iudex

iudex

Lives in Slovak Republic Slovak Republic
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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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babart: "...it's a bit darker..." Umm, WHAT'S a bit darker: the lens, the auto-focus (how could that be darker?), or the images the lens produces. And if the latter, what does that have to do with the focus? Sorry, not trying to be a pain, you just threw a big curve ball. NO, I don't teach English :).

Previous 55-300 lenses (DA and later HD DA WR) were f4-5,8, so luminosity of this new model is a bit worse (f4,5-6,3). Thus the words "a bit darker".

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 15:00 UTC
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iudex: Great! This is the kind of lens I have been dreaming of for my DSLR. Broad range (starting at useful wideangle), constant aperture, reasonably fast and high quality (the Pro lenses already proved their qualities so I have no doubt this one will be good too). If I was a M4/3 shooter this would be definitely my must-have lens. All the 14-something lenses are too narrow at wideangle; 12-40/2,8 is fast, but a bit limited in range, 12-60/3,5-5,6 is better in range, but too slow and obviously ment as kit lens. 12-100 looks perfect in all aspects.
I wish there was similar lens for Pentax, something like 16-135/4. The 18-135mm is too narrow at wideangle and 16-85 is a bit too short at tele, but most importantly, they are both slow variable aperture lenses (f3,5-5,6). Bt Richoh is now concentrating it´s limited fnds on fullframe, so DA lens is not real. Sigma maybe?

That was a DSLR lens, for M4/3 users quite unusable. It had nice specs nonetheless and those could work nicely on M4/3. But soon you will have exactly the same lens, since Panasonic announced such lens. Then there will be a great choice of fast (or faster) zoom lenses: 12-40/2,8, 12-60/2,8-4, 12-100/4. Spec-wise the 12-60 looks like the sweet spot (when it reaches the market).

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 08:11 UTC
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KCook: An M4/3 lens requiring a 72mm filter???

justshootme

My f3,5-5,6 APSC lens requires also 72mm filters.
You simply cannot have it all: fast aperture, big range, small dimensions and small filters.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 06:56 UTC
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ogl: It's 28-200/f8.0 equivalent for FF...F8.0...Hmmmm...

Ogl: error in your calculation: 12-100mm equals to 24-200mm (2x crop sensor), not 28-200.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 11:47 UTC

Great! This is the kind of lens I have been dreaming of for my DSLR. Broad range (starting at useful wideangle), constant aperture, reasonably fast and high quality (the Pro lenses already proved their qualities so I have no doubt this one will be good too). If I was a M4/3 shooter this would be definitely my must-have lens. All the 14-something lenses are too narrow at wideangle; 12-40/2,8 is fast, but a bit limited in range, 12-60/3,5-5,6 is better in range, but too slow and obviously ment as kit lens. 12-100 looks perfect in all aspects.
I wish there was similar lens for Pentax, something like 16-135/4. The 18-135mm is too narrow at wideangle and 16-85 is a bit too short at tele, but most importantly, they are both slow variable aperture lenses (f3,5-5,6). Bt Richoh is now concentrating it´s limited fnds on fullframe, so DA lens is not real. Sigma maybe?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 06:58 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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iudex: Maybe it´s too early to judge just by this pictures but it seems to me the camera is pretty big (thick) for a mirrorless. I am sure it will be much smaller than SLR like the Pentax 645Z (not that sure about Leica S), but Hsselblad showed how a mirrorless camera should look like (or how thin it can be) despite having MF sensor.
And the price surprised me too (in a negative way): well under 10000 USD can be 9000 USD. I was hoping for "under 5000 USD", given the Hasse is 9000 USD.

I remember, no only Lunar, but also Stellar. But I dont think these 2 mistakes ruined the whole reputation and premium position on the market. Aston Martin also made a rebranded Toyota mini car (Cygnet) but that didn´t make A-M a mainstream brand.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:47 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Consumer: "This is the camera of my dreams!"

Canon & Nikon: "This is the camera of our nightmares!"

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Consuer: oh, the last dinosaur, kids, look at it before it extincts.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:50 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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King of Song: Probably superior to the new Canon 5D mk IV in every way, but might not even have 5% of the marketplace success? Sony is striving for greatness, Canon is half asleep.

Too bad Sony didn't go that one step further and get rid of the redundant mirror, and score that knockout homerun against the 2 sleeping giants.

