Cistron

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On article Hands-on with Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (249 comments in total)
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retr01976: So what is the point of the M series existence with a product like this ?

I want some of the stuff Peter's been smoking. Considering that e.g. Sony has been plastering its sensors with PDAF points and DPAF works a treat, I really don't see much of the advantage of a dingy mirror box any more. The EF-S lineup is mostly made up of slow-ish zooms.

At the moment the compactness of most cameras is mostly limited by the fact that they are quite wide. I've always thought a thicker less wide body, which was more in line with then lens mount would make for a more compact camera - tube-ish shaped.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 22:04 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (249 comments in total)
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2eyesee: A couple of questions from a non-DSLR user on some complaints about the SL2 in the comments here:

1. ONLY 9 AF POINTS: Does this only affect AF through the viewfinder - or using the LCD too? How relevant is it in the real-world? I can imagine 9 points would be fine for me in a static scene - but do you need more points for AF tracking?

2. NO MICRO AF ADJUSTMENT: How significant is this in the real world for your standard consumer level Canon lens range? Or is it only important, for example, when using fast primes close up, when depth of field can get razor thin?

I feel if they had just skipped the mirror-box altogether and given the SL2 an EVF, this would have been a better camera. Or I guess they could finally make an M-series camera with fully articulated screen and larger battery.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 06:43 UTC

Can this do video?

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 22:07 UTC as 5th comment
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)

USB2.0 ... how innovative. And again no fully articulating screen. Does the screen actually flip over the body?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 08:22 UTC as 94th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 sample footage (81 comments in total)

Waveform scope - huzzah! I think every manufacturer should switch to tilty-flippy screens and include scopes.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 21:57 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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RPJG: Strange. Why wouldn't they make the level of down-conversion selectable, e.g. 1080p/xx or 720p/xx (or even no conversion, if desired)?

Probably because it would cannibalise their Intensity Shuttle sales. Their tech-specs don't reveal how much gain the XLR input provides.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 08:36 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F steps up to 24.3MP, adds AF joystick (34 comments in total)

What perplexes me is that even brand-new cameras still arrive with USB2.0. I'm probably dreaming of features not many people won't use, but live-view or video capture via USB3.0 would be great to have on most cameras.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 09:11 UTC as 1st comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2673 comments in total)
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Cistron: I'm sometimes wondering what trade-offs take place behind the scenes when camera designs are finalised. The lack of a AF joy-stick (or selector otherwise) is always puzzling. But for a camera that can draw an a wide range of existing K-mount lenses I'm not sure why the viewfinder was limited to 0.7x. I wouldn't call that large when most better manual film SLRs where about 0.85x (OM-1/2 at a whooping 0.92x).

Btw, @Richard Butler, does it come with a decent focusing screen that isn't completely smooth?

Totally agree. I just wouldn't mind a trade-off of 1-3% coverage for a higher magnification. Add a proper ground glass and these might just fly off the shelves.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 20:10 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2673 comments in total)

I'm sometimes wondering what trade-offs take place behind the scenes when camera designs are finalised. The lack of a AF joy-stick (or selector otherwise) is always puzzling. But for a camera that can draw an a wide range of existing K-mount lenses I'm not sure why the viewfinder was limited to 0.7x. I wouldn't call that large when most better manual film SLRs where about 0.85x (OM-1/2 at a whooping 0.92x).

Btw, @Richard Butler, does it come with a decent focusing screen that isn't completely smooth?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 08:32 UTC as 544th comment | 4 replies
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Gothmoth: i hope it kills the overpriced EF 35mm f2.

The EF 35/f2 costs about £220. That's not that over-priced.

Small, a little noisy, but a very solid performer wide open already.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 10:22 UTC
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antiq: The first thing I will be interested in though is how accurate it focuses on Canon.. the only thing that Sigma was lacking in the recent models was consistent accuracy.

Focusing accuracy is always a function of both the body and the lens. There's a nice in-depth explanation somewhere on the lensrental.com blog.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 10:20 UTC
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