iudex

iudex

Lives in Slovak Republic Slovak Republic
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J A C S: I thought that Canon announced new lenses, not glass?

The table says that the 24-105 is f/2.8?

About the number of blades - I am very curious to see the starbursts of the new 24-105. With an even number of blades, you get fewer but longer spikes. For example, I really like what the 50L does (8 blades) with night shots. But the current 24-105 is not so great for that, same number of blades.

OK, I was wrong, thanks for clarifying that.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 08:56 UTC
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J A C S: I thought that Canon announced new lenses, not glass?

The table says that the 24-105 is f/2.8?

About the number of blades - I am very curious to see the starbursts of the new 24-105. With an even number of blades, you get fewer but longer spikes. For example, I really like what the 50L does (8 blades) with night shots. But the current 24-105 is not so great for that, same number of blades.

Just as Rishi said number of blades is not everything. I am a Pentaxian so one example from "own house": when Pentax upgraded its Limited primes from smc to HD coating, the negative side effect was that the starbursts got much worse, despite the number of blades remained unchanged. It was all caused by the new coating, which very effectively removed flare, but had the aforementioned negative efect on starbursts.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 08:04 UTC
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ThatCamFan: I as an Icelander would like to ask people NOT to get so close to the sea on that black sand beach. It is THEE most dangerous beach in the world.

Freak waves are common & have taken a lot of people out to sea & caused many deaths.

Sure it looks lovely but it is one of the deadliest beaches of the world & got the strongest tide there is. We see tourists ignore the signs that warn of the danger non stop & had quite a few deaths.

We see news stories about tourists almost being killed EVERY week in the media on that beach.

It´s all about common sense. When I saw some japanese girls trying to climb on an unstable iceberg in Jokulsárlón to make pictures I was speachless, especially as I read about people being drifted away on ice a couple of weeks ago. Iceland is a beautiful country and potographers tend to oversee the danger in order to get the best picture.
Btw. a couple of days ago icelandic writer Jón Kalman Stefánsson came to my country to promote his book and he said he remebered the times when he saw first tourists coming to Iceland and he wondered what they wanted to see there. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 09:20 UTC
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ThatCamFan: I as an Icelander would like to ask people NOT to get so close to the sea on that black sand beach. It is THEE most dangerous beach in the world.

Freak waves are common & have taken a lot of people out to sea & caused many deaths.

Sure it looks lovely but it is one of the deadliest beaches of the world & got the strongest tide there is. We see tourists ignore the signs that warn of the danger non stop & had quite a few deaths.

We see news stories about tourists almost being killed EVERY week in the media on that beach.

While I cannot confirm the deadliness of black beach tide, I also got hit by a wave while concentrating on tre right composition. The vawes were ending far from me, so I set the camera on a tripod and suddenly a wave came much closer than I anticipated, so I got splasched by cold water. No big problem, just wet socks and trousers, but since that time I was more cautious.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 07:25 UTC
On article Faster flagship: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T2 (115 comments in total)

Nice upgrade. But wow, 1700 EUR for an APSC camera, that is definitely too much. :-/

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 12:04 UTC as 20th comment

Nice. That´s exactly what M 4/3 system needs: fast lenses that take advantage of smaller sensor, thus enabling relatively smaller lenses (compare to Nikkor 24mm/1,4 with 620g and 77mm filter thread).
However given the Leica badge it will cost a fortune, so I do not expect big sales. It´s a pitty Oly or Pany do not make such fast lenses (f1,2-1,4) on their own (i.e. cheaper than Leica).

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 07:37 UTC as 120th comment | 16 replies
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Marty4650: Sounds like an amazing camera at a very good price.

Kudos to Pentax, who keeps producing great products. It really is baffling that they don't get larger market share.

@Foosa: and now imagine there is no "brick and morar store" that sells Pentax in my whole country. But I never regretted buying Pentax cameras online, the handling and ergonomics is better than entry level competition, so you cannot go wrong. Anyhow it wuld be great to have the chance to try all cameras in one store, comparing them directly. I believe much more people would be shooting Pentax now.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 06:54 UTC
On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)
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goactive: The photos look ok the canon images are very noisy at such a low iso.
The sharpness seems to be no better then other lens and not as good as others.
At 1.8 it dose not seem to even come close a Nikon 50 1.8 for sharpness at 1.8 on up to 2.8... The weight of the lens makes it a monster to walk around with. The out of focus area at 1.8 and F2 do not seem to be as nice as other prime lens just ok.
The zoom range of 50-100 i still do not get it is not good for any real group portraits on a cropped camera starting at 50 and is not as much zoom as say a 135 prime or using a 70-200 at the 200 end.

I would love to see a version of this in the 35-70 range so that would let you shoot most all portrait ranges you need the most. so that would be a FF version of a 52.5 to 105 covering the FF portrait range of 50mm, 70mm, 85mm and 105mm in one lens the most used ranges for a portrait session.

I suggest visiting an optician. ;-)
The lens is amazingly sharp. And other reviews confirm this:
Lenstip wrote: "It’s really difficult to find the right words in order to describe the results. The new Sigma is absurdly sharp. At the beginning of this chapter we wrote that the best lenses, tested on the 50D, are able to reach near 55 lpmm. In the shorter range of focal lengths the Sigma is able to go as high as them…being wide open! It is an incredible achievement, especially if you take into account the fact that you deal here with a zoom lens! What’s more, by f/2.8 and across the whole focal range the lens gets record-breaking results amounting to 59 lpmm. So far we haven’t tested a more outstanding device designed to work with APS-C/DX sensors…"

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 20:41 UTC
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iudex: Great camera and a slap in Canon and Nikon´s face: who else produses such fully packed entry-level model? Just Pentax does. Bravo Pentax!

