meanwhile

meanwhile

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steelhead3: This camera takes the guts of the 7rII and 77II and makes for a complete package...too bad other makers (other than Panasonic) are not pushing the envelope.

Yes, good points MrCentrist and Interestingness. Isn't it weird how you agree? I'd guess that even your IP address is the same.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
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Krich13: OK, I am not sure I’m getting this straight.
A lens almost a stop _slower_ than Batis 85, _without_ autofocus, _without_ IS weighs 100 grams MORE than Batis? And costs $100 more too? Is it a joke?

One is mainly plastic and will last 20 years. The other is mainly metal and will last 100.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 01:02 UTC
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AshMills: I think its a shame this lens is not f2 at least, particularly bearing in mind it's weight. I'm sure it is gorgeous, but there is nothing worst than framing up and wishing you had a bit more light - especially without IS to fall back on.. I nearly bought the Batis till I saw the LED screen on the top that you cant read unless you look down on it, and will require a bit of tape over on some occasions..

"No I can see why they made it 2.4, all I said was that its a shame. I had the Nikon AI primes that mostly matched nicely so I appreciate the idea."

Speaking of the Nikkors, it would have been great if it was this size and a 105/2.4.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 01:00 UTC
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AshMills: I think its a shame this lens is not f2 at least, particularly bearing in mind it's weight. I'm sure it is gorgeous, but there is nothing worst than framing up and wishing you had a bit more light - especially without IS to fall back on.. I nearly bought the Batis till I saw the LED screen on the top that you cant read unless you look down on it, and will require a bit of tape over on some occasions..

"especially without IS to fall back on"

Get an A7 II, A7S II or A7rII and you have IS to fall back on.

(see that was already covered, sorry)

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 00:58 UTC
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meanwhile: Nice. Hopefully more competition like this will force Sony to add touch-to-focus as well, eventually.

If this doesn't raise their eyebrows then they are looking at the wrong thing.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 00:29 UTC

Nice. Hopefully more competition like this will force Sony to add touch-to-focus as well, eventually.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 09:42 UTC as 58th comment | 4 replies
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (341 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: More marketing BS as always. Anybody with $50 P&S camera + courtside game ticket or access to these POV will be able to produce better if not similar results.

Which paragraph said it had a decent grip and longer than 56mm equivalent?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 13:33 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (341 comments in total)
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fullstop: All these half truths will come back and bite apple the execs are there for a short term gain they will be long gone when the public finally get sick and tired of the spin doctors.

OK.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 07:40 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (341 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: More marketing BS as always. Anybody with $50 P&S camera + courtside game ticket or access to these POV will be able to produce better if not similar results.

Did the article say otherwise?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (341 comments in total)
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fullstop: All these half truths will come back and bite apple the execs are there for a short term gain they will be long gone when the public finally get sick and tired of the spin doctors.

Here's a tinfoil hat for you.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 06:44 UTC
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Ran Plett: Does DPReview get paid to sponsor these campaigns?

People send in a press release. If it's decently written, the product seems of interest, and the photos are a good quality, they'll likely use it. Same as any other site of this type.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 01:17 UTC
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Vahab: Just a gentle reminder: there is out there the Panasonic CM1 cellphone with a 1" 20 meg pixels BSI sensor and Leica lens, introduced in 2014 (two years ago). I'm curious to know how Apple 7 fares here.

I've been waiting for something like the CM1 for years. But I didn't buy one, did you?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 01:09 UTC
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samfan: All this nice great photographic technology and it's all bundled in something that's so cumbersome to use as a camera.

I'd happily buy a pocket camera that has all these features but also a grip to hold onto, a proper shutter button and a battery that I don't need to charge every couple of hours. No to mention controls in the form of buttons and dials (if applicable) so the damn thing can be used with gloves.

How much would it cost to repackage just the camera tech into a separate product and how big would it be? Tiny and cheap, that's how.

"but that DPR is making a statement that if you don't have it you're going to miss out on something"

I don't think that's what they said at all.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 01:03 UTC
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princecody: Raw @ 1st glance seems stupid especially for a small sensor that's in the iPhone.

It will be interesting to see what, if any, difference it makes.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 01:01 UTC
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Mike Davis: I have to hand it to Apple for using sufficiently fast lenses relative to the sensor size and pixel count - f/2.8 and f/1.8 - to avoid visible diffraction in a non-resampled 360 dpi print, measuring 8.3 x 11.1-in., suffering an enlargement factor of 57.5x, yet still supporting subject detail to a resolution of 5 lp/mm after enlargement, when viewed as closely as 25cm (9.84 in.). Viewed, instead, from 50cm (20 in.), an uncropped capture could support 2.5 lp/mm (180 dpi) in a 16.6 x 22.2-in. print from the iPhone 7. Lots of other factors could inhibit that resolution, but at least diffraction would not inhibit a post-enlargement goal of 5 lp/mm and 2.5 lp/mm, respectively, for the two combinations of print size and viewing distance I've given.

This assumes the CMOS sensors actually do measure 4.9 x 3.7cm, that a 30% loss of resolution will occur due to an AA filter and the RGBG algorithm, and that the lenses cannot stop down to smaller apertures.

The DPR comments section is not the place the that kind of reasoned, thoughtful comment. What's wrong with you?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 00:55 UTC
On article Sony offers E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS for Super 35mm/APS-C (131 comments in total)
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Miwok: Thanks Sony, this is exactly the standart zoom the owners of A6xxx are desperately waiting for.

If Sony APS-C camera owners just worked for the time that they whinged, they'd likely already have enough to buy whatever they needed ... there are also plenty of deals out there on the 16-70 for around US$500.

Yes, a new better zoom for APS-C would be great, but given that everyone here already knows that and Sony don't care what you write here ... try sonylistens@am.sony.com

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 00:43 UTC
On article Sony offers E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS for Super 35mm/APS-C (131 comments in total)
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themichaeledge: Any idea how good the manual focusing will be? I have the Sony 18-105mm f4 and it's very frustrating to use, doesn't function like a real manual lens. Anyone else find that?

18-105 is fly-by-wire, this lens has mechanical focusing and zooming, as well as fly-by-wire, so should be much better.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 00:35 UTC
On article Sony offers E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS for Super 35mm/APS-C (131 comments in total)
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ObelixCMM: Overpriced when compared with its older sibling 28-135mm f4.0

The older one is a much simpler, less refined product. The improvements seem to be what was lacking in the old lens, and what the market wanted.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 00:33 UTC

Would this technology work more effectively on cameras with lower pixel counts?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 02:27 UTC as 44th comment
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Howard: Another prime lens for FE? Maybe should divert some effort to making a decent and fast midrange zoom for APS-C E-mount?

I know apples and oranges, but Sony hasn't released any APS-C E-mount lens in 3 years!

Decent, fast midrange APS-C zoom would be great. A design that fixed the issues with the current 16-70 would likely suffice.

Perhaps with the smaller primes they could put a sticker in the box with the APS-C equivalent label that owners could stick on "E 2.8/75 MACRO"? *ducks*

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 02:22 UTC
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