mosc

Joined on Aug 9, 2012

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sportyaccordy: Nice! Question now.... how much does the 24-70 weigh?

It looks smaller to me than the Canon and Nikon 24-70's but yeah, weight would be very useful to compare.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 16:06 UTC

ANYTHING about the lens please?

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 15:09 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (241 comments in total)

I don't know what you could get a good condition D80 for today but I don't think it's really super cheap. Nikon is a nice lens pool to have but most of the older stuff is full frame. The oldest APS-C lens choices are not that different than they are today in price.

The camera I was looking at for super cheap (<$300) that still has a lot of life left is the Fuji X-E1. Fuji was very active with firmware updates and in the end it seems like a pretty polished interface. You have exposure and shutter dials along with a rear dial you can use for aperture on their cheaper lenses (no aperture on lens wheel). Their lens lineup is all new so there aren't too many bargains.

The A99 is probably a good bet for those looking into FF. It's less than a D700 or 6D and similar to a A900. A7m1 isn't far behind either but A99 gives bargain lenses.

A lot of the early m43 bodies are pretty junky in terms of AF and sensor quality. I wouldn't look at any of the 12mp models. Lenses ain't cheap either.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 13:33 UTC as 78th comment | 4 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (241 comments in total)
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I have a dream: Reviews were 30 pages by then, not 9 (SLT a99 II Review)

We would have killed for the DR and ISO in-variance we get now with each review. Fewer words talking about the placement of the C3 custom button being slightly too high or too firm to press and discussing if the exposure bracketing should be assignable to a custom button are OK with me if we get those.

Those 30 page reviews also got into the kit lenses a fair bit. I do miss that but agree that's more about the lens than the camera. That would be a fair criticism editorially, but not about the analysis of the camera. The analysis of the image quality from these cameras has never been more thorough and factual.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 13:19 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (441 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: Is this camera interesting to anyone?

The m5 negated the reason to by any canon DSLR below the 7Dm2 IMHO.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 20:24 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (441 comments in total)
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arbitrage: Why can't you actually do a first look with some useful information like does it have f/8 AF, is it the same as the 80D in that regards (my research says yes to this). Does it have AFMA...can't find that info anywhere but if you had the camera it would take 2 seconds to check.

Regurgitating the spec list is next to useless. Would be more useful with a chart showing the differences between the t7i and 80d. Try doing actual useful journalism once in a while instead of these garbage click-bait initial "hands-on" crap articles.

Click-bait is their business? They'll compare more closely later when they can get those types of questions answered. Canon's probably not telling them stuff like that yet either. Their marketing people generally have no clue on those types of specs yet they're sensitive to the rest of the company talking to reporters until things settle out after the "release".

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 17:41 UTC
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Mssimo: What camera would you buy for $750/$900 w lens?

The Fuji T20 is in a similar ballpark. $999 with the slower kit lens. It's faster kit with lens at $1,200 is better than anything canon sells lens wise at that price alone with a free T20 attached. If you consider Fuji sells the 18-55 f2.8-f4.0 for $700, that makes the T20 part of the purchase only $500 which is less than a T7i. I guess it's not exactly what you're comparing but (and I know most of their sales are to people who do) whoever buys an ILC and only uses one lens, especially canon's f4 at fastest 1.6x crop, is insane.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 17:35 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (441 comments in total)

This is pretty amazing to me. The 77 is almost exactly every feature "missing" on the T7i from the 80D I have zero interest in and includes none of the 80D's advantages over the T7i that I actually care about. Amazing. No, I would never buy a DSLR that doesn't have a 100% field of view coverage viewfinder Canon.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 15:54 UTC as 55th comment | 5 replies
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (642 comments in total)
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Stejo: It's official; Canon has achieved time travel.

The M5 was only 2 years behind the competition. This new one is at least 3. Color me impressed.

