Cistron

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Can this do video?

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 22:07 UTC as 4th comment
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (657 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 90th 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 (2660 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 (2660 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 540th 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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