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With a bag of Sigma Art primes, every day is shoulder day😁

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 15:10 UTC as 35th comment
On article Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7 (146 comments in total)

No need for a canary in the coalmine...it's been billowing smoke for the last 4 years. At this point Sony's ILC operations are a novelty; maybe an R&D arm.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 17:33 UTC as 16th comment
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rrccad: except that D810 will most likely focus better with tracking, faster, shoot in a large scope of environments, and requirements .. have an ecosystem that will be unmatched by any MF company in terms of size, price and weight of the lenses,etc,etc.

not sure what the point of comparing the size of the camera really is.. show a 24-70 2.8 mounted on the D810 and Fuji and get back to me.

btw, it's not 1.7x bigger than full frame by any conventional measure.

It comes with AF fine tune, and various 3rd party lens makers have developed AF tuning docks. It's a known design issue. The viewfinder sees what everything else sees... IF everything is in alignment. If not... good luck!

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 04:40 UTC
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rrccad: except that D810 will most likely focus better with tracking, faster, shoot in a large scope of environments, and requirements .. have an ecosystem that will be unmatched by any MF company in terms of size, price and weight of the lenses,etc,etc.

not sure what the point of comparing the size of the camera really is.. show a 24-70 2.8 mounted on the D810 and Fuji and get back to me.

btw, it's not 1.7x bigger than full frame by any conventional measure.

Good enough is subjective. I love FF and built a full system for about $3K. This is not worth it to me.

But just as FF is able to pull away from APS-C/MFT purely on glass, so will this from FF. Similarly the price premium of this is 3x to FF just as FF is to crop systems, generally speaking. FF has the advantage of decades of legacy glass this doesn't resulting in more versatiity, but if you aren't shooting the Olympics or lions in the Serengetti I'm sure this will be fine. All they need is to fill out the standard equivalent primes and make some 3-5x zooms and they will be good. All that's really needed for a general purpose system.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 17:39 UTC
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rrccad: except that D810 will most likely focus better with tracking, faster, shoot in a large scope of environments, and requirements .. have an ecosystem that will be unmatched by any MF company in terms of size, price and weight of the lenses,etc,etc.

not sure what the point of comparing the size of the camera really is.. show a 24-70 2.8 mounted on the D810 and Fuji and get back to me.

btw, it's not 1.7x bigger than full frame by any conventional measure.

Someone sounds frightened! D810 also has parallax issues that are hard to resolve.

For someone who wants the ultimate in IQ in a portable camera the only competition is the new Hassy, which I'm sure costs more. Don't hate progress!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 16:22 UTC

Pretty cool. Good job Fuji! Makes a ton of sense.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 16:17 UTC as 28th comment
On article SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina (95 comments in total)

I love that they post pictures of this stuff.

I wonder what the write speed will be. I feel like if you put this in a D5 and just held the shutter button the camera would catch fire.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 19:02 UTC as 29th comment
On article Photokina 2016: Hands on with Sigma's latest lenses (81 comments in total)

Look at the front element of that 85.... I'm surprised there's not a dark cloud in front of it, drinking all that light.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:30 UTC as 19th comment
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (201 comments in total)
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Androole: The quality of these images is almost enough to silence the lure of FF...

You'd have to be a rank fanboy to deny that the output from this lens is seriously impressive. You can't even say "for a Micro Four Thirds lens."

Ptox how does this fit the compromise for IQ and portability? It's bigger than most MFT zooms and heavier than most MFT bodies. And cost had to be factored in... do MFT users not care about value or price? Why is there a range of lenses available at different price points rather than just all lenses like this?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 06:36 UTC

Looks good though I prefer the new Hasselblad for size.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 06:24 UTC as 50th comment
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (201 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: This almost has the DoF and light gathering ability of my $100 50 1.8! Keep plugging away Olympus.... maybe one day!

ptox what modern 50 1.8 isn't sharp or low distortion at f2.4? It's probably the simplest mainstream lens design available

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:23 UTC
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (201 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: This almost has the DoF and light gathering ability of my $100 50 1.8! Keep plugging away Olympus.... maybe one day!

For different fields of view and focal distances you are correct Androole but for the same field of view and focal distance aperture diameter ^2 * t-stop * shutter speed / f-stop = quantity of light the sensor can capture

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:21 UTC
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (201 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: This almost has the DoF and light gathering ability of my $100 50 1.8! Keep plugging away Olympus.... maybe one day!

You have to multiply the T-stop by the indicated aperture area to get the full light gathering ability. More photos will pass through a bigger holefor a given shutter speed - that is the whole basis of exposure and a fundamental parameter of image quality.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:17 UTC
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (201 comments in total)
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Androole: The quality of these images is almost enough to silence the lure of FF...

You'd have to be a rank fanboy to deny that the output from this lens is seriously impressive. You can't even say "for a Micro Four Thirds lens."

The lure is still strong when you consider similar FF lenses literally cost 1/10th the price. Paying the same for an FF lens will net you close to double the light gathering ability and DoF control. I thought MFT was supposed to be light and affordable?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:13 UTC
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (201 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: This almost has the DoF and light gathering ability of my $100 50 1.8! Keep plugging away Olympus.... maybe one day!

No, a Batis 85 1.8 has 70% more light gathering ability than my 50 1.8. It's all about aperture diameter.

The worst part is a flagship MFT body with this lens will cost AND weigh more than an A7II with that 50 1.8. Am I missing something?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:10 UTC
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (201 comments in total)

This almost has the DoF and light gathering ability of my $100 50 1.8! Keep plugging away Olympus.... maybe one day!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 17:24 UTC as 46th comment | 17 replies

There is such a thing as safe risk. Truthfully this should have been Canon's first MILC, albeit with time appropriate tech and features. There's still the lens issue though, even with the EF adapter.

I don't think it's too late or risky to release a FF MILC either. Position it under the 6D, give it a new DPAF 24MP sensor, see what the market does. This market decline can be a huge opportunity.... time to capture market share and kill off competitors who can't maintain volume

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 09:04 UTC as 93rd comment
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Sid911: How much does the 70-300 for Sony E mount costs?

The same as the 70-300 4-5.6L which it competes with.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 06:21 UTC

This lens might singlehandedly bring me back to crop. I'm in Europe now with an A7II and various EF lenses... most importantly the 35/2, 40/2.8 and 50/1.8. I haven't even put the 35/2 on as I prefer the 40's field of view. But indoors I do miss the extra stop. I've been finding that I stay out of the shutter speeds that utilize IBIS as well. And I'm happy with the A7II's output which is basically the A6000's base ISO threshold. This is basically a 45/2 which is just about perfect (I think a 42-43 equivalent would be ideal). With the Samyang 12/2 and Sigma 19/2.8 this would be a good kit. On the flip side though I have developed an appetite for a 2.8 zoom......

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 21:47 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Samsung NV10 (77 comments in total)

In.... 2007?... I bought a Fujifilm s6000fd for about $500. It was not a terrible camera, but I did zero research- I walked into B&H and basically bought something that "looked" professional lol. In retrospect I should have bought the D40 I wound up replacing it with. I did get some really good pictures with it though.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 12:37 UTC as 5th comment
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