otto k

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On article Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 sample gallery (96 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Odd, but very useful, focal length range. Would make a great kit-bundled lens, and would pair well with a typical long zoom starting around 70mm and with an ultrawide zoom like the Laowa 10-18mm. I can also see this being sort-of a 24-70mm for 16:9 video shooters. The downside is that being around f/5.6 at normal focal lengths isn't going to thrill anybody....

I don't know, this is a bit faster than f/2.8-4 on APS-C camera and those lenses (e.g. Fuji 18-55) seem to be highly regarded. YMMV.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2020 at 17:00 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 sample gallery (96 comments in total)

If I were a L mount shooter, this lens would be a no-brainer.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2020 at 13:55 UTC as 36th comment
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mick232: No moving parts please. Prone to failure.

Plenty of choices in that category, this is for people who used to own Samsung K zoom.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2020 at 22:16 UTC
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Zenodroid: 50mm Weather sealed? Or are canon still in the 70s?

In other words, it's wicked, but not wicked witch ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2020 at 16:39 UTC
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steelhead3: Doesn't the filter size of the 50 at 43mm seem a little odd?

No, why? It's not an f/1 lens.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2020 at 16:38 UTC
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entoman: This is probably the most exciting camera announcement this year, with the exception of the Canon R5.

Yes, I'm serious. This is the "Canon 7DMkiii" that many of us have been waiting for. 12fps, long battery life, huge optical viewfinder, twin SD, IBIS and Pentax-level weather-sealing.

If only it accepted Canon lenses...

I doubt anyone serious seriously doubted the Canon, it was mostly only a matter of management choosing to act. They already had all the ingredients needed (decent sensor tech, excellent AF, good ergonomics, video, etc).

With Pentax, it's trickier. Just having a better AF module will not help older lenses magically focus much faster, they have old motors and mechanisms. Pentax would need a whole new updated line and that's just not going to happen (and people would need to buy them too). And they are the worst in video AF.

They might come out with stabilized OVF (via a clever mirror stabilization mechanism or something) - that would be nice. I know how much a stabile image in EVF is nicer (when shooting with non IS lenses).

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2020 at 20:25 UTC
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entoman: This is probably the most exciting camera announcement this year, with the exception of the Canon R5.

Yes, I'm serious. This is the "Canon 7DMkiii" that many of us have been waiting for. 12fps, long battery life, huge optical viewfinder, twin SD, IBIS and Pentax-level weather-sealing.

If only it accepted Canon lenses...

I'm yet to find a Pentax with AF even comparable to the D300, let alone newer models (haven't tried K1, KY APS-C models). I seriously doubt that this camera will have a "7D3" level of AF.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2020 at 20:03 UTC

Yippee, let's all extrapolate wildly!

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2020 at 21:21 UTC as 87th comment
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The man without mirrors: ... full-frame sales have hit 10.7% of the overall interchangeable lens camera (ILC) market ...

Makes you wonder why the other 90% don't receive much love from the manufacturers.

Eh, 10% of the market with 25% of the value, now imagine difference in margins with the only really different thing being a sensor. That's why.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2020 at 21:16 UTC
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phouphou: Check out the review of the 1.9/183 visionar. It's quite impressive
https://phillipreeve.net/blog/review-carl-zeiss-jena-183mm-1-9-visionar/

One might say it's a... visionary lens. I'll see myself out.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2020 at 11:52 UTC
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Foskito: Paired it with a 7c for an extremely fugly combination.

I wouldn't say No to that as a gift

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2020 at 16:05 UTC
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dw2001: It better be damn cheap to compete with Samyangs 35/1.8..like at least half the price!

It will most likely be third of the price.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2020 at 15:38 UTC
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CTMRIGuy: Sony has a pretty good 35mm f1.8 and there are already cheaper alternatives from Samyang/Rokinon - is there going to be any kind of market for this lens if it is over $100-$200?

Existing Yongnuo AF lenses are 60 USD for 50mm and 105 USD for 35mm (Canon versions, local prices). This lens will easily find market at 110 USD for both FF and APS-C shooters providing AF works correctly.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2020 at 15:37 UTC

“X is complicated; you don’t have the background to understand.”
Them's Fightin' Words!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2020 at 16:07 UTC as 164th comment
On article Fujifilm X-S10 initial review (648 comments in total)
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NexUser: Looks nice except from the tiny EVF and UHS-I slot. I wonder how much one has to wait to empty the buffer after a 5-second sequential shot session.

Hard truth is that if the market does not demand a feature you don't have to offer it. It's as simple as that. If you are right - you make money. If you are wrong - you lose sales.

Edit - FWIW I'm likely to buy this camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 20:02 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-S10 initial review (648 comments in total)
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NexUser: Looks nice except from the tiny EVF and UHS-I slot. I wonder how much one has to wait to empty the buffer after a 5-second sequential shot session.

Merely putting UHS II slot is not enough, the camera (SoC) also has to support the speeds in real world. Decent UHS I cards can do 90 MB/s in reality and that's not that far off average UHS II cards. For example, speeds of XT3 https://www.cameramemoryspeed.com/fuji-x-t3/fastest-sd-cards/

Also, camera being functional during buffer clearing is possible with UHS I (I have such camera).

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 19:07 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-S10 initial review (648 comments in total)
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fPrime: Good to see Fuji price this camera realistically. Now if they could only do the same for their overpriced lenses.

It's not that they are overpriced, but I would welcome XC f/2 ~200 USD versions of XF primes.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 18:56 UTC
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otto k: Now, this is how you make a proper modular camera for video shooting (sensor size aside, that's the box even Pandora wouldn't touch).

Well, yes. That's my point.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2020 at 16:12 UTC

Now, this is how you make a proper modular camera for video shooting (sensor size aside, that's the box even Pandora wouldn't touch).

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2020 at 14:06 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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CJAM: Canon needs to diversify more and make clothes for ballet dancers. After all, if anyone can, Canon can-can ;-)

Sharknado of comments

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2020 at 11:15 UTC
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