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Absolutely amazing camera!

But please Sigma, before any more features or new tricks, start just by adding a LOG profile, and for crying out loud somehow fix the AF that is totally unusable when shooting video!

Come on guys, you can do it, thank you!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2020 at 18:54 UTC as 6th comment

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I have 2 technical questions and if someone knows the answer/s I'd be most interested in knowing:

1) Who makes this sensor for Leica? Sony I assume? The thing is I don't seem to find any information regarding this sensor on any of Sony's sensor and imaging white papers.
2) Is this sensor the same size or actually slightly smaller than Sony's 50.1MP used on the Fujifilm 50S/R?

Thanks a lot.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2020 at 18:29 UTC as 53rd comment
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Botifarro: :
BS excuse! All of it.

Sony is a consumer electronics conglomerate & cares zero about photography or the legacy of their camera/imaging departments. Making cameras is just another business & a small one that. If/when their camera division becomes too much of a strain or a not-profitable-enough headache, Sony will leave everyone hanging & shut it down or maybe sell the division out.. just like they did overnight with things like their decade old Vaio computers as soon as it was not worth their effort anymore.

Guess what? They were also not a computer maker either!

Sony makes & innovates whatever & where ever they can money at, caring zilch about the product itself or having any commitment to anything. Their history is one of continuously dropping out of all thats not an easy money maker.

Yes sure, they are innovative & have made great products along their history. But as a company, one that is depleted of any soul, philosophy, commitment or actual purpose, I have zero respect for.

Botifarro, independently of the veracity of the article & the swirls of rumours around it, the fact is your observations are quite correct & very observant. I give credit where credit is due & it's undeniable throughout its history, Sony has made amazing achievements from broadcast TV equipment, to the DV revolution, Trinitron TV, CD, home VCR, Walkman, etc. & recently mirrorless (though all largely came from tech developed originally by Minolta that they had bought a few years earlier).

That said I do agree their commitment to any specific product line is purely profit oriented & never towards the passion for the medium or respect for its customers. Sony is not & will never be a "photography" company. They jumped into it because with the digital revolution it became a new tech venue.

Im also fully convinced sooner or later, like Qualia, Vaio, A-Mount, Super AudioCD, minidisk, DAT, etc etc, Sony will drop out of photography as soon as its not of further interest or profitable enough.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2020 at 19:15 UTC

Sony better get their act together soon and wake-up from their pompous hibernation because otherwise the E-Mount glory days dominance will soon come to an end. After years of dormant lax, Canon is not joking around anymore in their quest to takeaway the mirrorless market share out of everyone else's hands. Hats-off!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2020 at 07:59 UTC as 276th comment

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Great article, well done DPreview!

A very unfortunate move by Fujifilm IMO. I fully agree that the man is eccentric and his methods are less than polite. But in the grand scheme of things, everyone is welcome to walk away from him or express discontent directly on his face, simple. And no matter personal likes or dislikes about his shooting style (or lack of), he takes awesome photos and is passionate about what he does.

Fujifilm's move proves that they are not a "photographers company" as many claim including Fujifilm itself and in fact no more than another business entity for which political correctness and corporate image self-protection trumps the basic notion of freedom of expression, which is the bios of photography itself.

The biggest hypocrisy is not Fujifilm banning this guy, but what they stand for by doing it. And ironically they might get even more backslash by their action now, than what they originally got by having this guy in their program in the first place.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2020 at 08:21 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
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tkbasic: It is a crazy world.
Start with a 108MP sensor.
Combine every 9 pixels to reduce to 12MP.
Shot a picture.
Crop it to 3MP for a 2x zoom.
Use AI to increase resolution back to 12MP.

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Thanks for the advice.. Ill remember it when time comes :)

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2020 at 18:06 UTC
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tkbasic: It is a crazy world.
Start with a 108MP sensor.
Combine every 9 pixels to reduce to 12MP.
Shot a picture.
Crop it to 3MP for a 2x zoom.
Use AI to increase resolution back to 12MP.

..then post it on IG at 1080x1080 (2MP total) and watch it on a 5.5" screen!

Basically your everyday 2008 iPhone 3G with it's 2MP camera can deliver all the resolution needs of 99% of the photos taken and viewed every day, awesome.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 18:20 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X100V hands-on preview (100 comments in total)

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I don't know what kind of colour grading (and how much of it) was done on this video review, but the overall quality and colour rendition coming out of this new camera looks absolutely amazing! Simply stellar visuals!

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 08:45 UTC as 12th comment

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Well, though not groundbreaking in any way, it's a solid upgrade to what's unquestionably of the most beautiful designed and overall usable small cameras on the market. Once again Fujifilm has delivered, and whether you are a Fujifilm fan or not, I think it's hard to disagree that it is a very capable and gorgeous small camera unlike anything on the market at it's price point.

I have an X100F that I use almost daily, and despite its small shortcomings (like every product has), overall it works wonderfully in almost all scenarios I throw it back, and I will not buy the new one simply because I don't feel there are enough differences to justify an upgrade.. maybe the next version in 2 or 3 years.

