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On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (398 comments in total)
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tlinn: Interesting...
X100S (econd)
X100T (hird)
X100F (ourth)
X100? (fifth)

X100S
X100T
X100F
X100U

How rude, Fuji

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 20:14 UTC
On article CES video: the Panasonic GH5 (74 comments in total)
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HenryDJP: Looks to be a great video cam just like the GH4 is. I just don't understand why Panasonic is so hellbent on staying with the Micro 4/3 format. Anything cropped more than APS-C is a dealbreaker for me for photo. Also he didn't mention anything about the autofocus design. He just said it's "AMAZINGLY FAST". That's a marketing term. That contrast detection AF only on the GH4 was also a big let down. So while this is fine for video, I would look elsewhere for dedicated photo.

Henry, the point was made by me and someone else here; FF is not the limiting factor but company ressources. With other companies, more camera mounts is not paired with increased ressources to support the higher number of camera systems.

Canon's FF DSLR vs their APSC offering and M mount.
Nikon F mount vs APSC DSLRs and Nikon 1 mirrorless system
Sony EF cameras vs E cameras and A mount.

All three of these examples show a clear company preference for a particular sert of products over their other ones they also offer.

It's likely Panasonic would follow a similar pattern if they chose to introduce a new camera system. Since people like me already enjoy m43 products from Panasonic and then what you would propose would at best be a distraction and weaken their commitment to m43 in some way with absolutely no guarantee the payoff would be worth it for whatever new FF system they've tried to introduce.

So no thanks. :)

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 21:28 UTC
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OlyPent: Does it match the 12-100mm f/4.0 Olympus? For that price...Will have to wait for full-sized images to see.

Serious question?

The lenses are nowhere near the same price range. This M lens is more like one of those 14-150/14-140 lenses on m43, to which they are plenty and quality and capabilities are a bit more modest.

Plenty of full size samples if you just click on the gallery link provided.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 13:09 UTC
On article CES video: the Panasonic GH5 (74 comments in total)
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HenryDJP: Looks to be a great video cam just like the GH4 is. I just don't understand why Panasonic is so hellbent on staying with the Micro 4/3 format. Anything cropped more than APS-C is a dealbreaker for me for photo. Also he didn't mention anything about the autofocus design. He just said it's "AMAZINGLY FAST". That's a marketing term. That contrast detection AF only on the GH4 was also a big let down. So while this is fine for video, I would look elsewhere for dedicated photo.

Being in favor of a fully supported system instead of half-baked multiple ones is shilling for a company? No, it's an opinion from a potential customer who wants solid support before buying that type of product. Yes, an opinion, just like yours. That's what those comment sections are for and surprise surprise not everybody agrees with each other.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 08:01 UTC
On article CES video: the Panasonic GH5 (74 comments in total)
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HenryDJP: Looks to be a great video cam just like the GH4 is. I just don't understand why Panasonic is so hellbent on staying with the Micro 4/3 format. Anything cropped more than APS-C is a dealbreaker for me for photo. Also he didn't mention anything about the autofocus design. He just said it's "AMAZINGLY FAST". That's a marketing term. That contrast detection AF only on the GH4 was also a big let down. So while this is fine for video, I would look elsewhere for dedicated photo.

Interchangeable lens cameras don't exist in a vacuum, they need a viable ecosystem too.

Sure, you can just release a camera with no lenses and just adapt lenses, to some people that's great in itself, but to most, native lenses which are specifically designed for that camera are a better option. If that option is offered at all. But that requires time and resources. Nikon 1 and EOSM already serve as a cautionary tale of half-baked systems that couldn't really cut it with just adapted lenses and a few native lenses. I wouldn't take Panasonic seriously for following such a route.

Sony gets "lots of A7 sales" because they carved their own niche by being first. More players, such as Panasonic, to this niche would sell, but they'd be fighting for a smaller slice of this tiny mirrorless pie.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 20:06 UTC
On article CES video: the Panasonic GH5 (74 comments in total)
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HenryDJP: Looks to be a great video cam just like the GH4 is. I just don't understand why Panasonic is so hellbent on staying with the Micro 4/3 format. Anything cropped more than APS-C is a dealbreaker for me for photo. Also he didn't mention anything about the autofocus design. He just said it's "AMAZINGLY FAST". That's a marketing term. That contrast detection AF only on the GH4 was also a big let down. So while this is fine for video, I would look elsewhere for dedicated photo.

Oh no, Panny failed to see that anything cropped more than APSC is a dealbreaker for some people. The whole GH line, going strong for 7-8 years now, must be the biggest scam in the electronic industry. Wharehouses full of unwanted GH cameras must be just sitting there collecting dust yet the company keeps developping and producing new ones. What justifies this utter madness?

