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It seems the shape of the lens indicating the advantage of short flange-sensor distance does not quite work for tele, and would be more desirable to have a power-free mirror box for viewing in this case.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2020 at 03:42 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon interview: "We’re at a transitional stage" (495 comments in total)

If we look back to see why 35mm film format replaced 6x6 in the last century, what we should have learnt is that size matters. Mirrorless design reduces size of camera body but not lenses. Instead we have seen sizes of lenses continuously growing. Unfortunately only Fujifilm got that. Others remain committed to developing a shouldn't be restricted format, 35mm. Why 35mm but not 6x4.5 or even 6x6, if you think size of sensor matters? If camera manufacturers don't put APSC as pivot of camera design like Fujifilm doing, we will be seeing more big heavy lenses mounted to tiny camera bodies and APSC camera systems will not be optimised for demanding users. I would like to point out that compromise between sensor size and image quality should not be kept at 35mm but a smaller one. We are not restricted to that as film is gone for photography.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2020 at 04:07 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
On article What the Z50 tells us about Nikon's APS-C strategy (682 comments in total)

Using same mount for both full frame and APSC could be sensible for compatibility , but I wonder this will keep the flange distance of the APSC body longer than necessary in order to make lenses compatible for both systems. By the way, I agree Fujifilm's philosophy that full frame is only nostalgic, we don't need to stick to a bygone film format which we abandoned, keeping sizes and weights of lenses smaller and lighter are even more preferable for most of uses (it seems full frame lenses nowadays are even bigger than their film ancestors). Just leave the detail chasers for even larger sensor formats.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2019 at 12:10 UTC as 10th comment
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themacguy: Wow; Pentax shows the world it is an end-stage company. Why wouldn't Sigma jettison the K-mount when they see this drek?

If Pentax would craft a mirrorless APS-C version (looking much like the Sony 6xxx or even the Lumix GX9) that used the K-Mount lens system, now -that- would be something I'd consider.

Yes, I agree. The diameters of most current full frame SLR mounts are good for the design of ultra-wide and large aperture lenses of in APSC format. Consumers may be possible to use SLR lenses on mirrorless body with a simple extension tube.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2019 at 02:41 UTC

It’ good to hear SLR is still alive. In fact, mirrorless design is only loveable for designing shorter focal lengths and large aperture lenses. Its advantage diminishes as focal length increases. SLR is even better when telephoto lenses are used. SLR is also more preferable when surveillance forms of use are involved.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2019 at 02:27 UTC as 74th comment | 4 replies

It would be a great disappointment to those aged 50+ for this thing without a built-in EVF. In fact, this hinders the outdoor use of the camera as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2019 at 08:26 UTC as 186th comment | 2 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (194 comments in total)

The widest side at 20mm is the best feature of this camera. It captures a result that 24mm are unable to achieve. Image quality is just second thing to consider as compared to the dramatic effects of a 20mm lens capable to offer. I own its predecessor and will definitely buy again in the future if there is no other 20mm product on the market appears in future.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2019 at 23:43 UTC as 5th comment

As films are gone, 35mm is no longer needed as a standard. It would be just nostalgic to stick to it. What APSC is to inherit from the 35mm kingdom is its lenses especially the lens mounts. The size of lens mount determine to a certain degree the size of the lens and hence the whole set of gear to take out for job. If you insist on larger sensors why not go straight to medium format like that Fujifilm has been doing. Nowadays we are not bound by film size but just a standard for easy production and hence supply of lenses. So to keep the weight of all components of your gear not higher than an equivalent 35mm film system, APSC would be a better choice instead of lens heavy full frame ones.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2019 at 16:04 UTC as 219th comment

The emergence of larger mount full frame systems proves the traditional mount sizes are good for APSC. Smaller sensor provides an environment for smaller and cheaper lens. I still love SLR more than mirrorless for its quicker focusing and battery free viewing. Hope the Nikon APSC SLR will survive with the likely birth of its mirrorless counterpart. In fact, there is not much advantage for mirrorless over SLR on tele-lens.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2018 at 13:09 UTC as 6th comment

Actually, Leica could make the winding lever genuinely useful by changing the shutter to a mechanical one so that it's operation could only be possible by swinging the lever. This could even further saves the battery power for more pictures.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2018 at 14:36 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies

The most apparent advantage of mirrorless is its ease in wide angle lenses design. So just put the CMOS that suitable for mirrorless design focusing and a design a set of wide angle lenses especially for mirror locked up use will take advantages of both types while keeping costs of production and buying low. Both producer and buyers will benefit. The mirror will still be worth keeping for endurance of batteries in situations where fresh batteries are not readily available.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2018 at 08:44 UTC as 54th comment
On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (385 comments in total)

Batteries of the Mirrorless are quick to run out for frequent viewings on EVF.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 04:42 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (387 comments in total)

The obvious advantage of SLR is power efficiency as can be seen from the comparison table in the article. The mirror seemingly ridiculous but it's for this reason to keep it in existence. You don't have to switch on the camera every time you consider how to frame the subject.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 08:00 UTC as 34th comment
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