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Noah Yap: What appeals most to me is the 3x optical zoom. It's nice to finally be able to optically, not digitally, zoom in. I hate seeing the extraneous pixels and noise in my photos.

You fell for Apple marketing. There is no optical zoom in any of the iPhone 13 lens. Apple calls their tele lens "3x optical zoom" because its FL (77mm) is 3x of that of the main camera (26mm). If you want an optical zoom lens on phone, look at Sony Xperia 5 III.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2021 at 12:56 UTC

Yeah. It's revolutionized for Apple to make 4k 30fps recording exclusive to the higher storage sku.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 15:33 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies

Wow, this will be glued to my XE4. Also I need x mount version of voigtlander color-skopar 21mm f4. Give it to us VL!

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2021 at 02:59 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2139 comments in total)
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HMeYe: This is the most gimmicky Nikon I’ve seen since years. The Df at least could take the afd lenses and older ai lenses directly. This new toy will have to work with the very modern large Z lenses… or it can work with The older aperture ring lenses through an FTZ in the size of the new 28/2.8 which Nikon strangely ( not to say arrogantly) decided to make it without an aperture ring. The Zfc is very beautiful as a body …. But a camera needs lenses in the same spirit. Please Nikon forget about competing with Fujifilm in this segment, u r giving less than a half solution. U want to compete, give Nikonians Z lenses with aperture ring that ain’t as large and bulky as the Z primes. And this APSM mode is still so damn stupid ; I hated it on the Df …
After seeing this new toy, I realized more how well Fujifilm ecosystem is made !

@DarnGoodPhotos I'm certain that when people say "aperture ring" they mean a ring with aperture values on it. It allows you to set aperture without turning the camera on.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2021 at 00:05 UTC
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2139 comments in total)
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angelo7859: This sentence tells the problem with Nikon APS-C cameras and Z-mount lenses.
Nikon's kit zoom is stabilized but lens-stabilization can't correct for rotational movement (roll) like in-body systems can. If you buy the kit with the 28mm F2.8 (SE) prime lens, you'll have no stabilization at all.

Most Z-lenses are build small without VR/IS which is not a problem for their FF-bodies because they have IBIS. But the APS-C bodies does not have IBIS, so you need stabilized lenses, which there is not enough for APS-C bodies.

Video makers shouldn't consider Z fc to be their choice of camera to begin with.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2021 at 23:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon Z fc (309 comments in total)

This camera looks like a camera for those who have invested in z-mount lenses already and have some cash laying around. If not, why would anyone buy this? Nikon Z5 is current on sale at the exact same price but is much better camera. If you want a compact retro camera, Fuji XE4 is a much better and cheaper camera with the best APSC lens line up in the market. If the Zfc is a re-housed Z5, this will be a different story.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2021 at 05:56 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Nikon Z fc (309 comments in total)
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Andersonm: This isn't a professional's camera or for tripod use, but for carrying around - everyday, street and tourist photography.

Which makes it a complete fail without IBIS. If you recommend a friend buying this to their kids, you're doing them a huge disservice.

Walk around camera without IBIS is a complete failure? I've never realized that Leica has been releasing failed products for decades.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2021 at 05:40 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon Z fc (309 comments in total)

It would be nice if Nikon invest into making DX lenses with aperture ring to go with this retro body.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 18:46 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply

$350 for this plastic lens is absolutely nut. For that money, I can get a good copy of Voigtlander Skopar off a used shop.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2021 at 17:41 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
On article Fujifilm GFX 100S review (935 comments in total)

This is such a no-brainer camera for landscape photography. Ability to crop in and retain so much details is such a nice tool to have. Bravo, Fujifilm 👏

Link | Posted on May 2, 2021 at 02:24 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
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Orsonneke: Sorry to say, but after testing the system thoroughly during last 2 weeks , I couldn’t find an added value against eg. Sony A7R4.The system is almost unusable for slow moving subjects (not sport!).So many trade-offs still (bulky, heavy , bayer against x trans,..)

If you're to troll, at least put in some efforts and read spec sheet.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2021 at 15:43 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-E4 review (261 comments in total)
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andyus08: I got my X-E4 kit lens 27mm WR. While I like X-E4 (my first Fuji camera), I don't like 27mm WR as it's so noisy and slow focus, unless you're outside and in bright light. However, the combo is great for traveling. I don't have to carry my Canon gears anymore.
I hear lots of people complaining X-E4 of lacking buttons. Maybe it's just me, but I get used of manipulating X-E4 fine after a few days. You just have to learn to adapt.

After I learned that it's basically mkI with aperture ring, I ordered the XE4 body only. It's a great pairing with a small manual lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2021 at 01:59 UTC
On article Leica announces APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH (420 comments in total)

"At distances between 70 and 30 cm, when the focus ring is rotated beyond that noticeable detent, the photographer can choose to focus via the camera’s rear LCD in Live View mode, the Visoflex electronic viewfinder, or the Leica FOTOS app."

Wait, VF can't be used to focus closer than 70 cm? Is this common for a Leica lens?

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2021 at 23:20 UTC as 85th comment | 8 replies
On article Leica announces APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH (420 comments in total)

If I were a YTber with 1M subscribers I would order this in heartbeat. The ads revenues from unboxing and "review" videos of this lens would pay for itself and then some.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2021 at 20:24 UTC as 102nd comment
On article Leica announces APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH (420 comments in total)
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SmcTak: "The compact 35mm F2 is the closest-focusing M-mount lens, with a minimum focus distance of just 30cm"

This is still 5cm worse than Nikkor AF 35mm/2.0 D from 1995.

Yeah I don't get why they're bragging 30cm focusing distance. That's nothing extraordinary.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2021 at 20:20 UTC

Street photography winner is pure gold. Love it.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2021 at 16:55 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica introduces APO-Summicron-SL 28mm F2 L-mount lens (257 comments in total)

Best lens for cat photography.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 18:11 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X-E4 review: small size, big image quality (739 comments in total)
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KennethLundgren: I think this is what I want, it will replace my X70. I was soo near to buy X100V but will still miss lens exchange. So better sensor check, tilt screen check, EVF check, and lens exchange check.
And the minimalistic design for me who shoot only raw I don’t need all that buttons, I can see this as a digital Leica M-A sort of.

I'm in the same situation. I'm torn between the XE4 and X100v. I think the X100V is a better camera but it just doesn't suite my need. I just want another small body X mount camera to carry alongside my workhorse XT2 so I don't have to switch lenses all the time when I'm out and about. I've been eyeing the XE3 for awhile but fixed LCD just doesn't cut it.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2021 at 19:14 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E4 review: small size, big image quality (739 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: while enjoying this excellent and detailed review treatment of this new fuji, I was somewhat surprised to read this sentence:

"Just don't expect ultimate comfort from a camera whose shape resembles a large bar of soap."
my first thought is reviews of cameras such as he Leica M10 ,which has a near-identical area below the shutter devoid of a grip would never be compared to a lowly bar of soap

perhaps the leica shape is more reminiscent of a bar of gold or silver bullion ?

I think it's a combination of shape and weight that makes the XE4 not very comfortable to hold. Leica M10, despite not having any grip, fits in hands nicely. It's quite a hefty camera and weighs almost 300 g more than the XE4. That weight makes it very balanced with most M mount lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2021 at 19:06 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E4 review: small size, big image quality (739 comments in total)

I can already tell this will be a fun camera for me to use. A small RF camera with tilting screen, Fuji dials and colors, and small prime. The removal of front focusing switch is a bummer but I will probably get used to it.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 18:09 UTC as 180th comment
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