NathanUCF

Joined on May 15, 2020

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On article Fujifilm X-T5 initial review (486 comments in total)

No vertical grip for one of the most infamously unwieldy cameras out there? Come on.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2022 at 18:24 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies

Looks good! I don't ever expect Fuji to compete with the big boys in sales figures but I'd like to think their success has played a major part in us getting these high spec APS-C bodies.

Although for people hoping for a Canon RP successor, this looks like Canon telling you to go **** yourself.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2022 at 04:20 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies

Unless they come out with terrible autofocus, this seems like no contest in favor of the Sigma. Only two exceptions I can think of are:
1. You care about the Fujifilm user experience and aesthetic more than value (which a lot of people do, nothing wrong with that)
2. You need a studio portrait lens and you're willing to buy used, I think the 56 1.2 goes for like $600-$650 used and that extra half a stop will absolutely be worth the price to some.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2022 at 06:26 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies

I’ve been waiting for Fuji to make a happy middle between the beautiful but slow 56mm f1.2 and the competent and fast 50mm f2 for ages so I’m very interested to see how this 56mm performs

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2022 at 20:22 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

Im used to seeing with these >f2.8 zooms stuff like “well it slightly misses focus often or it color fringes or whatever but the aperture!” For $1,900 it needs to just be fantastic, no “but the aperture!” excuses allowed.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2021 at 02:15 UTC as 12th comment

Super happy that these are getting updated, the 56 probably needed it more than the 23 but I'm sure its in the pipeline. I can't blame those outside the Fujifilm ecosystem being baffled at the value proposition though

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2021 at 17:33 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
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Photodog2: I actually read through all the comments. I am amazed at the positive reception this is getting. Makes me wonder why no one other than Tamron has thought of this lens before and why even they took this long. Tamron has a 35-150 in Canikon DSLR mounts and I own an Olympus SLR 35-150 but I didn't get the impression those were huge sellers or else other companies would have done similar. Is the camera industry just that oblivious to what customers really want or need?

I don’t think it’s necessarily an issue of missing the audience as much as whenever a manufacturer for a young mount releasing anything that isn’t a trinity zoom you’ll surely find “where’s the 24-70 2.8/ 70-200 2.8?” in the comments

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2021 at 18:27 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR field review (306 comments in total)
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photoaddict: Isn't F1 on XF equivalent to F0.8 on FF due to its larger sensor size?

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Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 05:41 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR field review (306 comments in total)
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LJ - Eljot: Still think that focal lenght for a specific image size is a crude way to state the angle of view.
This lens gives you a diagonal AoV of 31.6° an a horozontal one of 26.6°.
For reference:
The normal focal length gives 53°.
The 50mm on a 24mm x 36mm sensor gives 47°.

Your method is definitely more precise but it’s less meaningful for the intended audience. If you say “equivalent to 75mm” I can immediately recall images I’ve taken at 70 and images I’ve seen elsewhere taken at 70. “31.6 degrees” means nothing to me and would just lead to me googling what FF focal length that implies.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 05:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR field review (306 comments in total)
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WorldSBK: Quite expensive ?

It's a f/1.0 lens !!!

Matty, you have a fair point that it’s cheaper than most 85mm f1.4s, but the Sigma 85mm f1.4 was considered by reviewers to be better than the G Master in almost every way and it’s available to buy in almost every store that sells the G Master, so I don’t see why it doesn’t “count” other than because it’s existence is inconvenient for your argument.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 05:12 UTC
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semorg: Are the last two episodes just program fillers? As they are reviewing the Nikon and canon cameras that are being released next week?

Nothing's been announced recently, and the Youtube algorithm will stomp them into the ground if they just don't upload for two weeks.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2021 at 02:04 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN 'Art' (169 comments in total)

I wish this competed with the new G Master more but this design was probably already completed by the time the G Master was announced. It seems fairly priced for its trade offs.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2021 at 15:48 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Sony announces new ultra-fast FE 50mm F1.2 GM lens (537 comments in total)

I would have preferred a 1.4 for $500 less but this looks like a great lens to look forward to some day.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2021 at 07:40 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies

The stitched faux leather accent tag in the exact same shape on the exact same place on the bag, holy ****. Thankfully Amazon didn’t copy the Capture Clip attachment points so PD still has that to attract buyers.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2021 at 04:28 UTC as 121st comment

I’ll probably never own it but it’s awesome that something like this even exists. Congratulations to the engineers at Sony.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 18:43 UTC as 263rd comment | 1 reply
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astirusty: "I probably should also mention neither one is really 70mm. Most 24-70mm lenses are actually 26-67mm; most 70-200s are about 73mm to 190mm.)"

Nothing against Roger...
Instead of expecting Photographers who range in backgrounds from Artists to Teachers to Farmers to Lawyers, too learn about technical aspects of lens field curvature limits and waste time doing 3D lens testing.

How about camera Lens makers not stretching capabilities of their Lens for marketing purposes. Sell 24-70mm lens as 26-67mm or make it to be 24-65mm or 30-70mm.

I agree with you. Also made me think of my favorite case of that. The Sony RX100 VII is oddly marketed as having 20.1MP instead of just 20MP, especially since the largest file it can produce is 19.96 MP. I have no problem with that being rounded up to 20 for advertising purposes, but 20.1?

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2020 at 06:17 UTC
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2022 (2072 comments in total)
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MrHollywood: WHAAAAAT is DPreview talking about? I'd tested a bunch of F mount lenses on the Z7 and the results are IDENTICAL to my D850.

So what is the "variable" and "gamble" nonsense all about?

Robert

I think you misread, that sentence was referring to third party adapters for adapting Nikon F lenses onto the Sony E mount.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2020 at 06:48 UTC
On article Tamron announces 17-70mm F2.8 for Sony APS-C cameras (335 comments in total)
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NathanUCF: Awesome lens for the crop sensor market and $800 is a good price that precludes questions of “if you’re going to spend that much then why not just go full frame?”

To clarify preclude means “prevent from happening,” I meant that the affordability of the lens would prevent people from asking “at that price why not just go full frame,” my apologies for any confusion.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2020 at 20:12 UTC
On article Tamron announces 17-70mm F2.8 for Sony APS-C cameras (335 comments in total)

Awesome lens for the crop sensor market and $800 is a good price that precludes questions of “if you’re going to spend that much then why not just go full frame?”

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2020 at 15:21 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies

I’m interested in seeing a more direct comparison to the Sony 35mm 1.8 because as a Fuji alumni I’m a big fan of lens barrel aperture dials.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2020 at 23:54 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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