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On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)
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Digital Imaging Technician: I'd love to buy one, but I'd only do it if there was a smaller sized 35mm equivalent lens available. That 24mm looks terribly unbalanced on that beautiful small camera body. The new Fujifilm 23mm f/2 lens is an excellent example.

T3: It's also a question of whether the camera gets in my way. I *always* (OK, almost always :-)) carry my camera (usually unprotected around my neck or over my shoulder). Having a protruding lens frustrates me. These days I usually carry my X100 (and sometimes the 6D), which is wonderfully unobtrusive and light. The A6500 would be a lovely X100 replacement if it had a pancake style 35mm equivalent lens. The 24mm Zeiss doesn't compel.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 18:36 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)
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Digital Imaging Technician: I'd love to buy one, but I'd only do it if there was a smaller sized 35mm equivalent lens available. That 24mm looks terribly unbalanced on that beautiful small camera body. The new Fujifilm 23mm f/2 lens is an excellent example.

ObelixCMM: I really mind MF, especially if I'd shell out 1200 euro for a camera with the "worlds fastest AF". AF can never be too fast. The Fujifilm lens was smaller than I thought, but it's still smaller than the Zeiss. I guess I think the compact body of the A6*** would go best with pancake style lenses.

Everlast66: I wont tell you that I don't know about 20mm, because I do. :) But, as someone that shoots 99% of my pictures with a 35mm (on full frame) lens, 30mm equivalent is quite far away. It's closer to 28mm, which is a focal length I really don't like shooting with. It's a perfectly sized lens though!

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 18:15 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (353 comments in total)

I'd love to buy one, but I'd only do it if there was a smaller sized 35mm equivalent lens available. That 24mm looks terribly unbalanced on that beautiful small camera body. The new Fujifilm 23mm f/2 lens is an excellent example.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 17:24 UTC as 68th comment | 17 replies
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dbo: I am one of the German lucky guys to catch one of the 15 that have been delivered so far. :-)

Many are complaining about the price.
That's funny. We don't have lot of reviews, no professional one. No tear-down yet.
So how are all these "it's too expensive" trolls judging this lens?

I have used for many years A mount; and owned the 70200G. Brilliant lens, though not flawless. Borders and corners were not the best up to F3.5/F4, and depending on scenes bokeh fringing were slight issues.
I have not used the GM as intense as I used the G on my former A900/99, but from 5 weeks experience it appears that Sony did better on the GM than with the G.
It is fairly hard to produce fringing on attempt, and borders wide open are looking much better on the short and long end than on the G.

So, comparing that to the current A mount 70200G2 (2.600€), the GM price looks for me at least reasonable.
Whether it is worth the price at all is a matter of personal way of seeing - for me it is.

> Many are complaining about the price. That's funny. We don't have lot of reviews, no professional one. No tear-down yet. So how are all these "it's too expensive" trolls judging this lens?

It will be much more expensive than the Canon EF 70-200/2,8 L IS II USM and I doubt that the quality the Sony lens will deliver will be worth the extra pennies.

I actually sold my Sony FE gear and switched back to Canon FF after a time with Sony and their (fantastic) Zeiss lenses. Lens choice was limited and extremely expensive (even for what you get). Perhaps things will change now that Sigma is getting in to the FE lens game.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 10:59 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (460 comments in total)

Game changer? How about some camera maker finally releasing a camera with a square sensor! That my friends would be a game changer. And yeah, it fits quite well with Hasselblad's freaking legacy! *will never happen*

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 08:12 UTC as 119th comment | 2 replies
On article Instagram gets a new logo, monochrome interface (88 comments in total)
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Cdog: Really wish they would update the app to allow for landscape orientation for, ya know, photographs!

@PeaceKeeper Yeah, but you're stuck with a 4:5 aspect ratio (1080x1350) for portrait oriented images unless you want to keep adding the dreaded white borders. Who has a camera that shoots 4:5 these days? Not many... 3:4 would have made sense as this is what almost every smartphone captures.
See more: https://help.instagram.com/1469029763400082

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 08:30 UTC
On article 20:20 vision: Hands-on with Sigma's 20mm F1.4 'Art' (148 comments in total)
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Valen305: Nice! Can't wait to see how it performs. Especially coma - if any, wide open.

I think this looks quite promising...
http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/oshimoto_photoessay/2015/img/1022-full-22.jpg
That's at f/11 though.

There's more full size samples here:
http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/oshimoto_photoessay/2015/1022/

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 14:44 UTC
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)
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Ran Plett: Is there a comparison gallery anywhere? These images make me think the older iphone 6 could be a lot better in terms of value. That or even an iphone 5s.

This might satisfy you: http://snapsnapsnap.photos/iphone-6s-camera-comparison/

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 07:33 UTC
On article A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted (341 comments in total)

If you happen to be listening Leica... Make this with a 35mm lens (f/2 would be enough) and your market reach will be significantly wider. In fact, I would hit the order button this very minute. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 12:25 UTC as 92nd comment | 6 replies

So, am I visiting PetaPixel or Digital Photography Review?

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 04:44 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply

Seems to me the m43 sized sensor has reached some kind of (hopefully temporary and not physical) performace limit. Not impressed.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 16:27 UTC as 11th comment
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1291 comments in total)
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The Photo Ninja: I personally love tilt screens! The flip out screens are annoying and detract from usability.

I love the GX8 style flip out. 80% of my pictures are vertical, with the flip out I can frame vertical pictures with the camera by my waist. Thank you Panasonic!

EDIT: cdembrey's comment came in while I wrote mine. :)

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 17:06 UTC
On article Quick Review: Photographers.pro (60 comments in total)

There are dozens of hosted services like this. http://cargocollective.com/ and https://squarespace.com/ stands out to me. The most interesting to me however, is the self hosted http://koken.me/

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 11:07 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Moment announces 10x macro lens for iPhone (18 comments in total)
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minzaw: https://www.flickr.com/photos/myanmarmauk/18725439203/in/dateposted-public/

see the macro with Note 4 with the link above no special lens required

Why ? Note 4 does it with internal lens no issues with Macros

I'm sad to say that this example looks like digital zoom/cropping — quite terrible.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 09:23 UTC

I'm starting to think that their previous statement will not be true in a year...

"
Q. Will Lightroom become a subscription only offering after Lightroom 5?

A. Future versions of Lightroom will be made available via traditional perpetual licenses indefinitely.
"

https://web.archive.org/save/https://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2013/05/lightroom-and-the-creative-cloud.html

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 12:35 UTC as 11th comment

Whyyyyyy 28mm? This is nothing but a strange focal length for a non-ILC (yes, I'm looking at you too Ricoh GR) that Leica has not historically embraced. If there was a 35mm version I would buy this. Please Leica, it's a dream come true, but 7mm to wide... :-(

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 08:54 UTC as 49th comment | 10 replies

I'd say a marvel. But I think you should expect marvel (and more than that) for the asking price...

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 14:56 UTC as 47th comment
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Hugo808: Nice bike.

Can't believe you put the camera in your pack without a lens cap though. Tsk.

I think that ditching the lens cap was one of the first things I learned during my photography eduction. UV filters is a good protection though.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 14:05 UTC
On article CP+ 2015: Canon shows off prototype 120MP CMOS sensor (255 comments in total)

If our full frame cameras had the pixel pitch of some ~20 MP consumer compact cameras have they would output something like 350 MP. We still have a long way to go.

If they finally implemented some real pixel binning solution that worked with raw files this would be an awesome progression. But as long as we only have that nasty linearized sRAW option I'm not too tempted.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 09:41 UTC as 93rd comment
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