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Fujica: So Sony's new strategy seems to be low body prices to lure you in then to rip you off on their lenses.

The old truth is "don't buy Sony"! They always had the advanced technique but everytime I bought something I got f*cked anyhow. ;) Bought the TRV-30E to find out the flashhotshoe is compatible to nothing in the world (PINs on it!). Bought the MC2700 Hifi to find a SCSIlike-buscable from component to component. No chance to replace a defect systemcomponent. Bravia televisions had a different frequency on the remotecontrols, no AllInOne possible. Count in the endless Memorysticks, Atrac-Codecs or proprietary MD formats and you know what to expect.

I want to buy a Sony A7 in the inner me. But I won't do it. I know how they tick. Sadly. ;( The only difference now: They can't press new Memorycards on the market, so they'll get you with the prices.

Only one good thing: The device were always good and reliable for it's own sake. Inside the own Sonyuniverse.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 10:58 UTC
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dbo: I am one of the German lucky guys to catch one of the 15 that have been delivered so far. :-)

Many are complaining about the price.
That's funny. We don't have lot of reviews, no professional one. No tear-down yet.
So how are all these "it's too expensive" trolls judging this lens?

I have used for many years A mount; and owned the 70200G. Brilliant lens, though not flawless. Borders and corners were not the best up to F3.5/F4, and depending on scenes bokeh fringing were slight issues.
I have not used the GM as intense as I used the G on my former A900/99, but from 5 weeks experience it appears that Sony did better on the GM than with the G.
It is fairly hard to produce fringing on attempt, and borders wide open are looking much better on the short and long end than on the G.

So, comparing that to the current A mount 70200G2 (2.600€), the GM price looks for me at least reasonable.
Whether it is worth the price at all is a matter of personal way of seeing - for me it is.

Interesting would be to compare it to the current god (with adapter), not to some old Sonyglass: Canon 70-200 L IS II.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 10:51 UTC
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ogl: Hasselblad X1D and Fuji GFX has no any advantage over classical MF DSLR.
New lenses could cover only limited sensor, the lenses are not compact, the battery life is very short, EVF couldn't replace OVF, so big sensor in MF mirrorless camera has the problem of overheating. The dimension of X1D and GFX has no any sense for studio work. Solid camera is better for shooting by hands. Less vibration.
Put 100 MP sensor in 645Z's upgrade and all lenses of Pentax will work at 100%. I don't see any danger from X1D and GFX for Ricoh.

Hmm, normally I would say you're correct in terms of fullframe. I would take an OVF anytime over an EVF, but the mediumformat cams are different. Most of them are used in the studio, so batterylife doesn't count that much. But to see the resulting portrait in the EVF together with the assumed flashlight is nice...

One thing is the same with other sensorsizes: Mirrorless will not replace DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 10:46 UTC
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Elite83: Correct me if I'm wrong, but technically speaking can't all (recent) smartphones capture RAW images--it's simply a matter of altering altering the firmware to change how each capture is contained?

I'm sure the data busses on most last-gen or two smartphone can handle exporting the information necessary to save "raw" image captures. Therefore, if it's not a hardware limitation, why not add it to all phones via system update? (referring moreso to Android type phones)

Correct, no sensor writes native JPEGs ;) So RAW is basically there as BayerData, but not as compressed format which can be exported as "understandable" RAW. So the firmwareupgrade has to include a recent DNG, NEF, CR2, ACR or whatever-engine. That's quite some effort and why should you do this as company if can can sell it as new feature on the new device? That's the reason...

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 06:29 UTC
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El Chubasco: I upgraded from iPhone 6plus to 7plus and men! What a huge difference!! Really, the newest iPhone is at complete diferent level!

Pricelevel?

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 06:27 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (280 comments in total)
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roninlim: unapologetically very expensive,small sensor but big size camera

Aaaaah, *you can't make the body that small*. Told that a few years ago to the "mirrorless will eat all others"-fraction and got a lot of hating for it. Seems the reality wins after the hype....

Anything below a Canon 5D or Nikon 750 is not ergonomic for *me*. Seems this opinion is at least allowed again...

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 08:33 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (280 comments in total)
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roninlim: unapologetically very expensive,small sensor but big size camera

...he seems not to like the OM and wants to protect others from making a mistake ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 07:40 UTC
On article Video: Photokina 2016 wrap-up (146 comments in total)

In my opinion the most important release was the Canon 5DMark IV, but it seems that the few days of pre-announcement before the photokina doesn't count. At least it counts less than a Panasonic Mockup ;(

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 07:34 UTC as 16th comment
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (280 comments in total)
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maciek sz: This is a serious question, not a hate game - what is the reason to buy this over X-T1 or A6300 if the Olympus is bigger in dimensions? I don't get it really, you get in both cases bigger APS-C sensor... I understand models like EM10, but this? Why?

And why to buy the Fuji if the Sony A7 is smaller and has a larger sensor. Why. So much questions, so less answers....

