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entoman: Better than I expected for a travel zoom, certainly better than the 18-135mm STM that I once owned. Sharp, but with a bit of chromatic aberration around the edges.

It's disappointing that the max aperture is only F6.3 at 150mm, particularly as there are plenty of reasonably compact (EF-S mount) tele-zooms that manage to go as wide as F4.5 at the 150mm setting, but I guess that is the price paid for an M-mount compact lens.

well well to call my statement retarded ;-)

Yesterday I was @ the zoo (b'day party of my daughter).

It was overcast, not a lot of light. Light as in: f/5.6 1/25 iso 100

So rrccad that makes f/16 1/3 sec iso 100.

So it is not retarted in any case to state that in these conditions (f/6.3 1/160 iso800) this lens max aperture over such long FL (63mm-150mm) is somewhat limiting ;-)

On my eosm I never go beyond iso1600, but prefer to stay < iso1000

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 08:51 UTC
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entoman: Better than I expected for a travel zoom, certainly better than the 18-135mm STM that I once owned. Sharp, but with a bit of chromatic aberration around the edges.

It's disappointing that the max aperture is only F6.3 at 150mm, particularly as there are plenty of reasonably compact (EF-S mount) tele-zooms that manage to go as wide as F4.5 at the 150mm setting, but I guess that is the price paid for an M-mount compact lens.

The f/6.3 is already there @ 63mm

This lens is an outside with sunny weather only lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 21:17 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1638 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: This is as expected as it can be: the first rather serious attempt from Canon to create a mirrorless camera. The competitors are obiously ahead, and that's just normal at this stage. However, the next iteration should come on top. Otherwise Canon will have a hard time to convince in this camera segment.

Worldwide marketshare tells a different story for Panny and Fuji

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 20:57 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1638 comments in total)
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Mistyduck: I was hoping to see something about vignetting. I was about to buy an M3 until I read about the horrendous vignetting with some M-series lenses. I wonder if the M5 is any better, or is vignetting inherent in Canon's M-cameras?

Take a look at photozone.de

Vignetting on the M5 is the same as the M or M3.
Vignetting on the 22mm or 18-55mm is comparable to the competition.
The 11-22mm however though being an excellent lens (and cheap) has loads of vignetting but so does the sony 10-18mm.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 05:38 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1638 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: This is as expected as it can be: the first rather serious attempt from Canon to create a mirrorless camera. The competitors are obiously ahead, and that's just normal at this stage. However, the next iteration should come on top. Otherwise Canon will have a hard time to convince in this camera segment.

The 17-55mm f/2.8 has a F-stop of f/3.6 so maybey f/2.8 in DOF term but not in letting in more light (to use lower ISO)

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 15:06 UTC
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Sonyshine: Do people still use Flickr?

I am surprised after years of Yahoo mis-management that it is still going. I left it years ago.

I'm not surprised smartphones dominate. That is how the vast majority of people take and share their photographs.

Under right light circumstances a modern smartphone can make fine pics being watched only on a 5 to 7" screen

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 09:35 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)
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Contra Mundum: The colors are pretty good as you would expect from Canon. But that unfortunately seems to be the only good news.
Canon sensor is still far behind Sony -- dynamic range and noise are noticeably worse. The price is also too high.
Raw converter apparently isn't ready yet, doesn't apply the lens corrections -- vignetting and CA are obvious.

well good luck with your Sony then..

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 06:47 UTC
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Snapper2013: #5 is incredible and taken with a lowly Canon 7D! Who've thought that could be even possible with a Canon 7D. LOL

It's the photographer not the camera :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 20:34 UTC
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (365 comments in total)

Great photos Dan, specially the action photos.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 22:13 UTC as 62nd comment
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (280 comments in total)
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String: Whats with all of these (I assume?) DSLR users telling us how "big" the E-M1 is? Seriously folks, I can only ask if you have ever even used an E-M1/12-40 combo and a D810/24-70 combo?

