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tedolf: Looks like Fuji is dancing on m4/3's grave.


I am a fuji user (XT3 with several lenses) and have recently bought a used EM5/3 and two lenses. I cant predict the future of m43 but even with this "old" sensor, I can tell you the system is pretty capable.
It can be smaller, much lighter, marginally worse in a few conditions with better and more zoom lenses and with an unbelievable IBIS (vs my Fuji lenses' OIS).
I really like Fuji, but Olympus m43 is no slouch either.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2021 at 22:35 UTC
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KamuiShirou: Better 14-140 or at least 16-120

if you mean the m43 14-140, that is 28-280 in FF
if you mean the APSC 16-135, that is 24-200 in FF and for me that would be the perfect compromise between IQ and flexibility based on the Olympus and Nikon Z examples.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2021 at 11:07 UTC
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Samuel Lucifer: In general terms - Any (super)zoom exceeding 4 to 5 times its widest focal range is a disappointment in image quality, corner sharpness, chroma, barrel and roll distortion as there are just too many concessions to be made. This lens offers a near 17x optical zoom range. Beware of the caveats.

That said such lens can be helpful to those who dislike bridge cameras or for those who want such lens that want to travel light.

Really? Have you ever tested the Olympus 12-100, the Z24-200 or the RX10 IV 24-600? They are all sharp, especially the RX10 is impressively sharp for its FL. If one wants to design and build a sharp superzoom lens, it can be done!

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2021 at 09:06 UTC
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99tollap: This won't have the best image quality, but it will probably be better than any other lens of its type. Tamron worked wonders with the 28-200 so I expect them to do the same here.

I wonder if the people bashing the 16-80 have actually used the lens or at least tested it... I have it since it came out and have taken many great shots with it! Yes its softer in the corners, but that didn't make me get worse pictures.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2021 at 09:04 UTC
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lnsmr: With many cell phone cameras picking up 1" sensors now, the MFT platform is really facing some pressure. MFT is certainly competitive for long focal lens, but I would love to see and buy an LX100 with a lens like this one.

Many cell phones with 1" sensor camera?? I have only seen one lately and that is only sold in Japan...

Link | Posted on May 18, 2021 at 12:28 UTC
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Paige Turner: OK, so 12 customers will have to pay an increase.

its not the same... Leica cameras are indeed rebranded Panasonic cameras... I am not sure about all of them, but for some its not secret.
In any case my question was serious, how do we know how many cameras does Leica, Panasonic or any other manufacturer actually sells? I don't think they publish volume sales, just turnover and profitability.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2021 at 19:11 UTC
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Paige Turner: OK, so 12 customers will have to pay an increase.

How do you know that Leica sells more than Panasonic? In the end they are both selling Panasonic cameras

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2021 at 16:24 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 review (61 comments in total)

A good review and a very good and much needed lens for the Fuji line! The only thing missing from the review is a bit ore details on the IQ/AF loss by the use of teleconverters. I think this one may be the 2nd lens I will buy brand new instead of used :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2021 at 20:24 UTC as 11th comment
On article Hands-on with the new 100MP Fujifilm GFX 100S (197 comments in total)
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Tom 13: Calling a $6,000 body a camera for the masses might be just a little bit of an over statement. Might be.

"It’s not a camera for the masses fool"...that doesn't seem very polite...An yes this camera is still very expensive for the masses.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2021 at 21:28 UTC

Looks good. I really hope DPR will also check IQ with the Fuji tele converters when they review this lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 17:38 UTC as 18th comment
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justmeMN: Canon USA writes that the M50 is "the #1 selling mirrorless camera in the U.S. market" based on data from "The NPD Group, Inc. U.S. Retail Tracking Service".

and at the same time I read on Canon rumors, that Canon is planning to finally end the EF-M mount...

