Caerolle

Caerolle

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On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1227 comments in total)
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MDGColorado: It's odd to consider recent Panasonic innovations like DFD and IBIS + lens IS to be a drawback. These features have improved performance using Panasonic lenses, but they have not hurt performance using other lenses.

Mike, yes, funny how that can be interpreted either way, isn't it? ;)

And Olympus doesn't seem to handle Panasonic lenses well in various ways, such as color fringing and IIRC, distortion correction. Or making use of the aperture ring that is on some of the Panasonic lenses (though personally I wish they would leave it off and either make the lenses cheaper, or put that money in improving the optical quality of the lens).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 21:36 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1227 comments in total)
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MDGColorado: It's odd to consider recent Panasonic innovations like DFD and IBIS + lens IS to be a drawback. These features have improved performance using Panasonic lenses, but they have not hurt performance using other lenses.

That's ok, I prefer the Panasonic lens anyhow. They just need to make more focal lengths, like 12, 17.5, and around 70. Oh, and sell me a 42.5/1.2 for half off, because I am such a Panasonic lens fan girl, even though I like Olympus bodies better. Something like the GX8 could change my mind, though, if it has IBIS at least as good as my E-M10.

Of, and *doesn't* suffer shutter shock. Seriously, how can people sell cameras with that problem? Most of my shots are taken in the very shutter speed range where it occurs, geez...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 19:42 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review preview (425 comments in total)
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Caerolle: Wait, what? Another field-sequential EVF? All the stuff I have seen previously I thought listed it as an OLED. If it *is* field-sequential, that would be no sale for me, even if it had IBIS. I was really hoping Panasonic moved on from that, and that perhaps the GX8 would be something I might get.~

Oh, darn it, I guess I will cancel my order for that Q! Thanks for letting me know!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 18:33 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review preview (425 comments in total)

Wait, what? Another field-sequential EVF? All the stuff I have seen previously I thought listed it as an OLED. If it *is* field-sequential, that would be no sale for me, even if it had IBIS. I was really hoping Panasonic moved on from that, and that perhaps the GX8 would be something I might get.~

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 16:13 UTC as 108th comment | 4 replies
On Sony: An eye on focus article (758 comments in total)
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Cheng Bao: *What finally enabled the use of on-sensor phase-detect information to drive adapted DSLR lenses? Our best guess is the increased speed of sensor readout. If you have any thoughts or guesses, please comment below.

Well, increasing read out speed would certainly help, however, consider a6000 vs a7R2, the former has high read out speed too, however, the AF speed on a7r2 is not much faster than a6000, but AF speed on DSLR lenses is much faster.

This indicates something else play here. My guess is all native lenses are capable of doing rapid small AF movement while DSLR lenses can't. Previous bodies still send out rapid AF steps commands, even with DSLR lenses, with exception of LA-EA4 adapter, now when A7R2 detected adapted lenses, it will change af pattern accordingly, I won't be surprised if Sony stored canon lense database inside.

Rishi: Either way, when Sony incorporates whatever it is at the a7 level (a7 MkIII?), they will probably have sold one to me. And if they incorporate it in some APS-C bodies, then WOW in terms of the market, I think? Well, if they had a range of great APS-C lenses, at least.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 14:59 UTC
On Sony: An eye on focus article (758 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: Please put this AF system in the next A7S!
I'd be happy even if the next iteration of the A7 (Mk3) "only" adds this AF to the already superb body.

Yes, this AF capability in the a7 would get me in, likely. I don't really need 42 MP, 24 is fine for me. Maybe a7III?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 15:00 UTC
On Sony: An eye on focus article (758 comments in total)
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Hugo600si: That is pretty impressive, fortunately there is still the price to put me off (as in the misses won't agree... really want this one as my next upgrade now :) )

It's still cheaper than the Canon 5Ds models, the D810, and most likely, the 5D MkIV whenever it comes out. Plus will likely drop in price pretty fast. Especially when the a7RIII comes out in in a few months, lol.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 14:58 UTC
On Sony: An eye on focus article (758 comments in total)
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supersport100: Too bad, my Canon 5D III can't do it. It's 2015 and the established manufacturers never got it done. The most comprehensive overall system don't help if the eyes are out of focus. Sony must have seen this lack of competence and saw this as a huge chance.

Focus on the eyes, sounds so basic.

Hey Canon, can you now start learning from the competition, please?

