Bhima78

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This thing is wider than a Panny GM model, so it doesn't actually fit in a pocket, and it uses a FF Canon mount instead of m43's to take advantage of smaller glass. Absolutely DOA.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 15:25 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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TORN: You cannot in Germany. Here it is 2300 Euro, which is about $2700. Add a simple 35mm 2.8 to it and that is twice as much as you currently pay for a 6D II with 40mm 2.8. It is as well very far away in price from a D750, about 700 Euro more expensive. That puts the Sony in a totally different price class over here. So it should better be awesome.

Take a trip to the States. Go to the beaches of California for the Summer and pick up a new camera while you are here.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 02:50 UTC
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LessMirrored19: Tamron says the lens has the same 24-70mm GM performance for a third of the price! , Tamron also disclosed the full MTF graph which do look very good
... A7III + Tamron 2.8/28-75mm is really THE kit for 2018

@DFPanno
I doubt this lens will match the GM simply because of physics. The GM has much bigger glass in it to compensate for edge sharpness (we can all thank Sigma for this strategy--it works, but its heavy).

If the Tamron is noticably sharper and usable than the Zeiss F4 Potato, this lens is already a winner without needing to be an equal to the GM.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 15:14 UTC
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Angrymagpie: Depending on the quality, this is most likely as big a deal as the A7iii!

@Impulses
The Zeiss 24-70 F4 is bad not because its F4... its bad because its terribly soft. Probably the worst modern day big name lens over $1,000. Honesly, FF systems could use a suite of high quality, sharp F4 glass. Some of the longer tele zooms are great, but most of the normal zooms are only OK at F4.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 15:10 UTC
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Croninfilm: This lens is about to change the game. This is the FIRST third party full frame zoom offering in a constant 2.8...they are about to sell like hot cakes. People who have been unable to purchase the 24-70 2.8 GM, rejoice. Your budget alternative is here. And its sharper than the 24-70 f4 Zeiss.

Good job Tamron, good job. Now churn out a good 18-300 forSony APS-C.

My twice cooked potato I ate a week ago is sharper than that 24-70mm F4 zeiss. Just a terrible lens for its asking price.

Really hoping this Tamron can get relatively close in quality to the Sony GM wide open. Regardless, I'm sure it will be great for its price/size combo.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 15:07 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2164 comments in total)

Not even a Sony camera user, but this camera deserves all the praise it is getting. Really a fantastic piece of kit.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 21:18 UTC as 136th comment
On article How a Photographer Got a Rare Shot of James Mattis (16 comments in total)
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arbux: i don't see anything great in this shot. It barely works just because big white font on the right. poor picture requires whole article to explain how great it is despite being so poor.

@arbux Important in the sense that there is context already to the subject:
1) He is the DoD Secretary
2) He doesn't pose for photos nor does he do photo shoots

The "voyeuristic look" gives context to who he is as thenoilif already explained.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 03:25 UTC
On article How a Photographer Got a Rare Shot of James Mattis (16 comments in total)

Never ceases to amaze me how many armchair photojournalists are on this website ready to snub their nose at photos like this.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 03:22 UTC as 1st comment
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Bhima78: There is, except with very few applications, no benefit to running Quatro-based video cards. This machine would be more powerful/useful with Nvidia's more standard GTX-series cards.

Bravo to not using a ULV processor so you can actually get real work done on one of these.

At least the Quadro in this machine isn't completely terrible. The one in my Dell precision is like 1/5th the speed.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 16:38 UTC
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Gmon750: Cramming desktop/workstations CPU's into a laptop is a great idea if you want to have your laptop also serve as a leaf blower when the fans kick in.

Interesting how they kind of skipped the subject of battery life. Like, it has none.

I mean, they could have used a ULV processor, but then you can't do any real demanding work with it. Would rather have 3- 4 hours battery life and a machine that can actually do the things I need it to do, rather than have an overpriced Chromebook.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 17:55 UTC

There is, except with very few applications, no benefit to running Quatro-based video cards. This machine would be more powerful/useful with Nvidia's more standard GTX-series cards.

Bravo to not using a ULV processor so you can actually get real work done on one of these.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 17:49 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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Battersea: For all the talk about mirrorless vs. DSLR camera companies REALLY need to be innovating in computational photography and possible new lenses set ups. Some amazing things could be done in a compact camera using this tech.

The problem is getting a high level of responsiveness from a camera that is doing heavy processing of multiple images to make one image. Gotta throw an i9 in there if you want it to respond like a Sony A9.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 16:38 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1545 comments in total)
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jorgepr: Fuji is not for anyone. Fuji is not a refrigerator, or a washing machine. You have to know how to appreciate the little details. They are there.
Sony builds cameras that are computers, but it lacks anything.
Photography is basically light and color. In Sony the colors are not there

@John
I do not have to prove that you can easily adjust colors in a RAW file with image editing software, and that you can save those profiles to re-use with one click. Go. Use. The. Software:
1) Lightroom
2) Adobe Camera Raw
3) DxO
4) Affinity
5) Luminar
and on and on and on...

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 21:17 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1545 comments in total)
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jorgepr: Fuji is not for anyone. Fuji is not a refrigerator, or a washing machine. You have to know how to appreciate the little details. They are there.
Sony builds cameras that are computers, but it lacks anything.
Photography is basically light and color. In Sony the colors are not there

Luckily the colors are whatever you want them to be in your post processing program of choice.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 16:45 UTC
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Robjwilli: If this turns out to be any good it will be the tipping point for an A7iii purchase...none of the Sony options are doing it for me at the moment. Either too big or too slow.

Not even the slow part that bothers me... its that the F4 24-70 lens is a potato, especially for that price. This Tamron looks promising.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 21:45 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7 III (584 comments in total)
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Great Bustard: Who would buy this when you could get a 6D2 for $100 less? : )

WOOOSH to so many people in this reply chain.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 21:30 UTC
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John: Leaving video out of this, what is the difference between this camera and the Fujifilm X-T2?

IBIS, better sensor, better video quality and likely better AF. Other than that, nothing really.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 00:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1545 comments in total)
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Morpho Hunter: The IS of this camera is disappointing, see:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugcUV9d5OPU&pbjreload=10

(However, to be fair, this was tested with a pre-release camera).

@Hauxon2 you are correct. Its intuitive when you think about it too, the larger mass of a bigger sensor is more difficult to actively stabilize (especially for video work) versus smaller sensors. M43's seems to hit a sweet spot for IBIS-based stabilization in video, as both Panny and Oly's latest offerings (sans the GH5s) have great, and usable IBIS for video.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 00:31 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1545 comments in total)
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lakkot: So Fujifilm is better for video because it has IBIS and GH5s is better for viedeo because it does not have IBIS?
Which one is it?

@lakkot
I disagree that IBIS video isn't good enough. All you need is a small rig like an edelkrone, a little bit of duck walking practice and the video footage coming from a Panasonic or Olympus camera is VERY usable in most professional applications, except ones where you are specifically looking for 100% smooth.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 00:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1545 comments in total)
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RaghavBaijal: It might just be me, but I would really like to see Fuji shrink down the IBIS components so they can include it on the XT3 and XT30 too. I won't mind if its not as good as the one on the XH1. Even if it offers only a 2 - 3 stop advantage, its still worth having. Something is always better than nothing.

I believe the problem has to do with the lens mount, because Fuji didn't design the X-mount with IBIS in mind, they are in retrospect trying to tack it on after the fact.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 00:24 UTC
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