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topstuff: Nice glass.

Im hoping for future Oly cameras to have the improvements in AF needed to do it justice. They aren't really up to shooting fast moving stuff at the moment IMO. Im sure it will improve.

Didn't say it couldn't, but this seems like where the sensors are being developed/refined. Micro four-thirds has only had 2 sensors and Olympus and Panasonic have issued a rich line of models at several price different levels—and Panasonic has been more adventuresome in platforms size, features and video.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 18:15 UTC

Fascinating. Camera makers have literally had to "come to the phone."

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:54 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply

We might even see premium pricing on this, if retailers can do that. Of all the announcements so far, this and the Samsung NX1 are the most compelling for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:52 UTC as 14th comment
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Kirppu: I'm just wondering how will that complex design (all five groups can move, either together or independently) that has made this lens possible will stand the test of time. Will it last to the end of the warranty period or will it really be enough durable to last more than a year?

I'll buy the Leica version then with the Passport warranty. Important issue.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:50 UTC
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peevee1: G1X II and brand-new G7X just got owned!
Canon, that is how you spec cameras in 2014!

Yup.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:49 UTC

Nice video specs. I think this can be a winner for thoughtful, "wish I could afford a Leica" photographer.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:48 UTC as 15th comment
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topstuff: Nice glass.

Im hoping for future Oly cameras to have the improvements in AF needed to do it justice. They aren't really up to shooting fast moving stuff at the moment IMO. Im sure it will improve.

This is where I expect "Pro" micro four-thirds to evolve. I guess the sensor could increase to 20 MP, seeing as there are 20 MP 1" sensors, but the real development should likely in focusing-placement and ability of on-sensor focusing.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:02 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (305 comments in total)

Is the micro four-thirds sensor expected to be upgraded or is 16b MP likely its limit?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:22 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma announces dp1 Quattro and LVF-01 loupe (200 comments in total)

Huge rectangular, apparently inspired by movie palace candy boxes. Lack of EVF and this hood contraption could have been solved by a split design like the Coolpix 995, 4500 or even the Coolpix 2500/3500. Use the extra real estate. A camera that swivels is much better than those fragile moving LCDs we now have. I believe the OEMs are stuck with pre-designed subassemblies.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 05:45 UTC as 18th comment
On article Sigma announces 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 'C' (35 comments in total)

Needs more letters in the lens name.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 03:59 UTC as 7th comment
On article Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 (406 comments in total)
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Gesture: These are all very mice cameras and I would love to have full frame and if some legacy lenses can do well on the digital sensor, so much the better.

But I wish Nikon ( or someone else) could rethink the digital SLR. Make it more compact, simpler to operate, without giving up robustness. Time to get away from the space shuttle console.

That "retro" Df was almost a parody of a camera-way too many buttons, dials, etc. That wasn't a digital version of the Nikon FM or FE by any means.

I do think Nikon can carve out a great niche in semi-affordable full frame, but it's also clear that they don't have the resources and creativity of a Sony to come up with so many different camera modes.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 15:23 UTC
On article Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 (406 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: Grudgingly, Nikon is slowly bringing down the price of FF cameras. That is a good sign. What we really need is a FF that costs $1500 or less that is not built with an all plastic body like a Digital Rebel. DSLR sales are slumping, and the market needs help from one or more entry level FF models that are affordable without being filmsy. That is what the market needs to reignite the enthusiasm of those who still want to shoot with DSLR cameras.

Exactly.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 17:49 UTC
On article Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 (406 comments in total)
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quailoaksphoto: Maybe Nikon will get rid of the AA filter, charge $300 more, and call it D750E. I dislike the AA in my D800. I preordered the D750 and cancelled the order when I discovered it has AA filter.

That's a valid issue.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 17:48 UTC
On article Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 (406 comments in total)

These are all very mice cameras and I would love to have full frame and if some legacy lenses can do well on the digital sensor, so much the better.

But I wish Nikon ( or someone else) could rethink the digital SLR. Make it more compact, simpler to operate, without giving up robustness. Time to get away from the space shuttle console.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 15:53 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
On article Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 (406 comments in total)

Welcome camera but there has to be a way to simplify and improve the modern DSLR interface-how many buttons, dials, doo-dads do we need to operate a camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 06:51 UTC as 55th comment

I applaud Fuji for trying to advance the state of the digital camera, especially the viewfinder. This is what irks about the DSLR-only Sony tried to advance the concept, bringing back the pellicle mirror. And Leica RF. Great-but no different than 1953. Contax's innovation were too late in the film era.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 05:20 UTC as 19th comment
On article Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm (340 comments in total)
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jaaboucher: Sure, this lens is meant for controlled and slow moving environments, but if Canon or Nikon would put a split circle focusing screen in one of their cameras, even us with crappy vision could get something out of these manual lenses.

+1

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 16:29 UTC
On article Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm (340 comments in total)

I actually still like manual focus. Could the OEMs improve manual focus implementation on both DSLRs and Compact System Cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 16:27 UTC as 37th comment

Wished they had gone one step further and had a small LCD display where you go review the images and folders.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 16:57 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies
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