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 21:57 UTC

The most exciting announcement of the photokina? Hmm, don't know. Maybe the world first of an important scene from the new star wars movie @saturday. ;)

Is it just me or was the most interesting place on the photokina the Leica Picture Hall, the pictures from the Sony Award or other very nice prints on location. Met some very nice people and even the funny guys from Digital Rev were there. The most crowded place was the Canon 5DM4-Stand in my opinion and the Sigmalenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 19:25 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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kophotos: Nikon coming out with their amazing full frame....ooops wrong decade...

The eye of mordor turns to Nikon. Let the hating be there now... Canon can bring the ring to the fire. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 19:14 UTC
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (201 comments in total)
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noflashplease: How much would anyone pay for depth of field that's equivalent to a 50mm F/2.4 lens? To put it another way, a slow F/2.4 "Nifty Fifty" selling for $1,199 wouldn't be all that nifty at all, now would it?

If M43 still has a future outside of videography, it's as the low end, hence the new Yi camera body and cheap 42.5mm F/1.8 prime.

And why do you care that we care?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 14:23 UTC
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BobORama: So ... this was "protected" by a sign?

If a dog is not allowed, a car shouldn't be allowed, too. Don't you think so? Why need quite a lot north american people always need specific signs and rules? Selfthinking is not that hard...

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 09:11 UTC
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FD: What about Tilt and Shift lenses for studio and architecture work ?
I'm very happy with my 17/24/90 TS-E lenses from Canon but there is no such set for other brands and certainly not in the medium format.
It doesn't make sense to use f32 on a 100MP camera to get a product sharp in the studio from front to back.
Same in architecture; why waste those pixels to correct perspective in software.

Canon TS-E lenses are great, but a T/S Adapter for EF-S bajonetts, to enable T/S on all native EF lenses would be greater ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 20:02 UTC
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vscd: I waited for a 24-70 2.8 DG HSM OS Art or 24-70 f2... but at least the 12-24 is really interesting for me.

I don't mistake crop for APS-C, but the 24-35 f2 wasn't that big, eighter.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 19:57 UTC
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FD: What about Tilt and Shift lenses for studio and architecture work ?
I'm very happy with my 17/24/90 TS-E lenses from Canon but there is no such set for other brands and certainly not in the medium format.
It doesn't make sense to use f32 on a 100MP camera to get a product sharp in the studio from front to back.
Same in architecture; why waste those pixels to correct perspective in software.

T/S should be no feature of any lens. The real cams have it build in and every lens on it automatically works with T/S. Thats the reason why I work with a Fuji GX680 or large format in general.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 14:37 UTC
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vscd: I waited for a 24-70 2.8 DG HSM OS Art or 24-70 f2... but at least the 12-24 is really interesting for me.

2kg? Not very likely. The Aperture would be 35mm at the long end. So, the diameter would be maybe around 80mm, not more. My 85L has twice the diameter on it's aperture.
I think this should be no problem to build, at least not on size/weight. The final Result would look like a long 135L, I guess.

The Sigma 1.8 Zoom looked impossible until it came up. Is it large? Don't think so.. heavy? Neighter...

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 08:32 UTC
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (201 comments in total)
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noflashplease: How much would anyone pay for depth of field that's equivalent to a 50mm F/2.4 lens? To put it another way, a slow F/2.4 "Nifty Fifty" selling for $1,199 wouldn't be all that nifty at all, now would it?

If M43 still has a future outside of videography, it's as the low end, hence the new Yi camera body and cheap 42.5mm F/1.8 prime.

@StephenE
You *totally* got the point. MFT is a great architecture, but in portraits it's mostly on it's limits. Even with a f1.2 lense for $1200. Any Sigma Art draws circles around this lens, for half the price. Giving a potential to isolate a person way way better than a f1 lens on MFT ever could.
Does a mediocre hobbyist needs the possibiliies of a fullframe? Probably never.

But not to speak about the differences is only for justifying the own purchases. Both system have their advantages. If I would climb the Mount Everest I would take a MFT anytime. Even for the portrait at the mountain peak ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 08:26 UTC
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (201 comments in total)
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vscd: All "portraits" are really close. Indead they are nearly macros to demonstrate the shallow Depth of field. But in real situations this will perform like we should expect from a 50mm f2.4 equivalent. Nice sharpness, but nothing worth >$1000!!

It's not the strongest side of MFT based sensors.

...and you should learn to write in a polite way. If I read your commenthistory you're by yourself an MFT-bigot, surfing around in dpreview, nagging on every fullframecam you can get aware of. So please look into the mirror before doing superiour.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 08:13 UTC
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Wilight: "The precision AF system also performs exceptionally in low-light conditions, as it will function properly in brightness levels as low as EV-4 and in dark locations where most other cameras struggle"

That's a big deal! :D

There is no information how many on the Sony will be @-4EV. Could be the center one only, too.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 08:08 UTC
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