iudex

iudex

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On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (336 comments in total)
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iudex: This is exactly the lens the Pentax 16-85 mm should have been. Almost the same range, but much faster. The price is extremely high, however.

I am a Pentaxian, have a weather sealed camera, but I would trade weather sealing for 1 EV gain any time. While you utilize weather sealing twice a year, faster lens is something you use every day.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 05:35 UTC
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (336 comments in total)

This is exactly the lens the Pentax 16-85 mm should have been. Almost the same range, but much faster. The price is extremely high, however.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 05:13 UTC as 91st comment | 8 replies
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DuxX: If this lens can deliver almost-the-prime performance then this small focal range can be forgiven easily. ;)

Assuming from stellar performance of the 18-35mm you can expect not only "almost-the-prime performance", but prime lens performance. There are many reviews that compared the Sigma 18-35 with primes and there were primes that were beaten by the Sigma.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 08:10 UTC

After Sigma released the groundbreaking Art 18-35mm/1,8 there has been many rumours on future fullframe sibling. I was expecting something like 24-50mm f2 so I have to say this is not something I am amazed of.
I am happy shooting with my Sigma 18-35/1,8, it is optically amazing, sharp even wide open, with silent focusing, built like a tank. However I sometimes (actualyy quite often) wish it was a bit wider and a bit longer, only 1,94x zoom makes it sort of a prime lens, 18mm is not really wideangle and 35mm is just normal angle of view, nothing for portraits (despite promising f1,8) and I have to constantly switch to wider or longer lenses. And it is really heavy to carry around all day.
This FF version is even more like a prime lens, 1,4x zoom limits it´s usability significantly. I am sure the lens will be optically great, Art badge is a guarantee, f2 is great and unrivalled, but buyers will have to expect something like an "extended prime" instead of a zoom lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 08:05 UTC as 130th comment
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The Silver Nemesis: Two in One. What about the weather?

If I can assume from Sigma Art 18-35/1,8, no weather sealing.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 07:50 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know (616 comments in total)
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TheDevil: I think when cameras get this small they don't need an EVF, especially if they have a touch screen. My G7X works fine outdoors, the screen is bright and visible. The touch screen makes it pretty intuitive to pick your focus points. I also like how the screen flips up vertical like the G7X.

I agree with BarnET: 600mm in straight arms is an overkill, you don´t have to suffer from Parkinson disease to encounter problems with shaking the picture.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 11:57 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know (616 comments in total)
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wetsleet: Lots of comments about no EVF, and I'd tend to agree that a 'proper' viewfinder (i.e. not a display screen) is an essential part of any camera. However, every time I look through one in the shops, it is like looking down a tunnel with a little window at the far end.
Are there any decent ones out there? By which I mean, about what I used to get in the days of film SLRs, say >70% magnification in 35mm SLR terms.

BarnET: I tried the RX10 and I wasn´t raptured by the EVF.
But as I said better than nothing.
Btw. the best way to tell the difference between EVF and OVF is to try Fuji X100/X100T (or X-Pro1), where you can switch between OVF and EVF. I would choose the OVF any day.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 11:47 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know (616 comments in total)
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wetsleet: Lots of comments about no EVF, and I'd tend to agree that a 'proper' viewfinder (i.e. not a display screen) is an essential part of any camera. However, every time I look through one in the shops, it is like looking down a tunnel with a little window at the far end.
Are there any decent ones out there? By which I mean, about what I used to get in the days of film SLRs, say >70% magnification in 35mm SLR terms.

The EVF of RX100 III is really tiny and by no means comparable to pentaprism EVF, but it si still useful in bright sunny day, plus putting the camera to your eye stabilizes it.
I am also no big fan of EVFs, it is strange and unnatural to me and I would accept only EVFs on high-end CSCs like E-M1 or X-T1.
Anyhow even a mediocre EVF is better than none.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 08:55 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know (616 comments in total)
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Hugo808: My thoughts? For that price I could get a D5500 and two lenses. Not much bigger to carry and much better IQ.

OK, so I won't quite have the focal length but how useful is that in a camera that you have to hold at arms length? The image stabilisation must be phenomenal to cope with that magnifcation!

Or you can get an APSC DSLR with superzoom lens like the Tamron 16-300mm. The focal range is a bit shorter (24-450mm eq.), but still more than sufficient, plus those last 150mm of the G3x will be hard to use when shooting with stretched arms.
G3x should have had the EVF built-in or the camera plus separate EVF should have cost 999 USD together.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 08:48 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know (616 comments in total)
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iudex: Contrary to many opinions here I think this camera has sense. Relatively big and decent 1" sensor combined with huge focal range (the biggest so far) is very useful for places where you cannot or don´t want to switch lenses and shere big DSLR is uncomfortable or too heavy to carry. Weather sealing is a welcome addition. The grip looks deep enough and the handling and customization seems good. It is only one of three big-sensored superzoom compacts and out of these three it is the most compact with longest reach.
Having said that I would not buy it exactly for the reasons that are mentioned below: no EVF is a deal-breaker; especially with this long reach an EVF (and a third stabilization point) is a must, since a picture at 600mm can be really shaky, which can cause inability to take the picture at all.

