Last Updated on 08/16/2020 by Mark Beckenbach
What annoys you about cameras and lenses on the market today?
Cameras and lenses have their respective issues based on the manufacturer. But with our team of three reviewers, there are lots of things that we’ve seen and hate. We’ve seen everything across all the camera manufacturers, and there are things they just refuse to get right. So, we decided to talk about it a bit on the latest episode of Pro Camera Reviews. And we really decided to dig in with this episode–though quite honestly, we held back.
The Things about Cameras and Lenses That Annoy Us So Much
Despite all the technological advancements introduced across the photo industry, camera and lens manufacturers don’t always stick the landing. Every so often, we run into cameras or lenses that can only be described as the result of poor design decisions. At best, they feature annoying quirks that leave us scratching our heads in confusion. At worst, these quirks are so egregious that the camera or lens becomes infuriating to use. Join us as we discuss some of the worst offenders we’ve seen across the industry in recent memory.
In Our Next Episode
Does Fujifilm Need to Go Full Frame?: Pentax took forever to go full frame and instead just focused on medium format and APS-C. Fujifilm is doing the same. While more people buy Fujifilm GF cameras because they’re far more affordable, Medium format doesn’t have the tech Full frame does. We’re going to discuss whether it’s needed or not.
Olympus E-M10 IV – First Impressions: Despite the impending sale of Olympus to the Japanese investment firm, JIP, Olympus has continued to push out new products to market. The lastest camera from them to be announced is an update to their entry-level EM10 series. The EM10 IV boasts some improvements over the Mark III which arrived back in 2017, but are there three years worth of improvements in this tiny OM-D body and is the price of $699.99 for the body alone justified? Find out as we share our first impressions with you.
Sigma 100-400mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM First Impressions: For Sony E-mount wildlife and sports shooters, compact and affordable telephoto zoom lenses have been a rarity. Until recently, the only Full Frame options were the 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 G Master and the 200-600mm f5.6–6.3 G. At $2,499.99 and $1,999.99 respectively, they weren’t exactly affordable for most photographers. The 200-600mm was also quite large, making it less than ideal for photographers who prefer to maintain as small a footprint as possible when working on location. This all changed with the introduction of Sigma’s 100-400mm f5-6.3 DG DN OS. It’s much more affordable with an MSRP of just under $1,000. At roughly the same size as most conventional 70-200mm zooms on the market, the Sigma 100-400mm is much easier to travel with as well. We’ve been testing the Sigma 100-400mm out in the wild for the last few days, join us as we discuss our first impressions with this lens.
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