iudex

iudex

Lives in Slovak Republic Slovak Republic
Joined on Dec 16, 2011

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Jostian: great news pity they STILL haven't added weather sealing!!! I hate using non sealed lenses on sealed body, especially in challenging conditions, doesn't inspire confidence that some dust or water won't get it... come on Sigma!

The 24-70mm is weather sealed.
Btw. I heve the Sigma 18-35mm and while it is not weather-sealed, it has internal focusing and internal zooming, so nothing extends and the gaps are so reassuringly tight that I believe it could survive some light rain with no harm.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 07:17 UTC

Great to see a third party manufacturer producing also K-mount lenses. Since Pentax has actually not a single FF wideangle prime (the widest Pentax prime is 31mm, which even cannot be described as wideangle) I believe a lot of Pentax K-1 owners will buy Irix, either the older 15mm or this new 11mm.
Kudos to Irix!

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 07:09 UTC as 12th comment | 19 replies
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cosinaphile: i wish they would support pentax

Exactly. The rebadged Tamron a.k.a. Pentax DFA 24-70/2,8 is good, but no mavel and most probably not on the same level as Sigma Art lens and is still quite expensive. With Sigma 24-70 in K-mount I can imagine a lot of Pentaxians buying Sigmas.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 07:03 UTC

As a gearhead I say: well done, Sigma, there is never enough of your fantastic Art lenses, showing C/N that a great lens does not need to cost a kidney.
As a Pentax APSC user I say: Sigma, go to h.ll with your ignorance of Pentax and neglecting APSC cameras!
OK, I understand that there is an eonomical reason of making fullframe lenses (higher prices, higher profit) and concentrating on the Big Two (Pentax is a niche segment). But I would like to see new version (preferably in highest Art level) of popular, but old 17-50/2,8 or even better a 16-50/2,8 (an equivalent to 24-70mm), as well as a wideangle prime; no need for f1,8, a compact 12mm f2,8 would be nice.
I know Sigma is a small company with limited production, but I keep dreaming of another Art DC lenses with K-mount.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 07:00 UTC as 88th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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Howard: What does the 80D have over this one besides FPS?

A much more solid, magnesium-built body? 1/8000s? Weather sealing? Pentaprism viewfinder with 100% coverage? Bigger battery?... enough to differentiate a Rebel from serious EOS.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 14:19 UTC

As many before me have pointed out, the "DL normal" and "DL telephoto" were not interesting compared to the competition, however the "DL wideangle" was really tempting, something that hasn´t been here before and the DL18-50 would be the only one, without competition. I can imagine such a compact for hiking; tiny pocketable compact for wide landscape shots (something that now requires a much bigger combo of CSC/DSLR + UWA lens). Pitty it was burried.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 16:35 UTC as 265th comment | 1 reply
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stevo23: We will never know the true story behind this cancellation. I don't believe all of what we've been told. Sad - this series was poised to sell. But now that it's so late to market, I think there's little market share left.

Or maybe there is no conspiracy and Nikon simply told the truth: that the cameras would have not made profit and it would be too costly for Nikon. The market for expensive enthusiast compacts is not big and is already dominated by Sony, so gaining some small market share in an already small market simply wasn´t economical.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 16:34 UTC

Inspirational. I am going to Tromso, Norway to shoot aurora, unfortunately I take a day flight so no chance to see aurora from the plane.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 09:32 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (233 comments in total)

8:34 min. made me laugh... This is one of the reasons why I refuse to photograph weddings. You don´t have second chances, if you spoil something, it´s over.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 14:31 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
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t.c. marino: forgot to mention the 36mp pentax k1 ff is less expensive...see my previous post below

@ASINMT: I guess you know why, but let me remind you: the most expensive part of a camera is the sensor. So basically a FF camera will be more expensive than APSC or 4/3 camera. Of course there can be some overlapping if the specs are different, e.g. entry-level F can be cheaper than high-end APSC (see the Nikon D500. But if an high-end M43 costs more than high-end FF, something is wrong. It´s like a Mercedes A250 would cost more than a BMW 540i.
Of course there are people who have so deeply invested in the M43 system that they will pay 2 grand for it (though I guess the majority will wait for the price to fall down a bit), but every sane person realizes the price is way too high.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 14:07 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1 Mark II Iceland sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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whakapu: Anyone else a little underwhelmed by these jpegs at that price?

