tkbslc

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On article Miser's Macro: Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro sample gallery (38 comments in total)
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Rockyroad: What differentiates the 30mm from the 60mm for macro photography (I have the 60mm)?

Does the 30mm have any advantages?

Cheaper, smaller, lighter.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 00:15 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 First Impressions Review (128 comments in total)

The f1.4 aperture rating seems kind of like a scam given that it instantly drops to f2 as soon as you even look at the zoom lever.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 21:38 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 First Impressions Review (128 comments in total)
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tkbslc: I wish the NIkon DL24-85 wasn't in limbo so we could compare it to this camera.

They are actually roughly identical in size. Nikon has an add-on EVF option and hotshoe.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 21:34 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 First Impressions Review (128 comments in total)
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superstar905: Looks like Oly has figured out how to stabilize 4k video with the EMII.

Panasonic did it in the $700 gx85 already.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:25 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 First Impressions Review (128 comments in total)

I wish the NIkon DL24-85 wasn't in limbo so we could compare it to this camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:57 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 First Impressions Review (128 comments in total)
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PedroMZ: And the third odd decision is the fact that it has no viewfinder or even the possibility of adding one. A whole page on its video capabilities and no comment from yourselves about the missing EVF. I am beginning to wonder if you should not re-name your web site Digital Video-photography review. How many more times do manufacturers need to be told that in decent light rear screens are almost useless.Surely it is partly your job to stick up for traditional photography.

It's not "missing" an EVF if the manufacturer didn't intend for it to have one. Just like it isn't missing 10x zoom and it isn't missing a larger sensor. If you require any of those possible camera configurations, then this isn't the camera for you.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:55 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (548 comments in total)
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solarider: Curiously Canon hobbles the fastest shutter speed at 1/4000th second, for a nearly $1000 camera.

It's OK, all the lenses are f3.5-5.6,

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 16:57 UTC

A native portrait lens would be nice, but I guess the 50mm STM + adapter will be pretty cheap and compact.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 05:11 UTC as 202nd comment

Huawei's use of similar technology got excellent results, but not necessarily better than just using a single top quality RGB sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 17:59 UTC as 11th comment
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)
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madeinlisboa: Why should I spend so much money in this brick when I can get a compact camera which has real optical zoom and better low light handling for a fraction of the price??? Is everyone getting insane??

98% of people were already going to buy a phone anyway.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 22:38 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)
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Adam2: So, pro photographers with access are given the latest iPhone to prove what? That they can make decent compositions? IQ really isn't there and if you gave them an old film P&S they could achieve the same effect. I guess convenience has a place?

Which film P&S? Certainly none that I ever used.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 19:48 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)
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Miike Dougherty: Wow, my Nikon D500 on matrix metering isn't able to handle the mixed sun and shade nearly as well as the iPhone. I shoot a college football and a half shaded field is very difficult to expose accurately. Once the sun goes down though, the images are really well exposed on the Nikon.

That's the beauty of a fast processor. It's doing exposure blending in camera. It also can do ISO 20 which really helps with the noise.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 19:37 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (359 comments in total)

I guess the EXIF on these is confirmation that the 56mm EFL lens is only f2.8 and a much smaller 8.5x crop sensor. That is extremely small even by phone standards (56/6.6 = 8.5)

The regular 28mm EFL lens is 7x crop f1.8 which equates to a 1/3" sensor. (28/3.99mm = 7)

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 19:34 UTC as 24th comment

Tokina still knows how to do AF, doesn't it?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 19:16 UTC as 16th comment
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Bombastic: I guess I'll depend on Sigma to deliver reasonably priced optics for my a6300.

For all of the current Sigma lenses for Sony mount, there is a very closely priced Sony brand alternative. Not sure what you are getting at here.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 02:31 UTC
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ObelixCMM: I'm surprised Sigma didn't brand this lens as Art

Possibly to prevent confusion with their SLR 30mm lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 02:24 UTC
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Doug Hoke: Been hoping Sigma introduces this with the Canon EF-M mount, since Canon doesn't seem to understand M shooters want fast primes!

C'mon, you have one already!

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 02:23 UTC
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TN Args: Thanks for the review, it is obviously a very good lens.

This is the lens that is offered as a kit on the new Sigma sd Quattro camera for $999 the lot. Huge bargain for people who like imaging excellence at low ISO without IS and slow-ish AF, and have a photographic style that suits such a rig.

That's not correct. The SD Quattro uses the Sigma SA mount, which was originally for SLR cameras. The SD Quattro kit has the Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM Art, which is also sold in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A and Pentax mount.

(It is also a very good lens, just not the one reviewed here)

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 02:23 UTC
On article Samyang goes Premium with MF lens range (58 comments in total)
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Astrotripper: Manual focus 14mm? Fine.

But manual focus 85mm f/1.2? And a premium at that? I really wonder what that "premium" label means for the price. And if they can get away with not providing AF at a premium price, like Zeiss could.

I highly doubt it is going to be Zeiss priced.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 17:51 UTC
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tkbslc: While I agree with many of these points, it seems a bit over the top to make a special article for the Iphone 7, when most of these points apply to flagships from every brand.

Sure. The iPhone gets massive credit for what they did with the 4s. It spurred on a lot of competitive response. What's why I said it's hard to give them much credit "since the 4s".

However, they pretty much coasted the past 3 years why everyone else (especially samsung and LG) went pretty crazy with camera tech. And Apple seems to be begrudgingly including those features when they possibly can't get away without it any longer.

I do applaud the second longer focal length lens. I think that's the first true photo-related innovation from Apple for a long time.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 04:22 UTC
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