LarryK

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Shake Reduction: Hey, another slow m4/3 zoom!

Just can't get enough of them for some reason.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 19:28 UTC
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callaesthetics: 40-150 f2.8 + teleconverter = this lens?

That would be a 420 f5.6, so no, it wouldn't be the same thing.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 22:31 UTC
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nerd2: Sharpest ever? M43 requires TWICE sharper lens for equivalent output. LOL

Considering how sharp their other pro lenses are, that statement, if true, would indicate very impressive performance.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 00:03 UTC
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callaesthetics: 40-150 f2.8 + teleconverter = this lens?

The teleconverter is designed for only the 40-150 and the 300, and it is very good. It's very hard to discern any image quality loss when using it on the 40-150, I'll get back to you when I get a 300.

And, in theory, despite the greater magnification, the DOF should remain the same, giving the greater subject isolation everybody on this forum whines about incessantly.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 00:00 UTC
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richshep: "Although its F4 maximum aperture is equivalent to F8 on full frame in terms of depth-of-field and light gathering (in total image terms)"
So let me get this straight: I can shoot at say 400ISO at f4 and 1/500 second on the Olympus 300mm and at the same time I can shoot at 400ISO at f8 and 1/500 second on the 600mm and get the same exposure... Cool!

@Richard
"Because it's a useful way of understanding the situation and it's demonstrably true."

I don't see much in this thread to corroborate that.

"Shoot F4 and 1/500th on an Olympus and F8 and 1/500th on a Full Frame and you'll capture the same amount of total light. Broadly speaking, the images are likely to look fairly similar."

No, you'll see a shot underexposed by two stops on the full frame, but the next time I underexpose a shot, I'll tell the client that I captured the same amount of "total light" as another format and see if that makes them any happier.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 09:43 UTC
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Sirandar: Actually this is precisely the lens I would like from Oly

My current 40-150mm does the job well but I would sometimes like longer reach. Most of the current affordable oly and pana lenses >150mm are just too slow to be useful. Even the slightest movement ruins the picture because shutter speed it to low (or ISO too high).

But I already know the price is going to be way too high to justify those few times I need this lens AND it only partially works on my EM5 mk1.

But well done anyway .... if I had an extra 2 grand I would buy, or use that to switch system

Have you slapped the teleconverter on yet?

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 08:57 UTC
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richshep: "Although its F4 maximum aperture is equivalent to F8 on full frame in terms of depth-of-field and light gathering (in total image terms)"
So let me get this straight: I can shoot at say 400ISO at f4 and 1/500 second on the Olympus 300mm and at the same time I can shoot at 400ISO at f8 and 1/500 second on the 600mm and get the same exposure... Cool!

Why do people perpetuate this?

f4 is f4

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 23:18 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)
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tkbslc: If you guys want to get outraged about something, why not the cost of cancer drugs or something important? This is just software. It is not life or death. If you don't like Adobe's pricing terms you just don't buy it. What's the problem?

Have you seen Big Pharma's greed? Adobe pales in comparison.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 21:16 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)
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tkbslc: If you guys want to get outraged about something, why not the cost of cancer drugs or something important? This is just software. It is not life or death. If you don't like Adobe's pricing terms you just don't buy it. What's the problem?

You make much of your living from Cancer Drugs?

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 22:42 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)
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razadaz: Many people here pointed out that DNG is a good workaround. I think they are right. The problem is how long Adobe will keep producing their DNG converter?
I have no confidence in the future of DNG.

Or when will it become a subscription?

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 22:34 UTC
On article Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L (229 comments in total)

I'll take a look, but Canon still owes me an apology for the 16-35 II.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 20:56 UTC as 44th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (862 comments in total)
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rfreund719: Image quality is amazing. It would have been nice if in any of the many reviews raving about the camera that they mentioned that you can't use the viewfinder if you wear glasses. It must be so obvious that it does not get mentioned. However if you are nearsighted and wear glasses it is a waste of time to think the view finder is something you can use.

I wear Glasses too, and I didn't have a problem either.

Did you find the diopter adjustment lever?

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 18:55 UTC
On article Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS (231 comments in total)
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Jogger: In 2000 years the 200mp images from this camera will seem like primitive cave drawings to us now.

You mean they'll be considered great art?

I doubt anyone will be talking about these images in 2000 years, but they'll still be talking about cave paintings.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 18:14 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1940 comments in total)
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sobi700: is it made in Japan or Thailand, any idea?

Or they'll be extremely spicy.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 19:45 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1940 comments in total)
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sobi700: is it made in Japan or Thailand, any idea?

It's a lovely country and the people are very friendly, just don't care for the humidity.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 01:40 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1940 comments in total)

I'm good with my D800, it's been an ATM for me.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 19:04 UTC as 397th comment
On article Tamrac brand and assets acquired by Gura Gear (30 comments in total)
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LarryK: As many bags as I bought from Tamrac, I figured they be set for life.

I like their big semi hard storage cases.

Well, you can add "discontinued", I was thinking of picking another one or two up.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 22:28 UTC
On article Tamrac brand and assets acquired by Gura Gear (30 comments in total)

As many bags as I bought from Tamrac, I figured they be set for life.

I like their big semi hard storage cases.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 20:22 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On article Step into Edgar Martins' Time Machine (34 comments in total)
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Simon97: The large open structures look very modern for their age. Note that he uses large format cameras which should have the digital geeks up in arms.

That's true, I love a good view camera, even a bad view camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 20:54 UTC
On article Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lab Test Review (80 comments in total)
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beavertown: How super embarrassing for Nikon!

Sigma 35mm scored an astonishing 43, while this Nikon 35mm scored sadly 36.

No wonder Nikon has been switching off some Sigma lenses since the D5200 released, as they know the Art lenses perform better than their overpriced lenses optically and properly better in many ways.

The once laughing stock has become the king of lenses.

Watch out Canon, they may surpass you someday as they have already surpassed Nikon.

No, it's junk, I've never seen a good one in person. I think reviewers are getting bought off. I've owned Nikon for forty years, and I don't apologize for their shortcomings, they've made plenty of turkeys over the years.

If you'd like to buy my friend's, I'm sure he'd be glad to get rid of it.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 20:22 UTC
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