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On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (189 comments in total)
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rsf3127: No FE mount lenses... : (

Yes, the 135/1.8 would be killer on a stabilized sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 14:39 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (189 comments in total)

Wow - at least someone is continuing to develop products for Nikon bodies.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 14:32 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies

The 135/1.8 looks awesome.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 14:04 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

I think everyone is focussing on the IR aspect - and that is fine - that is what they reported on. But - holy crap - a completely new kind of sensor! What can it do for us? Can't wait to find out. Will it have huge dynamic range? Ultra low noise?

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 17:02 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies

Interesting - an affordable 85/1.8 native lens for FE mount. Very interesting. I am always nervous with DSLR and shallow DOF due to front/back focus. But this baby not only won't have those issues it can also detect faces and even eyes and focus and expose on them! Brilliant for portraitists.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 02:56 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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kona_moon: What will they name the next iteration - the Fifth.
S - Second
T - Third
F - Fourth
? - Fifth


Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 02:09 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (396 comments in total)
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john10001: This is a lot better from Panasonic in terms of size. The LX-100 wasn't really a good continuation from the LX3, 5, 7 in terms of size or usage. Unfortunately it does seem to drop off a steep curve beyond wide open in terms of low light performance.

Yes, the LX100 houses a m4/3 sensor - but doesn't use the whole sensor. Therefore - the size difference between LX100 and say, RX100 series 1" sensor really isn't that great. But -the LX100 did have a great control layout.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 20:32 UTC
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LawDude: I just bought the lens and tested it, and holy crap is it sharp! Even wide open, it resolves a crazy amount of detail across all focal lengths. At 50mm, it’s almost as sharp as my Sigma 50mm Art. If there’s a downside, it's that it “breathes” when pulling focus in autofocus (Canon 80D). But I’ll forgive it for its gorgeous image quality.

Velvet - the 6d + SIG 70-200 costs less than the SIG 50-100?

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 23:54 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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dansclic: The words "high end" Is inflated : this camera is definitely not a high end camera, it lacks all subtleties and functions required by à so called high end camera. Things are changing. Basic p&s are now completely obsolete because of smartphones and it demands much more than a "normal" small camera to be called high end....

In terms of IQ - it is a big step above small sensored compacts.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 14:02 UTC
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Jozef M: What is NFL? Should the whole world know this for granted?

I am guessing probably the game in the images

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 17:52 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (368 comments in total)

If I were going to drop big cash and didn't already have lenses - I would go with mirrorless. I just can't stand the live view performance on dlsrs. It is horrific. It is like two different devices - a good experience when you have the device covering one eye - and a miserable experience when you move it away from your eye and try to use it.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 18:25 UTC as 11th comment
On article Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Sample Gallery (84 comments in total)

I had an nex camera way back in the day. I could never get used to the colors. I have to say, it looks like Sony has made great strides in this area.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 20:03 UTC as 6th comment
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OlyPent: Be nice if someone released a FF with 5mp using modern sensor tech. 5mp is plenty of resolution for a lot of uses and the low-light capability would be pretty impressive.
There are a lot of scientific cameras that sport 23um pixels, but no consumer cameras.

Sony 12mp FF sensor. I don't think dropping to 5mp would buy you a lot more.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 03:04 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (708 comments in total)
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beavertown: Can't believe that it scored 69% like the V1.

Yeah, the V1 was a much better camera. The sensor sucked - but the body and lenses were just the right size. Sometimes I wish I would not have sold that little thing.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 02:51 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (267 comments in total)
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brownie314: Does anyone know if exposure is linked to face recognition point on Sony a5100?

Well, it works that way on my Coolpix A - and I love it. Never have to worry about a bad exposure. And if it you are having problems with bad exposure due to differences in skin brightness - you can always do some exposure compensation.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 02:42 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (267 comments in total)

Does anyone know if exposure is linked to face recognition point on Sony a5100?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 21:06 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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HowaboutRAW: Wow, for colour,that’s a big improvement over other Sigma Art lenses.

Nice to see Sigma flirting with good Leica and Zeiss lens territory.

It would be helpful to have some higher ISO samples, but #5&(&*##4%%**^!.

What will higher ISO tell you about lens performance?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 02:31 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (303 comments in total)

I think the super AF and burst rates are slightly wasted on a camera with very little tele reach. I have noted when I shoot wide to normal I rarely need super AF abilities or high burst rates. When I am shooting a long lens - I almost always need fast AF and high burst rates. But maybe I am weird.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 00:28 UTC as 79th comment | 6 replies
On article Tiny marvel: Panasonic LX10 sample photos (77 comments in total)

Well, clearly, the vivid photo mode does not play well with high ISO settings. The OOC jpgs were pretty bad. But the edited images look really great. Damn Panasonic - turn down the noise reduction! It makes images look awful. Also - do not shoot in vivid mode.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 23:23 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (502 comments in total)
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rlidal: We have come (too) far when ISO 6400 is "rather limiting" in Raw mode. For all intended purposes – quite literally – 6400 is miles and miles and miles past what anyone needs, 99 % of the time. And that goes for anyone who holds a camera – with professional photography it's even less true. Someone who calls herself/himself a professional photographer, and claims she/he is limited by ISO 6400, is of course not a professional photographer.

I needed it tonight. I was taking pictures indoors at night with a long zoom at f/5. Yeah, I know - the solution is to get a faster long zoom. But those can get pretty expensive. I was at ISO 6400 and was wishing my d7000 didn't totally fall apart at higher ISOs.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 01:36 UTC
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