Nikon and to a lesser degree Canon seem to be slowly upgrading their metering sensors to be imaging sensors so they can do a crude version of this while using the viewfinder. Maybe eventually dSLRs will be two camera in one--a small, hi-res imaging sensor for tracking info, and a larger one for capture. Talk about over-engineering the buggy, lol.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 14:56 UTC
On Sony: An eye on focus article (758 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I think Dpreview raised their standards for the “Gold” award because they knew cameras like this one were just around the corner. It is almost in a class all by itself.

Almost?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 14:48 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3410 comments in total)
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futile32: Anyone else seeing comments marked as 4months ago? on page 4/5 onward

DPR has learned from Canon. This same article will appear, slightly updated, for the next ten years.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 17:31 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1073 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: The real miracle that Sony put all these features into one body instead of dribbling them out over a period of years.

I am talking about compared with the competition. I suppose 8 MP was 'best available' a few years ago, too. The D750 and even the 6D just kill the a7 for high ISO. Probably the D7200 matches it even.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 12:18 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (299 comments in total)
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sebastian huvenaars: The Rebel name gets weirder each incarnation... Agains what this camera is rebelling exactly? Progress?

Yes, moderninity.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 20:58 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (299 comments in total)
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oselimg: Once again the self righteous gear lovers are in the business wishing Canon vanished from the face of the earth. First of all camera buying people aren't aware that you exist. Secondly if canon or Nikon were go out of business you would pay double the amount of what you pay your favourite camera. Thirdly EF lenses would double in value so you lose again. Be careful what you wish for.

Smitty: "A camera and two lenses for $500! That one!"

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 20:58 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (299 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: No AF microadjustment is a big deal! Why make a high resolution 24MP camera when one can't even take properly focussed pictures?

The whole AF accuracy is big problem of the DSLR technology. It's simply not state of the art anymore...

Mmmm, if you shoot at the narrow apertures of the cheap kit lens, it prolly doesnt make much difference. Especially if you are just going to post it online anyhow.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 20:56 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1073 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: The real miracle that Sony put all these features into one body instead of dribbling them out over a period of years.

Chris: True, I *was* forgetting about the IBIS! Mostly what I was thinking about were the sensor-based improvements, such as the increased AF abilities, and the backside illumination. I guess we will find out how the a7RII does at high ISO, but hopefully far better than the a7, which was awful, hardly better than a top APS-C sensor. Though maybe that got better with the a7II, I don't know. After they said it was the same sensor (and I think the same processor), I didn't even look further.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 20:44 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1073 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: The real miracle that Sony put all these features into one body instead of dribbling them out over a period of years.

The do seem to be heading the way of product differentiation, though. They didn't really improve the a7II much, jsut changed the body. If you want most of the new features of the a7RII, it seems you have to get the 42MP sensor, too.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 16:07 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1073 comments in total)
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brumd: OK, I am not in the market for this camera. After recently purchasing a Nikon Df, I don't have enough internal organs left to afford this one. But, I do understand why many people are so excited about it, and it is going to be very interesting to follow the next years how Sony's At system is going to mature.

But, am I the only one with this idea?

Just because camera developments in Canikons have steadied down a bit, it makes it a bit easier to spend a few thousand on a camera body, in the knowledge that at least for the next few years you'll be shooting with a device that delivers top IQ.

With these stormy developments of Sony, I am less likely to spend the sum of cash, just because I have the idea that in a year from now the model is seriously outclassed by the next 'achieving-the-impossible' camera.

If a Df fits your idea of what a camera should be, you wouldn't be in the market for an a7RII anyhow. It is like the opposite of a Df.

You certainly don't have to worry about a Df getting lapped, either, since it purposely was slated way behind in the first place.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 00:05 UTC

Personally, I wish we still used the term 'EVIL'...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 20:54 UTC as 120th comment
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ChrisH37: Aside from the EVF which I now simply couldn't live without, there is one important but rarely mentioned benefit of mirrorless that DSLRs have no practical way of emulating...autofocus accuracy.

It's near impossible to take an out of focus shot of a static subject with a mirrorless camera as long as you are vaguely competent. I've used most mirrorless systems and their accuracy is staggering. Micro adjustments, back/front focusing are all things of the past. It's lovely not having that nagging doubt that my lens seems to be a few points out.

This is the number one thing I like about mirrorless--on-sensor AF while using the viewfinder. Being able to use magnified manual focus in the viewfinder is right there, too. And the size and weight are a benefit too. as is the IBIS appearing in more MILCs. You will likely never see that in a Canon or Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 19:39 UTC
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Wesley Byrne: Nice bike! And good article too; I agree.

Gee, Richard, I could say the same about me and my photography gear, lol.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 18:57 UTC
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