straylightrun

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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

Why can't Fujifilm make this a pancake lens like the Canon 22mm f/2? Is it because they intentionally made it big so as to not cannibalize their x100 line?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 07:04 UTC as 32nd comment | 6 replies
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV First Impressions Review (877 comments in total)

Only 30MP? Come on, its 2016!!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 04:13 UTC as 218th comment | 3 replies
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cosinaphile: looking over the comments , im reminded of my impression on using these snew sony full frames , a menu nightmare with poor controls poor placement , and unpleasant aesthetics for a whipped cream topping

to me these almost great cameras are hobbled by a design team and control design team that have created a frustrating appliance , rather than a camera , in the manner of a washer dryer that never seems to carry out your wishes no matter how simple , the direct control of fuji is lightyears ahead ... but somehow lacks the grace and form of a ricoh camera with menus to make any shooter smile

How is this a troll just because you dont agree with someone else? The Sony system does indeed have a frustrating menu system and can be grearly improved.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 07:48 UTC
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Esstee: Still waiting for pixel shift Sony...
We all know it's possible using the app feature, and so why not add it?

Because then they cant sell it as a new feature on the next expensive model.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 07:46 UTC
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scrup: Nothing on SARs about this lens.

SAR is a joke. The admin there posts too many overhyped clickbait titles and referral links to products on amazon. No actual rumours or news.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 07:44 UTC
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LoganInTX: Now if only one of these firmware updates would allow me to either set the APS-C sensor toggle with a custom button or at least retain the setting in any of the 6 memory slots :(
It takes way too long to switch back and forth if you want to use APS-C for video and full frame for pics.

To be honest, the entire Sony menu needs a complete redesign from scratch in order to be more intuitive for photographers.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 04:52 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (422 comments in total)
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zakaria: What is the concept behind the Canon Rebel M series?

Repackaged old tech in a shrunk down package, for the masses.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 01:54 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (422 comments in total)
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Peak freak: What the M3 does have in its advantage, is the EF-M 11-22 at about $400.
For under a grand you get a lightweight, high quality wide angle shooter.
Strikes me as an excellent hiking combo.
(I have an EF-S 10-18 for my SL-1, but often find the equivalent 28mm just a bit too short for my single lens desires.)

Agreed. The 11-22 and 22/2 are gems and no other mirrorless systems have alternatives in price and size. If you want a fast 35mm prime, youre looking to be 6x the price if you go with Sony or Fuji, and theirs arent even pancake sized.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 01:52 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (422 comments in total)
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Photato: One of the ironies about the M series is the ongoing criticism about the limited lens catalog.
However, the reality is quite the opposite. The M series in its humbleness can easily be the Camera with the most extensive lens collection from a manufacturer ever.
It certainly accepts more lenses than Canon Full Frame and Canon APS-C DSLR cameras.
Add to that gazillions of other lenses from other mounts that can be used with adapters and is easy to see why.
While is true that something similar can be said about all other mirrorless systems, specially 4/3rds, the M has definitely the edge given the Canon "natively" supported lenses namely EF, EF-S and EF-M.

Chuck the Metabones/Sigma adapter on the Sony a6300 and you have fast AF with Canon lenses, with a built in EVF. Theres also a FF version if you want that with the a7ii.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 01:49 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)

What a strange article. I think the differences between the two models are quite obvious.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 12:04 UTC as 88th comment | 7 replies
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Mauro.B: Looks like a commercial. No hint on how the lens works, what has been done good and what could have been done better (like the glued, non adjustable lenses in the front block of the 24-70/4).

Fun to hear that the focus ring makes the lens zoom ...

This IS a commercial.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 23:51 UTC
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Prognathous: Nowadays cellphones have a camera as a second priority function. It's about time to release the opposite - a 1" high quality pocket camera with an optical zoom, with a cellphone as a second priority function. They'll lead this cellphone camera category for a while, and by a large margin.

Can you really not use a camera like this as your cellphone:

http://i.imgur.com/82SkLq8.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/0FEsvrD.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/3WqoQGy.jpg

28–84/2.0-4.9
1″ sensor, 20 MP
210 g including battery
"Slips in a pants pocket almost unnoticed" (to quote a review)

^ keep an open mind? Haha wut. Consumers dont want thick phones. Period.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 10:15 UTC

I hope Sony is paying attention.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 04:41 UTC as 120th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro real-world samples (17 comments in total)
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straylightrun: If Canon makes an M4 with integrated viewfinder in a rangefinder style body and a standard f/2.8 zoom, they can easily overtake Sony's APS-C range, especially with their name alone. Sony has pretty much given up on it anyway and is focusing on FF.

^ My point exactly. Sony can be quickly overtaken by Canon. The 24/1.8 is overpriced. The Canon 22/2 is 5x cheaper and 3x smaller in size.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 22:13 UTC
On article Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro real-world samples (17 comments in total)
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straylightrun: If Canon makes an M4 with integrated viewfinder in a rangefinder style body and a standard f/2.8 zoom, they can easily overtake Sony's APS-C range, especially with their name alone. Sony has pretty much given up on it anyway and is focusing on FF.

^ Canon will have 3 decent lenses. You forgot the 22 f/2 and 11-22mm. How many decent Sony APS-C lenses are there? 35/1.8, 50/1.8 and 10-18 are all I can think of.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 13:19 UTC
On article Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro real-world samples (17 comments in total)

If Canon makes an M4 with integrated viewfinder in a rangefinder style body and a standard f/2.8 zoom, they can easily overtake Sony's APS-C range, especially with their name alone. Sony has pretty much given up on it anyway and is focusing on FF.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 23:20 UTC as 10th comment | 6 replies
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straylightrun: Great. Now can they offer a firmware update for the lenses with Quality Control issues like decentering?

^ read it up in the Sony forums. There are alot of issues with Sony FF emount lenses, including their premium lenses. Their “Zeiss” branded lenses have very poor QC and decentering is very common (eg 24-70mm f4). You dont need to shoot just brick walls to notice softness on one side of the image.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 03:41 UTC
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straylightrun: Great. Now can they offer a firmware update for the lenses with Quality Control issues like decentering?

^ I take it youve never bought a Sony lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 06:55 UTC
On article Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements (124 comments in total)
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ddd - rrr: Not to be TOO much of a "wet blanket" here, but Samyang has a problem that, at least to this point, has not been resolved in my experience. While their lenses are often both brilliant in design and also relatively very inexpensive compared with other brands, their manufacturing inconsistency is notorious. I now avoid Samyang (and their rebranded versions, such as Rokinon, etc.) unless a lens is desirable enough for me to go through several samples to find a good one (as many as six of them with one lens I bought, and three with another - and with the latter, I "settled" for an imperfect one that served well enough for its intended purpose). I tried two samples of a third lens before giving up on it (the first sample was terrible, the second was good except in the lower right corner, but both had unacceptable levels of CA, so I gave up on trying to find a better sample of that lens). More is here in my MFT-Lenses reviews:
http://www.david-ruether-photography.com/MFT-Lenses.htm
--DR

Samyang quality control sounds no worse than Sony

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 03:27 UTC
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