This is a camera that I cannot foresee anyone buying not loving to use. It is pure enjoyment with every single shot and delivers like cameras costing 4 or 5 times more and triple the size.

All said, well done Fujifilm.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 06:40 UTC as 249th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H review (569 comments in total)
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: :
Sorry folks, the difference between a photo from a mobile phone, APS-C sensor or a FF can be spotted a million miles away by 99% of us looking at it on anything larger a 5" mobile phone & with a couple of brain cells left & myopia less than 1000. Positively nothing to do just with DOF, DR, or bokeh, or ISO performance. The general fuzziness (or lack of), quality of he noise & grain, overall rendition & micro-contrast differences are all night & day. Make a large print from of a 24MP image from a crop sensor & then do another of the exact same size coming from a FF sensor, and they are world's apart.

Thats why I sold everything FF I had (aside from my beloved and pocketable Fujifilm X100F that I absolutely love) and went for a GFX50S, that now recently got replaced by a GFX100. I want nothing else or smaller ever again. Give me a larger sensor anytime and all other talk is pure horseshit from blind men. Period.

Can't see the difference? Then good for you.

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King Penguin, the M10s are amazing and I would love to try out the new Monochrome. If only it was a little bit more wallet-friendly haha :)

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2020 at 15:30 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H review (569 comments in total)
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Sorry folks, the difference between a photo from a mobile phone, APS-C sensor or a FF can be spotted a million miles away by 99% of us looking at it on anything larger a 5" mobile phone & with a couple of brain cells left & myopia less than 1000. Positively nothing to do just with DOF, DR, or bokeh, or ISO performance. The general fuzziness (or lack of), quality of he noise & grain, overall rendition & micro-contrast differences are all night & day. Make a large print from of a 24MP image from a crop sensor & then do another of the exact same size coming from a FF sensor, and they are world's apart.

Thats why I sold everything FF I had (aside from my beloved and pocketable Fujifilm X100F that I absolutely love) and went for a GFX50S, that now recently got replaced by a GFX100. I want nothing else or smaller ever again. Give me a larger sensor anytime and all other talk is pure horseshit from blind men. Period.

Can't see the difference? Then good for you.

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lawny13, absolutely agree with you that all in all FF is the sweet spot for most usage case scenarios and enthusiastic/prosumers. Actually even some of the best APS-C cameras like the top-end Fujifilm's X-Trans are almost there head-to-head with FF. I just don't see the advantage of crop cameras as much as other people do because ultimately by the time you put fast glass on them they typically end-up being not that much smaller anyway.

Kaiju, absolutely yes.. patiently waiting for that day that a TRUE Digital Medium Format becomes a reality.. though my hopes dim as each day goes by. Fingers crossed..

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2020 at 11:59 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H review (569 comments in total)

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Sorry folks, the difference between a photo from a mobile phone, APS-C sensor or a FF can be spotted a million miles away by 99% of us looking at it on anything larger a 5" mobile phone & with a couple of brain cells left & myopia less than 1000. Positively nothing to do just with DOF, DR, or bokeh, or ISO performance. The general fuzziness (or lack of), quality of he noise & grain, overall rendition & micro-contrast differences are all night & day. Make a large print from of a 24MP image from a crop sensor & then do another of the exact same size coming from a FF sensor, and they are world's apart.

Thats why I sold everything FF I had (aside from my beloved and pocketable Fujifilm X100F that I absolutely love) and went for a GFX50S, that now recently got replaced by a GFX100. I want nothing else or smaller ever again. Give me a larger sensor anytime and all other talk is pure horseshit from blind men. Period.

Can't see the difference? Then good for you.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2020 at 10:00 UTC as 65th comment | 10 replies

"Canon's next mirrorless camera could have 45MP sensor with IBIS and possible 8K/30p video."

These outlandish fantasies really crack me up.. people are so bored in life that there is little left to give them any kind of excitement except getting high on absurdity wishlists.. dream on!

Hey, they forgot to mention it can also fly like a drone, take pictures without a lens, make breakfast in the morning and order pizza at night.. plus it will be able to walk your dog on the weekends with a future firmware update.

PS - And there was a misprint on the article: the camera can actually shoot 16K video, at up to 960fps, all at 27 stops of dynamic range.. with global shutter needless to say. And it will be on sale starting next Thursday at just nine nighty nine!

In fact I want one but rumour is that Nikon will release a new camera with even better specs, shooting 32K video and for less than three nighty nine.. so I guess I'll wait for that one instead!

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 05:09 UTC as 153rd comment | 7 replies
On article Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM review (767 comments in total)
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Well, I gotta say that Canon is becoming out-of-reach expensive. But most important than that, I also must admit that after a few years of relative stagnation, they are once again starting to make great new products and absolutely amazing glass. This is unquestionably a world-class lens and I feel Canon's long-term commitment to their new mirrorless ecosystem will pay-off and give the competition a lot of headaches. Hats-off!

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Stanchung, I understand your view. Both Nikon & Canon are making excellent products. But overall, I think that Canon (a much larger company & with a massive market share) at this point has the better product & marketing strategy going forward with their switch to mirrorless. This year's Canon rumoured roadmap seems much more compelling than of Nikon's. Of course, that can change.

