wlad

Lives in EU
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makofoto: And all three will have big heavy lenses while FujiFilm continuous to improve on their jewel like, analog-centric beauties ...

there are small and light full-frame lenses too - not everyone needs f1.4

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 14:03 UTC
On article Panasonic officially unveils 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH (300 comments in total)

umm, so why does a slower MFT zoom cost as much as a professional 70-200mm f2.8 full frame zoom ?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 17:18 UTC as 52nd comment | 10 replies
On article Sigma announces full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens (233 comments in total)
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Shlomo Goldwasser: 'designed with 50mp sensors in mind.'

In other words, futureproofed for about 2-3 years...

...and to think that some people are perfectly happy with 70's era lenses on modern cameras because the IQ is simply *good enough*, the lenses are tiny and light, and don't cost an arm and a leg...

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 13:17 UTC
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panoviews: The phone is always in your pocket and you don't need a big camera bag. My (Android) phone takes also raw images. Final editing and retouch with snapseed and the image can be shared.

@Tommi K1 You have clearly never worked with RAW files.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 09:20 UTC
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Peter1976: I would never buy an expensive phone like an iPhone8, as I am so clumsy that I drop all my phones (luckily not my cameras) from time to time, especially as I use it day by day. I even manage it to break the display with a protection cover applied. Thats why I have a cheap one, with a bad camera :).

And that's why I have a RX100 which I take care of and which is a nice travel camera. And to be honest, sometimes when travelling (especially to countries like Nepal), I enjoy NOT having a phone with me all the time.
But hey, that's just me, still the photos from the article are very nice and if it serves you well, it's perfect!!!

the camera is not made of slippery glass and comes with a strap

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 09:18 UTC
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User9362470513: The Guardian newspaper had an article recently about millennial tourists who go on holiday just to snap the same image as everyone else. Mad.

What's wrong with that ?
If I visit Grand Canyon with my family am I supposed to leave the camera at home because millions of other people have taken the same shot already ?
Who cares ? I'm taking the picture for me and my family, not for some internet karma.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 11:34 UTC
On article Canon patents fingerprint reader for cameras and lenses (191 comments in total)
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Nikoncanonfan: This is something I would turn off straight away, I wouldn't want it and it doesn't stop your gear being stolen

because patching the firmware to work around it will be an impossible task....

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 08:49 UTC
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T3: This should not be a surprise to anyone with half a brain. Mirrorless cameras get new mirrorless mounts. That's obvious. That's the way the entire industry has been going. When Canon, Sony, Fuji, Oly, Hassy, Leica, etc., all came out with mirrorless bodies they ALL went with short flanges and new mounts. I don't know why some people continue to be in denial of this obvious fact. So why would anyone doubt that Nikon wouldn't do the same? For me, the only question was what Nikon would call their new mirrorless mount.

@QuarryCat they are not throwing away anything - they will surely create an adapter allowing you to use your existing lenses.

It would be stupid to encumber new Nikon shooters with unnecessary bulk just because old shooters have old lenses. Just buy the adapter or keep on buying DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 13:29 UTC
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LadislavCZ: This is just plain politics.

What about huge part of all carrier networks in USA are already running on Huawei hardware which has more direct access to inner carrier infrastructure. Phones are concerns and the network not. Weird...and clearly shows the real true behind it.

And if someone raise a point that the hardware might be inspected and is something different....it could be done same for every phone before launched in the market.

It would open the doors for other Chinese brands. "Traditional" phone manufacturers are scared that the US consumers find out that a $150 Xiaomi phone works just as well as a $500 mid-range phone.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 09:02 UTC
On article Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens (384 comments in total)
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ozturert: The title should have been "why you should have Samyang" :) Quite and advertorial but I agree that Samyang is a great value. It's just not easy to manual focus in a DSLR.

People have been washing their clothes in rivers for decades too.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 08:34 UTC

I'm pretty sure the intent is to provide photographers with a sense of pride and accomplishment...

