Michael_13

Michael_13

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On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (327 comments in total)
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KakoW: In need of a new camera, I went to the store today to try it out.

I was blown away : it offers full manual control in a small package and a very impressive IS. With the 17 f1.8 it handles well.

My GF didn't like it. The grip is short and shallow. She voted for the X-T1. She felt the E-M10 requires an aperture ring, since your left hand rests under the lens.

Try it before you buy it, is what I'm trying to say.

KakoW:
You should probably get...

... a new girlfriend!
;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 20:50 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (327 comments in total)
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BBking83: So... 10 years ago when the first 4/3 camera came out, no one complained about the lack of bokeh. The Olympus E-1.

I can guarantee that all the "no bokeh, no buy" spokes people never knew this and will refuse to recognise or accept that it's the SAME SIZE (regarding sensor) as this.

And every other m4/3 camera.

@ itsa: You seem to have no idea about bokeh/DOF.

An m43 "normal" with 50mm/F2.8 (equiv.), effective speed of F1.8 and excellent sharpness is much more usable than a cheap FF 50mm/F1.8 that does not focus correctly and shows heavy vignetting.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 20:47 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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lacikuss: I used to own Olympus in the film era. It was great to have a Japanese manufacturer caring about size and IQ at the same time.

Nowadays, I think of IQ and I ask myself why should we trade camera size for IQ? Why is Olympus is not pushing for FF and smaller size? Is Sony the old Olympus?

By the way, I don't own neither but do use FF.

Thank you

Why? Because FF is useless for most users, it is heavier, bigger and more expensive.
The marginal gain in iq is simply not worth it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 06:19 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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photobeans: I wonder if the Sony organic sensors are coming in 2015. A new line of Olympus cameras with a sensor like that would make them truly amazing. Fuji and Panasonic are said to be releasing a jointly developed organic sensor in 2015. 2015 should be the next revolution in sensors.

I think, Olympus cameras already are truly amazing.
How much better can today's image quality get?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2014 at 14:51 UTC
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nerd2: FF body + 50mm 1.8 lens has better IQ, more control of DOF and is way cheaper overall. Stupid people are stupid.

... don't you think it is a little stupid to confuse 85mm with 50mm.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 17:47 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Can Fuji make an M4/3s version of this lens? I would pay twice that for an M4/3s version that auto focuses and has image stabilization.

@yabokkie
Sorry for being a bit rude, but your repetitive calculations are pure nonsense. They might work between Nikon and Canon, but not for much else.
Just take a look at Panasonic's other prime lenses and you know your totally off. What you call 'reasonable' is simply not an affordable price for most companies. The 42.5 will be higher than 1.000 USD in my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 11:20 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 article (396 comments in total)
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munro harrap: A friend of mine is quite happy with one of these, but I dont get it, no. The camera is as big as a 35mm full-frame Olympus OM2n and bigger than a D40x Nikon.
It is almost as big as my Nikon 7100 and a lot more expensive. With the good f2.8 zoom it costs as much as a new Nikon D800 body, WIERD!!
OMD is nowhere near as flexible as the old R1 Sony which was a complete system in itself with a great 24-120mm lens (still the best available-but not on NEX machines).
You can then spend another fortune on another set of doubtless excellent lenses, and get Leica quality for less..... but existentially WHY would you do this? Beats me, mate....

Poor munro, you really seem to have problems with this product. ;-)
Let me try to help:
"It is almost as big as my Nikon 7100 and a lot more expensive."
If it is too large for you, take the E-M1 or a PEN.

"With the good f2.8 zoom it costs as much as a new Nikon D800 body"
Why not? The D800 has quite different features and is of no use without a lens. Get a comparable lens for it and you spend another 1000€, but beware of rain or dust and prepare for some "weight-lifting".

"OMD is nowhere near as flexible as the old R1"
Are you joking? Try to put a pancake lens on the R1...

"You can then spend another fortune..."
You can, but do not have to. Excellent Zuikos start from 250€.
Very good Sigmas like the 60mm/F2,8 from 160€.

M43 is simply the most versatile system out there regarding sizes, bodies and lenses: No other system offers a pocket-sized GM1 and a fully featured E-M1.

Finally, if you still wonder why so many people like it: Just ask your friend, why he's so happy with it. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 09:07 UTC
On Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup 2013 article (233 comments in total)
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Alpha Whiskey Photography: Love my EM5. Waterfalls, night shots, wildlife. Shot everything with it. Who wants my FX DSLR? ;)

http://alphawhiskey.slickpic.com/photoblog

Great pictures, thanks for sharing!
You really seem to have lots of fun with your M5.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 19:05 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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PenGun: Another idiotic review. If you morons could not get sharp pictures because auto focus was off, find someone who can work a camera.

No one who needs 36 MP cares about the grip, or even what it looks like.

Another puff piece.

Hey, PennyGun, go to your mountains and stay there forever. Maybe you will make some troll friends who will put up with your rudeness.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2013 at 09:35 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: Not as impressive as I thought it would be.

Nothing more to tell?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 18:02 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

Excellent IQ - like D800 before. But is the whole concept of this camera just as excellent?

I found this interesting review:
http://www.pekkapotka.com/journal/2013/11/11/tempted-by-the-sony-a7r.html

... I am not a pro shooter, but have to agree to most of his points.

In my opinion, Sony tends too much towards the extremes with some of their products.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 17:27 UTC as 175th comment | 9 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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SRT3lkt: I don't need 36mp for tiny 35mm sensor.

