Michael_13

Michael_13

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On Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan article (93 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: This camera doesn't look so great now with the FZ100 and the LX100 for wide angle stuff. I hope Olympus makes a fixed lens 4/3s camera.

You missed the meaning of my sentence.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 16:23 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan article (93 comments in total)
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ogl: All weather APS-C fixed wide-angle lens compact camera will be the hit.

No. Nikon A is no big hit... and surely not because it lacks weather sealimg.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 15:07 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan article (93 comments in total)
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AdamT: What this cam needs is a better quality lens (poor edges at the wide end) , I`d have thought a Stylus-2 would have been launched by now

So that people can complain about even higher prices?
Developing a new model every year does not make sense these days.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 15:03 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan article (93 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: This camera doesn't look so great now with the FZ100 and the LX100 for wide angle stuff. I hope Olympus makes a fixed lens 4/3s camera.

I don't think so. The cams you mention have almost nothing in common with Stylus1. The Oly has a unique, well rounded combination of features.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 14:58 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan article (93 comments in total)
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Franz Weber: I like the idea of the Stylus 1 concept, but IMHO it has three week spots that can and should be impoved:
- wideangle should be extended to 24mm or at least 25mm
- IS is rather poor in comparisson to the competition
- CA are visible in JPGs due to the use of the outdated Trupic 6 chip

IS works great for me, too.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 14:55 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Mike Ronesia: How is the macro mode on this camera? It could be perfect for an underwater housing.

Chris, for macros you don't want shallow dof.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 12:58 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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LarsLeibgott: I would very much like DPR to run a simple dust test on all these cameras. A Google search for the X100/X100s, RX100 line, Ricoh GR, X30, and so on down the line, reveals that sensor dust is a fairly serious problem (serious in relative terms, of course) with fixed lens compacts. I think it should be par for the course once DPR finish their hands on - f/16 at the sky and check for dust. These are cameras that have street photography very much in mind in terms of design, so it's not like shooting at f/11 and above is an abnormal condition. What do you say, DPR?

Lars, I think this is mainly caused by improper handling:
People who shove their cams into trouser pockets or carry them without protection will surely get dust into them.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 12:55 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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Hibiscusbloom: I believe this young lady might have (most likely unintentionally) offended many people with her words particularly with her remarks about the 7D. This is a very sensitive area and cameras to many are very personal.

A more balanced approach like presenting not just one working photographer's views but several might have been a better choice.

True, this lady has taken some good shots so have thousands of other sport photographers worldwide. So one has to be careful not to give an entire platform to one person especially on a very hot, "emotionally charged" camera.

So, because of a bunch of irrational weirdos here in the forum a professional photographer should not be allowed to speak his mind openly?
I don't think so.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2014 at 22:09 UTC
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Mirrorless Crusader: Nothing special; anybody could have taken those pictures if they were rich and insane enough to spend their time biking to every third world country they can find.

Are you trying to be funny, or are you simply dumb?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 23:53 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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fmian: Good to have such a perspective on the camera, but.

Pro:
Cropped sensor is a pro when you need a little more reach on lenses, like a 70-200 in the end zone

Con:
The cropped sensor is a negative point for me, for the most part

Makes it sound like she doesn't shoot tele sports action much.

It's quite simple imo:
1. She prefers her FF zooms to stay the same. This means she also needs the wide-angle part of them.
2. She prefers IQ of FF to that of crop sensors.

So for her, the cons "win".

For someone - not her - who mainly(!) wants more reach, a crop sensor can be a pro.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 17:08 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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Steve Balcombe: It's really good to read the actual thoughts of an actual working pro. But I'm afraid her reaction mostly comes across as "Ew, a crop camera".

The first big giveaway was "I like knowing that my lenses are true to their focal length", which is just ridiculous and betrays a complete lack of understanding. I wonder what she did before the 1Dx (i.e. only 3 years ago), when sports professionals routinely used the 1.3x crop 1D MkIV?

Then there is this emphasis on the voice memo feature which is apparently a deal-breaker for her. I can understand how useful it is. Yet she speaks highly of the 5D3 *which has no voice memo feature".

And she lists "no built-in wifi" in her Cons, but no 1-series or 5D has that either.

Fine, these are the observations of a working professional photographer and valuable as such. But I think she decided she didn't like it because it's not a "professional" body in the traditional sense, then she looked for reasons to justify that.

@Steve: "How can lacking something which her favoured cameras also lack make it unsuitable?"

