Rooru S

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Well...it seems I will have to stop reading about Sigma news since they won't make those lenses available for Sony A-mount.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:34 UTC as 71st comment
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AbrasiveReducer: Camera companies go through periods of innovation, and they go through periods of stagnation. OTOH, electronics companies (Sony) are accustomed to constant product changes, and it shows.

I don't think Canon knows what to do with these cameras. Since they sell more SLRs than anyone else, they are probably not convinced an expensive small camera won't just cancel out sales of SLRs and more expensive lenses. They've done some things right, like pricing the M3 at $500 w/EVF in Asia to get users to buy the system, but their hearts just aren't in it.

I have most of the M lenses (not hard to accomplish) but the appeal was the low prices (let's see Fuji make an 11-22mm Image Stabilized for $400). But a $1000 body that looks just like a little SLR makes me wonder what the point is.

The Sony stuff I have tried has just not been as great as the fans say. Olympus' sensor seems to be too small. Fuji's mirrorless really delivers, but the lenses are too heavy for a small system.

Canon is waiting for SLR sales to decline, just enough to start releasing mirrorless equipment.

Canon is a very conservative company and not as volatile as Sony. Sony has brought tons of improvement so fast, that from this point, whatever they release will not bring big improvement aside from numbers. (Just like in the megapixel race).

Canon on the other had, brought like 3 generations of entry cameras with the same 18Mpx sensor with little improvement, and they got way more money than anyone else. They got a bigger return of investment.

Once they see they can't release anything else for SLR that can shake the market, they will take some of the money from SLR sales for R&D of mirrorless equipment and start from zero, but with plenty of products released at the same time. And they will sell plenty just because of brand recognition and support. And they will start slowly, but with strong steps.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 20:16 UTC

Canon doesn't want their SLR users to think that the company will soon jump the SLR ship for the mirrorless train. That could hurt a lot of the more conservative sales Canon has been keeping for a long time. I mean, does DPR staff know how expensive it is to start development and production of mirrorless lenses from the ground and what effect could it have on their user base if suddenly they start producing more and more stuff for mirrorless instead of SLR?

How cost effective it is to keep both SLR and Mirrorless lineup in the short, mid and long-term?

If they began making a lot of equipment available for mirrorless, a good amount of the money obtained from SLR sales would be redirected to mirrorless R&D. At one point, SLR sales would fall...what do you do with all the stock available world wide and manufacturing equipment for SLR cameras and lenses?

So, Canon will wait for the right moment to launch as many equipment at the same time but it will depend on the market situation.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 20:06 UTC as 207th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony offers E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS for Super 35mm/APS-C (128 comments in total)
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Rooru S: Why it is more expensive than the Fullframe FE 28-135/4 PZ G OSS? I don't get it. Shouldn't it be at least priced the same or cheaper????

@Thermidor:
I said. ***FULLFRAME*** ***FE*** ***28-135***.

I'm not comparing the E 18-110/4 PZ G OSS vs E 18-105/4 PZ G OSS. I'm comparing this E 18-110/4 PZ G OSS against the FULLFRAME FE 28-135/4 PZ G OSS (another "cinematic" lens, but Fullframe).

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 14:10 UTC
On article Sony offers E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS for Super 35mm/APS-C (128 comments in total)

Why it is more expensive than the Fullframe FE 28-135/4 PZ G OSS? I don't get it. Shouldn't it be at least priced the same or cheaper????

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 18:14 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies

WOW, the last one.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 00:16 UTC as 50th comment
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caravan: Why is it so cheap?

HEY, be glad Sony is now aiming towards releasing cheaper lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 00:08 UTC

This could explain why they haven't updated several of their lenses. Maybe they're trying to unite all the lenses with a common language design (and offer the same features across all the lineup).

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 00:04 UTC as 11th comment
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nir-vana: Dear Tamron.
We, Sony FE system users have:
FE 50/1.4
FE 50/1.8
FE 55/1.8
FE 50/2.8 macro
Mitakon 50/0.95
Loxia 50/2
Samyang 50/1.4 MF
Samyang 50/1.4 AF
Slrmagic 50/1.1
But we don't have any decent telephoto option for E-mount.
I hope you realize that our system becomes much more popular than A mount.
I hope to have native Supertele for my A7RII
Nir

It seems I have to copy paste this comment...