@nicolaie: "after you buy it you realize why they cost so little"
Seriously, why?
The only reason why any Pentaxian has got rid of Pentax camera by now was the lack of FF and no upgrade possibility. Now even this argument has gone, since there is the fantastic K-1, equalling the famous Nikon D810.
I arady have a third Pentax camera and I see no reason to switch to C or N. And if I feel somewhere in the fuure my APSC camera limits me (in fact the opposite is true), I will go fullframe within Pentax brand.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 12:35 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (180 comments in total)
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deff: Well I'm quite happy with GX8 + Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH ... the image quality is outstanding, no overheating, best evf I've ever seen, great ergo, connectivity and really lightweight in compare with this huge semi pro mirror cams. And its only 1150 euro, with lens.. My old D7100 sits at home now.

Well if you don´t miss the clearly better image quality of D7100 (one of the best APSC sensors so far), then good for you. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 12:48 UTC
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Marty4650: Sounds like an amazing camera at a very good price.

Kudos to Pentax, who keeps producing great products. It really is baffling that they don't get larger market share.

Nobby: I think Pentx is already pretty well positioned in MF market, the 645Z sells very well. But MF cameras take only a negligible fraction of total DSLR sales and if the brand wants to be seen, it needs to sell volumes. And cheaper cameras make bigger volumes. And when someone buys entry level camera, he usually stays with the system when he upgrades. That´s why cheap entry level DSLRs are inevitable.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 12:43 UTC
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iudex: Great camera and a slap in Canon and Nikon´s face: who else produses such fully packed entry-level model? Just Pentax does. Bravo Pentax!

Nobby: according to your logic no DSLR manufacturr should produce entry level cameras, since everyone already has one and if he buys anoter one, it will be a higher model. This is simply not true and therefore every DSL producer makes entry level models. Te only difference is that Pentax makes a perfectly specced one while Canon and Nikon make stripped versions.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 12:38 UTC
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iudex: I believe there was no need to make this lens retractable. The original 55-300mm is pretty small for this zoom range and even a bit lighter than this new version.
As regards the new features I understand the benefit of these improvemens for video shooters, but for stills there is no real benefit, whereas the slower speed might be an issue (the original version is no speed demon and this one is even worse). Plus, the original version can be had for much less money (I remember some 260 SD price tag at B&H).
Anyhow, a new lens is always welcome, although I think there are APSC lenses that Pentax needs more (fast wideangle lenses, new 17-70, 16-50 and 50-135mm etc.).

Maybe it was lost in translation, with speed I meant luminosity, the lens with f5,8 at the tele end is quite slow and f6,4 is even worse.
AF speed is a different thing, I have no doubts the new lens will focus much faster.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 11:51 UTC
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iudex: Great camera and a slap in Canon and Nikon´s face: who else produses such fully packed entry-level model? Just Pentax does. Bravo Pentax!

I don´t think so. People are buying better cameras, dumping their cheap P&S and swithing to DSLR or mirrorless. And a DLSR newcomer is most likely to look at the price and value for money. In this aspect K-70 is unbeatable. I also entered the "serious camera" world this way, comparing what I could get for my money and Pentax clearly won (over other DSLR and mirrorless, that were both more expensive and lower specced).

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 09:16 UTC
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iudex: Great camera and a slap in Canon and Nikon´s face: who else produses such fully packed entry-level model? Just Pentax does. Bravo Pentax!

@Nobby2016: no, since I have a higher-positioned Pentax.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 09:03 UTC
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iudex: Great camera and a slap in Canon and Nikon´s face: who else produses such fully packed entry-level model? Just Pentax does. Bravo Pentax!

Well it is an entry level Pentax, since the K-50 and K-S2 are now discontinued. And it is Pentax´s advantage that their entry model is on par with mid-range models of C/N.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 09:02 UTC

Great camera and a slap in Canon and Nikon´s face: who else produses such fully packed entry-level model? Just Pentax does. Bravo Pentax!

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 07:11 UTC as 60th comment | 11 replies

I believe there was no need to make this lens retractable. The original 55-300mm is pretty small for this zoom range and even a bit lighter than this new version.
As regards the new features I understand the benefit of these improvemens for video shooters, but for stills there is no real benefit, whereas the slower speed might be an issue (the original version is no speed demon and this one is even worse). Plus, the original version can be had for much less money (I remember some 260 SD price tag at B&H).
Anyhow, a new lens is always welcome, although I think there are APSC lenses that Pentax needs more (fast wideangle lenses, new 17-70, 16-50 and 50-135mm etc.).

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 07:09 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On article Sweet spot: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 real-world samples (115 comments in total)
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princecody: JPEG is becoming the new Raw ☺️

In Lazyland maybe. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 15:10 UTC
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iudex: The place on the title photo is somehow familiar to me: http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7111647878/photos/3454077/sk-gafoss :-)

And so many people haven´t lifted their ass from their home town and haven´t seen that waterfall. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 15:08 UTC
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