Impulses

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sproketholes: Great to see Canon being serious about mirrorless for enthusiasts, though I suspect it will be 1 or 2 generations more before we have a Canon semi-professional mirrorless camera. I use the Sony A6300 as a benchmark for this, an astounding camera and a hard act to follow; especially if your product lines are competing with each other, rendering a degree of dumbing down models to protect others.

Sony's product line is in even more competition with itself than Canon's... Since they went all out mirror less on both FF and crop, and then pulled a Canikon and proceeded to largely ignore crop (at least on the lens side).

Canon finally getting serious about mirrorless while focusing on a smaller crop market makes some sense IMO, economies of scale favor them more than anyone in a consumer market. Remains to be seen whether more lenses are coming tho...

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 04:41 UTC

Finally, Dual Pixel in a decent ML body, they should've done this as soon as the 70D came out... Looks pretty solid, Canon could easily build up a catalog of primes and compact/collapsible zooms over the next couple years while having the EF catalog to fall back on for anything else... Question is, will they?

Without that it'll only appeal to existing Canon users, which admittedly might be more than enough to still grow their mirrorless market share significantly. Once that actually happens, I'd be afraid if I was the competition. 'Course the competition isn't standing still either.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 04:38 UTC as 40th comment
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Donnie G: My goodness! Everywhere I've looked today there are masses of trolls having panic attacks and throwing themselves off of their mirrorless bridges. Does this mean that the zombie apocalypse has finally arrived? Well, not exactly. It just means that Canon is about to hit another bases loaded sales home run with their new EOS M5 ILC, which means that this holiday shopping season is going to be awfully bleak for the competition, again. Let the games begin! :))

Definition of a fan boy.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 04:27 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: I wonder. Have DPReview hired a hipster?

All those analog fake retro stuff they cover nowadays.

Rebadged Fuji = somewhat fakey IMO, unless they're actually charging anywhere near what Fuji does ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 04:18 UTC
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a-flying-wuss: SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!
Finally an exciting lens for MFT system.

I'm glad they teased the release this early, I might otherwise have bought the Oly Pro FE between now and 'early next year'.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 03:25 UTC
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HSway: Very likely a terrific addition to the line-ups. But astro - I don’t know. My guess is that f2 15mm 500 g lens for ML with low distortion will introduce some field curvature (problems) and lower resolution towards the edges overall (coma will be of interest as well). I could be surprised and wrong, of course.
The low distortion with the lens resolving well across the frame stopped down will always be very useful for relevant uses. Not to mention the lens as such.

The Samyang 12mm f2 seems to do pretty well and it's around the same size... Granted there's a substantial difference between it's 18mm EFL (on APS-C) and this lens' 15mm EFL, cautiously optimistic anyway! I would've been happy with an 8-9mm this small and fast, so 7.5 sounds great.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 03:23 UTC
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M Jesper: A compact super-wide (rectilinear) prime for MFT,
exactly what so many had been waiting for!

I already have the cheap Samyang FE, and the super portable super convenient (IMO) 9-18... In the long run I think I still want the sealed Pro f1.8 FE, but only if I find it for a good price, and Venus' 7.5mm definitely jumped ahead of it on my wishlist. Such a tease to announce this six months in advance, but I'm glad they did!

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 03:20 UTC
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mick232: Great how they indicate the location of the entrance pupil!
I wouldn't have known otherwise. But where is it on the 7.5mm?

Yeah that's pretty darn convenient, no need to figure it out and mark your rails etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 03:17 UTC
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Nixyz: Considering the prices of their other lenses on their website, I guess these will sell above $500.

Anything between $500-700 would be an almost instant buy for me for the M4/3 version, the closer to $500 the closer I'd be willing to forego reviews and play guinea pig...

At $800+ it'd start making me think about the 8mm f1.8 sealed fisheye again, and would likely wait out reviews. Not necessarily saying it's one or the other or that they're comparable, just where I stand.

The Kowa 8.5mm f2.8 & Voigt 10.5mm f0.95 are both $850+ IIRC, and Oly's 7-14 f2.8 is well over that even used, and they're all considerably larger and heavier... So yeah.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 07:14 UTC
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ProfHankD: I use lots of manual-focus lenses on my Sonys, but old ultra-wides are virtually non-existent and of marginal price/performance when you do find them. Thus, I'm very happy to see several companies producing high-spec modern ultra-wides. These Laowa lenses seem not only technically very strong, but also well-targeted in that they fill somewhat different market niches -- they aren't "me too" lenses. Very nice!

Ya, they fill one of the few holes actually left in M4/3 -- plenty of UWA zoom choices, only one or two less appealing non-FE primes, and big ones at that... If it's anywhere at or under $600 I might even hop in line for it pre-reviews.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 02:52 UTC
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ThorstenMUC: Nice, that Sigma is more aiming for the APS-C mirrorless market... maybe there will be an X-mount version of this lens soon.
Ok - Fujifilm's lens lineup for APS-C is a much harder competitor, than Sony's few dedicated APS-C lenses - but since the optics are already there and it would "only" mean to exchange the mechanical mount (easy) and the firmware (that'l be the main effort) I would expect it's a viable step.
Competition is always welcome.

