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On article Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7 (97 comments in total)
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Kirppu: Sony should stop making cameras and double the price of their sensors.

^ Sony lenses also have IS. In fact IBIS and lens IS worth together for a more effective stabilisation.

Id rather have IBIS than no stabilisation at all. Lots of Fujifilm primes don't have any IS.

And a pro can easily shoot without AF, so that means they should make a MF only camera? Sorry, the more options available is better for the experienced shooter, as they can take advantage of every tool available to them.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 03:44 UTC
On article Instax goes luxury with Michael Kors collaboration (46 comments in total)
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Mark Turney: This type of crap shows why it is so hard to separate photographers who have a true passion for the art from everyday casual snap-shooters. I don't see Steinway, Fender or Gibson teaming up with Prada or Louis Vitton.

Arggghhh is all I can say!!

Why get so upset? Theres a market for those who want this. No need to be pretentious about them not being photographers, I don't think they care. That's like being a Sports car driver and looking down on someone that drives a Toyota Corolla.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 19:35 UTC
On article Video: First look at the Panasonic G85/G80 (32 comments in total)
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Yxa: Why buy a GH4 then?

Why are you comparing this to an older model? You should be comparing it to the GH5.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 11:19 UTC
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amca: If that 12-24 had been an f2 or even f2.8 I'd be feeling pretty stupid about just this morning pulling the trigger on the 18-35 f1.8 right about now.

What? They are completely different lenses for different formats.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:10 UTC
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Sirandar: I bought the 12-40 pro and find it a really good all around lens. I also have the superb 60mm 2.8 macro.

This current batch doesn't really fulfill any need I have. 12-100 F4 probably doesn't have enough DOF control as the F2.8 of the 12-40 pro is just sufficient.

I almost bought the 40-150pro but it just too big and heavy ...... The only lens I really want is a short light 150mm prime that is reasonably quick like F4 if possible. The size of the 70mm prime would be optimal

I have the 70-300 Oly and with an electronic shutter produces great results in good light with statics, but it is just too slow for many situations.

Cool story bro

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 01:02 UTC
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iudex: I know I am risking critisizm from A-mount fans (all 5 of them :-)), but in my opinion SLT cameras are a compromise combining disadvantages of both SLR (size and weight) and mirrorless (few lenses, EVF). It´s like homo neanderthalensis, a dead end of evolution sentenced to extinct sooner or later.

I think you need to look up the definition of the word evolution in a dictionary.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
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PPierre: It may be time to ditch Sony after all... They leave A-Mount for dead for 2-to-3 years, focus on E-Mount letting everyone suspect A-Mount is dead, now come back with something A-Mount while their E-Mount line-up is far from perfect... They won't have the resources to focus on two mounts, so either you buy A-Mount, but you know they can let you down in some 2 years as they've done before, or you buy E-Mount, but you can be sure they'll focus on A-Mount now since their lens line-up is not high-standard enough for the A99II sensor. I guess I prefer to go elsewhere now.

It's not like they made this from scratch. They just put an a-mount on the Sony a7rII. Just like the rx1rii (slapping the existing rx1 lens on the a7rii sensor).

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:43 UTC

Wow, Sony actually did it. Wow.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:37 UTC as 191st comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 First Impressions Review (173 comments in total)

Only $100 Price difference from body and kit? Geez, Panasonic really want to get rid of that 12-60.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:31 UTC as 52nd comment
On article 6K here we come: Here's the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 (167 comments in total)

Nice. Shame it's not FF though.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:29 UTC as 60th comment | 6 replies
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Correction man: I have an EOS M it fits in my pocket (With 22mm lens)
this new version is massive by comparison my pockets are not big enough (Or Deep enough for the price)

Wow, it's almost as if they are both completely different product lines and targeted at different people for different uses.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 14:03 UTC
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John C Tharp: Also, on lenses: while one can complain about the need to adapt DSLR lenses, it should also be mentioned that Canon has done a much better job with this than Sony did, while the likes of Sigma and Metabones try to hack around Sony's limitations.

All Canon EOS lenses are native on the EOS-M cameras with the Canon (or even the cheap third party!) adapters because there is no logic in the adapter- they work the same way electronic extension tubes due, except they have different flanges on each end.

This camera doesn't need much more in terms of native lenses to be fairly effective, and we won't likely see Canon get 'serious' about EF-M lenses until they pull the sensor out of the 5D IV (or hypothetical 6D II) and make a full-frame version and accompanying lenses.

The LA-EA4 is not that great. It has the focusing system from a 10 year old APS-C DSLT body and poor build (constantly loses connection) and is overpriced. It doesn't do adapting lenses any justice. Sony needs to make a serious Pro adapter already with a focusing system designed specifically for FF mirrorless and can drive screw drive lenses as well.

And no, Sony does not make professional grade camera bodies yet. They will if the a9 ever comes though.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 07:21 UTC
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Digimat: so mr. canon, all we need now is a snappy compact range of 15mm 1.8, 22mm 1.8, 33mm 1,8 and 52mm 1.8 prime lenses. dont take another 4 years please.

Have you not heard of the 22/2?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 05:48 UTC

Does this have a silent electronic shutter like all the Fujifilm/Panasonic and a few Sony/Olympus mirrorless cameras do??

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 05:44 UTC as 190th comment | 1 reply
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situman1: What an Apple shill. As if these features are new and noteworthy. These clowns have the balls to remove the headphone jack just to make you use a stupid dongle or pay them $160 for stupid ugly bt headphones.

"Kudos to Apple for having the nuts to get rid of it. All the other companies will follow apple now and the OP will too."

All companies already have pre existing option for wireless headphones for YEARS... it's called "Bluetooth".

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 05:26 UTC
On article Sony offers E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS for Super 35mm/APS-C (128 comments in total)
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NDT0001: This is a great lens for e mount camcorders like the fs7 and fs5. This should have been what Sony originally released instead of the 28-135 which was nowhere near wide enough for doco style applications. Well done Sony.

What are you on about? Ironically, this lens is the equivalent range to that full frame lens you mentioned.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 08:00 UTC
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cdembrey: If it's posted on FB, Ill never see it. Using social media only is OK if you don't want to reach a wide market. I guess press releases are a thing of the past.

watch out, we got an old -school-elitist-dinosaur-special-snowflake-bad-ass over here!

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 12:38 UTC
On article Canon EOS M10 real-world samples (61 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: If and when the hot shoe appears on future model upgrades... then you know Canon is getting really serious for this mount.

But for now, let the throttled features begin...


This is the entry level model. Its NOT supposed to have a hotshoe.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 18:56 UTC
On article Canon EOS M10 real-world samples (61 comments in total)
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Toni Salmonelli: What baffles me is that canon still does not implement USB charging in their EOS M line of cameras. It is obvious that the whole system is designed for maximum portability with compact bodies and compact and lightweight lenses. Having to pack a separate charger in my vacation bag, which is almost as big as the cameras themselves , does not make any sense to me.

I agree that it would be helpful to have usb charging as the battery life is abysmal. However you can buy a cheap usb battery charger off ebay.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 15:31 UTC
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cgarrard: Nice, but..... viewfinder built in please ;)

Why? Fuji already has several other camera bodies with EVFs built in. They need a body without EVF for casual shooters.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:06 UTC
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