BarnET

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Kaelis: I don't know anything about these adapters, will I keep the autofocus or is it manual-only ? In this case does the auto zoom-in will happen in the viewfinder on x-t10 when manually focusing ?

No, There is no contact so the body doesn't know that you're manual focussing.
On my X-E2 i can touch the rear dial to punch in with dumb lenses.
So it's a non issue really.

I believe the X-T10 firmware is more or less the same.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 12:31 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 real world samples (64 comments in total)
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Expat Nomad: Some moire, however a little sharper than my GM1. The E-shutter still looks like it drops the capture depth to 10bits. Colours have improved - I quite like them.

As good as the kit lens is, buy a cheap 20mm F1.7 and 45mm F1.8, and you hardly need to use ISO above 800.

The challenge is the shutter use on bright days, where the overall potential of the camera with good primes and wide apertures is wasted by the requirement for E-shutter.

Better to Get the 42.5mm F1.7 these days.

Slightly better optically and stabilized.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 10:50 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 real world samples (64 comments in total)
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Autriche78: I had this and loved it. The kit lens is super sharp and the interface is brilliantly designed once you get the hang of it.
I returned it because it fell apart at higher magnification, especially over 1600, and my Fuji X-series experience has spoiled me badly when it comes to being able to shoot at pretty much any ISO.

I also ran into shutter shock almost immediately when using the Panasonic 45-150. And I did want to add zoom capability, so that was a deal breaker for me. Even with electronic shutter, I was getting smearing and ghosting on some pictures at higher shutter speeds. Couldn't figure out what the cause was - one picture would have it, the very next wouldn't.

Having said that, if you are happy with shooting below 1600 and foregoing enlargement and pixel peeping, it's a really beautiful, tiny camera with unbelievable AF accuracy and very responsive with the kit lens. I had zero issues with the kit lens and the camera. Only when I added the zoom did I have issues.

As a guy that can still compare the 16mp X-trans with the Gx8 i have to agree.

Panasonic knows how to make camera's work very easily. They don't get enough credit for their touch UI's which have been among the best for the last 6-7 years.

But the smaller sensor does have limitations. (Also advantages made clear with the noticeably smaller lenses)

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 12:19 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1625 comments in total)
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Mike FL: I'm not sure what's the selling point of this priced $1K outdated M5 while the ALL TIME Best Selling SONY a6000 is less than $400 for the body or $550 with kit zoom:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/electronics/3109924011/ref=zg_b_bs_3109924011_1

Nothing like m43?!
It's virtually the same depth of field between these 2 lenses on their respective systems.

That lens is still a F1.7 at the end of the day. and it's not like m43 is that much smaller as the average Canon sheep makes it out to be.

The difference to fullframe is far more substantial

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 17:16 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1625 comments in total)
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Mike FL: I'm not sure what's the selling point of this priced $1K outdated M5 while the ALL TIME Best Selling SONY a6000 is less than $400 for the body or $550 with kit zoom:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/electronics/3109924011/ref=zg_b_bs_3109924011_1

35mm F3.2 equiv.

Barely. Just like my 20mm F1.7 won't do it. Well unless picking close-up of small subjects.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 15:38 UTC
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Aasmund G: Hope Fuji keeps on making emount lenses!!

I know, but didn't at the time i posted. Thanks for clearing that up here.

Fujifilm really made some good moves recently!

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 14:30 UTC
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Aasmund G: Hope Fuji keeps on making emount lenses!!

Well it does and it doesn't.
Fuji made big strides in making the X-T2 a powerful video tool. With external recording 4k 4:2:2 with f-log.

Now they make lens for the competition for this field of use which is not available on their own camera.

Question is will people use this lens on A6300/6500 and A7r2's. Or just on the Video only FS- series.

My money is that Fujifilm will watch it closely potentially release an X-mount version down the line if they spot a demand for it.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 12:29 UTC
On article Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens (151 comments in total)
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Zoron: A constant F5.6 would be many times more appealing

Then get the Nikkor 200-500

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 08:51 UTC
On article Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available (251 comments in total)
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Josh Leavitt: The Yongnuo 35/2, 50/1.8, 85/1.8, and 100/2 all seem to be highly capable budgetography lenses. I just hope they'll recreate one of Canon's early designs for the EF mount - the 135mm 2.8 Soft Focus. The soft focus aspect may not really be that important in this current day and age of Lightroom, Photoshop, and Capture One, but I'd still love to see an updated and affordable 135/2.8 option on the EF mount.

They already make manual focus Fuji and M43 lenses.

Great ones too
Fuji + M43
8mm F2.8 fisheye
12mm F2 Ultra wide
M43 only
7.5mm F3.5 fisheye(i like this one more due to the very close focus.)

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 09:01 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (657 comments in total)
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PentaxNick: Seems to say the 5-axis IBIS is only for video! Strange way to compete against Olympus.