This is a SLR lens design. They would have to change the AF motors in order to perform good enough in mirrorless. Tamron will sell a ton for Canon and Nikon mount, so it probably makes no sense for them to invest on a redesign for mirrorless (structural redesign changes since they would need to add a barrel extension, change the af motors to step motors, etc).

You can mount it via adapters. You won't see any size reduction if it was offered in FE mount anyways.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 00:02 UTC
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DVT80111: Another great Chamron lens. Bring on the Sony FE mount plz.

This is a SLR lens design. They would have to change the AF motors in order to perform good enough in mirrorless. Tamron will sell a ton for Canon and Nikon mount, so it probably makes no sense for them to invest on a redesign for mirrorless (structural redesign changes since they would need to add a barrel extension, change the af motors to step motors, etc).

You can mount it via adapters. You won't see any size reduction if it was offered in FE mount anyways.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 00:01 UTC
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Salvador Moreno: Why not for micro 4/3 mounts?
It would be great to have a 300-1200 zoom of this quality!!!
Come on Tamron!!

This is a SLR lens design. They would have to change the AF motors in order to perform good enough in mirrorless. Tamron will sell a ton for Canon and Nikon mount, so it probably makes no sense for them to invest on a redesign for mirrorless (structural redesign changes since they would need to add a barrel extension, change the af motors to step motors, etc).

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 23:59 UTC
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Tyr-Sog: Tamron, Fuji mount? Would be a how seller especially with the upcoming release of the AF monster XT-2

This is a SLR lens design. It will not perform well unless they change the AF motors to step motors.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 23:57 UTC

Don't know what Sony is thinking. After pushing very hard the water-resistant features on their phones for the past 5 years, they have been removing it for no logical reason at all.

Is Sony out of their minds?

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 23:55 UTC as 6th comment

"The Xperia Z Compact will be available in Europe from September for a more affordable €449 (approximately $560)."

You meant, X, not Z.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 23:53 UTC as 7th comment
On article Lenovo Yoga Book features unique 'on-demand' keyboard (93 comments in total)
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adegroot: Is this a laptop review site now?

I'm quite sure DPReview is covering this release because now you can edit your photos with a stylus. You know, if you need to remove all those dirty spots from your photos and don't want to click here, click there and instead want to tap here, tap there to remove those spots.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 23:52 UTC
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Howard: Another prime lens for FE? Maybe should divert some effort to making a decent and fast midrange zoom for APS-C E-mount?

I know apples and oranges, but Sony hasn't released any APS-C E-mount lens in 3 years!

What's missing for APS-C? a 16-50 f2.8, 50-135 f2.8 and 10-16 f2.8. All of them should be made. Relying too much on FE lineup isn't healthy for APS-C users who could get more affordable and smaller lens designs if they had the options available... To me, saying APS-C is NOT dead because they released a camera body isn't a good argument. It is like saying A-mount isn't dead because Sony released a APS-C camera body this year.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 19:36 UTC

Guess Canon will offer Log profile and other features with the C version of the 1DX Mk.II... for a premium of course. Will Nikon do anything to get better video specs or will they wait until 2020?

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 12:46 UTC as 91st comment | 5 replies

Getty better get good money from the Olympics to pay this up.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 05:35 UTC as 16th comment

Not quite sure of getting this phone... Is this really the current flagship? Sony should stay with a yearly cycle for their flagships... Less models is better in the long run.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 05:29 UTC as 2nd comment
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ewelch: Where's that Canon 1200 f/5.6?

I think I'd rather carry an Olympus Pen-F with the 300 f/4 and the 1.4 converter. But seriously, I would so love to use this Canon gear for a couple weeks at the Olympics. But a friend of mine who used to be AP's go-to guy for the Olympics for two decades says it's not all fun and games. :-)

It all goes down to how many keepers you will get vs. the gear shown there. Quite sure on the same scenario, you will get more keepers with the Canon gear (at a higher price) than with the proposed Olympus set-up.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 23:16 UTC
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