iudex

iudex

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How about Pentax? It is clear Pentax will introduce it´s FF soon so a FF prime lens would be a nice "birthday present". THe FA 31mm f1,8 is nice, however really pricey.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 12:23 UTC as 88th comment | 3 replies
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Shiranai: $600 (quote of Cnet) IMO is a little bit much to ask.
I mean you can get a Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens for 50 bucks less. And instead of the bigger aperture, the Tamron has not much more to offer.

"instead of the bigger aperture the Tamron has not much more to offer." well this (lens speed) is what it is about.
And for Nikon users there is the image stabilisation. So this lens has somathing to offer to users of both brands.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 12:20 UTC
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CameraLabTester: We need companies like Tamron and Sigma to challenge the monopoly of brand name mounts that are outrageously overpriced and without any competitors.

But if the same Tamron and Sigma mob don't offer a much more "bargain" pricing... then shoo them, stick to the original overpriced de facto mob.

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And specifically for Pentax users Tamron and Sigma offer lenses that has no alternative at Pentax. In my case it´s 50:50 (2 Sigma and 2 Pentax lenses).

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 12:16 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 II: What you need to know (135 comments in total)
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iudex: Nice camera, as are all OM-D models. However I have one big problem with all OM-Ds save for the E-M1: they are very uncomfortable to hold, since they have small (almost useless) handgrip, what complicates usage of larger lenses. And Oly is obviously aware of this problem, as it offers an additional handgrip. I do think this grip should have been built in. It really makes no sense to avoid the handgrip, since with any lens attached the lens is bigger than the grip.
So for me the only usable OM-D is the (very expensive) E-M1, which is a pitty since I could easily make do with the lesser models.

@Mk82: re: "Because when you move and you carry camera with you, you naturally have lens unmounted from the body and you have lens and body in different pockets." Really? I ALWAYS leave the lens on my camera and would never travel with detached lens. Apart from the fact that it is not very practical it is the best way to get your sensor dirty (constant putting the lens on/off).
"it gives great grip if you just know how to hold the cameras correctly." Wlee I didn´t know holding a camera is rocket science that needs to be learned. ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 14:41 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 II: What you need to know (135 comments in total)
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iudex: Nice camera, as are all OM-D models. However I have one big problem with all OM-Ds save for the E-M1: they are very uncomfortable to hold, since they have small (almost useless) handgrip, what complicates usage of larger lenses. And Oly is obviously aware of this problem, as it offers an additional handgrip. I do think this grip should have been built in. It really makes no sense to avoid the handgrip, since with any lens attached the lens is bigger than the grip.
So for me the only usable OM-D is the (very expensive) E-M1, which is a pitty since I could easily make do with the lesser models.

Yes, it´s a solution. But it would be much better if the built-in grip was already sufficient without the need to pay for extra gear, not mentioning the fact that the added volume is not used as it could have been (e.g. for bigger battery). But this is a problem of many small CSCs and at least Oly offers a solution (though not perfect).

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 07:37 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 II: What you need to know (135 comments in total)

Nice camera, as are all OM-D models. However I have one big problem with all OM-Ds save for the E-M1: they are very uncomfortable to hold, since they have small (almost useless) handgrip, what complicates usage of larger lenses. And Oly is obviously aware of this problem, as it offers an additional handgrip. I do think this grip should have been built in. It really makes no sense to avoid the handgrip, since with any lens attached the lens is bigger than the grip.
So for me the only usable OM-D is the (very expensive) E-M1, which is a pitty since I could easily make do with the lesser models.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 07:21 UTC as 23rd comment | 13 replies
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Fogsprig: Some photos are OK, but there's a bunch of "why did they show these?" pics (especially taken with a fisheye).
But after all the 7-14mm is a highly desirable lens.

@showmeyourpics: do you know the meaning of a term "forum"? ;-) I wrote my opinion, agree or disagree with it as you wish, give your reasons, but don´t tell me to go away.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 08:31 UTC
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Fogsprig: Some photos are OK, but there's a bunch of "why did they show these?" pics (especially taken with a fisheye).
But after all the 7-14mm is a highly desirable lens.

Well that´s maybe because a fisheye is really hard to use for some meaningful shots (IMHO it is the most useless type of lens).

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 14:02 UTC

Nice job DPR and it seems you guys even had fun while doing your work. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 14:00 UTC as 40th comment
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yoyokal: Definitely will be my main camera. I can accept my S100 image quality, so this is too. I'm tired holding my 6D and sold it, eventhough the IQ is superb. But I'll wait the price come down.

The funny thing is many people do it like you do: go fullframe and then find out the gear is too big and heavy and make a jump back to something tiny like M4/3 or 1". I guess if you guys stayed with APSC you wouldn´t face such problems. APSC DSLRs offer decent image quality, still have the perfect handling (grip, ergonomics) typical for DSLRs but are smaller and lighter than FF.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 07:46 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1290 comments in total)
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haiiyaa: Why would anyone want a larger size? Isn't the whole point or mirrorless, and ESPPECIALLY m43 to have a small camera? I was going to buy this but now I'm not so sure

haiiyaa: I dare to disagree, E-M5 si not for large hands, it is still small and most importantly lacking handgrip (yes, you can buy an attachable one, but this is not the way).

