TravelLurker

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On article Zeiss ZX1 review (838 comments in total)

It's easy to find 10000 reasons to criticise the implementation here, but that aside the actual concept is sound and credit to Zeiss for actually trying to embrace the future (or even the current world, really!!) - Canon, Nikon etc where are you?
Can't imagine anyone will buy this, but hopefully the concept can be carried forwards.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2020 at 20:48 UTC as 248th comment | 2 replies
On article Zeiss ZX1 review (838 comments in total)
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ottonis: This camera is so wrong on so many accounts. First of all: it loses functionality when you stop paying Adobe subscription fees.
Second, is the built in ssd flash memory user replaceable?
If not, then this would be a major design flaw, as SSDs wear out, depending on the amount of memory written.

A busy photographer taking hundreds of uncompressed Raw images every day and then some video, will sooner rather than later find himself with a dysfunctional SSD drive.

Moreover, the several year old FF Sony RX1rii is significantly more compact - and compactness is a major attribute for fixed lens cameras. Not to mention the super compact Ricoh GR, although that one is "only" APS-C.

Indeed - early SSD's suffered from wear issues, but that was 5 years back - it's not a problem now. And no camera is doing that much read/write when compared with a heavy database server running 24/7 which are increasingly SSD based for read/write speed.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2020 at 20:42 UTC

Ok, so sometimes it's not the most reliable of software, but I truly love Blackmagic for their open mindedness and continued innovation and approach to new products and new ideas - not just on the editor but with the cameras, routers and so on. Canon, Nikon, Sony etc - total opposite way of working, no innovation at all really.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 12:52 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

So many commentators focused on Canon vs Nikon vs Sony war.
But the reality is they're all in the same (sinking) boat.
The future is in software - processing and shareability, not some exoctic 'holy trinity' of expensive lenses which only sell to a few high end studio users or 'wealthy old guard'

All camera brands needs to have a radical and rapid shift into software to compete with smart phones.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 10:24 UTC as 9th comment | 6 replies
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TravelLurker: Given what is 15years of progress I was hoping that a new 50mm would be smaller than the EF model. Granted it's not a very big lens, and those of you who are American based where most travel seems to involve a car won't see this as issue at all  - but travel in Europe or Asia where you're much more reliant on public transport, you can never have small/light enough kit.

Hopefully it has a better focus motor than the slow and noisy one in the current EF 50mm (when compared with the kit zooms that are silent/instant)

At $200 (Which is £200) in the UK increasingly looks to be bad value when compared (as always) with the new iPhone etc. £200 for a slow to focus extra lens vs £1000 for an entire iPhone with all the smart camera features done through software.

I know that it's not quite in any way an equal comparison, and we all know photography has never been a cheap hobby, but this 50mm feels very 'meh'  - not that cheap, should be pancake sized with what feels like 1990's motor tech.

I have the 50mm STM. How is it silent? It's slow to focus as well - no good for 'casual' video work walking around.
Oddly some of the kit 18-55 lenses seem to feature Nano USM, which is quick and silent, yet the cost less than the 50mm.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2020 at 19:30 UTC

Given what is 15years of progress I was hoping that a new 50mm would be smaller than the EF model. Granted it's not a very big lens, and those of you who are American based where most travel seems to involve a car won't see this as issue at all  - but travel in Europe or Asia where you're much more reliant on public transport, you can never have small/light enough kit.

Hopefully it has a better focus motor than the slow and noisy one in the current EF 50mm (when compared with the kit zooms that are silent/instant)

At $200 (Which is £200) in the UK increasingly looks to be bad value when compared (as always) with the new iPhone etc. £200 for a slow to focus extra lens vs £1000 for an entire iPhone with all the smart camera features done through software.

I know that it's not quite in any way an equal comparison, and we all know photography has never been a cheap hobby, but this 50mm feels very 'meh'  - not that cheap, should be pancake sized with what feels like 1990's motor tech.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2020 at 10:06 UTC as 58th comment | 3 replies
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