Impulses

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On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (155 comments in total)
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Internet Enzyme: Seems slow. F/2.8 to F/4 is a F/5.6 to F/8 full frame equivalent. I do understand that that probably doesnt matter much since this is meant as a wide landscape lens, where long exposures negate the issue and slow apertures are necessary to get everything in focus. But if you plan on using this lens in any other capacity, you will be very disappointed in just how much noise that the lens will produce.

Great, I'm sure we could finally have this totally unique debate, totally. Back to the lens in question?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 04:47 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (155 comments in total)
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Internet Enzyme: Seems slow. F/2.8 to F/4 is a F/5.6 to F/8 full frame equivalent. I do understand that that probably doesnt matter much since this is meant as a wide landscape lens, where long exposures negate the issue and slow apertures are necessary to get everything in focus. But if you plan on using this lens in any other capacity, you will be very disappointed in just how much noise that the lens will produce.

ZZzzz...

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 04:29 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (155 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Just waiting to see if it delivers. In particular, I have these 2 questions:

1. Does it cause purple spots on Olympus camera? And

2. Is the distortion going to be a problem?

If no problem with these, then the only question left is - is there still any reason to buy any of the 7-14mm lenses?

Even if issue #1 manifests itself, in this case it'd be easily fixable with:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/397607-REG/67mm_Ultraviolet_UV_Haze_2A_Schott-Desag

Or:

https://www.adorama.com/tf67uv2.html

See:

http://alanwatsonforster.org/writing/mft-purple.html

It was fixable on the 7-14s but required a hacky solution to rear mount an equivalent gel filter, since they don't take front filters. 1mm is a noticeable difference when going this wide, and the other two *are* constant aperture... One being smaller and cheaper makes a case for itself, I imagine the largest debate will be vs the Oly 7-14.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 04:21 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (155 comments in total)
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shigzeo: Handsome camera and lens combination.

Any UV issues are easier to fix here with a screw on 2A filter than on the 7-14s tho.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 03:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (155 comments in total)
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shigzeo: Handsome camera and lens combination.

And on M4/3, with a very wide variety of bodies from more than one brand... This is bound towards my E-M5 II, will be interesting to see whether it suffers from the flare issues that the 7-14 did (entirely possible but that's ok, I'll deal, ready for an upgrade from my 9-18). Can always mount my GM1 to it as well... :P

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 02:32 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm F2.8-4 (155 comments in total)

Gimme gimme!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 02:29 UTC as 30th comment
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Impulses: Oh wow, looks like the leaks had the price TOTALLY wrong, pre ordering as soon as I see it on B&H.

Actually, pre-orders are up already, weee... Early happy birthday to me.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 02:27 UTC

Oh wow, looks like the leaks had the price TOTALLY wrong, pre ordering as soon as I see it on B&H.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 02:16 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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Sergey Borachev: A simple question that I would have asked Sony: Why can't you make your cameras a little bigger to fix all the existing problems - heat, battery life (larger batteries), ergonomics, and better/more controls?

vscd, what you're ignoring with the glib comment is that if you start small you can scale in either direction without building a whole new system. Your can dump IBIS, lower specs, cap video recording, etc and build a smaller body OR you can go big for better battery life, IBIS, thermal management, etc... All while building within the same system.

Sony just hasn't leveraged that as much as other mirrorless players, but they probably will, they've been focusing on other things and reusing basic body designs across entire lines (all A7 are somewhat similar, as have been all their crop bodies save for the A3000). When you start building around a mirror box you're more limited...

The SL1 was seemingly the height of DSLR miniaturization and there hasn't been a lot of follow up to it... And all of this of course obviates all the other big differences between both approaches as far as AF, VF, controls, etc.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 23:44 UTC
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IndustrialDesignR: „,this is why we choose to concentrate on full-frame.”

All 6500 users put their money on a lame horse.
This becomes obvious in the lens development.

It should be pretty obvious that Sony has and will continue to treat crop just like Canikon have for decades, it is what it is, take it or leave it. Luckily there's some good alternatives.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 23:37 UTC
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avicenanw: Every time mirror-less ILC get the spotlight, someone, somehow, get the urge to compare it to DSLRs. They start rambling about the pros and cons, and wished by some magic someone can get rid of all the cons to create the perfect camera they dream about. Mirrorless ILCs and DSLRs each have their own strengths and weaknesses which are determined by design and physics. Don't tell the manufacturers to make one with all the advantages of the other. If it's possible, it would have been done. Choose the gear that best suit your budget and needs. The perfect camera only exist in your dream.

The A7R II does have a smaller battery than several contemporaries (basically all the ToTL models from Fuji, Sony, and Panasonic); so it might be slightly worse off in that regard... But to equal DSLR battery life they'd all need a battery many times larger than the average DSLR. With the latter you only really consume power significantly when taking a shot, hence the old way of measuring battery life...

On mirrorless you're consuming a good deal of power any time the camera is on (displays + live sensor feed), and the act of actually taking a shot is almost irrelevant. To me it's something like feature phones vs smartphones (speaking strictly to battery life don't get it twisted); it requires a readjustment on the user's part a much as anything. It's time to stop thinking in terms of shots and think use time or powered-on time.

