-C ones.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2021 at 07:58 UTC
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Einride: There is nothing else that does what the GR can do. I love the Fuji cameras as much as anything, but besides the older X70 or Nikon Coolpix A there isn’t anything else like it on the market.

I see calls for viewfinders and flip screen but that would make the camera bigger. The whole point of the GR is the ability to take it in your shirt pocket. It’s tiny but yet with I can beautiful A2 prints from it.

If you want bells and whistles there are other cameras. The GR is a specialised tool, not a multi-tool.

Funny, I see this as a more versatile alternative to my Sigma DP2M :)
26mp APS-C Bayer sensor with optional AA should be ok to match the 15mp Foveon at ISO 100, if the lens is good enough.
Much better high ISO, stabilization, smaller size and modern display would be a nice upgrade.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2021 at 12:21 UTC
On article Tamron 17-70 F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD field review (200 comments in total)
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Martin_99: Almost every review talk about compact lens. Well, it's probably compact for 17-70f2.8 lens, but I feel it too big as a walkaround lens for compact 400g body of A6100/A6400...It's pitty. I really hoped for Tamron's smaller cheaper f2.8 zoom with reduced zoom range.
Otherwise of course it's very good news for Sony APSC shooters. Maybe we will see more apsc specialised lenses from Sigma/Tamron after filling FF catalogue.

Was the first thing I noticed in the review. "Compact lens" and then a picture of a lens that's massively bigger than the camera body. I guess people have different criteria for what constitutes "compact".

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2021 at 17:52 UTC
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LiveFromPhilly: For me, losing a card has always been a bigger issue than damage or corruption. Because of that I prefer SD cards since you can get them virtually anywhere. Sony’s approach of slots than can accept two card types seems like the best solution until the newer cards become more common.

My SD cards seem to randomly disappear and reappear, just like the batteries for my Sigma DP2M. Luckily I have plenty of both :)

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2020 at 14:53 UTC

I really hope someone brings out a lens similar to this for Sony FE mount.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2020 at 16:04 UTC as 20th comment
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sportyaccordy: Sony 85 1.8
Batis 85 1.8
Sony 85 1.4 GM
Samyang 85 1.4 AF
Samyang 85 1.4 MF
Sigma 85 1.4 ART
Meike 85 1.8
Viltrox 85 1.8
Mitakon 85 1.2 Speedmastah
Zeiss Loxia 85 2.4

Do lens makers develop products in a vacuum?

There's at least 5 35mm lenses for FE mount, I'm probably forgetting some.
Sony f2.8, Sony f1.8, Sigma f1.4, Samyang f2.8, Tamron f2.8.
Hardly rare.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2020 at 06:54 UTC
On article DPReview TV: The great ultra-wide sunstar shootout (126 comments in total)
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ChristianHass: Shame you didn't add a few primes for comparison. Voigtländer and Zeiss Loxia both have brilliant sunstars.

Dale, I just found it a bit odd since the article text doesn't mention that you were only intending to compare zooms. I completely understand that you have to draw the line somewhere.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2019 at 20:24 UTC
On article DPReview TV: The great ultra-wide sunstar shootout (126 comments in total)

Shame you didn't add a few primes for comparison. Voigtländer and Zeiss Loxia both have brilliant sunstars.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2019 at 18:57 UTC as 58th comment | 3 replies
On article Best fixed prime lens cameras of 2021 (383 comments in total)
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Richmondthefish: Used original RX1(non r version) is by far the best bang for the buck buy on the market by a country mile. The IQ you get off of that camera for it's price and size is incredible.

I see your RX1 and raise you a Sigma DP2 Merrill.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2019 at 09:13 UTC
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rbach44: Strange little thing… looks more like some kind of weird industrial tool than a camera. I wonder who its for. Its certainly small but doesn’t look at all pleasant to shoot/hold. And the button layout looks very odd (AEL, QS?, FOCUS, COLOR, TONE, and MODE on the back?) but we’ll see when they appear in the wild.

What would be really neat is if it were a real modular design ie. The tiny sensor brick but you could add grips, viewfinders and such as you please. Considering it doesn’t even have a hotshoe I’m not sure this’ll be the case…

fp accessories. Grips, hot shoe and other stuff

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2019 at 12:43 UTC
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Photomonkey: " without a mechanical shutter "

But has a flash sync port. How are we to use flash with this camera?

Yes, and a 24mp fullframe sensor with fast readout already exists, it's in the Sony A9.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 14:09 UTC
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milkod2001: This is great but how this little brick will balance with super large and heavy Art lenses? A bit ridiculous. Sigma should have bunch of compact lenses ready with it. 45 2.8 is not enough.

Maybe they can make an add-on actual brick for balance with heavy lenses? :)

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 11:31 UTC
On article HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW sample gallery updated (314 comments in total)

Beautiful sunstars too! If only Ricoh/Pentax would make an F2 version with the same image quality but at 250g instead of 1kg.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2019 at 05:32 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies

The 4k crop is huge, but Canon has a nice and affordable EF-S 10-18mm IS STM lens available which would give a 26-47mm equivalent 4K recording.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2019 at 10:50 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies
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Impulses: I love that you asked about more compact f2 primes and such... Seeing a few more lenses like that (and like the CZ35/2.8) is really the only thing that would lure me to invest in a FF mount/system, but the current market doesn't seem even remotely interested in that, so APS-C & M4/3 it is for me... I'm glad Sigma has kept a foot in that space too.

I'm also very much hoping for smaller L mount lenses to arrive. If all else fails I suppose a Canon EF 40mm f2.8 pancake can be adapted until something more suitable arrives.
I'd love an upgrade for my DP2 Merrill, but I'm not going to carry around a 1kg lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2019 at 18:29 UTC

And I thought Sony sensors had good dynamic range..

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2019 at 14:56 UTC as 13th comment
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Roland Karlsson: This technique is ages old. Used e.g. by PhotoAcute. It is also used in Pentax K-1 II. They call it dynamic pixel shift.

Kandao Raw+ is another option and works very well. But still a lot of manual work compared to a Pixel.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2018 at 11:59 UTC

"Only above x1.2 zoom"
So basicly we can get a 8mp superresolution 35mm equivalent smartphone? Sounds rather interesting actually.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2018 at 06:50 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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onlyfreeman: If any 1" compact had this kind of processing power ... Just wow.

Yes, I'd pick up a 1" based "GoogleCam" or "MegaPixel" in a heartbeat.
These pictures are impressive from a technology standpoint and great for a smartphone, but can't stand up to a larger sensor with proper processing.

But for "one button photography" it's awesome, my wife enjoys her Pixel much much more than she enjoyed her RX100.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2018 at 16:52 UTC
On article Photokina 2018: First look at new Ricoh GR III (667 comments in total)
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sadwitch: I do hope the addition of sensor shift stabiliser will include pixel shift resolution in K1/K3 which i find very useful for still photography

Pixel shift and maybe the astro tracking option as well, that would be very nice.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 12:48 UTC
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