Overall I feel Canon is on their way to make bigger leaps, while Nikon's choices are both more conservative, and some a bit non-sensical and redundant.

After several years where Sony clearly lead the push for new designs & technology, they now seem to be slowing down a bit, giving others (such as Canon) the opening to aggressively reclaim added market share. Most of what I see Canon do in recent times are smart choices & decisions.

And to a smaller degree the same goes for Fujifilm that, (being a Fujifilm fan or not) no one can deny has been making strides & some killer products.

Overall, exciting times.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2020 at 12:34 UTC
On article Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM review (767 comments in total)

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Well, I gotta say that Canon is becoming out-of-reach expensive. But most important than that, I also must admit that after a few years of relative stagnation, they are once again starting to make great new products and absolutely amazing glass. This is unquestionably a world-class lens and I feel Canon's long-term commitment to their new mirrorless ecosystem will pay-off and give the competition a lot of headaches. Hats-off!

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2020 at 15:19 UTC as 157th comment | 3 replies
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MartynasMartynas: Straight to the trashcan

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MartynasMartynas I fully agree :)

And fluppeteer you are absolutely right in your remarks. Though I always remain hopeful on any new product announcement that looks interesting, I share your same concerns. The fact of just having an optical viewfinder and not being able to directly review the footage, is actually kind of true to the original. But these specs overall make me a little worried, specially the fact it's recording in GIF format which from a standpoint of any kind of practical usability makes zero sense.. forget about editing that or at least easily splice them all together to make a video sequence. What?.. one will need to import all the GIFs, then convert each one-by-one into a video stream and then splice them all together and edit them just to be able to view the footage in a sequence? Hummmmm..

On a side note, seems their Kickstarter project page is not even up yet, so in fact this not even a product on a campaign as of this time.. lets see if it even gets there :)

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2020 at 12:58 UTC
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: :
Actually this is a very nice concept & fun design. I commend anyone for doing something different & a good idea.

But the fact is there are amazing apps for 1 or 2 bucks for IOS & Android (and lots more that are free) that can give the exact same effect & more control over the footage's retro look. So, paying $100+ to carry this stylish box I think will be a hard sell for the masses.

Two (friendly) suggestions for their development team (if they ever read these forums):
- Try to research and implement the ACTUAL look of old films stocks Like Kodachrome & Ektachrome to give this some proper credibility & visual advantage.. just faded colors, shakes, blurriness & scratches ain't cutting it anymore.
- "9FPS or 24FPS" are actually the wrong frame rate targets. To replicate the actual look of 8mm/Super 8, you should know that most people used to shot at 18FPS.

All said, I earnestly wish them the best of luck and that they sell many of these to inspire & give them backing to keep going.

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I share your same thoughts. These days I discount everything I read by 90% and if when people deliver just 10% of what's promised, I think it's already a very good thing.

And there is no such things as "stylish leather" for $79. Real leather all wrapped around the body of this unit alone (a fairly large area) would raise the costs by hundreds of dollars. That is all non-sense marketing from scratch and claims like these makes them look bad. You will be lucky if the "plather" they actually give you (and mind you that there is very good imitation leather these days) is even remotely similar to the real thing they claim. Time to get real and cut thru the BS.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2020 at 12:53 UTC
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MartynasMartynas: Straight to the trashcan

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I respect your's (and everyone's) points of view, and some cynicism might certainly be granted here.

This said, as a rule of thumb I generally feel that to pre-criticise people or companies based on the actions or mistakes of others is not the best of ways moving forward.. specially not before they actually come out with what they are preparing to do.

Maybe this camera will indeed be s..t (probably) or maybe they surprise everyone with an actually well-made gadget that delivers nice imagery along with fun of use. $100 is surely a lot of money, but then again I can think of about a billion worse things where 100 bucks are wasted every millisecond by millions of people.

Conservatively giving others the benefit of the doubt at least helps them to keep going and hopefully show us what they can come up with. And if they are another Yashica, their loss.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2020 at 10:45 UTC
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MartynasMartynas: Straight to the trashcan

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It's easy to discard others and throw rocks at their ideas.

But, at least trying to do something, is better than doing nothing and just bash the efforts of who does.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2020 at 09:55 UTC

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Actually this is a very nice concept & fun design. I commend anyone for doing something different & a good idea.

But the fact is there are amazing apps for 1 or 2 bucks for IOS & Android (and lots more that are free) that can give the exact same effect & more control over the footage's retro look. So, paying $100+ to carry this stylish box I think will be a hard sell for the masses.

Two (friendly) suggestions for their development team (if they ever read these forums):
- Try to research and implement the ACTUAL look of old films stocks Like Kodachrome & Ektachrome to give this some proper credibility & visual advantage.. just faded colors, shakes, blurriness & scratches ain't cutting it anymore.
- "9FPS or 24FPS" are actually the wrong frame rate targets. To replicate the actual look of 8mm/Super 8, you should know that most people used to shot at 18FPS.

All said, I earnestly wish them the best of luck and that they sell many of these to inspire & give them backing to keep going.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2020 at 09:36 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
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