forpetessake

forpetessake

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forpetessake: I have a feeling, Samyang is not an outlier and the other manufacturers will follow the suit.
Sony fe-mount is going to dominate the market, they only need a cheaper FF model for masses under $1000. Affordable body and lenses will quickly capture the market. Canon and Nikon are risking to become third party lens manufacturers.
The crop sensor cameras are also going the way of Dodo, so developing new APS-C lenses makes little sense. It makes sense for Sigma, Tamron, Tokina to switch their efforts to fe-mount before the field becomes too crowded,

"A Canon EF 600mm f/4 IS II is 17.6" long, where an Olympus 300mm f/4.0 IS Pro is only 8.9" long"

You are comparing apples and oranges. These lenses are not equivalent. An equivalent FF lens is 600mm f/8, and nobody manufactures such lens because there would be little interest. But you can take any of the 300mm f/4 Nikon, or Canon, or Pentax lenses and add 2x teleconverters to them and get equivalent to the Olympus lens. If you do that you'll find out that you end up in the same ballpark regarding size/weight, and in some combinations even smaller/lighter than Olympus. Alternatively, get a high-MP camera and crop output to the same size and you get the same results.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 07:21 UTC

I have a feeling, Samyang is not an outlier and the other manufacturers will follow the suit.
Sony fe-mount is going to dominate the market, they only need a cheaper FF model for masses under $1000. Affordable body and lenses will quickly capture the market. Canon and Nikon are risking to become third party lens manufacturers.
The crop sensor cameras are also going the way of Dodo, so developing new APS-C lenses makes little sense. It makes sense for Sigma, Tamron, Tokina to switch their efforts to fe-mount before the field becomes too crowded,

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 02:55 UTC as 36th comment | 18 replies

Some people expect those lenses to be cheap. It's not likely, just look at their manual 50mm lenses. It's more likely the price will be around $600. If that's the case this jubilation will become much less jubilant.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 21:46 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
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steven gaspari: I hope to actually meet someone who owns a Sony camera someday.

Got to Sony forum, silly.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 00:39 UTC

The real $300 question is: how does it compare to Tokina 100/2.8 Macro? From what I've seen so far Tokina is noticeably sharper wide open.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 21:59 UTC as 16th comment

Me like it.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 23:17 UTC as 21st comment

Good to hear the emphasis on lenses. Maybe, Sony finally will be able to produce good quality lenses with fewer defects.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 19:16 UTC as 135th comment | 1 reply
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Photoman: I wish Canon were this good at keeping their factory clean. I have seen quite a few lenses with sealed elements that have had fungus in it.

Mushrooms? -- A free complement from the manufacturer :)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 21:03 UTC

It's a shame camera and lens assembly is so labor intensive. Automation is essential -- it reduces cost and improves quality.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 23:48 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1068 comments in total)

Now Olympus made a perfect chick camera. Great for a small purse. Probably a great image quality in good light. But the high ISO is likely to be problematic as usual.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 09:30 UTC as 301st comment | 1 reply
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2487 comments in total)

There is something more important happening than a new Fuji camera. Fuji with this new sensor is positioning itself to take away bread from the other camera manufacturers including FF. The market is getting hotter. I believe Sony, Canon, Nikon will have to answer and pretty soon. We should see many exciting things happening this year and next.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 10:41 UTC as 286th comment | 12 replies
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2487 comments in total)

I suspect Fuji uses weaker CFA compared to the other cameras. It can explain the base ISO 200 instead of 100, lower noise, and poorer color separation. Is there any test to profile the CFA?

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 23:03 UTC as 305th comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2487 comments in total)
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CeleryBeats: The Fuji JPEG's at 51200 ISO look amazing compared to the Nikon D750. That's a mighty impressive accomplisment.

And the funny thing is that at those iso's i wouldnt bother to shoot raw anyway considering that those high iso's i mainly wwould use at dark drunken parties or something?

Way to go Fuji!!!

Fuji does seem to degrade more graciously above ISO 6400 than the other cameras. Though the usefulness of those high ISOs is highly debatable.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 19:59 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2487 comments in total)

The raw and jpeg files seem to be mislabeled in the gallery.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 10:43 UTC as 356th comment
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WayneHuangPhoto: Why didn't Fuji just go all out and put a 36mp sensor in there?

You mean the new rumored Sony BSI sensor for A6000 successor? I guess Sony wasn't prepared to share the latest and greatest.
On the other hand X-trans processing requires a lot more processor power, so increase in MP means longer processing, shorter battery life.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 02:56 UTC

It would be interesting to hear something about the film simulation modes in the X-Pro2. Have Fuji changed the tone curves? Most of the sample images look darker than usual with higher contrast and crushed shadows.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 02:53 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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vesa1tahti: Who cares about 'film simulation'? This camera is digital. Film photography is from the past. Old times_good times.....

Many buyers of this expensive retro cameras are going to be old folks. For them film simulations have a sentimental value. Same with retro design. The younger generation rather looks at the price tag and camera specs.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 19:03 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2487 comments in total)
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forpetessake: What's the deal with that ISO 12800 in raw? As measurements clearly shown on previous models, anything above ISO 1600 was just a metadata in the Fuji RAW file. Not that I think ISO 12800 would have been useful anyway in a crop sensor.

Fuji cameras already have native ISO 100, they just labeled it ISO 200 ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 21:06 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2487 comments in total)

What's the deal with that ISO 12800 in raw? As measurements clearly shown on previous models, anything above ISO 1600 was just a metadata in the Fuji RAW file. Not that I think ISO 12800 would have been useful anyway in a crop sensor.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 21:14 UTC as 455th comment | 10 replies
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2487 comments in total)
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ravikiran532: After seeing companies churning cameras every year..saying with improved aka meaningless "specs" ..here comes a company which is giving its customers a value for their product by releasing every 4 years.
nikon and canon did bit late..5 to 6 years for 7d and 300 to me 4 years is ideal time to release a successor...
I like it..

@ravikiran532 -- that's a very immature view. The companies are in competition, they have to decide based o their abilities and strategy to win, not based on some silly sentiments. Releasing often makes you a leader making it easier to expand the market presence, but comes with high costs and risks, eating into profit margins. Releasing infrequently makes you behind the curve for much longer, thus losing market share and revenues. The chip manufacturers work on a major 2 year release cycle, so if the cameras were purely electronic devices it would make a perfect sense to follow with the same schedule.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 19:15 UTC
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