Creating your own market niche? Taking advantage of the biggest, most well established and most diversified mirrorless ecosystem? Using a smaller sensor to your own advantage? Rubbish! No way those GH cameras are selling! So there is nothing to understand.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 18:36 UTC
On article A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview (117 comments in total)

Those smallish Panny cameras peaked with the GM1/GM5.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 20:31 UTC as 36th comment
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (271 comments in total)

Innovation category seems a bit useless, but hey more awards for more cameras.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 12:52 UTC as 88th comment

Too much, too soon

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 17:15 UTC as 18th comment
On article Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Sample Gallery (84 comments in total)

Looks like a decent lens.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2016 at 16:22 UTC as 16th comment
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1129 comments in total)
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captura: Maybe if the A6500 got a grip? It's 5-axis image stablization averages 2.5 stops of built-in stabilization.
But the old Olympus OMD E-M10 has 3.5 stops of stabilization, and the E-M10 II has 4 stops.

I expect smaller sensors to be easier to stabilize. Olympus also has more experience and has spent more time perfecting their own IBIS. If Sony is behind then I'm not surprised. Better to have some IBIS then none at all.

I still think it's silly for Sony to restrict (so far) the technology to the most expensive APSC body they've got. A6000 should have been refreshed with a replacement model a long time ago with IBIS included. Same with touchscreen. I do understand that doing as such would destroy much of the appeal of the A6500 but many of those features are not high-end features, they're just long overdue.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 21:56 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1129 comments in total)
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bleeboo: Got one, with the 18-105 power zoom, and it is a very good camera.

The only thing I find disappointing about it, is the IBIS in video mode.

Not too good, compared to the Olympus e-M1 MkII.

I suppose there's never going to be the perfect camera, but both the Oly and the Sony are small enough to carry in one bag, so I'll use the Sony for 100mps 120fps slow motion and stills, and the Oly for run and gun 4K video and the occasional still.

One day, there will be an amalgam of the two cameras into a near perfect set up.

It means OIS is irrelevant if you're shooting with the A6500. DPR is not sure, but they speculate this is still a work-in-progress.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 20:45 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1129 comments in total)
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bleeboo: Got one, with the 18-105 power zoom, and it is a very good camera.

The only thing I find disappointing about it, is the IBIS in video mode.

Not too good, compared to the Olympus e-M1 MkII.

I suppose there's never going to be the perfect camera, but both the Oly and the Sony are small enough to carry in one bag, so I'll use the Sony for 100mps 120fps slow motion and stills, and the Oly for run and gun 4K video and the occasional still.

One day, there will be an amalgam of the two cameras into a near perfect set up.

Already covered in the review. Lenses with OIS (steadyshot) make no difference with the IBIS as far as DPR could measure/test.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 20:06 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1129 comments in total)
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AshMills: Is there a practical reason this form factor could not exist with the FE chip inside? - flange depth is the same, just a bit more squeezing.. Oh yes...heat... hmm.

Aside from 4K video recording (overheating), there is no technical difficulties for a rangefinder-style FF camera. They can even strip it down by removing features like EVF, flash or tilty screens to reduce physical size and cut costs.

But Sony chooses not to do it.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 20:02 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1129 comments in total)
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bleeboo: Got one, with the 18-105 power zoom, and it is a very good camera.

The only thing I find disappointing about it, is the IBIS in video mode.

Not too good, compared to the Olympus e-M1 MkII.

I suppose there's never going to be the perfect camera, but both the Oly and the Sony are small enough to carry in one bag, so I'll use the Sony for 100mps 120fps slow motion and stills, and the Oly for run and gun 4K video and the occasional still.

One day, there will be an amalgam of the two cameras into a near perfect set up.

"One day, there will be an amalgam of the two cameras into a near perfect set up."

The GH5?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 19:10 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1129 comments in total)
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AshMills: Is there a practical reason this form factor could not exist with the FE chip inside? - flange depth is the same, just a bit more squeezing.. Oh yes...heat... hmm.

E mount and A mount have different philosophies. A mount only have DSLR-style bodies because... they're DSLRs.

With E mount, Sony draws a line in the sand and only FF gets the DSLR bodies while APSC gets stuck with rangefinders (A3000 is the only exception and they doesn't seem willing to repeat it). Still a bit strange since Sony is pushing those FE/FF lenses hard on APSC; one could use bigger and better ergonomics for that purpose.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 18:53 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1129 comments in total)
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AshMills: Is there a practical reason this form factor could not exist with the FE chip inside? - flange depth is the same, just a bit more squeezing.. Oh yes...heat... hmm.

FE? As in Full Frame camera? It's the same reason why they don't make a DSLR-style, high-end body with a APSC sensor: they fear cannibalizing their own sales.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 18:28 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1129 comments in total)
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PPierre: A6300 from six months ago : 85%. This adds IBIS, better menus, better controls, better JPEGs at high ISO, way better buffer, touchscreen and it's... 85%.

They punished the A6500 for being released too quickly and at too high a price for what it actually offers compared to the lower-end Sonys.

But personally, I think the A6300 should have been a silver award camera too.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 18:24 UTC
On article Have Your Say: Best Zoom Lens of 2016 (73 comments in total)
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bluevellet: I didn't expect the 12-100 f4 to do so well...

There isn't such a thread. Maybe you're thinking of Pentax users?

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2016 at 19:00 UTC
On article Have Your Say: Best Zoom Lens of 2016 (73 comments in total)
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Herp Photos: Where is my Fujifilm XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR?

Constant aperture zooms rule supreme. Check how poorly the Tamron is doing so far.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 19:29 UTC
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