brendon1000

brendon1000

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NDT0001: Fuji is on the right track. Leaving the other major players behind in the MF market.

^^ Its not really competing but another choice to use.

The difference between APS-C and FF isn't terribly large. But having used FF I don't like the small loss in IQ when shooting APS-C. For someone like me who appreciates the advantages of a larger sensor its difficult to accept something less capable.

So if I was very rich and could afford to spend $15k on a system to upgrade from FF I might have considered the Fuji for its slightly better IQ.

However my requirements need fast AF and none of the MF cameras offer that at this point so its not for me. More pressing is the cost of buying into the system but that should come down over time.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 06:11 UTC
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ttran88: Does this mean XF mount is soon to be abandoned by Fujifilm?

Highly doubt it. They are more than capable of supporting two mounts when the second MF system is going to sell in very small numbers which won't tax their production.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 06:07 UTC
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justmeMN: DPR posts Sony press releases, but it "forgot" to post this press release from Canon:

"Canon Celebrates its 14th Consecutive Year of No. 1 Marketshare in Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Cameras"

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-details/2017/20170329-Marketshare/20170329-Marketshare

Flruckas - Yes cause one small genre of photography that few people shoot is the deciding factor for a camera brand! :p

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 16:14 UTC
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justmeMN: DPR posts Sony press releases, but it "forgot" to post this press release from Canon:

"Canon Celebrates its 14th Consecutive Year of No. 1 Marketshare in Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Cameras"

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-details/2017/20170329-Marketshare/20170329-Marketshare

Nokia story is a little different. It's relatively easy for anyone to manufacture phones. Cameras are a lot more tougher for a new player to enter into and canon and Nikon have spent decades building up a strong support system that is very difficult for others to emulate.

As much as I like my Sony system the service is no where near as good as Canon and Nikon in my country

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 16:13 UTC
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justmeMN: DPR posts Sony press releases, but it "forgot" to post this press release from Canon:

"Canon Celebrates its 14th Consecutive Year of No. 1 Marketshare in Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Cameras"

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-details/2017/20170329-Marketshare/20170329-Marketshare

That is hardly news. Nikon and canon are always the big two fighting amongst themselves unmindful of the smaller players. But Sony success is something that is news.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 14:27 UTC
On article Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8 (182 comments in total)
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RubberDials: So many moronic comments on this page - too big, too slow, overpriced, paying for the blue badge etc..

If only the lens designers at Zeiss knew as much as you guys eh? They could have made it smaller and a lot faster!

Why don't you try emailing them your lens schematics? Maybe chuck in some suggestions for where to use aspheres or air spaces and what kind of substrates they could go with. Ways they could polish the elements to cut down on light scatter...

I'm sure the guys at Zeiss/Tamron/Cosina or whoever throws this Zeiss junk together would be pleased to get your designs. They haven't got a clue, right?

Early indications are that the optical quality of this lens is astounding, but I'm sure you guys could do better.

Having an opinion is one thing. Having an opinion based totally on ignorance is another. Ignorance and untruths need to be nipped in the bud. So much BS and misinformation is being spread around these forums that it is staggering.

In this thread alone people have dismissed this lens purely because it's highly likely to be a Tamron design. That is meaningless by itself since its the results that matter.

I have also been guilty of spreading misinformation and I reluctantly had to eat humble pie when corrected but at least I stopped.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 03:07 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (918 comments in total)
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Robin Ducker: Say what you like but DPR has awarded Gold to a camera that has difficulty focussing, cannot meet the MF necessity of having high speed flash sync, is applicable to a very limited range of subjects, has less than a handful of lenses and costs 3 times as much as competing Gold winning cameras while offering only a performance improvement that is hard to quantify, while probably missing 80% of the subject shots.

Lack of objectivity is hard to deny.

Sorry but I call your BS. If you can't show your photos don't try and pass your lies as truth. You are just an anonymous online entity and people shouldnt blindly believe you without verification.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 17:15 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (918 comments in total)
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Robin Ducker: Say what you like but DPR has awarded Gold to a camera that has difficulty focussing, cannot meet the MF necessity of having high speed flash sync, is applicable to a very limited range of subjects, has less than a handful of lenses and costs 3 times as much as competing Gold winning cameras while offering only a performance improvement that is hard to quantify, while probably missing 80% of the subject shots.

Lack of objectivity is hard to deny.

What does it matter what you said? None of your claims are verifiable. You just make a ton of unverifable claims in your posts that it's very hard to take you seriously. All your claims are easily verifiable with photos but for some weird reason you refuse to share them just like you hide behind a pseudo name. So honestly tell us why anyone should anyone believe your statements if you choose not to give us any proof?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 03:53 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (918 comments in total)
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Robin Ducker: Say what you like but DPR has awarded Gold to a camera that has difficulty focussing, cannot meet the MF necessity of having high speed flash sync, is applicable to a very limited range of subjects, has less than a handful of lenses and costs 3 times as much as competing Gold winning cameras while offering only a performance improvement that is hard to quantify, while probably missing 80% of the subject shots.

Lack of objectivity is hard to deny.

Howaboutraw I see you are still claiming to own all these cameras and lenses and yet won't post anything to prove you do.

@robin - Please don't take Howaboutraw seriously. He will claim to own and use almost every camera but if you ask him for Any shred of proof he will have none. He refuses to share any of his images cause he claims they are top secret and the government will have him executed if he does! Believe him at your own risk. Since he hasn't given me any sort of proof I am treating everything he says as a lie.

In fact I wouldn't be surprised if he was some sort of intelligent computer bot considering the amount of time he has on his hands to post :)

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 16:34 UTC
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Melchiorum: So this is the next thing we should be outraged about today?

