FrancoD

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tilted_horizon: Is Panasonic aware of this release? I find no mention of it on their site or online shop.

From the artice :Newark, NJ (February 21, 2024) – Panasonic is pleased to introduce the LUMIX S 28-200mm F4-7.1 MACRO O.I.S. (S-R28200) ..I think that your Panasonic and this Panasonic are in fact the very same Panasonic.
BTW, this bit I think suggests why..."The Lumix S 28-200mm F4-7.1 will be available at the end of April for $899.".

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2024 at 01:20 UTC
On article Sony a9 III available today: global shutter comes early (448 comments in total)
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FrancoD: I miss the good old days when so many here were laughing at Sony....

"Big hands, big camera. It's as simple as that." and big lenses are muc easier to hold with a bigger camera too.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2024 at 22:16 UTC
On article Sony a9 III available today: global shutter comes early (448 comments in total)
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FrancoD: I miss the good old days when so many here were laughing at Sony....

manufacturers can't win the opinion polls... IF Nikon and Canon had dumped their DSLR at your suggested speed, all of their users would fell betrayed. See those that still haven't recovered from Canon dumping the FD mount over 30 years ago.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2024 at 02:50 UTC
On article Sony a9 III available today: global shutter comes early (448 comments in total)
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FrancoD: I miss the good old days when so many here were laughing at Sony....

I was thinking about 10 or so years ago when Sony ws slowly getting a larger share of the market but some Canon and Nikon owners thought Sony was a bit of a joke.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2024 at 00:28 UTC
On article Sony a9 III available today: global shutter comes early (448 comments in total)

I miss the good old days when so many here were laughing at Sony....

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2024 at 23:29 UTC as 21st comment | 12 replies
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FrancoD: I don't know if this has been commented on already but I see that the Sigma 150-600mm is lested as having 20 elements in 14 groups, the Olympus 150-600mm has 25 elements in 15 groups.

we will need to wait for some comparison photos to see how that works out in reality.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2024 at 21:09 UTC
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FrancoD: I don't know if this has been commented on already but I see that the Sigma 150-600mm is lested as having 20 elements in 14 groups, the Olympus 150-600mm has 25 elements in 15 groups.

Yes you are correct, I posted the older version...
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sigma-150-600mm-f5-6-3-dg-dn-os-sports-lens-field-review

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2024 at 08:24 UTC

I don't know if this has been commented on already but I see that the Sigma 150-600mm is lested as having 20 elements in 14 groups, the Olympus 150-600mm has 25 elements in 15 groups.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2024 at 01:51 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
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dark goob: As a FT user since the E-3 and MFT user since E-P1, I am still waiting for those glorious f/2 regular Four Thirds teles to be ported to MFT. Honestly I wanted to get them as f/1.4 considering that would make them equiv. to f/2.8 on 135-format sensors—is there some technical reason that isn't feasible? An f/6.3 600mm is just not very enticing, like what's the point of weather sealing on a lens that is only good in direct sunlight? I've shot in those conditions and even with f/4 it is hard to get any kind of decent image with the latest OM-D E-M1 mk III.

Imagine a world where Oly had made a FF mirrorless. They could have beaten Canikon to the punch years ago... worst business mistake of all time in this industry? Or did they sell that right to Sony as part of the bailout?

the Sony "bailout" happened in 2012. By then Sony already had FF cameras and lenses, Olympus had neither but was fully commited to the Four Thirds system.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2024 at 23:34 UTC
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juntoalmar: It's been a while since digital backs exist, but we still have digital backs that are "cropped" compared to their analog counterparts (for example, 6x6). Does anybody know why we can't have an "uncropped" medium format digital back?

sensors are cheep to make for those that talk but not those that make.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2024 at 23:21 UTC
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juntoalmar: It's been a while since digital backs exist, but we still have digital backs that are "cropped" compared to their analog counterparts (for example, 6x6). Does anybody know why we can't have an "uncropped" medium format digital back?

another point , to me, is that the vast majority of prints are not square therefore most would be paying extra for the square area only to then crop it anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2024 at 21:49 UTC

Mydoctor has confirmed that both of my kidneys are fine and that I really only need one . kodak, here I come !

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2023 at 00:11 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply
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Fred Mueller: Cool new tech but but my Z8 does 95% of what this camera does YIKES ... and has 45 mpx and Nikons great looking files. Any I got it for $2,000 less that this box ... YIKES ... I mean YIKES !

I'm actually impressed with the better grip, I'm sure the AF is mind bending ... the battery grip is sensibly sized ... the raised buttons ...

Yes, I find it rather peculiar that some need to point out an item is not for them. I would think that 99.999 of stuff made is not for me either, should I tell everyone about it ?

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2023 at 23:14 UTC
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Fred Mueller: Cool new tech but but my Z8 does 95% of what this camera does YIKES ... and has 45 mpx and Nikons great looking files. Any I got it for $2,000 less that this box ... YIKES ... I mean YIKES !

I'm actually impressed with the better grip, I'm sure the AF is mind bending ... the battery grip is sensibly sized ... the raised buttons ...

Yes, you did add "for my use case" and that could apply to many others too, but I am sure it was not designed particularly to sell you another camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2023 at 21:24 UTC

I thought that Covid was the first Global shutter .

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2023 at 20:55 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
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Fred Mueller: Cool new tech but but my Z8 does 95% of what this camera does YIKES ... and has 45 mpx and Nikons great looking files. Any I got it for $2,000 less that this box ... YIKES ... I mean YIKES !

I'm actually impressed with the better grip, I'm sure the AF is mind bending ... the battery grip is sensibly sized ... the raised buttons ...

"My 10 years old camera does 100% what your Z8 does. For my use cases." you forgot to add "for me" . Post the model you have and I'll tell you what your camera does not have.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2023 at 20:55 UTC
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Cheapo Marx: Telephotos are the only things phones can't kill.

Canon, youku wakarimashita.

OK, so you are in love with the 20mm wide end. Great , but using your way of thinking then someone could say that is is shameful that Panasonic and the rest haven't managed to make a lens that starts at 24mm and goes all the way to 3000mm !!! The best Pana can do is 1200mm , not even half a way to 3000mm. Shame Panasonic , shame.
BTW, it is ironical that in an article about a super telephoto zoom you managed to rave about a 20mm super wide end.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2023 at 05:57 UTC
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Cheapo Marx: Telephotos are the only things phones can't kill.

Canon, youku wakarimashita.

"The shaming is foremost in the staggering focal range, not necessarily quality (at least not at the tele end)." but there is no shame when better quality is offered. Going by your standards most restaurants should be ashamed for what they charge compared with McDonald's...

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2023 at 23:48 UTC
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Cheapo Marx: Telephotos are the only things phones can't kill.

Canon, youku wakarimashita.

Pana FZ72/82... yes you get a eally long wide range zoom but I doubt very much that the images will compare to what this new Canon lens will give. "what that FZ82 really does is shaming all others, regardless of sensor, by also offering a 20mm at the lower/wider end (P1000 only 24mm)." Shaming ? you are confusing quality with quantity. You can buy a for full frame 420-800mm for just over $100, do you see many birders using it ?BTW my wife ha a Pana FZ 300 and an RX 10, they are good for what they are (size/weight/$) but even the 1" Sony RX10 does not compare with my now outdated APS camera particularly when you need to crop.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2023 at 20:42 UTC
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Lars: Canon continually tries to win the race to the darkest zoom 😉

The same lens is the fastest and also the slowest , it just depends on what side of the argument one wants to be. ( is the glass half full or half empty ?).

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2023 at 00:43 UTC
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