Jefftan

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15-45mm kit definitely better than Sony 16-50mm

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 11:23 UTC as 139th comment | 4 replies
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qwertyasdf: Die hard EOS-M fan here, Canon, please make a version without EVF, and make it lighter, I don't wanna pay for something that I don't use!!!

agree, lightweight most important to me

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 11:09 UTC
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Jefftan: If I am Panasonic I would be real worried
maybe even Olympus but less so

Panasonic real stupid killing GM line
a 200 gram camera is the reason to own MFT

now maybe 5 axis IS or for relatively lightweight telephoto like luxim pancake 35-100 mm

really not much

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:53 UTC
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maljo@inreach.com: Interesting decisions by Canon.
It's big. Why not give us a mirrorless camera the uses the EOS lenses?
What are the mirrorless advantages?
EVF
Precision focus on still targets
Smaller size camera and lenses
If we're not getting a much smaller, lighter camera, why not go full frame EOS and let us use Canon's jewels (which we already own)?

maybe force u to buy new EF-M lens is the reason

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:49 UTC

If I am Panasonic I would be real worried
maybe even Olympus but less so

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:30 UTC as 153rd comment | 5 replies
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Jefftan: Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens is a real winner
same weight 300 gram as Sony E 18-105 but go much longer

to me the real weakness in the mount is widest ultra wide only go 18mm vs Sony 15mm
also no Sigma 3rd party support, Samyang support it I think, any others?

EF-M ultra wide start 18mm and not 15mm like Sony is the weakest link of the lens system

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:26 UTC
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whatta: very welcome move from Canon indeed. Biggest issue is non existing good quality native (EF-M) lenses.

Few questions:
Does it have silent shutter?
EVF magnification? (I hate my rebel for the tiny VF)
AF capabilities in low light? Till -1 EV? -3 EV?

Thanks

"Does it have silent shutter?"

not mention mean no, I think

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 08:52 UTC

Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens is a real winner
same weight 300 gram as Sony E 18-105 but go much longer

to me the real weakness in the mount is widest ultra wide only go 18mm vs Sony 15mm
also no Sigma 3rd party support, Samyang support it I think, any others?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 08:51 UTC as 164th comment | 14 replies

Give real competition to Sony is real good news to me

I still choose A6300 for 4k and better sensor (DXO 80D vs A6300)

Sony is becoming too dominant in mirrorless to even a Sony fanboy like me

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 08:45 UTC as 168th comment | 4 replies
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Exactly how hard or easy how is it to use manual lenses? Such lenses are usually described as "manual-focus," but aren't they "manual-aperture" as well? Do you lose the benefit of automatic diaphragm operation?

Can someone having experience with manual lenses as used with digital cameras itemize the steps required to meter, focus, and shoot? I have a notion that the sequence of steps must vary with the particular pairing of lens and camera. Am I right about that?

Do troubling "gotchas" lie in wait for people using a manual lens for the first time?

Tangentially, Ken Rockwell is all hell on adapters in his piece, "Lens Adapters: A very bad idea" (http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/lens-adapters.htm).

Thanks all for your help
much appreciated

A real photographer should know how to use MF lens
I think

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 08:30 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)
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Jefftan: DSLR/mirrorless killer?

a sensible person would ask
why cost $770 when a $100 compact can do better with more zoom

crazy!

I always use Samsung, maybe I am wrong and Apple did improve its camera a lot
It is still a 2x zoom small sensor camera that is only good in base ISO

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 10:31 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)
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Jefftan: DSLR/mirrorless killer?

a sensible person would ask
why cost $770 when a $100 compact can do better with more zoom

crazy!

Most already got a phone, many get excited and want to upgrade because of "they think" much improved camera

actually the camera is much the same as iphone 6 or iphone 5
Apple is a genius in marketing

buying a $100 compact is an upgrade at least it get more zoom
buy a $500 1 inch compact is a big upgrade for dynamic range, high ISO

but all doesn't matter because most don't know
they think they have to get iphone 7 because they got a big camera upgrade

that's a pity

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 10:00 UTC
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)

I would agree Apple is a genius in marketing
even in this site which supposedly are photographic enthusiast suggest it can replace DSLR/mirrorless

How could a 1/2.3 sensor (may even be smaller) be a serious camera and replace DSLR/mirrorless?

