Mike99999

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On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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tom1234567: There is just no way the Sony a6500 is worth a £100 more than the Fuji X-T2.

Tom G

"bang for buck APS-C lens system"

Crop lenses are per definition not "bang for buck" because their resale value drops much quicker than full frame lenses. In the long term, they are significantly more expensive.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 16:08 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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tom1234567: There is just no way the Sony a6500 is worth a £100 more than the Fuji X-T2.

Tom G

IBIS is priceless. I'd even get Olympus over Fuji.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 16:04 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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thoth22: Entertaining buffer test by steve huff - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMn4dkLVNxg

Steve gets paid by referral commission. If he berates a product nobody is going to click his link and buy it. You just have to read into how positive he is and look at his sample photos.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 16:00 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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five5pho: I m not a someone who would buy this camera, but like or not Sony will sooner or later get to the top of professional cameras we use.

Sony and Nikon need to merge their camera businesses as ASAP as possible.

Nikon needs the sensors and the mirrorless system.
Sony needs the professional services and the long lenses.

If not it's just going to be crippled Canon mush from here on out.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 15:58 UTC
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art real world sample gallery (217 comments in total)
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Alexdi: I wonder if the first-party makes understand the extent to which I, and people like me, are building entire systems around lenses like this? That this is the starting point? The press goes to the camera bodies, but it's compelling glass that gets me to your brand, not your ability to fire off 300 frames at 11 FPS.

I spend a lot of time in the backcountry, so my current kit is the product of weight constraints. If I could justify a second kit for daily use, I'd build one around a full-frame DSLR, this lens, and Sigma's 85/1.4. Which DSLR? Whichever one has the most megapixels and the highest DR in a compact package.

The correct way to build a camera kit is indeed first looking at the lenses you need, and then finding a body that fits.

Unfortunately, 99% of the buyers are obsessed with specs, and lenses are an afterthought.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 15:09 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Fujifilm Interview (115 comments in total)
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raindance: To me Fuji represents everything that is exciting about the art of photography. While Canon and Nikon continue to churn out good, but very status quo products and Sony seems like a lost puppy trying to figure out what they want to be, Fuji concentrates on what diehard passionate photographers want. No this isn't fanboyism, I own several brands (Canon, Sony) and just have a deeper connection with Fuji products. Thank you Fuji for making photography great again ;)

You sound like a paid shill.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 02:06 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Fujifilm Interview (115 comments in total)
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The Davinator: Some valid points. I agree that there is little to gain for them to move to a 35mm FF system....the differences are marginal and would rarely show in print or display media. MF was definitely a good move to provide higher quality than the current X series, as well as any existing 35mm system.

The reasoning behind APSC and full frame is economy of scales. All components are cheaper.

The only reason why Fuji can't do full frame is because Sony won't supply them that sensor.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 02:05 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Fujifilm Interview (115 comments in total)
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Androole: "The difference between APS-C and full-frame is too marginal, so there was no point. So we decided to go for a bigger sensor format, to show a clear differentiation from APS-C."

I know they need to keep repeating that statement because that is their marketing goal to differentiate their camera. But when you look at it objectively, it rings a bit hollow.

After all, the difference between APS-C and FF (1 1/4 EV) is only a little bit less in photographic terms than the difference between 1" and APS-C (1 2/3 EV), and no one seems to view those as "too marginal" a difference.

Likewise, people seem to think there's a big difference between M4/3 and APS-C. But it's only just over 2/3 EV, about the same as the 3/4 EV difference between 44x33 and 36x24 FF. Both of those are half as much as the difference between APS-C and FF.

Seems there are "marginal" differences all over when looking at sensor size, but the numbers show that APS-C is firmly on the "smaller sensor" side of the spectrum.

They have to repeat this mantra because Sony refuses to supply them a full frame sensor.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 02:03 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (556 comments in total)
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Theelderkeynes: So now Fuji have some competition in the APS-C mirrorless market?

I can easily spin this around: Fuji X lenses don't offer an upgrade path to full frame. This is important to many people. Ask Nikon and Canon.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 14:09 UTC
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Kostasm: sony should make dedicated aps-c lenses if they want to seriously support these cameras. It's like a joke showing this small body with a g lens.

