Xentinus

Xentinus

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Joined on Apr 4, 2010

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mgblack74: What’s a Casio?

I have never had a Casio camera, but saying "what's a Casio" is unfair...They have had very interesting cameras with Canon lens and high FPS video option. I hope they join in mirrorless market someday

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 14:34 UTC
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PhozoKozmos: Sony: here ya go boys! tosses a bone (sony sensor) ... m43 (20.3mp) ...

m43 mfrs: wooof ! bow-wow! (goes for the bone ...)

Sony: here ya go boys! tosses a bone (sony sensor) ... m43 (10mp for LL) ...

m43 mfrs: wooof ! bow-wow! (goes for the bone ...)

Sony: they just love it ... even the m43 (16mp) ...

m43 mfrs: ... how much for xyz feature?
Sony: ask Canon (we do)
Canon: lemmesee ... $$$ ... ka-ching!

[japan inc] ... total silence ...

can y'all see the light ?

"I'd prefer to change my nickname rather than my writing style" she answered : )

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2018 at 19:15 UTC
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esmufotografija: I need to get new glasses with this wierd built in distortion

In other words;
perspective distortion is different, lens (optical) distortion different.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 02:11 UTC
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Xentinus: 4 is good, 9 is the best, the rest are just so so.

Yes I agree; but among the others, I think it is the best.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 22:35 UTC

4 is good, 9 is the best, the rest are just so so.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 17:44 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
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Pritzl: And I thought Fuji lenses were overpriced.

And no, equivalence is not just about DoF, it's also about total light captured. As such, this lens is significantly overpriced for a 100-400mm f/5.6-f/8 FF equivalent lens. It is more expensive than faster FF counterparts.

I name not one but few APS-C lenses this small:
1-Nikon AF-P 70-300 and older version
2-Canon 55-250 (even more compact)
3-Tamron 70-300 VC
They are as small (or big) as this lens with similar zoom range and DOF. Of course this Pana-Leica has its own advantages (like better build quality, allows faster shutter speed), but 1700 USD.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 16:00 UTC
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Nick Spiker: Um, I'm fairly certain that would be a perfect astro lens, especially considering the distortion correction. I'm curious how many stops darker the corner is from the center though.
example, 85mm shot at f/1.2
https://www.nickspiker.com/collection/united-states/celestial/

wow! such a nice photo Nick.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 04:21 UTC
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Boeing skipper: It doesn't take much to impress all the fanboys on here. Just throw an impressive spec sheet and they all scream 'DSLRs are dead'.
The skin tones in the sample gallery are truly awful, and what's up with these nasty artefacts in backlit scenes?

There are still some flaws yes, but not being able to see the improvements, is also being fanboy of another brand!
When DSLR brands (Canikon I am talking about here) decided to give us 10 fps in an under 1000 USD camera? Even old SLT models of Sony can shoot 10 fps (SLT A55 for example)...Yes maybe not very good at tracking mode but still good to have. And today, almost any Sony camera can track very well, even compact ones.
When DSLR brands decided to give us really impressive video features without crippling them? I am not even talking about 4K and 120 fps at full HD. Basic ones like logs, zebra, focus peaking...
Do you have IBIS in any Canikon ILC camera? No? I know right.
If this a7III was Canon or Nikon branded camera, not to compete their more expensive cameras, they would cripple A LOT of features of it. We know this from our past experiences right?
Can't you see how easy to make pro look videos with those new mirrorless cameras (especially Pana and Sony)?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 16:03 UTC
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Xentinus: No IS really?

ecka84: "Then why even bother with crop bodies? :) I guess, APS-C is fine for videos"

:) Yes you got my point now...1-I am using mirrorless crop bodies for videos mostly. 2-As absquatulate stated above, you can not have it all. 3-CaNikon and Sony don't offer much for their crop bodies, maybe this is why I bother myself hmm?
And as I stated above, 42-112mm is a very good range for portraits and videos. I am glad we have light and affordable lens options and I wouldn't think a second to buy this lens, if it had IS.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 06:42 UTC
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Xentinus: No IS really?

ecka84, good luck with finding a good tele lens for Sony crop bodies then ;)
Most of the lenses, we are using on crop bodies, are actually FF lenses (Sony,Canon,Nikon).
And YES I thought maybe it is a mistake...You know mistakes happen.
* Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 15:31 UTC
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Xentinus: No IS really?

io_bg, this is not standard zoom on a crop sensor camera. So you kinda agree with me.
I have 85mm 1.8 for my Nikon; I need a lens for my Sony for video and occasional portraits. 28-75 2.8 is really good for this purpose.
I am aware of that you can not have it all.
And my original post was a real question.
Im not judging this lens...it would be stupid to judge while you don't even know the price.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 11:34 UTC
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Xentinus: No IS really?

absquatulate, so 24-105 and 18-135 owners will have it all? anyway, everyone has their own needs.
io_bg, I wudn't want to have a 28-75mm lens on a full-frame, instead of 24-70. Because 24mm matters, comparing 28mm. On the other hand, I wouldn't buy a 16-50 2.8 lens for aps-c camera. Because, it is big, heavy and expensive and all you have is 24-75 f 4.2 equivalent. OTOH 28-75mm on an APS-C camera is a perfect portaiture lens. Especially if you already have a 85mm 1.8 lens.
I have used old Tamron 28-75 on aps-c camera for a long time. 42-112mm is a good range for portraits. I wouldn't need another lens for my mirrorless system.
I don't understand how come you judge what other people need. I wish it was a 35-100 2.8 lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 10:42 UTC
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Xentinus: No IS really?

I have Sony a6000 and I don't have IBIS. Beside that, you can see the difference yourself.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TQeo7d0Ggg
Question: Sony has just announced an 18-135 lens. why does it have OSS with your logic? (same for new Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS).

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 09:34 UTC

No IS really?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 08:09 UTC as 55th comment | 19 replies

Beautiful!

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 23:35 UTC as 37th comment

I hope the photographer is ok!..Is it only me, who is hearing a dog crying in the video?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 10:02 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply

How sad they look :( May God open them new doors for a better life.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 17:02 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies

Flange focal distance of 16mm, so possible overheating problem is on its way (unless they have a good idea to overcome).
I think Nikon preferred new mount, not to make the same mistake they have done when Canon took a risk and went with new EF mount. Like many other customers, I would be happier, if Nikon went with the same FX mount; but I think this is better for Nikon's future. I wish the best for you Nikon!

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 19:44 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
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(unknown member): As long as it retains full compatibility with all F-Mount glass via a bundled adapter, I don't see any issues unless they go the Sony route and limit the usability of older glass.

-Some lenses don't do AF on some bodies
-AF-P lenses are not fully compatible with some bodies
-as Simon stated above some older lenses have problems with modern cameras
yes Nikon is clearly the best at being the worst! *sigh*

Pentax hands down is the best at backwards compatibility.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 19:27 UTC
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(unknown member): As long as it retains full compatibility with all F-Mount glass via a bundled adapter, I don't see any issues unless they go the Sony route and limit the usability of older glass.

Nikon is better (worse actually) at backwards compatibility.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 11:00 UTC
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