fberns

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On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (756 comments in total)
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fberns: That lens range nearly makes it a classical point and shoot... and it goes in a direction where the RX10 already is.
As the market becomes more 'big sensor', 'image quality', 'low depth of field oriented' (in my opinion), I would say something like a 24-70, or better 24-90, but faster (similar to the lenses in earlier iterations) would be more appreciated by more photographers. I've always disliked a slow aperture tele on a small sensor camera.

Yes, the G7x would please me a lot if it had an EVF.
And 4.5 is not exactly slow, but I find it too slow in combination with a 1" sensor, It's like a f12.5 on full frame. But maybe I'm the only one who doesn't want to sacrifice a brighter aperture (or space+weight) for a 200mm tele in a pocketable camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 18:33 UTC
On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (756 comments in total)

That lens range nearly makes it a classical point and shoot... and it goes in a direction where the RX10 already is.
As the market becomes more 'big sensor', 'image quality', 'low depth of field oriented' (in my opinion), I would say something like a 24-70, or better 24-90, but faster (similar to the lenses in earlier iterations) would be more appreciated by more photographers. I've always disliked a slow aperture tele on a small sensor camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 19:35 UTC as 97th comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1581 comments in total)
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fberns: I don't quite understand the argument for not giving away "gold"...
for the price difference to the XT-2 you get quite a bit more at 200 Euro more. From this standpoint, it's strange to see it getting only "silver". And if you mean the A7III by competition, it's not really fair, because it has only been presented, is not even in the shops nor is it fully tested, and it's the one and only camera at this price to features ratio. And well, you could still establish a "platinum" award :)

"A73 already being sold in stores" ?
I can't find it anywhere! Every shop I look at tells me it will only be available some time in April.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2018 at 19:05 UTC
On article Tamron teases new lens ahead of CP+ (107 comments in total)
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fberns: Indeed - looks like a zoom lens for E-mount!
If it is a 2.8 aperture normal (like 24 or 28 to 70 or so) lens, this would finally make Sony Full Frame interesting for me. The E-Mount is still missing nice AND affordable zoom lenses.
Let me explain - I'm stuck with APS-C and often use a 2.8/17-50. I have been thinking about stepping up to Full frame, but I would only do this if there was an affordable, still good 2.8 normal zoom lens. Until now, the only viable option for me performance AND budget wise was a Nikon D750 and Tamron 2.8 24-70, but this might change with the to be announced A7RIII and this possible Tamron lens?

F2.8 on APS-C and F4 on Fullframe are close enough to be a reason. My Fullframe choice would have been Nikon until now, but this might change with more affordable great lenses for Sony. I'm just talking about me - and you should be aware that "better" reasons are a very personal thing.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 11:07 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1581 comments in total)

I don't quite understand the argument for not giving away "gold"...
for the price difference to the XT-2 you get quite a bit more at 200 Euro more. From this standpoint, it's strange to see it getting only "silver". And if you mean the A7III by competition, it's not really fair, because it has only been presented, is not even in the shops nor is it fully tested, and it's the one and only camera at this price to features ratio. And well, you could still establish a "platinum" award :)

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 22:20 UTC as 116th comment | 3 replies
On article Tamron teases new lens ahead of CP+ (107 comments in total)
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fberns: Indeed - looks like a zoom lens for E-mount!
If it is a 2.8 aperture normal (like 24 or 28 to 70 or so) lens, this would finally make Sony Full Frame interesting for me. The E-Mount is still missing nice AND affordable zoom lenses.
Let me explain - I'm stuck with APS-C and often use a 2.8/17-50. I have been thinking about stepping up to Full frame, but I would only do this if there was an affordable, still good 2.8 normal zoom lens. Until now, the only viable option for me performance AND budget wise was a Nikon D750 and Tamron 2.8 24-70, but this might change with the to be announced A7RIII and this possible Tamron lens?

ups, sorry - my initial post doesn't make sense talking of "affordable" and "A7RIII". I meant the to be announced A7III of course. WIth a cheaper lens than Sony's own 2.8 24-70, this could be an intiguing option, I meant. I wouldn't go full frame and then only F4, that wouldn't give me any more control of depth of field which is one of the main things why I would invest into FUllframe anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2018 at 21:46 UTC
On article Tamron teases new lens ahead of CP+ (107 comments in total)

