kreislauf

kreislauf

Joined on Apr 20, 2013

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On article How do you know you need a new camera? (147 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: Unless you have cashflow problems, rapid depreciation for many systems means there's no point not buying the latest and greatest, and selling off yesterday's model. You'll still end up spending the same amount of money, but miss out on a)the latest and greatest b)warranty.

Disagreeing 100%. Yes, your camera will be worth only a fraction after 2 years.
And I get it when you make a point for the latest and greatest tech but I don't like the attitude.
What do you gain with the latest tech? more tech! yeah, right. Doesn't improve your photography - at all!
Best, stop doing camera research and invest into literature, tickets to exhebitions and other education.

After 2 years I am still learning about operations and composition and I am still getting confused by switching focal lengths.
Best decision for me to get a fixed compact camera and escape the consume compulsion you suffer from...

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 16:47 UTC
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babart: Besides the Fuji 23/2, one can acquire an 18/2, 27/2.8, 35/2, and 50/2 for very reasonable prices. Three of these are weather resistant....23, 35, 50mm (35, 50 and 75 equivalents). Not a bad range in what is a very decent camera system.

I like the new lenses.
alas, a 16/2 is missing, that would be nice.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 16:26 UTC
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geert62: no point in just being cheaper, easily changing focal length should be the extra :
- nikon1 + 10mm (+18mm )
+ : fast, good colours, good enough for most, sturdy, close focus with 18mm
- : no viewfinder
-panasonic GM5 + 15 mm (+ 45 mm olympus)
+ : viewfinder, very small, excellent subject isolation
- : so so viewfinder

Leica Q might suite me fine, but is expensive.

the nikkor 1 10/2.8 has, and I have to shout this over my lungs NOT GOOD COLORS

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 16:24 UTC
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JPnyc: i know it's a horrible thought but my pick will soon be the next smartphone generation, i honestly don't think i will ever buy another camera again after i'll get a new phone. likely this will be something like an iPhone 8 or so.
simply because smartphone picture quality is really quite astounding these days, plus you just can't beat the "it's always there" factor. and the videos are great too. and the easy integration with all the apps and social media and whatnot ...
what do you guys think? honestly!

actually, that is even better than my Sigma DP merrills oO

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 16:22 UTC
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zzzxtreme: I have few cameras and lenses. what I miss most is the Nikon V1 + 10mm f/2.8 (28mm ff equivalent).

I love my V1, but the 10/2.8 I never leaned to like.
It produces dull and boring images, I don't know. The 18.5/1.8 in contrast produced so many keepers for me, so I guess I like the 50mm FOV.
but it also the colors for the 10/2.8 and the rendering.
Can't believe you miss this :)

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 16:21 UTC
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MCMLXXIII AD: Good to read about XA-3 which noone mentions or has reviewed. I have this and also bought the tiny 27/2.8 which is very sharp and probably even better than the 23/2 on X100f. The F2 on X100f is soft.

is it? even at f4? or f5.6? I find it "sharp enough".
It might not hold up in the studio scene here or a direct benchmark, but honestly, do you think about MTF charts when you print a photo of yours and say "snap, that eye could have been a bit sharper"??

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 16:18 UTC
On article Facebook Live: Sony a9 impressions so far (104 comments in total)
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DB3: Facebook? No thank you!

you are welcome

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 08:43 UTC
On article Facebook Live: Sony a9 impressions so far (104 comments in total)
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tom1234567: What about all the people that don't use SPYBOOK/FACEBOOK

nor twitter cr-p

just not good enough

Tom G

I guess they will not be part of the live discussion.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 08:42 UTC
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kreislauf: Make one standard for FF and APS-C/H, sigma and Pentax k

i ment to say, sony FE, nikon and canon, of course...

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 13:21 UTC
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ms18: Great article.

I think it's better not to use the DSLR mounts. It's a bad idea. Canon may go with EOS M as they would have already seen this coming. There is an adaptor which will let you use legacy lenses.

yeah. or they "shorten" the flange-sensor distance like Sigma!
To be only compatible with their own glass...

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 13:03 UTC

Make one standard for FF and APS-C/H, sigma and Pentax k

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 12:05 UTC as 169th comment | 1 reply
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ms18: Great article.

I think it's better not to use the DSLR mounts. It's a bad idea. Canon may go with EOS M as they would have already seen this coming. There is an adaptor which will let you use legacy lenses.

It would be bad for Nikon to not use the established mount.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 12:03 UTC
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The Squire: It's not time to ditch Canon’s EF-M mount.

It's time to ditch Canon.

Just make a clean break.

Uhm... That escalated quickly!

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 12:02 UTC
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Funkyd3121: Love my Galaxy S6 - does a Great job with images. Would buy the S8 - IF I had the funds right now - but that will have to wait a while. Samsung phones are Badd to the Bone, no 2 ways about it. Much Better than eyeFonez!!

whuhuu. rare on the internet :D

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 07:58 UTC
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Funkyd3121: Love my Galaxy S6 - does a Great job with images. Would buy the S8 - IF I had the funds right now - but that will have to wait a while. Samsung phones are Badd to the Bone, no 2 ways about it. Much Better than eyeFonez!!

nono, they are. fully agreed.
just, the last generation was good enough already. I'm out shooting some things with my nexus 5x on the way home. peace.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 16:23 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: Thank you so much, Mr. Butler. I know you worked hard on this. I appreciate it.

With all the mirrorless cameras coming out, including the big new guy (Sony A9), people are going to need this kind of information.

I'm probably in the minority, but I look forward to when silent shutters are the standard. Weddings, churches, sound stages, recitals, plays....NASCAR races. The list goes on. A silent shutter is needed.

Peace.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 16:21 UTC
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Stejo: Excellent article, but isn't anybody proof reading this stuff? So many broken sentences and syntax errors.

Why are people so obnoxious when you start to criticize?

@MikeFairbanks: was there a reason to hasten the article? I don't think a 30 minute proof reading by a colleague wasn't possible. But that's just me.

And no, no breaks. If you publish things online especially on a commercial website like this, you should try to bring the form.

PS peace.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 16:20 UTC
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Pritzl: Just wanted to say bravo! While I was somewhat familiar with the topic, it is refreshing to see it explained so well with diagrams and simple language. More of these articles and fewer of the "look, cool bag!" ads please. :)

Now, about the A9. I'm still waiting for someone to provide the real numbers on its electronic shutter rate. How close/far are we from a large sensor global shutter?

Also, do we think the reduction in DR is just a case of unavoidable consequence of a first iteration of this technology.

I didn't handle too many different cameras to have an idea.
But an educated guess: the burst rate is limited by too many factors.
What you could conclude is that the ES rate cannot be slower than the burstrate, yes. but that doesn't help you much: having 10 fps would give 100ms.
having a electronic shutterspeed of 1/32'000 sec (eg. the fujis) would give 32 µs, which is much closer to the actual minimal read out speed.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 16:14 UTC
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Hugo808: Very interesting. I always wonder why my sensor is exposed when I change lenses, why not cover it with the shutter when it's not in use?

simple: more articulations which would reduce the life-span. most mirrorless measure exposure on the sensor, which would force opening of the curtains every time you switch the camera on.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 16:08 UTC
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photenth: Will dpreview now start adding electronic shutter read out times in future camera reviews?

Probably not, since there would be a need to set up a testing protocol for that.
To my knowledge, you just cant access a maintenance port as in a car to have information about the read-out speed.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 16:04 UTC
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