I think this M6 looks nicer than the A6000, which is still sold. You can argue about it's price but it's competitive in specs

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 15:18 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1492 comments in total)
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Wilight: Canon 5D mark IV: a modest upgrade from 5D III, 30mp (smaller files) at 7fps / 4k ridiculously cropped (with no option of speedbooster), 720p at 120fps - U$ 3.500,00
Users feedback: An excelent and consistent camera, but not all that I was expecting after 4 years. It's ok and I am happy with it.
Dpreview score - 87% Gold Award

Sony A99 II: an insane upgrade from A99, 42mp (huge files) at 12fps, both FF and S35 4k, 1080p at 120fps.. countless features - U$ 3.200,00
Users feedback: Wow, wow, wow! I can't believe I have it all for the price I paid. Best camera ever!
Dpreview score - 85% Silver Award.

Autofocus tracking is not mentioned and is the main difference between the two.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 14:45 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (177 comments in total)

I don't understand why we don't see more zoom rings on long fixed lens cameras like the RX10's and the FZ1000's of the world. I wouldn't mind an electro-manual type deal too where a zoom wheel is not physically connected but a specific position leads to a specific zoom (not a free-flowing endless wheel) that could be marked with ends on the lens like this. Why do ILC Zooms predominantly feature this and fixed lens cameras do not?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 13:17 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article OnePlus 3T camera review (96 comments in total)

The pixel isn't THAT much more money and the camera's a lot better.

+1 for USB-C

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 01:15 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article Study: people don't actually like looking at selfies (200 comments in total)

I see a lot of people taking selfies. I don't see people looking at their own selfies let alone others. The act of taking the picture is fun and there is some instantaneous review of "yes, there it is. I have completed the task of talking a picture of myself with this landmark/person/sign/breakfast food/whatever" but then it gets filed away never to be looked at again. Even significant places or things people want to shoot become less palatable for sharing because they put themselves in the shot.

I also think there's some actual challenge to a selfie. The camera's are terrible (front facing ones are improving to adequate but rear facing cameras are still atrocious) and seeing the screen during the shot along with yourself AND whatever background scene/object is quite physically tricky. People like the framing challenge but once the puzzle is solved and the shot taken, the picture itself is worthless.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 21:46 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
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mosc: Isn't 100mm f2.8 a little... too deep for portraiture? This is equivalent to a 50 f1.4 which would need to be closer but it's not exactly a shallow DOF monster.

If you are 2' from somebody with a 50 f1.4 or 4' from somebody with a 100 f2.8, you have the same depth of field and composition. Some slight difference in perspective distortion but pretty much the same.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 13:28 UTC
On article Super Bowl Halftime lit up by choreographed drone show (102 comments in total)
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waltsfotographics: My wife left the room, refusing to watch the halftime show
She missed a thirteen minute Pepsi commercial

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Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 14:12 UTC

Isn't 100mm f2.8 a little... too deep for portraiture? This is equivalent to a 50 f1.4 which would need to be closer but it's not exactly a shallow DOF monster.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 03:15 UTC as 15th comment | 8 replies

If the Sony was $1,200 I would prefer it over the Sigma. I mean lets give sigma props and all but their lens is much bigger and not sealed. The differences between them optically are pretty small. $600 isn't small but it's not like this makes the GM lens line any less impressive to me.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 03:10 UTC as 73rd comment

I am surprised here. I expected this lens to look a lot more like the Pentax HD D FA 70-200mm f2.8ED DC AW. That's 19 elements in 16 groups, this is 23 elements in 17 groups. The old Tameron was also 23 elements in 17 groups, is that just a typo carryover from the older version of the Tameron?

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 15:51 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art DxO results: a new king is crowned (249 comments in total)
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Eric Glam: I would call this lens an "F4 lens", which happens to do OK with wider apertures.

He's assuming lenses are at their sharpest wide open. He should check out the charts on other 85mm primes. None of them are this sharp regardless of which aperture you pick unless you walk to talk f1.2 which this doesn't cover (and Canon's f1.2 is hardly sharp wide open, even a little bit).

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art DxO results: a new king is crowned (249 comments in total)
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Fred Joseph: Measured focal length of 79.7mm???? What does that mean? Is the lens short-changing the owner by 5mm?

Tele's always lie a little. Sigma's not alone.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 18:11 UTC
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