Indeed - looks like a zoom lens for E-mount!
If it is a 2.8 aperture normal (like 24 or 28 to 70 or so) lens, this would finally make Sony Full Frame interesting for me. The E-Mount is still missing nice AND affordable zoom lenses.
Let me explain - I'm stuck with APS-C and often use a 2.8/17-50. I have been thinking about stepping up to Full frame, but I would only do this if there was an affordable, still good 2.8 normal zoom lens. Until now, the only viable option for me performance AND budget wise was a Nikon D750 and Tamron 2.8 24-70, but this might change with the to be announced A7RIII and this possible Tamron lens?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 20:31 UTC as 16th comment | 12 replies

I'm not sure if it's a good thing or bad (I'm a bit old fashioned), but you're certainly quite right with that article. It's not there yet, but phone cameras will get ever closer.
But you didn't address the single focal lentgh - phones with zoom would be quite a bit bigger and cropping off such a small sensor is a very very limited option. And software algorithms are limited in that regard too.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 08:45 UTC as 70th comment
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fberns: I never understood Samsung's insanely stupid camera division. It took them ages to build at least a bit of a lens slection that makes more or less sense. (Fuji did a much much better job with starting their lens programme) and finally they had a wonderful camera just to find out they better stop the whole thing?

Marty: Yes, it's sad so much systems are gone. But sensors smaller than M4/3, I never found that they made sense with interchangeable lenses. Cameras with single lenses can have faster apertures, can be more compact and I think that all the hassle of having different lenses doesn't really result in so much added versatility and quality than what you get in APS-C or bigger. To me the small sensor ILCs seemed rather like toys, while toys may sometimes sell.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 09:57 UTC
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fberns: I never understood Samsung's insanely stupid camera division. It took them ages to build at least a bit of a lens slection that makes more or less sense. (Fuji did a much much better job with starting their lens programme) and finally they had a wonderful camera just to find out they better stop the whole thing?

A lot of people in photo forums seem to work this way: "If you criticize the brand I love, I'll discredit you".
The 85/1.4 is a single lens that heavily falls out of their range of compact primes. And it was the only real tele option besides the standard 50-200mm tele zoom for a few years. I wasn't talking so much about my very own preferences, but thinking in terms of sold lenses and cameras, or number of satisfied customers.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 09:41 UTC
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fberns: I never understood Samsung's insanely stupid camera division. It took them ages to build at least a bit of a lens slection that makes more or less sense. (Fuji did a much much better job with starting their lens programme) and finally they had a wonderful camera just to find out they better stop the whole thing?

"They didn't leave the market because they were too slow. It probably had more to do with profitability and their failure to meet very aggressive targets they set for themselves.

I seem to recall Samsung saying they would be the MILC market leader by 2012. By then, they probably had perhaps a 10% share."

I couldn't really find numbers about their market share, but in the numbers I found (2014 and 2015), they are even not listed, so low was teir share.

The guy from mirrorlessrumors made a comment on Samsungs plans to become number one and on their market share in 2012.
https://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/not-again-samsung-says-they-want-to-become-the-number-one-in-the-mirrorless-market/

It was not exactly slowness, but like someone above stated "making some odd choices".

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 10:45 UTC
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fberns: I never understood Samsung's insanely stupid camera division. It took them ages to build at least a bit of a lens slection that makes more or less sense. (Fuji did a much much better job with starting their lens programme) and finally they had a wonderful camera just to find out they better stop the whole thing?

"Why are you answering with a point about a 50mm lens, when I asked about a 60mm that's a macro by the way?"
You asked if 2.4/60mm wasn't a fast lens and I said no - 2.4 at 60mm was not fast.
"It's unfortunate that people like yourself expect systems to appear fully formed, as if it were an adult emerging from the womb"
No, I don't. I just expect that the most important (= most demanded) lenses would be launched in the very first years. Primes are great, but in my opinion, zooms other than the slow aperture kit zooms are essential, and a wide angle zoom too. All these were too late. If someone cited Canon or Sony as worse examples - you're totally right, but these names seem to have some strange magic to them so people buy their cameras anyway.
Finally, I take back "insanely stupid" (...camera division). I wanted to say that It could and should have been a system appealing to a broader audience much earlier and I could understand all the people buying into something else instead.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 10:21 UTC
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fberns: I never understood Samsung's insanely stupid camera division. It took them ages to build at least a bit of a lens slection that makes more or less sense. (Fuji did a much much better job with starting their lens programme) and finally they had a wonderful camera just to find out they better stop the whole thing?