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 12:18 UTC as 27th comment
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PaulSnowcat: Hmmm... Is Pentax Q death not enough to show that ILC with small sensors cannot survive in today's market, full of smartphones?

...and maybe the people who supported this on Kickstarter are the only ones who will have bought it...

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 08:13 UTC
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wlad: Is there a market for cameras the size of a DSLR with a *tiny* m4/3 sensor at all ?
I fail to see the point of such camera. At this size, you might as well pick up an APS-C DSLR, or heck even a full-frame mirrorless for the same price...

@Astrotripper

I (like most people) don't travel only to take pictures. I travel for the experience and memories. The photos I take are just a byproduct. Should my camera die, I would use my phone for the rest of the trip. I'm a tourist, not a National Geographic photographer.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 11:58 UTC
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wlad: Is there a market for cameras the size of a DSLR with a *tiny* m4/3 sensor at all ?
I fail to see the point of such camera. At this size, you might as well pick up an APS-C DSLR, or heck even a full-frame mirrorless for the same price...

@Astrotripper I don't need a backup camera. Nor do I need huge telephoto lenses. My main walk around lens is a 58mm prime. Sometimes I would switch it for the 24-70mm.

The narrative that everybody needs 400mm lenses and backup bodies is ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 09:07 UTC
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wlad: Is there a market for cameras the size of a DSLR with a *tiny* m4/3 sensor at all ?
I fail to see the point of such camera. At this size, you might as well pick up an APS-C DSLR, or heck even a full-frame mirrorless for the same price...

@Astrotripper that's exactly the point of MFT - a system with smaller bodies/lenses and "larger" sensor (compared to P&S). That's why the Panasonic G9 in my opinion combines the worst of both MFT and DSLRs - the small sensor from the first with the bulk/weight of the second.

For my purposes, the combination of the tiny RX100 and a small full frame DSLR (D750) is ideal.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 09:34 UTC
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wlad: Is there a market for cameras the size of a DSLR with a *tiny* m4/3 sensor at all ?
I fail to see the point of such camera. At this size, you might as well pick up an APS-C DSLR, or heck even a full-frame mirrorless for the same price...

@caterpillar, sure, you might want a camera with a larger body, but why limit yourself with a small sensor then ? You are missing out on the only benefit that m4/3 offers - which is size.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 09:39 UTC

Is there a market for cameras the size of a DSLR with a *tiny* m4/3 sensor at all ?
I fail to see the point of such camera. At this size, you might as well pick up an APS-C DSLR, or heck even a full-frame mirrorless for the same price...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 09:21 UTC as 209th comment | 32 replies
On article First samples: Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 (222 comments in total)

Not a fan of Leica, but the people here seem to have missed the press release:

"The soft look of the Thambar is the result of intentionally accepted under-correction of spherical aberration. This under-correction increases towards the edges of the optical system with the consequence that not only the depth of focus, but also the degree of softening can be precisely controlled by means of the stepless aperture setting."

You are NOT supposed to shoot it wide open unless you specifically want that look. With this lens, the role of Aperture is primarily to control the amount of blur - not the amount of light transferred to the sensor. If you want to shoot it at F11 but can't because of the available light, you picked the wrong lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 07:41 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (295 comments in total)
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shademaster: Price is 50% more than sigma. Hope performance is 50% more too. (and weight 50% less)

@The Lotus Eater - the point was that 3rd party lenses don't have to be necessarily cheaper than original lenses - they can compete in terms of quality too - for example the 50mm f1.4 Sigma Art is actually more expensive than both the 50mm f1.4 Nikon and Canon lenses

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 13:31 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (295 comments in total)
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shademaster: Price is 50% more than sigma. Hope performance is 50% more too. (and weight 50% less)

@The Lotus Eater yeah, they must be cheap like Zeiss

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 10:51 UTC
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