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This was a fun read. I was published in the first print issue of Caribbean Posh for a shoot I did using a Fujifilm s9000. I will always have a soft spot for bridge cameras because of it.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 22:55 UTC as 99th comment
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1079 comments in total)
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keepreal: To say there is no clear winner on lenses is incredible. LOL.

I hate EVF, so only the lesser bulk and weight of mirrorless bodies makes them in any way interesting, but only to have a cheap MFT as a second camera.

But regardless of price, the D850 body is too big and heavy as are the better Nikon and Sony lenses. That disqualifies either for me.

For landscape work I do not need AF speed and, even if 24.3MP does not give the ultimate in IQ compared with either the D850 or a7R III, I will happily rely upon my D610. Still too heavy but then so is anything by the time you choose the better middle of the road or premium lenses.

Why oh why can we not have miniature full frame digital cameras, the minimum of unnecessary bells and whistles the size of a Leica IIIG, lenses also on a par with that era? I am sure it would be possible if only photo manufacturers were not doing what for them no doubt is easier and evidently more profitable, given the public's willingness to allow it.

I had the e510 and then the 620. I loved them both, but mirrorless is when the 43 size sensor hit the sweet spot. Losing the mirror made it much easier to shrink everything else.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 02:32 UTC

I may not use TIME as a source for camera information, but considering the importance of cameras to a print magazine, I wouldn't say their opinion is completely worthless.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 00:19 UTC as 108th comment
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Androole: I wonder if this will finally result in some real-world advantage compared to the best FF sensors on the market now. BSI at 44x33, let alone 55x41 is pretty amazing.

I'd feel pretty annoyed paying $7-10K for one of these first-gen mirrorless MF cams when it's clear that they are just beta testers for the next gen product that will actually be significant. The X1D and GFX50S are just training wheels for Hasselblad and Fuji...

I don’t have think one should look at the MF customer the way you look at the usual gear head. MF and 35mm have had different target audiences since the beginning.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 18:59 UTC
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (317 comments in total)
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Franz Weber: To those who are bitching about the slow lens. Apperture wise it is comparable to the Panasonic-Leica 2.8-4.0 in the Micro-Four-Thirds system, considering the larger sensor of the Canon. So, what is not to like?

But the PanLeica is a 24-120 equivalent.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 20:37 UTC
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (407 comments in total)
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Photato: What you need to know is that the Panasonic LX100 has similar features plus 4K video for HALF the price and it was released 3 years ago !

Still similar enough to be considered. Even at its intro price
It was cheaper than the new Canon.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 16:02 UTC
On article New product overview videos now available: Fujifilm GF (69 comments in total)
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DPPMetro: "Contrast detect AF tracking...dead accurate"

The second part matches Pentax's 645, with the last part surpassing the Pentax.

It's amazing what a company can do in such a short period of time- build two lines of MILCs and a superb lens lineup from nothing. It was very clear that Fuji was targeting Pentax customers and won. All it took was for them to actually introduce lenses and listen to customer input.

I don't think it is disparaging in any way to point out Fuji 's MF past. It certainly explains why they made the GX instead of trying to battle Canon, Nikon and Sony in 35mm.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 15:57 UTC
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zakk9: I don't mind that dpr writes about the A9, but conveying as "news" the fact that Sony has finally implemented functionality that has existed on pro level cameras for a decade or more strikes me as odd. Even my $900 G85 and slightly more expensive GX8 offer most of these options by pushing a button, flipping a switch or turning a wheel. Most Panasonic and most Nikon cameras that I own or have owned do this. The fact that Sony has relied on deep diving into menus to change primary settings doesn't make the improvement a revolution.

The news isn't that Sony has these features, but that they FINALLY have these features. After all the pro reviews and user complaints, Sony may finally understand that the user experience is just as important as the specs.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 12:13 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D final production sample gallery (137 comments in total)
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DPPMetro: Incredible. This and the new Fuji MF are bringing lots to the table and surpassing Pentax by a huge margin.

I don't know about a huge margin. All three have unique characteristics despite having the same sensor.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 13:54 UTC

Nikon and others have introduced special anniversary editions in the past. Stop panicking! Next year is an Olympics year. If there is nothing new for next year, then you can panic.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 09:35 UTC as 63rd comment

I'm not a Nikon user, so I don't have much at stake here. But I think the lamentations here are overdone. It's only February, and the D500 was a unicorn until it actually appeared. Yes it would be nice to see something exciting, but there is still time, and next year is an Olympic year.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 00:12 UTC as 35th comment
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rsenk19: Review and posting sample gallery is fine. In real life, how many serious sports photographers are shooting with Sony gear ? Isn't the work horses like D500 or 7D Mk III excel in that sector ?

The workhorses are the Nikon D5 and the Canon 1-series. The a99, a 35mm sensor camera, is stepping into the ring with those two.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 16:14 UTC

I can make a case for a high performance APSC vs aan
entry level 35mm. I think m43 should at least be cheaper
than a D500.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 13:17 UTC as 111th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2016: Nikon stand report video (75 comments in total)
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Thorgrem: Why are there no new Nikon 1 announcements?
It could be a great portable and blazing fast system if Nikon put some more effort in it.
They already invested a lot into the developing, so keep going and make it profitable.

There's a feeling that the 1 series has been replaced by the DL series of compacts.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 14:17 UTC
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Alec: I expect, SONY will follow suit with a medium format mirrorless with a particularly short flange distance - a feature that has served its full-frame mirrorless so well in terms of 3rd party lens support.

It would be lovely to be able to mount a full-frame lens and select a "native" aspect ratio (with a 43mm diagonal at all aspect ratios not just "native" - they'd all be native) between 1:1 square format and 2.39:1 for video. Maybe even a 43mm round format for a fisheye :)

I would not consider a Sony medium format to be a sure thing. They may look at the return on the money spent on 35mm and conclude that another system format is too much, even for them.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 06:59 UTC
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n3eg: This just makes me more convinced that micro four thirds was the correct way to go.

@jefftan, have you looked at the m43 forum? People have asked for these new lens for some time. The reason they are coming out with the pro line is because the consumer line has largely been fulfilled. There are already small primes at the consumer level. My Panasonic 42.5/1.7 is a little gem. The pro line is there for those that want it. I also have the 12-35/2.8, another beauty. m43 would not be much of a system without a lens selection for most situations.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 21:33 UTC

As a mirrorless user, I'm happy to see this effort from Hasselblad, even if I could never afford it. They may not be big, but the name still matters, despite the Lunar debacle.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 20:53 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2496 comments in total)
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Everythingis1: It's a shame they aren't using a Full Frame Sensor considering its best suited for 28-85mm lenses. The camera and lenses would probably nearly nearly the exact same size. When I compare it to the A7 in the studio scene is shows excellent noise patterns, but the contrast and detail on the cards make me yearn for a FF Fugifilm.

Androole, have you looked at the Pentax K1?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 21:31 UTC

"Get them printed!" Absolutely! Nothing I've shown any other way gets the same reaction as the 13x19 prints that I make.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 19:39 UTC as 13th comment
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (643 comments in total)

This is VERY aggressive pricing, and raises questions for future product pricing. Will Pentax offer a lower priced option to compete with Nikon and Canon's flagship pro sports units? What will be their intro price for the next flagship APS-C?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 13:08 UTC as 135th comment | 1 reply
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