You don't measure smartphone battery life in terms of emails sent or pages loaded, and these cameras aren't much different. There's a constant power draw in use. If you budget for usage time instead it can greatly alleviate any battery life angst. You need to know how many hours of power a battery gets you (not hard, and most MILC manage 2-4), and adjust to how long you'll be out and about... Plus turn the camera off when not in use.

I can see how that's a prickly thing for a pro with a given workflow who may not want to (or can't) take a break for a battery swap, but for the average user it's not as big a deal as it's made out to be.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 23:34 UTC
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rsf3127: I do not understand the problem with battery life and weather sealing that DPReview audience mention with their Sony cameras.

I have just returned from a tropical country where I hiked many days in the cloud forest, sometimes under pouring rain, and also in dusty roads and sandy beaches. My A7 (original) performed flawlessly.

I was able to fire 900+ shots with one battery (and it is a pretty old one), many of them using the LA-EA4 and a heavy telephoto tamron lens with AF-S on all the time.

Not a glitch.

zackie, rrccad, and others are right on... The CIPA figure is almost pointless IMO and it creates an even more pointless discussion. If they wanna keep it around fit the sake of comparison fine, but I think they should start adding a second metric that just shows power on time...

Much like you'd think of a smartphone, that's really how mirrorless battery life works. The displays eat up the bulk of the power and the rest is just the mere act of being on and having a live sensor feed. I can understand why pros need their cameras on thru long stretches, but the average enthusiast doesn't (specially if it's quick to power on).

Focusing on shots taken just encourages the wrong narrative... You can usually arrive at a more useful figure of power-on time by just looking at the video specs, tho between the more intense processing and whatnot that's still a bit of a worst case scenario.

Budgeting for time rather than shots would ease a ton of peoplecan battery life angst tho.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 23:24 UTC
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Smoothmoose: I don't know. I know there's lots of pros and "true" enthusiasts on this forum that feel otherwise. But I think if Sony is doesn't see the applicability of in-body computational approaches, then the Smartphone has already won. The camera market is more and more becoming a bimodal market, with large glass and big sensors for the pros willing to spend the effort and money, and everyone else that will get "good enough" photos with their smartphones. We already know both Canon/Nikon has missed the boat on innovation.

I think that, plus ease of use (or lack thereof, and I'm not just talking about offloading images) is what could potentially turn the camera market from a niche into a tiny niche with half the major players it currently boats... Then there's the sheer ignorance on the part of the mass market, which for the most part still believes their only true choices are a big DSLR or a phone. Sony hasn't really cracked that marketing nut, none of the mirrorless players have, to the detriment of the whole market.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 23:10 UTC
On article Lomography launches Simple Use Film Camera (49 comments in total)

Just because someone at Lomo got past this any department with an ounce of sense doesn't mean there's still a market... It just means Lomo wants there to be one.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 18:24 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On article Lomography launches Simple Use Film Camera (49 comments in total)
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Haim Hadar: I pledge to support a Kickstarter project that would bring this down.

You shouldn't be mean to those of lesser means, they don't deserve Lomo's pest, nobody does.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 18:22 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: A simple question that I would have asked Sony: Why can't you make your cameras a little bigger to fix all the existing problems - heat, battery life (larger batteries), ergonomics, and better/more controls?

Body variety is a good thing that can only increase their market share, but I imagine that comes at the cost of R&D into something else... I like M4/3 because it can scale all the way from something like a GM1 to a GH5, but the amount of tech Sony brought to the A7 line in short order is equally impressive.

Crop bodies might be where they could stand to experiment with a larger body (that potentially satisfies video concerns) without meandering too much with their FF line or having people freak out, in fact they already tried it once but it was a budget model (A3000?). Wouldn't be surprised to see another similar attempt.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 15:26 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (247 comments in total)
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FLruckas: If we fall asleep like Rip Van Winkle will there ever be any Canon news worthy of waking us up?

:-)

Don't worry, at the pace it's going the market will continue to contract severely sooner rather than later and there'll be less brands to fanboy over as major players drop out. :/

It's actually kinda surprising that it's supported nearly half a dozen major players for this long (compare it to say the phone market which matured and over saturated way quicker), but I guess the fact that most of those brands are supported by larger corporations helps.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 15:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (247 comments in total)
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Mared: Why do Canon and Nikon products always get the same DPR score?

Yeah, pick your priories... Like better tracking and slightly better sensor vs better video AF and better live view experience.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 15:01 UTC
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Ruekon: Marumi Achromat:
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59350387

I bought a Raynox achromat a while ago, they're handy little alternatives to bulkier tubes or a dedicated macro lens, easier to carry at all times for sure... How well they work depends largely on the lens pairing tho.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 17:27 UTC

2 Fuji cameras in the bunch, 2 MF & 2 M4/3, and no Nikon... I can already see the pitchforks. ;) Interesting choices nonetheless!

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 17:22 UTC as 23rd comment
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