"And an f/2.4 60mm isn't a fast lens?"
It's not if you consider that everyone has a 50mm with at least 1.8 AND a standard zoom like 2.8/17-50. And like I mentioned, I'm sure that wideangle zooms are more demanded than wideangle primes in the hot selling lists, so that one should have been launched not only two and a half years after the first camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 16:16 UTC
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fberns: I never understood Samsung's insanely stupid camera division. It took them ages to build at least a bit of a lens slection that makes more or less sense. (Fuji did a much much better job with starting their lens programme) and finally they had a wonderful camera just to find out they better stop the whole thing?

Ok, I get that different people have obviously different lens preferences.
Right from the start, I was interested in the system, that was in 2010. I find a wide angle zoom essential, for example, and that was only available in late 2012. nearly three years after their start. Then, I was looking for a faster standard and tele zoom which are also essential in my opinion. Those were even only available in 2014. And I was hoping for a light but reasonably fast tele prime and I didn't understand why the 85mm had to be 1.4 - that was big and heavy and expensive in respect to their available cameras. To me, the whole system just started to make sense in the end, with the NX1, right before they stopped.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 11:53 UTC
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fberns: I never understood Samsung's insanely stupid camera division. It took them ages to build at least a bit of a lens slection that makes more or less sense. (Fuji did a much much better job with starting their lens programme) and finally they had a wonderful camera just to find out they better stop the whole thing?

Sorry, but I did pay attention to their lens line right from the start! That's where I got disappointed by them announcing strange choices like a 85/1.4 and the more essential ones like a wide angle or fast zoom lenses just after a few years.
And my point was that they exactly just stopped after they got it right when before they took years and years of making bad choices.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 07:36 UTC

I never understood Samsung's insanely stupid camera division. It took them ages to build at least a bit of a lens slection that makes more or less sense. (Fuji did a much much better job with starting their lens programme) and finally they had a wonderful camera just to find out they better stop the whole thing?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 21:27 UTC as 61st comment | 23 replies
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)

Good bye Adobe!
I loved Lightroom, but I have enough (essential) subscriptions already, and the running costs of everyday's life are no fun. I think that you won't really care for me, because you're looking at people with lots of money anywhere rather than Joe next door.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 11:42 UTC as 312th comment
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tbcass: Not quite true. It's the first full frame camera to reach 100. The MF Pentax 645z scored 101. Regardless the difference between 101, 100, 98 and 97 is more academic than real because you can't see the difference.

Dear John Koerner: "RIF (Reading is fundamental). The first **DSLR** to reach 100."
You should excuse for your statement.
1) Pentax 645Z is a DSLR.
2) Who said "DSLR"? In the headline, DPReview say "the best camera".

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 15:28 UTC
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RDKirk: So according to the given specs, at three feet it's 1000 lumen, meaning it's only 250 lumen at six feet. That's the equivalent of a 20-watt incandescent bulb.

Not exciting to me. Sure not exciting at over 300 USD.

I can buy a much cheaper video LED with a lot more power than that, or a much more powerful Godox AD200 HSS TTL flash with interchangeable bare-bulb head or focused speedlight head for the same amount.

Also, CRI can be extremely misleading for LEDs. No LED source has a true full spectrum, so it's easy to fudge the CRI numbers. I'd want to see some real test result reviews.

Do you refer to "Lux"? As far as I remember, the thing measured in Lumen is the total light output of a light source, and independent of distance.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 11:13 UTC

Sorry, I'm not a friend of Wikimedia and PETA anymore. Next time, David Slater would either keep the images for himself or just lie and say he himself pressed the shutter.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 08:07 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
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