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2020 at 18:18 UTC
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Simon97: I guess I'm too much a peeper. I've seen too many lenses that were unacceptably soft though. Makes me wonder if reviewers get cherry picked lenses as their samples can look so good and the lens I get look so bad. It is obvious as one side of the image can be soft even though the camera is on a tripod, used self timer and square to the test subject. It seems a crapshoot to get a decent lens.

If I were a camera/lens manufacturer, of course I would cherry pick what I would send for reviews, so I assume that a normal company such as Olympus, Fuji etc do the same... If they don't, then their marketing guys should be sent home!

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2020 at 17:00 UTC
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Jones Indiana: It is kind of funny... or should I say sad...

You buy yourself a 1700 dollar X-T4 and then you see Fujifilm doing a major update for the 5th time for a camera that these days can be bought for 900 dollars.

It is kind of screwing the customers who kept Fujifilm alive in 2020 to then be ‘forgotten’.

This is all the X-H1 treatment for the X-T4 users all over.

Fujifilm should be ashamed for ripping off their X-T4 users... this is some serious neglect and arrogance towards those who invested into the T4.

I wonder if you are just trolling or being serious... Kudos to Fuji and any other company that supports their older products and their customer base!

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2020 at 22:11 UTC
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Niko Todd: Another one joins the sad museum.
Minolta, Konica, Kodak, Polaroid, Pentax, Mamiya... say hi to Olympus.

You mean bye to Olympus...

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2020 at 19:54 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix P950 review (230 comments in total)

Lumix FZ82 has also an 21-1200 lens with RAW capture, but don't see it mentioned here...

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2020 at 15:22 UTC as 55th comment
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Yannis1976: now can Panasonic also make a small weather resistant FF rangefinder body?

The lens is also weather resistant according to DPR

Link | Posted on May 27, 2020 at 22:47 UTC

now can Panasonic also make a small weather resistant FF rangefinder body?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2020 at 21:21 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II review (271 comments in total)
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perry rhodan: Im at a loss here. This canon is substantially better in IQ compared to any RX100(x). By a very larger margin. Its miles better. It completely trounced the Sony's. Mind you I have the RXIV. Recently sold the g5x(1) because of the so-so lens and lack of speed. Still find it stupid the canon lost the hotshoe, fully articulating screen and the sturdy EVF. But the IQ is certainly there. GAS, 😁

In the comparing DPR bars the sony RX100IV JPEG is better then this canon. While the RAWS are equal. Serious?

I have had several 1" cameras including the G7X I and II, the LX10 and the RX100 III and VI. In my case the Sony lenses were the sharpest and RAW IQ the best from Sony. In the end however I didn't keep any 1" camera...

Link | Posted on May 16, 2020 at 16:56 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II review (271 comments in total)
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maniquet: Canon GX 5 mk II
After three months of use...
I still find that this camera offers the most pleasant feeling in hand and best control set up (specialy the wonderfully responsive touch sceen) that I’ve ever had in hand.
Being accustomed to the look of the pictures coming out of my Fuji cameras, specialy the X-T30, I’ve come to admit that not one single picture I took with the GX5, happened to struck me. Not even close. No magic! In other words, no keepers.
While I understand the fact the sensors are in different sizes an classes, I remember having been charmed with images out of cameras equipped with even smaller sensor. Not to mention that the Canon is as expensive as an X-T30!

IQ is a technical category of jugement in the photography world. It refers to something specific. But a lovely picture, a picture that delights your eyes and mind, is something that is not entierly thechnicaly explainable. And it is something my little Canon is not able to give me.

Maybe you need to shoot RAW and dedicate more time into PP? I am also a Fuji user, but the G5X II has many advantages for a small size, take everywhere camera...

Link | Posted on May 16, 2020 at 16:54 UTC

Wow, I am impressed!! As others have said its like a time travel 100 years back!! Apart from thin people, notice that most if not all of them are quite calm, not running, not hectic, not feeling like stressed. And imagine they were living with just the basics, food, water and house.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2020 at 22:14 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
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