c2prods

Lives in France Paris, France
Has a website at https://c2prods.com
Joined on Feb 21, 2015

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NZ Scott: Give me a yell when they tease a new GM camera body ...

I so much want a GM5 successor. It's still my main camera, despite having much "better" cameras on paper. GM5 is so usable for every day life… It's the paramount of m4/3 for me.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2021 at 09:30 UTC
On article Sony adds compact full-frame FX3 to Cinema Line (144 comments in total)

Perfect. If only they could keep separating the video stuff from the photo-centric cameras… I can't stand these heat sinks, fat bodies, IBIS and the pile of crap they put in photo cameras just to please a bunch of youtubers!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2021 at 15:06 UTC as 39th comment | 17 replies
On article Sigma 65mm F2 DG DN sample gallery (55 comments in total)

It looks good! I wonder how it compares to Samyang's 75mm, which is lighter and cheaper. Don't know if Samyang quality is on par with Sigma.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2020 at 17:03 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
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skyjacked: 1st world problems: Will the 65mm equivalent "tele" in the Pro Max be worth the additional size? I don't want an iPad mini in my pocket :-/

Agreed, such a shame they didn't put it in the 6.1 inch model…

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 17:08 UTC
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c2prods: I cannot understand why they are making that lens. It’s big, heavy, focal length is awkward. If shallow dof is such an important issue, why shooting aps c ?
It doesn’t make sense.

I totally understand that people buy APS-C for a reason and I myself like this format quite a lot.
I can also understand the point of blurring the background from a distance. However, I feel like there are more pressing gaps to fill in the X lineup than this monster…

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 10:24 UTC
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c2prods: I cannot understand why they are making that lens. It’s big, heavy, focal length is awkward. If shallow dof is such an important issue, why shooting aps c ?
It doesn’t make sense.

I can understand the portrait destination of this lens, but honestly, doesnt the 56/1.2 make the job?
Do we really need to have just half an eye in focus to make a good portrait?

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 08:03 UTC

I cannot understand why they are making that lens. It’s big, heavy, focal length is awkward. If shallow dof is such an important issue, why shooting aps c ?
It doesn’t make sense.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 07:32 UTC as 38th comment | 9 replies
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drbruce2: Is spending $3000 more for identical results smart? Only if you are a camera snob, and flaunt your over priced gear.

In what universe are the image here, especially 3 and 4 identitcal?
If you can't tell the difference, yes, you don't need a Leica.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2020 at 13:51 UTC
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Deardorff: As one using all three DP Merrill cameras I hope the image quality is even better with a full frame offering. Higher ISO usable, SLR with optical finder and auto focus on par with the best from NiCanSony pro bodies.
Would really love an honest ISO 25 in the mix.

Optical finder is unlikely since L mount is mirrorless. However, EVF is plausible.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 10:32 UTC
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BobSac: A touch expensive given similar lenses with AF are cheaper.

The Samyang 1.4/85 AF FE for example is gorgeous, not at all heavy or large considering it's speed and cheaper than this CV.

Bobsac is either trying irony or symbolizing the fact that DPreview forums are full of old white men trying to compensate for their lost masculinity.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2019 at 09:14 UTC

YES. What the Fuji X lens line up is missing is a fourth short telephoto!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2019 at 03:46 UTC as 61st comment
On article Nikon's Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S to ship in September (570 comments in total)
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c2prods: It's a very heavy lens for what it is… Why do they insist on building such big and heavy lenses for the Z system?

@noirdesir, that's because these lenses are designed for a Leica M body… It works very well in their system. And the 50/2AA has been tested for 100+MP IIRC.

@stratman1976: very true. On the other hand, Voigtlander's latest 75/1.5 is 350gr only. I can understand these lenses have no AF motor, but they are certainly not toys.

If you look at optical formulas, they are VERY complex in these new mirrorless lenses (that's a general trend, not only Nikkor-specific). It provides outstanding level of sharpness but so-so rendition. If you look at the photos above, bokeh isn't very good.

I'm a bit fed up with this focus on sharpness, speed, etc. If you really need this for your photography, you're either very specialized or not very good. For the general public, I reckon smaller, more lightweight lenses would be a better deal.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2019 at 14:51 UTC
On article Nikon's Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S to ship in September (570 comments in total)
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c2prods: It's a very heavy lens for what it is… Why do they insist on building such big and heavy lenses for the Z system?

stratman1976 right, tell Leica about how their small, leightweight lenses are toys.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2019 at 12:24 UTC
On article Nikon's Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S to ship in September (570 comments in total)

It's a very heavy lens for what it is… Why do they insist on building such big and heavy lenses for the Z system?

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2019 at 09:00 UTC as 84th comment | 6 replies
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techie takes pics: This is extremely cool.
It means the L-mount now has another brand actually producing cameras.
In addition, Sigma challenges the notion that Full Frame cameras have to be big. Or limited in capabilities.

Good news for the L-mount and for Panasonic!

Thorgrem, YOU want your camera to be bigger than the mount. For me, this is just perfect with a nice prime lens attached.
It's nice to have options, and the L mount is already pretty well furnished in terms of big bodies.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 10:12 UTC
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Miron09: Olympus 75mm is certainly better

More importantly, these two lenses are NOT comparable - one being full frame, M-mount, the other being a m4/3 lens, equivalent in focal length to a 150mm!

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2019 at 05:46 UTC
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tedolf: Can this really be accurately focused on a M camera rangefinder?

tEdolph

@David610, it depends on what you're used to. A well trained photographer and a properly maintained M should get pretty consistent results.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2019 at 18:36 UTC
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tedolf: Can this really be accurately focused on a M camera rangefinder?

tEdolph

Many people focus a 75/1.4 without problem on an M, so I guess it should be possible.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2019 at 09:33 UTC
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Miron09: Olympus 75mm is certainly better

Right, especially to mount on a Leica M…

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2019 at 09:32 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (384 comments in total)
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Jesse_Just_Him: My Galaxy S8+ can handle better than this

Btw, Leica TL2 (Totally Lame 2)

LOL, right. A dumb Android crapphone can be even 1/10th as good as an APS-C sensor interchangeable camera.
BTW, Leica has one of the best JPEG engine of the market. Good luck beating that with your little sensor fixed lens crappy jpeg engine.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 06:59 UTC
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