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On article Leica SL Review (836 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: @SRT201:

"It doesn't appear that Leica is leading the field in any particular way with this camera?" Well regarding the body, with the later firmware versions, the Leica SL is a better higher ISO body than the D750, the 6D, the A7II, the D810, the K1, the A7RII, and the A99II.

Then where this Leica surpasses bodies is the optical quality of the lenses available for it. To get that kind of optical performance on the above list, excluding the K1, you'll need newer Zeiss or SonyZeiss lenses. (There being one expensive Nikon exception and one Tamron exception, this latter is rumored to be related to a Zeiss design.)

Or you down sample Nikon D810 or Sony a7RMK2 and they both cream the Leica. So still no point in the Leica if higher ISO is important. (leica is great and has other advantages - but high iso is not one of them)

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 08:09 UTC
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ChrisH37: I guess it's no coincidence that XF lens development has slowed dramatically. A great shame that the rumoured 33mm f1.0 never made it.

Lmao. Rumors. They are just that until it comes out.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 06:00 UTC
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Calvin Chann: It won't change many opinions at the current pricing levels. If they had a machine and lens ready to go at, say, $8,000 then maybe. Bear in mind that at those levels of resolution, file sizes will also be significantly larger bring into question the processing power and storage on your computer.

a $800 computer can handle these files so if you have $8000 for the camera you have a nice computer. That's the lamest excuse I have read on dpreview thus far.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 19:20 UTC
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Reop: Can someone explain to me. Why diference of price between gfx vs xt2 is 4750 euros? By the sensor?

This sensor from Sony is godlike. Have a look at Hasselblad cameras that use it - expect similar performance.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 19:19 UTC

Sold.

Just placed a bhphoto order.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 19:18 UTC as 22nd comment
On article First Look: Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 cine lens (64 comments in total)
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Mariano Pacifico: <B> Fuji, Canon, Rokinon ..... huh? No Nikon Cine lenses ? Well, if Nikon develop one they would go belly up.

Stop trolling.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 19:32 UTC
On article First Look: Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 cine lens (64 comments in total)
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MrBrightSide: I understand the motivation for producing this lens, but it's still it's ironic that in this era of evermore precise touch-to-focus and electronic Aperture controls that there is still such a high demand for ultra low-tech lens technology.

Excellent response Dale

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 19:31 UTC
On article First Look: Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 cine lens (64 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Unlike Schneider or Zeiss, Fuji won't be trying to sell these cine lenses to the still's camera shooters. But, wouldn't it be interesting to see how it would compare to "kit" lenses?

Nice try.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 07:20 UTC
On article First Look: Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 cine lens (64 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Unlike Schneider or Zeiss, Fuji won't be trying to sell these cine lenses to the still's camera shooters. But, wouldn't it be interesting to see how it would compare to "kit" lenses?

No.

Lenses like this are purchased for many reasons irrelevant to a kit lens purchase - ie on lens control, lack of breathing, durability, color and optical consistency throughout the zoom range etc.

Nobody who is in the market for a kit lens accidentally thinks about buying this and nobody in the cinema market for this lens considers a kit lens.

So no.... it would not be interesting and its 100% irrelevant.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 07:16 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (353 comments in total)
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rajdude: Nope, I prefer the old style bokeh over this new lens'. I don't understand why I would want something which looks like software created it.

doesn't look like software effects at all.

NOT having it looks like a software effect.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 17:47 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (353 comments in total)
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Lassoni: The APD looks kinda fake? Almost as if blurred in photoshop. It's probably not so bad for background bokeh (would still prefer non-stf), but for foreground it looks fake.

Definitely not fake. Much closer to what the human eye actually sees. fjbyrne thanks for sharing that group.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 17:47 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (353 comments in total)
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lightandaprayer: I don't care how "creamy" the pinpoint lights look in the background sample image: they don't belong there. They distract from the actual subject.

Bokeh has become just another digital imaging fetish. And to think that there are people anxious to spend $1500 on this lens. . .

You miss the point completely.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 20:21 UTC
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (193 comments in total)
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DPPMetro: Outside of all the video commentary, I have to say that I've always admired the look of Canon's output, despite not being a Canon shooter myself. It's often very easy to spot that "Canon look" in concerts, sports, news, and so on. I really like it, even if the prior generation was behind. I also applaud that the new generation of sensors still provide that look.

