Cipher

Cipher

Lives in Canada Winnipeg, Canada
Works as a Shooter
Joined on Oct 30, 2002
About me:

Nikon D700
Nikon D800
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Panasonic GF1
Panasonic G3

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Looks like the bottom of a petri dish.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 15:58 UTC as 48th comment
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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OBI656: Fuji creates pretty good quality cams and lenses but they do not have sensor (film) ... Unfortunately. 36 mp and up is for Fiji just Science Fiction ...

Well, OBI656....you better tell all those wedding photographers using the 12 MP Nikon D700 to stop because they can only use those photos for tiny webpages and that they are required by law to print all their images to fit a billboard.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 21:21 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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stevo23: Once again, Fuji and the lenses. This looks like a well thought out one.

Yes, Nikon and Canon and others can make a similar lens for $1000...but it would be made of a lot of plastic.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 20:21 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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OBI656: Fuji creates pretty good quality cams and lenses but they do not have sensor (film) ... Unfortunately. 36 mp and up is for Fiji just Science Fiction ...

If you take the Fuji 16MP sensor and make it a full frame using the same sized pixels, you almost get 36MP. It doesn't take much science to do that. However, convincing people to buy all new lenses could be a problem.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 18:25 UTC
On Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 to offer Raw capture article (147 comments in total)
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Cane: Great, yet another mini sensor in a tough type camera. Wash, rinse, repeat.

If you want a bigger sensor, get the Nikon AW1

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 13:58 UTC
On Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 to offer Raw capture article (147 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: Wow. One wonders why it took them so many years to offer the obvious. If I was to buy again a camera in this class it would probably be this. Next, Olympus, please make a rugged version of the XZ-2.

This is the strategy of most camera makers. Never release a camera with every possible feature. If you did, there would be no reason to upgrade. So always keep features limited so that they can be added one at a time to ensure people upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 13:18 UTC
On Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 to offer Raw capture article (147 comments in total)

Is the Aperture Priority still limited to 3 "steps" or is it like a normal camera?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 13:16 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (796 comments in total)
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jkokich: Forgive what may sound like a stupid question (there are those), but why is there shutter sound, at all? (Serious question, even if stupid).

Electronic Shutters have down sides. When the data is read from the sensor from top to bottom, the bottom pixels are exposed longer to light, so you get uneven exposure. There's also issues if you pan to keep the subject in the frame. You get this jello effect which distorts the shot.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 19:52 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (649 comments in total)

Is it me or is the X100T a smidge sharper than the X100S? Could this be that maybe a different version of software (e.g. Lightroom) was used to process the X100T files than the X100S?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 19:20 UTC as 80th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus offers Stylus SH-2 with Raw support article (46 comments in total)

This needs an EVF and a tilt screen on it

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 10:26 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

I guess this is another way to sell cameras. Attract customers with massive zoom numbers!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 11:35 UTC as 46th comment
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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 154th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2364 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 (2364 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 (1392 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 240th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 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 (1392 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 (1392 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
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