Cont.
Furthermore the price 1000 bucks is too high, even without those 250 bucks for the EVF. Also the speed of the lens at it´s tele end is nothing to be impressed by.
Still I consider this camera to be a useful addition to superzoom compacts and actually the only way to save this camera segment from dying.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 06:35 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know (616 comments in total)

Contrary to many opinions here I think this camera has sense. Relatively big and decent 1" sensor combined with huge focal range (the biggest so far) is very useful for places where you cannot or don´t want to switch lenses and shere big DSLR is uncomfortable or too heavy to carry. Weather sealing is a welcome addition. The grip looks deep enough and the handling and customization seems good. It is only one of three big-sensored superzoom compacts and out of these three it is the most compact with longest reach.
Having said that I would not buy it exactly for the reasons that are mentioned below: no EVF is a deal-breaker; especially with this long reach an EVF (and a third stabilization point) is a must, since a picture at 600mm can be really shaky, which can cause inability to take the picture at all.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 06:35 UTC as 152nd comment | 2 replies
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iudex: Maybe if it was much shorter, it would be funny. Prolonging the joke doesn´t help, on the contrary, it becomes pathetic.

P.S. I thint this picture tells the message much better and faster: http://media1.break.com/dnet/media/2009/4/71%20You%20Know%20What%20They%20Say%20About%20Guys%20with%20Big%20Lenses.jpg

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 09:55 UTC

Maybe if it was much shorter, it would be funny. Prolonging the joke doesn´t help, on the contrary, it becomes pathetic.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 09:50 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (535 comments in total)
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dagobah: Having recently upgraded to the K-3, I feel a little disappointed for not having waited. On the other hand, the K-3 is a dream and I hadn't yet found anything to complain about. Plus it was an incredible bargain.

For the K-3II I am impressed that Ricoh went with the surprise move of offering GPS instead of a flash. I would definitely use it more than an on-board flash. It would be cool to always have the astrotracer capability (where the camera shifts the sensor during long exposures to track the stars) without having to bring the extra GPS unit.

It would be nice if Ricoh would offer the high resolution sensor shift mode to K-3 users with a firmware upgrade. Please, Ricoh??

I think there´s no reason to be disappointed, the changes are minor (maybe a reason to wait would be the chance to buy the K_3 cheaper). I upgraded to K-5 IIs recently, choosing between it and the K-3, but the lower MPx count (faster processing on my old PC, beter DR) and fantastic price for the K-5 IIs on sale prevailed.
Personally I expected the K-3 II having articulated LCD and wi-fi/NFC just like the K-S2 has, but no dice.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 07:01 UTC
On article Pentax K-S2 added to studio scene (75 comments in total)
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iudex: Eagerly waiting for the complete review. The competition already posted the review and it was very positive, enthusiastic about the camera:
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/pentax-k-s2-dslr-review-27269#Verdict
However the reviewer is a Pentax user himself, so I better wait for an impartial review by DPR.

jkhush05: not generally, but many users cannot be fully impartial, sometimes praising own brand (e.g. things, that are not generally better, but they are just acustomed to it). I am not fully impartial myself, anytime I put my hands on cheaper Canons or Nikons, I tend to laugh at no weather sealing, no pentaprism or miss the hyper programs typical for Pentax.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 10:52 UTC
On article Pentax K-S2 added to studio scene (75 comments in total)

Eagerly waiting for the complete review. The competition already posted the review and it was very positive, enthusiastic about the camera:
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/pentax-k-s2-dslr-review-27269#Verdict
However the reviewer is a Pentax user himself, so I better wait for an impartial review by DPR.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 06:27 UTC as 15th comment | 14 replies
On article Pentax K-S2 added to studio scene (75 comments in total)
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D1N0: Are you sure you used the right jpeg settings? four stars I believe.

Exactly, 3 stars on lower models (same had my K-30) and 4 stars on higher positioned models (K-5 II, K-3).

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 06:18 UTC

No big changes really. Considering it is basically a last year´s camera the price is a bit too high. The concept is great: small, pocketable compact ultrazoom with slightly bigger sensor and excellent EVF. However the question is how much better it is compared to 1/2,3" sensor cameras, e.g. the Pana FZ200 (398 USD) and also whether the size difference (which is noticeable) is a sufficient reason to choose this camera over the excellent Pana FZ1000 (costing nearly the same - 728 USD) with much bigger sensor, bigger zoom and better image quality.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 14:11 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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Stephen McDonald: The "1/1.7-inch" sensor isn't much larger than those in most superzoom models, but yet this one gives only a 300mm reach. They should have either given it more lens power or an even larger sensor size, to have an appeal to different segments of its potential buyers. It also doesn't have 60p video and at a $700. price, I don't think it will sell very well.

The Panasonic FZ1000 costs only $200. more and has a "1-inch" sensor and 400mm of reach, 60p video and 4K.

Just to put things right: the Pana FZ1000 doesn´t cost 200 USD more, it´s only 29 bucks more (728 USD on amazon).

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 13:57 UTC
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Beckler8: Consider this a poor man's RX10. Constant f/2.8 is nice. But personally I can't consider larger cameras like this that don't have 4K - something that will very soon be as standard as 1080p.

However 700 USD is not a pricetag for a poor man. ;-) You can get a Panasonic FZ1000 for this money.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 13:52 UTC
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