And they already make all of their f2.8 mirrorless primes in multiple mounts...

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 17:56 UTC
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Old Cameras: Same basic design as the Nikon/Canon, etc version, just longer to accommodate the different flange offset? It's "Contemporary" instead of "Art" but it sure looks the same and appears to have the same internal design...

Looks can be deceiving

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 03:00 UTC
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Androole: Another point that may interest users on this site is that based on the EXIF data, the wide angle lens uses the same 1/3" sensor size as on previous iPhones, while the 2x normal lens uses a smaller 1/3.6" sensor.

As a practical extension of that, the 1/3.6" sensor has a 1.55x crop compared to a 1/2.3" sensor on something like a Nexus 6P or Sony Xperia Z, which makes the value of the 2x optical zoom seem a little bit more underwhelming than originally suggested.

I see your point Androole, speaking solely to IQ I can see how it's a questionable trade off and where your comment is coming from... That's actually part of why I think it's a mistake to market it largely as a zoom feature.

Granted I'm not sure the mass market is interested in hearing about distortion and perspective and FLs, but for me the greater value would be just having that different FL for a different look altogether... Not that I'm in the market for an iPhone.

There's gotta be a way to market that elegantly... Tho again, in low light other factors come into play and you might be just as well off with a crop of the wider/brighter/larger-sensor module. It's gonna pose an interesting scenario for testing and comparisons.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 20:15 UTC

Nice car/bike shots in the gallery. More lens reviews please! I like the style/format.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 19:53 UTC as 58th comment
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zeratulmrye: Nice job! Looking forward to more lens reviews like this. It would be even better if you include M43/Fuji lenses into the comparison.

Excellent, I thought my eyes deceived me when I saw a lens review on DPR... :p It has a more direct competitor on M4/3 in the PL25 f1.4, but also bodies with IBIS... Still cheaper than the first party option. Wish they'd make a few more mirrorless crop lenses, a cheap/fast 17-20 would actually have no equal in M4/3 (unlike most of their current lineup).

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 19:43 UTC
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Sugarsnapphotos: "It's not as tight as a 50, but not as wide as a 35, which ends up being an easily usable balance between the two."

It's a 30mm lens, so it's wider than 35mm.

Think he may have been referring to the 35mm EFLs (equivalent focal lengths).

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 19:40 UTC
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Androole: Another point that may interest users on this site is that based on the EXIF data, the wide angle lens uses the same 1/3" sensor size as on previous iPhones, while the 2x normal lens uses a smaller 1/3.6" sensor.

As a practical extension of that, the 1/3.6" sensor has a 1.55x crop compared to a 1/2.3" sensor on something like a Nexus 6P or Sony Xperia Z, which makes the value of the 2x optical zoom seem a little bit more underwhelming than originally suggested.

Why would it matter? I mean obviously for the purpose of IQ it's relevant, but they gave out the EFL of 28 & 56mm no? That already takes sensor size into account (or it should), most smartphones *used* to have modules just over or under 30mm EFL but they've been going even wider lately...

Either way, a 56mm EFL is still around 2x. I think it's kinda silly to market it largely as a 'zoom' rather than what it is, a second lens and a second choice of FL. Maybe I'm overestimating his marketing skills (biggest asset he had IMO) but I feel like Jobs would've tried to sell this differently.

Somehow that second FL would suddenly be 'magical' and sorely needed for smartphone shooters, rather than just 'hey we get a short little zoom, that's slower and has no OIS, hmm'. True value lies somewhere in the middle IMO but still...

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 18:44 UTC
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tofoko: I feel that image stabilization is rarely tested on smartphones, and just used as an selling point. I mean, how good is IS in general on phones, and how much does it differ between the models? And what about the cost in image sharpness?

I haven't been reading smartphone reviews much over the last year+, but I know Anandtech used to test IS with video particularly and they'd have a dual phone on stick setup to run comparison clips, etc. Dunno if they still do it, there's been some staff churn over at AT (do I think they still do some of the most comprehensive phone reviews, even tho they're very late at times).

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 18:38 UTC
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unsignedzero: So I'm buying a tote/backpack that can hold a small mirrorless body and a few lens for $175 when alternative bags such as the Thinktank Turnstyle 10 exist for less?

Love my TurnStyle 10! I need to write ThinkTank for an extra divider tho, two just isn't enough for tiny M4/3 lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 22:34 UTC
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Lan: On the basis that Lens Rentals say there's empty space in there, is there any chance of a 5D4 mini? I wouldn't mind a smaller camera, and I'm sure the Asian markets would love it.

I'm still waiting for the 5D4R non-AA version though; that's my priority Canon. Make the no AA filter version first please :)

It's possible, they're probably more willing to experiment with that model's form factor.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 22:28 UTC
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