This comparison is more fair (with the 16-55mm f/2.8 from Fuji)

http://camerasize.com/compact/#482.412,679.448,312.286,wa,t

Now the Fujinon lens is a lot bigger

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 16:20 UTC

Looks like a great lens, but gone is the compact m43 format:

http://camerasize.com/compact/#594.613,660.545,hd,t

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:05 UTC as 12th comment | 9 replies
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Dragonrider: Clearly you actually like the camera, even if it didn't arrive when you wanted it to. On the UI front, Sony would have done much better to have put the Minolta UI team in charge as Minolta always had very approachable and easy to operate cameras, but clearly that didn't happen. After the Alpha 100 (which I had for years and just gave to my granddaughter), the whole UI went "Sony". The 100 was very "Minolta" and a delightful camera to use. As to 4k, I think Canon is being very careful to avoid features that overwhelm too many users. Note that if you want to do anything with 4k, you don't just need a 4k TV, you need Premiere, which effectively will set you back $600 per year. That is great for those of us who can afford it, but I suspect that Canon doesn't think the center of the mirrorless market is ready for 4k editing and I think they are correct.

...and 4k editing / re-encoding requiers a powerfull pc as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 16:14 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1638 comments in total)
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Digimat: so mr. canon, all we need now is a snappy compact range of 15mm 1.8, 22mm 1.8, 33mm 1,8 and 52mm 1.8 prime lenses. dont take another 4 years please.

If Fuji can make a decent 18-55mm f/2.8-f/4 why not Canon might you think,

Fuji is a niche market. Canon aims for mass market. The average consumer don't want to pay 649 euro (in europe) for a 18-55mm f/2.8-f/4 lens or they just don't care.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 09:34 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1638 comments in total)
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kingslayer: A grand for this? I would've pre order if it was $699.

Just wait a year and you can buy it for those 699 dollars

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 07:08 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1638 comments in total)
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Digimat: so mr. canon, all we need now is a snappy compact range of 15mm 1.8, 22mm 1.8, 33mm 1,8 and 52mm 1.8 prime lenses. dont take another 4 years please.

Looking at your gearlist you don't own of have owned a eos-m with the 22 pancake.
So you are talking about a lens you don't own?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 07:06 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E2S real-world samples (99 comments in total)
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sonics: Quite a few seem out of focus or slightly blurred. Most with the photos with the 23mm lens. Coincidence?

I love image 62! :)

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 18:33 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E2S real-world samples (99 comments in total)

Quite a few seem out of focus or slightly blurred. Most with the photos with the 23mm lens. Coincidence?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 15:25 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a5100 First Impressions Review (591 comments in total)
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Rob Sims: Just a word about the cheap $100 kit lens, that keeps getting bashed by photo purists. Yes, everyone knows this lens was designed with software correction in mind... it suffers from barrel distortion at the wide end, CA and also vignetting. But for the target audience shooting JPG (All corrected automatically in camera) won't see this, and those dabbling in RAW (corrected automatically in LR) will be able to work around it. More important, is that the is sharp at the center, and sharp at the edges when down even 1 or 2 stops. Doesn't seem any worse than most other kit lenses (Fuji's expensive F2.8-4.0 excluded).

All comparisons I've seen point to it being as sharp as the original 18-55... and certainly no worse than the Pana 12-35 m43 lens that keeps getting mentioned. First 3 reviews that popped up in Google:
http://erphotoreview.com/wordpress/?p=3618
http://camerahoarders.com/sony-e_pz_16-50mm-e-mount-lens-review/2/
http://www.photozone.de/sony_nex/842-sony1650f3556oss?start=2

My 18-55mm kitlens is not good in the corners at all FL to my taste. Stopped down it is a bit better but 55mm keeps being mediocre.
For everyday snapshots it is fine though.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 13:52 UTC
On article Sony a6000 Review (902 comments in total)
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nanomatrix: Anybody know what lens DPR used on the A6000 to take the Studio Scene comparisons shots?

dxomark can give you an idea how a lens performs technically.
It does not take into account the handling / bokeh and character of an lens.
As you can see there are some good E-mount primes out there, Zoom lenses less so.
Cheap and good primes are the 19, 30 and 60mm sigma and the 50mm OSS from sony. I do not know how fast the A6000 focus in combination with the sigma lenses since I use an older body.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 12:54 UTC
On article Sony a6000 Review (902 comments in total)
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nanomatrix: Anybody know what lens DPR used on the A6000 to take the Studio Scene comparisons shots?

lightroom exif say: FE 55mm F1.8 ZA
A very sharp lens, better than the lens used for ia. the 70D.
I was wondering why the images looked so sharp on the A6000 ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 05:35 UTC
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