OK, Scotland is special ;-) (although when I was in Scotland last year it was actually warmer there and more sun than in central Europe).
In my experience it doesn´t rain heavily in Iceland, it was more a constant light showers. So maybe no big numbers in rainfall like in Scotland, but quite unpleasant and demanding for the gear.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 13:53 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1 Mark II Iceland sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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Mike99999: Wow, just wow. $2,000 for images that look like they were taken with a compact. Underwhelming.

As you say: for a 3300 eur kit the pictures should be of amazing quality. Which they are (according to majority of users here) not.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 13:46 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1 Mark II Iceland sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: Images 15, 20 & 22 Are giant NO NOS! Just like standing on train tracks. People trying to get photos there have lost they're life, in fact MANY have lost they're life in those locations because they are to close to the beach, this is the most DANGEROUS place on EARTH for Freak Waves. You were completely irresponsible!

Sir Corey: AFAIK CamFan is from Iceland and he knows what he is talking about. And yes, there were people drowned on that beach because they underestimated the power of the ocean.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 13:44 UTC
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t.c. marino: forgot to mention the 36mp pentax k1 ff is less expensive...see my previous post below

That´s exactly what came to my mind first as I saw the pricetag. A 4/3 camera, whatever good, simply cannot be more expensive than a high-end fullframe camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 10:51 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1 Mark II Iceland sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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whakapu: Anyone else a little underwhelmed by these jpegs at that price?

I think Iceland is a perfect place to test new high-end camera. Demanding weather and light conditions show the potential of a camera much better than e.g. sunny Florida.
@ovatab: it´s not the autumn, I have been to Iceland this May and the weather was the same (OK, I have seen sun as well, but in Vík or in Jokulsárlón it was exactly the same, it rained and I got hit by waves too).

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 10:47 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1 Mark II Iceland sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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Mike99999: Wow, just wow. $2,000 for images that look like they were taken with a compact. Underwhelming.

I wouldn´t say compact, but it would be fair to say that such images could have been taken with any decent CSC or DSLR that costs fraction of the E-M1 II price.
Maybe the lens didn´t help too, the new 12-100mm zoom doesn´t impress either.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 10:42 UTC
On article Field Test: Birds in flight with the Nikon D500 (92 comments in total)

Almost like watching Nat Geo Wild in the TV. Great video (maybe the best so far), very professional and educative. All thumbs up!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 12:25 UTC as 65th comment
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iudex: Much faster autofocus and silent motor is a welcome addition. However f4,5-6,3 is a step back. I guess the worse luminosity is due to the new retractable design and slightly smaller dimensions, however in my opinion it was not a good trade. The predecessor was no big lens, so there was no need to make it even smaller; instead Ricoh should have made it a bit faster, even with a size increase.

Sam: I had the DA version, so I know how it sounded. Typical screw-driven lens, just like many other Pentax lenses (actually there are louder lenses, eg. DFA 100mm). Sound was not the reason I gave it away, the luminosity was (f5,8 at tele end was a bit too dark). And this new lens is even slower,so no matter how silent th AF is, I won´t buy it.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 12:11 UTC
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iudex: Much faster autofocus and silent motor is a welcome addition. However f4,5-6,3 is a step back. I guess the worse luminosity is due to the new retractable design and slightly smaller dimensions, however in my opinion it was not a good trade. The predecessor was no big lens, so there was no need to make it even smaller; instead Ricoh should have made it a bit faster, even with a size increase.

Having seen the pictures I must say I am quite impressed. Pretty good resolving power, great sharpness, crispy images. For the price it cannot be any better.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 15:11 UTC

Much faster autofocus and silent motor is a welcome addition. However f4,5-6,3 is a step back. I guess the worse luminosity is due to the new retractable design and slightly smaller dimensions, however in my opinion it was not a good trade. The predecessor was no big lens, so there was no need to make it even smaller; instead Ricoh should have made it a bit faster, even with a size increase.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 15:05 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
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