Cipher

Cipher

Lives in Canada Winnipeg, Canada
Works as a Shooter
Joined on Oct 30, 2002
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Nikon D700
Nikon D800
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Panasonic GF1
Panasonic G3

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Marty4650: There seems to be a real disconnect between making an "affordable camera" for lenses that cost between $4,000 and $10,000.

I mean... why bother?

Can't the Leica lens owner afford a Leica camera?
If someone can't afford those lenses, they why would they buy this camera?

Did I miss the part where Konost was planning to create a few affordable lenses for their affordable camera?

I'd say Konost is solving a problem that doesn't exist. Perhaps they might have been better off creating an affordable rangefinder camera that uses Nikon F lenses?

Isn't the M-Mount patent expired? So other lens makers can make M-Mount freely...no? Also, the website mentions that other mounts will be coming. The development kit comes in M-Mount and F-mount. So I suspect that an F-Mount will be available.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 21:21 UTC

Canon should look at Fujifilm. Even though their cameras aren't the best at AF and need to use specific RAW converters to get the best result, they have a loyal following. IMHO, CSC are not about getting the best IQ. It's about enjoying photography. I know my E-M5 can't compete with my D700 & D800 IQ-wise. But it's the camera I want with me when I go on vacation or family dinners or just going out to do some casual shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 20:36 UTC as 151st comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2268 comments in total)
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D 503: Dynamic range is irrelevant in a time when no one prints. This is a digital camera for the digital age. I have never printed with digital.

Ozturet, Yes, most DSLR sensors have more DR than most LCD monitirs are capable of displaying and defintely more than printers are capable of printing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 21:18 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2268 comments in total)
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D 503: Dynamic range is irrelevant in a time when no one prints. This is a digital camera for the digital age. I have never printed with digital.

Monitors are capable of more dynamic range than a printer. So DR is not irrelevant.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 20:14 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1302 comments in total)

Some really nice upgrades to the original E-M5. The layout of the controls, EVF ,IBIS, wifi and electronic shutter are the biggest improvements. The 40MP hi-res mode is a bit too restrictive to be of real use. But why oh why didn't Olympus address the biggest weakness of m43 and add phase detect to the sensor. Why do Panasonic (DFD) and Olympus restrict their best focus system to one model?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 16:48 UTC as 220th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1302 comments in total)
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Roman Korcek: It is really a pity that Olympus did not implement image stabilization with the 40 MPx mode. It should be quite easy from an algorithmic point of view.

They could always add it later in the firmware update.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 15:11 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1302 comments in total)
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Jurka: Expensive for such small and noisy sensor. Every, even cheapest Canon, has better iso and dr range and details.

Sorry to burst your bubble. But from looking at the studio samples, the E-M5 II stands toe to toe against the 7D Mark II. Check it out

http://i61.tinypic.com/10e3b12.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 15:10 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1302 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: High Resolution mode question: I'm not quite understanding why the D810 is so pixelated when it comes to the colored half circle images at the bottom of the samples. I understand the colors may not be accurate because of the bayer filter but does that result in the low resolution too?

It's sort of like a Foveon sensor where you get all 3 colors per pixel...but with the drawback of needing a tripod and only good for static subjects.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 14:55 UTC

Do people buy magazines anymore?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 20:08 UTC as 69th comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)

Canon...your DSLRs are so boring. The G7 X compact is a step in the right direction. You should get the same team who designed the G7 X to add some excitement to your DSLRs. Look at what Panasonic is doing. The LX100 with a large sensor and fast zoom in a small package. The GM5 with a large sensor and m43 mount in a teeny tiny body with EVF and wifi.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:31 UTC as 612th comment | 4 replies
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (304 comments in total)

Any word on IBIS?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:24 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (304 comments in total)

Wow! They squeezed in a EVF and hotshoe! Also the hard to use control dial has been moved and hopefully improved.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:12 UTC as 96th comment

I think people with drones and other RC hobbiests might like these cameras. What Sony really needs to do is provide an API to allow people to write their own apps to control the camera. That would open up many other possible uses for this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 16:43 UTC as 73rd comment | 2 replies
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Ruy Penalva: Avoid. I bought a Mark IV to my a7s, and AF does not function at all. Horrible and amateur support if we can call that of support. A guy named Alex try to deceive you as being an specialist. No way to access adapter function (green & advanced). Pricey.

Did you check to see if AF is supported for the lenses you're using? There's a list of lenses with minimum firmware version on their website.

http://www.metabones.com/products/details/MB-EF-E-BM4

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 19:44 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (501 comments in total)

No flashing LEDs in the grip???? Come on Olympus...all the cool camera companies are doing it!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:41 UTC as 93rd comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (341 comments in total)

Wasn't this camera in one of the Back to the Future movies? ;) If they want to make this camera really unique, the LEDs should be user replaceable with colors of his/her choice and there should be a way to control them via a programming language like Python or C.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 00:43 UTC as 116th comment
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (310 comments in total)

Fuji needs to realize they don't operate in a vacuum with no other competitors. On the horizon is the LX8 and a rumored fixed lens m43 camera. The X30 is higher and thicker than the GX7 body. The biggest disappointment for most people is that it uses the old sensor. To get people to hand over $600, they need to improve the sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 18:20 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On Shockproof flagship: Olympus 'drops' new Tough TG-3 article (107 comments in total)
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Mark B UK: I would like to see someone, ideally Olympus, launch a tough compact that shoots RAW files. How hard can it be?

Nikon 1 AW1?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 12:03 UTC

I guess HD means 4K video?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 03:26 UTC as 49th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (357 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: RX100 / RX100 II is just too much camera in such small size that it renders small mirrorless / EVIL camera like GM1 and Pantax Q pointless. Unless the intent is to use 20 f/1.7 or 17 f/1.8 with the GM1, everyone is better served by a RX.

Problem with the RX100 is that you only get f1.8 at the wide end. Also I find the image stabilization to not be as effective as Panasonic's OIS.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 19:35 UTC
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