sportyaccordy

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On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with new Voigtländer E-mount primes (104 comments in total)
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Dimijis: Can someone enlighten me as to why a manual lens that communicates EXIF data is such a big advantage ?
Will it make me better pictures ? will it get me more clients ? or make my life overall more fulfilled ?
Coz I would argue that a lens void of any electronics that can fail is more of an advantage.

https://dominik-photography.com/
DOMINIK

On gen II A7 bodies, communicating the focal length will enable proper IBIS calibration automatically. General EXIF info will also enable for automatic corrections in processing software. There's definitely value in it.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 04:09 UTC

This was a little boring. They need to up the resolution. 8 million drones! 4K show.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 03:48 UTC as 9th comment

Looks great, but no landscapes?

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 17:33 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (193 comments in total)
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rcower: What size filters do these lenses use?

200mm

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 15:30 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (103 comments in total)

I rarely bring my camera out without my (Tamron) 24-70. Replaced a bag of primes and works great. I second the suggestion for an 18-50 next.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 12:31 UTC as 31st comment

Nice! Question now.... how much does the 24-70 weigh?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 12:38 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
On article Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available (250 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Curious to see how this performs and autofocuses on an FE body.

I am pretty sure these things will need the Metabones to work. My Fotodiox did not play nice with my old whirr motor EF 35/2. I'd say the cheapo AF adapters are for USM only (and we are talking like 03 and newer)

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 13:25 UTC
On article Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available (250 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Curious to see how this performs and autofocuses on an FE body.

Eh... in my experience a crap lens is no better with a Speed Booster. That said, I have wanted a cheapo 85 for a while, so if this gets the job done I'm interested. I just realized Yongnuo has a 100/2 though, which is even more interesting to me.....

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 01:46 UTC
On article Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available (250 comments in total)

Curious to see how this performs and autofocuses on an FE body.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 18:29 UTC as 27th comment | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D (70 comments in total)

Would it really kill them to add a second control dial..... camera companies don't have the latitude to nickel and dime us anymore....

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 16:44 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (241 comments in total)

I have similarly fond memories of my D40. That CCD sensor had nice punch up to ISO400, for better or worse. With nice lenses at web viewing resolutions it was pretty formidable. Even with an A7II sometimes I still miss it.... but not enough to spend $25 to get another one.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 11:35 UTC as 91st comment
On article New Canon EOS 77D sits between Rebel T7i and EOS 80D (50 comments in total)

Canon still doesn't get it. AF aside, something like the relentlessly mocked K-S1 walks all over this in terms of features. Canikon need to get away from this stupid ancient idea of holding back cheap/free features on low end models. All of these cameras could be consolidated into one great body.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:39 UTC as 14th comment
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Howard: This is very sad and a cautionary tale for all the camera manufacturers.

At the onslaught of smart phone and wearables, etc. camera manufacturers really need to face the reality and adapt. I think they should:

1. Abandon all low-end compacts immediately. There are just not enough consumers (after adopting smart phones) left in this market.
2. At the high end, DSLR will still have a place for professionals. They need to reduce the number of models, and focus on prosumer and above. Abandon all entry level models.
3. Mirrorless is the future. They need to have a well defined product line with a few (not too many) models and a complete line of lenses. Even today, Canon's mirrorless lineup is sorely lacking, and Sony's needs much to be desired too (but they have more).
4. Maybe there is a place for high end all-in-one cams such as the Sony RX10/RX100s, I don't know, but these shouldn't be their focus.

Do it now or face extinction!

DSLRs are no more specialized than MILCs. The two camera types will continue to converge functionally and the split will come down to a matter of market preference. But the idea that DSLRs will become some irrelevant niche form factor is ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 19:54 UTC
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Howard: This is very sad and a cautionary tale for all the camera manufacturers.

At the onslaught of smart phone and wearables, etc. camera manufacturers really need to face the reality and adapt. I think they should:

1. Abandon all low-end compacts immediately. There are just not enough consumers (after adopting smart phones) left in this market.
2. At the high end, DSLR will still have a place for professionals. They need to reduce the number of models, and focus on prosumer and above. Abandon all entry level models.
3. Mirrorless is the future. They need to have a well defined product line with a few (not too many) models and a complete line of lenses. Even today, Canon's mirrorless lineup is sorely lacking, and Sony's needs much to be desired too (but they have more).
4. Maybe there is a place for high end all-in-one cams such as the Sony RX10/RX100s, I don't know, but these shouldn't be their focus.

Do it now or face extinction!

Oh god can we dial back the MILC zealotry a bit....

Yes, it's true that MILCs are just about holding flat while DSLRs are basically in freefall. But I think that's reflective of the change in the market more than MILC superiority. MILCs are more premium products with less mainstream appeal. Bulk of DSLR sales were very mass market- and the mass market is done buying ILCs. Canikon could change all their cameras to MILCs and volume would still continue to plummet...... the mirror most DSLR buyers don't even know exists is not what is driving the decline.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 18:50 UTC
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sportyaccordy: What a shame. The DL1850 had the potential to be a game changer. What exactly are these development costs they are speaking of? I don't recall these cameras having anything unique to anything else Nikon makes, besides the bodies/lenses.

In any case, that 18-50mm equivalent lens is an interesting idea and I hope someone else capitalizes on it. Nikon really is in a bad way though. It's becoming worrisome.

I'm pretty sure the E-M1 II has that capability. No help to Nikon of course but it's out there.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 18:48 UTC

What a shame. The DL1850 had the potential to be a game changer. What exactly are these development costs they are speaking of? I don't recall these cameras having anything unique to anything else Nikon makes, besides the bodies/lenses.

In any case, that 18-50mm equivalent lens is an interesting idea and I hope someone else capitalizes on it. Nikon really is in a bad way though. It's becoming worrisome.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 17:28 UTC as 227th comment | 2 replies
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (178 comments in total)

Instagram should make a straw filter.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 15:04 UTC as 52nd comment

I don't know much about video, but what does this do that a $150 USB video capture card couldn't?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 18:12 UTC as 15th comment
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Ramius: So we´re in 2017 now and still no FE-version? What the hell Tamron?

I didn't say current Sony E mount lenses are DSLR designs with a hollow tube. I specifically said the 24-70 & 70-200 GM lenses are the same lengths as their SLR equivalents with adapters attached. Your inability to understand the difference is not my problem, and more importantly has nothing to do with the fact that Tamron could easily port this design over to FE pretty easily.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 12:28 UTC
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Ramius: So we´re in 2017 now and still no FE-version? What the hell Tamron?

What's horrible about it? You do know lenses like the 24-70 and 70-200 GM are the same length as their SLR equivalents with an adapter attached, right? Physics are physics... there's zero benefit in complete redesigns of lenses with such long photo lengths.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 19:38 UTC
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