Because she wants to give a complete list of pros/cons, not only a list of "additional cons". If she followed your logic, she'd have to remove most of the pro points, too, as these also apply to a 5d/1dx.

Besides, what most fanatics of 7dII here in the forum seem to overlook: She does not say that the camera is unsuitable. Instead she calls it a "very good contender for the price."

That she still prefers the higher specs of the much pricier models is no contradiction at all.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 16:45 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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Steve Balcombe: It's really good to read the actual thoughts of an actual working pro. But I'm afraid her reaction mostly comes across as "Ew, a crop camera".

The first big giveaway was "I like knowing that my lenses are true to their focal length", which is just ridiculous and betrays a complete lack of understanding. I wonder what she did before the 1Dx (i.e. only 3 years ago), when sports professionals routinely used the 1.3x crop 1D MkIV?

Then there is this emphasis on the voice memo feature which is apparently a deal-breaker for her. I can understand how useful it is. Yet she speaks highly of the 5D3 *which has no voice memo feature".

And she lists "no built-in wifi" in her Cons, but no 1-series or 5D has that either.

Fine, these are the observations of a working professional photographer and valuable as such. But I think she decided she didn't like it because it's not a "professional" body in the traditional sense, then she looked for reasons to justify that.

'And she lists "no built-in wifi" in her Cons, but no 1-series or 5D has that either.'

And this is why she should not list it as a 'con'?
I cannot follow your 'logic' here...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 13:01 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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fmian: Good to have such a perspective on the camera, but.

Pro:
Cropped sensor is a pro when you need a little more reach on lenses, like a 70-200 in the end zone

Con:
The cropped sensor is a negative point for me, for the most part

Makes it sound like she doesn't shoot tele sports action much.

Read the whole article and you'll understand.
Her pro and con list makes perfectly sense.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 06:34 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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tampadave: She lost me at "puke."

I read it with a giggle and enjoyed the rest of the article.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 06:22 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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Nindy5: Troll city on this forum

... as usual. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 02:23 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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sleibson: I was happy to see this review because it has the ring of truth to it. This pro photographer brings her biases to her review, just like any reviewer. She is a full-frame shooter. She has a color preference. She knows what she likes and what she doesn't like. I found her review of the 7DII very credible based on that. She noted the fast AF and the fast burst speed. She noted controls she didn't like. She also noted how she sets the camera up for her work. In all, this is as informative a working review of a camera as you can hope to get and I appreciate the even-handed, easy-to-read tone.

And no, Canon didn't pay me to write this.

Totally credible, because she puts things into perspective by comparing to 7d and 5d/1dx.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 02:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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fmian: Good to have such a perspective on the camera, but.

Pro:
Cropped sensor is a pro when you need a little more reach on lenses, like a 70-200 in the end zone

Con:
The cropped sensor is a negative point for me, for the most part

Makes it sound like she doesn't shoot tele sports action much.

No, you simply do not understand what she means.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 02:16 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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Michel F: She says she prefers shooting full frame a few times in the story then states that she hated shooting with the original 7D. Why on earth did they ask her to post an opinion on this new APS-C camera ? It's biased from the start. I mean they could have asked for a writeup from a pro that already uses a crop sensor camera often and actually likes it. As the number one con, she writes "no voice recorder" ??? How can I take this article seriously when the reviewer says the number one pet peeve about a camera is that it has no voice recorder ?

Is it really too hard for you to understand her arguments?
If yes, you better stop reading any reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 02:12 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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Donnie G: I'm sure that the DPR staff would gladly ask any professional sports/action/news photographer to do an opinion piece on any non-Canon or non-Nkon pro camera that they use to put bread on their tables. I'm sure DPR is looking high and low for that one courageous soul, no matter where in the world he may be. LOL, DPR has a better chance of finding a yeti. So get over it folks. :)

There already is an article on this site about using m43 for sports action. Just look it up.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 02:09 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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Sven Witter: Well, she is used to Nikon if not a Nikon envabgelist. Someone who is used and in favour of Nikons way of treating colours, may not find right away the necessary workflow to satisfie their taste. So how much worth is her verdict anyhow? It's just a persons statement with some prejudice and not much proven expertise. I could even ask my sister - she once became an ELDAF-member (elite group of German amateur fotografers sponsored by a Colourfoto magazin)... as a hobby artist in fotografy her verdict might even be worth more.... Or I just trust my own verdict - cause my sister is a free minded artist and I do what my clients pay me for....

Have you read the article, at all?
1DX is not a Nikon afaik.

Just because she has different needs than you for professional use does not invalidate her statements.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 02:01 UTC
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