futurewah

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On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1141 comments in total)
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alexpaynter: Why is this camera better than the NX1?

I would be curious how they compare in focus speed.

Apart from battery life and lens availability, the NX1 does everything this does.

That rated 87% before a significant software update.

Because it's still made.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 14:00 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1141 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: How do people carry these cameras around all day without getting annoyed? Do you have massive arm muscles? Don't you get sore shoulders from holding up heavy cameras/lenses? I can well understand my pro friend's move to APS-C, although I find APS-C even too heavy for me.

Horses for courses.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 13:57 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1141 comments in total)
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jeffwunder: I think I'll stick with my D7200 for now. The noise looks about the same as the D500 on these limited tests. It does amaze me how poorly other cameras do against the D500, D7200, and even the D5500 here. But I'm just seeing too many other negatives. The 1.5x crop on 4K - why?? (Same deal with the D7200 in 60fps 1080p). The messed up connectivity. Even the illuminated buttons are only lit up on one side of the camera. Disappointing. It's as if Nikon is doing a half-hearted job on too many things. If they can't do it right, they should leave it out of the final product.

You should know the buttons on the right by feel. The buttons on the left change positions with every model it seems.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 13:56 UTC
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steelhead3: There goes any sales (the 68 is delayed by months), I wonder if the K1 is going to be delayed?

@Yxa - Why do people still go by this mistaken belief? You think all 36mp cameras being produced now use sensors manufactured 4 years ago? Please.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 13:41 UTC
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Fujica: I wonder how many new cameras will get a delayed introduction date due to this production hold up.

Well, there has already been several announcements.

Nikon are delaying the DL's, Fuji the X-T2, Olympus the PEN E-PL8 and Sony the A5300.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 13:34 UTC
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belle100: Looking forward to those Nikon DL18-50, DL24-85 and DL-24-500 cameras soon.

I wouldn't hold your breath... Nikon has already said they won't ship until November.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 13:30 UTC

Why would I buy this when the Profoto can be bought at a similar price and has TTL as well?

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 12:49 UTC as 9th comment
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futurewah: There is a lot to like about this camera, and I'm definitely interested. The only thing holding me back is the lack of modern, prime lenses. I think using Tamron's excellent zooms to make decent glass available was a good move, but I need and want primes on a sensor as good as this.

odpisan - That's pretty presumptuous, given it's based solely on my use of a well used turn of phrase. You can interpret it that way if you want, but you'd be wrong.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 21:26 UTC

Other manufacturers have been doing this for ages. Unfortunately, the Manfrotto branding still screams photo-bag (like Billingham), and still makes the whole bag a target for thieves.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 21:19 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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futurewah: There is a lot to like about this camera, and I'm definitely interested. The only thing holding me back is the lack of modern, prime lenses. I think using Tamron's excellent zooms to make decent glass available was a good move, but I need and want primes on a sensor as good as this.

offertonhatter - I do buy some second-hand stuff, but I prefer to buy new where possible. Just a personal preference. We're all different.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 16:20 UTC
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futurewah: There is a lot to like about this camera, and I'm definitely interested. The only thing holding me back is the lack of modern, prime lenses. I think using Tamron's excellent zooms to make decent glass available was a good move, but I need and want primes on a sensor as good as this.

odpisan - All the primes on your list are film era lenses. That's why I said 'modern'. I'm just not a fan of the few FF primes that are available.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 16:18 UTC
On article Unconventional COVR Photo case launches for iPhone SE (49 comments in total)

Surely the SE version is just the already available 5/5S version, or am I missing something?

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 19:34 UTC as 7th comment

There is a lot to like about this camera, and I'm definitely interested. The only thing holding me back is the lack of modern, prime lenses. I think using Tamron's excellent zooms to make decent glass available was a good move, but I need and want primes on a sensor as good as this.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 19:31 UTC as 166th comment | 8 replies

Looks like something that will gather dust on a shelf not long after purchase to me.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 01:14 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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futurewah: For the life of me I cannot understand why Leica didn't source the 36mp sensor available from Sony. Sure, Nikon and Pentax use it too, and it's not as advanced as Sony's newer 42mp BSI sensor, but it's a proven sensor with good DR and ISO capabilities. I just think given the cost of this camera and its lenses, and its position in the Leica line-up, this would have been a smarter move.

Moving the S to Sony's 50mp and/or 100mp CMOS should be a no brainer too.

@sneakyracer As far as I'm aware, the problem is a sensor glass thickness and possibly micro-lens problem, which could be dealt with. I'm not aware of any problem intrinsic to Sony's sensors themselves.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 18:01 UTC
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futurewah: For the life of me I cannot understand why Leica didn't source the 36mp sensor available from Sony. Sure, Nikon and Pentax use it too, and it's not as advanced as Sony's newer 42mp BSI sensor, but it's a proven sensor with good DR and ISO capabilities. I just think given the cost of this camera and its lenses, and its position in the Leica line-up, this would have been a smarter move.

Moving the S to Sony's 50mp and/or 100mp CMOS should be a no brainer too.

@abortabort Yes, it did start with me wondering why Leica didn't use the 36mp sensor. I still think that. In my second post, after you mentioned readout speed, I suggested Sony's copper process may help with that. I never suggested at any point they had successfully used the copper process on it. Personally, I don't think they need the copper process. I suggested it purely because you mentioned speed. No-one buys Leica for speed. As for the 42mp sensor you mention, it DOES NOT use their copper process. Look to the A6300 for what the copper process may bring.

The D5 is a very different camera to the SL. Suggesting that wanting 36mp in the SL is similar to wanting 36mp in the D5 is ridiculous. I'm happy to discuss stuff with people here, it can be fun. You seem intent on arguing ad infinitum, which isn't why I come here. We disagree. Live with it.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 10:10 UTC
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biza43: Billinghams are so much better.

They are, but they are also thief magnets.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 14:40 UTC

Wow, that is an ugly bag.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 14:40 UTC as 72nd comment
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futurewah: For the life of me I cannot understand why Leica didn't source the 36mp sensor available from Sony. Sure, Nikon and Pentax use it too, and it's not as advanced as Sony's newer 42mp BSI sensor, but it's a proven sensor with good DR and ISO capabilities. I just think given the cost of this camera and its lenses, and its position in the Leica line-up, this would have been a smarter move.

Moving the S to Sony's 50mp and/or 100mp CMOS should be a no brainer too.

@ joelR42 I'm looking forward to a version 2. I'll seriously consider an SL when/if it can match the output of my current main camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 13:04 UTC
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futurewah: For the life of me I cannot understand why Leica didn't source the 36mp sensor available from Sony. Sure, Nikon and Pentax use it too, and it's not as advanced as Sony's newer 42mp BSI sensor, but it's a proven sensor with good DR and ISO capabilities. I just think given the cost of this camera and its lenses, and its position in the Leica line-up, this would have been a smarter move.

Moving the S to Sony's 50mp and/or 100mp CMOS should be a no brainer too.

@abortabort The key word in the quote would be 'if'. lol

I only suggested the copper process may resolve the speed issue you think is important. Personally, I don't think it is. Leica has never been the brand of choice if speed is important to you.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 12:58 UTC
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