Kig of Song: it could be better than 5D IV (which I doubt), but it is the same case as Samsung NX1 (remember it?). NX1 was a perfectly specced camera, way ahead of the competition, but only few people bought it and Samsung killed the whole system soon. The same applies to Sony SLT: they may be great cameras, but who will risk investing in the system when there is high probability that A mount will be abandoned? Sony is fighting on too many fronts (SLT APSC an FF, mirrorless APSC and FF, compacts, smartphones...) and given the rapidly groving popularity of mirrorless I believe A-mount (SLT) is already dead and E-mount is the system Sony will concentrate on. And in this situaton even if someone likes the a99, the incertainty of the system puts him off.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:49 UTC
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iudex: Maybe it´s too early to judge just by this pictures but it seems to me the camera is pretty big (thick) for a mirrorless. I am sure it will be much smaller than SLR like the Pentax 645Z (not that sure about Leica S), but Hsselblad showed how a mirrorless camera should look like (or how thin it can be) despite having MF sensor.
And the price surprised me too (in a negative way): well under 10000 USD can be 9000 USD. I was hoping for "under 5000 USD", given the Hasse is 9000 USD.

Yes I know Hasse price is body only (but the EVF is there). But again, it´s Hasselblad, a premium brand, a different league that justifies the price just by the name. Fuji is mainstream so it should keep prices well under premium brands. "Well under 10000" means it will be "high above 5000", my estimation is 8000-8500 USD. And that´s hell of a lot.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:30 UTC

Maybe it´s too early to judge just by this pictures but it seems to me the camera is pretty big (thick) for a mirrorless. I am sure it will be much smaller than SLR like the Pentax 645Z (not that sure about Leica S), but Hsselblad showed how a mirrorless camera should look like (or how thin it can be) despite having MF sensor.
And the price surprised me too (in a negative way): well under 10000 USD can be 9000 USD. I was hoping for "under 5000 USD", given the Hasse is 9000 USD.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:11 UTC as 142nd comment | 8 replies
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iudex: I know I am risking critisizm from A-mount fans (all 5 of them :-)), but in my opinion SLT cameras are a compromise combining disadvantages of both SLR (size and weight) and mirrorless (few lenses, EVF). It´s like homo neanderthalensis, a dead end of evolution sentenced to extinct sooner or later.

Cosmin Munteau: you are not counting old legacy lenses, are you? (in this case Pentax would be the king). I am talking about modern digital-era full-frame lenses capable of resolving 42 MPx.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:45 UTC
On Article:1730096095 (17 comments in total)
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photog4u: Brilliant! Well done Sony! This is definitely a hard blow to the D810...

Well...dream on. I cannot imagine a single pro protographer choosing an possibly-soon-to-extinct SLT system. Not even Sony knows whether the A-mount will live on or they drop it completely in favour of E-mount.

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:49 UTC

I know I am risking critisizm from A-mount fans (all 5 of them :-)), but in my opinion SLT cameras are a compromise combining disadvantages of both SLR (size and weight) and mirrorless (few lenses, EVF). It´s like homo neanderthalensis, a dead end of evolution sentenced to extinct sooner or later.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:46 UTC as 184th comment | 9 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (391 comments in total)

Having seen the first rumoured specs I was raptured: it seemed like a perfect compact. I was expecting a LX100 successor with more modern sensor and faster lens. Only after readint this article I realized there is no EVF and this is not the LX100 successor with faster lens, but a LX7 successor with bigger sensor.
For me a camera costing more than cca. 300 eur definitely must have a viewfinder. It may be small, but it needs to be there. Sony understood it after 2 generations of RX100, so hopefully Pana will come with an EVF in the second gen LX10. For now the old LX100 is (in my opinion) a beter choice.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:31 UTC as 147th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (391 comments in total)
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Osa25: Since when did 1" CMOS become a "big sensor"? Is this written from advertising point of view or the readers?

Since 1/1,7" was standard for enthusiast compacts.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:25 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (486 comments in total)
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osan: Some of the outdoor pictures are taken in mid day/early afternoon, in a grey light with huge DR which is very taxing for any camera. Some of the scenes have also very bright reflected light. It's a typical and horrible end of summer light any landscape shooter would avoid. Taking this in to account, IMHO, MKIV coped very well. I wander if my "suspicions" are correct Carey Rose?

Maybe a landscape shooter would avoid midday sun, but a typical tourist shoots during the day just as the pics here were taken.
I went for a hike two days ago and despite I know that golden hour is the best, I had to shoot during the day with harsh light (since it toook some 3,5 hours to get to the summit, despite getting up very early, I simply didn´t have the benefit of good light and had to shoot in bright light). So seeing how a camera handles harsh light and copes wih great DR is useful to majority of users.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 08:42 UTC
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