Mike99999

Joined on Feb 7, 2012

Comments

Total: 410, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
In reply to:

Lou P Dargent: What we need now is a silver X-Pro 2 body to go with the silver lens option.

This comment says it all about Fuji customers.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 07:33 UTC
In reply to:

Sergey Borachev: What a beautiful WR 35mm EFL lens! And reasonably sized, and reasonably priced too.

Wish M43 had some reasonably priced quality primes around 35mm EFL like this. In fact, I wish there could be a quality WR native M43 lens like this at any price. None of the current M43 primes around this important FL is WR or all that good in IQ. This is from someone who uses MFT exclusively. Sigh.

The Oly 17/1.8 is a terrible lens. Build quality is sub par, one of Olympus' worst. The manual focus clutch/ring bends as you switch between MF and AF.

IQ is unspectacular, too soft, softer than the already painfully mediocre Panasonic 20/1.7.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 07:31 UTC
In reply to:

noflashplease: Fuji already had this focal length covered with the 23mm F/1.4, which is only $200 more at the moment? Besides, they also have a 27mm F/2.8 pancake which is $100 less at the moment. It's good to see Fuji developing their lens ecosystem, but all the same, redundancy is redundancy. Enough already. It's time for something new.

Personally, I'm done investing in APS-C bodies and lenses. It's time to Fujifilm to move beyond APS-C as well, whether it's full frame or medium format mirrorless.

@Greg7579: looks like you could use a level gauge on your Fuji camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 07:25 UTC
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (423 comments in total)

It is too bad Canon refuses to push development on this product, considering that those EF-M lenses are so much better than their M43 counterparts.

I'd go as far to say that the 22/2 is the best crop pancake on the market.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 08:26 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

TN Args: How desperate would you have to be to sacrifice OS and only save $50?

When your camera + lens budget bundle is around $300, $50 makes a big difference to people who have no clue what they are buying.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 08:21 UTC
In reply to:

vscd: F4.5-6.3 for even APS-C, only? Why not f11, so we could emulate the iphone-look? ;(

Budget lenses for a budget line of products.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 08:19 UTC
In reply to:

ozturert: A 300mm lens without VR is like a Ferrari with unbalanced tyres (70-300mm is not a Ferrari, I know that :) ).

Car analogies make me lose faith in photography. Be more original.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 08:19 UTC

Like in most Latin American cities, you don't prance around expensive camera gear in public. This photographer sounds VERY naive.

He is lucky he got away unharmed. In Buenos Aires he would have been stabbed or shot in the street in front of the cafe.

Next time, take a private car back to your hotel, drop the gear, then go to the cafe.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 21:44 UTC as 34th comment
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (369 comments in total)
In reply to:

lorenzodigital: I am still using a D700, now I want both D500 and D750 ;)

D500 + D750 is quite a killer combo.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 11:52 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (369 comments in total)
In reply to:

PhotoKhan: A car magazine posts a 11 pages article entitled "BMW 328i versus 535i : Which one is right for you?"

Wouldn't it be strange?

First of all, the car analogy topic has been played. It is really not original anymore. That broken analogy is the best you could come up with?

DPR is right to raise this topic. The D500 is more expensive, has a far superior AF system, but has a smaller sensor. Trade-offs are being made. Different tools for different jobs.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 11:51 UTC
In reply to:

straylightrun: Great. Now can they offer a firmware update for the lenses with Quality Control issues like decentering?

I assume a lot of Sony lenses are 'decentered' because people have a first gen body with wobble mount, and bent their mount using weird adapters and stiff vintage lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 08:29 UTC
On article Faster flagship: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T2 (114 comments in total)

Looks like a nice camera if you need APS-C and are 100% sure you will never switch to full frame.

Nevertheless, there is NO reason whatsoever why this camera should cost so much more than the Nikon D7200 or A6300.

It is the same tactic as Olympus: lock users into your crop lens system, and then jack up the prices of bodies to stratospheric levels.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 08:45 UTC as 26th comment | 15 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)
In reply to:

brendon1000: Looks like the Fuji system is nearing maturity. Its lens line up looks to be nearly complete now and most of the biggest drawbacks of the system like AF and video seems to have been solved. If I was starting from scratch I would look seriously into the Fuji system now.

"Its lens line up looks to be nearly complete now" - what do you mean? There are no telephoto primes, and only a mediocre consumer-grade super tele zoom.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 08:32 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ayoh: How do they justify a $600 price premium over a Sony a6300 when they essentially have the same specs?

No, not build quality, as Fuji build is sub par.

No, not lens selection, as Sony's FE offerings are small, high quality, and work on full frame!

The reason for the premium is the same as the PEN F: jewellery. You buy into something that *looks* like a serious camera, but it just isn't.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 08:29 UTC
In reply to:

TTLstalker: Don't understand the need for such a fast wide angle lens. Could have just given me a 12mm F2.8 with excellent performance at a much cheaper price.

You sound like someone who has never shot a full frame 24mm. Wide angle + bokeh can be interesting.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 11:22 UTC
In reply to:

cosinaphile: MY INSANELY GOOD 12mm f2 olympus is 1\\10th the size fast and good .....this is a beast

The Oly 12/2 is a dog. Corner softness galore.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 11:21 UTC
In reply to:

tkbslc: Even if you want to talk equivalence, I still don't see how FF is coming out ahead.

Canon 5D3 with 24mm f2.8 is $3050 and over 1200g
Panasonic GH4 with 12mm f1.4 is $2600 and 900g.

Canon 6D with 24mm f2.8 is $2000 and 1050g
Panasonic G7 with 12mm f1.4 is $2000 and 750g (Also comes with free kit zoom)

Sony A7II with Batis 25mm f2 is $3100 and 940g
Panasonic GX85 with 12mm f1.4 is $2100 and 760g

No matter how you twist or turn it, the Batis is a better deal for the price.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 19:37 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1090 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jonathan F/2: Camera of the year for sure. Poor Sony still doesn't know what they're doing with the E mount. Nikon shows everyone how it's done in the camera business!

No stinkin' APS-C camera will ever be camera of the year for me.

This D500 is for people who want D5-level AF and cannot afford a D5. Or for people who buy into the "APS-C has more reach" myth.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 09:52 UTC

The sample image on the Fuji website must be a joke, right?

http://fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujinon_lens_xf2x_tc_wr/

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 10:06 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

Ayoh: Why do you perpetuate the marking non-sense of equivalent focal length? It is only supporting the misleading statements of the manufacturer. What is this reference full-frame camera which defines the "equivalent" focal length? For example, when cropped to APS-C, the canon 5Ds with a 400mm lens would give you approximately the same resolution as a 400mm lens on the fuji Xpro2 due to similar pixel pitch. Similarly when both use 2X converters. The key parameters are lens actual focal length, pixel pitch and number of pixels. The "equivalent focal length" is a deceptive marketing gimmick which you should know better not to keep using.

"a popular photographic frame size from the 1920s"

LOL because in 2016 only a fraction of professional photographers shoot full frame.

OLOLOL.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 10:05 UTC
Total: 410, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »