Mike99999

Joined on Feb 7, 2012

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On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1513 comments in total)
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tangbunna: some people own a van that can have many benefits beside the look. and some people waste 10 times of the money for nice looking 2-seated sport cars and comfortable only in smooth road.

Why always the stupid car analogies?

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 15:04 UTC
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Dabbler: Looking at the samples I can only think this is a bad copy of the product or poor photographic technique. I couldn't find an image that was sharp especially for a lens at this price and feel I'm getting better results with my 100-300 (not always, of course). Hope to see more samples from another source that shows good sharpness as I would really like to add it to my kit.

The image quality is limited by the M43 sensor.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 21:38 UTC
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Samuel Spencer: Repeating a reply I posted below:

Conditions weren't ideal (as usual), which is why I was driving all over Oregon and Washington states trying to find decent light while working on this gallery. A balcony shootout on a tripod vs comparable lenses is in the works. For now, the gallery demonstrates sharpness that can be expected when depending heavily on IS while shooting handheld.

Don't apologize for shooting in real-world conditions. Like this we get to see what to expect from the lens in our own use.

From what I see IQ is very similar to what I get from my Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6: image quality is limited by the sensor. I'm surprised to see that the bokeh is worse on this Panasonic. Too bad. Definitely not worth the money.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 21:37 UTC
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arhmatic: So this is a Leica branded lens, even though, as far as I know, Leica does not make M43 bodies. In a way, this puts Leica in the same market segment as Tamron or Sigma IMO. Nothing wrong with this, just different than what Leica is known for.

@Thorgrem: is that why the Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 resolves measly 29 megapixels and the Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 resolves a whopping 11 megapixels. Yeah those Panasonic Leica really do perform for their money.

The Pansonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 is pathetic at f/1.4, perhaps the softest normal prime on the market. The Panasonic 42.5mm f/1.2 is also soft wide open, and only starts to sharpen up around f/4. And the Panasonic Leica 17mm f/1.7 takes the crown, that lens is just a joke in terms of sharpness.

You think those Panasonic Leica perform for their money? Try the Sigma primes, at least they are sharp.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 21:34 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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Mrrowe8: We often throw the word game changer out there .. "IF" This camera is all that the bill says it is .. is about to kick the door down and take Nikon Canons ,and possibly Sony's lunch money .. I am not a Pentax home boy , in fact I am only loyal to the manufacturer that gives me most quality image bang for my buck .. And this monster in the weeds might capture my money as I am in market to upgrade ..after much reading and research I was landing on either D750 or D500 Nikon , but this may have thrown one of those cameras outta the boat .. And start DSLR Thunderdome.. 2 cameras enter one camera leaves

What are you talking about? This won't even make a dent in Canon, Nikon and Sony sales. People don't care about gimmicks. Canon and Nikon ride on an incredible catalogue of lenses. Sony is offering a poor man's Leica. Pentax is extremely late to the party.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 17:12 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2608 comments in total)
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Mike99999: Some observations (disclaimer: I hate Ricoh with a passion).

1. Looks like a very nice body! And very fairly priced. And some of those primes (200/2.8 and 300/4 are really cheap!) Sony lighting a fire under every DSLRs ass has resulted in some nice affordable bodies, like the Nikon D750, and now this Pentax.

2. Sony's 36 mpix sensor seems to be a budget sensor now. I expect it to be popping up everywhere then... e.g. D620, A7III, etc...

@Jorge do you need to spew such a load of nonsense. The D750 is 24 mp because it is a budget D810 and the 24 mp sensor is cheaper than the 36 mp sensor.

Sony's 36 mp sensor performs better than its 24 mp sensor in every aspect. It is beneficial to everyone if this superior sensor starts appearing in all kinds of affordable cameras.

I also don't need 36 mp, but having the ability to work in a 15 mp crop mode is priceless if you work with long tele lenses a lot.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 11:41 UTC
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Donnie G: Pass the hankies to the whiners, because Canon is about to sell another gazillion APS-C cameras and kit lenses again folks. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of those whiners are among the first ones in line to buy this new Canon kit too.

It's not about the specs folks, it's about the system. EOS 80D body + EF-S 18-135 nanoUSM IS kit lens + PZ-E1 power zoom adaptor + DM-E1 Mic = a budget minded selfie stills/YouTube video shooter's wet dream come true that no other camera system under $2,200 can duplicate. Even the pros will find this economical, light weight, and easy to use setup drool worthy. APS-C, ILCs are definitely alive and well at Canon. :))

APS-C? At 1.6x crop Canon sensors sit somewhere between M43 and APS-C.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 10:25 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2608 comments in total)

Some observations (disclaimer: I hate Ricoh with a passion).

1. Looks like a very nice body! And very fairly priced. And some of those primes (200/2.8 and 300/4 are really cheap!) Sony lighting a fire under every DSLRs ass has resulted in some nice affordable bodies, like the Nikon D750, and now this Pentax.

2. Sony's 36 mpix sensor seems to be a budget sensor now. I expect it to be popping up everywhere then... e.g. D620, A7III, etc...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 10:22 UTC as 500th comment | 16 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2608 comments in total)
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GerryAustin: There are postings that Olympus filed patents for several full frame lenses. Maybe an Olympus FF is in the cards.

I wonder if adapters can be used to mount manual focus, wide angle, Canon Tilt Shift lenses. Since this could be a good landscape camera, that would be a great combination. I know adapters and tilt shift lenses work on the new Sony full frame cameras.

When Sony bailed out Olympus, a full frame OM-D was in the cards. And then they released it as the A7. And sold off their failing Olympus stock.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 10:18 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2608 comments in total)
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zakaria: @ Jorge
pentaxians want your congratulations for their long awaited ff dslr k mount not compare it with nikon or canon!
this is our day to the party!

"crispy pics" oh boy learn how to use a sharpening slider...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 10:16 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (546 comments in total)
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Flashback: Come on Canikon you could do this.

Don't just leave it up to Leica and Fuji. Are you frightened or what?

Why do you care which brand does it? Do you own stocks? The lens isn't interchangeable anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 15:05 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (546 comments in total)

This is a halo product. Any rational consumer will get an A7 + 35/2.8 instead, for a fraction of the price, and far better ergonomics.

Not sure why people keep shouting about crop sensor cameras in the comments. That's not the point. Nobody wants no stinkin' Sigma crop camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 11:51 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
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osan: Any explanation why "Canon" was concealed on the camera? I haven't seen such a thing on any other Dpreview posts up to now.

Because the story/video was sponsored by Sigma. It is basically an infomercial.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 19:57 UTC
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BigOne: I clearly remember reading on this very website that one of the characteristic features of A7xII was the ability to autofocus with any third-party lenses. I even remember lots of comments saying it was, thus, a Canon and Nikon DSLR killer. Now, all of a sudden, we have a Chinese adapter to do that? Could someone please explain where it all went so horribly wrong?

I think you need to read the article more carefully...

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 07:58 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 (226 comments in total)
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Just another Canon shooter: Fuji (76-213/4.2 eq): 995g
Canon 70-200/4 IS: 760g
Nikon 70-200/4 VR: 860g
Sony 70-200/4 OS: 840g

I can't believe people are still dumb enough to buy into f-stop cheating.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 11:46 UTC
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (350 comments in total)
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TN Args: "giving Sony's full-frame mirrorless customers a fast, constant standard zoom for the first time"? Anyone remember the Sony Zeiss 24-70 f/2.8? Doesn't that work on Sony mirrorless cameras? Didn't the Sony adapter preserve all functions?

Yeah of course the old lens works just fine. This is just marketing garbage.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 09:51 UTC
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (350 comments in total)
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moranjr: DPR please take side by side photos of Sony, Canon & Nikon FF with their native 24-70s and 70-200s and publish dimensions and weights. Thank you.

In case of 24-70/2.8....

Sony: 1.5 kg
Nikon: 1.9 kg
Canon: 1.8 kg

The Canon lacks stabilization tho.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 09:50 UTC
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (350 comments in total)
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Tariag: Why dropping the Zeiss name for high end? Is the license too expensive? Or is the GM range under the CZ range (between G and CZ)?

Also I wonder how this lens compares to the A-mount CZ 24-70...

Zeiss does not design Sony Zeiss lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 07:16 UTC
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Robert Kempen: I notice that Leica is selling the SL faster than they can manufacture it - perhaps the bashers want to discuss this?

Steve Huff calls it the camera of the year (and he owns the A7R2) among many cameras

I also notice the list of people who "had it" has now grown to 45 - my goodness!

Anyway, bravo to Leica - the list of happy owners is growing rapidly and the images sent to "the Leica meet" is testimony to the quality of this fine photographic tool

I love my M240, but the viewfinder on the SL is looking more attractive by the day - Leica please make a similar EVF for the M240!

Steve Huff will praise whatever item is newest because he lives off affiliate sales.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 08:42 UTC
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RichRMA: "I still believe the OVF is (cough, cough) FAR better than any new-fangled EVF thing!"

OVFs are too small. Two years from now these EVFs are going to have 5x magnification.

Enjoy framing through that optical peephole.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 09:08 UTC
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