Someone on the street said that I can understand why because like my mom don't even know what sensor size, ISO, AF-C, 5 axis IS , focal length mean

just one aspect, a 28mm lens can replace all serious camera? No use now for my NEX with 15mm equivalent lens?

All crazy !

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 09:54 UTC as 86th comment | 3 replies
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)

if someone buy mostly for taking pics?

a $770 2x small sensor camera?

What? are u serious? This must be a joke

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 09:50 UTC as 87th comment | 6 replies
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)

DSLR/mirrorless killer?

a sensible person would ask
why cost $770 when a $100 compact can do better with more zoom

crazy!

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 09:49 UTC as 88th comment | 10 replies
On article Apple unveils iPhone 7 and dual-cam iPhone 7 Plus (947 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Compared to CPUs and memory capacity that run this iPhone camera, the CPUs and memory from real cameras are from the age of dinosaurs. Most cameras freeze after ten shots, and then choke to death. When will camera manufacturers stop thinking like in film age?!
1. Get rid of cards, or at least, install huge memory disk in the camera and the card too.
2. Work on UI. Seriously.
3. Learn from smartphones and from what makes them popular — memory cards, pathetic buffer and slow performance ain't that!
4. Innovate!

Let iPhone 8 install a third lens, some 90mm, camera manufacturers may kiss their entire camera ranges goodbye!

total bull
smartphone win on convenience and good enough IQ

not really superior for anyone half serious in photography

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 07:37 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Exactly how hard or easy how is it to use manual lenses? Such lenses are usually described as "manual-focus," but aren't they "manual-aperture" as well? Do you lose the benefit of automatic diaphragm operation?

Can someone having experience with manual lenses as used with digital cameras itemize the steps required to meter, focus, and shoot? I have a notion that the sequence of steps must vary with the particular pairing of lens and camera. Am I right about that?

Do troubling "gotchas" lie in wait for people using a manual lens for the first time?

Tangentially, Ken Rockwell is all hell on adapters in his piece, "Lens Adapters: A very bad idea" (http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/lens-adapters.htm).

Thanks all for reply and helping out

I will buy a manual focus lens for my NEX , Samyang 12mm F2
and learn how to use it, this is my next step in my photography journey after 10 years and all AF lens

set to infinity and set to hyperfocal distance, very unfamiliar to me
just learn from Toselli that set to infinity has penalty

"when you set the focus to infinity you loose half of the area in focus, because it would extend past infinity. "

still don't understand why if everything from infinity and before it is in focus is not a good idea

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 14:06 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Exactly how hard or easy how is it to use manual lenses? Such lenses are usually described as "manual-focus," but aren't they "manual-aperture" as well? Do you lose the benefit of automatic diaphragm operation?

Can someone having experience with manual lenses as used with digital cameras itemize the steps required to meter, focus, and shoot? I have a notion that the sequence of steps must vary with the particular pairing of lens and camera. Am I right about that?

Do troubling "gotchas" lie in wait for people using a manual lens for the first time?

Tangentially, Ken Rockwell is all hell on adapters in his piece, "Lens Adapters: A very bad idea" (http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/lens-adapters.htm).

"shot landscape ( which s what I bought the A7R II for) I shoot AF lens in Manual focus mode anyway so I don't miss AF a bit."

in "A" and "M" mode?
Sony camera do metering in both mode after u specify aperture?

Use focus peaking and focus on something far away? Is that how to do it?

In daylight set to F8/F11 and focus something far away
in low light set to brightest aperture and again focus on something far away?

Is what I Said correct? Thanks

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 11:48 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Exactly how hard or easy how is it to use manual lenses? Such lenses are usually described as "manual-focus," but aren't they "manual-aperture" as well? Do you lose the benefit of automatic diaphragm operation?

Can someone having experience with manual lenses as used with digital cameras itemize the steps required to meter, focus, and shoot? I have a notion that the sequence of steps must vary with the particular pairing of lens and camera. Am I right about that?

Do troubling "gotchas" lie in wait for people using a manual lens for the first time?

Tangentially, Ken Rockwell is all hell on adapters in his piece, "Lens Adapters: A very bad idea" (http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/lens-adapters.htm).

"I can tell you it's not hard with a lens this wide: use a hyperfocal distance"

Can u please kindly explain what that mean? Any article or youtube video teaching this?

Thanks

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 11:42 UTC

Anyone have this?
really work?
worth buying?

if work, cheap way for stabilized 4k video

Thanks

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 20:07 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
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