Look, guys, this is getting ridiculous. People get stranded and die in forests, so "don't take photos of forests!" People get mugged in city streets, so "don't take photos in cities! What? You want to shoot a city AT NIGHT? Are you mad? Nights are dangerous, you might get killed!"

Yes, we live a dangerous world. People sometimes die. Dumb people die more often. That does not mean we should lock ourselves in sterile safe zones and hope nothing bad happens to us. Photographers go to war zones, descend into volcanoes and dive in underwater caves, just to get that shot and tell a story, and here we are worrying about someone shooting bloody train tracks. The only thing to be outraged about here is just how overdone train track photos are (probably only rivaled by sunsets).

How about we don't get outraged by dumb crap and instead use some common sense, be aware of our surroundings and know the risks?

The main real difference between this and others is that taking photos on train tracks is also illegal in many countries.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 08:07 UTC
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Amateur Hour: I see 'high added value' as a Freudian slip for 'high added margin'....

Yes of course. The high end market won't sell as much as the low end market but of course the margins will be higher. That is how companies like Sony are surviving as sales are dropping every year but profits are not dropping that much as they keep releasing higher priced products

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 07:00 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Good to see Nikon FINALLY catching up to Sony, with the tilt screen.

Sandy not liking your ignorant posts! :)

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 11:10 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Good to see Nikon FINALLY catching up to Sony, with the tilt screen.

It doesn't matter who had it first. It was who adopted the technology on a large scale first. Sharp made the first capacitive touch screen phone but no one rememberes them only apple with its first iPhone

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 05:47 UTC
On article Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8 (182 comments in total)
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(unknown member): At that price it should be f1.4 with IS, no excuses! Consider this, you can buy a 135mm f2.8 AiS Nikkor for 5% of what this costs. I paid £40, and it is seriously sharp.Very small, very easy to hand-hold at low shutter speeds, like so many of its vintage.

They made a smelling mistake! It is a Batty series lens, not Batis, so no bouquets then?!

@straylightrun - Just because the design could 'possibly' be a Tamron means zilch. Tamron doesn't make this lens. Zeiss does with their service and quality controls and you service it at a Zeiss service center.

If you don't need extremely sharp images then there are plenty of older lenses out there that will do the job. If however you do want super sharp photos with AF then this is the lens for you.

Else get a Sony 90mm f2.8 macro which is also extremely sharp but not an APO lens and not that long as this lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 05:43 UTC
On article Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8 (182 comments in total)
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straylightrun: So its not fast, its not compact and its not cheap. Why does this lens exist again? Are there people out there willing to pay this much for a Tamron designed lens , just for the blue badge?

You guys seem to forget this is an APO lens. True APO lenses are not cheap. This means zero LOCA and very high sharpness.This lens should be at the pinnacle of lens sharpness for Sony mirrorless. If that doesn't matter to you (it doesn't to me either) then there are other cheaper lenses available.

To be fair I find this lens too expensive BUT if you need ultimate sharpness and AF for Sony mirror-less camera then this lens should do the job beautifully.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 05:40 UTC
On article Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8 (182 comments in total)
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greenlight149: I would want a version without stabilization for $500 less. If you are shooting moving targets then IS isn't really essential anyways. It's a nice feature, but $2000 (i'm assuming either USD or euros, which means its more like $2600 + tax...so $3000 CAD) is a bit hard to swallow for a 2.8 prime.

Do you really think stabilization will add $500 to the lens cost ? I would wager the actual cost would be less than $100 or else kit lenses wouldn't come with stabilisation.

My guess is that the APO design and Zeiss badge added to the cost significantly.

I do agree that when the older MF Zeiss 135mm f2 sold for $1700 this f2.8 version with a price tag of $2000 is a bit hard to swallow.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 05:22 UTC
On article Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8 (182 comments in total)
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RubberDials: So many moronic comments on this page - too big, too slow, overpriced, paying for the blue badge etc..

If only the lens designers at Zeiss knew as much as you guys eh? They could have made it smaller and a lot faster!

Why don't you try emailing them your lens schematics? Maybe chuck in some suggestions for where to use aspheres or air spaces and what kind of substrates they could go with. Ways they could polish the elements to cut down on light scatter...

I'm sure the guys at Zeiss/Tamron/Cosina or whoever throws this Zeiss junk together would be pleased to get your designs. They haven't got a clue, right?

Early indications are that the optical quality of this lens is astounding, but I'm sure you guys could do better.

@NemanRa - Please stop spreading misinformation. The Batis 85mm f1.8 (and many Batis lenses possible all Batis lenses) are based on Tamron optical designs BUT they are NOT DSLR lenses.

So the Tamron 85mm f1.8 VC has a very different optical formula than the Batis 85mm f1.8.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 05:20 UTC
On article Zeiss formally announces Batis 135mm F2.8 (182 comments in total)
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shotbyliuk: Why choose this over the 70-200 GM?

Its a true APO design. Which should mean zero LOCA and some pretty insane sharpness levels.

Secondly its far more compact and lightweight compared to the 70-200mm GM.

That said I wouldn't want a f2.8 lens for $2000. I am sure a 135mm f2 GM version will be launched for around $2200 or so in some time.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 19:17 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (918 comments in total)
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Neuropsychology: my takeaway is that if one has the A7RII or 5DSR there's no reason to spend 8k or more on this system, especially given the dearth of lenses.

Well the Fuji has no really fast lenses like any modern 35mm sensor camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 18:38 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (665 comments in total)
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Mared: Basically the same review as the Sony 99II and all for 1/3 the price of the Sony...

Not really the same camera. The A99 II has a 2.3 times larger sensor, 42 MP vs 24 MP, 4k video, much faster burst speeds, larger buffer and a much larger AF coverage.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 16:46 UTC
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