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 11:57 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1290 comments in total)
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haiiyaa: Why would anyone want a larger size? Isn't the whole point or mirrorless, and ESPPECIALLY m43 to have a small camera? I was going to buy this but now I'm not so sure

@haiiyaa: I agree, GX7 is also good, with decent handgrip; basically for me anything smaller than a GX7 is unecceptably small. Of course you can stick with the kit zoom and never buy a f2,8 zoom, which partially solves the problem, but the missing grip and small buttons on a camera like GM1 still will be a problem for big-handed shooters.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 09:34 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1290 comments in total)
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haiiyaa: Why would anyone want a larger size? Isn't the whole point or mirrorless, and ESPPECIALLY m43 to have a small camera? I was going to buy this but now I'm not so sure

Try handling a large fast lens mounted on a tiny body like the GM1: http://www.43rumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Bildschirmfoto-2014-11-15-um-09.25.27.png
Wouldn´t you prefer a larger body with proper grip?

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 07:39 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP (167 comments in total)
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Mateus1: Many great improvements... but only 1/3 better DR RAW vs GX-7 - I exoected at least 1 stop, no EFC shutter and bigger body size (it's now bigger than APS-C)... not easy decision for me if to buy it...

You have to realize the increase in resolution: 20 MPx vs. 16 MPx, this is 25% more, so even if the DR stayed the same it would mean progress (for example the 24 MPx sensor in Pentax K-3 had slightly worse DR than ist 16 MPx predecessor). So despite significant resolution increase you still get some DR increase. So it means the new sensor is much better than the previous one.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 07:36 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1290 comments in total)
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garyknrd: I am waiting for the review... This thing is the first m4/3 to tick all the boxes for me... Amazing.

Exactly, there were always some things M4/3 CSCs missed, but now it seems everything is included (new sensor, IBIS, high-res EVF, fully articulating, touch sensitive screen, 4K, weather sealing...).
If only the price was a bit lower; however the GX8 delivers the same (or more) than Oly top CSC - the E-M1 which MRSP at launch was even higher.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 06:36 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1290 comments in total)
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timo: Shame about the size, although I understand the reasons, and it's probably a worthwhile trade-off. I'll probably get one, but I'll keep the GX7, which works very well, for its compactness and lightness. I know that in marketing terms one is probably replacing the other. In reality I think one could consider them complementary.

P.S. One picture tells more than thousand words: http://www.43rumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Bildschirmfoto-2014-11-15-um-09.25.27.png

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 06:31 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1290 comments in total)
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timo: Shame about the size, although I understand the reasons, and it's probably a worthwhile trade-off. I'll probably get one, but I'll keep the GX7, which works very well, for its compactness and lightness. I know that in marketing terms one is probably replacing the other. In reality I think one could consider them complementary.

I appreciate the size, finally a rangefinder style Panasonic that can be held comfortably. Just as the last slide said there are enough CSCs from Pana that offer the smallest physical proportions but a tiny body is not for everyone, it mostly suits women and men with small hands, but normal grown-up requires something to hold firmly and seemingly the GX8 is the case. Plus a high-end camera like this expects usage of fast, i.e. bigger and heavier lenses and a proper grip is inevitable to handle bigger lenses comfortably.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 06:29 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1563 comments in total)
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xoio: I know it's premium spec, but a launch price of over a GRAND for a point-n-shoot pocket cam!!!? Hmmmmmmm

Just as Richard wrote: Sony dominates in this segment, has actually very little competition, evolved a great reputation and now it is using its market position to price its product really high.
Of course we can think of it purely from the price point of view, arguing that we can get a decent APSC DSLR with decent lens (Nikon D5500 plus Sigma 17-70mm will definitely outperform the RX100), however it´s no competition to a small pocketable compact.
As I wrote below, RX100 is small for the hands of average grown-up man but many people appreciate the small size and portability and want nothing bigger than a compact camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 08:59 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1563 comments in total)

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to put my hands on many recent cameras in one time and to compare them. Like many readers here I had the RX100 high on a pedestal. But when I handled it I realized that it is not for me. Yes, it is surprisingly small and really pocketable, but this is also it´s course. People with bigger hands have really nowhere to put their fingers, there is almost no space for holding the camera, you accidentaly press buttons at the back with your thumb and in front there is only spippery flat surface. The buttons are so tiny it is a problem to know which one are you pressing. And the highlight of Mk III - the EVF is so tiny it is hardly usable (the screen itself is small plus the light is entering from all sides). After trying almost all enthusiast compacts and CSSs I came to the conclusion the smallest acceptable camera is Pana LX100, which is reasonably big and comfortable to hold.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 06:40 UTC as 321st comment | 7 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1563 comments in total)
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johnsaxon: Won't fit in the pocket so it might as well be larger. I just bought a Canon S110 refurb on their website for $129 that does 90% of what this camera does, all while fitting very easily and comfortably in my jeans pocket.

S110 is in a different league, actually two leagues below the Sony (I owned the S100 and while I agree it was a nice and small camera, it had it´s limitations both in picture quality as well as handling, basically it was still a small sensored compact, whereas the RX100 competes with M4/3 cameras).

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 06:31 UTC
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