99% of all Sports, broadcast, and news is shot on Sony. (often using Canon or Fujinon lenses).

Jokes on you.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 18:43 UTC
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (193 comments in total)

Welcome to the 80's. This was hilarious!

Even the guys voice was funny. And the cheezy graphics. Wow!

Thanks for the laugh.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 08:34 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1515 comments in total)
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TN Args: I kind of get the impression that Sony are not working towards getting mirrorless to perform like an Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII. Otherwise why would they bother with this camera, if they can get their A7 series to deliver 18 fps with great CAF and greatly reduced rolling e-shutter?

I kind of get the impression that Olympus are not working towards getting mirrorless picture quality to perform like an Sony alpha. Otherwise why bother with Olympus, if they can't get their resolution, low light and dynamic range to deliver.

Goes both ways. These are different tools. Both great just different.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 01:14 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 sample footage (80 comments in total)
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MrBrightSide: There has never been a video of Nikon execs out drinking with journalists which is says to me that Nikon is a crippled enterprise on its last legs. Nikon hides from consumer input and never says anything to the press unless under threat of lawsuit.
Panasonic by contrast communicates like a normal company and lets its execs speak at length to the press, which right there is the difference between good and great.

ya that really matters.....lmao.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 20:54 UTC
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cosinaphile: why do new mirrorless lenses in both ff and apsc need to be so large ... like oversized
slugs of salami

i use 2 lenses adapted with fuji and penf

the 100mm f 2.5 ais nikkor

90mm 2.8 contax g

both these ff lenses as sharp and contrasty with great rendition and healthy clear bokeh they are both commendably small the 100 is slr the 90 is rangefinderish
the build and precision of the focus and aperture dials the helicoid like watch parts , a joy to hold to use to marvel at the optical prowess

what with these new lenses nifty 50s that could fill a cereal bowl and this 100 that is the size of an artillery shell

i prefer lenses that are elegant and compact over thes over corrected monsters weighing several or more pounds

Wait until the final production samples ship.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 11:45 UTC
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cosinaphile: why do new mirrorless lenses in both ff and apsc need to be so large ... like oversized
slugs of salami

i use 2 lenses adapted with fuji and penf

the 100mm f 2.5 ais nikkor

90mm 2.8 contax g

both these ff lenses as sharp and contrasty with great rendition and healthy clear bokeh they are both commendably small the 100 is slr the 90 is rangefinderish
the build and precision of the focus and aperture dials the helicoid like watch parts , a joy to hold to use to marvel at the optical prowess

what with these new lenses nifty 50s that could fill a cereal bowl and this 100 that is the size of an artillery shell

i prefer lenses that are elegant and compact over thes over corrected monsters weighing several or more pounds

You are making comments about the performance of lenses that are not out yet.

Relax and wait.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 06:02 UTC
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cosinaphile: why do new mirrorless lenses in both ff and apsc need to be so large ... like oversized
slugs of salami

i use 2 lenses adapted with fuji and penf

the 100mm f 2.5 ais nikkor

90mm 2.8 contax g

both these ff lenses as sharp and contrasty with great rendition and healthy clear bokeh they are both commendably small the 100 is slr the 90 is rangefinderish
the build and precision of the focus and aperture dials the helicoid like watch parts , a joy to hold to use to marvel at the optical prowess

what with these new lenses nifty 50s that could fill a cereal bowl and this 100 that is the size of an artillery shell

i prefer lenses that are elegant and compact over thes over corrected monsters weighing several or more pounds

Relax. These are not out yet. So everything you typed.... Ya worthless.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 03:49 UTC
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Infared: Look...I own the Sigma 20mm, 35mm and 50mm ART lenses. In spite of all the cryin about AF etc....I love mine. Love them. I would consider selling my 35mm to buy the new Canon...but that being said... when it comes to this lens...well...I own the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II. Some of the images I have shot with that lens are just magical. You cannot define them on an MTF curve. I know it focuses slow, has CA etc..etc..etc...but I will not even consider this new Art lens. I mean...I cannot justify owning or carrying both..as this would be good for times of fast focus....but to be honest ..I can just as well put on my 24-70mm zoom or break out the 70-200mm if i must. I just would never replace that 85mm f/1.2. That thing is very special in the rendering and DOF dept. There is magic in there...and those silly Sony lenses have none of that either. Don't really care what anyone thinks. :-)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bowne/22164166955/sizes/o/

and?

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 00:46 UTC
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