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If Fuji really wants to make a mirrorless camera, then it makes much more sense to join with one or more partners than by going all the way by itself.
It is the lenses that makes the difference. And you just don't pull a full range of quality lenses out of a hat.
Fuji can distinguish itself from Olympus and Panasonic by copying the controls from the X100. The other two seem to go for much more menudriven interfaces with buttons thrown in. Fuji X100 classical dial controls are so tempting for many photographers - myself including.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2011 at 12:48 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

Quotes from Ricoh statement:

"Now Ricoh aims to establish a _consumer_ business."
Does not sound good for K5 and 645D.

"Ricoh takes it as an indispensable initiative to obtain the _small_ and
_lightweight_ interchangeable lens camera technology, lens technology and sales channels held by the Pentax Imaging Systems Division [...]"
Sound as they really like the Q.

Obviously Ricoh/Pentax cannot continue to maintain so many diverse products:
645D and lenses, Kr+K5 and lenses, Q and lenses, GRX and "lenses", GRD, and consumer P&S cameras.
What will be axedl ?
Will there be a new APS-C mirror-less ?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2011 at 14:08 UTC as 95th comment | 8 replies
On article Pentax Q Hands-on Preview (281 comments in total)

It just doesnt add up.
For end-user, the expense and hassle of the exchangable lenses is too much for what you get in return. The real novelty, the fish-eye and toy lenses are really expensive toys. You get to think that it is exactly an expensive toy with which you can play with exchanging lenses.
For Pentax, the R&D cost for camera and lens line-up will be just as high as if they had aimed for a "serious" camera.
I am thinking that there is a sweet spot, sensor-size wise, between 1/1.7" and m43. If Pentax had gone after this, they could still have had the smallest mirror-less, and with "good enough" IQ.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2011 at 09:02 UTC as 154th comment
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm F1.4 sample gallery (41 comments in total)

What I see is:
Leica 25 mm @f1.4 is softer than Pana 20 mm @f1.7.
Leica 25 mm @f1.4 has a more shallow DOF than Pana 20 mm @f1.7.
Leica 25 mm @f1.8 has similar Bokeh as DOF than Pana 20 mm @f1.7. (both are a bit harsh with the busy highlights in the trees).
The Leica 25 mm isnt a groundbreakingly better lens than Panas 20 mm.
The differences are what one must expect given the differences in aperture and focal length.No surprises really.
What you do get is the brighter aperture which you can use to isolate the subject, or to shoot in low light situations.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2011 at 09:58 UTC as 32nd comment
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