DavidB2

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Mariano Pacifico: I do not care about 18frames/second. What I need is to grab an excellent stills from a movie.

You won't buy a camera that has an important feature to you because of the way it looks?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:52 UTC
On article Zeiss adds super-wide and tele- options to Milvus line (49 comments in total)

Anyone know if the 135mm is optically identical to the Zeiss 135mm f2 zf.2 APO?

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 18:01 UTC as 8th comment | 10 replies
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)
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alphaumi: I have read somewhere that the aperture of the tele lens is only 2.8...and the bokeh simulation looks a bit fake. Software blur...Nevertheless, happy that the new iphone has 56mm lens!!!

Though I'm not sure why we are calling a 56mm equivalent lens "tele"! Apple marketing rewiring our brains I suppose.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 20:23 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)
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alphaumi: I have read somewhere that the aperture of the tele lens is only 2.8...and the bokeh simulation looks a bit fake. Software blur...Nevertheless, happy that the new iphone has 56mm lens!!!

Wide angle is 1.8, tele lens is 2.8.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 20:21 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (453 comments in total)
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Old Minolta Guy: What a shame. Does the Sony 1 inch sensor not have OSPDAF?
IMHO, it was a mistake to permaently attach such an expensive lens to a camera such problematic AF, and I don't believe a firmware can fix it. This expensive fixed lens is already obsolete for anyone wanting reliable focusing capabilities.
Wait for the next model.

True only if you have no other camera. And the lack of PDAF makes "missing the shots" the exact problem :) The irritating part is that Sony has already implemented PDAF in several other mirrorless cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 03:48 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (453 comments in total)
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Old Minolta Guy: What a shame. Does the Sony 1 inch sensor not have OSPDAF?
IMHO, it was a mistake to permaently attach such an expensive lens to a camera such problematic AF, and I don't believe a firmware can fix it. This expensive fixed lens is already obsolete for anyone wanting reliable focusing capabilities.
Wait for the next model.

Exactly my thoughts. It seems pretty likely that there will be another model down the road with PDAF. Since you can't take the (expensive) lens with you to the next body, waiting until the lens is matched to a AF system worthy of it seems the sensible thing to do.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 20:14 UTC
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Imagingfix: So, looking at the two new tele optons I first thought 300mm f4 is it, as I want to be able to keep ISO down to the lowest possible. BUT, a 600mm equiv. couldmiss me a few close shots along the way. I think I will end up going with the PL100-400, and I hop the IQ holds strong up to around 350mm – zooms are never good at their longest FL. Also, I hope at 300mm it offers f5.6 or larger to compete with Oly on the light transmission factor. Looking forward to testing this one for sure. Happy to see Oly and PL offering up some better telephoto options!

It is reported to be f5.6 at 300mm

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 05:28 UTC
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