Most A6x00 users I know use FF lenses on their APS-C camera, very similar to all the Canon users I know. I wonder why?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 13:13 UTC

Judging from the trollfest in these comments, many Canon and Fuji affectionados are getting their panties in a bundle over this lens.

This lens seals the deal for Canon being an outdated system.

The Batis, Loxia, Sony Zeiss and GM lens lines have taken away Fujis crown of most desirable mirrorless lenses.

I can understand why people are lashing out.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 06:12 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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ogl: new Pentax 70-200/2.8 is $1,796.95

Pentax is old tech, not mirrorless.

A Canon 70-200/2.8 non IS can be had for $1000.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 05:57 UTC
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Suave: Good news for Sony users. They've waited long enough.

You said Sony users. A-mount is Sony.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 05:54 UTC
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elementare: More than 1000.00 $/€ for an f8 equivalent shallow dof lens and for a zoom range inferior to a 300 $/€ aps-c 3,5-5,6 lens. Not to mention that at f4 m4/3 sensors have some difficulties to hold up the weight of high iso when light goes away.

Please refrain from comments that support the theory of lower weight of M4/3 equipment. A grown man of normal build that has problems to carry around a camera with an average zoom has some problem. I can understand a small girl, an elderly person or a child but a grown man that spends twice for 1 kilo less to carry is really ridiculous.

And in each case an apsc lens with the same practical utility with an apsc body has the same weight at half the price.

"At the moment there is no comparable lens on the market, having the same range, IQ and build quality."

Canon 28-300L
Sony FE 24-240mm

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 12:01 UTC
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ttran88: Gotta love the A7 series. Eye AF, face detection for days you need to keep up with the kids. MF with a small Full Frame setup for days cruising around the city. Instant high quality video when you need it. IBIS for all your lenses. What a great tool.

Yes.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 12:28 UTC
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mosc: I feel like 20 is too wide and 24 is not quite wide enough. I find myself wishing there was a true 90 degree (22mm) out there to get as wide as possible while still projecting down 2D cleanly. I suppose 20mm plus a small crop is there but it kind of surprises me nobody shoots directly at it with a prime. Or do you all think 20mm is close enough and perhaps I want to cut off the absolute corners anyway?

Just get the 21mm Loxia.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 12:27 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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String: Whats with all of these (I assume?) DSLR users telling us how "big" the E-M1 is? Seriously folks, I can only ask if you have ever even used an E-M1/12-40 combo and a D810/24-70 combo?

@String: " I can only ask if you have ever even used an E-M1/12-40 combo and a D810/24-70 combo?"

I can only ask you the same, have you ever even used those two combos? Because if you had, you wouldn't make such ridiculous comparisons.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 09:54 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: For Olympus users the EM1 II maybe a tempting camera to upgrade to. The stats and the camera features look very good, but I don't see any compelling reason to switch from any APSC system. The size advantage is negligible and the image quality maybe comparable (at best). Olympus's 'pro' lens offerings although very good quality are not exactly compact either. I would consider Olympus if I would not be committed any other system.

"Compare the 24-70/2.8 VR from Nikon to the 12-40/2.8 Pro from Olympus"

That is a ludicrous comparison.

Why not compare the f/1.8 iPhone lens with the Nikon 28mm f/1.8 G while you are at it. They are the same thing, right? Same equivalent focal length, same light gathering, right?

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 09:51 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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Hibiscusbloom: The writing is on the wall for mirrored DSLRs.

Quite the opposite. Olympus has announced a D500 competitor: the same bulk, the same price, and an onslaught of DSLR-sized M43 lenses.

So now, all things being equal (bulk/price), let's see who sells more, Nikon or Olympus.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 09:47 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Olympus E-M1 Mark II overview video (279 comments in total)
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bluevaping: Literally no blackout when shooting bursts! Olympus engineers are some camera magicians.
https://youtu.be/3UqbqHMjyXo?t=1m30s
You can barely hear the shutter sound and the interviewer took at least 30-40 shots. Keep in mind Olympus rep. mentions why the higher card is important for this new camera. Not likely in camera.

@Mike FL: "If Nikon 1 is not 1" sensor, but joining MFT with Pana and Ply, Nikon 1 will not be dead."

Nikon buys Sony sensors, so Sony dictates what sensors they can use for mirrorless. If Nikon were to release a decent mirrorless, they would crush anything in that sensor size.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 09:42 UTC
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