Don,

Do you even realise that all the points you make don't apply to the Eos M system?

These are not part of their professional line-up so forget about professional service

These are not weathersealed so a slight drizzle can kill them.

These don't have a single fast zoom and just 1 relatively fast prime.

These are not workhorses. These are toys for sheeple.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 08:55 UTC
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pacnwhobbyist: All jokes aside, glad to see PDAF make it down to the Rebels.

Yes i meant on sensor.
But Hybrid cmos AF(650d-750d,100d) is not the same as Dual pixel AF. (70d,7d mk2, 80d)

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 19:13 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (446 comments in total)
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jhmaw: If Panasonic was introducing a camera at this price it would probably have 4K. Come on Canon. Get off your bloated backside and be competitive again.

As a long time Canon user I would love them to return to being leaders rather than lagging behind.

Not just 4k
It would have

100% coverage Fullframe sized Evf
Weathersealed body
Ibis
Twin dials
articulating touchscreen
And cost less.

Btw they already released it. It's called the G85

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 15:47 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (446 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Mirrorless fanboys constantly bash Canon for not abandoning its long-established best-selling lineup of DSLRs in order to produce nothing but shiny new unestablished mirrorless replacements. So what does Canon do? They build both types of ILCs and sell them side by side. Now those same mirrorless fanboys are huffing and puffing and throwing hissy fits because fully half of all ILCs (DSLR and mirrorless) sold in 2016 were Canon.

But Canon isn't worthy, they say. Their specs are not as numerous and glittering as those of their competitors, they say. They don't innovate, they say. Yet Canon ILC sales and profits say that the majority of soccer moms, and others who actually buy ILCs, love Canon's camera controls, Dual Pixel AF, and superb touchscreen tech. Who do you think Canon is listening to? Happy 30th Birthday EOS! 😎

Maybe they're bashing Canon for releasing a new system in 2012 which doesn't have a remotely complete lens line-up in 2017.

That while a small company called Fujifilm achieved exactly that in the same timeframe.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (446 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: How many current model SLR's does Canon have for sale?

Actually i want my upgrades to feel at home but work better.
But i don't buy products from a complacent company

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
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BarnET: Downgrading the much loved 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 STM kit lens. Why?! it wasn't old, it's competitive, it just works with their Pdaf and Dual pixel AF

What a waste of resources that could have been alocated to making a high-end Apsc standard zoom for the 80d/7dmk2 users.

Or a new 85mm F1.8

The original was F3.5-5.6
The new one is F4-5.6
If they wanted to improve on it they'd better just make it a bit wider.
17mm would give them a similar field of view to the 18-55mm Nikkor.
15-50mm Would've been ideal.

Your right they're selling multiple ones. But come on why not stick with the previous STM and just abandon the rest. They're not worth using anyway.

100d kits with the STM are dirt cheap. So doubt production costs are that big of an issue.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 15:30 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (657 comments in total)
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scotthunter: Will this be a step up in image quality from the Canon G7X Mkii which I currently own?

17.6mm netmage
Canon cropfactor = 1.6X 11mm x 1.6 - 17.6mm equiv.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 15:23 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (657 comments in total)
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Tonkotsu Ramen: Is canon purposely withholding features from this camera, or do they not have the know how?

It feels like a 2013 release.

No but there was something just as capable as dual pixel AF with a touchscreen in 2014. It could also shoot 15 fps at 28mp and 4k video.

It's currently missing in action though.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 11:57 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (657 comments in total)
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scotthunter: Will this be a step up in image quality from the Canon G7X Mkii which I currently own?

Thanks - what lens would you recommend that's comparable in terms of versatility with built in lens of the G7X?

Canon doesn't have a quality zoom for the Eos M system that exceeds the 24-100mm on the G7x Mk2

If you want a mirrorless camera with that exceeds your G7x mk2 in low-light there is just 1 affordable option.

A Fujifilm with the 18-55mm F2.8-4. But that means you lose some wide-angle in the process. At the long-end you could easily crop out the difference. Especially when using the X-T20

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 11:53 UTC
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pacnwhobbyist: All jokes aside, glad to see PDAF make it down to the Rebels.

they had PDAF since the 650D (which didn't work till the 750D)
glad to see dual pixel AF coming to the Rebels

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 11:48 UTC
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BarnET: Seems like a solid rebel. Looks like it will be overall a better camera then the competing Nikon D5600.

But can anyone explain the point of the 77D
They have the same sensor, performance. And the 77d doesn't have advanced features like the penta prism viewfinder.

It's just looking pointless.

I agree marc. It is and should be a 810D.
Then it wouldn't be as confusing and manipulative.

a 2 digit Canon body is synomous for pro-sumer. Which should come with certain build-quality and features that this does not offer.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 11:46 UTC
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