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sandy b

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Smitty1: I would really like to see a 24-85mm (equiv) pocketable, fixed lens compact with an APS-C sized sensor and optional EVF.

Looking at the example photos, the 1" sensor just doesn't resolve enough detail imo.. APS-C is closer to a goldilocks sized sensor for a compact.

Beats the crap out of your M2.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:48 UTC
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Horshack: This is what the RX100 would have been if Sony engineers were told the camera doesn't have to fit in a pocket. As it is, the DL 16-50 is thicker than an LX100:

DL 16-50: 106 x 63 x 58 mm
LX100: 114.8 x 66.2 x 55.0 mm

Well, than the LX100 wouldn't fit in your pocket either then.

An a 1/10" larger in one dimension and smaller in both other dimensions?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:37 UTC
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brownie314: Sorry to anyone investing in the 1 system who had faith Nikon would bring the fast zooms. These lenses could have revived the 1 system. But instead they are put in a fixed lens body. Thanks Nikon.

Not saying it's not dead, how can you say it is, considering the good reviews on the J5 and the fact that these use the same sensor, I'm not sure Nikon is throwing in the towel. You seem to be in the know, though.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
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rsf3127: The 18-50mm missed my pocket by a viewfinder (or lack of).

The only one without a flash is the wide angle. Kinda makes sense if you stop and think about it.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:23 UTC
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Samuel Dilworth: The DL18-50 is astonishing, but they’re all interesting. Success will come down to whether the lenses are as good as their paper specs.

Looks like Nikon is going to go down kicking! I didn’t think they had this kind of innovation in them. Good to see.

It was a nikon innovation and it was years, plural.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:21 UTC
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Horshack: This is what the RX100 would have been if Sony engineers were told the camera doesn't have to fit in a pocket. As it is, the DL 16-50 is thicker than an LX100:

DL 16-50: 106 x 63 x 58 mm
LX100: 114.8 x 66.2 x 55.0 mm

Well, That's 0.12 inches and the 24-85 is even thinner @ 50 mm thick.

Don't think it really is much of a con.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
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Old Cameras: The 18-50 is very interesting, but I agree that EVF's should be built in to all of these cameras. There's a wide angle zoom available for the Nikon 1 but this is a much faster, less expensive solution. If the optional EVF retails for $500, that's going to ruin the whole proposition. It needs to be cheap or simply be supplied with the camera. For $850, I think I've paid enough to deserve an EVF.

I think is about $260

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 14:28 UTC
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boblu: When you look at these sample images, you may not want to buy it.

http://www.nikon-image.com/products/compact/dl/18-50_f18-28/sample.html

Nah, they look great, thanks for the link.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 13:09 UTC
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brownie314: Sorry to anyone investing in the 1 system who had faith Nikon would bring the fast zooms. These lenses could have revived the 1 system. But instead they are put in a fixed lens body. Thanks Nikon.

Please cite your sources that the 1 series is dead? This may just pump it up.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 12:58 UTC
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TheDarmok74: How good is the J5 sensor compared to the RX100 or FZ1000?
Unfortunately it's not been tested here. The original Nikon 1" sensors were clearly inferior to the RX100 if I'm not very much mistaken.

See imaging resource review of the J5. They gave it a Daves Pick
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-j5/nikon-j5-conclusion.htm

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 12:42 UTC

That wide angle! Wide & fast lens! Perfect travel. Feature set rocks, fast Dual hybrid AF, 4k video, swivel touch screen, advanced VR, 20 fps with full AF, integrated ND, bluetooth. For 850, I think I'm in if the IQ is there.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 06:14 UTC as 150th comment
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ttran88: I'll start guys, No EVF no buy!!

So buy the one with an EVF

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 05:06 UTC
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ajay0612: Now Nikon too launches 3 exorbitantly priced pcoket cams without EVFs. Sony and Fuji still have chance to steal the march.

One comes with a built in EVF. And I think these prices are decent for what you get.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 04:54 UTC

Nice. Like the look, like the selection, like 4k.

Nikon may have started paying attention.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 04:34 UTC as 185th comment
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Gesture: Where's the Pentax one?

Market share. Get those sales up and the lens will follow.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 17:29 UTC

Weight with the D500 and the new Sigma? Almost exactly 5 pounds.
Eat your Wheaties and spinach.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 02:17 UTC as 60th comment

The Beast. It's heavier than their 70-200 2.8. Almost as long. 82mm filter. $1400. I suspect it will be very good. It better be at that price/size.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 19:08 UTC as 114th comment | 4 replies
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: Why now? The reason is that the world is moving to full frame, and it is do or die time for the Pentax brand. The APS-C market is saturated and users are reluctant to upgrade again to another APS-C model with practically no improvement in image quality. Medium format is nice, but it is a huge leap in price. There has to be an alternative to the APS-C or medium format strategy Pentax has been using.

The top of the line Pentax APSC models were being undercut in price by Nikon, so that it is no longer profitable. Turn about is fair play. Pentax is now undercutting the D810 in price. Since the sensor is the most expensive component in a FF camera, Pentax's pricing strategy on the K-1 shows us Nikon has been making $1,000 above and beyond what is fair on the D810. It is pure gravy. The artificially high prices Canon and Nikon have been setting on FF models is one reason the world has not moved faster to FF. Ricoh will change that with the Pentax K-1. Full speed ahead towards FF.

I believe they are not using the d810 sensor but the d800 sensor. There is a difference. And many may find the state of the art AF in the D810 worth the extra money alone. When you buy a $1000 dollar more D810 you are buying into a professional system, and to some that is important.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 15:22 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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noirdesir: For me, having only 15 native lenses would be the biggest negative point of this camera. Which is mirrored by third-party manufacturers only offering a rather limited part of their lens line-up with K-mount, mostly APS-C and older lens designs (though this probably will improve somewhat once the K-1 is shipping).

Otherwise, except possibly for the AF, it looks like a great camera.

If you guys buy enough, the support will comeback.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 16:09 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)
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sporobolus: i can't believe you used the M 50mm f/2.0 lens to test "legacy" lenses; there are so many other great primes, even the 50mm f/1.7 is much better, and there are many thousands of used F and FA autofocus primes still in good condition, so you could have tested autofocus with legacy glass

also surprised to see the list of compatible lenses completely missed the two D FA macro primes, 50mm & 100mm both f/2.8; these are extremely sharp lenses that are flexible enough for every day use

The glass will be usable, especially in the center. But shooting FF landscapes, which is a strength of this camera, requires glass designed for corner to corner sharpness. Older glass may not have that sharpness in the edges. That is my experience with some of my older glass vs newer designs.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 15:18 UTC
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