Androole

Joined on Jul 7, 2014

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  • It's a darn good image for the time, but I'm not sure it's better per se than what you could get with film on a 2x3 or 4x5 Speed Graphic, even then.

  • @Jonathan Brady - agreed, 4K is about as useful as sensor resolutions higher than 12MP (or so). Purely a "nice-to-have" feature rather a necessity.

  • Yeah, exactly. It's strictly a defect caused by mechanical vignetting. To avoid it with very large apertures like this would require even more outrageously sized lenses. But as you say, still not...

  • Based on this lens test, which is one of the only quantified (i.e. containing MTF data) ones I can find, it appears that the 18-105/f4 is very unlikely to be sharper, considering that it can barely...

  • 42.5/1.2 Nocticron is probably the only one, I guess.

  • Agreed, every single camera sold should have a touchscreen. It adds less than peanuts to the price of the device, and adds so much versatility to its user interface. And as you say, if you truly...

  • Leica lenses are famous for their compact size. And their prices.

    It's hard to see any sort of reasonable correlation between those two things. "Elephants are so big, why is their skin grey?!"

  • sknai16 - if you found the 40-150/2.8 too big, heavy, and expensive, why not go for the Panasonic 35-100/2.8, which is cheaper and less than half the weight, and still covers the standard 70-200mm...

  • The E-M1 II will have the most cross-type PDAF points of any mirrorless camera on the market outside of the NX1, so there is reason to believe it will be good at tracking.

    The numerous PDAF points...

  • There was a small camera store in the Netherlands that had a preorder price of 1999 Euros, but that would have included 21% VAT, so it would might correspond to a price of $1800 USD tops. I guess...

  • Dave Oddie - I think such a lens actually proves the point well. The FE 35/2.8 doesn't really stand out so much from the Panasonic 20mm/1.7, which is available for just over 1/3 the price, and is...

  • If you can deal with a slightly smaller sensor, Panasonic literally delivered exactly the camera you want with the G80/G85, at a very reasonable price tag as well.

  • Yeah, the show definitely belonged to the "mirrorless underdogs." Fuji, Olympus, and Panasonic just absolutely owned the scene.

  • ...Terry, that is literally what I said. Useful for full-body shots, but not for head-and-shoulders portraits. "Doesn't anyone ever actually read anymore?"

    My point all along was that this seems...

  • It seems like the 105mm actually gets better separation than the 200/f2 due to the closer subject distance. Assuming we're maintaining framing,...

  • mosc - that isn't apples to apples at all. Since when is an 28-160/f4 the same as a 24-120/f2.8-4? I think you'll find that overwhelmingly, in every system, the latter sells for much more money if...

  • Wow, $999 seems like a really low price for that, actually.

    Even just strictly keeping up with inflation, if you offered a modernized version of such a camera with an APS-C sensor and a reasonably...

  • Like I said, I'm sure there are plenty who will need / want this lens for specific applications. But it seems like overall it epitomizes the gear hole that so many seem to be jumping into. Spending...

  • Yes, well, I guess if your bread and butter is full-body portraits with extreme subject separation, then this is the lens for you.

  • Well, there is the 100mm/f2 for just $499 and half the weight of this lens. Obviously doesn't go to f1.4, but the best portraits in the samples were stopped down to f2.2 or f2.8 anyway.

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