Almost nobody needs 36MP, but the sensor was left over from the D800 development, so they reused it in the 7r. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 17:01 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (631 comments in total)

Wow. Applause for Panasonic!
Since the start of MFT, I was very interested in the system, but found that even Oly's PEN series was too large for my purpose.

With this little wonder I have to think it over again. When combined with the kit lens, it is practically as compact as an XZ-2.

Panasonic's colors seem to have improved, too. I still hope that Oly will find a good answer to it!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 21:51 UTC as 24th comment
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basilboy: I've started my digital shooting with a C-5060, then used C-8080, SP320, XZ-1, for my personal work, and enjoyed all of them immensely. Then I made the mistake of purchasing a XZ-2 with its very poor focusing performance. I waited with patience hoping Olympus would come up with a firmware correction / upgrade, but nothing happened. I'm using the LX-7 now, and I'm very happy with it. I don't think I will touch another Olympus compact. In the past I've also used with satisfaction, LX3, Canon G9 and G15. I've still got my C-5060 and LX3. Thought I'd share my thoughts :)

Write this to Olympus' customer service.
I'm quite happy with my XZ-2, but yes, under certain circumstances I better use manual focus.
LX-7 is great, but I still don't like Panasonic's skin colors.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 11:50 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

Great improvement in functionality!
I miss the little robot, though. You should have put him in, instead of the Beatles. I also think that there's no replacement for the paper-clips.

Looking forward to the database filling up with older models...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 19:05 UTC as 105th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Real-world Samples article (148 comments in total)
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DELETED88781: Good photos but when i compare it to my D7100/Tokina 11-16/Tamron 24-70vc 2.8 i can tell instantly that is a pocket quality.

Quality is subjective, and hard subject to argue but i can assure you that mirrorless is not there yet.

I am not a fan or a boy but Nikon DSLR leave this in the dust as far as pure IQ.

@sambo
Your D7100 surely is an excellent camera, but I think your view is very limited. Yes, the selection of lenses for m4/3 is smaller than that of APS-C, but the quality is on par. I do not think that you could tell from this shot, that is was made with a "pocket cam":
http://www.cscrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Olympus-Zuiko-M-Digital-75mm-F1.8-lens-for-Micro-Four-Thirds-2.jpeg

Personally, I hope that m43 will last, because I will never want to buy a large, heavy and noisy DSLR. It's good to have a choice.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 20:01 UTC
On Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint article (233 comments in total)
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tommy leong: something odd about Olympus, given its success with OMD i would think that the XZ-2 would be a walk in the park for them.

YET somehow they managed to ruin XZ-2 autofocus...
Its a great little camera but i wouldn't whole heartedly recommend it.
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Seems like they didn't finish off the important part of their products.

I would not call it "ruined".
It can get tricky when in full zoom and F>3.0, but most of the time there are no problems.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2013 at 09:59 UTC
On Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint article (233 comments in total)
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justmeMN: In the USA, Olympus mirrorless is still an obscure product line, with little brand awareness, little advertising, and little retail shelf space. They don't seem to have much of a future here.

Yes, sales in the US have grown, but does Oly make profits there? Prices are quite low in the US compared to Europe.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2013 at 09:45 UTC
On Just posted: Our Fujifilm X-M1 hands-on preview article (117 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Mirrorless, as it is done now, is a path that leads to nowhere. Cropped sensors will never equal full frame. The way to go is the one Sony pointed at with the RX1: full frame mirrorless. Price can be a problem, I know, and then there's the lens size issue, but mirrorless cameras like this one are uncapable of the kind of dynamic range a full frame sensor can offer. I use a mirrorless camera alongside a 35mm film one, so I'm not writing this out of bigotry or cynicism. These are my findings after comparing results.
And no viewfinder is an issue, too - although there will always be the X-E1 for those who can't do without one.

@Manuel:
Thank you for the interesting paper! My conclusions:

1. You are right that on the one hand film has more DR potential than even FF sensors. On the other hand, the practical value of it is very limited (see their conclusion).
With digital cameras, exposure is more delicate. This is why most of them come with helpful tools to prevent blown highlights.

2. They also make clear that even a little compact can beat film regarding noise. Larger sensors are way ahead.

3. You say, FF was much better in DR than APS-C. Looking at the DXO numbers this is only true for older sensors. Currently, the best APS-C equal FF in DR with 14 stops.

You may be right that not all sensor developers focus on DR - megapixels and high ISO are still the focus. Maybe, we will see a DR race in the near future.
Till then: You better expose for the highlights! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 19:33 UTC
On Just posted: Our Fujifilm X-M1 hands-on preview article (117 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Mirrorless, as it is done now, is a path that leads to nowhere. Cropped sensors will never equal full frame. The way to go is the one Sony pointed at with the RX1: full frame mirrorless. Price can be a problem, I know, and then there's the lens size issue, but mirrorless cameras like this one are uncapable of the kind of dynamic range a full frame sensor can offer. I use a mirrorless camera alongside a 35mm film one, so I'm not writing this out of bigotry or cynicism. These are my findings after comparing results.
And no viewfinder is an issue, too - although there will always be the X-E1 for those who can't do without one.

@Manuel:
I don't agree to your judgement. APS-C and 4/3 are the right way to go i.m.o.

1. FF digital is not like FF film, because it is bigger and more expensive.

2. APSC and 4/3 have long surpassed the quality of film. The increase in quality FF offers is totally irrelevant for most people.
DR is not an issue anymore.

3. Why was 35mm so successful? It was cheaper, lighter and totally sufficient in quality for most users compared to MF. Same applies to APS today.

Regards,
Michael

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 18:07 UTC
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